Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Twisty Pin-Back Hairstyle DIY


A few weeks ago I got my hair cut, I went from long to short in a matter of seconds! Crazy how this happens isn't it? Since then, I've been working on some new styles to wear with this short hair. My newest style is a twisty pin-back that is really easy. 

You can try this with long or short and no matter, it will look great. The only thing you will need for this hairdo is bobby pins, a brush (optional), and hairspray (optional). I hope you guys enjoy! 

Create a deep part and take a section of hair at the top of your head from that part. Don't take too much because you will be taking a section directly under it after you finish with this piece. 

Twist the section until beings to roll on itself. Roll the hair once and pin in place. You can either pin the ends under or let them blend into the rest of your hair. 

Now, pick up a smaller section from right below the section you just pinned. Twist that until it begins to roll. Cross the lower section over the upper twist and roll the twist next to the first twist. Pin in place and either pin end under both rolled twists, or let them fall with your other hair.

Spray with hairspray if wanted. 

That's it! As I said, these styles will work on either long or short, curly or straight hair, and look great for any occasion. Stay tuned for more hairstyle DIYS!

XO AnnaD

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Favorites! 2017

Hello! Hello! I'm AnnaD and this is my blog Who's Anna Grace?.  Check out my previous posts and put your email in the subscription box to get emails with the newest post included!

For me, May has been packed full of new things, adventures, and of course products :) Although I can't share everything I've experienced this May, I can share my favorite products, clothes, and books. Here are my May favorites! 

at the BEACH perfume spray by Bath and Body Works
I went shopping for Maribeth's bday and ended up with something for me as well, haha. at the BEACH is Bath and Body's new fragrance made with coconut oil to give it an even stronger sense of being at the beach. I absolutely love the perfume because it's perfect for summer, and it's the perfect soft but sweet combo of beach smells. 

Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo by Not Your Mother's 
This dry shampoo is just as it says, it gives the illusion of freshly washed hair leaving you with a nice scent and non-oily hair. The price is a great match for the product. You get a nice sized can of dry shampoo for the price of around $6 which is also what I love about this product.

159 Golden-I by Sally Hansen 
I adore this polish for it's rose gold tone with consistent shimmering throughout it. It's soft and pretty option that works for almost all occasions.

239 Coral Reef by Sally Hansen
Perfect for summer with it's eye-catchingly bright color, Coral Reef is one of my favorites for this spring\summer season and I love to wear it. 

White Hightops by Converse
My first pair of converse ever, and I love them!! So happy I got them, these are definitely my favorite shoes for this month.

Pink Thrills\Beyond Sexy Lipstick and Lip Liner in one by benefit
This lipstick last long and is very pigmented. The lipstick is a bright pink and the liner, a purple-y color. It's easy and fast to use, and can either add a soft or bright color to my lips. 

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Last year I did a book list with The Selections series on it when I hadn't read it. I got it the series for Christmas and have since reread the books and have declared The Elite (2nd in The Selection) my favorite as of this month. 

Everything, Everything (movie)
I loved this movie and I hate myself for not reading the book first, I will be enjoying the book soon though and will be posting a review for that so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading! I love you all 💕

XO AnnaD

Friday, May 5, 2017

DIY Hair Dye With Kool-Aid!

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Two weeks ago, I met up with some friends and we dip dyed our hair with kool-aid. It was really fun and the dye definitely showed on our hair, but we didn't know what we were doing and it made the process a little more nerve racking. Yes, we had read sites and watched videos but the information wasn't very clear. We did make quite a few mistakes and although it ended fine, and our hair looked good, I wish we had some better info.

As summer is coming, or slowly coming that is, it is a great time to be dyeing hair with kool-aid! It's a very easy and super fun task that can be done outside, or in the house without too big of a mess. Using Kool-aid as a dye is super easy and I want to make it even easier for y'all with some directions and tips.

You will need:
  • 2-4 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid (these are $0.25 each at walmart!)
  • 2-4 cups of hot, boiling water
  • a bowl
  • hair dryer
  • an old towel
  • disposable gloves
Put on gloves. Mix the boiling water and Kool-aid in your bowl. Dip the ends of your hair into the dye and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. The longer your hair is in the dye the more vibrant it will be. 

Remove your hair from the bowl and rinse dye out with cold water. Blow dry the wet hair with heat setting on high. The heat will make the dye set. 

Now here are some extra tips:

  • Here are your color options: Red (cherry), Purple (grape), lighter red (tropical punch), red (strawberry), green (lemon lime), blue (blue raspberry), and orange (orange). 
  • If you're looking for a color that will show on all types of hair will be the cherry, strawberry, and the blue. 
  • The other colors will do better on lighter hair if you are only using two packets. For brighter versions of all of the colors, use another packet. 
  • Another tip for brighter colors would be to put conditioner in the hair you are dipping before you dye it. This has proven to give more vibrant colors as well.
  • The more water you use per packet also affects the vibrancy. 
  • Make sure you are staying consistent with the dyeing. If you dip one section of your hair at one point, and then the other at another, you have the same process both times. 
  • The dye needs to be hot both times you are dying, and if you have conditioner in one section of your hair when you dye it, then you must in the other side as well.
  • Be consistent!
  • You need to keep your hair in the dye for the same time as well so that you don't have unequal or different amounts of color on the sections of hair. 
  • Timing is everything considering the color and equalization!
  • For easier dipping, put your hair in small rubber bands before you dip your hair in the dye so that your hair stays together and doesn't go all over the place.
  • At some point, you will want to take your hair out of the rubber bands and scrunch it so that you do not have a line the dye. 
  • As for clean up, if you accidentally got dye on your hands or on any part of skin, mix a small amount of water and baking soda and use to wash off dye, it will easily rinse from skin.
That's all! This was some info that I wish my friends and I knew before hand, and I am happy to share it with you now that I have this info 😏 Thank you for reading! 

XO AnnaD