hair bow tutorial
Because your presence is a present (Merry Christmas to the lyrical genius of Kanye West), there is no better thing to adorn yourself with over the holidays than a hair bow. While there is no shortage of clip-in hair bows available (including some very large ones for Gaga fanatics), I think making one from your own ‘do is rather foolproof and works beautifully on textured hair.

How-to Hair Bow

1. Pull two thick, even strands of your hair out from each side of your face.
2. Bring them together and tie with a hair tie, leaving the last ‘pull-through’ with a small piece of hair sticking out.
3. Split the resulting bubble of hair in two.
4. Bring each piece of the bubble against the scalp and secure with a hair grip/bobby pin.
5. Wrap the ‘tail’ of the hair up and around the hair tie to hide it – this will also set the front of your bow in place – and secure with a hair grip/bobby pin.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Christmas Gifts 2012
I rarely make lists, I never check them twice, but I have felt rather inclined to compile a Christmas list this year. I can only assume Santa is a little too busy to worry about giving me thousands and thousands of pounds worth of gifts, but – if anything – a Christmas list is a great way to prioritize the things you would like to work for (and things that you would never have the balls to buy yourself, ahem-Vitamix-ahem).

The Christmas List:
Macbook Air (and a thin case, so I don’t destroy it immediately)
A white leather chaise lounge
50mm lens
Bow Bow sandals by Christian Louboutin
Tri zip Jealous satchel by Rebecca Minkoff
Garment steamer (for easier styling!)
Macadamia Repair Mask
The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center
Agathe Chandelier by Occa Maison

What is on your list?