Do you have a necklace you haven’t worn in a while because it sits just a little bit higher than you’d like? Add extra length using a chain bracelet or necklace. Just hook the second chain to the end of the first one, then hook the other ends together.
You can even create custom necklaces by linking several contrasting chains together.
If you don’t have any suitable chains lying around, they’re very cheap to buy from op-shops, markets or costume jewellery stores.
You might think it’s pretty self-explanatory – fix the pin horizontally across the stray bit of hair – but then how come the hair somehow slips free of the pin and you have to keep pinning it again? And it pains us to see chickybabes with a dozen haphazard pins visible on the backs of their heads. So here are a few tips:
Use bobby pins the same colour as your hair. You would think this was self-explanatory, but clearly not to the ex-brunette who still uses her black pins on her now-blonde hair. Platinum blondes should use silver, blondes gold, redheads either gold or brown (depending on the shade) and brunettes either brown or black.
Bury the head of the pin under your hair and twist at a right angle. We got this tip from a video hair tutorial by Superkawaiimama. Don’t pin across your hair, because it’ll just slip out. But you’ll be surprised how well it holds if you pin the hair then twist the pin sideways under your hair. This also hides the length of the pin from view, for a neater look.
Add stability using two pins crossed in opposite directions. This is good when you want to anchor a 3D style such as a victory roll against your head. By holding the hair in an X from two directions, it’s less likely to slip out.
A while ago we saw a friend who was wearing a different colour nail polish on each finger. We thought it looked really cool. Turns out she’d just been playing with the testers at the shops… so that’s what we did yesterday.
Please excuse this terrible photo – and the terrible nail polish application, too. Obviously you would take more time and display more skill than this. And unlike in this pic, you would probably start with unpolished nails rather than just going over the top of the half-worn-away coral-coloured polish you were already wearing.
These are all from Sportsgirl, for those playing in Australia. Our favourite colours are the jade green and the lilac on the little finger (it looks white in this pic, unfortch).