18 February 2014

The 5 Minute Up-Do & a GIVEAWAY!

  Hey, guys!

 Thanks so much for stoppin' by this lovely Tuesday mornin'. I'm super excited about today's post, because I get to share my GO-TO updo, as well as giveaway some super adorable Haddie Bands to TWO lucky readers!

Okay lets get started, shall we?!



All you will need is 1 hairtie, and a hairband! Thats it! Not kidding!

Start with second (or third) day hair. Take a teasing comb and bump up the volume at your crown. Embarassing "come hither" face optional.


Next, you'll want to section out some hair from your ponytail. Use the "tail" of your comb to pick how much you'd like to let out.





After you're sufficiently bumped & sectioned, gather your hair into a low ponytail. You want this to be very loose,so only wrap it around once or twice depending on the thickness of your hair.



HERE COMES THE FUN di-do-di-do (see what I did there?)


Grab your favorite headband, I chose this fantastic pink tribal band from Haddie Mae Designs!


Slip it over the top of your ponytail as shown, and using the back of your comb, make sure you bump up any volume you lost.


Next, split your pony in half to make it easier to bring into your headband. I love the elastic on the back of my Haddie Band, it keeps it secure in place, and its almost as if it was made for my favorite up-do!


Now you will start folding your hair up into your hairband. Make sure your hair tie is low enough that it is hidden inside the hairband.


This shows one side (on the right) very tightly tucked, and the left, tucked loosely. This all depends on what style you're going for, but I chose to continue twisting my hair into my hairband until it was nice and tight!


To finish off your look, simply twist your front pieces away from your face, and tuck into the rest of your hair in the back.and voila!



SO simple and easy, and it looks perfect with a little black dress for date night ;)

Ignore the fact that i'm holding my Birchbox! I just wanted you guys to see how stinking adorable the turban style haddie bands were!!

Do you want to win your own Haddie Band?! Of course you do! Lucky for you, the generous folks over at Haddie Mae Designs are giving away a Haddie Band to TWO lucky readers and it doesn't stop there! Head on over to haddiemaedesigns.com, and shop till you drop because they're offering 10% off
your entire order when you enter absolutelyarkansas at checkout! woo-hoo!

Entries will be allowed until February 21st at Midnight, with the winner being announced Saturday Morning. (February 22nd) Just follow the instructions in Rafflecopter below to win! (this giveaway has ended)

Tomorrow i'll have some super exciting news. I hope you'll stop by :)

xo,
Kylie



Disclaimer: Thanks to my friends at Haddie Mae for providing me with 2 headbands to review, and 2 headbands to giveaway. All opinions are my own. (seriously though, they're so cute!) :)

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12 comments:

  1. Looks so easy and professional! Can't wait to try!

    -Stephanie

    http://the-dreams-weaver.blogspot.com

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    1. eeek!

      Thank you, ma'am! You should totally try it! I wasn't lying when I said it takes minutes, and you'll be getting compliments all night!

      xo,
      K

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  2. Your hair posts lately have been making me wish I had long hair! Your updo looks so good! I also think those headbands are adorable... so are the curtains in the last picture :)

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  3. I lovelove headbands like that - however I ALWAYS have issues with them slowly slipping back and coming off. It's so annoying! I will have to check out these to see if the elastic in the back helps. Very cute designs too!! Your updo looks awesome. I've tried it before with semi-ok results, I saw it on pinterest and rushed to try it and probably did not take enough time to make sure everything was even (I'm one impatient little woman!). I will have to give it another shot after seeing how well yours comes out!! :)

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    1. Almost forgot - our "perfect" date night is staying in with a good horror movie or two! We both love 'em!

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    2. Hey, Jamie!!

      You will LOVE these bands, then! The elastic in the back keeps it from slipping an inch. I always have the same issue, and I kept my turban band on all day and it stayed perfect! If you pick some Haddie Bands up, make sure to enter absolutelyarkansas at checkout for a discount!!

      I'm right there with you with the horror movies! I think I like them even more than Jake. What is it about a good scare thats so great?!

      Thanks for coming by, friend!

      xo,
      K

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  4. I see you talking about hair bands and I'm all like, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen....

    Can you tell I'm a child of the 80s? Your hair is fabulous. I'll just live vicariously through you cuz I'll never be able to get my hair to do that. Even if it were as long as yours. :)

    -andi

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  5. Oh yay! perfect for my super thick hair! and something quick and easy before work

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    1. Em,

      They're so great for crossfit too! I love them to keep my hair off my face and soak up my sweat. (ew) haha!

      xo,
      K

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  6. You are too cute. Love those headbands. I want one! It would push my style comfort zone a bit, which is always good, right?

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  7. Love these!!! I could totally rock these on some runs!

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