SO, this Saturday my besties baby girl turns ONE!! I am totally obsessed with little girls and all things girly! We have been planning on doing a Smash Cake Photo Shesh for over a month now. Today it happened and all it turned out amazing!! I absolutely love this trend, I actually did this when my oldest turned ONE…. about 8 years ago! ❤
I have a Canon DSLR camera that I totally have no idea how to use and I have no “eye” for picture taking. My bestie was the “photographer” today and I think she did great! We did all the pictures at my house since the weather put a TOTAL damper on our outdoor plans(we were totally bummed about that). We took advantage of Pinterest to help us decide on our Plan B.
What we did……She bought about 20 balloons (12 inflated with helium and 8 we blew up). We duct taped them to the floor at different heights and then used the ones we blew up to cover the tape. We hung a banner she found at Hobby Lobby, threw down a rug she already owned and Volia! I was totally planning on making her a smash cake, but ran out of time. Here is an awesome life hack! I bought the cake at HEB for like $8 and scraped of the frosting and decorated it myself! I recently got one of those awesome Silhouette Cameo cutting machines, so I whipped out the “one” topper in no time. We are so happy with the way EVERYTHING turned out! 🙂
What do y’all think?? Is my bestie a future Photographer in the making?!
I hope she stops growing so fast, this year flew by! ❤ ❤ ❤
Ok, so I’ve been kinda obsessing over Jessica James Decker lately…. I came across this video of her putting lightener “balayage” in her own hair. I was completely fascinated and really wanted to try to do it myself. HERE is her link! Watch the video for sure to help you see how to do it! If you are too scared and NEED a professional I have two really good friends who are AMAZING!!! Let me know!!
I recently had my hair colored and I wanted to go darker for Fall as I usually do. Well after she dyed it I think I had different feelings and kinda wanted it lighter again. I knew my husband would kill me since I paid all that money to get it dark and I was just going to change it AGAIN. I figured this was my perfect chance to try it myself!!! EEEKKKKK
Today I did it!! I love it and I think I am now ADDICTED!! This is the before picture… I took it with natural lighting and the 2nd was taken at night so the coloring looks a tad different. Try to just notice the ends and how much more bright they are.
Have I inspired you to try and do it yourself?? This is what I used! I didn’t use a box color like Jessica James Decker because I have had bad luck with that before. I also recommend talking to a professional or doing some research before you start. I only spent about $18!!
L’OREAL quick blue powder bleach
Salon Care Cream Developer 30 Volume
Mixing Bowl and Brush
A few tips! 1. Make sure to have enough time. 2. Invest in some really good hair care products to keep your hair feeling healthy. I use Wella shampoo and a Wella treatment conditioner. I also only wash my hair about once or twice a week. 3. Saturation is KEY, unless you are wanting cheetah spots, make sure to have enough dye or bleach on the strand or roots. 4. Keep and eye on the blonde while bleaching. If you see it getting lighter than desired you can stop the process by getting it wet. 5. Know it might not be what you are expecting and go see a professional if you screw it up!! My friends Dana and Shaina really are amazing, so if you are not brave JUST go see them! Since this post I have gained a new sense of braveness! I have now added more blonde about 5 times and I even dyed my own roots 2 times!! Here is a recent picture! 😛