December 20, 2013

I'll be back after the holidays ♥

Hello Beautiful People,

                  As you all know this time o year can be crazy busy. I have been working my fanny off at my day job and also trying to keep my social life alive. So, I will be stepping away from the blog for a few weeks just to let off some steam and to get this hectic season out of the way. I am thinking I will be back with a post around the 3rd or 4th of January. Never fear, I have a ton of reviews or you and a few special posts as well, already in the works. I shall see you all soon :)

Stay Safe!

December 17, 2013

Lush Cupcake Fresh Mask Review ♥

Hello Beautiful People,

          I was sitting around thinking about how I needed to write a post for you guys and I thought I would write a review on one of my new addictions, the Lush Cupcake Mask. So, shall we....

          First off, lets discuss the claims of this mask. This is a mask specially designed for oily, acne prone skin (in store they describe it as 'Teenaged Skin'). This mask contains, spearmint oil, vanilla absolute, Rhassoul mud and cocoa. This mask claims to calm, deep clean and prevent acne.

         Don't let the name of this mask fool you my friends. It does not smell ANYTHING like a cupcake. As this mask gets older, it actually smells worse. I think the smell is vomit-worthy in my opinion. This is a fresh mask which means it is made on premises, which means, it needs to stay refrigerated and it expires after 14 mere days. This mask is available in a 60g tub for around $7 CAD.

       So, was the smell and the fact that it expires worth it? Yes, yes and YES! I have horrible skin, I have large pores, acne scaring, acne and it freaks on me 80% of the time. For the first time EVER in my life, I have been told I have nice skin. This is a miracle! I actually looked back in shock at the first person who told me this. I had to do a circle check to make sure there wasn't someone else behind me. This stuff cleared up my acne and reduced my redness. I felt super confident with this product in my fridge. I did use this product after expiry and I will be honest in saying that the smell got 10x worse and the product lost effectiveness. This 60g tub looked small but I had more than enough left after 2 weeks.  I will most defiantly be repurchasing this product. I think it is worth every penny and if you suffer from acne then this is the mask for you!

I say go buy this and if you do not have oily or acne prone skin then pick up another fresh mask from Lush :)

Until next time...

* I am not paid or sponsored by this company. I never exchanged my views for money. This is stickly my personal opinion and does not reflect that of this company.

December 10, 2013

Deep & Romantic Makeup Look ♥

Hello Beauties,

           Welcome to tonight post and get ready to get deep and romantic. Around this time of year people usually have parties and gathering to go to and want a pretty and season appropriate look. This look combines reds, golds and browns on the eyes and a deep dark lip pairing. This look will suit anyone in my opinion. This look can also work for someone who doesn't like wearing alot of makeup because the look doesn't incorporate black harsh liners, instead it sports soft brown edges with a black mascara that helps the eyes stand out. Wanna know how I did it? Let's begin...

For the skin, flawless is best. I used a full coverage foundation and concealed under my eyes. I did not use too much cheek color because this looks works best on pale flawless skin. I did do a bit of contouring but nothing too hardcore.

For the eyes I used a total of 3 eye shadow shades. A metallic burgundy (Maybeline Color Tattoos in Pomegranate Punk), a gold (Real colors) and a cream shade (From my brown E.L.F palette). Also, I used a metallic brown eyeliner (Essense in Teddy Bear). And Finally a black mascara (L'oreal Voluminous)
-I begun this look by taking my burgundy on a small shading brush and applying just to the lid. I tried to create a wing shape towards the outer corners. Take this under the bottom lash line aswell
-Taking a clean blending brush, I softened the edges without completely blending the edges away
-Taking the gold shadow on a pencil brush, I make a triangular shape on the outer corners and blend to soften edges
-Taking a clean fluffy brush and your cream colored shadow, blend up into brow bone and blend into other shadow. Do this until you are satisfied with the blending.
-Take your eyeliner and line upper and low lash line
-Going back to the shading brush, smudge the line a bit to give it a softer look
-Line water line, curl lashes and apply mascara
To step this look up a bit I added falsies but that is completely up to your preference

As for lips, I used a deep lipstick but you can also go nude. I used Malani Lipstick in Sangria. I like to blot this lipstick to make it appear as more of a stain. I personally think the deep lipstick adds to romance of this look but if you don't like dark lipsticks then opt for a nude or lighter red shade.

I really like how dark and sultry this look is and it is great for the colder tempts. This look is great for a sexy updo or even some romantic curls.

I hope y'all enjoyed this look and will attempt to recreate it for all your winter events.

Until next time...

December 07, 2013

The Infamous Cream Contouring for Beginners ♥

Hello Beautiful People,

                     OK, so if your a 'pinner' as in, your addicted to 'Pinning' as in on Pinterest, then you have all seen the infamous cream contour pictures where the person starts off looking like a native in war paint, to a sexy chiseled model. They make it look so easy but you can't find all the products and when you do, you have to sell a your first born in order to afford it.  Well, have no fear, the Pretty Pauper is here. I really wanted to give this a whirl. I did my research and watched alot of tutorials and I came up with my own kinda...tutorial. When I say kinda, I mean it's more a cream contour guide to getting a cheap (yet expensive looking) contour, using all drug store products.

                    A few words before we begin. One of the biggest things about this tutorial is that it won't change your ENTIRE look. You won't end up looking like a supermodel. This is a natural contour with a subtle glow to it. This look is very wearable. If you are looking for a drastic contour, this isn't the blog for you. That being said, you can alter the positioning of the shades to camouflage certain flaws. I positioned mine to hide a fuller face and double chin. You will need 3 foundations for this look, one a good 5 shades darker than your skin tone, one a shade or two lighter than your skin tone and one that matched your skin tone. So are you ready? Let's go...

I like to start with the lighter of the 3 shade and I smear on my forehead in three strokes, the down my nose, cupids bow, chin, the spot just below the hollows of your cheeks and just under my jaw line. Taking the darker shade I smear on temples, down sides of nose, hollows of cheeks, both sides of chin, spot under chin and then on my jaw line. Finally, I take my skin tone shade and fill in any spots where there is no product. This will help everything to blend nicely. Like I said before, you can change the positioning of the products to accommodate your features.

Taking a damp sponge, start stippling the products into skin. Do not Rub or you will whisk away all the products and your contour won't work. I like to take the sponge and roll upwards, the helps to blend the two foundations. Continue stippling until all the product is nicely blended. Hit some natural light if possible to make sure your contour is seamless. When finished I added to areas where I wanted a deeper contour and continued building until I was satisfied. I suggest starting off with less and working your way to more. To finish this look, I added a bit of blush to my cheeks.And Voila! You have successfully contoured your face!!!

I really like this form of contouring because it looks more natural than a powder contour. Powder contours can also have a 'dirty' look if you don't use the right products and it can be difficult to blend out. I also feel like this way of contouring has the potential to make a drastic change to your face shape. I did not cover that today but perhaps I will when I play around a bit more.

I hope this helped all you people who are scared to attempt the cream contour. This can be simple if you follow these few steps. If you have any questions or something was not clear, feel free to comment below! Also, show me your cream contour, perhaps a before and after?

Until Next Time...

December 04, 2013

Hair Products I Love ♥

Hello Beautiful People,

             Not to toot my own horn but I do get alot of people asking me how I keep my hair so healthy looking (when it's really not!) and what products I use to style. So, today I am going to share with you all some of my favorite products to style and keep my hair appearing healthy.

One of the biggest things when trying to keep your hair healthy is using a good shampoo. I usually like a shampoo with a slight (and I mean SLIGHT) moisturizing component. My favourite brand so far has got to be Biotera. This shampoo has several different lines for different hair needs. Right now I am using the Volumizing line and I really enjoy it. I also really like the smell of this product, it has a very clean and fresh smell. I personally can't stand shampoos that smell perfumed and heavy. This shampoo offers that light scent I am looking for.

Another component to hair that appears healthy looking is moisturizing. I like to use an oil based product on my ENDS ONLY! This helps to seal split ends and helps to nourish dry hair. My favourite one is the Mystic Divine Dry Oil Spray. This is a mixture of Argan Oil and Minoi Oil and offers moisture without being too preachy. Because it is a dry oil, it doesn't give your hair a greasy look and if applied to wet hair, the hair absorbs it nicely.

As far as styling goes, I like a good dry shampoo for my 'inbetween' days. Alot of people brush dry shampoo off because they believe it is a product that means they are skipping washes all together. WRONG! Dry shampoo is not intended to replace washing your hair. When used properly, Dry Shampoo can help prevent drying of the hair and fade of color. I use this on the third day. Because I have Black hair and color fades quickly I try to prolong my wash for 3 days. By the third day my bangs and roots look a little slick so I like to give them a shot of dry shampoo. My personal favourite is the Beyond the Zone Dry Shampoo for Medium to Dark hair. This one has a shot of pigment that helps to disguise roots and wont leave a white cast on dark hair. 

A new found love for styling is my Volumax Sea Salt Spray. What is all the hype surrounding sea salt sprays? Well, think about how luscious mermaid hair is...with it's carefree waves and effortless volume. Well, that is what sea salt spray is. If you don't want mermaid hair...step away from the sea salt spray! I usually use this after twisting my hair around a wand a few times. I spray it in and grab handfuls and scrunch upwards. It creates effortless looking waves and smells great!

The final step in all hair styles is a good hairspray. My personal favourite is a The VitaE Brushable Hold hairspray. It holds great without the crunch! It even holds my styles for a few days. A good hairspray will give you a good hold without being to crunchy! The only time you want a helmet like hold is when you are setting an updo of some sort. For daily use, you don't need something that intense.

Anyways Loves, those are a few of my favorites! I won't include a lot of pics because these are guidelines for products, they don't necessarily only come from the brands mentioned. Use whatever you like for your needs and hair type! That being said, if you have any questions regarding any of the products I use, leave a comment below and I will try my best to get back to you. Also, tell me about some of YOUR Favourite products!

Thanks for taking the time to read guys!

Until Next Time...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed are that of my own. I have never accepted money for my opinions. These are thoughts that of my own!

November 30, 2013

Real Techniques Brush Review ♥

Hello Beauties,

      So, I just bought the Real Techniques Core Base Brush set and I thought I would a review for you guys. I purchased the core eye set a while back and I was obsessed. My mom also purchased the Core face set as well which she loves. So let's get on with it.
     First off, if you aren't familiar with the Real Techniques brushes, they are a makeup brush line designed by Samantha Chapman (of Youtube's Pixiwoo). If you aren't familiar with Samantha Chapman, she a makeup artist based in the UK. Her and her sister Nic have a youtube channel entitled Pixiwoo and they do makeup tutorials for pro's and armatures alike.

    The biggest thing about these brushes that I LOVE is how affordable they are. The core kits are a mere $18 CAD at Walmart. Considering that these brushes are some seriously good quality that is an amazing deal. I have a few Sephora brushes and none of them are as good as these bad boys. I was thrilled to find that these guys were even sold in Canada considering that Canada sucks when it comes to new beauty products. We usually get them months after the US gets them. Anyways, I was excited to see them a few months ago and ofcourse I needed a set.

So, How do I feel about them? These brushes are beyond affordable considering that professional brushes usually go for about $30 to start. They do sport synthetic bristles but they apply beautifly, ALSO when washed, they dry quickly and hold their shape. So far, I really love the Domed Shadow Brush. It applies shadow beautifly on the lid, brow bone and crease.

I also really like the Buffing Brush and Contour Brush. The Buffing Brush works great with foundations to help give a flawless finish to the skin without streaking. The bristles are nice and densely packed for getting your foundation melted into the skin nicely.  The Contouring Brush is awesome for exactly what the name implies, Contouring! The brush is small and dome shaped and when I say small I don't mean minuscule. I mean small enough to get under those cheek bones and along that jawline without looking like you rubbed dirt on your face. It really helps get that precise contouring down pat.

Another really awesome brush is the Deluxe Crease Brush. I am not going to lie, this was probably the brush I was most excited about. Even though this brush is technically a shadow brush, the Pixiwoo girls use this brush for a variety of things, one of which being buffing in concealer. When doing so, this brush give a great finish to the concealer and really buffs everything in nicely.

So are these brushes worth it? If you read through this review...then I shouldn't have to say this again...but I will. YESSS! They are worth every penny, I think they may even be worth more. I don't know why these Pixiwoo girls have short changed themselves with these awesome brushes but i hope they don't change. They are an affordable option for all you Pretty Paupers out there!

If you have any questions about these brushes or want to know about each one individually let me know below!

Until Next Time...

November 29, 2013

November Favorites ♥

Hello my Beauties,
       Hope you all had a fabulous day. My day was quite long and eventful as I worked at my day job. Anywho, in light of there only being a few more days left to the month, I thought I would share my November favorites with you guys. I thought I would do it in a categorized fashion. So, let's get this show on the road.

Facial Cleanser - Cetaphil for oily and ACNE prone skin
This has by far been my favorite cleanser for the last few months. It is a really light product that helps absorb all the access oils on your skin why giving you a deep clean. It is also hypo-allergenic for those of you with sensitive skin. I picked this up for around $7 CAD at Walmart.


Moisturizer- Clean & Clear Morning Burst Gel Moisturizer
Although I do love my cetaphil cleanser, products targeting oily or acne prone skin tends to be drying as well. I always, Click here to read my review.
always, ALWAYS follow up with a moisturizer. This one in particular is light and non-greasy. It has a light and clean scent. It also has soothing components like cucumber and mango extracts, so it makes your skin feel super fresh.

Foundation- L'oreal True Match 
I cannot say enough good things about this awesome foundation. The one thing I love about it is how light weight if feels on my skin. It makes me feel like I am not even wearing foundation. The formula is also super blendable. They came in a ton of shades with warm and cool tones. I have been trying a few different foundations over the last little while but this one seems the most consistent and the color is bang on. I usually switch between this one and my Revlon Colorstay. Click here to read my review.

Setting Powder- NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder
I have been in mad love with this beautifulness lately. I love this product, first off because it's translucent, and second because it really does smooth out the skin. It doesn't hurt that it's dirt cheap either. I usually apply this with the 'press and roll' technique of old Hollywood. This helps to minimize pores and give a smoother appearance to the skin.

Blush- Joe Fresh 'Pink'
This blush is just a gorgeous hot pink. This product is very pigmented and you only need a tiny bit to give off a load of color. The color goes nicely with my alabaster skin tone and makes me look flirty and flushed (That was uncomfortable lol).

Bronzer- Real Colors 'Pool Boy'
This bronzer is shimmery and light. Again, it works nicely with my alabaster skin tone and gives me some warmth.

Eyeshadow- Elf Palette in 'Brown?'
I am not really sure of the actual name of this palette, what I do know is this, I am in love with it. It is the best shadow palette that I own and this is a big dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but a fraction of the cost at a whopping $6 CAD. There a tons shades, with some shimmer and some matte. I do have my favorites but this whole palette is awesome.

Eyeliner- Lise Watier in 'Noir Brun'
I swiped this liner off my Mom like a million years ago and I have been in love recently. I have been having a brown eyeliner
moment because it makes my blue eyes pop. This one does not smudge and lasts forever on my eyes. I know this is a splurge product but it is a good product that won't disappoint.

Mascara- L'oreal Voluminous in 'Carbon Black'
This mascara a was a recommendation from my friend and makeup artist Nora. I have been searching for a mascara that does what this one does for what seems like forever. The formula is great and it really is super black. It gives length, fullness and lasts all day.

Lipstick- Rimmel London Kate Moss Collection in 103
This a great matte nude shade. It glides on nicely and doesn't leave your lips dried and cracked. I usually use this with a liner
a shade darker and blend inwards.

Well, that's it for this month my Loves. This was my first favourites blog post, what did you think? Should I do more? Lemme know Babelettes.

Until next time...

November 27, 2013

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November 26, 2013

Welcome to all my new followers ♥

Hello Loves,

            This is just a quick post to welcome my new followers and subscribers. Yesterday I posted on facebook and instagram advertising my blog. I will be honest in saying that i have been super shy about people watching my videos and reading my posts. It has been a hardship for me to wave my flag and let everyone in on my secret. The few people who did know told me that I should let people know and to put myself out there and I am so glad I did. I have received tons of love and support and continue to receive positive feedback. I want to thank each and every one of you for all the love. I wish I could give each one of you a big hug and smooch. Please continue to read, comment and let me know what you want to see. Don't forget to share this with all your friends and fam as well.

Thank You all so much again for taking the time to read this post.

Until next time...

November 25, 2013

Sephora & Lush Haul ♥

Hello Beauties,

            If you follow me on Instagram, y'all know that I make a stop at Sephora and Lush on Saturday. I posted a pic of my bags but this post will give you a peek inside to see what I got my sticky little fingers on. So here goes...


I went in Sephora without a plan, and if you ever shop at Sephora, you know that going in without a plan is like going into the unknown. You can end up doing some serious damage. After walking around aimlessly for about 30 minutes, oohing and awing at everything I saw I finally settled on two things. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Ebony'
I have been eyeing this pencil forever but the price tag ($26) kept stopping me from committing. Finally I cracked. Was it
worth it? Well, so far I give a resounding 'Heck Yes!!!'. I love how thin the tip is and how it doesn't give off a harsh pigmentation. This little spooly in the end also helps tame strays.

OCC Lip Tar in 'Stalker'
If you read my post in the Lip Tars then you know I am a fan. I love red but they never seem to last, so I thought I'd pick one up in red.

Lush Cosmetics

This was my first encounter with Lush and after hearing dozens of Youtube gurus and a fellow Instagrammer rave about this store, I thought i'd give it a whirl. One thing I will say, this store is like a candyland for bath lovers so tread lightly.

Cupcake Face Mask
This mask is meant for oily or acne prone skin and since I love mud masks I thought I'd pick it up. The downside to these is that they do expire after 14 days and need to be refrigerated. But it smells of chocolate mint and that makes up for it.

Magic Wand
Not gonna lie, this was probably the one thing I was determined to get. I had heard about what it did and I knew I needed it.
Basically you swirl it around in your bath water or hold under running water and the water turns pink and bubbly, not to mention it smells like cotton candy. EEK!! Love this thing.

 Shoot For the Stars Bath Bomb
I also heard a bunch of things about this one. It smells like Caramel and it apparently spins whilst shoot out glittery stars. It also shoots colors of pink, blue and silver. Sounds like it's gonna be a fun one.

Sex Bomb
Apparently this is supposed to be a romantic bath bomb...WHO KNEW?! Anyways, I will be enjoying this one has a combination of herbal scents and turns the water pink. Sounds

Twilight Bath Bomb
This was another one that I actually knew i was going to walk out with. I had seen pictures on Pinterest for this one and I was in love!!! This one is supposed to recreate the magic of a starry your bath. It is a bedtime bomb so there are scents of lavender. The water turns blue, purple and pink gives off glitter, imitating a starry night. I look forward to this one.

 Click here to see my coinsiding Yotube Video!!!

Well Ladies and Gents, That all for now. I will be making another trip to Lush soon so please let me know what I should get next time. Comment below!

Until next time...

November 22, 2013

Life Update & What's Coming up...

Hello Beautiful People,

           Well, as you can see, due to my lack of posts recently, life has been yet again, crazy!! I have been so busy trying to get things done and I still have a ton to do before the year is out. I have been working like a mad woman and just being trying to catch up on life. I have been working hard trying to figure out what is wrong with my movie maker program, which is preventing me from loading the multitude of videos I have sitting on my computer, but I am still working on it. I am going to try my hardest to upload a new video for you guys tonight but i cant make any promises.

            So, what's coming up on The Pretty Pauper? Well, I do have a few reviews on the Revlon Matte Balms and Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation. I also have a tutorial all about a cool way to get lasting beach curls. I have some fashion posts coming up about some fun winter accessories to spice up any outfit.

I hope you all come back to read all my upcoming posts.

Thanks so much to all my loyal readers and I will see you soon!!! :)

October 01, 2013

Tuesday Review: Physicians Formula FakeOut Mascara

Hello Beautiful People,

                  I hope you all had a great day today and are all ready to step into Wednesday. I know I am! This week is getting exhausting. Anyways, for today's review we are talking about Physicians Formula Organic Wear FakeOut Mascara. That was a mouth-full, try saying that 10 times fast...

              I picked this up about 3 months ago when I had a major car fire that totaled my car (obviously!). I was feeling really washed up and decided to treat myself to something. This was the one drugstore mascara I had hear lots of good thing about but never wanted to spend the $18 for it. I decided to splurge and get it anyways because I was feeling so sad. So here are my thoughts...

This mascara comes in a .26 oz Hot metallic pink tube. The brush is very thick and sport shorter bristles on the ends and they gradually get longer as you move toward the middle. This mascara has a ton of promises. This mascara claims to be the first ever mascara to have 100% natural origin lash extension fibers that claim to provide length and volume without the irritation of traditional fiber mascaras. Promised 100% natural origin ingredients, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens-wearers.

When I first used this mascara I noticed a difference right away! The lash fibers did really lengthen and volumize my lashes. The large brush really swept across my lashes with ease. After the day progressed I noticed that when I touched my eyelash while itchy my eye or whatever, the mascara was still wet. I also noticed that it did get on my lids because it wasn't dry as well. That was the one thing I really didn't like.

Overall, this mascara is good. I would, however suggest, pairing this with another mascara or sealing it with a waterproof mascara for the simple reason that it does not dry! I think it has something to do with the organics of the ingredients. Now, the price point is a little high for a mascara that does not dry. It runs for about $18 CAD. I will probably not repurchase this mascara. :(

So, that's it ladies and gents! I hope you enjoyed this review and I look forward to posting on Thursday.

I want to know, have you tried this mascara? What did you like? What did you hate? Will you purchase this product? Let me know below!

Until Next Time...
 *Disclaimer: I am not affiliated or sponsored by any of the above companies. The opinions expressed are that of my own!

September 28, 2013

Fashion Saturday: My Favorite Fall Shoes

Hello Beautiful People,

           I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday! I personally worked today and made a bad shoe choice. My feet were aching by the end of the day. Anyways, I am home now and ready to give you guys something to chew on. Today I am going to talk about some of my favorite fall shoes. I have quite a few pairs of shoes but I really wanted to just show you some of my favorites. At first, I was modelling the shoes but by the end of it all, my feet were too swollen to put any shoes on. But here they are...

Chic Combat Boots

Alot of people say that they don't feel like they can pull off combat boots, but I don't agree. I do agree that there is a fine line between juvenile and chic, but I feel like they can easily be turned into a fall staple. I would not normally wear these with no pants, but I was wearing my PJ's when I took these pictures lol. No judging. I think these would look super cute with some blue skinny jeans and maybe some woolly lumber jack socks. I would try and spread the sides out a bit to give them a 'wing' look. I look forward to putting on a cardi and a cute scarf and heading out to the pumpkin patch. I picked up these cute brown ones at Target for a mere $40 CAD. I am in Lurv!!!!

The Silver Bombshell Pumps

These my recent favorite shoes! I have seen in several magazines that this a major shoe trend right now. I think the awesome alot!!!! I picked these up at Target for about $20 CAD.
thing about them shoes is, they can be dressy or casual. They look super cute with skinny stiletto jeans but they also look good with a pencil skirt. I wear these bad boys

The Chunky High-heeled Loafer

I had been looking all over for some chunky loafers in my size but had no luck. I finally came across and they carried my size in these super cute loafers. I bought them and the rest is history. These look very 'sexy secretary' when worn with a pencil skirt and white blouse. I also love to pair these with black or even nude fishnet pantyhose. I got these beauties from for $29 CAD. (See my review on

The Foxy Studded Toe

Studded toe shoes have been on trend for a while. They are lady-like but still give a rebel Payless shoes for around $60.
edge. These ones sport a chunky platform sole and a thin heel. I would usually wear these with a pencil skirt and a simple top and scarf. I feel like these have enough sass to carry even the simplest of outfits. I would also pair these with black tights and maybe a long mid-thigh length top. I picked these up at

The Sweet Ankle Boots

These ankle boots may not have a high heel (about an inch and a half) but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to style. I would wear these with burgundy tights and a pencil skirt. I feel like a pencil skirt is a major staple piece lol. You could also pair these with a skinny jean for a more casual look. I picked these up at Walmart for around $15.

Well, That's it for my favorite fall shoes. These are just a few of my favorite shoes. If you liked this, please let me know below and I will do more like this. Also, upload pics or describe you favorite fall shoes!

Until Monday...Adios!

September 26, 2013

Tips Thursday: When good bangs go bad! How to hide botched bangs.

Good Evening Beautiful People,
            I know this post is super late and in all technicality, it isn't even Thursday anymore, but today was jam packed with so many things. I am just catching up on my Thursday night shows and then off to bed because I have to get up super early in the morning. I wanted to quickly give you a post so here I am.

So, I have a tendency to take to the scissors and razor to try and shape my own bangs. FYI...not as easy as you think. For those who have done this, they know what I mean. I usually get them shorter than I want but this time was the worst. I looked up a video and tried trimming. Let's just say, this is proof that youtube doesn't have answers for everything. Needless to say my bangs are super short and I need a way to camouflage them. So, for all you guys who have put your faith in tutorials that claim to be as simple as 1, 2, it is.

 Things You will Need

Hair Spray, Rat Tail Comb, bobby pins and small foam rollers


 Make a Fake Bang Piece

Sometimes you just need to cover it so, a good way is to get a fake bang piece. Some beauty supply stores sell them but if you have a pair of old extensions, then you can make your own.

Tips for pulling this off:
  • Take a piece of extensions and measure from one side of the bang to the other. If you need to, re-position the clips
  • Separate bangs into two sections and clip back the top section, tease bottom section and then clip piece onto bang
  • Un-clip top half of hair and brush over extensions
  • If the bangs need to be trimmed or shaped, do so while they are in the hair

Head Bands

This works because you can push and hold the bangs out of the way.

Tips for pulling this off:
  • Push head band over the bangs 
  • Pin or gel back bangs that are sticking out
  • This style works best after using foam rollers to direct the hair backwards

Pin Hair to the Side

This style has a very vintage feel and you can do this two ways, you can do a front faux suicide roll or a side roll.

Tips for pulling off the faux suicide roll:
  • Use foam rollers to direct the bangs forward
  • Make a 'U' shape by adding hair from the crown, you will need longer pieces
  • Use a large curling iron to curl forward
  • Tease the bangs and long pieces together
  • Take hair and swoop it to either side
  • When swooping, make sure they cradle or cover the short bangs
  • Secure on side
Tips for pulling off a side roll:
  • Use foam rollers to direct the bangs forward
  • Make a 'U' shape by adding hair from the crown, you will need longer pieces
  • Use a large curling iron to curl forward
  • Tease bangs and long pieces together
  • Take hair and begin to wrap it around your pointer finger and roll until you reach the scalp, pull to the side and secure with bobby pins
  • Spray the hair with hair spray to set and secure

So that's it! Hope this helps all you bang hackers :) Thanks so much for reading everyone!!!