Tag Archives: Hair

Twist it up

12 Sep

Hello Glamourites,

It’s the end of summer and everyone is slowly getting back to reality with normal school/work routines. I know for me this can sometimes mean I’m feeling a bit rushed or even a tad lazy as I try to get used to the fall routine again. This is why braids are the best hairstyle. There are countless different looks and styles that you can create that won’t take too much time out of your morning. I have only experimented with a few, but there are so many pictures out there that I still want to try. Here are a few that I find straightforward to do, but it will still give you a fun and put together look!

xx Glamour Planner

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French Braid Hybrid    ~ Start by french braiding your hair, then switch to a normal braid for two turns, then French braid again. Alternate between the two braids until you reach the end of your hair. Thanks Byrdie for the pic!

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Connect The Braids   ~ This is good for when you wake up and don’t have that extra time to shower and get your hair clean and silky.  Braid a piece from each side of your head, stop where they meet in the back, and tie them together.

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Side Braid    ~ Start to french braid from the bang section down, keeping it as close to your face as possible. Continue to add small sections to your braid until you reach your neck, then add the rest of your hair into the three sections evenly. Most important is the last step which is to loosen the braid! Thanks Treasures & Travel!

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Braid Crown    ~ My FAVOURITE. You can choose how much hair you want left hanging or put it all up. You can do any size of braid and it is such a statement look.

 

Put it up

6 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

It’s friday! That means you have no reason to not be happy today, okay unless you work weekends, but I still hope you all have some fun things planned. During the winter season I find I get really bored with my hair and it’s gets hard to style because as soon as I get outside it’s wrecked from the snow or my toque. I’ve tried new ways of putting my hair up in a ponytail or braid and adding my own twist on the look. Here are some inspiration pictures I’ve used and some new ones I will be attempting to try. Let me know what your “go to” hair do is!

xx Glamour Planner

Add some drama to the ordinary pony by teasing the hair like crazy!throwitup

This is a half fishtail braid which is quick to do and leaves some hair hanging if you don’t want it all up.

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The classic ponytail with a statement accessory; I still need to find something like this!

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Start with a side braid bringing it to the back and into a loose bun for a casual errand day.

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Don’t think you have to pull out the straightener and blow dryer to prep for your early meeting; put your hair in a low bun that still looks professional.

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Roaring Outfits

1 Feb

Hi Glamourites,

As I have previously stated I am definitely not a diehard football fan, however I do tune into the Superbowl to watch the famous half time show. This year the main act was Katy Perry along with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Eliott! I decided to do a post on Katy’s clothing choices, especially considering how impressive it was that in the 12 and half minute performance she pulled off four different outfits! I have always enjoyed following Katy’s fashion statements, I don’t always love them but I always admire her boldness and risk for trying the unexpected.

Hope you all had a relaxing Sunday whether you watched the super bowl or watching the good wife 😉

xx Glamour Planner

The dramatic entrance for the performance was extremely strong.katy2Her outfit was a 2 piece gold, orange and red fiery inspiration with 3D flames off the shoulders. Completed with her classic high pony, strong eyes and red lips.

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Outfit #2: Between the dancing sharks, beach balls and palm trees Katy dressed in a beachball motif bustier set with the beachball bra and sparkly custom LaDuca boots with 12,600 Swarovski crystals which were wore through out the performance.

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Outfit #3: With her performance with Missy she wore a simple jersey style zip up with 49 on the front symbolizing the 49th SuperBowl and her name on the back…plus lots of embroidered diamonds.

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Outfit #4: My favourite by far (I wonder why…bling bling)! For the final song Fireworks Katy is lifted up wearing an eye catching glitter ball gown designed by Jeremy Scott. Between all her outfits there were over 22,000 crystals.

Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

Not over yet

25 Aug

No, I refuse to believe that summer is over yet, because it’s NOT! Summer is my favourite season; I try and enjoy it to the fullest and for as long as possible. I love those long beach days relaxing under the hot sun and perfecting a tan; those days whenit stays light out until 10pm. These pictures capture what I feel summer is along with the fun it brings. Hope you all are enjoying these months and getting some adventures out in the sun xx Glamour Planner

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That Vintage LOOK

14 Aug

Good Evening Glamourites,

I find sometimes when you are searching for outfit inspiration or struggling with what to wear, it’s always smart to look back on history. As it sometimes can be with lots of situations, going vintage is never a bad decision; always classic, perfect for any occasion and it makes a statement. Here are some pictures I love the look of, making me want to go back into time and experience that era in person! Throw a little “old school” vibe into your next outfit xx Glamour Planner

HEART these shades. Have some fun with your sunglass choice this summer!
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When’s the last time you used a hula-hoop?Vintage|hulahoopAny type of jewels or beading on a dress that adds glam factor and makes you shine.
Vintage|jeweleddressThis type of hair style seems to work on many types of face shapes and with many outfits. It is able to be out of your face but you still have volume and texture with the curls. Add a headpiece or band for an extra touch.
Vintage|hairHats should be worn more. Nothing is a substitute for a dramatic sun hat.
Vintage|hatThose days~ the simpler time. Vintage|army

Do you Ombre?

12 Jul

Hello my Glamourites!

My obsession with ombre started last fall when I decided I wanted to try something new and different with my hair so I tried the dark to blonde ombre. I loved it too – it was fun and I found I could do many styles with it to transform my look. Naturally I am now drawn to ombre inspiration detailing or themes which leads me to this party idea of ombre! It’s more unique then just picking a colour or two to stick with but using one and playing on the different shades and adding more dimension. Hope you enjoy these pictures and maybe give you some guidance for your next party.

xx Glamour Planner

How easy would this be, grab 3 or 4 different shades of balloons and place them in a fading order around the party. Adds a new element to just boring balloons.

ombreballoonsA beautiful ombre cake….can’t go wrong with anything that pretty and yummy!ombrecake2
Here is a much simpler ombre cake version that you could even make at home yourself if you didn’t want to spend a ton of extra money.ombrecake

Of course you always have to have a party dress that fits the occasion! This gown is stunning with the fitted top and ruffling down into lighter shades.
ombredressYou can order this hanging tissue decor here: http://www.etsy.com/au/?ref=so_home Or make something similar yourself with leftover tissue paper.
ombredecorEspecially an outdoor summer party there is nothing better than a refreshing popsicle! You can make this homemade (kid friendly or not) using different type juices to get the ombre effect.
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W&B

9 Jul

Good Morning Glamourites,

I believe that what sometimes can be most stunning and dramatic in fashion is all BLACK and WHITE. It makes an incredible contrast and also allows for a greater focus on the little details or textures of an outfit. These inspiring  fashion pictures are all things I would wear and love to own in my closet!

This outfit combines both the leather material in the skirt with a beautiful detailed lace top and ruffled sleeves, making a classic combo.

W&BlaceWOW. What more to say? This bathing suit is to die for (not literally -just to be clear) but the vintage suit style adding to the totally glam gems is a show stopper for the beach! W&BbathingsuitOf course going all white can really set off your particular hairstyle of the day or if you have fab black heels to show off. W&BallwhiteCan this get anymore glamourous, I think not! This one-of-a-kind black dress with asymmetrical lengths is a beauty within itself as well as perfectly setting off a statement belt like this one. W&BdressLastly, I just love Robert Downey Jr. W&BRobertDowneyJrIf you are liking all the white and black theme check out the White House & Black Market clothing line for more ideas & shopping! ~ http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/home.jsp?

Classic like the 1920’s

28 May

Hello Glamorites!

Lately I have been seeing a lot of vintage influence in fashion, parties and even movies. When I saw the new Great Gatsby movie in theatres this week I was loving the vintage and classical feel in every aspect from the clothing to how they spoke. I loved the attention to detail that the movie captured; it captured the essence of the Roaring 20’s and I loved how they took and pride in what they wore, how they looked, and their attitude  about how they were presented. Enough about the past for now….I found this gorgeous picture and adored the entire look, so I created a how-to!

Hope you enjoy it & maybe even try a little vintage style today too!

xx Glamour Planner

1920's Classic Portait

1920’s Classic Portait

HAIR – The Sock Bun

Everyone seems to be catching on to this trend, why? Because it looks great and takes less than a minute to do! It is super handy if you are rushed for time, didn’t have time to shower but want to still look nice and put together. As well though it is a fabulous look for when you are getting all dolled up and wanted to show off some jewels or dress. Here is a great how-to for the sock bun by Beautylish! CHECK IT: http://www.beautylish.com/a/vcvzi/how-to-sock-bun

Sock bun by Beautylish

Sock bun by Beautylish

 

JEWELS – Dangling Chandelier

These type of earrings are very eye catching, they have a unique shape plus the sparkle to add some glitter and shine! Two similar examples to the earrings from the picture I found from Lia Sophia, a jewelry company selling pieces through home parties! Check out more of there earrings HERE: http://sites.liasophia.ca/sites/corporate/productcatalog?page=productlisting.category&categoryId=5005&showCrumbs=true&pageNum=1

Lia Sophia, Delphina Earrings - $125

Lia Sophia, Delphina Earrings – $125

Lia Sophia, Dispatch Earrings - $58

Lia Sophia, Dispatch Earrings – $58

MASCARA – Long & Lushes Lashes

Here are 3 simple tricks I have learned to properly apply mascara and for better results!

Step 1: Wiggle the mascara wand a little from side to side at the base of the lashes, it is the mascara placed at the roots of the lashes that give the illusion of length.

Step 2: Pull the wand up and then through the lashes while continuing to wiggle as you go, the wiggle is key as it helps separate the lashes.

Step 3: The final little trick is to close your eye and put the mascara on the top of the lashes and pull through as to remove any clumps.

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