Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid

Inverted fishtail braids have been cropping up everywhere lately! They are so gorgeous and an easy way to change up your typical fishtail braid. I love the headband version {tutorial here} and thought it was high time to take it to the next level. Using the Waterfall and Fishtail French Braids tutorial as a reference, I traded out the normal fishtail portion with an inverted version and voila! This hairstyle is now the newest version of  the look. I hope you love it and try it out!
You can see the last time I wore it here so thank you to those who commented on instagram asking for the tutorial!
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Waterfall and Inverted Fishtail Braid:

  • Step 1 / With a part on the right side, separate out a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear.
  • Step 2 / Clip off the back portion.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three pieces.
  • Step 4 / Cross the back strand over the middle then the front strand over the middle.
  • Step 5 / Begin a waterfall braid by dropping down the back strand, clipping it out of the way, pick up a replacement section of hair and add it in its place.
  • Step 6 / Cross the front strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair.
  • Step 7 / Repeat steps 5 and  until all the hair is brought into the braid then braid the rest of the hair in a regular braid.
  • Step 8 / Tie off the end of the hair with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Remove the clip holding the waterfall strands.
  • Step 10 / Pick up another section of hair directly behind the first braid and divide it into two pieces.
  • Step 11 / Take a small section of hair from the back half, cross it underneath and add it into the front half.
  • Step 12 / Cross a small section of hair from the front half underneath and add it into the back half.
  • Step 13 / Repeat step 11, crossing hair underneath but also pick up a section of hair and incorporate it into the strand.
  • Step 14 / Now repeat step 12, crossing a section underneath but pick up the first waterfall strand, crossing it underneath and adding it into the back half as well.
  • Step 15 / Continue braiding, repeating steps 13 and 14 until all the hair is braided in.
  • Step 16 / One all the hair is brought in, braid the hair down in a regular style fishtail braid.
  • Step 17 / Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 18 / Gently go back and loosen the edges of the braid to make it fuller and more voluminous.

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32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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Baby’s gender:

Boy

Baby’s size:

Baby weighs 3 3/4 pounds (about the size of a jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long.

*You’re gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he’ll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb.

Baby’s development:

He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz).

His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.

My weight gain:

24 lbs

Craving:

Potatoes; any and all, hashbrowns, french fries, mashed with gravy, mmm! Oh my goodness, I need some.

Feeling: 

Nervous; more nervous now than before because I can’t stop wondering how my life will change. When I jump in the car to race to the store really quick I remind myself  that I won’t be able to do that once the baby is here. I also think about how everything could take twice as long to do if he’s upset or crying. I worry about time management and keeping my life on track. It’ll be adventure but I am hoping I can transition into the change easily. Fingers crossed!

Things of Note:

Strangely, my left hand has really started to bother me. I woke up one morning and it felt like I had slept with it kinked. It hurt throughout the day and when I went to sleep that night I tried to stay conscious of how I held it while I slept. I woke up with it still sore so now I’ve decided to keep it wrapped in an ace bandage to see if that will help. It’s now day three and I am hoping it’s a pregnancy related thing.

Random people have started asking me when I am due and then they ask if I know the gender.

I turned a corner one day at work, wearing this dress, and a woman told me I looked like an angel, hahaha! I got a good laugh out of that one.

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12 Holiday Hairstyles

With the holidays just around the corner, parties are cropping up nearly every weekend. Getting ready for such an event is always fun in my book but coming up with a cool, new hairstyle isn’t always an easy feat. Here are twelve great hairstyles to keep in mind the next time you’re standing in the bathroom trying a cool new style that will wow the crowd!

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