Easy Heidi Braids

Easy Heidi Braids is a great way to create a crown braid without any French or Dutch braiding! It also works well for shorter hair too!

My hair was a little bit dirty and I didn’t feel like dutch braiding all my hair around my head so it became the perfect opportunity for some Heidi Braids.

I think Heidi braids are so cute and, besides the most recent Fishtail Heidi Braids,  I realized I hadn’t featured a tutorial since this one with cute Sarah.

Follow the steps below to learn how to create Easy Heidi Braids!

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Step 1 / Begin by separating the hair into two halves, left and right, down the back of the head.

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2 / Gather the hair on the left side and begin a regular braid directly over the ear. *This placement is vital to avoiding having the bumps stick out at the end.

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3 / Stretch the braid across the top of the head and gently loosen the sides to make it fuller.

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French Braid and Side Fishtail Braid

French Braid and Side Fishtail Braid is a new combination braid. I often get asked how I think of all these different tutorials. The simple answer is that there are literally millions of ways to change up different hairstyles simply by using different types of braids. French braids, dutch braids, fishtail braids, then crazy braids like knotted braids, 3d braids…the possibilities are literally endless.

This hairstyle is similar to a few others I’ve done…

but I’ve never actually put a french braid and fishtail braid together…  throw in some gold ribbon too and suddenly you have a completely new hairstyle.

I truly hope you love it!

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Follow these steps for the French Braid and Side Fishtail Braid:

  1. With a part on the right side take a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three pieces.
  2. Cross the back strand over the middle then the front strand to begin a French Braid
  3. Next, cross the back strand over the middle then bring in a section of hair and add it to the crossed strand.
  4. Cross the front strand over repeating step 3 with the other side.
  5. Continue braiding until the french braid reaches the corner of the forehead then continue braiding down in a regular braid.
  6. Take one small section of hair from the three strands, holding it down, and push the rest of the hair upwards bunching it all together.
  7. Gently loosen the bunched braid and pull the edges out so it looks like a messy, casual version of the original braid.
  8. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  9. Grab a teasing brush and gently back comb the top portion of the hair to create volume.
  10. Pull all the hair over the left should and divide it into two halves.
  11. Take a small section of hair from one side, cross it over and add it to the other side.
  12. Now take a small section from the opposite side, crossing it over tot the other side, creating a fishtail braid.
  13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 until all the hair is braided.
  14. Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the edges.
  15. Tie off the braid with a clear elastic band.
  16. Now add some pretty ribbon right behind the first braid, the french braid, pinning the ends with hair pins.
  17. Spritz the look with hairspray and it’s done!

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Fall Inspired Makeup

Fall Inspired Makeup features a look with reds and browns stirred up by the upcoming Fall season.

The eye makeup is warmer with red tones, a hint of cranberry, and soft browns to create a beautiful day time look. I absolutely love wearing red and brown eye shadows because the hues complement my blue eye color but this is a look that can be worn by nearly everyone. The rest of the makeup is kept light with a nude lip so the eyes stay the main focal point.

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19 Weeks

19 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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How far along? 

19 weeks

Baby’s size:

Heirloom Tomato

Baby’s development:

Sensory development is growing; developing senses for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.

Baby’s weight:

8 1/2 ounces

Food cravings: 

Water, salad, spaghetti sauce

Weight gained:

11 lbs

Dislikes:

Music – so crazy!

Feeling: 

Still exhausted

Morning sickness: 

None

Random changes:

My skin has become more oily instead of dry like it used to be; I always have to blot and powder.

Officially outgrown all my jeans.

Clothing favorites:

Old Navy Maternity Wrap Dress

Liz Lange Maternity 3/4 Sleeve Denim Tunic

*Still searching for a great pair of jeans…

Details from picture above:

ASOS Maternity T-Shirt Dress

MAC Lipstick, Peach Blossom

Ponytail Tutorial

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Read about Week 18 – Pregnancy Announcement

A gender reveal will be coming soon so get your guesses ready! Don’t forget to check out instagram too where there will be more pictures coming!