Sunday, October 21


How to make a flower bun, formal easy hairstyles updo on medium long hair, inspired by Angelina Jolie hair tutorial
Hi girls! In today's easy hairstyles,  hair tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a flower bun/chignon updo on a half-up, half-down formal hairstyle on medium to long hair. Inspired by Angelina Jolie's usual Red Carpet formal half-up upstyle, this elegant and romantic  chignon look  is a great:
  • Wedding hairstyles/updos idea
  • Bridal look
  • Bride's maids hair
  • Prom Hair
  • Homecoming Hair-dos
  • Party hair
  • ...for any special occasion.

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Best Dry Shampoo for dark hair - cheap  I started on VERY dirty hair because I filmed another hair tutorial just the day before  and didn't want to torture it again with the curling iron.

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 If you're doing this half-up updo on fresh hair: hairstyling is always easier on hair that has products in it, like a soft gel, and hair that has some waves (hint: you might want to curl it).

How to angelina jolie long hair worn down updo red carpet look hair tutorial bun chignon, flower look

  • Tease the crown.
  • Take a small section of the crown, eyebrow arch to brow arch, and pin it on top of your head.
  • Alternating sides, take small sections from each side of your head and pin them in a stacking pattern on top.  Eventually, your half-up, half-down formal updo crown will look like it's been braided somehow with lot's of texture.
  • Don't forget to also pin up the hair below the ear on 1 side.  Angelina Jolie's half-up hairstyles usually look side swept from the front, and this is the reason.  Only pin up a small section in the back though.

How to do Angelina Jolie Half up red carpet hairstyles on long hair.  Sexy Flower bun chignon


Now to create the small flower buns (AKA Chignon):

  • Starting with a small strand of hair taken from the back, start twirling them around 1 finger, gradually making them bigger on top of where you had pinned down the crown.
  • As you're twirling the hair around your finger and pinning them down, trying to create a small flower/rose bun - flatten the hair as you go, so that they look like "flat" rose petals.  If your pieces are bunched up, it will end up looking like a normal bun. Watch my video to see what I mean. 
  • Gradually add more hair to the bun to make them bigger.
  • For this look, taking small sections come out best.

    Long Half-up half down, worn down formal updo hairstyle angelina jolie inspired hair-dos
  • Repeat to create another flower bun. I usually like to add 2 small buns to this hairstyle and on the 2nd flower chignon, I either make them bigger or smaller, fuller or tighter -  since uniformity, especially in a hairstyle, is as interesting as vanilla ice cream.  Play it up and create something unique and different! 

How to flower rose bun chignon on medium long hair for bridal look, wedding updos, upstyle homecoming prom

Thank you so much for reading!  I usually blog about hairstyles and up-dos on my HairUps blog but since I haven't posted anything here for awhile, I thought I would switch it up.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!  xoxo-Tina

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Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray
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Finish Oil/Serum - CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum  (hard to find @stores)
Psssst Dry Shampoo

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How to Flower Bun Chignon - Make a Rose hairstyles updos half-up, half-down hair coiffure

Wedding Hairstyles Homecoming Prom Half-up, half down flower bun chignon fancy party hair

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Wednesday, October 10

TEMPORARY TATTOO MAKEUP? Tony Moly 7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow Review Swatch

TonyMoly 7 days Tattoo EyeBrow Review SwatchSo this Korean cosmetic brand, Tony Moly 7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow , written "tatoo" Eyebrow on the pencil (no, that's not a typo on my part), claims to work like a temporary tattoo makeup on the eyebrows and last for 3~7 days, and here is my review/thoughts on that.

I'm just going to get right to the point.  Hell, no.  This is NOT a temporary tattoo makeup by any stretch, the staying power is actually quite laughable....  With THAT said, shockingly enough, this is still a repurchase item for me and a "must item" in my kit at that Read on to  hear why.

Eyebrows take important place in determining an impression of one’s face. Women always cover their face with makeup and draw beautiful eyebrows on their thin and ugly eyebrows to look neat and clean. However, when makeup is erased, what are you going to do with that half eyebrow or ‘Mona Lisa’s’ eyebrow? ’7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow’ will solve this problem for you. Be an eyebrow beauty by tattoo type eyebrow that you can easily draw without pain and it lasts for a week.
1. Fill the eyebrow with elastic brush of ‘7 Days Tattoo Eyebrow’ on completely dry eyebrow after facial wash. (drawing on makeup does not last long) 2. Draw slightly darker than color you want and fix with a cotton swab before it dries. 3. Drawing 1~2 hours before sleep would be most convenient and after 6 hours, it will completely stuck. Retouch the eyebrow after 3~4 days when color becomes lighter. You can keep the color as if you did semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo.

TEMPORARY TATTOO MakeUp: TonyMoly 7 Days Tatoo/Tattoo Eyebrow Review/Swatch

I went to Gangnam Korea 4 weeks ago on vacation, and as soon as my plane landed, I promptly trotted off to TonyMoly Store just to purchase this item. 

You must first understand how eager I was to try this to understand my disappointment. I flew for 13+ hours straight to get to Korea, my ass was flatter than a Korean pancake and I swear, it must've been asleep the last 6 hours of it - but I simply had to go buy this thing,  so dragging my poor exhausted hubby along, this was the first purchase from Korea....Needless to say, my hopes for this item was...BEYOND high.

So from that day on, hmm 4 weeks - I've tested and tried using it in many different unique ways.....from following their instructions, to not washing my face for 2 days straight (Yup, I went there..) not using a makeup-remover for a week... It all failed.  The minute a drop of water hit, the supposed tattoo eyebrows rinsed off.  I think they intentionally misspelled the word tattoo.. What bullshit! *sigh*

But anyway, I did end up really loving it for another reason.  *smile*

This eyebrow pen must be the most natural looking eyebrow pencil/pen/shadow that I've EVER used.  The consistency is like watercolor paint.  Sheer and delicate. 

 These only come in 2 colors.  Natural Brown and Dark Brown.  I'm wearing the "Dark Brown" below.

Photo taken in front of a window, in direct sun light, no flash (Bloody hell, no idea why I look so blue)
Tony Moly 7 days eyebrow tattoo Dark Brown Swatch photo review

Another no flash photo - this one is kinda fuzzy, sorry! (do you see why I didn't join Instagram? lol)
TEMPORARY TATTOO MakeUp: Tony Moly 7 Days Tato Eyebrow Dark Brown swatch pic

With Flash (Its my errand day, I'm wearing my 5min makeup look AKA old house wife laundry day look haha!)
TEMPORARY TATTOO MakeUp: Korean Tony Moly 7 Days Tato Eyebrow Dark Brown swatch with flash

 Shown as comparison: On another day, wearing my usual Stila Eyebrow "shadow" Duo in Dark with Flash. I'm circle lens'd, with eyes & brows fully dolled up.
Queen Honey circle lens - Stila Duo Eyebrow shadow

As you can see, the TonyMoly 7 Days Eyebrow Pencil leaves behind a very soft hazy,  shadowy cast, even more natural than the eyebrow "shadow".   It's simply brilliant!   However, because it's subtle, you won't be able to create those strong, bold, dark eyebrows (Megan Fox) if that's your thing with this eyebrow pencil.

The tip in this eyebrow pen is so sharp and bendable/flexible that you can easily draw in any size hair to fill in your brows.

photo of Tonymoly 7 days tattoo eyebrow tip  close up

No Flash - room lighting - Swatched
photo of Tony moly 7 days tattoo eyebrow no flash swatch

No Flash - room lighting swatch
photo of Tony Moly 7 days tattoo eyebrow makeup no flash drawn swatch dark brown

No Flash swatch, in direct sunlight showing off all of my glorious fine lines to the world!
photo of Tony Moly 7 days tattoo eyebrow makeup no flash in sunlight drawn swatch

With Flash........................................LOL?
bad photo of TonyMoly eyebrow swatch

If you squint really, really hard, you might be able to see it!.................................................

  • Does not break me out or irritate my super sensitive skin.
  • The most natural ashy brown shades. 
  • The MOST natural looking eyebrow pencil/pen - makes you look like your brows are all yours, girls!
  • Photographs beautifully.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Perfect for K-drama makeup looks - AKA no makeup, makeup looks.

  • Every time I read "tatoo" on the pen, I feel irritated.
  • Only comes in 2 shades.  (however, since it's so light and translucent,Natural should work on blondes)
  • Does not last 3~7 Days as they claim. !@#$
  • If you like your brows looking more drawn, you might find this just a tad "too natural". 

 In conclusion, despite the (hugely effing annoying) false advertisement, I would still repurchase the Tony Moly's "TEMPORARY TATTOO " *rolls eyes* 7 Days Tatoo Eyebrow. The color payoff and how natural it looks on everyone will keep me a repeat buyer.

4 out of 5 stars.  Thumbs up from me! :) 

You can find/buy this Korean makeup through Korean cosmetic stores/grocery or  here on eBay. Hopefully someone will start carrying it on Amazon soon.

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