Good Thursday evening! I don't know about you, but I sure am excited about the weekend. This was a tough week at school/work, between an exam and starting to learn some complicated new software in lab. I do have good news though: I got an 86 on my test! YAY. That's better than I thought I'd do, and I was so relieved and proud. I've also got another poster presentation in a few weeks that I'm starting to prepare for -- just submitted my abstract, and I'm pretty happy with it. I remember my very first poster presentation over two years ago. I thought I was going to die! Now I'm actually excited for the chance to talk about the new research we've been doing. Plus, the free food is a bonus. Mmm, hope they have the delicious cupcakes they had last year!
Onto more important (ha) things, yesterday evening was a first for me: I tried pin curls for the first time! I found an awesome tutorial at Vintage Vixen (her blog blew me away, wow, such beautiful pictures and style) and decided to try it. I love curls, but I hate damaging my hair with heat. I thought this would be a fun new style to try, so after an entire pack of bobby pins, last night I looked like this, in all my make-up-less glory:
(Do you see the things I do for you, readers?)
I must confess that I am not very good with hair, so this was a little tough for me, and I probably did it wrong. But I think it was workable enough for my first try; here are the results:
Chantilly Chemise, Sweater Cuffed Booties (Anthropologie)
Kohl's tunic/dress and necklace
On my outfit: I've worn this general combo before, but hey, if it ain't broke, right? When I bought this slip, I was so looking forward to using it to make my shorter "dresses" decent, and I was thrilled to try that today! Also, this is actually my OotD. I have more backlogged pictures that I'll be posting soon though!
If you're looking for a super easy video to help explain pin curls, check out this one! That should answer all your questions, and like I said I am not the best with hair, so I think you'd be better served watching it. I think I did pretty well for my first attempt at pin curls! I think this style is best if you're looking for a lot of volume and not necessarily tight, defined ringlet type curls. I don't have the thickest hair in the world, and it looked like I actually had some! Yay! (Also, I felt a little like I had Taylor Swift hair. As you know, this pleased me greatly.) I will say that my hair is naturally wavy and holds curl well, so if you have straighter hair you may need some products, but I didn't use any.
Overall I thought this was a fun style, and I'll definitely try it again. I admit that I was skeptical and didn't think someone so dumb with hair as myself could make this work, but I was pleasantly surprised! Any fellow curl-junkies out there? What method do you use? (And if yours is natural, color me jealous!)