Saturday, 14 September 2013

How to wear a bow!

Rachael Hair Bow - Approximatley £6.50/$10
So I was recently contacted by Prairie Charms who were wondering whether I'd be interested in joining there 'Project Blogger'. I instantly said yes because I was already a huge fan of there brand. They offered me a 50% discount, and I was completly overwhelmed with the choices. In the end I chose this gorgeous 'dolly' pink bow with white polka dots. I think its pefect!

It came in this really cute purple shiny packaging, then a box! So it was really protected and wasn't damaged at all! Now onto how to style bows!

The Ballerina Bow Bun
 First gather all your hair to the top of your head and wrap it around (clockwise). Theneither secure to your head with bobby pins or a hair band. Using your fingers pull at the bun to make it  bigger and slightly messy. Not too much though because you don't want it too loose so it falls out, or too messy! Then take the bow and place it at the back or front of the bun for that extra touch. It looks like you've spent a long time on your hair, but I can assure you that this takes like 3 minutes. Perfect for school!

Fishtail Bow
Bring all of your hair to one side of face and split it into two sections. From the section nearest your face take a piece from the back and 'pass' it to the other section. Then from the section furthest away from your face take as section from the back and cross it over into the other section! That was hard to explain, ahah! If you don't know how to do it still, just type it into YouTube, theres tons of tutorials! Once you've reached the end of your hair, secure it with a clear elastic and place the bow at the bottom of your hair (covering the elastic!). Voila. This one takes a little longer, but if you already know how to fishtail plait it'll be easy!

Pin back bow
Take a section of hair from each side of your face and pull them to the back of your head so they over-lap. Then place a couple of bobby pins and then slide your bow in so it covers the pins.It takes 2 minutes maximum, and can be easily redone in class if it falls out! Perfecto!

Plaited bow
Bring all your hair to one side of your face and do a regular plait. If you don't know how to plait, you just take the section of hair you're wanting to plait then split it into three. Starting with the piece closest too your face you take that section and cross it into the middle, then the furthest away piece and cross it into the middle etc. You're basically just crossing each section into the middle. Once again if you still don't understand (I don't blame you, I'm awful at explaining!), just type it into YouTube! When you've plaited all your hair, secure it with a clear elastic and slot the bow in so its covering the elastic!

I hope you've all enjoyed this little hair post! I love wearing bows and if you're now lusting over one defiantly go and check out Prairie Charms! I'm now thinking about buying there 'Aaliyah Bow'! They;re amazing quality, really fast delivery and affordable. They also do jewelry, other hair accessories, its a lovely website, plus the customer service is great. I'm not just saying that, they're genuinely lovely people! 
I've been overloaded with so much homework this week, and have spent every evening doing art coursework and then being distracted by twitter! But don't worry, I will not stop blogging and leave your for a long period of time aha! I have some OOTD's coming up, which I am very excited about! I cannot wait for autumn/winter (although autumns already started I guess, considering the weather now!)! Am I the only one who's looking forward to those nights where you can just snuggle up in a big cosy jumper with a hot chocolate and watch Devil Wears Prada, when its -10 degrees outside. Yeah, its just me.

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  1. This is such a gorgeous bow! Love every way you've styled it as well Ellie :) x

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    1. Thank you Alice, I love it!

      Ellie xx
      PS - I've already entered your giveaway ahah, I hope I win *fingers crossed

  2. Ooh I'm loving these ideas, I really want to wear a bow but I just didn't know how without looking like I'm 10!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Awh, definatley try out some of these ideas then! Thank you Belle xx

  3. I really love this post! I've been totally obsessed with bows recently. I bought some tartan bows from Forever 21 and I've been using them most days since. I love how you've styled these too :-) so nice.

    - xoxo

    1. TARTAN BOWS. I need some in my life. Wowwwwww! thank you very much Catlin xx

  4. This bow is so cute! Love the different hair styles with it. KB xx