Saturday, February 28, 2009

The WINNER! And More Business....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 250
Timestamp: 2009-02-28 14:54:10 UTC

Soooooo, #250 is...........

Rogers said...
I would choose set # 44 if I won. These are so unique!!
February 25, 2009 4:31 PM

So, congratulations Rogers.... Please go here and choose the set you want. You can stick with #44 or if you've changed your mind, pick another one. Then email me at: hair4myprincess at yahoo dot com with your address and selected prize!!

Thank you so much for all the participation, everyone!! And a huge thank you to The Pleated Poppy for sponsoring this giveaway! Judging by the 419 comments, I think it's fair to say everyone loves your stuff!

Now, onto other business:

Our 100,000th visitor should be stopping by very soon. Possibly even today! So, make sure to check on the counter at the bottom of the blog! For more details about the contest, go here. I wasn't going to say, but I can't keep a secret!! I've decided on a Walmart gift card for the prize. Who couldn't use that??? (Well, I guess if you don't live near a Walmart, that would be pretty useless, LOL.) I'll send you something else if there's no Walmart nearby, K.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I'm excited about this giveaway! Remember this cute flower bow made from fabric I posted about a few days ago??

I got it from a website I've fallen in love with called The Pleated Poppy. Not only does this shop sell adorable Posy Hair Clips like this one; They sell all kinds of handmade stuff. Everything from Super Hero Capes to Ruffled Aprons!

The Pleated Poppy also has a blog you'll want to check out with some cute tutorials and craft ideas, fun!

I love the uniqueness of these hair clips! I've actually never seen any clips made from designer fabric quite like them. The best part? The Pleated Poppy has generously offered to sponsor a free giveaway for my readers, yipee!!

The winner will receive their choice of a set of 3 Posy Hair Clips!!

Here's what you'll need to do for a chance to win:
I'm allowing several entries per person. You'll get one entry for doing each of these. Please leave a separate comment for each entry so that they'll all count when I draw the winner using on Saturday, February 28th!
1 entry for leaving a comment.....any comment. (I like to make it easy on you lazy ones, LOL) 1 entry for leaving a comment telling me which set of these hair clips you would choose if you are the winner. Besides the hair clips, tell me another item from the store that you would love to have.Spread the word about this contest! And if you were referred by someone, make sure to leave a comment telling me who sent you. Every comment that is left with your name as the referral is another entry for you!
That's it people! Just make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win (like a blog or an email address.) Have fun browsing through this fun shop, and good luck!

Oh, BTW... Don't forget about my 100,000th visitor contest either! It's getting close!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

French Squiggle Braid With A Bun

First things first, keep an eye on the counter at the bottom of my blog. I'm giving out a prize for our 100,000th visitor. I don't want you to miss out if it's you!! Here are the contest details if you haven't already read them.

Now for the hairstyle....

Start by making a headband part (split with a part inside) and pull the rest into a side pony.
Starting on one side of your side part, make a section and start twisting the heck out of it until it looks similar to this......

Take another section underneath and start twisting it a little as well.....

Twist it in with the first section and twist some more.Keep going to the end of both sections and add the twists into the ponytail.Twist the ponytail a little....And wrap it around itself to make a bun. (I wrapped an elastic around it to keep it in place.)We added this adorable flower made from fabric!!

Do you love this bow as much as I do?? Be sure to check back here on WEDNESDAY. I'll let you in on where it came from and how you can own a set just like the one shown here for FREE!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Fun Little Game...No Skill Involved...With A Winner!

I just noticed my little counter thingy is at 94,300 visitors. That means probably within the next week or so, someone will be my 100,000th visitor! (Well, the 100,000 person since I put the counter on my blog.....close enough.) So, I thought I would make a fun game out of this:

Whoever happens to be my 100,000th visitor will get a prize. It could be something crappy, or it could be something really great, I'm not telling ya, he he.

For me to verify that you were the 100,000th visitor, you'll need to take a screen shot of my counter and email it to me. (It's the little box at the VERY bottom of my blog.) The line that says "visits" is the one I'm looking at. To take a screen shot: Press "ctrl" and "print screen" at the same time. Then, open up something you can paste a picture into (like microsoft word) and press "ctrl v" to paste. After you've pasted it in there, you can email it to me at hair4myprincess at yahoo dot com.

The Princess's Grandma is a mac user and figured out how to take a screen shot with a mac! So here's the scoop: Press "the apple button" (it's near shift) plus "shift" plus "3" all at the same time. That should take the screen shot, from there you should be able to paste it.

If anyone is still having trouble accomplishing this, I totally understand cuz I'm technically challenged myself! If you are the 100,00th person and you just can't get any of this to work... Just send me an email with the state you are in and the date and time of your visit. I can verify it from there.

Let the game begin! I can't wait to see who the lucky person is! (Hopefully whoever it is isn't a skimmer and actually read this post!!)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Diagonal Double Dutch Braids

It's hard to tell from this picture. But this is parted diagonally, from the eye on one side, back behind the ear on the other. Put one side in a ponytail to keep it out of the way. Inside-Out French Braid both sections and join together at the bottom with an elastic. There is an inside out French Braid video on the highlighted link if you need it. (I would recommend turning your sound off while watching the video. I sound like a dork and my explanation isn't helpful AT ALL. Trust me, you'll pick it up better with the sound OFF! LOL)

Make several small braids and band together at the bottom, leaving out some ends.Flip the ends back up to the top and wrap with another elastic.This has to be one of my all time favorite bows. The princess says she looks like a "perfectly wrapped birthday present" with it on. (I agree!) In case you want one just like it, I got ours at All Things Ribbon. (If you end up ordering something while you're there, be sure to type in "myprincess" at checkout for a discount.)

I heart this hairdo, so simple and sweet! And did I mention that I LOVE the bow?? Here's the direct link for the New Flower Stacks Bows from the All Things Ribbon website. And don't pay full price! Enter in "myprincess" for your discount when you're done shopping.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fishtail /Fishbone Braid Video

I had a request a couple days ago for a fish tail braid video. I knew I had already posted one, so I went looking through this hair blog trying to find the link. Well, I looked all over and couldn't find it. Weird!! It has been awhile, but I remembered making that video! Long story short, I finally found it in my drafts. Yep, I'm losing it people. I made the video, then never posted it! Here it is, the long lost tutorial. Better late than never, right?

How to make a Fish Braid:
I love that this braid is so easy to make but looks so intricate and unique.

Also, one last thing. This has been bugging me. In your expert opinions, is it fish tail braid, herringbone, or fish bone braid?? I don't know which is "right."

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ok I Lied, One More Heart Hairstyle!!

I wasn't going to do anymore heart dos, but I just couldn't help myself. Here's one more.

Start with a triangle in front. (Of course I didn't learn my lesson Last Time. The point of the triangle needs to go down another inch or 2 to get a better heart shape.)

Now make a part all the way around her head in the shape of a heart and start placing the elastics around it.Take out a chunk of hair in the middle of the heart.Start making your net. Just do whatever pattern makes you happy....Now you can make your messy bun and add a bow.

Okay, this really is the last heart I'm going to do. I promise!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Double Braided Ribbon Hearts

I don't have tons of time today, so you're getting the short version......This is basically a variation on yesterday's hairstyle. They look completely different, but are made almost exactly the same way. Start with your two reverse flipped piggies in front. This time run a ribbon through the elastic until both ends are the same length. Split the piggy in 2 and braid each side, using the ribbon as one of the strands in each braid.Do this on both sides.Now, instead of forming one heart like we did yesterday, make a heart on each side and add in with the ponytail. Again, I just braided and flipped the ponytail back up to the base and curled the ends.

BTW, this is another cute bow from Madibu Bows!

PS This will most likely be my last Valentines Day post. If you still can't decide which style to choose, I've made it easy for you to browse and posted all of mine together here: Valentines Day Hair

Check out the other hair blogs on my sidebar as well, there are tons of cute heart styles floating around out there!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Twist Braid Heart Hairstyle For Girls

It's been a struggle getting all these Valentine's Dos in before the big day. I think it's pretty safe to say we've covered just about every way humanly possible to make a heart in a head of hair. haha I've got this one and one more heart hairstyle I'll be posting soon, as soon as I get a couple free minutes. Then I'm done with hearts for awhile!!

So, start with 2 pigtails on each side of her head in front. I did a zig zag part in the middle. Do a reverse pull through with each one. Make a low pony with the remaining hair.Split both piggies in 2 and twist braid/rope braid/corkscrew (whatever you want to call it) each section. (If you don't know how to do a twist braid, pull-through, or zig zag part, look under my "quick search labels" for "videos." You'll find instructional videos there!)Bring the middle 2 braids towards the center and secure with an elastic to form the top of the heart.Now bring the outer 2 twist braids down and gather everything in with the pony. I twist braided the pony leaving out some ends and flipped the braid back up to the base with an elastic.Flip the ends back over the braid and add a bow.
The darling bow for this hairstyle came from Madibu Bows.