Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

I dyed my hair purple. Words I never thought I would say (write). I saw an ad for the Vidal Sassoon London Luxe hair colour line and for the first time in years I had an overwhelming urge to dye my hair, especially when I saw that the purple colour was named London Lilac. I dyed my hair dark red for about a year towards the end of high school and then spent another three years dying it dark brown every couple of weeks trying to get rid of the red. I knew what I definitely didn’t want to put myself through that again, plus I think my “dirty” blond multi- coloured natural hair suits me the best. This all being said I when for it and I love it. I dyed the underneath first, that on it’s own was a little weird so I added some more to the tips all over. It’s not perfect, I might get a hair cut and then even it out a bit, but perfect neat hair is not my thing (obviously).

While I like that I can kind of hide the colour if I’m not feeling it, I also wanted to be able to show it off. I’ve been experimenting with some new summer hair style that work great in the heat and also show off my new purple hair.
Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

1. Gather a section of hair from the top of your head (if you have thicker hair then gather a larger section if you need).

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

2. Smooth into a pony tail and secure with an elastic, at this point it doesn’t need to be a clear elastic as the top knot will cover it.

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

3. If you have fine hair like me then you might want/ need to tease your pony tail a little bit to add some volume and so your top knot won’t be too tiny.

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

4. Create whatever kind of bun you like. I wrapped my point tail around itself and secured with another clear elastic and a couple of bobby pin so that it would sit the way I wanted it to.

Since the majority of my purple hair is underneath, gathering some of my hair into a bun on top of my head allows the purple to show through a bit more, plus it keeps the most annoying pieces out of my face in the summer heat.

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

1. Create a tight pony tail at the nape of your neck, or wherever you want your rolled up bun to sit.

2. Split your hair in two above the elastic.

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

3. Flip you pony tail up over and through the hole your created above the elastic, tighten the pony tail part.

P.s. You’re doing a “Topsy Tail” (link) without the tool. Did you have a “Topsy Tail” in the 90s?

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

4. Flip the section of hair that came through the hole up into the hole again, this will create a rolled up looking bun.

Summer Hair Styles | How to Show off Your Colour

5. At this point its up to you how much you want to secure with bobby pins. I used a few to push a couple of fly away pieces back into the top of the bun and a few underneath the bun as well. This bun will definitely look different every time you do it.

I love how my purple hair from underneath is now front and center because of the flipping motion.

xo-Caitlin

My Style | Summer Nights

My Style | Summer Nights Zara t-shirt (in the sale now)// Forever21 shorts (old)// Marc by Marc Jacobs bag// SixtySeven sandals

Heat waves make it almost impossible to want to dress up and taking outfit photos during the day in the sun, out of the question. Light weight clothing, my favourite new Birkenstock style sandals and escaping the sun late at night have all been completely necessary these past couple of days. We, including me, spend most of the year yearning for summer to come back so I guess now that it’s here we should take advantage of it before September arrives and we’re complaining about how short the summer was. I think I’ll just turn my AC down a little more instead.

My Style | Summer Nights

My Style | Summer Nights

My Style | Summer Nights

My Style | Summer Nights

xo-Caitlin

Beat The Heat

Beat The Heat

We are in the midst of a small heat wave (I missed the first one while vacation) and since I have lots of projects and work that I still want to accomplish even though the temperature isn’t so cooperative I’ve been relying on a few necessities to beat the heat and try and stay sane. Thank goodness though that there isn’t any humidity because lets just say that if there was any level of humidity this blog post would be titled “How to Avoid all People and all Responsibility When it’s Humid”.

Beat The Heat

1. Water. A no-brainer but sometimes we forget about it. Use a cute glass or a straw, put some ice cubes in it so it stays colder longer or drink it quickly so you don’t have to remember to continuously slip it for the whole day.

Beat The Heat

Beat The Heat

2. Fans. A comical amount of them, two per room or even three whatever works to cool you off.

Beat The Heat

3. Nothing is worse than hair in your face or on your neck when it’s extremely hot out. Might I suggest a funny bun to keep you hair out of your face. The higher the better, am I right? I call the one on the right “The Brittney Bun”.

Beat The Heat

4. Popsicles, plural, as in more than one a day.

xo-Caitlin

Post Vacation Favourites

Post Vacation Favourites {The option to wear anything in my closet, casual or dressy}

There’s a reason why people say the only thing better than going on vacation is coming home, because it’s so true and I couldn’t agree more. Going on vacation is definitely a luxury, but do you know what is even more of a luxury? Being able to appreciate all the things you never really think twice about during the year. Not to mention all the weird stuff you get to do in the privacy of your own home. Beside the obvious, my own bed, a shower with water pressure and the internet, I’m having a serious moment for some pretty average things and I couldn’t be happier. Here are some of my post vacation favourites.

Post Vacation Favourites {Indulging in excessive beauty rituals, scrubbing my knees with my Clarisonic body attachment, coconut oil covered feet at night}

Post Vacation Favourites {Lazy afternoons all alone sitting on my bed and doing whatever I want}

Post Vacation Favourites {Being more confident about not wearing makeup in public (I only wore it once while on vacation)}

Post Vacation Favourites {But also appreciating a full glam-ed up face}

xo-Caitlin

My Colour Theory

My Colour Theory {Essie Naughty Nautical}

When it comes to my clothing we all know that colour is most definitely not my thing, black is my favourite, grey is good too and sometimes if I’m feeling extra adventurous blue is acceptable. My closet may be dark as night and my soul not much lighter but at least my nails are usually bright and cheerful. This is what I like to call Caitlin’s theory of colour, if my outfit says goth then my nails should say preschooler, it’s kind of a rule of the universal that I live in, everything must be balanced. I really do love to use my nail polish as an accessory and it’s a great way to add some colour to an otherwise monochromatic outfit and a commitment free way to change up your style. What colour will be on your nails this weekend? I’ll be wearing the blue and glitter combination (probably with an all black outfit as well).

My Colour Theory {Essie The More The Merrier}

My Colour Theory {Essie Peach Daiquiri // Revlon Butterfly}

My Colour Theory {Sally Hansen Pacific Blue // Nails Inc. Connaught Square}

xo-Caitlin