One of the only downfalls to traveling… is the actual traveling from Point A to Point B. I don’t care how “good” of a flier you are, airports are dreadful even at the best of times. I consider myself a pretty good traveler: pack light, easy loose fitting clothes, I’m good to go. But then I see those girls all dressed up to get on a plane and I feel so… inadequate. So, the one way I try to keep myself looking semi put together? A sweet and simple hairstyle like this one. And I think the celestial theme kind of goes hand in hand with traveling. I mean, most of us aren’t going to the moon – but we sure would like to, right?
For this post I teamed up with Schwarzkopf Color ULTÎME® to show you how I made this sweet celestial hair pin and how I keep, at least my hair looking fresh while I travel. I’m not a salon girl. I rarely get my hair cut (we’re talking once every few years) and I have a hard time convincing myself to even brush it on a consistent basis but I LOVE the color selection of Schwarzkopf Color ULTÎME®. And home dyeing your hair is just so much easier (on the wallet and the psyche!) than going into a salon. This time around I decided to give Black Cherry a try. I was eyeing a few others but in all honesty, the name won me over. Plus, I’ve been dying to try a ruby/magenta tint ever since I first saw Jaclyn Hill dye her hair a similar shade like six years ago.
You may not be able to tell in the first photo, but the tips of my hair are so frizzy and and dry and damaged. Granted, that bedtime bun curl looks pretty good… but other than that, just no. I have had the same freaking hair style and color for at least ten years. So, it’s safe to safe I am extremely happy with this new vibrant result. Take a look at the photo of the box versus how it turned out. The color result is so true to the box it’s crazy. The photo on the right is after only towel drying my hair, no styling whatsoever and it already looks and feels healthier. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to dye my hair only to find that I get some washed out version of what’s on the box. But this one turned out fantastic and Schwarzkopf Color ULTÎME® boasts a vibrant, long lasting color and shine. So, I’m looking forward to not having to re-dye in two weeks. Like I said before, low maintenance is key for me because – well – I’m lazy.
HELPFUL HINT: If you’re like me and you look like your covered in bruises after dying your own hair (I’m not careful where the dye gets… it literally looked like my neck was covered in bruises from being choked out) all it takes is a wash cloth and DISH SOAP. You’re welcome.
I started out this mission by heading over to my local Walmart to take a browse through this new collection. I checked out a couple of other local retailers but I found that Walmart had more options when it came to the more… eclectic colors. Halfway through the hair dye process I had to have my boyfriend run to the store to get more (I only originally bought two boxes) and we were only able to find this specific shade at Walmart.
So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty! Let’s make ourselves a beautiful Celestial Hair Pin!
You can find most of these supplies at your local craft store, or if you’re like me – you already had some of this lying around. Because crafts.
This first portion of this little DIY will make you question all of your artistic capabilities. But don’t overthink it. No matter how ugly and awkward it looks right now, it will all turn out alright in the end. I have a similar philosophy to eye makeup before false lashes are applied. Anyone with me? So, we’re going to take a long-ish piece of wire (nothing specific 6 – 12 inches) and loop your first button through. Make sure to twist the wire on the backside of the button to hold it in place. Then, you’re going to add random “loops” by grabbing the wire with your pliers and twisting it around the pliers like I am in the above photo. Repeat with random loops and buttons, whatever feels best. I did four buttons and god knows how many loops.
Take another long piece of wire and hook it through the little holes on either end of the barrette (but for real, why are there holes there?). I actually looped it through one hole, then through one of the buttons on my pin piece, then through the other hole. See in the below photo.
This is where you need to get creative. Attach your barrette wire to your star pin in whatever way feels most natural. Like I said, I looped the barrette wire through one of my stars and then just wrapped the two wires around each other a few times to secure (second photo).
Glue dallops everywhere!!! This is where we are going to start applying our star jewels (moons too if you’re lucky) with glue. I just put plops of glue all over the place and stuck random jewels. They will try to fall off. Use plenty of glue and then leave it somewhere to dry and harden.
Now that the physical aspect of creating the hair pin is complete, it’s time to get cray cray with the spray paint. Spray both sides and let dry. I would suggest coating both sides, letting it dry (doesn’t take too long if you’re using craft spray paint) and then do a second coat to get any areas you may have missed. Due to my lack of patience, I only did one coat and noticed later a few of the stars weren’t fully covered.
And that’s all she wrote folks! Simple as that. For some reason, I have this really strong urge to make as many as I can. But I have no idea what I would do with them. Once it’s fully dry you can change the shape by bending the wire (DO NOT TRY TO BEND IT BY GRABBING THE STARS OR MOONS – I speak from experience) to get your perfect shape. Thinking about putting my hair in a high bun and finding a way to position this underneath? What do you guys think?