Wednesday, 22 January 2014

When life gives you lemons..

..get a sock! 




We all have those mornings where nothing goes right - you've overslept, you're in a rush getting ready & you can find anything you need! This happens to me far too often to count. I had a big event Friday just gone, so the evening before I sorted my outfit & how I was going to have my hair & make up. I originally planned on putting my hair into a fishtail plait, alas it never works when you really want it to does it? I then resorted to putting my hair into a high, big bun - what a surprise, I couldn't find my hair doughnut!

I was running out of time by now so it was either improvise or a high sleek ponytail.
I improvised.
I got a sock.

I have heard & seen a few people using a sock instead of a hair doughnut but being blonde I always thought that you would be able to see the sock through me hair! Also the fact that putting a sock in my hair to achieve a hairstyle has never crossed my mind.

I got a white trainer sock (I stole this from my boyfriend as his feet are huuuge) cut off the ends & rolled it down so it looked like a miniature bun. There are a few techniques as to how you can style your hair using the sock/doughnut but I'll be telling you my way today :)
I pulled my ponytail through the sock, backcombed with my Head Jog 15 brush, wrapped around to get it big & clipped with hair pins (not a hair band as you wont get the sweeping round/walnut whip effect) Sprayed with hair spray, although after I do this I then hold it but lift it slightly just so it gets that bit bigger/higher.

I'm pretty impressed with the final look! I think I'll still stick to using my hair doughnut but this is always a good alternative if I can't find it again or if you don't want to buy a hair doughnut & have plenty of socks that you don't mind chopping up at home.
You can get doughnuts in all different sizes I use the size Medium.
Do you use a doughnut or sock?
Do you style your hair like I do or do you do it a different way?
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15 comments

  1. I know what to do if I can't find my hair doughnut aha! I'm currently holding a giveaway on my blog, it's not much but it'd be great if you could enter :)
    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/giveaway-thank-you-for-100-followers.html x

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    1. Haha thought I'd do a post in case anyone did! Ooo I'll enter it now :) xxx

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  2. Looks so nice on you!
    I always wear buns, but no socks or doughnut. Maybe i need to try them again! xxx

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    1. Thank you gorgeous. I just find using them so much easier & quicker xxxx

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  3. I can't get away with wearing buns but you look fab with them! x

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    1. Ooo I'm sure you can my lovely! I used to think the same but after a while I thought actually they don't look too bad. Thanks for checking out my blog :) xxx

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  4. Thats such a fabulous idea hun! You look beaut! :-) xxxxx

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  5. We have nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    http://www.tartanfairytales.co.uk/2014/01/the-liebster-award.html
    Gemma & Laura
    x

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much girlies, I have already done one but I'll add your blog link to that if that's ok with you? xxx

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  6. i use a sock also! hahaha love this post
    www.kissandmakeup28.blogspot.com
    xxxxxx

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    1. I'm pleasantly surprised by how helpful they are!! I genuinely didn't think you could get as good result but you sooo can haha :) Checking out your blog now :) xxxxx

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  7. Charlotte, this is such a clever idea! I've always wanted to try a top bun but never got around to it because I didn't have a doughnut, ah I'm definitely trying this out now! It looks so great on you!

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    1. You'll have to let me know how you got on with it - I'd love to know! :) xxx

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  8. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I love your blog and this sock-bun is such a good idea! You're so pretty!
    Looking forward to reading your future posts love,

    Alex xx
    http://allurescent.blogspot.co.uk/

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