Try It Out Tuesday – Square Braid!

So today is something a bit different. Today’s Try It Out Tuesday is a little hairstyle that I’ve been itching to do for a while. It is the Square Braid!

Essentially, it’s a fishtail braid but by feeding the hair both under and over at the same time you get this really cool cube of fishtail braids. I actually expected this to be a lot harder than it was because it looked quite fiddly when I watched the tutorial (which I have posted below), but actually it’s really easy to get the hang of it. The only downside is that if you have really long hair like I do, it takes a really long time to get to the bottom.

Because I was doing it on myself rather than on someone else, I decided to braid the top of my hair in a dino braid (or dutch braid, or boxer braid, whichever floats your boat), put bobbles in the end once I’d reach the bottom of my ears and then began the square braid and I actually really love the look it gave, it’s quite quirky. By doing this, you can jazz up the centre of your braid with bows or those really cute pom pom bobbles.

The original video is by THE BOOK CHANNEL and is below.

Sparkle on! – Ellie .xx

Hello and welcome!

So here we are at my first post and first thing’s first, let me introduce myself;

I’m Ellie and I’m a little bit addicted to glitter. Hence the name of this blog.

I guess I should probably go into what this blog is going to be about. For starters, it’s going to be very opinion based. I want to share my personal experiences and opinion when it comes to the world of hair and makeup. My approach is very different. I’ve always been super creative and wanting to do things that make me different, so I’ve taken in-fashion makeup and hairstyles and I’ve made them into my own. And that’s what I want to show you. I want to show you that it’s cool to stand out from the crowd in whatever way you want. And you never have to justify why you’ve done something to anyone. If you like it and that’s your style, then live it.

There’s going to be a mixture of pictures and videos depending on what I’m focusing on in each post and I’m also going to do my best to make it accessible to everyone. Most of this self-discovery I’ve done whilst I’ve been a student and we don’t exactly have the means to get ahold of the best products out there. But that’s the thing, you don’t need the best!

Every Tuesday I’m going to make a post featuring me trying out a new look, whether that be inspired by a recent celebrity pap shot or a tutorial I’ve come across on YouTube. I’m going to actually put things into practice and tell you all what I think, and so Try It Out Tuesday will be born.

So if you like the sound of this hopefully you’ll be looking out for my very first official post!

Sparkle on! – Ellie .xx