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When fresh flowers meet French braids (plus a light, translucent summer makeup look.)

What happens when you mix oh-god-keep-it-off-my-face braids (also known as “partial French” or “cascade,” but really, where’s the fun in that) with a Crown of Thorns that constantly thinks it’s dying?

Apparently, the answer is festival-floral hair, to match your face daisies, because why not. It’s thirty degrees and the heat is killing you, so you may as well put some of those panic-flowers into your braids, right?

(Backstory; the plants in our house are constantly flowering, and I’m convinced it’s because they think they’re going to dehydrate & are feeling the need to spawn before it’s all over. Poor things.)

It starts with a braid, 

Adds in some flowers, 

And ends something that might not actually be all that terrible. 

I don’t get terribly excited about hair (love cutting it, love colouring it, love braiding it — but only on other people,) so I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping this isn’t extra-boring for all of you. I can’t even remember the last time I used the hair tag, so I suppose it just goes to show how infrequently it crosses my mind.

And, well for those of you who do like hair:

Check out the full tutorial of the look here.

And hey, about that face…

The makeup in this post is pretty basic, but I did take a few [more] shots of it. Any interest in the product rundown/more photos? I know you’ve already seen it twice (this post, and the storybook daisies one), so I think I’m just going to sit on the photos for a rainy day — but let me know if you want to see more of it, and I’ll get a post up sooner.

I don’t have too much to say about the products used, but I am kind of crazy about this lip colour right now. It’s a Clinique Chubby Stick–Mega Melon–and I can safely say it’s a favourite of the month!

(P.S. Photos and swatches of all the newly-launched shades very soon — I just need to find time to photograph them all.)

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15 Comments

  • Reply bellachique

    Soo pretty, soft and romantic! I wish I could do a braid like that, but mine always end messy and sloppy, lol. Love the addition of the flowers, they contrasts greatly with your black hair :)
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    July 20, 2012 at 7:19 AM
  • Reply Clare

    Your flower braid is gorgeous!! I wonder if I could pull it off without looking too hippy dippy…

    July 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM
  • Reply callitbeautyblog

    YOU ARE SO CUUUUTE! *pinches*

    I love the idea of braids, but I reallyreallyREALLY suck at them. And I always have this idea that I'd grow my hair out so I can do a fishtail, but that never happens… -_-
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    July 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM
  • Reply Jackie

    i love flowers in hair! and with the braid, simply gorgeous. great etherial look.
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    July 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM
  • Reply Larie

    You are so cute. SO CUTE.

    Hair and I are not besties. I mean, I like it and am overall satisfied with its color and style, but I have absolutely no interest in tweaking, braiding, blowing out, whatever. I seem to be missing that gene. Still, I love beautiful hair looks on other people :D
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    July 20, 2012 at 1:08 PM
  • Reply The Beauty Sample

    You are a gorgeous, gorgeous girl. Jealous! Plus, I wish I knew how to do my hair! I'm hopeless
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    July 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply rokderm

    Beautiful!!! Will have a look at the tutorial video now! This is perfect summer braid, me thinks! :)
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    July 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    Ugh stop being so darned cute, Rae! I.. I.. I just want to squish you (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

    July 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM
  • Reply Liz

    You're like a lovely spring fairy! Beautiful!!
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    July 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    Another look for Folk Fest haha! So very pretty Rae!
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    July 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM
  • Reply Kiss & Make-up

    You look like a doll, so perfect :-) And I love the braid! I've been experimenting with braids a lot lately. I'm currently working on a complicated version of the waterfall braid. Not a success so far, though…

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    July 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Reply Bun Bun Makeup Tips

    You know, you look like those ancient China princesses who always have flowers and ferns in their hair. Pretty!
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    July 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM
  • Reply Angela

    I can't even deal with how adorable you look /flails everywhere
    And those flowers are so sweet and pretty, they don't even look real @__@
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    July 23, 2012 at 1:28 AM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    Aaah! This is so young and pure! I love it! I think this is the first time i've been genuinely interested in a Chubby Stick too!
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    July 31, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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