In May, I established 5 Small Goals I set out to accomplish in Spring, even though I was getting a late start. I’m pleased to have accomplished all of them before the end of June! Although getting photos of them was trickier.
I did indeed try 3 new hairstyles (I actually tried 4, but only got photos of 2), although I’ve discovered getting photos of hairstyles is surprisingly difficult. Neither Guy nor I really know how to go about photographing the back of a head particularly well. Especially because if you are going to take photos of your hair, you have to do it as soon as you finish styling, otherwise it looks super disheveled and messy within about 45 minutes (maybe that’s just me?). One of the unphotographed ones was this cute and very easy braid from a previous Pin Ups Friday post, which I will definitely be doing again.
The faux french braid was on this Pin Ups Friday post, as well. The bun with the red bobby pins was something I just sort of made up- I painted the bobby pins with nail polish, and I’ve seen several photos around the internet of people configuring them in interesting ways in their hair. So I thought I’d try it out! I do think it’s a fun detail, I would do it again. Side note: painting bobby pins with nail polish is very addictive.
I made waffle iron cakes! They were amazing! I highly recommend. It was a fun way to make little cakes, and everything seems more magical when you add rainbow sprinkles.
I have now not only tried purple eye make up, I love it! Again, this was hard to photograph, without looking very bizarre. I have a whole new respect for beauty bloggers who get such great shots of their make up all the time- it is not easy. I probably do this purple eye make up look about once a week now, and it feels really nice to use something other than my standard neutral browns for eyeshadow.
Coffee cozy- I made one! And I love the colours. This is the sneak peek, I’ll do a blog post talking about it in more detail very soon.
As for the macrame, I made a simple macrame planter I had posted about on a previous Friday Pin Ups post, and I love how it turned out. It looks simple and modern. I used the instructions that I featured on this previous Friday Pin Ups post.
And there you have it! I find these seasonal challenges to be a fun way to explore new things, and actually try out my favourite ideas from the Friday Pin Up posts. I know it’s the middle of July, but I wonder if it’s too late to start a 5 Small Things for Summer?