I got an e-mail from Jennifer U. back in December with a link to a commercial from the UK for a perfume called Nina L’Elixir starring Florrie, a beautiful singer. After listening to the commercial I couldn’t get the song out of my head. So I poked around a little more & found the entire music video and just love this song. It is totally a “happy – pick me up” kind of a song. If you’re in the UK you’ve probably seen the commercial for this – but I’d never this version of the song or seen the commercial. I hope you’ll watch it:
Seriously – don’t you feel happy now?! I realize this song is a remake, but I love her version and I love her voice. Not only is it a catchy song, but Florrie is simply gorgeous & Jennifer was curious about her hairstyle. If you want to see the actual commercial for the perfume you can go here. It’s basically just a shorter version of the actual music video w/the perfume ad at the end.
So a couple months back I’d done a version of her hair and then took a few screen shots from the video to share here, but my computer decided to crash while I was in the middle of things & I lost what I’d worked on. And well, life happened and I never got back to it. So I’m finally getting around to “re” posting this!
Her hair isn’t anything that is majorly hard or new – but I just loved it, and so thanks Jennifer for asking about her hair & for introducing me to this fabulous song! Here’s a few still images that I grabbed from the video:
She’s just got a romantic loose & messy side braid with a fabulous jeweled headband to dress it up. Amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful!
Our attempt at her style differed a little because from the looks of it Florrie has bangs – or at least layered hair up front allowing the front bangs/fringe to be swept back. So since my girls don’t really have layers, we improvised!
I let Goose’s hair just part right down the middle wherever it wanted after I’d brushed through it. Don’t make a straight & exact part for this. Then I randomly curled pieces to give it a bit of volume & texture. Not hard curls but waves w/my flat iron.
Take the hair so it covers most of the ear and pull it around the right ear. Bring the hair towards the left side of the head.
Leave a bit of hair out on the left side up front if you don’t have bangs or layers that naturally would fall out. Start plaiting your braid – but do it loosely.
Finish your braid & tie it off with a rubber band.
In the back I wanted to give it a slight twist so it wasn’t hanging down so far, so I anchored it with a bobby pin.
With the hair left hanging out of the braid I teased it a little bit to make it look a bit messy.
Then I gently pulled it back towards the braid and anchored it down into it with a bobby pin.
Then to make our braid a bit messy & fuller looking I gently pulled on the sides of the braid.
Viola! No more nice & clean looking braid – a fuller & messier looking braid instead. And that’s it – you’re done. You’ve got your loose side braid! Add a headband or other accessory & that’s it.
We didn’t have such a fabulous headband like Florrie, but I picked this cute pearl one up at the Dollar Store a while back & it looked great with her pearl necklace.
Another time recently we did basically the same thing, but Goose didn’t want her hairs covering her ears as much, so we didn’t leave things quite as loose, but we left some more hair down on both sides leaving room for wispy curls instead. I think I like this version better on her.
Loose side braid #2
Like I said, this is such a cute & simple style, but dressed up with the right accessory, and making it loose instead of really tight and adding a few curls up front & it dresses it up & makes it so pretty. Perfect for any occasion or age. Thanks again Jennifer for tipping me off to this fun song & pretty style! Whenever I need a pick-me-up I listen to her song now!