Thursday 13 January 2011

Let them eat French rolls!

I managed to put my twists into a French Roll. 
I used a straight hair tutorial for inspiration - obviously, I didn't fold my hair around like she does at the start, since my hair isn't that long, but I used the same principle of rolling and pinning.
So I grabbed my hair as if to put it in a ponytail, but then folded the ends under the hair, like I was going to bun it.
But I wasn't - not in the mood for buns, you see. I wanted a roll.
So I rolled the bottom part of my hair, since the top part sprang out of my hand, and then pinned it in place.
I continued rolling whilst moving my way up my hair - so I went from my nape to my crown, where I ran out of hair. I used 3 bobby pins in total.
If you'd prefer to use a video tutorial where the woman has texture hair, there's a pretty good one here (skip to 2:00 for the start of the tutorial).

And then I pulled my (loose) bangs/fringe back into a pompadour/hump/backwards quiff.

I was obviously moving faster the speed of light...well, except for my forehead. 

I then realised that one of my Christmas presents....would allow me to be Queen.


Wave to the front...

Wave to the left...

I was feeling very deluxe - with a Marie Antoinette kind of splendour. So she inspired the title.*

Where was I going, that I got all dressed up like that?

Nowhere. I was procrastinating on an essay.

I even managed to get my Queenie wave sorted.

*Yes, I know that Marie Antoinette didn't actually coin the phrase, since it was in use since before she was born. But she's the person who it's most attributed to. 


  1. Cute! Keep on rolling

  2. I swear I'm procrastinating now...meant to be making notes for my finals. shame on me. Can't believe u dared to wear that like a it LOL

    Love the comment on BLEURGH about jammin' to the musical soundtrack on the website. No shame in a good game...i did that every morning too until downloaded the FELA greatest hits lol

  3. @C - thank you! :D
    @**OnYxStA** - Oh man, finals :/ Not looking forward to them at all!
    If I can't
    Since I dress like a granny every day, I reckoned it was time to let my inner diva have a go - I drew the line at sliding down the hallway doing the Queenie wave.
    If I can't get tickets for the show, I guess I'll get my dad the soundtrack :)

  4. Lol nice. Long live the queen!


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