BG by Christina

Monday, April 16, 2018

Beauty | How-To: A Whimsical & Colorful Spring Braid With Flowers!

*This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf. #FashionColorExpert #Sponsored 
Hi, guys!

Spring has sprung and I love trying new hairstyles and beauty looks with the seasonal change. I love that warmer temperatures make flowers in your hair instantly more acceptable haha. I thought this whimsical braid would be perfect for prom, or a wedding, or everyday really. I wanted the braid to have a little pop of color and I knew I wanted to try a new Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® shade for it. I picked mine up at Walmart and I was so happy with it. I love that there's always a shine to the color and to the extension after it's been colored. It never looks dull when I use Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME®. The color and feel of the hair extension don't fade, even after a few weeks!

If you're curious, take a look at their brand page to learn more!

Whimsical Braid How-To:
1. Color Extension With Desired Shade
I chose to use the shade Amethyst Black for my colorful streak. I've loved using Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® to easily switch up my look. I colored my extensions a deep red shade in the fall using Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME®. It just gives such a long lasting, vibrant color that defies fading for up to 9 weeks. The color is also true to the box color which is super important to me. Each kit comes with a pair of gloves, an applicator bottle with developer lotion, color cream, and a conditioning treatment. It also comes with an instruction leaflet with easy to follow instructions and pictures!
Here are the steps in the color process:

The first step is to perform an allergy test before application. 

Next, put gloves on and cover your clothes so that you don't spill on them!

Take off the tip of the application bottle and squeeze all of the color cream into the application bottle.

Shake the bottle until everything is mixed thoroughly.

Apply the mixture onto dry hair and allow it to work for 30 minutes.

Rinse extension with warm water until it runs clear.

Shampoo the extension and towel dry it.

Then, add the conditioning treatment and allow it to work for 2-3 minutes.

Rinse out the conditioning treatment. 

2. Clip In The Extension

When you're ready to create your braid, clip in the extension and make sure your hair is styled how you want it.

3. Braid Hair 
I chose to just do a regular three strand braid, but you can do whatever kind of braid you want. I tried to make the colorful streak show up in the braid as much as possible, by pulling it forward in the braid. It did take me a few tries before I was happy with it! I also used a little bit of hairspray after it was fastened with a hair tie. 

4. Clip Flowers Onto The Braid
This might be my favorite part! Just clip in a few flower clips and your look is complete!
Would you try this style for spring? Don't forget to check out Schwarzkopf on Facebook
and search #FashionColorExpert for even more spring hair inspiration!
You can also go to the hub to see more looks!

Love,

Christina xx

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Style | OOTD Vintage White Lace Dress


Hi, friends!

Happy Tuesday! This week has already been so crazy for me. I'm juggling so many things this month! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. It was so nice for Fred and I to spend time with friends and family and have some fun. We got so many yummy treats this Easter. I'm gonna be eating chocolate for years on end and I'm not complainin'!

Anyway, I'm in love with this white floral lace dress from Metisu! It's beautiful and has such a great vintage vibe. I love it's length too. A couple people have told me it could be a wedding dress and it really could be if you wanted to wear it for that! Weirdly, I get told that I look like I'm getting married a lot haha and just on a regular day for me. I think it's because I like wearing flowy, light things.
I hope you're all having a great week!

Love,

Christina xx

{Wearing}
Vintage White Lace Dress - Metisu
Similar Black Hat - Rue 21
Similar Black Booties - Charlotte Russe
Turquoise + Silver Ring Set - Zaful
Similar Black Bolo Wrap Necklace - Forever 21

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Once you were like sheep who wandered away, but now you have turned to your shepherd, the guardian of your souls. 

1 Peter 2:25

*I've received product from Metisu. All opinions are 100 % my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina! 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Style | OOTD Apricot Lace Dress

Hi, friends!

Happy weekend! I have another quick OOTD for you. I'm sorry I haven't been writing much lately! I've been so incredibly and even usually busy lately. My best friend gets married in just a few short weeks and I've been preparing for that. There's also been a few celebrations/showers that I've planned, but things will slow down a bit in May!

This apricot sleeveless lace dress is from Metisu and it's such a unique piece. The lace detail and the hem on this dress are so beautiful. I love that throwing a denim jacket on over it gives it a fun, eclectic look that's more casual. You can also make it super fancy!
& I love dresses in light peachy, apricot shades. I just feel really pretty wearing them, because they're so romantic!
I hope you have a happy Easter if you do celebrate!

Love,

Christina xx

{Wearing}
Apricot Sleeveless Lace Dress - Metisu
Similar Brown Fringe Waist Belt - Forever 21
Similar Rose Embroidered Denim Jacket - Elder-Beerman
Similar Brown Lace-Up Boots - Lulus
Similar Gemstone Choker - Charming Charlie

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Don't say "I will get even for this wrong" wait for the Lord to handle the matter. 

Proverbs 20:22 

*I've received product from Metisu. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina! 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Style | OOTD: A Boho Take On A Frilly Skirt

Hi, friends!

Happy Tuesday! I hope y'all like today's ootd!

I really like ruffled skirts. That might sound random, but I think they're incredibly more versatile than people think! Mesh and tulle skirts are so fun to wear and they can make for an interesting eclectic look. This ruffle mesh skirt is from Zaful and I think it's so dreamy and it pairs well with so many spring tops! Just add a belt and some booties and it makes the skirt much more casual. Proof that you can wear a frilly skirt and not look like you're playing dress up (but really what's so bad about that?!) 
I hope you have the best week ever!

Love,

Christina xx

{Wearing}
Similar Lavender Off-The-Shoulder Blouse - Forever 21
Apricot Mesh Ruffled Skirt - Zaful
Similar Tan Booties - Modcloth
Similar Tan Braided Belt - Charlotte Russe
Moonstone Bolo Wrap Choker - Ettika

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May there be peace within your walls.
Psalm 122:7

*I've received product from Zaful and Ettika. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina!