Mom Hair Monday: Fishtail Braided Chignon

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!
Wow! It’s been another busy week! We were supposed to have a relaxing week and then Addie decided she was going to get sick. Poor sweet pea has the WORST upper respiratory/sinus infection yet AGAIN, and of course, I’ve caught it as well. Before she got sick towards the end of the week, she worked SO hard in physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions. I was so proud of her. At the end of the week though, it was rough and we let Addie do a lot of sleeping. She seems to get sick so easily from being in the hospital for 10 months. She’s gotten sick probably once a month since she’s been home, but she’s been such a trooper. Addie has not required any extra oxygen or increased settings of any kind each time she’s been sick. Praise the Lord for such a HUGE blessing in that! I also enjoyed a weekend away in Marble Falls, Texas while Mathew and the nurses took care of my sweet girl. It was nice to get away and have some mom time with my bestie, Lauren. I digress- this week, I needed an EXTRA SUPER FAST hairstyle that would be functional and fun because many of you have requested styles for keeping your hair up, and to be honest, it’s too dang hot to have my hair down. So, I went with a casual yet classy Fishtail Braided Chignon. Y’all will LOVE it.

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!Makeup: Foundation- Benefit Big Easy in Fair, Concealer- Tarte CC Undereye Collector  in Light-Medium, Brows- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, Eyeshadow- Naked on the Run, Eyeliner- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Mascara- Benefit They’re Real, Blush-Urban Decay Naked Flushed, Highlighter- Benefit Sunbeam ( I also love these!), Lipstick- MAC Russian Red, Lashes- Ardell

Remember: The goal of Mom Hair Monday? To give you a cute, functional hairstyle that will take you from drab to fab in 5 minutes. 5 minutes is all we have, right moms? I’ll be showing you my tried and true hairstyles that are no fuss but look like you put in a ton of effort. This installment of Mom Hair Monday starts NOW and is the Fishtail Braided Chignon.

What will you need for the Fishtail Braided Chignon?

2 clear elasticsbobby pins, and a brush (I love the Wet Brush.)

Here’s how to do it:

1. Part your hair to the side and follow the instructions for the fishtail braid found here.

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!

2. Gently pull out the braid to make it wider and fluffier starting from the top and working your way to the bottom.

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!

3. Pull out a little bit of face framing strands on both sides of the front of your face. Take your bobby pins and pin the braid into a side bun. I personally like my look to be very undone and like I’m not trying too hard. However, if you are going somewhere that you need to be a little more polished, don’t pull out the face framing strands and pin the bun into a tighter look.

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!

4. Hairspray your hair and VOILA you’re done! Perfectly undone fishtail braided chignon!

This fishtail braided chignon tutorial by The Vintage Modern Wife is SO easy and I'm able to do it in 5 minutes! She breaks it down into a few easy steps that helped me take my hair from drab to fab! Plus, I love her pink and blonde hair! Check it out for #momhairmonday!

This week is a busy week for the Wolfe household. We have doctor appointments for shots and pre-op work, we’ll be on KWTX Tuesday and Wednesday for our Spread the Lovey kindness project campaign that you all helped donate to, AND I’ll be headed to Blog Elevated on Saturday! We’re excited for such a fun week. Please pray that we all feel much better by Tuesday!

So there you have it- the Fishtail Braided Chignon. I promise you’ll be able to do this on your first try AND you’ll want to do it anytime you want to pull your hair up and off your neck. Let me know if you try it, and make sure to come back next Monday for another Mom Hair Monday hairstyle!

How To Get That Perfect Summer Pedicure At Home

Let’s face it- no one wants to see ugly toes…especially during the summertime. It can be hard to get away, though, to get the time to go out and get a pedicure. Not only that, but at $40 and up, they’re not cheap. During the Summer, I always stock up on my pedicure supplies so I can get a perfect summer pedicure at home. Many of these products will last you the entire summer, if not longer, and will help you save your time and money.

Looking to get that perfect summer pedicure? Look no further because The Vintage Modern Wife has all the details so you can have the best at-home-pedicure ever!

1 & 2. Nail polish remover and cotton balls, 3. Glass emery board, 4. Fabulous Fizzies by Perfectly Posh, 5. Rubby Scrubby by Perfectly Posh 6. Pink Putty Foot Mask by Perfectly Posh, 7. Melt Away Cuticle Remover by Butter London, 8. Cuticle Pusher, 9. Soothing Stick Foot Hydration by Perfectly Posh, 10. Bath and Body Works Lotion, 11. Essie Nail Polish

Because I love you all so much, and want you to get a jump start on that perfect summer pedicure at home, my friend Sarah and I are giving you a chance to win $25 to her Perfectly Posh store! Here, you can get the Fabulous Fizzies, Rubby Scrubby, Pink Putty, Soothing Stick Foot Hydration, and more! Enter below for your chance to win.

 

 

 

Holy Moly It’s Happies and Crappies 49!

The Vintage Modern Wife and Brunch With Amber: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our 49th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! H&C wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so Amber and I really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up is posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST. Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

2. Please put the H&C button on your post for the link up.

3. Please follow your hosts. It’s not  mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag me and Amber as well as use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies

HAPPIES

1. I got to spend 5 days with my family back in Corpus this past week. Seeing my family was MUCH overdue and I was so glad to have spent as much time as we could there.

2. As y’all know, my parents got me the Maskcara IIID Foundation HAC Pack for Christmas! It was the really big thing on my list, so it made me really happy.

3. Mathew and I not only got to have a late Christmas with my family, but we spent New Year’s Eve with them as well! We had a great time at my aunt’s house playing trivia games, watching football, eating yummy food, and my favorite part…making bunuelos. Bunuelos are balls of dough stretched out super thin until they’re practically see through. Then, they are fried in oil and covered with cinnamon sugar. It’s my favorite part of New Years because all the ladies just sit around, talk, and try to make the best looking one!

4. Mathew and I started working out again and are beginning the process of clean eating. I’ll be talking more about our journey with clean eating and even giving y’all some fun recipes from one of my favorite websites, which I can’t wait to do! Although yesterday was only day 1, I’m happy to say that it was a success.

5. I was inspired by a fellow blogger and Instagrammer to take a picture every day for the year and use a hashtag to document it. I’d love if you all followed my hashtag on Instagram– #VMWeveryday2014. Let’s hope I can keep it up for all 365 days!

 

CRAPPIES

1. My car STILL isn’t done and I wrecked it in October. I’m dying to have it back!

2. Our only working car went kaput on us this week and so we are even MORE in dire need for crappy #1! We would absolutely love your prayers or thoughts to just get through this hard time. It’s not easy having ZERO vehicles.

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!