It’s summer and it’s ridiculously hot. It’s even worse for long-haired people like me. I actually already had 2 1/2 inches chopped off my past-waist long locks (it’s about d iaphragm-level long now) but well, that didn’t help much. I don’t want to cut off too much because I’m testing my patience on how long I can last without doing something crazy to my hair. I usually put my hair up. There are a lot of ways to create hair buns, most common would be using bobby pins and elastics. Not the most convenient, so I had to look for other methods. I’ve been scouring my favorite chinese surplus stores for nifty tools but somehow hair bun makers are elusive. Thankfully, I got to order some online for really good price.
Warning: Some of these tools might look like weird torture devices to the uninitiated. Keep an open mind LOL.
Magic Bun Maker
This is actually my default tool for making buns. It creates large bun looks and suits long hair best. I usually buy these at Php30-50, but I was able to get six pieces for only Php45. It’s nice to have a lot, since I usually end up breaking the wire inside these after too many wears. Best part, these are foam, making the bun look even bigger.
I also got a hair donut, which is used to add volume to the usual bun. I got it in medium, and it turned out to be much smaller than I expected. I was hoping I’ll be able to make Odango buns with this baby, but it looks like I’ll end up making little Chun-li buns instead.
Last year, hair tools brand Goody actually sent their spin pins to a lot of the bloggers I follow. I thought this would be perfect for creating lazy, messier buns. However, when I checked Goody sells these for Php589 a pair! There’s no way I could justify paying that much for a pair of hairpins. I found these unbranded ones online for Php30 for 5 pairs (basically Php3 each!). They work as expected, creating quick and super secure buns. I’ll probably use these more often now.
So far, I’m pretty much enjoying all the buns I can create. I’m thinking of getting the Hairgami set next, as soon as I’m confident my hairstyling skills could handle it. Primarily for anti-summer heat purposes, but also to look good. Hehe, my hair is due for another straightening, and I’d really rather keep them up right now. Bad hair days happen to often when I keep them down.
I also bought other stuff, because I’m consumerist like that.
I’ve been lusting for an envelope clutch since three seasons ago, but I was unable to find a reasonably-priced one until now. I got it in black (classic) and brown (looks like a real envelope hehe). I haven’t taken them out yet, sadly I only now realize I could carry very little using these clutches. Maybe I’ll bring them for quick errands and stuff, or to carry papers.
Oh my, you don’t know how long I’ve been looking for one of these! I always mess up my eye makeup when applying mascara. It even came to a point that I’d apply mascara first. Just to avoid ruining the work I’d already done. I’ve searched forever for these, at beauty stores, online, even dime shops like Saizen and Daiso, to no avail. But now, I can easily apply my mascara! I spent only Php15 on this. It’s amazing how Php15 can make me happy. Mababaw lang kaligayahan ko.
Guess what this is. LOL
The last one, I bought just so walang butal yung bayad. Props to you if you know what this is. Hahaha! I’m actually pretty confident it won’t work, but I got one anyway for the lulz. I’m pretty content with mine, anyway.
Everything in this post is from Little Emily. They’re my current go-to online shop for little knicknacks and useless things. Multiply is having a Free Shipping promo ’til June, so if I were you I’d take this as an opportunity to go buy little things you’ve always wanted but thought were too silly to have shipped.
Drop a comment if you want to see a tutorial/review using any of these. I’m trying to update more often, and content ideas are always welcome.