I did it with a magic wand.

Is it Monday again?! Wahhhhhh wahhhhhh. What'd you guys do this weekend? Anyways, here's a picture of yours truly at my birthday celebration over this past weekend.
Whenever I curl my hair like this, everyone wants to know my secret. I tried for years with a traditional curling iron and I couldn't get the hang of it. I can barely straighten my kinky hair people! Last summer I invested in a curling wand recommended to me by one of my former co-workers. It's seriously SO SO easy. I got mine at a kiosk at the mall off the strip in Las Vegas, but I'll show you one from Sephora that should work just the same.

All you have to do is divide your hair in sections like you would straightening it. I'm lazy and just put it in a pony tail and just keep pulling some down. It comes with a glove and I'm dead serious when I say this....YOU NEED IT! These things get SUPER SUPER hot and if you don't you may have to rush to the hospital and I don't want that! I have thick hair so once I get to the top of my head even with the glove it gets hot. How you hold the wand and how you wind your hair will get different results. I held the wand facing down away from head and switched off wrapping pieces of hair going away from my face and towards my face. I usually start to wrap the hair about half way down. I like it to be longish loose curls like this. 
I've also done the curls from the roots a la Taylor Swift which is more of a spunky look but perfect for country concerts! ;)

(PS-In case you were wondering...I got my outfit at this adorable boutique by my house in San Diego called Twirl. It's decently priced, I think the skirt was $24 and the top was $28? The white clutch I got from the same place about a year about for under $30)

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  1. I love the curls! I have naturally curly hair and I can never get my natural curls to look good. More often then not, I am straightening my hair because it gets so frizzy!!

    I'm now following you Twitter and you can follow me @jessicarene47!


  2. Your birthday hair is perfect!!! Love it :)

    Glad you had a fun and special day!

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  3. Happy Birthday, girl! Looks like a good time and you looked gorgeous!!! (c: I always just do this with a traditional curling iron, but I'm thinking this would work a whole lot better!

  4. those are pretty curls! i have naturally curly hair and use my GHD straightener to curl pieces that tend to fall flat. i've mostly stopped straightening my hair. it's so humid here that it starts to curl up and flip out after a few hours. happy belated birthday!

  5. those curls are so perfect! thanks for sharing your review of the wand, i had seen that and was interested in it, maybe you have convinced me now to purchase it :-) meg

  6. You look so adorable! Yay, glad you had fun! And thanks for these tips, I will have to try that wand!

    My twitter is @hazelandmare :)

  7. Really wish my hair could curl like that. Alas, it has a mind of its own.

    Great blog!

  8. I love love love curling irons like this! Mine came with gloves so you wouldnt burn your hand but me being lame I never use them so I have burn scars all over hahaha but your hair looks perfect!

  9. Happy birthday to you! You look lovely! Your hair looks really beautiful! I used such an iron when my hair was long:)

    Following you now on bloglovin and Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Stories and Sequins

  10. I just might have to invest in one of these!! I've been using a regular curling iron to get my waves.

  11. I am sooo horrible at curling my hair. This looks pretty easy though. May have to try it out!

  12. So cute! I'm terrible at curling my hair, but maybe I can handle the wrap technique.


  13. Happy belated birthday!! I can never get my hair to curl like that! Looks gorgeous. xx


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