How I created my Christmas blog banner

Notice anything different? My blog header got a makeover just in time for Christmas. Woo woot. For today's blogmas post I'm going to show you how I made it. It's very easy trust me.

For this you're going to need the following apps:

- Background Eraser
- Canva
- Sketch (optional)

*Step 1:
First, I opened up the app Sketch and drew the Christmas tree and the ornaments. I went for a Mario theme. After I did that I saved the image. Next, I drew the little girl with the Christmas hat & saved that image.

*This first step is completely optional since I drew out the little Christmas tree & the girl popping out from the bottom. 

Step 2:
For this step, I opened up the app background eraser. In this app I loaded the images I drew and erased the white backgrounds. Then I saved those images to my library.

Step 3:
Next I opened up the app canva and chose the blog banner blank canvas option. I loaded the girl image and the tree image and moved them to my liking. After that I loaded the add text option and added what I wanted to say. Next I added some graphics from the graphics option from the app. I searched christmas and added the ones I liked. After that's done I clicked save

Step 4:
Last step is to go back to the background eraser app and load the image I just saved from Canva. Now I erased the white background.

And you're done!

If you want an easier way. Stay on the look out for tomorrow's blog ;)

Blogmas Post Ideas

If you're reading this you're probably running out of ideas for blogmas. Don't worry I got you (and I also know how you feel) and I also want to say you can do it. *cheer*

  1. Christmas family traditions 
  2. Christmas OOTD
  3. Favorite Christmas Sweaters
  4. Decorate some Christmas cookies (blindfolded)
  5. Favorite holiday scents
  6. Gift ideas for _____
  7. Stocking Stuffer ideas
  8. Christmas games 
  9. Christmas decorations haul
  10. Favorite recipe
  11. Favorite Christmas Songs
  12. Least Favorite Christmas Songs
  13. Christmas Playlist 
  14. Shout-out to other bloggers doing blogmas 
  15. Have someone guest post on your blog
  16. Tips for people who are hard to shop for
  17. Christmas makeup looks
  18. Write about charities in your hometown 
  19. Favorite Christmas treats
  20. What I got for Christmas 
  21. What was in my stocking
  22. DIY an ugly Christmas sweater 
  23. Write your own Christmas song
  24. What's your favorite Christmas tradition?
  25. Do you like secret Santa? 
  26. Goals for 2019
  27. Your most popular posts of 2018
  28. What you learned this year
  29. What you at for Christmas?
  30. What are you looking forward to in 2019
  31. Christmas Tag
  32. Favorite Christmas Movies
  33. Least favorite Christmas movies
  34. Last minute Christmas gifts
  35. Giving vs receiving gifts... give your opinion 
  36. Christmas ornament wishlist 
  37. Christmas wishlist 
  38. Favorite childhood Christmas memory 
  39. Talk about your blog accomplishments 
  40. Christmas Day in pictures
  41. How you found out about Santa Claus 
  42. How/when do you tell your kids about Santa
  43. Easy Christmas DIYs for kids

Hope these ideas were helpful to those having a mental breakdown because they don't know what to write anymore. I know I'm definitely going through this right now lol. If you guys have anything you'd like to see on the blog don't forget to comment. That's what they're there for :)

Get perfect styled hair for every Occasion

Hey everyone! For today's blog post we are going to talk about how you obtain perfect styled hair fit for every occasion.

Influenster and L'Oréal Professionnel Paris were kind enough to send me a box with some products for free in exchange for my honest reviews.

What is influenster you might ask??? Influenster is a community of over two million social savvy shoppers that stay on top of the latest product news and expert tips. Also, they review products, share honest opinion with brands and the community. Lastly, influenster members can test products for FREE based on social media influence. You can also be a part of the Influenster community! Just click on my referral link to get started (click here).

Let's go ahead and open up the box shall we?

Here is what was in the box:

These are some of their products from their Tecni Art Line. What they sent me was the following

  • High Hold Hairspray: Extreme Lacquer 
  • Texturizing Spray: Next Day Hair
  • Dry Shampoo: Fresh Dust
  • Volumizing Mousse: Volume Envy Extra
  • Defining Pomade: Architexure 

Review of each product 

High Hold Hairspray: Extreme Lacquer 

Review: I absolutely loved this hairspray. First, let's talk about the smell... the smell wasn't the smell of alcohol as you would expect from a hairspray. Next, let's talk about how it felt on my hair... This didn't leave my hair feeling dried out/crunchy. What I didn't like was that when I first applied it felt kinda sticky but that went away when my hair would dry (you know dry as in I wet my hair to style it and now I have to let it dry lol). Lastly, what I loved about this hairspray is that it held my hair in place it and it wasn't all frizzy nor did it feel heavy. It also made my hairstyle last all day long.

Close up of the bottle:

Price: $28 
Rate: 10/10

Texturizing Spray: Next Day Hair

Review: Worked amazing! Again, this didn't smell like alcohol at all which I loved. It made my hair feel manageable and good, not "sticky" or "crunchy" What I really loved about this is that you can apply it and it doesn't make your hair feel heavy. What I also loved about this is that it made my curls look natural as if I didn't have any product in them.

Close up of the bottle:

Price: $28
Rate: 10/10

Dry Shampoo: Fresh Dust

Review: As the name states this dry shampoo smells very fresh. I'm going to say something and you guys are probably not going to believe me but this is my first time trying dry shampoo. I know what a shock factor. But I am so glad that my first dry shampoo was this one because I had a very positive experience with this one. For those of you that haven't tried dry shampoo yet... what it does is that when you apply it, it sucks all the oil from your hair and it doesn't itch anymore. How I applied it (I don't know if this is the correct way) but I parted my hair into multiple sections and sprayed it into the parts (ya know the cracks? The lines??) I don't know what it's called but hopefully you know what I'm talking about. After that I massaged it all into my scalp.

Close up of the bottle:

Price: $26
Rate: 9.5/10

Volumizing Mousse: Volume Envy Extra

Review: I am in LOVE with this mousse. Oh my gosh I have so many positive things to say about this I don't even know where to start. Ok, first of all when you apply a little to your hand the Mousse foams up fast and it's really fluffy. You don't even need to apply a lot because from a tiny amount it ends up being a lot. Secondly, I love how it doesn't leave my hair feeling crunchy and it leaves my curls looking natural. Lastly, I love how this Mousse was able to give me all day long lasting curls without making my hair feel heavy. This mousse is definitely a curly hairs dream
*I also forgot to mention that this mousse has a UV filter which means it protects your hair from the suns harmful rays. Juse when I thought I couldn't love this mousse even more ♡♡♡ (proof)

Close up of the bottle

Price: $26
Rate: 10/10 (more like 100/10 I love this so much)

Defining Pomade: Architexure

Review: I really liked this product didn't leave my hair feeling crunchy. I loved how I was able to run my fingers through my curls and have them feel as if I wasn't wearing my product. I've been mainly using this to keep my baby hairs down for when I'm wearing a pony tail.

Close up of the product:

Also, can we talk about how the inside looked. This is definitely going into the most satisfying images folder that's for sure lol. I almost didn't even want to touch it. 

Price: $28
Rate: 9.5/10

Here's pictures of some of the products in action:

In this photo I am wearing the mousse and the texturizing spray

Close ups of my hair:
(In photos 1 and 2 I am wearing the Volumizing Mousse: Volume Envy Extra and the High Hold Hairspray: Extreme Lacquer)

Final thoughts: I really loved all the stuff that was sent to me. They all worked really well and I totally recommend them. Would I re buy any of these products again in the near future? Definitely as a treat your self kind of purchase. I know you're probably looking at the prices and being like "wtf areally they made of gold?" But you know what they say you get what you paid for. If you're looking for high quality then you have to sometimes pay more to get that. Like you can buy any of these products and just use then for special occasions if you buy them once :)

To buy or to learn more about these products and much more visit their website

Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? If so did you like them? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. 

My Christmas Ornament Wish list

Here's a list of some Christmas ornaments I'd buy if money wasn't a problem. (Disclaimer all the images used in this post come from Amazon)

That's it for my Christmas ornament wish list. These are all so cute I can't pick a favorite lol.

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