Beauty: The Messy Lived in Bun

Kate, from The Small Things Blog in a Messy Bun (

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know one of my favourite beauty and lifestyle bloggers is Kate from The Small Things Blog. She does some awesome makeup tutorials as well as her forte, wonderful and easy to follow hair tutorials. Kate used to be a hairstylist before she had her two lovely baby boys.If you have mid- length to longer hair and you have second-day hair, or you want to throw-up your first day hair into a wonderful messy bun, here are a couple of YouTube videos by Kate on how to get the perfect messy bun. The second video works best for me, but you might find her most recent method better for your hair. It is up to you 🙂

To make texture in my own hair for a messy bun, I will often tease the hair at the crown of my head with a salon brand of dry shampoo (such as Bedhead or Scruples) and a rat-tail comb. I also use Unite Texture Spray to give my hair more volume, texture, and a lived in messy look, followed by more teasing at the sides and underneath of my hair. 

You can curl or make waves in your hair before you make your messy bun, as Kate often does, but as long as you make your hair a mess with products, such as the two I suggested, I don’t find curling your hair or making waves before is necessary if you have straight hair. If your hair doesn’t stay in a messy state and begins to fall before you put it up into a bun you might want to use hairspray such as Davon’s Strong Hairspray (which you are still able to comb out) before you put your hair up. A light mist will do. As well as a mist over your hair when you are finished styling your hair into a messy bun.

Generally, the messy bun is a hairstyle you want to be able to do fast, to get the hair out of your face, or to do a hairstyle that still looks nice but is able to be done on hair that won’t do much else. A messy bun is a style that works well if you have small children, but it is also stylish enough to do to go have dinner with a friend or another couple.

Please watch these two wonderful messy bun tutorial videos below by Kate. If you can’t see the videos when you receive my blog in your email, you will have to go into my blog to see the videos, or click the links provided above the videos to go right to Kate’s blog page of the tutorial.

1.The Messy Bun

2.The Lived In Bun


Thanks for reading and watching and make sure to check out more of Kate’s Hair Tutorials on her blog. Kate makes doing pretty looks with your hair look easy and I love that you can actually do the styles she teaches you to do, as compared to some other YouTube or other, hair tutorial videos! 


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Visiting A


Write for 10 minutes without stopping. Whether you correct your errors is up to you.

I am at A’s this morning. We stayed up to 2:30 am last night and I didn’t even realize it, I thought it was 11:00 pm. But I slept well and sometimes it’s hard to sleep in a bed that’s not your own. But three little pills for insomnia and I slept like a baby. I didn’t even notice when A came into sleep.

I woke up refreshed at 11:00 am and had a shower. I dressed, put on light makeup and got ready for the day. As I was finishing getting ready my boyfriend popped his face into the bathroom and asked me if I was done. I wasn’t quite ready but my hair was dry at least and I could tell A is not use to ladies taking along time to get ready in the bathroom.

I went back into the bathroom after to pull my hair half up with some dry shampoo, some teasing of my hair, and some bobby pins. It’s a hair style I learned off the hair section of , it’s one of my favourite blogs. But I am not big a fan of all the baby posts but I guess it’s exciting for Kate (the blogger) and other Mom’s. Frankly, pregnancy just scares me and I don’t think I’ll have any of my own due to my health issues.

So now I’m sitting on the couch opposite my boyfriend. We are going to try to get tickets for Hudson’s for New Years or maybe the Druid. I think dinner would be fun so for $30.00 I will get tickets for us. I got a dress that’s fancy but not too fancy for it from RW&CO.

Speaking of ordering, I saved enough cash to get my new knee high boots. I had to order them and they’ll be here in a month. I’m excited because my old ones are coming a part. It is expensive to order off But they make beautiful boots and flats. They are comfortable and have some lovely materials and colours that they make their shoe/boot collection out of. They just launched a line of men’s shoes and boots this last week. What I really like about them besides my lovely black boots, is that they are a local business and it!s always great if one can buy local.

So now I’m just writing. A is dozing and It’s nice to be here with him hanging out.