I achieved these curls/waves without using any heat! Plus, it was easier than french braiding (but that may just be me... I hate french braiding, because I SUCK at it)! What I did was after my shower last night, when my hair was simply damp, I twisted and twirled my hair around my head, putting in bands as I went to help keep it in. When I got to the base of my head and the hair that wasn't on my head, I pulled it up and pinned it with bobby pins on the side. It actually didn't bother me while sleeping, like you would think!
This morning I left it in for a while to help it dry more, then I turned my blow dryer on low and cold and barely went over the thickest part in order to help it dry more.
I then took it out, just slightly running my fingers through and shaking the twists out. I did not brush it, you just run your fingers through! After that, all I had to do was bobby pin my bangs back, and I was done! Wallah! Definitely something I'm going to do again :)
(this was my first time doing this, so it's not perfect. but, that adds to the look I think)
And now, to the what I wore part! I went simple and lazy today....
Shirt: A little place called, my friends closet! She was getting rid of clothes, so I grabbed a ton. Whoo! $0
Pants: Skinny jeans, Maurices around $10-15
Necklace and bracelet: Gelivable Gift (etsy): Hunger Games inspired! I splurged on the bracelet, because I love it so much! I normally wouldn't spend that much on a bracelet $29 together
Earrings: Necks to Nature Jewelry and Gifts I do product photos for this shop, and I love her and her work! It's well worth the money you'll spend! I get compliments anytime I wear anything of hers--no joke! It never fails, ever!
Make-up: Covergirl lash blast mascara (LOVE it!) Around $10 for a 3 pack at Costco
Lip gloss (pale pink, almost clear): Bath and Body Works Gift
If enough people want, I will do a step-by-step photo tutorial of how I did the curls - comment if you're interested!