Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer vacation is here! With all the family activities that I had planned for my kids, I haven't had much time to do my Shimmy's hair. My kidz go to school year round and I only have 1 week (this week) to pack in as many summer activities as I can. So far, we have gone to the beach, and had great picnics and have been going out for ice cream and bike rides around our home.
Shimmy's been sporting a lot of headbands lately & yes, I admit she's left the house once this week without brushing her hair! Yes, shame on me! But its either me or her when we rush! So to make it fair I didn't wear makeup. Yikes!
Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of either one of us! Maybe that's a good thing, right? Don't answer that! But I do have a couple of my friends and family sporting some of the headbands that I sell. They are great to wear when you don't have much time.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Well, It's been a busy week! Out of all days I had the hardest day today! I had a bad night sleep and I woke up very tired. Doing my daughter's hair was a challenge since I might have had only 2 hours of sleep. (Bad ear infection & hubby snoring). So, I did the best I could and I think my Shimmy looked adorable for her kinder promotion!

It turned out to be a great day. Shimmy thinks that school is over for good! HEHE! Little does she know that its only the beginning. My Shimmy has a hard time going to school half day for kinder. She's not going to be a happy camper when she starts 1st grade full time.

School for my kids start a week from Monday. Yay! 3 kids in school full time 1 more to go! My youngest missed the kinder cut off by 8 days! What a bummer! Well, he is my baby so I will do the best of it and give him more of my time!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I haven't been able to post for a while. I caught a cold. I'm finally feeling a lot better. Haven't been able to work much on any hair do's. Good thing is that I think I lost 1 or 2 lbs from feeling ill. YAY!
My daughters been going to school with a pony for the last couple of days. The good thing is that I have bow pony holders which makes her pony look sporty and yet adorable. I just added some to Shimmy Shimmy Bowtique. There's only a couple of them offered for now but soon you will be able to pick your own colors and style of pony holders.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Well, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a busy one. I started reorganizing my office-storage-craftroom-studio-showroom-leave me alone when the door is close room! Yes, one room serves all those purposes and much much more! I like to call it....mmmm..."MY ROOM"!
It was kind of neat cleaning out MY ROOM! I found some product that I was suppose to take pictures of and add to my Shimmy Shimmy Bowtique website. Instead I put it aside and I well...forgot about them. Want to know what it is? Okay, I have a ltd amount of ballerina backpacks. Very cute! Instead of putting them for sale I think I will keep them and have them as giveaway prizes. What do you think? Add some Shimmy Shimmy product to it? Leave me a comment and tell me what you would like to see in the giveaway backpack. Bows? Headbands? or A ballerina necklace? Keep checking back with us. I will be posting a picture of the backpack and start the giveaway soon!
Okay, This is a challenge for me! Trying to explain how to make two half braids. Please don't get discourage if you attempt the braids and don't get them the first time. It takes practice. I'm also working on video clips to demonstrate how to do braids. It should help out those who do not have the french braid or the three strand braid down. Coming to you very soon!
This is a semi easy hair do...of course for those of you that already know how to braid. I was making the braid while taking pictures! And I was chewing gum all at the same time!

Okay, First part the hair from front to back.

Take one side and section off about 1/2" to start off braid. My daughter has bangs so that's what you see clipped to the side.
Start of the braid like you would a three strand braid.

Okay, when you get ready to add hair, add only to the top strand. Do not add hair to the bottom strand.
Keep braiding the hair and only adding to the top strand.

I braided to the bottom and folded the braid up and tied it with a pony holder.
Repeat the top steps on the right side section.
I added these cute ruffle ribbon hair bows. That match her PJ's perfect. Yes, I did this demo before she went to bed. What a waste of a good hair do. Hey, who says a princess can't look good while sleeping. Have you heard of Sleeping Beauty!

On this bottom picture I removed the braid at the nape area down and placed a pony holder to have two pigtails. I think I like that look better.
Great! I'm done explaining! How did I do? Did I lose you at braid? Don't worry if you don't know how to braid. I will have a video tutorial coming to you very soon! If you do know how to braid and I lost you at any point, please comment and let me know. All feedback is welcomed!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ah, I want to thank Avie Fritz for making my website look Wildly Cute! After many many months of going to different web designers and trying different looks for my website, I finally got a design that I truly love! Wild yet girly! Avie was able to combine a wild zebra print with cute girly stars! What talent! I didn't think it could be done but she did it! YAY! She captured the zebra print and stars (which I didn't think would go well with each other but its two patterns that I just had to have). Avie truly captured my thoughts and placed it on my site for me! HOOTS & SALUTES to her! Need help with your site? you can visit Avie at http://fritzerdesigns.com/

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We had a busy morning! My pictures might be a little blurry and don't mind the hairspray drops on Shimmy's hair. My son Zerin sprayed her while I was readjusting the camera and he really sprayed it on her. I could not wait for it to dry!
I will be adding some scrunchies to my bowtique. So, if you like them, I will have them up in about two weeks. Other than that - I believe Claires at the mall carry some.
After tugging and pulling and spraying and telling Shimmy to stand still. She gets a little moody.

Please don't mind the hairspray drops. To avoid this, spray about 1-2 feet away from hair & keep little brothers away from the hairspray bottle.
Okay, first you are going to outline the crown of the head by sectioning off about 1" of outer hair all the way around the head. Pin up the middle section of the hair to get it out of the way.
Section about every inch and tie with a pony. It should look something like the top and bottom picture.

Now take half of the hair from one section and half of the hair from the section next to it and tie it together with a clear rubberband. Do the same all the way around the hair sections.
You should get a pattern like this top picture. The bottom picture shows what it will look like at the bottom nape area.
After you have combined strands from each section, you just simply attach all the strands to make a pony with the remainder of the crown hair. Make it into a high pony to make sure the outer strands are pulled tightly so you can see the pattern better.
Once you have it into a high pony twist the pony and make it into a bun. Secure it with bobby pins and voilá! You have a patterned bun now you just add any Shimmy accessorie. You can add more security by adding more pins if need be.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yikes! I blinked and I had a tenth and eleventh follower on the same day? Which came first? Not sure! But what I do know is that both Avie and Monica will be awarded A Shimmy Shimmy Bucks Certificate!
If you are new to my site and not yet a follower, I encourage you to become one. I will be doing a giveaway once a month. So stay tune!

List of Confirmed Winners:
Shelly Loney-confirmed
Leia Hellenthal-confirmed
Heidi Gales-confirmed
Avie Fritz-confirmed
Callie Holmes-confirmed
Naomi Worrell-confirmed
Natalie-Need Email

Congratulations! Now shimmy over to Shimmy Shimmy Bowtique and cash in your bucks!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Well, here you have it! 9 out of 10 followers have signed up to receive $10 Shimmy Shimmy Bucks! Who will the tenth one be? Could it be you?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Criss Cross Applesause Braids & Pigtails

This is one of Shimmy's favorite up-do's. She calls it "Criss Cross Applesauce".
First you are going to part the hair in four sections. Part the hair down the middle and then part it again from ear to ear.
Top sections will be braided with a regular 3 strand braid.
(For the more advanced, you can french braid the top two sections for a slightly different style).
Next you will take the left braid and cross it to the bottom right pigtail and wrap both braid and pigtail with your choice of pony holder. Same process for the right braid, cross it over to the bottom left pigtail and wrap both braid and pigtail with a pony holder. Choice of clips are limitless!

This is finished view of Shimmy with Mr. Pinky.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aww... Isis thank you for sharing this picture of your daughter. She looks wonderful in our Animal Print Tu-Tu Set. I love the curls in her hair. I'm glad Shimmy Shimmy Bowtique was able to help you out.

Please feel free to forward pictures of your princesses to my e-mail address anaberry@hotmail.com I will proudly share along with all my readers!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I had to post these pictures. The doll has a nicer up do than my Shimmy. Although I have some of the cutest hair bows and girly hair accessories at my daughters finger tips, I do allow my Shimmy to wear other brands and styles. She got this headband at Johns Incredible Pizza as a prize.
She's allowed to have her cute silly days!

I love layered bows on a side pony tail. Its a great summer hair do . Nothing much to it. Just brush the hair to the side and place on a pony. Add your favorite clip.