Topknot: How to

I wanted to write this blog post, because I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I do my topknot. This is my #1 go to hairstyle. My hair is out of my face, still cute, and you can literally wear this hairstyle with nikes and a t-shirt or rock it with a romper. So versatile. Sometimes it takes me a couple tries to get the right look that I want, but it’s so easy to do. If I shake my head and my topknot does not move, I know it will stay in all day – that is how I test it out. Ha. I hope you enjoy this post 🙂

You’ll need:

  • brush
  • curling iron/straightener
  • spin pins
  • bobby pins
  • hairspray
  • optional: shine spray (love)

How to:

1. I grab a small section on the top of my head. I’ll comb thru it with my fingers (and leave some of the bumps), so it will have a messier look.

2. I’ll twist my hair around a few times, and start wrapping it around – kind of like a ballerina bun.

3. Next, I’ll tuck in any loose hair that I don’t want sticking out. Bobby pins come in handy here, if you need them!

4. Now, it’s time for the spin pins. When I put mine in, I like to spin mine in from different directions. (So, inside the bun it’ll look like an ‘X’)

5. Last, I like to tug at my bun to make it bigger and messier.

And that’s it! Topknot complete 🙂

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them below! Thanks for reading!

xo, Lo Renee


Happy New Year!

I honestly never make New Years Resolutions. Why? Because after the first week of January, I always break the resolution. This year I decided to make some and stick with them and I have a feeling this year is going to be the best year yet.

2017 Resolutions:

  1. Push myself to be the best I can be.
  2. Tithe regularly.
  3. Stop being lazy.
  4. Help others.
  5. Host more giveaways for my blog.

Funny story. This morning I was tired and I went to bed late last night because of New Years. I didn’t want to get out of bed, but I said “Self, one of your New Years resolutions is to stop being lazy. You need to get up and get ready for church.” So that’s exactly what I did. I got up, ate breakfast, got ready, and headed to church. When I got to church, I noticed that there were no cars in the parking lot. I was confused and then remembered two weeks ago the pastor said, “We will not be having service on Christmas Day and New Years Day. Enjoy time with your family!” I couldn’t believe it, but I was proud of myself for getting up and not breaking my resolution on January 1st!

Do you have any resolutions for 2017?

XO, Lo Renee