Monday, August 31, 2020

Evelyn’s DIY ‘Mary Garden’ Follow-up 5: Jesus with Children

Hello, Darlings

Besides writing hair care tips about coping with front lace wigs, I set out my newest statue. As you can see, it is a statue of Jesus with children. Regardless, of what anyone thinks, I love kids. My past work with kids and several of my web sites are proof of that.

Nevertheless, because this statue is lighter than I expected, I glued it two one of the edging stones, which is as close to the color of the statue as possible. I then placed it on top of one at the bottom and added more around the sides and the rear of the statue to create a mountain effect. The ivy vines are not real.  I know its cheating but I wanted to hide the open spaces between the placements of the stones. The tall flowers planted in the circle are lavender colored Ruellias and a red Penta shrub.

I transplanted them into the circle the other day, so they should all return to bloom soon.

The overall effect is beautiful and dramatic. 

Let me say this:

We are all Jesus children, the young, and the old. Some people in this modern age tend to believe or want others to believe that when we are older that only infants and small children matter in the eyes of Jesus. Well, they are wrong. We adults will always matter too. After all, weren’t we once his infants?

Until next time,

     Chow Darlings.

P.S. Below are recent photos of Mary and the plumeria plants, which is growing fast. It should be beautiful when it begins to bloom next year. Click to enlarge.

  These Plumeria plants have comes a long way from the sticks they use to be.

How to Blend Your Natural Hair to Your Front Lace Wig and Create a Fake Scalp Line

Hello, Darlings

Evelyn here.

 As you ladies know there are a lot of good wigs and hair care products out there. However, these days front lace wigs are the thing. Whether it is long, short, or a bob, front lace wigs are what is selling today. Because these wigs come in many styles, colors, and range in grades from the human hair, human hair blends, and high-end synthetics, they appeal to young and older women, alike. 

Front lace wigs are easy to apply, with or without glue, and their colors and scalp lines blend in well for most women, but on occasion, there is the one wig that needs a little tweeting to look a bit more natural, particularly if you want to wear front lace wig that is lighter or darker than your natural hair.
As you know makeup supplies are numerous and finding the right ones to use should be easy because you already have them at home. Therefore, using them to create the perfect hairline and scalp line should be of no extra cost.

Here are some easy steps you can use to combat this blending problem.

  1. Placed and secure the front lace wig on your head (I prefer to secure mine with hairpins or bobby pins)
  2. Use any combination of eyeliner, eye shadow, foundation makeup, blemish concealed, or even a bronzer. Blend them into your natural hair to match the edges of the front lace wig. The lighter the wig’s color, the lighter the blending process. Be creative and don’t be afraid. It can be done.
  3. Use some clear edging gel to create those fine baby hairs that blend into the front and side of the front lace wig. If you have an application of colored edging gel that matches use that instead.
  4. Then take your blemish concealed and eye shadows and blend them into the scalp area of the wig until you get a match between your own and the wig that looks natural to you. 

And there you have it. A well-blended front lace wig at the cost of the makeup supplies you already own. 

It’s all a color game, but worth it.

Until next time,

Chow Darlings.