December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to YOU//closed


Thank you so much for the support, comments, and love you have sent my way over the past several months here on the blog! I have so enjoyed sharing my hair ideas and other "small things" (I had to do it) going on in my life with you and I have LOVED hearing from you! 

I'm excited to continue working on the blog and sharing inspiration. 

As a thank you, I'm giving away my favorite nail polish and my favorite base/top/strengthener.


The grey polish is called Chinchilly.


It's the perfect subtle grey, with a hint of taupe. 



And of course, my favorite base/top/strengthener from Essie too. It's hands down the best.


Here is how to enter:

1. Become a follower of my blog, and comment below telling me your favorite hairstyling technique that I shared over the past few months.
PLEASE leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!

The winner will be chosen (and the giveaway will end) tomorrow morning at 8:00a EST via Random.org. 
Giveaway only valid for US residents.

Good luck!

*Essie has NO idea who I am. This is simply a gift from me to you. 
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The winner is:

Amanda said...

Hi Kate! I love your messy bun, I've worn it a lot and get a lot of compliments. I'm so glad to finally know how to do pretty hairstyles that don't take forever! I love your blog! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Congrats Amanda!

673 comments:

  1. I love the messy bun...I probably wear that hairstyle at least once a week! I very much enjoy your blog!! Merry Christmas!(amymorrissey@verizon.net)

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  2. I love the half up twist! Thanks for all the help! Love visiting your blog! acaig(at)meettoledo(dot)org

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  3. melbarrett7{at}aol{dot}com.

    I love curling hair with a curling iron. I do at least three times a week now. It's quick, easy, and I always get compliments!

    www.grinandbarrettblog{dot}com.

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  4. Loved the curling with the curling iron technique. Used it for a holiday party this season. I'm intrigued by the grey polish!

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  5. Loved the curling with the curling iron technique. Used it for a holiday party this season. I'm intrigued by the grey polish!

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  6. I love your blog and your amazing tutorials! My favorite so far is the french braided bangs.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  7. I'm a follower of course and I love the volume techniques you've shared with us especially about your favorite product.
    Love reading your blog and look forward to all that's in store for 2012!
    jenn@perfectlyimperfectjenn.com

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  8. I loved your video on curling with a round iron & the Gray and Pink Make-up video! I got so many compliments on my hair. You make it easy for normal girls to look and feel great about them selves! So THANK YOU, KATE! Merry Christmas! autumnshyne@gmail.com

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  9. I like the knotted 1/2 up and 1/2 down do. My hair doesn't cooperate as well as yours does- but it's a fun style! Have a wonderful Christmas!
    michelleamallory(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. My favorite tutorial is the elegant half up. I've done it successfully twice, which is rare :)

    Merry Christmas!!

    persnicketyplates@gmail.com

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  11. I'm a follower! I love your tutorial on bouncy hair. With such fine and flat hair it has definitely helped with giving it some volume.

    aimee_metcalf{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  12. Hi! My girls and I have loved trying out your hair tutorials! Our favorite is the messy ponytail/bun, but we try lots of them. My email is KeriRN@comcast.net. I'll be a follower!

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  13. My favorite is the chic updo, but all of your techniques are wonderful! I wish I had you as my stylist in my hometown.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

    Nancy (ngrubb50@gmail.com)

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  14. I'm definitely a follower! I love your blog and turn to it often. I probably love the low messy bun and ponytail the most. Before I always thought a ponytail had to be ugly and messy. I wear them often!
    MyDSLblog@gmail.com

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  15. I love your blog, and your post on curling your hair with a curling iron is the BEST! I get so many compliments on the look of the curls!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Natalie

    natalie dot karamol at gmail dot com

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  16. I'm a follower! I absolutely LOVE your hair tutorials! What to choose.... I love the standby original of how you curl your hair & apply the products.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. My hair is only long enough for the half up twist now, but I can't wait to try out the messy bun when it's a bit longer. THANKS! Merry Christmas! (Shimmer413see[at]hotmail[dot]com)

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  18. LOVE the braided bun! Going to try it soon! :)

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  19. I found you through Pinterest right before Thanksgiving! I LOVE your blog. I use your technique for "The Ponytail" and I love all your tutorials. I'm trying the Half French Twist for Christmas!
    sonia_michelle410@yahoo.com

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  20. I have been loving the knotty updo for work. Can't wait to try more.
    Kendall (smitka17@gmail.com)

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  21. I love the new half french twist!!! I love all your tutorials and reading your blog, thank you for sharing with us!
    amandah3585@yahoo.com

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  22. I'm definitely a follower of your blog! My favorite hair technique you shared is the straightening technique with the flat iron to make your hair straight but "curled." I literally do this every day, and what a difference it makes! I love it!
    LRigas4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I am newer to your blog, and I just looove it! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. I love the double side twist!! :)

    Juliebush3@gmail.com

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  24. I love the curling hair with a curling iron technique! rk.smick@comcast.net

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  25. Thanks to you I now know how to use a bobby pin the RIGHT way and how to curl my hair the RIGHT way!!! Thank you SO much! and Merry Christmas!
    derrickjamie@yahoo.com

    Jamie

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  26. I love curling my hair with the flat iron! I love the messy bun tutorial as well! Merry Christmas!!

    God's Blessings,
    Heather
    hbusick@gmail.com

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  27. I love your way of styling bangs with a flat iron and Aquage! I use this way every morning :)

    Thank you for sharing with us and helping me love my hair again!

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  28. I love your blog! Because of your tutorials, I feel like I can actually do "something" with my hair now. It is a toss up between the flat iron straight and messy bun for my favorites. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012! Merry Christmas!

    Jenniferbyerly@hotmail.com

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  29. I followed you! :o) And my favorite is the braided side bun! Love it! My email is HANNAHJOSHUA2415{at}AOL{dot}COM

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  30. Hi Kate! I started following your blog a few weeks ago, and I LOVE it! I have shared it with many of my friends too:) I'm from Charlotte, so not too far from you. I love your tutorials, and the messy ponytail/bun explosion has been my saving hairstyle over the last few very busy weeks!!!

    Amber
    hatleyfamily5001@aol.com
    www.thehatleyhome.blogspot.com

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  31. I love your blog. I read it everyday and have taken notes(lol). I was in Target last night and saw one of the sweaters that you had on in one of your blogs and said something to my son about you having it on and he just laughed and said "Mom you are so funny about that blog". LOL.

    I love the Messy Ponytail because it is fast(and thats great for me cause I'm to lazy to get out of bed) and still looks very stylish.

    I sure hope I get chosen as the winner because I have looked at every store we have around here fot the 3 way glaze. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

    Email: btbrownboys@yahoo.com

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  32. My absolute favorite tip of yours is curling with the flat iron. I'm still not great at it, but I try!!! It will never look as cute as yours...

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  33. I am a follower and I love the How to use a Powder Texturizer.

    girlylizard{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  34. Love the post you did on using hot rollers & using the flat iron on the bottom!

    info@jjhortonphotography.com

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  35. I love all of your hair tutorials but the one on how to use hot rollers has been the biggest success for me thus far! I think I have tried all of them out at least once though :) My email address is: ebowers0508@roadrunner.com -- Merry Christmas!

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  36. I Love the Knotty or Nice styles you posted. My hair is a little longer then yours but I think it still worked nicely! Love reading your blog and seeing you pop up on Pinterest all the time! Merry Christmas! (smadsen03@comcast.net)

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  37. I love your tutorial on curling you hair with a flat iron. It worked so well and gave my hair so much volume! Thanks for all of your tips and advice!

    Merry Christmas!
    -Kim

    kimdheinz@yahoo.com

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  38. I love the half up style and although my hair isn't long enough to do it yet, I have done my daughters several times and always get tons of compliments on it. Thank you for sharing all that you do and all your talents with us.

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  39. Your blog has completely changed my life when it comes to hair! I have seriously considered making a trip to Raleigh just for a hair appointment with you! :) Your simple tips like what products to use and to see the value of spending more time on my hair have been most helpful. My favorite style you have shared more recently is the braided bun! I have worn it twice and LOVE love it! I'd be so thrilled to win this give away... I've been looking for the 3 in 1 polish everywhere locally and can't find it. Just haven't ordered it yet.
    Krissie(at)myita(dot)com

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  40. Knotty & Nice Half up...Thank You for the new product Aquage...Love it!!!

    mimikammerer@gmail.com

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  41. I love the elegant half up! It is so classy without a lot of work. I read your blog daily. Thanks so much for your ideas. Merry Christmas!
    lsalywon@yahoo.com

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  42. I LOVE your blog! I have bought a ghd flat iron & aquage up lifting foam after seeing you use them & I LOVE THEM! My favorite technique that you've should is how to apply the aquage!

    valeriekgriffin@gmail.com

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  43. Opps!!! wendyjury@gmail.com

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  44. I really love all of your volumizing techniques you've shared especially how to use a flatiron to get volume. So glad I found your blog!

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  45. I love the video on how to curl your hair! Before I never knew how to even use a curling iron the right way :) I get so many compliments on my hair now!

    belangl86@gmail.com

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  46. I love the messy updo - can't wait til my hair is an inch or so longer so it works better!

    Loving watching your blog on facebook!
    alexandra.l.miller@gmail.com

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  47. just love the curled, tie the knots and bobby pin the pieces 'updo', saved me lots of money this holiday season! Plus I LOVE your tip about the bobby pins zig zag side down. How do other hairstylists not know this? Just makes so much more sense once you starting using them that way! Thanks again and keep em comin!
    Michelle

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  48. Forgot to add my email address! Staceymthomas86@gmail.com

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  49. I subscribe!! Love all your hair tips, especially the tutorial on curling your hair.

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  50. I LOVE your wrap around braid. Simply gorgeous!!

    breanna_cross03@yahoo.com :)

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  51. Definitely your curing hair with a curling iron video.

    dashinginpearls (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. Love love love the bouncy curled under tutorial.. It's perfect for my hair cut. So glad I found this blog (via pinterest of course). Merry Christmas and God bless!!!!

    Crystal
    crystallou16@knology.net

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  53. I found your blog through pinterest, and enjoy all your tutorials! Favorite being messy ponytail, being a first time mom it comes in pretty handy most days! Thanks for sharing your talent & knowledge :) Merry Christmas!
    megan.niemeyer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I follow your blog with GFC, and my favorite hair tutorial you have done is the Elegant Half Up! It is so unique, gorgeous and simple!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    merry christmas!

    —Joanna
    joanna(dot)ruth(dot)44(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. The half french twist!! LOVE!
    walker.sahm@hotmail.com
    Lindsey

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  56. I love your blog! My favorite tutorial is "How to curl your hair with a curling iron"--it's a lifesaver! My email is: meliss.buck@gmail.com Merry Christmas!

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  57. My favorite, although it isn't from the past couple of months, is the chic updo. I can't wait to use it for all of the weddings I'm in coming up!
    I love that nail polish color. I'm addicted to Essie, but have never tried their base/top coat.
    My email address is salza986@gmail.com

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  58. I like the one when you showed us how to straighten your hair. Thanks so much. I really enjoy your blog.

    lilylime94(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. i'm a follower of your blog and I LOVE bouncy curled under. I am a huge fan of volume, and your tips are awesome for more of it! I am in love with your blog! :)

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  60. oh and my email is haw5064@psu.edu

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  61. I love the half french twist. Now if only I had a third arm to make it happen!

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  62. My favorite is definitely the messy bun! So cute, so easy..fabulous in every way!!


    Carruth.meg@gmail.com

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  63. I love your ponytail and messy bun tutorials! As a busy mom they are perfect for my lifestyle!! jkasparbauer@gmail.com

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  64. Messy ponytail :) But here all my fave! samantha.bayer@hotmail.com

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  65. Hi Kate,

    I subscribed to your blog. I love the Knotty & Nice Half up tutorial.

    My email is sherry.mcfaden@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  66. I love the tutorial for flat ironing but keeping volume! I'm pretty incompetent when it comes to styling my hair and you have worked wonders on me without knowing it. haha! carlawhit@yahoo.com

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  67. Kate,

    I start every single day reading your blog posts. I love your style and easy techniques to tame this crazy hair of mine!

    My favorite tutorial is "curling your hair with a flat iron"--Who knew my flat iron could do so much!

    Thanks so much for making my day better!

    Email: calixtamuro@yahoo.com

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  68. Am a follower - love your blog!! I love your messy bun tutorial and all the other ones! :) (Michael_Weiss@hotmail dot com)

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  69. I liked the half up with the bobby pins in the back. With the ends all tucked. Kelly.m.eastman@gmail.com

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  70. Thanks for teaching me how to curl my hair with a curling iron and flat iron!
    Cadesertrose@aol.com

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  71. I loved your recent knotty post! Such a cute look that can go super casual or dress things up! Merry Christmas!

    Email: katiegam@gmail.com

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  72. Merry Christmas! I LOVE your blog and watching how you do your bangs has forever changed how I do mine!

    Thanks! Michelle

    M1meister@gmail.com

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  73. I love the Chic updo!

    cgkknott@gmail.com

    http://atimeforeverythingjewelryblog.blogspot.com/

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  74. My favorite tip is the bobby pin tip. Who knew that for all these years I had it wrong!!

    With that being said, now that I can properly use bobby pins I LOVE the bang twist. I don't like hair in my eyes while I work and that technique has been invaluable! And super cute, too! :)

    emily(dot)grisso(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I have been following your blog for several months now; I refer to it almost on a daily basis to decide what I am going to do with my hair. I also used pictures of your hair to take the stylist when I got my "post wedding chop" back in October. My favorite style so far is probably the bouncy curled under...although I love them all!

    ~Amanda (ajenkins1983@gmail.com)

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  76. Hello, I have been following your blog. I LOVE all your hair tutorials but I really like your messy bun and up dos. Thanks! kevinandnicoleplus2@comcast.net

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  78. I dont know if there is a style I like most...they are all great. I have tried them all and love them. I love the bold lips on you and am thinking about trying on myself. I have fair skin too but dark hair. Heather.beach.100408@gmail.com

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  79. I absolutely love the "knotty" or nice hairstyle! I look forward to reading your blog everyday!! Thank you and have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!! (thetrackstar3@yahoo.com)

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  80. I love your elegant half up, and then how you turned it into an updo. Just waiting for Prom here to do it for my daughter. I have many of your photos on my Pinterest "Hair" board. Thanks for your blog! hfronk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I dont know if there is a style I like most...they are all great. I have tried them all and love them. I love the bold lips on you and am thinking about trying on myself. I have fair skin too but dark hair. Heather.beach.100408@gmail.com

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  82. You taught me how to curl my hair and make it look good! I am addicted to the aquage uplifting foam now:) Thanks!! nicoledein@aol.com

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  83. I'm a follower! I love your blog!! Thanks for all the great tutorials. I especially enjoyed the messy bun. I'm growing my hair out for Locks of Love and needed a way to wear it when I don't have a lot of time.

    Merry Christmas!

    cindeescraps at yahoo dot com

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  84. I am a follower and I loved how to curl your hair with a flat iron tutorial.

    diane.rin@gmail.com

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  85. I love all your volume tutorials! Especially the one on how to apply Aquage. My hair is so flat, but with Aquage it's perfect! My next haircut I'm even taking your photo in to get my hair cut like yours. I have a small phobia of going with short hair, but I feel like its time. Thanks for your blog! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    jll62806@yahoo.com

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  86. I actually just found your blog last night as I was looking on Pintrest on how to make a messy ponytail. After spending all night on your blog looking over the various hairstyles I think that is still my favorite. My hair is really thick and has a lot of weight to it so I am looking for a way to make the "bump" and make it stay all day. Thank you for sharing your blog with those of us that are trying to stay pretty on a budget!

    Thanks, Leah

    beasleybunch21@yahoo.com

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  87. I love your curling tutorial!

    k.l.nobles0331{at}gmail{dot}com

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  88. I am a follower and love your blog!! I love the how to curl your hair with a flatiron.
    cbaker711(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I can't chose one it is a tie between two, the Elegant Half Up, and The Wrap around French Braid. Love your blog.

    Email- EMJacobs3889@aol.com

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  90. You taught me that bobby pins go wavy side down! Thank you so much you seriously have inspired me to not just flat iron my hair every day! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    Warm wishes from Minnesota!

    ( krysten (dot) schwartz (at) gmail (dot) com )

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  91. I am new to your blog and absolutely LOVE it! I love the tutorials on curling hair with a curling iron. I also LOVE the aquage uplifting foam -- I owned this product already, but never knew how to use it. Thank you for making this girl feel pretty!

    jessica.n.schindler1{at}gmail{dot}com.

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  92. I love any hair tutorial of yours that includes a braid! I ALSO LOVE your recipes (:

    xo

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  93. I am a new follower & love the hair tutorials it is so nice to see step by step. Many people (& me) need a little inspiration some times & you provide that with your blog! thank you Jennifer

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  94. I am a follower of your blog. I love all of your hair styles but, I think my favorite is the Messy Ponytail. Thanks for sharing your talent! amandaosanford@yahoo.com

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  95. Love ALL your tutorials - but wanting to try the knotting and nice next!! :)

    dadsgrl916@aol.com

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  96. Your blog is amazing!! I am still learning the bouncy curled under technique as I just cut 4 inches off my hair -- I mastered the half french twist (yay me and thanks YOU!). But prior to that your curling tutorial and bangs tutorial were my go-to. I found you on Pintrest and I appreciate all the help you offer!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  97. Hi! I loved your half up twist. Perfectf or any day. Thanks for being inspiring! harrisonkayc@gmaill.com

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  98. I follow!! Bouncy Curled Under is my fav but curling with a curling iron is what I've been doing lately!!! tonja326@gmail.com

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  99. OOPS!!! ewolson@cox.net

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  100. I love the messy bun! And really just your hair color. I brought my net book to my salon and said I want this color pointing to yours! Amcbreen at hotmail.com

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  101. My favorite was how to curl your hair with a curling iron. I could never acheive those full length curls before I saw you tutorial! THANKS!
    anowatzk@live.com

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  102. Hey kate, i am a follower! I have recently discovered your blog, and i'm so glad that i have. I have showed all my short hair girl friends this blog too to show them that there's hope for us too:) i absolutely love the braided bun. ive done it so many times already! Shelby.farrer@yahoo.com

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  103. I love all of your hair tutorials, but I especially love the ones where you show basic curling, straightening methods. Those are so helpful!! Hope you and your hubby have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! :)

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  104. Bouncy curled under and product recommendations (just got the Aquage!).

    pattid0521@yahoo.com

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  105. I'm not eligible to enter but just wanted to say I really enjoy following you on Facebook.. I get so many compliments when I have "curled my hair with a curling iron". I often set up a mirror by the computer and try your styling techniques, many with success :) Thank you so much! Kate Sawatzky, Vancouver BC Canada

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  106. Hi! I have absolutely adored getting to 'know' you through your blog and videos! You are such a sweet, true and genuine girl! My favorite hair style is the elegant half up - although I have yet to make it look as good as yours!
    shesquires@hotmail.com

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  107. Merry Christmas Kate! I love the bouncy curled under! I seriously took a picture of it to my hair dresser and told her to give me the cut! haha. I have never had so much body! kaitlynwhitlock@gmail.com

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  108. I love your videos - my sister is a stylist and I had her cut my hair based on your style. I purchased Aquage the day after watching every one of your hairstyle tutorials and LOVE it! I curled my shoulder-length layered hair and then pulled it back into the half french twist this morning for my company Christmas party and it looks great! Keep the videos coming! My email is kera@srt.com

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  109. I check up on your blog just about everyday! Love the "how to curl your hair with a curling iron - full head" tutorial. Thanks for all your help!!

    ashmarie22@hotmail.com

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  110. I started flollowing your blog back in September I think, I check your blog first thing most days...I'm addicted! I have never been very creative with my hair, wore it the same pretty much everyday but NOW I try the easy, cute, chic styles you feature. Hello hair love!!! I have tried several but find myself doing the messy bun fairly often. Thank you so much for all of your hair help!

    julieal(at)wsu(dot)edu

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  111. Definitely my fav has been the curling! Use it at least 3 times a week. So easy and cute!

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  113. I am a follower and my favorite technique is curling my hair with a curling iron. Your easy to follow tutorial made this a whiz and I do it all the time now...my hair is layered and this styling tip has given new life to a boring head! Thanks and I'll be looking for new tips...keep them coming!
    Julie
    ocdownings@aol.com

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  114. I have been a follower for awhile and I love your blog! I was a tomboy growing up and never learned how to do my hair. With your curls tutorial, I learned and I love it! I get so many compliments when my hair is curly. Thanks! <3

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  115. I'm a follower. My favorite thing that I have learned from you is how much product you put in your hair & also what products you use. I have started to use some of them & have seen an improvement in my thin hair!

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  116. Hi Kate,
    I am following now and I LOVE the tucked away braid on both straight and curly hair! I get SOOO many compliments now that I have found your blog! THANK YOU!!!! :) (meagan@wmccinc.com)

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  117. Loving this giveaway! My fave recent tutorial was for the half french twist. I half-way attempted it the other day-ha. All your hair tutorials are great!

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  118. I love ALL of your hair tutorials and really enjoy your blog everyday. Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us. My favorite is how to style your bangs with a flat iron. I've always wanted to know how to this and you gave the perfect demonstration! Have a Merry Christmas!
    Rachel
    rachnrandy@gmail.com

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  119. I found you on Pinterest and now I'm a devout follower!!! I absolutely love the knotty updo. I wore it to work the other day and my coworkers couldn't believe how easy. Thanks for all the tips that make getting a little dolled up easy to do!

    tiffanynhanson@gmail.com

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  120. I'm definitely a follower! I look forward to new posts in my google reader everyday! I love all the hairstyles you've shared, but mostly I like the tip on bobby pins that you gave! When you put the zig zag edge on your scalp it really hols your hair better. Merry Christmas!

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  121. I love the half up braided technique! I am always looking for new ways to fix my hair when it's down to make it not so boring! And the half up braid is trendy and super cute! I am still trying to learn how to curl my hair..my hair is about the same length as yours and for some reason I am just not capable of curling my hair:( It never turns out good. but thanks for all of your tutorials and tips!!! They help TREMENDOUSLY!
    dmself1@crimson.ua.edu

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  122. I love doing the French Braided Bangs, I had no idea on how to french braid until I watched your video. I actually have my bangs french braided right now! :) My email address is anj_townsend@yahoo.com

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  123. Absolutely love love your Knotting up do tutorial! So easy and beautiful... amazing how such a simple idea and be so dramatic. I would never of thought to try this hair style. Love following your blog. You ROCK Kate! (shirmorris@yahoo.com)

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  124. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I really liked the elegant half up do!

    ktcourington (@) gmail (.) com

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  125. My favorite hair tutorial is how to curl your hair with a curling iron. I have tried it a couple of times and it turned out great. sherrabug@insightbb.com

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  126. Kate - I love your blog, especially your make up and hair tutorials. My fav hair tutorial that has transformed my hair from drab to fab is the flat ironed straight one. I also love the messy bun! Katie kpeterson73@gmail.com

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  127. This is so nice of you, Kate! I love the "Knotty or Nice" styles you did recently. I'm going to try to emulate them for this weekend. My email is julieagroeper [at] gmail [dot] com

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  128. Love your blog! I kinda hate to say I totally copy a lot of what you do! My favorite product you suggested is the powder up! It gives the perfect volume and texture for my thin fine hair!

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  129. I LOVE your blog...it's the first one I read everyday :). My favorite post you have done is how to curl your hair with a curling iron. My hair is cut a lot like yours and it has been a lifesaver....and my husband loves it <3

    joshandmichelle6@live.com

    PS and who knew having the right products in your hair could make a world of difference! Thanks for introducing me to Aquage :)

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  130. Hi again,
    I also wanted to add that I signed up for the birchbox and it's AMAZING!!!!! If anybody out there hasn't yet, I STRONGLY recommed that you do, you will be glad you did! :)

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  131. Love the wrap around braid. Love all the tutorials, you're doing great, keep them coming!

    aeowen430@sbcglobal.net

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  132. I love ALL of your tutorials, but the bouncy curled under is my favorite. I curl my hair with a curling iron (I bought a hot tools...)at least 3 times a week, use aquage (thank you!) daily, and signed up for Birchbox (awesome!) all thanks to you!

    marissa marissa725(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  133. I follow your blog :) My favorite hairstyling technique is your straightening tutorial! I've been trying to replicate it :)

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  134. I recently wore the half up to full updo style to a Christmas party and got lots of compliments!

    ashley.wright2010@yahoo.com

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  135. I love all the hairstyling techniques, but my favorite would be the messy bun. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!! (samclark98@Yahoo.com)

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  136. I follow your blog! And I have your button on my blog too :)
    My fave hair style was the knot-up do...it was a "knotty" but nice hairstyle :)
    Jen Ross
    jenross1018@yahoo.com
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

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  137. I've been a follower for awhile now and you totally taught me how to curl my hair properly. I've got baby fine/thin hair and have mastered it. Thank you!

    brienne.zwickl@gmail.com

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  138. I follow your blog! My fav hairstyling technique you've shared is curling your hair with a flat iron.

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  139. I love the updo's you've shared! rachglamfam@yahoo.com

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  140. learning to curl my hair with my straightening iron was, by far, the most useful post EVER. and your product posts are really useful too, though its hard to shell out for a big ol' bottle before seeing if it works on my locks. thanks so much for keeping up the blog, you're rad. have an amazing holiday! (starnic22(at)yahoo)

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  141. My favorite is the messy ponytail! Love it!
    cpbozeman@hotmail.com

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  142. Definitely how to use the flat iron correctly!! It has made such a difference! Merry Christmas!

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  143. totes messy bun tutorial!

    lauren @ frommygreydeskblog . com

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  144. Hey!
    I am Anna from Germany, I love your blog!
    I tried so many hair styles of you, but the " Elegant Half Up" is the best!
    I hope to get the Essie nailpolish, i've one in brown, too.Thank you for the tutorials and this giveaway!
    Love, Anna
    ananasannascheuch@web.de

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  145. Hi Kate! My fav hairstyle (although I love lots of them and it's hard to choose) would probably have to be your recent ones for the holidays: the knotty and nice hairstyles, particularly the knotty. :) I love your blog-keep up the good work. hjackson97016@yahoo.com

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  146. So cute! If I don't win I'll definitely be buying it anyway. My favorite hair technique is the bouncy curl under (is that what it's called? I actually call it "the way to make my hair look normal in its transition stage")

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  147. I love the twisted bangs style! It's a great way for me to keep hair out of my eyes on busy work days. Merry Christmas :)
    Mlwahlig@gmail.com

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  148. Hello, I just love the side twist hairstyle with the twig bobby pins. I think I just might order them, they are SO cute! Your style is an inspiration, keep it up!

    cindycarlson0@hotmail.com

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  149. My fav has been the french braid bangs tutorial. I can braid anything on anyone else but not on my self but thanks to your handy lesson, I can do it now! It's perfect for the days when I just don't feel like fighting my overgrown bangs.

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  150. Hi Kate, this is Rebecca in Wisconsin. I have to say the braided bun is my fav. I work in the healthcare field so it's a cute look that doesn't get in my way :) ( beccasgarden@yahoo.com)

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  151. My favorite hairstyle you've shown is the messy bun. I wear it all time! Thanks for all the great ideas! I can't wait to see what you come up with next year! Merry Christmas!
    kym.ridl@gmail.com

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  152. My favorite is the elegant half up, I wore it to see the Nutcracker lastnight and it was perfect for the occasion! I also style my bangs the way you taught me. I use that one everyday!!

    Thanks for all you do and Merry Christmas!

    -ShannonKPollard@aol.com

    PS-I love the nail polish color. :-)

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  153. I am a regular follower (daily!) and have now ventured to use the Aquage products (changed my life!) and my favorite hair tutorial this year (among alllll of them!) is the braided bang-- which by the way I am sporting today, with stick straight hair.

    Thank you so so much for your awesome advice and tutorials! You're amazing!

    ambermariemassey@gmail.com

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  154. So happy to have stumbled across your blog and now your sister's blog this year! I love the easy updo you showed a while back. It was actually the hairstyle that introduced me to your blog via pinterest!

    Merry Christmas!

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  155. I like all of the tutorials. My favorite is the Elegant half up tutorial.

    waynett77@yahoo.com

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  156. love your favorite products post and flat ironed straight! already a follower

    laura.depetro(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. I love, love, love the messy bun! I've used it several times! Big fan of this blog!

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  158. I just started following your blog w/in the last couple of months (thanks Pinterest). I don't know how long this tip has been up but I LOVE the video you posted on how to curl your hair! I also like the tip on the bobby pins. I now put them in correctly. I am a follower of you blog! cactusroper2002@yahoo.com

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  159. I recently cut my hair and I loved learning how to curl my new shorter hair. Though it never turns out quite as well as yours.

    paigehurst24@gmail.com

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  160. I think my favorite and most used tutorial was the bouncy curled under. I do it all the time! Love this blog so much.

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  161. Hi Kate-
    I love your blog and visit everyday. I love recreating the "bouncy bob". I roll my hair with my fingers and pin it to give it the extra volume like you demonstrated and I get SO MANY compliments!
    Merry Christmas

    Rachel
    rachel.scarletta@gmail.com

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  162. I also just started following your blog via pinterest and the curling your hair video. I have yet to try it, maybe a Christmas dinner style
    js_62@hotmail.com

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  163. Hi Kate! I follow your blog. my favorite hair tip was the messy bun.

    noren.lindsay@gmail.com

    Lindsay
    My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher

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  164. Love watching your hair tutorials. I think my favorites so far are the braided side bun (tried that one on Sunday), the half-up braids, and the knotty half of the knotty or nice Christmas styles. I am curious if knotting your hair is easy to take out at the end of the day. My hair is thick and sometimes I have trouble getting a simple elastic out. lol. Anyway, Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday! E-mail is: redhed44@msn.com

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  165. I love the "knotty" updo! I wore it to work yesterday and got tons of compliments! (katiekern@hotmail.com)

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  166. I love the french braid updo! It's tough to master, but I'm getting close! Your blog is so much fun :)

    susanbiard@gmail.com

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  167. Loved the half french twist! My husband got to help me with that one for our work Christmas party. :) Your blog is great!

    kaleena . edwards at gmail dot com

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  168. Originally found you on Pinterest and am now a loyal follower. Have tried all your techniques! The messy ponytail/bun is probably my fave because I use it most often.

    -Marisa

    msupercz(at)aol(dot)com

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  169. I lover your website. You make it so easy and break it down step but step to do your styles. Thank you!!! I now have cute hair :) Have a Merry Christmas

    Heather Houser
    heatherhouser08@gmail.com

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  170. I recently took the plunge and cut my hair short! I'm loving the tutorials on getting volume with a straightener!

    ashash08@hotmail.com

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  171. I love your tutorial on the pony tail. The one where you showed us the difference between a "going to the gym ponytail" and a really great going out pony! Thanks for all you do xo

    Merry Christmas!

    cs5646(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  172. I really love the twisted bangs. I tried it on my 4 year old and she loved it!
    Merry Christmas, Kate!
    emilyg.hughes@gmail.com

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  173. Love the twisted bangs!! I am growing out my bangs and was having a terrible time trying to decide what to do with them and I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog!!
    rowatters@hotmail.com

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  174. I've been following your blog for months--love it!!! My favorite is the bouncy curled-under. Love that you're sharing the pincurl technique, it's so tried and true :)

    michea_johnson@yahoo.com

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  175. Well I just found your blog today and I am so excited to try these different hairstyles!!! I have previously thought of myself as "hair-challenged" so I am hoping that my hair is as cooperative as yours in the videos! You make it look so easy!!
    My favorite so far in the actual hairstyles is probably the Half Up to Full Updo (I wear my hair curly a lot) or the Messy Ponytail/Bun because it seems something really easy to do but elegant!
    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful information with us regular girls!!!

    Merry Christmas!!
    ambersalling@charter.net

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  177. The messy bun/ponytail was my favorite until I cut my hair shorter again, now I'm loving the Bouncy Curled Under! Love your blog, Kate! Thanks for all the tips and tricks!

    knuscensky@gmail.com

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  178. Love that polish!!
    I loved your Ponytail!! I have always wanted to know how to do that! And I love it! I also loved the tutorial on curling your hair with a curling iron! I thought I knew what I was doing but you def. taught me how to do it right! Love your blog!
    Utkiki04@aol.com

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  179. I already follow your blog! My favorite hair style technique is the elegant half up. It's so simple and looks fabulous!

    trisha(dot)szukhent(at)gmail(dot)com

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  180. ever since i found your blog i get the most use out of your "twisted bangs", a great way to pull them back with out the traditional pull em back and bobby pin. some days i just need them out of the way!


    katie.joysmith@yahoo.com

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  181. I follow your blog and my favorite hairstyle is the Bouncy Curled Under. That's exactly how I wish my hair would look - I'm growing it out to get there! Thanks for all your beauty inspiration and have a wonderful Christmas!

    kristinetorkelson@gmail.com

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  182. The messy bun is my hands down favorite! It's become one of my go to hair styles! I love this blog. Thank you so much for sharing all that you do!

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  183. I am a follower! My favorite hair tutorial is the Half Up braids. It is such a cute style that is easy to put together!

    brittwooldridge@gmail.com

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  184. Messy bun! I just sported that style last night. :)
    TracyTWilliams (at) gmail (dot) com

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  185. I LOVE the messy bun! I have tried for ever to do it and now can with ease thanks to you!

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  186. Love Essie! I didnt know you can curl your hair with a straightener. Guess I never tried it since I always thought it was for straightening. Who knew, right? I've been practicing and it really works! Thanks for the tips!

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  187. I just started following your blog, it's fantastic. My favorite hair post was your hot rollers tutorial. It was so helpful.
    jillbartelscohen@gmail.com

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  188. Pretty polish! I enjoyed your how to curl hair with a flat iron tutorial. You have also inspired me to maybe think about getting long side swept bangs and a shorter length at my next hair appointment. Happy Holidays!!

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  189. I love the half up twist! Love your blog and your tutorials - so very helpful!

    CarolinaOnMyMind12@yahoo.com

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  190. I love the bangs. My hair is cut almost exactly like yours but I can never get the bangs right!

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  191. My favorite is the knotty updo perfect for the holidays!

    wygaljessica@yahoo.com

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  192. All of them, but I love the twisty bangs!
    Reneepollock@yahoo.com

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  193. Thanks for the giveaway Kate! I love your blog. I run a lifestyle blog at http://everydayloungeact.blogspot.com & your blog has become one of my top 3 favs. My fav tutorial (& I watch it repeatedly) is curling my hair w/ the curling iron. I have naturally wavy hair & this just gives me a sleek, defined look. Keep up the good work! (everydayloungeact@hotmail.com)

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  194. I love the elegant half up. Also, I found your blog through the bouncy curled under and still wish I could make my hair do that!

    jesabes.blog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  195. Merry Christmas! I follow your blog and love all of your ideas, right now I'm hooked on the hidden braid. I'm a fan of the messy ponytail as well! Jessicajenkins1014 (at) gmail . Com

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  196. Bouncy Curled Under is my favorite, and I love that you took pics of your cut from all angles...my stylist appreciated that! I'm wearing Essie Chinchilly now with one nail on each hand bedazzled with OPI Crown Me Already. One can never have too much greige polish!

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  197. I am wearing your messy bun right now and I love it!

    email: littlebindc1@gmail.com

    Merry Christmas!

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  198. I love the Knotty Knot, absolutely precious!! I am in the process of growing out my hair, so I am patiently waiting for it to be long enough to wear that way!! The tutorial was so helpful, Thanks! MERRY CHRISTMAS

    laurenleigh06@gmail.com

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