Hi there! We’re Erin and Daisy, and we’re a mother/daughter duo. We started Sand Sun & Messy Buns as a place to showcase the hairstyles Daisy created for prom and homecoming, but it’s evolved into so much more! We enjoy motivating others and providing tips for developing greater confidence so you can focus on living a positive and healthy lifestyle.
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A Little About Us:
We both love the laid-back vibe of summertime and live for the days when we’re sitting on a beach with our toes in the sand and hair tied up in messy buns. [That’s how our site’s name came about!] We’re obsessed with Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Friends, freckles, being positive, and spending time with friends and family.
I’m currently in my freshman year of college, where I’m studying Fashion Design. I’m passionate about makeup, hair, shopping, and designing my own clothes! I love going thrifting and I usually alter items I find so they reflect my personality. My favorite class in high school was AP Fashion Design, and I even sewed my own prom dress. I’m also the proud owner of a 2-year-old female veiled chameleon, so you may see her pop up in a post or two. Here are a few of my most popular posts:
- The Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts for Teen Skin
- The Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes for Beginners
- How to Master the Natural Makeup Look
- Dance Hair: Messy Bun and Braid Tutorial
- Flat Hair Fix: How to Boost Hair Volume (one of my first posts I ever wrote!)
I’m passionate about good skincare, fitness, anti-aging tips, and I enjoy traveling as often as possible. I used to work for a few national publications, so if you’re the crafty type and think we look familiar, you may have seen us in the pages of scrapbook and craft magazines. Here are a few of my popular posts:
- Anti-Aging Skincare Tips that Work
- 10 Things to do in Gruene, TX
- The Ultimate Guide to Visiting River Street in Savannah, GA
- Releasing Baby Sea Turtles in Cancun
- How to Get Lean Fast
Sand Sun & Messy Buns:
Our goal for this website is to help YOU by sharing what we’ve learned and answering your questions. This is a teaching website, and we aim to provide value with our posts by including actionable tips. This is also a community where everyone is welcome! We only ask that you be kind to others while you’re here. Please click on any of the categories listed in pink below to be taken directly to our posts on those topics.
-Skincare Tips: We know how frustrating it is when skin doesn’t look its best, so we frequently provide no-nonsense tips to get your skin in tip-top condition. Teens, you may want to start with Daisy’s Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Teen Skin. For those concerned with aging skin, begin here.
-Makeup Tutorials: We’re a bit beauty obsessed, so our favorite pointers to share are usually about makeup. You can find tips and tutorials on a variety of topics from our favorite drugstore brands, to our guide to faux freckles, to makeup and skincare product reviews.
-Hair Advice: This is the place for healthy hair tips, hairstyle ideas, and hair tutorials. We also frequently feature our favorite messy bun hairstyles (mostly discovered on Pinterest!).
-Fitness Motivation: This is where we include fitness tips and inspiration. Our “Fitspo Friday” posts are chock full of motivational pictures of fit and healthy women in all shapes and sizes. We post on Friday to encourage you to get active over the weekend, and we also list our top tip or favorite workout that we’ve tried during the week.
-Good Nutrition: We’re all about the salad life and easy-to-prepare meals. We post salad recipes and nutritional tips that will keep you healthy and won’t have you slaving your life away in the kitchen.
We’re huge fans of comments and we love getting to know you better! If you have any questions about any of the topics listed above, if there are any tutorials you’d like to see — or if you’d just like to say hi — you can drop us a line here:
You can also connect with us on social media at and of the Sand Sun & Messy Buns links below. Thanks for stopping by!
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