Category — DIY
I recently posted about DIY pom pom garlands made of yarn over on Glitter Weddings, and I was surprised to find so many sweet ways to use these fluffy little poms! I’m particularly smitten with these adorable little pom pom flowers. I tend to hoard cool-looking glass bottles, jars, and vases – so this DIY gives me the perfect project to fill my thrift store finds. Also, any excuse to use a hot glue gun, is my kind of DIY!
August 23, 2012 4 Comments
Nooo, not that kind of streaking. Color streaking, your hair. And after seeing these images of updos and braids with a peak of bright color hidden within a great hairstyle, I really really want one.
But, I’m a lawyer, part of the time, and I’m not sure a judge/clients/lawyers would “get” the whole purple hair streak thing, but, I’m wondering if I could either (a) tuck the colorful piece into an updo, or (b) go clip-on. For now, I’ll probably stick to faux colored extensions, but someday, probably when I’m eighty and crazy, I’m going neon streak crazy. Are you a fan or the streak trend? Would you try a funky streak just for Summer?
Be sure to check out my earlier post on tie-dyed or dip-dyed hair tips and how to achieve the look!
June 18, 2012 3 Comments
After featuring Maria’s dreamy white home, I couldn’t get the image of her amazing clock out of my head. Meet the Roost Numero Clock. I’m guessing you’ve never wanted a clock more in your life? Trust me, I get it.
Sadly, it seems most of these funky clocks are a tad on the pricey side, but leave it to creative bloggers to come up with a solution. Faded Plains put together a fantastic DIY clock project using silver metallic spray paint, wood numbers in 2 different fonts and sizes, clock mechanism and hands — all of which can be purchased at a local hardware or craft store. And the DIY is one seriously good look-a-like to the real deal.
If adding yet another DIY project to your growing list seems daunting, take a look at these great number clocks, equally awesome and varying in price.
June 6, 2012 2 Comments
In case you haven’t caught on yet, I’m a huge fan of body scrubs, creams, and whatever other skin softening products I can get my hands on. I obsess over my skin – gotta have that bare confidence, and it starts with your skin, and I seriously hope it pays off in spades when I am old and [less] wrinkly than my friends. Ha. Okay, I kid. I’m going to make all of them scrub, exfoliate, and hydrate away, so they can be [less] wrinkly, just like me!
So let’s talk scrubs. There are oh so many scrubs available at every price range, but all have two common elements - a moisturizing liquid and a coarse exfoliating agent – and, lo and behold, the mix can be recreated at home without much trouble.
One of my latest “swoon list” participants (oh yes, I have a laundry list of products I swoon over!): Brown Sugar Body Scrub. So to the grocery store I went. At first I thought I’d make a brown sugar scrub, but I quickly realized none of the brown sugar options had the coarse-ness I was looking for. In the end I chose an unrefined sugar (and it worked beautifully!) Did I mention everything I needed was at the grocery store? Score!
DIY Sugar Scrub:
- 1 cup Coarse Sugar (or brown sugar for a less coarse version)
- 2 Tbsp. Honey
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Any High Grade Oil such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil)
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice or Lemon Oil (If using oil use 1/8 tsp.) (Optional)
Pour the brown sugar into a bowl and add in the oil until the brown sugar is moist, but not over-saturated. Next, stir in the honey and mix. Finally, add fresh lemon juice, stir again, and voila!
On a side note, the lemon keeps the scent light and fresh, but it’s not necessary, so if you’re looking for warmer tones – the sugar and honey will smell buttery sweet on their own.
The scrub leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft and the scent is amazing!
I stored my sugar scrub in an air tight container and quickly realized with a bit of ribbon, your homemade sugar scrub would make a great gift too (hint hint: mother’s day!)
Do you have any DIY beauty tricks? Do you ever make your own beauty treatments?
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May 9, 2012 4 Comments