Happy Friday! Okay I do realize that my last couple of posts have been about eyes/eyelashes but seeing as how I’ve just started doing eyelash extensions, I’m currently obsessed with that. So this post is about having ’perfect’ mascara. I don’t know about you but I CANNOT put on my mascara without some of it smudging onto my eyelid. It may also have something to do with the fact that I do my makeup while on the tube. I hate having messy mascara! The other day I was on Allure.com and saw these Almay ‘Make-up Erasers’ which are only $5.50 for 24 but that can add up if you use them every day and I’m not sure if they sell these in every country so of course I have done a little DIY that can last you a long time!
What you need
- Cotton Wool
- Cotton Swabs
- Liquid Makeup Remover
- a little plastic bag or case to keep the cotton swabs
- a little jar that you can buy in the travel section at the drug store
1)Pour makeup remover (oil-free is good) half way into the jar.
2) Stick the cotton ball into the jar and make sure it absorbs all of the makeup remover (real cotton please). Make sure your hands are clean and push the cotton ball to make sure it absorbs.
3. Pour more makeup remover into the jar just enough so that a little liquid goes over the cotton ball (the cotton ball should not swim).
4. Sitck the cottown swabs in a little plastic bag or get the travel ones that come in the little box. And you’re finished!
To use just touch the cotton tips in the solution and pat away to have perfect mascara!
Depending on how often you use these you should change the make up remover once a week or every other week. Alternatively you can also buy the little nivea cold cream in travel size and use that with a cotton swab! Is this helpful?
I had not tried press-on nails since I was a little girl in the beauty department at Toys-R-Us disappointed by the durability of those nails. Well it seems like press-ons have come along way since then. The other day at the pub, my friend Courtney had her nails done with a french manicure, or so I thought, until she let me know they were actually press on nails from the drugstore. Of course I had to try them myself and since I had been wanting to try 1930s inspired ‘stiletto nails’ seen here I decided to go for the round ones.
I bought the kit below by Kiss for 6£ at boots which includes glue and enough for FOUR sets of nails! Overall I was pleased with the results because I think that they look like acrylic nails but a bit more natural since they are a bit thinner. They also have square nails and shorter nails which you can repaint. They are sturdy, super quick and easy to put on and last for about a week. You can find them at any drugstore like Boots or Target.
This is how the nails look when just glued on, they do look fake if you wear them alone. You also have to file the top of them to get them smooth (which I have not done in the picture below).
This is the color I chose. Inspired by Rihanna. Please mind my messy nail polish as I am quite impatient on myself.
What do you think? Have you tried them? Will you try them?
This is a tassel/drop raven’s skull bracelet from Topshop
This is a drop chain bracelet I made a couple years back!
I have been seeing these drop chain and tassel style bracelets EVERYWHERE! I really like them because they can look quite dainty but in fact these are SUPER easy to make! Below is the DIY. I just want to stress that once you have the materials below you can make so many things!!
- Chain-Any kind you like you can get them at craftstores or on ebay for like £1
- 2 -Open Jump rings (I told you these would come in handy)
- 1 Charm -you can choose whatever you like (you can find these on ebay or at a craft store)
- 1 clasp- Ebay or Craft store
- Round Needle Nose Pliers- Ebay or Craft store
- Nail clippers
1) Wrap the chain around your wrist and then decide how much of a drop (how much you want it to hang) you want.
2) Using the nail clippers, cut the chain where you want it to end.
3) I made this bracelet a couple of years ago but as you can see it is really simple. The charm is attached to one side and the clasp is attached to the other side.
4) You are going to attach the chain to the charm using the jump ring (the one in the middle).
5) Using the needle nose pliers, open the jump ring. Slide the charm on one end and the chain on the other then close it.
6) You will attach the chain and the clasp using the jump ring.
7) Using the needle nose pliers, open the jump ring. Insert the chain on one end and the clasp on the other then close it.
8 ) If you like you can attach another jump ring where you tie your clasp to make it easier, or not.
Tadah this is the finished product! What do you think? Easy? Will you be trying it?
I love jewelry. Did I ever tell you I made and designed my own jewelry for a while? Anyway I thought this would be good post because I am always fixing or making jewelry for my friends when in reality most of what I do is really easy. Also I know a lot of us indulge in jewelry at forever21 or Topshop although they can snag pretty easily. So this is a tutorial on how to fix your broken jewelry. I promise if you get the tool and a couple findings (listed below) it will make your jewelry last so much longer!
You know how having a needle and thread is handy for patching up holes or rips. Well this is another tool you should have handy, it is literally the Godfather of jewelry tools...’round nose pliers’ the best thing about them is that they are cheap and you can get them for under $5 from craft stores or ebay. You can also get them with a pack of tools which I also recommend and will get to later.
These are the ‘findings’ (jewelry parts) most commonly needed to fix broken jewelry. They are open jump rings (in multiple sizes), and ear hooks (in silver and/or gold), and you can buy packs of them for like $2.
This is the broken jewelry I have been storing for a day like this. See if you can spot the damage.
These Turqouise earrings are missing a jump ring where I am pointing out.
You can open and close jump rings with the nose pliers. For these earrings I opened the jump ring with the pliers.
Then I stuck one of the holes on one end and the other hole in the other. Then I closed the jump rings with the pliers.
Don’t ask how both of the earhooks fell off of these earings and I still managed to not lose them because I have no idea. For these I needed jump ring and an ear hook.
I openend the Jump ring and I stuck the leaf on one end and the hook on the other, then I closed the ring.
Again these earrings needed jump rings. One of them was still attached so I just needed one for the other earring.
I opened both of the jump rings and put one side of the earring on one end and the other in the other end and then I closed it.
This necklace (mom’s) again missing a jump ring (see how useful!). I didn’t have a gold jumpring but I tried to mach it as best I could.
So what do I do now? Open the jump ring and stick one part on one side and the other and the other side, then close.
Again this is a charm that needs a jump ring in order for me to string it on to a necklace. So what do we do?
Tah Dah! Six born again pieces of jewelry that I can wear again. Have a look at your own jewelry and see if you can spot the jump rings or other connectors.
Do you get it? Is this at all helpful? I sometimes think these things are so easy that I don’t know how much I actually need to detail. Anyway let me know if you have any questions or need help on a different piece.