DIY Manicure and Tips for Longer Lasting Polished Nails

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Having well-manicured nails is something that makes me feel a little more polished (no pun intended) and like I have my life together. But since I can’t make it to the salon on a weekly basis, I do a DIY manicure at home that has some real good staying power. One of the most annoying things about manicures (especially if you pay for them) is how quickly they become disheveled and gross looking. So, it’s important to me to have a manicure that’s going to last for more than two days of laundry, dishes, and other things that are too boring to blog about. You know what I mean? So with that said, if you don’t know how to do a mani, no worries, I have you covered. Just follow along with these 6 DIY manicure steps and tips for longer lasting polished nails. 1) File nails: First … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Jewelry Dish

diy jewelry plate

I am pulling out my crafty side and showing you how to do an easy DIY jewelry dish that can be put together in as little as ten minutes. Unless of course you are neurotic like me, then it might take you a little longer (raise your hand if you are a perfectionist). Well, I personally like having something to set my rings, bracelets and favorite lipstick of the day on, and this jewelry tray idea is the perfect solution. Also, this DIY jewelry plate is a fun craft to do with girlfriends, kids, your mom, or as a gift idea for someone special.   This idea of doing a jewelry dish  came to me while looking at a bottle of Modge Podge. That stuff is magic, and it makes doing craft so much fun. If you don't own Modge Podge, you need it. If you think I am crazy right … [Read more...]

DIY Free People Inspired Earring Set

DIY Free People earring set

Today while shopping at Free People I noticed an earring set for $18.00 that I knew I needed to have. But I had to stop myself and take note that it wasn't the earrings that I found enamoring, it was the packaging, and let's be honest, packaging is everything. So I opted to buy two earrings trio at H&M instead for $3.00 and $1.00, and do a DIY Free People inspired earring set at home. I am in love with the results, and I am pretty sure every female in my family will be getting one in their Christmas gift this year.       What You Need 1 small piece of leather (I had some laying around... ) 2 or 3 sets of small earrings (again, found mine at H&M on sale for $3.00) gold paint, paint brush, sand paper (had these around too) 1 cute … [Read more...]

Creative Holiday Gift: How to Make a Beauty Sample Box

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Give a creative holiday gift this season and learn how to make a beauty sample box with a personalized touch. During the year, I stockpile all of the beauty samples and gifts with purchase that I have received from Sephora and Ulta for the purpose of gifting them during the Christmas season. With that said, I don't just toss them all together in a bag and throw a bow on it; I want the "wow" factor. Everyone loves a pretty package that looks like it's from a high-end boutique, so that's what we are going to make happen. Want to know how to make a beauty sample box? Check out my steps below and get your holiday gifting creativity mind on.   Supplies Needed: 3 to 4 beauty deluxe size samples 1 small paper-mache box bubble wrap or tissue handful of … [Read more...]