Category: Diy

BeautyDIY Eye Gloss – Two Methods!

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DIY Eye Gloss

Eye gloss (also known as liquid eye shadow) was all over the fall 2013 runways, yet some of the brands used like MAC are not even released yet! Before you go out and buy that expensive new eye gloss, try making it home with this easy tutorial. After researching methods that used everything from glycerin to petroleum jelly, we narrowed it down to the two easiest and least expensive methods that use materials you probably already have lying around. You can literally use any eye shadow or body glitter you have – especially a broken palette! – just crush it up and mix.

Materials Used: Milani Powder Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, Baby Oil Gel, Max Clear Lip Gloss.

 

Baby Oil Gel Method

Pros:

- You can use regular baby oil for a subtle, sheer look, or kick it up a notch with baby oil gel. The gel creates a slightly thicker application that is still thinner than the lip gloss method.

-  Baby oil is safe enough for a baby and easy on your skin. It’s also widely available.

-  Resists creasing.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Coverage is more subtle than the lip gloss method.

 

Lip Gloss Method:

Pros:

- Thicker, dramatic, editorial-worthy coverage.

-  Inexpensive.

Cons:

- Tends to be very sticky.

- Can be difficult to remove.

- Creasing.

 

Overall, we found baby oil gel to be the best mixing medium, but feel free to experiment and tell us your favorite in the comments below!

DIYDIY: Rihanna’s Pearly Chanel Sunglasses

Shine bright like a diamond in these Rihanna-inspired sunnies, and save yourself the Chanel price tag with supplies you can score for under $10 at your local craft store.

All you need are a cute pair of circular sunglasses, a string of (faux) pearls, and a little jewelry glue (or cheat with a glue gun; we won’t tell!).

Helpful tip: when you trim your string of pearls to fit your frames, skip the knot and dab a dot of glue on the end instead. We’ve all seen what happens when pearls hit the floor….

xoxo

DIYDIY: How To Make a Heart-Shaped Dreamcatcher!

Follow this cute and simple DIY on how to make a dreamcatcher for a seasonal spin on a long-loved craft project! With a simple twist of wire (and a few dozen knots) you’ll have as many adorable heart-shaped dreamcatchers as your heart desires. This is seriously the perfect project for girl’s night, and will add to your Boho decor long past V-day.

how to make a dreamcatcher

Materials:

- Yarn or Thread (I used inexpensive cotton yarn for this project, but many types of yarn or waxed thread works well too!)
- Thick Floral Wire
- Beads
- Pliers
- Scissors

Love this idea? Check out another cute DIY for heart-shaped tea bags by clicking HERE!

 

DIYValentine’s Day DIY: Heart-Shaped Tea Bags!

Because Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about you and your boyfriend!

This Valentine’s Day DIY is perfect for sharing with your BFF’s, your mom, your grandma… or any tea lover you know. Pick out your favorite loose-leaf tea (or blend your own) and have fun creating personalized messages on the little tea tags.

TIPS: I used a sewing machine for this project, but you could easily sew these by hand as well. Just use short stitches so the tea doesn’t fall out. When you’re done sewing, leave a double-length of thread approx. 4″ long; this will serve as the string for the tea tag!


What are you making for Valentine’s Day?

 

DIYDIY: Christmas Chain Bracelet

‘Tis the season for Christmas-y crafting, so somewhere in-between stuffing stockings and hanging twinkle lights, why not make a cute little holiday treat for yourself (or friends!)? Just dust off those skills from your elementary school days, and get into the spirit with this paper chain-inspired cutie!

 

The things you’ll need:

Liquid Stitch (or a similar permanent, CLEAR drying adhesive)

Ribbon (as many or as few as you like!)

Fabric Scissors

Optional: tweezers, cotton swabs, patience

 

First things first: Snip your ribbon into 1.5″-ish pieces. It’s helpful to do this ahead of time so you don’t lose track of the size.

Then: Spread a little glue on the end of the ribbon (it helps to use a cotton swab for precision), then loop it into a little circle and press the ends together. It’s okay to get a little sloppy, the glue dries clear. Voila! The chain begins…

Keep it up: Loop another piece of ribbon through the circle you just made, then repeat the process above until your chain has reached the desired length. This is where a pair of tweezers comes in handy to swoop into those tiny spaces.

That’s all folks: Yep, it’s that easy! When you’re done, and your glue is dry, simply snip another small piece of ribbon and tie the ends together in a neat little knot (or a bow, if you want to get all fancy), and slip it onto your festive little wrist!