Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY Makeup brush holder

What you will need:

- 2 pieces of fabric, 12x6 each
- A ribbon
- A piece of corresponding fabric that's 12x3

You can choose different types of fabrics, as long as all the colors correspond with each other!

1) Take one piece of fabric and lay the ribbon wrong side up (I layed it right side up because I wanted it to flip a bit)

2) Place the second piece of fabric right side down, on top of the ribbon.

3) Sew the pieces together, leave a gap on the opposite side of where you kept your ribbon on the lower side.

4) Flip it out.

5) Sew the other shorter piece on the side which the ribbon is facing the wrong side (if your ribbon has a wrong/right side, other wise either side works). Make sure to fold the edges a bit and sew close enough to the edge that you close up the whole that you have.

6) Sew from bottom up the compartments, try to get straight lines and go a bit over the fabric and BACK STICH. This will prevent the compartments from ripping. Measure out the brushes and make them thick/thin so they'll fit, but not slide out easily.

7) And now you're done!!!

This is a perfect project for travel, or a small gift, and it's SUPER QUICK!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School: Fall & Winter Fashion

Ok so this is the first batch in my many back to school/fall and winter fashion posts! I will have a small B2S haul, I don't really do seasonal shopping like that, except for a couple of staples !

      Fall is my favorite season, I love the sweaters, cardigans, boots, jeggings, scarves (of course, but that's an all year round staple for me). I also love the scents, the sweet soft vanilla mixed with cinnamon. Of course it helps that it's my birthday (October 15th!!!). Fall outfits come easy to me, I have so many on my polyvore, and so many personal ideas, it's really an ongoing list!

The first 3 sets are specifically have KEDS in them, that was for a contest, however the outfits in them are very comfy, and easy to wear! Now I do have some sets with skirts and dresses, but there's more with jeans, and leggings! 

1) This one is the perfect B2S first day outfit, it's fashionable, but since it'll still be summer, it's a great transition piece. Now for me, my school is always freezing, so I'm not a huge fan of wearing shorts in school (it's just not worth it) and the weather is getting much cooler in my area so I don't know if this will work, but all the other years, I usually go for shorts on the first day!

Fall Hard for Keds

2) I think these outfits are super cute and very fashionable! Plus they're unique in a way that still works!
Work that runway

Fall Hard for Keds

Messy Bun :)
3) This outfit is another great transition outfit that will work for a good part of september, obviously ditch the beach bag, but other wise it's super cute, and very casual with a pop of color! Orange is the best transition color, especially one in a slightly dark hue than the jacket because it's bright for summer but it's still a popular fall color (pumpkins)!
Beach Babe
3) For this outfit, you can wear it well into fall, however you may want to ditch the bandeau/half tank top thingy for a tank, especially since it will be quite cold! It's a great outfit for a lazy day because these tops are sooo comfy and easy to throw on!
Simplicity Love
4) This is my favorite fall outfit. I love knit oversized sweaters, boots, & jeggings for fall


My Style :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to school series: Small Collective Haul

So I'm not the type of person that does a lot of seasonal shopping, for example a new wardrobe for back to school. But I did go to the mall and I picked up some cute things that I liked!
I bought this super comfy cardigan from Forever 21, it's long and a bit big, so it's great for a lazy day.

Then at Sears, I ended up buying a couple of tops, an oversized sweater, a cropped tee, a leopard printed tank and a cute short sleeved top with back lace detailing.

Then of course I picked up a new pair of jeans from Delia's, Delias has the best jeans, they are so comfy and look awesome. I am planning on picking up a pair of jeggings from there as well.

I also picked up this Roxy hoodie from Marshalls. It's lined with this super soft fabric that I could probably sleep in!

I bought two new bags for the year, a new purple backpack, it fits a ton & perfect for all the textbooks and backpacks I'll have to carry!

I also bought a new purse from Forever 21! It's a bit darker & tanner/brown in real life, but I love it! It fits a couple of notebooks!

As you can see, I didn't buy much, it's just a couple of pieces here and there!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to school series: DIY Planner

So every year I try a new planner, and none of them work for me for the whole year. Last year I had to use a post it almost everyday to get all the information in.  This year I decided to just make my own planner, I wanted something simple that fits in all my information. I even tried many Iphone apps, but nothing really worked!

So what I did was pick up one of these Staples notebooks for $2. What's good about this is that it comes with a 2 pocket folder in the beginning, where i can keep the other month calendar sheets, as well as paper that I need to bring home.

& I'm using these mini calendar sheets from this year's calendar that I picked up from the Dollar store.
I plan on looking for something like this for 2013 as well, or just printing them out from the computer! This is for due dates, important events, and stuff you need to remember for school!

I'm simply taping the month in the beginning and everyday writing the date and the day and the homework below it. This way I can write as much as I need to, and all the information will be included.

For the next month I would just tape September right after the last entry for August and so and so forth. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Favorite Nail Polishes

I love nail polish, although I can't really do any cool designs, I'm pretty content with trying out basic things! These are some of my favorites, I don't really switch colors around based on the season, I just wear what I feel like!!

1) Wet N Wild FastDry Polishes ($1.99)- This is by far my favorite brand of nail polishes. It dries extremely quickly, and I love the colors!

2) Essie ($8)- So I'm not a huge fan of Essie, so this is the only one I really like. Unfortunately you can't buy this one at Ulta anymore so you'll have to look on the internet or at discount beauty stores!

3) OPI ($8) - This color is also discontinued, but it is AMAZING! It's very dark, and goes on very smoothly.

5) Sinful Colors ($1.99)- From what I know, Sinful Colors is only sold at Walgreens, and they have a wide range of colors. I love Queen of beauty for my ring finger. However BOOGIE NIGHTS, is my all time favorite. It's got a gel finish that looks very professional and you don't really need a top coat (Although I always use one).


Below is the top coat that I use, I actually did notice my nails growing, so that was nice!