A Christmas Manicure

Hiiiii,

The other day I completed my Christmas nails for the year, and thought I’d share them.  I adore this new trend–half moon–and figured it’d be fun to try the style with Christmas colours and glitter.

 

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Essie Forever Yummy//OPI Rainbow Connection

Thanks for reading!  I plan to have a new video up tomorrow, as my friends are going to *hopefully* make a guest appearance for a Christmas tag!  I’ll have a link up soon.  Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

My DIY Peter Pan Collar Necklaces!

Hey guys!  So on last week’s TGIF I showed a picture of the little DIY project I was working on, and now it’s time to show you!  I made Peter Pan collar necklaces!  Missglamorazzi put up a tutorial of these, and I was immediately drawn to them.  So, like a little Martha Stewart, I made my way to Michael’s, and got the supplies for it!  They were a little messy to make, and I had some downfalls.  I made like ten of them and only one I actually LOVE.  I made a whole bunch with glitter, but they are really stiff!  I’ve been a little too busy to actually test out wearing them, but from what I can see, they are going to be too stiff and too ‘crafty’ looking.  I made two with studs, and I am still experimenting with them too, but they seem really lightweight, and they seem like they lift up and kind of float around my neck…maybe some tape stuck to my shirt…?  Haha, but out of them all, one turned out AMAZING!  I feel like it was $600 at Chanel or something!  I got so many compliments on it the day I wore it to school, and it’s really cool being able to say that you made it.  I have a whole ton of supplies to make these things, so I am still going to experiment on how to make them just right.  I didn’t feel like doing a tutorial on them would be necessary  because missglamorazzi did it, and that is exactly where I made mine from.

For my favourite, you need beige felt, beige ribbon, tacky glue (or just really thick glue in general), pearl beads, scissors, and a cutout of the collar shape.  Here’s the tutorial that explains everything really well:

And, I just have a couple of tips from my experience that I wanted to share with you! (all referring to the pearl one):

  • Make sure to cut off the top of your glue, don’t twist off the cap and use a brush.  The brush will stick to all of the beads that are already placed on the felt, and pick them all up off of it.  Just squeeze the glue out of the top in the areas that you need, and if they aren’t too small, spread them out with a brush.  I didn’t know that I had to cut off the top part of my glue, I just thought mine was broken!  I personally outlined my collar with the beads (just like she did), and then when I had to put the glue all around them on the inside, I used a brush and the beads that were already placed on the outside rim stuck to the brush and came off.  In other words, don’t use a brush for this one!
  • Use lots of glue!  Some of the beads will probably come off and you will have to reglue them like me, so just use a lot at start.
  • Make sure the entire surface of the felt is coated with glue, so the beads all stick.  No shortages!
  • Put lots of coats of glue on the ribbon.  The collar is a little heavy, and you don’t want it to fall off when you’re wearing it.
  • If you don’t want to print off the template, just trace it on your computer screen!  Obviously very lightly because you don’t want to damage your screen!!  I just very quickly did a little sketchy trace, and then kind of polished it just by freehand, and then cut it out.

Now, referring to the glitter ones:

  • Don’t use too much glitter, you’ll be surprised.
  • Use wax paper!  If you get some on the wax paper when applying the glitter, just dump it back into the bowl and use it again.
  • Know that this is a messy project.
  • Before removing the collar from craft area, tap it to make sure ALL the excess glitter comes off.
  • GET THE FREAKING TIPS WITH GLUE.  PLEASE.  I had this issue so many times that I had to make a new one.  The glitter does not adhere to the tips unless they are very SERIOUSLY coated.  If you don’t coat them, they look ridiculous.  It didn’t really show in the video, but oh my gosh, please beware!  Do it the first time, because once the glitter is already on the whole thing, applying glue to the tips again just makes it all lumpy and doesn’t even work!  Along with this, pick a colour of felt that goes with the glitterso that if some felt does show through, it won’t be that noticeable!
  • Once again, use lots of glue on the ribbons.
  • Remember that you can mix glitters to make it look kinda cool.  I may attempt to do an ombre one in the future!

I think that’s about it for my tips!  The studded ones were easy, just very time consuming!  Oh, and if you are sneaky you can get two out of one piece of felt!  So if I find out a way to wear my other ones, I will show them in OOTDs.  But for now, I am just going to show you the one that I love (which by the way, I just wear it with a plain beige long sleeve shirt), and the pic I showed last Friday.

A little ridiculous you may say?

 

Thanks to missglamorazzi (my favourite youtuber) for the tutorial and video!  Talk to you guys in like a second with another post!  Bye!

NOTD: OPI Sweetheart & Metallic 4 Life

So I recently painted my nails and I wanted to show you guys what they looked like!  Kind of a strange spin from what I usually go for, but I actually saw something exactly like this on a girl in my art class, and wanted to recreate it!  The two colours I used were OPI Sweetheart (on eight of the nails) and OPI Metallic 4 Life from the Nicki Minaj collection a while ago on my ring fingers.  I think this would look good with any neural glitter on the ring fingers, I just tried it with this one!

Excuse the humongous swollen fingers! ;)

 

 

Thanks for reading!  Talk to you soon!  If you do your nails like this, link me a picture!  I’d love to see!

DIY Wildfox Couture Baggy Beach Jumper

Hello!  I’m on a roll today!  I was checking craftgawker, and I found something that I had to share with you guys.  So a not long ago I did a post on Taylor Swift’s Wildfox Jumper, and hey, I just found a DIY on the exact one!

Taylor Swift heart sweater

Click here to see the tutorial!  Thanks to Sarah from Tulle and Trinkets for the DIY!

It looks like all you have to do is mix glitter with mod podge and paste it on!  Get this sweater for a fraction of the price!

Thanks for reading!  Talk to you soon!

*Picture from here*

DIY Painted Beach Shells & A Favourite Blogger

Hey guys!  I’m coming to you with another beach DIY!  I saw this while searching for things for my SOFC posts, and thought it would be an amazing decoration.  You could paint sea shells from the beach, and then maybe put them into a glass with a bit of sand or something.  You could get really creative with the paint too.  I’ve seen paint with reflective properties to it, so you could use that as a top coat, or whatever.  Anyways, I just thought I’d share it with you guys (:

  

Oh, and before I go, I just wanted to share a blogger that I’ve been loving recently!  Lots of amazing DIY ideas, style ideas, stuff like that!  Definitely check her out!  Tutus & Stilettos  Love the name by the way!  Haha

Anyways, I will talk to you guys soon!

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GIY Glitter Brush Holders, Phone Cases, Candle Holders, And More!!

Hello again!  So, you guys know how much I love DIYs right?!  And glitter?  And missglamorazzi?  WELL THIS COMBINES ALL OF THESE!  This is probably my favourite DIY that I’ve ever seen…

This past little while as I’ve been exploring the craft world, I have discovered that Mod Podge is apparently like the best thing on this planet.  If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically like a finely milled (LOL is that weird?) glue.  I’m no expert, but it seems to be a thin glue that keeps things almost embossed onto something.  Well, my all time favourite youtuber, missglamorazzi just came out with a tutorial on how to use mod podge and glitter together to make glitter makeup brush holders.  How cool, right!?  I was thinking, you could also use this method to make a customizable phone case, candle holder, catch-all holder, jewelry holder, drawer, shelf, picture frame, gift box, anything!!  There are so many ways to do this I’m sure, and it is really simple and easy!  I seriously want to have like a whole wall in my room like this!!  Anyways, here it is!

 

Let me know if you have any other ideas on where you could use this method in a comment!  I’ll add it to the list!   Also, tell me if you try this, and give her a big thumbs up!!  Talk to you soon!

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PS, I have seen this whole GIY thing everywhere, so I am going to be calling all of my beauty & fashion (basically girly) DIYs this instead.  (: