Archive | May, 2013

Studded Nails

29 May

Here’s a trend that I absolutely love and adds an extra oomph to any set of nails…Studs!

You can find them in beauty stores, nail salons, drug stores, on line, and many other places.  They are inexpensive and are easily applied with nail art glue.

These studded nails caught my eye:

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What do you think? Would you try these out?

 

Products I want! and will get!

18 May

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil Vault!

I have the pencil in the color Perversion (a really dark black) and I absolutely LOVE it! It really does glide onto your eyes and stays put…great for someone like me who cries/has allergies like crazy during pregnancy! I can’t wait to try the rest of the colors, they are super pigmented and beautiful.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed!

This cute combo contains a bronzer, highlighter, and blush that come conveniently packed in a case that can be thrown in any bag!  The reviews on this are super positive, and if it is as pigmented and pretty as they say and as all other UD products are, then I will be one happy girl! Can’t wait!

Make your own lotion from coconut oil!

18 May

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If you’ve read my post on coconut oil then you already know all of the benefits it brings…but making your own lotion from it is one of my favorites!  It lasts longer than store bought lotions and is really good for your skin!  You don’t need much to make the lotion, you probably have some of these things in your kitchen already.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup  olive oil (or almond oil)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  •  1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

You can also add essential oils if you would like!

All you have to do is:

  • mix the ingredients into a glass jar (any kind will do as long as it’s big enough to contain the ingredients)
  • heat a couple inches of water in a sauce pan (enough to submerge the bottom bit of the jar)
  • place the jar in the hot water and watch the ingredients melt, shaking around occasionally
  • pour into small jar or container of your choice and put on lid and you’re done!

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Zebra tips (they glow in black light!)

15 May

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Felt like doing a little animal print today but didn’t want to cover the entire nail.  I used LaLa Lacquers’ HyperGlow Pink Bikini which is black light reactive, and striped on black zebra stripes and finished with a clear top coat.

Would you do animal print nails?

A different design for each nail…

14 May

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I love variety when it comes to nail art…especially because I get bored quickly and I am constantly changing my nail polish designs!  I love the idea of creating a different mini work of art on each individual nail, yet keeping a theme that ties them all together and keeps it cohesive.  It’s pretty simple to do…just pick a theme and go from there…make sure to use similar colors/add-ons on each nail ( you don’t want to mix a neon green with a matte oxblood color, ick!)

What do you think of this? Pink and Black are my favorite colors 😉

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I saw this one and thought it was cool too:

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Make your own natural bug spray!

8 May


Unfortunately I am like a magnet for mosquitos, gnats, ticks, and any other nasty little bug out there…but I refuse to douse myself in DEET or other chemicals they put in non-natural bug sprays.  Sure, there are bug sprays that are now made for people like me…but why buy them when you can make your own?  If you don’t already have essential oils in your home, I recommend grabbing some…they sure do come in handy!  You can find them in natural or health food stores, drug stores, and even some grocery stores, or online from places like  doTerra.  I grabbed this specific mixture from a website called Garden Therapy (they even added the cute label to print out and stick on your bottle):

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Ingredients

  • 4 drops citronella essential oil
  • 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops mint essential oil
  • 1/4 cup pure witch hazel

Mix these oils into a glass or plastic atomizer, shake and you’re all set!  Keeps the bugs away and smells good too! (And no unwanted chemicals of course)

 

 

How to Make Tie-Dye Cake!

8 May

Today was one of those stay at home days…had a beautiful thunderstorm raging outside, so I decided to grab my husband and force him to bake with me 🙂  When I told him I wanted to make a tie-dye cake, he looked at me like I was crazy… okay, I AM a little crazy but that’s besides the point!  Anyway it was totally easy to make and super fun at the same time.

We just took a vanilla (or white cake mix) and made it as usual (water, oil, and egg whites) and mixed it up and divided it into six different bowls.  In each bowl we added various drops of food coloring to make a rainbow of colors…blue, yellow, red, green, purple, and orange.  Then we dropped each color mix randomly into a greased 9X13 pan and kind of shook it around so it looked like this:

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Then we let it bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 30 minutes (burnt myself on the oven of course) and it came out like this:

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Let it cool 10-20 minutes then we added chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles and viola! YUMMY TIE-DYE CAKE!!!! Now if you want to be really awesome you could make multiple cakes, layer them with frosting in between each layer, and frost the top as well.

Here’s my husband’s slice of cake…couldn’t grab a pic before he took a bite!