Friday, January 11, 2013

Help me WIN for ROMWE

Hello everyone!

So, I am trying to win a contest through, using facebook.

I need to get 50 SHARES (not likes) on this photo on Facebook HERE!

I think you should be able to share, even if my profile is on private right? The photograph is public:

Well please let me know if it works for you! I would really like to win!

Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

DIY - Hair Chain

Hey guys,

Sorry, I know I have been doing so many DIYS, but since I am still on holiday from school I decided to take advantage and make a bunch of stuff I have been wanted to make.

I love hair chains, but like this one from Urban Outfitters, but for about $3 bucks I can make my own!
Luckily, I already owned the tools you will need. Here is what you will need to make your own:

  • Chain of any color, I choose a kind of white gold color.
  • Jump rings, just make sure they can go through the chain of your choice.
  • Jump nose pliers and wire cutters.

These are the tools I used. I felt like I needed an other pliers to work with the jump rings.

First take the chain and wrap around your head. Cut the length of chain you need and attach with a jump ring. I used a double jump ring for the back, but you could use a regular one. 

So the next step is to cut a length of chain to go over your head like so. Attach to the first jump hoop and add a new jump to the middle of the front. I recommend when attaching this piece to the back jump hoop to take out the outer chain and put the middle piece in, then replace the outer chain so you don't have a tangled mess. I hope this makes sense! You can stop here if you like.

I decided to add another looser chain later underneath the current circle. Just measure out one side, cut it and cut an identical piece and attach them to the two jump hoops. I know I am not explaining much, but I hope its not rocket science for you!

Let me know how it goes!

Monday, January 7, 2013

DIY - Lip Scrub

Hey chickas and chickos, 

Winter in texas suck believe it or not, and my lips are needing some TLC. No matter how much chap stick I put on, my lips still feel super chapped, and putting on lipstick used to not be an option for me. 

 However, I discovered the magic of a lip scrub and never will go back. I wanted to buy some from LUSH, because thats what all my friends where using but for $9.95 I wasn't willing to pay. Also, the main ingredients were sugar and oil and just a bunch of artificial CRAP that I just really don't need more of in my life. Click HERE to see the overpriced selections of lip scrub.

So my hardheaded self, like always decide to try to make some myself, and viola, I actually did it! So today, I wanted to share my easy lip scrub diy with you. One word of caution though, I honestly do not have official
measurements for each ingredient, I just combine everything until I get the results I want. Lets get started!

So this is what you are going to need:
  • White sugar
  • Olive oil (I'd use extra virgin/light if possible)
  • Honey
  • A small container. Mine is like REALLY small, its all I had, but you can use a little bigger one. Nothing bigger than a diameter of 2 inches.
  • The world's smallest spoon

Ok, so my container may be too small but I made it work. First step is to make sure your container is clean. I washed mine out cause I am reusing a container.

Ok, now come the ingredients. Since my container is tiny, I am going to describe the process according to my experience, but please translate it proportionally to the container you are using. So, first add a drop of honey. Honey is all natural, and has an amazing flavor, so your scrub will be enjoyable to use without having to add any nasty flavoring ingredients. Also, honey doesn't really expire so the scrub should last until it's gone. Just make sure you leave in room temperature. 

Although honey is wonderful, its very sticky! So, using the spoon add an equal amount of olive oil to the mixture and mix. I had to use the other end of the spoon.

Viola! This is going to be the base of the scrub. Simple enough, right?

Time to add some sugar! I would only add a spoonful at a time, just so I can make sure I get the consistency I desire. 

Mix until sugar is covered with honey oil mixture. If it is too dry, add more oil. Too sticky, add more oil and a bit of sugar. If to liquid-y, add sugar and a bit of honey. Mix until you get what you want. My finished project looked like this:

All natural, safe to eat (accidentally of course), and super sweet.
Now lets make sure you know to use this stuff. Time for super awkward photographs of myself.

Um...hi there. So I couldn't find a wash cloth so I had to use a napkin, but please, oh please, make sure your lips are very moist and wet before using your new scrub. If you try to use your scrub on dry lips, you could tear and rip your lips up and that kinda kills the purpose of the lip scrub, right? The last thing you want is bleeding lips, so please just do this step and don't sue me.

So just get a tiny bit, just to cover your finger tip. Actually, this may be too much in fact, but you get the idea.

So just do it! Put that stuff on your lips and pretend to brush your teeth....on your lips? Well what I mean by that is always use circular motions. If you don't use circular motions while brushing your teeth, you have been doing it wrong, just FYI. Don't be too rough, but don't be scared to really rub. If your lips are moist, they can take a lot. Wow, this sounds kinda wrong, but ONWARDS.

Yeah, thats right. You are looking totally sexy. You might wanna wash your hands after. After you think you had enough, rinse.

Afterwards, apply lip balm. Not the crappy $1 crap. The good stuff, something super moisturizing. If the dollar chapstick is all you have then, still use it. Your lips will need some. If you are planning to wear lip stick, pencil, or whatever, do the rest of your makeup first to allow your lips to rest. I know this sounds silly but just trust me; at least 15 minutes. 

Woo! Congrats, you have not murdered your lips with your DIY scrub. Just kidding~
But, real talk, I love doing this to my lips. I feel like they look fuller too, but that's just my imagination talking.  

I am kinda glad I used a super small container because its super portable. Although, maybe I shouldn't go through this process in public... 

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 6, 2013 Review

I wanted to do a quick review of! I was so excited when I found out the company wanted to send me some stuff I got really excited! Shopping Asian wholesale can be a bit scary because everything, for the most part, is one size, but if you do the research it may be well worth it. I do not plan to type up a storm because I already did a review video on my YouTube channel, but I will post pictures of each item!

First is this wooden cross necklace. I guess since it was only about $0.50, I really can't complain about the quality.

I honestly thought this was the coolest thing ever until it broke. When I first got it, it felt very strong so I am surprised it broke. I plan to superglue it, and hopefully that will fix it.

This is the item I felt like was to pricey for what I got. The length of the dress is much shorter than what the website advertised, so currently, I cannot wear this dress. I know I am very tall, but I thought since I was careful to measure myself and the dimensions of the dress listed I would be fine. It's a good quality dress but it is going to need some work in order to be a fit for me.

I plan to make a few alterations to the dress, which I plan to blog about later. Please watch my review video! I go in more detail of what are my plans. 

Well, although I was too happy about the products I got, I feel as if I would try to order again from this. For the price of the products, I feel as if it is a good deal to chance your luck. Anyways, have you every bought from any wholesale Asian website? If not, do you think you ever would? If I have intoduced you to the concept, I recommend checking out this fourm HERE. It includes a much of products modeled on real people and it really helped me out when shopping these sorts of websites.

Happy Sunday

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Grab Your Knitting Needles!

Hello boys and girls,

I just wanted to share my completed infinity scarf I just finished knitting! Please excuse my appearance, its 1 AM! I guess I am a late night blogger! I would recommend this project to beginners because the rows are smaller, so I found myself to make less mistakes and less flustered when knitting. Of course, you are going to need some sewing experience when putting the the two ends together. I can wear this scarf in so many ways! If you don't knit it is a GREAT skill to develop. It's pretty easy, and great for last minute gifts that mean the world

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Ok so now, I have found many handmade items for sell on that I think can be easily done by a beginner with sewing experience. If you don't feel up for the challenge, I guess you can always buy these handcrafted beauties! 

Ok, well hopefully I have inspired you to knit. And if you don't have needles, still give it a go. Click HERE for my favorite finger knitting tutorial. Good luck!