Pearl Hairpins!

I love these!

I’ve had this idea/thought in the back of my head for a while, so when I stumbled upon this cute tutorial, I obviously got very very excited! (;

I’m forever spending $$$ buying hairpins to artistically scatter about my hair when I have it in an updo..

This little technique (I really hope) is sure to cut down on expenses and allow for some more personalized clips.

I’m thinking.. buttons? beads? decorative flowers?

Endless possibilities (:

What you need:

Pearls (or small beads etc)

Bobby Pins

Super glue/Hot glue

Thin wire

Tutorial: rhsalgebraii.pbworks.com/w/page/51106525/5th Six Weeks Calendar 2011-12

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Ring Holder

An creative and fun way to display and organize your rings and stud earrings! Simple to make and easy to personalize.

What you need:
– Tray; any shape or size. With depth, but not too deep.
– Old sweaters, shirts, hoodies etc. (number depends on size of tray!)
– exterior fabric
-Hot Glue Gun
– Scissors

Tutorial: http://www.studs-and-pearls.com/2012/02/diy-ring-tray-holder.html#more

Too bad I recently donated my old clothes ):

Maybe I’ll go thrifting some time later and pick up some old sweaters/a cute tray! (:

Hahaha that decision just made me super excited all a’ sudden

Hesitant Beginnings

So Hey! I’ve started this little blog as a way of keeping track of various things I like to do/wear/buy/make/etc. However, I also have a Pinterest account (which I am obsessed with btdubbs) and now I can’t really decide which is more useful!

When I put things on here, I really think about them, and learn about them before I do, whereas on Pinterest, it’s almost speed – sharing; I simply scroll down and anything that looks pretty or useful or fun, I pin!

Then again, blogging takes so much more effort than Pinterest does. ):

Defense for blogging? It is so much more.. anonymous. I like it. :] Pinterest is always connected with facebook and twittter and the like, so blogging just makes me feel like I am much more free to say what I truthfully think.

Conclusion: I’m just going to stick with both for now, and see how it rolls hahaha.

A whole bunch of debate and I just end up pushing Decision Day back! Procrastination at it’s finest..

Hanging Garden!

I wish I had a large enough garden/yard to do this!!

Save the idea now… I’m adding it to the list of things that will make my future amazing! (:

What you need:

Plant (small!)

Heavy soil or bonsai soil

Potting soil

Moss

Twine

Tutorial: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2012/02/project_kokedama_string_garden.html

Butterfly Pins

http://www.gofavor.com/fashion-rhinestone-butterfly-hair-pin.html

These butterfly pins are so delicate and crystalline looking!

I can already imagine elaborate updos with these sparkling in strategically random positions haha

I am seriously thinking about buying these.. hmm. However, I already have quite a few hair pins.. but none are butterfly shaped! I’m going to look around some stores first – I always buy things online only if I can’t find them in person. (that’s not true.. sometimes I’m just too lazy to go anywhere! But this is important stuff (: I’m willing to sacrifice a lazy afternoon to find some of these beauties)

Floral Print Hat

How cute is this?

I have a thing for both florals and floppy brims, and this hat has both! (:

I dont know if I’ll buy it though… I don’t really have much use for hats except playing dress up lol.

I can’t justify spending money on this (even if it IS on sale 8$$!) right now… but it is fun to imagine and pretty to look at! Maybe some other time (:

Forever21: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=sale&ProductID=2000040328&VariantID=

Alabaster Skin?

Contrary to the average American girl’s desire for glowing tan skin, I have been obsessed with obtaining that fair skinned look.

I’m not saying tan skin is bad or anything, it’s just not for me; I’m not exactly a sporty person, and, though I love the narcisstic pastime of taking pictures with nature, under the sun, on the beach etc. , I just think I would look better with fairer skin.

After playing tennis for a couple years in middle school, my skin never recovered from the ridiculously dark tan I got, and now that I’m older, I have realized how beautiful pale skin is.

So, I did some research on the web and found some great tips for making skin paler! (:

Here are the top 5 that seem most useful.

I will try to update after a few weeks about how effective each are!

The first is to use sunscreen ALL THE TIME. Except maybe at night..
But any other time, even if you’re just sitting at home… apply some sunscreen!
I live in Texas, so the sun here ridiculously hot and skin damaging. But I would recommend about a spf 30 for anybody anywhere. If you plan on only staying inside, you can probably use a lower spf (around 15?) to block the sun rays streaming through your windows.

Next tip is to drink lots and lots of water! Water is very very very good for your body. It cleanses and removes toxins, and helps rejuvenate and refresh skin! Drink 8 glasses a day for healthy and pretty skin.

By the way… I dont condone the use of plastic water bottles! I mean, sure, if you’re out somewhere and you’ve forgotten to bring a water bottle and you are dying of thirst.. buy one. But keeping 24 packs of Ozarka in your home is both a waste of money and a horrible threat to the environment. Instead, why dont you invest in a more long lasting bottle that wont end up with a thousand of its brethren in some landfill? (:

Milk! Any kind is fine, though I prefer to use organic 2%. It tastes better to me… but I dont know how well it’ll work for lightening skin! Basically, you can either apply milk directly onto your face with a cotton ball, or mix it with flour to create a face mask. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, or until it is dry, then towel off with a warm washcloth. Alternately, you can pour half a gallon into a warm water bath and soak!

Lemonss <3 You can squeeze the juice out and mix it with a little water to create a nice little wash for your face. Just dip a cottonball in and swab across your face. Or, you can cut into thin slices or wedges and use it to scrub directly onto your face. Watch out though! If you have very sensitive skin, the harsh lemon can irritate it! Either dilute it with water or just avoid it altogether.

Finally, if these tips don’t work or you are under some time constraints, dress in dark colors!
Black nail polish, dark hair, dark clothing, dark tights.. not only will these things slim you down, you will automatically look paler in contrast!

I hope this helped some of you guys learn how to achieve the fair skinned look! I’m going to try some of these out and hopefully get back to you on how well they work (:

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