DIY BRANDY MELVILLE CHIYO BRALETTE

DIY Brandy Melville Chiyo Bralette

Hello and welcome to my blog!

So summer is coming up and the wetaher is getting super warm outside, so obviously those crop tops and racer-back tops are making their way out of the closet. Brandy Melville sell a really cute bralette, the Chiyo Bralette, for $19, so I thought I would make one myself, for as little as $5!!!

What you will need:

a brallete (from primark)
black thread
a needle
scissors
and some elastic

So let’s get started.

Start by cutting off the back of your brallete.
Cut as close to the seam as possible for a cleaner finish.

Then, measuring the elastic around your back, cut the elastic into strips.

I decided to cut three, rather than the original six, I just prefered the look of it. You can obviously do as many as you like.

Then just sow your strips of elastic across the back.

Once you have done that, you can cut two smaller sized elastic strips to be sewn on vertically.

If you want you could add some straps over the shoulders, but I prefered the strapless look.

And it’s so simple!! Now you can wear your super cheap and totally cute bralette!!

DIY Perfume Display

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DIY Perfume Display

 

Hello everybody,

Today I have a really simple DIY for all of your perfumes. This is so cute and you can totally customize to suit your own personal style. So lets get started….

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What you will need:
A picture frame
Pictures
Scissors
Perfume

Taking your picture frame, I bought mine at IKEA, take out the picture that comes with it and set everything aside.

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Taking the pictures that you printed out or may already have had, figure out which one you would like to have on display. I picked one that would go with my perfumes, which have apinkish theme going on.

Cut your picture to fit the frame if it already doesn’t.

It’s easiest if you put some tape to the back, to make sure it is completely secure and won’t budge.

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Then, all you have to do is out your chosen picture back into the frame and put it all together.

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Last of all, place your frame flat on a surface and then arrange your perfume on top.

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Voila!

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Enjoy and Good Luck xx

DIY Desk Decor: Make up Brushes holder

Hello everyone, Today I’m going to show you a simple way to hold your make up brushes. This DIY is super simple, yet super cute and you can change bits of it to suit your own personal style. So lets get started…..

Makeup brushes holder

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You will need old necklaces andbracelets, a glass or plastic jar and scissors.

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Taking the old necklaces that you don’t wear or like anymore, cut these up until you’re left with individual beads. Place these into the glass jar. You can use whatever colour or size pearls(beads) that you like. This way you can personalize it the way you want.

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Then all you have to do is place your brushes into it and viola!10682015_778193558911676_1106563374_n

DIY Notebooks #backtoschool

So I guess summer is officially over with school starting up again. So today I’m just going to show you two really easy but cute ways to make your boring refill pads or copies look cute and personal. So let’s get started…

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Taking you blank piece of paper, paint any colour or colours thatyou would like onto it. I used a light pink and blue to create and ombre effect for one. For the other, I placed the waterpaint colours in the corner and painted from there on outwards. Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.00.39

Once that has dried, you can leave it like so, or draw patterns and designs on it. Whatever you like. Make it your own. This way you can be sure that no one else will have the same copy as you. Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.01.45

Then all you will need to do is place it onto your copy with craft glue or Mod Podge. Paint a coat of glue onto the front part to seal in any design that you have created. Remember, this will not be perfect and air bubbles are completely normal…Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 16.01.27

Using old magazines that you don’t mind cutting up, cut rectangular pieces out that you can use as a label. Alternatively, you can use pieces of fabric or even make your own, as I have done with the colourful ones on the left hand side of the picture. 

Using your glue, stick these to your unique and personal copy and simply write your class or name on it. 

 

And voila! Now you have cute and colourful copies that you won’t mind using. 

Enjoy and Good Luck xx

Goodbye Dry Skin

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We’ve all been there. Bitter cold days that leave the skin feeling extremely dry and flaky looking. Now that it’s the new year, it’s finally time to get rid of your dry skin. I’m going to show you some easy DIY at home remedies that you can use to get rid of dry skin and say hello to a beautifully moisturised and smooth surface.

So let’s get started!

1. Firstly, drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated! So drink up!

2.To reduce the Flaky skin around eyebrows and nose,  you’ll need Apples, lemons and honey

Recipe: Juice one apple with the skin on. Add a tiny bit of freshly squeezed lemon and use a cotton pad to apply the juice in an upward and outward direction. Apples and lemon act as an exfoliant for the skin. Apples also help to tone and boost collagen production. Follow with applying some honey on your skin, to help moisturize your skin.

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3. Olive Oil, Lemon, & Salt Scrub

For a little more exfoliation on your skin,  mix the juice from 1 lemon with 5 tablespoons of sea salt and one tablespoon of olive oil to create a luxurious body scrub.  The fresh lemon scent is really invigorating and with the addition of olive oil, this scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh and moisturized and incredibly soft.

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5. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is wonderful, a product that has so many versatile uses. I love using a bit of coconut  oil and lathering it right onto my skin. It’s great for use on legs to help while shaving, but also great for putting into your hair and leaving it in a bun for a few hours as a deep conditioner. Rinse out after a couple of hours with shampoo and voila, your hair will feel and look silky smooth.

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Enjoy and Good Luck. xx

 


DIY BEAUTY : FACE MASKS

 

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Hey guys, so a few weeks ago I showed you some at home spa treatments and decided that I would share some at home face masks to pamper your skin. This way you can get the refreshed, relaxed salon-fresh feeling without leaving the warmth of your own home, especially as the days are getting colder and colder. These face masks are so easy to prepare and will allow you to have a littletime for yourself. So let’s get started shall we??

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Papaya Face Mask

This mask is suitable for all skin types, helping to create an even skin tone and leaving your skin soft, glowing and super hydrated! Papaya and pineapple contain papain and bromelain, two enzymes that promote skin renewal and dissolve dry skin cells. Papaya benefits the skin as it is rich in vitamin A, E and C and anti-oxidants which moisturise the skin and clear any dirt and dark spots on your face.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons raw papaya
  • ½ teaspoon fresh pineapple juice

Mix the pineapple juice with the mashed papaya in a small bowl, until you form a smooth paste. apply this paste onto your clean face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off and voila! For best results use this mask once a week.

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Banana Face Mask

Bananas contain lots of vitamins that are beneficial to your skin and their natural acids help remove dead skin cells to brighten your complexion. For a natural face mask that’s delicious enough to eat, you can use:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey

All you have to do is mash up a banana with a fork and then mix in two tablespoons of honey. If you want you could also add a few drops of lemon. Apply your homemade mask to the face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool or steaming warm washcloth and follow with a good moisturiser to lock in the goodness!

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Oatmeal and Yoghurt Face Mask

Using oatmeal and yoghurt, you can mix up your own face mask suitable for all skin types but especially for dry skin due to the soothing benefits of oatmeal. And who doesn’t want a remedy for dry skin? Easy to prepare and kind to the skin. Just mix:

  • 1 tablespoon finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon live, organic yoghurt
  • A few drops of honey

Apply to the face and leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Use a moisturizer to keep in the moisture.

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Enjoy and Good Luck. xx