26 6 / 2012
I found this makeup tips from Allure and thought it would be great to share it with everyone.
PICK FOUNDATION WISELY
FIND YOUR SHADE
USE YOUR FINGERS
DIFFUSE WITH A SPONGE
• With a fine-tipped brush, dab a solid concealer over blemishes or dark spots that are still visible. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflagecomes with two shades you can blend.
• Get rid of redness with a yellow-based foundation, such as Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup. Smooth it over any discoloration with your fingers, and then blur the edges with a damp makeup sponge.
• Hide undereye circles with a creamy formula, such asMaybelline New York Fit Me, tapping it on with your ring finger.
POWDER YOUR NOSE (AND YOUR CHEEKS, AND YOUR FOREHEAD…)
25 6 / 2012
This is a very pretty and elegant bracelet that I made from old things that I’m glad I have not thrown yet.
- Gold cord (I got mine from my wrap around sandals)
- ball chain
- Gold plated chain
- Jump rings
- Brown Yarn
- Tape Measure
- Lobster lock (from the old gold plated chain that I’m also using in this project).
- Measure your wrist and add 2.5”: cut the gold cord into 4 pieces using that measurement.
- Cut 4 pcs of the ball chain using your wrist’s measurement.
- Fold the cord: 1 inch on both edge.
- Put the ball chain on top of the gold cord (opposite the side where the folds are).
- Wrap it with yarn (please see the images above) making sure that the edges are secured in place.
- Put a jump ring on each edge.
- Cut the gold chain into an inch, make 8 of these.
- Connect the jump ring with the gold chain.
- Connect the 4 gold chains on each side using a jump ring
- Put the lobster lock on one side.
18 6 / 2012
I’m getting encouraged by the likes that I’m getting in my posts and it’s giving my creative mind a boost. Few weeks ago, my friend Ivy told me how she wanted to get an ombre skirt. So I asked her what ombre is and she sent me some photos to understand better what it is. Ombre is usually achieved by dip dyeing, color bleeding or gradated dyeing. It gives an effect of color changing from light to dark. Again I thought of personalizing it and used fabric paint in my project instead. Here’s my finished product…
HOW I DID IT?
Old white shorts
Fabric Paint (orange and violet)
- You could trim the edges of your short or keep it the way it is. I trimmed mine because it’s a little long.
- Decide where you want to start with color, I started with coloring the shorts orange from edge (please refer to the photos) then I brushed the upper colored edges so some parts would be lighter.
- I painted the edges again with violet and brushed the upper colored edges to spread the color and make the top part appear lighter.
15 6 / 2012
Peplum design is now back in trend. Many designers are making their own versions and I’ve been seeing a lot in local TV shows too. I saw a blog about doing a peplum shirt using a plain white Hanes and I wanted to do one for myself. So I searched my cabinet for old shirts I could experiment with (I don’t want to cut new shirts and regret losing). I ended up not with a shirt but an old zip-up mini dress that I don’t use anymore. I like the fit of this dress but the challenge is that the zipper is too long. I decided not to touch the zipper and stay with the original structure of the dress just cutting the lower portion to use with peplum.
HOW I DID IT?
1) Mark the waist part of the dress, then with a tape measure, get the length of the lower part of the dress from waist then divide it by two (so you have enough fabric for front and back part of your blouse), then mark it again.
2) Cut the fabric following your markings.
3) Create even pleats with the strips of fabric, join it with the upper part of your dress (now a blouse!) by using a pin to put it in place.
4) Start sewing. Sewing machine is easier to use, but if you don’t have it, basic stitches like running stitch, back-stitch, and blanket stitch will do.
14 6 / 2012
While browsing online (as usual) earlier, I saw this beautiful nail art in The Nailasaurus website. It is part of their 31 day challenge featuring a nail art for each day. This particular nail art is for their 25th day, a Michael Kors dress inspired nail art.
Here’s how the author did it…
She used W7 Black as a base colour then slicked on GOSH top coat and placed on the gold bullion before it dried. Then she used a top coat of NYC to seal it all in.
Doing it your way?
You could play with colors (I am thinking of Orly Star Spangled as base). If you don’t know where to get these gold bullion (same problem that I have) try improvising with gold beads at craft shops or supply stores like Carolina’s (Megamall).
13 6 / 2012
HOW I DID IT?
1) Old jersey dress
3) Tape measure
1) Trim all the edges and remove hemlines.
2) My height is 5’6 so I measured 12 inches from shoulder (put a pin to mark it), then measure another 5 inches below and mark it with a pin. I did this on both left and right back part of the dress. (Change the measurement according to your preference, I think I made the cut out too big. I should have started with just 3.5”)
3) Get the mid part of the dress (between the left and right markings that you made). Measure 2 inches from the middle then mark it again.
4) Cut a triangle on both sides of the back part of the dress following the marking that you made. To make sure you create an even cut out, you may prepare a triangular pattern for the cutout.
5) Get some fabric from the cutout that you made then create a knot joining the left and right cutout (I used the silver trimming that I got from the neckline of the dress and just created a ribbon to make it simpler).
6) I didn’t like the plain straight edge so I made the front shorter than the back part of the dress.
12 6 / 2012
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