August 31, 2012

DIY Cute Fox Purse

I have been dreaming to have this bag from Sorelle Online but find it too expensive in its P650 price (almost $16) so I refuse to buy it even though I am so obsessed into its cute animal face design. A few weeks after, I stumbled upon  a blog where I saw the exact design and to my surprise, it is a DIY project! I feel so numb not to imagine that that cute design can be done by yourself! That is when I admit to myself that my creative side have not yet gone that far! I am really awestruck by this and I will definitely  do one for myself instead of buying it!

WHAT TO DO:

Lay down your shoulder bag and remove the belt. Removed the hardware on one side. Because this is going to be a purse you only need one side.  Make a pattern for the face of your cute animal. You can do this by folding a piece of paper with the same width as your bag (or a little smaller like mine) and cut out the shape of one side of the head. Trace this with a pencil on your bag. Cut out.
Cut out a piece of lace curtain that is more than big enough for the piece of your purse directly below the piece you just cut out. Use the seam of the lace curtain at the top. Use something round as a guide to trace around to create the eyes. Cut the eyes out. You may also cut out a piece for the button if you have one.  Use fabric glue and put it on the bag where the lace curtain is coming. Only glue on the sides and around the button. Put glue on the lace around the eyes. Place the lace on your bag and let the glue dry. You don’t need more glue than this, this will keep everything in place. When the glue is dry you can cut the excess of the lace curtain. You also need to cut out two small circles out of the white fabric to finish the eyes. Glue those down as well.
Take the pieces of leather that you cut out of the bag. Draw a ear on one of them and cut it out. Now use that ear as a guide to cut the other one.  Make  two cuts in the size of the ears at the top of your bag. Put the ears trough the holes from the inside out leaving about 1/3 of an inch inside the bag. Glue this down. You also need to cut a little nose out of the scraps and glue that down.
Now you need to make the strap. You can use the old strap for this and cut it off at the desired length. I used the seem of my lace curtain to glue on one side of the strap to make it match my purse.  You can now sew around the hardware of the bag and through the holes of the strap to keep the strap in place.
 Aren't it the cutest purse? It will surely give a statement to a simple, everyday outfits!
All photos are from bywilma.com. Credits goes to the creative owner.
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Boho Braid

Boho style is all about looking effortlessly fabulous on some bohemian and hippie influences. A hippie princess style for short . I am loving the "retro" idea of Boho fashion sense added with some natural background in pastel colors. They are so great in photographs! Layering different lengths, fits and textures on earthy tones with splashes of orange, green and magenta are the best staple of a Boho Chic. Hobo bags that are soft and drape with a fringe, tassel or some other quirky detail are one of their trademarks. When it comes to hair and make-up, everything should look natural. A naturally wavy or curly, or braided hair with some flare and a flowy skirt can be the best to achieve the look. And here is an idea on how to do it like so:

Separate the hair on the left & right sides of your head. Using your part as a guide, continue the part down the middle of the back of your head. To maintain the effortless, imperfect look, use your fingers instead of a comb. Tie one section with a hair tie to keep it out of the way.
French braid the free section of hair back to the nape of your neck & secure with bobby pins or a clip. To add more texture, try a Reverse French braid: Alternate crossing the 2 outer sections of hair UNDER the middle section instead of over. To make the look more free-spirited, leave out bangs & short layers around your face.
Gather the hair into a low ponytail below the clips & secure with a hair tie. When the ponytail is secure, remove the clips from the braids.  With your fine tooth comb, tease 1” sections of hair where they come out of the pony tail, keeping the ends less distressed, & secure with a medium hold hair spray.
Create more volume & texture in the braids by lightly pulling the loops apart with your fingers.   To finish the look, wrap a section of hair from underneath the pony tail around the hair tie. Secure with bobby pins.
Dreaming to be a Boho Chic like I did? Try this out to your hair to make a great start!
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August 30, 2012

Blue Smokey Eye Tutorial


Smokey eyes have become a staple make-up in creating a "classy" look. The secret of this trend's popularity is that it can dramatically change your face to a sophisticated one by giving it some class. There are many ways and techniques in achieving great smokey eyes but it is usually complicated and time-consuming. On the other hand, once you've learned and master the application and blending techniques, the transition will take you only a few minutes to have an irresistibly-looking eyes. I am always reading a grievance on my Facebook fans that they are having a hard time in achieving smokey eyes. I hope this one can help.

Apply some concealer around your eyes to create an even base and cover up any darkness. Set it with any setting powder or foundation.
Use an eye shadow primer to make sure that your eye shadow lasts longer and to make the colours look vibrant.
Using an eye shadow blending brush, start blending the dark blue colour into your crease. Slowly increase the amount to darken the shadow. Gradually building the colour up will help you to achieve the look better than going super dark all at once.
Spray some fix plus on to your sponge tip brush and dip it into any silver shadow. Now apply this eye shadow on the middle and inner corners of your eyes.
Apply a thin coat of eyeliner and curl your lashes then apply your favorite mascara.
 For a more precise guide, here is a sketched tutorial:

And tada! Your blue smokey eye is complete! I hope this post helps you even a little.
All photos are not mine. They are from www.styldrv.com. Credits goes to the owner.
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August 29, 2012

Pencil Nail Art

Junes is when the school class starts in the Philippines but I know that on the other side of the world, it is now back-to-school season and half of my readers are from that part so  this is for you! It is very simple yet unique nail art that will be best to wear on school!


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Canvas Shoes Revamp


When you head to your closet, you may see several pairs of shoes that you will find boring and need some life. Sneakers and canvas shoes can be the best to decorate because of its plain cotton body that will be great for painting, stitching, and sketching to show your artistry. There are numerous ways on restyling your plain shoes. Color it, paint it, sketch it, doodle it, stitch it, glitter it, stud it, whatever you want! And here is one example of revamping a plain pair to make it more interesting:

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Simple canvas shoes, 2. Fabric paint, 3. A paint brush 4. A thimble


Remove laces and dip the open part of a thimble into your paint and use it to stamp the surface of your shoe. Cover the fabric portion completely with circles. Use a paint brush to touch up any spots where the stamp impression isn't complete. This usually happens on the seams. 


Allow your shoes to dry completely before putting the laces in and enjoy your newly-styled shoes!
All photos are not mine. They are from www.abeautifulmess.com. Credits goes to them. 
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Guilty Pleasure 19

Everyone should eat less sugar, not just those with diabetes. It's okay to eat these kinds of foods once in a while but not everyday. A small portion after meal can be enough as a treat. You can choose to shift on low-sugar foods and ingredients to serve or just stare at them here and make your eyes be the one to be full and contented on seeing these sweets than taking them directly to your stomach. Enable your imagination for a healthier body and a healthy living! But at the end of the day, the decision is still up to you. Would you choose to treat your eyes with these sweets or eat them guiltily? If you want to see more of these Guilty Pleasures, just click the "Food" tab above or simply click here

What's your favorite among them?
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August 28, 2012

Braided Bun

As a follow up on my recent post about the sock bun, here is a twist for a simple bun, wrap it around with braid! Hair updo such as hair bun can be best for girls with bangs because you won't want a plain silhouette when pinning up all of your hair. It will be great for scorching days because your hair will be out of your way all day. And it will just take 5-10 minutes in doing it to yourself! Super cute and easy to do!

Gather all of your hair on the top of your head. Don’t worry about it being perfect, just make sure it won’t move.
Take about 1/4 of the whole ponytail and drop it off to the side.  Leave the 1/4 section out and create a regular ballerina bun on top using the other 3/4 of the ponytail.
Once you’ve secured the bun, take the 1/4 section you left out and braid it. Fishtail, regular braid, whatever kind you want. Tie that off with a small clear elastic.  Secure the braid using small bobbypins.
And tada! Your braided hair bun is complete! Easy to do right?
All photos are not mine. They are from thebeautydepartment.com. Credits goes to them. 
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Monkey Nails

This is a great way to make your nude nails more interesting, fun and classy! Monkey nails! Yay!

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Sock Bun

Hair is one factor to add in your overall looks. A simple tee-and-jeans combination can be more interesting when paired with a unique hairstyle. Those that doesn't look like a five-minute hairstyles but it does. And there are a lot of them now and hair bun is one good example of those! Hair bun can be the best hairstyle when you want to get your long hair off you neck. It can be the perfect antidote to sweaty weathers like in the Philippines! In making a hair bun, one usually uses a "donut" or that round shaped net to be the bun's base. But why spend if you can use a single sock to make it? And the fun part here is, you don't have to throw one sock now when its pair is missing. Style your hair using it!

Cut the toe of the sock off
Roll the sock into a doughnut shape
Put your hair up in a pony tail
Slide the sock onto the end of your pony tail
Roll the sock down the ponytail gathering your hair along with it and tucking it into the sock along the way.  Roll it all the way down to your head and pin as desired.
And tada! Your hair bun is complete!
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August 27, 2012

City Skyline Nails

Imagine the city's glowing skyline on your nails? She made it possible!




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August 26, 2012

DIY Pencil Color Necklace

Just like my post about Crayola Nail Polish, here is another great way to play again with your coloring materials as an adult! A fun way to bring back your childhood memories by creating a statement piece to add to your wardrobe! Color has long been used to create or express a certain feeling. And with this activity, I can surely say that one can have a relaxed and cozy feeling because of fun colors! And this is so easy to do but doesn't look that you've spent just a couple of minutes to do it! It comes in to different approach wherein, one just includes the middle part and the other includes the tip!


Easy to do right? How about giving it a try? I surely will!
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