Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Shoe makeover!

Howdy! Awhile back I bought these black flats to wear to an interview. They were a bout 8 bucks and super plain. I just needed plain somewhat nice shoes for interview-type things. I thought that I could wear these for days I wanted to be a bit dressier, but still casual also. But they were just too plain-jane for me. So I decided to spruce them up a bit!

See what I mean? Rather plain. They do have a nice bow, but you can hardly tell since it's the same colour as the rest of the shoe.
I first taped around the area I wanted to paint
Being sure to tape right underneath it
After one coat the bow got much lighter, but not light enough
After the second coat it again, got much lighter, but not light enough
I think I did one last coat before I removed the tape. Much better!
And then I snipped the bow for added cuteness :)

As you can probably tell from the lighting in the photos, this little project took a full day to do (well afternoon to evening that is). The only reason why it took so long was to let the paint dry.

I was thinking of maybe adding a scalloped line on the back in white also!  Or maybe black polka dots do the bow, the possibilities are endless!

Happy crafting! xoxo


Friday, July 12, 2013

Wishlist

This bathing suit is so adorable! Love the straplessness, the high-waistedness, the floral pattern, the colours, the everything!

























I'm just loving these flats from ASOS!




















Check out this broach! I love little faces :D
















This cream and sugar set is so perfect!
























I'm not sure how often I'd used it, but it'd still be fun do play around with this nail stamper





















Need this skirt for 3 reasons: 1 it's leopard, 2 it's spinny and 3 it's cheap!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gem stone things?

Heyo! Awhile back I was all stressed and freaking out. So of course, I grabbed my craft box. Wasn't sure what I'd end up with but I kept at it. In the end I got these cool gem stone thingies. Still not too sure what do do with them yet, I'm sure I'll find a use for 'em!

I used:
  • paint chips
  • reflectively card stock (this came with my ice cube tray!) or you could just use more paint chips
  • Scissors 
  • glue stick

(You don't need the string [pictured], unless you're making garland)

Start my cutting the paint chips into rock shapes.
Kinda like a circle, but with 6 or so straight snips going around




















Next place your gem things onto the reflective card stock and cut along the gem either leaving a bit of space or no space at all. For the ones that I that I didn't leave any extra space, I trimmed the relfective card stock so it's smaller than the paint chip.



















Using glue attach the paint chip gem with the reflective gem. And you'll have something that looks like this! Some with a relectivey outline, and some with a reflectivey centre! Then some without any reflectiveness (cuz I run out :P)



















I can see these on some organizing box or maybe on the back of a chair or something. Or as cute garland!





































Ta-da! Pretty neat, huh? And super duper simple. Hope you all liked this simple tutorial and have a fabulous Friday!

Cherry Blossom/Arizona nails

Inspired by the oh so well known and oh so tasty Arizona iced tea bottles. And also kind of inspired by MissJenFABULOUS's mix n match nails.












































I painted my nails white and let them dry
Then painted turquoise and white onto a sponge, and dapped it into my nails
Once that was dry I used a black nail art pen to draw on the tree
I then used a small dotting tool and pink nail polish to make the flowers
Then added a tiny bit of black in the centre of the flowers, using an smaller dotting tool

For the striped nail I painted my nail white, let it dry completely
Then cut tape into thin stripes, put them on my nails, spacing them out evenly
Then painted black on top then took of the tape

Add a top coat once everything is dry and finito! :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Favourites

So since it's officially summer (hot weather that's here to stay and being done the semester) it's time to get started on some summer projects! Summer is such a great time to fix up the house, redecorate, try new things, etc. I thought I'd share with you some of my summer plans.

Make some delicious summery foods

Summer chopped salad with garbanzo beans 


















Watermelon agua fresca
















Marinated tomates and cucumbers




Reorganize and decorate the house



Clean balcony and plant some flowers (and maybe add a little fairy garden!)
photo credit: Ben Hathaway
Helpful links: 1 and 2



Host cute summer parties!



Hopefully I'll get to do all of these things, and if I do, I'll be sure to share with you! Hope you guys have a lovely Thursday :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Life Lately

Helloooo I am back with another Life Lately post, but as promised, I have pictures! The last couple of weeks have been super busy! Last week was the last week of class. There was the poster, the presentation, the paper and the final. Also had work Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Also went grocery shopping right after work one day then end up having to walk home with all of them groceries cuz we missed the last bus! Here are some pics from the last few weeks.

Painted a snazzy white and black chevron design on my mirror.
(Also bought a $5 cropped top)
Quinoa Pizza bites, with too much basil


















We may not have a couch, but we do have a a great cuddle spot


















Artichokes! Such weird yummy things
 
From my sister!



Crispy things in my eggs






How many times will I wait til the day before a paper is due to start it?
 




Iced peppermint tea with a tiny bit of lemon, ahhh refreshment.

Canada day scratchy! Thanks safety pin.

Started a new journal! :D



















Have a great day!