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Nail Art DIY: Chevron

For years the chevron pattern has been a consistent trend in fashion and home décor. I appreciate that it’s simple, chic, and playful all at once. Whether a black and white rug or multi-color cardigan, these stripes just say ‘good time’ to me!

Nail artist and industry expert Tracylee Percival created a cute take on chevron for our fingertips, and she’s sharing her step-by-step instructions here, just for us! Continue Reading

Beauty

DIY: Create The Custom Lipstick Color Of Your Dreams

I recently learned how to turn an eye shadow into a lipstick or tinted gloss. This may just be my new favorite DIY! I know I’m not the only one who has a collection of underused colors of shadow sitting in my makeup drawer. Maybe they seemed like a good idea at the time or perhaps they came in a gift set. Either way, I haven’t used them… yet. I chose to convert a lavender, rose, and shimmery gold from eye paint to lip love. It was easy to do! Continue Reading

Home Decor

DIY Upcycled Chair with Mr. Kate

I’m constantly on the look out for unique home furnishings that wouldn’t be found elsewhere. I personally love going to someone’s home and seeing their personality reflected through their decor. This “trash to treasure” chair DIY from the super creative Mr. Kate is the perfect plan to create a piece that is authentically you. The branches on the back of the chair are beyond brilliance! I also love the gold chain details. The possibilities here are endless. Try your local thrift store or ask around to see if anyone has something in their garage. It’s surprising how much stuff people stash away and forget about.

Are you into this chair challenge?

xo
Jules

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Living

Crafting With Nina!

Is it too soon to #tbt to Easter? Last week, I took a trip to one of my best friend Nina Dobrev’s hometown in Toronto. Once we were there we got our Easter egg on! Nina’s Mom taught us a new technique for decorating eggs. They turned out so great I wanted to share her way with you all. File it away for next year or get crafty just because! Is there ever not a time for pastel colored eggs? Nah.

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Dish Soap Savior: DIY Hair Color Remedy

Last week, my friend was a little let down by her latest trip to the salon. In hopes of going lighter and brighter, her visions of golden blonde locks turned out looking lackluster and dull. The end of the world it was not, but she was bummed to say the least. She was about to make another appointment when we thought to reach out to a hairstylist friend for advice. What she suggested sounded crazy, but we tried it!

“Wash your hair with dish soap.” WHAT??? “Trust me,” she said.

The dish soap DIY was a surprising success! It removed the brassy layer and left behind a much blonder, shinier, prettier shade. This hair hack can be used any time you want to gently remove any color or lighten up your hair. Continue Reading

Home Decor

DIY Gorgeous Dried Flowers

Whenever I receive flowers (or buy them for myself because — why not?) I always wish they’d last longer, especially if they hold sentimental value. Of course the only option for forever flowers is to dry them, but I never seem to get it right. Often they start to stink or fall apart; I have yet to dry a perfect batch.

It wasn’t until I found this simple trick that I was able to simplify the process. And wouldn’t you know, the solution was right under my nose all along! All you’ll need is a sizable amount of silica gel. You know, those tiny white baggies that come in the box with your new shoes and most other items? They say, “Silica Gel: Do not eat. Throw away.” Those are silica gel!

Their purpose is to suck the moisture from the air keeping those new products dry and fresh. (Light bulb moment, right?!) You can either start collecting these little guys or buy them in bulk — but please remember to keep them out of reach from pets and small children.

4 Steps To Perfectly-Dried Flowers

You’ll need:

Silica Gel
• A jar, bowl or container that has a tightly-fitting lid.
• Flowers! Continue Reading

Beauty

DIY Hand Treatment

This two-step treatment will leave your hands looking, smelling, and feeling divine for days to come. The winter months can be really tough on all your skin, but your hands can sometimes get the brunt of those dry, cold and windy days.

Ingredients:
• 2/3 cup of sugar
• 2 tablespoons liquid hand soap
• 1 teaspoon coconut oil
• optional: essential oils

First, you’ll create a cleansing scrub. Continue Reading

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Make Your Own All Natural Eye Makeup Remover

After discovering some crazy chemical ingredients on the back of my usual make-up remover, I decided to seek out a homemade solution to take its place. Sure, I could buy something au natural but where’s the fun in that? I could also go out and buy a ready-made salad but I find joy in preparing my own.

There were so many different recipes online, and after trying several, this was definitely my favorite. It absolutely works and it even removes waterproof mascara!

DIY All Natural Eye Makeup Remover

Ingredients:
• 2 Tbsp witch hazel (you can even use lavender or rose petal)
• 2 Tbsp natural oil (such as jojoba oil, almond oil, etc.)
• 2 Tbsp water (filtered water is suggested) Continue Reading

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