Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Feeling Artsy

One of my resolutions this year is to spend less time in front of the TV, Facebook etc and draw more! It just feels so much better to be creating something instead of mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or Instagram for hours, know what I'm sayin'?

I took a few snapshots with my phone last night while my little deer was in the making. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of detail with my crummy phone camera, but you get the idea!
Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Rainy Day DIY

Lipsticks used// Top Milani-Sangria // Bottom:Revlon-Cherries In Snow

Anyone who knows me at all is aware of the fact that I LOVE lip stuff.  If there was a show on TLC called Lipstick Hoarders, I would certainly nominate myself and be featured immediately.  With that said, I have a nearly endless supply of lipsticks that have been discarded and carelessly thrown away into my "lipstick graveyard" which resides in the spare half bedroom in a large tote bag.  Sad, but I only have two lips to wear lipstick on!  

I decided to give these once loved lipsticks another go, and I created this super easy DIY lip gloss/treatment for everyday use and chapped lips which is perfect for those discarded, old, or nearly used up lipsticks you have lying around! 

You will need:

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Lipstick
  • Peppermint oil (optional) 
  • Small empty containers (I've used a mini altoids container and empty eye cream sample pot from Sephora) 

-First, you will need to measure out the petroleum jelly and get your lipstick together!  Play around with the ratios to get a darker, more concentrated tint or a lighter wash of color. 
**I've used 1/2 teaspoon of petroleum jelly to 1 pea sized amount of lipstick in the small, circular pot for a darker tint. 
The rectangular container has 2 teaspoons of petroleum jelly to 1 pea sized amount of lipstick. 

-Next, melt and mix!  This can get messy, so don't say I didn't warn you.. 
**Now, there are two ways to go about the second step.  One is to be civilized and use a microwave to gently melt the petroleum jelly and lipstick shavings, or you can be ghetto like me (I actually don't have a microwave *sobs* )  and create a makeshift double boiler of sorts to get the job done.  
Add 1 or 2 drops of peppermint oil or whichever oil you like at this point. 

-Gently pour/spoon the mixture into your vessel of choice and flatten it out.  
** I wanted mine to look nice and flat, so I once again melted mixture oafter it was potted and then let it cool to a nice, shiny and new looking finish. 


Let me know if you try this out! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2015!!  Wow, what a year.  

I've definitely had my share of highs and lows (mostly lows, so screw you 2014!) but regardless, everything happens for a reason and I'm glad I survived!  Cheers to a MUCH better 2015.  

On a side note, I really wish I had more outfit photos of my NYE attire, but my photography skills (and photographer) quickly went downhill if ya know what I mean.  (See photo below for a better idea :-x )

Happy happy New Year everyone!!  I hope you had a fun, safe celebration! 

(Told you things went downhill a bit! Whoops! )