Tag Archives: diy

Weekend Project: DIY Ruffle Necklace

DIY: Makeup Board
Make this awesome magnetic makeup board! Read More »
DIY: Friendship Bracelets
Make your very own! Read More »

I love the look of this ruffle necklace — it’s so delicate and feminine — and apparently you can make one yourself in about 10 minutes. You do need a sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, I’ve found that bringing a bottle of wine and a box of cookies over to a crafty friend’s house is an excellent solution. Saturday night craft party! [via Happy Together]

Makeup Tutorial #2: Old Hollywood Glamour

Last week my makeup artist friend Aileen showed us how to get a pretty pink Valentine’s Day makeup look. Today we’re upping the drama with a classic old Hollywood look, perfect for swanky dinner dates or a glam night out. Click through for the step-by-step tutorial!

Etsy Spotlight: Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Mirrors are a great way to make a room seem bigger or add visual interest to your space. Mirrors with ornate frames can hold their own next to framed art and photos, and I love how unexpected they look mixed in with non-reflective decorations. Another great way to utilize a gorgeous mirror? Lay it down on your dresser or vanity and stack your prettiest jewelry and perfume bottles on it–suddenly your bedroom will feel like an old school boudoir. We scoured Etsy and found 8 mirrors in a variety of gorgeous vintage frames — all for 50 bucks or less. Click through to check ‘em out…

Weekend Project: DIY Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub

Make Vanilla Bourbon
Winona will teach you how to make your own apple-vanilla bourbon. Read More »
Marbled Nails
How to marble your nails like a pro! Read More »

Between the winter air and my obsession with intense lipsticks, my lips have been super chapped lately. I planned on splurging on a luxurious lip scrub at Sephora this weekend, but then my car made a funny noise, I took it to the shop, and suddenly I was $750 poorer. Now I’ll be making my own lip scrub instead, which is actually fine since this recipe looks positively divine. All you need is cinnamon oil, sugar, and vanilla. Massage onto lips, rinse, and voila: a sweet, smooth pout, perfect for Valentine’s Day! [Deliciously Organized]

Valentine’s Day Make-Up Tutorial: Pretty In Pink

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »
Pretty Makeup Palettes
10 makeup palettes almost too pretty to use. Read More »
Angelina's Smoky Eyes
Get her sexy smoky eye look from the 2012 Golden Globes. Read More »
Beauty How-To
How to properly care for a nose piercing. Read More »

I love the idea of doing a special makeup look for Valentine’s Day. Pink is the obvious color choice, but dramatic pink makeup has a tendency to look more like an eye infection than a fashion statement, so I challenged my makeup artist friend Aileen to come up with a wearable pink makeup look. She insisted I model since I have pink hair, and I love the way it turned out. The coolest thing about it? You don’t need to invest in pink eyeshadow — Aileen used pink blush instead. Click through for step-by-step instructions!

Craft Time: 5 Heart-Shaped DIYs

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »

With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to get crafty. Once you’re done folding and gluing and glittering your valentines (or, you know, buying them on Etsy), keep your crafting momentum going with another lovey-dovey project. Here are 5 adorable–and easy!–heart-shaped DIYs…

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Cheeky Valentine’s Day Cards

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »

Want to give a Valentine’s Day card to your partner, lover, or BFF, but aren’t really into the Hallmark vibe? If irreverent and sarcastic expressions of love are more your speed, Etsy cardmakers have got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite naughty, funny, nerdy, and totally random Valentine’s Day cards…

Weekend Project: DIY Apple-Vanilla Bourbon

Marbled Nails
While your booze is steeping, marble your nails! Read More »

This recipe for apple-vanilla bourbon instantly made my mouth water, and the best part? It’s the easiest recipe ever. Three ingredients, three steps: cube the apple, split the vanilla bean, combine with bourbon, done. It needs to steep for 5-7 days, so pour yourself a shot of regular bourbon now, and enjoy the fruits of your labor next weekend. Should be well worth the wait! [via There Will Be Bourbon]

DIY Ideas: 14 Home Improvement Projects That Cost Under $10

Believe it or not, redecorating your home doesn’t need to be a massive and expensive project. Simple touches like adding a decorative tray or changing your pillow cases can have dramatic effects. To help you get inspired, we pulled together 14 easy decorating ideas that will update your home without breaking your budget. In fact, most of these projects are completely free…and the rest weigh in at under $10.

1. Rearrange your furniture. This may sound simple, but rearranging furniture is a great (and free!) way to completely change the look and feel of your home. If you always find yourself climbing over an ottoman, move your couch back to create a passing lane. Is it too cramped? Try moving your side table to another room that’s more spacious. Read more …

Craft Time: Rock and Roll Book Ends

DIY: Makeup Board
Make this awesome magnetic makeup board! Read More »
DIY: Friendship Bracelets
A fun DIY project that'll bring you back to middle school. Read More »

What do old records and a disorganized bookshelf have in common? Turns out you can use one to tame the other. All it takes is hot water and about 20 minutes to turn a vinyl record into a unique bookend. If you don’t have any LPs lying around, or find it too heart-wrenching to repurpose your own vinyls, a trip to the record store bargain box–or your grandmother’s attic–is in order. Trust me: somewhere there’s a scratched copy of “Mungo Jerry” just waiting to be incorporated into your home decor. [Via DIY Life]

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular