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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Addiction

Here's the deal, I'm taking an addiction class for psychology this semester and you start understanding that just about everybody has an addiction of some kind. Whether it's a substance or behavior most people are addicted to something. The severity of the addiction is where things can get intense. Now, why point out this obvious information?? Because I'm totally addicted to online shopping...probably shopping in general, but I'm usually too lazy to get in the car and drive down to the stores haha...also, our selection here isn't as great as I'd like..
SO what in this exact moment makes me point this out? I was online with a close family/friend and we were browsing lots of clothes and accessories online. I was pretty proud that I put things in "my cart" and then closed the damn window without buying. Good moment of self-discipline right there! Then I go lay down in bed (not tired at all because I was sleeping all damn day) and to try tiring my eyes I watched some youtube on my phone. I follow a ton of beauty gurus and such so I was exposed at that moment, when my brain was still excited about buying something, to a really sweet makeup palette from NYX....once I found out the price ($22) I had to check it out. SO I tell myself I'll look into it in the morning after I get at least a few hours of sleep so I don't screw up my sleeping schedule like crazy....but my brain was just set on the idea of buying it. 
I try sleeping for a bit and about 25min passes and I figured 'what the hell'. I got my laptop and settled back in bed to shop! OF COURSE they have free shipping at $50 so I had to spend that much.....I'm retarded, I swear. I didn't just pick random things, I actually have been trying to get new makeup brushes for a while now...so here's my psychological self-justification for my actions. 
Anyway, have a great night/morning/day....it's like 6:17am here and I'm hopeless. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hanging Hearts

I was bored and decided I wanted to do something crafty-ish..
SO, I decided to make these hearts and hang them as some type of Valentine's decoration. First, I found some heart "stencils" online and printed them. I was going to do some tracing and cutting to get them on the paper bag that I wanted to use, but figured it would be a lot easier to just print the hearts right on to the paper bag itself. I cut the bag like a paper and hit print. 1
Next, I got out the paints. Red and white so I could do many different shades of red and pink. Also, my crappy brushes (I never said I was a painter) haha
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I like the texture of crinkled paper
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Then I started painting, I started out simple with plain red. 
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Here are the rest, I used all sorts of shades and even mixed up the different shades into a single heart. I also did the same on the back. 
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Then I painted the bottom connecting hearts, but only the front.  
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Time to cut!
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For the connecting hearts I wanted to paint "love" on it
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Since the connected hearts were a bit different than the others, I wanted to put it in cardstock and have it be the "center piece" of the decoration. SO I picked a shade out of my collection that matched well and glued the hearts on and cut it out
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To get them to hang you could do anything..I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted them so I just used a needle to poke the hole and thread to hang them with.
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Then I started lining them up on the floor to get an idea of how I wanted them to look....
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Of course the end result is always different than what I have in mind..I almost always prefer the end result better. 24
So that's that..I just hung them from a ledge..when the air is blowing some of them twirl..I think it's fun =>



Saturday, January 7, 2012

A little DIY....

It's been a long time since I've put something together like this, but I had a ton of fun doing it!
I wanted to upgrade my makeup brush holder from a red plastic cup to something a little more fun and cute.
The idea was inspired from a youtube video ....somewhere (sorry! I don't remember which one) and with their project in mind I went to the store and ended up letting my own taste change the end result to something more me, I'm SO excited about it!
First, I picked up a glass container, and something to put inside it to hold the brushes in place. I was thinking something like beads, marbles, or rocks. Instead, found these sea shell bits and fell in love. Then picked out some stickers, I had a couple ideas in mind so picked both. I had the ribbon at home to put around the middle of the container (part of the original project), but didn't like it much.
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Kicking the ribbon part to the curb, I started completely covering the glass with the stickers. The daisies were chosen because I felt they worked with the shell background more than the whimsical stickers did.
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Time for the fun part of pouring the cool shells into the container!!
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Pretty shell bits.
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Filled container.
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Daisies and shells.
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Time to finish it up by adding the makeup brushes!
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In summary:
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This was super fun and beyond easy! It can be used for pens/pencils/fake flowers/ the list goes on. If you try this out, link it up! I'd LOVE to see your version!

Find it on Pinterest!!

Source: flickr.com via Glady on Pinterest