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Bright “cartoon” Nails

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Ahhh! I haven’t posted in forever! I’m so sorry guys 🙂 Today I have a fun mani for summer to share! Most of these nails were inspired by Illustrated Nail. They have a cartoon look that I am really into at the moment. I think my favorite design is the cupcake… What’s yours?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Hello Spring!

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Happy April everyone! Although spring has officially sprung, it still doesn’t feel like it where I live – as I write this post it’s snowing 😦 To make it feel a little more like spring, I decided to do a bright and cheery Easter themed mani  full of bright pastels and completed with a little bunny 🙂 I love the way  it turned out! What do you guys think? Does it feel like spring where you live?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Sunny Sunflowers

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Hello lovelies! Today I have a springy design to share ^_^ I saw sunflower nails recently on Pinterest and it totally inspired me to try out the flowers! I usually only do roses on my nails, so this was a little different, and I have to say I’m really liking it! I went in more abstract direction with the design, and I also added a green ombre to my ring finger and thumb. What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Today’s quote:

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”

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4 Fun Ways To Upcycle Newspaper

ImageHey guys! So does anyone get newspaper anymore? Well, if you do, don’t get rid of it just yet! Today’s post is all about upcyling it. Newspaper is actually one of my favorite things to craft with – it’s super easy to work with and is so versatile. I made four projects that include it recently, and I thought I would show you guys! If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these please let me know! I hope these ideas inspire you 🙂

Project #1: Decoupage Painting

ImageI got my inspiration for these paintings from Pinterest. The bird painting is my recreation of someone else’s painting, and the abstract one is my design 🙂 These were so easy! I used old used canvasses, newspaper, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint. Best thing? I spent no money!

Project #2: Newspaper Wrapping Paper

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So this project is super duper easy! If you are out of wrapping paper, don’t worry! Just use today’s newspaper 🙂 I decorated these presents some ribbon I had around, along with some cupcake liner flowers I made. See how to make the flowers here: Cupcake Liner Flowers Pictorial.

Project #3: Newspaper Flower Wreath

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This wreath makes for a great wall decoration, and doesn’t take long to make. You can make it as big or small as you like, depending on how big of pieces of paper you use. I’ve made so many of these types of wreaths! Love them!

Project #4: Newspaper Flower

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These flowers are one of my favorite things to make! I can’t tell you how many I’ve made. I actually made a ton with white paper, glued them into a ball, and hung it from my ceiling. You can do so much with these flowers, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Will you be making anything with newspaper?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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I ♥ You

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Hey everyone! So I know everyone is probably posting a Valentine nail art design today, but I couldn’t resist 🙂 I decided to make this design pretty simple, but simple designs are my favorite actually! This was super quick and easy to do, and I added some glitter on my ring finger to add a little sparkle. What do you think about this design? What are you guys doing for Valentines?

Thanks for reading! I hope all of you have a lovely Valentines Day! ♥

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 P.S. I’m going to be including a quote in all of my posts from now on. I love quotes, and I feel like they make the day happier 🙂 I thought this one was adorable!

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DIY Glitter Jars ♥

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Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a pictorial on how to make these super easy glitter jars! The pictures are not doing these justice – they are so super glittery and look so cute! It’s a great way to re-use all of those jars from food that you might throw away otherwise. You could also stick a fake battery operated candle (only use a fake candle) inside one of these for a really pretty candle. I tired it and it works great 🙂 I got this from a DIY video that Bethany Mota uploaded around Valentines Day last year. Without further ado, lets get on with the simple tutorial!

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Step 1. Gather your supplies. You will need a clean, label-free jar, spray adhesive, glitter of your choice, and random stuff to decorate the jar with. Some ideas are ribbon, jewels, stickers, etc. I used fabric for my ribbon!

Step 2. Take your jar and clean it off, making sure there is no residue left on it from a label.

Step 3. Take your spray adhesive and lightly spray the inside of the jar – make sure the whole inside is covered with adhesive so glitter will stick everywhere. Poor a reasonable amount of glitter in the jar and put the cover on it. Shake the glitter around until you see the whole inside is covered and sparkly 🙂 Take off the cover and tap the jar upside down on some paper so the excess glitter is removed.

Step 4. Cut some ribbon or fabric and tie it around the jar. You can decorate it however you want. It’s up to you!

Step 5. Stick what you want in it – I used fake flowers, as you wouldn’t want to use real flowers – putting water in the jar would ruin it.

That’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial. These are ridiculously easy to make, aren’t they? I hope you give them a try 🙂

Thanks for reading! ♥

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Simple Hearts

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Hey guys! Today I’m sharing this simple but cute design. These hearts are simple and easy to do, but I love the final product. Sometimes less is more, right? 🙂 What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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A Few Favorites

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Hey guys! I recently painted ten of my favorite nail designs on my sisters nails 🙂 I like the fact that all the nails are different! Do you guys have a favorite?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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DIY Bath Salts

ImageHey guys! With the holiday’s coming up, I thought I would post a nice little DIY gift idea for you all! These bath salts are SO easy to make, and they make great gifts! The also work really well 🙂 So why not give them a try this holiday season? Lets get started on how to make them!

I got the directions on how to make these from this blog: My Delicious Ambiguity. I copied and pasted her directions because they explain the process well 🙂 

What you need:
-2 cups  Epsom salts
-1 cup coarse salt
 -1 cup baking soda
-2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
-5-7 drops of essential oil 
 
What to do:
-Mix Epsom salts, baking soda and coarse salt together in a medium
 stainless steel mixing bowl using a mixing spoon.
– Add the food coloring and essential oil then quickly stir to avoid clumping.  
More food coloring can be added, depending on how dark you would like your bath salts to be.  However, be careful that it is not too dark as some colors can stain the skin. 
-Let mixture sit in the bowl until the oil and food coloring is COMPLETELY DRY 
and ensure there are no clumps before packaging. 
-These look beautiful packaged in decorative jars with ribbon and gift tags. 
They also look fantastic if you split your mixture in half before adding the food coloring 
so you can layer the colored bath salts with the non-colored bath salts in your decorative jar.
-To use add 1/3 to 1/2 cup to your next bath.
 
I made my jar labels on the website Edit Monkey (Which is an amazing website by the way!). If you would like some labels that are already made, just follow the link to the blog I got the directions from – she was kind enough to include some labels in her post 🙂
That’s all for today! Will you be giving this fun DIY a try? Thanks for reading! ♥

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DIY Frilly Hair Accessories

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Hey everyone! I’ve been obsessed with making these hair accessories lately! They look so pretty once they are done, not to mention they are so fun to make. I used some scraps of lace and fabric I had lying around to make these. You can totally customize them to fit your style, and of course I had to deck mine out with floral prints and lace hehehe 🙂 I think these would make really nice homemade gifts!  Would you guys ever like to see a tutorial on how to make these? Let me know if you would!

Thanks for reading! ♥

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