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DIY lace braletter

DIY Lace Bralette

Come on, you’ve seen them worn in many cute ways. Or just worn. AND in many cute forms! BUT have you considered making your own to save some money or to create them in your size? (more…)

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Saturday Styles in LA 1/23

It will be a lovely 66ยบ here in Los Angeles, but hey! It’s California so there is a chance that it could actually get warmer by the middle of the day. (more…)

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Saturday Styles in LA 11/6

Well happy Saturday!
I know I said I’d post my rave outfit last weekend and that I’d try to post a ‘Get Rave Ready With Me’ video for Youtube. Well, last weekend had a lot of bumps! Oh well, I promise a next time. I’ll post my rave outfits on my personal website soon. (more…)

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DIY Halloween Decor

We’re getting closer to my favorite holiday! I totally forgot to post my Saturday Styles yesterday but this next week I plan on sharing some simple costumes to put together in case you’re in a rush for some last minute parties or events.

Today, I am sharing three Pinterest Halloween crafts that I found. They seem super easy, pretty cheap to recreate, and creepy enough to use in your home for this spooky holiday. Yes, Halloween in a holiday to me.

Let’s begin!

Black Vases

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I found this on Pinterest and the link sent me to Kerli (one of my favorite artists) on her Buzznet account. However, there is no tutorial on how to create these beautiful vases. It does seem simple though.

1. Find vases at thrift stores or yard sales
2. Clean them
3. Buy black spray paint or black paint

Other materials include newspaper, face masks, and gloves.

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This tutorial on apothecary bottles is thanks to Magia Mia on magiamia.blogspot.com

Materials:

pill bottles, jars, little plastic containers
glue gun
black chalk paint
rusty colored paint
cork

Instructions:

Draw designs and wording on bottles
Use glue gun to trace over words
Paint over with black chalk paint
Dab rust colored paint over to add aging effect
Cut cork into round size for each bottle top

For a better, detailed instructions check out the tutorial here.

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Spooooky! Check out this dollar store DIY from Four Front Doors.

Materials:
plastic skeleton
plastic candle holder
plastic tea light holder
glue
white/ silver spray paint
black acrylic paint

Instructions:
Glue tea light holder to candle holder
Break skeleton into pieces
Glue pieces to tea light holder
Prime entire piece with white spray paint
Then spray with silver spray paint
Use black acrylic paint to in details
Use paper towel to wipe away some paint to add texture

For more detail, check out the tutorial here.

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DIY Laptop and iPad Covers

Okay, so by now you should know that I am not a very artsy-craftsy person. I would love to be but I don’t have the time to be. The most I have done it wrap some cheap file holders from IKEA with tape or scrapbook paper.

I really like checking out DIYs on Pinterest and saving them for the day I feel like creating something magical. Today, I found this super cute tutorial from lifeannstyle.com for creating your own laptop and iPad covers.

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Materials:

Hard case for ipad/laptop. I bought it in clear on Ebay.
Spray paint
Rubbing alcohol
Colorful gloss paper
Glitter paper
Printed pictures on high gloss paper. I used pictures from Instagram and had them printed out at Staples.
Spray adhesive. I used Easy Task
UV Resistant gloss coat
Craft paint
Paint tray
Water
Clear acrylic coating
Ruler
Gilded gold paint
Decoupage glue

Instructions:

Mosaic Design:

Using a paper towel with some rubbing alcohol, wipe off any dust or oil off the surface of the cover.
Next, spray on an even layer of paint (color of your choice). I recommend spraying on at least 2 layers. Set aside to dry.
For the mosaic, use colorful gloss paper and printed pictures. To cut out the shape for the mosaic, I used a shape puncher purchased from a local craft store. I used a variety of different of different gloss, metallic, and glitter to add dimension and texture.
Lay out your design on top of the cover.
Use spray on adhesive to the back of each piece and place it where you would like.
Seal with clear gloss coat. Let dry completely before use.

Feathers Design:

Clean case using paper towel and rubbing alcohol.
Set up tray and brushes. Have some water on the side.
Draw out your design on a piece of paper. I drew out some feathers, but you can be creative and draw what inspires you.
Place your template under the cover and paint over the template. I suggest practicing on a piece of paper before doing it on your cover.
If you are painting feathers, use wispy, short strokes and layer on layer on different colors to add interest.
Spray on clear acrylic coating. Let dry completely before use.

Arrows Design:

Clean case using a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.
Using a ruler, draw arrows parallel to each other.
Use gold paint and paint over the arrows. Add glitter for more shine.
Spray on clear acrylic to protect your cover. Let dry completely before use.
Coco Chanel Design:
Clean case using a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.
Print out picture of perfume bottle on high gloss paper.
With scissors, carefully cut out picture.
Use decoupage glue on back of cut-out picture and adhere to cover.
Brush on decoupage glue over picture to seal and protect your cover. Let dry completely before use.

Check out her tutorial on www.lifeannstyle.com and don’t forget to watch her video!

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Saturday Styles in LA 8/1

Good afternoon ladies!

It’s a beautiful, sunny day and warm day in Los Angeles. Today we will be looking at a high of 80ยบ and definitely no rain in sight! Shave your legs, pull out your bikini and your short shorts and enjoy this day.

While, I just got off work an hour ago, today’s plans consist of going to the Special Olympics! My boyfriend, DJ SafeScape, will be playing at the UCLA campus at 4PM and during the dance party at night.

Today, I plan to wear some short shorts, a flow-y tank top, and my Toms. Also, since I get cold super easily, I will be bringing a pair of jeans and a light jacket.

Check out this outfit below that is super chill, totally grunge, and easy to replicate.

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White crop top
Denim cut off jeans
Flannel
Beanie (Optional in this heat)
Combat boots // Vans

Ps. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

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DIY Gifts [Mother’s Day Edition]

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers; whether you are expecting, have expected and lost, have one, have a few, foster, adopted, or a father who plays both roles. Even though we should be treating you amazingly every day, today is just a day to recognize you even more for the responsibilities that you have taken on. YOU are an amazing person. YOU are an amazing wo(man). You are one of the most important people in our lives. You’re out hero, our role model, our everything. Thank you.

For those looking for a last minute DIY gift, below are my top 5 favorite from Pinterest. Yes, I love Pinterest. Only because it has been a while since I have actually made my mom something. I did not list the details but you can click on the links to find the women who actually took the time to create these gifts.

1. Hand-shaped Ring Dish by mamapapabubba.com

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2. Nail Polish (or makeup) Storage made from a frame

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3. Candle with image by evite

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4. Custom Mug by pounds4pennies

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5. Mother’s Day Photos (even though this says FATHER)

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*there was no tutorial for this. My instructions- take a few photos with of your children with hand written signs, print them at Target and buy a collage frame (very good prices at Target.)

Saturday Styles in LA 5/9 [Mother’s Day Edition]

A little late, sorry.

In honor of Mother’s Day tomorrow, check out these super cute Mommy + Me styles from Pinterest! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my last minute top 5 DIY Mommy gifts. You’re never too old to create something from the heart โ™ก

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DIY Creative Guest Books [Graduation Edition]

When I graduated high school, I didn’t have a party. When I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree, I didn’t get a party. When I graduated with my Master’s degree, I didn’t have a party. However, when I eventually go for my PHD I will definitely throw myself a giant party for all my hard work. You all are invited!๐Ÿ˜‰

Sadly, I wasn’t even invited to anyone’s party either so I can’t even come up with some DIYs to use for this segment. I guess I am no fun. Anyways, below I have found some awesome creative guest book ideas for your party and for future parties to come from Pinterest! Thanks Pinterest, you always have my back โ™ก

1. Jenga
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2. Oh The Places You’ll Go book
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3. Large wooden initial
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4. Globe
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5. Polaroid
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DIY Hot Air Balloon Mobile

Pregnant or know someone who is?
Create this super cute mobile to hang above the crib!
Get the full tutorial from persialou.blogspot.com

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