I've pulled a few other items from my closet that are going to get a refresher. In particular I looking to make some travel friendly pieces for my big trip to Vanuatu in a couple months. I've got loads of travel craft ideas saved so whether you are traveling abroad or road tripping to Grandma's I'll have some projects coming up that might float your boat!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I pin, bookmark, jot down, and overall hoard ideas for all sorts of projects. Once in awhile you gotta just get them made! I finally got around to making a couple of super simple beauty DIYs.
First up: Dry Shampoo
I've really changed up my hair care routine and I don't wash my hair very often anymore. Dry shampoo is my new best friend. While I like a few store bought brands, the plethora of online tutorials to make your own was just too tempting to pass up.
DIY dry shampoo:
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil (or your fav)
It smells great and works really well.
Next up: eye makeup remover
After being not so impressed with some store bought I thought I should give this a shot. I've seen many different versions out there so pick one that works for you. The one I chose is only 3 ingredients.
- 2 oz water
- 1tsp tear free baby shampoo
- 10ish drops baby oil
So far I would say it works about as well as the store brand stuff I was buying. I am also now using the leftover baby oil to shave with- a little tricky but my legs feel super soft! And I have used some of the baby shampoo to wash my hair brush and combs.
Any favorite diy beauty tricks you have tried?
Yeah this was like 2 months ago but I'm getting to it! The first weekend in May brought Wizard World comic con to MN. My sister really wanted to go so we bought ourselves one-day tickets. We didn't have grand plans for outfits but a recent binge watching of 'heroes of cosplay' on syfy really made me want to do at least a little something! So I tried to think of easy-ish costumes that would be quick, cost efficient and fun to wear. We were treating this con as our warm-up/starter con as neither of us had ever been to one before.
After some late night Pinterest searching I decided to go with a cute, vintage, lady captain America.
Here is the dress I started with. I already owned it! I bought it months ago on sale at target and it was too big. I ended up buying another one in my size and forgetting to take this one back. Now, long after the return policy has ran out, this dress will serve a purpose!
So far cost: $0
This is what I bought for the costume. Red opaque tights and a red and white striped infinity scarf. I could have gone to the fabric store but I thought the scarf would work just as well and that saved me another trip.
Scarf and tights: $12.50
With my comic fabric and some webbing I had on hand I made this super awesome bag. (I need to find the tutorial I used and link it!)
Any other people new to the cosplay thing?
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Ah summer! You are going by quickly and I am totes ok with that. Keeping busy at work and home making cakes and treats for friends and family! Here is a sampling of the summer so far!
Next up is sweet treat for my sweet sister! She has a serious love of sushi and I have seen lots of cute sweet versions. After reading some online tutorials I just winged it. For me it was a lot of trial and error. And the best part is you get to snack on the errors! Mwuhahaha!
And just to round things out I thought I would share this little cutie I made at work.
Hope everyone had a good 4th of July!
Let the summer crafting/making/baking continue!