Friday, October 2, 2015

At Home Manicure Essentials

I am one of those people who truly believes manicures are necessary.
Call me a princess, but I hate when my cuticles get nasty and my nail beds need filed.
So I regularly get a manicure...from myself. ;) 
Super easy, as long as I use these tools. 
Here's the step-by-step process I use. 
Done in 15 minutes or less. Oh yeah, baby.

Prep your cuticles.
Use any cream or oil to soften up your cuticles. 
I like OPI Avoplex.

Push cuticles back with orange sticks.
You can pick them up at basically any drug or super store.
Or buy them on Amazon here.

File File File.
With a course file (I use the Trim brand), file your whole nail
including the cuticles and the sides to grab any hang nails.
Continuing use of the course file, shape the nail how you want.
Once you've done that, use the 7-way buffer/file on each nail.
I also use the Trim brand for my buffer. 
There are 7 parts on the buffer, you just follow the order on there..and it finishes with a shine!

Use a cuticle trimmer.
Be careful not to over cut your cuticles. You don't want any bloody fingers!
Just make sure you get the excess.

Wash & Scrub.
Using a sugar scrub of some sort, wash your hands in warm water for about a minute.
I LOVE Bath & Body Works' Just A Minute Scrub.

Trust me, your freshly exfoliated fingers will be so happy to be moisturized.
It's best to use a hand cream...
I love the Look Ma New Hands also from B&BW.

Base Coat/Color/Top Coat
Use a towel to remove the lotion oil from your nails.
Use a base coat, a color if you want, and finish with a top coat.
My favorite base coat is Revlon Colorstay Base Coat
 & my favorite top coat is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat.

Now enjoy your beautiful, soft, fresh hands!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fake Screen Printing//Easy DIY Quote Tee

Easy easy DIY Quote Tee Tutorial for you... 
All you do is use this fabulous paint!!
Yes, I know its a super simple post tonight..
but when I found this stuff I couldn't help but share.
This Tulip Soft Matte Fabric Paint is no ordinary type of fabric paint! 
It literally dries up and looks like it has been screen printed.
I just hand drew mine, but you could easily do any stencil or print and trace a cute font. 
I recommend using multiple coats. To make mine look super solid I used about 3 or 4 coats of paint. 
I'm in love with this stuff. Try your hand at it... You're gonna LOVE it.

Goodnight friends!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

thank you from the bottom of my toes

A little bit ago we celebrated my little babe's first birthday.
I wanted to send out thank you cards from him. Not me.
So I came up with a little "personalization" from my sweet boy...
Teeny foot prints!

I just bought blank kraft paper cards 
(you can get them at any craft store, mine are from hobby lobby)
then painted my little boy's foot white and stamped it on the cards....
and yes, 
as you can imagine many feet looked a little distorted, but they are still such cute little toesies!
I waited for the paint to dry then just wrote on top with my handy prismacolor brush pen.

Easy peasy, and perfect way to personalize a thank you card for littles who can't write...
let alone talk much. ;)

'til next time!
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