Monday, December 12, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
So its been a minute ( :: cough:: 2 years) since I have added anything my blog. Lifeeee. I'm backkkk (at least for now hehe)
Recently, I have started to follow quite a few henna artist on Instagram. Striving to become a better henna artist myself, it is wonderful to get tips and inspiration from the global henna community via social media.
Many of henna artist are using this thing called "Acrylic Practice Hand for Henna".
Basically, it is a hard surfaced board in the shape of a hand. This is perfect for practicing henna, especially if you're running out of places to henna on yourself lol XD. It is great to practice out ideas, take a picture of different works, wipe it off and move on to the next.
I realllly wanted a acrylic hand to practice on! I was very close to purchasing a $25 one online. However, being me I didn't want to spend the money for a hand board lol.
And so I found a solution to my problem, Here is it.
DIY Practice Hand for HENNA
1. Purchase flexible cutting boards --I got a set for $1 at 99 cent store ^.^
Forget cutting your veggies, let's practice some henna!! woop woop
Honestly you can just practice on these without doing anything to it. I purchase clear ones because I wanted to turn them white. Also you can simply purchase the opaques colored ones.
My table is black so clear isn't the smartest choice to view my work, which mean I'm going to have to put white paper under it.
2. Grab a piece of paper & a pen/pencil.
Now to create your hand, you can do one of two things.
1) print a outline of a hand ( simply google it)--if you want a perfect hand
2) you have a hand!! why not use it? lol
I went with #2.
I went old school and traced my tiny hand ( makes sense since i'm tiny in general)
Good job! Now you have yourself an outline. We are going to use this outline to cut our flexible cutting board.
Now you might ask, why didn't I simply trace my hand on to board itself? Good questions! I at the time for whatever reason thought this process would be easier if I did it like this.
So in retrospect...
For all my short cutters, simply trace your hand on to the cutting board and cut out your hand shape.
For my fellow instruction followers, let's go on with my madness shall we?
3. Grab tape, scissor and your outline.
On we shall!
Simply tape on your outline so it doesn't move while you cut it out.
We did it! That was easy rit? rit???? =.=
4. Paint it! I used a acrylic paint on one side only.
So it has been a few days since I made these and I have to note that my paint did in fact peel off, this is because I wash the hand a few times. If you just wipe off your henna, it shouldn't be an issue. If it is, try a paint that works well on plastic. Or like I said purchase colored flexible cutting board.
Don't I keep it real? =)
Don't I keep it real? =)
I LOVEEEEEE IT!
Lets get our HENNA ONNN
( Does anyone else hear Get your Freak on by Missy Elliott playing in the background?? If you do, we are kindred souls lol)
Here is a little taste of my work. Yeaaaaa go ahead say it, It ain't baddd. Lol
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
During october I went with my family to a beach on long island that was covered in stones, no sand.
I collected a few flat stones and decided to do this easy DIY jewelry project.
Since the stone are pretty plain I wanted to add a something to make it a little more unique.
I end up using nail polish to paint on simple patterns.
Then I simply used E6000 glue to add the ring blank and earring blanks. ^.^
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly subscription box ( Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
Winter 2014 Box
( box is free, you pay for shipping)
1) Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract (10 count)--Travel Size---$3
I really like this, it cleans up makeup really well. I do have to say the smell isn't for everyone.
2) Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash 1.8 oz --- Travel Size---$ 1.20
Dove is my go-to body wash, so I was glad to see this in the box.
3) Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 1oz ---Travel Size ----$1.80
Very moisturizing and has a very faint fragrance.
4) Covergirl Colorlicious Gloss in Juicy Fruit (640)---$6
Shimmery and goes on semi-sheer
5) John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner .28 oz & $2.00 off any John Frieda Luxurious Volume styling product ---Sample size
I like John Frieda, looking forward to trying this.
6) L'Oreal Paris Color Vibrancy Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask---Sample size
I have tried this product before, my hair was smoother and has fruity smell.
To get two hair related products is kind of disappointing.
7) Flower Fragrances in Cherished, Sultry, and Radiant. ---Sample Size
I like the Cherished fragrance
Value: ~ $12
I was surprised and slightly disappointed by this box.
I expected something similar to the Fall Beauty Box which had a lot more full-sized products. This is still a great value for having only paid $5 and I do like most of the products. I will continue my subscription and hope Spring Beauty Box has better variety.
Link to subscribe: https://beautybox.walmart.com/
Friday, December 12, 2014
Have you heard of beauty boxes/ beauty subscriptions?
I recently discovered it and I have to say I'm hooked!
I love the idea, which is simply a box filled with beauty related goodies (from skincare to makeup) delivered to your door!
Beauty subscriptions can range from the price to the type/size/number of the products. It can feel overwhelming with the countless choices. So for my first box, I opted for a one-time purchase box.
This is my first beauty box!
Target Beauty Box For Her
The Target Beauty Box is a one-time purchase box.
They are available at different times throughout the year.
P.S. they sell out quickly so if you find them in stock grab one!
Cost: $10 ( free-shipping)
1) Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen, 0.03 oz -Black Noir---Deluxe Size---$6?
Wow! I love this liner has such smooth application.
2) Revlon HD Lacquer - 500 Garnet ---Full Size ---$8
Highly pigmented, little goes a long way and surprisingly not sticky!
3) Hair Food Thickening Solution---Full Size---$12
Haven't tried it out it, but I'm looking forward to it. I have thin/straight hair that could use some volume.
4) L'Oreal Butterfly Intenza Mascara ---Full Size---$9
I can never have enough mascara!
5) COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Kit ---Full Size---$6
Pigment is good, perfect for on-the-go.
6) ChapStick 3-N-1 Total Hydration Lip Care-Peach---Full Size---$3
winter = chapped lips, so this perfect. It goes on clear and peach smell is great.
7) Laneige Water Sleep Mask, 20ml ---Deluxe Size---$11( at amazon.com)
I love gel-formula skin care products and the smell is nice.
8) Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum, 0.1 oz---Sample Size
Total Value: $55.00 (without coupons)
$10 Gift code from Dermstore.com (Free 3-1 day shipping + free samples)
20% off Women's Apparel at Target
$3 off Beauty Department Purchase of $15 or more
Swatches of Covergirl Eye shadows, pixi liner, and Revlon lacquer.
I absolutely love this box! Value-wise this was a no-brainer.
I paid only $10 for $55 worth of products! Plus, I liked each product especially since I can use it everyday.
Do you subscribe to beauty boxes? Which one is your favorite?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I'm sure you've seen salads in mason jars but they are so heavy!
Instead I opt for plastic containers because they are lighter and cheaper.
So hit the 99 cent store and grab some. (usually 4 for $1)
How to build a salad in containers
Top layer 5 : Greens
Spinach, arugula, lettuce, or mix greens
Layer 4: Protein
Grilled chicken, quinoa
Layer 3: Veggies +
Tomatoes, avocadoes, mushroom, broccoli, oranges, corn, nuts
Layer 2: Moisture resistant vegetable
Cucumber, carrots, peas, beans, radish, bell peppers
Bottom Layer 1: Dressing of choice
Make it in bulk and refrigerate.
When you're ready to eat, just shake and enjoy!