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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Silver crackle

October 22, 2013 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a double NOTD post!  My mum and I are both wearing  Silver Crackle nail polish.  Check out both looks below and vote for who wore it better! ;) 

This is what I am wearing on my nails today...  

I applied one coat of Sparkling Black nail polish and one coat of Silver Crackle on my thumb and ring finger nails.

My mum is wearing Silver Crackle on top of a Shimmery Burgundy polish...


The thinner you apply the crackle polish, the smaller the cracks with look.
Never try to apply two coats of crackle nail polish.

Do you like the end results?  Who wore it better me or my mum? ;)  Let me know in the comment section below.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

DIY: Solid perfume

October 17, 2013 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

Here’s how you can make an easy, portable, all-natural solid perfume


  • beeswax
  • carrier oil (like jojoba, sweet almond or grapeseed)
  • essential oil/s of your choice


Use equal parts grated beeswax and carrier oil (2 teaspoons of each) and about 40-45 drops of essential oil.

You will also need an old lip balm container.

  1. In a small bowl/container, measure out your essential oil blend and make sure you like the smell while it’s concentrated.  Keep in mind that the smell will soften once you add it to the beeswax and carrier oil.
  2. In a small double boiler, start the water heating on the bottom pot and melt your measured beeswax into the dry top pot.  When your beeswax is pretty much melted, add in the carrier oil and stir until everything is liquid.
  3. Turn the heat off and mix in your essential oil/s. 
  4. Carefully pour your homemade perfume mixture into your chosen container.  If, for some reason, the perfume hardens before you’re able to get it into your container, don’t panic.  Just put the bowl back on top of your double boiler and let it re-melt.  Don’t leave it over the heat for too long, because the essential oils will evaporate.  Within a few minutes, your perfume will set, and it will be completely hardened.
Enjoy your new perfume!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Jack-o'-lantern

October 10, 2013 1 Comments
Hello everyone!
I haven't posted a NOTD post in months!  Today I want to show you another Halloween inspired nail art - Jack-o'-lantern nails!  Check out my previous Halloween inspired nails: bloody Halloween.
Jack-o'-lantern nails

This nail art is very easy to make.  All you will need for this jack-o'-lantern manicure is an orange nail polish, a black nail polish and a clear topcoat. 
Jack-o'-lantern nails

Jack-o'-lantern nails

Jack-o'-lantern nails

Tip: The detailing of the eyes, nose and mouth can be done with a nail art striper brush.  If you don't own one, you can use an old liquid eyeliner brush. 
Will you be wearing Halloween inspired nail art this year?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Make your lipstick last longer

October 09, 2013 6 Comments
Hello everyone!

Here’s how to make your lipstick last, so you don't have to keep re-applying throughout the day.  All you need to do is follow these few simple steps.

You will need:
  • lip scrub
  • lip balm
  • nude lip liner
  • your favourite lipstick
  • translucent powder


  1. Lightly scrub your lips. You can use one of my recipes; DIY Simple scrub or DIY Yummy scrub or you could also use a damp toothbrush to get rid of dull, dry skin cells. 
  2. Apply a moisturising lip balm on the lips to hydrate the skin.  Allow the product to sink in for a few minutes before moving on to the next step.
  3. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess cream.
  4. Line and fill in the entire lip with a pencil to create a base for the lipstick to cling to.  Choose a shade that’s close to your natural colour. 
  5. Using a brush, blend a layer of lipstick into the lips.  Apply your first coat, blot with a tissue, and apply again.
  6. Place a thin layer of tissue over the lips and apply loose or pressed translucent powder through the tissue to set the lipstick in place. 

Tip: If you are in a hurry, you can skip steps 1-3.  Just apply, blot, repeat and powder. 

If you have more tips on how to make your lipstick last longer, leave a comment below.


Picture from here.