Sunday, July 15, 2012

A while back I posted a stained glass votive that I made using nail polish. I decided to do this again with some jars I had around for my q-tips in the bathroom and my makeup area.





I also did a larger jar that I will be using for my makeup brushes.


This jar was layered with a purple polish first, then the blue and purple glitter polish on top. I layered some cheap top coat over all these to give them a glossy finish and I love how they look in my bathroom and makeup area.
7/15/2012 06:11:00 AM Danielle
A while back I posted a stained glass votive that I made using nail polish. I decided to do this again with some jars I had around for my q-tips in the bathroom and my makeup area.





I also did a larger jar that I will be using for my makeup brushes.


This jar was layered with a purple polish first, then the blue and purple glitter polish on top. I layered some cheap top coat over all these to give them a glossy finish and I love how they look in my bathroom and makeup area.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I found this mirror at the Dollar Tree and decided to glam it up a little with some rhinestones. I don't think it looks like it was from the dollar store anymore!



This mirror now sits on my desk at work.
7/11/2012 05:52:00 AM Danielle
I found this mirror at the Dollar Tree and decided to glam it up a little with some rhinestones. I don't think it looks like it was from the dollar store anymore!



This mirror now sits on my desk at work.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I have been doing lots of surfing through Pinterest lately and found a craft I wanted to make my mom for mothers day.



I followed a tutorial for making this. I think I should have stuck with making the butterfly one color and the flowers should have been groups of color. I think it looks pretty in my window. When I finish the one for my mom, I'll post that here as well. All I used for this was a picture frame from Dollar Tree, glue from the Dollar Tree and paint that I got at Walmart for about fifty cents a bottle.
7/09/2012 05:33:00 AM Danielle
I have been doing lots of surfing through Pinterest lately and found a craft I wanted to make my mom for mothers day.



I followed a tutorial for making this. I think I should have stuck with making the butterfly one color and the flowers should have been groups of color. I think it looks pretty in my window. When I finish the one for my mom, I'll post that here as well. All I used for this was a picture frame from Dollar Tree, glue from the Dollar Tree and paint that I got at Walmart for about fifty cents a bottle.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

When I was on vacation in North Carolina, I spent some time collecting sea shells that had washed ashore. I did this thinking I would find a frame and glue the shells to the frame when I got home. I made one for myself and one for my mom. We had such a great time on vacation, this will be a great way to remember it. The picture is of myself and my boyfriend Andrew.



I purchased these two frames at the Dollar Tree. To hold the shells onto the frame, I just took some E6000 glue and stuck them on there. I like that I had all different size, shape and colored shells. It makes the frame more interesting than if they were all white. If you're not going to the beach anytime soon, I saw a package of shells at the Dollar Tree if you want to try out this craft too. I'm sure they also have shells at the bigger craft stores like Michael's or Joann Fabric too.
7/07/2012 05:31:00 AM Danielle
When I was on vacation in North Carolina, I spent some time collecting sea shells that had washed ashore. I did this thinking I would find a frame and glue the shells to the frame when I got home. I made one for myself and one for my mom. We had such a great time on vacation, this will be a great way to remember it. The picture is of myself and my boyfriend Andrew.



I purchased these two frames at the Dollar Tree. To hold the shells onto the frame, I just took some E6000 glue and stuck them on there. I like that I had all different size, shape and colored shells. It makes the frame more interesting than if they were all white. If you're not going to the beach anytime soon, I saw a package of shells at the Dollar Tree if you want to try out this craft too. I'm sure they also have shells at the bigger craft stores like Michael's or Joann Fabric too.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Back in March, I took my brother to the opening night of the Hunger Games movie. We didn't go to the midnight showing (like we did for Harry Potter) but we still had a great time. Here is the nail look that I had for that night.






This look was inspired by the flames Katniss wore on her nails when she was in the Hunger Games. She talks about them while she is in the arena. Right before the premier of the movie, CutePolish did a tutorial of how to create this look. I followed this video to create what you see above. Painting the design on the plastic bag was super easy and they stuck right to my nails with a little bit of clear polish. I did my flames twenty four hours before I was going to apply them so they had time to dry. Now I couldn't go to the movie with just awesome nails, I had to get myself an outfit to go with it. I made myself a Mocking Jay pin by printing one out and taping it over one of my broaches. I did my hair in a side braid and did a smokey eye for my makeup. My necklace and earrings are an iridescent red that reminded me of fire. I had a great time seeing this movie. It's almost time for it to come out on DVD so it will give me the chance to watch it again!

7/03/2012 05:32:00 AM Danielle
Back in March, I took my brother to the opening night of the Hunger Games movie. We didn't go to the midnight showing (like we did for Harry Potter) but we still had a great time. Here is the nail look that I had for that night.






This look was inspired by the flames Katniss wore on her nails when she was in the Hunger Games. She talks about them while she is in the arena. Right before the premier of the movie, CutePolish did a tutorial of how to create this look. I followed this video to create what you see above. Painting the design on the plastic bag was super easy and they stuck right to my nails with a little bit of clear polish. I did my flames twenty four hours before I was going to apply them so they had time to dry. Now I couldn't go to the movie with just awesome nails, I had to get myself an outfit to go with it. I made myself a Mocking Jay pin by printing one out and taping it over one of my broaches. I did my hair in a side braid and did a smokey eye for my makeup. My necklace and earrings are an iridescent red that reminded me of fire. I had a great time seeing this movie. It's almost time for it to come out on DVD so it will give me the chance to watch it again!

Monday, July 2, 2012

I went to a salon recently to use my Groupon for a mani-pedi. I was going to get DS Mystery but the bottle of polish broken when it got opened and spilled all over the lady who was going to do my nails. Instead I chose DS Extravagance. I think I need to buy this.

7/02/2012 05:30:00 AM Danielle
I went to a salon recently to use my Groupon for a mani-pedi. I was going to get DS Mystery but the bottle of polish broken when it got opened and spilled all over the lady who was going to do my nails. Instead I chose DS Extravagance. I think I need to buy this.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I recently picked up some polishes from the JulieG nail polish collection. One of my favorites right now is Mermaid's Tale. I also picked up my first Spoiled polish (made by WetnWild). My Spoiled polish is called Use Protection. The JulieG polishes are exclusive to Rite Aid and the Spoiled polish is exclusive to CVS right now.



I love all the different shades of teal, blue and gold flecks in the Spoiled polish. Mermaid's Tale makes a great base under this glitter.
7/01/2012 05:57:00 AM Danielle
I recently picked up some polishes from the JulieG nail polish collection. One of my favorites right now is Mermaid's Tale. I also picked up my first Spoiled polish (made by WetnWild). My Spoiled polish is called Use Protection. The JulieG polishes are exclusive to Rite Aid and the Spoiled polish is exclusive to CVS right now.



I love all the different shades of teal, blue and gold flecks in the Spoiled polish. Mermaid's Tale makes a great base under this glitter.