Daiso Haul

fullsizeoutput_768When I lived in Asia I used to love going to the Daiso, but when I moved back to the states their weren’t any. When I heard that the Diaso was now in the states I was really excited and wanted to go immediately. It looked and smelled just like the one I used to go to and honestly made me miss Asia a bit. It used to be that everything their was two dollars and I’m not sure if it’s because tax or shipping, but the prices tend to vary a bit more here. Most of the stuff I got was two dollars, but I got one item that was four.

fullsizeoutput_777fullsizeoutput_769I got this to use as a makeup bag. I’m not really sure if that is it’s intended use, as I can’t speak whatever language was on the tag, but it works really well as one.

fullsizeoutput_76afullsizeoutput_776I got a few things for my office. The first thing I got was these really cute gold paper clips that say love. I also got folders to help keep organized. I know it’s no longer summer, but the gold pineapples were so cute I decided to get the folder anyway.

fullsizeoutput_773I don’t have a lot of fall or winter clothes, so I got this hat. It was only four dollars and I thought it would be a good idea to have one as it snows in the winter where I currently live. I have been looking for a hat like this for about a year and a half and I guess I was looking in the wrong places. Now I really want winter to come so I can wear this hat, but at the same time I hate the cold and wish it would be warm year round.

 

I hope you liked this post x

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No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

fullsizeoutput_72eCarving pumpkins has always been a big deal in my family. The older my siblings and I became the more intricate the designs became. Unfortunately I am allergic to pumpkins. As of early last year all my siblings have moved out, leaving no one to carve pumpkins, so I needed a new idea. I decided to do no-carve pumpkins; it was a way to still decorate pumpkins without it ending with hives. I basically just paint and glue stuff to pumpkins instead of carving them. I did this last year and I really liked how they turned out, so I decided to do it again this year.

 

The Confetti Pumpkin:

Supplies:

  1. Confetti
  2. White Paint
  3. Glue or Mod Podge
  4. A Pumpkin

Instructions:

  1. I painted all the pumpkins I bought white and let them dry overnight. It took two coats of paint.
  2. Glue the confetti to the pumpkin. Their is no real technique for this, but I found doing one layer, waiting for it to dry, then doing another layer of confetti worked the best.

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Unicorn Pumpkin:

Supplies:

  1. Glue
  2. Glitter (two different colors)
  3. Hot Glue Gun
  4. White Paint
  5. Paper
  6. Black Acrylic Paint or Black Paint Marker
  7. Foam sheets, the color doesn’t matter
  8. Pink Jewels (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Paint your pumpkin white

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2. Cut four triangles out of the foam sheets. Two big and two small, the size of them should depend on the size of your pumpkin. You will also need to cut out this weird sort of triangle shape from paper; it will be the horn. fullsizeoutput_72b

3. Cover the ears and horn in glitter. I made the big triangles gold and the smaller ones silver. fullsizeoutput_727

4. Once dry, glue the triangles together. Roll the horn and glue it using the hot glue.

5. Using hot glue attach the horn and ears to your pumpkin.

6. Using black paint or a paint marker, paint the eyes and mouth. fullsizeoutput_728

7. This step is optional, but I took some pink jewels and glued them on to give my unicorn rosie cheeks. fullsizeoutput_731fullsizeoutput_73a

 

Melting Silver Pumpkin:

All you need for this one is white paint, metallic paint, and a paint brush. Then just take your metallic paint and drip it down the sides of your pumpkin. Use the brush to paint the top of your pumpkin. This one is definitely the easiest. No-carve pumpkin ideasfullsizeoutput_737

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I hope you liked this post and happy halloween x

TOULON Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

I started breaking out a little over a week ago and it hasn’t been getting better. I bought this mask a few weeks ago and just haven’t gotten around to trying it, but now seems like a good time. It’s pure mud so it doesn’t smell the best, but on the plus side you know it’s all natural. Before putting it on my face I put it on my arm, waited 10 minutes, washed it off, and waited to make sure I didn’t have any reaction or irritation. I was surprised by how well it worked. I’ve only used it once and I already see a slight difference. The biggest plus is it didn’t irritate my skin. I’m going to use it once a week for the next three weeks to see how well it works.fullsizeoutput_6da

I’ve been using it for two weeks now and I love it so far. When it dries you can see the oil from your pores and it makes my skin feel so good. I have noticed a slight difference and I’m hoping my skin keeps improving. fullsizeoutput_6db

It has now been three weeks and I absolutely love this mask. I have really bad acne on my right cheek and when I first put on the mask it would sting a little in that area, but it didn’t leave any redness or anything. I have seen some improvement in my skin and will continue using this mask. To me the improvement I saw was definitely worth the eleven bucks I paid. I would rebuy this product, it of course didn’t completely clear up my acne, but I wouldn’t expect one face mask to. fullsizeoutput_6d9

Hope you found this post helpful x

Small Ikea Haul

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Recently I went to Ikea with my mum. The plan was to get a few things for the new place, but that isn’t what happened. For the most part I stuck to my list though I got a few small items that I found while walking around.

The first item I got is a light bulb. I have wanted this since the first time I saw it and I finally decided to buy it. fullsizeoutput_6ea.jpeg

The second item is a cactus. I got multiple plants and pots, but the rest will be in a separate post.fullsizeoutput_6e0

I also picked up a plain grey pillow for the chair in my bedroom. The last item I bought is a blanket. 

Fall is here and although it is still warm where I live the cold is coming and I’m preparing. I do not like the cold, so the more warm stuff the better. fullsizeoutput_6e8

Everything looks really cute in my room! I hope you have a great day x

DIY Room Decor

My family moved about two weeks ago and my room has been looking quite bare, so I decided to do some DIYs to add more of my style into my room. I tried to keep it simple, because with school and moving I haven’t had a lot of free time, but I still wanted everything to be really cute. For most of these I just used supplies I already had, but you should be able to find everything at a craft store or online. DIY Room Decor 4

Tape Headboard

All you need for this one is tape. I found some different designs on Pinterest and then took inspiration from those to create my own design. I used black masking tape, but washi tape will work just as well.

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Garland:

❤ Twine

❤ Yarn

❤ Small clothes pins

❤ Polaroids (you can print these if you don’t have a polaroid camera)fullsizeoutput_6901. I started off by making tassels. If you don’t know how to make them their are lots of tutorials on Youtube fullsizeoutput_6a1fullsizeoutput_6a22. Next cut your twine to the length you want and hang it up 

3. Tie the tassels to the twine, add your polaroids, and you done!fullsizeoutput_6a3

 

Cork-board:

Supplies:

❤ Paint

❤ Tape

❤ Thumb tacks or old stud earrings

❤ Chain or stringfullsizeoutput_6911. Tape off the section you want to paint with making tape.fullsizeoutput_6922. Paint and let dry completely.fullsizeoutput_6933. Cut the chain to the length you want and attach it using thumb tacks or stud earring(I lost a bunch during my last move): I don’t recommend hot gluing the chain on as it won’t stay as well.fullsizeoutput_69dfullsizeoutput_69e4. Hang up and pin whatever you want. Mine will end up covered in reminders.fullsizeoutput_6a6fullsizeoutput_6bd

 

Shelf bracket lamp:

These have been all over Pinterest for awhile and I have been wanting to get one for over a year now. I finally went to Ikea and got a shelf bracket, a light bulb that I thought was really cool, and a cord. I’m not sure if this is Really a DIY, but I wanted to include it.

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Hope you found this helpful x

5 of My Favorite Bloggers

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I’m really bad about taking time to check out new blogs, but one way I do is by reading peoples post about their favorites. I find those post so helpful so I decided to do one myself. I am currently moving, so this post is going to be shorter than usual. None the less I hope you enjoy it and find this post helpful.

Oriana’s Notes– This is a lifestyle blog. Their are post about fashion, hair, food, and DIYs; I find that I don’t get bored of this blog because of the large variety of content. This is one of the first blogs I ever followed. I’ve been reading it for around a year and I still love it.

Olive and Clo– This blog has some of the most beautiful pictures. Most of the post have to do with fashion and travel. She is based in Australia and the scenery in a lot of her pictures is absolutely beautiful. While most of he post are about fashion their are also post about recipes, advice, and just things that interest her. Their no front when you read her blog, their’s no gimmick or character, just her. I love reading this blog and I also highly recommend following her Instagram as her pictures are stunning.

The Southern Palette– I ended up following this blog a few months ago because of a post she wrote called My Five Favorite Online Boutiques. I ended up really liking the content and it has become one of my favorite blogs to read.

Lids and Tricks– I usually put a lot of focus on pictures when I’m reading blog post, although with this blog I focus more on the writing. I enjoy her post so much; her writing and content are both amazing.

 

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I hope you liked this post and if you have any blog recommendation please leave a comment I’m always looking for a new blog to read x

2 DIY Lip Scrubs

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So recently I binged watched a ton of YouTube videos and discovered lip scrubs. I honestly have no idea how I’ve never heard of them before. After I found out about them I started trying different recipes, altered them slightly to my preference, and ended up with too that I really like. 
Ingredients:

1 1/2 tsp Brown sugar

1 tsp Coconut oil or olive oil

2 drops of honey (optional)fullsizeoutput_635I used way to much honey in the batch I made for the pictures, but on the bright side the pictures turned out pretty.

Take all your ingredients and mix them together; once everything is well mixed put your mixture into a small container and you have lip scrub.fullsizeoutput_636IMG_6383fullsizeoutput_637

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Coconut oil

1 drop of lemon essential oil

fullsizeoutput_63dMix everything together, put your mixture into a container, and your done. fullsizeoutput_63afullsizeoutput_63bfullsizeoutput_63cfullsizeoutput_65e

 

Their was a really cute bunny in my backyard while I was taking photos for this post!fullsizeoutput_638

 

Hope you like this post x

Beauty Products Mini Haul+Review

fullsizeoutput_61b.jpegSomehow whenever I go to get just a few things from the store I end up leaving with way more then I planned. I recently needed to get more concealer and walked out with notebooks and a few beauty products. Since I got some new products I decided to try them and do a quick review.fullsizeoutput_61aIMG_6291IMG_6302 Translucent Powder- E.L.F. has really good prices and so when I’m at the store I think it’s only $5, or something around their I can totally afford it, and then I walk out with a bunch of makeup products that I don’t need. I’ve never used a translucent powder before this one. I wasn’t a huge fan of the powder, maybe it’s because I’ve never used it before, but it made the concealer under my eyes feel a bit cakey.fullsizeoutput_617IMG_6299Usually by the end of the day I have more eyeshadow under my eyes then on my eyelids and truth be told I didn’t think setting spray would help, but I was very wrong. On the first day I tried this I was running around, I was taking pictures outside, finishing some things for school, basically just sweating and really testing this product out. After running around all day I checked my makeup and their was a little mascara under my eyes, but everything else was still in place. I was really surprised by how well this product worked, especially for he price. This will be going into my everyday makeup routine. fullsizeoutput_633.jpegDry Shampoo- So while I was walking up and down the isles at the drug store I saw this, it’s a little bottle of dry shampoo. I’ve been looking for a really good dry shampoo and decided to try this one out. It works really well. It gave my hair a lot of volume and it didn’t leave white streaks or specks after using it like a lot of dry shampoos. By the end of the day my hair was looking oily again, but I just put a little more in and the problem was fixed. Their is down side which is it smells like hairspray. This is the first dry shampoo I’ve used that smells like hairspray, usually they have a scent, but the smell did fade a bit after a few minutes. Besides the smell this is one of the best dry shampoos I have used. fullsizeoutput_619

E.L.F. perfect finishing hd powder- https://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/perfect-finish-hd-powder

E.L.F. mist setting spray- https://www.elfcosmetics.com/p/makeup-mist-and-set

Not Your Mothers refreshing dry shampoo- https://www.amazon.com/Not-Your-Mothers-Shampoo-Clean/dp/B0057NE7NQ

 

I hope this post was helpful

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DIY Notebooks

School is about to start:( Their are great things about back to school like seeing friends and of course stationary! Here are three DIY notebooks

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Supplies:

  • Notebook
  • Stencil
  • paint
  • Jewel’s
  • Makeup sponge
  • Sealant if your notebook has a glossy finish
  • (Optional) Masking tape

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Instructions: 

1. Start off by packing your stencil where you want it it tape it down with masking tape. fullsizeoutput_5f8

2. Use a makeup sponge or paint brushy to dab paint on to the stencil and then take the stencil off. If you want a cleaner look lightly dab and do thin layers of paint. If you want the paint to bleed hold the sponge down for longer and only do one coat.fullsizeoutput_5f9.jpeg

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Supplies:

  • Notebook
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue (I used hot glue, but elmers glue will work as well)

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Instructions: This one is probably the easiest. Just take some scrapbook paper, cut it to size, and glue it down. fullsizeoutput_60b

 

Supplies:

  • Notebook
  • Paint
  • Cross stitch thread and needle
  • Pencil
  • Sealant

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Instructions: 

1. Paint your notebook whatever color you want and then once it’s dry seal itfullsizeoutput_5fd2. Their are actually two ways you can do this next step. 1- print out the picture provided, tape it to your notebook, and using a needle poke a hole anywhere their is a dot.

2- Using a pencil lightly draw a pineapple on your notebook and put a dot where your going to go through with the treadfullsizeoutput_603.jpeg3. Then thread your needle and create your design. When I did the outline of the pineapple I went around twice and did every other one. Their isn’t any pacific way you have to do this, as long as it looks like a pineapple you should be good.

4. Lastly I took a black paint marker and wrote hello. fullsizeoutput_5ec.jpeg

This one reminds me so much of summer and is my favorite out of these three notebooks.

Hope you liked this post x

Ardell Individuals Eyelashes Review

fullsizeoutput_601fullsizeoutput_5e7I suck at applying false lashes, but I decided to try individuals because I was told that they can be easier to apply. These went on so easily; I was completely shocked. I put four on each eye and you can’t really tell that I’m wearing falsies. They definitely give me fuller looking lashes and are great for an everyday look. I asked my parents if they could tell I was wearing flashes and they had no idea. The other thing I was surprised by was how comfortable they were, I took them off a few hours before I took off my makeup just because I was just sitting in front of my computer at home and when I went to take off the rest of my eye makeup I still had one of them on(at first I just thought my lashes were falling off and freaked out a bit).

Eye lash reivew 4eyelash review 5eyelash Review 2They do not come with glue, so you will need to purchase it separately, I just used my E.L.F. eyelash glue and it worked perfectly. I really cannot tell you just how easy these were to apply, I now want to try more from this brand.

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Hope you found this post helpful x