bento boxes and end of summer

I have an obsession with anime and I always wanted to try the amazing looking bento boxes shown in a lot of anime. I have dozens of pins saved on Pinterest for ideas. This was my first one, so I didn’t go with to many elements. I made sushi, bok choy, some fruit, these tomato cheese kabobs, and rice shaped as a star. I also tried to make the carrots look like lotus flowers, but I think I missed the mark. Next time I want to try adding fried shrimp. IMG_6968IMG_6970

As for the picnic itself I had an amazing time. I laid under a tree with my boyfriend and after we went on the swing set at the park. The weather was so nice and considering it’s now cold I’m wanting another day like that.

 

 

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DIY Face Mask’s

It’s Fall and my skin hasn’t been great, so I’ve been doing a lot of face mask. In general face mask don’t tend to be very expensive, but if you doing them often it can add up. DIY face mask are a cheap and effective alternative and also their something I tend to make with friends at sleepovers for fun. All of these are good for sensitive skin. Here are three of my favorite DIY face mask.

 

Charcoal Face Mask 

  • 1 capsule Activated Charcoal
  • 1 tab Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Water
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Leave on 15 min and rinse off with cold water and face washDIY Face Mask 3

 

Blueberry Face Mask

  • 15 Blueberries
  • 1/2 tsp Rose water
  • 1/2 tsp Honey

Leave on for 10 min and rise off with cold water

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Hydrating Avocado Face Mask

  • 1/4 of a Avocado
  • 4 drops of Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Rose Water

Leave on for 15 min and rinse off with cold water

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I hope you found this post helpful x

Outfit of the Day #2

I live in Texas and even though it’s November it’s still 80 degrees outside(not that I’m complaining). In late November it will suddenly become extremely cold and will probably snow. As for right now It’s hard to do Fall fashion when it’s hot outside, so it’s kind of like fall on top and summer on the bottom. I also did a french braid on the left side of my hair.

fullsizeoutput_9d0fullsizeoutput_9d3I saw this car and immediately wanted to take a picture with it.

fullsizeoutput_9d6I took this at the mall and it was a little strange with all the people around, but it was fun seeing everyones reactions.

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Jacket: https://m.zara.com/us/en/microperforated-jacket-p04315300.html?v1=4830207&v2=758501

Sweater: http://www.hm.com/us/product/70139?article=70139-I&cm_vc=SEARCH

Shoes: http://www.hm.com/us/product/64888?article=64888-D&cm_vc=SEARCH

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DIY Fall Decor

All of these DIY’s are fairly simple and I was really happy with how they all turned out. You can get the majority of the supplies at a craft store or you can order it online. This is actually my first time decorating for fall and I probably went a little over board, but I am in love with the decorations and probably won’t want to take them down when spring comes along.

 

Leaf Garland

Supplies:

  • Fake Leaves
  • Gold Paint
  • String
  • Tape

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Step 1- I taped the leaves to cardboard to make them easy to paint and gave them all two coats of paint.

Step 2- Once dry attach the leaves to a string. I just tape them to an existing garland I had to make it feel like fall. If you want to know how to make the garland you can read about it here.fullsizeoutput_a32

 

 

Water Marble Coasters

Supplies:

  • White outdoor paint (you could also use acrylic paint and a sealant)
  • Coaster
  • Nail Polish
  • A container
  • a small wooden stick fullsizeoutput_a2a

Step 1- Paint your coaters white and let dry overnight fullsizeoutput_a29

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Step 3- Slowly pour nail polish into the water and let it spread, but don’t wait to long or it won’t move around easily. fullsizeoutput_a25

Step 4- Using your wooden stick use a light touch to move the nail polish around until your happy with it. Their will probably be some trial and error. Once you have you design ready dip your coater into water and using a cutip pick up all the nail polish that hasn’t gone onto the coater, so it doesn’t ruin your design. fullsizeoutput_a26fullsizeoutput_a27fullsizeoutput_a28

Step 5- Allow to dry and your done. If you want you can also seal it. fullsizeoutput_a53

 

 

Leaf Print Pillow

Supplies:

  • White fabric or a white pillow case
  • Stuffing
  • Gold Paint
  • Fake leaves
  • Hot glue gun or something to sew with
  • Black pom pom’s (optional)fullsizeoutput_a50

Step 1- Fold the fabric over and cut out the size you want. I used a pillow I already had to help measure the size I wanted. Since I wanted two I used the first one as a guide foe the second. fullsizeoutput_a3c

Step 2- Glue or sew around the edges, leaving a small whole at the bottom to turn it inside out and. to stuff the pillow. fullsizeoutput_a3d

Step 3- Paint a fake leaf and press it down onto the pillow case. Be generous with the paint and use something like a piece of cardboard to help push the leaf down. Repeat this using different sizes of leafs. fullsizeoutput_a40fullsizeoutput_a43fullsizeoutput_a42fullsizeoutput_a45

Step 4- Stuff the pillows and glue or sew the whole at the bottom. I also glued on black pom pots because I thought it looked really cute. fullsizeoutput_a58fullsizeoutput_a59

 

Hope you found this post helpful x

 

Outfit of the Day #1

fullsizeoutput_970It’s thankfully still warm where I live and I am going to enjoy the nice weather for as long as I can. Since it was so nice out my mum and I went to the parkway near my house and I took some photos.

fullsizeoutput_96dPretty much everything I wear is really comfortable and easy to move around in . Trying to jump up on things and moving around a lot doesn’t usually work very well in tight pants or dresses, unfortunately.

fullsizeoutput_965fullsizeoutput_99cfullsizeoutput_99dI had sooo much fun taking these pictures, but afterwards I just wanted to eat and go to sleep. I wore a hoodie from H&M that I got for Christmas, shorts that wear originally jeans, and boots from rue 21. I also decided to French braid my hair as it was really hot that day and I can’t stand my hair being in my face.

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Hoodie: http://www.hm.com/us/product/77066?article=77066-D&cm_vc=SEARCH

Shorts: Michael Kors

Shoes: http://www.rue21.com/store/

 

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My Fall Essentials

fullsizeoutput_791Most of my fall essentials are just things to keep me warm as I hate the cold.  Though the cold is almost worth it when I get to see the trees change color, it’s unbelievably beautiful. This will be my first Fall and Winter to get colder than the 40s in about six years, so I’ll be hiding under under blankets for the next few weeks. I am loving Fall decoration and fashion though.

fullsizeoutput_794Makeup Essentials:

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation- I like to wear as little makeup as possible, but in the winter my skin looks red and just all around not great, so foundation is a must for me.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- I use this for my under eyes and I absolutely love it. I don’t use it for my spots because it causes me to break out really badly, but other than that it’s an affordable concealer that works really well. The only bad thing about this product is they never have my shade at any of the stores that I go to, so I have to order it online if I want the right shade.

E.L.F. HD Setting Powder- When it’s cold outside I’m really bad about touching my face, so I need all the help I can get keeping my makeup in place.

 

fullsizeoutput_789Clothing:

Boots- Since it apparently snows where I’m living right now my usual canvas shoes aren’t going to cut it. I actually got these at Charles and Keith awhile back, but it was always so hot where I was I did not want to wear them, but now I get the chance to.

Scarfs and Sweaters- The more layers the better during fall. It just started getting cold where I live and I’m already wearing three layers every-time I go out.

Hoodie- I can’t stress enough how much I hate the cold, so anything to keep me warm will be a favorite of mine. I’m seriously considering getting an electric blanket.

Sweatpants- I currently only have one pair that I bought off amazon cause I had no warm clothing and I wear them constantly. I think it’s time to buy another pair.

 

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Face Masks- My skin gets really dry during fall and winter, so I try to give it extra attention this time of year.

Books- Most of my free time during fall is spent under lots of blankets, reading, and drinking something warm.

 

 

I hope you liked this post and if you have any tips on how to stay warm please leave them in the comments below x

 

 

3 Easy Costume Ideas

Every year when October rolls around I come up with so many ideas for what costume I should wear and I can’t decide, so I end up throwing something together last minute.

 

Pirate: 

Makeup- Heavy eyeshadow, lots of mascara, paired with a matte lip.

Outfit- I used a scarf from H&M and tied it to make a top. I paired it with boots from Rue21 and a black skirt. For accessories I wore a necklace made from coins, a double stud earring with a cuff from hot topic, and a silver hoop earring. Pirate Pics 1fullsizeoutput_93bfullsizeoutput_9ef

 

A Unicorn:

Makeup- I went for a natural look. A bit of foundation to even out my skin and a pink lip.

Outfit- I bought a unicorn horn off Amazon, but you can purchase one almost anywhere. I wore a white dress, a chocker that my grandma Linda gave me and candles. If you live somewhere cold a white jacket and jeans look just as cute. 3 costume ideashalloween costume 13 Costume Ideas UnicornHalloween coustume 1.jpgfullsizeoutput_9f0

 

The Night: This is the easiest costume, but be prepared to answer the question what are you dressed as the whole night.

Makeup- Smokey eye, black lip, and anti highlight.

Outfit- Just wear all black. I wore black leggings, a hoodie, and paired it with a pair of black boots.last minute halloween costumes

 

Happy Halloween

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.

 

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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