Choosing a paint color

fullsizeoutput_3eeMy family tends to move every 6 months to two years and were about to move. Usually I live in rented places, so I have to get permission to paint, honestly since were going to be there a short time I usually don’t bother. My parents decided to buy a house and I plan on painting my room as soon as I can and since I just turned 18 hopefully it will be my last move with them before I move out. Three places ago I painted one of my walls lavender and even though I LOVE COLOR, I decided to go more neutral with this room. I went to Home Depot and got tons of paint swatches of different shades of white fullsizeoutput_3ebWhen picking paint keep in my mind your needs, if you have kids consider paint that’s washable for hand prints and the occasional wall drawing. I’m painting my walls white and considering how clumsy I am does worry me, but maybe it’ll just make me more careful, hopefully.

As for my office I’m going with grey, because I will be working a lot in there and I know I’m bound to accidentally hit walls moving things and grey shows less wear and tear then white. fullsizeoutput_3ec

The last step before buying paint is getting a sample to test on your wall, because you don’t want to be stuck with a paint color you hate. Paint a sample on your wall and the next day look at it different times of the day, because the color will look slightly different in the morning then it does in the afternoon. Of course if you really end up hating the color you can repaint, that’s just a lot of extra time. Good luck! I hope you love whatever color you pick.

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My 5 Favorite Accessories

fullsizeoutput_3e3fullsizeoutput_3e1I almost always get ready last minute and end up running around trying to get out the door on time. In my hurry I often grab the same accessories, because their simple, and I know they go together. fullsizeoutput_3d9My favorite sunglasses are from H&M, I got them recently, and they suit my face shape really well. I’ve been wearing them constantly and somehow I haven’t scratched them yet.fullsizeoutput_3d8My grandma gave this purse to me for my birthday and whenever I don’t use a back pack I use this purse. It’s a bit small for everyday use because I carry so much junk around in my bag, but it’s good for most occasions. fullsizeoutput_3d7fullsizeoutput_3d5I don’t wear much jewelry, I just end up fiddling with it the whole time, but I will wear a bracelet or necklace from time to time. I got this chocker from hot topic when I was shopping with a friend and I got the bracelet from H&M while on a trip.fullsizeoutput_3e9Lastly the twill sneakers that are also from H&M. I love them! Their cute and I can still jump and move around comfortably. fullsizeoutput_3e2

Similar to the sunglasses: http://www.hm.com/us/product/90859?article=90859-D&cm_vc=SEARCH#article=90859-C

Similar to chocker: http://www.hottopic.com/product/multi-charm-tattoo-choker/10349665.html#q=chocker&sz=120&start=135

Similar to the bracelet: http://www.hm.com/us/product/58902?article=58902-B&cm_vc=SEARCH

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

 

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What I Pack For A Weekend Away

fullsizeoutput_26aI’ve been traveling ever since I was little, I was five when I went on my first flight alone, and I loved it. Last year was the first time since I was three that I didn’t go anywhere, so hopefully I can see a few places this year.fullsizeoutput_261fullsizeoutput_278Since it’s only a weekend trip I don’t need to take a lot of accessories, just some sunglasses, and a bracelet. Essentials are clothes and my camera, everything else slowly makes it’s way into my suitcase. I plan out my outfits for the weekend and I make sure I pack an extra outfit, just in case. I also like to pack work out clothes, most places I’m swimming and walking around, but if I’m just going to see family or friends we spend most of our time together talking and catching up. fullsizeoutput_26efullsizeoutput_26fI don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup, especially on trips I just like to relax and give my skin a break, but I do pack some in case I want to go out. fullsizeoutput_26dfullsizeoutput_274fullsizeoutput_26cfullsizeoutput_27afullsizeoutput_276Cosmetics are essential, I have tons of allergies so I can never use hotel soaps. If my trip is going to be longer than three days I’ll bring my travel bottles, but all I need is enough shampoo and conditioner for one shower, so to save space in my bag I put them in these little containers.fullsizeoutput_265I used to be really bad about over packing, I would bring about three bags for a three day trip, I now make a list and try to stick to it. I miss traveling and hopefully I’ll be able to travel a lot more and see more places. I have a list of places I want to go and I’m slowly checking places off. What place is at the top of your list to visit?fullsizeoutput_271

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Easy DIY White Henna

White henna is a new trend; it looks a lot like regular henna, but since it doesn’t have henna leaves it doesn’t stain your skin. If you purchase white henna it usually last three to ten days, this can be washed off, but its perfect for sleepovers and photoshoots. I also know a lot of schools don’t allow henna, so this is something you can have for the weekend and get rid of before school. This is not actual henna paste, it’s just a fun cheap way to get a similar look. fullsizeoutput_35bfullsizeoutput_36efullsizeoutput_36d

What you’ll need:

  • Body or face paint
  • Elmers glue
  • Glitter
  • Corn Starch(optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix equal parts paint and glue together
  2. Once mixed pour into baggie and cut a really small hole in the baggie(you can also use a needle to poke a hole in the corner of the bag before you pour the mixture into the baggie)
  3. Start your design, google and Pinterest are great places to look for inspiration
  4. Once you have your design sprinkle a little glitter over it. This does dry quite quickly, so I recommend putting the glitter on a you go
  5. Once your finished dust some corn starch over your design to help it stay a little better.

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If you have henna bottles I would recommend using that to create your design, I used a baggie to create this one. This will wash off and even though everything is non-toxic I wouldn’t recommend putting this on your face.

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DIY Eye Cream

fullsizeoutput_30dThings you’ll need:

  • Small container
  • 2 tab Coconut oil
  • 1 tab Almond oil
  • 1 bag Green tea
  • Double boiler(a glass bowl and a pot)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create a double boiler and place the coconut oil and almond oil in the bowl.
  2. Once the coconut oil has melted cut the tea bag open and pour in the contents. I like to use lose tea and I add one spoon of it.
  3. Let sit for 10-15 minutes and then let cool
  4. Once cool strain the mixture to remove the tea leaves and then pour into a container
  5. Keep in the fridge and the mixture is good for two weeks.

 

Green Tea Benefits: Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of skin aging, such as sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The green tea will also help reduce puffiness and dark circles around your eyes. fullsizeoutput_305

Coconut Oil Benefits: Coconut oil deeply hydrates your skin and prevents pre mature wrinkling and aging. It also has a lot of vitamin E which is great for your skin.fullsizeoutput_322.jpeg

Almond Oil Benefits: With regular use almond oil will lighten the skin under your eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles. It is also high in vitamin A which can help with acne and vitamin E which will rejuvenate your skin.fullsizeoutput_31c

I like making a lot of my skin care products and this is one of my favorite recipes. A lot of good eye creams tend to be more on the expensive side, this cost a lot less and you know exactly what’s going in it.

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