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DIY: Lipstick Palette

This is a really great for those who are starting to build their freelance makeup kit on a budget (like me) and wants to travel with all your lipsticks without taking a bunch of tubes with you! (Thank you Marlena of Makeup Geek!)

Just watch the video below.

I got the empty “palette” from Saizen for only P85 each! It’s actually an accessory case and I think these are more durable than the Japonesque one, way cheaper too! The round stickers are from Office Warehouse/any supply store priced at P20+ I think and you get 320 stickers. That’s a lot! :P So ye, hope this was helpful for those who are planning to make their own palette and let me know how it goes! (:

ps: Be very careful not to burn yourself cos it hurts! LOL

pss: Before starting, make sure you sanitize/disinfect everything with 99% alcohol or whichever works for you, especially the lipsticks cos you will be using it on other people and you don’t want them to catch anything.

psss: NO double dipping! Use a spatula to scrape some of the lipstick and put it on your mixing plate or a cd would work just fine as a mixing plate.

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DIY: Dip Dye Jeans

I got a couple of jeans that I want to revamp and lucky me, I just came across this awesome idea!

INGREDIENTS:
-Levi’s 501 Worn Roll Shorts ($49.50)
-Home Depot 2.75 Gallon Neat ‘n Tidy Bucket ($5)
-Clorox Bleach ($5)
-Westcott 12″ Wood Ruler ($.99)
-Firm Grip Disposable Nitrile Gloves ($15/box)
-Heinz Distilled White Vinegar ($3/gallon)
DIRECTIONS:
Before you begin: make sure to wear plastic gloves before you begin working to protect your hands.
1. To create bleach solution, mix two parts water and one part bleach in a plastic bucket.
2. Prepare your shorts by threading a ruler though all of the belt loops. The ruler will serve as a weight to balance the shorts while they are soaking in the bleach solution.
3. Dip the shorts into the liquid to the desired depth. Rest the ruler on the top of the bucket to allow the shorts to hang in the bleach solution without being completely covered. Leave the shorts soaking for approx 30 minutes. (Note: the bleach will run slightly, so we recommend leaving an additional inch out of the solution.)
4. After the bleach has turned the shorts the desired white shade (may take a few dips), remove shorts from bleach solution and soak in a sink or bathtub with two parts water and one part vinegar for approximately five to ten minutes to stop the bleaching process.
5. Let the shorts dry out completely, and then cut them to your desired length. Gently pull along the edges of the shorts to create a more distressed and ragged look.
Please note: Wash and dry the shorts alone for the first time. After that, you will be able to put into regular loads for future washes.—Jessica Baker
(via WhoWhatWear)


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DIY: Feather Hair Extensions

Birds of a feather, flock together!

According to Fine Feather Heads, who started this trend, feather hair extensions takes less than a couple minutes to put, with no damage to hair. And they can be brushed, blow-dried, straightened and curled!

(above photos via California Closet)

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Hilary Duff sporting the trend. Lav et!

Uhh.. how ’bout Steven Tyler? Rockstar waves, braids, feathers and raccoon tails?! I still think he’s awesome though..

Here are a couple of “How To” videos from our favorite YouTube gurus, Kandee Johnson and Mischelle Phan, showing us how easy it is to put feather hair extensions:

Have fun being all feathery and fabulous! Tee hee (:


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Water Marbling

My first attempt on water marbling and I think I did pretty darn good (nagbuhat ng bangko hahaha)! And yes, I just did my nails cos I’m not yet sleepy.. problem is I haven’t done my right hand yet since I was just experimenting. So anyway, I used OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui & Orly Cashmere Cardigan (middle finger) and Essie Vermillionaire & China Glaze Peachy Keen for the rest. Thanks to Chloe’s Nails‘s picture tutorial, visit her site for more nail tutorials and tips! (: