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Simple & Easy DIY Video: Plain Vase to Beautiful Boutique

Hello all!

I wanted to add some decor to my plain living room, but didn’t want to spend too much. Instead, I thought of a quick DIY, where I could customize what type of flowers and colors I wanted. Below is the video of how I did everything. If you prefer to read about it, click here for my blog about it. Hope you guys enjoy!

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DIY: Plain Vase to a Cute Flower Arrangement

Hello everyone,

Today I have an extremely simple DIY, but I’m hoping that it’ll inspire you guys to decorate. My living room is extremely lacking in the décor department, so I wanted to create a really cute flower vase setup. I purchased a glass vase/cyclinder thing and spray-paint both from Michaels for about $25. I highly recommend looking online for coupons, they usually have 40% off coupon you can use.

I placed a trash bag outside on my patio, so the paint and smell wouldn’t get inside my apartment. Then I placed the glass vase upside down (so I could get the bottom) and started spraying like a crazy person. I recommend spraying at the same distance when you’re going around, if you want an even finish. I wasn’t really paying attention to that and ended up with some parts darker than the others, but it made it look rustic, which I really like. The paint I used was a Krylon Chalk Paint in Mink. It looks like a dark, matte gray/silver color.

The flower combo I settled on was a light blue hydrangea, blue poupurri, and some other one that I have no idea what it is. FYI, all fake, of course.

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That’s it, I hope you guys enjoyed and got inspired to create your own projects. It’s so easy to make these cute flower sets and inexpensive if you do them yourself. Meanwhile, places like Target and TjMaxx   charge $35 for something like this. If you do it yourself, not only do you save money, but you get to choose the exact colors you want and not settling for just what stores have.

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave any comments!

Dead Frida Kahlo Halloween Tutorial

Hello all!
I thought it would be fun to do a Frida Kahlo inspired Halloween look, so I hope you guys enjoy. My video on how I did it is below!

I already had my foundation and concealer done, so I started with my eye makeup. 

I primed my lids with the NYX White Eyeshadow Base. I used to NYX Dubai palette to create a gold look, with some burgundy that added depth. You can check out the video to see the exact colors. Then, I used a dark brown eyeshadow as a false liner, to add some smoke to the look. I also added some lashes from the Dollar Tree.


I moved onto the distinct Frida Kahlo brows. I used my Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ebony to achieve the look. In the middle of the video, I was going to leave a little gap, but at the end, I decided to go all out and make it a unibrow. 

The next step is optional, depending if you want a haunted look, or just be a normal Frida Kahlo. If you want the haunted look, skip this step. It’s the contouring/blush part. In her pictures, Frida has a strong affinity for her blush, and contour/bronzor. So I used my Elf Blush and Bronzor duo to achieve this look, as well as adding more a pink blush with my Mac Blush in Pinch Me. 

For the haunted Frida look, you need white and black face paint. I used a cheap makeup sponge and applied the white paint to the bottom half of my face and neck. 

As I waited for it to dry, I did my hair. I did two low pigtails, then pulled each pigtail to the opposite side and secured then with a bobby pin. If you look at (time) in the video, that’s where I do the hair.

Then, I moved onto the flower “headband”. I just cut the stems off of some fake flowers from the Dollar Store and stuck then in my hair, to create a fake flower headband. It worked very well!


Back to the face, I used a small, liqud liner applicator, and created a long mouth, and added vertical lines through it. I also blacked out my nose.

And that’s about it for the look. My outfit was just a simple, black maxi dress. I added a large scarf, as my shawl, because Frida wore shawls a lot. I added some gold, dangly earrings and called it a day. 


Hope you guys enjoyed the look! Happy Halloween! 

DIY: Spray Paint Decor Gold

Hello everyone!

Today, I wanted to share a quick post about some decor pieces that I spray painted gold. I recently moved and want an all white room with gold touches, but things that are gold are so expensive. Obviously I don’t mean real gold, but cute decor items at Target, Walmart, Michaels, etc, are all so expensive. So I found some inexpensive items, and decided to just spray paint them a metallic gold.

If you want to see the video tutorial of the process, click here.

I bought the wooden box from Michaels for $7.99, the flowers on clearance at Michaels for $2.00, and the spray paint at Walmart for about $5. The brand of spray paint I used was Rust-Oleum and it was in the color Metallic Gold.

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I know it’s a simple DIY, but I hope it inspires you guys to decorate however you want, without buying something really expensive. Why not just by it cheap, and spray paint it the exact color you wanted?

Hope you all enjoyed!

DIY: Magnetic Makeup Board

Hello everyone!

I’m going back to school in a month, so I’m trying to get all my dorm stuff ready. Of course, there are some things I want that are just too expensive. A magnetic make up board is one of them. So I figured, why not just make it myself? Here’s what you’re going to need:

-Picture Frame (TJ MAXX $12.99)

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-Sheet Metal (Lowe’s $7.00) Preferably same size as frame. Also, my Lowe’s told me they couldn’t cut it, but some do. Ask before you buy the cutters.

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-Cutters (Pictured Above) (Lowe’s $7.50 ) Make sure the gauge is the same gauge as your sheet metal. ONLY IF SHEET METAL NEEDS TO BE CUT!

-Fabric or craft paper/wrapping paper (Michaels $8.99 )

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-Magnetic Strips (Target 4.99) Btw, Walmart doesn’t sell it.

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-Glue Gun (Michaels 3.99)

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-Tape/Measuring tool

First, if your sheet metal isn’t the same size as your frame, you need to cut it. Use a sharpie to outline the size of the frame, then cut it out. Be careful, because the edges of the sheet metal are very sharp and may hurt your hands. If you have hardware gloves or just an thick glove, definitely put those on.

After you get your sheet metal cut, test it out by placing it in the frame, like how you would put a picture. When it passes the test, place it on your fabric or craft paper/wrapping paper. I would recommend the fabric, because it’ll last you a longer time and you won’t have to worry about it tearing randomly, especially on the sharp edges of the sheet metal. Cut around the sheet metal, about 1in-2in away from the sheet metal. After you do that, use your tape and tape the fabric/paper to the back of the sheet metal.

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Make sure the front is flat, (no air bubbles), and then put it in your frame. Now your board’s done!

The last step is the easiest. All you need to do is cut your magnetic strips to fit your makeup products. Heavier products may need more magnets. Then hot glue the sticky part of the magnet to your product, be sure to press down for at least 30 seconds. After that, it should just stay on your magnetic board!

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I really love this! It makes everything look neater and I can find my favorite products much faster than when they were sitting on my vanity! I love that I can choose what it looks like, because it matched my dorm stuff! A lot of magnetic makeup boards are expensive, and most of the time you won’t find the style you’re looking for. Making it yourself gives you the chance to create the exact look you want!

Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know if you tried it!

DIY: Cute Mason Jars

Hello lovelies!

Sorry I’ve been super MIA for the last month and a half. With finals and moving, it was hard to keep up with the blog. But, now everything is settled down and without further ado, here’s how to make cute mason jars.

Mason jars are awesome! You can use them for so many things, such as using them as a cup, a vase, or just a cute piece of decor. But, clear jars aren’t as fun as jars that you decorated yourself. It’s pretty simple and you can get as creative as you want with mason jars. I prefer the simple look, but you can decorate it however you please.

What you’ll need:

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  • Mason Jar. I bought mine from Michael’s for only $2.
  • Paint. I bought Lilac Mist from the brand Apple Barrel from Walmart for only $0.50! I usually buy acrylic paint for the jars.
  • Applicator. I used a foam applicator from Michael’s. I bought a set of 4 for $3. You can use a regular brush, I just like the foam.
  • Tray for paint. You need something to pour some paint into. I just used a paper plate. Anything will work.
  • Access to an oven.

Optional: Cord/Twine. I bought mine at Michael’s for $5.

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Now, just start painting the jar. I hold the jar upside down with one hand inside and paint it that way first, (see the image below). Paint the bottom too, and then let it dry while sitting on the top.

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After that’s dry, add a second coat and do the same thing. When that dries, turn the jar right-side up and paint a third coat, while also paining the lid area.

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When that’s dry, place it in the oven. The oven smooths everything out and gives the jar a more finished look. I kept it in the oven while it was preheating, which only took 10 minutes. I also placed my jar in an aluminum tray, so it wouldn’t be difficult to get out.

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Be careful when you take it out and let it cool down. After that, you have a cute mason jar, the color you want! Another option is using twine to add a little detail.

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Enjoy your mason jars! Let me know if you liked it!

Thanks for reading!

DIY: Floating Candle

Hello there!

Since spring is here, I wanted to redecorate without spending too much money. So, here’s how to make a floating candle!

What you’ll need:

Materials for Floating Candle

  • A vase. I bought a 10 inch vase from Dollar General for $1.
  • An optional choice are the rocks for the bottom, which I also got at Dollar General for $1. Feel free to use anything you want, I’ve seen them with sand, colorful pebbles, and fake leaves. If you want, you don’t need to add anything to the bottom, but I feel like it looks bare without anything.
  • Flowers. I recommend flowers that have a lot of flowers coming out of one stem, in a staircase type of pattern. It just looks better in the vase, rather than a flower with one stem. I bought two flowers from Michaels, but I only needed one. They were about $2 each.
  • A tea-light candle or anything small like that, that will fit into your vase. I bought a pack of 12 from Dollar General for, you guessed it, $1.

First, put one layer of whatever you’re using for the bottom of the glass. Then, stick your flowers inside and cut them where you want the waterline to be. I recommend at least an inch away from the top. After you cut your flowers, stick them in that first layer of what you put in the bottom and then add the rest of the rocks or pebbles to keep the flower stems in place. After that, slowly pour water over them, about an inch away from the top. Don’t worry, the petals will stay up. Some of them might move around, so go ahead and fix that. After that, just add your candle on top. Now you have a cute candle that you can use for weddings, a centerpiece, or just a cute decoration around your home.

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Hope you guys enjoyed and let me know if you tried it!

Thanks for reading!