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Want The Perfect Lipstick? Try BITE’s Lip Lab in NYC. Stella’s haul from BITE Did you know there is a place in New York City that will whip up any variety of lipstick you want in under 20 minutes? BITE Lip Lab in Soho is bringing us the future of makeup shopping with a walk-in mixing bar, at which you can get the ultimate custom-made lipstick shade that’s really you. I’m not just talking reds and pinks—this place has every shade of the rainbow, plus four formulas to choose from and six different scents. Fresh moulded pigments categorized by shade The BITE Lab has been around since early last year, but the modest-sized space was renovated recently. There’s a glass cabinet displaying chocolate truffle–shaped pieces of wax in various shades on little trays, along with lipstick-making kiosks, and seating throughout.

Ranging from $36 to $48 apiece, a custom shade at BITE won’t set you back more than any luxury brand lippie would. The Challenge Stella’s beloved vintage lipstick, a red-orange from Halston, in its original tube The Consultation. Sifang Museum. Intricately Detailed Hand Drawn Map Of New York City. Homemade Baby / Makeup Remover / Cleaning Wipes! - All for the Everyday - DIY Lotion Bars. Thanks for stopping by! This blog is now continuing over at All for the Memories (where you can also find this recipe and others) I'd love if you followed me there! Also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. I love natural products + I have very dry skin. I have yet to find a great facial lotion that can keep me from being flakey. Seriously it's so bad. I have been looking for a homemade lotion recipe but came across SO many that took way too much time or had ingredients I didn't feel like finding. Finally came across this one from Frugal by Choice.

Here's how I did mine: 1/5 of a 1lb bar of beeswax 1/2 cup almond oil 1/2 cup coconut oil Note: I have no idea how to measure out "1 part" of beeswax so I eyed about a 1/5 of a bar, cut it off (which is not easy to do) melted it down in a double broiler (in a bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water) poured the melted beeswax into a measuring cup and it came out to EXACTLY 1/2 cup. DIY Cage Bra. DIY Cage Bralette | elle & ish. Maybe it’s a little too late in the year to be thinking of summer dresses with exposed backs, or extreme 80’s tank tops with giant arm holes… but I’m very excited for warmer weather! Because I made this little beauty: …and now you can too! Normally I don’t wear bralettes, but lately I’ve been bitten by the Nasty Gal/Brandy Melville style bug and I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this.

Nasty Gal and Dolls Kill sell this very popular caged bralette/swimsuit top for around $75 or more, but I didn’t want to spend that much for just a bra. This is my first time sewing a bikini/lingerie type piece and I’m glad I did…. it turned out amazingly well for my first try. I spent $5.22 for 10 yards of elastic from Etsy, $0.99 for the black thread (I had just recently run out), and $2 for some stretchy little girl’s dance shorts at Goodwill… for a total of $8.21. What you’ll need: Stretchy black fabric for the two chest piecesAt least 5 yards of 5/8″ fold over elastic, or “FOE.”

Cut it up! 6 Life-Changing Beds For Your Tiny Space. DIY Beauty Gifts – YouBeauty. Gorgeous Mac Screen Saver - Weather, Time, Date. Romanian designer Stefan Trifan has created this ultra sleek screensaver for Mac. The screensaver displays your city, weather, time, and date, and includes custom minimalist black and white icons. You can download it for free here. Share With Your Friends. DIY Wrap Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board!

You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! A Look Inside the Home of Artist Laurie Frick.

Domestic Imperfection — Decorating for the rest of us. Wooden Welcome Mat. A better title for this post would be “Pinterest Challenge: Part II”, since Pinterest Challenge Part I was a big ‘ol flop. To jog your memory, here is the rubber mat I painted and ended up hating… and here is the mat (from that I should have made… Now if there is one thing I am good at, it’s perseverance. I keep at my projects until they look the way I want them to (like my white bed, hexagon table and penny countertop…though I did give up on my slipcovers…). Anyway, the day after I posted my ombre mat I was already buying supplies to replace it. Martha’s website recommends using cedar or mahogany 2 X 2′s. This project was really easy and my boys were all over it. I didn’t start the project for a few days after Adam cut everything down, but that doesn’t mean Elijah forgot about it… And when I finally got around to working on it Elijah was right there with me.

I can’t believe I just posted a picture of my foot on the internet…they are my least favorite feature. DIY | Chain Link Bracelet (Part 1) I have been really inspired by chain bracelets lately. Here is the first of 2 chain bracelet DIY's. When I saw this beautiful Marc Jacobs bracelet (here), I instantly knew what my next DIY would be. I love the gold chain against the elastic band. It feels chic, yet casual. Here's how to make your very own. Materials: - elastic rope (here) - chain (similar here) - clamp (bought from Athenian Fashions) - pliers - sewing thread - e6000 adhesive Steps: 1. DIY | Chain Bracelet (Part 2) I am loving thin, delicate jewelry. And as promised, I wanted to create a second chain bracelet tutorial (part one: here), with a delicate touch.

These bracelets are great to add a mix of thin and thick bracelets to your arm party. Full tutorial after the break... Materials: - thin chain - bead cord/thin rope (here) - lobster claw - 2 small jump rings - 2 metal cord tips (here) - scissors - pliers Steps: 1. Cut the thin chain to 1 1/2". You can make the bracelet with 3 small chains or just 1. 2. Roandco cordials . well-branded. I'm absolutely one of those people who picks out wine by the label. Oh, the label's boring? I guess the wine must be, too... Because clearly I have discriminating taste. What can I say? I just really love good packaging design. So naturally, I love the branding RoAndCo Studio put together for this cordial.

What do you think? 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda (Page 2) I don’t mean to sound seditious here, but I have a rebellious plan to combat the ills that many corporations are perpetrating in the name of fighting grime and germs. My main gripe is about the environmental pollutants from cleaning and personal care products that we wash down our drains and into our water systems, resulting in situations like the chemical triclosan (a pesticide added to many products as an antibacterial agent) being found in dolphins. So the simple plan is to encourage everyone to use baking soda in any of these 51 applications. Besides showing kindness to aquatic life, we can also protect ourselves from the array of toxins in household cleaning products.

Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer and other documented health problems. So exactly how does baking soda fit into my scheme to make the world a better place? Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbonate, helps regulate pH—keeping a substance neither too acidic nor too alkaline. Homemade Laundry Soap & The No-Poo Method. Oh hey. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been going a little hippie lately. What’s new? Last year I took up couponing, which isn’t necessarily hippie. But it is frugal. I also officially switched to reusable grocery bags in 2010 and we now recycle like it’s our religion. Two years prior I made patchouli my primary scent. And now? Previously I’ve always relied on coupons to score laundry detergent for cheap. This recipe is incredibly simple; I adapted mine from SugarPie FarmHouse.

I did one cup of each of the dry ingredients plus one bar grated Ivory soap and was pleased with the result. Here was my cost breakdown. 2 large boxes Baking soda: $3.38 1 large box Super wash soda: $3.35 1 large box Borax: $4.9910-pack Ivory soap: $4.37Total: $16.09 16 bucks for natural laundry soap isn’t a bad deal, especially since I expect it to last me well over a year, if not two. For storage, I used an old protein powder container, but you can use whatever. So, about that ‘No-Poo Method.” Next up for me? Easy Tiny Envelopes. Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of my leaky mailbox - I had a total *eureka* moment when the envelope I gingerly opened up completely unfolded at the seams revealing an envelope "template" perfectly.

I've seen many envelope tutorials online, some offer downloadable templates, some show fancy paper folding techniques and some suggest specific measurements to create your own D.I.Y. envelopes. I'm going to show you how to replicate any interesting envelope that you might already have, no measuring involved! Click below for the how-to: 1. Choose an envelope you already have that you like the size and shape of 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Ruth Bleakley is a paper addict who probably became a bookbinder soley as an excuse to obtain more paper. D.I.Y Inspiration from Michigan's statewide sing-along to "It's Always a Good Time" The fabrication of ‘Monochromatic Sectors from Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colour Ring with Dark Centre’ (2012)

Christmas Lights in 8 Bedrooms. Posted by rd on Thursday, November 3, 2011 · Countdown begins before Christmas! And timely enough I’ve found these beautiful Christmas lights adorned bedrooms. They are so lovely I can’t stand it! Here’s a few discoveries, hope it inspires you! [source: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight] Circle Knit Shirt Tutorial. Post by Raechel of So. I have a favorite shirt. I’ll be honest, it’s probably my favorite because it’s the most comfortable shirt I own, AND my husband bought it for me and he thinks I look cute in it. That’s really all I need. Oh, and it’s a great backdrop for a pretty necklace!

Anyway, I wear it with a long tank top, leggings and either boots or black Toms, depending on the weather. So, I worked this week on developing a 2T-sized version of my shirt. What you’ll need: The fabric piece I used was knit (you want a drapey fabric), and was 20″ wide and 34″ long. Also, you’ll need a sewing machine. Get your fabric piece laid out on your cutting board, folded on the top so it looks 21″x17″. There. (That’s a fold on the top – you want your rectangle intact!) This might be a good time to tell you how to measure for a size other than 2T… How to measure for your own sizing: Width: Arms straight out, you want the sleeves to fall just on the hand-side of your elbow.

So close! DIY Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap. When I was wandering through the dollar store the other day I came across this super amazing wood-grain contact paper. and was completely smitten! I knew I needed to find something to cover it with - pronto! Enter, my lapytop. This poor beast is old, makes a crazy fan-sound whenever it's on, and can't really handle doing more than one tast - but it works! And that's all that really counts. Until this morning it was covered in all sorts of bumper stickers to hide the numerous dents and scratches. So, I had plenty of photos of the entire process, but my camera is also an old and quirky beast and has taken to randomly deleting photos, which it decided to do half-way through the whole DIY process, so sorry!

So, to start, go ahead and power off your laptop and take out the battery so you're free to work on it without any worries. Now, you can decide what you'd like to do about the logo on your cover. I'm not gunna lie - I'm totally in love with it! Long Pom Pom Cowl. Wall-Mounted Succulent Garden. Splash dyed for spring. Souled Objects. The Zooming Presentation Editor. Sticky Hands Toy | Coca-Cola. - Transform your photos into tilt-shift style miniatures. Picnik - Photo editing the easy way, online in your browser. 20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru.