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Beauty Makeup Magic

Beauty Makeup Magic

How To Build a Pottery Barn Inspired Vanity - DIYdiva I think the most important thing on the list of stuff you need to build a vanity is the pervasive belief that you can, in fact, build a vanity. This belief may be sorely tested at some point– I’d be lying if I said you could build an entire cabinet in an hour without breaking a sweat. But, this was the first freestanding cabinet I’d ever built and my first time using dowel joints, and I didn’t have anything resembling a plan to start with, except for this picture from the PB website. So if I can turn this… Into this… I think “believes it can be done” is probably the only skill absolutely required to take something like this on. Other Things You Need to Build a Vanity. Maybe you’re the kind of person who likes to sketch out very detailed “plans” on a cocktail napkin before diving into a project (you’re in good company), but if you’d rather have something more scientific, here’s a look at the pieces I used to build my vanity. Tools The Building Part Step 1 – Cutting Then cut my 1x. And clamps.

Eat Drink Chic Hemp & Honey Lip Balm This week I tried another recipe from the current Book Club selection, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty, Hemp & Honey Lip Balm. For ages now I’ve been making manuka honey lip balm because of the extraordinary healing properties of the magical golden goop. Hailing from New Zealand, manuka honey comes from bees that pollinate the Leptospermum scoparium, a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 4m tall with profuse star-shaped flowers. Manuka honey is claimed to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties. Raw manuka honey is rated using “Unique Manuka Factor” (UMF) that rates the antibacterial factor. Now the book clearly states that this recipe makes a softer lip balm, suitable little pots not tubes, but since I only had tubes I added more beeswax and some carnauba wax. Ingredients: Equipment Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Review 4.5/5 Almost perfect! There were two small issues that added up to the half point from perfect rating.

It’s Dollar Store Week! The Pot The time has come for the final Dollar store post. *sniff* It’s one of those occasions that’s both sad and happy. Like watching a child go off to school for the first time, or eating a whole strawberry-rhubarb pie in one sitting. Mostly though, this is an exciting moment. The final Dollar store post is perhaps the most dramatic transformation ever to be recorded in history. Ever. So here we go …. deep breath … the final Dollar Store post. Clay pot Ta da! To prove that you could do this with ONLY things bought at a Dollar store I bought everything at Dollarama. So here we go … it’s simple enough to do but here are the instructions just in case you need ‘em: Remove the chain from your really ugly cat plaque. Slip a thin metal rod through chain ends. Put light and rod inside pot. this is what it will look like inside the upside down pot. This is what it will look like outside at night. And guess what?!! This one is done a little differently: Remove the chain from your still ugly cat plaque.

Too Stinkin' Cute Hand-made sparkly strawberry lip balm This year I want to make my own hand-made Christmas crackers to match my Winter Wonderland colour palette and theme. This got me thinking it would be nice to fill them with hand made gifts. The gifts would have to be small enough to fit inside the crackers and ideally match the theme. So, I decided to make pink coloured strawberry lip balm with a smattering of pink glitter. Christmas gift : Sparkly strawberry lip balmIngredients 2 tablespoons of white beeswax pellets (plus 1/2 tsp for the deer toppers)4 tablespoons sunflower oil (1/2 tsp for deer)Few drops of strawberry flavour oilEdible pink glitterLipstick shavingsPackagingEquipmentMini deer mouldPipettesMicrowavable glass jugMicrowavable small glass jarMetal spoonsScissorsSharp knife Sparkly strawberry lip balm, How-to step by step Start by placing the beeswax pellets and oil in a glass jug in the microwave. Gradually add lipstick shavings to the jug of liquid. Wrap washi tape around each jar to secure lids. Have a sweet day!

Menu Plan Your Butt Off | Shrinking Kitchen Menu Plan Your Butt off has been a feature over at Shrinking Jeans for quite a while. We absolutely love it and think it will fit in perfectly over here at Shrinking Kitchen! If you’re new to our site, Menu Plan Your Butt Off is a weekly feature running each Sunday. Join us as we plan out our weekly menus, share delicious recipes and even provide you with a grocery list. I know! So, with out further ado, let’s menu plan! Monday: I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for Five Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps for quite a while – I think it’s something my son would enjoy helping with – and eating! Tuesday: We usually have Taco Tuesday around these parts, but I’m thinking this Healthy and Hearty Taco Casserole might be a welcome substitution! Wednesday: Lean grilled pork loin chops with Curry Roasted Cauliflower and salad of arugula tossed with lemon juice and olive oil. Thursday: Baked potato bar – top with healthy toppings of your choice. Friday: Homemade pizza night. Produce: red bell pepper (1)

Intégrer une timeline Twitter dans un blog ou un site Twitter vient de fournir une nouvelle fonctionnalité pour intégrer une timeline (ou flux de messages) dans un blog ou un site, avec des options de personnalisation sympathiques. Un gadget bien plus complet et interactif que ce qu'on a l'habitude de voir installé habituellement sur de nombreux blogs. Voici comment faire: créez par ici un nouveau widget ou gadgetchoisissez le nom du compte Twitter, la hauteur en pixels du widgetle thème, clair ou foncédéveloppez ou non les photos attachées aux tweetschangez la couleur des liens (URL à cliquer)ajoutez vos noms de domaine - important !laissez ou non les suggestions automatiques de Twitter On peut aussi ajouter ses favoris, ses listes ou encore un module de recherche sur Twitter. Par exemple, vous pouvez l'ajouter dans votre sidebar via un gadget HTML.

Pink lip balm This is a re-post of my guest post from the Color My Summer series Kojodesigns and I co-hosted in May…. Today I’m going to share a spin off my beeswax lip gloss. Instead of gloss, today we are going to make: The key is the amount of beeswax you include. The great thing about beeswax is that it has natural sun protection qualities. As you can tell…I haven’t been in the sun much yet. Disclaimer: This recipe is just me experimenting and sharing what I did with you. Alright… let’s get started. Gather your supplies: 2 Tablespoons of grated beeswax Grate it with a dollar store or old cheese grater. 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil {the kind you cook with} 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil A chunk of some red lipstick. How much depends on your preference. 1/2 teaspoon of shimmery eye shadow – to add some subtle sparkle. - Boil water in a small sauce pan and rest a metal bowl on top – to make a double boiler. - Melt all the ingredients together until it liquefies and there are no more visible beeswax flakes.

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