101 Fashion Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Know When it comes to fashion and style, it sometimes seems that everyone and their mother (literally!) have tried-and-true tips and tricks they absolutely swear by. Some are useful, while others … well, not so much. With that in mind, we’ve culled 101 of the best from the best: designers, lifestyle experts and, of course, our staff.
DIY : Front knot tied crop top // Tee-shirt noué devant A DIY lover can never DIY enough plain tee-shirts. EASIEST.THING.IN.THE.WORLD. Here is another idea inspired by my early years as a Spice Girl wannabe this year’s crop top trend. It’s amazing what you can do with a pair of scissors, a bit of a tie here and a knot or two right there ! Here we have a simple man’s tee-shirt (again, from Gap !) The Beauty Book: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro Public rest-rooms. Getting ready for a girls night out. Cars. These are all places that I have seen countless girls apply their makeup. Most times, it is with dirty brushes that have been caressing the dirt and bacteria at the bottom of their makeup bag for months (or even years!) When bath-time eventually does come around for our little hairy friends, a lot of girls just use any soap laying around or spend a lot of unnecessary dollars on expensive brush cleaning products.
DIY Recipe: Coconut Milk Shampoo Due to the drying nature of conventional shampoos that strip hair of natural oils, many naturalistas have turned to the no-poo and co-wash movements to care for their natural hair. However, for some, the hair & scalp just don’t feel clean without rich, sudsy lather to wash the sweat and build-up away. If you’re one of those naturals, then this Coconut Milk Shampoo is just the thing for you! Unlike conventional shampoo, the lather in this recipe comes from a reaction between the coconut milk and the castile soap – not harsh cleaning agents that will create a squeaky, unhealthy head of hair.
the DIY: JAPANESE STAB BINDING MINI NOTEBOOKS I saw this technique online a while ago and finally got around to making a few little notebooks. I'm not gonnnnna lie... explaining this technique is really tedious and confusing but once you understand it, it makes sense. It's really better if you go through this tutorial while actually making the notebook. You'll need some copy paper (I used 8-10 pieces in these little journals), a piece of scrapbook paper and a piece of cardstock. You will also need a glue stick, a needle and embroidery thread. Cut all of the papers into the same size.
Travel wallet - Project - The Spotlight Inspiration Room Create a travel accessory that is uniquely yours and save money to boot on preparations for your next great adventure. Final Result Materials • 33cm x 28cm cotton fabric - Michael Miller ‘Licorice Dots’ • two 23cm x 28cm cotton fabric - Michael Miller ‘Licorice Dots’ • 33cm x 28cm cotton fabric - white/black dot • 18cm x 15cm cotton fabric - black/white dot • 42cm x 10cm cotton fabric - pink/white dot • 17cm x 7cm cotton fabric - pink/white dot • 20cm x 18cm cotton fabric - green/white dot • 11cm x 7cm clear PVC plastic• 60cm x 90cm wide heavy fusible interfacing • 5cm x 10mm black elastic • 2 press studs • Gutermann black sewing thread • scissors • pins • ruler/tape measure • iron • sewing machine Step 1
Accentuate the Good, Contour the Rest A handful of women were blessed with a genetic goody bag full of wonderful treats like high cheekbones, a defined nose, and a chiseled jaw – the rest of us…well, we got a contouring brush. Let’s get to know our faces. Accentuate the good (contour the rest), and find comfort in knowing that every woman on the cover of a magazine had the same thing done to her. What is “Contouring”? Contouring is the act of using dark or light colors to make features recede or become prominent, respectively. Contouring adds definition, structure, and dimension. Designer's fashion blog: Tutorial: 12 awesome ways to knot a belt 12 awesome ways to knot your belt Yesterday I went to a friend's art exhibition and I was wearing a my "I understand your crazy art" navy blue dress with belt. The skinny belt was too long and I spent some time on the internet looking for cool ideas to knot my belt. Didn't really find something new.
easy, affordable lace boot socks . how to-sday Months ago, I kept seeing these boot socks all over Pinterest. They're completely perfect - crocheted, soft-looking, tall, and lined with just a hint of lace. I thought they'd be perfect peeking out of a pair of boots, but alas, I can't justify £48 for a pair of socks - no matter how cute! Naturally, I decided to make my own, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out (though I still wouldn't mind having that schmancy pair, either...)! P.S. I beg you not to judge my knobby knees.
A Beauty Guide with Heart The smoky eye is sultry. It’s alluring. It’s enigmatic. Think ‘smoke’ – it’s dark and mysterious. There are no hard lines and it blends into nothingness. Map Pendants A while ago, my dad unearthed an old pocket diary and – since it was dated 2005 – was going to put it out for recycling. Of course, I rescued it! In the back of the diary was a set of maps, which I promptly pulled out for crafting with. (I have a thing about map crafts recently!) Using sections of the maps, I put together these simple pendants. Best of wht 2012: DIY Sugar Scrubs for Lips & Body It’s best of week here at we heart this! We’re taking a slight posting break over the holidays, but to celebrate the upcoming New Year, we’ll be bringing you the best and most popular posts of the past year. If the winter weather and indoor heating is taking a toll on your skin, try these DIY Sugar Scrubs to get things back into shape! ~ wht photos: we heart this