DIY Beaded Elastic Hair Ties

I posted an elastic hair tie tutorial back in August, but I decided to glam them up a little by adding large hole beads. I found these inexpensive Pandora-like beads at Joann Fabric in the jewelry supply section. The hole is large enough to thread your fold over elastic right on through! Cut your elastic to 9.5 inches long, string the bead on, fold the elastic in half, and knot at the end. This would be really cute for an elastic headband also, no? To see my original DIY elastic hair tie tutorial click here. To purchase elastic by the yard click here.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Heavenly & Girly

Introducing Revlon’s newest glittery nail colors, 770 Heavenly and 260 Girly. Aren’t they such pretty little bottles? Revlon nail enamels are affordable with great quality, and best of all, they are coming out with the most creative concoctions! Heavenly is full of tiny opalescent square and hexagonal glitter pieces with a clear jelly-like base. Girly has a sheer pink-purple base with fuschia, indigo, and peachy-pink glitter specks (some big and some tiny).

I used about three coats of polish in both pictures. They are beautiful colors on their own, but I’m sure they would look amazing layered on top of other colors too! Enjoy your Sunday funday, and I’ll see you soon.

High Heel Tips and Tricks

Do you guys remember the Friends episode where Monica buys these really expensive, yet fabulous boots, telling Chandler that she is going to wear them all the time, but it turns out she can’t because they are killing her, one toe at a time? She can no longer bear the pain so she takes them off and has Chandler carry her all the way home from an office party. That episode spoke to me and millions of women who suffer from the pain of fabulous shoes. To help avoid this scenario, I’ve compiled a little list of tips and tricks for making your heels more comfortable. Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2013

I received my very first Glam bag from Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) this month, and pictured above are the products for January 2013. I discontinued my Birchbox subscription over the summer after receiving a few “blah” and “meh” boxes. Being the huge Michelle Phan fan that I am, I finally just bit the bullet and signed up for a little monthly Glam.

The Official January 2013 Ipsy “Super Stars” Glam Bag products:
1.5 oz. Bigsexyhair Spray & Play voluminizing hairspray
.5 fl. oz. Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary
.17fl. oz. Josie Maran 100%Pure Argan Oil
2.5 fl. oz. Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body butter
SOHO Beauty concealer makeup brush

Can I get a “What, what!” This is an awesome mix of quality products all wrapped up in a sleek black cosmetic bag. I mean, come on, you get a makeup brush! To learn more about Ipsy or to start your official Glam Bag subscription, click here.

Elizabeth Grant The Socializer Z.I.T. Zapper Review

So let’s talk about acne, shall we? My friend Acne has seen me through middle school (we met in 6th grade), high school (we were pretty much inseparable), college (we were the on-again off-again couple), and adulthood (yes we are STILL together, although a less volatile relationship). I was given the opportunity to test out Elizabeth Grant’s The Socializer Z.I.T. Zapper, a unique spot treatment that was able to vanish my stubborn blemishes.  Continue reading

Kale Chip Recipe

I’m probably the last blogger on Earth to post about kale chips, but just in case you happened to miss this trending recipe, here it is! I like to add my own little twist, by making them salt and vinegar flavored, but you can keep them plain or make up your own medley of spices. They have a delicious light crunch sure to appease any monstrous potato chip craving.

1 bunch of kale, washed, de-stemmed, and dried (or purchase precut, ready-to-eat in bag)
1 tbsp. olive oil
Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Optional:
1 tbsp. vinegar if you like them salt & vinegary
Parmesan cheese if you like them cheesy
Mesquite seasoning if you like them BBQ-y
Ketchup or steak sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tear big leaves into smaller pieces. Spread leaves in an even layer on cookie sheet. Toss in olive oil and seasonings of choice. Bake until edges are slightly brown, about 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that the leaves will shrink down quite a bit. Thin, crispy, and addicting!