I did these the other day. I just wanted them to match everything so I went neutral. It’s China Glaze’s Black Diamond and OPI’s gold on a silver platter.
These are all of my favorite candles from the Yankee Candle Co. I decided to get them all at the same time because I was running low on candles and with all the hurricane crap around here, it’s always a good idea for back up lighting!!
Clean cotton was probably my first love, as far as scents are concerned. It smells like laundry, and is way more crisp and fresh off a smell than any of the other cotton fragrances. (I don’t like sea island cotton or whatever it’s called, and the plain cotton one is alright but is lacking.) I kind of enjoy the peace and calm of doing laundry, so that’s part of the joy of this scent; clean linens are the best.
I’ve probably written about Pink Sands in college, it’s the main candle I remember having there. I can’t actually explain this scent. It’s almost fruity, but reminds me of all the beach houses I’ve ever visited.
The other candle is pictured above but you can’t see it too clearly, it’s Sun and Sand. It smells just like summer, sunscreen, tanning, and the hot humidity that I love so dearly about the best season of them all!
These are just extra goodies.
I’m happy that this candle turned out cooler than the deer candle I had reviewed last year. Actually, I never published my review of the deer candle cause I was disappointed at how it burnt, and that the metal Skeleton totally crumbled apart when it was finally revealed!
This one is by Skeleton Candles and they claim to make the best animal candles, on their website. It took maybe six hours to burn all the way to the butt of the bear. After that, I put it in the freezer to get off all the wax, and then I stuck it in the dishwasher to remove all the soot.
If you have too much crap, it’s best to conceal it away or distract others from realizing how much stuff is laying around. Lol. This fruit stand from Target is perfect for the bathroom or bedroom, and can hold many lotions or perfumes, or anything that takes up too much space. Now me and my bf have a lot more room on top of the chest of drawers.
I looked everywhere, even on Wish, for a cake stand and couldn’t find one!! ( On Wish they sell the stands, without plates, which is no good to me.) I think it would work better, maybe not as pretty, but a lot of cake stands have 3 tiers so it could hold more than this two tier fruit basket. Also, the cake stand has flat surfaces, whereas this fruit basket is rounded like a basket so certain bottles don’t want to stand up on it. Over all though, I like this idea!
When I was bored at work I decided my nails needed polishing. My eyes were drawn to this pretty blue, but something was missing, so I got creative. I did a white streak across one finger on each hand, and then black dots. I dipped a fork into black polish to come up with this unique design!
Instead of wasting the glass jars that candles come in, just re-purpose them. After burning most of the candle, leave half an inch or a little less of the wax in the jar. Then put the candle in the freezer once the jar is room temperature (so that it won’t bust).
After an hour or two, take the jar out and use a dull knife to cut into the wax, kind of like you cut a pie. The take the chips of wax and put them in your wax burner!!
****DON’T leave the jar in the freezer too long because I think it makes the jar brittle, and make sure not to use a sharp knife. I am saying this because I busted one of the jars due to both of these reasons… Be careful!!
There is a really cool vendor on Etsy that you need to check out. Check her out under Atomic Lace by Laura Michele!! All her stuff is really neat. From patches to faux gauge earrings.
I am a huge fan of bubble tea in real life, so why not have it around my neck as well?! It’s so cute, and it is winking!!! I love these laser cut pieces of jewelry because of the thickness and shininess of the centerpiece.
Androgyny, Barbie Lips, barbie pink, Beauty Pageant, Doll Parts, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Leo, lifestyle, Makeup of the Day, Matte Lips, New Stuff, Prom Night, Queen Supreme, trends, Velour Liquid Lipsticks
I have been meaning to check out Mr. Star’s lipsticks for a couple years. I have been a fan of his since the Myspace days and before he was really that famous at all. Finally, for my birthday this year I got some goodies to try out. I received one lipstick in the shade Beauty Pageant, and four velour liquid lipsticks in the following shades: Androgyny, Leo, Prom Night, Doll Parts, and Queen Supreme.
I haven’t been using them for too long, but I will make sure to write up a nice little review shortly! I am wearing Queen Supreme above, which is my fave. at the moment.
I make a lot of smoothie type drinks, and I love coffee so I have started playing around with different recipes. I drink my coffee with half and half, that is my favorite, but sometimes I am in the mood for a different flavor. I usually make up a drink and it turns out being good, but this one is fantastic!! It tastes just like a Starbucks iced coffee. 🙂
Here is what you need to blend up:
The end result tastes like a mint frappe or a caramel vanilla drink that you’d find at Starbucks. It is sooo good. You have no idea!
One of my all time favorite materials would have to be suede. I love how soft and smooth it feels, a close cousin to the best ever material known as velvet. *Sigh* So I found out that I could be taking care all my suede shoes! It’s called Scotch Guard.
I wish I would have known about this stuff years ago since I have a ton of shoes that could benefit. Basically, you spray this stuff on (I wore a mask because it’s really strong and can cause you to get nauseous) and then you wait for it to feel dry to the touch and then re-spray. It will keep the delicate material from getting water damage so you don’t have to hide from snow or rain or maybe a mud puddle. Of course I still avoid wearing my nice soft shoes in those conditions, but now I don’t have to worry as much about a spill or something.