Thursday, May 2, 2013

Duct tape rose rings



Final Product!
Hello all! Today I'm showing you how to make duct tape rose rings in 6 steps!

What you will need:

  • Duct tape of your color choice 
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen


1) Roll out a piece of duct tape on to a flat surface and mark with a pen every 1 1/2 inches with your measuring tape. Then cut ten 1 1/2 pieces.

Like so



2) Take your ten duct tape pieces and cut those in half length wise. Then fold over one corner of the piece and then the other corner.



It should start to look like this





3) Take your first "duct tape petal" and roll it up. Then add your others along the side.











4) Finish off the rose part and cut the bottom off with scissors and put a piece of duct tape to the new bottom so no sticky part is showing.






5) Make the ring part by taking a piece of duct tape and folding it in half. Then measuring it around your finger, cutting off the excess, and placing another piece of duct tape to connect it.

6) Put a small piece of tape through the ring. Place the rose part on top and secure it with that piece and two more pieces to put around the rose.








And thats it! Now you have a duct tape rose ring!
If you have questions/comments/suggestions for next post please let me know in the comments!!!

XOXO
Colette

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Monthly Favorites!



Hello all!

Who knew spring could come so fast? Lucky for you all the new trends for a new season will come in a new favorites post!

1) H&M: This store is amazing! They have very cute clothes at a cheap prices. Wanting to do some spring closet cleaning? H&M will give you 10% off for each bag of clothes you donate (but only for a short amount of time so hurry up and donate!). These stores are all around the U.S. and possibly in other countries.



2) No clamp curling irons: Super easy to use and curls are totally adorable! These are a fast and easy way to curl your hair before school, going out, or just for the fun of it. Sold at your local Walgreens or CVS for around $30. (Just try not to burn yourself!)

3) French braids: Though hard to do on your own, a French braid is a very stylish way to put your hair up, and not hard to learn how to do.


  • Separate a section of hair from the rest of the hair at the point where you want to begin the braid.
  • Slip the section of hair into three even strands
  • Slip the section of hair into three even strands, then cross the leftmost strand over the middle strand
  • Add some hair from the right side of the head to the (new) rightmost strand and repeat

  • I love this sundress! (From Modcloth) Yay or nay?
  • Braid the rest of your hair normally as far down as you can reach and tie with a hairband

4) Sundresses: Long or short, I'm there! Sundresses are very in this spring of any kind but especially long ones. I love light and airy material for a sundress and some sort of cute pattern. They are perfect for almost every occasion and are going to be worn by me now that its spring!


Well thats it for this month! Let me know if you liked/didn't like this post or any questions/comments below!

XOXO,
Colette

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Monthly Favorites

I know its a little late in this month but i still wanted to make a favorites video so here we go!

Favorite beauty products:

Concealer "cover-stick": We all just lost an hour of sleep because of daylight savings, and of course that means dark circles. Concealer that comes in the form of lipstick makes it easy for you to put on and go. You can get it at any CVS or Walgreens.


Eos lip balm: Eos is a egg-shaped lip balm that comes in all sorts of  flavors. Its still winter and chapped lips is something you don't want to have. I love this product because its fun to use and super hydrating at the same time. These are sold  almost everywhere.





 Favorite fashion finds:

Ear cuffs: Ear cuffs are cool accessories that you don't need piercings for! They grip around your ear instead of going through them. Ear cuffs are super fashionable and cost about as much as a regular pair of earrings. They are sold at Claires or most jewelry stores.





Teal: The color teal is going to be very in this spring. Any item if clothing/jewelry that is teal looks great paired with a white or pink/peach color. 



Other favorites:

John Green books: John Green is the author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper towns, An Abundance of Katherines, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. All of which are amazing books that must be read.






Thanks guys for reading this! If you have any suggestions for my next post or general comments please leave them below

XOXO

Colette 






Wednesday, February 20, 2013

T-shirt re-design

What the back will look like
Hi there!

Today I'm going to show you how to make one of your old t-shirts look like this in the back:






What you will need:
  • A pair of scissors
  • A t-shirt
  • Fingers




This is the shirt i want to re-design


1) Start out with the t-shirt you want to re-design and start cutting all the way down the middle of the back of the shirt.






This is how long the incisions should be.
2) Make horizontal incisions on either side of the cut all the way up the t-shirt.









Like so.






3) Tie them together.








And you are all set! If you have any questions or want me to do the same sort of stuff/have any suggestions for next time please feel free to leave a comment!

xoxo
Colette


Sunday, February 3, 2013

All About The Hair

Hello!

Today I'm giving tips for healthy smooth hair without having to dip into your wallet!

1) Crisco: Leave-in conditioner can sometimes be really expensive. You can make your own with this recipe for Crisco leave-in conditioner. 

  • 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil (its one of the most inexpensive oils out there and after can be just used for cooking)
  • 4 tablespoons of castor oil
  • 3/4 cup of aloe vera (or honey to give it a firmer hold)
  • 1/4 cup of Crisco
  • (for extra hydration you can add 1/4 cup of regular conditioner)
Use a mixer to combine the ingredients until smooth. Then use as you would with leave-in conditioner.

2) Olive oil/coconut oil: When my hair is dry, I like to bring some moisture back in it with olive or coconut oil

  • First with washed and dried hair, massage about 1/2 cup olive/coconut oil into it.
  • Put your hair in braids or another hair style that will keep oil from your hair from getting everywhere.
  • Sleep overnight with the oil still in your hair and wash it out in the morning.


Holy moisture god^
3) Moroccan oil: Only have enough money for one hair product? Invest in Moroccan oil! This stuff is the holy moisture god! It can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Moroccan oil also repairs the hair and gives it a lovely shine. Just massage about two tablespoons worth into your hair after it is washedIt can sell online from anywhere at $13 to $40 and should be sold at your local CVS.

4) If you want longer hair, don't waste your money on hair elongating "formulas". Getting a simple trim to your hair will rid of the dead ends, allowing your hair to grow naturally faster than before.

I hope you benefited from this post and be sure to follow me and post comments on any questions you have!

xoxo,
Colette

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Favorites


Hello all!

Today i will be listing off my favorites of February! (Just to clear none of this is sponsored!)

1)"Its love" by Kina Grannis: This song has been playing on loop on my ipod for hours! (and very appropriate for the love season!)

2) Coconut oil: its very hard to keep my hair from getting dry and brittle during the winter season. I find putting about a half a cup of coconut oil at night, (depending on how much hair you have) massaging it through your hair, putting it in braids, and washing it out in the morning really moisturizes it.


3) Modcloth: I am OBSESSED with dresses even when its 20 degrees outside! modcloth.com has super cute designs that are really cheap!

4) Ipsy: ipsy.com is a great website that gives you a "glam bag" every month filled with great facial/makeup products for only $10/month. They have quality products from Benefit, Sohoand many many more high end brands.

5)Vaseline: No joke! Vaseline is super moisturizing and I use it on my lips and my face every night. You have no idea how soft my face feels when I wake up in the morning. Its gold!

Thanks for reading my favorites of February!

xoxo,
Colette

Welcome!


Hello!
            My name is Colette and i'm the creator of this blog. Fashion is always something i have loved and sharing that all with people would be awesome! On this blog you will see tips and advice on everything from shoes to nails to skincare.


    " I will do monthly posts where i will list off all my favorite things, including other random items that might not have to do with fashion. Quite often in posts i will end with a "yay or nay": a picture of something having to do with fashion, where you can post in the comments yay or nay, saying you like the item or not.

I also might post personal bits about my life, or things that interest me. I will try to post something at least twice a week, but no promises!

Sorry for the short introduction, but if you have any questions for me i will be perfectly happy to answer them! I leave you with a "yay or nay".

I absolutely love this dress from Modcloth! Yay or nay?