Saturday, September 1, 2012

There are tons of new tablets set to be released this fall--I myself just bought a Nexus 7 from Google, which I can't get my hands off of. Stay tuned for a quick and easy way to make your own customized case!

What You'll Need:
Xacto Knife/Box Cutter
Elmer's glue

Super glue

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What You Need:
Transfer Image (go here for the printables)
Inkjet Printer
T-Shirt Transfer Paper (I used these)
Cotton Shirt (preferably white or grey)

Monday, July 30, 2012

This relatively simple (though a bit time-consuming) maxi skirt features a ribbon waistband and inverted box pleats.

What You'll Need:
sewing machine
optional: serger, liquid stitch glue

Sunday, April 1, 2012

These convenient sharing buttons open: Pinterest, FB like, Twitter, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, and WeHeartIt. 
Please comment below if you use these!

Ice Cream Cone

This floats on the bottom left of your screen; it is a single image that utilizes image maps and bookmarklet URLs.

1. Replace "IMAGE URL" with the image you want (right-click, copy image location)
2. Create a new HTML/Javascript widget and paste the code.
2. To adjust the position, change the percentage values for bottom:0%; and left:0%; you can also use top:0% or right:0%; (any combination of top/bottom and left/right should work).


Friday, March 30, 2012

DIY low back bra tutorial tights and tea tightsandtea

Want to wear low-back shirts/dresses without being tacky? Just get two items for this super fast DIY! 
Tutorial on how to make your own DIY low-back backless shirt bra
{an elastic extension that wraps around your waist and attaches to the hook/eye of your bra}

materials needed to make your own low-back bra: elastic and bra hooks

What You'll Need:
Bra Hook & Eye
 Sewing Equipment (by hand or sewing machine)
  Your Favorite Bra!
(total cost = $3 from Discount Fabrics)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What You'll Need:
 Deborah Lippmann - "Here Comes the Queen" [or any fine flaky foil]
Zoya - "Salma" [or any red]
Makeup Sponge

Teen Vogue Birchbox
March 2012 Birchbox - Teen Vogue special box

In The Box:
Kate Spade - Twirl
Tarte Lipsurgence - "Lucky
Essie Luxe Effects - "As Gold As It Gets"
Kerastase Elixir Ultime
Twistband Hair Tie (not pictured)
code: MODPROM for $10 off $75 at

Birchbox partnered with Teen Vogue to offer a special series for the month of March (prom themed?). I decided to sign up, since the sponsored boxes seem worthwhile (i.e. Cynthia Rowley). I'm glad I signed up for this month, but I only really used the twistband. I'm choosing not to continue with my subscription because of the mediocrity of my past boxes.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

In The Bag:
NYX Roll On Shimmer in Chestnut
X Out Shine Control (by Proactiv)*
Freeman Mask*
Premier Dead Sea Sample Packets (x2)*
Mini Ghirardelli Chocolates (x2)
NuMe $100 "Gift Card"*
*Comment below if you want my NuMe code, or if you are interested in trading for the other 3 items :)

Decided to dress up the photos with some flowers from my yard :) the cherry trees are in full bloom, so everything is carpeted in pink and white petals; definitely feels like summer, even though it's still technically winter! Aanyway, my first "glam" bag just arrived. It was technically supposed to ship out between the 9-14th, but I just received it a few days ago (and I live less than half an hour away).

Considering the quality of the past two bags (especially their first bag!) I'm a little disappointed with this one. Many subscribers felt that they did a "bait and switch" with the first bag, but I remain optimistic :).

My biggest complaint is that this bag mostly consists of skincare items with harsh chemicals not suitable for dry, sensitive skin--I mean, a Proactiv product? I'm guessing half their subscribers don't have oily or acne-prone skin. Out of the entire bag, I was able to try one product, and eat some chocolate. But I was pleased with what I did try!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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DIY Glitter Nail Tutorial - all you need is glitter and a clear polish

What You'll Need:
Glitter (available at any craft store)
Clear Topcoat

*not absolutely necessary, but they'll make your life easier.

Even if it looks small in the bottle, the glitter you choose might look pretty big on your actual nail; that's why I would recommend using a fine glitter. You can combine different types, in which case I would recommend a small tray for mixing (as in the above photo)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I love understated, minimal nails--but I also have a weakness for glitter! This was a good compromise for me :)
What You'll Need:
OPI By Sephora - Only Gold For Me [or any multi-sized glitter]
Deborah Lippmann - Here Comes the Queen [or any fine, flaky glitter; Essie's As Gold As It Gets is a good dupe]
Butter London - Yummy Mummy [or any nude]