17 May 2011

DIY Tea Storage Jars {DIY}

I recently professed my love for tea and when I saw this DIY on Wit & Whistle, I instantly fell in love. You paint the lids of canning jars with chalkboard paint so you can label and re-label your teas quickly and easily. I store my loose tea in jars anyway and it never occurred to me to paint the lids for labelling (I usually just use a piece of tape and a sharpie). Awesome!

16 May 2011

DIY Eyeliner Brush {DIY}

I always see people walking around with the perfect liquid/gel eyeliner. I always wonder how they get such a flawless line. Well my friends, I have the answer. It's an angled eyeliner brush. The whole idea behind it being angled (as you will see in the video) is so you can see where you want the line to go and not have it blocked by your hand.

You can buy them at Sephora for like $25, but I found a handy video on how to make on yourself. You can see it for yourself at the bottom of this post, or here. So I made one myself and here is how it turned out:

Basically, you buy cheap thin paintbrushes (I got mine at Walmart), but it must have a metal ferrel. Then all you do is bend (about a 45 degree angle) the top of the brush with a pair of pliers and voila, you have your very own (cheap) angled eyeliner brush. Watch the video to see more details and also how to apply the eyeliner once you have made your handy brush.

04 May 2011

What I'm Loving Today {Live}

  1. Free time. To spend with family. Go shopping and have coffee with friends.
  2. Sunshine and warmer weather. Spring has (finally) arrived!
  3. Lavender pink lemonade. I could drink this stuff by the gallon.
  4. Going for long power walks. Getting lost in my own thoughts and music and just walking until I can't walk anymore.
  5. Being able to curl up and read novels and not feeling guilty about not reading  textbooks. 
  6. Having time in the morning to lay in bed for a while, eat my breakfast (not inhale it) and have a nice cup of tea out on the deck.
  7. Wearing flip-flops to show off my soon to be coral colored toe nails.
Summer break, you are simply the best!