DIY: Easy Hairpin

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Wednesday…usually considered one of the dreariest days of the week. I decided to spruce up this Wednesday, though, which a little DIY I just did myself last week. I don’t know if this is already online somewhere (It probably is…everything’s online these days), but I decided to share it anyways.

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This DIY takes less than 5 minutes, is cheap and is also incredibly easy. What more could you ask for, right?

All You Need: Dangly earrings (Ones with jump rings you can open), a bobby pin and some pliers.

I find that the textured bobby pins (Like the one pictured above) work best, because the charms are less likely to fall off.

There are only really 3 steps in this simple DIY, so here we go!

1) Detach the dangly charm(s) from the earring.

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2) Close the jump ring using your pliers.

3) Slide the charm(s) onto the bobby pin.

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You can also add jump rings to charms and basically customize these any way you want…I find that these little pins are a great way to spruce up any bun! You just have to be careful when taking them out of your hair, but you can switch up the charms whenever you want.

I don’t have my ears pierced, but I still receive earrings as gifts sometimes, and I also occasionally see earrings that I absolutely love. I couldn’t believe I didn’t think of using them this way before. And you can make a matching pair of pins, too! I used the other half of these earrings to make a necklace, but you can do whatever you want with them.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your February, and see you soon!

Striping Tape

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So…I was just browsing the Internet and saw this picture, and thought it was a pretty nice nail art design. The chain as an accent is a nice touch, in my opinion.

I’ve been debating whether or not to buy striping tape for almost a year now, and every time I come across pictures like this, it makes me re-consider buying some.

There are so many things you could do with striping tape, besides just using them to create straight lines and then peeling them off. I’ve seen designs with the nail art tape itself as part of the mani and thought it’d be great to just buy a bunch of colours…but I’m not sure how often I’d use them and ordering online is a bit of a hassle for me.

However, I like using tape to create straight lines (Cheap and you can buy it pretty much anywhere). I have discovered, though, that washi tape is also pretty good for manis. You can cut a piece into thin strips and you pretty much have striping tape…except there are so many different designs to choose from.

The year has barely started, and I already have quite a few nail art designs that I want to try out…looks like it’s going to be a pretty busy year!

Hot Chocolate In A Jar~

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So, today I decided to share a quick and easy gift idea with you guys (Which I may have mentioned in a previous post…). Recently, I had to get a gift for someone that I didn’t know very well and saw hot chocolate in a jar being sold in some stores for around $10.00, which I thought was a little crazy. So I decided to just make my own.

I basically just bought these little packets of hot chocolate, a bag of marshmallows and a jar. Quite simple, really.

It was definitely cheaper than buying it pre-made, and I could combine different hot chocolate flavours (After Eight hot chocolate, anyone?).

I got 8 hot chocolate packets for around $4.00, marshmallows for around $2.00 and the jar for around $1.50. So, altogether, it only cost ~7.50. Not bad, right?

I ended up with a lot of leftover marshmallows, though, which I used for my hot chocolate on a sticks. I’ll probably save the rest for hot chocolate during Christmas, or just to snack on.

You could also get those tins of hot chocolate that go for around $3.00 each, which would be enough for around 2 or 3. So, really, you don’t have to spend much to put together this gift.

It’s really easy to put together, too…hot chocolate is basically everywhere right now (At least, where I am) and so are marshmallows. I got my jars from the dollar store, but you could probably find some in a bunch of other stores.

I like to put each element (The hot chocolate, marshmallows) in a little cellophane bag and then put in some chocolate or other sweets to fill up the rest of the jar. Then I tie a pretty ribbon around it as a finishing touch.

They’re super easy to customize…you can add anything you want to, really. Like in the above picture, you could add candy cane bits and chocolate chips if you want, add spices for spiced hot chocolate, or even make your own mix! Really, it’s all up to you and who you’re planning on giving this to.

So…if you’re still looking for a cheap and easy last-minute gift idea…you might want to consider this.

Thanks for stopping by~

Hot Chocolate On A Stick

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For those of you who’ve never heard of this…this sure does sound strange, doesn’t it?

I thought the same thing when I cam across this for the first time. Although, you have to admit, they do look pretty cute in that above picture.

But no, it is not some sort of way of putting liquid hot chocolate on a stick or something. But, rather, chocolate on a stick that you can stir into hot milk to make your own hot chocolate! Sounds pretty cool, right?

I’ve heard of chocolate spoons at some pretty famous places that you can use to make your own chocolate, but making them at home sounds pretty fun (And not too difficult, either).

Plus, they’d make the perfect addition to any gift. Imagine giving each person a cute little wrapped stick of chocolate that they can go home and stir up their own little cup of heaven with? Low on cost, but will definitely add a lot to any present.

If I find enough time, I am definitely going to make a test batch…I’d love to try and give these out to my friends and family as little extras to their Christmas presents!

Preparing for Halloween~

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Some more Snoopy…I’m sorry, but he’s just so cute! It won’t be just Snoopy for Christmas, though…I promise…

Hi everyone! I hope you guys have been having a good day so far…

There are so many Halloween displays and shows and such on lately, and I’ve been really getting into the spirit. Seeing all the make-up displays and DIY costume ideas have really given me some inspiration, too. I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do for a costume yet, but I’m starting to get a pretty good idea…

Originally, I had been planning to put together something simple and easy and simply hand out candy. But then my friends convinced me to go out with them, so I’m trying to piece together something a little better. Plus, as I do almost every year, I want to do some nice nail art to go with it, but I still can’t figure out what I want to do…

I’m sure I’ll figure something out, though. I usually don’t know what I’m going to dress up as until about a week before Halloween, and I have a vague idea now so I’m pretty sure I’ll know by the end of this week.

Anyways, only 10 days to go until Halloween!