THE EASIEST DIY CROP TOP

Re-vamp your worn out and out-dated tees by chopping them! Yep, we’re encouraging you to cut up your tees and make them into crop tops that are cute AF.

Following our DIY Cut Off Shorts tutorial, which claims to be the easiest DIY, we’re bringing you an even easier DIY that’ll definitely come in handy.

It’s so incredibly easy but it’ll change up an outfit instantly! Here’s what to do…

What You’ll Need
– Any tee you’re willing to chop
– A crop top you own (used as a guide)
– Scissors

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Grab a crop top that fits you like a glove. Place that top on top of your tee and mark where you want to cut.

Making sure your tee is straight and flat, cut across in a straight line.

Aaaand just like that, you’re done! Throw your new crop top on and pair it with some high waisted bottoms to complete your outfit of the day!

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She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia.
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WRAP QUEEN: Creative Ways To Wrap Presents

We’ll let you take a moment to get over the fact that it’s already December and once you’re ready, we’ve got some inspiring tips and tricks for you to try out this Christmas.

It’s all about Gift Wrap today. To some, it’s a painful chore, but for others it’s a way to show off their amazing attention to detail. But in a few minutes, you’re going to be so inspired that you’ll want to do your gift wrapping right now.

All sewed up. Out of tape? No problem. Get unique and machine sew your wrapping paper together.

White on white on white. Go all out on a white Christmas this year with white wrapping paper, white ribbon and top it all off with a white swing tag. Such a simple and clean look.

The rustic look. This involves elements like fabric instead of paper, jute string instead of ribbons and a small stem of leaves for that organic vibe. This is sure to be an eye-catcher!

Night sky inspired. It’s simple. Black paper and a metallic marker. The rest is up to you! Draw something festive on the paper or, write something sentimental.

Read all about it! This is perfect for those who love reading, whether that be newspapers, glossy magazines or books. This idea will save you heaps of moolah and it’s a thoughtful way to wrap a gift this holiday season!

Looking for more ideas? These posts will have what you need.

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4 Basic Beauty Lessons To Learn

These days, we get a lot of really useful beauty tips from really talented people. In an instant, we can learn how to line our lips properly, how to get our eyebrows on fleek, how to contour and highlight like a pro, and even a little special effects makeup. Bottom line is – we can learn some pretty cool beauty lessons these days.

But what about those really simple makeup lessons that we could all benefit from? We’ve got you. Here are some makeup lessons that we want to pass on from a sister to another! Enjoy and happy makeup-ing!

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Wear a Nude Lip that suits you, not what what suits other people.
We know just how much you want to go out and splurge on all the high end nude lip colors that your favorite celebrities wear, but this is something to avoid! Lipsticks are something you need to shop around for! Make sure you do a lot of swatches because everyone’s complexion is different, and different lip colors match different people. Before you go out and buy that YSL Nude color, head in-store and swatch it on your skin before you spend all that money. You might hate the product on your skin, but you might just fall in love – you never know.

Blend, then blend some more.
It’s in the girl bible to always blend when it comes to applying makeup. It’s still a little cringe-worthy when makeup is visibly un-blended and you just wanna help a girl out! When applying makeup onto that beautiful face of yours, whether it’s eyeshadow or foundation, blend in circular motions. You can also try out blending sponges if you’re feeling a little more creative.

A little lippy goes a long way.
Whether it’s your fiercest dark lip, your brightest pink or a some gloss, a little lip love makes you look a little more ‘put together’, especially on your off-duty days when makeup is just not necessary.

Don’t do your makeup in bad light.
If there was one beauty lesson that everybody should learn from the very first day makeup touches their face, it’s that they should never, ever do a full face of makeup in bad light. Bad light is basically anything too dark or even too bright. To achieve good light, sit by the window and try to let the natural light hit your face while you do your makeup. This helps you to get a flawlessly made up face every time.

Sucker for all things Beauty? Check out these posts.

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DIY GRADIENT NAILS

How are those pretty claws of yours? In need of some new unique and creative nail art inspiration? What about this simple and stylish gradient nail design?

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If you want a sure-fire conversation starter, all you need is 3 colors of varnish: Black, grey and white. And you’ll also need your fave Top Coat.

Starting off with clean nails, paint on one coat of black varnish to your thumb nails. Then one coat of grey on your middle finger, and one coat of white varnish on your pinky nail! Then go back and do your second coat.

Moving on to your index finger! On a scrap piece of paper, make a mixture of black and white varnish, making sure there’s more back in the mix. You should end up with a charcoal-like color. Paint that shiz on!

Make another color by mixing your white and grey varnish. Put in a little more grey than white. You should end up with a pale grey color, then paint it on to your ring finger!

Let it dry and finish off with your top coat!

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Like this? Wanna see more Nail DIY’s? Have a peek at these!

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DIY Sculpted Statement Wire

In need of a serious bold statement for a room? Say it with your very own Sculpted Typography. You only need a few things for this jazzy room decor project, then you can call yourself a DIY Queen.

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First thing you’ll need to do is know what word you want to sculpt and how big or small you want it to turn out.

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Start out with small and simple words as you get the hang of twisting and turning the wire. Once you’re comfortable, you can move on to things like multiple words or sentences.

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You can also do some research into what font you want to sculpt out and use that as your guide.

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Now begin to shape your word until you get the shapes and curves that you want. This might take a few tries, so be patient!

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Have some wire left over? Try making some fab AF midi rings and dainty rings!

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How to have the most productive week ever

Make a to-do list

It’s true. List making is essential for life. They truly are an amazing organizational tool especially if you’ve got loads on your plate. There’s some sort of satisfaction in being able to cross something off your list and moving on to the next thing to do. Make your list for the day, take that satisfaction, start crossing off those little projects and get shit done!

Wake up early

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to become a morning person – be in the right mindset and know that the next day is a fresh, new day and plan an amazing and exciting breakfast. That’s all it takes for you to quickly go from a zombie to the readiest you can be. The mornings are the best time of day to start your productivity – you’ll surprise yourself with how much you get done when the sun is shining through your window.

Reward yourself

So you’re planning to have the most productive week ever? This gives you the perfect excuse to reward yourself! Plan the best weekend with your best gang, whether that involves some cocktails and a dance on Friday night, brunch on Saturday morning, or a Dinner and Champagne on Sunday night. Have something fun or a little cray to look forward to after your most productive week ever!

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Spring activities to-do list!

The last thing you want this Spring is to be bored and have literally nothing to do during one of the best seasons. It’s Thursday and since the weekend is nearly here, this is your chance to make the most of it! Never be bored again with your very own Spring activities list, and let’s be honest who doesn’t love a good list? So have a quick look at this list and make the most of your Spring time!

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springlistEnjoy your Spring, lovelies!

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