Wednesday, November 20, 2013

diy nail polish rack

Gooood afternooon! I wanted to share with you a finished project that I starting in spring but didn't finish it until last week with the assistance of my dad! Hurray for SuperDad! HAHA, DIY NAIL POLISH RACK! I've seen many on the internet made with foam and decorating tape and it makes me wonder~ omggg, is that safe for long period of time?! So I eventually stumbled upon an YouTube video by dulcecandy87 and she made her nail polish rack from wood. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


When I went to Home Depot, they didn't have any pre-cut hobby boards that I wanted. All they had were thick & stubby ones, which I knew would definitely add some extra weight to the rack.
So in the end, I bought THREE large pre-cut panels (24" x 36") and had to cut it myself to the desired length. If you don't have any cutting tools, Home Depot offers to cut it for you, but of course, extra fee applies & depending how much pieces you need cut, it can get pretty pricey!

The tools & supplies I used:
10 - 2" x 24" boards for the shelf
2 - 2.5" x 36"boards for the sides (I noticed in dulcecandy87's video that her shelf boards were sticking out and the sides were too short, so I added 0.5" to the sides hopefully it would match up.)
1 - 24" x 36" back board
Nail gun, if not available, hot glue and gorilla glue would work.
Elmer's Wood Glue
Blue interior paint
Plastic Anchors

After gathering all my tools & supplies, I followed the rest of the steps from the Youtube above. & VOILA, here is my lovely nail polish board, all pretty and such. :)





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 2013 Glam Bag by Ipsy

Woohoo, its finally here! This is my second glam bag I have received from Ipsy and I absolutely loveeeeee it.
For those who don't know what Ipsy is, its a monthly subscription founded by Michelle Phan and they send you personalized deluxe sample or full-sized beauty products and offers based on your profile/personality that is filled out once you create an account. PLUS its cheap too!

10/month subscription
+ 4.96 for monthly shipping
& currency conversion depending on where you live.
 I'm from Canada so there is a conversion but I only pay approximately $16/month.

Heres what I got in my glam bag this month:

- Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Champagne
-Lash Gallery dramatic volume mascara by em Michelle Phan
-Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless
-Starlooks Eyeliner in Topaz
-Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Neptune
- Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched

I decided to google the products on their official website to see if the subscription was well worth it! & woot woot, it definitely is! Also, I don't know if the prices listed are of US or CND dollars. So please bear with me!
   -Nailtine Nail Lacquer ($6.00)
   -Lash gallery mascara by em Michelle Phan ($20.00)
   -Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon ($14.00)
   -Starlooks eyeliner ($14.00)
   -Pixi Beauty Bronzer ($18.00) ~ thats the price with the kabuki brush included.
However, I got the sample version of Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Neptune and they do not sell individual planets, only palettes so I couldn't get the price on that. :( But if you're interested, you can get the palette ON SALE online for $14.95, original was $22.95!
Anyways, the prices added up excluding the sample eyeshadow is $72.00!! Jeebus, thats quite the difference? Plus it's full-sized products! So tell me, do you think its worth it?! =)

Swatches:


As you can see, Galaxy Chic baked eyeshadow
and Starlooks eyeliner are very pigmented. Both
products would looks beautiful together
especially for the evening at parties, weddings, etc.
Next up! Champagne by Nailtini! Lovely colour & dries fairly quick! 



Last but not least! Shameless by Be A Bombshell. It's a berry colour which is my favorite colour amongst all colours! SadlyI have dark and chapped lips, I can't pull off light pink and nudes because it just looks really weird and gross, hahah. Other than that, I adore this lipstick, it goes on really smooth and it doesn't make my lip dry! Here's the proof!

In conclusions, I absolutely lovee Ipsy and what they have to offer & I'm already anticipating for the next glam bag to be shipped! I've subscribed to many monthly subscriptions similar to Ipsy but this is by far my favorite one. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I'm still a beginner at blogging, so please feel free to comment your opinions/advices!