Friday, February 28, 2014

Tip: Dream Book

Bout to get all "woo woo" on ya!!

This might be a little too woo woo for some of you.  I know you know what I mean.  A little too "quartz crystals, fung sh-we, shakra" etc.  But this is something that I have done for a long time and I think it is a great thing so I want to share.

Dream Books!!!

If you have a creative artistic bone in your body, you need to keep a dream book.  I don't care what it is that you are creating, you need to keep a dream book.  Whenever you are feeling without inspiration, you can take a peak at your dream book and get right back on track.

What is a dream book you might ask?  It is simply a book with full of inspirations.  Inspirational pictures, sayings etc.  Mine is full of things that inspire me artistically.  Whether it is awesome home design, cool design on a birthday card, or an awesome fashion layout (aka the new Dolce & Gabbana campaign!!) basically anything that stirs me.  Cool color combinations, an awesome outfit and more.

How do you make one?  The simplest way and the way I do it is just bet a spiral notebook and tape or staple pictures in it.  You of course can get more indepth, however why do it if you don't want to.  The fun part for me is finding the inspiration and re-visitng the inspiration.  Cutting perfect squares, gluing, labeling all sounds terrible to me.  So you will that mine looks and mess.  But it isn't for anyone else but me!!

What is your favorite "woo woo" kind of thing?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Product Review: Lansinoh Lanolina HPA

Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin

Great Product Review!!

This is a terrific product.  My sweet baby was having cracking toes.  It has been very dry this winter and Remy is always bare foot.  His toes have been cracking and peeling.

This cream was terrific!!  Our pediatrician thought it could be one of two things: dry skin or athletes foot.  Either way, this cream would work and boy did it.

It is very goopy and coated his toes well.  We put him in socks and over night he got the moisture that he needed.  There was not medicated smell which was awesome.  This is marketed as a cream for cracked nipples so it is a safe product for little-uns.

I would recommend this for anyone with cracked heels, toes, dry elbows, cuticles etc.

Plus, it is a terrific price!!

Stay warm & supple this winter.

Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY/Tip/Product Review: Eye Shadow into Eye Linear

Eye shadow can one of the most versatile products in your make-up bag.

This one is a super simple tip.  If you have an eye shadow that is the perfect shade for a liquid linear, just make it one!!

So this came about because of two things.  First, I learned that you can do this trick from Pixiwoo (check out the tutorial:).  Then I wanted a purple eye linear.  I have been having trouble finding something that didn't cost an arm & a leg.  So, I purchased a whapping $5 Wet n' Wild palette and made my own!!  It was perfect!

Step 1:

Pick your shadow.  I wanted a nice purple/burgundy/plum.  I selected the color on the right one up from the bottom.  Super good shadows.  Wet n Wild is a whole new world than what I was a kid.  They are definitely worth another try right now.  You can grab them from any drug store and some larger super stores.

Step 2:
Use either water or a fix spray.  I used E.L.F.'s Fix & Set Spray.

This you can pick up at Target for $3.  Just spray a corner and use like a liquid eyeliner.  This is the trick though.  Just start with a corner of your shadow.  Some shadows will seal if you get them wet and you don't want to have to scrape up your shadow to be able to use it again.  It will be a hassle and huge waste of product.

Step 3:
Put it on like a liquid liner.

Why do this at all you ask?  Why not just apply the shadow like a liner?  Well check out the difference.  The color is so much darker and richer if you wet the shadow.  Plus, if you use a fix & set spray it will last all day.  Check out the difference.  I did three shades.  The ones on the left are the shadow wet with spray, the shadows on the right is just the dry shadow Oh and the lines on my arms are from leaning on the laptop :)

Yeah totally worth it!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tip: Feeling Down

Feeling a bit down in the dump???

When you are feeling down in the dump there are some simple things that you can do to make yourself feel better.

One thing that I have done in the past and still do today is journal.  Specifically I make notes of nice things I have said about people to them in my journal.  I start to make a specific point to make sure that I say something nice to someone in the day.  I also make note of anything nice that someone has said about me or anything nice they have done for me in the day.  

This seems simple and elementery, however if you are feeling down about yourself, life, friends, work etc. this can really turn things around.  So often when we are feeling down in the dumps we are just really being self-centered and self-confused.  We aren't focusing on the great things that are happening around us.  We are fixating on the negative and often fixating on ourselves too much.

So when you are feeling lost, lonely, and down in the dumps.  Start to write three nice things that you have said about someone else.  And write three things that someone has said about your or has done for you.  This will show you in a factual way how bad things really aren't.

Check out my blog on how to jazz up your down journal!!