Monday, December 31, 2012

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

I've recently become crafty, or as I like to call it "domestic."

FINALLY, I have started doing some projects off of my Pinterest. I seem to pin all these great DIY's, but never make anything. Until recently I could sum up my pinning activity by, "Pin Everything, Make Nothing"

Mason jars aren't just for collecting dust under your mom's kitchen sink anymore. Pinterest is full of cute ideas that you can do with a mason jar. I decided to combine a few ideas and came up with a beautiful, sparkly flower vase.

Don't mind the weird flash effect from the paper on my jars! I went to Jo-Ann's and purchased all of my supplies. The Glue for Glittering actually comes with an attached brush, and it works great. I ended up buying the 2 mason jars there too. Jo-Ann's always has coupons on their iPhone app, and coupons you can print totally take advantage of that.

 Literally all you do is put glue on the outside of the jar and sprinkle glitter on it. I did my jar in quarters, so the glue wouldn't dry so fast on me. It can be a little messy, but totally worth the bling-blingin' jars. I let the jars dry for a few hours before adding a flower in each.

My finished jars with faux flowers (also from Jo-Ann's). This photo doesn't even do the jars full justice. I am completely obsessed with them. The sparkle is AMAZING! 

Let me know if you try this! Super cheap and so chic looking.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I'm back! I'm back!

Holy crap. I can't believe I haven't blogged since last February. My "hiatus" was never intentional, other than real life getting in the way. And by real life, I mean nursing school and all the clinical hours that go along with it. I couldn't even remember what my login was for blogger. But I'm back! And I'm excited to start blogging again. I think I'm going to have this blog be everything from beauty, to clothes I'm loving, to things I'm using to organize with...more like a lifestyle blog!

I didn't even know where to start when I decided that I should start blogging again. Do I do a favorite products post? Do I talk about where I have been? ETC ETC. So, since I got my hair done yesterday, I will share that with you...considering the last time I blogged I was a PLATINUM & TONE blonde.

Last April I decided I was over being platinum blonde. I had been a platinum blonde for well over a year at that point, and it was time for a change. I honestly will probably NEVER go back to being that bright of blonde, but it was fun while it lasted.

Now that my hair is no longer drinking bleach every 6 weeks, it has actually gotten so much healthier and grows almost 2 inches every 8 weeks. Incredible. And since I have never actually had super long hair, I'm trying to grow it out below my boobs. THIS BETTER HAPPEN BY SUMMER! I have big dreams of having beautiful, curly, Pinterest-esque hair EVERY.DAMN.DAY.

My hair as of yesterday:

I have fallen into the ombre craze! I feel like that look has been around for about 2 years now, but I think it looks good on everyone. I go to an Aveda salon, and my "base brown" is a level 5. The ombre section is in the reddish brown family and is a level 7. 

Here are some of my favorite *hairspiration* pictures:

This is about how long I want my hair to be. Her shortest layer is about my longest layer right now. HURRY UP HAIR.

And I *LOVE* this color for summer.

I can't wait to see what the hair trend of 2013 will be!