Quickie DIY: Sequined Hair Clip
Adding a hair clip is one of the easiest ways to take a basic hair style and effortlessly dress it up
. It works on different hair lengths, hair styles, colours and looks gorgeous on anyone. A little glitter or sparkle is the perfect way to take your hair from day to night or to add a little somethin' somethin' to your entire outfit.
These celebs know what I'm talking about:
DIY Beauty: Your Guide to Natural Beauty Ingredients
I'm a huge believer in tea tree oil and use it regularly
for it's antibacterial, acne fighting properties. Not only do I use it as spot treatment, but I've also used it in homemade toners
. Playing around with tea tree oil has opened me up to a ton of natural items that can be used for skincare or implemented into your beauty routine. It's surprising how many of...
DIY Craft: Jewelry Shadow Box
When ChickAdvisor member Patricia
let us know about a cool way she'd come up with to show off her jewelry collection, we knew that we had to have her come in so she could show us exactly how it's done (and so maybe some of that crafty creativeness would rub off on us too)!
Patricia was lovely enough to make the trek over to CA HQ and she gave us the step by step on how to make a...
Tip Tuesday: 6 Money Saving Tips with your Groceries
With all the foodie talk I do
, it shouldn't be a surprise that I love delicious food. Because food and I are so tight, I eat out a lot. It's a fun adventure for me! I love trying new things and there is nothing more satisfying for me than checking off a restaurant on my 'To Try' list. The only problem with this is that it can get pretty pricey.
It occurred to me that if I...
10 DIY Projects with Pumpkins
What would fall be without the pumpkin? For one thing, it's an integral part of the epic meal that is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving wouldn't be right without pumpkin pie. Pumpkins also happen to be a part of one of my favourite holidays: Halloween! Plus, would Halloween even have the same effect if Jack O' Lanterns didn't exist? Because the pumpkin is such a huge part of the...
Tip Tuesday: 5 Cozy DIY's with Sweaters
As the wind is getting a little nippy these days, I did a recent 'back of the closet' haul to take out all of my stored away, big bulky sweaters. Of course, every year there are always one or two sweaters that as I pull out, I think to myself, 'yup, this one has seen better days'. Whether it's simply worn out, has a few too many holes orhas an ugly run in the thread, it's...
DIY Quickie: Drying Your Makeup Brushes(images via cap1tol.tumblr.com, shewearsphotoshop.tumblr.com, eliagracia.tumblr.com)
Not too long ago, I confessed my worst beauty secret
: I almost never clean my brushes. However, I recently invested in a stippling brush for my foundation, so I've been trying to take better care of my brushes. Instead of just purchasing cheapies upon cheapies and tossing them when they're dirty,...
DIY Beauty: Fall Face Mask(image via luxedb.com) I am about to freak you out. Here goes: Thanksgiving (for us Canadian chicks) is only about two weeks away. I KNOW, RIGHT? But hey, it's cool. You know why? Two words: Pumpkin. Pie. I love me some pumpkin pie and I love me a great, cleansing face mask. And this got me thinking, can I fuse my two loves together? Which brings me to today's DIY...
DIY Beauty: How to Make Dry Shampoo
Let's be honest with each other for a sec. I (and I think can safely say we) don't wash my (our) hair everyday
. Some days, it might even be a little oily (gasp!). I would like to say that my disdain for hair washing comes from a strict beauty routine and not wanting to strip my hair of it's natural oils. The truth is far less glamorous though, it boils down to pure laziness.
Quick and Easy DIY: Add Studs to Clothing
Embellished collars, studded shoulders and lapels and metallic details are some of the 'it' trends this fall. They're popping up everywhere; on dresses, jackets, blazers, tees and even bottoms. The rule of thumb this season seems to be: if it's studded, wear it. 1. Image via citygirldiaries.tumblr.com, 2. Image via facebook.com/holyholy.gang, 3. Image via weheartit.com