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Manicure Monday: Caviar Nails DIY!

4 Nov

Hello everyone!

Recently, I’ve seen this super cute nail art all over the place! It is super simple to achieve and a great way to express your creativity since the designs are endless. However, caviar nails can be a little tricky if you are impatient because the microbeads are hard to work with but the end result is very cute!

All you need for caviar nails are…

  • Microbeads (Can be purchased from your local art store for under $5!)
  • Some old/sticky clear nail polish…. (We all know what I mean!)

First, you start off by applying the sticky polish and then pouring some of the beads onto your finger nails. Make sure to do this over a bowl to catch all the beads that don’t land on your nails! Press down on the beads and let them dry for 15-12 minutes and you’re done!

Here are some of my favourites that I’ve been inspired by!

As you can see, the possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative with this nail art DIY!

Hope you enjoyed this post and have found it helpful.

Don’t forget to Like/Comment/Follow 🙂

xoxo, Lilia.

Metallic Mani!

20 Jul

Hey everyone! Today, I decided to try out the nail trend where you paint your ring finger a different color! If anyone knows the name of this design, please comment below… because I have no idea and I’m pretty sure it has a name (other than “nail trend where you paint your ring finger a different color” hehe). This cute nail idea is great for summer since its playing up a bright orange with a bit of a metallic pop. So lets get to it! ALSO, i would like the apologize in advance for my horrible nail painting job.. I’m no professional!

The polishes that I used to create this look are as follows:

I just use a simple orange polish from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Collection which is available  at most drugstores, and I also used a gold glitter polish and metallic magnetic (didn’t use it for the magnetic design-just the color) polish from Tivoli.

You don’t have to use the exact same polishes as me but these are just the ones i had at home!
If you are interesting in a good metalic nail polish, check out the new Mirror Metallics Collection from Essie: here.

To create the individual gold metallic nail, I applied the metallic polish on my ring finger of both hands. After the first coat of the metallic polish dried, I went over it with the gold glitter polish to add a bit of sparkle.

That’s all it took to get this cute nail design. I hope you enjoyed my quick take on this nail trend and don’t forget to Like/Comment/ and Follow for more beauty tips!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

Peach Picnic

23 Jun
Peach Picnic

Lipsy no sleeve shirt
£28 – lipsy.co.uk

Neon pants
£20 – republic.co.uk

Jimmy Choo platform wedge heels
$595 – forwardforward.com

Green handbag
€100 – welikefashion.com

Circle sunglasses
80spurple.com

Make Your Patio a Destination
$5.99 – bhg.com

Check it Out: Dip Dye DIY

21 Apr

Hey everyone! check out this quick and easy Ombre Dip Dye Shirt DIY from Dulce Candy:

The inspiration for this comes from Phillp Lims Mens Summer 2012 colleection:

I really love the dip dye effect and i hope to see more of it in the future.

If you’re not big on D.I.Y’s you can always get this trend at Zara and Topshop:

$ 29.90 CA – Zara 

$59.90 CA- Zara

$68 US – Top Shop 

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

Homemade Face Masks!

12 Apr

Hey Everyone! Recently, I’ve been big on trying out homemade beauty treatments like all natural face masks. You don’t need to be spending big bucks for beautiful, healthy skin since these face mask recipes are all made with ingredients you can find around home.  I have tried these out and they have worked wonderfully on my skin. My face felt amazing after using these, but don’t use them all at once because it will be too much for your skin to handle. Hope you enjoy these quick and easy homemade face masks 🙂

Oily Skin Mask: 

  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mix all these ingredients together and apply to clean skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.

Acne Mask: 

  • 1 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda

Just mix these two ingredients together, and apply onto your breakout/acne. You don’t need a lot since you are only applying to current breakouts and acne prone areas on your face.

All Around Mask: 

  • 1 tbsp Hot Chocoloate mix (YES, this includes hot chocolate mix)
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Cream
  • 2 tbsp Oatmeal

Mix all these ingredients together, and apply all over a clean face. This face mask is going to smell tasty, but try not eating it because it doesn’t taste as good as it smells! Wait until the mask drys and then wipe off and wash your face. This mask can be refrigerated for a few days if you don’t use the whole thing the first time around.

While you use these masks, you can even cut up some cucumbers to place on your eyelids, this reduces puffiness of the eyes and it feels so relaxing! Hope you try out these masks and tell us what you think of them!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

DIY- Cherry Blossom Tree Wall Decor

10 Apr

Today’s DIY project  is a fun wall decor idea that is very simple to do.

It takes two hours max and only costs around $15 to make!

Perfect for adding some color to your room and it’s a great inexpensive gift idea.

Check out how we made it below and remember you don’t need to have a lot of artistic ability to achieve a great finished product!

Inspiration:

 

Materials: 

1 white canvas (10×30)- $12

Any paint that you prefer (Got this paint from the dollar store!)

A few paint brushes

sketch: 

Sketch the lines on the canvas and paint away…

Hope you like it,

Many more to come,

Xoxo

Maya and Lilia

DIY- T-Shirt Transformation

16 Mar

Hey there! So, i can’t take credit for this DIY project because i saw it on diyprojects.tumblr.com a while back, but i just thought i should share this idea with all of you! It’s a really simple way to take an old, plain t-shirt and turn it into a cute tanktop.

To start all you need is:

  • any T-shirt 
  • ribbon 
  • scissors  

Next, you can follow the image shown below to trace the area of the shirt you will have to cut in order to make it a tank top. If you want to make it a crop top, you can always just cut the bottom of the shirt shorter to the length that you prefer.

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TIP: Use colorful ribbon to add a little flare!

3) TA-DA! In 3 simple steps you can  turn that boring old t-shirt into a brand new tank top that is perfect for spring/summer!

 Hope you enjoyed this cute little DIY idea and remember you can always make this your own by adding in your own extra touches! Follow us for more projects, tips and more coming soon… and Like/Comment  too 🙂

xoxo,

Lilia