Saturday, April 28, 2012

DIY: Bean Frames

Beans taste amazing in salads and soups, but beans can turn a plain picture frame into something extraordinary. It sounds time consuming but I think the amount of time spent doing this counts.

Simply browse through a store that sells dried beans (or you may have them at home in the pantry) to get inspired by the bright colors and smooth bead-like shapes. Paint unfinished wooden frames with acrylic paint, and glue on beans with craft glue. Begin gluing along the outside edge of the frame, starting at one corner, applying a thin layer of glue and pressing on beans.

I think this is such a great idea and it could make your room or any other room in your house look special. I would love to do this!

Would you try this? If you try this project, take a picture and share it by emailing me!

Photo is from here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

What I Love: Colorful Things

Don't you just get bored of the usual black and white sometimes? Well here's some color to cheer you up! I was on this site called and I just couldn't stop myself from looking at these pictures. They just make me feel so happy! How about you?

 One of my favorite colors and also the signature color of Tiffany and Co.! This color makes me feel so calm and peaceful

I would love to eat this for breakfast tomorrow morning!

The bright denim trend has already kicked in this season and I'm loving these colors! 

J'adore! I love these colors so much! They scream spring!

All pictures are from here.
Which one of these is your favorite?!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TAG: The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty!

I was on and watched Blair's video on the 7 deadly sins of beauty. It was so interesting so thats what inspired this post! 

And onto the questions!
1. GREED - What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My most inexpensive beauty item is my NatureLuxe gloss balm that I got from CVS. For the review, click here. My most expensive beauty item is my 3 More Inches Shampoo and Conditioner. I got them from a store in my town called Space NK. The packaging was adorable!
2. WRATH - What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? 

I have 5 mascaras, but out of the five, I absolutely love my mascara from Clinique. It doesn't flake at all and it's really easy to remove it. It also makes my lashes appear fuller the next morning so it doesn't look like I don't have lashes. I don't hate any of my products but sometimes I have issues with them. I always buy my mascaras from CVS, and the first one was by some random brand (forgot the name) but I thought it would make my lashes longer and fuller. I woke up and it was so flaky and I had black stuff all over my nose and cheeks. I soon realized I forgot to put the primer on! 
3. GLUTTONY - What are your most delicious beauty products?

My NatureLuxe gloss balm smells like strawberry shortcake. I could just sit in my room for a whole day and smell that tube of gloss balm! LOL. Next, I would say my Infallible lip gloss from L'Oreal smells amazing too. It has a pinkish-coral color and it makes your lips so soft. And lastly, I have this lip balm I got a while ago that is pink and smells like strawberry-kiwi. It's funny how those are two of my favorite fruits!

4. SLOTH - What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

I neglect eyeliner a lot. I feel kind of guilty for it but I feel like I don't need it on a daily basis. I usually only wear eyeliner if I'm going to dinner with friends or special events.

5. PRIDE - What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

I feel most confident when I wear my Clinique mascara. They give my lashes an extra oomph, you know? I was flipping through a Neiman Marcus catalogue a few weeks ago and came across this quote: "Makeup is a way for a woman to feel beautiful and confident." -Bobbi Brown. It's so true! If I don't put makeup on, I always feel like I look like a zombie (which is what I look like every morning when I wake up for school LOL!)

6. LUST - What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

I look to more of the physical attributes of a guy. I have several guy friends and they are all good looking in different ways. I think brown hair and blue eyes is perfect. All my guy friends are funny and their jokes always make me laugh, which always smoothens out my day if I'm having a rough one. I'm always looking to see if the guy has a good sense of humor.
7. ENVY - What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

I've always wanted a cute charm bracelet with cute charms. I had one from Juicy Couture but I lost it. I was so sad. I hope I get another one! 

Answer the questions from this TAG in the comments below!

I hope you all are enjoying your Sundays! Has anyone noticed the strange weather these past couple of days? I always joke that the weather is bipolar. LOL. Do you guys agree? One day its 80 the next day, 50. It's so weird! It's always good to have different types of clothes and shoes to suit the weather. In the Northeast, the weather's unexpected. 

P.S. If you want me to do any kind of post or if you have a question, please put it in the comments below! I LOVE reading all of your comments because they help me so much and I love talking to you guys! If you ask a question, I will feature you in the next day's post! 

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!