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Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Wooden Slice Chalkboard Welcome Sign

I have seen these cute little wooden signs around and have fallen completely in love with them. To buy them can be kinda expensive. So I thought I would make my own. The ones  I have seen are all hand written, but I have horrible hand writing so I thought well I can find a cute font and cut it out on vinyl and paint it. So thats what I did. 


Here is what you need.

* Wooden slice ( I got mine at Michael's for around $6.00 with a coupon)
* Paint Brush
* Flat Black and White Paint
*Silhouette 
* Vinyl

Find your favorite font. I got mine from DaFont.com


First, painted the whole thing with the black. Since you are using a flat paint you will want to make sure that your brush strokes are all the same way. You will be able to see them. I didn't paint the whole entire front as you can see I started in just a little bit so there would be a border around it. It isn't actually chalkboard paint, but using flat paint will give it that look.


I waited a day for that to dry and then cut the wording out with my Silhouette. You could just attach the vinyl right to the piece of wood and that would work just fine, but I was going for the chalkboard look so I just used the vinyl as a stencil and painted the words. I like the way it looks. 


The possibilities are endless with these. I am going to be making a smaller one to add to my spring decor. 

I am going to be sharing all my favorite fonts next week so come back and check those out. The font I used will be in that post.  If you make one of these I would love to see it. Tag me on Instagram.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NARS Radiant Cream Concealer & Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Review

I have been trying NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for a little while now. I had heard they were comparable so I wanted to personally put them to the test.  I am always looking to find the best bang for my buck. I have no problem spending the  money on a really good product, but if there is something that is just as good or better at the drugstore, and I can save some money I am all for that too.
I have some serious dark under eye circles.  I don't sleep a whole lot so I am bound to have them. So coverage is key for me. So here are my thoughts.

Price

NARS- $29
Maybelline- $4
There is a huge price difference in these products.

Application

NARS- Is thicker in consistency. Gives more coverage. I do have to set this with powder, but I set all my concealers with powder.
Maybelline- Lighter weight/coverage It still covers well, but I think the NARS covers better.

Wear

NARS- Lasts all day
Maybelline- Lasts all day

Save or Spend

NARS- I really love this concealer, but its pretty expensive. 
Maybelline- Love this and have been using it and loving it for a long time. 

I would say SAVE your money and buy the Maybelline one. It really is a good quality concealer and in my opinion works just as good. I will use up and enjoy my super expensive one from NARS, but I probably won't re purchase it. 




Monday, February 23, 2015

Best Sephora Finds

Going in to Sephora can be really over whelming if you are new to make up or just have never been to one before. It is still kinda over whelming to me unless I know what I wanting to get before I even go. I normally research products out before I go shopping. Make up is expensive and I want to be sure its really something I want.


 I have friends that text me all the time and say "I just got a gift card to Sephora, and have no clue what to buy. What do you recommend?" Now I haven't tried everything in Sephora obviously, but I have some absolute favorites that I always recommend, and then friend comes back later and tells me that they love the product that I recommended. I want to share those with you today in hopes that it helps you with your shopping trips to Sephora or even Ulta.




Those are my top recommendations at Sephora. I think these are great options for everyday make up. Things that any one can use. Hope that helps. If you have anything else you think I need to try let me know.