Frayed Denim & Lacy Textiles

What you’ll need:

1.) A lace fabric (I used an old, lacy hand me down blouse)

2.) Pair of old denim jeans

3.) Razor knife or box cutter

4.) Cardboard

5.) Sandpaper

( pins/chalk to mark and hold down the fabric in place )

Start off by cutting your old jeans into a new pair of shorts (see Easy Boyfriend Short DIY here)
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Killer Products – Undereye Concealers

Whether it’s bags or dark circles, we all know the feeling of waking up and looking like we haven’t slept at all. Today, we’re going to share with you the products we love and our tips for erasing puffiness and hiding those dark circles to achieve a well-rested look.

c’s choice:

I was lucky enough to be genetically blessed with chronic dark circles under my eyes, so covering them up has always been a struggle for me, and I’m always looking for something new to try. I have a huge list of products that I’ve tried and haven’t liked, but for the sake of this post I’m going to focus on the one I’ve had the most success with. BareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener is by far the best product I’ve used to hide my dark circles. The title sort of says it all. It goes on light and doesn’t cake into the fine lines under my eyes. I can still remember the first time I put it on and I couldn’t stop staring at myself in the mirror. I was in awe.

m’s choice:

I am in love with Almay Smart Shade Anti -Aging concealer. I apply it every morning under my eyes before applying my foundation. I put a small amount of the product on my pinky finger, and start applying at the inner corner under my eye and working out, adding more in the darker areas. I then blend the concealer with a continuous dabbing motion while still using my pinky finger. You do not want to be rough with the skin around the eye area. The skin is very fragile and using the light touch of your pinky finger can help prevent unwanted wrinkles. The Almay Smart Shade concealer is very moisturizing, fights signs of anti-aging and has an added bonus with 20 SPF! A definite must here in south Florida! It definitely does the trick for me and always leaves me looking bright and well rested!

Tips:

  • When looking for an undereye concealer, try to find a color that’s a little bit lighter than your natural tone. Also, if you have dark, bluish circles, it helps to find a shade with a bit of a yellow tint to it to help balance the tones out.
  • Use a highlight color (I just use a white, shimmery eyeshadow) in the inner corner of your eye near the tear duct and also just below the outer half of your eyebrows. This really helps brighten and open up the look of your eyes.
  • When applying a liquid concealer, use little dabs of the product and tap repeatedly with your finger rather than rubbing to help blend the product in better.
  • Use extra care when applying product around your eye. The skin is very delicate and you do not want to cause premature wrinkles.

x

m and c.

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She Was An American Girl

With a weekend full of BBQ’s and the unofficial kick off of summer,  what’s a better way to show some love for our country and our troops than rocking some red, white and blue!

 Support our troops and those who fought for our county by flashing some flag this weekend! I wish you all a fun and safe Memorial Day!

x

m.

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<3 Wildfox X Jeffrey Campbell

Wildfox and Jeffrey Campbell teamed up to offer a limited collection of shoes and of course, they are freaking awesome. I would definitely rock the sky-high, ballet platforms, and I’d totally die for the “Sergeant Pepper” combat boots! Now, if only I could afford them…

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Birds of a Feather

When M and I were commenting on all the Spring trends earlier this year, I purposely left one out because I didn’t think I’d ever wear it. However, now that I’m seeing it pop up more and more in stores, it’s beginning to grow on me.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

I always love finding things to wear that I can relate to personally, so when I saw these necklaces on ModCloth, I got really excited. Unfortunately, they don’t have a Michigan one, but they do have New York, Texas, Pennsylvania and California. I’m tempted to get the New York one as a keepsake to represent the time I lived there. I also figured they’d be great for gifts and worth a share!

x

c.

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