For an evening Summer look, the smokey eye is always a great go-to! If you have lighter eyes, it will really make them pop; if you have darker eyes, it will create a more sultry look.
(Start with a color pallet that works for your eye color. Britt’s eyes are blue so pinks and greys work best for this look)
(Apply the lightest color to your entire eyelid)
(Use the darkest color to fill in the crease)
(Apply shimmer under the brow and use a dark mascara)
(Voila! It’s really simple!)
I love this look because it really does make your eye stand out. And it’s so easy to do, that’s the best part!
Posted in Beauty, DIY, Fashion, Style, Trends, Uncategorized
Tagged color palette, eye, LIGHT SMOKEY EYE, mac cosmetic, smokey eye makeup, tutorial
Brittany is the real pro when it comes to applying makeup and she is always teaching me new tricks. Because I don’t love wearing a lot of heavy eye makeup, she puts taught me some tricks to make my eyes pop without going overboard.
(Begin with a color palette that complements your eye color. I have green eyes so pinks and purples work best on me)
(Take the softest color and apply to your entire eyelid)
(Apply a darker shade to the crease of your eye)
(Take a light shimmer and apply to under your brow)
(Apply some mascara and a little blush and you are all done!)
I like this soft look because it is nice and gentle enough for Summer days. I like to add a little bit of gloss to my lips to add just a little bit of color too!
Posted in Beauty, DIY, Fashion, Style, Trends, Uncategorized
Tagged color palette, eye makeup, green eye makeup, green eyes, mac cosmetics, madeup, spring makeup
While shooting for the blog a few weekends ago, Chels and I knew we needed to grab some snacks to take with us outdoors because we get real cranky without anything to eat for too long. Chelsea had this great idea to throw some berries in a few glasses to bring with us so we could put them on the ground and know bugs weren’t going to get to them. Then we realized these would be great party favors, table decorators, or even just a good way to display some healthy snacks. Since it’s the season of ripe fruit, why not put some out for your friends/guests to enjoy!?
(Could be a great dessert party favor!)
This was an easy, accidental find but a great one at that! Surprise yourself or a friend with a healthy snack and fun wine glass to take home
Posted in DIY, Food, Health, Home, Ideas
Tagged blackberries, cute, fruit, Fun., gift, healthy, snack, strawberries, wine, wine glass
You ever get to the point where you have more clothes in your closet than you could wear in a month? Well, I’m there now and I some of my things are too ratty to even donate so Britt came up with an idea to save a pair of jeans. It’s really easy, just cut the ends into a scallop shape and turn them into a cuter version of “jorts”.
(Lay the jean flat and start cutting at the edge)
(Create the scallop shape cut)
(Apply fabric glue to the ends to avoid tearing)
(I made mine hit just above my knees)
(It really adds a little something to your Summer look)
I am a big fan of simple DIY projects, they make me excited to make something old look new again!
It’s super important to fill your body with delicious and healthy food when you can. I love salads because I can mix and match whatever I want. Here is a simple salad that I made last night!
(Place uncooked beets in a baking dish with orange slices surrounding them. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and add one cup of water. Cook for 45 minutes at 400 degrees)
(Slice radishes will you wait for the beets to cook)
(Slice a citrus of your choice, I love oranges)
(Put it all on a bed of lettuce and add some goat cheese crumbles)
Make sure you dress with a vinagrette, I made a lime ginger basil which was super simple and very delicious!
Who doesn’t love a good deviled egg??? It’s one of my favorite dishes at Easter time and any other time of year! My mom makes a mean deviled egg and while I was helping her prepare some dishes the other day, she let me take control of finalizing these bad boys. I know it sounds silly but it’s hard to make a deviled egg look delicious and delicate. Normally, we just splatter the filling inside because at the end of day they are just going to our bellies anyway! This time, I tried a few new things to go for more of a presentation and this is what I came up with.
(Put the filling in a plastic bag and cut off a small piece of the corner. This way you can squeeze a pre-meditated mound on the egg white)
(Things get messy. It’s all part of the fun!)
(After the filling has filled all of the eggs, I sprinkled small amounts of Paprika and Sea Salt to finalize these Easter eggs)
Gobble, gobble. These were gone very fast once we put them out for dinner. My mom has a lot of tricks up her sleeve when it comes to cooking and baking. I know whatever it is she is making, I’m going to want some of it. These deviled eggs are definitely one of her gems.
Happy Easter, from me and Chels!
Posted in DIY, Food, Holiday, Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged deviled egg, DIY, easter, food, how to, making deviled eggs look prettier, paprika, sea salt, things to make
I was doing some Spring cleaning and found an old t-shirt that I used to love. It had shrunk a lot and kind of grunged down so I was ready to toss it when all of the sudden an idea came to me. Why not re-invent something I already have? I started snipping and studding and ended up with an awesome new tank top that is now my new favorite! It was super easy and I did it in less than 15 minutes. Here’s how.
(This was the original)
(First chop was the new, low neck line)
(I chopped in a rounded “V” to avoid making too low of a cut top)
(Next to chop was the sleeves. I followed close to the sleeve line in front to make sure there’s no unintentional side boob going on.)
(The back I cut much deeper towards the middle to make more of a racer-back tank. I also chopped off the back of the neck hem.)
(I bought some studs from the local craft store and started placing them on the tank)
(I used jewelry pliers to begin to press the backs of the studs because they are sharp. However, you can do this with your fingers as well)
(I positioned them before fastening to make sure they were even. You can put as many or little as you’d like)
(Push the studs through the material and then bend the backs to fasten the studs on)
(Then try the tank on and make any cutting adjustments from here. It’s best to start modest and then cut as necessary)
Ta da! New, old shirt has officially transformed!
Posted in DIY, Fashion, Photography
Tagged blog, chealsea and brittany, create your own, DIY, Fashion, how to, IFL, make, photography, stud, t-shirt, tank
A while ago we showed you how to make your own jewelry holder out of a frame and pins. Now we have that same jewelry holder to giveaway to one lucky subscriber! And a little something sparkly will be included too!
It’s super easy to enter, all you need to do is “like” us on facebook and write “enter me” on our wall! You have until Thursday to enter and we will announce and contact the one random lucky winner on Friday! Good luck!!
(I love how the jewerly holder adds decor to my dresser top!)
I think you can tell by now that we love to bake and create delicious things. Problem is, I am a terrible baker so I need to be creative about how I make things. This recipe was told to me by my hair stylist, she is the ultimate baker. It is so easy and even more yummy, try it this weekend!
(Start by chopping up some of your favorite fruit or you could use a pre-made preserve)
(We laid out some of the Pillsbury croissant dough and layered the fruit mix on top of it)
(Place another piece of croissant dough on top and seal with the edge of a fork)
(Cook according to dough instructions. Immediately top with some frosting and sprinkles!)
Treat yourself to this simple and yummy treat! I must say they didn’t last long between the two of us!
Posted in Baking, Cooking, DIY, Trends, Uncategorized
Tagged banana, croissant, easy breakfast recipe, fruit mix, homemade pop tart, kiwi, pillsbury dough, pop tart, recipe, starwberry
It’s hard to have a cute up-do that’s fun and sophisticated. One day I had my hair in a pony tail and wanted to add something to it. Not have just a typical bun or pony tail. So I braided and twirled and ended up with this easy to do bun!
1. Start with a regular pony tail
2. Separate strands to start braid
3. Braid hair until 1 or 2 inches from the ends of your hair
4. Twirl braid around the base of your pony tail
5. Tuck the ends of the braid under one of the elastic loops holding your pony tail
6. Pin any crazy, out of control pieces down unless you like how they look
7. Voila! Scope it, so easy.
Posted in Beauty, DIY, Hair, San Francisco, Style
Tagged beauty, braid, cute, DIY, easy, flirty, Fun., hair, san francisco, style, top knot, up-do