I have a thing for tropical prints — palm trees, palm leaves, beach scenes and pineapples. They remind me of relaxing, serene summer days and warm tropical vacations. They also remind me of trips to Australia with sexy 6’3” Australian men. Okay, well maybe not that last part.
Anyway, what I don’t have a thing for is the price tag on some of my favourite framed tropical prints. For example, on a popular art retail website, there’s a black and white tropical palm tree print that is amazing but the price tag is over $200. If that’s within your budget, by all means support artists. (As someone who has sold my original paintings, I’m all for supporting artists!)
This DIY makeup setting spray is intensely hydrating. It leaves your skin with a dewy, glowing finish thanks to natural ingredients like rosewater and glycerin.
There’s a reason why there are so many options on the face mist market. Whether you’re looking to hydrate your skin or set your makeup, there’s something extremely refreshing about spritzing your face.
As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly important to be mindful of what goes on your skin. We all know that sunscreen is crucial for protecting against the destructive effects of ultraviolet light. So put on some SPF and you’re set, right?
Actually, that might not be enough.
Even if you choose a natural, zinc-oxide based sunscreen, your best attempts at anti-aging could potentially be impeded by the oils in your favourite skincare products.
This simple cola essential oil blend will make your home smell just like soda. No synthetic fragrance oils required. This diffuser blend is great for focus & energy. Read on to learn how to naturally scent your home with our kid-friendly cola diffuser recipe!
If you love the smell of cola but don’t want to use synthetic fragrances in your home, then this easy, incredibly simple diffuser recipe is for you.
I picked up this set of 3 small bud vases called the Sommar 2017 from IKEA. I was specifically looking for small vases for styling and while I liked the size and the shapes of the vases, the colours (specifically the mint and pink) didn’t go with our decor. Since I still had some gold leaf and adhesive left over from the gold leaf jewelry trays project, I decided to gold leaf two of the three vases.
I bought a set of small white rectangular 7″ x 5″ serving plates to use for jewelry and other odds and ends. However, since the trays I purchased were very plain, with a simple etched pattern, I thought that adding interest to them with gold leaf might make them more appealing.
I’ve seen similar gold and white jewelry trays retailing for significantly more than the less than $20 I paid for my supplies, which were used to create 4 trays. For instance, without naming names, one well-known designer retails a very small gold and white jewelry tray for more than $70.
This natural DIY cola lip balm will make your lips smell and taste like your favourite soda, without the sugar! No fragrance oils — this recipe uses only natural essential oils for a true cola scent. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY cola soda lip balm!
If you like the smell and flavour of cola without the extra calories (or sugar), our DIY cola lip balm is for you! Even if you’re a first time beauty-DIYer, this recipe is very simple to make. As an added bonus, it doesn’t contain the synthetic fragrances, polyunsaturated oils, or petroleum byproducts found in many store bought lip balms.
Fuzzy stools are still everywhere. They’re definitely a trendy statement piece and if Pinterest is any indication, they’re pretty much the ‘Moroccan pouf’ of glam decor.
Okay, admittedly we succumbed to the Moroccan pouf trend too.
Unfortunately, the price points of faux fur fuzzy stools (or Mongolian wool stools) are fairly high. For instance, this gorgeous CB2 sheepskin stool is $349.00 USD or $499.99 CAD. Yikes.
Posters are an easy and budget-friendly way to add art to your child’s bedroom. Framing posters with simple black, white or gold frames can create a more polished look – but since I love the look of art on canvas, and already had most of the supplies on hand, I chose this option. I also liked the idea of creating canvas art for my kids while keeping it budget-friendly so that when their tastes change, as they often do, I haven’t spent too much. Personally, I don’t like the look of posters tacked to the wall but if you do, no judgement. Whatever works.
Learn how to make a simple DIY cleansing balm with only 2 natural ingredients. This luxurious solid skin cleanser will instantly melt and emulsify even the thickest layer of makeup, leaving you with clean, soft, moisturized skin.
If you’ve spent any length of time browsing Sephora, you’ve likely noticed the collection of products devoted to removing makeup. I don’t know about you, but when faced with hordes of wipes, micellar waters and bottles of cleansing oil, part of me starts to believe I need 11 different steps to wash my face.