DIY | MARBLE BULLET JOURNAL

New year, new me, means new ways of being organized so I’m trying something, well, new! I’ve finally jumped on board and decided to try out bullet journaling. I’ve been mulling with the idea of starting a bullet journal for awhile, but wasn’t sure if it was for me if I wanted to set one up and stick to it. But I finally decided that there was no better time than January to start off a new planner! I think the key thing with bullet journaling is to not sweat the small stuff. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and to customize it to your liking. It’s a journal designed by you for you!

Do any of you bullet journal? Any ideas or layouts you recommend trying out? I’m most excited about the habit trackers, I really think that they will help me achieve my goal of getting my splits this year with the constant reminder to stretch daily. The incentive to cross off a box or colour in a square is very enticing, guess I’ve always worked best with a reward based system of encouragement.

I couldn’t find the exact notebook I wanted to use so I ended up customizing my own cover for my bullet journal. The minimalistic-tumblr-loving-girl in me obviously settled on DIY-ing a marble cover to spruce up my plain black cover. I used the same method as this nail art look I’ve done in the past. Super easy and fast to do you may end up wanting to marble-ize everything in your possession!

TIME | less than 15 minutes

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | easy

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New In | Barefootin’ It

 

Right to Left: Rebecca Minkoff Woven Box Bag, Topshop Crop Top, Necklace from Buffalo, Ciate Nail Polish in Cream Soda, Lace Crop top from Hollister, Bullet necklace from etsy, rings from etsy/BCBGeneration/DIY, Deborah Lippmann polishes in Mermaid’s Dream and Amazing Grace, Cross body clutch from Zara, Embellished shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch, Limited edition Tiger We Are Handsome x Soludos shoes, Sunglasses from TOMS, Turbo Mascara from Estee Lauder.

Summer is here! Loving the longer days and sun heating up my skin. Along with summer comes new additions to the wardrobe. Thought I’d show you guys some of the new additions to my summer closet, some old but all together a sea of blues and white I can’t wait to wear this season!

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Surprise! – Love Revlon

Who doesn’t like surprises? I love them (the good ones, bad surprises I can do without). It was super nice to come home today and see this package. Did I forget I ordered something I thought to myself? Upon closer inspection I saw that there was a sticker on the side saying Revlon Selects. That got me excited and opening the box reviled Revlon’s Spring Runway Nail Sensations! Everyone already knows I’m obsessed with nail polish and  nail art so this surprise couldn’t be anymore perfect!

 At first glance: The Revlon Chroma Chamelion (duo chrome polish) in Rose Gold looks like it could be a possible dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Swag Like Us (buy here). The Revlon ColorStay in Nude Biege seems like the perfect nude when held against my nails. And lastly the Revlon Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliques Wild Flowers in 04 Floral Fatale should be interesting, I’m not a big fan of hot pink but the cool design may change my mind. I’ve only used nail appliques once and they were alright, I can’t stand them when they start peeling but they look super pretty!
I’m super anxious to start using these products, Revlon you definitely know how to spoil a girl! I’ll post reviews in a few weeks and show the day to day wear of these products.
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REVIEW | REVLON SELECTS

I’ve had these Revlon products for a while now from their Revlon Selects promo and after finally using them all, I have to say that I like the majority of them.

Eyeshadow PhotoReady palette in Metropolitan: love the neutral tones, the dark brown may look shimmery but it actually applies quite matte which I like. I originally thought that the primer in the pallette would be creamy kind of like my UD eyeshadow primer but its more of shimmery wash of colour to even out the skin tone, so I was slightly dissapointed by that but I loved all the colours. The only thing that was annoying was the glittery topcoat, because the primer wasnt sticky/creamy it had nothing to stick to and had a lot of fallout; but when paired with my UD primer it looked great.

Nail Expressionist nail art duo: love the dual ended thing going for it. I’m a HUGE fan of nail art and I love the thin brush applicator with the gold. I wish both the blue and gold were more pigmented so I didnt have to apply multiple coats.

Nail polish moon candy duo: The flaky top coat is okay, I have others from china glaze and essie which I prefer because the flakes are more evenly distrabuted and smaller. But this one does pair well with the matching polish. Looks great on top of black as well.

Diamond Nail file: LOVE IT! I’ve been meaning to get a new nail file for a while, and this worked great. Love the silver glitter (I like shiny sparkly things, so sue me :P)

Lipstick ColourStay Ultimate Suede: Love the dark colour, I’m not one to wear lipstick a lot so I use this more as a stain and apply is by dabbing the colour onto my lips for a light sheer application. I’ve been keeping this in my purse and grabbing for it a lot! It stays REALLY well as a stain, I don’t know about it being actual lipstick…I’ll have to test it out. I find that it does dry my lips a bit, but applying balm over top doesn’t smudge it and will keep your lips moisturized so it isn’t really a problem for me.

Overall: Products are pretty good, highlight of the package for me would be the introduction of the nail expressionist dual ends, I love that nail art is becoming more main stream! I’d most likely repurchase them in all the different colours and the lipstick. The palette, I may try in a different colour but I would prefer more matte colours.

If you’ve tried out these products, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

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DIY Gold Flake Nail Polish

DIY Gold Flake Nail Polish

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…..

The holidays are just around the corner and a lot of us are probably way behind on our holiday gift shopping (or maybe it’s just me?) Malls are crowded, parking lots are a nightmare, and signs of sales keep on distracting us. If you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer, why not try nail polish? Even better, real GOLD flake nail polish! It looks AMAZING over dark jewel tones that are popular this fall/winter season.

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DIY:: Leopard Spotted Gold Nails

As promised, here is the tutorial for leopard spotted nail art as previously mentioned here. I love the gold base and it pairs perfectly with jewel toned clothing like burgundy and emerald greens. I’ve already gotten so many compliments on this manicure and I’m sure you will too!

Supplies:

  • Base coat (Deborah Lippmann – Turn back the Time)
  • Gold nail polish (Simons – Khaki Gold)
  • Black nail polish (InstaDri – Night Flight)
  • Pearly grey colour (the one in the picture I didn’t actually use because I couldn’t get the top off, I ended up using Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 11 – Lavender Envy)
  • Top coat
  • Dotting tool or toothpick

 

 

 

 

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Steps:

  1. Paint a base coat to protect your nails
  2. Apply two coats of gold nail polish
  3. Let the base colour dry a bit before continuing to the next step
  4. Take black nail polish and a dotting tool (toothpicks work as well) and draw leopard spots on your index, middle and pinky fingernails
  5. Take a pearly nude/gray colour and dot it in the centre of each leopard spot
  6. Let nails fully dry before putting on a top coat.

See my other nail art tutorials here! Let me know what kind of nail art tutorials you guys like and would like to see more of 🙂

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