The other day I was talking to a Makeup artist about the colour of my foundation. I had told her that its impossible to find the right colour, and now that summer is here we don’t want to cover up our sun kissed glow and end up looking like a clown with a white face. She had given me a tip that seemed so logical I wondered how I had never thought of it before. Buy a dark shade of cover up and mix it in with your light one until you get the perfect hue. She had told me that her makeup bag is pretty sparse, she only has a couple of different shades of cover up and she will mix and match, adding more or less colour to each client to fit their needs. I thought this was a great idea and had to share it with you guys. Hope you found it helpful.
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I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day weekend! I know I did, I took my mom to see The Great Gatsby -a movie we were both excited to see- and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ll probably see it again at least twice then buy the DVD and watch it over and over again. No judgement please.
Moving on, in honor of Mothers Day, I decided to create a post featuring my favorite DIY Mothers Day gift ideas from Pintrest. I had such a good time looking through all the pins and sharing them with you guys, that I have decided today and every Thursday will be Thrifty Thursday or Pintrest Thursday. I’ll get to share all my favorite fashion and beauty pins with you. If you have pintrest make sure to follow me at pintrest.com/itsmelayan.
Here we go with my first edition of Thrifty Thursday…
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I love love love this DIY tank. It’s so cute, I haven’t gotten around to making my own yet but it’s something that I will definitely do this summer. I have so many old concert T’s that haven’t seen the light of day in years waiting to be revamped.
These bracelets are absolutely adorable. I love love love the look of beaded bracelets, especially when you get the chance to make your own, and these look super easy to make.
I’m horrible at braiding my hair. When the Lauren Conrad inspired braided bang was all the rage, I tried endlessly to recreate the look but it always ended up looking bumpy and horrible. I’m going to try this look in the summer though, adorable chalk braids not only look really cute but add a pop of colour. I don’t know how well the colour will work on my hair seeing as it’s really dark but its worth a try.
If you’re anything like me, you’re never satisfied with the nail polish colours on the shelf, so here is a really handy idea for DIY nail polish. Just add some eye shadow to a bottle of top coat and there you go, your own personalized nail polish!
Let me know if you have any cool DIY fashion and/or beauty ideas you would like me to feature on here. Until next Thursday, happy Pinning
So I just stumbled upon a “spam” folder which contained many amazing comments from readers. I am so sorry I haven’t responded to any of you sooner, you are all amazing and very kind. I’ll answer all your questions eventually. If you would like to reach me directly, you can always tweet me @itsmelayan Thanks again <3
With mothers day just around the corner, many people are scrambling to find that perfect gift for their mom. Whatever she tells you, even if she says “don’t get me a gift at all” get her a gift. She’s a women, we always say no when we really mean yes, its just a fact of life. So to help you find that perfect something for your mother, I decided to turn to the Mecca of all gifts/holidays, Pintrest. The following are some adorable ideas I found courtesy of my fellow pinners…
Make your own bath salts/bath balms or facial scrubs (its super easy you can find recipes online) for your moms very own spa kit
Make (or buy) her favorite candy or other sweet treat..
Put together a kit of all of her favorite things. I would probably use a nice basket to put everything in, but this pinner decided to use an empty soda bottle, a cost effective idea.
Or the classic coupon book…
Be sure to add your own personal touches to whatever you decide to do. Happy shopping/DIYing!
This guy is amazing, I just had to share it with you guys. I wonder if he drew his inspiration from Ok Go? enjoy!
New York designer Phillip Lim, founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim (which earned him the coveted CFDA award for Emerging Talent in Women’s wear, among various others) will be collaborating with Target on an exclusive collection set to hit stores this fall.
We’ve seen many designer collaborations with Target over the years, from Kate Young to Jason Wu (remember when the first lady Michelle Obama famously wore a Jason Wu for Target piece?). These collabs give budget friendly shoppers an opportunity to get their hands on some affordable designer pieces. Lim’s men and women’s lines which feature apparel, accessories, and travel goods will range from $19.99 – $300.
The most exciting part is that Lim will also be selling his trademark leather jacket for just $250 (-$300). That is absolutely amazing, it may sound pretty expensive for a piece sold at Target, but one of Lims leather jackets at regular price could set you back around $2000! Still sound pricey? The line is set to hit stores on September 15th, but here is a teaser video to enjoy while we patiently wait.