I am just so excited about my new bathroom! No, I didn't actually move or get a new bathroom, but I did have a trip to the Container Store that had me almost drooling over all of the organization things! Sorry my handwriting on the board is so awful, but basically what I did was get a magnetic whiteboard and some containers for it, you can go crazy with colors, they have a whole rainbow, but my stupid bathroom is all nude colors and I did not want to paint or find a new shower curtain, so I stuck with white. Then I sorted all of my makeup and tools into piles and such and put them in the containers. I did have to do some picking and choosing with the makeup because, since the container's magnets are only so strong, they couldn't hold some things. For my counter, the only things I left out were my teeth things, soap, and a cool cotton tool holder from the Container Store because I think it looks like something from an old fashioned doctor's room and I love it. I also organized under the counter, which was a disaster area, but it's all fixed up and nice now. I know this isn't really a DIY but I HAD to share it! Thanks for reading, and I hope you can get organized too! HGTV and one really chill employee and the Container Store were my inspirations for this setup. Leave a comment and I'll be sure to respond! xx
| |So, I was just surfing through the FDA website, like any normal teenage girl does on a Thursday night, and I came across something that spooked me quite a bit. I did some more research and found a cool, easy, and crafty DIY solution! Now I'm excited because there's a crafty way to prevent brain damage!What I found is that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, for those of you non-Americans) ran a test on several popular brands of lipstick, and found that 400 brands of lipstick, out of however many they tested, contained lead! For anyone who doesn't know, lead is a very harmful toxin. Just a small amount in children can cause nervous system and kidney damage, learning disabilities, ADD, decreased intelligence, speech, language, and behavioral problems, poor muscle coordination, seizures unconsciousness, and death. High levels in adults can cause issues with pregnancy fetal development, infertility (for both genders), high blood pressure, nerve disorders, memory and concentration problems, and muscle and joint pain. I could continue rattling off scary things I just learned, or I could give you a link to the site and tell you to click at your own risk, but if you do use lipstick, I recommend you click the following link and check to see if your lipstick is on it.http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm137224.htm#expanalyses | |
Now that you're done with the freaky part, we can get started with the fun DIY bit of this post! You can make your own lipstick out of crayons! Now isn't that nifty? What you'll need is a double boiler, or a pot with a bowl on top, a half teaspoon of Castor oil, a half teaspoon of shea butter, and crayons. If you want your creation to smell nice, 2 or 3 drops of FOOD GRADE essential oil. If it isn't food grade, do not use it. So, what you need to do is put the castor oil, Shea butter, and essential oil into the top portion of the double boiler. Then, add a half of your crayon, make sure you unwrap it. You can use a color wheel to help you mix crayons to get fun colors. But if you mix, make sure that all of the colors combined are equal to about half of a crayon. Put the crayon into the top portion of the double boiler. Make sure the stove is on medium high, and that you are stirring constantly so the ingredients mix evenly. Once your concoction is melted, remove the top bit of the double boiler and spoon the mixture into a small container. An old lipstick tube works fine. Put it in the fridge for about ten minutes. To clean your bowl, do not pour the wax down the drain. Wait until it cools a little so you won't get burnt, then wipe it up with a paper towel and discard of the towel. If you do try this, comment on this post telling me how your lipstick turned out, and what color crayons you used. I would love to hear how it worked! xx
So I actually saw these on Youtube, on macbarbie07's channel, and I decided to share them with you! These, which look better at night, are the cutest little things! So, what you do, is take a Mason jar, and spray some spray adhesive all over the inside, then, you take any color of glitter and dump some in. Be generous with the glitter because you can always reclaim it, and too little will look bad, and there's no redos with this! After you put the glitter in, pop the lid on and shake the jar so the glitter coats the jar evenly. Then take some battery operated tea lights, which can be found at any craft store, turn them on, and put them in the jar! Then, to make the jar look nicer, put the twisty bit of the lid on it. The other bit will be covered in glue and glitter, so you can toss it in the garbage bin if you please. Also, for more personalized jars, you can take some sticker paper and cut it into a shape or letter and put it on the side of the jar before you do the spray glue, and remove it once the glitter has set for a few minutes. These are so great for dim lighting, and relaxation.
**SIDE NOTE** Try to find white tea lights if possible because the yellow ones, like I'm using, make the glitter's coloring look funky.
This project cost me like $4 to make a jar, it was super cheap and easy, and make sure you wear gloves