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15 Nov


It’s been a while since I created and posted a DIY Beauty recipe but today I finally got around to it. Today’s recipe is for a cucumber and tea tree facial mask. Cucumber is believed to aid in relaxation whilst it is suggested that tea tree reduces the redness of acne. Making this the perfect mask for stress induced breakouts. Making this mask is as easy as blending together 1/2 cup of chilled cucumber pieces with 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil and a few cubes of ice! To use generously cover a well rinsed face, add some cucumber slices to the eyes for good measure, relax and rinse. Enjoy!

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Halloween DIY Project

13 Oct


Halloween is fast approaching and that means it’s time to get started on decorating. Today I have decided to share with you a little DIY for making zombie hands. These freaky little sculptures make great decoration for a food table and are sure to get your guests taking.

What to do: Mix you plaster with water as your chosen brand requires. Ensure all lumps are removed then using a funnel carefully pour the plaster into the rubber gloves. Push the mixture down to the finger tips ensuring all spaces are filled and there are no air bubbles, as these will cause the plaster to crack. Once filled tie off the wrists of the gloves tightly using your rubber band. Position your plaster filled glove over a jar, bottle of a stack of books so you get your desired arrangement and the fingers aren’t bent. Allow to set overnight before cutting off the glove using your craft knife.

Now it’s time to add the details to your hands. I used a craft knife and carefully engraved knuckles and lines into the plaster to make the hands seem slightly more realistic. Now using your paint, paint your hands your desired colour. I opted for a corpse grey for more creepy effect but green or nude would work too. You will need a few coats as the plaster tends to absorb the initial coat. If you have any small bubbles or holes in the plaster like I did needn’t worry, these can act as decaying flesh (Ewww! sorry) so paint around these red to simulate blood. Once you have gotten your desired effect allow your paint to completely dry . This part is optional. Using a hot glue gun or super glue attach fake nails to the fingers tips. I bent and cut the edges of each nail prior to attaching to create a worn effect.If you happen to try this DIY be sure to comment with a link to your creations I would love to see them. Becky xo

DIY Beauty

11 Oct


In honour of the pumpkin spice craze I decided to make my very own and easy to make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub. In order to make your own simply combine 2 cups of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice mix (you can view my recipe here), 2 teaspoons of almond essence with 1/2 a cup of almond oil. Mix until well combined and store in an airtight container or jar. Enjoy!

DIY Round Up

9 Oct

5 of the Best Doily DIY Projects

1. Doily Cones by Heart Made Blog
2. Doily Garland byGrace and Ivy
3. Doily Dream Catcher by Calico Skies
4. DIY Doily Bowls by Smiles Formmel
5. Doily Collar DIY by Wattle Bird

As a child I absolutely hated the crocheted doilies my mother had under ever pot and vase. But it’s true what they say peoples tastes change and mine obviously have. Today every time I go thrifting doilies are number 3 on my list of things I hope to find. I will admit collecting doilies has become a bit of an obsession and I have a hamper full. But instead of continuing to stash these babies away I have decided to make use of them and turn them into something new and fun. Here are a few of sweet little DIY’s from the web on my to-do list. What’s your favourite? Becky xo

DIY Round Up

8 Oct


1. Doily Covered Lamp Shade from A Beautiful Mess
2. Button Lamp Shade DIY from She Dreams Big!
3. Layered Petal Lamp Shade by House of Chic and Penoche

4. Coffee Filter Lamp Shade by Tip Junkie
5. Ruffled Lamp Shade from Tatertots and Jello

 I have been on the look out for a new lamp shade for my bedside table for what seems like forever now. After countless shopping trips and web searches I have had no luck finding something I like that is also in by student price range. $80 for a lamp shade, Really!? To help solve my problem and hopefully save a few dollars I decided to resort to making my own. Here are a few of my short-listed ideas. I am really keen to start this project but I keep changing my mind on which shade to make. Help me out, what’s your favourite? Becky xo


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