I’ve been finding these great vintage hardcovers at estate sales + Goodwill for around $3.00 each!
Hollowed out with an X-acto blade and….
Ta-da! Book boxes for small treasures.
And my most recent project….
Glued on some findings…
Ripped out all the pages and glued in….
Fabric lining! Added some velcro so that it would shut. In retrospect, I probably should have sewed a flap so things don’t fall out… It took forever to finish sewing the inside! @.@ I really need to invest in a sewing machine…
Lastly, here’s my mini garden:
Basil, Marjaram, Dill, Green Onion and Cilantro! We’re currently experiencing a heat wave here in Los Angeles… I hope my basil enjoy the sunshine! I didn’t photograph all of my basil pots but I accidentally grew too many (count: 20)! Those seeds are just so small. Oh well. More pesto for me!
Dill, Marjaram, Basil (to be transported soon!)
More basil. I need more containers!
Chevron printed binder and sunglasses case
Hello everyone! I’ve been DIY-ing quite a bit lately (which explains why I have not been updating with nail deco very much!). Pinterest is so addicting! Anyway, I wanted to show you all what I’ve been making.
Pearl Spider pendent (tutorial by Shawkl)
Made with gold filled wire, Swarovski pearls, Duochrome Czech fire polished beads, seed beads and some other little beads that I bought in a grab-bag a longgg time ago.
The spider really creeped my housemates and boyfriend out. I don’t know… I think it’s pretty!
Up-cycled old earrings / necklaces to bracelets!
When stacked together.
Pouches with leather flaps
To be continued!
Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color – Red-y Response
I was lucky enough to get this for ~$3.00 after extra care bucks @ CVS + some other coupons a few weeks ago. Magnetic polish can get pretty expensive! I believe this bottle retails for ~$9-10 at CVS!
For those who are not familiar with magnetic polish, the polish basically has iron powder in the formula so when you hover a magnet over a wet coat on your nail it will form a fun design.
I was sent a bottle of Suncoat’s water based nail polish.
What’s great about water-based nail polish is that it is non-toxic. That also means that the polish is free of nail polish fumes!
In order to remove the polish, you just peel it off.
The color above is named “Eye candy”.
Pros: non toxic, fast dry time, NO SMELL!, easy removal, nice color selection
Cons: sheer– needed 3-4 coats, easy removal (not ideal for long lasting mani’s), edge wear