Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I love, love to reuse, remake, and recreate pieces. Be it jewelry, clothing, or accessories--it's all splendid! During the delightfully unexpected snow break, I made my new favorite thing to wear....a button cuff bracelet!! Here's the scoop on the creation:

This is the cuff from a jean jacket I have. I wanted it to be 3/4 length sleeves so I cut this off and saved it for  a special project.

Next, pin or lay out the buttons where you want them. If your heart is set on keeping the buttons where you first pinned them, take a picture of it before you start sewing. Then you can reference it in the midst of sewing.

And here is the finished product:

Tada! I'll show better pictures of it later, but this works for now.

 I sewed two large snaps on the back to hold it together by the way. I've worn it three times and had many compliments on it. I'm stoked about the turn out.

Later, lovelies

Friday, February 11, 2011

Makeup Night

This morning I sat outside (bundled up) reading my Bible and then Sherlock Holmes. Two of the best books in my opinion. In very different ways of course. I love having a balcony with a view of the gorgeous snow. It was a stellar way to start the day.

Last night included many Disney movies, sewing and makeup. It was a blast! I'll post about my sewing projects later (SUPER stoked about my button cuff bracelet and detachable lace collar :)

Here's to snow days where I can sit around and craft all day. Woot woot!!!

This is Kelly. She's a goober :). You can tell by her adorable smile.

I took her makeup inspiration from this pic courtesy of Refinery29 .

See? Cute!

My friend Drew let me use this picture for the next look

Doesn't she look great! This purple ended up being more gorgeous on her than I expected.

Then we played with hair :). I think I am obsessed with side chignons at this time
We ladies at DJ lane love makeup and Disney parties. Wanna join? GET OVER HERE.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow Day!

Have I expressed how much I crave snow days! No school, days to stay in and paint, play with makeup and dress up. And the snow is incredibly fluffy! I played in the nearly two feet and took a running face-first  slide into the snow and..I moved a couple of inches :)

My work space

Last week's snow. It's quite deeper now.
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My makeup work space. It's cheerful and has great natural light.
See? Snow days make for time to decorate

I volumized and pouffed(sp?) the top right of my hair then pulled the rest into a  left-side chignon . They balanced out very well.
My 90's style thrifted earrings complemented the look nicely.

Snow days are splendid. Spend them well my friends.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Color Me Fast

One thing in line for spring is extremely bold colors. I for one adore bold and bright colors and am excited about the possibilities for this season.
If however, you are cautious when it comes to brightening your wardrobe, why not try playing with bold makeup? It's a more inexpensive way to test the waters and if you find it's not working--just wash it off. Simple.

My friend Jana is beautiful, no? 

We love exotic photo shoots as you can see 

I'm into bold lipstick colors at the moment. It brings color back to my winter white face. This one is  {Wild Plum} by L'oreal.

Adding a twinge of color to your cheeks and lips will help ward off the sickly pale look we all tend to get after the winter months drone on. It doesn't enhance your pale-ness  as you might think. If you choose a color that is in your skin, it will really complement and draw it out. I have a lot of pink in my skin so I enjoy a bold pink lip color. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!

I think a snow day means that the night before I get to continue my practice of makeup!! My roommate Ashley was kind enough to let me use her beautiful face as a canvas. Before and After photos are my favorite! The transformation is great. I took inspiration from a NARS photo that focused on the model's cheeks and lips.  

Isn't she great! Ash has incredible full lips and a great nose, among other great assets. It was fun! I love my career.

So long as it's not slippery outside in a few hours (on the grass), I am going on a trek of a peaceful, white Fayetteville. I'm stoked! Camera, a packed lunch, rain boots, and a love of the outdoors.  The weather better not disappoint!