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Monday, January 30, 2012

how to use mac pigment

i've been pretty excited about this post.
i'm going to show you 4 different ways to use pigment
if you don't know what pigment is, 
pigment is a coloring system for make up.
basically, you can use one pot of pigment for ALL your makeup.
and a little goes a long way!
i have a lot of mac pigment so that's what i will use to show.
mac makeup is what i use most often, so i am a little partial to it :)

but there are also a lot of other pigments 
L'Oreal HiP Shocking Shadow Pigments.Opens in a new window

check your local beauty supplier, ask if they have pigment pots 
and they can probably show you a few different brands.

here are the materials you will need for makeup:
a shadow brush
a cheek brush
cotton swabs

when using pigment to color cheeks
just dip the brush in the pigment... that's it
and apply to your cheeks like blush.
the pigment i use is yellowish in color and goes on a shimmery pink.

when using pigment to color lips
dip a cotton swab in vaseline
then dip the cotton swab in the pigment color of your choice.
apply on lips

when using pigment as eyeshadow
first apply lotion to the lid,
dip the shadow brush in the loose powder
apply on eyes to create an intense LASTING color
using pigment as shadow is my favorite way to use pigment.
in the picture below, i have used two colors...
and it lasts ALL DAY...with seriously NO WEARING!!

when using pigment as fingernail polish,
dump out a little clear polish and pigment on a plate,
stir the mixture together and it creates a fabulous colored polish!

long story short:
pigment is the GREATEST!
it lasts for such a long time.
i have had one pot since JUNIOR HIGH!
and it still works like a charm :)
comment/email me if you have any questions about using pigment 
and i will do my best to help!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

easy peasy glitter phone

so do you remember my men's shirt refashion
that the sissy sewed for me?
we decided we would do an exchange that day.
i would make her a glitter phone case if she sewed my shirt.
she's way better at sewing.
and i'm a decent crafter.

she came up with the glitter phone case tutorial on her own.
i just made it :)

you will need:
mod podge (i'm sure elmer's glue would work too)
an existing phone case (ours was plastic)
fine powder glitter (martha stewart is our favorite!)
and a sponge brush.

here's what to do

mod podge the phone case:

dump the glitter all over the mod podge.
you might want to use a piece of paper to catch all the glitter!

shake off the loose glitter
let the glue/glitter dry.
cover the phone case with a thin layer of mod podge.
this will cause some glitter to lift.
but it's okay!
create a little pile of glitter/mod podge mixture to fix up all the glitterless spots.
and you'll get this:

super easy huh!
sissy has been using her glitter phone for the past couple of weeks-ish
and says it is holding up great, just lost a tiny bit of glitter!

ready to bring on a new week?
here we go, let's make it a great one!
{love} lauryn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

top knot, slouchy belt, & some polka dots

i figure it is about due time for an outfit post.
so behold:

here's the lowdown:
earrings: target
bracelets: urban outfitters
necklace/scarf: handmade
dress: ume boutique (a gift from the sissy)
belt: thrifted
leggings: hue
socks: target
boots: madden girl (a gift from the hubby)

baby trixie was such a sweetheart.
she loves to follow right by our feet constantly.
and she's so little we are always worried we are going to squish the little baby!
i couldn't help but allow her in the mini little photo shoot.

 i mean,
look at this darling picture!


Monday, January 16, 2012

men's shirt refashion

my hubby has a bunch of shirts that were too small (some too big)
and i have been saving them for awhile to refashion.
but they have been sitting in the box.
because I DON'T SEW!
but i had my little sissy as my helper.
she made the picture below possible!

i'm not a model.
i'm not a photographer.
no judging.

what do you think?
it's fabulous, huh!
my sister is such a talented seamstress.
i LOVE the shirt!

tribute goes to this lady.
my little sissy is the seamstress.
i didn't touch the sewing machine once.
i could NOT have done this without her.

thanks boo boo.
i love you!

top five journal entry

i had been so busy with the holidays i didn't get the chance to write in my journal for awhile.
when i was younger, i was an avid journal writer. every day without fail.
now i'm not near as good, but i try my best to write consistently.

sometimes it is easier if i can organize my journaling with bullets or ideas.
it sure makes it so i can get an entry in faster
and it covers the things i have going on in my life all in one entry.
this particular entry was titled:

since i last journaled
*update: sissy was reading the blog and says, "what's number three?"
i'm thinking....what do you mean? i go check out the post:
TOTALLY skipped number three.
so let me introduce to you the top FOUR most interesting things
apparently number three wasn't worth my time hehe*

i just picked five things that had happened between christmas (that was my last entry) and now.

happy martin luther king jr. day

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

a tribute to the blog name

hello to a new blog design!
i thought i was done changing the blog,
apparently not.
i love blog designing. it is too fun.
so i would love to say the blog won't be changing,
but i can make no promises!

i was browsing pinterest for cute love note ideas as a tribute to the blog name.
i figure since valentines day is up and coming it would be a good time to focus on LOVE!

love notes box
school love notes picture
a love note a day in a pill box
(send them while your loved one travels!)
preschool is fabulous.
hubby is sweet.
baby trix is darling.
school is good.

it's a busy life, but the blog will go on!
thanks so much for reading..
it means so much to me!

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