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ABC Challenge: Q is for Quilted

It’s the last of the ABC Challenge for a month (we’re off for the month of September) and the prompt is the letter Q. I’ve been dying to try quilted nails, so Q is for Quilted! The base colour is my medium grey frankenpolish and the purple dots on the pinky and index fingers were… Continue reading ABC Challenge: Q is for Quilted

Body Care

DIY Fluffy Whipped Body Butter

I love my lotion bars. Not only do they look adorable, I love the convenience of throwing one in a tin to carry around in my purse and there’s a lavish feeling in running a lotion bar over my arms and legs after a shower. However, there are days when I have neither the time… Continue reading DIY Fluffy Whipped Body Butter

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31DC2016Weekly 26: Inspired by a pattern

We’re almost at the end of the 31DC weekly! The prompt for this week was a pattern. Making this a week of patterns all around, I went with an argyle print for this one and plaid for the ABC Challenge. I ended up doing a skittles mani: These three are probably my most frequently-worn colours… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 26: Inspired by a pattern

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ABC Challenge: P is for Preppy Purple Plaid

I actually did this manicure for the 31DC2016Weekly pattern prompt, but then I decided to make this a week of patterns all around! Check out my 31DC post that features an argyle pattern, and for the ABC Challenge, I’m going with Preppy Purple Plaid. I just couldn’t resist posing with a purple pen! 😀 The… Continue reading ABC Challenge: P is for Preppy Purple Plaid

Other Hobbies

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

Do you love essential oils but don’t want to dish out hundreds of dollars for a fancy diffuser? Here’s a quick, easy and cheap DIY for just that situation! This tiny diffuser has a magnetic backing so that I can stick it up on the magnet board at my workstation. Depending on where you want… Continue reading DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

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31DC2016Weekly 25: Inspired by fashion

The prompt for this week is “inspired by fashion” and the first thought that jumped into my mind was to do a manicure based on one of the many gorgeous outfits Eva Green’s character in Penny Dreadful wears. Despite its shortcomings, I rather like the show, and I spend a sizeable portion of my time… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 25: Inspired by fashion

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ABC Challenge: O is for Owls

My love affair with owls goes back several decades. Without betraying my age, let me just say I’ve pretty much loved owls all my life! So, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the letter, O, is owls, of course!  I have a very cute owl-themed stamping plate, but I… Continue reading ABC Challenge: O is for Owls

Nail Art · Nails

DIY Nail Art Board

Hello, all you nail artists out there! I made this nail art practice board for myself this week & thought I’d share with you. Silicone nail art mats can be used for swatching, nail art practice and making nail stickers/decals, and most sell for $10 or more. I recently saw this video (skip to 1:46… Continue reading DIY Nail Art Board

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31DC2016Weekly 24: Inspired by a book

“People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.” — Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus Today’s prompt (inspired by a book) is one I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for for a while now (a couple of months!). Why didn’t I just go ahead and do it earlier,… Continue reading 31DC2016Weekly 24: Inspired by a book

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ABC Challenge: N is for Notes

Hello! For the letter N in the Alphabet Challenge, I went with “N is for Notes”! I got this stamping plate from the Born Pretty Store, and also made a lovely raspberry-coloured jelly frankenpolish over the weekend [see this post for more information on this polish] and I really wanted to try them both out!… Continue reading ABC Challenge: N is for Notes