Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY Baby Tutu

My baby girl turned 1.  I am not a crafty person but I am a proud mama, I want to make her something special for her birthday.  I decided to make her a Tutu.  Tutu is just freaking adorable on babies.

I am not going to write a tutorial because there are already many tutorials available online.  However, I am going to give you some tips if you are planning on making one yourself.  I think these will help answer any questions and make your project goes more smoothly.

Tip #1 - I have never worked with Tulle before so I had no idea what to get.  You can get 6 inches wide spool.  You will need two spools of 25 yards, 50 total for one baby skirt.  I didn't use up both spools but one was not enough.  I ordered mine from Deana's Craft on Etsy.  Her price is great and super fast shipping.

Tip #2 - Tulle is harder to cut then I though because they stick together if you try to layer one on top of another.  The best and fastest way is to wrap them around a cardboard.  To see what I mean, you can check out this tutorial.

Tip #3 - As you tie your tulle, that eats up fabric, so add 2 inches to whatever length you want the skirt to be.  For example, if you want your skirt to be 8 inches long then you would do 8x2+2=18.  (The reason you do times 2 is because you fold your tulle in half as you tie them)  I didn't add an extra 2 inches and my daughter's tutu came out shorter than I wanted it :(

Tip #4 - Your elastic band will stretch as you tie the tulle.  Therefore, whatever the waist size it, minus that by 2 to 3 inches and that should be the length of the elastic band.

I hope this help.  You can also embellish your tutu with ribbon like I did or flowers, bows, etc.  If you are making one, do leave a comment and let me know your experience.  Would love to see some pictures as well.  Also, if you have any other tips, do share :)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sol Republic and Tokidoki Headphones

Sol Republic team up with Tokidoki to recently launch of two new headphones that are fuse between art and music.  I got a chance to test it out and here are some features that I adore:

- These got to be one of the most stylist headphones out there.  The design is just fun

- Virtually indestructable headband.  I can easily bend it, twist it.

- Everything can be taken apart, piece by piece.  The headband is interchangeable.

- 3 buttons, volume and on/off control (last picture).  I love being able to "quickly" control the volume, on/off without having to go to my playlist/source.

Aside from all the cool features, the sound quality is also good, solid.  I did not notice any inadequacy.  It is retail for $149, for a list of retailers, click here.
Discolosure:  This item was sent for consideration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tickle My Fancy: Garnier Olia Oil Powered Permanent Hair Color

I rarely ever color my hair and when I do, it is normally done at home, by myself.  Lately, the new Garnier Olia is so tempting that it makes me want to color my hair.  The fact that it is oil based, it contains 60% of oil blend and amonia free automatically make me feel like it is less damaging than traditional hair coloring.  Also, the tear drop shape dispenser is cute :)

If you go to the Garnier website, there is a little 3 questions survey you can take and it will give you recommended color that is best for your hair.

Have you tried it? 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel Review and Swatches

I am so looking forward to Spring.  Flowers are blooming, the days are longer, warmer.   For me, Spring is fresh, dewy makeup and I am loving MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel as a pretty highlighter.

Price:  $20

Is this a limited edition?  No


MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel is a pearlescent golden pink liquid highlighter.  It is advertise as a bronzer but I think it is too light for that purpose, unless you are lighter than NC/NW20 then perhaps it may works.  Regardless, it is one of the most beautiful liquid highlighter I have ever tried.  It gives a natural, subtle luminous glow.  Beside using this as a highlighter for specific area on your face, it also works well when mix with foundation for an all over glow.  I love using this during summer to sheer out heavier coverage foundation.  The only cons is that it is a little expensive in my opinion. 
Rating:  4.5/5

Disclosure:  The product(s) being review was purchased by me for personal use or review purpose.


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