Wednesday, March 5, 2014

DIY Easy and Affordable Bracelets

Hi-ya! So I've been into jewelry making for the past 4-5 months, but never actually do it, so i decided to order some jewelry making stuff and make my own! You can make tons of other type of jewels with this method, just use your creativity.

I'm going to show how to make 2 different bracelets today, this is the basic method, very easy and simple. I am planning on doing other types of jewelries in the future since i bought some wires (for wire jewelry making), pendants, and bases (earring bases and ring bases).

WARNING: Tons of pictures are coming your way ;)

What you'll need:

  1. Round-nose Plier
  2. Pendants of your choice
  3. This is not necessary, i recommend using 2 round-nose pliers instead of using this, i don't have another one so i'm using the wire cutting plier
  4. 4 & 7 : Plain chain for jewelry making (I have silver and antique brass, you can use any color you want!)
  5. Jump rings 
  6. Tbh i have no idea what these are called, i'm just gonna call it a connector (this is the old fashioned style, you can use a lobster clasp too!)
** Note: I will list where to buy some of the things i mentioned below under this post along with the link, however i bought a couple of things on october so the listings are expired  and i couldn't find the new ones, sorry!

Here's a closeup pictures:







Bracelet #1

STEP 1

  • Wrap the chain around your wrist to measure the length. After that cut the chain.
STEP 2



  • Grab a jump ring and open it. Take a look of the first and second picture to see how to open it correctly. Do not stretch the jump ring, instead, grab the ends with the pliers and push one up and one down. Because if you stretch it, the jump ring wont close perfectly causing the chain to slip off. After that, take the connector and connect the end of the chain we just cut with it using the jump ring. By now you've done the base of the bracelet!
STEP 3

  • This is the fun part! You can use any pendant you'd like for this part. I decided to use a key, a telephone, and a clock pendant. Simply use a jump ring to connect them to the bracelet! If you want it to be detachable, you can replace the jump rings with lobster clasps and voila, you got yourself a charm bracelet!
Bracelet #2

STEP 1
  • Repeat step number 1 and 2 from the first bracelet
STEP 2

  • Fold the bracelet base in half to determine the middle, and then cut it. 
STEP 3

  • Pick the pendant of your choice. Just make sure it has double ends. Then with the jump ring, connect them together. As easy as that! And there you have it!

You can wear these bracelets or put it in a box and give it as a gift! Not only it's easy and pretty, it's also affordable. I believe none of the things i used cost more than $5 each!

Every single of the things i used can be found at eBay and yes i did buy everything from eBay. Here's the link of some of the things i bought.

* A Pack of 14 Silver Key Pendants: http://bit.ly/1kyUGjp
* Jump Rings (I used the 5mm): http://bit.ly/1e2qc1w
* Chain: http://bit.ly/1mW3Bgs

Just a reminder: I bought some of the pendants and a couple of other stuff on october so the listings already expired and i couldn't find the new ones. Here's the keywords i used:

* Lobster clasp
* Pendants
* Key pendants
* Jewelry findings

FTC: This isn't a sponsored post. The links are not affiliate links.

Thank you for reading, hope it helps you at some point!

Xoxo

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sponsored Review: Lavie Lash

Hiya! I'm back with another review! Last week i received a package from Lavie Lash. I've always been a fan of false lashes, i used to collect them. 


They sent me 3 lovely false lashes. My personal favorite is snowdrop, which is the short and full one. What i noticed about this brand is, not only it's handmade, but it's also high quality yet affordable with just IDR 30.000/pair. Some of the lashes i've collected are a lot more expensive, but sadly it was cheaply made. 

Lavie Lash made with 100% sterilized human hair. I totally recommend this brand if you love false lashes (PS: This is my honest opinion, my opinion can't be bought). 

(Snowdrop)




Overall i'm really pleased with the quality and the price, i feel like everyone can afford it. 

For more info you can check: http://www.lavielash.com

Disclaimer: I was sent this product(s) for free. ALL opinions are 100%  my own. I did not receive money in exchange for this review. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Update!

Happy (extremely late) new year! So sorry for the lack of post, i've been really caught up with everything. I was on vacation with my family and i've been doing college stuff. Also i lost my camera, in my own house... That's how clumsy i am. I've been looking for days but haven't found it yet, so there won't be any shot/post until i find it, but thankfully i pre-shot some photos for reviews, so i'll be posting that sometime soon.

Other than spending some quality time with my families and doing college stuff, all i do lately is sitting in front of my computer and watch youtube... That's it. I have no life. I can spend hours upon hours just watching vlogs from Shane Dawson, WatchUsLiveandStuff (Anthony & Kalel), Zoella, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee, Jacksgap, Danisnotonfire, Bart (Bart Baker's new vlog channel), livinlikelindsey, and so many more... I just love youtubers and their daily vlogs since i have no life...

Anyway, hope you had a good year so far!

Xoxo


Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Minute Tutorial: New Year's Eve Easy Nail Art

Hi-ya! Sorry again for being M.I.A, i did not abandon this blog though. So who else feels 'naked' when their nails aren't nicely painted? Just me? Alright then, but i still gonna give you the tutorial. This is a super easy nail art design. Plus it makes your nails extra festive and not so dull with just a solid color of nail polish. I'm a nail girl, i feel so weird and uncomfortable when my nails aren't perfectly polished or painted. I had a Christmas dinner and my nails are looking so plain, so i did a quick nail art using some glitter and nail studs literally 3 hours before the dinner. I'm just weird like that..

Anyway, here's what you'll need:


Here's the list of the exact product i used:
  • O.P.I - Original Nail Envy
  • Revlon - Black Lingerie
  • O.P.I - Alpine Snow
  • O.P.I - Glitzerland
  • O.P.I - Save Me
  • Revlon Double Twist Top Coat (Not in the picture)
  • Dotting Tools (You'll need a bigger and a smaller end)
  • The brush in the picture is a thin nail art brush, i couldn't find the one i used, i was using a liner brush (i got the dotting tool and nail art brushes from born pretty store)




  • Step 1 

For the thumb, paint your thumbnails with white polish then using the bigger end of a dotting tool and the gold polish create 4-5 dots vertically. 
  • Step 2

For your pointer and pinky finger, apply the white polish. Using the liner brush or nail art striper make 3-4 lines vertically. Start on the middle for easier application. 
  • Step 3


For your middle finger. (again) Apply a white polish. Then dot some black polish using the dotting tool. Gradually, make the dots smaller and smaller. Finish it with a fine glitter polish. 
  • Step 4

Ring finger. Apply black polish. Then paint the tip using the glitter polish. With the liner brush slowly bring down the glitter, not too much though! Just make sure you can still see the black. PS: Ignore my bad henna between my knuckles. 

Finish it all with a clear top coat and you're pretty much done! Do add a little twist if you want to (you can change the vertical lines to diagonal, or for the thumb, dot it all over with the gold polish) Use your own creativity! 

Hope you enjoy this post and have a great new year's eve!

Xoxo
 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Nail Of The Day: Geometric Nails

 Sorry for the lack of post! I've been busy with college stuff. Here's my nail of the day! I followed a tutorial by Janelle (Her youtube channel is Elleandish, check her out, she's awesome!).

Here's the tutorial if you want to do it too! 


Xoxo

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

November Favorites!

Wow, it's been a while since i've done monthly favorites, the last one is June Favorites i believe. I didn't any favorites on previous months simply because i didn't try too many stuff. I have tons of  non beauty favorites (especially songs because it's been 5 months, so beware).

Beauty


Bioderma Sensibio this is a cold favorite, i mean, who doesn't love Bioderma? This is most gentle makeup remover i've ever tried, yet still removes makeup thoroughly. I'm thinking about getting the smaller bottle for travel, it'll come in handy!
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry this product has saved my life so many times. There are times when my hair looks so gross, but i don't have time to wash it. Plus the cherry one smells sooo good!
Chanel CC Cream i believe most people are familiar with this, it's pretty popular. I'd say this is the best cc/bb/tinted moisturizer/cream i've used. It has medium coverage (but you can build it up) and a little goes a long way with this guy. Review is coming soon. 
O.P.I - Glitzerland i've been looking for a gold polish for so long, but for some reason i never buy any until i found this. It's the perfect gold/bronzy color. 
O.P.I - Save Me is one of  the prettiest glitter polish i've seen. It's kinda hard to remove it, but it's well worth it for the prettiness!
Beauty Blender-ish from BornPrettyStore this is a really great product for the price. I never use the original beauty blender so i can't compare it. But it makes my foundation looks so smooth and flawless without being cakey. 
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub since it's december and the weather is getting colder, my lips is so chapped. So i've been applying lip balms a lot and scrubbing it twice a week. I just love how you can just lick it off of your lips. It doesn't taste like bubblegum, but it's still good, taste sweet like sugar, because it is sugar.
Maybelline Colortattoo in Tough As Toupe when i go out, sometimes i'm to lazy to do my eye makeup, so i just apply this on my eyelid and set it with a similar eyeshadow for stand-alone-eyeshadow. 


Non Beauty

* Sully & Mike iPhone Case from eBay (this is really random, but i love it, it's so cute!)
  • Songs
* Avril Lavigne - Bitchin' Summer
* Avril Lavigne - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
* Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
* Bring Me The Horizon - Sleepwalking
* Bring Me The Horizon - Shadow Moses
* Bring Me The Horizon - Deathbeds
(Sorry, i just love BMTH's album, Sempiternal)
* We Are The In Crowd - Never Be What You Want
* We Are The In Crowd - Both Sides Of The Story
* Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble 
* Tonight Alive - Lonely Girl
* Parachute - Forever and Always (Yes i cried listening to this song, it's so sad)
* Cassadee Pope - 11
* Corey Gray - Wrecking Ball Cover
  • TV Show
* The Vampire Diaries (Duh ;)) 
* The Originals (Although i miss Klaus in TVD, but The Originals is really amazing)
  • People
* Matt Nicholls - Bring Me The Horizon's drummer
He's like.... The Jack Barakat of BMTH, he's cute, he's talented, he's silly, he's funny and he's disgusting, i love him.
* Alan Ashby - Of Mice and Men's guitarist 
I'd say the hottest/cutest ginger ever, and the fact that he love cats & only 3 years older than me just... I'm sold, i love him.
* Bart Baker - Youtuber
He's a parody genius, if that even a thing. His parodies are incredible. The lyrics are amazingly true and he put so much efforts into it. 

I believe that is all my favorites for November. 

Xoxo