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I love wine bottles and I have been trying to find something creative to do with them. Well, I've found it! All you need for this project is hot glue and spray paint and any other ribbons or accessories for it. Also, if you can proficiently write with a hot glue gun, I applaud you! (Didn't realize until just now that the box in the background is actually my wine bottle holder!)
I love fashion rings but I hate the green ring that sometimes comes along with them. A green ring around your finger is always a dead giveaway that you're not wearing a ring of high-quality metals. The cause is copper in your ring and it reacts with your skin causing the green color. Well, you can easily fix that. Apply clear nail polish on the inside of your ring. Easy breezy.
My husband's nanny taught me how to make tea the Wright way. Get it? The W-RIGHT way! Now I'm going to tell you how to make it. Step by step.
Step 1. Use purified water or well water. Do NOT use tap water. That right there will ruin your tea. When you boil tap water, sometimes you'll see an ugly foam rise to the top. Well water or purified water doesn't do that. (Any brand of purified water will do.)
Step 2. I use Lipton Blackberry Pomegranate, I use it the most because it's my husband's favorite. It's so delish! You can use whatever kind of tea your heart desires, but if possible, try not to use the dollar stuff.
Step 3. You can use a tea kettle or a 2qt. pot.
Step 4. Pour your purified water in your kettle or 2qt. pot along with approximately 3 tea bags.
Step 5. Turn to high heat and let it boil. Let it boil a few seconds and shut the heat off. Let it simmer.
Step 6. After it has stopped boiling, discard the tea bags and CAREFULLY pour your 2qts into a 1gal container and fill the rest of the way with purified water.
Serve over ice. (Believe it or not, but ice makes a big difference in the taste.)
The reason I went so in depth with the details is because apparently it's hard for some people to make good tea...and I've tasted some pretty bad tea.
The next time you make cinnamon toast for your kids or your sweetie, take a cookie cutter and place it on the bread before you sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on it. Simple idea, but very cute!
Can you believe that this razor had actually been sitting in my shower, building up water scum, for about three weeks now? (I left it there for this reason, I'm not gross!) If you have a disposable razor that you're about to throw out, try rubbing it on a pair of old jeans. You'll get a few more good uses out of it. I suggest using your husband's rough Wrangler's, but if that's not accessible, any pair will do. Just don't do it on your Calvin Klein's or Dolce & Gabbana's!
You can make your own exfoliating oatmeal soap and glitter soap. Oatmeal is great for your skin, especially for dry or itchy skin. Glitter soap is just cute, and little girls love it. IMPORTANT - ONLY use cosmetic glitter when making soap. DO NOT USE CRAFT GLITTER.
Step 1. Take a bar of soap and cut it into small pieces and put them in a small pot with a teaspoon of water.
Step 2. Turn the heat on medium and melt down the soap.
Step 3. Pour desired amount of dry oats (or glitter) into the soap and mix well. (I even add a bit of moisturizing lotion.)
Step 4. Pour mixture into a mold and smooth the mixture out.
Step 5. Place mold in the refrigerator or the freezer for quick drying.
Cool, huh? The oats will make your skin feel clean and soft. If you're not sure what type of soap to use, I suggest Jergen's Original. Once again, ONLY use cosmetic glitter!
Soap scum and build up in the shower and bath is one of my pet peeves. I used to think the only way to get rid of it was elbow grease. Well, ladies, not anymore! I've heard about cleaning your shower with vinegar, but I took it with a grain of salt. I should have taken it a lot more serious (would have saved me some aches and pains!). For your shower head, soak it in a bowl of vinegar for an hour and rinse. You'll definitely feel a difference in your water pressure, it's great for shower heads that don't like to swivel or turn anymore. For your shower and/or tub, dampen paper towels in vinegar and lay them in your shower, including your faucet and nobs. Let them sit for about an hour or two and just wipe the scum away.
I feel like everyone should know this, but if not, I'll share it. Toothpaste is a great jewelry cleaner. You want to use actual tooth paste and not a gel. Just take an old tooth brush and toothpaste and scrub. Good as new!
(Look at all the extra space!)
My husband and I have a lot of scarves and it doesn't help that I keep knitting more. I was on Pinterest the other day and came across this awesome space saver idea. Requires only a hanger and shower curtain rings. I used a wire hanger because my husband has a bad habit about tugging on hangers when getting an article of clothing, always resulting in a broken hanger.
(The bottom, right side is the one I fixed.)
Happy New Year! Here's a product that every girl will find useful. If you've dropped your eyeshadow or your powder and it broke, do not toss it! This trick will smooth it right back out. All you need is your broken powder or eyeshadow and rubbing alcohol.
Step 1. Use some sort of stick or a butter knife to break it entirely up.
Step 2. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into the powder and stir it up really well.
Step 3. Smooth the surface.
Step 4. Let it dry!
There. Your make-up is back in action and ready to turn heads!
Stop wasting your money on expensive cleaner! Stop it right now! A decent dish detergent and water in a squirt bottle does wonders. I use this stuff on everything, really. Counters, linoleum, carpets, everything. Especially carpets. This stuff gets almost any stain out. If it doesn't, I'm sorry and continue buying your expensive cleaner. Just spray it on the stain, rub it in then vacuum. For all over use, you definitely want to test it out on a non-visible section of carpet. (Just like they tell you to on every bottle of cleaner.) I also suggest getting a really good smelling fragrance. It will make your carpet so fresh and clean. Just spray all over, let sit, then vacuum. (You can also try putting liquid fabric softener in it too for scent.)
Yep. I made an uh-oh and accidentally cracked the edge of a mirror when I was replacing it back into the frame after painting it. After kicking myself in the rear-end, I figured out a way to hide my mistake. If you have an unsightly crack in a mirror, try doing something like this. My husband didn't notice until several months later when I wore those necklaces for a Halloween costume.
(Aren't those little shoes freakin' cute?!)
If you have cats that enjoy terrorizing all or your decorations, this should be great for you. Instead of tossing a candle jar when it's used up, clean it out and add your own creative touch to it. I use mine as a table arrangement but I also have a few setting around the house. I used ribbon, beads, and buttons and the cats can't get to it.
I picked this up the other day because I needed some more shimmer eye shadow. Turns out, this stuff actually is great for making the smokey eye look. It even gives you the "1, 2, 3, 4" steps. Can't get much easier than that. Go to your local Wal-Mart with a fist full of ones and demand your shimmery goodness! You actually only need a $5 bill but "fist full of ones" sounded better.
If you have a ton of ribbon laying around like me, you'll definitely want to try this. I used an old make-up remover box. An old baby wipes box works too! Line up your ribbon neatly in the box, pull the loose pieces through. BAM!...That might have been too exaggerated, we'll use "TA-DA!" instead...TA-DA! No more tangled ribbon!
Even your house key can be chic with this easy project! All you need is glitter and nail polish over coat (or super glue). I used clear coat because we rent and my keys aren't actually MINE and the clear coat is easy to remove with nail polish remover.
If you need it explained, all you have to do is paint one side of the key with the clear coat, glitter it, and let it dry. You'll probably want to go back over it with the clear coat so you don't have glitter everywhere.
So, get to glittering! Enjoy!