DIY Makeup Remover + New Layout Theme!

April 5, 2014

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Notice anything new around here? Yup, I got a cute new blog theme! I hope that you all find the new layout fast and easy to navigate. My sweet brother worked super hard to customize it so that it would be easier for you all to find all my DIYs. I’m so happy to finally be back and share a new DIY with you all. I’ve been on a run with beauty DIY projects, and I thought I’d share a quick DIY for a girl-on-the-go. A lot of you liked the homemade dry shampoo I put up some time ago since it was so quick and easy to whip up, and when I came across this idea, I just couldn’t resist sharing it with you all.  There’s something about olive oil that just makes me want to use it in every beauty project I do. It’s super versatile, you can put it hair masks, face treatments, and now makeup removers. But the main reason I love using it is because it penetrates into the skin, leaving it soft. Unlike other makeup removers, this gentle, natural one won’t strip your skin and leave it feeling irritated. Instead, it’ll take off even the hardest to remove makeup, such as waterproof mascara, without causing any harm to sensitive skin. I still recommend trying it out on a patch of skin first, just to make sure you aren’t allergic to anything, especially since the eye area is very fragile and should be well taken care of.

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DIY: Egg and Olive Oil Hair Mask

February 28, 2014

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I know what you’re thinking…eggs in my hair? No thanks. But honestly, using an egg mask for your hair isn’t that bad. In fact, you’ll probably be amazed at how healthy and soft your hair feels after using this egg hair mask. You know all those hair products on shelves that boast of being rich in proteins? Well, eggs provide the same benefits for your hair. Egg yolk contains high amounts of fatty acids and Vitamin A, which help to fight against dry scalps.  Combined with the olive oil, eggs make a great conditioner, promoting shine and silkiness. I’ve also heard that an egg mask is great for repairing damaged hair from those many times  that we have spent curling, straightening, and using chemical products on our hair. Try using this treatment 1-2 times a month for great looking and healthy hair!

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DIY: Fruit Ice Cubes

February 13, 2014

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Surprise, double post for you all today! I decided to go ahead and share this cool DIY today as well, just in case some of you want to use this sweet idea for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. I love adding these special fruit ice cubes to my drink and I think that no Valentine’s Day celebration is complete without them. After recently finding my heart ice cube mold, I’ve gone crazy and I’ve come up with different ways to use it! If you don’t own a heat-shaped mold, feel free to use whatever mold you have at home. I just thought that this idea was perfect for Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

DIY Inspiration: Last minute Valentine’s Day Cards!

 

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t gotten a card for your special someone, you don’t need to fret. My amazing sister came up with these neat Valentine cards that are cute, creative, and adorable!  They are the perfect cards to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.  Often, we all get too caught up in finding the “perfect” Valentine’s gift. The real perfect gift is something that you can DIY. After all, a gift made from your hands is much more valuable than something bought from a store. Find some inspiration from these cards and add your own creative ideas to create a beautiful card that has a personal touch.  Continue reading

DIY: Candle Wax Melts

February 12, 2014

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Ready for a DIY that will melt your heart? ;) Happy *almost* Valentine’s Day everyone! The special occasion is only a couple of days away and many of us have yet to buy that special someone a nice gift. But as I always say, why buy when you can DIY? Whether you’ll be spending the day with your Valentine or be giving yourself a relaxing treat at home, these heart-shaped wax melts are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I have tons of half-burned candles lying around my house. Often, I forget to burn them and they just end up going to waste. This is a great way to repurpose your candles into something extra special that you can gift to someone or enjoy yourself.  I like to use these wax melts with my wax warmer so they leave a nice scent in my home. Hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day and as always, don’t forget to check back for more DIYs. Continue reading

DIY: Easy Dry Shampoo

February 2, 2014

 

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I don’t know about you all, but I think washing your hair every single day is quite a hassle and leaves your hair looking dull. I’ve been told a bunch that you should wash your hair only 2-3 times per week so that you don’t accidently get rid of the good oil/nutrients that your hair naturally produces. This would be easy for me except the fact that my long, wavy hair prefers to get oily and flat in a short amount of time. Continue reading

DIY: Jewelry Tree Holder

January 10, 2014

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Hello everyone! I’m super excited to share a neat DIY jewelry storage method today! I, for one, have tons of jewelry lying around in my drawers, and I’m sure that many of you do too. Jewelry is too pretty to be stuffed in drawers, so sometimes I like to display it in different ways. This  jewelry tree storage method/display is perfect to brighten up your decor and add a nice elegant touch to your bedroom. Jewelry Tree Collage

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DIY: Cinnamon Scrub

January 6, 2014

DIY: Cinnamon Scrub

Happy 2014! I am super excited for this year and can’t wait to share even more DIYs with you all! Also, the giveaway winner has been selected and I will be contacting you shortly through email! Congratulations, Emily! Today, I’m going to share with you all another DIY scrub recipe. I know, I know… you must all be thinking that I am way too obsessed with scrubs, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this amazing smelling (and tasting) cinnamon scrub. It’s super versatile, you can make it into a lip scrub or a foot scrub. You can even give it as a gift to a friend by adding cute labels! Depending on how abrasive/moisturizing you want your scrub to be, I would suggest experimenting with the amount of olive oil. Have fun pampering yourself and as always, send me pictures and let me know how it turned out!

DIY: Cinnamon Scrub

 

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DIY: Orange Tea Lights

December 26, 2013

DIY: Orange Tea Lights

With the holidays in full swing, I thought I’d share a nice diy for the home with you all. These pretty diy orange tea lights are sure to brighten up your place and leave your home smelling fresh! After seeing some cute orange peel candles on pinterest (here) , I decided to try the craft out. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well. After trying to get the orange’s “wick” to light up for half an hour, I gave up and decided to take the easy route out. Instead, I placed a small tea light candle inside the carved out orange. I found that this was a good alternative to the pinterest picture I had seen. Try out both methods, and let me know which one works best for you! *Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway here! It will end on the 31st of December!*

DIY: Orange Tea Lights

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Materials:

Oranges, Spoon, Knife, Cutting board, Tea lights

 

 

 

Step 1 (Cutting the orange) 

1. Cut the orange about 1/4 of the way. (Not in half)

 

 

 

 

Step 1 (Orange Cut Fully)

 

 

 

Step 2 (Scoop the pulp out)

2. Scoop out the pulp from both sides.

 

 

Step 3 (Orange with no pulp)

3. You can see that some of the pulp is still there. To get the best result, use a sharp knife.

 

 

Step 4 (Put the candle in) 

4. Place a tea light candle inside the orange. Cut out a shape on the other half to create a nice effect when you place it on top.

Finished Project

DIY: CD Ornament + HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

December 1, 2013

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share with you all my newest Youtube video which includes the surprise that I promised, A GIVEAWAY! But before I get into that, let me talk about the DIY project. So, since Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over, we all can officially start decorating for Christmas, which means bringing out the Christmas tree and ornaments! I decided to DIY an ornament of my own, and decided that this CD ornament would perfect. It’s easy, cheap, and looks gorgeous. After filming the video, I realized that instead of cutting the CD into only squares, I should have cut it into many different shapes and sizes. Also, depending on the CD/DVD you choose, you may or may not have to separate the two parts of the CD from each other. Separating the two parts of the CD allows you to cut it into pieces more easily (If none of this is making sense, watch the video first). If you have any questions about the project, do let me know in the comment section below!

Okay, now on to the GIVEAWAY! So, Nobia kindly provided me two items to giveaway to my readers, which are both featured in my newest video. There will be one winner, but I have a special 50% off discount code for all of my readers! Just enter this code at checkout: CUTEDYS50. This code is valid through December 31, 2013.

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I am going to be using Rafflecopter to determine the winner, so make sure you enter your email address above with Rafflecopter. There are a few rules:

1. You must be subscribed to my Youtube channel.

2. You must be subscribed to his blog by email.

To gain additional entries, you can like Cutediys on  Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and/or leave a comment below letting me know what type of DIYs you’d like to see in the future.

Also, this giveaway is only open to my United States readers (Sorry to my Canada/International readers, I will have something for you soon! You can still use the coupon code!) And you must be 18 years or older or have parent’s permission to enter.

This giveaway will close on December 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM. One winner will be chosen randomly and contacted shortly after. FTC: Nobia kindly provided the two items for the giveaway. I am not being paid to write this post/make this video.
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