June 25, 2015

5 new things

1. Eos Melon Lip Balm 
2. Dior Addict Lip Glow 
3. Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil Blonde
4. Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Waterproof Mascara 
5. Pink Warm & Cozy Body Mist 

March 18, 2015

DIY 3 Tier Cake Stand $5

A few days ago I threw tea party to celebrate my 18th party. Since three tier cake stands are pretty iconic for afternoon tea, I knew that I either wanted to either buy one or make my own. After scouting pinterest for inspiration, here's what I came up with. 

I think these photograph really nicely-- since they're clear, I think you can really get away with the fact that they're made of plastic. 

All these supplies cost me less than $5 to buy. Hope you enjoy! 

1. Hot Glue Gun 
2. Wide mouth mason jars 
4. Chinet plates (clear plastic plates) 

1. Center each jar on your plastic plates, alternating plate, jar, plate, jar, plate. 
2. Secure your structure with hot glue on the top and bottom of each jar.
It's a good idea to slide something firm under the base while transporting your filled cake stand(as shown in the first photo). 
all done! 

February 8, 2015

Valentines Day Manicure

Sephora Forumla X - A+ 
Elf Nail Polish - Pot of Gold 

Happy (almost) Valentines day! Here's my manicure for the week. Click here for a super helpful tip for making perfect hearts for your next nail design. 

February 3, 2015

OOTD: Agent Carter Inspired

Simple Black T Shirt - Uniqlo
Dark Purple Pleated Skirt - Uniqlo
Sheer Black Tights - H&M
Mary Jane Heels - Nine West 
Red Lipstick -  Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish 01 

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November 1, 2014


Happy Halloween from the Madelines!! 

 My post as a Matryoshka doll from last year did pretty well so I thought that I'd make an updated post about this year's costume.  It was super easy to make and I think it went quite well! At school, one teacher came up to us during lunch and told us that she absolutely loved our costume and that when she saw one of us walking by her classroom, she completely stopped teaching. So I guess that means it's somewhat accurate! 

Materials :

-A Floppy Sun Hat ($5 from Party City)  
- White Knee High Socks 
- Black Flats 
- White Gloves ($1 from Joannes) 
- Royal Blue Dress (which we borrowed from various friends)
- Fabric Glue
- 1 yard of Royal Blue Fabric (Per Person)
- 1/4 yard of White Fleece (Per Person)
- Red Ribbon
- Safety Pins
- lastly, and of course this is optional, but we had a friend wear my old nun costume from a school musical.. we probably wouldn't have had a nun if the costume weren't so easily available.

Think of it as a circle skirt for your shoulders. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably don't even need to read the tutorial. But for everyone else, this caplet only takes a few steps! 

1. Purchase the royal blue material fabric (or a color that will match your dress best) I purchased 1 yard per person. Since I was making Caplets for three people, I bought 3 yards. 

2. I used this tutorial  to cut out the neck hole. Skip over to the "Big Girl Tutorial" which shows you how to fold and cut out a 2.5 radius hole in the center of the fabric. 

3. Once you have a suspicious hole right smack dab in the middle of your fabric, shape the caplet by rounding off the edges as shown in the photo above. It's easiest to try it on and make a few marks. Don't worry if it's not a circle. Ours was quite oblong. 

4. Cut out two half moons of white fleece and glue those on as your collar 

5. Finish off with a red ribbon bow in-between the two half-moons, safety pinned from the inside of your caplet, and you're good to go!