Monday, January 30, 2012

great make [3] & a pony surprise

After a week's hiatus I'm back with my great make: my application to become a member of the Orientation Support Team here at Fairfield.

I've been working on this for the past few days, semi-hurriedly since I've been very busy with school work and studying. The text talks about my personality, my love of nature, and my creativity, which manifest themselves into characteristics I find in myself beneficial to a person leading freshman through Orientation. 

In other news, I received my giveaway prize from Pony People! I can't decide if I want to send the postcards or just hang them around my room, they're too cool :3 I totally adore the Animal Farm reference of "4 legs good, 2 legs bad" they used as their theme.

Not to mention they threw in this tiny plastic pony as well, he'll be chilling near my bed for the rest of the semester (:

Monday, January 16, 2012

great make [2]

Here's my belated make of the week- my hair! Between packing and being out I didn't have time to post about it yesterday, but here are a few pictures to show you how it came out :3

After 2 rounds of bleach, this is what it looked like

I love how it looks! I'm hoping it'll stay this color for a while and won't fade much.

As of today I'm back at school, hopefully I'll be able to keep up blogging as usual!

Friday, January 13, 2012

you've got mail

A few days ago I got some mail from Lola Blue Blog, aka my giveaway prize! I'm always excited to get mail and this was no exception (: Here's a peek at what I got!

I can't wait to use that polish! And the samples of course, I've tried the perfume & it's lovely (sweet and warm, and reminds me of this scent from Victoria's Secret). I've always wanted to try using eyeshadow primer so this is the perfect opportunity. I've been getting more into makeup and beauty products lately, maybe since I started my Birchbox subscription?

Only a few more days till I'm back at school, I feel like this weekend will include lots of packing & organizing (which happen to be some of my favorite things!)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

what i wore: shades of yellow

Dress: gifted
Sweater: Macy's
Tights: Anthropologie
Belt: Anthropologie
Leg warmers: Joyce Leslie
Boots: Target
Jewelry: handmade
Nails: Pacific Blue 420 by Sally Hansen & Snow-man of my Dreams 368 by Nicole by OPI

This shoot was fun but chilly! I'm hoping to get one more outfit photo shoot in before I go back to school, but only if the weather holds up.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

great make [1]

As part of my New Year's Resolution I've decided to do a weekly themed post, so I'm finally introducing...

This is going along with another goal of doing something crafty every day, I'll pick my favorite thing each Sunday night and say a few things about it. Whew. Now the introduction's over, here's what I made this week!

A few doodles here, a few doodles there, mostly the result of watching shows on Hulu while being at my desk and playing too much Pokemon, heh. I got some pretty huge watercolor paper for Christmas so in the future I plan to outline/paint a whole landscape, who knows when I'll have time for it though.

I'm nearing the final countdown of going back to school, hopefully staying busy and making this last week count!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

i've been spotted!

Exciting news in the world of of the great perhaps (well for me anyways, haha)! One of my submissions was accepted on craftgawker, which has resulted in pageviews pageviews pageviews for the past few days. Not a bad way to start the new year, eh?
I've also determined what my weekly themed post will be... I'll reveal it to you with the first part of the series on Sunday night!
Lastly I'll be having some fun bleaching and then dying the tips of my hair blueish-purple later on today. Oh yes, there will be pictures. I've never died my hair before so you can imagine how excited I am!

Stay lovely readers,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

wire bow DIY

Hello all! I've come to you with an easy DIY today that you can experiment with to make some trendy-cute jewelry. I found a few spools of colored wire in my closet the other day and this is what I came up with!

1. Make a simple loop in the wire like so

2. Loop around in the other direction so the wire looks like a bow-tie

3. Finish up by looping the wire around the middle once more to pull the whole thing together

And there you go! I made a whole string of these, then added a little loop-and-hook clasp on the end and turned it into a bracelet, but I think these bows are so cute there could be a million other uses for them :3

Thanks for reading & I hope you're having a great day!