Sunday, September 28, 2014

Birchbox upcycle

DIY ~ Upcycled Birchbox Makeup Box

I have about a million of these boxes and I'm always looking for way to put them to use. I came across some directions on a blog that I could actually follow and i have to say, I love how it came out.

You'll need: 5 empty Birchboxes (specifically, 5 box bottoms and 3 box tops), 3 Birchbox ribbons, xacto knife (or scissors) and duck tape (not pictured)

Take two box bottoms and cut off a long side from each.

These will be the left and right sides of your main box, with the open end facing forward.

Take the pieces you just cut off and cut each in half width-wise.  These will be your 'drawer runners'.

Start from the bottom of one side box, and use a box bottom as a guide.  Use duck tape to firmly secure one and then two cardboard strips in place.

Repeat for the other box, and make sure that they line up properly.  I did my runners kind of weird, I wanted each side different so the drawers would be sure to rest easily.  This is a matter of preference, and you could do them any way you want!

Now it's time to construct the rest!  Take a box top and cut off a long end.  This is now going to be the main box's bottom, with the open end facing front.

Take another box top and cut off all the sides.  This will cover up the opening in the main box's back.  Grab another box top and leave it untouched.  Time to assemble!

I used more duck tape to hold the back in place, as well as to secure the two sides to the box bottom.  This is the back view.

And this is the front view.  Coming together nicely!  Time to make drawers.

Grab your xacto knife and make a small incision in a box bottom's front center.  Insert both ends of the ribbon, leaving a loop outside.

Tie the two ribbon ends together and knot them, then trim the ends.  Repeat two more times for the two other drawers.

And here's the finished product!  Granted, it's a little wobbly.  But hey!  I think it's absolutely fabulous!  My daughter already wants me to make one for her.  (And I seriously have enough boxes to make at least 2 more!)

Let me know if you make this!  I'd love to see how yours turns out!


September Birchbox

September Ipsy

Friday, September 26, 2014

Azure Naturals ULTIMATE VITAMIN C Skin Repair Serum Review + Giveaway.

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I have been using the product for a little over a week and so far I really love using this product. I look forward to seeing the long term results

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bye Bye Gall Bladder

A lot of things got put off because I had Surgery at the end of September. I ASSumed with all my time off I could do lots of blogging, catch up on school, and a ton of other random things. Let me just say, NONE of that happened. I took a few pics, did my nails once and slept... a lot...
I dont know if you know this, but there is a lot of waiting that goes along with having surgery. lots of boring waiting....
Since I recently lost my cat Trent, I brought a stuffed animal version I had found in some boxes I had recently brought over from my parents house
(because I thought I would have time to go through them, lol)
My Besty brought me a Hobbs :-)
I basically looked like a giant 5 year old hanging out in pre-OP
they kept me smiling, no nerves here, just smiles
Sexy Leggings for everyone!!!
Cool headware
(and lots of pain meds)
Selfie mode was definitely activated 
Selfies with my Besty back home
Selfies with my BF's daughter
She was the best helper that weekend. She even helped me paint my toes <3

I couldnt see my incisions, had to take pictures of that just to get an idea
The one thing I did do, an awesome Anime Manicure

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Victoria's Secret Vox Box!

I have to admit, I was massively surprised by how different the VSSport fit, not to mention how great it made me look!!!!