Thursday, May 26, 2011

Project "Finish This Stuff"

I have been inspired by the lovely ladies on Beauty Broadcast's facebook page to come up with a version of "project X pan".  I went through my bathroom and came up with many items that I really want to finish up because they are either old, don't like very much, or almost gone anyway.  I always feel that since I spent money on products, I should do my best to finish each rather than throw any away.  The only exception is if the product is extremely expired and has/had active ingredients that could cause issues if they were used so far past expiration.
I've decided that I don't care much for the polish remover, nor do I care for the Dr. Scholl's product that claims to be a cream that removes foot calluses.  For me, it hasn't worked at all.

The CeraVe is alright, but when I changed to a stronger night treatment, I started peeling and decided that it was because this lotion felt more like putting a gel rather than a moisturizer.

I like the Sally Hansen hand and cuticle cream but absolutely hate the package since you can't get everything out.  I have since sliced open the tube and have gotten almost a week's worth of uses out and there is still more.

I used ELF's zit zapper for about a week on some really sore pimples and did not notice any difference in the size of them.  As far as I am concerned, there are better treatments available.

I like the Neutrogena face wash, but I have so many cleansers open and in use that it was time to use up a bottle.  I have a new bottle of this in reserve, which my project does not include.

As for the mini tube of hand cream, the tube of foot lotion, and the 2 chapsticks, they are all just old and need to be used up so that I can use newer products.

This is not all of the products that I want to finish; some are so close to being finished that one more day and it will be gone so I didn't count these.

**All items purchased by me or my mom

Friday, May 20, 2011

Minnie Mouse fan teddy bear

I bought a really inexpensive plain white teddy bear from a craft store and personalized it.  I turned it into a Minnie Mouse fan.  This would look cute in other colors as well.

My supplies were:

  • small teddy bear
  • hot pink felt
  • black felt
  • black and white colors of Scribbles fabric paint
  • snap
  • needle and thread
  • strong, fast, clear drying glue (527 Multi-Use glue)
I cut out a strip of the hot pink felt to make into a skirt and put a running stitch at the top in order to be able to draw it up to fit the bear's body.  I then attached the snap pieces.  I painted the skirt last so that I would be able to hide any stitch marks with the glue.

The mouse ears band is simply a small strip of black felt glued straight onto the bear's head.  I then glued 2 black circles that I had cut out.  They were attached by putting the glue on the edge and holding for a few seconds.  

The bow is 2 pieces of pink felt folded in half and glued in the center, then painted.  This was glued on last and using the same method as the black circles.

The final step was free-handing  Mouse head on each foot.  This part was inspired by a stuffed animal I had seen on the Disney Store's website a couple of years ago.

**All items purchased by me

Friday, May 13, 2011

My pretty manicure

I did a little twist on a classic french manicure by completely changing the colors.

  • base of Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
  • 3 coats of Sinful Colors in Beautiful Girl #314
  • tips in Wet n Wild's Magic Trident #33594 from the Mermaid's Cove 2011 collection
  • Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (in between all coats of color and on top)

I'm pretty sure this is one of my favorite manicures I have ever done.  It's very summer-y.

**All items purchased by me