DIY Tye Dye Converse!

Today I decided to take advantage of the super nice weather and the fact that I’m FINALLY on summer break (*fist pumps* hehe). I took a pair of my old white converse and used sharpies to tye dye them! To learn how to do this fun DIY, keep reading 🙂

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The materials you will need are: any white pair of tennis shoes, sharpie colors of your choice, a syringe (plastic, etc. I found mine from an old hair treatment bottle), and rubbing alcohol

The first thing you need to do is take the shoelaces out of your shoes. This is just to make sure the shoelaces don’t turn colors as well. After doing so, take your first sharpie color and color in numerous dots in a circular shape. Keep the circles about 1 cm apart from each other that way they run onto each other when pouring the alcohol on it. Continue making the circular shape, but alternating colors every so often. I changed colors after every circle I made, but you can do this however you like.

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Once you have both shoes completely colored, take your syringe and fill it with the rubbing alcohol. Squirt the alcohol over the dots on each shoe. This will cause the colors to run and give the shoes the tye dye effect. Continue to do this until the shoes look the way you want them to. If there are still white spots left, fill them in with a sharpie color of choice and squirt more alcohol on it. You can also continue to put rubbing alcohol on it to make the circles go away, but I ended up liking the way the circles looked on the shoes!  Once you have them the way you want them, let them sit in the sun to dry. Then ALL DONE!! I love the way these shoes turned out. It definitely gives a hippie kind of vibe and I know they will match with ANYTHING! I can’t wait to wear these all summer 🙂

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This DIY is a little time consuming, but it is such a fun craft to do on a relaxing day. Let me know what you lovelies think of these and if you decide to try them out yourself, please send me pictures!! I would love to see how they turned out! 🙂

Thank you so much for reading lovelies! Can’t wait to make more blog posts now that I am free from school for the summer 🙂 What are your plans for the summer? Comment below!! Love you

-Mae

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Geometric Canvas DIY

Hello lovelies 🙂

I know it has been weeks since I have last blogged and I am so sorry! My life is so chaotic right now with finals coming up and other projects I am working on. But I am back today with a really cute and fun DIY!! I have seen a few paintings that are VERY similar to this DIY in stores like Urban Outfitters, but they’re kind of pricey! This DIY costs around $6…. SUPER cheap!

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The supplies you will need for this DIY are: a blank canvas, scissors, painting tape (any size, depending on how wide you want your geometric lines to be), acrylic paint (any colors), paint brushes, sponges (any sponge will work! I used a cleaning sponge from a dollar store)

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First decide how you want your canvas to look. I free handed my canvas; I just took long pieces of tape and spread them randomly all over my canvas. Just remember, where you put the tape is where the canvas will be white!! You can look up designs on Pinterest or from an expensive paining already created and follow the way they do theirs. Honestly though, you can’t really go wrong with this part! It’s really up to you and how you want your canvas to look 🙂

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After placing the tape, choose the colors you want your canvas to be. You can make this one color or you can do multi like I did! Pour the paint in a plastic bowl and use your sponge to dip into the paint. Because I used four different colors, I used four different sponges. You don’t have to do this, I’m just super lazy and didn’t want to have to rewash my sponge each time 😛 hehe. Dab the sponges all over the canvas. Don’t worry about getting it on the tape or staying in the lines because the tape just comes off anyway. You can do each section a different color or you can do what I did and make each section multi colored!

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After painting it, take the tape off of the canvas carefully. You will now see a cute and geometric design! I absolutely LOVED this DIY. It was so much fun and so cheap! Seriously how cute is this?? Perfect for the spring and summer 🙂

Please try this DIY out and if you do send me a picture! I would love to see what you create 🙂 Again I am so sorry for the late blog post! I also want to thank so many of you for nominating me for the Liebster Award!! I love all of you so much and your kind comments and nominations mean the world to me ❤ It means so much to see that you guys enjoy my posts!

I will be back next week with another post. Stay happy and be positive lovelies 🙂 xx

-Mae

150 Followers and Going Vegan?!?

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Hi lovelies!! 🙂

First off, I want to thank all of you wonderful people for following me!! I cannot believe 150+ people want to read what I have to post!! WHAT?! That is so amazing!! I never expected that at all. Thank you guys so much, it really means the world to me! I love all of you so very much ❤

Now, I realize today’s post is totally off topic and out of the beauty element, but I needed some advice. All over social media lately, more and more famous and influential people have been switching to a vegan and/or vegetarian lifestyle. I find that so amazing and I have been so inspired to do it too! But one problem…. I LOVE MEAT AND CHEESE! Ugh.. like thinking about a bacon and cheese burger right now has my mouth watering 😛

I think I could give these things up though. I’m not doing this out of the blue, for months now I have definitely considered going vegan. I have done plenty of research to know that it is amazing for your all over health. It promotes weight loss and healthier skin and nails. Not only is it amazing for your physical health, but it really helps you mentally. It’s supposed to give you energy and make you have a happier and positive attitude. (I know this isn’t true for everyone, you create your own results). My big problem with going vegan is trying to decide what to eat. I am currently in college and trying to find the right foods in dining halls is going to be extremely hard! I can definitely live just off of fruit and vegetables, but I know that can’t be good for your body. What salad dressing do I use? Where do I get my iron? My protein?

I guess I’m really just making this post to inform you guys (the lovely 150 of you<3) about my decision. If any of you are vegan or are considering going vegan as well, what do you do? What do you eat? Do you have any advice?

Okay my small little rant is over 🙂 Next week I promise I will be back with a beauty related blog 🙂 I love you guys so much and thank you again for 150 followers!!! Still in shock!! ❤

Feel free to leave any comments on your opinion of veganism. Love you beauties! ❤ 🙂

-Mae

 

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Spring DIYs!!

It’s April!! The weather is getting so nice where I live and it’s making me so excited for gardening and spring showers and flowers and fruit and ugh everything hehe! Today it was so nice that I had to do some spring crafts! I put together three DIY’s that are so simple and cheap to do 🙂

 

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This first DIY is super simple! All you need is a vase, flowers (fake or real), and food coloring! You literally just put the flowers in a vase, add water, and put the food coloring of choice into the water 🙂 I think it adds such a pretty touch to your desk or kitchen table! Multiple vases put together make it so pretty and Tumblr!!

 

 

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This DIY is more summery, but I just couldn’t wait!! You need a mason jar, sharpies, mod podge, and paint. For the first one I just wrote “aloha” in sharpie and painted the “o” as a flower. Once it’s dry, you cover the mason jar in mod podge with a paint brush. After doing this, you put the mason jar in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. This step makes the sharpie and paint not wash off when you put it in the dishwasher. On the second mason jar, I just painted the bottom with any light color. You sprinkle glitter on it while it is still wet, so it will stick. Then paint the rest of the jar with your color of choice. These mason jars are so cute for decorations or to put your summer/spring drink in 🙂  In LOVE with my aloha one. I know I’m going to use it all summer!!

 

IMG_5110IMG_5118This last DIY was so much fun to make and so simple! All you need is a canvas, paint, and different sizes of lemon and/or lime. Before I started I cut the fruit in half and used a paper towel to suck up most of the juice from the fruits. After doing this, I put different colors of paint into different paper bowls. Using a PAINT BRUSH, I put the paint on the fruit slices. You want to make sure you use a paint brush to put the paint on because if you just dip the fruit in the paint, it will get too clumpy and you won’t be able to see the outline of the fruit on your canvas! Now you just stamp the painted fruit all over your canvas anywhere you want! This turned out so cute and it’s already hanging up in my kitchen 🙂 I love!

I hope you like these DIYs and you give them a shot yourself! If you do please feel free to tag me in them because I would love to see them!! 🙂 Thank you for reading lovelies and I will be back with a post next week!! ❤ LOVE YOU!

-Mae

eSalon Review

Hi lovelies!! 🙂 So over the last few months I have been trying a few of eSalon’s products. I saw a review about them on YouTube and I figured I would try it out. My hair is naturally a light brown, but I have recently gotten a blonde balayage. It’s hard to find a good shampoo and conditioner that’s sulfate free for the blonde in my hair and smells good! eSalon did both!

I was hesitant about ordering from their site because I hadn’t really heard much about them besides the one video that I had seen. I was also worried about the prices because with being a college student, I can’t pay an arm and leg for hair products!! College probs 😉 However, eSalon offers a “match up” deal when you first join. You can pick three of their MANY hair products and match them for only $15. After the first time, you set a time frame of when you want the next three products to AUTOMATICALLY ship to your house. You can choose from 4 weeks up to a few months at a time. I actually don’t like this, just because it varies on how often I wash my hair. I would rather just order whenever I am close to running out!


Ordering from eSalon not knowing anything about their products besides what the website tells me, I ordered three standards: Big Softie volumizing shampoo, Big Softie volumizing conditioner, and the Deeply Invested nourishing hair mask. After the first use, I could already tell a HUGE difference in my hair! My hair was not only shinier, but it was softer and smelt AMAZING. I have been using these products for two months now and the blonde in my hair has not turned into the orange-ashy color that I was trying to avoid.

The shampoo and conditioner do exactly what it says: VOLUMIZES. I have ridiculously thin hair, so I LOVED this!!! The shampoo and conditioner have hair-boosting vitamins that leave your hair stronger and healthier. Because the shampoo and conditioner are sulfate free, they don’t sud up as much as other shampoos and conditioners. This took me a while to get used to! I only use the hair mask once a week and I only put it on the ends of my hair because that is the most damaged part. You have to leave the hair mask in for a minimum of 10 minutes, so I usually shave and do my Taylor Swift singing during that time, hehe.

After using the eSalon products consistently over 2 months, I can 100% say that I am absolutely in LOVE with eSalon!!! I recommend it to all my friends and I will continue to buy it!! eSalon did not sponsor my blog whatsoever, I just really love their products. I will leave a link to their website below so you lovelies can check it out 🙂 I hope you all are doing well and I will post a new blog next week ❤ LOVE YOU!!!

-Mae

eSalon website: http://www.esalon.com/users/matchuplanding

Getting Started

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Hey everyone!!

Thank you for visiting my new blog 🙂 I finally decided that instead of just being a lurker on everyone else’s blog… why not make my own? There are too many things I’m passionate about to make my blog have one main focus… so I decided to have it centered on beauty, hair, DIYs, and basically a platform for all the things a girl could want to read about! With that being said, sorry for my lack of blogging skills and if I make mistakes here and there. I also want to give a huge thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog. PLEASE comment and tell me what you like and dislike about anything I post 🙂 It will really help me learn and develop my blog! I hope to blog at least once a week, just as long as my schedule doesn’t get too hectic. I can’t wait to talk to you guys and start this amazing chapter in my life! ❤

-Mae