225 posts tagged tutorial
Keiko Lynn is my beauty hero. She seems to have perfected the cat eye, always has the most amazing lipstick and she can tie a hair scarf like a fiend! Sigh. Anyway, whilst perusing her site, I came across this fantastic tutorial on how to do an updo for short hair. I kind of sadly accepted I would no longer be able to put my hair up once I cut it, but this style which combines a teased crown, bobby pins & a pretty scarf is something even I could re-create! Perfect Summer hair!
This lovely denim whale is such a fun project to make. I can imagine a whole pod of them swimming across a book shelf! You don’t have to buy fabric if you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t mind cutting up - upcycling at its best!
I get asked a lot about sewing, but to be honest, I’m a straight stitcher kinda gal and that’s about it. As I always say though, if you don’t know, go to the experts! So I was super excited about this free series on learning to sew by Tilly & The Buttons. It covers absolutely everything from how to set up your machine to learning how to read patterns and easy sewing projects to start on.
Neon is more tame now than it’s previous incarnations (80’s and 90’s girls - I’m sure you know what I mean!) by being paired with neutrals like white, black and tan. If you’re still having flashbacks of once super cool and now super cringe-worthy all neon outfits but still want to get in on the action, this incredibly chic design will be sure to please - just a little pop of neon orange is enough to take beige from blah to wow!
For a long time I’ve been wanting to do some watercolour paintings. I have all the supplies but not the knowledge, so this tutorial is perfect. Alison takes you through the supplies you need, techniques, etc. Then go onto part 2, ‘blending’. We’ll all be amazing watercolourists in no time!
i get asked a lot about hair tutorials, so here is a round up of 20 from the lovely ABM! There are a few you might have seen on the site before and a few you haven’t. I’m going to share this with my sister, she loves trying new styles!
Last Monday, in a fit of frustration, I cut my hair short. I don’t regret it because it actually looks pretty good (though I would not suggest cutting your own hair to anyone - mine is quite wavy which makes the choppy look work!). But then I find a ton of gorgeous braids on the internet. Of course! But that doesn’t mean I can’t share these looks with you, my fab reader. If you’re doing something special this weekend then this might be a great Spring look.
Every time I think I’m going to chop all my hair off in an annoyed rage I see another gorgeous long hair tutorial and change my mind. I love every one of these tutorials - they make me think of Disney princess hair (especially the third one. I’ve been seeing a lot of styles where the hair hangs over the ear, so romantic!). And yeah, I’m really digging that first bubble-ish style. Great for us ladies who aren’t great at braiding!
Whenever I see a new twist on the ponytail (pun!) I post it because that is basically my hair’s natural state. Quick, easy and pretty!
I’m loving this mix & match mani with it’s dots and lines! This might take a while to get perfect but it’s worth it!
Here’s a different twist on the normal French Manicure! Man I really love that gold glitter base. It goes so well with the taupe!
I always find these tutorials on Pintrest and the like where they say ‘this is soeasy to do, and it takes less than five seconds’. Then I try and it ends up taking half an hour and I’m running late for work and I stick my head with a bobby pin and UGH! But I tried this one this morning and I can confirm… yes you have to use about a billion pins but it looks amazing and I still got out of the house on time!
I’ve always been jealous of those fashion girls who know how to perfectly put together their outfits. Whenever I try to layer I just end up looking like I went crazy and put on all my clothes at once! This is a great guide on how to do it so you look stylish and not crazy - I love that sparkly skirt with the jacket & boots, it really dresses down a usually fancy skirt!
I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!
Marbling is a really fun craft that anyone can do for minimal cost. The beauty of marbling is that each piece is unique so the finished paper is great to use in lots of different projects. You could go simple and just frame your pieces or make cards and wrapping paper. Or you could use the paper in your craft projects and make coasters or cover books. Just make sure you put aside some time when you start marbling because it can be very addictive!