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Marbling | Minie Co

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!

Black & Gold Manicure | Minted Strawberry
Last night I decided to try doing one of those trendy coloured manicures with tape. But when I went to pull off the tape… it pulled off the polish with it. Dammit. So I loved this manicure but thought - I love it but I’m gonna screw it up! But fear not my fellow amateur manicurists, the lovely gold stripes here are actually made with tape painted gold - you just have to pop it on top and seal with some clear polish!

Black & Gold Manicure | Minted Strawberry

Last night I decided to try doing one of those trendy coloured manicures with tape. But when I went to pull off the tape… it pulled off the polish with it. Dammit. So I loved this manicure but thought - I love it but I’m gonna screw it up! But fear not my fellow amateur manicurists, the lovely gold stripes here are actually made with tape painted gold - you just have to pop it on top and seal with some clear polish!

Scallop Cake | Oh Happy Day
One thing I love to do but am always terrible at is cake decorating! I always see pictures of these delicious cakes and think - I could totallydo that - and they always promise that it’s so easy! Well when I saw this cake I thought, ‘Easy? Yeah right’. But once I actually saw this tutorial I thought - hmm, maybe I coulddo that! Yes, it would take more than the usual slap dash 5 minute icing job, but if you’re wanting to make a cake for a special occasion then this would be perfect. Plus don’t you think it looks even more delicious?!

Scallop Cake | Oh Happy Day

One thing I love to do but am always terrible at is cake decorating! I always see pictures of these delicious cakes and think - I could totallydo that - and they always promise that it’s so easy! Well when I saw this cake I thought, ‘Easy? Yeah right’. But once I actually saw this tutorial I thought - hmm, maybe I coulddo that! Yes, it would take more than the usual slap dash 5 minute icing job, but if you’re wanting to make a cake for a special occasion then this would be perfect. Plus don’t you think it looks even more delicious?!

SNL Bumper Photos Tutorial | Pugly Pixel
If you want to turn your favourite pictures into pieces of art, then Pugly Pixel is the place to go to learn! She does amazing tutorials on creating different effects, such as this one, the ‘SNL’ photo look (the pics they show between sketches/ad breaks). I love the retro feel of the pops of colour and the black and white. You can download a trial version of Photoshop here. Also check out her multiple exposure tutorial here and this brilliant ‘A touch of colour’ tutorial here.

SNL Bumper Photos Tutorial | Pugly Pixel

If you want to turn your favourite pictures into pieces of art, then Pugly Pixel is the place to go to learn! She does amazing tutorials on creating different effects, such as this one, the ‘SNL’ photo look (the pics they show between sketches/ad breaks). I love the retro feel of the pops of colour and the black and white. You can download a trial version of Photoshop here. Also check out her multiple exposure tutorial here and this brilliant ‘A touch of colour’ tutorial here.

Neon Nails | Pshiiit
Well neon isn’t going anywhere and it’s now creeping into our beauty routines! Whilst I would never be game enough to do neon makeup, neon nails I can do. Especially when combined with a gorgeous mushroom like pictured. If you don’t think you could manage this design, try doing half moon or a french manicure.

Neon Nails | Pshiiit

Well neon isn’t going anywhere and it’s now creeping into our beauty routines! Whilst I would never be game enough to do neon makeup, neon nails I can do. Especially when combined with a gorgeous mushroom like pictured. If you don’t think you could manage this design, try doing half moon or a french manicure.

Stained Glass Nail Polish Tutorial | Refinery 29
This was meant to be a tutorial for Christmas but who says you can’t have stained glass nails any day of the week?! The colours pictured are very Christmasy, but I would love pink, blue and yellow colours. This has white as the ‘lines’ but if you wanted to you could also go for ‘real’ stained glass and use black with bright colours over the top.

Stained Glass Nail Polish Tutorial | Refinery 29

This was meant to be a tutorial for Christmas but who says you can’t have stained glass nails any day of the week?! The colours pictured are very Christmasy, but I would love pink, blue and yellow colours. This has white as the ‘lines’ but if you wanted to you could also go for ‘real’ stained glass and use black with bright colours over the top.

A New Twist | The Beauty Department
So… the other day I had enough of my hair and cut it all off. Don’t freak out! I’ve done it before and because my hair is naturally wavy, I just chop bits and pieces to make it kind of layered and beachy. I love it. But then I see awesome hair tutorials like this and wish I still had long hair so I could do this! Well hopefully someone reading this will see it and get some joy out of doing this super pretty twist!

A New Twist | The Beauty Department

So… the other day I had enough of my hair and cut it all off. Don’t freak out! I’ve done it before and because my hair is naturally wavy, I just chop bits and pieces to make it kind of layered and beachy. I love it. But then I see awesome hair tutorials like this and wish I still had long hair so I could do this! Well hopefully someone reading this will see it and get some joy out of doing this super pretty twist!

Hair Chalking | The Beauty Department

Have you ever heard of hair chalking? It’s one of those things that sounds really fun and easy, but I’m sure it’s actually quite complicated! Haha! Basically you use soft chalk and rub it onto strands of your hair. If you have dark coloured hair they suggest using water (but DON’T use water if you have light coloured hair or it will stain it!) click through for more information about how to. And if you try it, please let me know how it goes!