Sunday, October 7, 2012

You are Above Them

Just like the quote says... if people try to knock you down, it only means that you are above them. So don't let them bring you down! You are placed up there for a reason.

Don't go knocking people down. Strive to be just as good as them. 

Nothing good comes from breaking others.
So just remember that. Always.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I Don't Want to be a Bride

Vanessa Carlton.
I Don't Want to be a Bride

Just listen to it please!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Creating Yourself

This is a nice way to look at life. Don't try to find yourself... BE the person you want to be, MAKE things better for yourself, and CREATE a life that you want to live. People can tell you who you are supposed to be... but it honestly isn't up to them. Create your own life and create the person you most want to be.
If you don't care what others think, you'll be much better off in life. You'll be happier, stronger, and wiser. I promise. Just stand tall and brave.


Ed Sheeran

Short and simple: I love this guy.

Seriously... Give him a chance.

This song is called Sunburn... It is one of his slower songs, but its beautiful!

He is an Irish red head who can sing, play the guitar beautifully, and even rap. How can you get much better than that?
I love you Ed!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Young Blood

By The Naked and Famous

Such a fun song, in my opinion! Fun to dance to, fun to listen to while at the beach... just a neat, different song.
Hope you all like it and give it a chance!!

A lovely trick...


Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Wonders of Clear Nail Polish

Clear nail polish isn't JUST for nails anymore! I've done some research and I came up with some interesting and helpful information. Not only can you make your nails have a pretty and glossy sheen, but you can make jewelry last longer, protect the ends of your shoe laces, and make the tops of your keys sparkly!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

 How to make jewelry last longer: I would suggest doing this to some of your rings that tend to tarnish or change color. Exposure to water is one of the reasons why rings and necklaces do that. And don't you hate how some of those inexpensive rings change your finger green or yellow? Well, take those rings that change the color of your finger, and paint a coating of clear nail polish around it. The will help protect it from water as well. Just remember to re-apply it every once in a great while because it can start to wear away.

Make almost anything glittery: A while ago, I saw a tutorial on how to make the top of a key sparkly! I loved the idea. Paint glue on the key, add glitter, and then paint with a few coats of nail polish. Just like that! Think of all the possibilities.... glittery phone and iPod cases, glittery homemade jewelry, switch plates, rims of eye glasses, headbands and so much more!

Prevent unraveling shoelaces: Did the end of the of lace into the polish and let it dry! It’s waterproof and very resistant.

Repairs: If you really want a screw or nail to stay, add a dab of nail polish before you put it in... That always works! Works well when you're fixing glasses screws as well. Also, if you have a small, minor chip in your wood flooring, then you can paint over it to avoid water or any fluids from seeping in. If you have a rip in a window shade or screen, paint on some polish to stop it from getting any bigger. If you have a crack in your windshield and are worried it might starts getting bigger, put nail polish over the crack until you can go get it fixed.

Sealing envelopes: I'm pretty sure most people hate the taste of sealing an envelope. Instead, put a few dabs of polish to keep it glued!

There are actually even more things that clear nail polish can do like threading string through small needles, securing buttons, and avoiding rust stains. Hope everyone has fun using these tips!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Poisen & Wine

Poisen & Wine

by the Civil Wars

Quite possibly the most poetic, gorgeous song I've heard in a long while. Seriously listen to these two. Their voices blend beautifully and perfectly. I've memorized every word, and have listened to many of their other songs, including Barton Hallow. Definitely give this song a chance!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Never Give Up

Never, ever give up. If people tell you that you can't do something, don't believe them. Try as hard as you can each and every day. You are able to do what you want to be capable of. Not what others want you to be capable of.

And don't ever forget it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Hair Inspiration

If you're wondering what to do with your hair this summer, here is some links, tips, and pictures to help you all figure out your summer hair styles!

As you probably know, braids are really in style right now. You've got everything from the normal, simple braid, all the way to the water fall braid. Hopefully here is some good pictures and links:

Fishtail Braid:

 A quick How-to video that I thought explained it fairly simply!

Loosen it up to give it a messier look!

Waterfall braid:

I have never done this braid so hopefully this works for you! It looks like a very pretty tutorial! But my tip is you learn how to french braid! :)

Curl your hair after you've done the braid.

Other braids:

  • English Braid (just your simple, everyday braid!!)
  • French Braid
  • Dutch Braid
  • Rope Braid (I personally like this one cuz its fast)


For those who live in the horrible, sticky heat, I suggest buns! They're cute and out of the way for a fresh, cool look.

The Messy Bun

As you can see in the picture, the hair is slopily tied up in a loose bun on top of the head. Most of the time, people tease their hair to make it have more volume, and then top off the look with a cute headband or head scarf.

The Ballerina Bun

Click this link for awesome tips and how-tos for ballerina buns! I love it!

Beach Hair

Beach hair is practically anything from wringlets to buns to pony tails. The most popular version of Beah Hair though, is (of course) beach waves. There are soo many ways to do this... like putting your hair in a bun over night, or a braid over night. But this is my favorite:

Beach waves

I don't think most people need a video tutorial for this. So, here are some tips and the way I make my hair have beachy-looking waves
  •  Dry your hair completely with a blow dryer, giving it some fullness
  • Take a spray bottle with water in it, and just slightly dampen your hair all the way through
  • Take some mousse and rub it through your hair
  • Scrunch your hair
  • As you scrunch, you can add some hair spray, so it will keep the beachy look

Okay everyone, hope this helped you. Comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kool-Aid Hair Dye

How to dye your hair with Kool-aid? Yeah that’s right. The best thing about it is that it’s not permanent! Lasts for about two weeks.  All you need is two or more packets of your color choice, a small bowl or two (depending on how many colors you're planning on doing), water, and some of your everyday conditioner! This is super simple. BUT let me just say that this works very well with blondes. Sort of hard to do on dark hair. Try bleaching it if you have dark hair (I know bleaching isn't quite non-permanent, I'm sorry all you dark brunettes :(....)

What you'll need:
  •  good-sized paint brush (for streaks of color)
  •  2 or more packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid (more if you're doing many streaks or your whole hair)
  •  small bowls for each color
  •  conditioner
  •  plastic wrap and/or tin foil (plastic wrap is more comfy to sleep on. I know from experience...)
  •  disposable plastic gloves


  •  This stains pretty much everything from clothing to skin to white counter tops. put down some newspaper!
  •  The dryer and more brittle hair will keep in the color the longest
  • Sometimes, the red Kool-Aid can be permanent (from what I’ve heard online)
  • Can last longer than two weeks (as did mine)


(Update: If you have blonde hair, add some orange streaks to the second layer of hair. I've done it and it looks really pretty and cool!)

STEP ONE: (If you are dying your whole head, I suggest about five packets, although you might need more or less considering whether or not you have long or short hair. For a streak, I’d say two or three packets would be just perfect!) Put the powder into a smallish bowl.

STEP TWO: Put a few drops of water in - NOT TOO MUCH. I can't stress this enough. You don't want your dye to be watery! Just make it a bit pasty.

 STEP THREE: Add about a palm size amount of conditioner or more if you feel the need. (if you’re doing your whole head, you should do more.) Mix everything with a paint brush.

STEP FOUR: If you're doing a streak, take a piece of hair, paint your Kool-Aid paste onto the strand. Be VERY careful not to get it on any other hair that you don't want colored (if this happens, wash your hair immediately). To dye your whole head, massage the color into your hair (be careful of getting it on your skin because this STAINS)

STEP FIVE: Wrap the wet, Kool-Aided strand of hair in plastic wrap or tin foil. If you're doing all of your hair, wrap your whole head/hair tightly in plastic wrap, making sure nothing is leaking. Sleep on it! If I were you, sleep on an old pillow with an old pillow case on, just in case some of the dye seeps out.

 WAKE UP: Take the tinfoil and plastic wrap out of your head and take a shower. For the first wash, don't shampoo or condition.

Enjoy your newly Kool-aid dyed hair :) Tell me how it works out! Here's a color chart for Kool-Aid:

Kool-Aid Color Chart

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When you finally let go of the past...

So true... Let things work themselves out. Everything happens for a reason. Just keep your head up and stand tall and proud.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This Summer's Dresses

We DARE you to go out and buy a floor length beach-y dress for this summer! They are so graceful and beautiful looking - not to mention flattering - especially some of the strapless and halter top ones. They're great for a day out and strolling alongside the waves at the beach. Just look at some of these... maybe they'll give you some inspiration! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Hey everyone! Here are some cute ideas for nails. Comment if any of you have ever tried one of these, or if you ever will! They look difficult, but im sure with Sally Hansen's nail art pens, you could do it just fine. More to come :)

Things to do when you are sad...

Sunday, April 22, 2012


When you and your best friend are in your very first fight, everyone knows its difficult to deal with but you can't break down. This week my best friend of 4 years and I, got in a huge fight about my new boyfriend. It was the only fight we have ever been in but we ended it with "I love you". If you are having problems with your best friend, ask Me for help, and your problems will be solved.