Life is full of beauty. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

~Ashley Smith

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss in Naked

Plain lips without flash (wow my skin looks terrible without the flash)
Gloss without flash
Gloss with flash

Thursday, August 15, 2013

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation & Concealer

 I am in love with this foundation and concealer! It makes my skin look flawless for at least 10 hours.  I get great, long wearing results without a primer and setting powder.    I have combination/oily skin and this foundation controls my oil very well without a powder.  If you have dry skin, this foundation might look cakey if you apply a setting powder.  The foundation sets to more of a satin finish on my skin.  A powder of course would give you more of a matte finish, but I don't think it's necessary.   Overall, I don't think I would recommend this to people who have dry skin.  But I think it's perfect for combination/oily skin.  Also, if you do decide to powder this foundation, I would only powder where you get oily. 

Foundation: NW20                 Concealer: NW15

Here's my full review

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How I Get My Heatless Curls

After playing around with my flexi rods, I finally found the best way to get the curls to look great!
-I take my shower before I go to bed, then let my hair air dry until it's about 60%-70% dry.
-Then I put in the rollers and go to bed.
-When I wake up the next morning, the curls are pretty tight, but after a few hours they begin to relax.
-Once they relax, they look AWESOME! I absolutely love it!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

How I Dyed My Hair

 I started with dyed dark reddish brown hair. 

I divided my hair into four section. First, section your hair in half, so you have the left and right section. Then section the left and right hair in half again, by creating a part behind your ears. You will get something like this

I started applying the bleach to the ends of my hair working my way up and stopping about 1 1/2 inches from my roots. I worked one section of hair at a time started with the two sections in the back. I let the bleach process for maybe 15-20 minutes, or until it was just deeper than a pumpkin color. Then I applied the rest of the bleach to my roots, cover my head with a plastic bag, then waited until my hair was a pumpkin color. Then I rinsed, and shampooed my hair.

After that, I sectioned my hair again and applied the medium auburn hair dye all over my head.  This was my result: (basically a really ugly hair color)

Then I applied a light neutral brown color the next morning. 

That's how I got the hair color I have now, and I love it!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How to Make Your Own Ribbon Shoe Strings

To make these adorable ribbon shoestrings, you will need:

Some sort of fabric glue

Ribbon with a width of 3/8'' (9mm)
The length of mine were 2'7'' REMEMBER NOT ALL LACES ARE THE SAME LENGTH!  I used my other shoelaces as a guide for how long the I need to cut the ribbon. You can actually buy shoelace material on a spool like mine, or you can use any other ribbon that is about 3/8''

Heat Shrink Tubing
I got 3/16'' tubing with a 2:1 ratio
You could even get the next size smaller if you get thinner ribbon.  I bought 5ft on ebay for about $2.75 that's with shipping! The clear tubing is hard to find in places like Lowes and Radio Shack, so I suggest buying it online.  I found that ebay was the only place I could buy a small amount of the tubing. 

Pliers or something to hold onto the ribbon as you're heating it.  You could use your hands, but it's too hot for me. 

Hair Dryer
I have a helen of troy hair dryer that gets pretty hot.


1.  If your shoes already have laces, just cut the ribbon the same length as your original laces.  If not, maybe google lengths of shoelaces.  DO NOT ASSUME YOUR LACES WILL BE THE SAME LENGTH AS MINE. 

2.  Most of the plastic ends of shoelaces are about 1/2''.  So I just cut a 1'' piece of tubing and then cut it in half for one of the laces (in total you will need 2'' of plastic tubing for one pair of shoelaces).  Try to make your cuts as straight as possible. 

3. Fold one end of your lace in half (hot dog style) only 1/2'' down.  Add a dot of glue to the inside to help hold the fold.  Then add an even smaller dot to the outside of the fold so the laces get glued into the tube. 

4.  Insert the ribbon into the 1/2'' tube.  Make the end of the ribbon flush with the end of the tube.  I THINK IT'S BEST TO ADD THE TUBE WHEN THE GLUE IS STILL WET. 

5. Use the pliers to hold onto the inner end of the tube.  Begin to blow dry the outer edge of the tube. Once the outer edge shrinks small enough to hold onto the ribbon, you can adjust your hold, and move the pliers so it's only clamping down onto the ribbon (not the ribbon and the tube).  Then finish blow drying until the tube is shrunken tightly around the ribbon.

6.  When you move onto the other side of the shoelace, make sure you the folds are on the same side of the ribbon.  So if your ribbon is laying flat, you DON'T want the left side folded down and right side folded up.  They BOTH need to be either folded up or down.

7.  Make sure the plastic cooled.  Then you can lace up your shoes. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cute and Girly Outfit

Cute and Girly

I think this is such a cute outfit. It's simple but girly and you can wear it with Forever 21's canvas shoes to class or going out with the girls, or you can dress it up with heels for a cute date. The only bank breaker is the nude platforms. I'm sure you can also find a cheaper version of nude heels.  And the greatest thing about this outfit is that you can buy almost everything at Forever 21!

Heritage1981 cotton cardigan 
$25 -

Forever21 sleeveless top 
$25 -

Forever21 summer shorts
$17 -

Forever21 flat canvas shoes
$25 -

ALDO high heel pumps
$80 -

Forever21 long necklace
$5.80 -