Monday, August 27, 2012


Okay, this is a life saver. If you dab some honey on a zit or pimple before you go to bed, and then rinse it off the following morning, your pimple is nearly gone! (Or least hardly noticeable.)

Now, this worked for me, so there's no guarantee that it will work for you.

I thought you guys would like that. (If you have a suggestion or a request as to what I should make a post about, let me know!)

~ Danielle

DIY Colored Skinny Jeans (No Bleach)

No Bleach!!Colored Skinny Jeans

This is great because all you need here is a pair of jeans and a packet of dye. I bought some Rit dye at Joann's for $2.29! It's cheap stuff, but it works great. 

So if you didn't want to do the whole bleaching thing, this definitely has a cool effect. All I did was follow the instructions that were on the box.

As long as the jeans are somewhat light, this will work great and give your jeans a cool look.

Also, keep in mind that blue and red make purple. So if you want red pants, you will have to bleach them first. :P I got purple pants now(:

~ Danielle

Any questions?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Face Tip Friday Post #1

(I know this isn't a refashion for the runway...but you want a clear face while on the runway. Right? I'll post a Face tip every Friday! Make up tips will be included.)

Nutmeg & Honey Facial

This recipe is known to clear skin. It is to be used twice a week. Results will be noticed within a few weeks of use.


2 Tablespoons of honey
2 Tablespoons of nutmeg
2 TEASPOONS of milk


Mix them all together and put on your face - avoiding eyes. It tastes pretty good so don't worry about putting it too close to your mouth ;)
Leave on for 10-15 minutes, or longer if you really want - just be careful. Then rinse off and repeat later in the week. Only twice a week to prevent any issues. This isn't a sticky mask like you'd expect.

This face mask is soothing and your face will feel great afterwards. I totally recommend this mask! I saw results after just the first use.

I had extra left over after I had put it on so I put it in a Tupperware and slapped on a lid. I will use it when I do the mask for the second time of the week. If you don't want to save it, just halve the recipe.

Okay, so try it out and let me know if it worked for you. Leave a comment. I love reading them! <3

~ Danielle

DIY Colored Skinny Jeans:)

Make your own colored skinny jeans!

Materials needed:

- Bleach (optional)
- Jeans (or other pants)
- Dye (I used Rit, powder dye)
- A five gallon bucket (or a washing machine)
- Three gallons of water

Let's get started!

I bought a pair of jeans that fit me well at our local Salvation Army. They were on sale for $1.50!! :D Then I went to Joann's and used a gift card I had and bought a box of Rit powder dye for $2.29! Then I went to the dollar store and purchased a gallon of 'Awesome' bleach. It was one dollar. (I also bought two other colors of dye, but I am just focusing on this one right now.) These one's are going to be teal(:


 So, this whole thing will cost me less than $5!!! These jeans are usually no less than $20 so this is quite the deal. And if I screw them up or they don't turn out right, I won't freak out too much. Alright, read further on to find the instructions and more pictures! (:

NOTE: Let me tell you that yes, this is cheap, but it's time consuming and takes some experimentation. It's worth it though.

I took a five gallon bucket, since my mom wouldn't let me use her washing machine, and filled the thing up with 3 gallons of luke warm water. Then I added three cups of bleach. Then I soaked my jeans with warm water in the sink, and then put them in the bucket. DO THIS! (It may be important!) I stirred them around for a bit and waited. 
WARNING: Don't do this with jeans that have holes in the knees or any other part - the bleach will eat at the holes and ruin the pants further. Don't do this on an expensive pair of jeans - as it may not turn out how you want or they could get ruined.

I went in every half hour or so and stirred them around so the bleach hit every spot. After the first hour or so the part of the jeans that was on the bottom seemed lighter in color than the part that was facing up, so I flipped it over...and splashed myself with bleach water in the process -.-
Anyways, you're in for a long wait, so sit back and check out my other stuff!

They're getting there. A few more hours should do it. I'll have to wait to dye them until tomorrow. I was looking forward to finishing these today...but as long as they're done in time for school, less than two weeks away, I'll be alright!

Mhmm, as I predicted the pants weren't turning lighter as equally as I want them to. Sigh. So I pulled them out and ran them under warm/hot water in the sink for a minute. Then I plopped them back in the bucket - careful not to spill any on myself.

NOTE: I recommend wearing gloves...or just thoroughly washing your hands if you touch the bleach. My hands are all dry and nasty feeling. I will put on Vaseline.

They were looking a little yellow so I pulled them out and rinsed them again. Then I added another cup of bleach. Yeah, I was getting impatient.

Yeah, I warned you. It takes a while. They are definitely lighter...but they looked yellow and inconsistent. So I threw them in the sink...again and rinsed them out (see picture below).

See, not too pretty. So I through them in the washing machine on just the rinse cycle too see what that would do. I added one cup of bleach to the wash instead of laundry soap.

Not sure if it did much of anything...I don't think it was worth it. But, my bleach water was looking super yellow. So I dumped it and refilled it with roughly 3 gallons of water and 3 cups of bleach. Now we wait even more.

The picture above was taken after 24 hours of bleaching (total) accounting for the time they were in the washing machine. I added some warm water here.

29 hours total was still not enough :/ What!? I dumped out some of the water that was in the bucket and added half a cup of bleach. Yep. They're looking pretty yellow still and I'm wondering if it's because of my dollar store bleach. So, I sat back and watch Grey's Anatomy.

After 31 hours, I was done. They weren't white white, but they were pretty light (yellowish). I was okay with that. So, I went to bed and woke up the following morning read to dye them.
I followed the directions on the box and plopped them in a bucket. I stirred them for 15 - 20 minutes and they were dark and teal and perfect. I rinsed them like the directions said to and tossed them in the washing machine - gently of course. After the wash if yours aren't dark enough, throw them back in the dye for a while longer. I did. It darkened them a bit.

When they were done I put them in the drying machine. Easy stuff.

Here's my end result:

Aren't they adorable!?!? (The color isn't showing up too well in the picture, but I love them.)
Buying these jeans from Pacsun costs: $49.50
Total saved: $44.00 (more or less)

(Do you like all the pictures and details....or should I just get through the directions faster next time?)

~ Danielle

DIY Polka Dot Jeans

Polka Dot Jeans!!!

I know that there are a lot of tutorials for these pants, but I don't like the size of dots the other people used (pencil top eraser). I wanted a bigger dots and I wanted my dots to be further apart. Yes, I'm picky.


- Jeans
- Fabric Paint (I'm using white.)
- Thimble (Or anything else.)
- Iron (Optional)

I already have fabric paint, so I saved some money. But if you don't go to Joann's or Micheals, or whatever craft store - maybe even Walmart? They have it cheap, less than $2 where I live. You should just need one little bottle.

I got my jeans at the Salvation Army (once again) for this project. They were $2.50! Yep, I'm a thrifty shopper.

Then you just take your jeans, I ironed mine so the creases were gone and the job would be easier, and I got out a ruler and a expo marker and dotted the jeans where I planned to put the paint. This helped me not to screw up. I put two inches between each dot. This step isn't necessary.

After I made all the dots with my expo marker, I got out a few different items that I could use to make the dots with paint. I wanted them to be perfectly circular, so I didn't want to just paint them on. I practiced each item on the inside waist to see what they would look like.
I tried the top of a chap-stick, a thicker eraser, and a thimble. The thimble won by far. It was the perfect size and it just did wonders.

I put on all the dots and ta-da! (This is very time consuming - if you strive for perfection like me...)

NOTE: If you smudge a small amount of fabric paint in an unwanted spot, grab a cotton ball or cotton pad and put some nail polish remover on it. Then dab the spot with a bleach pen and let it sit for 10 seconds before wiping it with the cotton. And that should fix it.

If you plan on painting the other side, as well, let the front completely dry!!

According to some fabric paints you may want to lay a different sheet of fabric over it and use an iron to seal the dots on. I did that. I ironed for roughly five minutes - follow any directions on the paint you purchased.

Mhmm, there they are. The beauties <3

 (They're not green - stupid web cam.)

Here, these jeans cost $178.00 
Total Saved: $173.00 (:

Good luck and let me know how yours turn out. I'd love to see a picture!

~ Danielle