DIY || DIY 3D Floral Manicure Using Nail Stickers


My Obsession with Manicures shouldn’t be new to anyone who follows me on social media. However, we all know how expensive getting a Manicure can be; and so I’m constantly looking for new ways to get my nails slayed but on a budget.

My search took me to Miniso where I found these 3D Nail stickers that cost only N990 a pack. The pack comes with two 3D nail sticker strips, with each strip having 16 stickers of different sizes. The strips come pre-designed and you can stick them onto your own painted nails or faux nails – whichever you prefer. Nail stickers are pretty cool ‘cos they are an inexpensive way of making your basic polished nail look super cute.

Now, Miniso isn’t the only company to produces Nail stickers and this tutorial isn’t actually my first experience with nail sticker. I’ve used Nail stickers (also called nail wraps sometimes) from another brand on my blog here (see pictures below). So don’t be dismayed if you don’t have a Miniso store around you, you can look around for nail stickers in your local beauty store and I’m sure you’ll find some!


Anyway, enough rambling – Watch this really quick tutorial on how I turned my orange mani into a cutie! … and at the end of the video, let me know if you will consider trying Nail stickers out!

P.S. – Pictures of my manicure were taken 4 days later so yep! They do last.



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DIY || Dress to Jumpsuit in 2 minutes!

It’s official! I have a thing for refashioning items. When I saw this dress at the thrift market, I immediately knew I wanted to make a jumpsuit out of it and so I did!

Here’s how I turned my thrifted dress into a jumpsuit in a few easy steps! BUT as always, here are a few things you’ll need

A Dress

A pair of scissors

A sewing machine / needle and thread

… and here’s the tutorial! Enjoy!

What do you think?

DIY || Lace Trip Crop Top

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The delicateness of Lace couldn’t make it any more appropriate for the season. So in a few simple steps and without you needing a sewing machine, here’s how to make a Lace Crop vest top

Things you’ll need!

A plain Vest top

Lace trimming

A Needle

Some Thread

A pair of Scissors

Sewing Pins

Heat Bond

Something to mark your top


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Step 1

Put on your vest top and mark it right below your bust line. Do this on both sides (left and right)


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Step 2

Take off your vest top and fold it using the marked sides as a guide. Then cut your vest into two pieces along your fold.

 


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Step 3 (Optional)

This is an optional step but it will make your finished result look much nicer! Turn your vest top inside out and fold the cut edge in on itself to form a hem. The hem should be really small -about 1cm wide. Then iron it down and secure it in place using some heat bond web (See pictures below!)


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Step 4

Measure out your lace trim using your vest as a guide. You will need the lace trim to be twice the width of your top so it can go round your vest!

Step 5

Using your sewing pins, pin down the lace trim to your top.

NOTE: Ensure that the ends of the trim are at the back of your vest as you don’t want the edges to show up in the front or side (See pictures below) 


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Step 6

Once you’re done pinning it down, use your needle and thread to sew it in place.

I chose not to use a sewing machine as my vest top is stretchy and you have more control on the lace placement using a needle and thread.


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Step 7

Once your done sewing your lace in place, cut your vest top at the back about 2 inches long. This is also an optional step and only applies if your lace isn’t stretchy. Else you won’t be able to put on your top!

For symmetry, I made my cut above the ends of my lace.


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Follow all these steps and you’ll have a gorgeous crop top to rock! Watch out for how I’ll be styling it, but for now, here’s a sneak peek!


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DIY || Fringe Clutch Bag!

DIY Fringe Bag DIY Fringe Bag


Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! So I had this clutch – Unfringed clutch, sitting in my room for such a long time and I kept wondering what I could do with it. Then one day I was ‘window’ shopping online and came across this lovely fringe clutch bag for £30 or so. Then I though to myself “… hmm, you have a plain clutch at home and fringing probably doesn’t cost that much!”. So I started searching for options on how to DIY my own clutch bag and today I’ll be showing you what I came up with and I must say I am totally pleased with the results!

This clutch is super easy to make and the hardest part is waiting for the item to dry completely so you can start rocking it! ^_^ So I hope you love this tutorial and if you do, do leave a comment in the comment box below and share it with all your friend’s and family!

But before that here’s a list of items you’ll need

Items needed

Box Clutch

Fringe Trimming

Glue! – Elmers Glue or Mod Podge

A pair of Scissors

Now enjoy the tutorial!!!

P.S. I featured in this clutch in my Janelle Monae inspired Look Book – Check it out here!!!


Tutorial

DIY Fringe Bag



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DIY || Pearl Sunglasses



Hi Everyone!

Believe it or not, today’s tutorial is on how to make your very own pearl sunglasses! This DIY project is extremelyyyyy easy and what’s even more amazing is that the results from this tutorial would leave you with sunnies that look like designers sunglasses – Literally! Google it ^_^

So here’s a quick tutorial on how I made my pearl sunglasses but before that here’s a list of items you’ll need

Items needed

Sunglasses

Half Pearl-beads – I got mine from ebay here! and they are 6mm in diameter

Super Glue

Cardboard paper

Scissors

Now enjoy the tutorial!!!

P.S. I featured these sunglasses in my last Look Book #OOTD Check it out here!!!


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DIY || Stud Flats! – #UpCycle


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog and I’m totally excited for today’s DIY post! Spring is finally feels so close now that we are in march and as far as I’m concerned… It’s Upcycling season! – Basically, adding more value to your items! It’s time to dig out those old spring/summer items and give them some new life for the new season!

In all  honestly however, these shoes are not an old pair of shoes as I got them from primark for £3 but they look so much better than the original un-studded version and today I’ll be showing you how I up-cycled my bargain find to a much better version of itself!

Enjoy!!!

But first… A few items you’ll need

Items

A pair of shoes

Square Pyramid studs (Hotfix version or pin version)

Hot glue gun (if using pin studs)


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DIY || Big-Bow Alice Band


Hi Everyone!!!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’ve got a quick simple tutorial for you and it’s on how to make this Bow Alice-Band. I went to Primark the other day and saw a similar headband (but blue with polka dots) for £3 or so and I thought to myself “this should be easy to make…”. So I got a pack of two plain head bands for £1 and made this instead!!! I decided to use a pink heart print fabric seeing as Valentine’s day is just round the corner

So below I’ve got the tutorial for you and also a list of all the items used! ^_^ I hope the tutorial is quite clear and easy to understand – else just leave a comment below with any questions you have or other comments!

Thanks for stopping by! Until Next Time!

MUAH!!!

Items used

Some Fabric

Alice Band

Scissors

Glue Gun

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DIY || Fabric (Ankara) Notebook!

Ankara NoteBookHi Everyone!

So today I’ll be sharing with you my very first DIY of the year! – whoop whoop. I’m quite excited as you can tell! The DIY I’m about to show you is one I’ve been doing for many many years! I made my very first Fabric notebook probably as far back as 2010 and I decided today would be a good time to share it with you all as I used this DIY to decorate my little book of ideas – i.e. the book where most if not all of my post are first-born!

It’s super easy and took me only about 10mins to make in real life so I hope you try it out and if you do don’t forget to share!

Items used!

Notebook

Ankara Fabric

UHU Glue

Cardboard paper

Ruler

Pen



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DIY || Leather Patch Jeans – No Sewing Machine

Hi Everyone!

… and to those following me on Instagram it’s finally up! Sorry for the delay. The DIY project of the season and possibly my favourite jeans right now ; this DIY leather patch jeans is definitely on trend. Following up from London Fashion Weekend, these jeans would be one of my interpretations for the ‘Punk Rocks’ style trend of this season.

Characterised by leather fabric and studs this super easy tutorial is perfect for anyone who wants to explore this trend but isn’t up for buying a completely new item. You can use this to revamp a pair of old jeans – however I bought new ones for this tutorial because I couldn’t sacrifice any of my current ones ^_^. So… Enough rambling – I hope you enjoy the tutorial! If you’ve got any questions leave in the comment box below. Full list of items used below!

PS : Did I mention I did it all my hand? #NoSewingMachineInvolved

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DIY Leather Patch Jeans

List of Items used

Acid Wash Jeans Primark £11

Faux Leather approx 1 meter £9.64

Scissors

Chalk

Pins

Needle

Thread 



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DIY || Acrylic Newspaper Clutch Bag

Hi Everyone!

Today I’ve got another DIY tutorial for you which was inspired by my love for acrylic box clutches and also this newspaper clutch I saw online (Click for Inspiration clutch)

 

I really love this clutch and can’t wait to rock it! What do you think? I’ve got a list of all the items I used below the video but before that, here’s the tutorial! Hope you like it and don’t forget to leave your thoughts, comments and suggestions below 💋

Here’s a list of the things I used


Acrylic clutch  ebay  approx £10 with shipping

Fabric £1.39 for half a meter 

Mod Pogde Gloss Finish glue

Foam brush

Scissors 

Pen

Ruler



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