DIY Makeup Brush Holder

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Think of the last time you got fro-yo. I bet it went something like this: pick your favorite flavor, or two, load the bowl as high as you possibly can without it spilling, enjoy every last bite, and throw the bowl away. But that bowl could have been used to make a makeup brush holder. Not only is this eco-friendly, it is also very useful. The next time you grab some frozen yogurt, bring your bowl home, rinse it out and get your craft on.

Supplies:
Yogurt bowl
Scrapbook paper: one piece per bowl
A flexible ruler or measuring tape
Mod Podge and a paintbrush (tape can work if you don’t have Mod Podge)
Pencil
Scissors

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Good luck choosing just one paper! Remember you can use any kind you want.

scrapbook paper

Measure the circumference around the bottom and top of the bowl. This is quite simple with the bendy ruler, but a measuring tape will be just fine.

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Then measure the height of the bowl.

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Make a pattern on scrap paper following your measurements with a slightly curved top and bottom. Try the pattern on your bowl before you cut your “fancy” paper.

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Trace the pattern on the back of your good paper.

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Cut out the pattern! These bedazzled scissors are from 5 Below.

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Coat the bowl with a layer of Mod Podge.

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Quickly roll the paper onto the bowl.

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Put a little more Mod Podge on the overlap.

glue paper

Press together. If you don’t have Mod Podge you can just secure the paper here with tape.

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Trim the excess paper on the top and bottom so the bowl will sit flat.

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I bought acrylic filler beads at Michael’s Craft Store, filled the bowls with them, and added my brushes.

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Organization note:  I separate my brushes into two bowls, one for eye brushes, and one for face brushes.

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

I hope this little project keeps your vanity tops more orgainized!

Love the DIY’er,

Mikella

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Stolen from Your Boy

Go ahead, thank your daddies, brothers, boyfriends, and husbands, because this look was theirs first! Don’t forget to thank J. Crew too, they do this everyday!

Menswear is hot right now and it couldn’t be simpler wear. To successfully pull this look off you just need to remember a few basics:

Pick one loose fitting piece
Tone down the jewelry
Keep the color pallet simple

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I could not be anymore obsessed with a pair of shoes.
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Love, Mikella

Wool Coats and Sweater Vests

Both are classic pieces.
If you break down this outfit, you can see you most likely already own every piece I was wearing. I had so much fun shooting this outfit, and the location was perfect. When I look at the photos, I really get an equestrian vibe on a chilly Autumn weekend.

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XO,
Mikella

P.S. Did you notice Baby showed up in two of these photos?

Birthday Festivities

I wore this outfit on my 18th birthday on Wednesday. I took it from school to birthday dinner by switching my shoes and belt. You may recall my seafoam green shoes, I wore them back in May for prom, but I love them with this outfit. They really glam it up. My dress is current from Forever 21!

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A glimpse of my delicious red velvet birthday cake!

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sea foam green stilletos

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Sequined belt

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This is what I wore to school, I wanted to tone it down a bit.

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studded pink shoes

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Love the adult,
Mikella

Halloween Costume

A scary costume is something new to me. I usually do a cute or funny take on Halloween. This year I was a Zombie, I even scared myself a little bit. I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween and sorry this post is a little late!

I made my spooky shirt from one of my dad’s old t-shirts. I cut it uprising a seam ripper, then sprayed it with fake blood from the Halloween Spirit store. For pants I put on black soffee shorts and ripped up old tights. I stepped into a pair of muddy combat boots. (I thought they looked more zombie like this way.)

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Nothing better to end Halloween than a cup of homemade hot coco

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* these were all taken with an iPhone*

Love from the zombie heart,
Mikella

Better than Sweats!

If you know anything about me, you know I hate wearing sweats outside of my own and my grandparents’ homes. However, I do love the comfort of them; this outfit is the best of both worlds. It is visually pleasing, but it is incredibly comfortable.

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2 printed pants

3 studded girly shoes

4 plum manicure

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7 braids for days

This outfit is even good for lounging around the house! It really was that cozy.

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Love the girl with the pants,
Mikella