Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DIY Halloween: Storage Bin Decoration

I mentioned in my spooky vase post that my husband and I were re-decorating our bedroom, so I'm starting with our closet, with little touches here and there..
So we recently got a 5 shelf bookcase and we were able to move some things around, and my arts and crafts things were out and in the way so I said to myself ok I should get some plastic storage bins and keep it in the garage, so I was at work and someone left a black storage bin in my department and that's when it hit me, I could use these to store my arts and crafts materials and decorate the outside with a purple ribbon. So that's when we decided to do redecorate our room inspired by The Nightmare before Christmas... I talked to my husband about it shared my idea and he liked it, so I bought two of the bins the next day at work...
So for this storage bin decoration
you will need:
Storage bin,
hot glue gun,
All of these can be modified to suit what you have.
The first thing I did was take the ribbon and place some tape at the end of the ribbon to help me
decide where I want to place the ribbon.
So after I knew where I was going to place the ribbon, I took the tape off and frayed the edges of
ribbon..So it wouldn't be in my way...
So I put a dab of the glue on ribbon and placed it at the starting point and and applied gentle
pressure to get the ribbon to stick to the bin... I put a dab of glue in the middle of the ribbon
on all four sides..
the ribbon glued in place
So I took the pack of skeleton bones that I picked up at Party City for $2.99 and chose two,
when I filmed this I did not notice that when I glued the second one that it was bigger than
first so I had to take it off and place a same size bone lol..
So I glued both bones, and made sure they were the same distance apart and all that jazz.
 And here is the final product...

Product Review: Wet N Wild Mega Impact Mascara

Make an impact. This revolutionary mascara formula provides extreme volume and length
with a silicon complex that provides elasticity and flexibility. Proven to enhance the natural
lash up to 8x, this all-in-one formula is enriched with Kernel Oil to permeate and condition
each lash to promote healthy, strong hairs while adding color and shine.

I love the design on the top portion of the tube..

Close up of the wand...

Retails for $3.99
Available for purchase on
Available in: Very Black
Cruelty Free
Packaging: *Bright orange tube, and this color to me just screams 80s.
*One I have one cons with this product and the first being the lettering on
this does come off after a while so I put some tape on the lettering to keep
it from coming off.
*It reminds me of the covergirl lashblast at least I think that's what it's called

This mascara is a drier formula but it's not too dry. and it does dry quickly.

*On it's own I do see difference in my lashes, they do look volumized,
  I'll have to try two coats and post pics of both, and with layering
*Now layering this mascara with other mascaras and it works
  really well, I use the wet n wild mega protein mascara first since
  the formula of that one is more wet. Followed by the mega impact
  mascara and ending it with the mega length mascara.
*As far as clumping I haven't experienced any but clumping happens
 when you re-apply mascara to already dried mascara.
*there is no weird or unpleasant smell.
*The brush is a big size but it's not too big and there is a slight layering
  in the brush. 

Final thoughts:
I love this product, honestly the reason I picked this up was purely because
of the color, if I see something that just screams 80s and I Need this in my
life!!! wooot wooot for all the babies born in the 80s..
Thanks so much for reading...Til Next Time lovelies..

Product Review: Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Bodywash Lava Flow

A shot that is oh so smooth.
For a shower erupting with skin-softening Polynesian pleasure, look for this exfoliating
cocktail. Tiny natural loofah scrubbles, fruit extracts and sugar can extract, our secret
rum loving ingredient, scrub, smooth and soften to reveal your skin's hidden beauty.
To escape the everyday, let this cocktail wash away your cares. The only thing missing
is a mini umbrella. Okole Maluna.


Close up of the little loofah scrubbles...
 Retails for $8.95
on the Alba Botanica website

Available at select Targets as well.
100% Vegetarian.
 NO: Animal testing
Artificial colors
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Myreth Sulfate.
This body wash is part of their Hawaiian Body care collection, there
are two others in the collection, Creamy Pina Colada and Revitalizing
Mai Tai. All of which have yummy names in my book.

* Scent has always been a deal breaker for me, if it smells good I'm buying it.
   And this smells so good.
*I can pick up different fruit scents such as mango, strawberry and pineapple,
   there is also papaya in this as well.
*The scent is strong but as you begin to use it the smells lessens.
*If you are sensitive to scents smell this in store before purchasing.
*I love using this in the morning, the smell helps me wake up..
*The scent does linger for a bit, but fades away.
*If you have perfumes with any of the above mentioned fruits
  this would definitely help with layering your scent and helping
  the scent of your perfume last longer.
*Not only does it smell yummy, it works really well.
*It's a happy medium between a thick and thin consistency.
*The scrub isn't harsh like some others are, it's a softer scrub
   that definitely gets the job done.
*It leaves my skin smooth, and smelling great.
*A little of this goes a long way, I've had this since February of
  this year and I still have a lot left.
I bought this to replace my non cruelty-free body wash, and I
was happily surprised, with the holidays coming around I know
I will be taking advantage of any sales they might have to stock up...