Saturday, 27 April 2013

DIY: Slave Bracelet!

In today's DIY blog post I'm going to show you all how to make slave bracelets! If you don't know what slave bracelets are they are basically a bracelet and a ring attached together.

Here's an image:
This was from Etsy!

To make this you will need:
  • Chains (I used the chain from an old necklace)
  • Jump Ring
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Beads
  • Lobster Clasp
1. Start of by wrapping some chain around your finger, add a little extra chain about 2mm. then cut the amount of chain with your wire cutters, this chain is going to be your 'ring', you'll see why!

2. Next open up your jump ring with your round nose pliers, attach either side of your chain to either side of your jump ring then close the jump ring.

3. So we have the ring. We now need the 'bracelet'. All you have to do is wrap your chain around your wrist, cut it off. Add a jump ring to either sides of the chain and on one side attach your lobster clasp.

4. We're almost done, we just have to add the beads. With another piece of chain that is long enough to strech from the bracelet to the ring, add on the beads.

5. Just add on jump rings to either side of the beaded chain and attach the jump ring in the middle of your bracelet and your ring.

OK, so now we are finally done! I hope you all enjoyed this DIY, I had a lot of fun doing this!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's!

XOXO

So Sorry!

A lot of you guys have been asking me where I've gone and why I've not been posting any blog posts for quite a while.
But the simple answer is that I've just been busy. You know, with school and stuff. I have ELEVEN tests that I have to do in four days and I've been studying REALLY hard on them. So please bare with me. After the tests I'll try and do more blogging but its just been really hard with my schedule!

That's all I really wanted to say in this blog post, nothing much really. I just thought I should tell you that you know what I mean!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Sunday, 14 April 2013

DIY: Strawberry Mask!

To make this you will need:

  • Five strawberries
  • Two tablespoons natural yogurt
  • One teaspoon olive oil
  • Two teaspoons honey
  • Two tablespoons oatmeal
  • Bowl
  • Fork
1. Pull off all the leaves from the strawberries and then put them into a bowl and mash them up with a fork as well as you can.

2. Add in the natural yogurt and mix it all together.

3. Add in the honey and olive oil into the mix and MIX, MIX, MIX!

4. Finally add in the oatmeal and stir everything together until it's all fully combined.

To apply...
Apply with your fingers the mask all over your face. Then let is set for 25 minutes and wash it off.

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

P.S: Do you spell it yogurt or yoghurt?

DIY: Eye Primer!

Hiya',
I'm going to show you how to make eye primer, eye primer is so important when you're doing eye makeup, it makes your eye shadow last longer, have better pigmentation pay off, it helps stick on your eye shadow and it prevents your eye shadow from creasing! See how important eye primer is!

To make this you will need:
  • Unscented Body Butter
  • Liquid or Cream Foundation
  • Liquid or Cream Concealer
Step One: Start off by taking a one scoop of unscented body butter into your container.
Bonus Tip:
Be sure it's body butter and not body lotion, since lotion is thinner than butter it will make your eye primer very liquidy and harder to use.

Step Two: Add in some of your liquid or cream foundation into the body butter. Add in the same amount as your body butter.

Step Three: Scoop in a scoop of your liquid or cream concealer into the eye primer mixture.

Step Four: Mix everything all together until fully combined.
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Your done! Yay! Continue to read on to find out how to use it!
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How To Use:

Take a small amount of eye primer on your ring finger (use your ring finger as it has the lightest touch, so it won't drag your lids) and before you apply your eye shadow, apply the primer on your eye from your lash line up towards your brow bone.

Make sure you apply some on your lower lash line too!
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Hope you liked this!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Saturday, 13 April 2013

DIY: Tribal/Aztec Phone Case!

Hiya,
Today I'm gonna show you guys how to make an tribal/aztec phone case, because I think it looks pretty cool! What do you think?

Here's an 'inspired' photo:


To make this you will need:
  • Permanent Markers
  • Phone Case
1. All you do is, well, pretty simple! You just draw on any aztec/tribal prints in ANY colour you'd like. I say the brighter and more colourful the BETTER!

Bonus Tip:
Have an image of a tribal/aztec print ready for you! If you're having trouble finding good ones. Which I doubt if you are here's one that you can copy!

Well that's really ALL you have to do. I don't even know why I'm making this into a tutorial because, SERIOUSLY it's so self explanatory!
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Without further ado, I hope you enjoyed this DIY!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO
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P.S: Do you say aztec or tribal? I say tribal!

DIY: Strawberry Jelly Lip Balm!

Hiya',
If you're looking for a cheap, yet hydrating lip balm then look no further cause' you can make it!

To make it you will need:
  • Strawberry Jelly Pack
  • Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline
Step One: Look at the instructions and see how much water your jelly needs, then instead of using water, use petroleum jelly or vaseline. They're both the same!
Step Two:  Microwave the petroleum jelly or vaseline in the microwave in 30 second intervals until it's completely melted.

Step Three: Mix the jelly and petroleum jelly or vaseline together until it's fully combined.

Step Four: Pour the lip balm mix into a container, you can use more that one!

Step Five: Let it cool overnight!
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Your lip balm is now ready to use!
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Hope it worked for you!

Love, 
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Friday, 12 April 2013

DIY: Studded Purse!


Do you have that plain boring purse hidden in the back of your closet that you never use? You know the purse that you would not even been seen dead wearing...
Everyone's got one.
Well to jazz it up we're going to stud it up.
And don't tell me you don't have studs cause' we're not going to be using them we're going to use alternative ones...

To make this you will need:

  • Plain Purse
  • Paper Fasteners/Brads
  • Superglue/Fabric Glue
1. Start of by taking your paper fasteners, (these are your studs) and just break the bottom part off.
2. Take your superglue or fabric glue. It's your choice ;)
And glue the 'stud' onto your purse.

3. Let it dry overnight and it's ready to use!

I hope you like this simple DIY.
I feel like I haven't done a fashion DIY in ages! This is why I did it!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

DIY: Toning Blueberry Facial Mask!

This mask is an effective toning mask that works well for any skin types...
I think!

To make this you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Blueberries
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Fridge
1. Take your fork and start of by mashing up the blueberries.

2. Once it's all mashed up add in the sour cream into the mix.

3. Mix the blueberries and sour cream together

4. Leave the mask in the fridge for 15 minutes and you're ready to use it.

To apply...
Take some in your fingers and then apply it onto your face and then let it set for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes rinse the mask off.

Great!

I hope you like it!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

DIY: Orange Face Scrub

Exfoliating your skin every once in a while is crucial for healthy, smooth skin. Although actually buying an exfoliate can cost quite a lot of money, but is it really worth it?

Well you can make yourself your OWN one and know what products are really in it. Plus the ingredients you guys all probably have if not they're cheap...

At least cheaper than buying one...

Probably...

Moving on *awkward silence*

To make this you will need:

  • Three Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • One Cup Sugar
  • Two Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • One Tablespoon Honey
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
1. Pour olive oil, orange juice and honey together.

2. Mix it all together.

3. Add in the sugar last so that the sugar doesn't dissolve. Combine it all in and it's done!

To apply...

Take a bit of the scrub and gently rub it onto your skin in circular movements. Don't scrub it on too hard though as it can leave your skin slightly red if you scrub too hard.
Once your done scrubbing wash it off.

I hope you all enjoy it!

Toodles!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

DIY: Egg Facial Mask

Hiya',
Today I'm going to teach you how to make one of the best and easiest face masks out there!

To make this mask you will need:
  • Egg
Step One: Crack an egg and then separate the egg whites and egg yolk into two separate bowls. 

Step Two: With the egg whites beat it up. REAL GOOD!

Your mask is now complete. Oh, and just to let you know we  WILL use the egg yolk, so now nothing goes to waste!
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How To Use:

Start of with the egg whites first, apply this onto your skin in an even layer and let it set for twenty five minutes. Wash it off. Then for the second half of the mask, just apply the egg yolk onto your skin, again let is set for 25 minutes. Wash it off once again and you're done!
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Hope you like it!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

DIY: Deep Conditioner!

Hiya',
I'm going to show you all how to make deep conditioner perfect for when your hair is being very dry!

To make this you will need:
  • Avacodo
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
1. Start of by getting your avocado and cutting it in half. The best way to do this is by getting the knife and cutting it vertically from the tallest point. Cut all around the seed. Twist the two halves and it should separate. Then just stick your knife into the seed and pull it out.

2. Scoop the avocado into your bowl and then mash it up with a fork.

3. Once you've mashed the avocado, add in one tablespoon of olive oil as well as one tablespoon of honey.

4. Mix it all together and now it's complete!
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How To Use:

Grab a handful in your hand and start to apply it starting from the ends of your hair, slowly working your way upwards towards your roots. Once you have applied it ALL over your hair, tie it up and let it sit for thirty minutes before washing it out with some shampoo.
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I hope you like this!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

DIY: Newspaper Clutch!



Hiya',
OK, so I've seen the 'Newspaper Nail Trend' go around like HOT FIRE, I mean LITERALLY HOT FIRE! So I decided to go with the 'Newspaper Trend' I'd make a clutch using the Newspaper Trend!

To make this you will need:
  • Clear Plastic Envelopes
  • Double Sided Sticky Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Old Necklace
  • Clear Folder Sleeve
  • Pen
Step One: We're going to be starting with the back side first, so grab your double sided sticky tape and tape it on the entire back section!

Step Two: Next rip up pieces from the newspaper, I personally like to use interesting patterns and colours as well as some text. (I used an old Lush Times... LOL! They have so many colours and patterns!)
Step Three: Place pieces of ripped newspaper on the double sided sticky tape and fit everything together like a puzzle piece.

Step Four: To make the newspaper pieces waterproof, tape double sided sticky tape around the edges of the newspaper clutch. Then cut the clear folder sleeve into two pieces and stick one of the pieces onto the tape. Try not to get air bubbles!

Step Five: Repeat ALL the steps above for the front section! Do the flap separately though!

Step Six: Do the same thing that you did for the front and back on the flap.

Step Seven: With a pen draw really hard around the the button area so the plastic and newspaper loosens the just pull out the plastic and newspaper over it!

Step Eight:  Put a thick book inside of your clutch to give it some shape and so it's not completely flat. I used the Hunger Games. Let it sit in there overnight!
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Once you take it out...
Ta da! Everything's done. If you want to make it more of an a 'authentic' look you could stick fabric inside as a lining but it's kinda hard to do. But of course that's optional. ;)
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Bye!

Love.
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO

Update!

Hiya',
So on my blog I do ONLY do DIY's but ocassionally you might see the 'Update!' post, you know, so I can update you...

Anyways, I have a Twitter Account!

It's @DreamingDaze1
Please follow me to keep updated on when I upload a new blog post!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO
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P.S: I know this was EXTREMELY short but you'll see another DIY soon!
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DIY: Banana Body Scrub!

Hiya,
I'm going to show you guys how to make this DIY Banana Body Scrub! This is a great scrub that really does exfoliate your skin and leaves your skin SUPER SOFT and MOISTURISED.

To make this you will need:
  • Banana
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil
Step One: Start off by unpeeling your banana and then put it into your bowl. Then grab your fork and mash up the banana so it turns into mush.

Step Two: Add in your sugar into the mushy banana as well as the olive oil.
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That's it your done! Now keep on reading to find out how to use it!
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How To Use:

Take a handful of the scrub and gently rub it onto your skin in circular movements. Don't scrub it too hard, as it can leave your skin slightly red if you do so! Once your done scrubbing wash it off.
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I hope you like this scrub!

Bye!

Love,
Dreaming Up DIY's

XOXO