Monday, July 22, 2013

UNBOXING // Dasani Drops Vox Box - Influenster

Hi beauties,
Today I wanted to share with you my [[UNBOXING]] of my Influenster Dasani Drops VoxBox! If you aren't familiar with Influenster, it is a website that is free to join, and you complete badges in order to qualify for VoxBoxes which are filled with free products for you to review! You can view the website HERE

The Dasani Drops VoxBox included one Dasani water bottle, and two flavors of the Dasani Drops! The flavors that I got were Pink Lemonade and Cherry Pomegranate. You pour the drops into the water and it instantly FLAVORFY's your water! You can mix different flavors if you wanted to make your ultimate combination. 

Look out for my final review after I test these out further! 

Have you tried the Dasani Drops? What is your favorite way to Flavorfy your water? Let me know! 


Ps: I was sent the voxbox for free, compliments of Influenster and Dasani, BUT influenster is free to join! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

DIY Project: Coffee & End tables

Hi beauties, 

My dad and I took on the project of refinishing two end tables and a coffee table for my new apartment. The tables were my grandparents and had been in our attic for many years. 

Here is what the tables looked like after they were sanded. I forgot to get a picture of them before they were sanded, but they basically had many water stains from people who didn't use coasters. The tables are solid maple.

Here are pictures of after they were stained:
As you can see, it was VERY messy! But tons of fun!

I decided to go with the "Red Oak" color, even though the tables are maple. I really like the color, and think they turned out nicely! Be aware that staining is really really messy! There are many videos and tutorials on how to stain, but my dad has done it many times, and taught me how! 

When its time to Polyurethane (which is what makes the tables glossy), make sure you do that with a very well ventilated area, as the odor is STRONG! (I don't want y'all getting a little loopy on me! hehe)

Here is the finished product!!


I am in LOVE with these tables (is that weird?) and think they will look great in my living room! I'm also going to make sure that myself, and any guests that I have use coasters! (I've seen the hard work it takes to get those stains out of the wood!) 

I hope you like them!!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pineapple Chair UPDATE!

Hi beauties,

I wanted to share with you one of the finished pieces for my new apartment. My aunt Kymber gave me two chairs that she wasn't using. They needed to be recovered and a little TLC. My dad and his friend worked hard to fix and recover the chairs and they look amazing! Really the only part I had in the process was picking out the fabric. The pineapple upholstery fabric was found at a thrift store for 75 cents per yard, and the navy blue was purchased at Walmart. I love the turnout and can't wait to show you how they look in my apartment. 

Here they were before & after!

Let me know what you think! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

SUMMER Lovin' Waterproof Mascara

Hi beauties,

I wanted to share with you two of my favorite waterproof mascaras! (Please excuse my chipped fingernails!) 

The first mascara is the tried and true Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara. The applicator is nice and large, which really adds amazing volume to your lashes. It is a bit difficult to get off, so you probably will need to use an oil based makeup remover.

The second mascara is the Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara, which is my favorite of the two. I think the applicator helps to both lengthen and add volume to your lashes, and because of the shape of the applicator you are able to get even the tiniest lash.

What waterproof mascaras are you loving?