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nail art: garden roses

I actually painted some festive nail art before I did these. I'll probably blog about it in the coming days. It is a relatively simple tutorial. I removed them because my nails were getting long and in the way, so I wanted to cut my nails. Eventually, I ended up doing these garden floral nails that were inspired by a floral printed crop top from forever 21! If you can't guess which it is yet, it's in the sixth little box of my pictorial. 


Start these off with a white base. These florals are going to be roses, so make an outline of petals lightly using the tip of your brush. Use ample nail polish but not too much or your lines will be thicker and harder to control. They are kinda like 'C' shaped so they shouldn't be too hard to accomplish.Colour in your roses. My nail polish is medium pigmented so they kinda create different shades in the base of the roses already. Using a thin nail art brush or a toothpick, add some black lines. I drew three for the centre.And t…

nail art: dream & believe dreamcatcher nails

Picked up these cute bling blingz from forever21 recently, and also a nail art pen which I super love! I seriously need all the colours in this nail art pen because it is soooo useful! I took the longest time to decide what to paint my nails this week. I saw so many beautiful nail designs that I wanted to try but somehow my colour palette just didn't seem as nice. So it was a demoralising process of painting and removing polish a few times. Finally settled on dreamcatcher nails that just popped in my head! These are rather simple because I only drew dreamcatchers on my thumb, ring finger and middle finger, so that's four less fingers to draw on. Also, my dreamcatcher design is rather easy to draw. 
Paint your base colour of mint/turquoise on your little, pointer and middle finger. I went with grey for my thumb and ring finger. You can try gold or pink as well. Draw your dreamcatcher design. I used my Sakura Glaze pens to help me with this. They are super good and easy to use. P…

diy: floral kimono

Spring is in the air and I finally got myself a kimono after the longest time! I actually made it and I will be sharing with you how to DIY your own kimono in this tutorial! 
So, kimonos in Singapore are quite expensive. Cotton On sells them for $19.95 but I don't fancy their cutting and print. Blogshops sell them for around 20-30 bucks and forever21 carries them for 30-50 :( In the US, kimonos only cost half that price. Plus, these kimonos are made of chiffon, not silk, so I don't see why they need to be so pricey. Chiffon is not an expensive material. 
The crafter in me then scoured the Internet for a tutorial on how to make a kimono! I found this really useful youtuber, laurdiy, and fell in love with her and her diys. She has such a great personality as well! It is really enjoyable to watch and listen to her videos. So you can head over to this link if you'd like a video tutorial on how to make this kimono. 
I used a scarf from forever 21, which you can get in US stores fo…

diy: graphic shirts with fabric paint and stencil

I've promised to do a diy tutorial for my graphic shirts once I get my hands on fabric paint. I apologise for not updating for so long because I have been busy with school. My recess week just started, so I have some time to diy more shirts and do up a tutorial for you guys! 

The popular Brandy Melville graphic shirts can now be replicated with a bit of patience and time at your hands! This tutorial is suitable for any typography kind of graphic shirt. 

Materials:
Plain shirtScissors & cutter, cutting matFabric paint Makeup spongeSpray adhesive/Weak adhesive/Purple Uhu glue if you plan to use a paper stencilIron if you plan to use a freezer paper stencilThe materials needed should not cost you much. You can dig around your house for old plain shirts or find some at a thrift store/flea market.  In case you are wondering what glue and fabric paint I use, here they are. The glue is by Zig and it actually dries to form a temporary bond that has the strength of a post-it. I got it fro…