Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

DIY pore strips

Written by admin. Posted in Accessories

Pore strips are an effective way to rid your skin of bacteria, sebum and other impurities, but can sometimes be pricey or not suitable for sensitive skin types. Use this recipe and instructions for DIY pore strips to give yourself a mini facial for a fraction of the price.

What you’ll need:


1 packet unflavored gelatin

1 tbsp milk

1 tsp lemon juice [optional, not recommended for sensitive skin]

What to do:

1. Mix packet of unflavored gelatin and milk [any grade] until thoroughly mixed and creamy consistency.

2. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds and test to make sure it’s not too warm for skin.

3. With fingers or an old foundation brush, apply thin layer onto face or acne-prone areas.

4. Leave on for five to 10 minutes or until dry and gently peel off.


— Ashley Jaros

DIY: Denim Ombre Shirt

Written by Jackie Onderko. Posted in Accessories

I know, I know, I have been on an ombre kick lately, but I can’t help it!  There is just something fascinating about the gradual color change from light to dark.

This time, I come to you with a DIY project for a denim ombre shirt.

Here is what you will need:

-       Denim shirt (or shorts, jeans, vest, etc- I found mine at a thrift store!)

-       RIT color remover (can be found at Walmart for under $2)

-       Pot and stove

-       Bleach (if needed)

Step 1- Fill a deep pot with water.  You should make sure you would have enough water to immerse the whole shirt into.

Step 2- Put the pot on the stove and turn on the burner.  When the water starts simmering, stir in the RIT color remover and make sure it dissolves completely.

Step 3- Remove the pot from the stove and immerse the entire shirt into the water solution for about 2 minutes.

Step 4- Take the bottom 1/3 of the shirt out of the solution and leave the top 2/3’s of the shirt still soaking for another 5 minutes.

Step 5- Take out the bottom 2/3’s of the shirt, and leave the top 1/3 soaking for 5 more minutes.

Step 6- Take the entire shirt out of the pot and rinse with cold water.  Be careful, the shirt will be hot.

Step 7- If the very top of your shirt seems too dark (like mine did), mix an equal solution of bleach and water and let the top soak for as long as desired.

Step 8- Throw the shirt in the wash and you are ready to go!




My DIY costume

Written by Caitlin Restelli. Posted in Trends

Considering ghosts and goblins are coming out of hiding this weekend, it’s probably best to go undercover so they don’t recognize you. My advice: get a costume.

If you’re like me, you may not know what you’re being for Halloween yet — two days before the festivities. My near-empty pockets limit me to my creativeness. Halloween costumes are overly priced, I mean you typically pay for little pieces of clothing and wear it only once. Fifty dollars for fabric, essentially.

While I was strolling through a Halloween Walmart aisle, I noticed the costumes were in my price range. I didn’t feeling like purchasing a full-out costume this year, so when I saw this red cape, an idea came to me.  I pictured my closet and saw this black dress and shoes (left).

And I can pair it with this red cape from Walmart and simply be a vampire.

Now all I need are fangs bright red lipstick for blood.  The best part is: I am spending merely $10 on this costume.

You can do this, too.  Try walking down a Walmart Halloween aisle and see if a cheap accessory, like a cape or hat will go along with some kind of dress or everyday outfit you have.  It’s easy to pull something out of your closet and turn it into something Halloween related.  You just have to use your imagination.