I’ve been working on this project for a while and I finally started on it. I bought a pair of high waisted levis shorts from a local thrift store about a month ago and then I’ve been ordering and waiting for studs all month from online. I bought a set of 8mms with flat backs from an etsy store to diy a phone case and then I realized 8mms is really small and so I started shopping around on ebay for 10mms and 12mms and I realized it’s so much cheaper than from etsy.
Here’s the little container I’ve been using to put my studs in.
I got them in sets of 100 studs which sounds like a lot but after this project I know it’s not that much. It took most of my 12mms to just do the pocket and down one side.
I still have to distress it and maybe do some bleaching and fraying but I’ve learned a lot from my first studding experience. I know now that I need a lot more studs and bigger studs if I don’t want to sit there forever studding. I have three pairs of shorts that I will be studding next but I have to bleach them first because they’re darker than I like and then I will do some more studding. I’m also going to order bigger studs for those shorts. I will do another post when I do my next ones!
Next is Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam.
I should’ve realized from the name that it would be completely sheer but it’s so beautiful in the bottle that I didn’t even think about buying it until I got home and swatched it. It’s disappointing because if it wasn’t sheer it would be such a cute summer color!
I got this Revlon one in Blue Lagoon.
I’ve been hunting for light blues all summer and have for the most part been disappointed with the formulas. This one had a pretty chunky formula as well so I don’t know what’s up with these light blues but I’m still hunting.
Lastly from that set, I picked up this pop beauty one in mint magic.
This one is crazy bright! I have plenty of mint polishes but this one is definitely different because it’s so bright as opposed to being a muted or light mint color. The formula though is really bad. It’s gunky and sticky but I’m willing to deal with it because I love the color so much!
I also picked up a few lipsticks. First is this Tarina Tarantino one in Candy Jar.
It’s like this bright candy pink that’s almost reminiscent of an 80’s lipstick shade because it’s got some purple undertones.
I got Mac’s Snob.
I’m so-so on this because it’s pretty unwearable on it’s own unless I’m going out at night and doing a crazy dark smokey eye. During the day it needs to be mixed with something else on top or under it.
Moving along, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the new Revlon Whipped foundation but only because I got an awesome $2 coupon.
I got it in Natural tan and it’s pretty much a perfect match because I got so dark from pontooning. I actually like this much better than the normal revlon colorstay foundations because this looks the same and has the same staying power but this feels so much lighter and better on your skin and it doesn’t have that same super fragrant smell.
I also picked up a bunch of random things from Target because I had some really good coupons last month that were going to expire.
I’ve been wanting this cosmetic bag since forever because I love the red and purple stripes.
I also picked up some really random stuff I thought I would share.
I’m trying a different contact solution.
I usually use Target’s Generic one but last year when I bought new contacts my store gave me a sample of this Bio True one and I loved it so much because I remember it being so cool and crisp on my eyes but this bottle seems normal and almost the same as my Target one so I’m going back to Generic.
Since I’ve been doing my nails so much I got some polish remover and an eos balm.
I now remember why I stopped using EOS balms, they’re just inferior to my other balms. They only good thing about them is they’re cute.
And that’s it for my beauty and random stuff haul for July!
I was supposed to be on a shopping ban through mid July but after about two weeks I gave up. Also the number one motivation for my ban was because I was supposed to be saving up for a trip to Chicago but we decided not to go anymore so I just threw the ban out the window. So of course in my typical shopping fashion, here are my buys for the month of July. I had to break up the haul into two parts, fashion & beauty. First up is Fashion and Jewelry.
I picked up this lace type top from a local boutique
I’ve actually been looking for more of a white damask top but everytime I find one it’s a cropped style so I went with this one because it doesn’t quite look like lace so its still nice and summery.
And that’s it for the fashion part of the haul. It seems like a lot but I got almost all of it on sale or for really good prices!
I painted my nails a lot this past month. I tried to change them every few days because I have so much nail polish I bought from April-June that I haven’t tried yet.
I ate a lot in July and took plenty of foodie pictures.
That’s all for food this past month but I will of course snap more food for August!
I’ve also been collecting outfit and look pictures on my phone for the month of July. I don’t really like to do collective look posts like this but I’ve discovered it’s harder to blog from my phone than I thought. I’ll try to remember what I wore in each set.
I’ve stalled my blogging for a while now but I did keep a pretty good photo account of everything I did this past month! This will just be a quick post to show you guys what’s been going on and that the midwest can be fun too!
This past month I attended a birthday at a Sushi place and they had the cutest cakes, I don’t even know where in our state they ordered them but I will definitely check it out next time I need a cake.
About a week ago I decided to go on a month long ban. I realized that I’ve been shopping too much and so I set out to ban myself from not shopping from June 15 – July 15, the exeptions being food, Target, and thrifting, major coupons, major sales, returning stuff to buy other stuff, adding onto returned amounts to complete a purchase. Each time I really break the ban I will add another week.
Of course I’ve broken it already by buying Sonia Kashuk stuff, polish and using my Ulta 20% off coupon. Even though I allowed for these as exceptions in my rules (Target, major coupons,) I still feel like I broke my ban because I still shopped so to be fair I will add two more weeks in my ban but it will have to be staring the end of July, not right after July 15th because I will be going on a short vacation in between.
As far as clothes go though, I’m doing pretty well, no new money spent on clothes. Makeup wise I’m also doing well with the exception of nail polish. I’m working on that problem but again I will punish myself for further mishaps. Wish me luck!
I got my bag today! I’m so excited but mostly about the bag itself because I’ve been looking for a tiny bag to stick into my purse for small bits of makeup and a mirror.
I’ve used both the sunblock and the tressame split remedy shampoo already but I haven’t tried the other products yet. I’m not super excited about them but they are geared towards colored hair and I recenly colored my hair so it’s actually good for me right now. As for the lip butter, I’ve found that they don’t work that well for me. They’re kind of crusty and come on really thickly on my lips but in an inconsistent way, not smoothly.
I’ll give these a go and see how I feel about them!
I’ve been collecting pictures of stuff I’ve hauled over the course of the past few weeks. I actually got a lot of this with coupons and sales so I’m super excited about that! First of all, as you know I’ve recently joined the Iphone train so I’ve made some ebay orders for covers. I think I bought 5 cases in total since I got my phone. They’ve been arriving every couple of days so I’ve snapped shots a few.
I gave this mint one to my sister but I love the rubberized feeling of it so I will probably order another one.
This is the one I’m currently using.
That little bow over the earphone jack is called a plug and it’s to protect dust from getting inside the headphone jack.
I’ve also been trying to diy some shorts so I’ve ordered a lot of studs in different sizes.
These are 8mm and they’re the only ones I’ve received so far. I got them off etsy but I’ve since learned that ebay is way cheaper.
I also got this cute little notebook to replace my old moleskin. I looked for ages for one without lines but I’ve given up and decided to go with this one.
It’s actually the perfect size, if only it didn’t have lines and the pages were thicker.
Sonia Kashuk’s summer stuff was on sale so I bought these two things with some coupons so they were super inexpensive.
I’ve been eyeing these brushes for a long time but didn’t pick them up because I have another old Sonia Kashuk brush set that have really hard bristles. Luckily these are a lot softer and better. I’m really glad I got this set because they’re all different brushes from what I already have.
That’s it for my haul this time around.