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DIY Mermaid Nails

I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take i…

DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament


This is seriously the easiest DIY Christmas ornament you could possibly make. You don't have to know how to sew, knit, or even use a hot glue gun to make this easy DIY Christmas ornament. All you need to make this ornament is velvet ribbon and a large pendant. I found the one pictured bove at JoAnn Crafts. I was just looking for any kind of beautiful pendant I could use as an ornament when I stumbled upon the Christmas-themed pendant. If you want to add some glitz and glamour to your tree (without spendind an arm and a leg on premade ornaments), you can find a variety of metallic and/or jeweled large pendants in the jewelry section of a craft store, most for under $5.00 and some as low as $2 a piece. I found the golden velvet ribbon on sale for $1.


You can use any style ribbon or string you want to make this DIY Christmas ornament, just be sure it's thin enough to fit through the link on the pendant. This thin velvet ribbon worked perfectly and comes in so many pretty colors.

Cut your ribbon at least 6 inches long and string one end through the opening on the pendant. Pull it through halfway then make a single knot (leaving enough space for the loop to fit onto a branch) then tie the remainder of the ribbon into a bow at the top of the loop.


There you have it! Perfect for a pretty, vintage-themed Christmas tree. I'd love to make several with some beautiful cameo pendants, skeleton keys, and some antique-looking pocket watches too!

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  1. Very simple. I should have thought of this.

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  2. Krisztina, I'm beginning to think there's nothing you can't do! I've never been crafty...at least not that kind of crafty....

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