Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

I've been looking for a tinted moisturizer to bring with me to Haiti. It's going to be HOT and the sun intense, and there will be no time/need/space for makeup with the long hours I'm expecting to work (and only one carry-on bag!). More importantly, this ain't no fashion show... but, well, maybe I'm a little vain.

On the hunt for this stuff, it's hard to A) find a good color match, B) find enough SPF coverage, and C) I haven't found any under $20. I only need it for a week, and I'm trying to simplify, so I don't need any more products hanging around. So, I made due with what I had, and it actually worked out swimmingly!

Take these two products & mix them together in a little makeup pot:

And what do you get? The perfect match, perfect protection, perfect amount, use-what-you-got tinted moisturizer.

I already know I like the moisturizer and the makeup - I use them every day, so why wouldn't I like this?

It looks a little "white", but trust me, when you rub it into your face (or on your fingers or hand for testing), the color really comes through. Keep testing as you go if you decide to DIY too.

I feel a little bit fancy and a little more prepared. Wee!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Also, I Made a Skirt

I made a skirt the other day. Just like this one and this one.

(bad lighting + iPhone photo = awesome)

I made it out of this fabric and it's the perfect cold-weather skirt (made just in time for Spring to arrive! Super.) The greatest part is that the fabric was heavy enough that I didn't have to line it. I completed it in about 2.5 hours. Yessss!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Passport Cover Revamp

I'm totally in travel mode right now. And my passport cover needed a revamp. But I was totally out of good/interesting maps to make a cover with, hmmmm.

But I thought of something - what about making the outer cover with fabric & iron-on vinyl? And the inside with paper & contact paper? And so my new passport cover was born!

Polka-dots, of course.

I actually made two. One with a generic inside, maybe to sell/give away?:

And one with a custom inside - for me! Cuba (shout out to my roots) and Haiti (shout-out to my next destination). Luckily they're right next to each other!:

The inside flaps are a bit different than the last ones. Per D's request, I have a different kind of flap on the right side so you can fit tickets or other travel documents that may need to stick out the top. Also, the whole thing is a little bit smaller than the last one so your passport isn't flapping around inside (possible exaggeration).

You can also tuck your open passport into both pockets to display your ID open.

And that's my project for the day. Feeling satisfied. Maybe one day I'll make a tutorial for this. But for now, I need a nap.

More Baggies

You sick of these yet? Well, I use mine every day and love them! But I promise to curb my display of them soon.

These were all made with scraps, so each bag is a little different in size. Most of them went home with my mom and sister, so I suppose I'll have to make more :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cutest Gift Card Packaging Ever!

We have one last fund-raiser before we go to Haiti. Blue Bottle Coffee was kind enough to donate to our hospital-wide raffle. It's sure to be one of the most coveted raffle prizes!

And can we please talk about how cute this gift card packaging is?? I wish I had thought of it first! Can you imagine, someone literally put this teeny-tiny envelope into a typewriter. I can't even stand it!

High-kicks for the donation, for sure. And 100 high-kicks for the packaging!! Who needs coffee when the packaging can get me so excited? (oh, but their coffee is so gooooooooood!)

I will probably borrow this idea... just so you know.