Saturday, March 29, 2014

How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy

How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy

We short people find it hard to buy jeans that fit us length wise. I bought some jeans from Buckle and they hemmed them for free for me leaving the original hem on the jeans. I picked them up, took them home, looked closer at the hem and I thought to myself, “I could have done that.” A couple years went by and I did nothing about all my long jeans, until today. Cathe, from Just Something I Made, put up a tutorial on her blog and I was so happy to see it! The thing is…I did mine just slightly different. Watch.
I did just what she said; put the jeans on, find where you want your jeans to lay and pin it. Roll the jeans up so that the original hem is slightly above that mark, and pin it.

Sew right next to the original hem, like so.

Here is where I do my thing. Instead of leaving that extra chunk of fabric rolled up and tacked down on the inside of the jean, I just cut it off. There’s a lot less bulk which is good when you have skinny jeans. Plus, I think that is how the hemming lady does it at Buckle.
Unroll it and iron flat.

That’s it! This seriously took me maybe 15 minutes to do and it was so worth it! Best part is that I didn’t have to pay anyone to do it for me.

Much better. :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes And Make-up Cleaning Tips

#Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes

It basically involves cutting a roll of paper towels in half, placing in container and soaking with 4 cups warm water and desired mixture (including coconut oil). The ingredients differ only slightly depending on what kind of wipes you’re making.

#2 Cut Paper and Dip It Mixture

Make a mixtures with 4 cups of warm water, 1-2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, and 1-2 squirts of baby wash or face wash. Dip the wipes in this mixture and put them in a zip loc bag. That's it. Save tons of money on makeup wipes

#3 Brushes

There are a few ways to clean your brushes. Depending on how you use them you can use antibacterial soap, rubbing alcohol or baby shampoos to clean expensive brushes. The most important step in cleaning brushes is to press them in a 50/50 solution and DRY them.

#4 Use a Spatula and Palette

Make Up Spatulas and Palettes will keep your brushes out of reservoirs they shouldn't be in, and they are good for saving time and money when you are frustrated and need to look good, fast. As long as you have a good palette you can scrape out whatever makeup you need and prevent yourself from ruining all your makeup at once.

#5 Dry Your Brushes At an Angle

Clean your brushes and let them rest at an angle after washing them. Never keep your brushes soaked in water or any other solution. When you are finished applying makeup be sure to agitate them in a cleaning solution of alcohol and water but be sure to dry them.

#6 Rubbing Alcohol

You'll notice that rubbing alcohol will clean most makeup from tools and other places like counter tops. This is because the alcohol breaks down the oils in the cosmetics quickly, and as long as they are wet they are easy to wipe off. Vodka works too if you want to be extra high class.

#7 Eyelash Curler Pads

There's no need to buy new eyelash curlers every week. Just keep the pads clean and you'll save yourself time, and frustration. Clean your pads with a cotton towel and some rubbing alcohol.

#8 Keep Yourself Clean

If you plan on keeping your tools clean, also plan on keeping yourself clean. It works both ways! Clean tools mean clean clothes and when you are careless and end up getting makeup on your clothes then your brushes and applicators are probably dirty too.

#9 Keep a Toothbrush For Makeup

Sometimes we need to scrub. Use a toothbrush that you designate just for makeup. Keep this toothbrush clean like you would any other brush.

#10 Baking Soda

Using baking soda is an old fashioned remedy for cleaning nearly anything, and there's a good reason. Baking soda soaks up oils. Use baking soda, diluted of course, to soak up any oily messy makeup. just simply since after that nice 2-3 minute soak, but don't forget to let your brushes dry.