DIY Cast Resin Gems

Supplies you will need:

Castin’ Craft Mold Builder

Paper Clay

Easy Cast Clear Epoxy

Plastic Cups

Plastic Spoons

Pour On Gloss Finish

Sharpie of your color choice (I found that the bright color sharpies gave the best result for the resin gems)

Baking Sheet

Bowls you have at home

Brushes

Pliers

I got most of my supplies at Michael’s Craft Store and the brushes, plastic cups and plastic spoons at my local dollar store.

Step 1: I used paper clay because it’s air dry to make any shape you want. I made a star, oval and heart out of clay and let it dry for 24 hours.

Step 2: Spray your dry objects with the spray and once dried, lay them onto baking sheet.

Step 3: Take your brush and put thin layers of the mold builder on the objects. Also brush around the objects too. Each time a layer is dry or almost dry, apply more layers until you feel your mold is thick enough. This may take several hours to complete. (The area around the object does not have to be as big as how I made it)

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Step 4: Once it is dry, remove the clay out of the mold.

Step 5: The other side won’t look perfect so just use a pair of scissors to cut the unwanted edges of the inside of the mold to look similar to the picture below.

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Step 6: Fill one of the plastic cups with water and pour into the mold. This will determine how thick you want your object to be. Mark the cup with permanent marker. Also mark another line half way to your original line.

Step 7: Pour resin into the cup to the half line. Pour the hardener to reach the original line.

Step 8: Remove the ink stick from the sharpie and squeeze with pliers into the cup. I only did 2-3 drops into the cup. Mix well with a plastic spoon.

Step 9: Spray your mold and once dried, pour the resin into the mold.

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Step 10: Put your mold in bowls or anything that will keep it leveled. Now wait 24 hours for it to cure.

Step 11: Once dried, the bottom looks nice and shiny while the top is dull. This is where the Pour On Gloss Finish comes in. Simply follow step 6 – 8 (ignore the sharpie for this step).

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Step 12: Put the dried objects on bottle caps or anything you can find that will lift it from the level ground. You can now pour on the gloss resin and it will drop off the edges of your objects. For first hour or two, you will continuously need to keep an eye on the object to whip the extra drops from being on your objects.

Step 13: This will take up to 24 hours to cure. Once finished, it should look like something below.

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Chevron OOTD

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Adorn in chevron print this season to wear to the beach or to a simple day out in the warm weather. This week’s #ootd is a cropped chevron print top and a mint skater skirt. A great way to accessorize this outfit is a mint messenger bag (150298 YY – Seafoam) and hair tie bracelets (left to right: BR 150322 – Powder Pink, BR 150320 – Lemonade, & BR 150321 – Cyan). At last, you can wear this outfit with a cute pair of Steven Madden sandals.

Passion’s Pick for Summer 2015

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Pink is a trending color for the summer. The items we picked out from our ‪‎collection‬ include the following (from left to right):
1. BR 150308 – Gold: Wear this beaded bracelet alone for a simple and clean look, or stack it with your other bracelets for a fun style.
2. 150288 – Pink: Jelly bean color crossbody is a must have for this season. Complete the Summer look with a simple tank top and a pair of tight jeans.
3. Belt 1508 – Pink: This geometric patterned stretchy #belt is great for those that love statement pieces.
4. JWL50214 – Red: This #necklace is a great piece to for those that love the bohemian feel. Wear this on your casual days along the beach.
5. WAL015 – Pink: This wallet are made with textured vegan leather, light weight yet durable. It features a designed belt to secured the fold. Perfect for small size handbags.
6. 150138 – Pink: We keep versatility in mind with this piece. The slouchy design allows more space for your belongings without looking bulky. Pair yours with your favorite skinny jeans and shirt for a casual look.

2015 S/S Nail Polish Color Trend

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The long awaited spring season is almost here! We have gathered our top picks from B.lush’s 2015 S/S collection to go with matching nail polish colors. Take a look at the list below (in order from left to right):

  1. 150290 KL – Lime with O.P.I Nail Lacquer in NLH66 (Hawaii Collection)
  2. 150292 KL – Orange with Essie in meet me at sunset
  3. 150293 KL – Turquoise with Deborah Lippman in bombdiggity blue
  4. 150287 KL – Lemon with Maybelline Color Show in Fierce N Tangy 230
  5. 150288 KL – Pink with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Sonic Bloom 11

Types of Face Masks

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Face masks are important to rejuvenate your skin. Here is a list of a few types of face masks we put together:

  1. Sheet Masks: These have gotten pretty popular recently. They help moisturize and give a nice glow to your skin. Using this once a week is good enough. They are great and easy to carry for traveling!
  2. Clay Masks: It has a lot of natural elements that cleanse the skin’s surface. This prevents your skin to dry and it is great for people with oily or acne-prone skin. Clay masks help absorb dirt and grease and is very easy to apply. Simply put the clay mask all over your face and after a certain amount of time (depending on the brand), wash it off.
  3. Peel-Off Masks: This mask has a plasticizing agent that forms a thin film over the face. It helps remove dead skin and blackheads. There is a wide range of face masks for all kinds of skin types.
  4. Hot Oil Face Masks: This you can simply use natural oils you already have at home such as olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or almond oil. Place one of these oils in a bowl and warm it up by placing the bowl in hot water or microwave. Now rub the oil in circular motion on your face and wash off after. This is ideal for dry or mature skin and helps refine and soften skin.

Information and image source: Google

50 Shades of Grey OOTD

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You guessed right, this outfit is inspired by the title of the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It is a great ootd for those who are still experiencing the cold at this time of the year. The shawl cape is from Oasap and you can pair it with a basic black camisole  and acid wash leggings. A great way to accessorize this bold look is our beaded jewelry set (JWL 50211 – Grey) and our handbag from our new Summer collection (150289 KL – Light Blue). Although this handbag is not grey, it goes well with this attire. Any pair of neutral color loafers will complete this themed get-up.

Early Spring Outfit

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For those who can’t wait for spring to arrive, here’s an early spring outfit. You can wear a black bralet with floral trousers. If you want more coverage, put a chiffon tassel kimono on top. For accessories, you can wear the stone beaded necklace with suede cord (JWL 50214 – Black) with trendy suede pumps. Add the yellow messenger bag (140119 KL – Yellow) to this look for pop of color!

Image Source:
1. Black Bralet from Google Images
2. Floral Trouser from Misguided http://tinyurl.com/myqvyv6
3. Zara Round Toe Court Shoes http://tinyurl.com/kbzfrl6
4. Tassel Kimono http://tinyurl.com/mpn2orr

Home Decor for Small Places!

I recently moved to a small bachelor apartment. There are a few things I purchased for the kitchen and for my vanity table. The theme at my place is white furniture including my vanity table, dresser and dining table. I’ve been loving bunnies recently so the following items you will see are inspired from that.

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There was a huge sale at Target so I decided to go on the weekend. I saw white rabbit pepper shaker bottles. Even though the bottle was for pepper, there was none in color black. So I decided to buy two of the white rabbit pepper shakers and paint one of them black. The paint I used is Martha Stewart High Gloss that you can purchase at your local Michael’s Craft Store.

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I also went to Home Sense this weekend and found a really cute ceramic sugar jar. The best part was that the lid has a bunny making it absolutely adorable!

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Of course, I want to have some colors with the theme of our place. So I purchased these small macaroon jewelry boxes for my vanity table. I got these from Urban Outfitters.

This is just the beginning of my journey in decorating the place. If you want to see more, just let me know in the comments below.

Passion’s Pick for Spring Collection 2015

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Spring’s sweetest shade of 2015 is mint. The items we picked out from our collection include the following:

  1. SC 1510 – Sky Blue: It is decorated in a variety of shades and sizes of dandelions all over the lightweight scarf for a contemporary look.
  2. JWL 50215 – Blue: This necklace is a great piece to for those that love the bohemian feel. Wear this on your casual days along the beach.
  3. HAT 60206 – Grey: This hat comes in earthy tones and uses button snaps for decoration.
  4. BR 150314 – As Shown: This is the perfect gift for someone you love. A simple silver bangle with a gold heart.
  5. 150131 PN – Light Lime: Totally gorgeous, stunning tote with badge logo and gold hardware. Perfect for any day of the week. So versatile it will go with anything in your wardrobe
  6. Belt 1509 – Turquoise: This sleek and chic looking stretchy belt is a great accessory when wearing one piece dresses.

(only available for wholesale)

14 Things To Do For Valentine’s Day

 

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(Image Source: all the pictures are from Google Images)

  1. Handmade Love Note: It could be as simple as writing on a sticky note to put on the washroom mirror so when he wakes up in the morning, he can see it. You are never too old to make him a Valentine’s card.
  2. Exchange Massages: After a long week of work, why not reward each other by taking turns to give massage. You can also go to a spa together. Oil massages are my favourite!
  3. Cook Him Dinner: There’s a reason why people say a key to a man’s heart is his stomach. He will appreciate it much more because it is all for him. It would also be romantic if he cooked for you for this special day.
  4. Watch Opera: You can go to your local opera theatre to enjoy the show for one night. It doesn’t have to be the opera, but a Broadway show is also great to watch.
  5. Dinner Cruise: This is pricier than simply going out to a restaurant, but it is so worth it if you love the view on water. Dinner cruises during Valentine usually have pre-fixed menus. A lot of restaurants have pre-fixed menus for Valentine’s Day.
  6. Take Dance Lesson: It is a fun way to let go and just feel the rhythm together. I definitely recommend salsa if you never tried before.
  7. Get a Hotel Room: Getting a nice hotel room feels like a mini vacation especially ones that have a Jacuzzi and king size bed.
  8. Recreate Your First Date: First date is different for everyone. It could be revisiting the first restaurant you went to with your partner to doing everything that was done that day together from morning to the next day.
  9. Go to the Movies: Simply going to your local movie theatre is a simple way to celebrate this holiday. We all know 50 Shades of Grey is coming out on Valentine’s Day!
  10. Doing Nothing: Reward yourself if you’re single or if you have a partner to do nothing at all. It will be an easy going and stress free day for you and/or your partner.
  11. Ice Skating: It is inexpensive way to spend the day together.
  12. Looking at Stars: If you are from the city, you can drive to the outskirts to get a better look at the stars. You can either stay at a cottage for the weekend, camp for the night or go back home the same night together.
  13. Foam Bath: Having a foam bath together at home is a great way to end the night. It is therapeutic and relaxing at the same time!
  14. Wine Tasting: This is for wine lovers who want more than one type of wine this holiday