Monday, July 12, 2010

How To: Make a Back To School Shopping List

Hello =) So, of course I'm doing a back-to school series for my first few posts on my totally new blog. I've deleted all of the old ones, and starting fresh. Anyway, now that you know how to pack your bag right here's what to shop for! Remember, assume you're staring from scratch. For example, if after closet-shopping you have 6 fitted tees that still fit, only buy 4-9 more, instead of 10-15 new ones!

***If you've googled this, you have probably already seen this article. I wrote it on WikiHow, so I'm not copying someone else's ideas. Just copy-pasting the link for you here. =)***

How To: Pack the PERFECT School Bag/Backpack

So, everyone has to have a backpack, but ladies, here's how to pack it right.

~ Choose the bag. Pick one in a cute solid color or a low-key print. No skulls, rainbow checkers, or anything like that please! Those look tacky if you're over 7th grade!

*reading material (book and for-fun magazine)
*colored & black pens
*plenty of pencils
*post-it notes

*lip gloss (one bright, one light pink, and one clear)
*scented body lotion and spray (matching or different, just for variety)
put all these things in a cosmetic bag and set in the big pocket of your bag.

*about 5 extra ponytail holders
*sport headband (for putting hair up)
*mini hairbrush or extra regular sized one
*mini hairspray
this would be easiest to keep this in a pocket.

*mini tide-to-go or other stain pen or wipe
*clear nail polish
*socks (for p.e., sounds weird but I ALWAYS forgot socks)
*backup shoes, a cheapy pair of white or black flip flops will do fine. you seriously never know!
*backup sweater/hoodie
put the shoes and sweatshirt in your locker, but keep the rest in the cosmetics bag.

~period~ ***even if you don't yet have it!***
*tampons in various sizes (other people could need them!)
*pantyliners/pads for backup or lighter days
*midol, pamprin, tylenol, etc.
definitely keep this in a small, non-see-through bag in either a secret pocket or the very bottom of your bag. you could add a pocket, in a secret place too if you want!

*extra jeans. for different reasons; spills, stains, period, etc.
*extra panties for the period. grrrrr, mother nature!
* compact mirror
*any other extra clothes
*earrings (just so you have an accessory. i'd pick small-ish gold hoops)
*water bottle
fit these in where you can! i wouldn't advise keeping the clothes in the bag, but i just wanted to say you might want them at school!

Ahhh, and that's it. Quite a lot of things! But of course you can alter this to what you NEED or add stuff on etc. You can pick up plastic cosmetic bags from target and walmart for about $5. They also have combo packs for $10. Find a fairly big one, just a pouch will do fine. You may want a mini one for your period supplies. Toss everything in, and keep any extra clothes in your locker. =D

Thursday, December 3, 2009

How To: Make An Easy Makeup Brush Cleaner

Sorry I haven't posted for so long! I couldn't login for some reason.......anyway, here is a super simple way to make your own makeup brush cleanser. Here's how.

You'll Need:
- 1 cup distilled (bottled) water
- 1/4 cup of alcohol OR 1/2 squirt of Germ-X (only if u need it)
- 1/2 TBS dish soap
- 1/2 TBS shampoo
- 1 TBS leave-in conditioner SPRAY

Mix all ingredients together well. Using a funnel, pour into a squirt bottle. To use, hold brush upside down over an old towel and spray generously. Wipe it along the towel, rinse with lukewarm water, and lay out flat to dry (on towel or in a basket). Repeat if necessary.

Friday, April 3, 2009

How To: Make a Strawberry cleanser/scrub (with 3 things you DO have in your kitchen!)

This is a very good homemade body scrub I got from Seventeen Prom 2009.

You Will Need:
8 to 10 ripe strawberries
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt (i just use regular Morton or sea salt)

Mash up the strawberries in a bowl, using a small whisk. Add the olive oil. Mix weel. Pour in your salt, mix, and you're done! I put mine in a plastic cup after i mash up the strawberries-it seems to come out thicker. And you DO NOT NEED A HUGE BOWL! I used a really tiny Tupperware bowl and it fit perfectly. Good luck, and concentrate on dry spots, cuz your skin is gonna feel amazing!

(it might seem thin at first, so pour it into a paper or plastic cup (a disposable one), and let it sit or a while. It'll make a thick, creamy paste. Oh, and after it can sit, it smells GREAT!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

How To: Refresh Your Look Throughout the Day

Try any of these ideas throughout the course of a busy school day. run to the bathroom, or just your locker, and use these tips!
(from Seventeen Magazine, August 2008, pages 128-130.)

1. Curl lashes with an eyelash curler, and swipe on a coat of black mascara.
2. Spray some leave-in conditioner to your hair to keep it from getting frizzy.
3. Sweep a coat of bronzer to your t-zone.
4. Spritz face with toner, and pat with a tissue to make your makeup look fresh.
5. Sweep some hot pink or red lipgloss to your lips. you'll need less of anything else this way.
6. Pull hair into a high pony, and secure. hairspray. This'll make you appear "pulled-together".
7. Smooth some creme blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend well.
8. Blot face with blotting papers to remove shine. be sure to pat, not rub.
9. Spread some frizz serum through hair, and brush. (avoid roots)
10. Twist ponytail into a bun for a quick after-gym updo.