How to Fix a Broken Eye Shadow!

00.jpgA few days ago, we were messing around and sadly dropped and cracked Erica’s favorite makeup setting powder. We all know how heartbreaking it is to open your makeup bag and find that one of your favorite eye shadows or blushes is smashed into a million pieces. We’ve all been there, and it seriously stinks! Most people will simply shed a tear and throw out the broken shadow, but stop right there and don’t take a step closer to the trash can! There is a simple solution to fixing your broken makeup! We also recently broke one of Veronica’s eye shadows (We may or may not be kinda clumsy!), but we fixed it and it looks good as new!!!

Fixing your broken shadows is super simple, and you probably already own everything you need!! To do this you’ll need:

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A broken eye shadow or other makeup pot, some toilet paper or tissue, a coin the same size at the eye shadow pot (for the setting powder we fixed, we used a flat cup, so you basically need anything flat and round that’s the same size as the pot), a makeup brush handle, rubbing alcohol, and an empty spray bottle.

Lets get to it! If you’re like us and spilled the broken pieces, carefully gather them up back into the eye shadow pot. Use the back of the makeup brush handle to crush the eye shadow pieces into powder, being careful not to let any pigment fall out. Once its crushed into a fine powder, gather it into the middle and try to press it flat (its okay if you can’t; this just makes the next step easier). Take your spray bottle and spray the eye shadow with the rubbing alcohol. You need it to be really moist, so give it a good couple of squirts!

We’re almost there! Take your coin or cup that you’re pressing the eye shadow with and wrap it in tissue. Use that to firmly press the pot for about 30 seconds. This will press the eye shadow all back together, and the tissue will soak up the extra alcohol that is being squeezed out. Remove the tissue and check the shadow. If the powder isn’t totally pressed (it should be though!) then spray and press it again. Use a clean tissue to clean the extra messy powder off the sides of the pot and leave it open to dry. It usually takes a few hours, but we let it dry overnight to be totally sure!

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And that’s it!!! Your eye shadow is now good as new and ready to use once again! No more needing to cry over broken shadows, bronzers, or blushes! Here is our setting powder after we fixed it:

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We’re actually happy it broke, because it was starting to show the pan in the middle but when we fixed it, it made it look like there was more product and we could no longer see the pan!

We hope you loved this tutorial and that it will help you to save some makeup in the future!! Have you ever tried this method? Have any tips to share? We’d love you hear! Let us know in the comments below!! ❤

DIY Cracked Marble Necklace!

10.jpgThis house has been nuts!!! We had our whole cleaning week, we celebrated Olivia’s birthday on Tuesday, and Veronica’s yesterday (We will have a post all about our outings tomorrow!!) and we have been freaking out!

We have also been cruising Pinterest looking for the perfect DIYs to try for you! We came across this craft and fell head-over-heels in love with it; we just HAD to make it for you! 😀

To make these gorgeous cracked marble necklaces you will need:

12.jpg3.jpgClear marbles in any colors, a cord or chain to hang the beautiful marble charm on, round-nose jewelry pliers, 1 jump ring per necklace, metal bead caps, jewelry making eye pins, and E-6000 glue or other strong jewelry glue. You will also need an oven, a bowl of ice water, and a cookie sheet.

This craft is so fun and the cracking is our favorite part! This is not however a good craft to do with children! It involves using very strong glue which could be hazardous in little hands, and an extremely hot oven is used, so keep the little ones out!!

First things first, we collect all the marbles we will be using! You want ones that are see through so you can really see the crackly design in the end.
Once you have all your marbles, preheat the oven to 500F (You’re probably thinking “Is that a typo?!” No it is not. 500F!) Place your selected marbles in a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven. Set a timer for 20 minutes and wait!
While your little gems are in the oven, take your bowl and fill it with water and lots of ice!! It will need to be VERY cold for this to work!
*Ding!* There goes your timer! Be very careful and remove your tray from the oven. Before you do anything, run your tray over to the bowl of ice water and dump in the marbles! You should hear a few clink-pop sounds. That’s the sound of the marbles cracking; its working!! Give them a minute to cool in their swimming pool, and pull them out to check them! They should be very crackly on the inside, but should still be intact on the outside. If you want your marbles to have a more cracked effect, simply put them back in the oven and repeat!

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We only baked ours once, and this is what we got! Sooooooooooo amazing!

Next, move to the jewelry making supplies. Take your bead caps, eye pins, and pliers. Stick the eye pin through the bead cap and clip off the excess, leaving just a tiny tail about 1/4 inch long. Fold that little edge in half and clamp it flat with the pliers. We will call this the “marble’s hat”. Take the marble’s hat, put a dot of glue on the eye pin in the middle, and stick it onto the marble. Hold it in place so it can dry on. Clip on a jump ring, string it onto the necklace chain, and tada!!!

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SO GORGEOUS! We love this craft. The marble charm glistens in the sunlight, and it almost looks magical! This makes an amazing gift, and the best part is you can make it in a large batch! ❤

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What do you think of our Cracked Marble necklace? Have any similar jewelry crafts for us to try? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments below!

Washi Week-Day 7: Washi Mirror!

0.jpgToday is the 7th and final day of our Washi Week series. Wahhhh! 😦 😦 😦

We are so sad to be finishing up such a great week. We really have enjoyed the past few days crafting with you and designing new washi tape projects. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have!!

As the final day, we decided to make this post something extra special and adorable! This is a home decor essential; it adds a perfect touch of pizzazz to the room and you can customize it to match the colors in the room too! Ours matches the girls room pretty well and it is getting hung up right away!

To make a washi mirror you will need:

1.jpg2A mirror (preferably with a white base/frame), 2-6 washi tapes of your choice, a ruler, a pencil, and scissors. Lets begin!

To start, clean the base of your mirror so the tape sticks well (we cleaned our whole mirror while we were at it 😀 ). Take one of your washi tapes and put a strip on one side of the frame, right in the middle. Do the same to the other 3 sides. You can use your ruler to measure the mirror and find where is the exact center of each side (this makes it MUCH easier and it looks way neater!). Next, take a different washi and put a piece in the inside corner of the side you are working on, and then the other side with a different tape. Once you have all 3 tapes, go to one half between 2 of the strips and use your ruler to make 2 marks on the frame, both the same length apart. Take any 2 washis you like and lay a strip over each of the 2 marks. Do the same to the other half, making sure all the washi tape strips are the same distance apart. Once you have completed this side, repeat to the other 3 sides of the mirror.

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If this mirror will be going in a bathroom, you will want to seal it in case the sink water splashes on it, or it gets steamy from a hot shower. You wouldn’t want to ruin the tape!!

And that’s it!! Super easy, quick, and it adds the perfect touch to the room. We almost died at how cute our washis work together on this mirror!!! ❤

If you want yours to be more eye-popping, you could put tape between and fill up the gaps we left on ours so that yours is completely washi’d. (We love how many verbs you can make from the word “washi”) Veronica is very… conservative when it comes to washi tape; she hates wasting even the tiniest bit!!

So that wraps up our Washi Week! We really hope you enjoyed it and got to try out some of the crafts with us!! We had a blast sharing our favorite washi tape crafts with you and we hope to come up with many more; maybe in a month or two we will have enough to do a second Washi Week! 😀

Did you enjoy this week as much as we did? Did you make any of the crafts we shared? We’d LOVE to hear about it!! Let us know in the comments below! ❤