Monday, October 29, 2012

Inspiration Ideas: Dip Dye

Dip dye has been a big trend this year- in hair, clothing, accessories. We've compiled some great inspirational DIY's and photos for you!

Inspiration Idea 1: Dip Dyed Hair
Lauren Conrad's bright pink tips are super cute and add a pretty pop of color.

If you're not a pink person, don't worry! There's a bunch of other colors that your hair can be dip dyed in- blue, orange, green, purple... any color, really!

Want to try out this dip dye hair trend? Try this great video tutorial on how to recreate the look (non-permanent!):

Inspiration Idea 2: Dip Dyed Shorts
 Learn how to dip dye your denim shorts (denim shirts, too!) in bleach in this easy tutorial

Inspirational Idea 3: Natural Dip Dyed Shoes
If you have plain, white, boring shoes- add some color with this cute DIY dip dye idea (using onion skins as dye)!

Insparation Idea 4: Dip Dyed Shirt
This awesome tutorial shows you step-by-step how to create a cute dip dyed t-shirt inspired by J. Crew!

Street Style Inspiration:

So, it's actually very easy to become part of the dip dye trend. Are you looking forward to breaking out the bleach or dye? We sure are! Let us know by commenting if you were inspired to create some dip dye projects!

  ♥ Parisorn and Parisa                

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: Antrhopologie Inspired Bobby Pins

We absolutely love these bobby pins from Anthropologie,

 Printed Fabric Bobbies

 but at $15, we realized we could make it for a lot cheaper and with items we already own!

So let's get started with this easy project!
You need a variety of nail polishes, wide hair pins, and either tape, a (nail polish) dotting tool, or a thin paintbrush.

If you're using:
Tape: Cute the tape into thin strips and place them in various places on the bobby pin (this works best when there is no " base color" of polish)  Using your choice of polish colors, paint them on the pin where there is no tape. When you're done painting, wait at least 1 hour to make sure everything is dried, then gently pull up the tape. You're finished! This technique will only allow you to create a striped pattern.

Dotting Tool: This tool will allow you to create an abstract design or a dotted pattern on your pins- you can create one by yourself by sticking sewing pins into an eraser. Paint the pins white, then use the dotting tool to either create dots or your abstract design. That's it!

Paintbrush: A simple art and crafts paintbrush (not pictured below) can be used to create different sizes of stripes/lines. Start off with a coat of white polish, then carefully paint on stripes, dots, or an abstract design. Keep wiping off excess polish, especially when changing colors. When you're finished, clean the brush in nail polish remover. We decided to use this method.

When you're finished with your design, make sure it completely dries ( give it 20+ min.) and add a top coat of clear nail polish if you wish.

What did you think about this tutorial? If you're thinking of trying it out- comment below! We'd love Don't forget to check out our Etsy shop: 

♥Parisorn and Parisa                       

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DIY: Pretty Polka Dot Nail Art

Hi everyone! It's been a while since we last posted. But, here's the follow up nail tutorial to our DIY Nail Dotting Tool post. This is a really easy, cute idea. I've gotten so many compliments from this nail design! 

You'll need: A base/top coat polish, white and neutral pink polish, and a dotting tool.

Start by applying a thin base coat. We used a two-in-one L'OREAL polish that works great!

 Apply the neutral pink on all your nails except for your ring finger. On the ring finger, paint on a coat of white polish.

Dab your dotting tool into a little bit of the pink polish.  The easiest way we found was to drop a little bit of polish on a piece of paper, and then dip the dotting tool into the polish. Apply dots carefully, but randomly, all over your ring finger.
Finish off with a top coat and you're finished with this cute nail design! Remember, you can switch up nail colors for a different look! 

And don't forget to visit our charity Etsy store,! Thanks and have enjoy this cute nail design!

♥ Parisa and Parisorn                  

Monday, September 17, 2012

DIY: Nail Dotting Tool

Many cute nail polish designs nowadays require a nail dotting tool- we figured out a way you can save money and make your own! 

You'll need:

Start by dampening the cotton ball with some nail polish remover.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Inspiration Ideas: Anthropologie and Free People Inspired Scarves

As you will see in the future, we are in love with items from Free People and Anthropologie. But with the hefty price tag on all their items, we just like to think, "if you can't buy it, DIY it!"

Inspiration Idea 1: Free People Checked Shirt Scarf
We love this idea.. it's a perfect scarf for the upcoming fall and winter. It's pretty easy to make, or at least that's what we think. Cut up some unused, plaid men's shirt into squares and sew them together. Cute and easy to make!

Monday, September 3, 2012

DIY: Bracelet Transformation

Hi everyone! We recently found an unused bracelet that came with a big set. It turned out that it was too big because part of the elastic had snapped. So we're going to put it to good use by transforming into a wearable bracelet.

Start off by cutting the bracelet and collecting the beads.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Inspiration Ideas: Galaxy Print

The galaxy print is gorgeous on all pieces of clothing- tops, skirts, leggings.. as can be seen on Christopher Kane's galaxy clothing collection:

Here's a compilation of some great tutorials and galaxy inspiration ideas that, hopefully, will get the DIY section of your brain working!

DIY Tutorial Roundup

DIY Galaxy Top Tutorial: Gwen from This Fashion Is Mine wrote this easy-to-follow tutorial for this pretty shirt, which only requires a dark-colored tee, bleach, and optionally, fabric paint.

 DIY Galaxy Nails: For those of you who just want a subtle way to showcase the galaxy design, try this tutorial for gorgeous galaxy nails!

Friday, August 24, 2012

DIY: Maxi Dress Revamp into a Scarf and Top

Hey guys! Today we'll be showing you how to turn a maxi dress into a cute top and an infinity scarf!
Start off with a maxi dress and some fabric scissors (not normal ones!). We've split the dress into 4 sections so it's easier to understand this tutorial.

We're cutting off section 4, because we don't really like the design and the pattern doesn't match the rest of the dress.We'll be using it as scrap fabric (possibly for a future project?). But you can also turn section 4 into a scarf if you'd like.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY: Lip Tint Using Loose Pigment

Hi! Well, it's time for our first tutorial, and here it is: a simple, easy lip tint using items you probably have around the house. So let's jump right in:

Here's what you'll need:  (plus a source of heat- lighter, stove, even a microwave {if using a microwave, swap out the spoon for a microwavable container} & always remember to be careful!)
Eyeball your container, and scoop out what you think you'll need to fill the container. At most, the Aquaphor (Vaseline works too!) should be about half the size of the (big) spoon- when it melts, too much will make it overflow.
 Hover the spoon over your heat source/ flame or microwave in increments of 20 secs. (times may vary) until the Aquaphor begins to melt.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hello everybody!

Hi everyone! :) Our names are Parisa and Parisorn. This our first post on this blog! We hope that you all will come to enjoy our blog and the content we will put up. We'll be posting DIY (day-to-day crafts, beauty, and fashion) tutorials, inspirations, our photography, etc. You can learn more about us/ our Etsy shop on the "About" page, the "AHA" page, and check out our Etsy store by clicking on the "Etsy" link.
Hope you enjoy and have fun exploring our blog!
                                                                                              ♥ Parisorn and Parisa