Author: Marcéli

Denim jacket: creative and stylish ways to wear

Several pretty and stylish ways to wear your denim jacket.

How to reuse your flannel checkered shirt

Fresh and practical ideas for mid-season outfits with the flannel checkered shirt.

D.I.Y.: Customizing an old fringe purse

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Yesterday I’ve done some great organisation on my closet, which became a mess some months ago. As a consequence, I’ve released it from clothes I didn’t use and that was occupying space with no need at all there.

So in the middle of that mess, I’ve found a fringe purse, that I’ve bought at Floripa, and it was kind of old and mistreated. I thought about throwing it away, but my cousin, who was helping me, just said “why don’t you cut off those fringes and reuse the purse?”. Today, when I was looking at this purse, I thought about my cousin’s idea and I’ve had another one: why not transforming an ordinary purse in a trendy one? So that’s what I’ve done! Check it out the ‘step by step’ and the result, below.

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THE MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED:

  • An old purse with fringes or another detail you’ve got tired of or it’s mistreated;
  • A scissor;
  • Some bottoms (or patches, that are currently trendy, if you like).

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STEP BY STEP

1- Using the scissor, cut the sewing off, that stays below the chamois stripe that holds the fringes (that is how most of fringe purses are done). Then, pull the sewing out, now unattached, and keep doing it until all the chamois stripe gets free (the scissor can also help you with that, besides cutting).

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2- Repeat the process in all the chamois stripes until you completely remove all of them (my purse had two). fashion | fashion tips | DIY | D.I.Y. | purse | purses | purse with bottoms | fringe purse | customizing an old purse | cutomizing pursesfashion | fashion tips | DIY | D.I.Y. | purse | purses | purse with bottoms | fringe purse | customizing an old purse | cutomizing purses

3- Once you removed all the stripes, give an extra care of the chamois, brushing it to remove all the sewing and line rests and get the material pretty – because now all the surface of the purse will appear. Then choose the applications you’re going to put on it.

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4- I’ve chosen the bottoms! In this case, just apply them in the disposition of your preference. And it’s done!

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It’s pretty good reuse something you already have, in a different way. Besides saving money, you exercize the creativity! Did you like those tips?

MORE: D.I.Y.: hanging clothes rail

I’ll see you in the next post. Xx! 😉

DIY: Hanging clothes rail

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5 fashion trends from NYFW to inspire

A top 5 from the most trendy pieces most saw on NYFW.

False eyelashes: how to apply and remove correctly

 
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A pretty and well done make up asks for well defined and remarkable eyelashes, a point that is almost a global preference for women. Those who don’t have longer eyelashes naturally can opt for false ones.
 
The variety of false eyelashes is big: you can choose for longer ones, thinner ones, stronger ones, more curly… Fernando Torquatto, a Brazilian make up artist gives us some tips of how you can apply false eyelashes correctly. Take a look!

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  • WHEN YOU’RE APPLYING 
1- After measuring the size of the eyelashes, before you stick it, cut off the bristles that passes beyond your eyelid;
2- Apply a little bit of the glue stick in your hand and with the help of a nipper, apply the stick all over the base of your false eyelashes. Most part of the stick must be applied on the extremities of it;
3- Close your eyes and start pasting the lashes in the middle of your eyelid and then in the extremities. Try not to stick it in your natural lashes;
4- The last part your will stick is the internal extremity. The faster you do it, the better it fixes. Use a nipper to support you and guarantee the best fixation; 
5- To achieve a more beautiful effect, use an eyelash curler – use it nicely in order not to unglue your false lashes;
6- To hide any stick dregs of your lid, use an eye liner in the superior lid, to fill the base of your lashes;
7- Finally, apply two layers of black mascara to get your lashes longer and with more volume, if you want. The mascara also helps the fixation and get your eyes prettier. 

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  • WHEN YOU’RE REMOVING

When you’re removing your false eyelashes, start from the external side of your lid. The stick also needs to be removed from the base, do it holding from the central bristles. To remove excess of the mascara, hold the nylon base and, nicely, with the help of a cotton ball, remove the product by supporting in a appropriate surface, like a table or a tier. Then, accommodate your false eyelashes in their box, after removing all the make up from them, and they’re ready to be reused again! 

  • TO GET YOUR NATURAL EYELASHES MORE BEAUTIFUL 
1- Buy a nice quality mascara;
2- Make use of the eyelash curler;
3- When you’re applying the mascara, apply the first layer of the product next to the base of your lashes, in the middle of your eyes. Drop the most part of the product in this place, with the mascara brush, then push it until the beginning of the lashes; 
4- Repeat the process. If yu’re using a volume mascara, two layers are enough to get a nice result; 
5- Do not forget to remove the make up before you sleep, specially the mascara, in order to maintain your natural eyelashes healthy. 
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Images’ credits: Pinterest.

Hope you enjoy those tips! Xx and see you in the next post 😉

Spring/summer 2017: fashion and beauty’s checklist

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Like it or not, summer is comming in Brazil (and out of here, it is still going on). It’s always a good idea to think about what we need to face the most hot temperatures, in terms of fashion and beauty, in order to optimize our closet and nécessaire. 

I know we’re living in hard times in terms of money, so we have to look forward saving it, however, here is my checklist with things I already have and I indicate and somethings I would like to buy, if I can afford it.

  • FASHION

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1- Patches are trendy since winter, but I’ve never got any of it, so I’ll save some money to buy and use it on Summer. After all, denim is a texture use can make use of all over the year, even on summer.

2- Mirrored sunglasses might divide opinions: there are those who love it, and those who hate it. I am in the first group, and I believe they are everything to do with the hot season. I’ve already have ones and I’m sure they’ll make part of my outfits. 

3- Lots of bracelets! Nothing is better to improve our summer outfit than accessories, once we are forced, by the hight temperatures, to dress less clothes. 

4- Light colors are trendy for 2016 and might stay trendy for 2017, even on Summer. If you are not so fan of neon tones, try the lighter ones – they are fashion and trendy even on swimsuits. I am really considering to try one.

5- It looks like a swimsuit but is a dressing piece (here in Brazil we call it ‘body‘). It is versatile, simple and valorizes female silhouette a lot. 

  • BEAUTY

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1- Lip balms are the black dress of our nécessaires: we must have one all over the year. This one I’m currently using is from Maybelline, but any one that has Sun protection and hydrating factor is welcome. 

2- CC Cream is another great beauty product for we to have. In this moment I am using one from Boujoirs I’ve bought in London but when it finishes I’ll probably try this other one from Make B., that is composed by anti-aging and anti-oxidant factors and many other benefits. 

3- This week I’ve bought and tested this Bepantol hair spray and what a miracle product! My hair lace front wigs became stronger, shiner and has stopped dropping. This is how you use it: sprinkle a little bit of Bepantol in your hair, after shower, when it is still wet. Then wait it to dry or dry your hair yourself.

4- Another miracle product is this wax for nails and cuticles, which I’ve talked about on my Snapchat and Instastories. I don’t know if it sells forward – but maybe there are another brands that fabricates this kind of thing – but it is great to getting your nails harder and stop growing cuticles. Since I’ve started to get my nails done my myself, I’m using it and loving it!

5- I love lipsticks, specially the dark ones. But lately I’ve been adopting the theory of “less is more”, so the lighter ones are calling my attention. This is a variation of the Snob, from MAC, and a color of lipstick I don’t have, so I’m looking forward to buy one.

MORE: 3 types of shoes that are trendy for the next seasons

Like it? So do you checklist and get prepared for the Summer!

Xx and see you in the next post 🙂

 

Three types of shoes that are trendy for the next seasons

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I don’t know about you, but to me, comfort is my first word when I am choosing an outfit lately – more than style, most of times. If we can conciliate both it is great, of course. If you agree with me, probably you also think that comfort must start from our foots!

For those who go to many events, like me, walk a lot in work time and don’t like to feel uncomfortable, here is my personal list with three types of shoes that are very trendy from now until the next seasons, for you to invest.

1- SNEAKERS

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It’s not new that sneakers won fashion connotation some seasons ago. There are so many models with many prints and textures that you can use to many occasions, in so many different outfits. I’ve adopted this new style of dressing and, to me, it is indispensable.

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2- OXFORDS/BROGUES

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Shoes full of history, the oxfords and brogues came from the male closet directly for our shoes, winning big updating  such as platform, for example. You can try to find a pair in jumble sales or still getting your husband/boyfriend’s pair if you both wear the same size.

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3- SANDÁLIAS FLAT/SLIDES

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There is no deny: Brazil and some other countries with tropical weather takes us to use more fresh and aired shoes. Besides I am an incurable boot lover, I have to admit that those kind of shoes must have some space in my closet. Don’t trick yourself: they are updated, fresh and modern – and appear in so many different colors, textures and types for you to love and improve your summer outfit. Also, they are adaptable for many occasions.

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Images’ credits: Pinterest.

So which one of those shoes please your eyes the most? Do not forget that if you can’t afford a new pair (besides the will of buying a new one is SO big), try to find it in bazaars, jumble markets or even get that pair you’ve forgotten deep in your closet, from other seasons, and reform it, in order to reuse right now.

MORE: What is the real function of the high heels?

Xx and see you in the next tip!

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