Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Great Eyeliner Debate

When I first starting wearing makeup I was nervous of this stuff called eyeliner. To be honest it scared me a little bit. It's a nice addition to your makeup routine but some people overdo it. I had never tried eyeliner and was afraid I would poke myself in the eye or make myself look like a raccoon. 

First I watched videos on how to apply eyeliner. Yes I had to watch a video. I didn't want to have the cracked out raccoon look. You know the one I'm talking about. 

 Then there was the great debate of which kind of eyeliner I should use. I had no clue there were so many different kinds! I started with pencil and moved on to liquid. I tried out the gel liner but didn't like it as much. I recently found a kohl liner that I'm in love with. It glides on smoother than my pencil liner and and stays just as long as my liquid liner. My sister told me about the liquid liner I use. Now if you know anything it's that teenagers know a lot about makeup. Or at least more than I do. 

I am a woman who likes variety when it comes to makeup. So I switch up my liner depending on my mood, and how much time I have in the morning. I have my two favorites that I feel are must haves. 

My favorite Kohl liner

My favorite liquid
The thing I love about both is that they are affordable. I have tried the expensive liner and like these just as much. You know I'm all about saving money. Now I'm always up for suggestions so toss them my way!

What's your favorite liner? 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

How to Fix Your TOMS

Hi, My name is Holli and I love shoes. I have more shoes than I wear. Honestly though what woman doesn't? My two favorites are gym shoes and flats. As of lately I've been obsessed with TOMS. If you haven't heard of TOMS they are canvas shoes and are super comfy. When you buy a pair of TOMS they send a pair to someone less fortunate. They are what all the hipster kids wear nowadays. Wow I sound like a granny. Anyways they are a great addition to my Tom Boy Chic look a.k.a Geek Chic. 

You could imagine how sad I was when I got a hole in one of my favorite pairs. I mean I really do love the shoes. Do I really want to spend $60 on a new pair because these have a hole? No! You know I'm cheap! So I looked up how to repair your TOMS online. It looked pretty easy so I thought I would try. worked! It actually worked so well I thought I would share. 

So here are my shoes with the hole. I got a few supplies. 
Canvas iron on patches. (like the ones you use on jeans) 
Fabric ( I chose a cute chevron canvas)
Fabric glue

First what I had to do was patch up the hole. This is so you don't wear a hole into the new fabric.

Once the hole was patched I cut out the fabric. I just cut out a square and cut the excess after everything was glued. After you cut the fabric put the fabric glue on the shoe where you are putting fabric. I just did the toes. Place the fabric on the glued area and smooth it down. I pleated the front of the fabric to create the fold by the toe. 

Once the fabric is glued down cut the extra fabric. I put glue around the bottom of the shoe to seal the fabric down. Let them dry over night and BAM!! New and improved TOMS. Well maybe not so new but definitely an improvement.