Sunday, July 15, 2012

Daisy Field

I went to a friend's house on Friday, where we had tons of fun and painted nails. Seeing as she has a rad nail polish collection, I found some of the things needed to make nails like these ones on Rookie.
My result was pretty freakin' awesome, especially considering the fact it was my first time trying it, and I didn't even use a toothpick!
I also really enjoy loose strokes of paint and that whole feeling, which I think I managed to capture purrrrty dang well. I tried to find an example of what I mean, but the world (or Google) decided to conspire against me.
Here are some pictorial testimonies of my nail art:
Left hand.

Right hand.

Since you couldn't really see the thumbs, I added these two in. And, this one that I painted is my favorite ^.^

Right thumb.

 I painted my toes Lively Lilac (can't remember what company makes it). Totally shamazing color, seeing as lilacs are my favorite flower and toes are pretty cool.
My friend also gave me some of those Sally Hansen Salon Effects nails, because I have totally wanted to try those forevaaa, and she is awesome.

I kind of hate this webcam I am using, because it makes my expressions look 10x worse. ANYWAYS, Sally Hansen Salon Effects nails in Bling It On! YAY!

The day after I got home from slumber partyin', I took the raddest cover ever from a heating pad my mom got at the second hand store and made it into a bag AND a pillow! (not at the same time, of course).
 The heating pad already had a button closure and all that, so I just sewed up the bottom and added a strap of DAISIES! (More on that in continuing photos).

 Totally majestic and perfect fabric.

I found this in some of my great-grandma's sewing supplies/fabrics and immediately wanted to be with it FOREVERRRRRRR, even though it is really flimsy and won't be able to hold up much (which is actually kind of cool, considering the fact it discourages me from bringing my whole room with me to go hang-out with someone).

 Here's the pillow! Supa easy to make. I only had to sew up one side and then stuff it.

  Here was its shape when it was a heating pad, give or take a few inches.

On Tuesday one of our local thrift stores had an AMAZING sale, where all clothing was only ONE DOLLAR. Yes, incredible! I whirled through  the store and found many LOVELY gems!
When I first found this, I thought it was a kind of '50s sweater thing. I am OVERJOYED that I actually found a Chinese style blouse! Apparently it was made by a company called Queen Caro, but I haven't done much research on it yet.

Disregard both face and t-shirt. This picture really doesn't capture the absolute wonder of this paisley-ish jacket-y-ish thing that I found! It's made by a company called Cote d'Amour, and I loveee it! I'm also wearing an awesome Dorthy pin from Boo Radley's.

Close up on the fantastic stuff used to make my jacket-y thing. The fabric for this is basically the most amazing stuff ever. I want to make a shrine and worship its superb-ness.

I have seen this every time I go to the thrift store and I always want it. The color is way better in person (really light pinky and pretty). I don't really know what I'll wear it with yet, but I am totally scoping ye olde wardrobe for stuff that will look awesome with it.

I. LOVE. THIS. NECKLACE. Daisies are my second favorite flower (next to lilacs), so when I saw this I had to have it (or else I might've had some teenage tantrum where I scream and almost die). When I found it was only one dollar, I was super thrilled! Listed on this little tag on the back it says SARAH COV., so I researched it and found out Sarah Cov is Sarah Coventry. She was a popular jewelry designer person in the '50s, '60s and '70s (if you already know all about her and you're like "Wow. I already know this stuff.", I sincerely apologize for my ignorance). I felt really dumb that I didn't already know about her, but I found out that this necklace was in a set. The necklace is apparently hard to find, so that made me EVEN HAPPIER (even if it is missing the yellow paint in the middle of the flowers)!
P.S. If anyone actually read all that, I luvvv you ^.^

Close up of the flowers on my necklace.

Moving on to decor...
A few months ago I looked at my walls and realized most of the stuff on them is stuff I was into when I was like, 11. I decided to redecorate and take down ALL the stuff I had stapled, tacked and stuck onto my walls (mostly just the stuff next to my dresser, though). My room is pretty much in post-apocalyptic state, and I'm in the process of putting stuff up and all that.

 I hammered a nail into my wall and put my flower crowns, some of my necklaces, and a few bracelets up (inspired by Tavi).

I made this sand art with glitter sand. I love it because it reminds me of deserts and awesome stuff.

I made this with an ink pen and put it up on my mirror next to my sunglasses.

This summer I've been feeling really crafty, so I've made a lot of rad stuff, like bracelets and bags and pillows and flower crowns...

Bracelets for Girls (as in one of the most rad bands evaa!) and Rookie (as in Tavi and/or Rookie Mag).

I made this daisy crown out of some flowers I found at the thrift shop (heaven for fake flower lovers). Basically, this summer, I realized a hot glue gun is my total best friend. :)

IN OTHER NEWS, I watched What's Eating Gilbert Grape last night and IT WAS AWESOME! It renewed my faith in Johnny Depp, and I totally think it was Leonardo DiCaprio's best role ever!

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The movie was so inspiring and sweet and AMAZING! Plus everyone has FABBBBULOUS style and great hair.

Thanks, Gilbert, for all the inspiration.

Psychedelic Daisy

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