Sunday, August 10, 2014

DIY Instagram Photo Wall

Instagram is a hobby of mine, so when my friend Chrissy told me about Artifact Uprising - a site that creates physical photos & albums from your Instagram photos - I was super interested. She showed me her cute wall of Instagram photos in her Boston apartment and I fell in love. I needed to do the same.

I ordered 25 prints of my favorite Instagram photos from Artifact Uprising, and within a week, they were in my apartment. Talk about some serious Insta-ception.

Take a look at how I transformed the space above our bed into an intimate peek into our day-to-day lives. I absolutely love it. Waking up & seeing some of my favorites moments - lovely meals, views from my most memorable travels, and snapshots of the mundane, but interesting - is the absolute best.

I recommend taking a look at the website & seeing how you can transform your favorite photos (whether it be in designed photo albums, books, wood calendars; you name it). Sometimes it's great to move from the digital to the physical.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

How To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes!

A huge pet peeve of mine is dirty make-up brushes, so I like to give mine a good cleaning once a month or so. Instead of buying expensive cleaning solution, I go for the cheap, easy version: the Dove beauty bar! The beauty bar is SO inexpensive and it leaves my brushes so clean & beautiful. 

The process is super easy. Take out your make-up brushes, your eyelash curler (& your tweezers, too!) and lay them out on a towel. Just wet the beauty bar under your sink and start brushing your brushes up against the bar. You'll start seeing ALL of your make-up go down the drain, which is such an awesome sight. Then, keep brushing them against the bar of soap until you don't see any make-up in the sink anymore.

Simply lay them flat on the same towel after rinsing, and by the next morning, your brushes should be good as new! It only takes about 10-15 minutes, and it's so worth it. Kind of soothing, too.