Man oh man…I do love me a good colorful lip color. And this one is just the ticket! A subtle fuchsia/ magenta/ radiant orchid ombre that is perfect for those times when you’re feeling a little bold. Here’s what you’ll need:
Maybelline lipstick in the shade 990 – Fuchsia Fierce* | L’Oreal La Laque in the shade 412 – Lacquer-ized* | NYX Butter Gloss in the shade BLG19 – Sugar Cookie*
Start by using the lipstick for all-over lip color, then line your lips with a slightly darker shade, carefully blending the color out towards the center of your lips. “Pat” your lips together to further blend the colors, and top with a gloss to smooth it all out.
*I realize some of these products may be difficult to find in certain areas or they were limited/special edition, but even if you can’t find these exact shades, something similar will always work! It can also be fun to experiment with different color combos.
Did you give this a try? Share your pics on Instagram and use the hashtag #livelovecolorful
So most of you know I’ve been keeping pretty busy over at The Confetti Bar, so while I work on building up a better Love Colorful, I thought I’d bring you an easy little DIY.
Looking for a bold, colorful piece of home or office decor? What could be better than a bunch of pretty little frames filled with fun confetti?
To start you’ll need a picture frame, piece of paper/card stock in the same size, and some confetti!
Turn the frame upside down, with the glass still in place. Pour some confetti in, and flatten down to fill the frame. (How much confetti you use will depend on the size of your frame and how “full” you’d like it to appear.) Place your piece of paper over the confetti, and replace the frame backing. (You may have to push down to flatten some of the confetti pieces and get the frame to close!)
Ta-da! It’s that easy to make such a statement piece!
You can get all sorts of crazy with mixing up confetti colors and background patterns. Try glitter paper in a coordinating (or contrasting!) color, or maybe even a funky pattern. And custom confetti? Well that will just make things a whole lot more fun!
Imagine a whole gallery wall filled with these beauties in all different colors and sizes. Now that would be a real party.
So I’m not sure if you guys know about Lauren from Pearls & Pastries, but she is the brilliant & sparkly mind behind the sequin hanger. Now being that I tend to work on a slightly smaller scale, I decided to bring you an easy DIY for making your own mini, glittery hangers out of paper clips!
Now I don’t know about you, but I have always been obsessed with miniature things. One of my favorite books as a kid (that I still have!) was Tiny Treasures from American Girl.
I originally saw this post from Agus Yornet on Pinterest, and immediately thought of Lauren’s hangers and the book. So I decided to take this project idea and jazz it up a bit ;) The instructions are pretty visual & self-explanatory.
For a more stable version you can leave the bottom “bar” of the hanger intact, but if you want to go a step further, you can clip it off to make a more classic hanger.
As a way to display my new little hangers, I added a bit of wire into a picture frame and hung all my little hangers across.
And of course a miniature, sparkly little hanger needs a cute little tulle skirt to go with it! I just took a small elastic band and wrapped some tulle strips around it.
As an added little bonus, Lauren and I have teamed up to bring you a limited edition set, complete with mini sequin hanger confetti I made, and one of Lauren’s Sparkle hanger prints!
Be sure to go here and grab yours, as there are very limited quantities!
Well friends, I have some exciting (albeit slightly terrifying) news to share with you: two weeks ago I gave notice at my full time job to take a real shot at working for myself, and am now a self-employed confetti-maker/crafter extraordinaire!
For those of you who may not know, over the summer I launched my online confetti shop, The Confetti Bar, and I am happy to report that it is doing better than I ever could have hoped in such a short period of time. It has gotten to the point where I can barely keep up with orders on nights & weekends alone, so my family and I figured it’s time to give things a go full time.
I have always dreamed of starting my own business, and despite being extremely nervous, terrified, anxious, & overwhelmed, I’m also extremely happy, excited, eager, & enthusiastic and think this will be the best thing I’ve ever done. Even if it fails miserably, at least I can say I tried, right?
This also means I will have more time to get back to more posts and projects on this poor, neglected little blog, so double yay for that too!
Stay tuned for more good things to come, but in the meantime I encourage all of you to take the first steps toward doing something you always dreamed of. If I can do it, anyone can. :)