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On A Budget? Try One Of These 16 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

This post was originally published on October 16, 2014.

Holidays are expensive, and Halloween can quickly become one of the more costly holidays if you’re trying to keep it cute. A quick glance on Yandy.com or any other aduItcostuming website will show you just how expensive some female costumes are. So what is a fashionista to do? Make your own, of course!

Keep reading for few cute ideas we found.

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5 Creative Ways To Decorate With Pumpkins This Fall

Fall is by far my favorite season (with Spring coming in at a close second) and I’m so excited about being able to get into the holiday spirit soon. One of the best ways to usher in the season is to decorate your living space accordingly.

If you didn’t already know, pumpkins are the greatest of all time for fall decoration inspiration.

Although round and orange, they’re blank canvases for any creation that comes to your mind. In today’s blog post, I’m compiling a list of DIY ideas for fall pumpkin decor. Keep reading to check them out!

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(VIDEO) DIY 4th Of July Inspired Flower Crown + GRWM

When I was a little girl, the Fourth of July was my favorite holiday. Everything about it screams summer from the smell of grills burning to sunlight glistening on the swimming pool. Now that I’m older other holidays have become more meaningful but I still love celebrating during this time of year with my family.

Because I pin hundreds of cool DIYs on Pinterest and never actually do them, I decided to make a Fourth of July inspired flower crown to add a little fun to my protective style challenge this year. Normally I’d just wear a patriotic headband or ribbon but this year I’m going big!

Watch the video below.

Supplies Used For Flower Crown:

  • Scissors (pliers are recommended but I didn’t have any and didn’t want to purchase any LOL)
  • Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Flowers of your choice

Products Used In GRWM:

  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Caramel
  • L.A. Girl Pro Concealer
  • elf Bronzer Powder
  • elf Brow Gel/Powder Duo
  • Ardell Brow Pencil (used as an under eyeliner)
  • Wet-n-Wild Liquid Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Blush Stick
  • NYX Badonkadonk Mascara
  • Black Radiance Foundation Powder (used as a contouring powder)
  • ULTA Highlighter/Contour Kit (I only used the highlighter)
  • MAC ProLongwear Pencil in “In Control”
  • MAC Ruby Woo lipstick

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July this year? Share with me in the comment section below!

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Fancy Improving Your Kitchen On A Budget? You Need These Tips

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Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s also one of the most popular choices people think about as and when improving their property. The problem is that the kitchen is an expensive room to improve. It’s quite different from the rest of your home and because of this it’s trickier to renovate. You could end up spending thousands on a room redesign. It’s only fitting then that my first DIY article is about how you can improve your kitchen without spending a fortune.

 

Clean It Up

Before completing any redecoration or renovation job, my first tip is always to clean the place up. You’d be surprised how much of a mess a room can get without you even realising it. The tiles may not even be the same colour that they were when you bought them. I think your kitchen will need a good and thoroughly clean to get it looking the way it was. You can start off at the top and work down. Remember, this is the best piece of advice you’ll get when cleaning the room. It’s the only way you are certain to getting it look spic and span.

 

Add Some Accessories

If you’re thinking about what appliances and accessories you can add to your home, your options are limited if you are controlled by price. Home appliances for the kitchen are quite expensive, and there is no getting around it. For instance, if you’re looking to get a new hob, you might find yourself paying nearly a thousand on that alone. And, while those new smart fridges are certainly impressive they are a lot of money for one item. That said, there are smaller appliances and accessories for your kitchen that will improve it without costing a fortune. I don’t know where I’d be in the morning without my juicer. It’s the only orange juice I will drink. Or, you could purchase a coffee machine. Coffee grinders are excellent because they are great if you manually brew your own coffee. We all know that’s how you get the best buzz in the morning.

 

Useful Add-Ons

You may also want to purchase a tablet holder for your kitchen. I hardly ever use a cookbook anymore, and that’s why a tablet holder is the perfect choice for my home. I can get all the recipes I need within easy reach. It doesn’t clutter up my workspace and gives me a whole library of cookbooks in my kitchen. I still have a few books on a shelf, but these are more for show than anything else.

 

Aesthetic Choices

I know a lot of people think about upgrading their floor when they redesign their kitchen. But, if you will take my advice you won’t bother. If you already have a tiled floor, you can simply improve upon it. A light coating of epoxy resin will make the floor surface look like glass or water. The effect is stunning, and it’s sure to be eye catching for any guests you have over.

I hope you found these tips useful. Check back soon for more DIY Ideas.