Google+ That Flour Child: April 2013

April 12, 2013

Yellow Polka Dot Nails

She wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot mani !

Even the weather is absolute crap, I did this summery mani because I couldn't help myself.  I love polka dots. 
Started with a yellow from Sephora called IM Beauty for the base...

Then I just ripped the cotton off of a cotton swab and dipped it in white to do the dots.  You could use a skewer or toothpick, but the cotton swabs were in closer reach for me so that's what a used.

More pictures with my yellow daisy, courtesy of my boyfriend sending me just because flowers.  I'm spoiled I know :)

I cant wait to do this with some other colour combinations.

And some tunes to send you off...

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April 10, 2013

DIY Frosted Sea Glass

I have bought a couple Febreeze candles because I love the smell of them, but they were burnt down and charred.  I decided I was going to do something about it.
This is how they started:

I started by boiling them in a pot with about an inch of water, until the wax melted and could be scooped out or poured out of the glasses.

After the wax was out it was easy to just wash the glasses after to get the black char off, you could even throw it in the dishwasher if you wanted to.

So what you need is just plain old white glue and any food colouring you have on hand.  I used a sponge brush to paint the glue onto the glasses.  I mixed 3 drops of the neon blue and 1 drop of the green to the glue to get the aqua sea glass colour I wanted.  Then you just paint it on thin and let it dry.  I ended up doing two coats. 
This is what it looks like still wet...

Then after it dries it gets nice and frosty....

Then you can put whatever you want in it... I think I will use mine as a pen and pencil holder on my desk but here it is with a really pretty daisy for looks.

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