Google+ That Flour Child: January 2015

January 14, 2015

DIY Dip-Dyed Flannel Shirt

I'm sharing a DIY I've been dying to do with you guys, but after a really horrible failed attempt it has taken me a while to find a good thrifted flannel to try again.  Finally I found one, it's white and black checkered, super simple and the white makes it easy to dye any colour you'd like!

Boots: Hunter, Jeans: Guess, Tank: Forever21, Flannel: DIY/Thrifted, Hat: Bluenotes (Similar)

Whenever I buy something from the thrift shop I like to wash it first, just because I think things tend to smell a little funny from there but you can argue you're about to dip it in chemically smelling dye and then wash it... which is true. Anyway!

Step 1: Prepare dye according to directions, I used the Tulip dye in the little squeeze bottles because I had an extra pink one lying around.  

Step 2: I wet the part of the shirt I wanted dyed, if you want to do an all over pattern on the shirt then wet the whole shirt, if you want to dip dye it like I did then just wet the bottom half.  Apply the dye starting from the bottom up, the damp shirt will help the dye spread through the shirt and when you leave it, will allow some dye to run up and give that faded or ombre look.

Step 3: Wrap the bottom of the shirt in a plastic bag, tie it and leave it for 6-8 hours.  Rinse out throughly until water runs clear, through it in the wash if you'd like now or hang it to dry.

Step 4: Wear!

Here's a closer shot of the ombre/faded.

It is absolutely freezing here in Canada, so that is part of why this post took me so long to get up because I was waiting for a warm enough day to be able to stand in the cold without a jacket.  Today it was still -25 degrees celsius with the wind chill.

So of course I did a little dancing to keep warm!

If you guys try this DIY be sure to send me your photos on Instagram or Twitter (@rmahxo) or use the hashtag #thatflourchild

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January 9, 2015

Recently Read - #GIRLBOSS

This is a new type of blog post I hope to continue in the new year.  I hope that it will encourage me to read more for fun and not just for school and hopefully continue to get some great book recommendations from those of you that wish to share.  That being said I have never written book reviews and don't intend these posts to be like that I just will share a little bit about what the book is about and what I liked/disliked about it.  I read only for fun, most of my choices will be books that are becoming movies or books that are enjoyed on the beach (or inside when its a blizzard out).  Hopefully this will encourage some of us to step away from the Netflix and use our brains, which is something I definitely struggle with.

I've recently finished reading the book #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.  For those of you that don't know, Sophia is the CEO and founder of a very popular clothing site called Nasty Gal.  They sell new and vintage very unique clothing.  This book is the incredible story of success of the company from her view.  If you ever need a little pick-me-up or someone to tell you that even though things don't seem to be working out right now, things will find a way.  You just have to keep pushing through and working your ass off.

Some of my favourite quotes from this book are:

"The average American only saves 6.5 percent of his or her income, which is barely keeping up with inflation.  But you, dear #GIRLBOSS, should save 10 percent at the bare minimum.  I know it's a lot easier to talk about saving money than it is to actually save it.  Here's a tip: Treat your savings account like just another bill.  It has to be paid every month, or there are consequences."

"If you're frustrated because you're not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it?  If you haven't, stop complaining.  You can't expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, "Hey, can I have that?"

"If you're working, you're working hard, and if you're not doing that, what are you doing?  I also think you age a lot quicker if you can't keep yourself busy and under the right, healthy dose of stress. Too mush of anything obviously isn't good, but as my dad always said: Overwhelmingly busy is a much better state to be in than overwhelmingly bored."

"The world loves to tell you how difficult things are, and the world's not exaggerating.  And that's a real bummer.  But, heres the real shit: You can't have it all, and nothing comes easy.  You will make sacrifices and compromises, get let down and let other people down, fail and start over, break some hearts, take some names, and learn to pick up and continue when your own heart gets broken.  But difficult doesn't mean impossible, and out of the bajillions of things in this universe that you can't control, what you can control is how hard you tray, and if or when to pack it in."

Have you guys read this book?  What did you think of it?
If you have any suggestions for books in the future, feel free to leave a comment below!

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January 3, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes

After patiently waiting for the Maybelline Matte Lippies to arrive in Canada I was able to find them at Shopper's Drug Mart but since then I've seen them at Target and Walmart.  I had originally gone out searching for them because there has been a lot of hype about the shade "Touch of Spice" because it is a Kylie Lip Jenner Shade but when I swatched it at the store I was worried that it was too far on the brown side for me to actually get the courage to wear it... although now I kind of want to go back and pick it up (typical).

So instead of Touch of Spice I went for the slightly more pink shade Lust for Blush and also couldn't resist Ravishing Rose and Mesmerizing Magenta.

Ravishing Rose

Lust for Blush

Mesmerizing Magenta

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