After a year or so of being jerked around by douchey frat guys and lames, I’m finally dating someone. For real. And I’m so very very happy.
Hey! So as I was doing my usual blog browsing/inspiration gathering, I stumbled upon this beautiful DIY that can turn your holiday party from scary into scary beautiful…
What you Need:
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylic craft Paint in three shades (available at Michaels or Amazon)
Kraft pumpkin (I found mine at Michaels)
1. Start by painting the bottom half of your pumpkin with your darkest color and work your way up towards the middle with your brush.
2. Immediately start on your second midtone color so that its easier to blend the colors. Brush in up and downward motions across the middle and up towards the top.
3. Finish with your lightest gold color around the top, continuning to blend together the layers. Let dry and then display!
Pair this sexy two-toned look with a smoky eye and you’re good for day or night!
- A Lip Pencil in One Shade — I chose Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil’s Native, a pale pinky rose color.
- A Glossy Lip Stain in Another Shade — I chose Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain’s Rebel Nude #106, a light peach color.
- Line the perimeter with the lip pencil thickly then work your way inwards but leave enough space for the second shade on the top and bottom.
- Fill in the bare space with the glossy stain, letting it overlap the pencil area slightly.
Tried these with my roommate this past weekend at my friend’s house during Fall Break…and they’re heaven. So I decided to share this amazing recipe with you all. Enjoy! 🙂
10 small granny smith apples
1 envelope knox gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 drops yellow food coloring
1 envelope Land o Lakes caramel hot chocolate (Regular would do just fine if you can’t find caramel)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps
Half and hollow out apples cutting them from the stem down. I used a melon baller to hollow the apples and it worked well. After hollowing them squeeze some lemon juice on top to reduce browning.
Mix your 1/2 cup water with your envelope of hot chocolate in a medium sized sauce pan. Whisk it to make sure all the chocolate is combined. Add the 1/2 cup of coconut milk, whisk again.
Sprinkle your gelatin on top and let it sit a few minutes. Turn on low/medium heat and mix the gelatin until all is combined.
Add 1/4 cup sugar and simmer slightly until sugar is combined. Add your food coloring until you get the caramel color desired. I used two drops. Let mixture cool to warm. Pour in your 1/2 cup of butterscotch schnapps.
With your apples arranged so they fit tightly and secure on a cookie sheet, pour your caramel jello mixture into your apples. Refrigerate overnight.
Cut halves in quarters and those quarters in half again. Serve immediately. (The lemon juice can only prevent the browning for so long). Trim off the sides of the apples that have browned too much!
This is a great article from apairandasparediy.com about the designing process behind SwellMayde’s jewelry. Aimee draws inspiration from the elements and her environment. Where do you draw your inspiration from?