Monday, March 18, 2013

Decor :: Instagram Wall

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Ever since I upgraded to the IPhone almost 2 years ago, I'm always looking for new apps to download. I'm obsessed with Instagram (you can follow me @saternusl) so when I came across other bloggers creating Instagram walls, I wanted to make my own.

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I placed my photos above my long mirror with painter's tape. I've seen other bloggers make collages, hearts, and out them on cork board. Since I wanted my bedroom to be simple, I just placed the photos equally apart in 4 rows. You may think it's boring, but it brings a pop of color to my all white bedroom.

What are your favorite apps lately? You can find PostalPix and Instagram on the app store so download them today!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Trend :: Sneaker Wedges

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Ok, so I don't wear sneakers. The only time I do is when I decide that for a week that I'm a fitness expert. Besides that, my running sneakers sit in my closet. When the sneaker wedge trend popped up, I couldn't tell if they were ugly or cute. I was afraid I would look like I'm trying to hard, or it didn't fit me. So when I spotted a pair at Target, I couldn't resist! Here are 3 ways I am wearing them this spring:

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With skinny jeans
Sweatshirt: Proenza Schoeler Nieman Marcus for Target // Jeans: Mossimo Target // Necklace: F21

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with leather leggings
Top and leather leggings: Papaya Clothing // Necklace: F21 // Spiked Braclet: Wet Seal

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with a dress
Dress: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: F21 // Tights: Target How are you wearing this trend this Spring? Tumblr and Pinterst are great sites for inspiration too, especially for street style!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Decor :: Makeup Storage

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When I moved into my apartment, I promised myself that I would become even more organized, and not let my room just become a junk pile. I wanted my bedroom to be the one room that was exactly what I wanted. The theme is all white, playing with different textures, and shades of cream in the mix. I built my own vanity because I refused to spend hundreds of dollars for a simple desk, and I didn't want any chunky furniture in my room either. The shelf and mirror I bought from Target, and the chair is from TJ Maxx Homegoods. I am still working on he lighting, luckily it's right by the window so I have some natural lighting. Blog

To hold my brushes I placed them in a coffee mug and flower pot I found in the dollar section at JoAnn's. They were already white, I just placed pebbles in them so my brushes stand straight.

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As for the rest of my makeup, I bought the Muji 5 drawer acrylic organizer. Gurus have ranted and raved about this all over YouTube, so buying this wasn't a hard decision. I payed about $30 for it,but it organizes everything perfectly. Some people have complained that the drawers are thin so it doesn't fit foundations, or bigger blushes. If that's something that concerns you, search Amazon for other makeup storage systems. I love my Muji and it shipped within a week and arrived without any chips or scratches. I have each drawer categorized, so it is easier to find what I need. The top drawer is lip glosses, lipsticks, and lip liners. I probably am going to purchase a lipstick storage system on Amazon just because my collection is growing so much, and one drawer is not cutting it! The second drawer is face primers and samples of foundations. Third drawer is mascaras and eyeliners, mainly samples from beauty box subscriptions. In the fourth drawer is all my eyeshadow palettes, like all my Wet N' Wild palettes and my Naked palette. The bottom drawer is all blushes, bronzers, and highlighters. Now that everything is organized, it's easier for me to create different looks, and to use different makeup.

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I personally hate how nail polish racks look like. It just looks like a spice rack and take up too much space. I keep mine in a glass vase that I bought from Walmart for a few bucks. It's in expensive, but looks like something you would see in a boutique. I keep this on a vanity tray I made from a frame I found at Amvets for one dollar! Also on the tray is my favorite candle, and perfumes that I am using currently.

Eventually I am probably going to expand an getting a bigger storage unit, but for now I love how everything has turned out. I do keep everything else in a clear plastic bin system, but that's hidden in my closet haha. Definitely check out Amazon and Muji if you are looking to organize, and happy Spring cleaning!