Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY HALLOWEEN CARD: THE STYLISH WITCH DESIGN

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

Check out this cute Halloween card! :)


Isn't that witch stylin'?! Of course she is! And you can make your very own "Stylish Witch" card for Halloween of 2013, using a Cricut Cartridge called "A Frightful Affair" on (Cricut Craft Room...or you can just buy the cartridge)! Here is how...

Step 1: Cut out the bottom layer in green, the middle layer in white, and the top layer in black at about five inches tall.



Step 2: Use the Scotch Glue Stick to glue all of the layers of the witch together.



Step 3: Pick out a card--we used a dark purple!

Step 4: Before gluing the orange layer onto the card, ink up the edges with some black ink! Then use a heat tool to help the ink dry faster (so you don't end up smudging the ink all over). A blow-dryer would work, too, if you don't have a heat tool.


Step 5: Finally, glue the orange layer to the card.

Step 6: Center and glue the witch onto the orange layer/card.


And....wallah!! That is it! Now you have yourself a lovely "Stylish Witch" card!

Happy Halloween, and happy card-making!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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*Materials (which can all be purchased at your local Hobby Lobby for fairly cheap...except for the hair dryer...unless you have an exceptionally wierd Hobby Lobby in your area):
Purple card or paper to make/fold card
Cricut; cartridge: “A Frightful Affair”
optional but awesome: Cricut Craft Room (save you a lot of paper)
1 11x8.5 sheet of orange paper (cut down)
1 sheet of green paper (6x11 (a cut down 11x8.5) is what I used)
1 sheet of white paper (6x12 (or half of a 12x12) is what I used)
1 sheet of black paper (6x12 (or half of a 12x12) is what i used)
Adhesive (The Scotch Glue is my new favorite thing!)
Black Ink pad
optional: heat tool (or hair dryer)

Friday, September 27, 2013

SALLY HANSEN L.E. NAIL POLISHES, $0.69-$1.74 AT WALGREEN'S

Prepare yourself for another post in our Bargain Alert series....

Who doesn't love finding cheap nail polish?! I know we do! And not only did we find some very inexpensive polishes--from the brand Sally Hansen, who we all know and appreciate--but we found inexpensive LIMITED EDITION nail polishes! Isn't that great?! They were on clearance at Walgreen's! So, if you missed out on Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Summer 2013 collection or the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat collection, now is your chance to try out a few colors at a reduced price!



The xTreme Wear polishes cost only $0.69 a piece! So, of course, we had to get more than one....

First, we have "Berry Juicy," which is a very light pink with a hint of lavender.



Next up is "Peach Beach," which is a bright, peachy (but not very "beachy," in my opinion) pink!



We also picked up this pretty "Pinch of Punch," which is a medium pink-purple color.



And we also got "Razz-berry," which is a gorgeous berry--a cool-toned pink that's nice and bright!



The Sugar Coat color cost just $1.74--I believe they were originally closer to $6-7! So, this is definitely a great bargain! I got the color "Sweetie," which is a light, sweet-looking yellow!



We are so happy to have found these fun nail polishes at Walgreen's! Next time you go there, don't forget to look at the clearance section and tell us if you find any bargains worth alerting us about! We love getting your comments! 




Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

WET N WILD L.E. EYE SHADOW, $1-$2 AT WALGREEN'S

Prepare yourself for another post in our Bargain Alert series....

Kaitlyn and I made a quick trip to Walgreen's this morning, and found some Wet n Wild limited edition eye shadow trios at GREAT prices! The trios from the "Army Beauty" collection were on sale for just $2, and the trios from the "Pop Art" collection were on clearance for 99 cents! Isn't that great?! We picked up all the ones we don't already have, because it's not as if we could turn down such a bargain, right?!

Here are the ones we purchased: 



From the "Army Beauty" collection, we got "Soldiers in Charm," "Zero Dark Flirty," Spoiled Army Brat," and "Support Our Troops!"



"Soldiers in Charm" has a mossy, shimmery green; a deep, greenish-bronze with gold sparkle; and a cool-toned, army green with the slightest bit of sparkle to it. This is a gorgeous, fun palette that could go funky or earthy. It is Kaitlyn's new favorite palette!



"Zero Dark Flirty" has a light, shimmery lavender; a dark blue-violet; and bright, pansy purple. This is the most beautiful purple trio ever!



"Spoiled Army Brat" includes a purplish pink with shimmer; a hot raspberry pink; and a light, peachy pink with silver sparkle! It is so pretty, and an interesting color combination.



"Support Our Troops!" has a sparkling charcoal; a matte black; and a shimmery white. What a classic, perfect smoky eye trio!



From the "Pop Art" collection, we picked up "I'm Seeing Triples!", "Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up!", and "A Regular at the Factory." 



"I'm Seeing Triples!" includes a bright, light, leafy green; a bright cobalt blue; and a purplish raspberry shade. These colors are so bright and fun, and they appear to all be matte! 



"Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up!" has a light, pretty yellow, which apparently has a matte finish; a bright, dark-ish shade of purple that has a satiny finish; and a gorgeous deep, pink berry! Another fun color combination!



"A Regular at the Factory" has the softest, pretty shade of shimmering yellow; a beautiful medium-dark yet somewhat muted shade of blue, almost like denim; and a burnt orange with an almost-matte finish. It's a perfect palette for an "understated brightness." 



We hope you check out your local Walgreen's for these great deals! It is always exciting to find limited edition cosmetics--but even more exciting to find them for awesome bargains! :)

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

FAIRY TALE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, PT. 3: DIY TUTU (RED RIDING HOOD, PUPPY STYLE)

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

It is time for another Halloween post! This one is all about the tutu we made for sweet Sprinkle's darling costume! Isn't she cute?! She is so excited to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween!



Now, if you want to make a tutu (for you, your dog, your mother--whoever!) for a Halloween costume (whether it is for Little Red Riding Hood, Tinkerbell, a princess--whoever!), then this is the post for you! We have the whole tutu tutorial dummied-down into super simple steps for you! So, let's get started!

Step 1: Gather your supplies. (Because that's not obvious enough, right?!) You will want some tulle, ribbon, and a pair of scissors. We got white ribbon from Hobby Lobby for about $1 on sale, and we got some matte red tulle for just 70 cents a yard at JoAnn's, and a remnant of red shiny tulle from Hobby Lobby for about 35 cents. And, we already had a pair of scissors on hand. I hope you do, too. If you don't, let me know what rock you have been living under....

Step 2: Measure how long the ribbon needs to be, and tie a knot on each end. In this case, we just wrapped the ribbon around Sprinkle's little waist to get an estimate of how long the ribbon needed to be. Then tie a knot on each end, making sure there are a few inches on the ends, so there will be enough room to tie a cute bow. 



Step 3: Cut your tulle into strips, maybe three inches wide and between four and eight inches long (we did varying lengths to add variety). 




Step 4: Fold the strips in half (hamburger style--you learned the difference between hamburger and hot dog in first grade, right?) and position the ribbon in such a way that it leaves a "hole" or "loop." Then, grab the non-looped end, and pull it through the loop!







Step 4: Repeat that about a million times! (Okay, you probably don't need a million strips...just do it until the tutu is as full and poofy as you want it to be. The number of stripes will also depend on how big the waist is, anyway.) As you add strips, make sure you space out the different lengths and colors/finishes (if you have more than one) evenly. Just focus on filling up the space between the two knots.




Step 6: Once it looks nice and full, go ahead and tie it around the waist--and by "tie it," I mean tie it in the cutest little bow you possibly can! And, if you are doing this on your puppy too, have her parade around like she is cuter than Miss United States--because she is!!!




Sprinkle just loves her cute tutu!! And look at Shadow checking her out!! I have to say, he is pretty excited for his Big Bad Wolf costume so they can be the CUTEST PUPPY COUPLE EVER!!



Well, that wraps up this tutu-orial! We hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful!! Thanks for reading!!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami 

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*Supplies:
Ribbon--Hobby Lobby, $1
Tulle--Hobby Lobby, 35 cent remnant (shiny), & JoAnn's, 70 cents per yard (matte)
Scissors--FREE, because we had them...duh!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SINFUL COLORS L.E. METAL WITH COLOR NAIL POLISH COLLECTION: REVIEW & SWATCHES!

Prepare yourself for another post in our Feeling Pretty series....

Hello, fellow nail polish addicts! We are excited to share yet another fabulous nail color collection with you! So, brace yourself for something beautiful....




Sinful Colors recently came out with a fabulous collection of metallic shades, called "Metal with Color." We were not able to find these at our local Walgreen's, but we did hunt them down at our local WalMart for $1.98 a piece. We got six polishes from the collection (but there are more than that in total). 



From left to right, we have: "Silver Screen," "Moss Have," "Super Nova," "Lingot," "Dark Bronze," and "Dancing Nails." 



"Silver Screen" is a shimmery, metallic (of course) silver shade! It is extremely vibrant, and goes on beautifully! It is extra sparkly with a nice consistency, and a lot of pigmentation. Two coats does the trick!



"Moss Have" is a light, mossy green with a definite gray undertone. It is super unique and gorgeous! The formula of this is not as nice as some of the others. It is thick and kind of "gloopy," so I found the best way to apply it is to put one small glob in the center of your nail and then spread it out carefully. Less is more with this one!






"Super Nova" is especially unique; so unique, I'm not even sure how to describe it. If you were to mix gold, bronze, mauve, and sparkle, it might come out looking like this! It is a rare sparkly, golden champagne with a pink undertone. This is super chromatic, and reminds me of the Wet n Wild Chrome polishes. This might be my favorite! It also goes on like a dream! 






"Lingot" is a pretty, almost cool-toned gold with a little sparkle in it! What a lovely color! This is a bit "gloopy" and streaky like "Moss Have," so again, be careful with the application. 





"Dark Bronze" is just that: a dark bronze! It is a warm shade of brown--like a cross between chocolate and sun tan (which sounds super weird, but is actually very pretty)--and we really like this a lot! The application is typical of most nail polishes I've tried. It goes on well with two coats--no complaints!





"Dancing Nails" is a reddish pink shade with a copper tone to it--and probably the loudest color in the collection! It is bright, fun, and happy! This is another "gloopy" one, so be careful spreading out one small glob, and it should look even with two cautiously applied coats.






Here are some pictures of the manicures we did with these colors...







These metallic shades are beautiful, and we are so happy to share them with you! We hope you love them as much as we do! Don't forget to leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite nail color is!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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