Monday, February 24, 2014

EASY WAY TO KEEP CURLING RIBBON IN PLACE

Prepare yourself for another post in our Quick Tip series....

Curling ribbon is great, right?! It's the perfect way to add that extra "oomph" to any gift, but sometimes it can be a pain to use, because it does not stay curled around the ribbon bobbin. Even tape does not always keep it in place. We dare you to tell us the situation in this picture doesn't look familiar to you.... 



It is SO annoying. But fortunately, there is a pretty easy fix! Simply make a small incision (I just wanted to know what it felt like to talk like a doctor--apparently it's not as cool as I expected--so scratch that).... Just take some scissors and make a tiny cut on the, um, top part (I don't know what to call it) of the bobbin, and slide the end of the curling ribbon in there, and it will actually STAY!



Okay, so maybe that was not the best way to explain this little tip, but hopefully you found it helpful anyhow! This is such a quick and easy way to keep your ribbon (and sanity) in place! Thanks for reading!

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

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

WET N WILD STREET ART NAIL COLORS

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

Hello, fellow polish fanatics! A few days ago, we ran across Wet n Wild's new Street Art collection (a limited edition collection in the Wild Shine Nail Color line) at Walgreen's (American Fork, Utah location), and we purchased our three favorite colors for just 99 cents per pop! Check 'em out!



"Deception" is a bright, warm, medium to dark shade of purple with a creamy finish. Pretty hot color, huh?!



"Get Lucky" is a bright, creamy, happy yellow (it reminds me of banana Runts--which makes me even happier)! 




"Too Hot for You" is an oh-so-sassy reddish coral shade with a pretty silver-ish sheen to it!



These bright colors are awesome additions to our nail polish collections, and we are so excited to rock these this spring! Don't forget to tell us about YOUR recent nail polish finds in the comment section below! :)




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

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WE FOUND NYX!

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

Rumors about NYX coming to Walgreen's have been flying around the beauty communities of cyberspace lately. We have been pretty stoked about it because we have never tried it (because who wants to order makeup online when you can see it in person at a store and buy it there without paying for shipping?!) and we have heard some pretty amazing things about NYX! We are so excited about being able to check out NYX (because we have NEVER seen it in any store before).

Well, yesterday we went to Walgreen's (American Fork, UT location), and guess what we found?! You guessed it--NYX! 





We also swung by Smith's Marketplace (Lehi, UT location), and we found NYX there, too! What a pleasant surprise!








We have to admit we were a little disappointed in the prices of NYX products. I mean, $5 for a lip gloss? Compared to other brands, like Maybelline and Revlon, I guess that is not too bad. But compared to our go-to brands, like Wet n Wild, that's a bit pricey (yes, we know, we're cheap!). Some NYX products are more affordable than others (and they're generally cheaper at Smith's Marketplace), so we'll still plan on trying a few things out, but have not tried anything yet....

If you are a NYX fan, don't forget to tell us what your favorite NYX products are in the comment section below!

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

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

DIY BIRTHDAY CARD: MAKE A WISH

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

Check out this super cute card! Wouldn't this make the PERFECT birthday card for a princess-loving or fairy tale-obsessed little girl (or boy)?! Even though this is not the most sophisticated card around, we had to share--I mean, look at that glittering castle! You know how much we love SPARKLE! ;)



This is a pretty simple card, you will just need: white card stock, dark purple card stock, a light purple card, gold ribbon, gold ink and embossing powder, and castle ("Ever After Icon") and "make a wish" ("Ever After Phrase" by Pebbles) stamps!



So, once you grab all your materials, go ahead and follow the step-by-step photo sequence below....

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Talk about simple, right?! Just stamp and emboss a castle and "make a wish" onto white card stock, mount them on dark purple card stock, throw 'em on a light purple card, add gold ribbon, and dab on some glue here and there! Then, place the card on a sleeping puppy, just for cuteness' sake! ;)



Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!! :)

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,

Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

NAIL-SPIRATION: VALENTINE'S DAY NAIL POLISHES!

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


Pink, Red, & White Day--or Valentine's Day, if you prefer to call it that (which we don't)--is tomorrow! So, we thought this would be the perfect time to show you our top twelve (because "top ten" is overrated) pink, red, and white nail polishes (all under $3)! Now, let's just jump right into the color conversation, shall we?! :)



We will start with one of our favorite pink polishes, the Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in "Candy-licious." This is that perfect medium shade of pink--it is not too dark, or too light, but it is super bright! It is a must-have!


Another favorite (and new one!) is the NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish in "Lafayette Pink." This is such a classic shade--light, creamy, and Audrey Hepburn-esque! 


We love the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in "Berry Juicy." It is a super light, almost neutral shade of pink, and perfect for those of you going for that subtle look!


Another fabulous pink is the Sinful Colors Nail Polish in "Over It," which has a strong lavender undertone. Talk about GORGEOUS! 


For a great fuchsia manicure, we love the NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish in "Greenwich Village." What a perfect hot pink hue!


Moving onto the reds, we love the Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in "Rudy-dolph" for that classy red manicure! It is simply stunning, with a hint of shimmer!


Another great red is the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Polish in "Unbreakable Heart." It is a bit deeper than "Rudy-dolph," and it has the most amazing sheen!


If you are into deeper reds, give the Milani Nail Polish in "Radiant Ruby" a try! It is SO pretty!


We have another great Milani polish to recommend, and this is a white shade called "Chantily." This has the prettiest luminescent, shimmering glow!


Another stunning white is the Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in "Break the Ice," which is a beautiful white with shimmer--like snow!!


If you want a sparkle-free white, we definitely recommend the Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color in "French White Creme."


Kaitlyn is wearing  the NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish in "Lafayette Pink," and I am wearing the Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in Rudy-dolph" and the Milani Nail Polish in "Chantily."


What are you wearing on your nails this Pink, Red, & White Day?! Tell us in the comment section below! :)

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

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Monday, February 10, 2014

DIY BIRTHDAY CARD: CUTE ALIENS

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

Hello, fellow card-makers! Today we have a super easy, fun card design to share with you! It is a birthday card that would be perfect for little boys (and girls!), and features some super cute aliens and a space ship! Pretty fun, right?! :)



The materials we used for this cute card include: alien stamps ("Orbit Collection" by Crate Paper), a "happy birthday" stamp ("Greetings" by TPC Studio), different colors of ink, buttons, white and blue card stock, orange card stock, and ribbon!

Once you have gathered all of your materials, just follow the step-by-step picture sequence below!

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Pretty easy, right?! You just stamp on some aliens and a space ship onto white card stock, mount that onto blue card stock, throw that onto an orange card, add a few buttons and ribbon, and you're done! 

And of course, you can use this awesome stamp set in a lot of different ways... here are a few other easy-peasy cards we threw together quick with the same stamp set (and scrap paper from past projects)!




We hope this post gives you some card-making inspiration! :)

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

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SAVE YOUR NOZZLES!

Prepare yourself for another post in our Quick Tip series....

Once upon a time, three intelligent, talented, and beautiful sisters were working on a holiday decoration when the evil nozzle in the Krylon spray paint can they were using rebelled against them! They were so upset, because they had just BARELY purchased this darling spray paint specifically for their patriotic Independence Day project. They could not believe that the BRAND NEW can of paint was worthless because the nozzle wouldn't spray the pretty paint out! 

The sisters were so upset that they even sent a letter to Krylon, and demanded the company to send a new spray paint or nozzle, or do SOMETHING! But, they rudely refused, and replied with only an insincere "apology" for the "inconvenience." 

So, the sisters started saving nozzles from empty spray cans in a darling Tic Tac container!! That way, if a nozzle falls out or does not work, they have backups! Now the sisters can save time, money, and sanity in future nozzle panics! 



(P.S. We, Kaityn, Breann, and Cami are the wonderful sisters; the holiday decoration was for Independence Day; yes, the nozzle really WAS evil; and this IS based on true events.)

Thanks for reading, and we hope you found this tip helpful!


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

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