Saturday, 28 January 2017

Let's Celebrate Something Today

Hi friends! I wanted to share this easy DIY project I recently did with you. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that I have a soft spot for motivational quotes. In fact, I have encouraging quotes all over my house! I stumbled upon the phrase "Let's Celebrate Something Today" on Pinterest and I immediately knew I wanted to have it up on my wall somehow. It's a great reminder to make the most out of everyday. There is always something that is worth celebrating, even if it's as simple as thanking God for another day to enjoy!
I used stencils, bristol paper and a permanent marker to write the quote, and pretty scrap-booking paper and string to make the banner. These photos were taken in my old bedroom in my parent's house, but the frame is now hung up on the wall in my office. You might recognize the frame from a previous DIY project: do you remember my positive quote collage? (Check it out here.)

What are your favorite motivational quotes? Thank you for reading! xo

Monday, 16 January 2017

Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

Hello lovely readers! I'm excited to be writing my first post of 2017! I recently picked up a tube of Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black mascara (because I didn't feel like splurging on L'Oreal). I'm always amazed at how great Essence products are for their low price point, and this mascara is no exception!
The brush is huge, and to be honest I was a little intimidated by it at first. Would it give me harsh, clumpy lashes? However, this mascara leaves my lashes looking super soft and full, without any sign of clumps! I will say it is hard to reach into the corners of my lashes without making a mess, but that could just be me. I'm usually messy when it comes to mascara application (I always have a handy q-tip nearby!)
Overall, I'm really happy I picked up the Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black mascara. I'm looking forward to trying all of Essence's mascaras!

Hoping your year is off to a great start! Thanks for reading! xo