Simply Luving It #12

Well, school has started for a month already, and things are getting really crazy and hectic with all the projects and mid terms coming. But I really wanted to share  this recent find of mine! Although it’s not connected to any paper crafts or stuff that I’ve been sharing, I’ve had this burning desire to share it ever since I’ve found it! (Being a little melodramatic here… Please pardon me. ) I came across this video below and I’ve been seriously addicted to Caroline Hirons blog!

I’ve always been very conscious about my complexion, as it’s no where near good. I’ve got combination skin, with a really oily t-zone, yet dehydrated still. And with the humid Singapore weather, it can get really irritating! Of course, it has improved greatly since my teen years, but I’m still quite bothered about it and have always been on the look out for tips and products to use. I’ve been seeing the same dermatologist for quite some time and I believe that he has helped me greatly. However, for basic skincare products, I do keep my eyes open on what is on the market.

What got my attention in the video was how Ms Hirons spoke very frankly and gave really good tips! I really enjoyed the video and have watched it like about 5 times. HAHA! Anyways, not all the products she recommends are readily available in Singapore, and even if they are, some are sold at a really high price! And so, I’ve been searching the web for the past couple of days for what I wanted, looking into various sites to see compare prices and stuff. HAHA!

Anyways, the main idea was to share Ms Hirons blog. I’m really enjoy reading it and am very excited to try out the products she’s recommended. If you’re staying in Sg too, you might want to try out some of these sites:

LookFantasticfeelunique.comBeautyBay.com and Luxola.

Hope you will find the video as helpful to you as it is to me! ((:

Simply Luving It #11: Wiring

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I’m sure many of us have encountered problems trying to untangle our wires, figure out which belongs to which equipment, or even having trouble to conceal them (which can be really annoying especially in a beautifully designed place)! So for this post, I have 3 ideas (on the left) for organising the wires and the rest is for ‘concealing’ them!

Maiko NagaoApartment Therapy and Landee See, Landee Do has some pretty smart ideas using cheap and easy-to-find materials.

Maisie Broadhead came up with these brilliant cable drawings that helps camouflage/enhance the appearance of the wiring. For something more direct and ‘do-able’, Brit + Co. has consolidated 11 ways to cover the wires. To add on, I found this DIY holder from Make It and Love It that pretty much conceals the wires too.

These are some of the ideas that I’ve found and loved. If you are experiencing trouble with your wires, try them out! ((:

Simply Luving It #10

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The first thing I would like to share in this post is something that I’ve discovered awhile ago. It’s the Whimseybox and Umba Box. It’s such a pity that it is not available in Singapore as I would love to subscribe to it and get into the crafty box! For those who have yet to hear of it, it’s the craft version of Birchbox. So basically, you subscribe for it, pay a fee and you will get a box of goodies delivered to you monthly!  Won’t it be such an exciting moment whenever you receive the box?!

Largely due to my love for elephants, this elephant garland really caught my attention. If I can figure out where to hang it in my home, I would definitely purchase it from the etsy store!

I have 2 more so-called wall decors for this post. Firstly, it’s the Kraft Paper grocery list idea. Well, it is something like a whiteboard/chalkboard that you hang on the wall. However, since it’s paper, we can just use whatever pens we have on hand. Furthermore, the house won’t get dusty with all the chalk and the users won’t get exposed to too much chemical smell from the markers.

And lastly! DESIGNLOVEFEST posted this pretty backdrop and I couldn’t resist, and have to share! It’s so colorful and the use of the shapes and cuts are pretty interesting.

Hope you really enjoyed the post! ((:

Simply Luving It #9: Washi Tape

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The wonders of washi tape – to transform something simple to something beautiful! When I was first exposed to washi tape, I didn’t truly understand what it can do for me! But after reading The King of Masking Tape, you can say, I’m transformed. I’m now more willing to try them out and reap the benefits of these simple looking tapes!

They can really do wonders to almost everything. Creature Comforts shows how washi tape can brighten up a simple wrapping, oh, hello friend gave us a sample on how to change the appearance of a notebook, while Creme de la Craft transformed a clear poly envelope to a colorful, fashionable clutch.

It’s uses for decoration does not just stop here. Etsy blog shared a tutorial by Nina on creating the wonderful mural as seen in the picture. Furthermore, Brit + Co. has had tons of articles to display the uses of washi tape. 2 that I would like to share would be the ones on decorating the dining table and on remodeling of your workspace. I’ve also found a couple of washi tape tutorials done by Lia Griffith. One is for monograms while the other is for notebook and pencils!

I recently stumbled on this shop, cute tape that has tons of washi tape with different designs, and they ship internationally! ((: If you need ideas on how to store all these tape, Craft & Creativity might be able to provide you with some inspiration!

So that’s all I’ve got to share! Do you have any brilliant uses of washi tape that you would like to share? Fell free to leave a comment if you do!

Simply Luving It #8

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Just some things that I’ve found online that I would love to share. Starting with the first picture, they’re initial rings from Catbird. When I chanced upon them, I thought they were really pretty and considered getting it for myself. However, this is definitely a splurge version of the initial rings, which I would most probably only seriously consider getting when I start working. On my trip to London, I stumbled upon something similar at Urban Outfitters and couldn’t resist getting them, especially since they were £10. ((: I can’t seem to find it on their online store, so I can’t link it. Sorry!

The next thing that I have to share is a really brilliant, interesting idea! They are Icebreaker Place Cards from MarryThis! I’m sure many of us have experienced going to a wedding and feeling terribly awkward cause you are surrounded by strangers. Especially for introverts like me who feel really uncomfortable breaking the ice, this place card will help give you a jump-start to the conversation with your neighbors.

Lastly, I found this really talented artist, Kelli Anderson, from her Paper Type Experiment. Some of the things she did with paper and letters are truly inspiring and so I thought to share.

Hope you have enjoyed these finds of mine as much as I did!

Simply Luving It #7: Street Art

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Brit + Co. is one of my favorite sites, providing me with tons of inspiration and ideas for various things. This article on street art really caught my attention as it has many ideas that are really ‘WOW!’ I haven’t seen anything like that before, so what these artists have done really amazed me.

Are there other street art that caught your attention before? Please share! ((:

Simply Luving It #6

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The first picture from Sheek Shindigs shows some beautifully plated dishes made by fruits and vegetables. Personally, as a child, I really disliked eating veggies and I know many other children who don’t like eating them too. So this post really amazed me about what parents would do to make their child eat them. ((:

This 3-tier stacked drink dispenser is totally on my wishlist! It’s really a great idea and good to have during a party.

Lastly, for this post, How About Orange has created these stunningly beautiful cards using metallic foil and a laser printer. I would love to try them out soon! ((:

Till the next post then!