Word To Your Unicorn LOVE

2.27.2014
These are too cute not to share... I won these super cute cards & postcards from a giveaway weeks ago. From the whimsical, kawaii & geeky paper goods Etsy shop: Word To Your Unicorn.

A little nostalgia over these cartoons. I miss having the time to watch cartoons nonstop. Now shows are basically background noise haha.  I have been thinking of having a Studio Ghibli movie marathon  soon and get right back to watching Daria from the start. I really love the late 80's and 90s.



Word To Your Unicorn- Dalek

Super kawaii daleks.  These caught my eye first!
Word To Your Unicorn- Gaz
Word To Your Unicorn- Zim & Dib
Word To Your Unicorn- Gir
Word To Your Unicorn- Totoro & Ponyo
Word To Your Unicorn- No Face & Jiji
Word To Your Unicorn- Ms. Pacman
Word To Your Unicorn- Pacman
Word To Your Unicorn-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Word To Your Unicorn- Bob's Burgers
Word To Your Unicorn
Word To Your Unicorn
Word To Your Unicorn


Word To Your Unicorn


I'm probably going to be hoarding these for awhile until I'm comfortable with the idea of possibly putting my ickle handwriting in something so good. I will be keeping the Daleks, Gaz & Tina all to myself! Those are my top favorites :3 The person behind these adorable and awesome cards is Stewie! You can follow her blog ♥  

She recently added some new awesome stickers making Evil CUTE.  There's also a Dalek sticker and a Voldemort one!!!


Kawaii Maleficent Needs Love Too


Kawaii Loki Needs Love Too


What's your favorite?

How to fix Blogger Syntax Error (with a new template)

2.26.2014
Hello! I'm just sharing a fix for a Blogger error when you're uploading a new template especially third party ones. I have tried expanding the gadgets, reverting to using the Simple Template or reverting to Classic Templates option. None of those solutions have worked in this situation.

This has happened to me several times with my international customers!  It has left me stumped because I can upload it just fine in my own accounts. I'm not sure why they get an error. I wonder if it has any relation to them using their first language in Blogger and the gadgets are worded differently? I honestly don't understand this error or why it happens. I just know how to fix it.


We were unable to save your template.
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message: (SyntaxError) : Unexpected token <


Most importantly, you need to backup your previous template. Go to Template and click on the Backup/Restore button in the top corner. Choose "Download Full Template".

Please keep in mind if you are added something extra in your template like IntenseDebate (commenting system), javascript etc. That by uploading a new template, you will be losing those codes.

THE FIX:

1) Backup your gadgets and graphics. Copy & paste everything in your gadgets to a Notepad file or a Blog Post draft.

2) Now go to the folder where your new template is stored. Find the XML file and right click on it to choose "Open With".... Notepad! 

3) Go to your blog, choose the Template tab and open Edit HTML. Paste the whole code in the box and do not press Save yet. Press CTRL + F and type in the box: PageList
 
You may need to scroll down and look for the highlighted code:




Change PageList1 to PageList2. Just change the number. Click save. There's your new template.

Every single time it has been the PageList gadget that has been causing this error. Hopefully this will help others!

Waist Training: Orchard Corset CS-411

2.20.2014


I have always been fascinated with corset training and have wanted to do it for a long time. I couldn't really justify spending money on one until I came across Junesbugs and Georgia Peaches! Amanda (Modern June Cleaver) shared several posts that inspired me to just go for it. If I was going to be spending a lot of money on a corset then I was going to do it right with patience. I don't want to hurt myself or the corset.

I chose Orchard Corset for a black underbust! I was able to get in touch with Danielle from the site to get the correct size and length for me. Super helpful! My torso is short and I bend closer to my navel than the small of my waist so I added an inch to my measurement.  I purchased the Steel-Boned CS-411 in 24" for only $67! It's normally $199. :) You can free shipping in the US.

Orchard Corset came with instructions that said you should wear it loosely for 1-2 hours to break it in. When I opened my package and compared the closed corset to my body, it was just "No way will this ever close."

It doesn't hurt and I have no problems with breathing. This is just a gradual process. I started wearing it for 1-2 hours, then 3-5 hours and now 8-10 hours. Wearing it loosely and then tightening it over the whole month. I have an issue with having horrible posture and some back pain. It's very comfortable for me and haven't experienced any back pain since wearing it. Which is perfect since I'm sitting on my butt doing orders or editing sessions.



The majority of people that messaged me had thought this was permanent. Your stomach will look a bit flat but it will go back to normal in a few minutes after taking it off. I have done research and in some cases, people could get a reduction of a few inches but you have to wear it constantly for a long time. It's something that you have to continue wearing to keep an extreme body modification.

There has been a couple of times when I couldn't eat as much as I normally do.  I worked out for half of the time I've been wearing this just to keep my core strong. I don't wear the corset for 1-2 days a week sometimes.






Lucy's Corsetry
has a ton of videos on this if you're interested!

Hask's Argan Oil & Keratin products review

2.15.2014


Hask sent me several products to try out and review. This is a familiar brand to me! They make hair repair treatment packets that you can find in Sally's Beauty Supply like the placenta ones. I didn't know they had shampoo, conditioners and oils! I received the Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo + Conditioner, Keratin Smoothing Shampoo + Conditioner, Conditioning Treatments and Shine Oils.

It's been said already that I don't use shampoo. Products that contain sulfates remove hair color fast and make my hair dry. These Hask products do NOT contain sulfates so of course, I was super curious. It also doesn't contain parabens, phthalates, gluten, alcohol and artificial colors.  The bottle says it's an environmentally responsible forumla. They do not test on animals!!



I wash my hair every other day. I would recommend the same and at least once a week especially for products containing protein. Too much protein can make your hair difficult to manage and feel gross. Has anyone else gotten a little crazy with it before?

It's awesome that I got this bathroom caddy! Makes it much more convenient for me especially when there's no room to actually place these yet in the shower.

Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

I have never used Argan oil before but have heard amazing things about it especially for curly hair. The shampoo was conditioning, lathered up nicely with a small amount and so far hasn't stripped out my color to pink yet! I would like to use this for months just to see if it's a perfect fit for color treated hair. My favorite about this is that it has a citrus scent. I really LOVE this conditioner. I can't stop touching my hair.  The first few times I'll wrap my hair up and then blow dry it.  Extremely soft and I get more volume from using these.  I have tried air drying as well and it's much more manageable.

Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner


I did my roots and decided to dilute my dye with the Keratin Conditioner. It was the ultimate conditioning treatment. I forgot how much I loved using Keratin.  This made my hair much more manageable after a shower. I'm surprised I didn't wake up into a frizzy mess for putting my damp hair into a bun. If there's anything to make my hair even more low maintenance then I love it haha. Both are conditioning products but Argan wins for that extra volume!


Hask twistbands to hold those tiny containers!

Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner

It says to leave it on for 10 minutes. I only used a small amount all over and my hair length is to the small of my back. I can only imagine how many uses you can get for shorter hair!   I would save this for a night of pampering or after bleachin + dying hair! I love the results.

Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner

This one restored my hair after heat curls and bleaching my roots! Kept this one on for 15 minutes and got super soft results.  This deep conditioner reminds me of the packets you get after using box dye.  So conditioning.


Keratin Smoothing Shine Oil
It says you can use a dime size amount on dry or wet hair.  I'm too scared to try this out on dry hair. I applied a small amount on damp hair and let it dry down. I think letting it soak in would work better for my hair type. It felt smooth and surprisingly my hair dried a lot faster than normal. 

Argan Healing Shine Hair Treatment

I curl my hair only once a week just to lessen damage. I used this before curling and after the second day!
It normally feels a little dry 2-3 days after using heat tools. This really helped it!! I already got comments about how shiny it is.

Overall... all of these products are amazing. I prefer using the Argan Oil for washing my hair, both of the conditioning treatments and the Argan shine oil. You can find out where to get these products here.

For someone that has damaged hair could get much more noticeable results using protein! Keratin restores, reduces frizz and strengths hair. If you don't plan to dye your hair after bleaching it then definitely use their deep conditioning treatment! I think you can find both products in the same store but just in case, use this link for those Keratin products.

This post is sponsored and all opinions are my own

New Design!

2.13.2014


Does it look like I change my layout every month? haha I'm happy that I'm back with mint. Thought I needed some color again! The new design makes me want to take on some custom work but not sure if that's a good idea just yet.



Before

 
After


I noticed some blogs are rebranding completely, starting over with a new name/domain and/or design. Do you have a similar plan with your blog? New year.. open for changes!

Thrifting + Art

2.11.2014
art
Peter Pan Fabrics Inc

Sunday was a last minute trip to a thrift store. It's basically a hole in the wall. Inside of the buildings look like a hoarder organized everything. It takes some time to dig through things. I wanted to look at vintage clothing but immediately got pulled into the crafts section and found these...

Fabrics
Floral Pattern Floral Pattern
Floral Pattern

I fell in love with all the florals! It's my weakness. I wanted to grab more fabric too but there was SO much of it. Thrift stores in my area are not that cheap. Grabbed these two and picked up some various zippers from a box. I prepared myself to pay like $30. Nope. All of that was under $5. So shocking, now you are my favorite store.

Vintage Zippers
Vintage Zippers
Vintage Zippers
My favorite is the 1913 one!

It's time for me to get back into sewing again. I used to make some felt plushies. Hopefully learn how to make a skirt! There's enough fabric for me to basically mess up but I'm thinking of just picking up something else for practice.

I stopped posting my 365 on tumblr but I'm still creating something daily! My favorite craft store had several coupons for that day only and ended up picking paper + pens! I seriously LOVE their app because they will scan it  from the phone. You are doing it right, Michaels. 



Ashley of Southern (California) Belle
 

Inspired by Kelly Lee Dekay
 

Strawberry Pin Girl


Lauren Calaway

Amanda the Modern June Cleaver at Junebugs and Georgia Peaches

I can't wrap my head around drawing wrinkles/folds. Such a pretty dress!!!


A quick sketch of Sailor Moon. I'm surprised I could even do this considering I felt like a sick zombie. Back in Janurary I had gotten sick and for weeks I've been trying to get over a nasty cough. Nope. I am back to being sick again.


**Any tips for sewing a skirt? **




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