Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quick tips for whiter teeth

I thought I'd share a couple of tips with you =) I don't use whitening strips or anything like that, I mostly just use weird things I have in my kitchen... XD

I brush my teeth every morning with a gentle whitening toothpaste. Every second day, at night I'll mix salt and baking soda, get water on my toothbrush and dip it in the mixture. This will damage your teeth if you do it often, wich is why I only do it every second day, it have really made my teeth whiter. Another trick I use is to rub the inside of a bannana peel against my teeth in circular motions. This sounds really weird but I saw results In only two weeks!

I hope You enjoyed these quick, Little, weird tips=)

guest blogging DIY ring

Hey lovely ladies! Today, I’ve prepped a quick tutorial for a DIY ring. I’ve named it the basket weave or Wheaties (the cereal) ring, because of how it looks. It is time consuming, and can be frustrating (trust me) but if you are an avid jewelry collector or crafts enthusiast, I think that this will pique your interest.

What you’ll need:

  • Wire- I used 22 gauge. For this project, you should go with a larger gauge because it’ll be easy to work. And for those who don’t know. As the gauge numbers get larger, the wire becomes thinner. You can pick this up at AC Moore for only 5 dollars for 10 meters. You need less than one for this project. I think.

  • Wire Cutters/Pliers- They sell a 3 in 1, wire cutter/Pliers/ something else at AC Moore.


    1. Firstly, make three rings that are a bit large for your finger.

      Since we’ll be attaching more wire around the rings, they’ll become smaller, naturally.

    2. Now, take a bit of excess wire and tie the three rings together at one end. Splay the other ends out so it looks like this.

    3. This is the really difficult part. Take a small bit of wire. Like 5 inches small. You don’t want to work with too much at once. Now, start weaving the wire in the ring. Don’t worry about tying off ends b/c if you kinda just bend the ends a bit, they will stay. Don’t worry if it’s not flat or even or even close to each other. Use the pliers to bend and control it into shape. Here’s what mine looks like right now. It’s mostly trial and error.

    4. Finish it off and the more imperfect, the better. If you want to be really creative, make the ring base one color and the weave another.

- I hope that you ladies liked my quick tut. Toodles for now!

Check out her blog here

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cartoon tag!

Yay, I've seen a couple of people do this before but i totally forgot about it. Then the other day, this girl made a post doing this, so yeah... It's basically just telling your favorite cartoons as a kid =)Power-puff girls!
I remember this being my favorite show in the world, for a long time! And with the characters: Bubbles, Blossom and buttercup fighting against evilness, this show rocked! I think my favorite character was Bubbles because she was so incredibly cute, even though she cried all the time lol. But mostly because blue was my favorite color at the time, and we all know how much colors affect us as children, or is it just me who picked favorite characters by colors?
Ha ha, I remember this song:
When i watch cartoons with my 3 year old cousins, i can't help think of how the old shows was so much better than the new ones! But maybe thats just because i saw it differently as a kid =)

Talespin was about some of the characters from the movie: The junglebook, going on big adventures all the time. It was about Baloo the bear, who was a pilot and he's family and friends, I loved this show for some time!
The Magic school bus:
Haha this show was so obviously tricking little kids into learning, but i liked it anyway=)

I tag everyone who wanna do it, but I specifically tag...
Shannon M

Friday, May 14, 2010

perfume obsessions

This is my newest perfume obsessions... I have a lot of perfumes on my wishlist, but these are the ones on the top!

First is Ralph Lauren: Romance, i've been wanting to include this in my collection for the longest time! Wich is why i know i'm finally getting it! I'm actually ordering it of nordstrom right now.
The scent is very romantic as the name might have told you. It's mature but not too much, it's modern, sweet, playful and musky, wich i like cause i'm a little tired of all my floral scents.
First time i smelled this was in a teen vogue magazine, then i went to the store and smelled it, i did'nt buy it, have no idea why cause i loved it. Then i smelled it in a Lucky magazine from November or something, and now i'm finally buying it! I know, i'm very weird...
The scent would be nice for a date or for going out to dinner or something.

Second perfume is by Marc Jacobs: In the air, I've been wanting this for a couple of months now, and i'm ordering it of Nordstrom along with the ralph lauren perfume and a few other marc jacobs goodies, and of course i just could'nt stay away from MAC...
The scent is very clean, fresh, floral and springtime/summertime. But it's not too floral for me. It reminds me a little bit of DKNY be delicious pop art, wich i love and wear a whole lot! The scent is something you could wear at pretty much any occation.

update:planning London, and thank you! =)

Hey this is just gonna be a quick update, a thankyou and about London, enjoy=)
I'm gonna leave for London in the beginning of july, so i'm starting to plan my trip. I am one of those persons who love planning vacations, and i do way too much research, but i love doing that...
Yesterday i found a great website with every store on every street in London. It's actually pretty cool. Check it out here.
I'm really excited about paying a visit to especially boots and topshop, and i'm definitely not gonna leave empty handed! I talked to a girl named Lauren yesterday, and she really wanted me to write about each day in London, so i might do that, maybe there'll be a couple of tips for those of you who are going to London.
Wow i've been drinking a crazy ammount of cofee lately! Good thing they have starbucks in London, cause if not, i don't know if i would be able to survive!...

Thanyou so much to all of my new followers, i did not think that i would get so many in 3 days! I truly appreciate it!
And i welcome all new followers very warmly, haha=)
hugs, Kristin

Thursday, May 13, 2010

on the hunt for sandals!

Gold flip flop sandal by asos, get them at, for 16.91 dollars
Silver sandals by Franco Sarto at the price of 69.00 dollars, get them hereSandals by Calvin Klein for 119 dollars, get them here

Black sandal by Micheal Kors with a zipper on the front that adds a little bit of edge. Price is 98 dollars, and you can get them here with free shipping and everything =)Cool black sandals from forever 21, price is only 19.80 dollars and you can get them hereBrown studded gladiators from forever 21, price: 17.80, get them here
These sandals are by Jessica Simpson, the price is 89.00, you can get them here

The sandals are also by Jessica Simpson, the price is 89.00, you can get the sandals right hereIf you just can't find the right sandal for you, you can design your own shoe online here The price is gonna be dipending on the shoe you make, you can choose different materials, shape, color, heel and so on.

Good luck finding the perfect sandal, x's and o's

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lauren Conrads hairstyles

Lauren wears lots of cute, simple and elegant hairstyles, does'ent her hair always look amazing?! Well this will hopefully help you achieve a little of the same thing. These hair styles can be worn pretty much anywhere, for school (middle school, highschool or college) work and partys. The hairstyles are so quick and easy to do!

The basics:
If you have very curly hair, youre gonna have to flatiron your hair before doing your hair:/

Don't use a brush on your hair when it's wet, that will damage it, use a wide tooth come instead, you can get one at the drugstore

Dont ever use heat on tour hair without a heat protectant, it does'ent matter if your blow drying, curling or flattening. Think about putting a curling iron on your hand for 5 seconds... Ouch right! Thats kinda the same thing that happens to your
hair. When you buy a heat protectant make sure you get one that can do flattening, curling and blowdrying or one of each. When you use heat whitout a protectant, it'll be damaged for at least a month.

Make sure to use a nice smelling shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair soft and shiny.
put a little bit of leave in conditioner in your hair, to make it extra soft and easy to work with. Make sure not to get it in your roots, that will just make it oily. You can do this when your hair is still wet or when it's dry (My favorites is Fekkai and the body shop leave in conditioner, if you don't have any, a good trick is to mix water with conditioner and put it in a little container of some kind, it's easier and better if you buy one though)

(When hair is dry)If you have'nt already, part your hair in the middle and brush it. When it's tangle free, take a big barrel curling iron or a flattening iron that you can curl with (I prefer a very big barrel curling iron) and wait for it to heat up Part your hair into sections (clip the top half of your hair up) Take little sections of hair and spray it with a curling iron heat protectant, and roll the curling iron up,
dont roll it all the way up to your roots, since Lauren has straight hair at the top. Lets say your hair is 4/4 You need to curl 3/4 of it.
If you have any, apply a tiny bit of glossing serum to make your hair extra shiny.

If you wanna add a little bit to this hair style, take two small sections of hair, pin them back and spray with hairspray
like in the picture below.Gather your hair and put it in a high ponytail, smoothing out the bumps carefully while moving your hair up your crown.
Do this by flipping your hair upside down and gathering all your hair in one spot.
Wrap your elastic twice around your hair, then pull your ponytail half-way through the elastic.
Pull some pieces out from inside the half-ponytail so it's hanging down.

You may also want to leave out wisps around the nape of your neck.
Mist with a little bit of hair spray

Marc Jacobs love...

OMG how i love Marc Jacobs summer collection! Oh and the daisy le perfume with the blue flower smells so amazing! Is it possible to be in love with a brand?!
X's and O's!

40 beauty questions!

hey, i saw a couple of people do this so i thought i'd try^^

How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice, if i remember and is'nt too lazy...

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

What is your current facial wash?

The bodyshop seaweed cleanser - love it!

Do you exfoliate your skin?

What brand do you use?
I use st. Ives apricot scrub, its really cheap, and really good!

What moisturizer do you use?
The bodyshop mattifying day cream, or clinique's face lotion if my skin is extra dry that day=)

Do you have freckles?

No, not a lot anyway

Do you use eye cream?
Yes i use clinique all about eyes - it's amazing!

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


What foundation do you use?
Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer or Maybelline dream matte mousse

How about concealer?
I use maybelline dream matte mousse concealer, or Bo-ing by benefit

Do you know your undertone color?
I have a thing in between pink and yellow undertones haha=)

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I like them, i dont use them very often though

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?


What brand of mascara do you use?

I switch every 3 months, i normally have 2 at a time, currently i'm using Maybelline lash stiletto, covergirl lash blast for going out, and then i use too faced lash injection, because i got a sample of it - it's very good but it smells sooooo bad! Wich i know should'nt matter since it is a mascara, but still...

Sephora or MAC?

hmm… I really don't know, i can't descide!

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No, saddly :(

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes and q-tips

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes! It makes the color more vibrant, makes it stay loinger and prevent it from creasing!
I use too faced shaddow inscurance

For the face?
no, i have never tried one, but i want to, it think i'm gonna try the body shop's matt it!

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

hmm I do'nt have a favorite, but i love neautrals, browns and bronzy colors

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use pencil sometimes, but mostly i use gel

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

I have never dont that lol =)

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them, but i feel like they are way messier than pressed eyeshaddows, but i feel like they're very pigmented and pretty easy to blend, its just a little hard to figure out how much you need, plus some of the pigments tend to fly op when i open them...

Do you use mineral makeup?

No, have never tried it

What is your favorite lipstick?

I LOVE maybelline moisture extreme in "nude blush"

How about lipgloss?

Smashbox in agent

What is your favorite blush to use?
I adore Nars Orgasm!

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Do you like drugstore makeup?
I really like finding good dupes for higher end products. I use a lot of drugstore eyeshaddows, lipsticks, mascaras and foundations

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

Have never been there

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

hmm depends on the time, but normally not so much haha

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I hate when the foundation looks streaky and when there is a "foundation line" Just does'ent look good.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Both, it depends =)

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Hmm there is a lot...

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
powder, my eyelashes are already very dark and long wich is why i did'nt choose mascara,
and my skin gets really shiny during the day

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
yeah i can, and i do once in a while, but its nicer when im wearing a little powder, mascara and lipgloss =)

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes, but not optimal

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I honesly dont have a favorite

What do you think of Makeup??

I love it! It’s fun, it make people feel confident, it’s expression and art in a way

x's and o
's from me

GHD flat iron review

The Ghd is on the expensive side, you can get it cheaper at or, they both ship international, and the flatiron is around 200 dollars on both pages, wich is a pretty good price since i got mine for 300 dollars at the salon :/
The ghd heats up completely in 1 minute (A CHI heats up in about 3 minutes)
Another good thing is, the iron turns of if you have'nt used it for 30 minutes, just in case you forgot.
It gives very good results too, its easy to use. I dont have anything bad to say about this except the prize...
It leaves my hair comleately straight and shiny. The iron also curls the hair, that was a little tricky at first, but once i figured it out, it gave pretty good results, very soft curls =)