DIY: Embellished shirt

Hi cuties,
As promised here is my usual Sunday post and I have a real treat for you.
I’m going to show you how you can simply and creatively spice up any old shirt or just customize a basic shirt.
And the most important ingredient is, simply, to have fun!

Materials:
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– an old or a new plain shirt
– hot fix rivets and/or different sized rhinestones
– a white pencil, crayon or a fabric pencil
– fabric glue

Let’s get started:

1.) Take your shirt and the rhinestones. Start placing them to see how you want the layout to be. If you want you can skip this step but I wouldn’t recommend it.
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Similar rivets: http://www.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Michaels-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=ap0057&start=2&cgid=products-apparelcrafting-iononappliques
Similar rhinestones: http://www.joann.com/create-your-style-swarovski-flat-back-crystals-100-pkg-crystal/10929230.html#start=1
Shirt: http://tablet.hm.com/ch/product/22979?article=22979-A

2.) Best is to start with the hot fix rivets. You will need an ironing board for this step. Hot fix means they are filled with glue and you melt the glue so that it sticks. But more to that later.
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Take a rivet and mark its position on the inner side of the shirt with a white pencil.
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Pencil: http://m.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Michaels-Site/default/mSearch-Show?cgid=products-apparelcrafting-fabricmarkers

3.) Now comes the hard part. It’s easiest to put the rivet on the ironing bord and then place the shirt over it. You can then position it with your fingers.
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4.) Place the iron over it and hold it there for a few seconds so the glue has time to melt (be careful that it doesn’t start burning). Then you can start moving the iron around. Use your fingers to spread the shirt so that there aren’t any creases.
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5.) When you ironed on all of your rivets ,we can get started with the rhinestones. These we will simply glue on with fabric glue. Warning: I’m not sure how well the glue will hold so only wash this shirt with a low temperature or hand wash it.
The glueing is so easy. You just put the glue on the back of the rhinestone and place it. Wipe away any excess glue and put some pressure on it. Depending on the glue you’ll have to wait 30 minutes up to an hour for it to completely dry.
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Continue like this with the rest of your rhinestones.
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6.) And voilà: you have a unique ,beautiful (and sparkly) shirt, of which you can be sure that no one else has it.
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Now before I say goodbye,  I have some exiting news. On the 9th of December Imagine Dragons are coming to Switzerland! Which is amazing because I absolutely love them and all of their songs ,so naturally I have tickets. And because I need an outfit for everything a few of my friends and I got together this weekend to customize our own shirts, which we want to wear to the concert. So I thought why not make a blog post about it.

So if you want to see our shirts and some exclusive pictures and windows from the concert ,stay tuned till the 15th of December.

Thanks again for reading my newest post. Have a nice week!
Xoxoxo
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P.S You guys are awesome. In the time that this blog has been online ( about 3 weeks) I’ve gotten over 100 views, which is really cool and I couldn’t of done it without you, so a big thank you for that!♡♥♡

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Let it snow…

Hi my cuties,
This post today was very spontaneous.  Normally I only post every Sunday,  but those who follow me on Twitter (@Fashion4forFun) know that yesterday evening it snowed for the first time this winter. So I simply decided to make a post to celebrate the frosty weather and to do so I rounded up a few of my friends and we made a few fun pictures, were most of the time they try to hit me with a snowball.
Now sit back and enjoy the snowy pictures:

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I just wanted to add that this post was so much fun to make and that my friends were so supportive, so a big thank you to them…♡♥♡

…and a big thank you to you guys. You probabley know that I’m just getting started and I’m so happy that I already have a few followers. It really motivates me and you are awesome…

…so I will see you again this Sunday for my usual post. And because you guys are so awesome I’ll already give you a little hint: This Sunday we’ll be getting really creative.
Now you just have to wait and see how.

Xoxoxo
Caitlyn

Braids 101

Hi my cuties and welcome to my second blog post. Today I’ll be talking about braids. I love hair styles and my friends are my little guinea pigs with whom I experiment various techniques. Something that you’ll find in every hairstyle are different kinds of braids. So here I’ll explain the different types of braids, how to do them and easy ways to style them.

The “Normal” Braid

So before we get started, braids are easiest to do when your hair isn’t freshly washed (1 or 2 days after washing it, your hair shouldn’t be greasy though), but if it is then there’s a simple solution: dry shampoo. It gives your hair that special texture. My favorite is from Batiste (http://www.batistehair.com/). Its actually the first dry shampoo I’ve ever used and it just stuck with me.
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Here I’m using the dry shampoo called ‘Brit’. At the moment it’s my favorite.
So let’s actually get started:
1.) Part your hair into 3 equally sized pieces.
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2.) Now take the first piece and place it over the middle piece. The first piece now becomes the middle piece.
3.) Now take the last piece and place it over the middle piece, which was the first piece to begin with. (I hope that makes sense:P)
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4.) Then you just continue crossing the left and right pieces over the middle piece until you run out of hair.
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5.) This is how it shall look like when you’re finished:
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The French Braid

This is an easy braid once you know how to do it. It is nothing else than a ‘normal’ braid, but you keep adding a piece of the rest of your hair.

1.) Here instead of parting you hair in 3 sections you also section the top part of your hair. So theoretically you’re left with on big piece and 3 smaller sections.
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2.) Normally I start braiding my hair normally, just for the beginning and then start I french braiding.
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3.) Instead of braiding from the side as you see above you can start braiding from the back. It’s a beautiful way to make a simple braid look different, but it will take practice.
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The Dutch Braid

This braid isn’t that known and also not that common ,but its not hard at all.

1.) Instead of crossing the first piece over the middle one, you cross it under it.
2.) You continue the braid like this and in the end you’ll have a ‘reversed’ braid.
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The Fishtail Braid

I saw this braid on a friend of mine a while ago and absolutely fell in love with it. It’s beautiful, yet really simple, you can use it to replace the normal braid and you can french braid it.
It also takes a little practice so don’t give up to early.

1.) Part your hair into 2 sections.
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2.) Take a little part of the first section and cross it over so that you can add it to the second section.
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2.) Now do them same for the second section.
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3.) Continue like that and keep making the strands thinner until you run out of hair.
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I hope that wasn’t to complicated, I tried to explain it as easy as possible. These are just a few basics, and soon I’ll be posting various hair styles which will contain these braids.
Please I’d love to hear what you thought of this tutorial and if you want to know when I’m posting, I have a Twitter account (@Fashion4forFun) which I’ll be updating every time.

Xoxox Caitlyn

Tips:
-Dry shampoo doesn’t replace washing your hair. It’s just a last resort or if you want to add volume and/or texture to your hair.
-All of these braids take a while until you figure out where to put your hands, how to hold the different pieces and how to place them without your whole braid coming undone. It just takes practice.
-If you have a little bow place it on the end of your braid. The same works for flowers or you can actually braid the flowers or a ribbon into your braid, to make a simple and basic hairstyle look special.

Autumn/Winter Beauty Favorites

Hi and welcome to my first ever blog post. I decided on my favorite beauty products for winter and fall, so you guys can get to know me better. Let’s get started:

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1. Bows

This is a trend which is cute ,but hard to pull off. The hard part is pretty much not to look like a five-year old!  If you’ re smaller than average or/and often have people telling you how much younger you look, then this trend might not be for you. The most important rule with this trend is: It doesn’t suit everyone!
But I promise you otherwise this style is pretty simple and it can be worn in so many ways. Just get out there and be creative. Try different sizes or colors. There are so many different pattern to choose from. If you can’t find a bow that is just right: make your own! ( If you want a tutorial, just leave a comment down below;))
Here are some suggestions how to style the bow:
1. Clip the bow behind or infront of your bun. Its a simple, but good way to make an everyday updo more interesting.
2. Cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it in your ponytail. Don’t be scared to make the ribbon extra long.
3. Take your two front hair strands ,twist them backwards and then pin them in place with a bow. This personally is my favorite way to style a bow. It keeps your hair out of your face , but still allows your hair to be kept open.

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http://www.claires.co.uk/

2. Hair Ties

This might sound weird, but I’ve never liked rubber hair ties. They never match your outfit, they always look out of place BUT you wear them anyway ,because they are convenient.
Finally there’s a solution. These hair ties are still rubber but they look like fabric. You can find them in a lot of stores in America, but if you live in Switzerland,  like me, you might have trouble finding them. They have a really good set in H&M which includes basic colors like black and white but also others. 
The only problem with these ties is that they stretch out after a while, but they don’t have that little metal piece, or as I call it, that ouchy-part  which can damage your hair.

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http://tablet.hm.com/ch

3. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution

I am a person who has oily skin, which is really annoying because I get a lot of acne. If your skin is like mine this foundation is perfect for you. It is specifically designed for oily skin and it has a very good coverage. The only downside is the price. Its a little bit pricey,  but I’ve found that you don’t want to skimp to much when it comes to what you put on your face.

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http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/9285/Makeup/Foundations/Acne-Solutions-Liquid-Makeup/index.tmpl

4. Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner – Mabyeline

Three words: Best Eyeliner Ever!
It’s longlasting,  doesn’t smudge and it’s shaped like a pen, so its easy to apply. I really recommend it for beginners ,but more advanced makeup users can use it too.

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http://m.maybelline.com/Products/Product/?id=0A82DC06-AFA1-48E0-B7F8-40E7C4387AE5

5. Clinique Chubby Stick

I love this lip balm, especially in winter. It moisturises your lips and gives them just a hint of color. Again its from Clinique so its on the pricey side and even though there are a lot of knock-offs out there , none are as good as the original. My favorite colors are “super strawberry” and “chunky cherry”.

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http://www.clinique.com/product/1605/15520/Makeup/Lipsticks/Chubby-Stick-Moisturizing-Lip-Colour-Balm/index.tmpl

6. Kiel’s No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm

This has no color and no shine but it actually is one of the best lip balms out there. As soon as you put it in your lips, you smell the minty flavor and feel how it encourages the blood flow. Its so good if you have dry lips. I mostly put it on in the morning and then when I’m at school I use other products.

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http://www.kiehls.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-kiehls_us-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=725&start=11&cgid=face-eye

7. J’ adore – Dior

This is a classic that just has to go on your wish list. When I spray it on in the morning, I find myself smelling my arm the whole day. Its a flowery smell in a beautifully designed bottle.
The reason why I would put it on your wish list ,is because it’s on the pricey side of life. But if you like the smell, I promise you, it’s a classic that you won’t regret buying.

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I hope you liked my first post, I put a lot of effort into it. I know its not perfect but I’m still learning. Please follow me on Twitter where I’ll be posting when I’m upgrading my blog. Have a nice week everybody:)

Xoxox
Caitlyn