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Friday, July 6, 2012

Organizing and Decorating for under $5!

Hey guys! Today I'm going to give you some ideas for how to organize and decorate parts of your room (or house) for under $5!

Pictures will be below

1. Glass Bowls. You can get them from the dollar store or a thrift store of even lying around home (make sure they aren't the super nice kind though). Fill them with anything from your bracelets to small gems (The kind from museums)

2. Wicker Shelfs. Again you can find these at a thrift or maybe dollar store. I got mine at a garage sale for 50 cents! Use these to store lotions or perfumes.

3. Felt Tie and Belt holders. You can get these at Target or Walmart, $4 for a pack of 2. I use one to store my headbands and wider arm bands and the other to store my wristlets and lanyards.

4. Cardboard Box. You can get these anywhere. I found mine in the Garage. Just cut out one of the flat sides and paint it or cover it in any color/pattern you want, then stick tacks in it and use it to store your necklaces.
Also with these boxes, cover them in an old shopping bag to make it look nicer and use it to organize your above closet space.

5. Wooden Hangers. You need the type that have the rod on the bottom for holding pants (The old fashioned/fancy kind). Then you can use this to store belts!

6. Cap Holder. From Walmart its $4 and you can use it to hang your purses on the back of your closet door!

7. Jewelry/Charm Holder. Use an arts and crafts bead storage box (The ones with many compartments) and put your jewelry charms into them.

Okay! That's all I got for now, but leave a comment on how you store your things and your thoughts.



Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

Some Trends conflict due to different sources

~ High-Low Skirts and Dresses
~ Asymmetrical Necklines and Hemlines
~ Lace Tops/Shorts
~ International/Tribal
~ Crochet
~ Sheer
~ Mesh
~ 1 Shoulder
~ Ethereal
~ Sporty Chic
~ Mixed Print
~ 20's Cocktail Dresses
~ Large Hats
~ Fringe
~ Maxi Dress/Skirt
~ Mini Dress/Skirt

~ Mint Green
~ Neon
~ Tangerine
~ Pastels
~ Gold

~ Feathers
~ Silver
~ Abstract or Water-Painty Florals
~ Punk-Styled Tees
~ Gray
~ Folk/Tribal Print
~ Pleats
~ Midi Dress/Skirt
~ Stars

Sources: ,, Style Magazine, etc.

Personally I disagree with Abstract Florals and Tribal Print being out... but... C'est la mode!

~ Belle


Start at 4pm (so they should be hungry by now) have the party start DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY FOOD OR DRINK!!! Before hand ask them there favorite dessert/snack food/beverage.

Enter, REAPING-- Have everyone's names in the bowl (at least 12 ppl please) and draw each person to a district and tell them that (if you have more than 12) that the tributes from 1, 2, and 4 may work together and the tributes in the same districts may work together. But in the end they must turn on each other its there choice.

TRAINING Have different stations like
*Knotting: Friendship Bracelets
*Camouflaging: Some Painting Project
*Throwing: Dart Board
*Also Jump Roping
Silent Speedball

After an hour or so of training go to a nearby field or park.

THE GAMES Set up a small picnic table in the middle with LIMITED water and food (some candy/snacks) Tell Them the rules on your way there.

RULES: Everyone gets a handkerchief that the tuck into a sash or belt that they wear so someone can grab it but it won't fall out on its own.
Object of the game, be the last one "alive". You kill someone by removing there handkerchief from them.
The prize for winning is your favorite snack and some other small item of your choice.
There will be a Cornucopia (the table) with food you can run and get food from it if you so choose.
If you purposely lose or "kill" yourself you won't get any water or food until the games are over. Once there is a winner they get there "prize" (cookie/soda etc.) and a ribbon or something then return to house for dinner/cake.

Let the Games Begin! and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


New Art I've been working on, Comment any Requests you have. All hand done, Disney characters and scenes

Concept: Disney Animated Characters (Acrylic) in Front of realistically painted places in Disney Parks or Places similar to their movie setting (WaterColor)

My first Completed Piece: Mickey and Donald in front of Cinderella Castle

Piece I'm working on: Jasmine in front of Morrocco Pavillion's Agrabah Mural

Monday, May 2, 2011

Re-Organize your Closet!

NOTE: I am not a professional stylist or expert or something this is what works for me so I thought I'd share :) yeah....

Step 1: Go through Closet and Acc. and donate, trash, or sell any thing that doesn't fit, is broken beyond repair, you don't wear, you wear 3 times a week for the past 6 years or if it's just ugly. Get a stylish friend to help if needed.

Step 2: Search styles and find yours, if you don't know look at some stores or catalogs to see what you like and how the fashion world describes them (such as if you like flowy skirts and earthy tones that would be classified as boho)

Step 3: Divide your closet into groups and subgroups using the words you found in the last step such as "Artsy", "Edgy" "High-Fashion-esque" and sub categories like trends that fit into your personal style like "Western" with a subcat. or "Denim" or
"Fringe" All words should describe both you and your clothing. "Stylish" or "Pretty" or such words do not count. :)

Step 4: Edit Closet once more.

Step 5: If needed go shopping or at least try on things that you wouldn't think of before to see how it looks on you.

Step 6: If you want to tape key colors of the season, or outfit ideas. Also if you want you can make a mannequin me (See one of my previous articles at or take pictures of what you wear to avoid double wearing too often.

Now go step into the world in your new fashionable shoes and matching outfit :)

~ Belle

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Twist on the Neutral.

The Neutral Eye is the one of the most versatile and wearable looks, here's how:

Varying Looks:


1. Daytime
~ Line thickly on the upper lid with an olive, brown, or charcoal eyeliner.
~ Take a Eyeshadow Brush and pat on a Brown or Gold Shadow on the lid
~ Curl Eyelashes
~ Mascara if wanted

2. Nighttime
~ Tan Shadow all over until the brow
~ Brown on the lid
~ Black Smudged in the crease
~ Thin line a brown liner all around the water line
~ Smudge some on the end
~ Wing Line on the lid
~ Curl Lashes
~ Mascara

3. Shimmer
~ Green Liner Thickly on Lid
~ Brown Powder on Lid above the line
~ Gold shadow on both parts and slightly on the lower lash line

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tips for Auditioning/Performing

This is for Musical Theater (Singing/Acting/Dancing)
~ Drink some tea with honey the day before to make sure your voice is in good condition
~ For the same reason do not whisper, yell or strain your voice the day before
~ Use Deodorant because you want to be able to dance your best
~ Stretch before Dance audition so your body is ready to move
~ Practice Lines before in different tones and styles in case they ask for different ways and so it will become second nature to adjust your style of voice
~ Do Warm-Ups in all 3
~ Dress a little bit like the character you want to be or like uniforms of the group (if it is a choir) so you sneak into the casters subliminal mind and it makes it easier for them to visualize you in that part
~ Do your very very best
~ Try method acting
~ Study the characters mannerisms and tone
~ Get to know the people you are competing/working with
~ Try to predict who will be who through process of elimination (ie: its highly unlikely a girl would play romeo or a boy play juliet)
~ Hang out with these people so the caster can see who you interact with well
~ Project!
~ Use your whole Body

Tips for Modeling
~Be Confident
~ Study up!
~ Develop your own style and look
~ Don't stick to the norm. be edgy and different (ie: most girls under 20 wear uggs, skinny jeans, and plain see through or off the shoulder tops)
~ Put your all into it

Tips for Rejection
~ It's okay to cry... but only when you are alone
~ Expect it and criticism, by being an artist, the most controversial job/hobby you are automatically putting yourself out there vulnerably for hate and rejection.
~ Don't worry, rejection doesn't mean your a bad artist/performer. It's normal it just means you were not fit for the directors vision.
~ You only make 1/45 auditions you try out for in the part you wanted*

*Trust me with this I've auditioned for over a dozen shows and plays and been in maybe 8 but only got the role I wanted in maybe 1 or 2.

Any Specific Roles in mind? Ask Below for specific tips!

~ Belle

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Marbled Nails

This is from
It's all hers buuuuuttttttt heres a tutorial for them:

What you'll need:
At least 2 different nail polishes
A Small Bowl
A Nail Polish Base
A Toothpick

Gather the nail polishes you want to use
Apply A Base Coat
Fill a Small Bowl with water
Put a few drops into the water (of nail polish ) close but not necessarily touching,
Swirl with toothpick into a design
Place nail in facing the design
Clean layer of water
Repeat of which ever nails you are doing
NOTE: Practice makes perfect!! It is not the easiest thing and you'll have to do it rather quickly before the nail polish dries in the water.

Have fun and post your own pics and link them in the comments!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Spring/Summer Trends of 2011

~ Biker Chic
~ See Through Maxi Dresses
~ Lace
~ 60's Ladylike
~ Cat-eye Sunglasses
~ Sophisticated 70's Style
~ Tassel Trim
~ Clogs (imho, this is one I'll avoid..)
~ Kitten Heels
~ Brights (No Neon, Brights, there's a fine line difference)
~ Blue and Yellow Combo
~ Big Florals
~ Bride-like clothing
~ Exquisite Tomboy
~ Blissful (Meaning Neutral, same shade H2T)
~ Eco (Nature-like)
~ Unfinished Look

~ Honeysuckle
~ Black
~ Gray
~ Ochre
~ A sunset Orange
~ Cornflower (YES!!! my fav color)
~ Azure
~ Powder Blue
~ Blush
~ Rose/ a pinky burgendy

collected from sites like,, and some other places

Remember, its a good start from the trends but still keep it you. If you don't like a trend, you don't have to follow! :) simple as that

~ Belle :)