storing jewelry: how to

January 29, 2013 § 9 Comments


i’ve finally mustered the time and energy to find practical ways in which to store my jewelry. it’s always taken a back seat to all of the other more pressing things in my life. this marble bust from my grandfather is now being used to hang necklaces. as for bracelets, watches and rings, my collection of bowls, again, all of which are courtesy of my grandfather, serve well as decorative containers.

i still have yet to sort through more, including earrings and brooches, but that will happen in time. other great things that can be used to store jewelry are wine tumblers, cocktail glasses, ashtrays, and pretty cups and saucers from antique tea sets. i would love to hear about how you guys store your gems!

what’s on my makeup counter?

January 17, 2013 § 7 Comments


it’s kind of a mishmash of everything tossed in there, but i tell you, it’s a step in the right direction as far as getting organized. i’m using my grandfather’s marble yearn in which to hold my products, i’m sure you guys already know this by now, but whenever you get the chance to display your treasured pieces, please do so, you only get one life! i also like to use stemless wine tumblers to hold my lip glosses and such.

• mac lustreglass in flashmode
• blistex chapstick
• nyc lipstick in blue rose
• chanel lipstick in excessive
• perfume oil in rainbow
• geometric wooden + pearl ring
• sharp scissors
• brown eyeliner
• spooly for eyebrows
• bug bracelet {got this at a friend’s art show in mill valley, ca}
• silver rings
• vintage gucci watch
• makeup brush for loose face powder
• kanebo revue face powder
• bare minerals mineral veil
• hair bands
• the best tweezers from japan
• shu uemura eyelash curler
• goody hair clips
• goody hair claw clips
• carmex

balmain ss13

December 20, 2012 § 3 Comments


return of the door-knocker earrings, hope they’re not as heavy as they appear, but aren’t they awesome?!

via: my daily edition + luisaviaroma + columbinesmille

holiday gift guide 2012

December 11, 2012 § 6 Comments


1. freds at barneys new york chocolate jar $66
2. catbird alphabet ring $96
3. diptyque tubéreuse candle $275
4. diptyque holiday candle set $68
5. tiffany & co. | elsa peretti bean pendant $1,150
6. abrams | vogue: the editor’s eye book $75
7. deborah lippmann boom boom pow nail polish $22
8. comme des garçons kyoto candle $75
9. proenza schouler credit card holder $175
10. disney electric holiday mickey mouse 2 pop bundle $12
11. happy o wine riedel tumblers $59.99

mixed metals

October 22, 2012 § 9 Comments

just dug up these earrings like fossils from when i used to live in california a long time ago.. i guess there really is an upside to having things tucked away in storage in that it does make for some great finds you forgot you had!

trinket storage: how to

August 29, 2012 § 9 Comments

it seems that i am up to my old antics again. it’s quite embarrassing actually, i once made a travel cart out of a tampax box for my sister’s baby pound puppy, she just loved that one. well what can i say, i guess i get a thrill out of transforming completely mundane and ordinary items, hence my egg carton diy – hope you like it as much as i do!

you will need:
• 1 unsoiled egg carton
• sissors
• spray paint – optional – i went with au naturel {read: easy} instead

to do:
cut the lid off of the egg carton with your sissors. spray paint {gold would be a nice choice} if you want. place inside your bathroom drawer for storing your little odds and ends. easiest peasiest diy ever right?!

 check out another one of my easiest diy’s using cardboard, right over here.

chain ring bracelet: how to

August 20, 2012 § 11 Comments

i already have visions of variations, so stay tuned for more diy tutorials! hope you’ve enjoyed this one!


August 7, 2012 § 1 Comment


little macaron boxes

July 28, 2012 § 6 Comments

so sweet! + won’t kill your waistline right? hope you’re all having a great weekend! xx

via: stellarsky

pink bubblegum

July 18, 2012 § 6 Comments

i’ve always loved this ring + every other piece of jewelry by miriam salat for that matter! this particular bauble reminds me of the old-school bazooka joe pink bubblegum with the mini comic strips inside. i just wanna sink my teeth into it!

via: miriam salat

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