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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Design and print your own t-shirt!

Hey everyone!^-^

Last Saturday, me and Kay decided we'd make a tutorial on how to design and print your very own t-shirt design. I have the video here, but if you want a full detailed description of the tutorial then carry on reading!

First you are going to need:

- Plain cheap t-shirt (We got long sleeved ones from primark for £3.50, but theres probably cheaper!)
-Fabric Ink (I used Dylon Fabric Paint in 7, 23 and 11 and they were about £2.58 each!)
-Permeable Fabric* (organza fabric is good and it's about £3.50 or less per metre)
- Fabric Scissors*
- Embroidery hoop* (I'm using a 10", you can get them from most fabric stores and I think mine was £2.80)
- PVA or Modpodge glue, either will work*
- Pencil*
- Paper
- Paint Brush
- Sponges*

*If you are directly painting on your design then you won't need these, but then this tutorial is pretty pointless so it's best to use one!

Step Un: First of all you need to pick and draw your design onto a piece of paper. Then, cut a square of fabric that is bigger than the embroidery hoop and fix it in. The best way to do this, is to place the bigger hoop on the bottom, place the fabric on top and then slide on the smaller hoop. Then tighten the screw and pull the edges for a flat surface.

Step Deux: Next, place the hoop with the fabric on top of your design and use a pencil to go around it on the fabric.

Step Trois: This part was quite tricky, use the PVA or Mod-Podge glue on the places on the fabric that you do not want the paint to go through, thus leaving the t-shirt white or whatever it's original colour was underneath them. You may want to do this around the edges, in the whites of the eyes or where you want to hand paint anything afterwards.

Step Quatre: To dry the glue, we found waving it about like crazy was the quickest way! Once the glue is dry, place your hoop with the fabric on top of the teacher, make sure there is a piece of paper inside the t-shirt so that the ink/paint doesn't seep through to the other side. After that, you can use a sponge to dab the ink onto your design.

Step Cinq: Once you are finished that, lift the hoop off and voila! Your design is complete! You may need to add on some finishing touches with a paint brush as well of course:)

Note: Check your fabric paint/ink before you use it incase you have to wash the t-shirt first or iron on the paint/ink before washing it.

Please watch our video and if you have a youtube, like, comment and subscribe please please please please please please please! Kay's channel is www.youtube.com/mizz98kay so check her out! Have fun t-shirt making! - Lee xx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Favourite Quotes/Sayings !

I think quotes are really important, they are usually short, easy to remember, a tribute to whoever said it and teach great lessons. Here is a list of my favourite quotes.
When people walk away from you, let them go… Your destiny is never tied to anybody who leaves you and it doesn’t mean they’re bad people… It just means that their part in your story is over.”  - Lindy Tsang

"Be willing to learn, be willing to try" - Lindy Tsang

"If you don't love yourself for who you are, then how can you expect other people to?" -Lindy Tsang

"Don't be sad because it's over, smile because it happened" Dr. Seuss

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That is why it is called the present." Well known saying

"Are you chasing your dreams, or are they chasing you?" - Michelle Phan

"A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night" - Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, 7 January 2012

The Wonderful World Of...

Sorry if the titles a little vague but as I was writing it I started thinking a million topics at once, so decided instead of one I'll write a little on each subject since I LOVE to talk about myself so much , I mean who doesn't?

So here we go.

Nerdness: it sounds crazy, but I love being nerdy. I feel like nerds do well, so oddly, playing Pokemon - with passion - (as an almost 14yr old girl) makes me feel incredibly productive. Plus , the best people EVER play world of war craft.

An Un-accomplished Writer: I promised myself id have a book published by now... I've written plenty, but nothing's been good enough for me to be satisfied with it. Probably the best moment in my literary life was being told I sounded like a writer, before the person even knew me. Score. Plus, I've recently discovered a resemblance between myself and J K Rowling as a kid, so all I need to do now is move to Portugal, have a daughter, get beat up by my husband who cheated on me, leave, become a teacher and write a book and ... BAM! World-class author baby.

Dreadfully Failing Passionate Artist: I love art, I love every kind of art, I just wanna hug all them but I can't, can't hug every art. (crazy cat lady reference, YouTube it.) I can't do art for the life of me, but I try, and fail, every day and have done for what feels like a century. (more like a week but I did previously try... And fail. ) I can draw birds. The little squiggly line that looks like birds. But I actually have trouble with stick people.

Youtuber: unsuccessful that is. Not finding YouTube life easy. I get so frustrated at the height of boredom in my videos. I want to be like bubzbeauty! I've started off a new channel, mainly to be used when I get my new movie maker software, snazzy HD camcorder (the same Charlie McDonnell used previously) tripod and kick but urban decay naked 2 palette, for added class ;D

Teenager: possibly the worst (and best) part of your entire life. Especially being a teenage girl. Try living a life, where you are forced to feel - occasionally unbearable pain - in your stomach, feeling like you've wet yourself, walking about with a wedgie, feeling like you could lash out at any moment and anytime, crying randomly, craving chocolate then crying over feeling fat, boys expecting you to show up looking your best, fully make - upped acting like nothing is wrong , on top of school and being treated like a kid but expecting to act like an adult, being afraid of things as kids do, having to keep fit and maintain homework and a social life? As bad as it sounds Hon. Plus , being that I was the only one who " started " at the age of 10 and was the only one for 2 YEARS, I grave the right to complain till the sun Comes up. Infact I have the right to complain until the sun over-expands and blows up the entire galaxy.

Being INCREDIBLY hot. Well not exactly. Above the £40 a month spent on blemish removal sets and tedious visits to the doctor, I also have the dreaded pointy nose shape that can only be surgically altered for as little as ... £1,000, stomach and arms that listen to chocolate and not the crazy sit-ups and fruit I shove down them, eyebrows that refuse to stay plucked, peach fuzz (of which yes, I am also allergic to the removal cream of but it's ok cause Hannah montana says its cute) fat neck, dry skin and increasingly greasy hair. Besides that I'm well fit.

Blogger: this... This thing I do in my spare time ... "blogging" as it's so famously named... Yeah it's alright , I prefer writing it rather than the replies.

So I hope that's alright I'm sure you are sufficiently bored now, as for your own lives , all I can say is good luck.

- missleemakeup xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Problems With Your Hair?

A lot can go wrong wih your hair, especially if you like styling it. Although doing things with your hair looks great, it can be a ticket to split ends, grease and more. Here are some tips for any problems you might have, if I haven't mentioned something you need help with then comment your problem below and I will answer it in the next post.
 1. Split ends

Split ends occur when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle wears away because of external stressors such as heat styling and salon chemical services. There are a few things you can do to fix it:

Use a wide-tooth comb: After you apply conditioner in the shower, slowly run a wide-tooth comb through hair until all the tangles are out. This prevents the snaps and breakage you can incur when you try to brush out hair that is roughed up from a towel-dry

Blow-dry the right way: Always use a nozzle on your dryer to control and direct the flow of air, and dry hair in a downward direction before sectioning off and drying completely with a round brush. This way, you spend far less time with intense heat straight on the hair.

Use leave-in conditioner: Conditioners that you rinse out in the shower will do little to nothing for split ends, but a leave-in conditioner will add extra protection that stays on strands as you heat-style and go about your day. Consider Pureology's Essential Repair Split End Correcting Treatment, which you apply after every wash on towel-dried hair for best results.

Hot Oil: Hot oil is cheap to buy from any supermarket, V05 being the best. It's easy to use and is perfect for problems caused by warm weather.

2. Frizzy hair

Frizz is basically water getting into the hair shaft and causing your cuticles to lift. So that's how you get that sort of puffed out big look with frizzy hair.

  Silicone, dymethicone, cyclomethicone, anything with cone in it, you want to look at the ingredients and make sure it says that. What a silicone's going to do is it's going to come in and it's actually going to stuff the gaps in the hair shaft and coat that hair shaft. Now if your hair's on the fine side you need to be a little light handed with this. Your Frizz Eaze, your Smooth Down, your Biosilk, any of those products do have silicone in it. So that's actually going to coat that hair shaft preventing that H2O from getting in and then that's going to stop that hair from being so frizzy. It's best to apply these products to dry hair. So just make sure that you use a silicone based product and your frizz will be gone.

3. Greasy Hair: Oiliness of hair depends on how increased separation of oil on your scalp. Greasy hair differs with shine roots, sticky strands, and often greasy hair accompanies dandruff.

Powder  Put a little powder on the hair at the roots along the parting and comb it carefully along the entire length of hair. The powder absorbs the most of the grease from your hair and gives them a clean and healthy appearance throughout the day

Wash Reguarly, and use minimal conditioner.

4. Tuggy Hair

Tuggy hair is a pain, the main cause it laziness when it comes to combing it properly and using the right products that suit your hair type.

Wash Wash hair reguarly and use condtioner on the hair below your ears.

Comb Comb before towel drying and any sort of drying really, make sure it's rinsed out completely. Comb with a fine comb starting from the bottom, whenever you reach a tug, start at he bottom of it and dip the comb in the heart of the knot and quickly pull down, keep doing this until you get rid of it completely. Once you've combed it all, Comb it through again an hour or so later and keep doing this until it's dry. You shouldn't always have to do this, but the first time you attempt to get rid of the tugs you may have to.

5. Slow-Growing hair

The truth about "growing hair fast" is that it's not true. You can't make your hair grow faster, but you can do things to preserve the natural growth of your hair.

Last of the cuts get your hair trimmed one last time before you start growing it, tell the hairdresser you just want a trim, and that you are planning on growing your hair. Try to get a straight cut, without any layers. Hair appears longer as soon as it's all straight. Your hair shouldn't need cut for 5-7 months after.

Tie it up This will actually help you feel as if you have longer hair if you tie it up reguarly, it also means when you do stop growing it, you can feel a bigger difference.

6. Thin hair

Thin hair is normally natural. It can sometimes be caused by a lack in calcium or hydraition.

Style it  The best thickening styles include over-night waves (French plait damp hair over night), Big curls, Half-Pony tail (Taking the front parts of your hair back in a ponytail), Clipping parts back

7. Thick hair

Thick hair is healthy, but normally hard to manage or looks messy.

Style it Toning hair styles include: Pony tails, Straightening, Plaits, Side-ponytails,

I hope this helps with whatever problems you might have, if you have any others please feel free to comment!


Li-J xx