A Very Chemist Christmas

Christmas is one of my most favorite times of the year.  I love spending time with my family, watching Christmas movies and shows, putting up decorations, and many of the other holiday filled activities. This year, I was excited to be able to celebrate the holidays at work. We had an ugly sweater contest, bought and wrapped gifts for less fortunate families, decorated the laboratory, as well as several other activities. The one activity I would like to share with you guys is the ornaments I made at work. We transformed everyday laboratory items into ornaments for the Christmas tree. The two items used from the lab were a disposable transfer pipet and a petri dish. With the pipet, I made a reindeer using a few arts and crafts supplies, and painted a Christmas tree on the petri dish. I’ve posted pictures below to show you the finished products. As a precaution, I’m no Picasso with the paint brush!

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Caftan Turned Kimono Cardigan

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Hi everyone!

It’s been over due for a DIY sewing project and I wanted to share a recent project I have  done.  I’ve been slightly obsessed with kimono cardigans.  So one day, it came to me to that I could make a kimono using a caftan.   I found this really cute caftan from Ross ($8.99).

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It was fairly simple to make.   I laid the caftan flat on a table and cut a straight line down the middle.

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I then folded and pinned both sides of the fabric where I cut and sewed down the hem of each side.

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Here’s the final result.

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My tank top ($1.90) and jeans ($9.80) are from Forever 21+. My shoes are from Rue 21 ($6.00).

This kimono has been multifunctional. I have used it as a cover up for swimming and to wear around the house as an alternative to my fleece house coat. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Be on the look out for more of my DIY projects.

Brandi

Fun Summer Nails

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Happy Saturday everyone!

I wanted to share another way I play with my nails. Of course I had to use colors from my fave nail polish line Ruby Kisses.

Here are the colors. The black and silver glitter are not pictured (both from Wet n’ Wild).

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FYI:  I use glitter sometimes as a top coat instead of clear.  It’s seem to last a little longer that just a clear top coat.

Talk to ya soon!

Brandi

Closest Chic: Rocking Tutu

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Hello everyone!

On last Thursday, I was apart of a production for the school where I sub at.  It was so fun to sing and dance for the kiddos.  I had to share my outfit.  I had to have big hair and bright colors.

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I wore my smile graphics tee with a tulle skirt that I made a while back.  I wore some sneakers with neon shoelaces.  I made the wig that I wore.

Jessica also rocked her tulle skirt that she made a while back. She was channeling a little bit of disco.
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Casual Chic: DIY Sneakers Skirt

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Hey Everyone!

Here’s look I wore on last week. It’s cute, casual, and chic.  I made this skirt from some really cool fabric with sneakers on it.

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I styled my look with a simple princess t-shirt and red sneakers.  I also work a red beaded bracelet and my spiral earrings.  I wore my favorite red L.A. Color lipsticks called Cherry Red.  I also wore a high bun to finish my casual look.

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