You’re Going To Love This Interactive Art Made With Sequins!

I was lucky enough to meet the very talented and very beautiful Carrie Lee at her gallery in Venice Beach, Ca to check out her interactive one of a kind artwork. For more info on Carrie and her art download the StarShop App and although Carries’ pieces of art are unique and one of a kind, I think this video is great inspiration for a ton of projects you could make using double sided sequin fabric. Think about covering one wall in a room for example, how much fun would that be? An ever changing work of art!

My Top 5 How2Girl Summer Tips On The Boris and Nicole Show!

I was lucky enough to be a guest on FOX’s new smash hit The Boris and Nicole Show this week showing my Top 5 Summer DIY Fashion Ideas for the girl on the go and on a budget. Using pieces from Forever 21, Topshop, Target and all supplies courtesy of Michaels Art’s and Crafts I’m showing you how to dress up basic summer buys and turn them into world of art this season without breaking the bank! Check out the video here. My segment is 30 minutes in.

1. How 2 Turn Basic Dress Into A Runway Worthy 2 Piece Number. I have to admit reading the gossip mags can sometimes be my guilty pleasure, that and the Bachelorette. What can I say? Guilty as charged. Seriously though, everytime I open US Weekly Magazine every fashionista os rocking the two piece dress combo. Meaning it’s a dress in two pieces with a section of their hot abs showing. Bring out your inner fashionista by turning an ordinary, inexpensive dress from Forever 21 into a hot summer number. I started out by cutting the dress in half. Next using pink elastic I used it as a trim and sewed it around the bottom of the top and top of the skirt. Lastly I sewed beads onto the trim.

2. How 2 Transform Inexpensive Earrings Into Dolce & Gabanna Insprired works of art. Between Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid rocking theevery catwalk this season there was one element of the summer collections that really stood out to me, the accessories at Dolce & Gabanna. The earrings and the tiaras’s. I was dying. For the show I wanted to recreate the look for under $30. Using a needle and gold threat I started building the earrings with beautiful bronzed circular earring bases, adding a fish hook eating wire using gold thread. Next I added on a piece with pink tassels to the base. Next I beaded on pretty turquoise, red, purple and pink beads. For the tiara I used a bracelet that matched the bronzed earring bases, flattened it out a little and beaded it with the same beads as the earrings because I wanted them to match. This took about an hour combined cost about $50 all together. Why spend thousands and thousands when you can do it on your own?

3. How 2 Bling Out Your Summer Shoes. Why spend a fortune on shoes this season when you can buy beautiful, timeless pairs from TopShop and add little accessories like beads and charms to bling them out! Platforms are huge and there is a lot of great space on the shoe to dress them up so I added silver beads using a hot glue gun to add some extra oomph. Next, Birkenstocks have become the new hot thing now with starlets like Kate Hudson and Vanessa Hudgens. I found a pair of France Sliders- TopShop’s version of Birkenstocks but instead of being bulky they are chic, understated sandals giving me the look I’m craving without all of the making my feet look bigger than they already are. I dazzled them up with large crystal charms and beads in purple and copper tones. They turned out super cute and I gifted them to the show host Nicole because she loved them so much! Last but not least I brought out a pair of essential Espadrilles, and added some super cute daisy charms and pearls using a hot glue gun to the front of the shoes and to the ends of the laces. They turned out amazing, took 10 minutes to do and I feel like I’m in the 90′s again which I love!

4. How 2 Turn An Ordinary Beach Tote Into Every Girls Must Have Summer Accessory. Whether you’re at the beach, on a cruise, shopping or taking your kids to the pool for their swimming lesson, every woman needs an oversized tote to cram everything into to bring out your inner Mary Poppins. You never know what emergency is going to come up so every How2Girl needs to always be prepared! All three bags were from Target. For my first bag I added gold chains to my blue and white striped canvas bag with a needle and thread. Next I bought starfish and gold leafed them followed by adhering them to one of my gold chains with a hot glue gun. To finish up the nautical look I using my needle and thread I added on some large navy blue pearls. For my second bag, which Nicole loved so much she stole it and I ended up gifting it to her. I took a pink leather tote and blinged it out using nothing but a necklace and earrings. I bought a $10 beautiful necklace and 2 pairs of gorgeous crystal earrings at $6 a piece at Forever 21. Next I cut off the chain of my necklace and safety pinned it into place at the top center of my bag. Next I added on 3 pairs of earrings to the top center making sure everything was nice and even. Super simple, beyond beautiful and literally takes less than 5 minutes. Not only is this simple and gorgeous but you can switch it out whenever you want with other inexpensive pieces or old jewelry you have laying around that you want to repurpose. This is also a really cute idea to dress up a cute backpack! My third and final bag was a woven straw tote. This is such a classic and beautiful bag that I wanted to do something a little more elegant so using nothing but a needle and thread and pearls I covered the top of the bag. This one is a little more time consuming than the previous two taking about 2 hours but it really turned out beautiful and this is a great technique you can do with any kind of beads to any kind of bag.

5. How 2 Turn An Ordinary T-shirt Into The Perfect Summer Bag For Kids. Whether you have boys or girls, summer is full of every type of event. Between soccer game,  beach trips, amusement parks, sleep overs, you name it, if you have kids you know how busy their schedules are this time of year. I wanted to make a cute, super simple and fun bag you can make with your kids that they can personalize and use to shlep all of their belongings around this season for every activity they have planned. Using a plain tank top from Michaels I used some Rid fabric to make two really adorable totes for your kids to put all of their belongings in this season. I started out by tie-dyeing two shirts. One in pink and purple and one in blue and green. After I washed and dried the shirts I turned them inside out, folded them vertically and sewed the bottom shut with a light curve. Cut off the extra trim, flip it outside-in and if you want cover in patches, beads or rhinestones. This took less than an hour from start to finish and cost about $15 a bag including the dye and rhinestones.

 

Last but not least I can’t forget the fabulous gift bags that were given to 125 lucky audience members after the show comprised of everything you could ever need for the summer!

 

Michaels-Stores-Gift-Card-OnlineA $30 gift card to Michaels Art’s & Crafts for all of your summer DIY needs. Follow Michaels at @Michaelsstores on Twitter and @Michaelsstores on Instagram to get lots of fabulous ideas and inspiration this summer.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 11.17.26 AMRide the waves of finger-tipped touchable style. ICON’s Beachy Spray sets hair free with effortless abandon. I.C.O.N. Products BEACHY Spray Flexible Texturizer Infused w/ Vitamins B5, A & E, for BOHO beach-born looks ( ICONsalon.com. ) Deeply infused with Vitamin A, which deflects the harsh rays of the sun, Beachy Spray protects as your style shapes and molds into intentionally, untamed hair excellence. Beachy Spray is all about effortless flow for bohemian styles that express a great day at the shore to the max. A light formula seasoned with natural salt that texturizes for a tousled look while lifting the volume and bounce. Beachy Spray urges style play for a natural mane of curls and waves like the ocean. A styling polymer that flexes the shaft and dehumidifies for lasting hold. And a blended balm of conditioning agents to rejuvenate and hydrate, leaving hair pliable, touchable silky, and ready to frolic. Beachy Spray brings the fun and ease as you mist to twist, braid, scrunch or press hair. For the type of hair you have and all the textures you want. A $28 value. Follow Icon @ICON_es on Twitter and @Iconproducts on Instagram. 
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Savvy Travelers on-the-go travel products (SavvyTravelers.com), A 4 pack of ‘Take Offz’ luxe facial towelettes, a 4 pack of ‘No Sweat’ deodorant wipes in a SAVVY TRAVELERS ‘Liquid Kourage’ waterproof bag, ‘Safe-T Stepz’ sole protectors, and a ‘Freaky Klean Kit’ (which has 6 ‘Klean Upz’ luxe hand and body towelettes and 6 ‘Klean Offz’ sanitizing surface wipes. Savvy Travelers on-the-go travel products (SavvyTravelers.com) About SAVVY TRAVELERS (SavvyTravelers.com ):  Dedicated to overall travel wellness while offering lifestyle components for both personal and surface use. Savvy Travelers high performance products are individually packed in a disposable towelette form that remove 99% of surface contamination. Savvy Travlers’ line of convenient, single-use, eco-friendly, disposable products help consumers carry all of their must-haves while they travel for a healthy, easy, on-the-go experience. Keeping travelers healthy for all their destinations! Follow @Savvy_Travelers on Twitter @Savvy_Traveler on Instagram and like us on Facebook!
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Everybody needs a good scrub during summer’s scorching rays. Keep skin soft, supple and glowing by using Stemulation Luxury Skin Care’s  Daily Microderm Scrub. Perfect for all skin types, Microderm Scrub is gentle enough to use on a daily basis and will energize tired skin.  Not all scrubs are created equal, as what sets this apart from other scrubs, is that it’s multi-purpose and can be used for both the face and body. Men love it using, too! Daily Microderm Scrub Face and Body
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MoisturePerfectThibiant Beverly Hills sent MOISTURE PERFECT SPF 15 BALANCED HYDRATION creams for summer fun in the sun $50.  Specially formulated for Dry, Normal-to-Dry and Sensitive skin; the “perfect” moisture infusion with SPF 15 for a moist, supple, smooth complexion. Benefits: Helps maintain an optimum moisture level throughout the day. Calms, nourishes and softens. Helps repair environmental damage including overexposure to the sun. UVA/UVB protection. Benefits: Helps maintain an optimum moisture level throughout the day. Calms, nourishes and softens. Helps repair environmental damage inlcuding overexposure to the sun. UVA/UVB protection. Features: Formula features vitamins and natural plant extracts to prevent and protect against free radical damage as well as provide soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits. Founded over 36 years ago, Thibiant Beverly Hills’ unsurpassed treatments and state-of- the-art skin care products reflect all the wisdom of international beauty authority Aida Thibiant’s over 50 year career. Get more Thibiant products at ThibiantBeverlyHills.com and follow them on Twitter @ThibiantBH and @ThibiantBH on Instagram.
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Banish Spyder Veins!

LegsAfter meeting and interviewing one of LA’s top celebrity dermatologists to the stars, he spilled the beans on one of the best kept secrets in the industry to ridding those pesky varicose and spider veins the all natural way.

 

 

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Get Gwyneth Paltrow’s Secret Conditioner!

2pbvhEERecently on my trip to London I was lucky enough to visit the hair salon where Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna tend to their tresses. Today on How2Girl Radio get my fab tip on how you can get their signature conditioning treatment at home.

 

 

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Get My Favorite Decor Trick From London~

fresh-flowers-in-tea-cupsWhile in London with Nikki and my stepdaughter Frankie recently I was lucky enough to have high tea at the world acclaimed Dorchester Hotel. On todays show dress up your next tea with this beautiful tip. Click here to hear the show now!

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