Hot summer trend: Flower Power!

“The cry of ‘Flower Power’ echoes through the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom.”

– Abbie Hoffman, Workshop in Nonviolence, May 1967.

The Flower Power era took place in the 1960’s to the 1970’s and originated in Berkeley California. Flowers worn in your hair or given to someone were a way of rebelling against the Vietnam war. Flowers were later on associated with the psychedelic era aka the hippie era. Artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and shows such as the The tonight show starring Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show made flower power a more main stream culture! Fast forward a few decades later flower power made its return into our everyday lives. Fake flowers work best because of their longevity compared to the real thing plus you can get them so easily! Depending on the look you’re going for, you can wear a single flower or multiple flowers in the shape of a crown! You can wear them with your hair up, down, side ways, ALL WAYS! They just give off such a laid back, girly and fun vibe!

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To see how you can make your own flower crown and get the look above, here is the video from a real flower child: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vza3Nypx4s

xx Miss Tabitha M.

4th of July inspired mani!

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I wish all those who celebrate the fourth of  July, a wonderful and safe independence day! Here are the designs that I painted my nails. I used the N.Y.Color nail polishes in the colors Red Velvet Rope (red) and French Tip (white). The blue color is from Sally’s Beauty Supply Store. Keep in mind that I did these by myself and  I am no professional haha.

Au Revoir!

xx Miss Tabitha M.

D.i.y rings holder out of a nail polish cap!

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After my recent jewelry purchase, I found myself struggling with finding a place to put my jewelry. As for now, I don’t have a big jewelry nor do I plan to get one soon but I still want to display my jewelry in a pleasing manner! This where I started fumbling around for anything that looked like it would be the most functional. I started with my rings because I have a fewer number of them but still had no luck, until I tried putting them on a empty nail polish bottle. Here is what I came up with.

What you will need:

1. A makeup sample cup ( Avail. at Sephora,  M.A.C and Bare Minerals stores for free).

2. Super glue.

3. Empty / unwanted nail polish bottles.

4. Scrap paper.

5. Rings.

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Step 1: Take the nail polish brush out of its place in the nail polish cap using a piece of paper and a wiggling motion.

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Step 2: Place super glue to the rim of the nail polish cap, let it sit for 15 seconds then place it on top of the sample cup cover.

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Step 3: Gently press the nail polish cap onto the sample cup cover and hold for 1 minute to let the glue dry in place.

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Step 4: Let the rings holder sit for fie minutes with a fan running overhead or just place it on a window sill with the window open.

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Next you want to test to see if the glue has completely dried by placing a ring on the holder then taking it off. If there is no glue that comes off with the ring then it is dry, if not then let it sit until it has dried.

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If you do try this, please send me pictures either on my twitter  or instagram with the handle @tabithamajwega.

I really had fun making this holder and I hope you enjoyed it!

Au Revoir!

xx Miss Tabitha M.