Project: DryBar

Trend: Salon Review

 Anyone a fan of podcasts? I was inspired recently while listening to the podcast “How I Built This” with host Guy Raz on NPR. First of all, it’s a great show and I really recommend it! Guy interviews successful entrepreneurs including everyone from Mark Cuban to the founders of Instagram.  Most recently he interviewed Alli Webb, the founder of the salon chain “DryBar.”

As someone who has never heard of Drybar I was captivated by the story and had to take a visit to check it out! Drybar is a hair salon that styles hair (but doesn’t cut it), it has a very spa/glam-like feel at a very fair price.  Take a look at my experience below and you’ll see what I’m talking about. 🙂

Anyone else into getting glam once in a while?  Do you also have a favorite spot?                 Let us know in the comments! 🙂

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Want to learn more? Check out their website  here and the founder’s interview with Guy Raz on NPR here.

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Project: New Year’s Glitz

Trend: Glitz

Is “Glitz” a trend?  If it isn’t it definitely should be.  There is nothing more trendy during the holiday season then some glitz, glitter, and shine.

Naturally, I couldn’t resist adding some sparkle to my outfit with this easy DIY.  I was searching my room for loose glitter until I realized nail polish would do the trick! It’s also so much easier to work with. This is a great project for this time of year and will only take you about 5 minutes.  How will you be spending the New Year?  With a little Glitz and Glam, I hope! Happy New Year from Trend-mix!:)

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Holiday Bracelet

Trend: Holidays

Hello fashion friends! It’s no secret I haven’t posted a DIY in quite a while. I’ve been busy with life outside the blogosphere, otherwise known as the real world my priorities have been focused there. But no worries, there will always be time (even if less so) for a little bit of crafting! 🙂

I finally had some craft time last weekend and managed to make this bracelet in about 10 minutes.  This is a great project for all types of crafters and with the holidays days away this could be the perfect present for almost anyone.  Handmade gifts are always appreciated, especially when you can buy all of these supplies in bulk!

Anyone else hand making their presents this year?  Let us know! 🙂

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Project: Autumn Layering

Trend: Sweaters, Blazers and Plaid, Oh my!

Anyone else looking to stay comfy and stylish this season?  Despite this Fall’s ups and downs (apparently it’s 70 degrees today in November!) here is the perfect way to keep cool, stay warm, and most importantly remain stylish.

The secret?  For me personally, I’m a big fan of sweaters and skirts, nothing could be more comfortable or more easy to put together.  But for the fella’s this may be more difficult (although not much).  In general just remember to layer your sweaters, blazers, and plaid!

Anyone else have styling tricks for this season?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂

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This post idea was brought to you by Tommy John (apparently a high-end mens underwear company).  I have never heard of them before but they do seem to carry classy undergarments for the men.  If you’re curious about them check out their website here!

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Project: Beauty Review

Product: Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia

Hello my fellow beauty nerds! Despite my love for fashion, I just can’t help myself when it comes to beauty products and skin care.  Skin care is my jam and I only like to use the best natural ingredients.  So when Valentia offered to send me their Night Revive Retinol Serum, who was I to refuse?

Valentia has sent me products before so I knew I was in for some good ole’ natural ingredients in a glass bottle.  For those of you who don’t know glass bottles are the best because plastic ones have the potential for leaking into the product.

I will be honest here, the idea of retinol usually scares me.  It is a form of Vitamin A that basically sheds off a layer of your skin. It does this so you produce healthier, younger, and newer looking skin.  That said you should only use this product at night (stripping a layer of skin = extra vulnerable to the sun).

So yes, I was skeptical despite the Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Squalene, and other natural ingredients.  But I was determined to give it a shot because, why not?

What I found:  This stuff is amazing!  Honestly, other retinol serums have made my skin red, but Valentia’s version is completely wonderful.  I put this on at night and woke up to baby soft skin.  I completely recommend this product (which trust me I don’t always do).

As an unofficial beauty expert, I hope you are able to trust my opinion on this one.  If you’re interested (which you definitely should be) check out the serum on Amazon.

Anyone ever try similar products before?  What did you find?

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Project: Preppy Pencil Case

Trend: Preppy

This is the first year I’m not going back to school as a student…weird right?  Well, for me it is, and even though I won’t be going back to school this September I can’t help but buy school supplies and get into the back to school spirit.  Thus, I bring to you, the Preppy Pencil Case!  Anyone else do any “back to school” shopping this season?  If you haven’t yet, hopefully this will get you into the swing of things.   Have a question? Don’t hesitate to ask!  Happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Tie-Dye Draw-String

Trend: Tie-Dye

I don’t know what it is about Summer, but I really can’t stop tie-dyeing things!  I actually dyed this fabric weeks ago and have been looking for just the right project and decided this was it (you can check that out here).  The juxtaposition of the gold chain handle and tie-dye fabric makes this look like one upscale hippy bag! Something I’m definitely proud to be carrying.  Anyone else a big tie-dye nerd? If you have any questions on how I made anything please let me know. Happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Dip-Dyed Tee

Trend: Tie-dye

Hello fellow fashion lovers, it has been too long! I’m excited about bringing you the latest tutorial. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s fun, and oh so messy.  Dye has the potential to get everywhere on your clothes, on the floor, and yes on your hands.  If you have an important event coming up I do not recommend trying this project right now.  It may turn your hands purple for a couple of days.  Getting back to the good stuff though, this is a great craft to try if you have never tie-dyed anything before just because it is so simple.  Has anyone ever dip-dyed anything before? Let me know and happy crafting. 🙂

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Project: Beauty Review

Product: Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask from Valentia

So what do I think of this Clay Mask? First of all, I should tell you that I’m a big fan of masks, and although I usually use something different, I found this one to be great! It exfoliates and cleanses all at the same time.The mask also includes all sorts of natural ingredients:

-Aloe Vera

-Vitamin C

-Green Tea

Valentia has done it once again! I’m always happy to receive their products and this clay mask was no different.  Learn more about Valentia and their products here.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed!  Have you ever tried a beauty mask?  Let me know!

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Project: Mosaic Planter

Trend: Mosaic

If mosaic tiles are not considered a trend as of now, they definitely should be soon. These tiles add great vivacity to an otherwise plain home accessory. I saw the materials in Michaels, and the project just came to me! It was perfect timing too, as Mother’s Day is right around the corner. What Mom wouldn’t enjoy a homemade tchotchke from their kid? I added these funky blue marbles to fill in the planter, but any kind of plant would also be lovely. You can’t go wrong with a home made gift, especially one as easy to make as this!  Have you ever hand made a gift before? Let me know and happy crafting! 🙂

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