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‘Tis The Season…

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For a sexy holiday soirée! This coming Friday, December 20th Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential is throwing what is sure to be the holiday bash to top all holiday bashes.

We’ll be gettin’ down at Van De Vort, the super chic boutique located in the Flower Hill Promenade. Myself and a number of other ladies will be co-hosting the event. Stellar swag bags, cool beats, giveaways, a DIY booth by my babe Erica of Fashionlush, and Suja cocktails are just a few things you can look forward to.

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You will also be able to shop AMAZE brands such as JNB ← her stuff is TO DIE, Brachelle Jewelry, The Lovely Savage, and Child of Wild and meet their makers. Plus meet the babes behind the blogs: The Skinny Confidential, Evillarts, Fashionlush, Burlap & Crystal, Blog-Doo, and moi to name a few.

If you only attend one holiday event this year… make it THIS one! I promise, you won’t be sorry ;) See ya there!

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DIY Dreamcatcher Collab

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Hey babes… we’re back for collab number 2! Blogger babes Erica of Fashionlush, Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential, and myself will be teaming up each month to bring you a super cute and creative DIY project. So fun!

We’re all totally obsessed with dreamcatchers. I mean, who isn’t. I love adding to my dreamcatcher collection, the more the merrier, right? Dreamcatchers are said to protect the sleeping from bad dreams while letting the good ones through. Sooo… in my mind more dream catchers mean less bad dreams and more dreams coming true ( which BTW they totally are ). I’m pretty sure making your own dreamcatcher makes your dreams come true even faster… so get on it!

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metal hoop

suede lace

sinew or waxed nylon thread

super glue

feathers

– gold beads, charms, odds and ends of your choice

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1) Wrap your hoop with the suede lacing. Begin by securing one end of the suede to your hoop with a clothes pin so that you can get the right tension. Wrap hoop completely and finish with superglue. Choose a hoop the desired size of your dreamcatcher. If you are making multiples, mix up the size!

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2) Time to string it up. Tie your waxed thread around the hoop and between the suede ( ya know, the little cracks where the suede meets up ). Create a web-like pattern by stringing along the outside of the hoop and working your way in, connecting the strings as you go along. This part can get a little confusing. If you need a little extra help check out this site. Remember not to leave too much tension or it will look sloppy.

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3) Add your feathers. Gather a few feathers, 3 – 4. Tie one end of suede around the ends of your feather and the other around the bottom of your hoop. Mix up the lengths of your suede so that your feathers all hang at different levels. Repeat, repeat, repeat. The good dreams are said to glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below, aka you!

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4) Add some little touches to make it your own!

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Ta-da. What do you think? I am loving how this looks on my wall ( and sleeping like a baby )… so get out there, get crafty, and go catch a dream!

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P.S. What do you babes want us to make next month? We’d love to hear from you :) & don’t forget to check out last month’s collab. It’s one of my favs!

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Long Hair Don’t Care

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It’s that time again… our newest KT+E Unplugged viddy is up and at ’em. This time it’s all about that looooooong long hair.

It’s pretty clear that long hair is here to stay… why? Because it’s sexy, feminine, and let’s face it… everything just looks better when accompanied by long, luscious locks. Fortunately, long hair is no longer just for the super lucky, the uber patient, or Rapunzel. Anyone can have long, flowing mermaid hair if they so desire. How you ask…? Easy, just fake it ’til you make it.

So, my babe Erica and I are head over heels about Bellami clip in hair extensions. They are insane. Bellami uses 100% human hair so not only do the extensions look super real ( cuz I mean, they are ), but you are free to heat style them… curly, wavy, straight… whatever your little heart desires ( oh, and p.s. Bellami makes some pretty epic styling tools ). Bellami offers 18″, 20″, and 22″ extensions as well as clip in bangs in a muriad of sexy colors. Don’t know what color to pick…? No worries, the babes at Bellami will help you pick your perfect match.

Check out our latest viddy on how to put them in, style them up, and rock them out!

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DIY Critter Dishes

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I went totally wild for these cute critter dishes the moment I saw them on Pinterest! I am all about DIY projects… especially ones that I will actually use on a daily basis once they’re complete.

I knew I had to share these cuties with my babe and fellow blogger extraordinaire, Fashionlush. She too fell head over heals… so we decided to do a little collab and bring you the cutest dang critter dishes you have ever laid eyes on! [p.s. stay tuned… this will be the first of many Fashionlush x Kikadoo to die for DIYs.]

I’m always collecting cute little dishes to keep on my nightstand, in my bathroom, by the kitchen sink, etc. My ‘everyday’ jewelry tends to live in said dishes for easy access… hence my instant attraction to the critter dish.

This is such a simple project that requires minimal time and effort yet yields maximum benefits! They also make for a super cute gift. I already gave one to my sis [the elephant for love & luck]. Needless to say, she’s obsessed!

You can whip up a handful of these puppies [or kitties, or zebras, or unicorns… you get the idea] in one crafternoon. I took advantage of my lazy, rainy Saturday and went to town on these cute lil critters.

I picked up most of my supplies at Daiso… the dollar store in Japantown [and one of my fav places].

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Not gonna lie… I’m pretty pleased with the finished product! So freaking cute. My rings and bracelets are loving their new homes!

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[Contact me for all the deets if you’re interested in ordering a DIY Critter Dish Kit]

p.s. these dishes are also great for storing hair ties & robert (bobby) pins

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What to Wear Wednesdays: Lite Brite

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It has been crazy cold lately [I’m talking 40 degrees in San Diego kind of cold]… so why not turn up the heat by adding a pop of neon to your drab winter wardrobe?!? Neon was huge in Summer ’12 and it looks like it’s going to be even bigger in twenty-thirteen! I’m stoked because I am a big fan of the neon trend. It’s the perfect way to spice up my almost all black wardrobe. My fave way to incorporate neon at the moment is via my workout gear. Having cute gym clothes gets me extra motivated and wearing bright colors while I get my workout on makes me feel energetic and alive!

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These little dimes are my current favesFashionlushxx + Kikadoo = sneaker twinsies!! Have I mentioned we have a YouTube channel!?! Check it out and SUBSCRIBE!! <—- seriously!

Some other super cool neon swag

 

don't sweat it

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