Summer DIY using products at home

Hey you guys,
So I finally did some DIY'S !!!! These are really DIY'S that you have maybe seen before but I like to look at other people's DIY'S cause everyone does things differently so that's what I did. Plus these products were already in my house so that was kind of why I did this DIY. I didn't really want to buy anything and wanted to show that you can make your own DIY with products in your own home.

Also I did some of theses DIY'S I did in my house and others I did outside, which if you use spray paint like I did then I highly recommend you do it outside.


So after each picture I will just briefly explain what I did.
So I just put the four color paints I had onto a plate.
So here is my old phone case that I got from Walmart and I so did not like the floral back ground it had so I wanted to change it. Also if you do this project it would be best to do it on an old phone case that maybe did not cost so much. I think this was like $5 in one of the on sale bins at Walmart.
Next I just took this gold spray paint and spray painted the back of my phone case. Be sure that if you do this DIY that you spray paint outside.
Here is what it looked like afterwards.
Also when you spray paint be sure to put a bag under the item you are spray painting so you don't spray paint the grass like I did.
I placed it on this plastic bag so that it would dry and next to it I have this pineapple that I printed from my computer and will place on the back of my phone.
Voila !!
Here is the finished phone case. I glued the paper to the phone and I meant to go over it with modpodge but could not find it so I will have to do so later.
This is a DIY which is plain and simple but really cute.
So here are the clips I had laying around.
I painted them brown once before because that was the only color I had at the time but brown is so not a summer color.
So I just got my brush and painted each ones with the four colors I had and this is how they turned out.
If you have a garland you can use the pins to hang them up.
( Sorry for this picture, I have really bad lighting in my house )

So I just used these old Calypso bottles and as you can tell Southern peach lemonade is my favorite. I just used the paint and spray paint I had and painted the bottles in all different types of ways.
Here is what they look like. The green and yellow one I have to do another coat of because I could not do it cause it started to rain so that why it looks a little unfinished. The first one I only pained two sections of it but I don't know what I want to do with the rest so I might paint it again or something, I am not sure yet.
Here is the  gold spray painted bottle in my living room and to be honest this is like the cutest picture ever.

After all that here is the picture of the aftermath, notice my hand. :)

Well I hope you guys like this post. It definitely something different and I hope that when I get a new layout for my blog I can have a section for fashion and beauty and DIY'S.

Just a few updates
*I am still working on getting my new layout for my blog because I really don't like this one.
*Once July hits, it's going to be super busy so I am going to make some pre made post so that later when I have some spare time I can post.
*So far summer has been very fun and I have focused a lot more on my blog and am starting to reach new and other bloggers. I am excited to see what is going to come.

Until next time,

Chic by the River

RUNDOWN// Jean Shirt - Forever21 // Shirt - TJMaxx // Pants - Macy's // Shoes - Local Shoe Boutique // Necklace - Rue21


Hi you guys,
So this actually happened maybe about two weeks ago where my friends and I went to a park to celebrate on of my friends birthday. It was a great celebration but afterwards we took a hike and this is where we ended up. You may not see it in the pictures but I was sweating at one point but it was kin of chilly outside so I guess I was sweating due to all the walking, that's when you know you are so out of shape.
Now on to the outfit. So first I love matching my jeans to any other jean shirts or jackets I have. My Jean shirt is from Forever21 which matches well with my Jeans From Macy's. SO since both of the jean materials are kind of a light washed color I thought my nice white blouse from TJMaxx would go perfect with this look. Next for jewelry I wore my white necklace to match with the color scheme of my outfit. Lastly I am wearing my black gladiator sandals. As I looked at my outfit that day I realized that these black sandals may have not been the best choices and should have opted for a more lighter or maybe even bolder type of sandal but these sandals worked just as well.

So I am really getting into the summer vibe and now am inspired to do more summer posts. I am working on doing more routines, maybe experiences and am trying to find a DIY to do. I also want to do some collabs with maybe other friends and bloggers just to help expand and grow my blog.
I am also working to get another layout for my blog but it all depends on the time I have to do so, so it may be another week or so before I can get a new layout but it is on my to-do list.
I hope you guys enjoyed.

Until next time,

Summer Skincare and Makeup Routine | 2016

Hey you guys,
So one think I really like to watch on YouTube and read about in blogs are other people summer skin and makeup routine. In Summer it is very hot so most people don't put on a lot of makeup and focus more on their skin and I like to do the same. I do not use that many products because it's summer and I am really lazy and don't want to do so much. So I am just going to show you what I use especially when I go out places.

Okay so almost everyday I use the Clean and Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. So after I take a shower I wash my face separately and this is one of the things that I like to use mostly cause when you rub this all over your face the little beads  burst on your face which kind of makes a tingly feeling which kind of wakes you up in the morning.

This is one product that I don't use all the time through out the year but I do more in the Summer. I do marching band which means that we are in the extreme heat all day so sometime my face will start to itch and get irritated and when that happens I will use this Noxzema deep cleansing crème to help clear up any irritation.

After my face is cleared off I like to put on a little bit of mascara so that my eyes are not so bare. Usually by eye makeup would include mascara with eyeliner and eye shadow, primer, concealer and so on but since it's really hot I just like to wear mascara so that it's easier for me to put just that on and off.
Lastly, I do my brows. There's not much to this but just using my eyebrow brush which is the pink one and brush my brows into place. Next I take my eyeliner pencil and fill in my brows so that there are not small holes or gaps in my brows.
Then that's it.
That is all it really is to my skin and makeup routine and there is not much to it. I was actually trying to find more skincare products to use to help clear up my face a little so if you have any please comment down below any suggestions. Also if you would like to see a video of me applying these products to show like the order I put them on and how I put then on just let me know because I was thinking of doing so but was not sure.
I really hope you guys like this post. I am really trying to post more things about summer so I might next have an outfit post and make a summer recipe or summer life hacks because those have been really popular lately.

Until next time,