Monday, August 27, 2012

shoe shopping.

The other day I was feeling kind of down and not that online shopping is a huge problem for me but this deal I just couldn't pass up. I found (and purchased) these five pairs of trendy shoes. The flats, sneakers and sandals are all trends to me so I didn't want to spend a huge amount on high tops, and neon/neutral's so when I scored all of these for $73 including tax and shipping I just had to. I think they will all be a great addition to my wardrobe!
-(all were purchased from spring shoes online)


Saturday, August 18, 2012

latest reads.

So in the summer months as my text books are packed up I generally turn to teen fiction as my summer reading list. Although at 21 sometimes I am a wee bit embarrassed with my book choices, all I can say is when I am not studying and reading cases, I want a little mindless easy reading. Here are my latest reads.
*Also I just wanted to note for some reason that all these books are trilogies [to my knowledge] and [pretty much] dystopian novels.


I read delirium a few months ago but three weeks ago I finished the second book in the trilogy Pandemonium. I really liked the second book. It was possibly my favorite book out of the last four here. It moved from past to present. Each having a great story line; exciting and suspenseful.
Delirium: ★★★★
Pandemonium: ★★★★★


For these books I like the first and second book equally, there is a little more suspense in the second book. Either way they were both great reads! The story can be a little violent and sad but nothing too crazy in that department.
Divergent: ★★★★½
Insurgent: ★★★★½ 


Matched: ★★★★
This book I heard was really good and when I read it I did like it but not as much as some of the other series. I do believe that once I read the second book the first will be better just because it leads up to a lot of stuff and in this series there are cliff hangers, in books which I find frustrating when the next copy isn’t due out for another year [although the second book is already out the third is to be released later this year]. 

The Selection

The Selection: ★★★★
This book was good! It didn’t have a lot of crazy turns and suspense but it was an easy light read. I look forward to the next book, as the first book was a huge cliff hanger ending.

Happy Reading! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

diy: glitter boots.

So I have wanted to make these glitter boots for a while now.. I saw them here originally, and although I love those shoes, I opted for the more cowboy boot look. Also, I found these boots on Asos for $22, from $80. So I figured I could spend that on a diy project!

-Boots (Asos)
-Glitter (Dollar store)
-Modge Podge (Wal-Mart)
-Aleen's glue (Wal-Mart)
-Painters tape (my garage haha but I'm sure you can find it at Wal-Mart too)

-First I taped off the section of the boot that I wanted to glitter.
-I then mixed a generous amount of glitter with some of the OK to wash glue. It started to turn purple, and I'm not sure if that is normal, since I'm not an avid crafter, but it seemed to work perfectly. After when I was doing touch ups it was easy to see where I was applying it as well.
-I let the boots dry then re-painted where I thought it was missing a little glitter.
-Finally I let the glitter mixture dry.
-Then I used the Jewel it glue to create a top coat.
-Once dry, I sprayed the whole boot with some all weather spray to help with the elements.

*Now I have seen many diy's where people use all of the glues/adhesives I have listed above. I didn't use the Modge Podge in the end, but there is no reason why it wouldn't work! 

I'm off to work [in my new boots!]