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    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Pink Brushes and Strawberries. You can't go wrong.

    Okay so before I begin with my instructions I just want to let everyone know that I made up my mind and......

    I'm going dark, probably tomorrow so that I can go home and surprise my fam. They love my dark hair. (I've done it before but it was a major bitch to get back to blond)

    So yeah, thanks guys for all the input. I'm gonna go with the peekaboo highlights either this weekend or maybe later on. I'm not in a rush.

    Enough of that though, lets move on.

    How to Get CHEAP, good quality, Pink brushes

    I know, I sounds too good to be true but it's not. I must must confess my love for E.L.F brushes. As I've mentioned before, I am unemployed for now so MAC brushes are definitely out of the question. My mom will laugh in my face if I call her up to ask her for 24 dollars for a makeup brush and I'm def not dippin into my savings for it. E.L.F brushes are an AMAZING replacement and they're only $1.00, i repeat $1.00. I've used MAC brushes before and although some of the E.L.F brushes are flimsy ( the smudging brush...not so good) there are some that I feel might even be better than MAC like the blending brush = <333 style="font-weight: bold;">What you'll need:
    Makeup Brush (duh)
    Nail polish of your choice
    Napkins just in case
    Nail polish remover just in case

    Step One:

    Pick your brush of choice (this probably works best on a white brush but def try your black brushes too)

    It's hard to tell but this is my eyeshadow brush.

    Step Two:

    Once you've chosen your brush, you can either use a nail polish you already have or go out and buy a new one (some people dont like the idea of using something that you use on your nails on another surface, I say...what the hell, it's not going on my face and it's not damaging my nail polish or my nail so I used one I had already)

    I decided I wanted a pink, glittery brush so I put a coat of clear glitter nail polish over the pink. Both of these nail polishes were about $0.97 each in Target.

    Step Three:

    Paint them! Paint your first coat, let it dry, paint a second coat, let it dry and once it's COMPLETELY dry you can paint a coat of glitter over it. Make sure you wait for your base color to be dry or else you'll make a mess and ruin the nail polish. I don't have a picture of me painting them would I have taken pics and painted at the same time lol.

    Step Four:

    Let it dry!
    Your finished product should look like this

    Wall-laa, you have pretty, customized brushes to add to your collection. Feel free to use any colors you want, go crazy. My boyfriend saw the brushes today and thought I brought them from a store that way. He's all like "I thought you said you were trying to save money" (points at brushes) I'm like "Stay out my bidness" lol I explained to him that I did it all by my lonesome. Boys, psh.

    If you decide to do this to your brushes TAKE PICS! I would love to see your brushes ladies.

    So now...

    on to the thing you've all been waiting for...

    Chocolate Covered Strawberries!!!

    I made these on Valentines Day and had this hotel smelling all kinds of delicious. They were so good that Danny's cousin even brought a box of them off me.

    What you'll need:
    a bag of chocolate chips (whichever you prefer, I personally used Nestle semi-sweet)- $3.49 in Target you can definitely get cheaper ones though, I had no choice lol
    Strawberries (duh)- $5.00 in Stop and Shop
    A bowl (microwaveable)
    A spoon
    Wax paper- $1.09 in Stop and Shop
    A microwave
    A fridge

    I'm sorry but I don't have pics of the step by step process. Its pretty mindless but if you feel like you need the pictures I'll post some up over the weekend, I plan on making some for my nephews when i go home.

    Make sure you have all your supplies laid out

    Step One:

    Empty your chocolate chips into your microwaveable bowl and put them in your microwave for 2 minutes. When the 2 minutes are over stir the chocolate , they will not be melted yet, after you stir, put it back in for another 2 minutes, take it out, stir it, and put it in for another 2 minutes. After the third time they should be completely melted. The reason I tell you to do this is because if you put the chocolate in for 6 minutes straight the chocolate will melt and get a nasty taste, doing it in intervals will help the chocolate melt in a good way.

    Step Two:

    Once your chocolate has melted you should wash your strawberries and then dip them into your chocolate sauce. Once you feel like it has a good amount of chocolate on it, lay it down on your wax paper, continue to do this with each strawberry

    Step Three:

    When your done dipping take the wax paper on each side and slowly carry it to your fridge, make sure you dont drop any! If you feel like it's too difficult just put the wax paper on a plate.

    Step Four:

    Let them cool for about an hour and WA-LA. After an hour the chocolate should be hardened and delicious.

    Step Five:


    I apologize if I'm being too vague with the directions, if you have any questions feel free to let me know and I'll answer to the best of my ability

    I'm heading off to have dinner with the bf and then we're going to a magic show lol. I'll let you guys know how it went.

    Hope you ladies are having an amazing day. Love you all <33


    1. hellooooo y have i not thought of using nail polish lol.. i'm gonna try this.. hot pink brushes yayyy! and i'm gonna make me some chocolate covered strawberries too

      have funn =]

    2. aw thank u for the steps.
      this seems like somethin fun and creative!
      and girl i cant wait to see ur hair..
      darker is healthier(im one to but i work n a salon so i know better)
      but i cant wait to see the peek-a-boo on u

    3. I also love e.l.f. brushes!
      I would never in my life, even if I was rich
      pay $24 or more for a damn brush. LMAO.

      That's such a good idea though.
      ...shall try that. THANKS. My other brushes
      are black (got them from wal-mart, so good) so I doubt I'll try it on them.

      One day I'll make some chocolate strawberries.
      Well definitely take pictures for you girl.

      Hope you had a nice outting!!