Winter Hacks (to make life %100 easier)

Today I have a bit of a different post than usual, its going to be a winter hacks post! I know I’ve done hacks before but these are house and daily chores type of hacks instead of my usual makeup and beauty hacks! The winter makes all our lives a lot harder, the cold weather simply makes our bodies want to shut-down and not move. It’s a natural thing, we want to stay still and preserve our heat, thats why getting up from our couches is a lot harder in the winter time than in the summer! With that being said, I’ve gathered a few hacks that I found on the internet that will make your life much more simple, hope you enjoy!

Shoveling Snow: When I shovel, I always feel as if my shovel is only picking up half as much snow as the shovel can hold because there is always snow stuck to the shovel! To make all the snow fall off your shovel to make room for more snow to get picked up, spray on cooking spray! When I came across this tip, I couldn’t believe it! The cooking spray will make the snow slip off the shovel and therefore make you strain your back a lot less!

 

 

Keeping your hardwood dry: I hate when people come into my house with wet boots and get it all over my hardwood floor! Even if there is a house mat, they usually won’t soak up all the water and the water will end up running off the house mat onto the floor. There si a simple DIY to solve this problem! Find a crate or nice woiuld box and then place your house mat inside it and then add rocks. (refer to picture below). This will keep the water inside the “house mat” and looks super chic for any house too!

Car Problems: Whenever I go somewhere with a car in the wintertime, I’m always late! This is because I always forget to account for the ice on the car windshields! It is such a pain in the a#s to spend 20 minutes trying to scrape off frozen ice. Instead of spending time with your ice-scraper, first spray on a solution 2/3 parts vinegar and 1/3 parts water. The ice should melt right off!

Also you can cover your windshield wipers with socks (preferably long) so snow won’t stick to them.

Lock Trouble: I have news for you! There is finally a handy thing you can use the hand sanitizer in your bag that you never use but always have for something! Rub the hand sanitizer onto your keys before you put it into the lock, the alcohol in it will dry out some of the snow.

Let me know what you think bout these types of posts and if they will help you out!

Previous posts:

OOTD – Winter 2016

Winter Ways to Burn Fat

Clinique Lipstick Dupe

Valentines Day Nail Art (or cute everyday nail art)

John Frieda Controlled Lightening Spray

Semi-Formal Outfit Ideas

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kisses,
Kat

 

Fall Fashion Must- Haves!

Yes, the leaves are changing into beautiful colors and Starbucks has gotten tastier drinks than ever but honestly Fall is getting the best of me. IN the mornings I always think I finally figured out the weather but then I go outside and I either freeze because I didn’t dress warm enough or I sweat like crazy the entire day because I felt like it was – 10 degrees whereas it was actually +10 degrees. Or weather just really wants to make me feel crappy and it decides to rain! SO I am making this post to help me get my stuff together and hopefully will help you guys too! I’ve pieced together several fashion items that I think are perfect for Fall, to keep us at the right temperature and looking cute while doing so.

Over the knee boots:

Over the knee boots, especially in suede, are everywhere now and its no wonder, I mean look how cute they are! Personally I love them because since they are so long, they add an extra layer of warmth so that you calves stay toasty all day. For me, I find wearing skirts and dresses really hard in the Fall because my legs always get to cold, but these babies are a solution to that! Between the boots and the skirt, there probably won’t be more than 5 inches of skin that isn’t covered by a thick layer of clothing.

Sweater dresses:

Like I said above, I find wearing dresses in the Fall really difficult but sweater dresses have made it a bit easier. Since sweater dresses are made out of thick material like sweaters (hence the name) it will ensure that you stay nice and warm. Although if your legs get cold like mine do, than you can pair a sweater dress with over the knee boots for a really chic and most importantly warm outfit!

Rain jacket:

Here in Canada, it rains constantly which is why a cute rain jacket is a must! I’ve heard people say many times that rain jackets can never be cute but let me assure you that those people are wrong. One example of a cute rain jacket is the one below from aliexpress.com

Cute rain boots:

Rain jackets and rain boots come hand in hand, so to match your cute rain jacket you need cute rain boots! Lately I’ve just been using my Timberlands as rain boots but I usually come home with wet feet… I do have normal rain boots but I just hate they way they look and resist to wear them anywhere outside my garden. I also didn’t feel like spending a whole lot of money for Hunters or similar expensive brands. So I found these cute ankle rain boots! I really like the way they look, they kind of remind me of Blunt stones… and they are %100 waterproof.

(from aliexpress.com)

Cute ankle boots:

For those truly beautiful Fall days where it isn’t raining and isn’t cold enough for over the knee boots these cute suede ankle boots are perfect! I really like these that I found at Softmoc because they can be on a bit more formal side and can be worn with dresses but they can also be really casual and be worn with jeans, I’m actually planning on purchasing this exact pair later today!

Scarves:

I can bet you saw this before! This year, these really big plaid scarves have really been trending. I’ve seen all types of blanket scarves (I have a black and grey one that my mom bought for me in Italy) but the plaid ones are simply everywhere I look! Honestly I love blanket scarves, they are warm and so soft that the whole day I just want to run my hand up and down the fabric! They are called blanket scarves because it’s literally as if you are wrapping yourself in a blanket- but a fashionable so it’s okay. 🙂

Previous posts:

2000 Follower Giveaway

Whole Sale Buying Review

How I transition from Summer to Fall

Halloween Nail Ideas and Tips

October Wishlist

Heatless Curls, quick and easy!

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kisses,
Kat

How to fix your powder/ compact!

I’ve never broken a compact powder until two weeks ago. Luckily, it wasn’t a really expensive powder but it’s one of y favorites and I use it almost daily so I definitely did not want to throw it out! So I decided to repair it and took pictures along the way so that I could show you guys how to fix your broken compacts.

What you’ll need:

  • A plastic bag
  • 70% or less rubbing alcohol
  • A towel (to keep the surface you are working on clean).
  • A knife (or anything that you can use to smush the powder pieces).

What to do: (Just follow the steps below, comment if you have any questions)

The paper towel will have absorbed all the excess alcohol, leaving you with a fixed compact like the one below!  As you can see, it won’t be as pretty as before but it will be usable. One last suggestion that I have is to use alcohol that is less than 70% because mine came out a bit more dry than wanted. Good luck to fixing your compacts!

finished powder

Remember, if you have any questions make sure to leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to try to help!

Previous posts:

Whole Sale Buying Review

How I transition from Summer to Fall

Halloween Nail Ideas and Tips

October Wishlist

Heatless Curls, quick and easy!

2000 Follower Giveaway

To see posts right when they come out and to see more photos follow: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter| Tumblr| Polyvore |Pinterest Also make sure to like, comment, and share, it means a lot!

kisses,
Kat

Heatless Curls, overnight, quick, and simple!

I know everyone hates getting up extra early to curl or straighten their hair, but unfortunately that’s how we make our hair look so good! But not only does the curling make us get less sleep, but it also ruins our hair! Which is why heatless curls are lifesavers! Here is quick and easy way to get curls overnight without using any heat at all!

heatless curlsSupplies:
-hair elastics
-comb

The Steps
1. Brush out your DAMP hair ( this is great for after a shower).
2. Once you’ve fully de-knotted your hair, separate about a one inch section of hair.
3. Fold the piece about 1/3 of the length of it ( refer to pictures above).
4. Fold that over again, now your strand is 2/3s up your head.
5. Now tie it with any elastic of your choice.
6. Repeat all steps until all  your hair is tied in these strands, you may want to do your bangs separately with a smaller elastic.

overnight heatless curlsAfter sleeping like this and adding some of my favorite oil ( use any such as Moroccan oil) and my curls turned out like this! Voilà! Hope this turns out great for you too!

Previous posts:

2000 Follower Giveaway

From day to night outfit (ootd)

Worst Trends of the 21 Century

Fall Jacket Essentials

OOTD: How to style a romper

Easy and Quick Drugstore Make-up Tutorial

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kisses,
Kat

Hair Obsession: Jenna Dewan Tatum

Hey guys!

Today I have a bit different post than usual since I’m at a cottage so I dont have lots of time to write but nevertheless I had to share this because I have never been so in love with someones hair before!  The pictures below are of Jenna Dewan Tatum, yes, Channing Tatums wife… she is one lucky women 😉 Anyways, I first saw Jenna in a show called Witches of East End and I always loved her hair in the show. It looked so carefree and natural yet always so perfect! I love her loose waves so I deicided to search up how to do them, and to my surprise there were several sites that had pictures of Jenna’s hair and detailed instructions on how to re-create it! So if you like any of the following pictuires, which I’m sure you will (not only does she sport loose waves but also beautiful updos and short hair!), I strongly reccomend you search her up! She is my hair idol!

Previous posts:

5 essential tops

Dresslink wishlist

Ultimate Vegas Outfit

Summer nail ideas that you can do at home

Beats pill review + playlist

July Wishlist

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kisses,
Kat