Museum of Ice Cream – Los Angeles

For those of you were not able to get tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream before they close up shop in Los Angeles and travel north to San Francisco, here is my photo diary of the exhibit.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚








Photo Information: All photos taken at the Museum of Ice Cream – Los Angeles

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NYX Vivid Brights Liners

NYX has done it again! The NYX Vivid Brights liners are so amazing. These relatively new liners are so fun and creative. They come in nine different shades, pretty much every color of the rainbow (literally); and for only $7 a piece, it’s easy to collect them all. Which you will indeed want to do.

The color payoff is bright and vivid (as the name suggests). It is an easy to apply liquid liner with a brush applicator. I would easily give these liners a 10/10 because of their price point, their versatility (as they can be used in so many ways), and because of the range of color choices.

Photo Information: NYX Vivid Brights in shades (top to bottom) Vivid Fire, Vivid Petal, Vivid Halo, and Vivid Blossom.

DIY Painted Canvas Shoes

Materials You Will Need:

  • A pair of canvas shoes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes

Step 1:

Tape off the toe and front edge of each shoe to ensure paint does not go anywhere that it is not wanted.

Step 2:

Paint a base color in the taped off area. It can be any color, as it will serve as the background for everything else you paint. You will want to paint two or three coats of your base color to ensure complete coverage.

Step 3:

Remove painter’s tape. Let base coats dry completely before next step.

Step 4:

Choose an animal or person’s face that you’d like to adorn the front of your shoes with. I chose a wolf/fox/coyote type animal. 

Start with painting the front silhouette shape of your chosen animal or person (see above).

Step 5:

After the silhouette has completely dried, you will add in the facial details (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, etc.). Remember to let each layer of paint dry.

Happy creating! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any questions or troubleshooting, please let me know. Thanks for viewing.

National Camera Day

Today is National Camera Day, so I decided to post something a little different because of the day itself and because of my love for all things photography.

Something you may not know about me is that I love Polaroids. The reason I format and edit my photos for this blog in the way that I do is because of my fascination with Polaroid cameras. Sometimes the color is blown out,  contrasty (it’s kind of a word), or muted but that is an artistic choice and completely intentional (I promise).

For those of you who are like-minded, or for those of you who would like to get into Polaroid photography, I wanted to mention a couple of awesome things that you may want to check out.

First is a documentary called, Time Zero. It is about the last year of Polaroid Film and has won several independent accolades and film festival awards. It is available to watch on both iTunes and Netflix. The documentary covers the history of Polaroid, various people’s fascination with Polaroid, and what happens now that Polaroid is virtually extinct.

The second amazing thing I wanted to mention, piggy-backs on the above mentioned documentary. Impossible is a company that picked up where Polaroid left off, and virtually recreated and revived the almost lost art of instant photography. The process of how this all came to be is also covered in the Time Zero documentary. They are the only people in the world that make original format instant film. The film comes in a variety of formats; b&w, color, as well as some very cool collaboration films.

If you have a love for Polaroid, or photography in general you will definitely want to check out these two artistic treasures. If you want to geek-out on Polaroid or photography, or simply pick my brain about getting into photography or instant film please leave a comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy National Photography Day!!!

Bangle Bracelets

Bangle bracelets are one of the simplest and effective ways of adding a little style to your overall look. I am a firm believer in the idea of taking the time to build up a plentiful accessory treasure chest. A good accessory can add miles to an outfit with very little effort. Adding a few bangles to your jewelry collection is an easy place to start.

Bangle bracelets can be traced back in history to 2600 BC in the Mohenjo-Daro settlements. A statue of a young girl was discovered in an archeological excavation. The statue, entitled “Dancing Girl” is a nude figure who is wearing an armful of bangle bracelets. Based on this evidence, bangle bracelets are noted as the first accessory of the human culture. 

The bangle can be seen across Indian, Mayan, and Roman cultures throughout history and has come in almost every material imaginable, including: stone, glass, terracotta, shells, plastic, resin, and various metals.

With such a long standing history that the bangle has had, it is safe to say that this accessory isn’t going anywhere. Whether it’s day or night, or if you are wearing one or several; your arms are guaranteed to reach their glam potential when they are adorned with these little circular wonders.

Bangle on! ๐Ÿ™‚

Converse

Classic and iconic, Converse are an asset to any wardrobe collection. From solids, to patterned; from fashion to limited editions, the variety is endless. Since 1908 the people at Converse have been styling the feet of the masses. Uniquely and unlike any other footwear company that comes to mind, Converse has successfully broken down the barriers of cliques and classifications. They can be seen gracing the feet of musicians, athletes, fashionistas, and the like. Young and old, and everywhere in between own (or have owned) a pair over their lifetime.

Whether low-tops or high-tops, worn in or brand-spankin’ new, Converse are unmistakably trendsetting, yet quintessential at the same time.

Photo Information: Converse Sex Pistols Limited Edition