Pucker Up! 9 DIY Lipsticks, Stains, and Glosses to Try Before V-Day
If you’re planning on doing a fair share of puckering up exactly one month from now, then it’s time to start thinking about your Valentine’s Day lips. Going for a classic red? A super trendy berry stain? Or staying with a silky gloss? The possibilities are pretty endless—but you don’t have to run to the makeup counter to try ‘em all on. Save yourself the mad dash and DIY your options instead! Trust us: it’s the most budget friendly way to look like a million bucks. Or for more everyday beauty options, try these DIY lip balms.
2. Beet Lip and Cheek Stain: Can’t find beet powder? Use the real deal with honey and olive oil to make this totally covetable stain. I mean, look at that color! Taylor Swift eat your heart out ;) (via Treasures and Travels)
3. Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss: This lipgloss recipe will snap you out of the mindset that pumpkin is only a seasonal flavor. This yummy, rust-colored gloss brings a sprinkle of leftover pumpkin pie spice mix to the party. (via Henry Happened)
4. Matte Lipstick Hack: Y’all ready for this insanely simple beauty hack? Make your lipstick matte by dabbing on a powder blush of the same color. Another genius move from the Beauty Department! (via The Beauty Department)
5. DIY Lipstick or Cream Blush With Pigments: If your goal is to create a color that is bold and long lasting, then investing in pigments is the way to go. As you can see, this blogger has the recipe down to a tee, so follow it exactly for the best and brightest results. (via Adjusting Beauty)
6. DIY Red Hot Lip Gloss: Plump up the jams with this lip gloss recipe that pairs a chunk of your fave shade of lipstick with cinnamon extract, which naturally plumps your lips (you can tell it’s working if they’re tingling). (via Henry Happened)
7. DIY Tinted Lip Balm: These tinted lip balms make your lips distractingly shiny thanks to their main ingredient: petroleum jelly. Add a dusting of loose mineral blush to get a dreamy, rose petal shade, or go all out with a bold gloss made with a chunk of vibrant lipstick. (via Live Life Beautifully)
8. DIY Crayon Lipstick: Ever want to test out a dark, Lorde-inspired lip or try a crazy neon pout, Ke$ha-style? Rather than shovel out skrilla for something so costume-y, try making eye-catching colored lipsticks out of crayons. Yeah, you read that right! Melt ‘em with oil, shea butter, and the ever optional glitter for a beauty experiment like no other. (via Beautylish)
BONUS:DIY Lipstick Palette: Keep all of your custom lip colors in one place with this DIY lipstick palette. Not only will it reduce clutter in your makeup kit, but you’ll also look like a pro! (via Beautylish)
What beauty DIYs do you do on the regular? Tell us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)