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“new” skirt refashioned from old pants March 2, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Fashion, Recycle, Refashion, Sewing.
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today, i’m wearing a “new” skirt. i refashioned it from an old pair of marks & spencer pants I got on sale a few years ago at like $29.00. I wore it for a while but unfortunately the material was too thick and I also altered too short. 😛 it was also a little too big and baggy.

As the weather’s been really hot these few days and I wanted to wear a skirt instead of jeans. so last night, I decided to make this pair of old pants into a skirt. 😀 i’m afraid i didn’t take the “making in progress” pics, but here’s the skirt! 😀

it was hard trying to take a pic of my big fat butt. 😛

Edit (12 March 2010): I have another pair of pants I want to refashion into a skirt. So maybe I’ll take pics to show the process of doing so then. 😀

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Mascara Review: Maybelline – the Magnum March 2, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Makeup, Reviews.
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so i bought a new mascara. it’s Maybelline’s The Magnum Volum’ Express Mascara. 😀

And this is how my eyes look after 1 coat before and after application:

I curled my lashes with my Shu Uemura eyelash curler before application. When you see the word “express” on a mascara, it means it dries quickly. So, you have to hurry up with the application because once it dries and you apply another coat, the mascara will clump up your lashes. I guess with every new mascara you buy, you will have to practice applying before you get the knack of application.

Verdict?

The brush is a little too big for me especially for the lower lashes. But I LOVE how it turned out! 😀 My lashes are kinda long for an Asian so it’s not hard to curl and apply mascara. 😛 I always do only 1 coat of mascara (whatever brand of mascara I use). For this mascara, I like the volume it created. I’ll use this mascara on my upper lashes and try to use another mascara with a smaller brush for the lower lashes. 😛 I’ve been using this mascara for a while now and it works great and last the whole day for me. 😀

Cleaning:

I use L’oreal’s Dermo-Expertise Gentle Eye Makeup remover. It is cheap and works great. The oil in the remover wipes out the waterproof mascara just fine. 🙂