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Lightening up my bedroom with Lamps plus

 

If there is one thing Lamps Plus know, it is lamps! I was so thrilled when they reached out because I absolutely love interior design and adding my touch to my home. Unfortunately I don’t live in my ideal home but if we decide to extend our current lease I see some painting in the future to make it more me. Otherwise I will be on the hunt for a new home very soon!

I love going go Lamps Plus just for the inspiration that they have. It makes me fantasies about what my forever home will look like one day. Until then, small adjustments here and there will do. I received some new lamps from Lamps Plus. And they are absolutely stunning! Pictured is the Paragon Gold Leaf Table lamp. It really lit up the entire room, literally and figuratively.

If you want to check out their huge selection of lamps or just gather some inspiration you can visit Lamps Plus website here.

 

My love for Beauty, Fashion, Design and Wine

I have always been a multi-tasker. My head is constantly in 10 different places. There is no wonder to why I have such a broad range of interests. Although I don’t have favorites (yes, Im weird, I know), I do know what I like. My interests for interior design started first when I moved away from home at 16. I finally had a chance to kind of create my own space. I have always been one to enjoy change and adventure. But Im also the kind of person who would rather stay at home on a Friday night with a bottle of Wente wine and watchNetflix.

Moving to the US was definitely the biggest milestone when it came to me finally becoming a grown up. I was completely on my own without anyone here to help me. I lived the typical student life where you shared a 2 bedroom apartment with 3-4 other people. And of course we would all work hard in school. But play harder going out. Eventually, I found that I actually liked to stay in with a glass of wine, rather than going out. And, so of course, the best way for me to like being home was to create a space that I love.

My room has drastically changed its looks throughout the years. But now is when I feel like I actually know what I want it to look like. Its a mix of Scandinavian minimalist and modern rustic. I have incorporated coppers and DIY:ed marble shelves. But also included big chunky wooden pieces and metals. Fashion and beauty accents are added throughout the room. I have been fortunate enough to being able to style it the way I wanted over time. And with patience finding some key items to make it all come together. Even if it is on the right track, I am far from done decorating. But, it is good enough for me to wanting to be here all the time.

By the way, white wines are my jam.

The most drastic change I made was a couple weeks ago when I got my new bed. I cleared out of almost all of my IKEA furnitures and decided to start from scratch. I realized, that with patience, it didn’t have to cost a lot to create my dream space. Spending a weekend doing DIYs transforming old boring furnitures and throwing out the old felt really good. And I really couldn’t have done it all without sipping on my wine. I found a new love for stores I had never been to before and find myself there two-three times a week just to pan out for whats new in store. Not that I need anything in particular. But, because I want to see if there is anything I could add.

I think that we all have a turning point in our lives when we become grown up. And we start to figure out what we actually want. Career wise, I am still a lost soul. If I will stay in this home for a longer period, that I do not know. But at least I know what to strive for once the time comes to move again. This has been my home for over a year now and I am finally starting to grow into it.

Three ways to improve your home with Fab

I am partnering up with Fab.com and they were kind enough to let me choose a few items from their website. On the website they have a selection of several amazing and unusual designers to make your home more special. I decided to go with a few small items to decorate my new home and make it look nicer and a little bit more modern. Now, there are so many more ways to make your home look more inviting but these are a few simple and small things that I did to make me feel more at home, in my new home.
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Switch out your desk lamp.

Before I got this lamp I had one form IKEA. Kind of rustic but very boring and simple. This lamp brings dimensions and adds a really nice and unique touch to the whole desk area. The lamp can als be used as a ceiling lamp. The lamp is form he designer Artecnica and sells for $104, unfortunately this particular one seems to now be out of stock. It drew my attention the most but they have a ton of other lamps similar to this one as well as some very cool neon sign lamps. Find more at Fab.com under Home and Lightning.

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Add some decorative Bath Salts.

I wanted to add something to my thumb for the bathroom. I have a huge empty space around my tub and whats more perfect then some decorative bath salts? I thought that these Bath Decorations from Mullein & Sparrow were so adorable and the kit comes with a Bath Salt, a Rose Hydrosol and a Body Oil. This particular set sells for $60 and also comes in Lavender. Mullein & Sparrow have a ton of other things such as beautiful pink bath salt and exfoliants. You can find these under Womens Skin Care & Beauty.

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A useful decoration.

Last but not least is this pineapple tumbler from W&P Design. I just absolutely love to look at this, and I have been wanting one for as long as I can remember. This particular one is the smaller 12oz version in copper ($35). It also comes in gold and in a larger 16oz gold version which also includes a straw ($99). This alone is gorgeous to have just as a decoration, but if you want to be extra fancy it also works as a cup and cupholder. Find it under Home Kithcen & Dining.

You can also win a $1000 shopping spree at Fab.com. Simply fill out the form HERE. 

DIY Vanity Mirror Light Step-by-step

Hey guys. It’s been a while since I’ve updated but due to recent events I needed some time off. Moving into the new house has taken up a lot of time as well. One of the things that I did here was setting up a whole new work and makeup area since I have a bigger room now then before. And I though I would show you how you easily can set upp this vanity mirror system by yourself. Best of all is that the lights turns on an off with a remote, which is optional but a really smart solution. Lets begin!

The things that you will need is:

  • A mirror
  • Vanity light bars
  • Light Bulbs
  • Picture and frame hangers (or hardware)
  • Extension cords
  • Remote Lamp Control
  • Outlet adapter or extension cord (to connect lights to the wireless remote)
  • Scissors and screwdriver

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First of all you need to find a mirror of size and style that you like and that will fit on your wall. I purchased a frameless mirror from Lowes for a really good price. the size of this one is 30×36 inches and costed me about 28 dollars! Instead of using hardware to put it up, I used 4 picture and frame hangers that i bought at target. As you can see I chose to hang the mirror a little bit above the table so place yours at your liking. I chose a slightly bigger mirror just because my wall is really big and empty, it just filled it up nicely. Lets move on to wiring the light bars.

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What you want to do first is separating the extension cord and the plug that is attached to it by cutting it off, you will not need the plug! Then, split the 2 cords and with a scissor cut off about an inch of the rubber, but do not cut off the copper thread! As you can see on the cord, one wire is completely smooth while one wire has raised ridgets. This will tell you which cord goes into black and which goes into the white cord on your vanity light bar. The cord with raised ridgets goes into white, and the smooth cords goes into black. As you can see here below this is what it will look like when you attach them. spin together the copper wires and remember to put on the plastic caps. This is extremely important so that the white and the black cords don’t touch each other. It might cause a fire.

After attaching the light bar to the extension cords you may put in your light bulbs and try it out to make sure that everything works! When it comes to picking light bulbs choose light bulbs that doesn’t produce yellow light, as you may see these bulbs have a blue tint which is ideal for makeup light. They are a bit more expensive then regular bulbs but a good investment. I bough my light bulbs at Lowes.

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I ordered the light bars at Amazon (link) simply because I wanted to have one long bar on each side of my mirror that were the same height as my mirror (36 inches). Now what bars you choose is completely up to you and depends on how you want it. You can choose to do like me, have shorter bars or even have lightning that goes all around your mirror. I attached these with the hardware that was included which only was 2 screws for each bar. Super simple and I recommend to attach the “bottom” part before attaching the top part of the bar as well as the lights to secure it to the wall. IMG_1380

I really hoped that this helped someone out there. If anything is unclear please leave a comment and I will update the post as well as answer your questions! And if you did try this out, please share photos or let me know, I love to see what others do as well.

 

New house + Makeup space ideas!

I know its been kind of quiet around my social medias but its only because we recently got approved for a new house and we ar moving in less than 2 weeks! I have so much to do!! I cannot express how excited an happy I am about this house. Its going to be marvelous and I am already planning and thinking about every little detail that I am going to do. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you have already gotten a little sneak peak of the house.

I am finally going to have a closet again, this time an amazing walk in closet. And my own bathroom that has a jacuzzi bath. Ugh all the lush bombs I will buy. But the biggest thing that I am excited about is my workspace and my makeup space. I have been looking at so much inspiration on how I want it and how to storage all my stuff because now it is a total chaos. I hope that you all understand that it is a stressful time right now. I am going to try to update as much as possible but please bare with me during this time. It will be so much better once I have moved!

Here are some Workspace and Beauty space ideas that I just wanted to share with you. You can find them all on my Pinterest.

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Holiday wishlist help with Marie Claire

Every year it gets harder and harder to tell people what I want for Christmas, especially since Im able to make my own money and buy whatever I want. I also find it extremely hard to buy present for others as well. Buying present and making someone else happy is the best thing I know of. I will splurge more on the people that mean the world to me rather then on myself.

For the holidays Marie Claire releases their ultimate gift guide with 101 gift ideas for the girl who likes beauty, home, fashion and more in their December issue. It is truly the ultimate gift guide with items for everyone in various price ranges as well as current and upcoming trends. I have rounded up and gathered items from the gift guide that I would absolutely love, but that I also think are some great items and ideas for gifts to others. To subscribe to Marie Claire you can do it here. It is also a great idea to give away a subscription to any friend, sister, mother or girlfriend who are interested in fashion, trend tips and how-to guides.

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Starting off with beauty gifts we have the Prada’Candy’ Eau de Parfum Collector’s Edition (Limited Edition) ($114). I have the Prada Candy Perfume and I absolutely love it so therefore I would not mind having a pretty gold bottle among my perfume collection either. Second is another perfume and it is the  Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum ($25-$115). It smells so good and is definitely one of my top perfumes that I would recommend not only to myself but also to by for someone else. New in stores is the Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant ($45) and I just love Fresh. I use their face moisturizer daily and it is just an amazing brand. Thereafter something that is so in trend right now and so gorgeous is rose gold shadows. I chose one which is a little bit cheaper but amazing which is the Colourpop La La rose gold in an Ultra Metallic Finish ($5) and also if you feel like splurging a little bit you can get the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Scratch ($19).

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Moving on to some of my fashion mut-haves or wanties a fur coat is everything and you need to have at least one in your closet. This Oversized Faux Fur Coat from DKNY is currently on sale so take the opportunity! Secondly I love a good pair of pumps and  these Open Toe Pumps from Nine West (NOW $49.99) are not only gorgeous but so easy to wear. Splurge real good on a nice watch and spoil yourself, or a loved one because what do girls love more then diamonds? This Two-Tone Gold Diamond Watch from MICHELE is a bit pricy, but if you want to gift a nice watch from MICHELE you can mix and match bracelets and watch heads as you want and skip the diamonds if it isn’t within your price range. The Blouse from H&M Studio has been one of my absolute obsessions that Ive wanted to get for so long and it is also below $100. Finishing off with some must-have bags is a really nice Leather Messenger Bag from ZARA with a gorgeous feather detail and finally if you are more on the splurge side the oh so classic and beautiful Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Nano leather shoulder bag which is the mini version of the tote.

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For more gift ideas make sure to check out the December issue of Marie Claire

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Sorry Bank account. It’s fall I had too.

Fall is like one of my absolute favorite season because it starts to get all cold an cozy. Of course I had to go into one of my favorite stores Bath & Bodyworks and buy myself some fall candles. I haven’t been to Bath & Bodyworks in like forever. I used to go all crazy in that store because ot the great offers that they have and I would always go back because I would get like 20% off coupons and stuff.

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I got 3 new candles this time and kinda just wanted a few for the fall and winter to lit up. I got the Pumpkin Pecan & Waffles, Marshmallow Fireside and Buttercream Icing. Holy moly how sweet they smell! I also liked a whole lot of other candles but settled for these three for now.

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