How To: Glamour Board Backdrop

Hey Guys!  So I am always on the lookout of a way to save money, just like the rest of the world.  Every one that knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE taking pictures of EVERYTHING!  Within the last year or so, I have been building up my photography gear, which is pretty expensive to say the least.  Especially backdrops.  So to cut costs in areas where I know I can put my crafting creativity into play, I decided to make a backdrop using all things that I have laying around my apartment.  

Items needed:
 Cardboard Box (your preference for size)

Clear tape, Scissors and an Exacto knife

Old Magazines

And that's pretty much it (unless you wanna freak it out with bling or anything else of the sort).

1st step is to cut out all the magazines pages that you want to create your backdrop board with.

Lay them along the bottom side of the cardboard in whatever pattern you want...

...and secure with the tape.

Continue in a straight line or however you want them placed until you have reached the top of the board.  For the edges that aren't covered by any paper due to sizing issues with the pages, just tear one of the pages in half vertically or horizontally and fill in.

And there you have your finished Glamour Board Backdrop.  You can use any kind of magazine pages that you want.  Just make it FABULOUS!  Let me know what you think! 

some examples (wig review coming up)

Lata Loves!

Short on 1 side, Long on the other! (pics)

Hey Guys!  So I was a little reluctant when it came to this hairstyle because I had in my head that I was too OLD for something like this.  I will be turning 31 this year, so I am trying to be a little more "mature" when it comes to alot of choices I make, including my hairstyles.  But I wanted to try this to see if I could do it and it turn out beautiful! 

The response on YouTube was just as great.  I didn't think that I was going to receive such awesome feedback for this style, but I have the BEST subscribers in the world.  When I was creating the series of videos, I had a TON of emotions related to the whole YouTube community and how some people can just be rude and not care that I have feelings.  I will admit, I did notice that I was starting to steer away from what made me love what I contribute to the hair community on YouTube, but there is more to me than just my hair.  I love ALL things beauty related.  While I appreciate the people that watch my videos and what they think, there is also a thing called TACT!  I try to read all the comments that I am notified of and I just cant seem to realize why people say the things that they say.  Is it because they are hiding behind a screen and possibly a FAKE profile just to spread HATE (I really dislike using this word, very cliche), or is it because they know that there is NO possibility to actually cross paths with me and they would not have the opportunity to say it to my face, which would result in a different set of consequences.  In any event, I am trying to learn to manage my time a lot wiser with hopes that I can post more "handmade" hair tutorials, but I WILL also continue to do my reviews, whatever they may be! 

With all that being said, (sheesh)  I am completely in love with the way this styled turned out and I cant wait to attempt again!  Here are some pics!  Let me know what you think!

I'm FRE$H, Who are you? tee, TGIF Clothing

If you are interested in seeing how this style was created, here are the links to the videos (a 3 part series)

Thanks for taking time to read and I hope you enjoy!

Just...Simply Gorgeous!

Hi Guys!  Tonight I am gonna be sharing my experience with an online one stop shop company called Simply Gorgeous!  I am super excited to show you what I have.  If you guys follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@mschanda), then you have seen a couple of the pieces.  

Simply Gorgeous was started by 2 best friends named Samana and Detra.  What they strive for is to provide one of a kind and unique pieces to the public and they never sale more than 3 of any item on their site!  I think that is a great way to not over-populate the world with the same jewelry, while also allowing them to provide a wider variety of things to us that love to accessorize.  They also do custom orders on earrings and body chains.

I have a total of 6 items that I am gonna show you guys.  Some, I have taken pics on, others just the items.  Sorry I couldn't do both, there was a lack of time on my end and I wanted to make sure that I share these as I have a coupon code that expires on the 31st of this month.

So let's get started!

Jungle Bracelet (hot pink), $6.00 on clearance but also avail in purple and red

Precious Heart Earrings (Hand Crafted and one of a kind), $6.25

OMG right!????!!!!!!?!?!  I am in LOVE with Simply Gorgeous right now and there are so many other items on the site to choose from.  So what's this you say about a coupon code, Chanda?  Well, from now until January 31st, you guys can enter "10offYT" at checkout and take advantage of 10% off your total purchase!  Today is the 11th, so what are you waiting for?  Head over to Simply Gorgeous and get beautiful guys!
Simply Gorgeous on Twitter

Lata Loves!