Thursday, May 26, 2011

DIY: Spring and Summer Inspiration Board

Now that Spring/Summer 2011 is approaching and in many places already in full swing, we all need to revamp our wardrobe and makeup, and what better way to do that than to create an inspiration board!

Here's my completed inspiration board, now make one of your own!

What You Will Need:
  • One small to medium size cork board or magnetic dry-erase board (preferably easily hang-able)
  • Cut out pictures of fashion-forward spring looks (can be pictures of your own and also out of magazines, online, ect){I also created a color guide to some of my favorite spring/summer colors using nail polish swatches on a sheet of paper and cutting fun designs around the polish swatches}
  • Pictures and/or samples of spring shades of makeup (such as nude eyeshadow, tinted moisturizer and soft pink lipstick){I also put a few of these things along the top of my board}
  • Pictures and/or samples of summer/spring skincare (like moisturizer and sunblock) 
  • Small spring/summer accessories (preferably easily hang-able)
  • Small tacts and/or magnets

Getting Started!

- First, you will want to mount your cork/magnetic board to a wall/door or just prop it up on a flat surface if you don't plan on hanging it.

- Then, start by hanging/attaching your inspirational clothing/accessory/makeup pictures with the magnets/tacks.

- After you have all of the pictures up, then hang/attach the samples you want to put up.

- After all of the more flat stuff is hung/attached, then hang the accessories off of additional magnets/tacks or off of some of the ones holding your pictures and samples.

- Snap a picture and post in the comments or leave your link to a blog post featuring this fun DIY Inspiration Board!

Here are some additional close-up pictures so you can see what was on my Inspiration Board!
(Note: I chose to use a dry erase/magnetized board)

In This Picture: mini Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion in upper left, Vistoria's Secret Beauty Rush body mist in Juiced Berry in upper right, cute card from a friend, OPI Silver Shatter tag, and pictures cut out from a magazine of a blouse, bracelets and a white/cream purse

In This Picture: Sample Pack of PeterThomasRoth Clini-Matte All Day Oil-Control SPF20, my color card (explained in 2nd what you need bullet), picture of a purple suede Steve Madden pump, Wet Seal Necklace (refer to overall picture to see charms hanging down), and a rustic bangle from Charlotte Russe (my sister's, but I love to wear this bangle)

In This Picture: Rustic bangles from Charlotte Russe, American Eagle stone necklace, Neutrogena Moisture Rescue 100% Oil-Free Gel-Cream Sample Pack, Sephora by OPI Blasted Black tag, and Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Sample Packet (my favorite gentle cleanser... ever)

In This Picture: Vistoria's Secret Beauty Rush body mist in Juiced Berry in upper left, Vintage Bow Clips in upper right, picture of pale pink belt, picture of floral scarf and pink/white striped cardigan, Sample Pack of Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, chain of American Eagle stone necklace, Sample-sized LORAC eyeshadow in Serenity, picture of a blouse from a magazine, and flower drawings drawn by yours truly 

Remember to post a picture of your own inspiration board in the comments!

1 comment:

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