January 17th, 2012 | Comments Off
I’m partnering up with my amazingly talented friend Selina of SZMoon.net for our first fashionably fun giveaway of 2012!
Selina is a diy mastermind and owner of the creative shop, Clothing by SZMoon. Selina also designed a custom Laser Cat studded crop top for me last year <3 I’ve gotten so many compliments on it.
The Lightning Melt design is one of her newest creations and we’re happy to give this awesome shirt to one (1) lucky reader!
This shirt comes in black or teal, featuring a pink melty lighting bolt. The winner will receive shirt color of their choice.
If you won this top, how would you wear it? We’d both love to know!
How to enter?
(All 4 of these steps must be completed for valid entry)
- Comment with how you’d wear this shirt in this post. Be sure to leave your name and email too!
- Reblog Selina’s official giveaway post from her tumblr/blog at: http://szmoon.net/post/16029455475/giveaway-time-im-so-excited-to-say-that-the
- Like my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/officialyumeninja
- Like SZMoon’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/szmoon
Extra credit? Worth +1 Entry each
- Tweet about this contest:
@Yumeninja @SelinaZawacki are having an awesome Lightning Melt giveaway! http://ninjasovereign.com/2012/01/lighting-melt-giveaway/
- Mention this on your facebook wall, be sure to tag both of our facebook pages.
That’s a total of three (3) possible entries per person.
This giveaway is open internationally. This giveaway will end on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:59 PST .
One winner will be randomly chosen.
I want to thank Selina for agreeing to do this giveaway with me. She’s an awesomely talented and amazing person and always motivates me to keep up my diy-ing.
You can check out Selina’s other amazing creations and projects on her blog: www.SZMoon.net
*Please note that shipping times may vary depending upon location.
January 1st, 2012 | 1 Comment
I’ve had a few dozen emails and requests regarding my platform sneakers that I diy’d for Sweet Streets.
However, I won’t be doing a tutorial for my shoes as I learned this method from a friend, and so it’s not my secret to give away! Sorry guys, but I can’t take credit for it.
Another friend of mine, Selina of SZMoon.NET, recently made her own inspired by those Platform Converse that everyone’s been buying off eBay! Selina is an awesome diy-super star as well so check her out!
My friend Kerli, is perhaps the most notable of all diy platform sneaker makers. She’s a master at shoe diy and you guys should totally check her out if you’re unfamiliar.
As for me, I added the duct tape as an afterthought. I didn’t want my shoes to fall apart, plus the neon color was just what I needed for Sweet Streets.
I learned a lot from making this first pair, so for my second pair I’m enlisting the help of my friend Joe, who is known for making crazy steampunk costumes, shoes, and props! We’re going to make these Jeremy Scott x 2NE1 winged Adidas rock.
I don’t know if I’ll do the full 6inches or even go above and beyond that. You’ll all have to wait and see!
More diy platforms or shoes? You can always browse the internet for inspiration.
October 26th, 2011 | Comments Off
Welcome to the simplest and most affordable D.i.Y Galaxy Shoes!
Yes, you’ve seen them everywhere! My own inspiration came from Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita’s and Kustom Kix’ Nebula Wedges (hand painted, I might add).
What You’ll Need?
- Shoes/Wedges of choice
- Mod Podge with clear gloss finish (or whatever finish you like)
- A variety of cheap brushes
- Two 11×17″ (approx) color print outs of a Galaxy/Nebula (I found mine on some wallpaper site)
- A large piece of paper (mine is 18×24″ drawing paper)
- Clear/Invisible Tape
- Exact-o Knife/Scissors
October 4th, 2011 | Comments Off
source: Forever 21
I’ve often received requests regarding my hair at it’s various stages and colors. More recently people have asked me to do a tutorial about how I went rainbow, so here you guys go!
Excuse my FOBs. I mix a diluted Punky Violet with a bit of MP Hot Hot pink to get my shade of purple! I forgot to add that!
I tend to wind up my hair into little balls and then clip!
Being patient when washing out is a key factor in avoiding bleed. There will always be some minimal bleed, which is good for the rainbow! However, always make sure not to place a dark section (washed or not) over a light section.
My favourite hair treatment is Shiseido Tsubaki Damage Care. That stuff has saved my hair 100x over.
I’ve also used Dumb Blonde and just a regular old protein filler mixed into my shampoo. Using a treatment is my ‘must’.
If you have to bleach a certain amount to even be able to put in color, your hair is definitely fried! Trust me when I say, you can use the help.
Well I hope that visual helped those of you who asked.
Pew! And this was my hair last week on my birthday!
I also don’t make any claims to being a professional colorist or beautician! I just want to throw that disclaimer in there!
I have been doing my own hair, as well as friends, and currently am my boyfriends acting hair stylist/colorist, but all of this has been learned through 14+ years of experience and help from my friends who are professionals! I make no guarantees, so please use this information responsibly.
February 23rd, 2011 | 1 Comment
Attending Sweet Streets & Giant Robot’s “Real Japanese Kawaii” opening gave me the perfect chance to do a little diy. I have meant to cross this off my list for a while now.
Some time ago, I saw this gorgeous thing on Tumblr:
Since credit has been lost on tumblr, please tell me if you know. I’d like to credit the original person properly.
Both Alcuin and I have been itching to try a dip-dye and ombre dying. I mostly envisioned black, rainbow usually reminds me of Nor-Cal hippies of my youth. However, these shorts changed that association forever.
Goodwill hunting gave me these glittered denim shorts ($3USD). I intended to get white, but none were available. These were light blue and glittered.
Onward, to the first trials of dip dying!
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