$25 Ulta Gift Card Giveaway – Open WW

Who couldn’t use some new makeup, amirite? I mean, it’s Spring, and there’s all new releases, and you need new colors. We can justify it any way we want, but the fact of the matter is – we want!

Style on Main is giving away a $25 Ulta gift card. Pretty cool, right? Ulta has all kinds of awesome stuff from high end makeup to the affordable lines to great hair care and skin care items. They even have an in-store salon.

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$25 Ulta GC

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How to Make a Gorgeous Vintage Pearl Wrap Bracelet

Memory wire wrap bracelets were all the rage a few years ago. Personally, I think they’re still pretty great – and plain old pretty! They can be made in just about any theme or colors, and with almost any materials. Even better – they’re totally adjustable and can fit basically any size wrist. No more worrying if someone needs a tiny bracelet or a super long one. The memory wire wrap bracelets fit everyone.

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I’ve chosen to make this memory wire bracelet with vintage pearl beads that date from the 1940s-1970s. I kind of love that time period, and they still look amazing. A little secret – making this bracelet is so easy, I make them while watching tv, because I don’t have to pay attention.

How to Make a Vintage Pearl Wrap Bracelet

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Supplies Needed

Mixed vintage pearl beads

Size 10 or 11 Seed Beads. I’m using a size 10. The bigger the number, the smaller the bead.

Bracelet sized Memory wire – about 4 loops or so.

Wire cutters. You generally don’t want to use your good pliers to cut memory wire. Memory wire is very hard and will damage your good pliers.

Roundnose pliers

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Directions

Cut the desired amount of memory wire off the coil. I like to make my bracelets about 4 loops worth.

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Using the roundnose pliers, make a loop on one end. Make the loop facing out, if possible.

Start threading your beads onto the memory wire. Start with one vintage pearl bead, and then a series of seed beads. Sometimes I use 5 or 10 beads. On this particular bracelet, I used groups of 8 seed beads.

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Repeat the pattern of one vintage pearl bead and 8 or so seed beads for the length of the bracelet. I like to use a mix of beads, and grab one at random. It adds to the look of the bracelet.

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Once you get to the end of your wire, leave between ½ and ¾ inch of space. Make a loop to finish off the bracelet – the same way you started. Don’t worry about the end loop being super snug to your last beads. The space will give the beads a little bit of “play room” for the wearer of the vintage pearl wrap bracelet and allow the bracelet to wrap nicely.

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You now have a great vintage pearl wrap bracelet that looks amazing with everything.

Total time: 25 minutes.

Total cost: About $5

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Try these Great Hair Care Products for Spring

As I mentioned before, Spring seems to be a time of total hair renewal. I thought that maybe I was the only one, but, as it turns out, I’m not. YAY! I heard from lots of you that Spring makes you want to do crazy hair things, too. Don’t worry though! As long as you don’t do anything too drastic that you can’t live with – like shaving your head – it will all be good. These are some of our favorite hair care products to play with this spring.

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Drop Your Pants with Depend #Underwareness

Now that Spring is here, that means one of the less pleasant aspects of the season is arriving too – allergies. Blargh! I’m desperately trying not to claw my eyes out while simultaneously stopping the faucet that my nose has become. And the pressure…UGH!!

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And we won’t even mention what happens when you start to cough or sneeze. Because, honestly, it happens to everyone. A little bit of bladder leakage has affected everyone from time to time. Depend wants people to know that there’s no shame in it, either.

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Rock these Budget Friendly 2015 Sandals Trends

One of the things I love the most about Spring is the return of sandals. You see, my toes love the fresh air and freedom that sandals provide. Besides that, no one can see my toenail polish in a pair of boots – no matter how fabulous they are! Sandals come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. Gone are the days that sandals were relegated to only weekend wear and casual occasions. 2015 sandals trends are beyond that.

You’re going to need to add a pair of each of these 2015 sandals trends to your Spring and Summer wardrobe. They’re so budget-friendly, you could actually afford to do that. Each pair is under $60, and a couple are under $20. Ummm…yeah!  At that price, you can afford to buy one of these in coral, magenta, or metallic gold.

Budget-friendly-sandals-for-2015-7001. Wet Seal Braided T Strap Sandals ($20)  2. Abercrombie Leather Flip Flops ($30)  3. Charles David Platform Wedges ($55)  4. Old Navy Ankle Strap Sandals ($13)  5. Havaianas flip flops with Landscape Print ($33) 6. Sole Society Jemarie Gladiator Sandal ($60) 7. Summer Nights Heels ($27)  8. Pop Zora T Strap Gladiator Sandals ($50)  9. Madden Girl Teager Sandal ($36)

 

What is your favorite 2015 Sandals Trend?

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Refresh Your Vanity with an Easy Vanity Tray DIY Makeover

I’m always looking for some kind of something to organize my cra….errr…treasures. Yeah, treasures. For a while it was trinket boxes, and then it was storage bins. While those are both great solutions, I needed something different. Something to sort of wrangle the bottles of perfume and larger items that I use regularly. I was looking at these vintage silver trays one day, and it hit me. A vanity tray DIY project! I had all these pink vanity trays left over from a baby shower, just hanging out. Now, these are pretty nice items, but they do not fit with my personal aesthetic or my décor.

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What is a girl to do? If she’s a crafty and creative type, she’s gonna take one of these vanity trays and give it a total facelift.

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Budget Friendly Lace Shoes for Every Occasion

I’ve always loved lace. My first infatuation with the delicate fabric was when Madonna was in the beginning of her career. The little bit trashy look with the dark roots and all the jewelry – I thought she was the most beautiful and special being there ever was. And I wanted to be JUST LIKE HER. And, well…Madonna wore lace. And so I was determined that I would wear lace too.

Fast forward 25+ years, and lace is all the rage again. Is lace a trend that ever really disappeared? Probably not. Lace is everywhere you look, though. On shirts and sweatshirts, even lace shoes. Lace scarves and bags and jewelry. These are some of our favorite lace shoes for any occasion. The best part: all of these lace shoes are wallet-friendly and come in at $60 or less.

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1 Hypnotize Crystal Ballet Flat ($30) 2 Flat Floral Lace Oxfords ($25) 3 Lauren Lorraine Lace Bootie ($60)  4 Rock and Candy Lace Combat Boot ($50) 5 Lucluc Gold Lace Flats ($34)  6 Target Dedra Lace Slip Ons ($25) 7 Nastydress Lace Pumps ($25)  8 Daisy Lace Ballerina Shoes ($43) 9 Keds Lace Sneaker ($40-55) 10 Pop Glenna Ballet Flats ($40)  11 TOMS slip on flats ($59)

Which of these lace shoes are your favorites?  Sound off in the comments!

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$250 H&M Gift Card Giveaway – Open WW

We all know how great H&M is, right?  They have these great clothes that are cute and trendy, yet seem to be so classic and chic at the same time.  They’re pretty decent quality, and somehow are still able to be pocketbook friendly.  How do they do that?!?!  Magic and sorcery, I’ve decided.

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I’ve teamed up with some seriously awesome bloggers to bring you a great prize – a $250 H&M Gift Card!  This will be perfect now that we’re transitioning into Spring and Summer.  Who doesn’t need to freshen up their wardrobe?!?!

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Low Calorie Classic Cocktails with a Modern Twist

Sooo…I’m a sucker for trashy TV. Like, I don’t even think you understand. Talk shows lure me in. Will they ever find out who the real father is? TV court shows are good too. You have to know getting someone a cell phone only leads to trouble. And the shows like Real Housewives? O.M.G…Can’t. Look. Away.

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That’s part of the reason I’m soooo excited that Real Housewives of New York is back! And Bethenny has rejoined the cast. I lurve her! Can not wait!! To celebrate, here are a few modern twists on classic cocktails. All inspired by RHONY.

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Spring Flats Trends for 2015

I know that everyone and their sister loves heels and that you can wear heels with everything nowadays, but I’m different. I love love love a good flat. Maybe it’s because I feel totally unencumbered when I wear flats. And while I can walk in heels, sometimes I have that baby horse falling over sensation. So…yeah. Flats are definitely my friends, and my shoe of choice. These are some of my choices for must have Spring flats trends for 2015. Most of these are Spring flats trends are really affordable, too.

spring-flats-trends1. Vivienne Westwood for Melissa ($140)  2. Valentino Rockstud Ballet Flats ($745)  3. Lucluc Suede Leopard Flats ($33)  4. Sole Society Black & White Striped Flats ($60) 5. BC Bobtail Flat ($60)   6. Modcloth I’d Be Delighted Flat ($30)  7. Nine West Atypical Flats ($60)

Stripes and flowers and vivid colors, oh my!  And animal print?!?! Heck yeah!  You really can’t go wrong by adding any of these Spring flats trends to your wardrobe.  How cute would these striped flats be with jeans and a tee?  Or the flowered flats with capris or a skirt?  And I don’t care who you are, or what you wear, everyone needs some pops of color in their accessories.  That’s where the cobalt flats come in.

Are you a fellow flat wearer?  What are your favorite Spring flats trends?

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