Necklace Organizer

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For a quick and easy necklace organizer use a memo board and push pins to hang and display your necklaces.

For extra support for the push pins, glue a piece of cardboard to the back of the board.

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I customized the frame by adding droplets of different coloured nail polish. You can also customize your board by adding a piece of patterned fabric to the corked area.

How do you keep your accessories organized?

– Shanel

 

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Tip – Break in or Stretch New Shoes

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Your shoes should fit when you buy them, but if you need to quickly stretch or break them in there’s an easy way to do it. Read on to learn how.

In the corner of your eye you spot the perfect pair shoes, you ask for your size and hold your breath hoping it’s in stock. Your excitement builds when you see the box coming towards you. You try them on, maybe walk around in them for a bit and they seem to fit perfectly. That’s when you decide “I’ll take them!”

You find the right outfit to compliment the shoes, and then suddenly while your out your feet start aching in pain. Okay, maybe it’s not that dramatic but I had a similar situation happen to me recently, and its not fun.

Here’s how you can avoid the above situation and quickly break in a pair of shoes or stretch a pair that are too snug.

The Supplies

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A new pair shoes
A thick pair of socks (or double up on a regular pair)
Blow Dryer

The Steps

1. Put on the socks

2. Put on the shoes

3. Turn on your blow dryer

4. Test the blow dryer on a small area. If the heat doesn’t affect the shoe continue to the next step.

5. Aim the dryer towards the areas that are too snug while wiggling your feet

6. Repeat until you have your desired fit

Bonus tip. It’s best to go shoe shopping at the end of the day, or at the end of your shopping trip because your feet tend to swell slightly over the course of the day due to standing and walking. This will help to ensure that you get a comfortable fit.

Here’s to happy feet 🙂

-EssDotElle

7 Alternate Jewellery Uses

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Think Outside the Cloth and try these 7 different ways to wear your jewellery. Get more looks from one piece, and add a little extra sparkle and shine to your clothing and accessories.

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Tip — Adhesive Bra

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If you’re going out for a night on the town and you decide on a risqué revealing outfit with a plunging neckline or an open back it can be really difficult to find the right bra. Adhesive bras are a great leave-your-regular-bra-at-home solution. They lift, support, add shielding, and come in variety of shapes and styles. When you apply them make sure your skin is lotion and oil free and they should last all night. You can find them at lingerie stores and some pharmacies (specifically Shoppers Drug Mart).

-EssDotElle

Tip — Bye Bye Deodorant Stains

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Ever have those days where you have a last minute change of heart about an outfit, or you try on a million pieces of clothing before you find the one outfit that works? Finally content, you do one last check in the mirror and whomp whomp there’s a bunch of ugly looking deodorant stains along the sides of your shirt. Don’t fret.Take a fabric dryer sheet and gently rub it on the stains to remove them, and you’ll be good to go!

-EssDotElle

Tip — All That Glitters

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If your gold or silver coloured jewellery isn’t the real deal, paint on a layer of clear nail polish to keep them from tarnishing and changing colour. Stay Shinin!

-EssDotElle