April 23, 2014

Painting Redux

Check out my redux of a painting I found in my grandmothers garage. Gave it a little wash and a few coats of paint. Next, as per usual I scraped some of the paint off, because I'm always going for a rustic look ( on everything ). I think that it's really cool and a perfect little project. So I wanted to share.

Here's what you need:



Old painting.



If you don't have any old paintings hanging or hiding in garages. You should definitely check out local thrift shops and yard sales.



Regular acrylic paint or oil based if your fancy. I prefer to use Craft Smart paints on this because their quality and affordable.



Chalk 




Paint your chosen picture with a lovely dash of color. A few coats will do the trick.


Finally, compliment your frame with color. Do this by marking a few sections of the frame with color chalk and smudge.


Quaint touch but worth it.


This truly is really quick and easy. Hope you all give it a go.


Later,
Zombie Mari

Liebster Award Nomination


I was really surprised by something I saw today. What was that I'm sure your all asking? Well, as I did the daily read of all of my fave sites on the internet. I came across a dazzling post on a really sweet site. It would seem as though I have been nominated for an award, A Liebster Award no less. I had never heard of this award before today, but I'm sure it's totally cool and I feel super stoked to have been nominated.

                                                   





Before I get into answering questions about myself and oh yeah about myself. I would like to give a tremendous thanks to the lovely that nominated, her name is Savannah Rose and she's awesome


Now go and check her out in this amazing land we call the internet :




11 Random Facts About Me :



1. I really love comic books and I could probably reenact scenes.

2. I love camping.

3. I love to travel at least three times a year.

4. I have a Yankee Candle collection.

5. I love british comedy television.

6. I watch YouTube videos everyday.

7. I despise Ketchup.

8. I once had a pet chicken.

9. My favorite song is Urgent by Foreigner.

10. I think that coffee is gross.

11. I love being outside at night.


My 11 Questions :


1. Favorite travel destinations?

I really love California, any city, it never matters. I really love the energy and the buzz of life. However, I would say that Los Angeles, California is my favorite.

2. Dream job?

To be a successful fashion designer with tons of stores an accolades to match.

3. Most worn nail polish color? Brand?

Any sort of blue. My favorite brand is Essie of course.

4. Post your favorite photo of all time.




         



This is my current favorite photo. It's not really in focus or in the best lighting, but I think it's nice.

5. Favorite room in your house and why?

I really love the kitchen. It's my favorite place because that's where the food lives. I also really love cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

6. What makes you happiest?

Having talks with mom and sisters....strange I know....but true !

7. Most treasured possession?

My most treasured possession is a jewelry box my grandmother gave when I was seven. I keep all of the photos that I take and inside. It's like a personal time capsule.

8. Wedding song?

LoveShack by the B-52's

9. Dream shopping location ( city or store).

I have always dreamed of going on an insane shopping spree in Chanel. It's like my ultimate life goal.

10. Scariest experience?

Getting lost in a cemetery when I was ten. It was both weird and scary.

11. Go to websites when you're bored?

Just Jared, LaurenConrad.com ,The Food Network and all of my fave blogs/ fashion sites.


11 Bloggers I Nominate :



These people have really cool blogs and I'm totally obsessed with reading them, so I think they
should be nominated too .






11 Questions To Bloggers :

1.  Who is your favorite designer?

2. What is your biggest fear?

3. What is the most cherished item in your closet?

4. Most insane fashion experience?

5. Favorite lipstick color?

6. One accessory that you can't live without?

7. Describe your worst fashion moment.

8. If you could trade wardrobes with any person the world, who would it be?

9. Can you describe your style in four words?

10. Do you have any fashion pet peeves?

11. What song describes you perfectly?





Liebster Award Rules :



1. Thank the blog that nominated you, and link their blog link on your blog.

2. Display the Liebster Award ( image) on your blog.

3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Answer 11 questions about yourself, that is provided by the blog that nominated you.

5. Nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve this award ( Note: the blog does have to have under 1000 followers)

6. Create a new list of questions for your nominated blogs to answer.

7. List all of the rules ( you can copy and paste)

8. Inform the nominated blogs about this award, and also provide a link for them to your post, so then they can understand the rules ( because they may not have heard about it).


April 22, 2014

100% Pure

If you love really great products that are safe and nourishing for your skin and Eco-Friendly. 100% Pure should be your go to brand. They are an amazing company with quality Makeup, Skincare and Hair Products. I love and could rave everyday about all they have to offer. Yet, I will just share three of my top choices. Which come in an amazing variety of offerings, by this I mean super delicious colors (makeup colors) and scents (all of the other gorgeous things).

My 100% Pure mail from today.



Let's dive in shall we?


They also do really great packaging and the shipping is super speedy.



First up, the 100% Pure Honey & Virgin Coconut conditioner and shampoo. This super duo is perfect for anyone with chemical or color treated hair. The shampoo revitalizes and hydrates leaving hair shiny and mosturized. Free of harsh chemicals and dyes it's a must have. Also, this super sweet size (1 oz) is perfect for travel. However, If you are in the market for something that lasts a while longer, you should definitely grab the 8oz size. 



Did I mention that the conditioner is just as wonderful and luxurious for your hair. Equipped with all natural ingredients like organic aloe and rose water. You can't go wrong when choosing from this range.


Lastly and definitely not least. I give you one of the most effective Skincare products that I have ever used. It's the 100% Pure brightening scrub + mask. 



Designed to deeply exfoliate skin without leaving behind damaging effects and redness. Jojoba beads work their magic by buffing away any and all dead skin. I found this product to be very helpful on my combination skin. It was really gentle and the lovely citrus smell didn't hurt. I use it once in the morning as a part of my facial care routine. I couldn't live without this necessary darling. 

If you would like to try any of the products featured in this gab session. I have include all names again and the prices below:




Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo 1 oz 

Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Conditioner 1 oz

Brightening Scrub + Mask 0.27 oz



P.S. all of the products from 100% Pure are 100% Vegan. Which means that you are purchasing from an awesome company who cares about animals, the environment and all of your beauty needs.


Later,
Zombie Mari

Daily Photo

Check out the May 2014 issue of Marie Claire featuring the ever fashionable Elizabeth Olsen.



Later,
Zombie Mari

April 20, 2014

Easter Funday

Happy Easter everyone. Here's a look at the trove of sweets the GlitterZombies got into today. Lovely sweeties and gifts my mom got for our family to enjoy. Also, there may or may not have been an Easter egg hunt involved ( mind you none of us are kiddies).









The ultimate prize for winning the hunt.


Love these Heidel chocolates.






These were too cool.


Loved the kooky faces.


More sweets after the sweets.




Easter themed apple pie....that I made. Although my rabbit did look at bit poorly.


Later,
Zombie Mari

April 19, 2014

D.I.Y Daily

As I do make hair accessories for loads of people everyday. It would stand to reason that I myself have quite a bit of hair doodles and bits ( and sometimes nowhere to put it all). So, I thought that it would be a really cool idea to think of a creative way to store them and share that with those who read this GlitterZombies babble. After hours of brainstorming. I came up with a really simple and easy little crafting project.

It's really similar to the cross ribbon message boards that people have in office areas or bedrooms. My theme as you may notice pulled inspiration from vintage puppet or marionette stages. I chose a really "Halloween" color scheme, but that's ok, I love Halloween and it's spooky kooky awesomeness. Take a moment to choose your favorite colors or a theme to match your current decor. Let's begin.


Step 1: Gather materials.




Paint of choice, brushes and decorative tape.


Foam or bristles?


An old board.


Pins 

Step 2 : Base coat.


I chose white for my base and I didn't really go crazy with layers. I like the rustic white washed look.


Step 3: Tape and decorate.


Arrange the tape as you wish. Do something cool and interesting.


Step 4: More details are best !


Never mind if your painting work isn't Van Gogh esque. You can always go back later and fix all edges and any mistakes.


Finale: Add a plethora of amazing hair accessories goodness.




P.S. You can also attach ribbon to the back and hang on the wall.

Simple....no?



Later,
Zombie Mari