Making A Cute Shower Cap

Morning everyone, today I’m making a cute shower cap ^_^

Continuing on in my series of cutening up every day objects today I’m going to show you how I made my shower cap that little bit pinker 😀

Shower Cap Tutorial

To make this particular cute shower cap you need:

  • Plain shower cap (got mine from Coles for around $2)
  • Some fabric of your choice
  • Eyelet lace
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread

Shower Cap Tutorial

So get out your shower cap and lay out your fabric.

Outfit Of The Day Post and Best Australian Blog Competition

Before I get into the special outfit post of the day I just wanted to put in a little announcement. I’ve been nominated for the Sydney Writer’s Centre “Best Australian Blogs Competition”! Very exciting 😀 I’m not sure the category I’m up for but as well as the regular awards I’ve been nominated for the People’s Choice Award!

If you would like to vote in the awards (not just for me, there are lots of other amazing bloggers nominated too) just click the banner below to be taken to the form. If you want to vote for me I’m on the 3rd page of blogs under V for Violet ^_^

So yeah I just wanted to say thank you to all of you reading this because when I started this blog years ago I had no idea the awesome places it would take me or the wonderful people I would meet, so THANK YOU for reading!!!

People's Choice Award

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So ruffly and pretty!

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I wore this outfit to meet Thomas and Sakie who are lovely bloggers from Japan. So happy because I finally got an excuse to try Max Brenner too XD Photos of that to come in the next edition of snapshots.

This is the kind of dress you just want to spin in XD

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Totally love it, can’t wait to try out different ways to coordinate it!

One Day in Paradise info:

Shop is located at Visage n Vice Boutique, 248 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria.

Open Fridays 11am-7pm and Saturdays 11am-6pm or by appointment. Shop online anytime.

One Day in Paradise, Visage n Vice Boutique and Petticoats and Gallantry also do various markets and stalls so please check their websites for more information on time and dates. A big thank you goes to Laura from Petticoats and Gallantry for including the leopard print shower cap I had my eye on at the store too 😀 Showering in style=win! Thank you girls!!

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Now back to video editing for me 😀

One Day In Paradise Lolita Store Anniversary Competition!

This post was sponsored by One Day in Paradise. For more information on sponsored posts please click here.

Finally a competition open to international readers too, I hope you all enjoy it ^_^

One Day in Paradise is to date Australia’s first and only local Lolita store and they celebrated their second anniversary this past weekend 😀

While I  personally no longer wear Lolita fashion I do still enjoy seeing it on others and I know that lots of my readers wear the fashion so when Marie (the owner) invited me along I was delighted to see what they were doing!

Early that morning Marie came over and I helped her out with her hair, she really enjoyed my tutorial on over the head plaits so she borrowed some of my flowers and I tried out the style on her. This proves that even those with short hair can try it because Marie’s hair is barely shoulder length!

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Competition Time!

Up for grabs is a AU$100 gift voucher to One Day in Paradise to be used by the end of January 2011. This giveaway is open to everyone including international readers!

This competition is now closed!

What you need to do:

-Be a follower of this blog (either by Google Friend Connect or RSS and yes I will check this)

-Leave a comment saying what on their website you would spend your voucher on.

-Please use a valid email address!

This giveaway will be open for 7 days until midnight Melbourne Australia time 29th January 2010 and the winner will be picked at random.

I can’t wait to see what you all would pick, good luck everyone!

Baking Soda As Shampoo- Friday Fun and Announcements

As requested here’s my video on using baking soda as a shampoo!

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

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Hello and welcome to Friday video number 2.
Today I’m gong to be talking about using baking soda as shampoo.
So baking soda.
Firstly, is baking soda the same as baking powder?
No. Not the same thing at all, only use baking soda also known as bicarb soda.
I use mckensie’s because it’s the cheapest one. You really don’t need to use much each time so for $1.50 you’ll probably get a whole month or more’s worth.
So step by step, how do you actually use it as shampoo?
#1 don’t use shampoo obviously.
Instead of shampoo you would get a little cup of water. I use the lid from James’ shaving cream. Put a couple of spoons in there and then fill the rest up with warm water.
Then I mix it around with my finger until it’s mostly disolved and put it through your hair.
Massage it to the roots like your would a normal shampoo and make sure to get it really close to the roots because that’s where most of the oil and grease is.
Then I leave it on there for a couple of minutes, maybe 3 minutes? I don’t really have a clock in my shower so.
Once I’m satisfied that my hair is clean I wash it out.
So that’s really it.
Afterwards if you want to you can use a conditioner. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.
And if I do, I avoid the roots because again that’s usually where my hair gets oily.
Using the baking soda took me a while to get used to because it really doesn’t feel like shampoo.
And honestly until you get out of the shower and completely dry your hair it doesn’t feel clean, not even a little bit.
When it goes in it’s kind of grippy, I guess is the word, like when you rub two pieces of velvet together and all of the little fibres catch on each other.
When you shampoo you get a lather, this doesn’t lather at all. Also when you shampoo your hair and you dry it it had that light airy feeling, you know you feel like you’re in a Pantene commercial and you’re flipping your hair around and you’ve got a big fan blowing in your direction to get the perfect hair flick off to the side.
This isn’t like that.
Once you dry your hair it feels amazing.
It’s really soft and smooth. The texture of my hair feels a lot better now than when I was using shampoo.
I could totally do the commercial with the fan and the wind blowing.
It takes a bit longer to dry than traditional shampoo, I imagine it’s because that has special ingredients to quicken the drying time or whatever and this is just baking soda, nothing fancy.
And that’s pretty much it.
With baking soda I don’t seem to was as often because it doesn’t seem to need it.
I think that’s probably to do with the fact that some shampoos strip the natural oils out of your hair and that’s stuff you want in there.
So your scalp maybe overcompensates and makes extra. Again I’m not an expert so I haven’t no idea the science behind this, I just know it works for me.
This seems a bit more gentle though and I don’t have to wash as often.
As I mentioned in my previous video on using it as dry shampoo, there were a lot of comments asking whether it was the same as using talcum powder.
Or baby power. Yes and no. It’s the same in that they do both get the job done.
But when you wash it out it comes out a lot easier than talcum
For the full transcription take a look at the blog post or turn on captions.

Snapshots from Brisbane Pt1

I took a lot of photos when we went to Brisbane in December… I really mean A LOT. Like when I took out all the crap ones I still had 300+ that I liked and wanted to post *_* I cut it down again to around 175 so I’m going to split it up into two posts this weekend and just tell you about the funniest and most interesting parts! The rest of them (mostly just pretty stuff) will be uploaded to my Facebook page tomorrow if you want to go see what else we got up to!

So let’s get into it before I feel like adding even more photos haha!

I had delicious fudge for breakfast the day we left. I’m sure fudge is a food group right?
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