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DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

I’m so excited to share with you, my DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish!!  It’s the perfect Summer nail art and even better it’s incredible easy.  I’m all about an easy beauty DIY!  I’m going to show you the exact nail polishes I used to get this look and how easy it is to do.  Scroll down to see more!

I think what I love best about this is the ethereal effect having sea glass nails gives off, especially in the sunlight!  It could have also been because I chose this beautiful aqua shade.  Blues and purples tend to give off that ethereal quality.  I’m pretty sure mermaids would approve!

I don’t know if you would call these “ingredients” per se, but are you ready?  The list is super short:

  • Revlon Transforming Effects Matte Top Coat
  • Sinful Colors Wonder Mint – don’t let the name fool you, it’s really a pretty turquoise color!
  • Tissue
  • Something to mix the nail polish in – I used a plastic lid but you could also use an empty nail polish bottle

 

DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

 

 

  1. Pour out some of your matte nail polish into your mixing container.  I found that a 4:1 ratio of clear to aqua gave enough color but still let the polish stay transparent.  If you’d like to go even lighter, you could do a 5:1 ratio.
  2. Add your aqua nail polish.
  3. Use the tissue to wipe off your aqua nail brush and use the brush to mix up your polish.  *Note:  The color will look thicker and almost milky in the container
  4. If you used the 4:1 ratio, get a good amount of nail polish on your nail brush and apply one coat and one coat only.  *Note:  If you find that your polish isn’t as colorful as you’d like, don’t add a second coat!  Instead remove the polish from your nail, and add a teeny tiny amount of aqua to your mix and reapply.
  5. If you used the 5:1 ratio, I still recommend trying to apply only one coat, but I did find that adding a second coat was okay.  It just wasn’t as transparent as I would have liked.

*One last note:  If you are using a container that doesn’t have a lid, the nail polish will dry really fast in your container.  So you’ve got to be quick when you apply it.

 

DIY Sea Glass Nail Polish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Nautical Rope Decor : Top 5 for Earth Day

This year I’ve really been trying to reuse, reduce and recycle my home decor in an effort to be kinder to our planet.  With Earth Day around the corner and the whole mess with being quarantined, I thought it would be a good idea to share some DIYs with items I already have laying around the house.  Rope is the one thing I seem to always have since I heavily gravitate towards nautical decor!  Two of my DIYs even use the same batch of rope but in two completely different ways.  Check ’em out:

 

 

DIY Nautical Rope Decor : Top 5 for Earth Day

DIY Nautical Rope Mirror – such a cute way to revamp an old mirror

 

DIY Nautical Rope Decor : Top 5 for Earth Day

DIY Coastal Rope Planter – this one uses the same rope as the tray!

 

 

DIY Nautical Rope Decor : Top 5 for Earth Day

DIY Nautical Knot Rope Garland – this one is Christmas inspired but I honestly would have this garland up in my home all year round!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes – Beach Inspired

It’s time to get creative if you haven’t already picked out your Halloween costume!  But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my top 7 DIY Halloween costumes.  All beach or coastal inspired costumes (of course!).

 

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Be a Hula Lamp!! This is so original

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

DIY Flamingo costume

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

LOVE!

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

If you like pina coladas…

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Had to have a Mermaid costume (of course!!)

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

I’m obsessed with this Lite Brite costume!!

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Sun and Sunglasses – so cute for a mommy/baby duo!

 

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Top 7 DIY with Shells

Have you ever collected a bunch of sea shells over the Summer, only to have them sit in the same container you brought to the beach with you?  Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.  This morning I wanted to share some stylish DIY projects that will put your shell collection to good use!  Also I added some beautiful shell inspiration at the bottom of the post.  Don’t miss out:

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Candles

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Summer Shell Lamp

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Wreath

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Seashell Bridal Bouquet

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Art

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Shell Specimen Art

Top 7 DIY with Shells

DIY Oyster Shell Mirror

 

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shell inspiration

@bittencourtgustavo

shell inspiration

@sheena.miyake

shell inspiration

via Anthropologie

shell inspiration

via Tamara Mogendorff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 6 DIY – Beach Towels

Happy August everyone!  To start this month off, I’m sharing my favorite DIY for beach towels.  I’ve included everything from pom poms to tie dye and even ones with pillows sewn in.  Check ’em out!

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Pom pom beach towel via lovely indeed

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Round beach towel via a beautiful mess

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Bleach word towels via Studio DIY

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Flamingo beach towel via Brit + Co

Top 6 DIY - Beach Towels

Tie dye beach towel via oleander and palm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

I love a good Summer DIY!  Especially since Summer seems to be that season when I have a little extra time laying around.  Today I’ve rounded up my top 5 DIYs for Summer.  These include a really cute kaftan, mermaid soap and even a lush body scrub!  Take a peek:

5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

DIY Summer Kaftan from Elle Apparel

 

5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

How cute are these luggage tags shaped like little beach towels?! From Handmade Charlotte

 

5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

DIY Pineapple Candles from Happiness is Homemade

 

5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

Just give me mermaid everything! DIY Mermaid Soap from Budget Savvy Diva

 

5 Favorite DIYs for Summer

DIY Coconut Lime Body Scrub from Everyday Laura

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Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

With Easter on its way, I wanted to share some of these fun beachy Easter egg ideas I’ve been seeing around the webs.  I think my favorite is the mermaid one!!  It’s seriously the cutest Easter egg I’ve ever seen!!  Check out what I’m talking about:

 

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

These pineapple easter eggs use faux easter eggs instead of the real ones, which I like because then you can reuse them every year! Click any pic to get the dots

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

These ones remind me of the ocean

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

Isn’t she cute?!!

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

These would fit right in with my turquoise home

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

For those of you taking on a more tropical theme for Easter!

Top 6 DIY Beachy Easter Eggs

I like the idea of setting up a cute beach-scape with my Easter eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Coastal DIY for Spring

For me, Spring is that refreshing time of year when you can open all the windows and scrub off all that winter grime!  I’m not sure what it is about Spring that gives me that go-getter attitude.  I want to run around cleaning and sprucing everything up!  That’s why I thought I’d share some of my favorite Spring DIY (coastal styled, of course!).

 

Top 7 Coastal DIY for Spring

Coastal Rope Mirror – p.s. I think this one’s my favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

I don’t know if it’s because it’s the beginning of December or just that time of year but over the past weekend I dove deep into the holiday spirit!  Which is why today I’m sharing these fun holiday inspired DIYs for a coastal Christmas.  Driftwood and seashell collectors, this is your moment to dig deep into your stash of seaside treasures, grab the hot glue gun and get to work on crafting up a coastal Christmas!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY pasta wreath – looks like little starfish!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Glass Float Ornament

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Sailboat Ornament – this one is so sweet!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Starfish + Driftwood napkin rings

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Wreath – I feel like this would be good all year round, just change up some of the decoration on it

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Driftwood Chandelier – this is another one that I think would be good all year round, give me driftwood everything please!

 

7 DIY Ways to a Coastal Christmas

DIY Sea Urchin Snow Cone Ornaments

 

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7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

It’s November! and I wanted to share some of my favorite DIYs to help get you ready for a coastal Thanksgiving.  No coastal Thanksgiving table is complete without a few items from the beach, like seashells and sand dollars.  These DIYs will show you ways to add your own beachy flair to your holiday table setting.  Take a look:

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

burlap chargers via sand + sisal

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

DIY starfish napkin rings via our crafty mom

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

DIY pumpkin place cards via sand + sisal

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

sea oats and nautical rope wreath via living porpoisefully

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

nautical aqua pumpkins via living porpoisefully

 

 

7 DIYs for a Coastal Thanksgiving

DIY sand dollar place cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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