So today is October 27th and, since I am becoming an American in my heart, I am in the middle of preparations for Halloween. Fall in the US is so festive: Halloween and its hilarious parties, then the feast of Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas time! I am back in France for a while, but I have firm intentions to celebrate everything as it should be.
This year, I wanted to make an elegant costume—but something more maleficient than last year (for the record, I was a Raspberry). Why not a Disney villain? Yes, but a blonde one! A blond Disney villain? Does she exist? I researched a lot, and then I watched “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Charlize Theron playing the evil queen. I didn’t watch the film until after making the costume. [Snap review: not my style, but it will snare Twilight fans.] Charlize’s performance was striking, and I literally quivered at the sight of her costumes. I finally got my blonde villain! So I made this costume inspired by her. Below, I tell you how to make the crown :)))
Happy Halloween! I hope you are proud of your costumes!
The original: the Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron.
I am malefic, but still blonde! Hey, what did you expect?
Let me show you these home-made soaps! The best option to start with soap making is probably to buy a kit, to get the 4 main ingredients: glycerine soap, molds, fragrance (I have the waterlily and papyrus ones) and cosmetic colorants. If you wish to do some more, you will just have to buy a new block of glycerine! The technique is really simple: you cut little cubes of glycerine (2″ by 2″). Your kit booklet should tell you how many cubes you need to fill the molds. Then you put them in a bowl and heat them in the micro-waves until it’s melted. You should keep the temperature really low, and remember that 10 seconds are enough to melt one cube. When the glycerine is liquid (but not boiling), you can add a few drops of fragrance and colorant, and pour the liquid in your mold. In about 10 minutes, your soap should be solidified and ready to get out of the mold, voilà!
If you wish to start making soaps, I recommend these two 30$ kits:
The weather is freezing cold these days, and I can only wish you to stay warm! My solution? A beautiful DIY scarf made of faux fur. It’s super trendy, extremely warm and easy to make! The tutorial is below the beautiful pictures of David Speranza.
By the way : these people are my Seattle gang, and they are awesome!