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04

Mar

How Tuesday: DIY Marquee Letter

Here’s a fun DIY that packs a lot of visual punch, and isn’t too difficult! Light-up Marquee Letters (aka the fun signage above movie theaters and concert halls)! All you need is some string lights and an x-acto knife to turn a cardboard letter into something that looks like it was taken right off a Broadway sign!

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Based off the tutorial from the blog Grey Likes Nesting

10

Dec

How Tuesday: DIY Ornaments

Whether you are on a budget or looking for a way to make the holidays a little bit more personalized, DIY projects are usually the way to go. We have two simple projects that you can create in less then 5 minutes. Give your ornaments an update and a personalize touch! 

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06

Dec

Friday Faves

It’s the first weekend of December, so here are some things to get your month rolling!  We hope everyone had a wonderful week.  Happy weekend!

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03

Dec

How Tuesday: Gingerbread Martini

At Nissa, we are already excited for the holidays! It is finally the most exciting time of the year. We wanted to start off the month with this delicious gingerbread drink recipe. Grab your glass and start mixing!

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26

Nov

How Tuesday: The Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hosting a giant group for Thanksgiving can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this cheat sheet to create the perfect turkey day centerpiece. That way you can concentrate on the more important things—like making sure you don’t overcook the turkey!

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These Thanksgiving centerpieces are easy to do yourself and will save you time during this special holiday. Whether you use any of these decorations, we know your Thanksgiving will be a holiday you will not forget!

19

Nov

How Tuesday: Twisted Braided Bun

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1. Gather your hair in ponytail.

2. Separate the ponytail into three pieces.

3. Braid the pieces together and tie the end.

4. Create a hole at the top of the braid

5. Place the bottom of the braid into the hold. Repeat this step until the braid is rolled into a bun.

6. Bobby pin the stray pieces.

7. You’re finished and ready to go!

05

Nov

How Tuesday: DIY Spa Day

With fall arriving, we welcome back sweater weather and riding boots happily, but we forget how the constant weather changes affect our hair and skin. We found two DIY thrifty homemade beauty recipes for you to try. They will moisturize dry hair and cracked lips. You can easily find each of these ingredients in your own kitchen or your closest grocery store. They are quick and easy to create. These remedies are our natural and will probably make you feel fresh right away!  So go ahead, give yourself the spa therapy that you deserve: 

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Don’t let the cold dry your hair out! Use this mix your moisturize and keep your strands healthy. Mash the avocados and bananas together until it is smooth. Mix in the beaten egg and pour two tablespoons of olive oil. Blend until all the ingredients are even. Spread the mask onto your hair and allow it to soak for 15-30 minutes. Rinse the mix with cold water. Wash your hair with your shampoo. 

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Say goodbye to chapped lips because your lips will finally be smooth with this exfoliator! Blend all of the ingredients together. Rub the mix onto your lips gently. Rinse off your lips with water. 

16

Oct

Spice Up Your Space… DIY Style!

Looking for some cute ideas to make your home or office Halloween-friendly?Start off with these simply DIY ideas that will surely be a scream because…

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04

Oct

Friday Faves: Ring Week!

Here’s a list of our Friday Faves for Ring Week.  Hope everyone enjoyed their week as much as we did!  Have a good weekend!

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01

Oct

How Tuesday: News Print Nails

Newspapers are not just for reading. They can be a fun design too! Turn your manicure a notch up with these eight easy steps:

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  • Newspaper
  • A small bowl
  • Scissors
  • Q-tips
  • Base coat
  • Topcoat
  • A light colored nail polish
  • Rubbing alcohol

2. Cut ten small rectangular strips of newspaper.

3. Paint your base coat.

4. Once it is dry, apply your nail polish and wait for at least three minutes.

5. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into your bowl and dip your first newspaper strip.

6. After the strip is wet, press the newspaper onto your fingernail. Let it to sit for at least one minute. **If taken off too soon, the print will not fully transfer. Slowly peel off the newspaper print. Continue this step for each nail and allow them to dry.

7. Once they are dry, paint the topcoat to seal the print onto your nail.

8. Viola, you are done! Throw on your Nissa Wavy Rings, and you are ready to go!

27

Sep

Friday Faves

This Friday we are bringing you our favorite Pinterest finds from this week! Enjoy and happy weekend!

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20

Sep

Friday Faves

Since Saturday is the Autumnal Equinox and marks the beginning of fall, this week we decided to bring you some of our favorite things inspired by the best colors fall has to offer!

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10

Sep

How-Tuesday: Closet Organization

All of us wish we could have a closet as organized as the ones we see on Pinterest, but in reality, nobody has time for that! That said, with a few helpful tricks and tips, your closet can go from chaotic clutter to polished and put-together, which will make deciding what to wear at least a little easier! 

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1. A shoe organizer can save space and reduce clutter! We love how this one from the Container Store attaches to your closet door. 

2. Sick of all your silky blouses sliding off your hangers and into a crumpled heap on the floor? Invest in velvet hangers—problem solved!

3. Storage cubes are great alternative to drawers for storing sweaters and t-shirts. You can actually see what you have so you won’t forget about a top that’s tucked out of sight. 

4. If you’re pressed for space, shelf dividers can help you make the most of what room you’ve got. They keep things looking neat and allow you to fit more items on a shelf than you might have been able to otherwise. 

5.  Coat racks are awesome because they are so versatile! Aside from the more traditional use, they’re great for storing belts, scarves and even jewelry! 

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1. Closet organizers (like this one) are your friend! They come with built-in shelves and racks that give you tons of extra storage space. 

2. Keep the things you wear often readily accessible so you don’t have to go rummaging around the back of your closet to find your favorite pair of jeans! If your space is extra small, store out of season clothes and hang only the items you need. Group your clothes by both color and style so you can see exactly what you have. 

3. Let’s face it, sharing a closet can be rough. If you have a shared space, invest in a tower of drawers to create division between the two sets of clothes so there is no question about what belongs where. 

4. Last but not least, keep your closet well-lit! A little bit of light can go along way when it comes to keeping things organized and ensuring that all your clothes get the spotlight they deserve! 

06

Sep

Friday Faves

This Friday we’re bringing you some of our favorite fall essentials! Enjoy your weekend and happy NYC Fashion Week!

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06

Aug

How-Tuesday: At Home Spa

Summer is nearing an end, and it’s time to refresh ourselves! After long days in the sun, our skin and hair tends to dry up. It’s time to reverse this and revive our once fresh face and hair. Tackle these simple DIY hair, lip and face masks at home after a day at work or after a trip from the beach!

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Enjoy!