Wednesday, 11 March 2015

DIY Mothers Day Nail Kit Jar & Personalised Candle

Hi guys,

Since Mothers Day is this Sunday in the UK i thought i would share what me and my sister decided to gift our mum.

My mum never really gets time to paint her nails with looking after my two little brothers and helping my sister get ready for University this September and therefore doesn't own a single nail polish. With that in mind we decided we would buy her some and put them together with all other nail essentials in a cute gift.

Originally the jar was going to contain all of her Mothers Day gifts except for the candle. But because we bought everything before buying the jar, that idea didn't go according to plan We ended up purchasing a jar that couldn't fit everything in that we had bought. So now we are having to find a cute Mothers Day gift bag that can fit in the jar, candle, fluffy socks and her favourite chocolate bars (I live in a small town with not many shops so this is a lot more difficult than it sounds).

Anyway back to the jar situation: i luckily had a cute jar on hand that i haven't used in forever so i popped it in the dish washer and now it looks like i have only just bought it and all of the nail items fit perfectly. In the end we went with four nail polishes, cotton pads, nail varnish remover, cuticle kit set and a nail polish correcter pen. The last two products were a random, awesome find!

 Everything except from the cuticle kit and corrector pen (which both came from Poundland. POUNDLAND!!) came from Superdrug. Every item above cost £1 or less! The nail polish colours are stunning up close and there were so many to choose from it took 10 minutes to decide. The make is MUA which in my opinion is perfectly good brand - more people should give it a try.

Now to the candle. I saw this idea on pinterest and had to give it ago because honestly, i didn't think it would work. And it did! And it's bluddy brilliant!

You draw anything on wax paper, hold it against the candle wherever you would like the drawing to be (i taped it on after burning my fingers with the hairdryer) and then apply heat until it melts (literally!) into the candle. Because i ended up melting an area of the candle more than i would have liked and it was no longer smooth i decided to scratch a pattern all over using a cocktail stick once my picture had melted on.

I wasn't really sure on what to draw, i didn't want it to be anything i wasn't sure on in case it did work, but at the same time i didn't want it to be anything too intricate in case it didn't.
In the end i decided to put mine and my siblings' birth dates in a heart shape. I thought this was very fitting with it being a Mother's Day gift and it didn't take very long to draw out properly once i had done a few practice drawings and found the order of things i liked.

If anyone is stuck for what to get a mum, nan, aunt, sister or even friend one day i recommend making your own personalised candle. It would be great if you had young kids because you could get them to draw a picture to put on the candle as a gift from them.

By the way, i found this candle in Wilkinson's for £2 and already had the bright pink pen and wax paper. :)

Love Jade x

Ps. Please be careful if you do decide to make one of these candles because the wax will melt in places you're not applying the heat to and i ended up ruining my favourite blanket because i wasn't paying attention and wax dripped all over it :( it is also EXTREMELY hot and i would hate for anyone to get burnt.

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