How To Turn A $3 Yard Sale Chair Into A Chair You Love

We have all gone to yard sales and garage sales and seen furniture and thought, “Hey, I can do something with that.” You buy it, get it home and it sits in your garage for years. Sometimes you even sale it in your own garage sale. Not anymore! Turn that yard sale furniture into something you love. Here are the supplies you need:

  1. Cheap Yard Sale Chair

2. General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint

3. General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects

4.  Sand Paper or Sander

5. Poly Foam Brushes

6.Clean rag or cloth

My $3 Chair

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I was in search for a new desk chair. I inherited an old desk, but I needed a chair. I found this little gem at a yard sale. It needed a little TLC. To be honest, it sat in my bedroom for 8 months!

First thing you want to do is clean off all the dust. I used water and denatured alcohol to wipe down the chair. You can use a damp cloth. It’s up to you. Take your sand paper and go over the whole chair. If you want to start fresh you can use a lower grit to remove the paint. I wanted to do it the easy way so I used a high grit just to smooth out the ruff areas. Once I sanded, I wiped it down again. You can sand first then clean if you would like. My chair was really dusty.

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Now you are ready to paint! Take your poly brush and Milk paint and start painting! I used a 4 inch brush. Looking back, I would have used a smaller brush to get between the tough areas. Milk paint is great! It can be used as an interior or exterior paint. It’s great on cabinets. You can paint over paint and scratches and it looks like it was never there.

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I applied two coats of milk paint. One coat may not be enough. If your first coat is streaky don’t worry! Apply another coat. Poly brushes are great and do not leave streaks! Wait and apply the second coat after the first one dries.

Here comes the fun part! I wanted to add a little something extra to my chair. The GF Pitch Black Glaze adds a great finish. Let your chair dry before you apply the glaze.

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To achieve this look, Apply the Pitch Black Glaze on top of the paint. Do this a section at a time. The more you apply the darker effect you get. Wipe the glaze off with a clean cloth. To create a more streaky effect, use a bristle brush. Repeat as needed.

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General Finishes Glazes can be used over any color milk paint!

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Make sure you wear gloves! Good news! Milk paint and glaze is water based! Just clean with soap and water!

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How To Do Your Make Up If You Wear Glasses

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Most of us think that if we wear glasses, it’s okay to not wear make up. I am so guilty of this, but it’s definitely not true. We try to hide behind those big frames in hopes that no one will notice the lack of make up. Here are a few tips to help create a fabulous look for all you glasses wearers.

Foundation:

Start with your regular foundation and apply over your face. Do your regular routine. Make sure you hide those dark circles under your eyes. This will be important. Depending on your prescription, your glasses can enhance the look of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.

Eye Brows:

Start with your eye brows first. They can change the look of your eye make up. Use an eye brow brush and brush your eye brows up and out. (see the YouTube video). You can use eye shadow, eye pencil, or mascara to darken your eyebrows. This will help your eye brows look fuller and darker. You may be able to use less eye make up! Remember, your eyebrows are sisters not twins. They do not have to be identical.

Eye Shadow:

Base the entire lid with a fluffy shadow brush. Remember it’s easier to add shadow then take it away.

For the crease: Pull shadow more upward if you have a sagging or hanging lid. Go above the lid. For everyone else use the crease to add color. Bring down into the lash line. Dark colors deepen your eyes. Use an angle brush to blend into lashes and under eyes. Make sure you blend you shadows. It can make a huge difference.

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Blush:

Put your glasses on and smile. Make sure you add your blush below the frame of the glasses and make a “C” shape. You don’t want to have blush under your lenses. You also don’t want your blush color to match your frames.

Mascara:

Curl your lashes so your lashes do not touch your lenses. If you smudge your shadow into your lash line this will help darken your lashes without using tons of mascara. You can also wiggle your mascara wand at the base of your lashes. When you pull the wand upward to the end make sure you go light and not heavy. Wiggle and pull through.

Lip:

Do a BOLD lip. Balance your face with a bold lip. If you don’t wear a bold lip all the attention is shifted toward your glasses. Lip color will balance everything.

Spring 2018 Colors: What Will You Be Wearing?

Pantone has released the fashion color trend for 2018…Let’s See what they are…I also paired my favorite lip colors with each color! Like the lip color you see? Click to purchase! Don’t forget your gloss!!

The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us.

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PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato
Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored shade is viscerally alive.

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PANTONE 16-4132 Little Boy Blue
With the expectation of the clear blue sky, Little Boy Blue is no longer for little boys only. Suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, this azure blue shade reassures us with its promise of a new day.
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PANTONE 18-1440 Chili Oil
Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette.
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PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender
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PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia
With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal
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PANTONE 16-5533 Arcadia
Hinting at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green; its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season.

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PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues
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PANTONE 18-1028 Emperador
The rich chocolate infused brown Emperador adds strength and substance to the spring 2018 palette.
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PANTONE 12-2103 Almost Mauve
With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the spring 2018 palette.
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PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus
Witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm.
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PANTONE 13-0550 Lime Punch
Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the spring 2018 color palette.
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PANTONE 19-4034 Sailor Blue
The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.
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PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor Mist
A mid-tone dove gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.
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PANTONE 15-1214 Warm Sand
Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.
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PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.
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All Lip colors need a gloss to help keep the color lasting up to 18 hours.

What does Vitamin C do for your skin?

Let me tell you a little beauty secret about Vitamin C. We all know what Vitamin C can do to your immune system. What is the saying…”An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”? What if it does the same for your skin? Is it the new Fountain of Youth? I believe so! What does Vitamin C do for you skin?

  • Vitamin C penetrates your skin which increase collagen production.
    • Collagen tightens and firms skin therefore decreases wrinkles
    • Repairs damaged skin and prevents further damage.

Senegence SeneSerum C is the best Vitamin C product for your face. I have tried many on the market and this is by far the best.

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Let me tell you why this is the best…

This bottle contains the purest form if Vitamin C because it is stabilized. ( I will save you the scientific speech). Most products are not stabilized. When Vitamin C comes in contact with your skin…it dies. It must be stabilized to live and penetrate the skin.

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SenePlex Complex+ works to increase cellular renewal and combat signs of aging. It is a
mixture of unique ingredients and raw materials contained within a delivery system that
allows for penetration and delivery of the SenePlex Complex+ actives into the second
layer of the skin, the dermis, increasing cellular renewal. Most products do not penetrate into the dermis.

The use of SeneSerum-C with SenePlex and its delivery of beneficial ingredients through
the C-Beads helps accelerate the rate, depth, and extent of penetration of beneficial
ingredients to the skin to achieve more efficient and even absorption. Therefore, based
upon the facts listed above we can conclude that SeneSerum-C with SenePlex
Complex+:
• Contains stabilized Vitamin C and helps to increase collagen production for firmer
skin.
• Enhances the effects of SenePlex Complex+.
• More efficiently and evenly delivers a variety of active, anti-aging ingredients to the
skin for faster, more luminous results.
• Increases skin’s natural ability to form an effective, protective bacterial and
fungicidal layer that helps decrease the aging of the skin.
• Helps to inactivate carcinogenic chemicals and free radicals from the skin’s
surface.
• Helps to increase ability of the skin’s protective layer to shield against harmful
ultraviolet rays of the sun and free radicals.
• Includes Vitamin A, Vitamin E and a blend of moisturizers that effectively make
skin soft and supple.
** Helps rough, dull skin become smoother and more luminous.**

How to use this product:

Nighttime: Use on clean moist skin then moisturize

Daytime: Apply prior to day moisturizer.

See what you like? Get it today by clicking below. Do you want to see what other great products are offered? Visit www.morganslipstickchicks.com or click the photos above.

 

What Is Your Body Telling You?

It’s so important to listen to your body! Your body tells you when something isn’t right. I’ve always stayed pretty in tune with my body. I hate going to the doctor and I’m a nurse. Earlier this year, I was experiencing a lot of symptoms that I thought were related to my thyroid. I got a lot of push back from the doctor. All I really wanted was my thyroid levels, Vitamin D and B12 checked. I got push back from the doctor due to my age. Like I said I can tell when something is not right. I know how I feel when I’m healthy and I know how I feel when I’m not.  A lot of times I want labs drawn just to have a baseline for my health. I want to know what things I need to improve on and what things are working well. Hate going to the doctor too? I have found one of the greatest items ever invented for your health. I came across EverlyWell.

What is EverlyWell? EverlyWell is an at home lab testing kit. They are lab certified and Physician Reviewed.

EverlyWell at-home Health Tests

How does it work?

  1. Choose your kit
  2. Collect and send results
  3. Review results in just a few days. Results are reviewed by a board certified MD.

How amazing is that? Skip the visit to your doctor. If your labs come back abnormal then just give those results to your doctor.

For my kit I chose: Metabolism and HbA1c.

 

Packaging and postage are included at the bottom of your kit. Read your instructions the day before you use your kit. Each lab test has specific instructions just like your doctor would tell you.

What kits does EverlyWell have?

  • Breast Milk DHA test
  • DHA
  • Men’s Health Test
  • Women’s Health and Fertility
  • Cholesterol and Lipids
  • Heavy Metals
  • Sleep and Stress
  • STD for male and female
  • Food Sensivity: test 96 foods
  • Metabolism
  • Hemaglobin A1C
  • Ovarian Reserve Test
  • Testosterone
  • Vitamin D and InflammationThyroid

Choose your test below!

EverlyWell At-Home Health Tests

Do you have a FSA? A lot of their products can be reimbursed. Keep your receipt and turn into your provider. At this time, they do not accept insurance.

I still think this product is great and well worth the money. Save time going to the doctor’s office and test at home!!

Top 6 lipsticks for the Holidays

Lipstick can make your outfit especially for the Holidays! What colors do you think of when you think about Christmas and New Years? Of course, the first color that comes to mind is red! Red is bold and beautiful, but some people just can’t pull it off.  Here is my top 6.

  1. FlyGirl: Rich, Deep, Warm Cherry with a Matte Finish
  2. B.Ruby: Satin Burgundy with a hint of Purple
  3. Blu-Red: Cool Bright, Fire-Engine Red with Matte Finish
  4. Purple-Regin: Cool Electric Matte Pinkish Purple
  5. Plum: Cool Velvety Dark Burgundy
  6. Mulled Wine: Rich Deep-Berry with a Matte Finish

Each of these colors need to be sealed with a gloss. Why? They can last up to 18 hours!! Never apply the color again during the day. All you need is gloss! Gloss before you eat and gloss after you eat! Here are my top glosses to pair!

  1. Glossy Gloss: Most moisturizing gloss
  2. Gold Glitter Gloss: Gold Glitter within the gloss (creates an great holiday look)
  3. Silver Glitter Gloss: Silver Glitter within the gloss
  4. Rose Gloss: hint of rose color
  5. Matte Gloss: gives your color a matte finish ( needs to be worn over glossy gloss because it’s least moisturizing)
  6. Opal Gloss:gives color a purple iridescent shine (my favorite)

 

 

 

These colors and this product is amazing! I can’t say enough about them! For more information or if you would like to be added to a newsletter submit your information below.

What’s The Best Hair Product for You?

I have always been on the search for the best hair products. My hair is naturally wavy and frizzy. I need a product that will help combat the two. Four years ago, I came across the brand Oribe. I was at a salon in California, and my stylist used this product. I was sold the first time. I had never heard of this product before until then. It’s great for curling your hair, or using the flat iron. The ORIBE Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Hair Spray  is like gold.

I won’t lie…I have had this same bottle for 4 years. I don’t use it everyday, but you definitely can. I chose not to because at the time it was $50+. Don’t worry, it’s significantly less than that.

How I use this product:

  1.  Add what ever product you use for your hair and dry as normal.
  2. Once your hair is dry spray the Oribe on sections of your hair and let dry.

It WILL feel sticky at first, but once heat is applied from your curling iron                             or straightening iron it will feel silky smooth and it smells amazing!

3. Style your hair as normal. Spray each section with the hair spray.

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From the Manufacturer:

This high-gloss, flexible finishing spray delivers a patent sheen with the softest touch. The perfect polished top coat; it can be left untouched for a lacquer finish, gently mussed for light texture and shine, or used with hot irons for sealed-in shimmer.

How To Use:

For a glossy set, spray on dry hair in sections and use a curling iron. For a sleek, straight style, spray on dry hair in sections and use a flat iron. For a strong, starched, lacquer finish, spray, leave untouched and air dry (for a while) or apply heat and let cool.

Benefits:

High-gloss heat-styling spray with thermal protection.

Flexible hold with incredible memory.

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You cannot go wrong with this product. Even though I have wavy hair, my hair does not hold curl. This product works. I go to bed and I wake up…hair still curly! LOVE IT and you will too!