Thursday, November 29, 2012

DIY Photo Light Box

Before I get started here's just a little update on how Alex's grandpa is doing. Unfortunately, we were not able to bring him home today as his sodium level was still pretty low. However, while we were there at the hospital he seemed to be in much better spirits and is definitely ready to come home! Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

Now onto the photo box! I'm proud to announce I will no longer be posting crappy photos! My amazingly talented boyfriend built this beauty for me:

I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest, you can find it here:
DIY Light Box

Now she may not be beautiful on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. Please see Exhibit A:

This is the same manicure I posted last night, BUT was taken in my new light box! I mean seriously, what a difference! I couldn't be more happy, not to mention perfect timing because today I got a couple nail mail orders, one from Born Pretty and the other from Hautelook.

This was my first time ever ordering with Born Pretty and I must say I'm very pleased with them! I placed my order on the 21st and it arrived today! The only complaint I would have is that I didn't receive any tracking information, however it could have gone to my spam folder and could totally be my fault. Now back to the order, I got the Lovely Heart Stamp Template- M59, Stamping Stamper with Plastic Scraper (I got a plastic one as the one I ordered with MASH is metal), White and black stamping polish, and 12 stamping plates that came with a stamper and metal scraper. I can't wait to test them out!
For my Hautelook nail mail I ordered a Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit by Gel Haute Polish:

The set came complete with a UV lamp, remover, cleanser, top coat, base coat, and three nail colors, which are all very pretty fall neutrals. I think the first thing I'm going to do with this kit is a Rock Star pedicure!! Oh how I love glitter! In the same shipment from Hautelook came an order I placed a few months back that I have seriously been wanting forever! They are a black pair of amazing boots, and some really cute flats:

I wore the boots the other day and they are so comfortable!

Last night while Alex and I were at Michael's getting supplies to make my light box I was trying to find some craft scissors with the Chevron design that I am soooo in love with right now and found a pair for only $2, I also found some little paint bowls made for mixing paints, but I thought they would be perfect for my acetone and when I'm stamping, it was 2 bowls for $0.99. Can't beat that!

I found these by the entrance for like $3 on clearance and I just couldn't pass them up!

Now if only I could figure out how to get a watermark on my photos.... any suggestions out there?!?

I have to hurry and end this post as we are having a huge storm and are about to lose power!! Wish us luck1



  1. Beautiful photos in the light box! Lighting makes all the difference, I find it so hard to get good photos in the winter.
    As for water marks, you can use photoshop if you have it, or the free program GIMP. You will probably want to search for how to create text along a path. Good luck, and nice work on the blog :)

    1. Thank you and you are so right, the lighting makes a HUGE difference! I found this website online, iPiccy that allows you to edit photos including doing watermarks so I think for now I'll stick with that program. Down the road might want to invest in Photoshop.

      Thank you for the encouragement!