Halloween Makeup – DIY Wound

Heeeey guys!

I’ve been super busy with school etc. but I had to make at least one Halloween blog post. After all, Halloween is my second favorite holiday after Christmas!

I need sunlight when I take pictures and the Finnish autumn is quite dark. I rushed home from school (sun goes down FAST) and started immediately but the sun had a mind of its own so I’m sorry for the variance of the lighting in the pictures.

I LOOOOVE Halloween so much and it sucks that we don’t really celebrate it here in Finland…  I noticed that the Halloween make up accessories (fake wounds, fake blood etc…) are quite expensive, so I decided to write this. I think it counts as a “last minute costume” as well, because I’m sure you have all that you’ll need already.

You will need:

– Tissue

– fake eyelash glue

– red lipstick

– Brown, black and purple matte eye shadow

– Honey

– Cream textured foundation/concealer

Start by applying the glue the same way I did in the first picture. The point is to leave a clean spot in the middle for the wound.

Then tear a piece of one of the layers of the tissue and glue it on. Make sure that the edges of the paper are glued on smoothly. I added another layer of the tissue on top of the first one but it’s not necessary.

Wait for the glue to dry and then start covering the tissue with foundation or concealer. Try to find a cream textured one because liquid ones will make the tissue wrinkle.

After covering the whole tissue with the foundation/concealer start tapping brown and purple matte eye shadow on.

This is the fun part; cutting the wound! You’ll need scissors like the ones in the picture above to prevent hurting yourself (round tips).


This is why we didn’t add any glue in the middle. Carefully poke a hole in the paper with the tip of your scissors and then just continue cutting the tissue paper. (Seriously though, be super careful!)

Then colour the inside of the wound with a red lipstick. To give depth add brown and black matte eye shadow as well.

This is something I discovered myself today; FAKE BLOOD MADE WITH HONEY AND LIPSTICK! Yes, honey. How awesome is that?! (P.s. it tasted bad.) Just blend those two together and that’s it.

And there we go!

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleanser

Makeup brush cleansers are often way too expensive… Like seriously, what the heck?

This is not originally my idea, I got the idea from Michelle Phan’s old video. The link to her channel will be down below, BUT wait, read this first!

So my version is a bit more simple than the video I talked about. I have been cleaning my makeup brushes like this forever. It’s super easy and the best of all it’s cheap! And yes, you really do need to wash your makeup brushes every now and then. Do you realize how dirty they get? Obviously you wash your face before adding makeup (hopefully) but it’s never enough. And not washing your makeup brushes may cause some breakouts.

I recommend washing your foundation brush 3-6 times a week but the other ones you don’t have to wash so often.

I want to start by apologizing for the fact that the pictures are not very good… My Canon has something wrong with it and I just can’t wait for it to magically start working again so say hi to the mobile phone photos! Oh god…

So all you’ll need is

– Fairy (or any dish washing soap)

– Olive oil (The dish washing soap will dry out the bristle on it’s own so that’s why we need olive oil)

Aaaaand that’s it. I bet we all have these in our household.

Here are my Real Techniques buffing brush and contour brush. The buffing brush is not as dirty as it usually is since I actually cleaned it already yesterday.

Here’s a funny story: I ordered a four pack brush set because I really wanted the one for foundation and it was cheaper to order all four than just the one (They don’t sell these in store here in Finland). Well, the one I thought was a foundation brush was actually the buffing brush. But you know what? The buffing brush works just fine as a foundation brush. HAH!

So I just eyed the amount I used but I guess there’s a bit more soap than the olive oil. When I wash my foundation brush I put a bit more olive oil and when I wash a brush I use for powder-like products I put a lot more soap.

Put the brushes under lukewarm running water and gently rub the brush against your palm as longs as it takes to get rid of the foam and dirt.

And TADAA! Super easy, super cheap and super clean.

The last thing you have to do is to dry them with a towel and hang them somewhere like in the picture above. If you put them somewhere with the brush side up or side ways the water you couldn’t dry with the towel will drain to the roots and it will weaken the glue that holds the makeup brush bristle.

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DIY Hairband & hairdo

I don’t have that many posts here because I feel like things like this are not even worth putting up here… I mean they are so obvious! But then one day I searched through other people’s blogs and I realized that they all have these obvious kinds of posts sometimes BUT people, including me, really seem to like them!

I am a bit too demanding when it comes to the things I do… And that really causes me a lot of stress! I don’t want to ruin this for myself! SO from now on I’ll TRY to write more but something a bit more simple just like this post here! (Not saying that my previous posts were amazing or anything like that though…)


I love making DIY stuff with materials that would usually go in to the trash or somewhere else with no use at all. Here is a good example! All you’ll need is a chain from an old necklace and a hair band. You open the loops on the ends of the chain and attach them to the hair band. DONE.

* explosion *

Now put it in your head above your hair and roll your hair up using the hairband you’ve just created. It is as simple as that! I liked mine a bit messy so I pulled out little bits of hair from here and there. I think it looks cute! Then of course you can for example add flower pins to it or something.

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DIY Bracelet Ring

So basically this is the world’s easiest DIY. I just thought I would give you a little reminder that you can make whatever you like with your old chain necklaces etc. I know this one is really plain, but I in my opinion it’s pretty just by being so simple. I’m sure you know what I mean!

 All you will need is pliers, chain and scissors.

 I always use this technique to open the chain loop, it’s really easy. I start by “cutting” from the gap which is in the loop. When the scissors are in the gap I pull the loop from the tip of the scissors to the thicker part (like in the picture) to make the gap wider. Voilà! The gap is now big enough for me to attach it to another chain. And then I use the pliers to shut the gap again.

It’s as simple as that! Now that you get the idea just let your imagination fly! You can add as many chains as you like, different materials, different jewellery etc… Basically whatever comes in mind. I had some leftover chains so I made the little ring!

If you try this one out remember to tweet me a picture of it using @PinjaOja.

Let’s all hope that I will have time to write something next week since the test week starts again… And ends on 4.4.! WISH ME LUCK!

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DIY Floral Hair Bun Crown

Spring is here and what better way to show it than wearing it! And what screams spring more than flowers! Oh yes, we’re ready for you spring!

If you are like me you still want to rock out the messy hair bun BUT let’s make sure it’s not the same old boring plain hair bun, let’s add some… umm… Spring in it! YES!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-plastic flowers


-thin iron wire



Choose as colorful and as big flowers as you like. It’s all about playing with the colors.

First start by cutting the iron wire as long as it takes to go around your hair bun and a bit more. After that you have to make a loop like in the picture. You can use your pliers for that, it makes everything much easier even though the iron wire is thin.

After that take your needle and make little holes in the flower stalks like in the picture.

Then put the iron wire through all of them.

Last thing you’ll have to do is to loop the clasp to the other end. And you are done! You wear it simply just by wrapping it around your hair bun and connecting the ends by clipping the clasp to the loop.

I hope you liked this easy spring DIY and you’ll try it out yourself. If you try this one out remember to tweet me a picture of it using @PinjaOja.

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DIY mosaic phone case

I think this one ended up pretty nicely. Seriously though, it was so cheap and easy to make! I should start selling these overprice… I would become a millionaire! …Yeah that’s never going to happen, is it…

SO, these are all the things you’ll need:

-Different coloured CD discs

– Glue

– Good strong scissors

– Empty phone covers


You can basically find old CD discs anywhere. The red one I used for mine was from a cereal box… And this is a great opportunity to show your love to your favorite artists!

Just cut as big or small pieces as you like, but please protect your eyes in case the pieces start flying around. I really don’t want to get blamed if someone hurts them self…

Now just start gluing the pieces in place! (The pieces will stay in place longer if you scratch the surface of the covers!) I used white glue but I actually recommend using some kind of glue for plastic. It will probably dry prettier. If you like you can form a pattern with all the different shaped and coloured pieces. Just play with them and have fun. That’s what this is all about! Aaaand now you’re done! Easy, isn’t it?

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Valentine’s day DIY

I think that all self-made gifts are the best… You can see all the time and effort that’s been put in to them. Here’s something really easy and cute! You can basically put whatever you like in it and it will look great! Candy, jewellery, a big fat pile of letters where you tell how much the other person means to you… Ok the last one was a pit cheesy… Anyway! This one you can give to your bf, gf, friends, grandma… Anyone actually.

You will need thin or normal thickness cardboard which are easy to shape. I used these patterned ones, because I think they are really pretty and there is a pattern on both sides. Then I recommend using thicker cardboard for the base and the top. The reason why is that it’s easier to glue the sides on when they are a bit thicker.

I made measurements for all the bits you have to cut, so if you need you can take a screen cap of it, print it and use them as moulds. (click it for a bigger picture)

Okay so now glue the sides of the top or base cardboard heart, wait for the glue to dry for a second or two (so the glue becomes a bit stickier) and then put the side pieces on. That part is little trickier but practice makes perfect! To attach the ends of the side peace glue another piece of the same cardboard on like in the picture.


Repeat this step twice and you have a box! Tadaa… Oh and if the top and inside of the base are blank like mine was then just glue the same shaped pattern cardboards on. For the inside base I wrote a secret message which will show up when the box is empty.

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