Wonders of PhotoWall's Wall Murals + COUPON

Hey Chics!

I am very excited about this post as I've never gotten to experience wall murals until now...

   River of dreams - Photowall

 

River of dreams - Photowall

   Into the wild - Photowall

 

Into the wild - Photowall

In this article, I'll take you through the process of putting up the mural upon arrival to the final look.

I was contacted by PhotoWall to give my honest review of one of their canvases or wall murals (I chose the mural, of course, as I wanted to be EXTRA). PhotoWall is a Wall Mural, Photo Wall Paper, and Canvas company based in Sweden.

First off, ordering the mural was very easy. All I had to do was measure the wall of my choice, and give the dimensions online. Then, it gave me a price quote. From there, I was able to place my order and patiently await the mural's arrival.

I was very excited to get this in the mail, and it only took 2-3 Business Days to arrive! For some reason, I was under the impression that it was going to arrive in the giant tube with the dimensions I gave (boy, was I wrong)! It wasn't until George and I watched the installation video that I then realized they were printed in chunks (DUH)!

We then began prepping for the wall mural application. The video was very informative on how this was supposed to be applied, but I took a different approach: Since I live in an apartment, I wasn't sure if the wall mural adhesive was "Apartment Safe" for my walls. I wouldn't have really cared that much if my walls were strictly flat, but I have Stucco walls, and I didn't want to mess that up (Also, deposit DUH).

I'm sure the original process would have been SO MUCH faster, but I wanted to be cautious, and we didn't have ALL of the tools we needed at first. This project took us about 3 hours (with breaks in between). I also want to give my boyfriend, George, a HUGE shoutout for being the Real MVP and helping out with this project! After hours of doing this, VOILA! My blueberry wall was born!

I really love how it came out once we finished the mural! After a day or so of drying, it still looked great, but you could see the dried bubble spots where I used uneven amounts of adhesive (I didn't apply it evenly as instructed). Overall, I love the mural!

This was definitely a trial and error situation for me; and if I could start over and do the mural EXACTLY as instructed, I totally would because it would literally be PERFECT. I found that it does not take the paint off, and there are safe ways to remove the wall mural and adhesive without messing up your wall. Overall, I love this idea for home improvement/makeovers as it really brings a room to life! I will definitely order more from them again!

I definitely recommend PhotoWall for all of your Mural, Canvas needs as they provide gorgeous stock photos taken by their team, or you can send them your own custom photo for print! Definitely go check them out HERE and don't forget to use my coupon code MartikaBrianneCampaign2018 for 20% OFF your purchase!

XOXO-Tika

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Got Space Buns?

Having trouble constantly styling your hair? Are you looking for a more convenient, yet stylish way to wear your hair? You're NOT alone!! Sometimes we need new and interesting things to do with our hair, especially if it's short.

I have an issue with getting very bored of my short hair, so I like to go on Pinterest to finds ways to mix it up a bit!  That something was Space Buns! I adore wearing Space Buns as this is the most adorable hairstyle one could wear no mater the age!!

 
 

Check out my tutorial on how to achieve a space bun look that's "Out of this world!"

 
 

Have medium to long hair? Make sure to also check out these great hair ideas on Space Buns!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

DIY - LED Fairy Lights Cat Ears Headband

Hey Chicsters!

I recently went to Forever 21 to pick up a few items. I found THIS lovely Rhinestone Cat Ears Headband and HAD to get it!! I also had to come home to finish a product review on Bright Touch's LED Fairy Lights. I soon realized after wondering about how should I use them in a review that I could totally wrap these around my headband! It sounded like a far-fetched idea, but I was very determined.

They actually turned out cute tho...

LED Fairy Lights  without full 33 ft.

LED Fairy Lights without full 33 ft.

Now, that I know they work, here's a quick tutorial on how to make your own:

NOTE: I understand that these LED fairy lights can either come with a Battery Pack or USB, so you better have some Duracell, portable USB charger, or SOMETHING if you want these babies to shine bright ALL NIGHT.

1. Get some LED Fairy Lights.

I have these 33ft. LED Fairy Lights from Bright Touch (They are USB).

2. Get a Cat Ears Headband

I found mine at Forever 21.

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3. Begin wrapping the wire starting at the edge of the headband, Applied desired thickness.

4. Make sure ears are fully covered.

5. Voila! NEW Cat Ears!!

What do you think about this DIY? What DIY's have you done with fairy lights?

Let us know in the comments below!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Alibele Malaysian Virgin Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles | Initial Hair Review + 1 Week Update!

I recently reviewed This lovely Malaysian Curly Lace Frontal w/Bundles from Alibele on AliExpress! For all of you how know about AliExpress, you know that this is the Hair Capitol of the WORLD. Sometimes you get AMAZING hair, and sometimes you missed it by a long shot. It's honestly trial and error when finding the perfect company on AliExpress. This is why I STRONGLY consider reading the reviews and looking at review photos before making a purchase such as this. 

Now, I received this hair complimentary for my honest review, so here it goes:

This hair came out of the pack very curly, and it seemed quite thin. I had a lace frontal and 3 bundles, but I was honestly afraid it would not make a full wig. I was pleasantly surprised though as the more I ran my fingers through it after washing it, the thicker the hair got.

It did not to anything crazy after washing it, so that was a plus! I also bleached the lace frontal to ensure that it matched my skin tone, which was also very easy. The hair did not dry out, but I did accidentally get some bleach on some of the root, but that's an easy fix with temporary hair dye!

I spent a few hours making and customizing my unit, applied some göt2b Glued to my hair, slapped on the wig, and it came out like this:

P.S. (Let me know if you want me to make a Lace Frontal Wig Tutorial)!!

I honestly must say that I am impressed with how this unit turned out. I have had many issues in the past with major shedding and matting with Malaysian curly hair, but this one has been very good!

See It in Action!!

1 WEEK UPDATE:

I have noticed that this hair loves to be two strand twisted when it's bedtime. I can sleep with it up in a bun, but I found that it flattens out the curls. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, in the morning, I like to refresh the curls by taking my Kérastase Cleansing Conditioner Curl Idéal and put some in a spray bottle. I then add warm water and shake it up to mix the two, then I spray it all over my hair as I'm running my fingers through it. The shedding is very minimum, too.

After spraying, the curls immediately bounce back! For even more fullness, I take a wide-toothed comb and run through the hair to fluff it out. All-together, this is about a 10-15 minute process depending on how OCD you are about evenness lol.

I also love how natural the lace frontal looks! It really mimics my natural hairline. I do think I sewed it on a little far back, so I do have to tug it forward a bit, but the göt2b Glued really does the trick when it comes to holding it down! Here's how it looks with two buns:

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

Space Buns!!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Overall, I do have to maintain it daily, especially if I decide to sleep in it, but it's well worth it! I am satisfied with the quality of the hair, and I definitely plan on taking very good care of it! I hope this unit lasts me a long time, and again, I want to thank Alibele for giving me the opportunity to review this hair for you guys! I will keep you in the loop on how it holds up! (I'll also be wearing it in most of my videos 😉). If you're looking for some new hair, definitely check out Alibele, and look around on AliExpress!!

What do you think about this hair? Have you bought any hair on AliExpress? What are your thoughts?

Let us know in the comments BELOW!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic