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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"Tired as a Mother" Wine Glass by KimHearts | Review

I came across this wine glass and thought it was the most fascinating thing! My first thoughts were: "GLITTER on a WINE GLASS!?!? There's no way!" I HAD to try this out for myself. I contacted Kim, the owner of KimHearts, and she sent me this beautiful wine glass in return for my honest review. So let's get to it, shall we?!

First Impression

First off, I love that the owner has a great personality and is an entrepreneur! She is loving wife and a mother of two! She works very hard making these "Shiny Things." She specializes in custom glasses like this one.

 
 

This one is particular has the saying: "Tired as a Mother" referring to a tired mommy needing her glass of wine after a long day with the kids, which is true! It's not easy being a mother (Trust me, I was not an easy child to raise, so thank you Mommy for putting up with my Sh*t)!! Obviously, being me, I originally thought it meant "Tired as a Mother F*****." That would be me though. Same thing. ANYWAYS...

I am in awe with how shiny it is... I mean, GLITTER!! Who doesn't like glitter? (If you don't UNSUBSCRIBE NOW). I am so glad Kim put a disclaimer to ONLY hand wash this thing because I would have totally thrown it in the dishwasher and destroyed it!

I do love that the glitter does not come off, which is KEY. Did I mention that you can get the glitter in different colors!?!? Yes. Yes, you can. I also thoroughly appreciate the fact that she customized it to me by putting my name on the back! I will always drink my wine out of this now. I shall call this my "Special Cup."

 
 

Final Thoughts

I really, really, really love this glass. It is cute, it has personality, and it is efficient. I recommend this wine glass if you're looking for something personalized that screams "YOU!" NOTE: These are handmade, so they will slightly vary. Also, it can take up to a week for shipping as they have to be made. So yeah, go CHECK IT OUT!! This particular wine glass can be found here. The link to her store can be found here

I hope you enjoyed this read as I enjoyed writing it while sipping from my "Special Cup." ;)

XOXO-Tika

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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

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8 Items for the Modern Home

LIVING ROOM

The living room is one of the places where bonding happens. We sit back and relax, cuddle up and watch Netflix, and even play video games and sit on social media in this room!! It's the perfect place for family get-togethers and children. Let's make it a warm and welcoming place with these items:

Benton Vintage Solid Loomed Area Rug

It's the NEW Modern! This rug will bring your room to life with a pop of color! Although it says vintage, it has a very modern approach to it with it's pattern. This is perfectly paired with solid colored furniture, especially if they're neutral colors. This rug is currently ON SALE at Target!

Abstract Framed Embellished Canvas

Love privacy? Love modern decor? This 36" x 72" window film will be the perfect accessory for your room. Say "Goodbye" to shades and UV rays with this textured film at Target!

This 42" x 24" canvas by Threshold will be the eye-catcher in your living room! This screams "I have Culture and a Great Sense of Taste!" But really, it's a beautiful abstract piece of art for the abstract lover. It's subtle tone will blend right into your home décor. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

Cantilever BrassFloor Lamp

Every modern living room must have a modern lamp. This 60" lamp will fit perfectly in any living room. Slap an accent chair next to it, and you're good to go! This is currently ON SALE at Target!

KITCHEN

It's true what they say: "A way to a man's heart is through his stomach." As we all know, the kitchen is the most important part of the house. It's where we eat, where we have the deepest conversations, and where we host guests. We literally have more human (and pet) interaction in the kitchen than any other place in the house, so it is very common for us to obsess over it. It's important that out kitchens scream "Happiness" and "Personality" to anyone that walks into it. Why not do that by adding these modern pieces to your collection:

Robert Gordon Indigo Brush Dinnerware Set 12-pc.

These plates make the perfect addition to any kitchen with their modern take on old favorites. These hand painted pieces show organic shapes with the classic blue and white contrast that is very inviting to the eye. You and your guests will love the sight of these artistic pieces complimenting your cuisine. It is quite the recipe for perfection! This set contains four dinner plates, four salad bowls, and four cereal bowls and is currently ON SALE at Target.

Oster Electric Wine Opener

Wine, Please!! Not everyone is a wine expert or a wine opening expert, and we don't always have that friend or significant other who was a server with fine dining experience to help us with our wining endeavors. So instead of rolling on the floor with that manual wine opener trying to pop that cork and ripping it to shreds, how about a little help from am electric wine opener? YES, we have electric ones now! Wine and Dine your guests with ease. No more mess! This is currently ON SALE at Target.

Holly & Martin Zephs Bar Cart

Don't have a place to hang for fancy glasses? No problem! This cart is perfect for storage and entertaining all at the same time! This cart is white with a hint of smokey gray, which will fit any color scheme. It's contemporary style will surely compliment your kitchen. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

Rush Seat Counter Stool

Have a kitchen island or nook? Make sure to add these simple, yet sleek bar stools to your collection! We can't have an island without stools, and these stools will compliment almost all kitchen decor. It's currently ON SALE at Target!

What items would like like to add to your home? Let us know in the comments below!!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

XOXO-Tika

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