Scarlett Johansson Make-Up Hacks

Scarlett Johansson Make-Up Hacks


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Throughout the years, Scarlett Johansson has proven her talents through a series of diverse roles. She has won multiple awards including Best Actress from both the British Academy of Film and Boston Society of Film Critics.

Attending formal events such as the aforementioned has proven to be the perfect occasions for Johansson to showcase her glamour and beauty to the world. Access Hollywood featured ScarJo’s wide range of styles and presented a myriad of her red carpet looks.

Surprisingly, many of ScarJo’s beauty rituals are easy and simple to pull off. So with that in mind, here are five of her makeup hacks to help you bring out your greatest look inspired by the woman herself.

Use a cold pack on your face

Johansson told the Telegraph that she applies a cold pack on her face before putting on makeup. She sees it as an essential beauty regimen because it keeps her face looking fresh even if she has makeup on for hours.

Volumise your lashes

The actress also said that she likes to have darker, voluminous, and curled-up lashes. It’s a look that’s perfect for all sorts of occasions. She stated that this helps her eyes remain vibrant, especially during long events. In fact, using it is a part of her regular makeup routine.

Color your cheeks

Makeup artist Frankie Boyd told Allure the importance of colouring cheeks, which he usually does on ScarJo. He explained that he mixes liquid and dry blush products to create a more glowing appearance. The actress wore the look in this year’s Academy Awards, and Pop Sugar mentioned that it perfectly complimented her cheekbones.

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Red lipstick for full-lip effect

Johansson wears red lipstick a lot because she believes that it will never go out of style. It helps give her the full-lip effect, and her go-to item is Dolce and Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil.

Additional tip: Use a corrector pen to outline the edges of your lip before putting your lipstick on. This is to prevent the colour from spreading outwards.

Always use makeup remover

Johansson also emphasised the importance of makeup remover. She stressed that certain products are harder to remove than others, and water may not be enough to wash them away. The actress cites Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover as an essential part of her makeup kit.

Today, moviegoers may be more familiar with ScarJo as Black Widow, which has become one of her iconic looks. The character’s image has become extremely popular in the movie world due to Johansson’s superb role in playing the character. Ask Me About Makeup detailed how they copied her look in Captain America: Civil War and mentioned that you can even wear it daily.

Johansson’s Black Widow championed the fact that women can be fierce and sultry. Because of the increased admiration for the character, Johansson’s version has gone on to inspire a whole load of Black Widow iterations. Pop culture has not only embraced the character, she’s also appeared in various forms to pay tribute to the famous Marvel character. Slingo’s mobile slot game Black Widow highlights the seductive nature of the character even though it is not in fact a Marvel product. Although ScarJo herself isn’t featured in it either it bears a striking resemblance to the empowering superhero who first appeared in Marvel comics back in 1964. Through Johansson’s portrayal she was able to show that women can exhibit confidence and power through many different forms. In this case, Johansson’s makeup has acted as another tool in her arsenal to showcase to the world what a strong independent and fearless woman she is for all to see.

Aside from her Marvel movie appearances, the actress also signed on to star and produce the miniseries The Custom of the Country. It’s based on the 1913 novel of the same name by Edith Wharton. ScarJo will rock a vintage look this time, so keep your eyes peeled for another addition to her makeup styles.

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Aged Looking Christmas Coasters

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Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. 

Hello!! Have you been following my Facebook page!? If you have, you must have seen by now my video showcasing my Aged Looking Christmas Coasters?

If you’re not following my Facebook page then head over (after reading this post, of course) and give it a like! You don’t want to miss all the great stuff I put on there.

OK, enough about that! Let’s get into the tutorial.

So I have no rhyme or reason to how I came up with this and honestly, it was one of those things, where I was just trying to use up old craft and DIY materials that I had kicking around.

Let’s get right into the steps and make sure you watch the video at the end to see this all come together!

This is a super easy project to make. It doesn’t cost a lot of money and it makes a wonderful handmade Christmas gift!

There’s nothing better than receiving a labor of love for Christmas.

To complete this project you will need:

  • Square tiles (I got mine at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in Gold
  • Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Tidal Pond (or you could use a different colour of Chalked Spray Paint)
  • snowflake Christmas ornament (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Rust-Oleum Clear Gloss (optional but will seal your project)
  • Hot glue gun


Step 1

Spray paint your tile with the Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in Gold and let it dry completely.

Step 2

Place your snowflake ornament on your gold tile and then spray paint over top with Rust-Oleum Chalked Spray Paint in Tidal Pond.

 Step 3

After your layer of Tidal Pond has dried, remove your snowflake and you will see the gorgeous snowflake on your coaster.

What makes these coasters look aged is the reaction between the Metallic Spray Paint and the Chalked Spray Paint. As it drys you will start to see little flecks of the gold showing through the Tidal Pond colour. This is a really cool effect!

I am going, to be honest, and let you guys in on a little secret — I am not a scientist or chemist of any sort. I had no idea that the two paint would react like this together, but it’s really cool, right?

This is why messing around and creating is so much fun! You never know what you are going to come up with!

If you are going to recreate this project, it’s important that you use the metallic spray paint and the chalk spray paint. It might not turn out the same if you don’t. I always go with Rust-Oleum. It never fails!

Step 4

Once the paint is completely dry, you can spray your coaster with a coat of clear gloss. This will just protect your coaster from being damaged. Also, if the bottom of your coaster is a little rough, I recommend using a hot glue gun to create some little feet.

To do this, just flip the coaster over so the bottom is facing up and expel a little bit of hot glue into the four corners, let dry and you will have some “rubber feet”. Another alternative is that you can cover the bottom of the tile in felt or cork.

Give this video a quick watch to see the whole process from start to finish

Now you have a great idea for some fun DIY gifts for your family! 😀

You’re welcome!

Share this tutorial with someone who loves to make Christmas crafts!

Don’t forget to pin this idea to your Christmas Pinterest Board!


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Also before you go — did you know that you can buy stuff from Dollar Tree online!? That’s right! Mind blown!

If you’re going to make any purchases, please click here before going to the site! It doesn’t cost you anything extra and I make a little money to keep my blog going!

You might even be able to find the snowflakes that I used for this project there!

Also, if you order anything this week, Dollar Tree has a $4.95 flat rate for shipping! Yay for saving money!


Collaboration Post – 5 Reasons why you should deep clean your home


Your home is your sanctuary and your temple, well, at least this is what most people think. It is supposed to be kept in a clean and hygienic condition at all times, no matter what it takes. Let’s imagine you skip a single chore, just one, and then… it all begins. Impurities and bacteria lurking all over your place, waiting to make your family and you their victim. All these pollutants are very stubborn and can make each and every member of the family suffer. Scary, isn’t it?

If a home is not maintained properly, all these pollutants and impurities can cause a range of respiratory problems, runny nose, and many other allergic reactions. Don’t you want them to be away from your home? Far, far away, once and for all? When looked from outside, your precious home looks so perfect and spotless? But what hides inside, what is lying in wait for you?


Keep calm, it is not another horror movie, it is just the reality. But I did want to scare you a little bit so that you will know that such a case is not to be neglected. Yes, your home may look ideal. Every little detail sparkles with cleanness. However, at the end of the rainbow, there might not be any pot of gold. There is only one way to get rid of these enemies… to deep clean your home, regularly.

Why a deep clean exactly?

Having in mind most people’s daily cleaning routines, you most likely do the same steps over and over again, which is actually understandable. Of course, not everybody can manage to spare time to do a deep clean in more regular manners, but it is far from enough to just deep clean once or twice a year. A good idea is to do it every time the season changes. Changes are good, aren’t they?


Why deep clean instead of regular clean?

Rather than just gliding over the furniture or vacuum the carpet, the deep cleaning is way more detailed. The method used by Tidy Cleaners for cleaning of carpets in London is not just vacuuming the carpet, you make sure to mop and vacuum the floor beneath it. You do not just dust your furniture, you move it and clean behind it as well. You empty all the drawers and cupboards, tidy and clean them from inside and outside. If you feel like you are capable of doing it on more regular basis, then great, but if you do not, go back to the part about seasons’ change.

Why do you actually have to do it?

Most of the impurities lurking in our homes cannot be seen with a naked eye, but they are there making fun of you. There are tons of bacteria and allergens hiding from you. Most of them can be harmful to your well-being and health. Isn’t this quite a good reason to do the deep cleaning more often?

Harmful to your well-being and health?

No doubt. Even if a home that looks perfectly clean and spotless, hides a plethora of problems that are detrimental to you. If this is not concerning enough, then I do not know what? If you have children, all those hidden impurities can strongly worsen one’s immune system. It is not a secret that mold can lead to a serious respiratory problem. Meanwhile, if you do not take enough care of your bed linen, you risk providing a cozy habitat for dust mites which are a major allergen.

Howsoever, if you still cannot do the deep cleaning more often, you can always turn to a professional cleaning company and ask for help.


Christmas Tea Light Candle Holders

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Hello! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest blog post. This is a quick an easy DIY for Christmas — yes, it does involve a little work with power tools and paint but it’s super easy and super fun!

For this project, I used my three favorites from Ryobi. I like to call these my trio. I use these three tools in combo for most of my DIYs and would be lost without them!


15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser

ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Drill Kit

18-Volt ONE+ 1/4 Sheet Sander

In fact, I would like to take this terrific trio and make is a quartet LOL These three could really use an air nailer on their team! 😉 Christmas is coming…

Anyway, back to the project. I had these scrap pieces of 4×4 kicking around from when we redid our fence this past summer.


I thought it would be great to chop these down and make them into candle holders!

I used my sliding miter saw to cut them into three uneven heights.


Then, to smooth up the edges, I used my palm sander.


Once that was done, it was time to paint!


I used this really cool paint from DecoArt called Vintage Effect Wash. I love this stuff, it’s almost like a stain. It lets the grain of the wood show through.



Isn’t that super pretty?

I wanted to do each candle holder different so I painted the smaller one an off-white color and then went on top of it with my favorite — Grey Wax from Country Chic Paint.

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I also jazzed this one up with a little bit of decor that I got from Dollar Tree.

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I painted the tallest one the same red from DecoArt (Vintage Effect Wash in Red) but this time I did something a little different.

I used painter’s tape and I taped it off like this:

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After I had the painter’s tape on, I went over it with Country Chic Paint in Sunday Tea.

You can watch how this is done in the live broadcast that I did on our store’s page, Gracie’s Place.

I got cut off during my live so the rest of the video continues here:


To make the tea lights sit nicely in the top of the wood, I used a spade bit with my Robi drill to hollow out a hole in the top of the wood. If you use a 1.5″ spade drill bit a standard tea light will fit in the hole.

The end result?


What do you guys think? Pretty, right?


If you like this DIY, make sure you share it with a friend!

If you LOVE this DIY, make sure you pin this image to your Pinterest boards!

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Christmas Tree That Holds Your Christmas Cards

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Hey everybody! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! I couldn’t be more excited!

One of my favorite things about Christmas is coming home to find Christmas cards in my mailbox. Rather than just set them out on my entry table like I normally did in past years, I thought it would be fun to make something to hang the cards.

You have to see what I came up with! I LOVE it! Make sure you scroll down to the end of this post to see the video, too!

I made this DIY with the help of my trusty Ryobi tools!


15 Amp 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser

ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hammer Drill Kit

18-Volt ONE+ 1/4 Sheet Sander

I used up some of the old trim that we had kicking around after we replaced the trim in our living room and I also used a scrap piece of wood that I found in the shed.


You could easily go down to any home improvement store and buy these supplies if you want to recreate this project. I just happened to have all this stuff kicking around because I never throw anything out — for this exact reason.

I started by cutting my trim. I was lucky enough that the ends of my trim were already cut at a 45° angle so all I had to do was cut the other end.

This is super easy with my sliding miter saw from Ryobi! All I have to do is slide it to the 45 mark and cut. That’s it!


I set my scrap piece of plywood down vertically on my workspace and then I laid my piece of trim across it horizontally. I measured and cut my first piece of trim at 30″.

Next, I just continued to cut my pieces of trim but making them smaller each time. I would line them up above the last one before cutting just to make sure they were right.



For the top of the tree, I cut two triangles and then placed them together to make a point.

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Before attaching the trim to the piece of plywood, I wanted to paint it.

I used Vintage Effect Wash from Decoart. I love this stuff! It’s great for the rustic look! You can use it over raw or finished surfaces to achieve a light and washed-out look.

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I just brushed it on the plywood and then wiped it with a soft cloth. You can see how great it works in the video at the end of this post.

I gave it time to dry and then I attached the trim to the plywood. To do this I used my Ryobi drill and some screws. Always make sure you drill a pilot hole first before drilling into the trim!

After the trim was all attached I painted the tree green and let it dry. I followed it up by applying more Vintage Effect Wash over the green but this time I used the white shade.

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Let that dry and then all that was left was to add some clothespins. I just secured these using hot glue.

You can see it all come together by watching this video!

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If you like this DIY, make sure you share it with your friends!



Living Room Mood Board

A collection of items that I put together on a mood board.

Sometimes it’s just nice to look at a collection of pretty things. If you happened to want to buy any of these pretty things, there are links at the bottom to take you to where to purchase 😀


Adeco Accent Metal Candle Holder Stand, Set of Two

Pillow Perfect Ikat Argyle Birch Throw Pillow

Ellyson Flared English Arm Slipcovered Feather Down Sofa by iNSPIRE Q Classic

Sweet Jojo Designs Navy Blue Decorative Accent Throw Pillow (Set of 2)

Sophia Herringbone Throw

Safavieh Casual Natural Jute Hand-Woven Chunky Thick Rug (8′ x 10′)

Maxim Bodega Bay-Single-Tier Chandelier

Ameriwood Home Bennington Console Table


Cheap Picture Frame Makeover


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Well hello there! Boy, do I have a treat for you guys today!

Don’t I always, though?

I wanted to share this quick and easy picture frame makeover with you all and you can do this on any size of picture frame. So let’s can the chit-chat and get right into this fun DIY and upcycle.

So I have had this picture frame since the beginning of time. OK, that might be a slight exaggeration but I am not kidding, I am going to say I have had it for a least 12 years.


This frame has followed me around to all the places that I have lived and it’s just a cheap frame that I bought from Wal-Mart when I was 18 and me and my sister moved out of our family home and got an apartment together.

I thought it was time to shake things up a bit. Time to make this frame look a little more high end and less Wal-Mart looking.

To start, I thought it would be a good idea to paint the frame. I have been just dying to spray paint something with this.


Gold Metallic Spray Paint from Rustoleum 

I love this spray paint from Rustoleum. It’s high-quality, has great coverage and it is super affordable. Plus, it’s easily accessible. You can just run on down to Home Depot or Wal-Mart and get it.

I took the picture frame apart and just spray painted the frame.


The thing you want to always remember about spray painting is nice, light and even coats. It’s better to do multiple light coats than one big heavy coat with a ton of drips.

While the frame was drying, I wanted to do something different with the matte border.


I recently got my hand on some of this Unicorn SPiT that I have seen all over the web. I have been just dying to try it.

You have to see how cool this stuff is. You can use this stuff as a stain, a paint or a glaze. You can dilute it with water — I could go on and on. Seriously, the possibilities with this stuff are limitless.

So what I did was I used Blue Thunder and Midnight’s Blackness


I mixed them together in a dish, starting with equal parts. I only needed about 4 drops of each.


When it was all mixed, this is what it looked like


Looks black, right? Well, that’s what I thought, so I added a few more drops of the Blue Thunder.


Mixed again and this is what I got.


I don’t know if you can really tell in the picture, but I was going for a deep navy blue color. It was still looking a little too black, but I thought, I would try and paint it on the matte border anyway and see what would happen.


Ok, I don’t even think I can convey through text, my excitement when I painted this stuff on.



I was getting this beautiful blue, pulling through the black! So cool, right?


I painted the whole thing and what I was left with was this really cool dimensional look. I was originally going to paint the matte border just a flat navy blue, but I am so glad I went with Unicorn SPiT.

This frame is totally unique now!


What do you guys think??


I really love how this frame now fits perfectly with my style!

I wanted something that would also compliment my piano that is in this room as well.


You can check the post about my piano out here

I think that I might switch out the pictures in here eventually, too. These ones are pretty old now.


Now, I feel like I have been doing a lot of Wal-Mart bashing in this post. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Wal-Mart. It’s just that I had bought that frame a long time ago and I felt like it needed to be changed up a bit.

To prove that I am not totally against Wal-Mart, take a look at the gorgeous end table I got from there.


This piece only cost me $64! That’s not bad for an end table. Wal-Mart has seriously stepped up their home decor game!

Let me know what you think about my frame makeover by commenting below!


And if you like this project, make sure you pin this image to your Pinterest boards!

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And if you really like this DIY, don’t forget to share it with a friend!

Keep on makin' stuff!


Don’t run away so soon! Check out this charming bench makeover!

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