Girl-Karma and omghow are Looking for Virtual Interns!

welcome to the launch of omghow

I have the pleasure of letting you girls know that the company I work for, Girl-Karma, is looking for virtual internships for their new website omghow.com

At omghow, girls get help from other girls on all kinds of topics ranging from beauty tutorials to tough topics like breakups and makeups. 

This internship is aimed at high school students, each month you only work around 3-6 hours from the comfort of your own home. We know it’s hard to get work experience in high school when you have such little time left in your schedule, so we made this program specifically with ambitious teens in mind. 

For more information on what is required of a virtual intern on omghow, check out this document. Make sure to also sign up to be a member on omghow.com so you can get familiar with our community.

I hope to be working with you soon! I’ll be helping to mentor the interns in our program.

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P.S. Here is my profile so you can heart me once you join. 






DIY Anthropologie Inspired Tassel Garland

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Anthropologie has some gorgeous garlands but the tassel one I wanted was over $50 – no bueno! So I decided to make one myself with items I already owned. Doesn’t it look great in my living room? If you are interested in my photo clothesline, I also have a DIY on that project.

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1. First, gather your supplies. You will need: tissue paper of various colors (preferably of the same length), cord or string (I used ombre yarn), scissors, nails, hammer, and tape. 

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2. I recommend starting by hanging up your cord or string. This will give you an idea of how much space you will need to fill. Keep in mind that your tassels will weigh down your garland so you may need to adjust. I put my string up with tape for this reason. 

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3. To make the tassels, lay out a piece of tissue paper. Fold it in half. Again. Then again. Fold it one more time. 

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4. Last but not least, fold the tassel in half again. This time, from the opposite direction. 

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5. To turn this strangely folded paper into a tassel, make small cuts on the paper on the edge that is not folded over. Leave at least once inch of space uncut. 

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6. Open up the folded tissues paper once and start twisting from the middle until you can form a loop.

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7. Add the tassels by looping it around the garland. If you have trouble keeping your tassels in place, add some tape to the back of your tassels. It won’t be noticeable! 

8. Lastly, hammer nails where you want the banner to hang, take off the tape, and tie the string.

What home decor project have you done recently? What do you want to know how to do?

 

I’d love some more projects to do!

I originally wrote this blog post as a how-to on omghow.com! Make sure you leave a comment on that post as well and follow my profile. You’ll love the site!






Blog O’ Yum: Orange and Matcha Green Tea Mocktail

organic matcha orange mocktail

Cheers to a beautiful morning!

About two to three days a week (the rest of the week I’m in smoothie city), I’ve been using this energizing mocktail from Kiss Me Organics green tea powder (c/o). This drink is simple and delicious! 

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This organic tea concoction gives a fun kick to my morning orange juice, it makes it taste almost spicey. 

Matcha green tea has over 137 times the antioxidants of green tea. Can you imagine that? It also provides a more longer lasting energy without that crash later on. The difference between green tea and matcha green tea, I believe, is that they are cultivated differently. Matcha is grown in the shade instead of the sun and then ground into a fine powder at harvest. According to about.com, matcha also helps lower cholesterol. My family has a lot of blood issues so this really encourages me to add matcha to my weekly routine. 

matcha green tea orange cocktail review

For the full recipe, here is the matcha green tea recipe book. It’s free for if you are curious but you will need green tea for all of the recipes. I doubt I’ll be trying the muffins (green tea muffins?! I just can’t picture it) but I’m excited to try more of the drink varieties.  

Do you drink tea regularly? I’d love to know which kinds you love. I’m very interested in trying more!

Note: I’m currently having some trouble getting into my Blog O’ Yum Tumblr account. I hope to start posting in there again soon. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.






Recent Lifestyle, Fitness, and Fashion Favorites

Before we get started, welcome omghow.com to the girl-karma family. You can now join the real girl’s sharebook! Here is my profile so you can friend me. This website was the reason behind my San Francisco trip

my march favorites turmeric and platos closet

Now, onto my recent favorites. I have a lot of new products, services, etc. to recommend to you. 

Current Favorites: 

  • First things first, I’m obsessed with Audible. If you remember, I was very skeptical about Audible but then completely changed my mind after trying their free trial. Last month I listened to the book Cinder, a story about Cinderella with cybrogs, aliens, and the plague! Can you believe that description?
  • On Amazon Instant Video and Netflix I started watching the shows Teen Wolf, The Forsyte Saga, and Continuum. 
  • Buying used has completely changed my wardrobe. I showed a few items from Goodwill and Plato’s Closet. Plato’s Closet has been amazing. I love the people in my local store. 
  • Next, my daily routine has completely changed after using the Move Nourish Believe planner from Lorna Jane and the Active Living Planner also from Lorna Jane. They are so amazing! I can’t live without them… ever. Who knew I’d like keeping a food diary so much? 
  • Speaking of food, this oatmeal cookie dough smoothie tastes like heaven. You need to eat it! 
  • Don’t forget to also check out the Blogilates and Tone It Up iPhone applications. They are fellow YouTubers that have their workout videos easily sortable on the phone. 

redstar shades review

  • Another fashion favorite, I loved my new shades from RedStarShades.com. Let me know if you want in depth review of the shades I received. 
  • Last but not least, I have a few natural products. I’ve been loving using Turmeric as a face mask, cinnamon as a dry shampoo, and LUSH henna to brighten my locks again. I can’t wait to get back to my redder color. 

What have you been loving these past few months?






Three Months of Empties, Part 2

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Hi there beautifully amazing people! I am happy to present to you the second part of my empties. I hope to have another empties next month, just in a smaller portion. 

Products I’ve used up:

  1. Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Treatment
  2. Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner
  3. Organix Keratin Therapy Conditioner
  4. theBalm Dry Shampoo (c/o)
  5. Redken Curvaceous Conditioner
  6. Blow Up Thickening Mist
  7. mark Mist Opportunity
  8. EOS lip balm
  9. Black Eyeliner
  10. Physcian’s Formula Bronzer
  11. LUSH lip conditioner
  12. LUSH A Million Kisses
  13. mark. Jet Set
  14. Jouer Eye Clarifier, Claire
  15. Covergirl long lasting lip conditioner (not cruelty-free)
  16. Clorox Greenworks Lemon Cleaner (not cruelty-free)
  17. Cascade rinse aid (not cruelty-free)
  18. Bath and Body Works Wallflower 
  19. Folex Instant Spot Carpet Remover (status unknown)
  20. Glade Tough Odor Solutions (not cruelty-free)
  21. Nature’s Miracle Just For Cats Stain Remover
  22. Clog Remover (status unknown)

On a sad note, it looks like I may not be making the iPhone application for my blog anymore. I’ll still keep looking for ways around it but it is most likely going to be too pricey. I’ll keep you updated. 

By the way, how do you stay motivated towards your fitness goals? I’ve been using the Active Living Planner from Lorna Jane and it has been so helpful.