Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tutorial: Device Stand (for Cellphones / Tablets / Playbook / iPads)

Working in digital media/web design, I have the opportunity own/barrow devices to test my work. Personally, I have such a small workspace to begin with and having unknown amount of devices to be placed flat on my desk (with my laptop, drawing tablet, papers etc…) has become an inconvenience and takes up too much room. Also, I would have to constantly look downwards causing some strain both eyes/neck. Sure I can spend a few dollars to buy an individual device stand or device cases with built-it-stands but it adds up.

The results of this DIY: not only did I end up with a travel headphone case but a travel stand too. Yes, a 2-in-1 DIY ;)

Items purchased cost less than $3 in total. Most items you can find at home.

What you'll need/Materials used:
-    Metal pliers or scissors ($1-1.50)
-    Headphone case box – I found this at a local Dollarama for $1
-    Pencil or pen (No Markers!)
-    Glasses / Protective glasses / Sunglasses (if it’s sunny) *optional


Step 1:
Hold the device close to the center of the box. If you own (or barrow) more than one device use the device with the thicker width. In this case, I’m using the Blackberry Playbook.

Trace/draw lines of the device onto the box with your pencil/pen. I refrained from using any marker as I was paranoid of getting markings on the device screen. We don’t want that!!! Make sure you have a total of 4 lines (2 for each side – front & back).


Step 2:
*You may want to put on your glasses/protective eyewear, small plastic do fly in unknown directions while cutting.*

Use the wire cutters/scissors to cut along the “inner section/side” of the drawn lines and stopping at the base. After you cut along lines, wiggle the “piece” to get it out.

Step 3:
Place your device in the stand. Ensure it’s placed equally balanced on both ends. If it seems too snug, repeat Step 3 by trimming plastic sides slowly.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sammy Dress - Holiday Haul

Prior to the holiday season I went through a couple of wardrobe phases:
1st - reorganize and donate any clothing and accessories that don't fit or I never wore.
2nd - was to update parts of my wardrobe with pieces that will have multiple uses.
3rd - find affordable pieces that won't let my wallet cry.

After some late night browser (aka window) shopping (online), I had stumbled upon . Not only did they have various items at a low price but they also offered free shipping. As a Canadian online shopping, I'm usually turned off but the high postage rates. The unfortunate part to this... is the wait time for the package(s) to arrive. Usually packages sent from overseas take about 2-4 weeks. Since I shopped at holiday-peak-time, I was actually surprised it arrived right before the holidays. The company's customer service were able to quickly answer my questions and concerns I had regarding my orders.

So here goes...

I am in LOVE with this Wallet/Clutch
Slightly bigger than I expected. More of a clutch than a wallet.
2 zipped pockets for cash, ids, cards, makeup. 1 middle pocket to hold your cell.
magnetic flap to close everything together.
Set 1 of earrings :)
Set 2 of earrings :)

Disclaimer: These items featured in this blog post were purchased with my own money. Items and company review are my own honest opinion and experience. This is not a paid, sponsored post.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

If the boots fit

These boots were made for walking...

I spotted these boots at a local thrift store, Talize. It immediately caught my eye, from the detailing (buckles and metal trims) to style (low heel!). It was also a great price ;) Unfortunately, I didn't purchase these boots, it didn't fit my feet (darn small feet!).

Cinderella if you're out there looking for boots (size6), these boots are waiting for you :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012.. in a nutshell

So another year has come to an "end" and a new year has begun.

Although, I made it one of my goals at the beginning of 2012 to be more active on my blog - unfortunately it didn't pan out that way. I am thankful for all the opportunities I had and have: from growing friendships, meeting new bloggers, attending various events, learning about new companies & products. I thank everyone: loyal subscribers/readers, visitors who read a blog post or more, blog sale purchasers, and new visitors who just stumbled across my blog.

Keynotes of 2012

"Name change"
This blog can also be found on ; as well as; twitter @itscherz

"Hit Pan/Shop Stash"
If you don't already follow me on twitter (@itscherz) I had tweeted I was on a hit pan roll. From January to about July/August I noticed I was hitting pans/tubes of products.

Products included:(no particular order)

  • Annabelle Mono Eyeshadow pan in Vanilla Chilla
  • E.L.F Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
  • Wet N Wild Color Blusher in Mellow Wine
  • Revlon eyeliner pen Blackest Black
  • Marcelle Cosmetics BB Sample tube in Light Medium
  • Annabelle SmudgePaint in Tar
  • Annabelle Smoothliner Bronze *HG
  • Wet N Wild Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara
  • Essence Waterproof Mascara
  • Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara

Due to personal life changes in the later half of 2012, I resorted more towards shopping my makeup stash more and continued to think of DIY projects/thrift shopping.

Hello 2013
I do hope to be able to share these projects in the next few weeks. I will continue to share what I love to do and can't wait for what 2013 will bring :)

Happy New Year everyone!
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