Crabshell DIY – Meet Mz. Kristalia

I’m completely in love with this edition of Crabshell DIY.

Hell, I love all of them, but say hello to my little chandelier anyway. Her name is Kristalia.

Total cost was under $100 and included a base with 3 halogens, but each crystal had to be painstakingly attached and kept tangle free. Try that with music playing, a million thoughts in your head,phone ringing,and an active dog. Try it.

But the challenge made it all the more sexy…

Mz. K

Crabshell DIY – Makeup4Ever

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My own mini-Sephora

Dearest Crablings, you know how your makeup gets scattered everywhere and one day you look up and say ick? Normally I thrive in my organized disorganization, but this time I put my #32 brush down.

I needed a cheap way to organize my proud collection of colors and bring some order to half this ish that I never use. That, and the psychological impetus to not SET FOOT again in a Sephora/Ricky’s/MAC/NARS/Chanel counter until 50% of this stuff is actually used.

Enter Target. Surprise surprise. I scoured local discount chains (oh, and Pier One) in search of shelving or multi compartment “trays” that I could attach to the wall. Finalists were TJ Maxx and Target. Target won out due to the structure of each compartment. But I am oh so proud. And in my crazy head, now I have my own mini-Sephora to shop in every morning. Joy.

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Pros: Organized makeup and an etagere restored to uncomplicatedness.

Cons: Couldn’t decide whether I wanted the color to match my decor..or my product packaging…; I still have a closet full of product to get through. But that’s another post…

Damage: $6.99 and one bruised finger (due to lack of hammering skills) … Ciao bellas. ♥

Jean Envy

Rock and Republic

Ok Crablings,  everyone knows how seriously I take my jeans collection. I will skimp everywhere else, refuse to buy typical designer bags, and wear costume jewelry – but I will NOT skimp on jeans.

They are art.

That said, I’m equally picky about cleaning them. They do not go in washing machines. Ever. Unless they are stretch skinny. But for the top dogs it’s always a challenge to find ways to keep them clean. Even dry cleaning can fade them.

Thankfully, there are people crazier than me, and Apartment Therapy posted a vid about how to freeze them and keep them clean. As in store them in your freezer. Yes.

Sounds crazy, but they measured bacteria, cleanliness, and effectiveness. I’m willing to try it…

Click here for video instructions

CrabShell DIY of the day

So happy with today’s framing project!

I got this painting years ago from a street artist in San Fran.
So imagine my heartbreak when the original fell and cracked to pieces. And any paint luvah knows how much the frame means!

So after searching high and low with some pretty steep prices, my eyes lit when this just turned up, on a random trip to Michael’s.
So perfect. With bamboo carvings etched in to bring out the watercolor.

And the cost? $11.99. Kismet.

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Welcome to the Shell

Thank you for stopping by 😊

I was born under the star sign of Cancer. I believe that stars don’t lie. And that’s the foundation for CrabbyChíque.

Crabby for all those Cancerian qualities, Chíque because chíc was taken…

I hope you enjoy this blog..
.. It’s a little of everything that crosses my mind..life, love, music, fashion, music, love, drama, travel, spirituality, music, home and music.

Feel free to comment and chip in! I am very much appreciative.

Thank you

❤ CC

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