Sunday, March 29, 2015

Drab to Fab: Gold Jewelry Gift Box Makeover with Fl(h)air

We all have them. Little gift boxes from Christmas, Birthdays, Easter, etc. scattered on odd little places or in a gift wrapping Tupperware. Chances are you don't really use them. They sit there alone and when you do find them, they are off-season. 

I had them. About 20 of them (collecting dust, I do hate to admit that). Three of them were useful, silver and black, the rest not so much. And that my friends is how this little DIY was born. 

All you'll need is scrap cardboard, newspaper, etc and a gold metallic (or whatever color you little heart desires).  

Here they are in all of their glory. Bright red and white with silver. Bye-bye holiday designs... you're about to be coated in the loveliest gold.
I laid my cardboard out on the grass. Shook up this bad boy and sprayed in short even strokes. The thinner the coat the faster this project will go - your drying time (especially in sunlight) will be minimal. .

Start from the edges and then lightly brush the top. Let dry and then do the interiors. 

Let dry overnight (they can be placed inside once dry) you'll want to keep them open in a well ventilated area for several hours. Nothing like giving a gift and it smelling like spray paint, am I right? 

Wrap with whatever the heck you got in that little Tupperware box or ribbon on hand. I had hot pink (shocking, right?) tulle ribbon. I punched a circular tag for the personalized name. They are too cute! I love the gold! 

This project cost me about 20 minutes to power through all 20 boxes and $3.97 for the spray paint. And I get to wrap these up for orders too!  

Some more ideas:
- use scrapbooking stickers for a personalized monogram top. 
- spray cardboard boxes for a bright colored box to mail out.
- use stencils over the top of the gold.
- spray glitter over the top one to add some extra glamour. 
- spray a color and then only spray the bottom for an ombré effect. 

- Emma 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Favorites!

Spring has officially sprung in the office here! Fl(h)air has been in full pastels and golds this week! I wanted to share with you a few favorites right now for spring...

Leopard print, or any print for that matter! This one I got at a killer price in Vegas, the glasses at Century 21 in New York last year. Don't fret over expensive handbags and designer glasses. As long as the right opportunity comes (usually right after Christmas and after summer clearance- the right bag at the right price will come. I never pay full price for the designer items and it means more spending on other things like traveling, remodeling our house and daily essentials.

Fl(h)air Accessories! Of course, what else! These stackable bracelets are perfect in pastels and bold colors! Tassels are so hot right now and these are super affordable and support small business. Hair ties are another bracelet/hair tie combo that is perfect for your spring ponytails, braids, top knots and more! 

Essie pastel nail polishes are to die for this spring! I don't care if they have been around forever, the quality of their polishes are great and the colors are perfect! This one on my nails and in the photo is "Go Ginza" and it's the prettiest hue of a pinky-lavender. 

Last BUT not least is this gorgeous ring!!!! It's been sold out for months, it just came back in stock yesterday! Get yours here: 
I would purchase right away since this bad boy sells out fast! They also have an amazing Flash Sale for up to 50% OFF selected jewelry. There are so many pretty spring items to spruce up your wardrobe! 

Hope you enjoyed my spring favs! Get your Flhair bracelets and hair ties at or 

Sale ends - Today 3/26/15 at 9pm 

Friday, January 23, 2015

5-Minute Hair with Flhair - Featuring Bejeweled Headband and Hair Tie

Whether you slept in late, forgot an appointment or want to look public appropriate in a hurry, we have a quick-pictorial on how we rock the 5 Minute Hair with Flhair! 

What you will need:
A. Bejeweled Headband
B. Teasing Comb
C. Hair Tie
D. Hairspray or bobby pins (optional) 

1. First place one of our bejeweled headband in messy bed head hair.
2. Take sections as shown in pictures and tease at the base of the hair and headband. 
3. Look at the glorious volume bed head hair.
4. Pull hair back and smooth in a pony tail and take your favorite hair tie. 
5. Wrap once around base of pony tail. 
6. Loop around hair a second time leaving several inches of hair out of the bun. 

7. Take those straggly hairs and tuck them into the elastic, so it looks like a well done messy bun. Adjust accordingly.
8. Toss on a scarf, a little make-up and you are ready to go! 

You can find headband and hair ties at and our second store - 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Easy How-To Cheese Plates

Maybe it's the area we live in but there's something about Summer get-togethers, cracking a bottle of wine and snacking on a really good cheese plate. 

You don't have to spend $30 or more on cheeses, fruits and crackers to make a delicious appetizer. Just a few simple steps, a nice plate with some friends and you're ready to go!

I like to start with cheeses. So my favorites are herb-infused cheeses, hard cheeses (they stay so well in the hot-hot heat) and a few softer (even spreadable cheeses that you can make out of cream cheese with some garlic and Walla Walla Sweet Onions - Delicious!). 

My favorite places to purchase less expensive cheeses are grocery outlet (don't judge). I have gotten amazing goat cheese, Dublinger, herbed fontina, havarti, and smoked Gouda - so good-ah! I use 1-3 cheeses depending on the size.

What pairs well with cheese and wine? Everybody... CRACKERS! Grab a few different sizes- I loved these with the bagel like look with sesame seeds. So pretty on the plate.

Some delicious-ness I always add to every plate and it is always a hit, hummus. Goes with crackers, cheese and with these...

I love adding some crunchy greens, sure they aren't fresh but hell, if you're watching calories you shouldn't be eating this anyways. These are delicious and also found in the natural section. The plate needed some color some greens or even carrots to help bring color, as well as these... 

My favorite part! You can use anywhere from dried apricot fruits, to grapes, to these pretty cherries. It adds a little something having the fresh fruit with the richer foods.

I like to add chocolate powder almonds from Blue Diamond or even lightly glazed cashews or peanuts. I opted out of them on this plate but it makes the plate pretty and the sharpness of the cheeses and the sweetness of the nuts balance each other out. 

There you go! You can be the hostess with the mostest and a budget-ista. 

What are some of your favorites to put on cheeseplates? 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Hair Dos with the Simple Bobby Pin

Bobby Pin 101:

It seems that the most simple tools can create a perfect hairstyle. I'd like to take a moment to appreciate the simple bobby pin.

We all have them. Tucked in drawers, stuck in our vacuum and marking our territory on our counters and night stands. It's one of the easiest tools to use. If you ever wondered how to use them.... Wonder no more - we have 10 easy-peasy ways to use and store these bad boys!

1. Store with magnetic strip in drawer to keep them in place.
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Your vacuum, nightstand and bathroom counter will thank you. You also won't have to keep going around your house trying to collect them when you're needing a quick hairstyle because they will all be there ready to go when you are!

2. Spray hairspray or dry shampoo on bobby pins to help secure in thin hair.

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You've got that hair that will hold a hair style for two seconds? No fear! Spritz them with hairspray or dry shampoo and let them dry before placing in te hair. This extra bit if grip will help them stay in place.

3. Right VS Wrong 

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Frustrated that they STILL aren't staying? Maybe you're using them wrong. I know I have been and this little trick has been a life changer! Have the textured side against your head will help keep that bobby right where it needs to stay.

4. Bobby Pins Exposed

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They are known to be hidden but with all the pretty jeweled and colored bobby pins in the market now it seems to be the new and easy way to wear them. Think the ever so popular geographic designs: chevron, triangle, diamond etc. 

5. Twist and Lock

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Need a quick summer style that can last sizzling in the sun or for a quick up do for a special occasion? This isn't your mothers french twist. We've been seeing these gorgeous messy french twists that are so dreamy and romantic! See how they use the locking technique? Run the bobby along the direction of the twist, when you get to the edge tuck it in to secure the bobby and the hairstyle. This takes some practice but def worth it! 

6. Pop-Up Pony

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Add some Barbie-silhouette "umph" to your pony with.... You guessed it! Bobby pins. Place vertically under the pony tail to add some extra volume with out the tease. 

7. Pony-Less Braid

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Only have one bobby but need your hair tamed? Yep, we got a solution for that! Here's a quick tutorial that will keep your friends guessing - how'd she do that? Shhhh.. Your secret is safe!

8. Covered Chic

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Creating this look is simple and effortless. All you need is a pony and a bobby pin. Do up your usual pony. Take a small piece and wrap around the base of the pony and secure upwards, vertically speaking, over the elastic with a bobby pin. Viola! 

9. Bang it out!

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This perfect idea for that pesky bang grow out or to keep them at bay when you don't have time to style them! Use this twist technique for easy styling. You can also do a braid as well with this technique. So pretty! 

10. Braided Pixie 

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How pretty is this? Wear your short hair in some pretty romantic braids on each side and secure with a bobby pin going in the opposite direction of the braid. Keeps the hair or of your face and is so perfect for summer! 

Hope you enjoyed this little 10 easy ways to use your bobby pins! We have some pretty ones available in the shops too! and!

All images have been found on Pinterest. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chain, Chain, Chain!

Our most favorited bracelet- shhh! - bonus they look adorable in your hair too! 

Our gorgeous chain chair ties/arm candy are the perfect summertime accessory! They have a medium weight in a beautiful gold color curb chain paired in our super soft elastic. 

Sneak in with your arm candy and when it gets hot this summer and you need to tie your braid, you can use this pretty double agent! 

They make great gifts too! We deliver them to your door step packed and gift wrapped just for you! 

Soft Leather Bling Bracelets

Our newest design for our lovely arm candy! Being featured in Farm Chicks this year in Spokane! 

It's so comfortable! If you could only feel this soft, pearlized leather. Made with weighted lock clasp so your bling stay up- ontop of your wrist. 

Our gorgeous crystals are hand sewn and polished for extra sparkle and shine! 

We will be featuring these in the shop in the next coming week when we get back from our big show! We can't wait for you to get your Flhair on! 

Gah! These are so pretty! I'm in love and I am sure you and friends will be too!