Cricut Tote Review | HOMEST

Finally, the Cricut box has made it out of the house which means yes a bag review of course. After doing some research I realize that the Cricut branded storage option wasn’t the optimal one for me. Although the brand’s bag is heavily padded and appears to be of good quality there were two things that had me searching for alternative brands.

Price has to be highest on the list, nothing about this hobby has been cheap to say the least. It wasn’t a shock that Cricut’s totes carried a steep price, however, for less than a third of their price there are similar options on the market. So… what makes Cricut’s option “better”; to be frank their tote has optimal padding, it seems to be almost Otter Box status. Ha. While it is a nice perk, is it really necessary for such a large machine? Accidents happen yes, but I for one already have my radar on blast as it is my newborn baby.

Second on the list is storage, just like Ariel we’ve got gadgets and gismos a plenty but we want more. I am a sucker for some good pockets and the optimal storage tote has to have serious pockets for ALL THE THINGS!! Cricut’s brand sports two, compared to the brand I choose which had double. It’s all about what YOU want in a bag, what are the highest qualities on your list?

All of my needs were fulfilled by the brand Homest, at least per the description and well those lovely internet photos which are almost as wishy washy as hotel photos. Find out if I made the right choice for my Cricut storage in the full review video below. As a bonus, there is also a mini peak inside my craft nook.

XOXO Faith

Eliminate Stress | Rule of 5

The last couple of weeks I have been allowing my stress to consume me. While I should have pumped the brakes sooner, I am now integrating two strategies into my daily routine. Instead of fixating on multiple stressors for hours at a time this new way of thinking implements a set block of time. Thus, pulling the negative toxic energy away from the task.

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas |Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner! It is time to wrap all those gifts stashed in the closet. If you have not finished your shopping already, get to it. ha. Every year I try to be a little more artsy with my wrapping. Normally I end up drawing on a couple of brown paper packages which is why this year I wanted to change it up.

Pumpkin Painting | Tips & Tricks

Searching for the perfect pumpkin is the first step. Last week when I roamed the rows of a pumpkin patch farm searching well, mostly low for the right shape and colored pumpkin, I thought painting real pumpkins would be cake. Alright so this pumpkin is a bit slick nothing a couple of coats of paint cannot handle… wrong. This pumpkin experience was a nightmare.

Review: Color Street Nails

A few months ago I purchased these nail polish strips from a festival vendor. Since the designs were so unique I waited until my birthday to try them out. While I have tried nail strips or as I call them nail stickers before these ones are advertised as being 100% REAL nail polish, so I was curious as to if Color Street nails were overall higher quality than competing brands.

Apple Pencil Review

The Background

As an artist, sketching, doodling and so on are a huge part of my creative expression outlet. Since tablets came into existence, I have always been a more paper and #2 pencil kind of person. The first tablet I tried was a Samsung that came with a stylist specifically for drawing, I fell in love. However, after a couple years it starts to lag due to upgrades past it’s capabilities. Long story short, I decided to try the iPad for the first time when they came out with the Apple Pencil, specifically for university and sketching.

Tarte Mermaid Collection Review

Mermaids have surfaced in popularity, however, I have always been a fan of the shimmer, shine, and beauty in the waves. Once Tarte’s mermaid collection went live I knew I wanted to try out some of the products. After waiting for the package to arrive, I was shocked by how much I loved both products, eyelash curler with mascara and the eyeshadow palette.