Behold The World’s Most Expensive Polish

Although we dont splurge often (we are proud frugalistas, after all) when we do it’s almost always on one of two things – Food……and nail polish. Because the former is necessary for living and we need to live to bring you the amazingness that’s here on DIY2EMC, that one’s a given. Nail polish, however, is our secret shame in the world of paying retail. Given we use it for a plethora of DIY ditties, it seems to justify the full price purchase most ofRead more

The Perfect Face Primer…By Monistat?

Yes you read that right! Monistat Chafing Gel is the exact same formula as Smashbox’ Photofinish Primer, as well as a few other high end face primers. Why is this important? Because the Monistat Chafing Gel is 1/5th their cost!  We were shocked and, to be honest, a bit hesitant. But after one use and seeing our simple foundation staying ALL DAY, we were hooked. So next time you find yourself in the ‘ladies aisle’ at Target, snag you some of thisRead more

Love You Some You…ALL OF YOU.

Whether you’re tall and skinny, short and curvy, round and proud or somewhere in between…..never EVER let anyone make you feel anything less than completely perfect. That includes YOU, too. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own skewed perceptions of ourselves – focused more on what we think we see in the mirror as opposed to what shines from our hearts – that we flog ourselves more than any enemy ever could or would. You’re perfect as longRead more

DIYgenuity Meets Bridal Bliss

This little ditty is DIY2EMC in a nutshell. This clever and incredible talented bride wanted something original, distinguished and completely sustainable for her big day and her find will surprise you. Rummaging through an old bin of her grandmother’s belongings she found a few gorgeous old table cloths from her childhood. Cut to her wedding day where she had converted said table cloths into a stunning and totally amazing one-of-a-kind dress. This, my kiddies, is EXACTLY what we’re all about.Read more

Glamour Girl Grace

We love a good statement piece and this beautiful bride has all the elements needed to fill the room with shock and awe without even saying a word. Cutouts have always been pretty popular and with simple sparkly touches, you can truly turn the most plain-jane designs into show-stopping stunners. Even if you cant afford the haute-couture price tag, you can still create the same grace with ease and without killing your hard-earned nest egg. We’ll be using this conceptRead more

Pretty Party Princess Perfection

Now that we’re currently in the throws of wedding season, we’ve come across some gorgeous finds and these stunning sparklers are no exception. It’s incredible how many ways you can take the little details of your wedding, like your bridal shoes, and make them part of one cohesive and stunningly perfect theme. Dont these just scream Pretty Pretty Princess and Disco Dancing Diva all at once? We salute you Miu Miu……these truly are perfection! For all of us who love this lookRead more