I love making (and getting) handmade gifts for the holidays. Sometimes when I’m feeling crafty, I can make some pretty cool gifts. Handmade presents usually can save you some cash and they are a fun way to show how thoughtful and creative you are. Back in high school, a friend made us all “movie buckets” for Christmas. It was a bright plastic bowl filled with popcorn, a DVD and some sort of snack. It was the perfect kit for a movie night! It was such a cute and thoughtful gift, it inspired me to come up with this DIY mani/pedi kit.
First, pick up a medium-sized makeup bag, like this fun Kate Spade polka dot one. Then fill it with her favorite nail polishes, a nail file, some fun nail strips and cuticle cream. It’s everything she needs to do her own manis and pedis- she’ll thank you for all the money she’ll save on trips to the nail salon!
Center: Kate Spade makeup bag
Items clockwise from blue polish: Essie polish in “Butler Please” / Revlon Colorstay polish in “Bonsai” / Sally Hansen polish remover / Sally Hansen cuticle trimmer / Sally Hansen nail & cuticle cream / NARS polish in “Seashell Pink” / Ciate polish in “Oil Slick” / Nail file / Sally Hansen nail clippers / Sephora nail patch art in “Wild & Free”