Because who doesn’t love watermelon, specially on shorts! I had an absolute blast putting this tutorial together. These shorts are perfect for any music festival, because as we all know, anything goes at these events. I found a dope pair of watermelon shorts on, but I figured I would just make my own for a fraction of the price. $85 vs. $15 bucks, I’ll take the DIY version any day. 


  • High waisted shorts 
  • Green Fabric Paint
  • Black Fabric Paint
  • White Fabric Paint
  • Fuchsia Rit Fabric Dye
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bucket 


1) Begin by prepping your bucket with hot water over a sink or outdoor surface. 

2) Follow the instructions on the Rit fabric dye package label and dye your shorts accordingly.

3) After your shorts have been dyed, washed, and dried, you can begin by painting the green bottom trim of your shorts. I would begin by finishing the front of your shorts, allow to dry, then move onto the back. 

4) Now move onto your black fabric paint and begin to paint round watermelon seeds throughout your shorts. Allow to dry. 

5) Once your green trim and black seeds are dry, finish off by painting the top of the trim with your white fabric paint. Allow to dry, and you’re set! 

XOXO - Drea 

PS. Please allow the shorts 72 hours to dry before putting them through the wash. 

PSS. You can apply this tutorial and make strawberry shorts instead too! Just substitute the fuchsia dye with red fabric dye. 


Guest Post for Powder Doom by Isabelle

  • Start off by putting on your foundation as normal. 
  • Apply thick black winged eyeliner.
  • Next you’ll be applying black lines to your face with black eyeliner (or paint if you want). Start by drawing a line down the centre of your nose, then around your nostrils and curves of the nose, in the chin dimple, along both cheekbones, the jawline, around the lips, and one line below the nose. Then draw two curves lines from each ear to the centre of your forehead so they meet in a point.  Don’t worry about being super neat, you can always touch it up later with foundation or go over the lines with eyeliner again.
  • Add expression lines close to both eyebrows and sides of the nose bridge.
  • Then draw a line from the corner of your eye along your eye crease, as well as under the eye. Make sure your under eye eyeliner is beneath your natural eye line so your eyes appear bigger than they are.
  • Fill in your eyebrows with the same black eyeliner so they’re nice and defined and bold.
  • Draw some teardrop outlines in black eyeliner under one eye. You want it to look like the tears are just about to run down your cheek.  Fill these in with blue eyeliner or eye shadow. I used Lime Crime’s Blue Milk uniliner because it has a nice thin brush.
  • Apply red lipstick. I used the Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet because it has a nice finish for the cartoon look. Then dab some white eyeliner or white paint in one corner of the bottom lip and blend with your lipstick or a shiny lip gloss to make it look like a white shine on the lip. 
  • Fill in your under eye with a white eyeliner to make the eyes pop.
  • Apply bright eye shadow to your eyelids but don’t go outside the black outlines in the crease. I used Sugarpill’s Dollipop pink eye shadow because of how pigmented and bright it is. It helps with the cartoon look.
  • Don’t forget to put on some mascara for more dramatic lashes.
  • Apply a bit of blush above the black cheekbone lines for a nice rosy finish.
  • Now carefully dab dots all over your face with white eyeliner, in rows, so they’re not too close together but consistent and bold. 

Done! Make sure to pull some cute poses with your make-up! 


City Gym Shorts | Purl Bee

These might be the most stylish, pretty gym shorts I’ve ever seen! That might have something to do with the fabrics - lovely chambray in indigo and gorgeous Liberty of London cotton in Tana Lawn. Sigh, to have the funds to buy as much Liberty of London fabric that I want! This is probably a sewing project for those of you who have had some experience - but if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll learn some great skills on the way!