IMG_3768I’m Lauren Riihimaki, a DIY guru and lover of all things glittery. My parents say that “LaurDIY” was born at the tender age of 4 when I made the craft cupboard my bestfriend, but it became official in Spring 2012 from my dorm room. I like to think that my DIYs and crafts have evolved since then.

Biographies are really intimidating, so I figured I would leave some frequently asked and quirky questions so you can learn a bit more about me.

What’s your ethnicity? Japanese, Finnish & Ukrainian

Where do you live? Toronto, Canada

How old are you? 22 (August 11th, 1993)

Where did the name “LaurDIY” come from? I have absolutely no idea. I knew DIY was the direction I was going to take my YouTube channel, so I guess I tacked it onto my nickname and called it a day!

Favourite quote? “Everything happens for a reason.”

How did you ombre your hair? Hair is the one thing I will not DIY, I leave that to the professionals! I ask for an ombré/balayage.

Must have beauty product? Mac Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle

Current obsession: BADLANDS by Halsey

What’s your favourite dog breed? Shiba Inus & Samoyeds (if you have either of these please tweet me an aggressive amount of pictures of them)

Fears? Worms & monkeys that look too similar to humans.

What kind of equipment do you shoot with? Canon 70D + Sigma f/1.4 30mm lens