14 December 2011

Red and Green should never be seen... WOTEVS.

Hey hey..

Today I look a bit ridiculous..but nevermind. I'm wearing this green dress (pretty sure it's handmade) that I found in a charity shop the other day and of course my beautiful hat <3
woo sad face!

I almost love this dress...but there is something about it that is just a bit 'off'... I think its the extremely high neck line.. Not usually a fan of really high necks cos i've got a round face and they tend to make it look rounder...but, I've just been jonesing for a green dress for so long that I just bought it on a whim. :P

Right.. I should probably actually get changed cos i'm going to make some mince pies...but first I need to go and post a letter to the student loan company saying  ''I HAVE NO MONIES TO GIVE YOU''..

Ciao for now xx

13 December 2011

Old dress. New hat.

Sup guys?

Wore this ol' beaut yesterday. It was from Primark a couple of years ago... probably one of the most flattering dresses I own. It's that dress that I throw on if i'm HATING everthing else in my wardrobe (or my body). Belt is Forever 21.

There are a lot of..ahem...multitones... going on in my hair, hahah... need to put another colour over it, but will probs do that just before Christmas. Talking of Christmas, I still have SO SO SO many presents to sort out...I've just made a few hundred bucks which is cool but I think i'll be needing this for a deposit on a place in Leamington Spa (where I am moving early next year)... So I dunno. I'm going to sell some things on Ebay which i'll link to when they're up (there will be dresses and vintage mannequins). Also talking of Christmas, I went to visit my mums house to see my stepdad (was his birthday)... and my bro managed to talk her into letting us open one christmas present each (HAHA..she's a pushover..she practically forced me into opening one)..and my lovely present was this hat:


It's Jasper Conran from Debenhams and I am in love with it. You'll probably be seeing a lot more of it hehe :)

Anyways, hope you're all cool and have christmas sorted out better than me ;)

In a while, crocodiles! xxx

09 December 2011

DIY Creative Photo Display Tutorial

Hey guys,

I've got another tutorial for you... this one also makes a GREAT christmas present...especially for grandparents or parents in general. I made this for my sister.

Now, for some reason I just could not get a good picture of it... but it looks fab in real life.

It's basically a new take on one of those multi photo frames. It's more creative, personal and interchangable.
All you need is:

  • An old or new photo frame (I got mine from a charity shop and luckily found quite a deep one)
  • Screw in hooks or nails (got mine from Wilkos)
  • String
  • Pegs (the mini ones were from Hobbycraft and the heart shaped ones were from John Lewis)
  • A Selection of photographs
So firstly you need to remove everything from the frame leaving behind the bare bones. Next, choose your photographs and put them in some sort of order. Measure how much space you need before you put in the first hook (for peg room...only really applicable if you use big heart pegs)... Screw in your hooks. Now, I didn't put my hooks evenly apart because I wanted there to be the little photos mixed with bigger ones but with the space even between them. So once you have all your string up, peg up your photographs!

I like the mix of black and white with colour and this sort of display is so versitle that my sister can change the photos whenever she wants to with minimal effort :) 

ooh and here's a better picture of ma hair :)

07 December 2011

Freshly Dyed Hair and Little Heart Dresses

Hello hello hello...

Today I shall be sharing.. my newly brown hair:

It's pretty god damn patchy...but I'm so glad that I did it, feels so much healthier and hey, it's nice to be dark again! (apologies for non natural lighting, but it's too dark outside now)  :)

Here is the outfit I was wearing before I dyed my hair:
The dress underneath is from H&M...but I got it from a charity shop, it has cute little hearts all over it and I love it.
 Jumper is Forever 21, bag is vintage, socks from New Look, boots from Topshop.

Anyway, yeah... so I'll obviously have some better photos of my new hair up soon with some better lighting, but it's just basically a typical patchy brunette hehe.. I know a lot of the comments i've received over the past couple of months were about how nice my hair was but it was just so dry...it needed a new lease of life!


05 December 2011

Perfume Locket Tutorial

Hey Guys,

As promised, here's my first (edit..second, I forgot about the coasters) tutorial! :D

For my sister's birthday I put together a small gift hamper full of pampering products (cos she's a hardworking mum and I thought it would be nice for when she gets some time off from the kids)

One of the main items in the basket was this lovely little locket which I filled with a homemade solid perfume.

To make this you will need:
  • A locket necklace/ring (I am planning to do it with a locket ring for myself)
  • Beeswax (I got mine from Hobbycraft)
  • Almond essential oil (or any other carrier oil such as Jojoba - I found all my oils in Holland and Barrett and they weren't cheap!)
  • Other essential oils for fragrance (There are many aromatherapy websites online which will give you different recipes and combinations for oils)
  • Little pots to mix oils and a heatproof pot to melt your wax.
First step is to create your fragrance. Mix together your essential oils leaving out the carrier oil until the end (just in case you do not like the fragrance you've made and then you've not wasted it.) The basics are that you need three notes in your perfume, your top note (which will fade first), the middle note and the base note. I used about 9 drops of Rose, 3 or 4 drops of Cedarwood and 1 or 2 drops of Sweet Orange.
Mix your fragrance with 1 tsp of your carrier oil, which in my case was Almond and then it's time to melt the beeswax.
You will need about 1 heaped tsp of beeswax pellets, melt them in a small pot (I used a wok because that's all I had haha) - When it has melted pour it into your pot of oils and mix quickly (if you are in a cold room the wax will start to set very fast so you have to be speedy..or just heat things up again)... When you've mixed your perfume pour it into your locket and leave to set for a few minutes. DONE.

Now you have a very classy perfume locket which make great presents by themselves or within a pamper gift basket.

Also included in my basket was my homemade Sweet Honey Orange Sugar Scrub which I will do a short tutorial on tomorrow as well as showing what was in the rest of the hamper.

I'd love to see your results at doing one of these and if anyone has any nice perfume recipes please let me know, it's really fun to do!

See you later rollerskater xxx