Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

Hello everyone, I just quickly want to wish you a very Happy New Year and hope your year will be absolutely amazing. I have to say 2013 has gone by so fast, I just stopped for a second to blink and then all of a sudden it's 2014 tomorrow...
 
 
 
Have a great night!
 
<3


Sunday, 29 December 2013

A Little Catch Up...

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great day! I just wanted to have a little catch up and ask how are you? And how did you like Blogmas? I loved it, it was really fun but a little stressful at times. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. 2014 is literally just around the corner! Have you written your New Year resolutions yet?... I know I haven't yet! I think it's really good to have aims for the coming year and I really want to keep to them :) (I know everyone says that but it's true, a New Year means a fresh start) I also want to remember next year and look back and not regret anything (cringe alert :/). Let me know what you're going to try differently next year, I'd love to know?


 
 I still can't quite believe I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous perfume, I hope you all had a fabulous time!

<3



Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Oh hello there, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and that you had a great time with your family and friends! I wasn't quite sure what to write about today so here are some pretty photos that scream 'CHRISTMAS'...







 
I hope you all have had a great Christmas and a fabulous time with family and friends
 
x


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Dipped Strawberries

Hello everyone, I can't believe it's Christmas tomorrow, where has December gone! Before you know it, it will be 2014. That's crazy! So, I've been doing a lot of baking today and wanted to show you how to make these easy Festive dipped strawberries. You can make these right now if you want to, they would make a lovely treat for your family...

 
 
 

You will need:
 
White Chocolate Buttons
Green Sprinkles
Strawberries (of course)
a Tray
Glass bowl
Saucepan
a few bowls

Instructions:
 
First, wash the strawberries
 
Then fill the saucepan with water and place the glass bowl on top, don't use too much water though, just enough to surround the bottom of the bowl.
 
Next, 'eye' how much white chocolate you want to melt. Stir until smooth.
 
 
After, dip the strawberries into the white chocolate then in to the green sprinkles.
 
 
Lastly place on a tray and put in the fridge until hard.
 
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

<3

Monday, 23 December 2013

Topshop Lipstick - Infrared

Hello there, Guess what?.....It's Christmas Eve eve today argh! I hope you have wrapped all your presents. Today, I wanted to do a review on Topshop's 'Infrared' Lipstick...


 
....First of all the packaging omg, it is so cute and feels really good quality especially as it has a really good price tag. The actual product is super pigmented and is such a beautiful burnt orange colour. In my opinion it is great for anytime of the year. Topshop lipsticks cost £8.00 and really if you think about it: a really pigmented lipstick; pretty packaging and a non-drying out consistency, this product is amazing value.

 
Have you tried out the Topshop Lipsticks?

Sunday, 22 December 2013

My Jack Wills Wishlist

Hey everyone, I have literally spent hours (okay maybe not hours, but a long time) looking at the Jack Wills website and have fell in love with some items, here is my wish list:

 
I hope you had a great day!
<3

Friday, 20 December 2013

Glow in the Dark Jars

Hey guys, how are you all? Today, I'm going to show you how to make a glow in the dark jar that is easy for you to make with friends...

  
 
You will need:
A pack of glow sticks
A plastic bag
A pair of scissors
A mason jar with a lid
Glitter (optional)
 

Instructions:

1. Cut a glow stick over the plastic bag to avoid mess and shake the contents into a jar.
2. Add diamond glitter 
3. Seal the top with a lid.
4. Shake
5. Have lots of fun

 
There you have it a easy and simple craft to do with your friends 
Let me know if you tried this out?


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Brownie in a Mug

Hey guys I hope your all well today I'm going to show you how to make a brownie in a mug!...

 
You will need...
 
4 Tablespoons Flour
4 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (don’t use anything that has sugar added to it)
2 Tablepsoons sunflower oil
2 Tablespoons Water
pinch of salt
 
 
Add the sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt to the mug and mix. Then add the oil and water and mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Be sure to be thorough, there’s a tendency for clumps of the dry ingredients to form.


Microwave on high for roughly a minute. You may have to microwave it longer or shorter, depending on your microwave, but the brownie should still be wet in the center when done.

 
Let me know if you made this?
 
<3

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Gift Tag Inspiration

If you are wondering how to spice up your presents this Christmas, there is still time to be creative with these simple and cute gift tags, you can either buy them straight from Etsy or make your own versions...






 
I hope you had a great day!
 
<3

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

My Top 5 Fragrances for Christmas

Hey guys, today I wanted to show you some amazing perfumes that I love for this time of year...

 
 
First is this Nina Ricci perfume which has Red Toffee Apple, Praline, Vanilla heart notes, I love it all times of the year but its fabulous for Christmas!  £27.50
 
 
Then there's this Marc Jacobs perfume that smells (Oooo) so good it has Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle heart notes, it is quite expensive but it smells so lush £40.00
 
 
Next is a cheaper perfume from Ted Baker and it smells lovely it has Freesia, Rose, Ylang Ylang (not quite sure what that is) and Lily of the Valley heart notes. It comes with a body lotion and all for £9.99 its a bargain.
 
My fourth fragrance is the Viva La Juicy perfume from Juicy Couture it has Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine heart notes and is £34.50
 
 
Lastly is the Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice perfume £36.50, which has a Ylang Ylang heart tone and it smells fabulous.
 
What is your favourite fragrance for Christmas?

 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Tissue paper flower

Hello, In my previous Blog post I shared some ideas for wrapping Christmas presents, but today I wanted to show you how to make these really simple and easy flowers to liven up any gift...


You will need:
 
tissues paper
scissors
elastic band or lunch bag tie
cello tape
mini stapler

Instructions:
 
 
Start by cutting out the tissue paper in to rectangles. Try out different sizes until your happy make sure you have about 6 to 8 sheets together.
Next fold the sheets altogether as if you were making a fan. One side, fold, flip, the other side, fold, flip etc.
Then use the elastic band or lunch tie to hold the middle.
Pull one side of the tissue to the other side and staple once, like so...


Pull one or two sheets of tissue up to create a crinkled effect. Do this until you have a voluptuous tissue flower.
 
I hope you had a great day!
 
<3 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas Wrapping

Hey guys, are you lacking inspiration for Christmas wrapping! Well, here are a few ideas for giving the best presents ever:
 


A Little gift bag:
 
You will need -
a present
candy canes
glitter
a cellophane bag
bakers twine in various colours
gift tags 


  1. Open the cellophane bag and put the gift inside including the candy cane.
  2. Then add a sprinkling of glitter
  3. Close the bag
  4. Then gently shake the bag to disperse the glitter
  5. Next tie a bow around the bag and attach the gift tag
  6. There you have a really sweet gift.
Normal Present

You will need:
 
brown paper
a candy cane
bakers twine
tissue paper
a stapler
scissors
cello tape
 
  1. Start by measuring how much twine you will need to cross the present.
  2. Tie a bow on the front
  3. Cello tape the white tissue paper flower to the present
  4. Stick on the candy cane
  5. Then write on the brown paper, who it is for!
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or alternatively you can just tie the backers twine around the gift and attach a candy cane with cello tape like this..
 
 
Let me know if this was useful?
 


Saturday, 14 December 2013

DIY Mini Stocking Tree Decoration

Hey guys, today I'm going to show you how to create this really sweet Christmas stocking:


You will need...
Red felt
White cotton material
Embellishments (ribbons, buttons, felt, lace)
Material scissors
A sewing machine or a needle and some thread
Template of a stocking
 
 
Instructions

1.    Start by cutting the two stocking pieces out of red felt and the two stocking pieces of white cotton. Here is the template I used

2.    Then choose what design you would like to put on to your stocking, I chose some lace, a bit of red ribbon and a few buttons.

3.    Sew your design on to a piece of red felt

 
4.    Next place your designed stocking piece face up on top of the two white pieces of cotton and the back of the stocking at the bottom (it will look a bit like a sandwich).
 
 
Then sew half a cm around the edge of the stocking with sewing machine or use a needle and
thread.
 
 At the top of the stocking only sew one piece of felt with one piece of white fabric like so..
 
5.    Then attach either so string or a little bit of ribbon so you can hang it on the Christmas tree.

6.    Remember you can adjust the sizes of the stockings if you fancy!
 

 
 
Let me know if you made this decoration?
<3