Friday, 23 August 2013

Sunflower & Strawberry nails! | Tutorial

Paint each of your nails with a base colour of your choice, strawberries look nice against a pastel pink but i decided to use my Essie Sweet Talker, a shimmery pastel blue.


 Taking a mustard yellow, if you have a nail art pen or a nail tool, in the corners or sides of the nail make half a flower shape using line strokes.


 For the strawberries, using a red or deep pink make rounded triangular shapes over the nail.


 Fill in the flower petal gaps by adding more or using a different shade of yellow. Once dry, create half moon shapes using a red toned brown for the centre of the flower.


 To make the leafy tops to your strawberries, take a forest green colour and a thin brush. Create a small line for a stalk and continue for 1/4 of the strawberry. Make two more leaf shape lines on either side of the central line to look like draping leaves.


Add small black or darker brown dots in the sunflowers centre to look like seeds and finish with a clear top coat.

How summery are these nails?! Have you tried any sunflower nail art or added strawbs to your nails?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

£4 3D Ruffle Bikini Bottoms!

RRP £30.00!!!

These gorgeous slightly off-white bikini bottoms are a complete bargain. We all know that American Apparel isn't the cheapest of shops, but even i couldn't believe it when i saw these on the AA website for £4, yes just £4 in the sale!! They are slightly high waisted and the material is really soft and cosy. They are quite heavy so you can tell they are good quality but not weighted enough to drag once you've been in the water. Their texture is a soft 3D ruffle and they hug your bum and flatter your waist by slightly pulling you in. I was so excited when these arrived and now i just need a bikini top to go with them and a holiday to wear them on!

Have you recently ordered anything from American Apparel? What is your fave bikini like?

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Thrift shop finds | Flatforms!

I recently went into my local charity shop and found these little babies. I have wanted flatform for at least the past year but could never find any in my size etc. So when i found these, originally from primark and never worn, i was so excited. I wasn't too keen on the slight raise wedge as i wanted some completely flat flatforms but these were just £4. I think they look super cute with frilly socks (socks pictured Primark £1.50) and they are sweet in the summer but will also look nice in the colder months for Christmas parties etc. I really like the ideas of platforms, they give slight height and are ideal for taller people like myself who love heels but don't always want to look gigantic in comparison to everyone around you. 

Have you found any recent thrift shop bargains? Whats the best thing you have bought from a charity shop?

Monday, 19 August 2013

Simply Soap & Glory!

the righteous butter, scrub 'em and leave 'em, flake away
clean on me & clean, girls
hand food, mist you madly
Soap & Glory are one of the things that i thank my blog for. If you have never heard of the brand you must live under a rock. The scents are amazing, the quality is amazing, the quality is cute and the thing i love most about the products are the creativity and play of words of the names. A few examples are pictured above; Flake away- a body polish to soften the skin and rid of dry skin, Hand Food- a cream to moisturise and soften your hands, Mist You Madly- a flirty body mist consisting of sweet floral tones.

I tend to steer towards the travel sizes because they are cheap and i can experiment with them. The brand also do makeup etc which i am desperate to try. You can purchase this brand in Boots and there are 3 for 2 deals on fairly often!

Have you tried any soap and glory products? What would you recommend?

Thursday, 8 August 2013

'cos we make the hipsters fall in love

I love a good hat, from bowler hats to beanies i like the way they can add to your outfit. I don't necessarily have a 'style' when it comes to the things i wear, i like to think I'm open to all sorts of clothes and not associated to specific types. Beanies tend to be stuck on 'hipsters' and grunge styles but i think they suite all types of people!

Burgundy knitted beanie hat- £2- Primark

This is going to be a staple piece for me in Autumn and Winter, its so versatile and also comes in black and grey- you will most likely see them in pictures in the future as its more than likely i will be purchasing them all!