Wednesday, 22 January 2014

It's a love story, baby just say yes...


 Valentines day is nearly here already what on earth?! Any who, here's a quick DIY for a cute heart bunting decoration for your room or desk or wherever you want! I want to do a little series of blog posts in the run up to valentines day including OOTD'S and diy's, what do you think?

You will need: Hot glue gun (PVA could also be useful), patterned paper printed out, pencil, scissors, needle and thread & thick paper/card


1. Using heart templates or if you feel confident, cut out hearts from your patterned paper of 2 different sizes

2. Do the same with the card (same sizes as the patterned paper with equal amounts)

3. Stick the patterned paper hearts onto the card hearts and trim them to match

4. Stick contrasting small hearts centrally on top of the bigger hearts

5. Using your needle and cotton, thread through each of the hearts on string long enough for what you need

Sorry for the poor photo quality and lighting, it got dark when i had finished this diy:(! It's such an easy diy and it can be used all year round not just for valentines day! If you try it, be sure to show me pictures or leave a comment!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Lush sale haul!

Over the past 4 or 5 months my love for Lush has literally taken over my bank account. My stash of products is getting crazy and when they had a sale I just couldn't help myself. I absolutely love the overwhelming scent that hits you face on as soon as you walk through the door of the shop. Some bits aren't from the sale and are just what i picked up before christmas (minus a few i have used already).
Snow Fairy SPARKLE BAR £2.78
This is super silky and creamy. Its described to have a fondant like centre filled with glitter. It smells just like the Snow Fairy shower gel and was £2.78 in the sale. It's from their winter/christmas range so won't be in stock until late 2014, leaving me reluctant to squish it up !
Cinders bath bomb £1.23
I cannot stand cinnamon whatsoever but the idea of popping candy in a bath bomb really excited me. I will probably have run a bath for my mum to listen to it then let her enjoy as she loves the smell. The popping candy is supposed to remind you of being cosy next to a fire and is also only a christmas product!

Creamy Candy Bubble bar £2.50
I'm lead to believe this product is in stock all year round which makes me super happy. It smells like candy floss, amazing for those who love sweet things. Its soft and crumbles under running water into a layer of soft, silky, moisturising  water. I'm pretty sure the flower is one of those icing cake decorations too!

Bombardino £1.25
This little fella was inspired by a drink made in the Alps of Italy which consists of eggnog, brandy and whipped cream. However, Lush's version is a mini meringue pie with skin softening cocoa butter! (Another christmas special)
Shoot for the Stars BALLISTIC £1.63
I got two of these bath ballistics in the sale which claim to create lustres of swirling colours in your bath. With a honey-toffee scent like the 'Honey I washed the kids' soap it's only available around christmas time! I'm so excited to use this!
The Comforter Bubble Bar £4.50

I genuinely don't remember paying £4.50 for this product however, if I did, I must have felt the size of it and thought it was worth it. It is huge! It reminds me of the smell of ribena or vimto sweets. It creates large amounts of bubbles when crumbled under running water and rumour has it that it can be spared over multiple bath times!
Golden wonder Bath bomb £1.75
Okay now these bath bombs are HUGE. I got 3 in the sale and used one already and has lasted at least 3 bath times! Kind of defeats the object as the colour is throughout the core of the product and is filled with tiny little stars, but it works just as well. From the description on the website "This ballistic contains edible gold lustre and soluble paper stars – so there’ll be no sparkly bits left to clean out of your bath afterwards.", I'm not sure how i feel about this but its pretty cool anyway!

The only problem with buying lots of things from Lush sales is the expiry date. The products are fresh and the sooner they get used the more benefits you will receive from them. However, I love baths and nobody got hurt from having too many baths, right?!

Friday, 17 January 2014

January sales haul!

Happy New Year! I've got a quick post on some of the things I picked up in the sales!
River Island Chunky cut out ankle boot £35 reduced from £45

I originally tried these on in Oxford Street River Island and completely fell in love. I wasn't to keen on spending £45 with them being such a statement boot as I didn't know how often I'd get to wear them. When I saw these in my size on sale in my local River Island I obviously grabbed them!

Topshop petite daisy dress £15 from £34
I'm not usually one for shopping in Topshop. Although I love to browse, I just can't justify spending X amount of money on something I'll only wear once. I found this dress in the petite section and loved the contrast of the sweetheart neckline and girly flower print with the grunge lace on the bustier section. I picked it up in a 14 (smallest size they had left as I'm usually a 10) but this is a great fit. It's pretty short but a pair of tights will do the trick.
New Look nail wraps £1.50
I went into New Look, again not somewhere I tend to shop often, and found these nail wraps whilst waiting in the never ending queue. I'm sure I saw them in the halloween line on the website and I think that the detail will look amazing when transferred onto the nails.

New Look cream bobble knit jumper £7
I think this was originally around £15, I didn't give it much thought when picking it up but since I have worn it several times on several occasions. Its quite a tight fit but I really like the whole idea of a cropped jumper and tight sleeves. 

New Look faux wool lined biker jacket £15 from £35

MAJOR BARGAIN ALERT! I am so obsessed with my new jacket that cost me only £15! I have wanted a leather jacket with a wool lining for years but never found one that suited me. When I found this in the sale I was so excited as its not your typical leather jacket. I'm not exactly sure what material it is (definitely not leather) but I love the edgy look of it and it's really warm!

What did you guys pick up in the January/Christmas sales? Have you made a haul post ?