Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Wednesday Wants

I'm in holiday mode already (for my honeymoon in November... I've a while to go yet!) and have been trying to hunt down little dresses that I can throw over my bikini and that will not end up all creased.  It's not been too successful so far to be honest but I have found one little gem in Topshop.  It's a lovely inky colour, nice and lightweight but not too lightweight that you can see every lump and bump and of course the perfect shape for me:

Dress: Topshop

It's actually petite and described as a tunic but don't let this put you off, it's the perfect length for holiday wear and actually a fair bit longer than some of my non-petite Topshop dresses.  If you happen to have seen any dresses that you think will be perfect for me to get for my jollys please let me know in the comments below, thanks lovelies!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Paper Flowers - A tutorial

I will admit it now, I don't really like cut flowers.  There I said it.  I much prefer them in a garden or park than stuck in a vase.  Because of this I don't want lots of fresh flowers at my wedding so I have decided to make some paper ones instead.  I will be using these flowers to make my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets as well as for table decoration.  They are simple to make so I thought I would create a little tutorial for those interested.

You will need:
Glue gun, 18 gauge florist wire, florist tape, sticky dots, florist pins, pliers, A4 Card

Wrap the florist tape around the florist wire til they are fully covered.

Cut a spiral out of the card.  
I have a paper cutting machine so I cheat on this bit but they are simple to cut by hand.

Start rolling the card on itself

When you reach the centre of the card you will have a flower looking a bit like this.
If you want to make larger flowers you simply let it unravel a bit.

Once the flower is the required size put a few sticky dots under the flap to secure the layers

Put a floristy pin thru the centre of the flower

Using the pliers create a hook at one end of the coated wire

Glue the stem to the flower using the glue gun

Once dry use the florist tape to cover the glue

Voila! One finished paper flower :)

If you do make some please let me see a photo!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Models Own Swatches - 50% off Sale

I getting loads of hits from people googling to see swatches of Models Own nail polishes so thought I would put it all in one post to make it easier for you all.  Unless you've been hiding under a rock you will know that Models Own are having an amazing 50% off sale at the moment, all you need to do is to stick a minimum of £20's worth of goodies in your basket and use the code FIFTYFIFTY.  If, like me, you're reduced basket comes to over £25 you'll also qualify for free shipping.  HOW GOOD IS THAT?!  The sale is running til midnight on Monday 29th August.

I have over 50 different shades and swatches of most of them can be found by clicking on the links below:

Disco Mix
Juicy Jules
Emerald City
Magenta Divine
Purple Haze
Scarlet Sparkle

Bronze Rage
Gold Digger
24 Carat Gold
Mystic Mauve
Lili's Pink
Blue Moon
Pearly Queen
Purple Pearl
Purple Mystique
Pink Fever
Raspberry Fool
Magenta Pearl
Blue Lagoon
Black Swirl
Tangerine Queen
Fluro' Orange
Black Magic
Purple Grey
Grey Day
Grace Green
Top Turquoise
Jade Stone
Feeling Blue
Lemon Meringue
Pastel Pink
Vintage Pink
Fuzzy Peach
Peach Puff
Peach Sherbert
Nyla Nude
Nude Beige
Slate Grey
Concrete Mixer
Snow White
Gold Rush
Sophie's Pink
Lilac Dream

If you need a swatch of any of the ones without a link let me know and I will twitpic you one.

Rani from Cupcake Couture swatched most of her collection on Monday so check it out if you're interested in buff pink, becca brown, grass green, green tea, purple ash, beth's blue, feeling blue, coral reef, red alert, red red wine, hot pink, gun metal grey and in the navy

What colours are you after?  I have gone for Gold digger, Raspberry Crush, Purple Passion, Pure Purple, Turkish Delight, Purple Poppy, Purple Rain, 2 nail art pens and a purple Smash Up.  Can you tell I am trying to find my perfect shade of purple?!

Wednesday Wants

Got a few delights for you today, I'm so excited by all the Autumn/Winter stock that's arriving.

This dress is made out of crepe so it will hang like a dream.  How great will it look with a pair of lovely opaque black tights?  Its limited edition so I am guessing it won't be widely available in store.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for more colours!

 Dress: Missguided

I can't get enough of Missguided at the moment.  It's like they have gotten into my head and lifted all the dresses I would really like to own and then made them super cheap, perfection!  I love leopard print and I will never, ever apologise for this... I am just waiting for them to realise they need to make their amazing lace dress in a vivid purple and all my dreams will have become reality!

Dress: New Look

Sorry for the dodgy blurry photo, New Look obviously don't like me borrowing their images :(  This isn't my usual style but there's something about it.  You can't tell from the dodgy photo but it has little tan circles on it that kinda remind me of cheerios.  I would most likely pin the neckline a bit higher but that's just me.

This isn't really part of my wishlist as I have already purchased it, tried it on and decided to return it :(  The skirt is too a-line and not full enough for my tastes.  I ignored my work colleagues comments of fetish parties too!!  I adore leather and will not be put off.

What have you been lusting after recently?

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Wednesday Wants

Hey gang!  Hope you're all well? There is only one dress I really, really want this week and it's basically this dress in a different colour way... but it's purple and purple is my absolute favourite colour so I kinda need it.  End of story.

Dress: asos

Just gorgeous! 

Saturday, 6 August 2011

The Perfect Bikini

We have booked our honeymoon so in the excitement I have already started the hunt for the perfect bikini.  I would love to wear something like this...

but I want to feel and look good and unless I can manage to half my body weight this bikini is just way to unforgiving!!  BUT the search is over, I have found the perfect bikini that helps to fake the perfect bikini body... and the best thing is it comes in loads of great colours, red, pink and aqua for me please!!

There are even two different types of bikini bottoms, the 'big pants' are fantastic for when you over indulged on the all inclusive food the night before ;)  The bikini is called azure and is by Pour Moi and I've picked them up from both asos figleaves. Well worth every penny.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Wednesday Wants

I've been seriously lacking on the blogging front recently :(  My spare room has been taken over with wedding stuff and as a result I no longer have anywhere to take outfit photos without having to rearrange the room first.  I am really missing blogging though so hopefully will have time to rectify this soon.  I have been busy crafting for the wedding and wish I could share it all with you but don't want to ruin the surprise for friends who are going and read my blog.  I can now post a tutorial for my sister's button bouquet and will write that up as soon as I get a spare 5 minutes.  Hope you are all well and thank you for sticking with me :)

There is one dress this week that I really, really want.  Thing is I already have this dress in several colour ways but this is just perfect!!

Dress: Missguided

Please stop doing this to me Missguided, I've got a wedding to pay for!!

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