Sunday, 19 February 2012

Outfit Post: Primary Colours

Blue jeans, red t-shirt and yellow jumper.

I read in another blog not long ago (which I now can't find!) about mustard yellow and red as a colour combination for an outfit. It inspired me to put this outfit together and I wore it to Sunday lunch with my boyfriend and his parents. It was quite outside of my comfort zone as I generally wear black and white, with some red if I'm feeling really adventurous! I did enjoy wearing this bright palette though and will definitely wear this again.

My handbag isn't really a handbag; it's an impostor. The label says "A Product of Thorn Automation Ltd." And on the the other side reads "the instruction manual for this equipment is enclosed in the carton" along with a serial number, who it was tested by and the date; which was 8th April 1981. I have literally no idea what it was originally for but it's completely unused and smells of brand new leather. I decided that the equipment it should now enclose is a lipstick and Stratton compact.

Since getting my hair cut it has been much easier to curl and this weekend it was like a dream; I was wondering around in a daze of good hair (hence vacant expression) not one but two days in a row. I clipped one side back with the flower I made the other day and attached to a hair clip.

For a look at how another blogger has teamed mustard and red "Mustard is my new red" by Solanah at Vixen Vintage is a lovely post.

Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
T-shirt: Primark (or as I like to say "well known, low cost, high street brand"
Cardigan: Well known, low cost, high street brand (HA!)
"Handbag": Ebay
Hair accessory: Made by Me!

P.S. Don't forget my Benefit They're Real! Mascara giveaway which closes on Thursday 1st March 2012!!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Flowers of Fabric

Something I really like to make to use up odd scraps of fabric are flowers which I then use in a variety of ways such as on hair clips and brooches. Once your fingers get used to the origarmi of it they are very fast to make - I like making them while watching that nice Mr Portillo talking about the railways!

I thought it would be nice to share how I make these so I have done a tutorial for you. Later on I'll be doing an inspiration post so you can see the the ways I have used them to make accessories and even add interest to a photoframe!

Me and the fella got a bit snap happy when doing this. There are loads of pictures but these can be a bit fiddley so I wanted to make this tutorial as detailed as possible to avoid confusion.

Please let me know what you think and don't forget to take part in my Benefit They're Real! Mascara giveaway!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Giveaway: Benefit Mascara!

Happy Enforced Love Day! I hope you have all had a lovely time being lovely to each other.

As a little gift to you I'm going to giveaway a full size tube of Benefit They're Real! Mascara in Black, worth £18.50 in the shops, just because I'm nice like that and it's valentine's day. The Benefit website says "they're real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!"

Picture of Humphrey Bogart not included; nor the "Miss Havisham" style dried up roses.
As a, possibly drunk, man in the street sang to me today "I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love - because it's free, love, isn't it?". Never a truer word said and you know what else is free? This mascara!
All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and leave a comment below. It's as simple as that. Plus it's open internationally!
Remember though I will need to be able to contact you to tell you the good news if you have won so please make sure your comment is linked to your own blog or you include an email address or twitter name.
The closing date will be Thursday 1st March 2012 at 5pm gmt.
Good luck!

P.S. I have just seen on Twitter this tweet: "WE DO NOT trade on eBay. Be very careful BeneBabes as someone has returned a mascara to us that contains petrol. Please RT" from @Benefit_UK_IRE. I would just like to assure my readers and those entering that this Benefit Mascara came from the Benefit counter in Oldrids, Boston and NOT Ebay so should not contain any petrol. - Thanks.