Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Nails Love- Candy Canes and Baubles

Hello all!
I am inspired by Christmas to do candy cane and bauble nails (well my take on them) and wanted to share them with you all as I LOVE them!!!




First I applied green and red to alternate nails in two coats followed by green and red glitter EXCEPT the feature nail which I striped white lines onto in a diaganol pattern.
It is really easy to do and the photo doesn't do the colours justice.

Please feel free to ignore the chipped nail!!


So what do you think? Will you be doing Christmas nails?
Thanks for reading

Friday, 14 December 2012

Fat free Vegan Ginger bread Guest post!













 





Making a Fat Free Gingerbread House With "The Boys"

Hello everyone,
I was on twitter asking if anyone wanted me to do a guest post and Kim was there for me and I said I would make my fat free, vegan gingerbread house for her! You Can see the full post HERE and you really should subscribe to her as her blog is fab!!!

Thanks so much for reading








Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Fair Isle Nail Art

Hi everyone!
I have been trying to do nail art lately and saw an amazing blog post on fair Isle nail art on Caroline's blog which you can read HERE . Obviously she if massively talented and I am not but I am still pretty pleased with the way mine turned out!!
I used two coats of China Glaze poinsettia  as the base and Art deco nail art polish in white for the details.


China Glaze Poinsettia and Art Deco white



My favourite nail.

My thumb is my favourite nail. So what do you think? I am a real novice at this so be kind lol
What Xmas nails are you going to try? Thanks for reading 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Stocking Fillers For Girls- Jewelfones Review

Hello all,
Well it's that time of year when you are buying pressies and hoping that what you get is an original gift with no embaressing duplications. Well Jewelphones are what I consider to be the perfect marriage between practivality and girly style. They come in 6 lovely styles and  here is a screen shot off the website to show you them all.

 They have magnetic clasps to hold them around your neck and soft ear buds (with two replacement ones in the box) that nestle comfortably in your ears and block most outside noise out wonderfully. On the necklace is a button that pauses the music in a little unit that matches the theme of the headphones and doesn't detract from the whole "necklacy" style. Well it is all well and good that they are so pretty and comfortable. But what is the sound like? Well how about AWESOME?!! The sound is clear and a perfect balance of clarity and base and at the price of £19.99 they are well worth it and any girl should love to receive them.
Here are some more pictures including a lovely cheesy shot of me wearing them!




 Here is a link for Jewelfones website where you can buy the headphones

Thanks for reading & tell me if you have found any "different" gifts this year



*please note that these lovely headphones were sent to me for review purposes. This does not in anyway influence my review & am am so glad I have them they are AWESOME!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Benefit Outlet On Amazon

Hello everyone,
I am so excited to just find out about a Benefit outlet on Amazon. It has been officially confirmed as genuine* & I just had to share this with you all it is such good news. Look out for bargains, I know I will!!

This is a screenshot off Amazon




And here is a link to it direct




What do you think you will be buying? I am going to have a really good look!!!! Thanks for reading.

 *Information correct according to money saving expert Martin Lewis

Benefit Official Amazon Outlet

Sunday, 2 December 2012







 
 
 
 
 
I was really pleased to have the opportunity to co- host this blog hop organized by Sarah and hope you all take full advantage of the chance to connect and network with other bloggers with this tool to help us. So without further ado let it begin ;-)
Rose
xxx
Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop!

If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is 'hop' around, hopefully finding some new great reads! 

The Rules are simple.
1. Check out and follow the hosts (Number 1 2 and 3) Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back.
2. Choose at least 3 other blogs and hop on over and leave them some love, plus let them know how you found them - I'm sure they would love it if you followed as well!
3. Have Fun and come back next Saturday.

Please just don't link up and click off to make this successful everyone needs to hop around!

Your Host’s this week are:
Sarah from Life in a Break Down
Bex from Futures
and our lovely co-host’s are:
Rose from Milkymoles
Nikki from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm

If you would like to be a future co-host please get in touch with Sarah by emailing her at: sarah@lifeinabreakdown.com

I would love it if you would tweet, share on facebook or place our button on your blog, the more sharing we can get happening the bigger this hop can become!

ILMP

Sadly some of you still aren’t following all the rules boo L but we still want to celebrate those who do so…
Say hello to the lovely Nikki from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. She’s over on Wordpress so if you could give her some love using RRS or Bloglovin’ that would be fab!
If you fancy being next week’s featured blogger make sure you follow all the rules give you hosts and co-hosts a follow and Sarah could be calling on you next week to come and feature with us.
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Saturday, 1 December 2012

DIY How To Make A Twistband Style Hairband

Hi everyone, confession time!
I've always had a bit of a fetish for the much maligned ugly, but beautifully comfortable scrunchie (Shhhhh it's our secret!). I find them great for holding your hair without pulling or causing dents in your "do" but not really suitable wearing in public places. This is why I got excited when I saw the soft and pretty scrunchy substitute of twistbands appearing on wrists and in hair following a big push of them in UK Jolieboxes. I had immediate lust and envy for them but knew I couldn't afford to subscribe to the box or buy them for myself. A quick Google for a closer look at pictures of them led me to believe I could manufacture one myself for a fraction of the cost. The band itself is made from a material called fold over elastic (FOE for short)  that is commonly used for edging dressmaking and craft projects. You can purchase it in many beautiful colours and patterns off Ebay, costing  around £2.00 for 2 meters, and set to work making soft bands galore. From the amount of FOE you can buy for £2.00 you  will be able to make approximately four bands (depending on wrist size).
 so
Cost per band = 50p
Time to make= minute
skill required=little to none (if you can use scissors and tie knots you are good to go!!)


 Step one

Decide whether you like the shiny or matt side best (I like shiny)

 


Step two

Wrap around your wrist, pinch between finger & thumb  and cut.





Step three

Fold in half checking your cut ends are neat, trimming if required




Step Four

Knot the ends into a flat knot as shown in the pictures




That's it!!! It really is that easy :-)

Wear on wrist as bracelet/standby hair tie


Ready for bed with a soft comfortable bun



So will you be making yourself a softband? Let me see your pictures if you do.

Thanks for reading