Thursday, 20 September 2012

Time flies....and it's heading for Christmas!


I know, I know it barely seems like we've had Summer and already the shops are setting up the Christmas shelves and advertising those sort after offers that make an expensive season a little more cost effective. We all know what a nightmare it can be finding presents, getting food and drink ready, decorating your home, and so this is when I find myself most addicted.....to discounts. I'm a serial bargain hunter at the best of times but when I know I'm going to be spending lots anyway it gets worse but I'm sure I'm not alone and so for all you other discount bargain hunters out there here is one of my latest finds:


Enjoy!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Any high heel wearing woman's saviour!

How many times have we all gone out wearing a pair of killer heels that make our legs look longer and thinner, not to mention that they give us those few extra inches that we often crave, but by the end of the night we aren't so sure it was a great idea. This is where folding shoes have found their own little niche in the market, folding shoes are perfect for popping into your handbag on a night out to relieve your feet on the way home, many of us opt for the barefoot approach when you really can't take any longer on those platforms but we all know that's the quickest way to dirty feet, so these little miracles could solve the problem!

My current wish list pair!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pearl and Flower Bracelets at Ele Couture

You may have noticed on a few posts that I tend to make things when I haven't got any work to do, so I'm always interested when someone else makes things as well. I've got really small wrists so finding something that fits is really hard and then the lovely Elephtheria at Ele Couture sent me one of her jewellery sets in this colour:

Two Pearl Necklace with one Flower

The pearl bracelet fits perfectly and the pearl and flower necklace sits in just the right place, pics to follow of the exact set I have but I couldn't wait to post about it!

Monday, 19 December 2011

When the days are cold....

......and no brides are shopping...I make things!!

I was given rolls of knitted wire to make things with, which look like this:
15mm Knitted Wire Tube - Silver Plated
Not the most inspiring equipment that's for sure! After much stretching and pulling, rolling and twisting and several minutes of getting angry with the wire for not ending up looking very pretty this happened:






Knitted wire is my new found friend! It's so easy to make it retain its shape (once you've work out how to get it there in the first place!)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Read and to be read...

For me Winter means 2 things predominantly: Snow (I am a total big kid, snowball fights, sledging and building snow....creatures a few years ago it was Totoro) and one hell of an excuse not to move from the sofa and a big fluffy blanket with a book. I have a rather random collection of reading material but thought I'd share a few favourites.


Anyone who likes a good historical treasure hunt and a game of chess should definitely head for this one!


Not as soppy as it sounds!

I have read all three of both these sets and wasn't disappointed by a single one which is rare for me!

To Read...
More of a wish list really, I'm one of those people who refuses to have e-books and so on, there's nothing like having a proper book in your hands rather than a piece of technology.

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Fifty/Fifty on this one still, sequel to the Eight seems to have mixed reviews not sure if it's worth the risk of being disappointed when I love the Eight so much....



4th book in the Wicked Years series, I can't begin to explain how much of a good read these are, Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men kept me enthralled start to finish, they are the perfect alternative OZ.

That's about it for now I think...


Friday, 16 December 2011

BuyaPowa Addiction


Not only am I completely addicted to Ebay but my new found love is BuyaPowa, for those of you who haven't seen it, it's like online shopping but you can bring a friend! When you buy something you recommend a friend (or more) and those who recommend the most other buyers or who does it the fastest get's their item free! Even if you don't make it to the fastest spot you get a discount fro the retail price just for being a co-buyer! I resisted for a time but I cracked on the Urban Decay Brow Box:

It's really worth it, so easy to get neat defined eyebrows quickly and the wax makes sure they stay exactly where you want them too. Look out for a future post where I've taken before and after pics!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Santa's Distress!

First Choice, home of all inclusive, have created a competition to fix Santa’s finances. To win an iPad 2 add your comment below and tell us how you think we can save Santa from financial ruin. Be sure to send an email with your comment to blog@firstchoice.co.ukso they can track your entry!
The Santa Bailout
This infographic was commissioned by First Choice.
Join the conversation on Twitter, #savesanta,
for the chance to win an iPad2.




Wednesday, 7 December 2011

What I've Been Up To...

December seems to be a quieter month for wedding dress shopping so I've been having to keep myself busy at the shop making hair pieces so I thought I'd share a few creations on here!




These are just my own designs I've thought up but if anyone's got any ideas let me know or if you need one for a special occasion don't hesitate to ask!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Diorshow Blackout Mascara


I am a constant eBay addict but occasionally it pays off when I grab a bargain such as the Diorshow Blackout Mascara for a mere £8!! I'm a bit tight when it comes to designer mascara especially if I haven't used it before but couldn't say no to trying this. When I'm at work I need something that I can just throw one layer on my lashes and I'm good to go as well as something I can layer up for bigger lashes if I'm going out.

This is the effect of one layer done in a hurry and I was pleasantly surprised!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Esvie Magazine



I am very pleased to say that I am now a contributor for ESVIE Magazine! Please take a look at my first piece for them! http://esvie.co.uk/misc/elephtheria-couture-for-you-and-me/