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!

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The Santa Bailout
This infographic was commissioned by First Choice.
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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!