Thursday, 25 April 2013

Wedding 101: Choosing the dress

Hello lovelies.

As it's really getting into wedding season now, I thought I would share a bit of my wisdom and experience when it comes to choosing your dream dress.

Shopping Trip

Hello, hello :)

Yesterday I had a brilliant shopping trip with my Mum. We haven't been shopping for a long time now, so we thought it was about time!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Elf Lippies

As a long time lover of Elf products I thought I would do an in depth review of the Lipsticks I have purchased over time.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

April Birchbox time

I have been ever so behind with the whole beauty box thing, simply because I always stuck to the products I knew and I wasn't sure whether it was worthwhile and most of my pennies were spent on fabric. I gave in to the hype eventually and signed up feeling rather excited about receiving my box.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Get that dewy glow

As spring appears to be rearing it's pretty little head, I figured it was time to dig out some lighter makeup.

Monday, 8 April 2013

The Perfect Glow

With summer not being here yet, (that's if it ever does arrive) I am in the desperate need for a bit of a natural glow. For my birthday this year, my other half bought me some Soap and Glory products (which I adore)!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

That dream body

With my holiday being about 5 months away, I've decided to book my ideas up and get into shape, although my current enthusiasm is 0%.
My other half is gym obsessed! So I ask him to give me a routine to work at that's going to shift that belly flab! So he set one up for me...welll I don't know if I regret it or not. He had me lifting weights and all sorts! I thought it would be a simple matter of some crunches etc but nooo im on full on workout, bench presses, the lot!
Im determined to carry on and get my bikini bod, but the bit that bugs me is that I'm the kinda person who wants to see instant results (i know it's not realistic) so I get fed up after a while!
Any tips for getting that toned stomach let me know!


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Make a Statment

Even though I have had a busy day at work, getting lots of men measured for their wedding suits, I have been planning. Noticing that it was pretty sunny and warm today gave me some inspiration for summer designing.
I'm a lover of vest tops, especially loose ones for summer, but a lot of the time (I don't know whether I'm just fussy) I think vest tops are either really boring, or just too expensive! So I figured why not make my own for much cheaper, and then I can design how I want them to look.

My planned venture will be statement back tops. I don't know about anyone else, but I've always thought that detail on some tops looks nicer when on the back rather than the front. It's like, you look at a top that's plain on the front and think 'hmm yeah it's nice' then turn it round and BAM! Gorgeous detail on the back.

So the plan is to have tops in an assortment of colours (and possibly styles) then really interesting backs.
Here's just a hint of what to come;

Let me know what you think :)

..Watch this space..


Huge hoarder

I am terrible when it comes to not wanting to throw anything out. It's not just any old bits and pieces, it's fabric!
Obviously being a dressmaker I am expected to have plenty of fabric lying around, but I really do think I have a bit of a problem. At the moment I have a huge chest full to the brim of fabric, another two boxes full, random bags dotted around here and there with even more in. To be honest, if I really wanted to, I could actually set up my own fabric store. The main problem is, that it's literally all fabric that I haven't used for ages! But just like when you're clearing out your wardrobe, when it comes to clearing out my fabric boxes I'm always like 'Ohh but I might use it for this, or this, orrrr....' and then I just put it back in. I shouldn't do this!

The other issue is that I just can't help myself when it comes to buying more! Even if I've not really got any plans to make anything with a certain piece, if it's that nice, I just buy it! It's just soo damn tempting.
Before I know it I won't be able to move for the stuff.

What do you hoard and why?


Friday, 5 April 2013

Estee Lauder

Ever since my friend introduced me to Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume I have been dying to get some!