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Friday, 22 March 2013
Money Supermarket are holding a competition for bloggers called Passion for Fashion. The challenge is to create three themed outfits each coming in at under £200. The themes? Casual, Party and Beach. I spent an evening having a play with ideas and pouring over lots of wonderful retailers and some beautiful pieces of clothing. Here are my three outfits...
CASUAL:- I have paired this cute heart monochrome jumper with some wet look leggings for a comfy and casual outfit. As I do love a good splash of colour and purple being my favourite, I decided to opt for a purple pair of my favourite footwear. I actually could live in Converse Hi Tops. They are the ultimate in comfy and casual footwear. The little bit of bling shows my love for music and mixtapes and the nail varnish? Well, co-ordinated nails and shoes are a must.
PARTY:- I love a bit of red and a bit of sparkle for a party. I went for this cute and feminine dress with some rather gorgeous stardust tights. Channelling my love for all things feline, these Irregular Choice shoes set the outfit off and the ring with those nails? Purr-fect.
BEACH:- I love this kaftan. The colours are so beautiful for the beach and I love the skulls, anything with skulls get the thumbs up from me. The wishy-washy-ness of these colours conjure images of golden sands and aqua seas. The sound of the waves crashing the shoreline as the sand slides between your toes...
Monday, 18 March 2013
Lenny is our new kitty. He is as dark as the night and as cute as a button. We got him on the weekend, on his nine week birthday. This little bundle of fluff is the best thing. He does everything the internet has told me kittens would do. And more.
Having to have Tequila put to sleep in January was one of the toughest things we have had to do. Once we came to terms with it, we realised that we needed another cat in our life. We are cat people. No cat was going to replace Tequila, but she did leave a void that we needed to fill. With no particular preferences in mind (other than it being a kitten, not a cat - I've never experienced having a kitten before and always wanted one!) we started having a look around and we came across this little chap. A little mew and a stare into those sad eyes and he was coming home with us.
Lenny loves people and loves cuddles. He like to fall asleep in silly places, he likes hands (they taste so good!) and he licks everything.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Last week I shared a recipe for a vanilla body scrub which I have thoroughly enjoyed using and for me, it can rival any shop bought scrub. In fact, knowing I created it with my own fair hands and knowing exactly what is inside it, I would say it is better than any shop bought scrub. I thought I would share another little recipe, this time for an orange lip scrub - to be honest, it is very similar to the vanilla body scrub but not quite...
I love lip scrubs, my go to is Lush's wonderful bubblegum flavoured offering. I liked it back when it was released by B (Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful) - remember them? However, a 25ml pot will set you back a hefty £5.25. I love it, but that much? No. I decided to create my own and having a little play with quantities I have come up with a little pot of goodness for my lips. A scrub that gets rid of dead skin and general crap to reveal smooth lips ready for being drenched in colour. Yes!
Like before, this is an easy, easy recipe...
50g Granulated Sugar (White)
25ml Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Orange Extract*
Empty Pots (mine were from Muji)
How To Make It
1. Put the sugar in the bowl.
2. Whilst constantly stirring, gradually add the oil.
3. Add the extract and give it a good mix. You want to make sure that it's all mixed evenly, you don't want any clumps of really oily sugar, equally you don't want any dry patches!
4. Fill your jar of choice. Decorate with ribbon or a gift tag if you so wish.
You can use an extract of your choice, I like the orange for my lips as I like the taste of citrus flavours. I quite like the idea of making this with coffee extract too. As the skin on your lips is very thin I would steer clear of a coarse sugar (like the demerara one I used in this post for the vanilla body scrub.) and stick with something that is not going to be to abrasive. I liked this one a little more oily than the body scrub as I remove the lip scrub with a tissue anyway so I don't need to worry about any oily residue.
Did you make the body scrub? How about the lip scrubs? Are lip scrubs part of your routine?