30 September 2012

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (September 2012)

Where has September gone!? It seems like only yesterday I was waking up in the Thailand heat to the morning call of roosters and dogs barking, well I'm back in the U.K. now and winter is well on its way, but I better put those cold thoughts aside for now and keep myself warm and happy with this months links!

10 Remedies For A Rainy Day - Rainy season has well and truly hit Thailand and let's be honest we're not short of rain in the U.K. so here are 10 great things to do on a rainy day.

Etiquette // Internet

10 Radical Self Love Exercises To Boost Your Summer Lovin'! - Summer is nearly over but these positive exercises can be used all year round.

Social courage: How to Make Friends when People Make you Nervous - As someone who gets very nervous meeting people these are some great tips on how to meet new and amazing people.

10 Surefire Ways To Fail As A Blogger

Don't Like Your Job? Change It (Without Quitting) - Sometimes just a change of attitude can make us see something with though we disliked differently.

What's Your Secret To Shooting Photos? - I always love Nubby's stylish clean photography style so check out her advice for great looking photos.

5 Tip To Keeping Your Blog Relevant

Tips For Laying Out Blog Posts - I love those little tips on how to jazz up your photos, and will definitely have to try them out for myself.

Make Your Own Heart Sweater - This is so cute and a great way to brighten up those old winter jumpers

How To Make Your Own Transparent Clutch

DIY Vintage Inspired Silk Ribbon Embroidery  - Beautiful and surprisingly simple to do!

Hair Chalk: Add a Pop of Color to Your Do - I am absolutely loving this idea, it's such a great way to add a temporary blast of colour to your dull locks!

4 Styles For Short Hair

Weave Tricks: Layer Play With Sarah Woolley - This girl always has the most amazing hair and shares a few of her tips on how to get that mermaid look.

On Stalking - A terrifying story but sadly a truth that happens everyday to women.

Who Gets To Be Sexy? Is It Me?

Is The Pursuit Of Happiness A Bunch Of Bullshit? - A great read which really makes you think.

I Have Thousands of Transactional Friends, But I Don't Know If I Have Any Real Friends - I great read which I relate to so much!

23 Fun and Creative Activities To Nourish, Empower and Strengthen Your Friendships

Throw The Ultimate Beauty Sleepover Bash! - I love this and will definitely have to call up the girlfriends for a good old fashioned sleepover soon.

Indian Summers & Breezy Nights

25 September 2012

Beauty Blitz: 5 September Faves

I'm now back in the UK and excited to try out all the amazing beauty products I bought in Thailand and so far I am very pleased with my haul although I'm guessing it will take me at least another year to get through them all, so these are just some of the products I bought which I'm loving this month!

Bioré Make-up Remover for Eyes and Lips
I read that this was the best selling make-up remover in Japan so when I saw it on special offer in Watsons I had to try it out and after my first time using it I understand why it's so popular. This is the holy grail of make-up removers you shake it up, put a few drops on a cotton pad, let it sit on your eye for a couple seconds, give it a wipe and your make-up (even the dark heavy stuff!) is gone leaving your eye clean smooth and moisturised. I've searched so long for a good make-up remover and this one is my absolute fave so good I even bought a 3 more bottles to bring home.

Scacare Acne Gel
My left cheek started to get a bit of discolouration and some red spots so whilst I was shopping I spotted this on sale for 20 Baht (50p!!) and thought I'd try it out to see if it would help and surprisingly it worked really well, overnight the discolouration faded as did the spots. The good thing is is that it doesn't sting your face and although it comes in a small tube a small bit of gel goes a long way, needless to say I'll be keeping this in my drawer in case of any future break-outs I may have.

Skinfood Gold Kiwi Cream
Whilst in Thailand the heat was drying out my skin so I decided to try this cream out as I was such a big fan of the toner from this range and it worked wonders not only did it keep my skin hydrated but left my face looking softer, smoother and brighter. I'm so pleased with this cream that it has become a regular in my night routine and now I can be sure I'll wake up in the morning looking fresh as a daisy!

Kose Coenzyme Q10 Sheet Masks
My brother was raving on at me about how Q10 is amazing for the skin so I decided to see what all the fuss was about by trying out these sheet masks. I got these mainly because they came in a pack of 30 and worked out better value than buying 4 individual sheet masks but I have to say I really like them, I only use them once a week for about 15 minutes but afterwards my skin always feels tighter, softer and smoother. I guess my brother was actually right about this one, thanks bro!

 Colgate Max White One
I'm quite a heavy tea/coffee drinker and after years of smoking I doubt there's a toothpaste out there that will give me a glowing white smile, this one claims to make your teeth a shade whiter in just one week and while it doesn't exactly stick to that promise I did notice my teeth looking a bit more whiter and it did a great job of keeping my teeth plaque free and clean feeling for longer so it's definitely something I will buy again.

What products have you been loving this month? Be sure to share in the comments
Love & Lemonade

20 September 2012

My Etsy Shop is OPEN!!!

I'm very happy to announce that after a long summer break my Etsy shop is re-open and I'm ready and willing to get crafting again. I can't wait to bring all these ideas I've had whizzing around my head to life, crafting is one of my most favourite things to do in the world and the support from you guys has been amazing and give me so much drive and inspiration to continue and improve at what I do.

The infamous "Direscarves" are back in stock, which have proved very popular with fans and even the cast and crew of Game of Thrones, in fact Cat Taylor who writes the Making Game of Thrones blog bought a Ghost scarf for herself earlier this year!

In addition to the goodies I've handmade myself I've added a couple of felting kits I tried out when I was in Thailand which were really fun to make and I thought I'd spread the crafting joy and get a couple kits for you guys to try your hands at making to.

Be sure to check out the sale section as I'm selling off some of my "Sample Scarves" which I made either to test out different designs or techniques and just didn't make the final cut but are still super cute and wearable and available to purchase at a great discount to!

Lucky Bags are in stock for those of you who want to grab yourself a real treat as they're an absolute bargain considering how many super cute handmade goodies I've managed to cram inside them and there's even a special limited edition Halloween one for sale if you're looking for something a bit spooky.

Speaking of Halloween I'm currently working on a few more creepy goodies to add to the shop but in the meantime check out the first of my fiendishly feline creations and say hello to Zombie Frankenkitty who is a special edition kitty scarf I made just in time for Halloween.

Get 10% off your order from now until October 1st with the code WELCOMEBACK
Glue Guns & Sparkles

16 September 2012

Inspirational Quotes #30

"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.”
- Alexander McQueen

10 September 2012

KPop Workout

There's just something about Kpop that makes you want to get up get dancing and get moving, I'm not ashamed to admit that I often find myself learning their dance routines and practising them in front of my mirror. I've put together a few of my favourite tunes from some of my favourite Kpop artists which will help you keep upbeat and motivated on your daily workout, enjoy!

Love & Music

05 September 2012