Thursday, 30 August 2012

Beautiful Bunting!

I woke up on Tuesday and decided I needed bunting in my life. I have to admit, it wasn't all that spontaneous, as I had watched a very well-made video on YouTube the night before. Either way, I headed into town on the good old public transport and hiked all the way to Fenwicks (the department store). First of all, I want to point out how much cheaper it was to make it. I spent about £15 on the fabric and the tape, making about 3 metres of finished bunting, but I have a shed load of fabric left over, so I could probably make about 10 metres with £20 (the tape is about £3 for 3 metres).

My fabric (John Louden Tonal Floral Fat Quarter) and the remaining tape


I bought a floral pattern but they had all sorts of bundles!

One of the patterns in the pack

I'm really happy with how the bunting turned out- I absolutely LOVE it! It did take a good few hours (on a sewing machine) but it was well worth the effort.

The finished product

I also found this amazing book while browsing, and I decided to pick it up because it had instructions for really intricate bunting.

This book is amazing!
 I was really excited about this post,

I hope you enjoyed it!


Monday, 20 August 2012

Something Wickedly... AMAZING!

I first saw these books last year when I was browsing in Waterstone's, and I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover but I did exactly that- and I don't regret it one bit! I soon realised it was a series, so I picked up the first two books, and came straight home.

Something Wickedly Weird 1-6 (old cover)

I have the books in the hardback edition, but I'm pretty sure that they aren't printed anymore. The new copies are paperback and some of the names have been changed, so I'll list both the old and the new names:-

1. The Wooden Mile/The Werewolf and the Ibis
2. The Icy Hand/The Ice Pirates
3. The Silver Casket/The Bucaneers' Bones                         
4. The Darkling Curse/The Curse of the Wolf
5. The Smugglers' Mine/The Smugglers' Secret
6. The Treasure Keepers/The Golden Labyrinth

Now I'm not ruining it for anyone who wants to get them, but the books are about a boy called Stanley Buggles, who inherits some property from a late family member, in a place called Crampton Rock. A map of Crampton Rock is printed in each of the old books, but I don't know about the new ones.

The map of Crampton Rock
The books are a great read for any age- I made my dad read the first book and he loved it! The whole vibe of it isn't very conventional and I really like that it isn't any old adventure story. I hope more books are added to the series, even though I do feel sad that they won't be in the hardback anymore.  

New on the left, Old on the right

I know this has been a little longer, but I didn't want to miss anything out.

Thanks for reading,


Monday, 13 August 2012

Review: Essie's Flawless

I can't remember exactly when, but a few months ago, Essie nail polishes became readily available in the UK. I was very very very excited to try them. Firstly, because I have heard amazing things about them and secondly, because Kate Middleton wore a mixture of Essie's Allure and Bourjois' Rose Lounge on her nails for her wedding.

I quite literally sprinted from my house to the Essie stand knowing for a fact that I would buy Allure, but when I got there, the colour did not appeal to me. At all. I was going to head home and have a good comfort binge, but then, Flawless, No. 21, caught my attention. There was only one bottle left on the stand and admit it- we all know how we get when there is only one left of something!

Essie polish in number 21, Flawless
It took me less than 10 seconds to cave and pick it up, much to the dismay of the girl behind me. I went to the till and paid the eye-watering £7.99, unsure of what to expect.

I am pleased to say, I ADORE IT! I can completely and utterly justify the money I spent because I have repainted my nails over and over again. The brush is phenomenal- I only need one sweep to coat my whole nail, and only 2 coats for full opacity. The polish lasts a good 4 days WITHOUT base coat or even topcoat, which to me is amazing. I will definitely be picking more of these up in the foreseeable future.

Flawless, freshly painted

The Essie polishes are available in the larger Boots stores, and have been available in the US/Canada for quite some time.

So there you have it folks, my first proper post. Hope you enjoyed!


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Oh, hello there!

Hello everyone,

I just though I should do a short post introducing myself...sort of. I know we have the whole 'profile' thing but meh- it just didn't feel right leaving it at that.

I love writing for the sake of writing, and I can't believe I didn't think of posting a long time ago! My posts have no particular theme- I will post about anything I like, from book reviews to blush reviews, it all depends on my mood. I hope both me and my readers get something out of this, but even if nobody is interested, at the very least I have somewhere to ramble.
The cutest rabbit in da world.
My username is a long, long, long story, but it was either that or owl, and I like the ring of rabbit just a tad more. I'm sure I could write a lot more about myself, but I think it's more fun if you learn about me and my interests along the way. I'm sure that with time I will get better at this.

Thanks for reading my first post!