Saturday, 30 March 2013
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
So spring is rolling around and it is there for time to try and inject a bit of colour into our wardrobes. If you are not ready to do it through your clothes yet then why don't you start with your nails? Today I had a little play around with some spring colours in my nail collection. I started with a plain white nail as this would help the colours to pop, I then added splodges of my chosen colours from the lightest to darkest. On the nails at either end of the picture you can see how the colours have started to run into each other as I added the top coat whilst they were still a bit wet, I actually really like how it looks! I think once I have mastered this look it would be lovely if you then matched your accessories with one of the colours in your nails, keeping the rest of your outfit neutral.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
So it is nearly the time of year where we thank our wonderful mums for everything they do, generally in the form of gifts. Whether you are feeling the pinch or have money to spare there are many presents you can give to show you care ( get me being a little poet ). Even just making breakfast in bed, or cleaning the house whilst your mum has a relaxing soak are lovely things that will be appreciated.
Why not make a gift? it will be cheaper and a lot more thoughtful than a shop bought present. My mum loves cooking so for christmas I made her this chilli oil, though this would also be a lovely present for any occasion. Me and my mum both love a bit of vino, in our cooking and in our glasses! so if I could then this wine rack from Next would be a lovely present. This year however, as I once again find myself with empty pockets, I am writing up my favourite poem that reminds me of my mum and framing it. It won't be just plain writing but nice and illustrated kind of ( a bit like this ) I think she will really love it! for a bit of pampering indulgence you could make a body scrub using sugar/salt, oil (coconut, almond or any body oil you already have) and a few drops or essential fragranced oils for a lush smelling treat. A home-made label and cutely decorated jar will really make it look special. Maybe offer your services as a spa day, the real deal cost loads, but it is nothing at all for you to do your mums nails, give her a facial or a massage (you could look up some helpful tutorials on the internet). For the jewellery loving mothers why don't you paint and decorate a mug hanger ( don't know what it is actually called, looks like this ) and hey presto you have a lovely jewellery hanger. There are plenty of things that can be done to show your love on mothers day without breaking the bank, just takes a little imagination!