Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Fiona's To Do List

Ok, so this week I seriously need to sort my wardrobe out! Half my clothes I don't even wear any more, and the things I do wear, I wear over and over again! So I am determined to basically sort them out, everything I don't wear any more will have to go on ebay so I can get some money to add to my 'new clothes piggy bank!'
I have already recently bought some Gap jean leggings which I love so so much! They are probably going to be my winter staple as I'm hoping to buy some more in different colours!! And also I've just put an order in for a gorgeous skater style dress from H&M which I love so so much.
Tomorrow I think we are going shopping! Since we've only just moved to the flat and trying to settle in, we thought we might go for a little shopping trip to get out and see new things!! I can't wait to spend some pennies in Paperchase!! And also take a look in H&M for any winter woolies! I'm already looking at winter clothes and it's not even September yet!! But in all honesty, I love winter, I love the clothes!! I really enjoy buying big winter scarves and mittens and wrapping myself up!!
I will keep you updated! And post a mini shopping haul if I buy anything!!


Hallelujah For Hand Food

Price: £4.85 125ml

Ok, so Soap & Glory claim that their hand food hand cream is the 'most astonishing cream ever' and after receiving it as a gift recently, I just had to blog about it! Yes, this hand cream has been around for a while, and yes, it is probably the best and the only hand cream I will ever use!! A lot of my friends swear by this product, and to be honest, now I know why. The cream goes on smoothly and smells delicious, it's non greasy which makes your hands heavenly to touch!! I have always been a one to look after my hands, and their 50ml tube is perfect for people on the go, this is the ideal size to keep in your hand bag and take everywhere with you. After only a few days of using this hand cream, I noticed a difference in softness. Trust me, you will be seriously addicted!!
It is priced at £4.85 for a 125ml tube which in my opinion is great value for money and their 50ml mini size comes at £2.35.
This product really is a lovely treat for dry, chapped hands; and because winter seems to be coming early this year, this will definitely be with me at all times in my hand bag!! 


Felt Flower Ring

I have been using some felt I made earlier last week to make some felt flowers, in this case I attached it to a wire ring I made today. Here are some pictures I took of it on!
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I love candles...

This is a photo of a tin candle I made earlier burning on the window sill!! (excuse the bad quality! It's so dark here at the moment!!) I am absolutely obsessed with candles! I love making them, I love having them, I love looking at them, I love burning them!!


Tin Candle Tutorial

This is such a cheap and easy way to make candles as well as looking really cute!
You will need:

empty tin or can
paper or fabric
candle wick
candle wax
metal tabs for the candle

Step 1
First of all you will need to wash your tin or can and take off the wrapper. Measure your can and cut a piece of paper big enough to wrap around your can.

Step 2
Wrap your paper around the can and glue at the ends (if you have sticky cellophane like stuff, I used it a lot at school to cover my books with!! Well if you do have this stuff, it will give you a really nice shiny finish to your tin candle and will protect the paper!!)

Step 3
You will need to coat your candle wick with some wax unless it's already coated. Dip it in some white/plain wax and leave it to dry for a few minutes. After you have done this, you will need to put the end of the wick in a candle tab which can be bought here

Step 4
Once you have done so, put the wick inside the can in the middle and I usually wrap the end of the wick around a pen or ruler, or anything I can find so the wick stays sturdy (see pic!!)

Step 5
Melt your wax (I tend to melt my wax in an old saucepan on the stove) This is the time to add any colours or fragrances if desired. Let your wax cool for a bit before you pour it into your can.

Step 6
Leave the wax to set for a few hours.. Et voila!!!


Monday, 29 August 2011

Gorgeous Prints

I love this by Sparklehen on Folksy! Her prints are so cute, and at £7.50 per print, they seem like a gorgeous bargain too!!
This would look so lovely in the new flat!


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Tin Candles

Ok so basically today I have been suuuuuuuuuuuper busy, not only have I been clearing my room and sorting clothes out because I'm going back to the flat with my boyfriend tomorrow after two weeks back home, but I've also been searching for some old jars and tins I can use to make candles!!
I must say I have been really successful! My dad is the type of person who bulk buys when he goes shopping and unfortunately forgets about them, so they are left for months at the back of the cupboard. Fortunately for me, I now have a very large collection of jam jars and tins for my candle making tomorrow!!
I will post pictures of what I have done and also a tutorial on how to make them!


Yummy Cupcakes

This recipe is so so yummy, I end up using it all the time to create simple vanilla cupcakes!! For these particular cupcakes you will need:

150g Self Raising Flour
150g Butter
150g Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Milk

Step 1
Mix the flour, butter and suggar with 2 large eggs, vanilla extract and milk.

Step 2
Scoop the mixture evenly into 12 paper cases.

Step 3
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Step 4
Let your cupcakes cool on a wire rack.

Step 5
Decorate to your taste



Yesterday we went for a walk to Aber Waterfalls. It was such a beautiful day! I have come to the conclusion I couldn't live without being near water. I love the sound of water, I could sit there, close my eyes and listen to it all day long...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Elf Sale

I have never tried elf cosmetics before, but when I saw they had a 50% off sale and that most of their products only cost £1.50 to start off with, I just had to place an order!! Having looked at previous reviews and blog features on elf, their products seem very promising!!
Here's a list of what I have purchased and how much they cost after the 50% off sale...

Fair Foundation £1.75
Eye Crease Brush £0.75
Blushing And Bronzing Brush £0.75
Total Face Brush £0.75
Mechanical Eyelash Curler £0.75
Mineral Face Primer £3.00
Foundation Brush £0.75
Tinted Moisturiser £1.75
Eye Shadow Brush £0.75
Flawless Finish Foundation £3.25
Lengthening and Volumising Mascara £1.75
Blending Eye Brush £0.75

I can't wait to receive my elf items! I will post tutorials and reviews on all products as soon as I get them!!


Five Faves

1. Leather Satchel Bag

2. Beetle Ring

3. Burnt Orange Blouse 

4. Navajo Blanket Duffle Coat

5. Android Ankle Boots

Gap Jean Leggings

Review : ★
Price : £29.96

I recently bought Gap's skinny jean legging which arrived today! I had heard a lot about these leggings, and for me personally, it's extremely hard to find a decent pair of skinny jeans that don't lose their shape. These seemed so perfect and after trying them on I wanted one in every colour!!
The fit seemed extremely perfect, the leg length was just right for me and it fit snug around my legs! And at £29.96 (a £10 off the usual price) I thought they were an absolute bargain for a skinny jean addict and also perfect for Autumn/Winter! Weather in North Wales is not the best, and unfortunately, winter seems to be coming early for us this year...

Click here if you're also tempted to treat yourself to a pair!!

I will soon be posting a feature on how and what to wear them with!!


Yummy Chocolate Cupcakes

I absolutely love baking, I in fact spend most of my time and find any excuse to bake! Here is my recipe for yummy double chocolate cupcakes which you can decorate however you like!!

You will need....

150g butter
150g sugar
150g self raising flour
2 medium eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g melted chocolate

Step 1

Mix together the butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder with 2 medium eggs and 2tbsp of milk.

Step 2

In a bowl, melt 50g of chocolate with a dash of milk in the microwave.

Step 3

Add the melted chocolate into the cake mixture

Step 4

Divide the cake mixture into 12 cupcake cases.

Step 5

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Decorate to your liking!!!
Happy baking!


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