It’s been quite some time since I last filmed a Youtube video and I thought it was high time I started doing them again. Last week I picked up lots of lovely things from the Liberty and Uniqlo collaboration and so I decided to share them on Youtube.

The range is all absolutely lovely and not only includes the shorts and t-shirts I mentioned in the video, but also lots of lovely dresses for adults. If I needed any more dresses I would definitely have picked up a few.

Uniqlo liberty printWhat impressed me most about the range were the very reasonable prices. For such good quality garments in very beautiful prints, I was so pleased that the most expensive items were my shorts at £12.90. As I mentioned in the video we will be mostly wearing our lovely new things for playing outside in the summer, so its great to have some affordable pieces that I won’t mind wearing loads and getting them dirty.

Liberty for UniqloThe section of prints available in all the styles is huge, so if you find a garment you like it can be bought in loads of other colours for a lovely mix and match summer wardrobe. You can get the full range on the UniQlo website.

Uniqlo liberty reviewAs for my Youtube channel, I’m definitely planning on making my videos a regular feature, so if you have any ideas for videos I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below. I’ll definitely be doing a Q&A video too, so if you have anything you want to ask, please let me know.

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I’m a little late with Making Monday this week, so we’ll just call it Making Tuesday today! This week I have a tutorial for one of my favourite vintage makes. I’ve been making teacup candles for years, long before they were popular. Back in the days when you could still buy vintage teacups in every charity shop for £1!

The teacups may be harder to find but the candle is just as easy as ever. These only take a few minutes to make and are perfect as little gifts or as a beautiful thing to enjoy in your home.

So here’s my little guide to making them…

The teacup I used in the video was one of a set of four which I picked up a couple of weeks ago at a car boot sale. I like mismatched china so I’m going to keep one for drinking tea and use the others for crafts. The great thing about these candles is that once you’ve finished burning them you can still re-use the cup.

All the stuff I used can be bought at Hobby craft.

I used…

Candle Wax Pellets – £9.49

Candle Wicks – £2.49

Candle Scents – £6.49

Please let me know if you give this one a go. If you have any tutorials you’d like to see on the blog please let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

You can find my other DIY videos here.

Over the weekend I visited Birmingham and attended their Fashion Week. One of the designers that really stood out to me was the fabulous Sofia Douvari a Greek designer based in the UK.

Sofia moved to England in 2000, and studied fashion design at Salford University followed by a postgraduate diploma in textile technology. She went on to win Best Designer at an international student festival for best creative designs.

Her designs are inspired by her Mediterranean roots, and focus heavily on femininity. Her designs are very classic and suitable for women of any age and are perfect for occasion wear. The cuts of her clothes are extremely flattering and accentuate the curves of the female form.

Her collection which was also recently shown at London fashion week, was a beautiful mixture of textures and feminine colours. My favourite pieces were the beautiful metallic dresses and the show stopping wedding dress.

Myself and 3 other bloggers were invited to interview her after her show and we decided to film the interview. I had been filming all night and ran out of battery half way though so swapped cameras, but Sofia was absolutely lovely and very interesting and spent loads of time talking us through the collection. The sound isn’t great at first but gets better so keep watching! It was a very noisy venue!

The other bloggers featured in the video are Georgina of Caramel Latte Kiss, Rosie of Peekaboo Vintage Blog and Fay of Blog a Book Etc and I’m the one holding the camera panicking about sound and battery!

 

I hope you all liked my last home made cosmetic tutorial. Here’s another really easy one for you. This time its a bath melt, which when put in the bath will release a beautiful rose smell and lot’s of lovely moisturising oil.

So here’s how to make these yourself…

All the ingredients are readily available on the high street except for the cocoa butter and colouring which can be bought on Amazon and Ebay.

These would make a great gift, especially for valentines day, and could be displayed in a heart shaped box to make them extra romantic. Although I love them in a jar with a pretty ribbon.

As with all cosmetics take care if you have sensitive skin or allergies. In hot climates these are best stored in the fridge, although if you live in chilly England theres no need!!!

Did you like this tutorial? will you be giving it a go? Do you want more? I’d really like to make bath bombs soon. xxx

If you love luxurious baths as much as I do, you’ll love todays little tutorial. It’s really quick and easy to make and all the ingredients are easy to get your hands on. Yesterday I had my first go at making home made sugar scrub and it came out fantastic. This lovely scrub smells amazing and will leave your skin feeling soft. The natural scent of lavender is really soothing and perfect for a pre bedtime pamper.

I decided to film this tutorial, I hope you like it…

The ingredients are really affordable, and mostly things you can either get from the supermarket or high street shops. The dried lavender is not essential but can be bought online or in craft shops or even grown in the garden.

Although this contains all natural ingredients remember to test it on your skin first, especially for sensitive skin! This is perfect for all over the body, and can be used to soften dry hands and feet. Just get in the tub or shower and scrub it on.

Please let me know if you give this a try, and what you think. I’d love to try more home made beauty products and have a few ideas so please let me know if you want more tutorials. xxx