Thursday, 23 January 2014

Summer Shoes

   

      Summer is definitely my favourite part of the year. Despite the horrific heat waves, the frizzy hair and the swollen toes, summer always brings a smile to my face. The best thing about the sunny season is summer fashion- the various prints, the bright colours and the fact that I don't have to lug around my coat everywhere I go.
      Summer also inspires my inner DIY goddess and the other day, whilst surfing the internet, I stumbled across this adorable tutorial for bumble bee print shoes. Although they took a bit of time, they were cheap as chips and all you really need is a bit of patience and a steady hand.
      
 To make these cute shoes all you need is:

* Any cheap pair of sneakers or espadrills
* The cheapest yellow nail polish you can find
* A black permanent marker
* A pencil with an eraser at the end


         All you need to do is dip the end of the pencil in the nail polish and dot it all over the shoes. I ended up doing two coats so that the yellow stood out against the denim print of the shoes. Then, with the marker, I drew on the eyes, stripes, wings and stinger for each bee- this was the most tedious part! And voila, you are left with a pair of adorable sneakers that add a bit of character to any summer outfit!






p.s. I apologise for the billion pictures, a few too many were taken!

Till next time....




Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy New Year!

          I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and had a great New Year! I for sure did and since the New Year calls for new things, I thought i'd do something different and show you what I wore for New Years! New Years this year was very low key, but very enjoyable none the less. I spent it at home with friends and family, eating, drinking, chatting and playing a few games of Uno.

         I was unsure of what I was going to wear but luckily a package from Asos (a sneaky purchase I had made before Christmas) arrived on New Years Eve-coincidence, I think not!

         I kept it simple, pairing these pink shorts with a simple black shirt I bought at a market. For shoes, I kept it comfortable and wore a pair of black sandals that I got from Novo. I accessorised with silver rings I bought in India a few years ago, a bracelet I got as a present and a watch my mum found at the local op shop.
                                                                 




                                                     
        With my hair, I kept it simple by using products that defined my natural curls. After washing my hair, I used the John Freida Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse at the ends of my hair and sprayed the VO5 give me texture Dry Texturising Spray all over. I recommend John Freida product for people with have slightly curly and/or frizzy hair- it really helps tackle the frizz and makes my curls less limp. For the face, I just slicked on some of the COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in Luv U, Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Bad to the Bronze, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner and the L'OrĂ©al False Lash Telescopic Mascara.



          As you can see, my goal was to look great with the least amount of effort put in. I was very pleased with the end result! As I was busy having a great time, I unfortunately wasn't able to take too many  pictures! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years!

Till next time....