Sunday, 25 August 2013

DIY Jewellery | Accessories that are Fun and Free!

Hello my lovelies!
Today I have decided to give myself the task of creating my own jewellery - in particular, a new watch!
Now, I'm not crazy, and I'm not an engineer so I won't be creating the watch face by myself...
Tomorrow, I'm going to be popping down to Old Dubai to pick up some trinkets and artsy supplies from the souk and old shops down there, which I am going to use to make some of my very own jewellery!
I was so excited about all of this that I just couldn't wait to tell you! I love DIY projects, especially when they can save me some money...
So, I'll post my finished masterpieces up in a couple of days time so you can tell me what you think and whether you would like a tutorial on how to make them :)
If you have any ideas or seen any pictures of jewellery online that you really want to make but don't know how then send them to me and I'll see what I can do as well as get inspiration for my own crafts!
Love you all,
Izzy x

Beauty Fact of the Day #6 | Rare Eyes

The rarest eye colour you can find is true green eyes. Furthermore, women are more likely to have green eyes than men and the rarity is due to the fact that green eyes result from a rare genetic mutation!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Liebster Award | Questions for Beauty Bloggers

Well, I've been in England for a relaxing two weeks - with limited internet access :| . And I'm back to find I've been nominated for the Liebster award by two lovely people! First, I was nominated by Caroline from Caz Reviews... - go check out her blog, her writing is so engaging! Second is Elizabeth from Beauty and Beyond - a blogger who keeps you interested with every post! 

For those of you that don't know the Liebster award is for bloggers with under 200 followers and its a way of getting to know a bit more about each other. The idea is that you answer the eleven questions set by the person that nominates you and then nominate eleven more people to do the same with the questions you set! - no tag backs! and don't forget to mention the person that tagged you!

So I'm going to answer both sets of questions :)

 First are the questions from Caroline:

What is your favourite food that you could eat all day long?

Noodles! Forever and always :P

If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for and why?

1. Snow (because I live in Dubai and it's impossible!)
2. To be able to fly (so that I could travel the world for free)
3. Noodles (because I'm hungry)

If you could go back in time to any decade, when would it be?

Hmm... that's a tricky one, but I would probably say the 70's or 80's because I would be able to go watch a Queen concert!

What is your favourite film?

Oooohh, I can't choose! I think... Finding Nemo :P

How old were you when you started to get into beauty and make up?

I would say about thirteen or fourteen... Although I would only wear a very minimal amount.

What relationship do you treasure in your life and who is it with?

My little sister, because she's such a bundle of fun! (although my cat is a very close second)

How often do you enjoy reading blogs?

Whenever I get the chance :) I love finding ideas for different beauty techniques and DIY stuff'.

Is the glass half empty of half full?

Half full! Except during exam weeks...

What is your favourite beauty product of all time?

Only one?! :o Oh, give me a moment...

I'm going to have to go for this one (it leaves my hair über shiny and helps control my waves and curls):

What do you do to relax and de-stress?

Well, I have a few things I do...
1. Go for a run or dog walk - when I need to think things over
2. Write a song and play piano - when I need to get things out of my head
3. Curl up with Calvin, my cat - when I need a furry friend :3

If you could shop for beauty or fashion products in any major city in the world where would you choose?

 Ah, if I had the choice... and the money :P ... I think I would go to Paris!


 Now the questions from Elizabeth:

What is something people may not know about you?

I have four dimples, if I smile really crazy and wrinkle up my whole face! :P My most prominent two are on my cheeks and then I have smaller ones on either side of my mouth (where people usually get dimples).

Why did you start blogging?

Well, it was summer time. I needed a hobby. I love writing, the Internet, and beauty-related things so.... do the math ;).

Describe your blog.

Ooh let's see... I tend to jabber on about my experiences in the world of beauty, including skincare, makeup, hair-do's, fashion, accessories, and different products. I try to entertain as well so that it's not too boring :P Furthermore, you'll probably find a couple of random things as well (such as some articles on my cat and other things) because that's just the kind of person I am... crazy. ;)

High-End of Drugstore?

Forgive me if I'm not entirely sure what this is asking :P So, I'm going to take a guess and say that 'of' is an 'or'.... in which case, drugstore (Boots, to be more precise)!

What is your favorite lipstick?

Hmm... To be honest, I don't think I have one! I much rather lip gloss and if I really want a burst of colour, I use Revlon Colour Burst Lip Gloss in hot pink.


What is your favorite accessory?

This was an easy one :) I am in love with this necklace my Mum bought me from accessorise:
It's looking well loved by now but I think it adds a sort of rustic charm! :P

What is something you are addicted to?

Noodles. Can't get enough of them! And cucumbers for some odd reason.

Describe your style.

A little bit of everything to be honest. A litte preppy, a little vintage, a little funky, and in some cases very bold. I love to dress up when I can afford to but often you'll find me in a plain tee-shirt and jeans (I love jeans!) topped off by my favourite accessories and boots.

What is your favorite television show?

I have so many! So, I'm just going to list them... Downton Abbey, The Simpsons, Father Ted, Dad's Army, and plenty more...

If you could meet one celebrity who would it be and why?

Freddie Mercury. But it was not to be. :(

What makes you happy?

Lying on my bed, listening to Queen, stroking my purring cat, while eating a bowl of Singapore noodles!
So, those are all my answers :) Here are my questions: 
  1. Favourite ice-cream flavour?
  2. Best skincare product? 
  3. Is your nail polish plain, patterned, or crazy?
  4. Who is your favourite model?
  5. Mascara or lipstick? 
  6. If you could dye your hair any colour for the day, what would it be? 
  7. Favourite type of hat?
  8. Heels or flats? 
  9. Which makeup items would you take when visiting another country?
  10. What are your favouritest-ever shoes?
  11. If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?
And now for the people who I'm nominating! Really looking forward to your replies :)