22 Dec 2014

#partysos with F&F Clothing

Its that time of the year again that involves having a million wardrobe meltdowns, it seems that every other night you are in need of a new outfit, and by the time you have had a few too many mulled wines there is a high chance you will be leaving your house with odd shoes on! Luckily F&F Clothing have solved all your #partysos needs (not the too much mulled wine bit, you need to see someone else about that) F&F have put together a fab list of what they think you need to be wearing this party season. I chose off the list this very chic white and black blazer, I hardly ever wear monochrome but I have always wanted a white blazer and I thought this was perfect! I teamed it with a black top and black leggings, very simple but very effective. I also got these amazing shoes off the #partysos section, holographic gold - well I couldn't go full monochrome could I?

P.S so many party pieces have gone into the sale- like my shoes, now £11, so its really worth a look!
P.P.S Rings are from my jewellery store ;) 
Much Love
Natasha x


21 Dec 2014

Diy - Fillable Baubles

Its christmas!!! I've broke off work, so I am ready to do all things christmassy. I am really shocked at how quick it has come around though, I totally dont feel prepared, especially as I goto Paris on the 30th!! Did you know that? So yes that does mean, yet again, there will be a whole heap of Paris photos on the blog.  I thought today I would share with you the fillable baubles I bought from Hobby Craft. I dont think I need to show you how to fill baubles, but I thought I might offer a 
little inspiration with mine! 

I filled mine with a winter wonderland! I used white feathers, a polar bear with fake snow, some snow covered acorns and twigs off my garden tree complete with fake snow.
Have you made any christmas decorations? I'd love to know!
Much love and a merry christmas!
Natasha x


7 Dec 2014

WIN some christmas Yankee Candles and also craft your way to a merry christmas with Yankee Candle!

 A month or so ago I was contacted by Yankee Candle to see if I would like to do some easy Christmas crafts on my blog to celebrate their new christmas scents! Of course I jumped at the chance, I love a bit of christmas crafting! The two candles they sent me was Candy Cane Lane and Angels Wings, I have to say my dog kind of wanted to eat the Candy Cane Lane one, it smells delicious! I love these scents as they aren't spiced, and I hate christmas spices, I know what a scrooge eh! There is a chance for you to win both these candles at the end of these easy tutorials!
 Yankee candle sent me some craft kits to help celebrate these two scents, the first one being the Candy Cane Lane kit, here I will show you how to make a giant candy cane star! You will need,
10 candy canes
10 present bows 
 Create a heart shape with the candy canes, you can either use a glue gun to hold them together or tape if you have kids doing the diy! I found it easier to fasten the bottom together then the top as if you do the top first then pull the bottom together it can snap the candy canes.

 Make 5 of these hearts and arrange them to create a star, and fasten these together.

 Cover where you have fastened the candy canes together with the present bows
 Lastly tie your string on and hand your star, this would be amazing for kids to hang on their bedroom doors! I wonder if it would last that long though, or if a few candy canes would go "missing"
 The next tutorial is to make a pair of angel wings, you will need
white feathers (long ones and fluffy ones)
 Fold your card in half and draw a wing on one side
 Cut around your wing, with the card still folded so that you end up cutting the other side as well, and have an equal set of wings
Glue your feathers onto the card so that they create a "step" at the bottom 
Once dry trim your feathers at the top as to bring back the wing shape at the top
 Build up the fluffy feathers on the top half of the wings as to cover up the messy ends of the feathers underneath
Add string and you are ready to go!
I hope you enjoyed these super cheap and easy DIYs, they are great for the family to do. Now for a chance to win your own Candy Cane Lane and Angel Wing Yankee Candles, just follow the instructions bellow! 

So to enter here is what you have to do.
You can gain more entries depending on how many different ways you enter, so heres the list.
Follow Yankee Candle on twitter here (2 Entries)
Follow my blog through GFC (in the side bar) (1 Entry)
Follow my blog on Bloglovin (in the side bar) (1 Entry)
Follow me on twitter here (1 Entry)
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Tweet about the competition (2 Entries)

If you have entered through any of these ways please comment on here to let me know, don't forget to give me your username for each way you have entered. I will check! If you tweet about my competition please provide the link. At the end of your comment please provide your email address so I can let you know if you win. Giveaway open to the UK and ends on 19th December at 23:59 

Good luck and merry christmas!
Natasha x

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