Sunday, 28 September 2014

I did it!

Well, you all know I've been at uni for what seems like forever, but I finally graduated this week!

Best of all, my husbands graduation was on the same day, so we were able to get some photos of us both in our gowns which was lovely.

Our graduation was on Plymouth Hoe, so of course we had to get Smeatons Tower in our pics!

It feels awesome so have finally finished uni, it's been the hardest thing I've ever done.

Oh, yes that is the dress I refashioned a few posts back :) I got some compliments which was nice!

Speak soon!

Nude nails and heart tutorial...

Hey guys! 

Just a quickie today, I'm going to show you how to get nude nails with little black hearts! 

Firstly, paint your nails in a nude shade you love. You could also do any colour you like, but I think using a pastel/nude colour looks sophisticated for work. 

Next, dab a small puddle of black nail varnish. I've learnt to only have a small puddle at any time. You can always put more down, but you can't scoop it back up if you use too much. 

Then, using a nail dotter...

Small note, I did another post on how to make your own nail dotter. Do check it out! But since then I found a pack of 5 on Amazon for 1p!! Since it cost the earth (haha!) I treated myself. Bargain! 

Anyway... Using a nail dotter, make two dots. These will be the top curves of the heart. 

Add in another dot at the bottom. Join this dot, to one of the top dots. 

You now have half a heart! 

Now join the bottom dot to the other top dot. 

You now have a heart!! 

Neaten up any edges with the dotter, and wait to dry. Wait more than you usually would, as the hearts are quite dense with nail varnish. You don't want them to smudge! 

When dry, put on a top coat to level everything out. 


Until next time!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Graduation dress...

I've been a busy bee lately! I have made countless items of ACTUAL WEARABLE CLOTHES! Not just dresses either, everyday skirts and blouses too. I've also done a lot of re-fashions. Here is one I bought this week for £1...

This far too long black and red polka dot dress! Miraculously, not a bad fit :) But the poor unloved dress had hundreds of moth holes and tiny little tears. It also had some lovely shoulder pads haha! I didn't take pics of the moth holes because there were so many of them, I would still be there fixing them now!

Anyway, as the fit was fine, I simply cut the bottom of the dress into a slightly dipped hem (to help cover my ginormous bum!!), fixed the holes and tears, and also stitched up the button holes. As a lady with a larger top half, button down dresses and tops tend to gape and show everything off haha!

Oh, and it has pockets!!

Look how flowy it is!!

I had kind of forgotten that my graduation is next week, so how lucky was it to come across this dress? I actually saw it as I was on my way out of the shop! And for £1?! I will be the cheapest dressed person there, and I won't even care because I made it look awesome :D

Until next time :)