Saturday, 26 November 2011

DIY Teacup candle.

This is a really delayed post, I definitely should have written it sooner. A month or so ago I went to the vintage fair in Worcester, which was okay but it's been better. I noticed some quaint teacup candles for £6! Being the cheapskate that I am , my friend and I decided to make some ourselves. It was messy but so much fun! I took several photos of this process (considering I do photography I should probably aim to take better photos for this blog)

So we bought 12 tealight candles for £1 to add a scent to the candle (not the nicest colour I must admit) a teacup for £1.50 and a big candle for £1 making the total cost £3.50. To be honest, if the main candle had been scented I wouldn't have needed the tealights. We also didn't need to get two big candles because there was a LOT of wax left over.

We then;
*Grated the white candle and kept the wick.
* Melted the wax and added several of the green candles (By this point the kitchen smelt like soap, nice though)
*Placed the wick in the cup
* Poured the wax in
*let it set.


Oh, and this new thing...

(which I'll probably change due to NEVER being able to stick to a decision)

Friday, 25 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tomb Raider

At the moment I seem to be in fancy dress more than my usual clothes, I don't mind it though because I looooove fancy dress. Recently I went to one beginning with 'A' where I dressed up as the alphabet, I don't have any photos of that though. Last week I went to one where I had to dress up with something beginning with your first initial. So, once again, I had to dress up as something starting with 'A'. I've been 'Adam Ant' SEVERAL times as I love him (here), so I debated re using my 'alphabet' outfit, however, I felt this was cheating.

SO, eventually I decided to go as Angelina Jolie. Which basically meant I would be dressed as Tomb Raider. At the time it seemed like a really simple fancy dress, but then I got carried away and bought a lot of things ( I managed to sell a few things on ebay so I didn't feel that bad spending).

I bought brown pants (trousers) from Primark and cut them up, two blue guns from a poundshop which I then sprayed black, two black grenades which I sprayed silver and finally a brown bag. For some weird reason I already had a mint vest? I then made gunholsters from leather material and attached it to my belt.

Based on this image

I don't think it turned out that bad, except I forgot I no longer had dark brown hair.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


I'm not really good at painting nails, but I've started to get bored with the same bright nail varnishes that I own. However saying that, I could never own a pale colour. I find them too mundane. I tried not painting my nails so they can grow, but that only lasted a week.

So then I decided to paint and pattern them.

I've tried leopard, galaxy and peacock feathers. I've gotten bored of the same old patterns like spots and stripes. Not sure how I feel about the feathers, I think they'd look better in a different colour.

(not the best images)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Pre-Raphaelite and a coat.

(excuse the overload of images) There appears to be a distinct link between the new cover of the Florence + the Machine album 'Ceremonials' and the paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood.

The obvious comparisions include the use of a red headed woman, the use of symmetry/the repetition of the same woman and even similar hairstyles. I think this modern take works well though.

Florence + the Machine.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti- Beatrix Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Bower Meadow

and the coat...?

WELL I bought this a couple of days ago for a tenner! I'm still not 100% on it because it fits weird. I reckon that's down to it being a man's coat though. Also, not really sure what I'm doing with my face.