Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Party decoration idea – pom pom chandelier

My friend is having her 30th birthday party at home. She will have a marquee in the garden and lots and lots of massive pom poms! We made ones from newspapers and tissue paper. It will all look awesome! What I wanted to share with you today are those pom pom chandeliers I have also made for her party. I got two ‘children size’ hula hoops from a random stand in my town, they were £1.50 each. I have already had some scraps of fabric at home so used them to wrap around the hula hoops. The big poms are made from tissue paper; it was only 49p for each colour from Home Bargains! I made small poms from yarn I had at home (I was into crocheting few years ago lol).

The whole thing cost hardly anything and I think it will look absolutely awesome at the party. However I will not deny that it was quite time consuming and the excitement of making it wore off after couple of hours.

The two chandeliers are currently hanging in my bedroom and living room and will be transported to the party on Saturday. But I started to like having them there and it gave me an idea for decorating my bedroom… I’ve added the new idea to my project list and I will definitely share once completed.

Ps. All pom pom making tutorials found on Pinterest! I told you I’m addicted to that website J

Sylw x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pumpkin Season ‘Bath and Body works’

This pumpkin bundle was only $25 with any purchase worth $30 (I think!). I am not sure if they still run this promo but I thought I will share my thoughts regardless.

1. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Gentle Foaming Hand Soap – I like the smell of this and I am definitely a fan of the foamy soap. I think the foam pump makes it more efficient. I haven’t found this drying my skin at all.
2. Pumpkin Loofah – It’s cute, I didn’t use it yet but will definitely do so.
3. Pumpkin Sweet Cinnamon Body Lotion – I haven’t used it yet but it has a thick consistency which might mean it will be deeply moisturising (hopefully!). The scent is nice but slightly overwhelming for my liking.
4. Pumpkin Sweet Cinnamon Fine Fragrance Mist – I am not too sure about this product. Is it meant to be like body spray that you spray after a shower? Or more like a perfume so that you smell like pumpkins? Either way, I am not sure if I want to smell like pumpkins all day.
5. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Deep Cleansing Soap – This soap has some random little exfoliating particles. I think there are not enough of them in there to actually work. It also feels a bit weird when washing my hands. I’m not too keen on it to be fair.
6. Pumpkin Sweet Cinnamon, Pecan Waffle & Spiced Cider Mini Candles – I really wanted to like these candles, they are so cute! But the scents are just too strong and too sweet for me. I have not burned them yet but and I am not sure if I will be able to do it. I might give them away to a bigger pumpkin fan.
7. Shower Gel – The bundle also included a shower gel. I gave it to my friend as unfortunately standard shower gels give me rash and I need to use the Sulfate free ones.
I have come to a conclusion that I am just not that into Pumpkins. Whilst these products are lovely there is just something in that scent that doesn’t really speak to me. I might change my mind when using these more, you never know! As for now thou, I would pick apple and cinnamon over the pumpkin.
I wish I could go to America again soon to try some other Bath And Body Works products.

I don’t think I will be trying the Spiced Pumpkin Latte any time soon…

Sylw x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Essence Colour & Go '130 what's my name?'

This is a lovely Autumn colour. It's a plumy purple colour but it's not too dark. I really like the brush in these Essence polishes. It's quite thick and flat at the end. My nails are big and quite wide so this brush makes the application super easy and quick for me.

Sylwia x

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Products to be used in October

Just as any other beauty blogger I am slightly addicted to buying make up/skin and body care products. The problem we all have is that we end up with so much… crap (I don’t mean that the products are no good but that there is a lot of them). Let’s be honest! NO ONE needs 10 face creams, 15 body lotions, 25 blushes, 8 eyeshadow pallets …and so on. I sometimes feel like I will never use this stuff up, it will go bad and I will have to throw it away. I hate waste and I hate to think that all those lovely products I have spent my money on will end up thrown away. I have therefore decided to go on a shopping ban. I am literally not allowed to buy any beauty stuff.  

But that’s not the end. I will be picking few makeup and skin care products at the beginning of each month to make an effort of using the stuff. There is no way I will actually use up a product in one month but at least it will be used and loved for a month. I will switch the products up every month just so I don't get bored. So this is kind of like a reversed version of Monthly Favourites.

I am pretty sure that I am doing an opposite to every other beauty blogger out there. But this is who I am. I don’t like to accumulate unnecessary things and I especially don’t like to stash unused items I have spent my hard earned cash on. Don’t get me wrong, I like to shop and buy new products. But I think it’s time for me to face reality – I don’t need so much stuff and the thought of having billions of blushes does not make me a happier person, even thou I do love a nice blush.

Above are skin/body care and makeup products for October. This will give me a good opportunity to truly try and test the products and do some reviews at the end of the month. I hope you will find my monthly updates on this somewhat interesting.

Sylwia x 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Random favourites - Donna Hay, Ray Ban, NYC, Pinterest and some music

  1. Donna Hay cook book – an amazing book with delicious healthy and light recipes. It’s ideal for people like me who don’t have much time for cooking but want to eat healthy and well. The recipes are QUICK and EASY. Each recipe is no longer than few sentences which is really convenient. Ingredients are simple and inexpensive. I love this book and I will definitely get more cook books from Donna Hay.
  2. Ray Ban sunglasses – I wouldn’t normally spend nearly $200 on a pair of sunglasses. But I was in New York and it was a holiday of my lifetime so I have decided to splurge. The sunglasses are psychedelic and I absolutely love them.
  3. New York City – I love this city. Me and Nick (the boy) have stayed there for 4 nights and had an amazing time. I hope I will be able to go back one day.
  4. Pinterest – If you are on there, you probably already love it. If you are not on there, you need to register. I am obsessed with this site, so many amazing ideas and inspirations.
  5. One Republic ‘Native’ and Lana Del Rey ‘Ultraviolence’ – I have been listening to these two albums nonstop for about 2 weeks now. ‘Native’ has such a positive vibe and listening to it instantly puts me in a good mood. ‘Ultraviolence’ on the other hand is something I listen to when I want to relax and sooth my soul.
Sylwia x

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Essie sparkly combo (Love and Acceptance + Set in Stones)

Hi everyone,

I wish I could elaborate a bit more about this post. But all I can think of is: I just felt like sparkles. What do you guys think? These photos are from Instagram so the lilac-y colour shows a bit paler than in real life. I think I can get away with wearing it in Autumn.

Sylwia x

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Body Scrub

Good body scrub should be simple enough item to find in the shops, right? Well, not for me. I have been looking for a good one for quite some time now. Yes, I have found some worth recommending over the course of time. But I am on a budget these days  and I simply can't afford £10 body scrub.
I have recently discovered St. Ives Body Scrub. I used to use their face scrubs and always thought they were nice. So I gave a body version a go and it definitely wasn't a waste of money.
To me this product is everything I am looking for in a body scrub :)
  • Good price - ranges from £3 to £5 (depending if on deal or not) for 300ml
  • Thick consistency
  • Lots and lots of little scrubbing granules - not too harsh but not too gentle either
  • Lovely apricot smell
  • Does not dry my skin out
  • Formulated without parabens

I have de-potted mine into a Yankee candle jar. I think it just looks little bit prettier in my bathroom. All in all I think it's a great product. Highly recommended :)

Sylwia x
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