Saturday, 23 April 2011

Have Some Heart Paperclips


This idea is just too cute not to share. They are the perfect thing to brighten any day!


Pictures and craft idea from: here

Hope you're all well, Hugs and Cupcakes,

Friday, 22 April 2011

Jenny from the Block: Muimui Spring Summer 2011

Hey Girlies,

Are you enjoying the sunshine? I am, barbeques, sitting in the sun reading, relaxing, bliss!

I've just seen the fantastic backstage pictures of Muimui Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Everything is just fabulous and shows the block colouring trend replicated in highstreet stores such as Dorothy Perkins.

I recently bought a bright yellow halter neck top which I am rocking with a pair of denim shorts from River island. The best thing about brights? anyone can pull it off, just find the right shade for you. It also doesn't have to break the bank as you can update your wardrobe with a bright vest top. I love seeing how all the top designers have inspired the trend, so enjoy!

Here the block colouring is reflected in the makeup with statement pillarbox red lips, dark eyeshadow and huge lashes. Rememeber to apply with a lipstick brush for a smooth edge!

All backstage pictures from Muimui

I hope you all have a wonderful easter, and remember, go for the brightest top possible and you'll be trendy what ever you do!

Hugs and Cupcakes,

Friday, 15 April 2011

Polish up: Nail Polish Know-How

Heya girlies,

Now all my work is done,
what will get me out of bed
when the summer sun has gone
is pretty nails in pink, yellow and red :)

Well, the sunny spell seems to be over in my part of England but get a little sunshine back in your life with some summer nail colours! (and random poetry) The best thing about nail polish is you can treat yourself to something new and it doesn't have to cost the earth, Barry M and Rimmel do some really cheap ones which are fantastic!

5 Nail polish colours every girl should have:

1) The Perfect Pink
Pink Polish

There are so many shades and so little time! What other colour can make you feel like such a girl?

2) Classic French Manicure

Picture from here

For those job interviews, seeing your grandma and getting married to Prince William (Hint, hint Kate Middleton) nothing beats a french Manicure for looking 'polished' (pun intended!) I mean, it's French so it's gotta be classy, right?

The tricky thing about a French manicure is getting the tips perfect. The best way to do this is either:

 a) put masking tape over your nails leaving a small slither at the top which you can then paint white and take the tape off once it's dry, and THEN paint on the pink over the top (or you can buy little stickers from your local store)

b) If you have longer nails and a steady hand paint your tips horizontally, instead of length ways and you'll find it much easier.

c) Sally Hansen does a pencil which whitens the tips of your nail which you just rub underneath which is good but not quite as polished as the actual nail polish method. It's called '2 in 1 nail white pencil' 

3) Lady in Red

Picture from here

What is it about red nail polish and a bit of red lippy that is so so seductive? It also goes perfectly with a 'Little Black Dress.'

4) Black to the Future
Black nails
okay, so it may be a little gothic, but don't underestimate the power of black nail polish. It is so versatile and will go with everything.
Top tip: Make sure you use a base coat so your finger nails don't get stained.

5) Sparkles, rainbows and happy happy colours

Fun nails2

And then there's that whole heap of nail colours which just make you happy for no reason at all :)

and also this is such a great idea:

Nail Art Love

I love the strawberry one! I hope this inspires you to get painting! :)

Hugs and cupcakes,

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Skeleton Key

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picture source: tumblrphotographyxox
Picture from here

Today I bought a necklace like a key. I like to think it's the key to my heart and it's all mine. Or it might be the key to sucess. Or the key to the door of heaven. I love that it's loaded with meaning. The key to my mind? Apparently as it's silver that means temporal power. Do you have a key necklace and what does it mean to you?

Hugs and Cupcakes,

Emma xox

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Smile, You're Amazing!

Picture from here

This is SO true. Remember girls, Smile because you're unique and amazing!

Hugs and Cupcakes,