28 November 2010

My Week in Pictures...

...Or should i say my 'recent' weeks in pictures!
I've been quite busy these past few weeks, hence not many posts! But i have returned once again with some pictures of recent antics, and some stories to tell :)
Firstly, to follow on from my last post about my new found love of cushion making, I made this Cushion for my friends birthday...i was meant to give her the blue one i made in the last post..but i figured it wouldnt go in her flat, so i made this cute white one :)
I added little burgandy roses that i found in fabric land. I love it, it was cheap cheap cheap to make, and so easy :)

Last week i moved house.. I now live in a house share, so only really have my room to myself. Which i quite like :)
I spent last weekend unpacking my bags and hanging all my homely bits. I have gathered many hanging hearts from lots of different places, and i love them all, i hung every single one!
I also made some bunting last weekend, (in the first pic below) it super cheap to make, in fact it cost me nothing! I will make a tutorial on this next weekend...

I have also been on a few christmassy trips after work these past few weeks...its so nice to get out and about, despite the cold weather.

The pics below are of two trips i went on...One to Keydell garden centre where there was every decoration and light you ould possibly imagine! Every colour of tinsel! And..some cute donkeys!

I also went to Stansted house for a chrismas market..which was held inside the big mansion. It was so pretty and christmassy! And there was some horses dressed as reindeer pulling santa along!

So charming :)

Last but not least...i went to a fancy dress party..here i am in my maid costume...in the toilet :)

Have you guys been to any christmas fairs or markets yet?

Please remember to enter my giveaway below!!

I will be taking part in a christmas handmade fair in a couple of weeks, so expect some crafty pictures and tutorials in the coming week :)

Lil xx

LilyRibbons Giveaway :)

Today i am holding my first ever giveaway...because i was going to hold one at 70 followers...but i can do it early because its my blog :)

Up for winning is a 32 piece Elf Eyeshadow Palette, A pretty make up bag...made by yourse truly! and a few cheeky suprises too :)

To be in with a chance of winning, the rules are as follows...
1) You must be a follower :)
2) You must leave a comment in this post, with the words 'Enter me because i'm fabulous'...
3) You must also leave your blog and email address so i can contact you if you win...
4) Lastly you must post about this giveaway in your blog or sidebar :)

I love Elf products, and so decided to give away something that would love to recieve myself :)

Good luck....

The giveaway will close Sunday 19th December, and winner announced the same day!

You should then recieve your little gift by xmas day! :)

Lil xx

14 November 2010

Favourite Products right now...

I havent been doing much cosmetics shopping recently, Mainly funding issues, and also i didnt really seem to have run out of anything.
However, all in one week i ran out of my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation AND My Rimmel SexyCurves mascara! So off to superdrug i went..

The first of my purchases was a well thought out buy, no impulses here. I had seen this foundation advertised on a few blogs, and wanted to try it myself.
I have to say i'm very inbetween with this. It is very drying and if not applied quickly, can go blotchy and really really unsightly.

But if applied well, this can be a perfect foundation. Its not at all greasy like all the other bourjois foundations i have tried. Plus its matte, so not much need for powder . The colour on me is perfect (52 Vanilla) and i love the packaging.

I'll try post some piccies of this when i can.

Next up i got a product Sam from Pixiwoo was raving about on her latest vid. Sleeks Rose Gold blush.
I love this. Its so shimmery and loaded with colour, you need very little on the brush. Big fan, I hope they bring more of these out!

I also got Collection 2000's Big Fake mascara. Mainly because of the price, but also because i LOVE a huge wand! I used to love love love Diorshow mascara because of the huge brush, but this is even better and a fraction of the price! (£4.99!)

I love this (suprise suprise)It makes my lashes full and thick and because its Ultra Black, It makes my eyes really stand out.

I can never have enough H&M Nail polishes...i could rave about these to anyone! I love the colours and the wands and the packaging...and the opaqueness of them!
They are fab! Although...the price has raised recently as im sure they never used to be 2.99!

I love a quick fix, and when i being lazy and cant be bothered to cleanse my face at the sink, i use this water make up remover with cotton pads. Its fabulous for removing all traces of face and eye make up, and its sensitive so it doesnt make my skin sting!..fabulous :)

Lastly i bought these earrings from River Island, a bit of a treat..i love :)

Lil x

Frills and things...

Its my best friends birthday next week, so instead of buying something i figured i'd make her something special.

Unsure of what to make, i took to the internet for ideas and inspiration.

I found this amazing cushion on google images, and luckily it turned out there was a tutorial to go with it!...Click here for it...Amazing!

So here is my effort and interpretation.

I had to change some of the measurements slightly, and used 5 ruffles instead of 4...I think its gorgeous and i'd love it myself!

I definately want to make more cushions like this, and for my first effort i'm really impressed with how it's turned out!

Do you know any other pretty frilly cushion tutorials?

Lil x