Monday, 6 July 2015

The Disney Series / 010 / DIY Minnie Mouse Hair Bobble

I've seen lots of these little hair bobbles around recently, in the shops and online but I didn't see any with patterns on that I liked or wanted enough so after watching a few YouTube tutorials I decided to have a go myself. They were really easy to make, all you need are three items, some ribbon elastic in the colour of your choice (I bought mine from eBay, 99p for 2m), a lighter and some scissors.

To get the right length for your hair elastic I put the elastic around my wrist and then measured out an additional two inches (because you lose some of the length when you tie up the ends. Once you have cut your desired length, make a knot in the end so that you get a hair tie shape.

Use a lighter to fix the cut ends of the ribbon so that they don't fray. You can do this by switching on the lighter and running it up and down the ends briefly so that they seal (make sure somebody responsible does this so you don't set fire to the elastic!).

And it's as simple as that, a quick easy DIY to make hair bobbles. I have had a look on eBay recently and there seem to be lots of Disney ribbon elastic on there at the moment although I am happy with my Minnie Mouse inspired hair ties and will definitely be using these on my upcoming trip!

What do you think to these? 

Do you think you'll have a go at making them?


Monday, 29 June 2015

A Make Up Bag Staple

It's been a long time since I've written a beauty related post, mostly because I don't seem to buying that much make up these days. Partly because I'm saving all my extra pennies for Disney but also because I've got into a bit of a routine using the same products every day or sometimes not even wearing any make up at all (shock horror!).

One item that has been consistently making its way into my make up bag is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On And On Bronze. For a neutral lover like me, it's perfect and the creamy formula makes application super easy, which is great for when I'm having a lazy make up day (more like every day nowadays!).

I didn't really understand they hype when every blogger was buying this and normally I like to wait a while before I jump in and buy a product because initial reviews always seem positive and then quickly change, but I'm so glad I bought this. Just one swipe across the lid and you're ready to go, Easy peasy!

It's really easy to blend with your finger or an eyeshadow brush and I like to add a few more shadows from my Urban Decay Naked 2 to get a more defined smokey look.

At £4.99 they also don't break the bank and so far I've had this since April and pretty much used it every day since and I've still barely touched the surface.

Have you tried anything from the Colour Tattoo range?


Friday, 26 June 2015

The Disney Series / 009 / Disney Style

Whilst I would love to dress up in fancy dress and do some disneybounding all the time, it's not always appropriate! ASOS have some beautiful dresses at the moment which are perfect for adding a subtle amount of Disney to your next event!

The Jovonna Neon Town Dress (£40) is the perfect Ariel dress. The mint green floaty dress reminds me of Ariels fins and the purple bandeau styling at the top is perfect for recreating her seashells. A seashell necklace would also be the perfect accompaniment to this look.

The next dress reminds me of Elsa. Its the Beaded Mesh Strip Skater Dress (£85) and has beads and sequins all over the front and back and it's the perfect length for a shortie like me! I can just imagine singing "Let It Go" at the top of my voice whilst twirling around!

The third dress is perfect for Rapunzel! It's the Forever Unique Prom Dress (£275) which is a little on the pricey side but I love the embellishments on the halter, they remind me of the flowers she has in her hair when she visits the kingdom.

Next, is a beautiful Cinderella inspired dress. I loved the recent Cinderella movie and would love the big princess style dress she wore, however I think it would be a little awkward to wear! The John Zack Bandeau Midi Prom Dress (£48) is a scaled down version with beautiful detailing on the bodice and a mesh overlay to fill out the skirt.

Finally, the last dress is perfect for recreating Aurora's princess look. The Mesh Fit And Flare Dress (£55) has a beautiful pleated floaty skirt which reminds me of the end scene in Sleeping Beauty where Aurora is dancing with Prince Philip.

Have you ever tried to include Disney into your day to day wear?