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DIY FRAMED WALL ART SUMMER ROOM DECOR

Hi guys, in todays post i wanted to show you the new diy wall art that i put up in my room for the summer, hope you enjoy!!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A couple frames in different sizes to your liking ( I used three, but you can use as many as you like!!)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Inspirational quotes, pictures etc
  • Nails to hang up the pictures

STEP ONE!!

Step one is to find the pictures you would like on your wall, to find mine i just used google and typed in “movie quotes” and then for one of my pictures “water color art”

Here are the links to the pictures i used if you would like to use mine:

Peter Pan Quote

Albus Dumbledore Quote

Watercolor map

After I sourced my pictures I printed them on a color printer

STEP TWO (OPTIONAL)

An optional step which I chose to do was to paint a few of my frames to make them stand out a bit more. I Sspray-painted two of my bigger frames gold and the last smaller one I painted a pale pink.

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STEP THREE

For the last step all you have to do is out the pictures in the frames and hang them up, for me this was the most difficult step as I tried to do it alone and may have dropped the pictures 1 or 2 ( or 5 ) times, thankfully none of them broke!!!

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EVERYDAY SUMMER MAKEUP ROUTINE

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During the summer i mostly try and stay away from makeup,because humidity + mascara usually = racoon eyes (not cute ). But on the rare time that I’m going somewhere nice or going out for a special occasion ( 4th of July anyone ) i like wear makeup to look somewhat presentable and to give me a little confidence boost!

I like to keep my makeup as natural as possible, so here are the products i would use for a summery makeup look:

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Before I apply any makeup whatsoever I will moisturize and prime my face using the Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser and Benefit’s PoreFessional

I will ether use a bb cream  such as Garnier BB Cream or if I need extra coverage i will use my Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in the shade honey (im so money). I will then my powder to set my makeup. Sometimes I will add some Bronzer if I feel I’m looking extra pale and I’ve been loving the Bourjois Delice de Poudre.

I don’t wear any eyeshadow for an everyday look( but i will show you guys a more dramatic look very soon!!!).  I instead train my focus on my lashes and I try and make them as bold as possible. My holy grail mascara is definitely my Benefit They’re Real and I have been using this mascara for years now and I haven’t found any other dupes that have came close to beating Benefit’s They’re Real

To finish my look I will usually just use some chapstick like Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rose as it gives my lips a hint of color.

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Thank you for reading this post

Siobhan

xxx

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ALL THINGS TRAVEL- TRAVEL ESSENTIALS,TIPS FOR IN FLIGHT AND WHAT TO WEAR

Ahhhhh…summer is finally here, if you are lucky enough to be going anywhere this summer whether it be across the globe, a roadtrip (or even if you spending a weekend at your grandparents house I don’t care hehe) then this blog post is for you….and for me since im visting New York this summer….Ahhh.. to visit some family and catch up with my old friends from home ( you can probably tell im excited). What im not excited about is the looong flight, so hopefully this post will help.

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

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some essentials I forgot to include my travel essentials are:

-headphones

-sickness relief tablets

-sunglasses

-hand sanitazr

-suncreen

-gum

and of course your pass port and any other travel documents you need!!!

BEAUTY TIPS FOR YOUR FLIGHT

If you are going on a long-haul flight like me or even a short flight these tips will help you look less monster and more human when you step off the plane

1. WATER WATER WATER

Days before your flight, ensure that your drinking an abundance of water and during the flight ensure your always keeping hydrated its the best way to prevent all kinds of nasty sicknesses you can catch on planes

2. WHAT TO USE AND WHAT TO AVOID

If you are wearing makeup on your flight or are going to put some on before you step of the plane ensure to use the right kind.

Use natural plant-based products to protect your skin and retain its moisture ( the cabin crew on flights do this!!)

Avoid water-proof masacra as this will dry out your lashes

3. TAKE IT OFF

Take off your makeup if you can while your on the flight and use a hydration mask to retain your skins moisture. If you don’t want to break out a whole spa session on board, use facial sprays to stay hydrated

4.MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE,MOISTURIZE!

Seriously moisturize as much as you can and not just your face!! Dont forget your legs, arms and lips!!

5. FRIZZY HAIR DONT CARE

If your hair is getting frizzy try using a hydration  spray like my essentials or use a pea sized amount of head cream or lip balm to smooth out your locks

6. WHAT TO EAT

Avoid caffeine or alcohol on flights and try to go for fresh food e.g fruits, vegetables over processed food

WHAT TO WEAR

I will always bring a pair of comfy shoes with me while i travel. I love my Topshop skater shoes (included in essentials) because they are so easy to slip on and off in security ,  and i tend to keep my look as homeless as possible (seriouslyy). I love leggings for flights aswell as bringing a comfy sweater and fluffy socks with me for during the flight as airplanes are alwaysss freezing

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15 FREE THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER WHEN YOUR BORED!

1.Have an overnight movie marathon or series

Invite all your friends over to binge watch your favourite movies or series, this is amazing fun and doesnt cost anything if you already own the movies, you can honestly spend days doing this aswell, and you dont even have to shower!!!

Some great summer movies are:                                                     Amazing series:

Clueless                                   Step Brothers                                  Teen wolf                   Vampire Dairies

10 Things i hate about you      Perks of being a Wallflower             Orange is the new black      Pretty Little Liars

Grown Ups                               Hangover                                        AHS                           The Originals

Harry Potter (all of them duh)  Anchor Man                                     Friends                      That 70s show

Gossip Girl                 90210

2. Go on an adventure

Find a beach or even if you find nothing you will stay have a laugh with your friends!!

3. Have a car wash to fundraise for a club or charity

This one can acctually help you make money!!! Which is always a bargin and if the weathers good this is a perfect idea

4.Catch lightening bugs or fireflies

I remember doing this as a kid and it is still fun as a teenager( trust me)

5. Do food challenges with your friends

Play the cubby bunny challenge with or friends or just make disgusting drinks for your friends, trust me this is the funniest thing to watch

6. Play paint twister

Ok now this one costs a little money, but all you need is a twister set and paint in the colors of the board. This one gets messy but you can always go to the beach after!!

7. Voulnteer at your local animal shelter

This is seriously fun as your hekping out your local community while getting to cuddle cute animals all day?? yes please!!

I hope these idea helped you guys incase you get bored during the summer

Hope you all enjoy your last few days of school

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10 DIYS TO MAKE YOUR ROOM INSTAGRAM WORTHY!

Ok we all see those girls on instgram with the best rooms, that are always tumblr ready. Well today im going to show you 10 DIYS that are cheap, fast and easy ways to liven up your room!!

1.Fairy lights

This is probably the easiest way to make your room x5000 cozier, and you can go crazy with them!! I have some around my bed but im considering putting them everywere

im not even kidding….everywere.

2. Tumblr photo display

Ive seen these all over tumblr and they are super cheap. At first i was worried that you needed a polard camera to get the effect but all you need is printer paper cut out into the shapes, and amazing pictures and ta da!! You’ve created an amazing way to displpay all your favorite memories

3.Succulent Gardens

Ive seen these al over tumblr and i was trying to hunt down how to make them, as they were selling on Urban Outfitters for £30!! So i decided to make my own

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-a glass container, any shape or size you like (check ebay for some super cheap ones)

-Fresh garden soil

-any kind of pebbles, rocks or gravel

-Sand (optional)

– any succlents you would like!

TIP!!

*Remember that the smaller the pot is and the less soil the succulent has, the quicker you need to repot in order to replace the soil.

4. Re-vamps your lights

Use your light bulb to create amazing shapes around your room at night. All you need is a dark colored sharpie, and you can let your imagineation run wild!! Ive yet to try this DIY, but i am super excited to try this out to make an amazing lighting effect!!

5. Create a chill-out den

Have a corner of your room you dont use, or anywhere in your house? This is perfect for a den, all you will need is some blankets, some cushions, food (optional, but a good choice) and anything to entertain yourself and ta da, welcome to your fort my queen

6. Re vamp old unused items

Have an old lamp thats been out dated since the 1840s? Or aold tacky jewerly holder you hate? One word. Spray paint. Im kind of obssesed with spray paint and it is one of the cheapest diys.You can eveen go to on of your local second hand shops and buy really inexpensive kin kacks for your bedside table and just spray,spray,spray!!

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HEALTHY LUNCH AND DRINK IDEASS!!

By now most of our New Year’s resolutions have gone down the drain, so today im going to show you some healthy-ish recipes to kickstart a healthier lifestyles

1. MINT CUCUMBER LEMONADE

Now these drinks aren’t the healthiest but they are better than having coke or sprite. This first drink may seem a bit weird but it is amazing!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

– A quarter of a cucumber

– A handful of leaves from a mint bush

-5 Tablespoons of lemon juice

-1 cup of Water

– 3 teaspoons of sugar

Mash the cucumber, mint and sugar together with a spoon or fork, then add your lemon juice and water. Strain your liquid through a cocktail shaker or strainer and enjoy!  

2. STRAWBERRY MANGO LEMONADE

As you guys have probably noticed I’ve become quite obsessed with lemonade, as ive been longing for summer and this drink looks and tastes amazing ( it seriously reminds me of kool aid!! )and it also makes around 3/4 glasses

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-Two bags of strawberry mango tea ( i used twinings)

-A handful of strawberries

-6 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

-3Tablespoons of sugar

Make you tea in a bowl and put it in the fridge to cool down while you mix the rest of the ingredients together. Cut up your handful of strawberries into small cubes ,and in a jug mix the rest of your ingredients. Once your tea in cooled add it in along with the strawberries and tada, a tumblr drink that tastes as good as it looks.

3. CHICKEN HONEY MUSTARD SANDWHICH

I thought I’d show you this recipe because it is my favourite sandwich combo and I eat it religiously, sandwiches can become boring on a day-to-day basis and by the end of the week were eating mouldy bread with a scrap of ham ( ok maybe now that bad, but you get the idea!) so hopefully this recipe will help you get inspiration for those boring sandwiches.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

-A tomato

-A handful of spinach leaves

-2 tablespoon of honey and 1 3/4 tablespoons of mustard ( for the dressing!) ((optional))

– Choice of meats ( chicken, turkey, ham )

– Mozerella cheese

– Wholemeal bread

I like to toast my bread to stop it getting soggy, and mix the honey and mustard to make the spread, then layer on your topping however you like but make sure to put the tomato in between to stop bread becoming soggy

SNACKS

STRAWBERRY MINI MUFFINS

This recipe makes around 36 muffins so you can make these at the start of the week and have all your snacks for the week stored.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

– 12- 14 Strawberries

–  2 cups flour

-12cup sugar

– 1tablespoon of baking powder

–  12teaspoon salt

–  34cup alomnd milk

–  13cup cocount oil

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla

– 1 egg

Heat up your oven to 180C and spray your muffin pan with pam. In a large bowl mix the sugar,flour and baking powder. In a medium bowl mix the eggs, almond milk, vanilla, cocount oil. Combine the two mixtures together and pour into the muffin pans. Chop up your strawberries into slivers and lay on top of the mixtures and bake for around 15 minutes and allow to cool.

Here a few pictures to make you crave summer as much as me:)

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LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS TREATS/ PRESENTS

With Christmas right around the corner (2 days in fact) everyone is ether snuggled up by the fire or wrapping presents or if your like me still rushing around trying to get presents. If your like me animage imaged need some quick present ideas, I’m here to help

1.FOOOOODD

Who doesn’t want to receive food as a Christmas present?! I’m going to show you a few recipes you can make super fast ( a few minutes before gift giving?)

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE BARK

This stuff tastes and looks amazing,and you can decorate it any way you like, it is also so simple and easy – even for me!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

– Two bars of dark/ plain chocolate

-Peppermint extract ( or you can buy peppermint chocolate)

-3/4 Candy canes

– White chocolate ( to decorate )

METHOD

All you have to do is slowly melt your chocolate  on a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Then take 2 Candycanes and crush them up adding them to your melted chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate into a baking tin lined with tin foil. To decorate the top crush the remaining Candycanes and use white chocolate to decorate. Leave the chocolate to harden at room  and Ta Da! You’re done!

STAR SUGAR COOKIES

These cookies are super simple and taste delicious

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

– Cup of butter

– 1 Cup of sugar

– 1 large egg

– 1 tablespoon of vanilla

– 2 teaspoons of baking powder

– 3 cups of flour

METHOD

Cream the butter and sugar and whisk in the vanilla and egg. Mix all the dry ingredients and whisk in the butter and sugar. Roll out the dough and cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Heat the oven to 180 and cook for 7-10 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and you’re done!

hope you guys enjoy!xx

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