Monday, July 30, 2012

Cheap Frills Giveaway Winner!

So you want to know who won my Cheap Frills giveaway? Well, I've sorted through all the entries & picked a winner at random, which is.....Sidhe, from the blog A Life in Disguise! Congrats Sidhe, I'll be in touch shortly!

Sorry to everyone else who entered but didn't win, but there's always next time! Hope you are having a lovely Monday regardless ♥

Saturday, July 28, 2012

♥ Glitter & Gingham

Skirt - ASOS Curve // Top - Handmade // Shoes - Next Kids // Socks - Topshop // Bag - Primark // Deer Brooch - Dolly Darling // Flower Clips - Handmade // Necklace - Accessorize // Rings - Various  // Flower Clips - Handmade
The weather is still pretty good here, so I got to wear my summer oufit, finally! I made this crop top/bustier ages ago (those of you that follow me on instragram may have see it before, haha!), & haven't had a chance to wear it out before. I paired it with a lace skirt from ASOS, & my "Dorothy" shoes to finish it off. Still haven't done my roots, so please excuse those, eek!

That's all for now, see you soon ♥

P.S. Remember to enter my Cheap Frills giveaway, it ends tomorrow!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

♥ Chatter

Dorothy shoes - Next Kids

Necklace* - Oddyssey

The weather has been so changeable lately, last week it was raining & this week it is brilliant sunshine, & 30 degree heat. I have the perfect outfit planned for the weekend, if the weather holds up that long. I can't wait until September, when I will be off to North Wales again & have a garden to laze around in. That's one thing I miss most about living in a house, gardens are so underrated! I'm so desperate for one that I've asked Mum if we can turf our balcony, haha!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cheap Frills Giveaway

Easy, just follow the rules below to be in with a chance!

1. You must follow this blog, & also the Cheap Frills Blog.
2. Leave a comment here saying you've entered, with your GFC name & also your email addy!
3. For an extra chance to win, like the Cheap Frills Facebook page, & leave a 2ND comment stating this.

The giveaway will close Sunday 29th, & the winner will be drawn on Monday!

Remember you can still get 20% off with the code CUPCAKE on any order! x

Saturday, July 21, 2012

♥ Black, Red & White

Dress - ASOS Curve // Top - ASOS Curve // Shoes - Doc Martens // Bag - Suzy Smith //  Necklace* - Cheap Frills // Rings - ASOS // Bow - New Look

This is what I wore today to pick up some supplies from Hobbycraft. The dress I've worn before here, it really does not photograph well, I swear it didn't have so many creases irl, haha! The top is new, courtesy of my mum, as a thank you for the doll I made her ♥ It has little dogs on it, & a really adorable collar, so even though it is similar to my raccoon shirt I still wanted it.
I am also wearing a fab "Prince Puss" necklace that the lovely Georgia of Cheap Frills sent me, which I really love. My sister Charlotte has already tried to steal it, haha! I have a Cheap Frills giveaway coming up, so do check back tomorrow, if you want a chance to win some cute things! Also, if you use the code CUPCAKE, you can get 20% off if you order anything!

Georgina ♥

Friday, July 20, 2012

♥ Black Sparkle Nails

Barry M - Pink Iridescent // (Ring Finger) Paul & Joe A Midsummer's Night Polish - Faerie Queen
Just thought I'd you you all my current mani, a bit darker than I usually go for, but I read somewhere that iridescent glitter shows up best on a dark base, so had to try it out for myself. It does seem to, but I think I still prefer the glitter over pastel polishes instead! What do you think?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

♥ Dolly

At Christmas I showed you the dolls I made for my cousins (who loved them, btw!). My mum loved them too, so just recently I made a smaller version for her, who is about a third of the size of the others I made. She didn't take so long, around 3 hours, & my mum adored her. She hasn't got a name yet, though with her red hair she reminds me of the little mermaid.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

♥ Lollipops & Rainbows

Dress - Handmade // Shoes - ASOS // Socks - Topshop // Crown - Remixed Primark // Bag - Primark // Deer Brooch - Dolly Darling // Blue Flower Ring - Primark // Panda Ring - Dolly Darling // Stackable Gold Rings - Evans // Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins
All that talk of Spoonflower in my last post made me want to dig out a dress I made with some previous custom fabric. I haven't worn it since last summer, where I wore it as part of a Lolita ensemble. I wore it sans petti this time, but it still has a lovely shape. I still have some other custom fabric in my stash that I still haven't made into a dress yet! Should probably do that before I order even more fabric haha!
Also, how cute is my bag? I saw in Primark a while ago, but didn't buy it, & then regretted it.  But the last time I went in & it was on sale, so I got it for the princely sum of £3! Not bad. I decorated it with my Dolly Darling deer brooch, it's not easy pinning things to wicker, but managed it in the end.

♥ Georgina

P.S. Get 20% off at Dolly Darling until midnight Monday with code TWENTY! xx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

♥ Kittens, Biscuits & Tea

One of the things that is coming along nicely in my room redux is my picture wall. My grandparents have their stairway wall covered in lots & lots of family photos, & I've always admired it, so I decided to take the concept & put it to use in my own room, with artwork instead of photos. It has a few original pieces by me, a couple of Kris Atomic prints, & other random bits & bobs.
The latest piece to be put on the wall is a canvas, kindly sent for me to review by a company called Bags of Love, which I had printed with a piece (above) I had just finished working on! I am pretty impressed with their service, it was printed that same day I sent over the .png & arrived a day later! They usually print out photos, but my illustrations printed pretty well, with only a minor difference of colour shades (which can be tricky to get right, after all no printer is the same, & when printing out the work myself managed to get 2 different copies just by selecting a different paper!).
They have a lot of different items available on the site too, from bags, chairs, even quilts, alongside the regular offerings like canvases & calenders. I think the prices are pretty good too, I haven't got much experience, but just before Christmas my Mum got a canvas not much bigger than this one printed up at a local store, & I think it was about £75-80? This one came in at £45, excluding the message I got printed on the back, which was a further £1.99. Plus, 2 days wait time, compared to the the week or so my Mum waited for hers. So definitely recommended!
I also played around in Photoshop with the imagery & designed a fabric, which I really want to get printed at Spoonflower when I can afford to, & make myself a pretty dress!
Also, whilst I'm on the subject of biscuits (kind of!), I thought I'd show you these cute brooches I bought last month. They were only £2.99 each, & are handmade & painted. I couldn't decide which biscuit to buy, so I went for all available! I discovered the brand up in North Wales (you can also see my thimble cats in this pic, by the same pottery), & found the website when I got home. They are made by a pottery based in Devon called Merry Field Pottery, you should check them out if you like quirky, handmade ceramic items! They sell other things, including little cake & biscuit trinket boxes, which I'm sure I'll be back for soon enough!

♥ Georgina

Saturday, July 07, 2012

♥ Spotty Dotty

Dress - Style 369 // Bag - Primark // Petticoat - Domino Dollhouse // Necklace - Handmade // Shoes - Le Bunny Bleu // Cardigan - Very // Belt - ASOS Curve // Hair Bow - Primark
Ugh please excuse my windswept hair in these pics! I also really need to do my roots, eek! Hair dying is such a pain, especially roots. Anyway, I wore this outfit last week, when the weather was a little better. It's currently torrential rain where I am. So much for summer, haha!

I really can't get enough of these bunny shoes, I've worn them at least 3 times the past week, so cute! And my £9 bag was another pretty good purchase from a few months ago. I actually used this bag to colour-match my bedroom paint, I loved the shade that much. I think I can safely say that mint is my current favourite colour, for  decor, bags, shoes & clothes, anything really!

♥ Georgina

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

OSP Summer Style Trial

Jumper*, Skirt*, Owl Ring* - Onestopplus // Bag - ASOS // Shoes - Office // Bow - Starry Eyed Bowtique // Necklace - ASOS // Teacup Ring - Dolly Darling

A while back I was contacted again by OneStopPlus (I did a review for them back here), with an invitation to take part in a style challenge with 4 other bloggers. We all had to pick out a top & bottom, plus accessory to show our take on a current trend. Originally this was going to be a spring challenge (we were contacted way back in February!), so I picked out my outfit with early spring in mind, hence the thick jumper!
I did also pick out a jacket (here), for my outfit, but it's honestly not suitable for summer! I was kinda dying of heat in this alone! I am a bit annoyed about this, if I had known it was going to be changed to a summer trial, I obviously would have picked something more summery. Oh well! The trend I was going for is pastels, which you probably know is one of my fave trends ever. I added my favourite bag, some shiny mint shoes & a cupcake bow to finish my look. Just imagine it's spring, not the middle of summer & this would be perfect!
Check out the other bloggers taking part!
♥ Georgina
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