Friday, 24 February 2012

bye for a little while.....

after a few hectic weeks of trying to keep up with homelife....working for myself I realised something has to give...I think this is a familiar theme among most of us these days..

so yesterday when the sun came out...I sat down with a cup of tea and had a think....

not for too long.... just enough to realise that I maybe should have a little break from blogging for a wee while just to give myself some headspace....

and to get my head around this  

and spend some time making and playing and laughing and organising

 I'll be back with a spring in my step soon:)

Happy Friday
x x x x x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

a winner ..........

 first of all a very big thankyou to all who entered the giveaway, thankyou to new likers on facebook too and new followers on here :).....

so after checking and double checking that I had got everyones names in the hat and twice in some cases I am happy to say the winner is .......

well done Debs :)...I'll be in touch x

in the holidays I managed to get my posters printed ...featuring Petal in full on vintage sheet loving mode

they will be in the shop soon and the postcards are in the shop now :)

so thats it ...short and sweet ...just like the pancakes we had for tea x

have a lovely week 


Monday, 20 February 2012

Favorites: Eye Makeup

This is a continued Favorites post, so I suggest you check out my favorite face products too! I am going to list out each of my favorite eye makeup products by category. These are all of my personal favorites and a few that I have heard rave reviews about and will try once I'm out of the ones I'm currently using! I use my MAC and MUG shadows pretty much everyday, which you can read about in My MAC Palettes post.

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Friday, 17 February 2012

boy stuff.........

by the Teawagon Boys

We thought it would be nice to give you some inspiration for the half term holidays.
So here are some of our ideas which were inspired by the Muppets film which we went to
 see with our dad this weekend.

Here is how we made them
1. design your characters 

2.collect bright coloured felt , pom poms and buttons , stuffing etc
3.cut out shapes ( body and head)

4.  sew the felt together leaving a gap for stuffing on details such as eyes or hair
6.push stuffing deep in with rubber end of pencil(not to fat)

7. sew up the gap and finish the details like noses and buttons

all photos by #1

And viola! there you  have your fun cute characters!!!
we thought we might put at least one boy like thing on here and
mum let us loose on her blog : )
we hope you enjoyed our holiday tutorial from the 
Teawagon boys aged ten and nine
have a nice weekend

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Interview Tips: Dress for Success

This post was originally from my intern blog, but I thought I would share it here also as it applies to makeup! 

This semester is flying by, for me at least, and that means summer internships are quickly approaching! In my experience, most places who have stated on their own company sites or on search engines are going to begin the interview process at end of February and in March. It is smart to prepare now so if you are busy around the time of an interview, you won't feel the panic that you are not prepared.

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sephora Haul

About a week ago, I picked up some new products that I had been dying to try or simply missed owning. I typically wait a few weeks to buy something I've been wanting to see if that desire to own it sticks with me or not, and thus, worth purchasing or not. 

- MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in 18 - Purple (light lilac shimmer)

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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wednesday Wish list!

I have been wanting to get on a blogging schedule and therefore came up with Wednesday Wish list! While I can't say I am going to have a new wish list every week, I will post at least one a month. My wish list is, you guessed it, the products I wish I had and am dying to try! Since I haven't yet purchased any of these items, I would LOVE to get your feedback if you have tried them and whether or not you liked them, etc.

1. BB Cream

Photo Credit 

"Blemish Balm" Cream is one of Asia's hottest beauty trends right now. According to various articles, BB creams were originally made in Germany and used for healing laser skin surgery because of it's ability to regenerate the skin by protecting, soothing, and refining. It is also used for scarring, acne, blemishes, SPF, skin brightening and moisturizing. Since then, Asian women decided to use it as a daily beauty product for it's all-around skin benefits, versus using multiple products at the same time. It now has spread it's way around the world and more recently, here to the U.S. 
Many popular brands have come out with their own version of BB Creams. Sephora even has their own "BB Cream Collection" page with all the brands they offer. The price generally is pretty expensive for not a ton of product, but if I were to guess, a little goes a LONG way. Not only for it's texture's spreading ability over the skin, but for all that is included in just ONE squirt!
Based on reviews I have seen by fellow beauty bloggers, I am most inclined to begin my experience using BB Cream with the Smashbox or Boscia brand. I personally am young enough (20) to not need Clinique's age defense (while on the other hand, I guess it doesn't hurt to begin using anti-aging products early?) and do not think I would want a tinted cream like Too Faced's BB Cream. Personal preferences I suppose and only a few dollars difference between them all.


2. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

Described by Sephora as:

"This long-wearing foundation evens out skin tone as it increases skin luminosity and clarity for a radiant glow. The rich, creamy texture glides over the skin effortlessly for perfect application and blendability. Perfect for rosacea and hard to cover pigmentation. Ideal for all skin types, and oil free."

This foundation has been very highly regarded by my Favorite Beauty Gurus! When used in many of their tutorials, it simply looks flawless (not that these women aren't already so gorgeous). The one and only reason I have put off purchasing this is to force myself to finish up the foundations I already have first! Plus, at $42, this is pretty expensive for a foundation too. 

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Described by Sephora as:

"Get 12 hours of flawless coverage with this long-wearing, skin-perfecting formula with UVA/UVB SPF 15. It's full coverage with a weightless texture. With a broad range of shades available and a supremely blendable and buildable formula, everyone can achieve skin that looks healthy and natural." 

I absolutely love all Tarte products I have tried- from mascara to amazonian blushes to lip stains- and therefore really want to try this too! I love that it has UVA/UVB SPF 15 and do believe the long-wearing feature of the amazonian clay, as I have found it to be true of the blushes. Additionally, I always feel good about purchasing natural products that I know will be good for my sensitive, acne-prone skin.

4. Essie Nail Polish

I love the new spring collection (including a crewed interest (peach), to buy or not to buy (lavender), and tour de finance (fuschia)), as well as mint candy apple (green) and lapiz of luxury (blue). These all seem like great spring and summer shades!

Overall, not sure why I'm craving to own so many face products, but that's just the way it is for my first Wednesday wish list! Have you tried any of these products mentioned above? I'd love to know what you think of them and if they are worth purchasing!

TELL ME: What's on your Wednesday wish list? List in a comment below :)

yay it's a giveaway........

.....last week I promised a little celebrate a new range that I had been working on...

these are my postcard for the boys...

and one  for the girls.......

I am so pleased with them, when I went to collect them from the printers I did a little skip back to the car...

they had been in my head for so long it felt good to actually see them for real....and there are posters too...featuring Petal ...which I will show another day....

so onto the giveaway I thought it would be nice to give away a set of three postcards along with....

some lovely vintage wallpaper pieces and a vintage sheet scrap bundle......



 all you have to do is leave a comment and state which set you would prefer - boy or girl 
if you would like 2 chances at being in the hat then you can nip over to facebook and like the littleteawagon page....but be sure to pop back and let me know here (also there are discount codes for my etsy shop over there)

.....I will leave the draw open till 20th Feb 
...and announce the winner soon after :)
lots of luck 

x x x x x x 

p.s I can post worldwide so open to all :)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


making me smile today are .......... loving Pip's pretty prints and florals.....

and then finding that 'Primark' have done their own version :)

very cute...towels...cushions and bedding  ......

.. guess who doesn't iron their sheets ;)  

 vintage sheets v bright new spotty ...I can't decide :)

x x x x x x x x x x x 

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Eyes: Looks I Love

Hello lovelies,

Confession: I have an absolute obsession with Pinterest. Not only do I love the fashion and home decor ideas, the recipes & DIYs, but also the makeup looks and inspiration! These are some of my favorites that I repinned. I plan to recreate many of these looks, and include blog posts/tutorials on them as well! 

Which one is your favorite? 

Whatever gold shadow that is- I want it! PERFECT true gold shimmery sparkly gold. Suggestions?

I love the gold and purple combination. Also, I always use a soft brown just above the crease for a softer/less harsh line and an ivory/white in the inner corner and under the brow for highlight.
This frosty green shadow is absolutely gorgeous! It's an uncommon look, but it's stunning and I think will fit well into Spring with mint green being such an on-trend shade.

This is a look I often wear- the combination of pinks and purples with black eyeliner and bold lashes. It looks even more wonderful on those with green eyes- as pictured above. On the color spectrum, purple is one of the most flattering shades to make green eyes stand out even more.

I love this matte, natural look with a hint of smoke and definition to go with a red lip. Simple and classic.

Bold color-block look, but such beautiful colors that surprisingly compliment each other quite well.

This is such a simple look that I am DYING to try. Unfortunately I absolutely cannot seem to find my Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in a green color very similar to this! I'm sure NYX has a similar shade but at a lower price that I will buy at Ulta soon!

Fierce smoky cat eye with purple. Yes, I clearly love purple shadow looks! Always flattering and more exciting than brown or gray.

While being a very harsh and strong smoky eye, I wanted to point out how well the black liner defines the eye especially with white right next to it. The black tip in the inner corner narrows the shape of the eye, a common beauty trick I've found from many YouTube makeup tutorial bloggers! That, in combination with a wing on the outer corner, is a fierce look if you can pull it off!

I love how soft yet defining this look is. A well-blended navy crease, satin violet, frosty light baby pink on the inner third, winged liner and curled lashes! Love it.

This icy blue is definitely intense and not an everyday look, but I absolutely LOVE the blue shade with white. Almost like a winter look gone dramatic.

Last but certainly not least, I am IN LOVE with this look! Shimmery brown, light white gold in the inner corner, and green, blue and purple liner with black in the waterline. I'm trying this as soon as I get another green liner- I have a perfect blue and purple and will be sure to do a tutorial/product recommendations!

Feel free to share any suggestions for some of the eyeshadow colors I would love to have, your favorite look, or other ideas from Pinterest that you've found and loved!

 I am still new to blogging, so any feedback and support is so greatly appreciated and I promise I will return the favor!