Saturday, 31 March 2012

March Favorites

I can't believe today is the last day of March already! The time is flying by way too quickly if you ask me. In this post, I am going to share the products that I have been using and loving this month.

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Monday, 26 March 2012

important stuff to do with stickers and pompoms..... it's not quite here yet, but I love's almost time to bring out those spring blossom twigs.....
....stick them in a jug and precariously dangle little chicks and eggs from them.....

it's time to dig out the Charlie Brown's Easter Dvd and those £shop pompom bunnies again...

it's time to sneak off.... pretending to attend to very important business, when really you are making little bunnies 
and easter cards :)

cards  made from washi tapes and paperchase stickers

I just love spring colours... cute chicks... and little bunnies

I think this sun gone to my head???

have a wonderful week 

x x x x x x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tutorial: Brown and Black Smoky Eye

For those of you who are looking for a different way to create a smoky eye and like this look I created, I will tell you step-by-step how to create it and the products that I used. 

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Friday, 23 March 2012


...I won a give away............. a signed copy of the very lovely 'Homespun Style' by Selina Lake

now I know there is such a  buzz about this book already and I'm thinking most of you will have read the other blog reviews or already have the book, but I couldn't resist doing my own little post about this very  beautiful book :)

 here are some of my favourite pics lovely and it gives off a vibe that's not stuffy or designer or hard to achieve..just really lovely homely inspiration for the crafty and not so crafty among us... it's had me heading for the paint store with my little swatches of blue (again!)  reaching for my yarn bag to start another crochet project and trawling ebay for a little wire cotton reel rack...

Selina is holding a book signing and homespun market in London on the 13th April 
see   here    for details ... looks fab :)

have a lovely weekend ...bring on the spring x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Tarte Miracle of Maracuja Skin Smart Collection

I'm so excited for this haul for I absolutely love all Tarte products. For those of you who saw my tweet @trulytwenties, I will soon be posting another haul of my new Sigma brushes! As for the Tarte Cosmetics Miracle of Maracuja Skin Smart Collection, I purchased it off of QVC when they had a one-day special going on about a week ago. It was all over Twitter and one of my favorite beauty gurus, Elle Fowler, had a video reviewing all of the products. I absolutely love Tarte products and considering all that is included, I knew I had to have it. If you put all of the products they give you together, it retails for a value of about $200. However, it was available for purchase on the QVC website for only $60, amazing! I'll explain what comes in the collection and a "first impression" review of each of the products.

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Monday, 19 March 2012


 a sunny Monday morning and I am smiling because.....
* I had a very lovely mothers day...noodling around the local vintage craft market and meeting the very lovely

* being spoilt with cute handmade cards and gifts and a lovely afternoon tea :)

* sneaking off to do a spot of sewing yesterday, patching all those patterns together made me smile so much my cheeks hurt....

 * knowing I am having a little road trip with my lovely sis (who lives in France so don't get to see very often)..

that cute little crochet bunting is sasse and belle :)

* loving that when I put the boys jeans in the wash this morning...checking the pockets I found a little caterpillar (still alive!) and a pair of plastic fangs...the mind boggles :)

* finding flock bunnies (always something to smile about )

hope you are smiling tell :)

x x x x x x

Friday, 16 March 2012

REVIEW: Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream

After hearing about the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream for almost a month now, I finally was able to find my shade in stock to pick up! It was sold out in Light/Medium everywhere I was looking- so frustrating! But, if anything, it proves what a popular drugstore product it is. I finally I found it at CVS!

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Spring Break/Beach Beauty

While I go to school in Orlando, unfortunately over 30 minutes away from the beach, I was born and raised in Palm Beach, FL- sunny South Florida! My house is walking distance to the intercoastal and a 10-minute drive to one of my favorite beaches ever- Juno Beach Pier (my picture below from this past December).

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peeking out.....

I feel like a little hedgehog peeking its nose out of its little home after a long sleep :)

....time to come out to play again I think 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

My Travel Beauty Bag

While I don’t have the makeup collection that many of my favorite beauty gurus and bloggers have, I still do have more than your ordinary 20-year-old. It’s tough for traveling to narrow it down to my most-used, absolute favorite products to put in my Vera Bradley large cosmetic bag (as seen below). 

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