Tuesday, 21 August 2012

20% off of ALL Motel rocks orders!

I have recently joined the Motel Rocks Street Team, and have been given a 20% off code to give out & share! Check out their new collection now! 

Just go to http://www.motelrocks.com/shop/ and enter the code above (paige) into the checkout to receive your 20% off! 

Friday, 13 April 2012

Yarn Bombing!

I have been interested in yarn bombing for quite a while now, and am fascinated with this 'graffiti' brightening up the urban landscape.

I have been knitting with looms and also taught myself how to crochet creating interesting textiles to 'adorn' the body. Usually knitting is associated with old grannies sitting in their rocking chairs knitting socks, hats, and cardies, but it needs to be revitalized by a youthful generation in new ways!  

Whilst doing some research on my Current Project where I'm knitting with coloured wire at the moment, i came across a blog called Street Art Utopia which is a great source of art work information, and has some great yarn bombing work!

Image from http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554

Image from http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554

Image from http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554 

Image from http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554 

Image from http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=3554
These were some of my fav's from the website blog post, i particularly like the lamppost and chains! and also the smart car!
This is a photo i took of the Bull in the Bull ring in Birmingham at Christmas with a knitted jumper! ...

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Hi-top Heels!

One of my new purchases from my recent shopping spree are these High-top Heels. I had mixed thoughts on them at first when bloggers started talking about them a while back, but i decided to have a look around and see what i could find, and i found these Tan high-top heels from Seaside.
My new shoes!

I really love these shoes, they are a comfortable casual heel which i can wear with just a top and jeans!

I put together this mood board of other cool high-top heels ...

High-Top Heels

(Links & references On Polyvore)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Crackle nails & Kiko!

I have been wanting to experiment with a crackle nail polish for ages now, and i finally managed to yesterday! I bought an aqua blue nail polish colour from Kiko, which is a new shop find! I then used a white Avon crackle top coat. The result ...
Crackle nails.
 I LOVE it!
Kiko nail polish.

While in Kiko i also bought am organey/red matt lipstick which i have been wanting for ages. This one is soo cute and the packaging is really cool, and it was such a bargain! They have a website at www.kikocosmetics.com but the shop is bursting with soo many different colours and is amazing!
Kiko Lipstick and nail polish.
Im currently away & have been on a huge shopping trip, i cant wait to share some of my new buys!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Project Blog!

I have now embarked on my final major confirmatory project at college !! I cannot believe how fast its going by! My project is based on tribal influences and 1920's silhouette. I plan to make 2 garments and accessories for my final outcomes.

As part of my final confirmatory project at college i have set up a little tumblr to blog my progress, experiments and outcomes of my final self directed project!

See my work at ...


I also created the new links on the right hand side of my blog to my tumblr, pintrest, and flickr accounts =] Which i think are really cute and make my blog look a little bit better, still in the process of making my design better though so keep watch!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Marble Nails!

Time to try something new...

Recently i have seen lots of people creating a marble effect nail art and thought id have a go! After doing a bit of research i decided it didn't look too difficult to do...

I used...
Nails inc Piccadilly circus (the pinkey red colour)
Nails inc caramel (cream colour)
I also used a general top coat

  • First you need a bowl with some water in. 
  • Then have the nail polishes that you want to use open and ready.
  • next you drip a drop of nail polish into the water, then within the ring created drop the next colour, and so on with all of the colours you are using. Then using a cocktail stick create a pattern. 
Pattern i created in the water with nail polishes.
  • Now the nail can be dipped in, as you have to put your whole finger into the bowl i tapped around my fingers (obviously apart from the nail!)
  • Leave it in the water until the nail polish on top of the water goes hard then swirl it up with a cocktail stick. Then you can take the nail out!
Left hand
Right hand.
I thought  can do with a bit more practice as i got compleatly different styles of patterns on each hand (although interesting!)  I like the left style as it is quite patterned, although i like the right hand design as it quite minimal!