Friday, 24 January 2014

DIY: CANDLE HOLDERS

I have been meaning to do some DIY blog posts ever since I started blogging, but the problem was that:-
a) I did not know what I wanted to 'DIY'.
OR
b) I did know what I wanted to 'DIY' and it came out horribly wrong.
However, this year I have made it my mission to be a lot more patient and not want to get things done straight away, I guess you can say that I am a typical Virgo since as soon as I have an idea I want to do it ASAP! Not exactly a good thing, but I have always been like that.
So in today's post, I have decided to just show you all how I have re-vamped or 'DIY-ed' and made into a really cute container.
 What you will need to recreate this is:
- an empty candle holder,
- ribbon - which should be able to go around your candle holder with a tiny bit extra.
- an assortment of buttons for that added touch (this is optional).
 And as for the equipment, you will need:
- a ruler,
- a permanent marker,
- a hot glue gun.
 Firstly, to create this, you will need to measure the height of your candler holder and then decide where you would like to place the ribbon. I decided to hit the 2 inch mark on my candle glass holder.
 I then went around the glass and simply marked a tiny dot, where the 2 inch mark would hit. This makes sure that the ribbon will be even around the glass.
Secondly, where the dots were on my glass, I dabbed on some glue with the hot glue gun and placed the ribbon accordingly.
 And here is the finished result with the ribbon around my candle holder.
 Since I did not what to see that overlap of ribbon, I decided to use a random button that I have in my button jar (does any one else have a button jar just in case one falls off??)
And TADA!!! This is my finished result. I absolutely love it and the great thing is that it goes with the decor of my room and I can use it for just about anything, e.g. cotton buds, cotton pads, nail polishes...you name it! Remember anything goes if you wish to recreate this, if you do then please make sure you leave a comment below telling me. I would absolutely love to see it!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

URBAN DECAY VICE 2

Ever since this palette came out around the end of last year I could not take my eyes off of it BUT I was lucky enough to get given the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette for Christmas. So yes, this is a long awaited post but I have been having such trouble finding good lighting since it gets dark SO quickly...can Summer come any quicker??
So I have had my eye on it for a while but it was not something I would have brought myself as it does contain a lot of colourful eyeshadows and I am most definitely a neutral eyeshadow kind of gal, but that being said, it is not like I would not get my use out of this palette. 
In 2012, Urban Decay released the first Vice palette and whilst that palette was lovely, it just did not stand out a whole lot to me, where as the Vice 2 palette really caught my attention.
 
Unlike the Vice 1 palette, Vice 2 comes in a sturdy plastic case that has a lovely marble effect of different shades of purple, it is also embossed with the 'UD' logo.
The palette itself comes with a huge mirror inside, which is definitely a plus, but in order to open the palette it comes with a button, which is definitely handy and much more convenient.
The Vice 2 palette also comes with a dual ended brush.
It comes with 20 brand new limited edition eyeshadows and as usual, the eyeshadows are really pigmented and do not have much fall out.
- Smokeout - Is a black with a satin finish.
- Lovesick - Is a black that contains micro glitter.
- Shellshock - Is an intense metallic silver.
- Coax - Is a pink that has slight gold shimmer
- X-Rated - Is a pink with a satin finish
- Prank - Is a lovely dark navy that has some teal shimmer.
- Madness - Is a cool toned blue with a frost finish
- Strike - Is a yellow toned gold with a frost finish
- Stash - Is a muted olive green that has gold/dark green shimmer
- Poison - Is a grey with teal shimmer
- Radar - Is a brown with gold glitter
- Damaged - Is a true emerald green with a metallic finish
- Voodoo - Is a cool toned purple that has some purple shimmer
- Betrayal - Is a duo chrome purple that leans towards blue
- Derailed - Is a taupe with a metallic finish
- Dope - Is a warm toned pink with a satin finish
- Toxic - Is a metallic rose gold 
- Habit - Is a matte light beige
- Ambush - Is a bronze with a metallic sheen
- Rewind - Is a matte brown

The ultimate stand out shades for me in this palette are Shellshock, Prank, Betrayal and Toxic. They are nothing like I have already and they are super pigmented and just so soft to work with.
The Vice 2 palette retails for £42.