It’s my Birthday! || Thankful – My Letter to God!

Dear God,

I’m Thankful…


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Thankful for the smiles and the tears…

Thankful for the ups and downs, the highs and lows and even the times I didn’t know where to go…

Thankful for the guide you’ve been and the path you’ve made for me….

And like your word says, it gets brighter and brighter each passing day and the lady I am today… she’s nothing without your grace.


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I’m thankful for my friends, both those that hurt me and those that comfort me…

Thankful for the people that have had my back and those that didn’t…

Thankful for the lessons learnt and those I’m still learning…

Thankful for the wisdom I’ve gained through all 22 years of my life…


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I’m thankful for my family and thankful for my family – Yes I’m really thankful for my Family that’s stood by me…

Family that’s been the tool you’ve used to mould and shape me…

Family who’s held me high even when I never felt my worth…

But most importantly dear God…

I’m thankful for life!

A life where I have choices…

A life free of worries…

A life free of and sorrow…

A life in good health…

A life with a roof over my head…

A life with the next meal being sure!

I pray from this day on, my life will be a true reflection of your grace and mercy and enable me with the courage to be completely yours no matter what they say.

Signed

Demi x

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Black and White Co-ord set Boohoo.com (here!) || Barely there heels River Island (similar here!) || Jewellery H&M


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DIY || Ankara Off Shoulder Top


Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’ll be sharing with you a simple DIY Tutorial on how to make an Ankara Off shoulder top as the off shoulder trend is really hot this season and so what else would be more appropriate than a tutorial on how to make your very own!

So here it is! A DIY Tutorial on how to make an Ankara off shoulder top and I hope you enjoy it!

But first …. here are a few things you’ll need

Some fabric – 1-1.5 yards

A pair of scissors

1/3 inch elastic band

Tailoring chalk

An iron

Safety Pin

Some thread and a needle

Now that you know what you’ll need, here’s the procedure!

Enjoy!


 


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DIY || Kissy Face Makeup Brush Holder!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog!

So recently, I started running out of my perfumes and for some reason I feel so attached to the bottles that I don’t want to get rid of them! So I’ve been researching ways to reuse old perfume bottles and in my search I’ve come across different ways to recycle various kinds of glass packaging!

One that I saw and absolutely fell in love with was this cute, very girlie makeup brush holder that was made using a white mug – not exactly glass but anyways?! ^_^

Anyways, after seeing this I thought to myself, this should work with a jar and luckily I had just finished a jar of jam and so I converted it into this super cute Kissy Face Makeup Brush Holder! – Isn’t it just so cute!


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If you agree with me, then here’s a really easy tutorial on how to make your own!

But first! – here’s a list of what you’ll need

An empty Jar

Some permanent markers – one for the lipstick and one for the eye-shadow!

A pair of Faux Lashes

Some fur trimmings

Some glue – Any form of craft glue will do! 

A pair of scissors – Just in case! ^_^


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Let’s begin!

Step 1: Peel off your jar sticker!

You can do this using whatever method you like!

However, to make it extremely easy to peel off and to ensure that  there are no sticky bits or paper patches left on, Place your jar in a bowl and pour boiling hot water over it!

Then carefully peel of the sticker, starting from any corner and you’ll have a clean neat glue free jar!

Then wash the jar until it’s squeaky clean and leave to dry.


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Step 2: Stick the lashes onto the jar!

Peel off your lashes from it’s packaging and using some of your craft glue stick it on to your jar! Make sure you do not place the lashes in a straight line as you want it to look as ‘natural‘ as possible, i.e. as if it was an actual human face!

Once you’re happy with your lash placement, leave to dry completely!

Top Tip! : At this stage you may want to roll some white paper and place it in your jar as this would help you see where you are placing the lashes and also help you with the next few steps!


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Step 3: Apply Draw on your Lipstick!

Start off by drawing the outer shape of the lip and then a thin oval shape in the middle of the lip! Then colour in the lip ensuring your marker strokes are all in the same direction

Top Tip!: Practice drawing this on a piece of paper before drawing it on your jar!


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Step 4:Apply Draw on your Eye-shadow

Using whatever colour you like, draw on some eye-shadow! Start by lining the edge of the lash and then draw an arc above it and colour it in!


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Step 5 : Wear a Wig Glue on your fur trimming!

Apply a generous amount of glue on the rim of your jar. Then wrap your fur trimming round the rim! You can wrap it round once or twice – or more – depending on how full you want your jar’s ‘hair’ to look!

Leave to dry completely and once it’s dry, your jar is ready to be used!


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I honestly can’t believe how nice this jar turned out and I’m so in love with it! It makes it so much easier to access the brushes I use on a daily basis instead of digging them out from my brush folder or my drawers each time I need to use them.

What do you think? Yay or Nay? Leave your thought below!

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DIY || Fringe Clutch Bag!

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! So I had this clutch – Unfringed clutch, sitting in my room for such a long time and I kept wondering what I could do with it. Then one day I was ‘window’ shopping online and came across this lovely fringe clutch bag for £30 or so. Then I though to myself “… hmm, you have a plain clutch at home and fringing probably doesn’t cost that much!”. So I started searching for options on how to DIY my own clutch bag and today I’ll be showing you what I came up with and I must say I am totally pleased with the results!

This clutch is super easy to make and the hardest part is waiting for the item to dry completely so you can start rocking it! ^_^ So I hope you love this tutorial and if you do, do leave a comment in the comment box below and share it with all your friend’s and family!

But before that here’s a list of items you’ll need

Items needed

Box Clutch

Fringe Trimming

Glue! – Elmers Glue or Mod Podge

A pair of Scissors

Now enjoy the tutorial!!!

P.S. I featured in this clutch in my Janelle Monae inspired Look Book – Check it out here!!!


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DIY || Pearl Sunglasses



Hi Everyone!

Believe it or not, today’s tutorial is on how to make your very own pearl sunglasses! This DIY project is extremelyyyyy easy and what’s even more amazing is that the results from this tutorial would leave you with sunnies that look like designers sunglasses – Literally! Google it ^_^

So here’s a quick tutorial on how I made my pearl sunglasses but before that here’s a list of items you’ll need

Items needed

Sunglasses

Half Pearl-beads – I got mine from ebay here! and they are 6mm in diameter

Super Glue

Cardboard paper

Scissors

Now enjoy the tutorial!!!

P.S. I featured these sunglasses in my last Look Book #OOTD Check it out here!!!


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DIY || Stud Flats! – #UpCycle


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog and I’m totally excited for today’s DIY post! Spring is finally feels so close now that we are in march and as far as I’m concerned… It’s Upcycling season! – Basically, adding more value to your items! It’s time to dig out those old spring/summer items and give them some new life for the new season!

In all  honestly however, these shoes are not an old pair of shoes as I got them from primark for £3 but they look so much better than the original un-studded version and today I’ll be showing you how I up-cycled my bargain find to a much better version of itself!

Enjoy!!!

But first… A few items you’ll need

Items

A pair of shoes

Square Pyramid studs (Hotfix version or pin version)

Hot glue gun (if using pin studs)


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DIY || Big-Bow Alice Band


Hi Everyone!!!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’ve got a quick simple tutorial for you and it’s on how to make this Bow Alice-Band. I went to Primark the other day and saw a similar headband (but blue with polka dots) for £3 or so and I thought to myself “this should be easy to make…”. So I got a pack of two plain head bands for £1 and made this instead!!! I decided to use a pink heart print fabric seeing as Valentine’s day is just round the corner

So below I’ve got the tutorial for you and also a list of all the items used! ^_^ I hope the tutorial is quite clear and easy to understand – else just leave a comment below with any questions you have or other comments!

Thanks for stopping by! Until Next Time!

MUAH!!!

Items used

Some Fabric

Alice Band

Scissors

Glue Gun

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DIY || Acrylic Newspaper Clutch Bag

Hi Everyone!

Today I’ve got another DIY tutorial for you which was inspired by my love for acrylic box clutches and also this newspaper clutch I saw online (Click for Inspiration clutch)

 

I really love this clutch and can’t wait to rock it! What do you think? I’ve got a list of all the items I used below the video but before that, here’s the tutorial! Hope you like it and don’t forget to leave your thoughts, comments and suggestions below 💋

Here’s a list of the things I used


Acrylic clutch  ebay  approx £10 with shipping

Fabric £1.39 for half a meter 

Mod Pogde Gloss Finish glue

Foam brush

Scissors 

Pen

Ruler



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