Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Hannah Zakari

Since getting a new laptop in December as my old one was somewhat injured, having half the screen randomly snapping off(!), I managed to lose a lot of my bookmarked links. On Twitter today I rekindled my love for Hannah Zakari, a brand that I have coveted for many years because of their cute and equally quirky ranges. I thought I would share some of my favourite bits from them :)

Everything is reasonably priced and would make for some fantastic gifts so go take a gander! They also have a competition running on their blog for a giveaway from their new Spring collection by Layla Amber (the hand painted birdys I've included) which you can check out here: Hannah Zakari Giveaway Competition

And I must say as an aside, that I was not asked by Hannah Zakari to create this blog post. As I initially said, I just came across them and felt nostalgic so thought I'd share some of their creations :)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Tweet Dreams

I keep having all sorts of crafty ideas and so thought I would try out fabric paints.

I'm selling these pillow cases individually for single beds via Etsy. Check them out here:

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wednesday Wishes

Some of the dresses I am lusting over this week... All skater dresses!

  1. River Island floral print dress. I absolutely adore the ditsy floral print on this dress. It's actually extremely different to anything I own because it's cream with red and green  and is just genuinely so pretty! £40 though.
  2. Topshop floral dress. I love this too! I'm a bit scared of Topshop but I've seen this one on a few blogs and I just love it. A perfect mix of stripes and florals, yum! £26
  3. Dorothy Perkins wine lace dress. I am so, so gutted I missed out on this in a size 8! I had it saved in my basket but decided I'd pop into town just to see if they had it. They didn't and by the time I got back home it had completely sold out. Bummer!!! £24
  4. Grey marl Topshop dress. I love the simplicity of it and how I could wear it with literally anything and everything! £26
  5. Wine Missguided dress. For some reason I never think to look on the Missguided website but for £12.99 and only £1.95 for p&p I may just need to reconsider!
  6. Aztec Topshop dress. This again has done it's rounds on all the blogs but I'm a sucker. £26

I've also just come across this little lovely.

Topshop. You are mean! I have no pennies!!!

Have you found any nice skater dresses lately?

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Fragile Like A Rose On The Snow

Hello! How are we? I thought I'd do an outfit post seeing as my last one was more than a month ago! Time flies when you're having fun and that... or more the fact I haven't worn a noteworthy outfit/ had a good skin day in that amount of time! I'm also showing off my new hair cut. I had to have it done because my medication made me lose a vast amount of hair, and although it's still coming out at a fast rate it's much less noticeable. 


Coat: Jane Norman, T-shirt: Primark, Leggings: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: New Look, Bag: Nicca via Asos

Friday, 15 February 2013

25 Random Facts About Me!

Thought I'd jump on the "x number of random facts about me" bandwagon because I've very much enjoyed everyone elses. I was actually going to do a video but I haven't had a good skin day for quite some time so that went completely out of the window! I've just stuck to 25 as I actually found it quite challenging to think of random stuff.

I hope you enjoy anyway!


1) I love metal music. People don't seem to realise this when they meet me in real life but I adore it. My favourite genres are power metal and melodic death metal, with some of my fave bands including: Sonata Arctica, Kalmah, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Judas Priest (more specifically the Painkiller album. Fuck. YES!), XIV Dark Centuries, Carcass, Nocturnal Rites, Iced Earth... and I could go on and on...

2) I hate my middle name but like it on other people. It's Helen.

3) I used to have piercings on both sides of my nose, centre labret, top and bottom of navel and 1cm stretched ears. I now only bother with my conch and tragus.

4) One of my jobs was in a beach arcade and included bingo calling. I was a hit with the old ladies ;)

5) My favourite colours, or in fact shades, range from blacks, greys, antiquey pinks, oxblood reds and burnt orangey hues. Yum.

6) I broke my arm when I was 5. It was the most bizarre accident where I went down a hill on my tummy on a skateboard whilst wearing roller skates. It broke in 3 places and looked like an extra bent elbow. I didn't cry once and just skated home, much to the shock and disbelief of all my friends.

7) I have an obsession with birds where I'll randomly just point and exclaim "BIRDDDD" in a stupid voice. <3

8) I'm a perfectionist in that I feel nothing is ever perfect.

9) My favourite perfumes are fruity smelling ones. My go-to's include Ed Hardy ones, J-LO Live, Any Escada or Nina Ricci.

10) I studied Geology and Philosophy at college and have no idea why I chose them. I also took Textiles& Fashion and English Lit, then later picked up Tudor History. Much more sensible!

11) I am very clumsy and ditsy.

12) My tea of choice is Typhoo. It's only £1 in the pound shops. 100 tea bags for One Great British Pound!! Easily pleased.

13) I hate spending over £1 for most products. It's a strange quirk I've acquired.

14) I was born in Kent but raised up North. My brother the opposite. He is the southerner, I, the northerner!

15) I met my boyfriend online on a metal music forum as I noticed he attended Lincoln University and I wanted to start up a Rock Society (as in the music of course... I still have no idea why I did Geology!) We never did end up doing it ourselves but our relationship was born :)

16) When my alarm goes off, I literally just roll out of bed and I'm entirely awake... usually.

17) Coffee is vile.

18) I am very much a cat person, yet have become severely allergic :(

19) I own too many printed dresses but I can't stop myself from buying them!

20) I could start up my own haberdashery.

21) Similarly, I could start up my own pharmacy.

22) This year I'll have been driving for 6 years. Jesus Christ.

23) When I was 6 we went on  holiday to Cyprus for a fortnight and I lost 7 of my baby teeth. Didn't matter what I ate, it could have been soup and a tooth would come out...

24) ...I caught the Tooth Fairy red handed when I got up in the morning and told my Mum that the Tooth Fairy hadn't visited. I went back to bed and caught her trying to swap my tooth for gold.

25) I still own a SNES and a Nintendo 64. I miss playing Alex Kidd on my Sega Megadrive :(

Thursday, 14 February 2013

I Love You Deer

Will you be my Valentine?




A cheap, simple and effective Valentine's gift. The boy seemed to be chuffed with my efforts anyway, even if they are quite shoddy xD

How did you treat your other half?


Monday, 11 February 2013

Oh Deer!

Today I decided to get my craft on and make some bunting for my bookshelf.

I've since decided to tea stain it to give it a more antique look and so that it stands out from my bookshelf. It was extremely cheap and easy to achieve. I may actually add some to my Etsy shop :)

To do it yourself you'll need paper doilies, ribbon, glue, bits of haberdashery, and patience :)


Hope you like x

Monday, 4 February 2013


My Mum came to see me this weekend so I decided to take her to Nottingham seeing as she's never been, for a shopping trip. When I go shopping my boyfriend despises going into the cheap shops so it's always good to go with my Mum as we like grabbing ourselves a good bargain!

I took advantage of the 99p Store and Poundland as our Poundlands' (yes Lincoln has just about 2 of everything!) don't seem to stock as much good stuff as the ones in other cities. I nabbed myself these bargains:

A pack of 60 paper doilies of varying sizes, pot pouri, fake flowers, a 2 pack of fancy scissors. The first three are from 99p Store, the latter from Poundland. I also bought a roll of adhesive window shield to put on the front door. £1 is a serious bargain for that stuff as the cheapest I've seen it prior to this is £5 in Wilkinsons or from Ebay/Amazon. 

We also went to Primark. We managed to get to the train station just as the train had pulled off, and seeing as transport in Lincoln is dire, decided to go into Lincoln centre Primark to grab some gloves for my cold handies as I'd forgotten to pick them up when we left the house. Of course we then visited the larger one in Nottingham too. 

Blue bra £3, Knickers £1, Socks (mens) £1
(The bra is actually a mega gorgeous blue, phone camera is rubbish!)
These were too cute not to get!!! Heart was only £1.50 and is a really good size. Fox cushion was only £6!! They're also doing the owls too. I know Primark like to rip off other brands but I don't even care. £6 is an amazing deal and they're both of good quality too.
This dress is stunning!! A lovely damask print, cotton feeling skater dress. It's only a size 8 sadly so I hope to God it fits!! We went on a real mission to find more of these, even roping in 3 shop assistants to help but this was the only one after scouring high and low. They reckon it's new stock though... Also the cardi is a lovely blue/grey colour. Both me and my Mum fell in love with it so both had to have it! Was reduced to £7 down from £14 in the Lincoln store but still full price in Nottingham.

What do you think of my purchases?x