Saturday 27 October 2012

DIY: Lace Jars

These lace jars were so easy to make and look so pretty and elegant. The jars are just old food jars washed out, and the lace I picked up from a market (1 euro for loads of the stuff, ooooh I love a bargain)

To make them, I just simple cut the lace to the correct size, and using a cheap-as-chips glue stick, glued the lace to the jar. I then wiped the glue off where there were large gaps in the lace. Easy!

These jars can we used for all sorts, but I think I will fill one with pens, and the other can hold my makeup brushes. Just what I needed.

H x

P.s. Let me know what you think of these DIY posts? I recently made some bunting, and am going to make some more soon. I could do a step by step tutorial?

Sunday 21 October 2012

October Wishlist

It's been a bit odd being in Malta this autumn. Normally at home I would be getting my boots out, and putting my scarves on. Cups of tea in front of the fire. And many other things lots of other bloggers have been talking about.

But over here in Malta it is still about 27 degrees. And it's hard to get excited about Winter and Christmas when sunbathing on a beach!

I have been told it will get cold in a month or so though, so my wishlist reflects what I would like as the weather gets a bit cooler. (Plus I am going home for a couple of weeks for Christmas so will need some bits then)

So here goes:

  1. Essie nail varnish in the colour 'Carry On'
  2. 'Live Laugh Love' Cushion from Next
  3. Jumper from Mango
  4. Black Bag from Zara
  5. Lipstick from Topshop in the colour Beguiled
  6. Flask from Cath Kidston
H x

Friday 19 October 2012

Helpful Hugo: How to apply mascara

So this may seem like a really obvious thing to some people, I know it is to me, but there may be some people who would like to know this simple trick for making less mess when applying your mascara.

I mentioned it briefly to my housemates a while ago and none of them had heard of this trick I thought was so widely known, and they were pretty pleased to hear this tip.

To stop your mascara smudging  and leaving marks on the top of your eye under your brow bone, you should do your lower lashes first...

and that's it :)

Simple trick, but if you put mascara on the other way round, you will probably notice the difference if you switch.

Hope this helped

H x

Saturday 13 October 2012

One view, Four pictures

This morning I work up and the view from our balcony was breathtaking and I had to take a picture (mainly to show off to family and friends from home). 

Then at around mid day we had the craziest thunderstorm. It came on so quickly and heavy. The sea got really choppy, and we could see the boats struggling to come in to harbour. The roads were flooded in about five minutes, we experienced the loudest thunder, not to mention the lightening which was purple! My housemates and I just stood out on our balcony and watched in awe at the scene in front of us. I managed to take a picture of the thunder clouds rolling in before the rain started tipping it down. 

That evening there was a beautiful subtle sunset over the city of Valletta, and once the sun had set you could see the whole town lit up and it's mirror reflection in the water.

So today I ended up with four very different pictures of the same view from my balcony. Looking at them reminds me how lucky I am to be here, experiencing this incredible country and all it has to offer. 

10 o'clock in the morning, we had no idea what was coming

You can see the thunder clouds rolling in

Beautiful pink sky

Night time reflection in the sea
H x

Wednesday 10 October 2012


So it's official. I'm addicted to Pinterest. If I'm not reading blogs or vlogs then I'm pinning. And not just a's all the time.

If you don't know what Pinterest is, then where have you been?

Pinterest is a virtual pin board  It's a site where people can upload and view other people pictures, and then 'pin' them to their own boards. 

I try and explain it to all my friends and they don't really understand it. And I get that, because I was pretty unsure about it at first. But trust me, give it a go.

You can get craft ideas, decorating ideas, recipes ideas, funny pictures to cheer you up, outfit ideas, nail varnish ideas and loads loads more. 

But be warned, it is addictive!

H x

Monday 1 October 2012

Brown and Sparkly Maltese Nails

Nails Inc: Fashion Fawn
Barry M: Silver Multi Glitter

A quick update of how I have painted my nails whilst in Malta. Its the first time I have used my new sparkly nail varnish. I was a bit worried that it might come out clumpy or look tacky, but I was completely wrong. The nail varnish applies really easily, has quite good coverage, doesn't have a bumpy texture when dry, and last days without chipping. Overall I'm pleased, especially as it only cost me £2.99

H x