30 August 2014

Premature Christmas List

Yes, Technically it's still August! But I have definitely been feeling some Christmas Vibes recently what with press releases and emails about getting presents ready flooding through my inbox! It made me think about what I want for Christmas this year. There's usually one main thing that I can think of but I already have the best present I could wish for (Puka) I bought my new laptop this year, won myself an iPad , and got my amazing camera for Christmas last year, so what do I want? 

Don't get me wrong, I don't make a list of THINGS I WANT and demand people buy them for me, but my mum (and rest of family) ALWAYS ask for ideas of things I'd like or if there's anything a bit out of my budget that I need that they can club together for. This year I can't think of anything MAJOR that I'm lusting for, so here's my premature Christmas wish list full of bits and bobs!

Top of my list, is my 2015 diary. Probably not this exact one but I love going into Paperchase and choosing my new diary for the year! I love ones that had one / two days to a page for maximum scribbling!

Some people love them, some despise them! I happen to think each to their own, Uggs are super freakin' comfy and I wore my last ones to their dying day! It's time for new ones and these ones are so cheap! They're from www.uggaustraliabootsofficial.co.uk and they charge up to 55% off because they don't have to pay for over heads, advertising ETC so you can get a real bargain. For example my faves are the classic short in chesnut and they're only charging £60.99 (instead of £130!) so check it out if you're looking for affordable UGGS!

I got a pair of Lelli Kellys last Christmas and I absolutely adore them, I have worn them SO much, they make me so happy looking down at my sparkly feet and the amazing thing is that they have a 'teen range' that goes up to a UK 6 which is my size, so even though i'm 21 I can wear amazing glittery shoes. Not only that, but they are amazing quality. None of the beads or glitter has fallen off mine so far, they are comfy and have a brilliant sole. I saw these on Jakes Shoes (they have a branch in my town) and they are SO me. I love the floral and polka dots and just need them on my feet! Buy Here.

I really want a necklace with Pukas paw print on it. They send you a little kit so that you can take a print of your dogs paw (like finger painting) and then you send it back and they scale it down onto a necklace, I think it's an ingenious idea! Buy Here.

You might not have heard of creative market, but it's a digital shop for designers like me to buy and sell creative content. Such as graphics to use on websites! I often purchase items from here and you can get credits (sort of like a gift card) and this would come in so handy for my design store! Check it out here!

This was on my last Christmas List but they're still in stock! I found these over on Chemist Direct where they sell discounted cosmetics and I love the colours of these lippies! Buy Here.

How amazing is this camera strap! It wouldn't be a wish list without something skull related! I love customised camera straps and etsy is FULL of them, I love this one in particular though! Buy Here.

I must own this perfume! It's been on my previous Birthday and Christmas list and hopefully this is the year! It smells SO GOOOOD! Buy Here.

And finally, another 'last Christmas' gift set, but still available! I love the colours in this white Hot palette! Buy Here.

Have you bought any Christmas presents yet this year??

11 August 2014

5 Things to Do with Your Leftover Print

Are you an avid collector and keeper of bits and bobs? If you’re sitting with beautiful scraps of unused fabric, the team at Betty & Walter have some great DIY ideas for you that require minimal technical savvy. Keep busy this summer with these fun projects:

A-Frame Tent

Make the most of the current warm weather and make your very own A-frame tent. Perfect for taking a snooze in your garden, these tents look pretty and provide enough shade to protect you from the afternoon sun. If you’re a little nervous about trying this out without instruction, here’s a guide: tent making.

Customized Shoes

Stand out from the crowd and decorate your plain pumps with unused printed fabric. Remember to bear in mind that neutral colours work best with most outfits. Sometimes clashing patterns work - just be mindful of what colours and patterns you have in your wardrobe. This idea is also a great idea for kids. All you really need is a pair of scissors, some fabric & super glue.

Woven Necklace

This is a very simple idea that requires no sewing at all. Simply cut your pieces of printed fabric in long strips and weave them into multi coloured necklaces. If you’re not a necklace kind of gal, this idea works well for bracelets too.

Quilted Blanket

Inject a little vintage flavour to your soft furnishings with a hand-made quilt. Although this type of blanket can take a lot of time to make, in the end you’ll be glad if you use a lot of small pieces of fabric instead of large pieces. There are a range of patterns for quilted blankets, from zig zags to squares, so you can really let your creativity run wild! Here’s a nifty guide to quilt making: ‘How to Sew a Quilt’.

Vintage Bikini

This idea is one of our favourites at Betty & Walter. You might have seen one of these on Andrea Ursula in 1960 films. Now the design has become popular again with the current surge of the vintage fashion trend. Here is a pattern for sewing your own gathered bikini top and high-waisted bottoms to match.

Betty & Walter is the brainchild of Lisa Levis (previously Stickley), a British textile designer, who created the brand in 2011. Inspired by her loving aunt Betty and uncle Walter, Betty & Walter designs reflect practicality, value and quality, with a fresh take on modern print. The Betty & Walter collection includes an array of products ranging from bags and purses to kitchen accessories.

*this is a guest post written by Betty & Walter.

8 August 2014

350 gfc followers giveaway!

It's been a wonderful journey here on LOVES PRETTY WILD THINGS, and I have wanted to do a giveaway as a big thank you ever since I reached 350 followers. I rounded up some of my favourite makeup products from nails, to eyes to lips. So to find out what you can win, and how to enter, just keep scrolling!

Manhattan GO BIG Eyeshadow Pen in Amber Rose
Rimmel Scanaleyes in Rich Russet

Rimmel Apocolips in Apocoliptic
Rimmel Apocolips in Across the universe

Astor blush in Juicy Peach

Royal Press on nails

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pedal to the Metal (metalic silver)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Frutti Petutie (hot pink)

W7 In the Buff (dupe for Naked 3 palette)
If you would like to be in with a chance to win all this, just enter with the rafflecopter form below!
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This giveaway will end in 7 days time! Remember to come back every day to tweet for another 5 entries! This giveaway is international! GOOD LUCK!