Top 3 Gift Ideas for Valentines Day



With Valentine's Day almost upon us I took it upon myself to think up a quick list of Valentine's Day gift ideas for all of you men out there who might be struggling to come up with something simple but sweet. Valentine's Day isn't about spending heaps of money, at least in my book, but a thoughtful gift is always much appreciated by the ladies!

1. Something sweet 

Not all goes want flowers and chocolates! Go for something cute and sweet like a teddy bear with a a cute phrase attached to it. This is not only a thoughtful gift but something she can look at when she is thinking of you.
This white bear is just the bees-knees!
Romeo Bear


2. Something beautiful

For the ladies who love the more traditional gifts, grab her some beautiful long-stemmed roses! You will need to get in quick for these as they sell out quickly, especially online!
Pink roses are the best!
3. Something to keep

Of course not all ladies want real flowers - some would prefer something decorative that they can keep forever. Something elegant in a big pot is a must have. I think this dainty orchid would be simply stunning in most homes.

orchid

So gents, best be quick to get in and find something lovely for your significant other before time runs out! Hope this post helped you find something nice!

Creating a vintage home from around the world


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A vintage look in your home doesn’t necessarily mean creating that quaint English style; you can also make certain rooms or the entire whole house have themed vintage looks, from across the globe. What about an American games room? Here items can be collected, with certain furniture and equipment, which will transport you into another world, and not is decorative but is also functional when playing with family and friends. There are lots of magazines, websites, and practical online videos which will help you create one off pieces, which you can tailor to get that perfect vintage look in your home.


Games room

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There are many vintage games which can be obtained from old warehouse stores, selling all sorts of furniture that has been collected, and if you root around you might find some hidden gems, to vintage shops and fairs, to online. Many of these are in the form of board games and toys, but an item which looks amazing as a centre piece, which is also a piece of unique furniture is an antique American roulette wheel. These roulette wheels are incased in rich mahogany wood, and originals are made from American companies, creating an atmosphere of 1950s Chicago. To learn to play your antique roulette wheel American Roulette is a good place to start. Websites such as Betway offer a selection of games, and practice plays enables you to test the table. You can place you chips and watch the wheel spin, offering great graphics and audio, giving you the full gaming experience.


Getting creative

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Watching youtube clips online is a great way of creating vintage items for your home, by practically following step by step instructions. Creating a postcard clothesline, where you can hang up some vintage postcards on some string, by using wooden pegs and bits of ribbon, and a music sheet montage, are ways of decorating those bare walls. By using mason jars, old photos, and vegetable oil, you can make a picture in a jar, creating very unique vintage ornaments for your home.

You are able to create your own vintage by getting lots of DIY ideas, from magazines, the internet, and TV programmes. Upcycling old suitcases, pallets, picture frames, wooden creates and dressers are a great way of displaying your own individuality within your home. You can use different varnishes, vintage coloured paints, and decoupage to create pieces which look effective. Also there are many ideas on creating cards, vintage looking ornaments, and soft furnishings to get your desired look.


New Year - New Body Jewellery

So it’s a New Year and this means a fresh new start and some fun new items.

On my list of things that need refreshing is my body jewellery. I am sort of getting sick of my plain and boring lime green stone belly bar and my boring pink metal rook jewellery. It’s time for something fresh, new and exciting.

For the belly bar:
This year I am really interested in trying a reverse belly bar. It’s something that is relatively new on the body Jewellery scene and looks really cool.

I am thinking of something fun like this reverse cherry dangle belly bar. It is super cute, quirky and bit fun. 


For something a bit fancier I might choose this rose non-dangle belly bar. Super simple, sophisticated and less likely to snag on clothing! Definitely a must-buy!

For the rook:
My rook is over 12 months old now so it is officially healed. I was lucky enough to never really have any issues with it which is cool. Anyway so right now I feel like it needs something pretty to celebrate its success at healing.

I have considered a captive bead ring for my rook as I have seen this on other people and it looks nice. For that I might consider this cute dangle cbr or maybe something a bit more fun like this triangle shaped cbr.


Other ideas for the rook would be to splash out on a white gold curved barbell. I’ve actually always wanted something more expensive and nice for the rook as it is my favourite piercing. Something like this curved barbell might be nice!



Hope everyone is having a great New Year so far!



3 Easy Outfits For Those Days You Just Don’t Want To Get Out Of Bed

Getting out of bed in the mornings is the worst, am I right? It seems there are just not enough incentives in the world to make waking up in the morning just a little bit okay. But alas, although nobody really wants to, we all have to get out of bed at some point. And then we have to get dressed and prepare for the day – no matter what it brings. Sometimes picking out an outfit is much more stress inducing than we’d like to let on. Am I in the mood for a sundress or a romper? Do I like this colour on me today? Flats or wedges? The questions, in conjunction with the possibilities, are endless. And the multitude of options and indecisions make for quite the hectic morning.

That’s why I’m here today. I hate getting out of bed just as much as the next girl, so I know the struggle that comes with choosing an outfit when the last thing you want to do is get dressed. Luckily, there are quite a few fashions out there that are early-morning friendly, yet look like you spent hours deliberating. Below are three no-fuss outfits that are just as easy as they are stylish; refer to this list the next time you’re having a mind block about what to wear. And thank me later!

1.The No-Hassle Dress

Cosmo said it, not me: “Get a work uniform and be done with it. A shift dress is the easiest thing in the world.” Although I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree. Not only do shift dresses look put-together and polished, but they leave extra room for those days that you’re feeling extra hungry or not-so glamourous. Either way, a dress is a simple on-and-off item that will work wonders for your fashion reputation even while you’re sleeping at the conference table.

2. The Romper

Rompers come in at a close second for easiest garment to wear – just behind dresses, of course. The only thing that make rompers just a tad more complicated is the whole undressing part when you need to use the toilet. Other than that, though, these one-piece wonders are perfect for an easy outfit that packs a lot of personality. Rompers come available in all kinds of styles, so one is sure to suit your fancy. If you need assistance, this article helpfully gathered a gamut of rompers for every occasion.



3. Skirt & Hat Combo

Play up the girlishness and trick everyone into thinking you tried with your outfit. A skirt automatically gives the impression that you’re putting in extra effort, and top your greasy hair with a chic hat, and you’ve really got them fooled! There’s no sense in doing your hair when you’ll likely just replenish your bedhead as soon as you return home. Try a trendy, yet comfortable, skirt option like a flirty floral piece, and offset the feminine vibe with a cool Western wide-brim topper. Plenty of inspiration can be found in the lists this website compiles for confused, comfort-conscious shoppers like us.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea – Get Her Flowers!


So you may be a last minute man (or woman) and that’s ok. It happens to all of us and occasionally we just become so time poor that things like Christmas gifts for love ones take a back seat over seemingly more important issues.

But with Christmas just a few days away you better start making that list and checking it twice! Fortunately I have done some of the hard work for you!
If you are like me and extremely fussy when it comes to flowers (for yourself and others) then I have found the place for you!

Flowers For Everyone is literally just that – a flower shop for everyone! Whether it’s a gift for your mum, wife, colleague or just for yourself, this shop has it covered, and for a reasonable price too!
I have listed some of my favourites below based on what I believe would be suitable for different people but feel free to check out the website yourself and grab a bargain!

For Mum
My mum likes delicate flowers so I have picked this beautiful bouquet for her. It’s just perfect and so pretty too.



For Nanna
My nan loves gerberas so this is the perfect floral arrangement for her. I might even put through an order right this second!


 The Colleague
Got a colleague who’s celebrating a birthday around Christmas. Don’t let them miss out. This beautiful orchid would be the perfect touch.



The girlfriend/wife/significant other
Pink peonies! Perfect for the love in your life!



Let me know how you go with your Christmas shopping in the comments below!

The Perfect Vintage Wedding Theme


With 2016 just around the corner many people are gearing up for fun-filled summer weddings. A friend of mine recently got engaged and although the wedding is a bit far away she is really wanting to go for a rustic or vintage theme.

So being the good friend that I am, I decided to conduct some research into designing the perfect rustic/vintage wedding bouquet. After all, the flowers are super important especially to the lucky lady who wins the bouquet toss.
I came across Tesselaar Flowers, an Australian company that delivers wholesale flowers market-fresh nationwide. I really enjoyed poking through their wedding floral style guide which gave me some pretty cool ideas to put to my friend.

1.     The floral wreath

First of all I know she loves floral hair wreaths so picked this one to suggest to her. Super pretty, feminine and just the right touch of vintage style.


2.     The bouquet

There’s nothing more gorgeous than soft pinks and muted whites. I think this lovely bouquet will be a perfect addition to the vintage/rustic wedding theme.




3.     The décor

Nothing screams rustic like some well put together floral décor! Throw in some rustic items like some vintage crates and you have yourself a winner!



Let me know how you would style a rustic/vintage wedding theme in the comments below!

Why the 1920s and 1930s are so popular right now

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Wherever you look at the moment, whether it's in music, fashion or films, you're unable to escape pieces of work that have been inspired by the 1920s and 30s. But since most of us weren't alive nearly 100 years ago, why are we all getting so nostalgic about the 20s and 30s?

Probably one of the big reasons this era has been so popular is thanks to the American period drama Boardwalk Empire. The HBO series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the famous Prohibition era. HBO took a real risk on this programme, as the pilot episode which was directed by Martin Scorsese, cost $18 million to produce. But their risk paid off, as audiences fell in love with lavish nature of the darker side of politics portrayed by Steve Buscemi. The show premiered back in 2010, but like a lot of cult shows it didn't begin to have a big, worldwide following until the series ended last year.

The success of that show led the way for the successful remake of The Great Gatsby in 2013. The movie really embraced the glamour we all love about that era, following the life of millionaire Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The attention to the period was an important part of the movie's success, so much so that the film won both Best Production Design and Best Costume design at the Oscars.

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Since then so many different genres have been inspired by the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the world's biggest artists like will.i.am with Bang Bang and Beyonce with Dance For You have made the era sexy with their 1920s themed music videos. It's also had a big impact on the clothes we buy on the high street, with the likes of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel and Colleen Moore clearly inspiring a lot of fashion designers.

The Roaring 20s have even made a big impact on gaming. The popularity of the decade has inspired casino website Royal Vegas Casino to launch their own Golden Era online slot. The new game has brought a bit of old Hollywood glamour to the world of casino games. Pull back the red curtains that surround this slot machine and you'll find a game that wouldn't look out of place in the era. The iconic characters of the glamorous movie model, the smart gentleman and the wealthy elderly woman all feature in this fun game. Royal Vegas Casino's double feature bonus game even gives you to pick from a whole host of vintage movie posters, which have been lovingly recreated for the game, to see if you can win some extra money hidden behind one.

But maybe the real reason we're romanticising this era is because it's so easy to fall in love with. The glitz and glamour of flapper girls and gentlemen in smart suits and bowties is something so beautiful it would be a shame if it didn't continue for generations to come.


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