Not been up to that much this week – only the launch of the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival programme! So busy but really very excited to finally get my hands on a copy of the brochure. It’s absolutely packed with films I want to see but tomorrow when sales open I’ll definitely be buying tickets for Life After Beth, Snowpiercer and Finding Vivian Maier. And the Hero Hangouts with Empire sound amazing.
I love the artwork for this year – going to try and use some of the symbols in nail art over the next few weeks – stay tuned!
I also went along to a blogger event at Crabtree & Evelyn this week. It was a lovely relaxed evening aimed at getting people together to share tips and have a good chat.
After sharing our tips we were pampered with hand treatments, which, being Crabtree & Evelyn, were superb. It was really nice to meet some other bloggers from Edinburgh and nearby, although due to the above, hardly any sleep and two cans of RedBull I was a bit jittery so apologies to anyone faced with my weird, crazy eyed state! But still, there is definitely a demand for more blogger events in Edinburgh, lots of us here it seems!
The Crabtree & Evelyn Handy Tips Handed Down is a campaign to get people sharing their beauty secrets and tips that have been in the family, passed down from one generation to the next. It’s surprising how many people are told the same thing by their grannies! these ladies know what they’re talking about. If you share your tip online or in store you’ll be given a £5 voucher and entered into a draw to win a family photography session.
Today I’m starting June with a pyjama day: watching lots of May Favourites YouTube videos; doing a bit of crafting; having a wee pamper session. I’t s going to be a busy old month but I can’t wait!
Oh and after finishing #BEDM, I’m embarking on #100happydays because I love a challenge. It’ll be on my Instagram so you can follow me there or check out the sidebar widget thing.
What have you been up to this week?
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Tagged Beauty, Bloggers, Catch Up, Edinburgh, Event, Festival, Film Festival, Life, Lifestyle, Live, Sunday
I am a big blog lover As you can see on my Bloglovin’ screen grab I follow over 400 of them and I read blogs every day. Constantly really. Today I wanted to share a few that I’ve found during the Blog Every Day in May challenge using the #BEDM hashtag on Twitter.
Nomad Seeks Home - This creates food envy and travel envy for sure. Also love the ice cream background!
Boobellina Blogs - A brand new blog, the author writes with such a natural voice, I can’t wait to she where she takes it after #BEDM.
Plastic Rosaries - Great read for the book and stationery obsessed – like me!
Borondy’s Purple Planet - I really enjoy the Mood Music series, helping me to break out of my musical rut! Not to mention the fab DIYs and the cutest cat I spotted in a Photo an Hour post.
Oh Hay! - I love the design of this blog, as well as the Pinterest Favourites series. Good luck with your end of year show, Lauren, you’re obviously very talented and will do great I’m sure!
And many, many more! I should really do a link love post more often, once a month or so maybe. What new blogs have you discovered recently?
I thought I’d restart this blog by jumping on the blogging bandwagon with Friday Favourites, or how it should be known on here, Stuff by Other People. Hopefully it will give you an idea of what I like, my style and what you can expect from this blog. Here goes:
I first came across this talented artist on Pinterest. Actually, an image pasted on Polyvore, pinned to Pinterest and repinned 100 times. I love her drawings, they are a style I strive to emulate; simple, effective and full of life. A Norwegian artist, her work can be seen in uber-cool places such as NYLON mag, exhibitions from London to Oslo and adorning Eleven Paris t-shirts in France. I picked this image because as well as being gorgeous, I love TV so it seemed appropriate!
The Nailasaurus’ Tetris Nails
Amazing! This is my favourite nail blog. The pictures are great, the designs creative and the execution immaculate. I also happen to love Tetris so when it came to choosing my favourite nail pic of the week, this was a no brainer.
Visit her website here: www.thenailasaurus.com
Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffin
Should come with a health warning right? Nope! Apparently it’s 58 calories per muffin… that’s about the same as an apple… hmm. Not tried this recipe yet but it sounds pretty easy and the end product looks very chocolatey which is always good in my book.
Here is the link to the account where I found this: www.healthyisalwaysbetter.tumblr.com I don’t really use tumblr but accounts like this are good for inspiration/motivation. Click the title above the photo to go straight to the recipe.
DIY Missoni Trainers
Apparently the original Missoni for Target sneaks were going for $31, 000 on eBay. What?! Yup, so inspired DIY types came up with a fun, frugal yet fab solution. Now, I may be late to the Aztec trend but I’d love to do these, throwing in some different lines, squares and dots. I think I have white canvas shoes in the cupboard… to Hobbycraft! (Don’t judge me for going to Hobbycraft, my regular independent art and craft store got shut down a year ago and turned into a *shudder* tartan shop. Still not over it).
Visit www.refinery29.com for this and more general awesomeness.
That’s it! That was fun. See you next Friday!
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Tagged Art, Artists, Aztec, Baking, Bloggers, Chevron, Chocolate, Clothing, Crafts, DIY, Drawing, Friday Favourites, ink, Muffins, Nail, Polish, Retro, Trainers, TV, watercolour