Monday, 27 August 2018

Three Summer Outfits

Three Summer Outfits;
I get very lazy with most outfits in the summer as i just want to be comfortable and not over heat. Though it still includes all black and "spooky" things such as bats.
These are a few outfits I've warn this summer.

The first one is what i like to call my fancier summer outfit, mostly because i think this killstar top just looks more put together.

| Outfit: | Top - Killstar | Skirt - H&M | Shoes - Iron Fist |

This outfit is my casual run to the shops mid-afternoon on a weekend. It has bats all over the top which i love, and i keep buying items with bats on, how many tops with bats do i need?
The shorts i wear all the time and are just simple lace black ones. I threw on the kimono as i'd had a little sunburn from a week before and didn't want to make it worse.

| Outfit: | Kimono - Boohoo | Shorts - Tesco | Shoes - Converse |

The final outfit is my lazyday outfit.
It was way to hot and humid the day i wore this, i couldn't be bothered to figure out what to wear and this is baggy and lose and kept me from over heating. Where the laces are there is tiny holes which also helped keep me cool. I just threw it on and knew i didn't have to do much else to make it look like a good outfit, though i did regret wearing the boots, but most of my shoes are boots.

| Outfit: | Dress - Killstar | Boots - Primark | 


I am now looking forward to autumn and i'm glad the temperate has already dropped, though i do have a bbq planned for next week so i hope it doesn't rain on that day,
She Said Beauty

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

DIY Walk-In-Wardrobe

DIY Walk in wardrobe

When i moved into my home there was a cupboard that would have had very little use to us other than a dumping place, it would have end up cluttered with who knows what. So i decided I’d turn it into a walk in wardrobe. Saying that makes it sound like a big space but it isn't really. I started by painting the walls grey as i wanted a neutral colour to go with the clothes and create a minimalistic kind of look. Then fitted some carpet that was left over from my parents house. There is a high up part to this cupboard which is higher than a step. That part i installed a clothes pole, which actually happens to be a shower curtain rod. Once the clothes are all hung up it makes no difference what the pole actually is. I arranged/ordered my clothes starting from crop tops to dresses so they would go in size order. I did this so i could fit a small shelf bookcase under the crop top section to create more storage. Which stores some jumpers nicely and the bottom section has a black box insert that contains the very few trousers and leggings i own.
 On the bottom half it was just wide enough for me to put a set of draws under the window. These i use for items that are heavy such as jumpers and didn't fit on one of the shelves on the bookcase i used. The ones in the draws are the ones i wear least often. The rest of the draws contain items such as socks, tights and some t-shirts. I used a scarf to cover up the top of the old looking draws I’ve had for many many years, i plan on buying a different scarf to replace the one currently there as i want to wear that one. However it will do for now as i originally had a black skill scarf on there but it didn't look right to my eyes. Both i already owned. The small box with the pins in was used to hold junk in which i decided to give a new purpose of holding the pins so they didn't get lost, i added an old top into the bottom of it which i think i won't wear in the near future to create some height and keep them somewhat in place.

 I used a cork-board as a necklace holder which i had done in previous rooms. More can be added to this as i buy them. It makes it easier for me to see what i have and see the length to match with my outfits. The boarders to this were originally just wood which i painted with left over garden paint my parents had. The back of the door as a clothes rack on it for cardigans which was just laying around in the house.

The final thing to finish the walk in wardrobe was to install a light as it didn't have one. This was done by my dad with a light fitting he had. He ran a wired around the door and out onto a switch on the landing as there isn't one in the wardrobe.

Overall i didn't have to buy and spend much money on creating this as i either had items already around that weren’t been used for much or used left over items such as the carpet.

I bought a tin of pain at £10
Electrical items around £5
Shower curtain pole £5
Ikea bookshelf £12?
Shelf box insert around £3

I can always add more storage in the future in the form of ottoman boxes that can sit under the clothes, or add a shelf to an area that i won't walk into such as above the necklace hanger. I've arranged it like this to hold most of my clothes, the ones i wear most often or i like the most are in this small room. The rest are in the bedroom which hold items i only wear for work or clothes i share. There is no shoes in here as they are stored on a shoe rack in the hallways. Over all i really love what I’ve managed to with this cupboard and over time i can add more decorations etc. It didn't take to much time to do in all and didn't cost much. A walk in wardrobe to have my clothes on display and easy to see is something I’ve always wanted and I’ve managed to do it by DIYing a cupboard that had no use.
She Said Beauty

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Witch Casket | Febuary

February's box is here and i'm in love with it, the theme this month is self love and i love that it's purple instead of pink. The first thing i noticed from this box when opening it was the super nice smell, which was coming from the Vander incense sticks.

I can't wait to use the self love ritual kit, everyone needs to love themselves as much as possible.

I'm only on my third box but i think i might have found a subscription box that has useful stuff for me. Unlike beauty boxes that have stuff i'd never use.

I love that every month i get a small crystal, i'm always wanting to buy more to add to my collection and this is a great way of doing it, this way i can discover crystals i would have never thought off.

The charms, rituals and spells are great as i'm new to those kinds of things and don't know much yet, so getting one every month from a practising witch is great and helps me learn new stuff. You may or may not believe in them but it's still nice to carry around the charms, last month's self mark charm/spell is still currently in my work bag as it was to reduce negative thoughts. I'll use the self love one when i'm not feeling my best and have a pamper day to go with it.

She Said Beauty

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Witch Casket | January

 I signed up to Witch Casket which is a monthly subscription service. They sent you witchy items such as crystals, insense, tea, spells and charms. Sorry for these bad photos i totally forgot to take pictures of this one in january and these are all i had.

My favourite items from Januarys have to be the sugar skull spoon and the insense as it smelt divine, though i'm not sure what the smell was as i've used them up. I haven't used the beanie yet and even though it's super cute i might end up selling it because it isn't black :)

Febuarys casket will be up soon and will have better pictures and descriptions.

She Said Beauty

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Two Cosy Winter Outfits

Some days I don't feel like putting yo much effort into getting dressed and just want something cosy and comfy to wear. This is mostly for days when I know I won't be out of the house for to long.
I've worn both of these outfits in winter and haven't been cold thanks to layering.

For this outfit i layers a long sleve top under the jumper to keep me warm. Thankfully it wasn't a super cold day so this kept me warm. Along with the scarf and leg warmers, i also had arm warmers under the jumper that you can just about see popping out. I've found that wearing arm warmers somehow always keeps me toasty warm. The tights i'm wearing are also ultra thick knitted ones that i always wear during winter and they keep me legs warm.

| Outfit: | Scarf - Gift | Jumper - H&M | Tights - Primark | Necklace - Killstar |

This outfit keeps me warmer than the last. I've layered a jumper under a hoodies cardigan, the day i wore this it was cold and it kept me warm enough. I've worn this combination quite a few times and one of them was in the middle of december. The tights once again and thick knitted ones which keep my legs toasty warm.

| Scarf - Primark | Jumper - Punk Rave | Tights - Primark | Bag - Restyle |

She Said Beauty

Monday, 29 January 2018

Iceland Planning

I've been thinking of going to Iceland since early last year. The idea of going to the blue lagoon and seeing the northern lights is drawing me to go. I'm planning on only going for around 4 days early next year. However i hate the cold and don't have a good enough winter coat. But this gives me the perfect excuse to buy a new one. I don't just want a coat that will be useful for Iceland but one i will wear again. I know i more than likely need a highly water proof one as it appears to rain a lot there from what I’ve gathered from research.

I thought i might need to take my snow boots, any excuse to wear them really as they keep my feet so toasty, but for the time of year i plan on going (Around March/April) it looks like my Dr Martins will do the trick, but this does mean i can splash out on cosy socks which i love. I've done some digging around on the internet to see what others suggest on wearing while there. I only plan on leaving the city to do the golden circle tour/geysers and the northern lights as it's only a short trip.

What i think i need; (Especially because I’m ALWAYS cold)
  •  Parka coat
  • Accessories, hat, scarf, gloves, thick socks
  • Extra thick tights to layer leggings over or thin tights under or thermal leggings. Leather look/feel leggings to combat the rain etc.
  • Thermal vest, because I’m always cold even in the summer.
  • Jumpers or cardigan
  • Boots

I plan on only taking a backpack for the trip and no suitcase so taking jumpers might not be a good idea as they take up a lot of space. However they might keep me warmer. It's always a good idea to have a spare anything just in case, so i might go in one jumper and pack another. I was thinking of taking a maxi skirt but i think it might be a bit impractical for most of the trip.

I plan on taking;
  •  2 pairs of tights
  •  2 leggings
  •  2 t-shirts
  •  1 cardigan or jumper
  •  6 pairs of socks, one for each day and a spare pair.

Iceland Planning

As for accessories I’ll have what i went in and depending on how much space is in my backpack i'll take an extra beanie and scarf just so it can look a bit different in photos. As it's me and I’ll more than likely only be wearing all black, i plan on adding colour to stand out against the scenery. I'll be doing this with shoes and accessories as i already have red dr martins that i plan on wearing as they're the hard leather ones and i already have a red scarf, which i think will be a good contrast against what i assume will be a mostly white background.

However it doesn't look like we'll be able to go in a few months, if not we'll be going early 2019 since we're mostly going for the northern lights. This year it looks to be just a cruise around some of Europe.

(Pictures of Iceland taken from google)

She Said Beauty

Monday, 8 January 2018

Hexbomb Hellfury | Review

Hexbomb Hellfury Review

So I finally got around to taking a bath with one of the hexbombs I have. This time I used Hellfury which made the water a blood red colour and smelt very nice as it's infused with cherry cupcake fragrant oil. The colour is very vibrant and stays that way, I forgot to empty the tub and when I remembered the colour was still the same.

It doesn't stain the tub. Which is great, as I used a lush black one the other day and that's left some stains. It was a very relaxing bath and the smell stayed for a very long time. As with most bath bombs it left my skin feeling soft too. I've got some more of their bathbombs to use and if they're like this one i'll also be in love.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year

Happy new year to you all :)
I hope 2018 will be great for you all.
I'm already planning some trips i plan to take in 2018, one of them is to Iceland. So look out for some Iceland planning posts!

I also plan on finally getting around to doing hex bomb reviews that i said i would do months ago but forgot to do with me moving again, into our new house! I've just been busy decorating it and making it ours, so far i've done the living room, kitchen and hallway. Minus changing the flooring which i hope will be soon. I plan on doing some home deco posts once everything is how i like it.

As i'm writing this i have a awful cold that i hope will be at least almost one by new years day.

Once again, happy new year!!

She Said Beauty
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