Thursday, 12 July 2012

Crafty Creative Claire

Image taken by me

Hi there. So as the title implies, I've been getting quite crafty! Some may say cheap but others will back me up thinking it's quite the smart move!
So I've been after a studded phone case for a while but as my funds are usually drained I could never seem to part with £15 for ones I saw on ebay. A few months went by and I pondered more and more until I thought 
"right, well I could definitely just make that for a few quid"
So make that I did!
I ordered a blank white phone case and some studs and glue and I waited. I waited and waited and almost exploded when both landed on my doorstep a month later! It took so long cause I convinced myself i was willing to wait for the long delivery date as i was getting it for china prices. It always sucks me in!
So I took all my crafts around to my boyfriends house and got down and dirty whilst him and his brother bored me with their fifa game. Le sigh!

Sadly, it didn't last long as it was so quick and easy to make!! I had a load of fun actually doing it and getting my fingers super glued together (got to be done really) and getting excited seeing it all come together.
When I put it on my phone I found myself constantly looking at it. I willed people to text me so I would have reason to hold my phone up and have another cheeky look at it. Like when you've just done your nails and you touch everything really elegantly - oh how embarrassing!

So this phone case cost me less than £3 to make, I had fun whilst doing it and I'm bloody proud! 
Now I think i've caught the bug of what else can I do myself! I feel like a designer now, I can do anything Hurrah!
Or maybe I'll just stick to gluing pretty things onto plain things till I get a bit more inspired, maybe thats for the best!

I'm terribly sorry this sounds all muddled. I should have been fast a bobo's a while ago. 
So i've got some more things planned to decorate soon so no doubt i'll update on that - if it looks good that is!

I hope you're all well!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

NEW! Bourjois Black Jack Mascara!!

Image taken by me.

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Black Jack Mascara £7.99

So! Recently because of my job, I was lucky enough to get my hands on this little gem! I bought this the day it came in and I'm so glad I did! Opening up the silly box it came in I was amazed when these fell into my lap. At first, I loved the packaging, now... I'm not too sure. I always love new stuff because well.. it looks new. Bourjois are doing this whole blackjack theme right now with gold packaging. They have their chocolate bronzers which are turning blackjack (I hope only temp - I love those!) they have glitter body sprays in this range and of course, this mascara! I've been wanting to try the clubbing mascaras for a while but I've always been distracted by others so when this came in, it was mine!! My lashes are long and curly, so I only desire volume really and this does just that.
So the brush is like the other clubbing brushes, its a natural bristle one as opposed to plastic comb ones and its kinda only got bristles on the top and bottom which is good as it doesn't make the brush too big and difficult to work with as it allows you to build up the volume, hurrah!
Each time I use this I compare it to my volmume max also by bourjois which is just amazing and I would buy that over any mascara anyday, so what makes this mascara so special?

it's just a black mascara right?

view fullsided to see the glitter <3

No!! It's got itty bitty gold glitter in!! This sold it to me. I adore anything glittery so the fact I could have subtly glittery eyelashes which are also black and voluminous, perfect!!
Now there are no photos of this on as my camera isn't very good for close ups so sorry about that folks but it does make my eyelashes glittery! not as much as i hoped and somedays you see more than others, but its there!!!! It's such a great idea and does just add that little bit more sparkle into your everyday eye makeup!
I really rate this mascara, I wish the packaging was slightly classier or maybe just a bit more colourful but if thats all that is wrong with a product then thats okay with me! Of course I wished this was a bit more glittery but I realise not everyone likes glitter quite as much as I do, so I believe i'm just the exception to the rule.

So tell me! Are you excited about this, will you be getting it when it comes out. Bourjois is amazing am I right?
Anyhoos, ta ta!