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December 2012

Doing Loving

There’s a party in your hair and everyone’s invited; 8 easy NYE hair tutorials.

Tonight we’re going to party like it’s been 13 years since 1999 (13 bloody years?!) and our GHD’s can suck it if they think we’re spending hours on our hair. We’ve rounded up eight of the easiest Pinterest hair tutorials that make you look like you actually bothered.

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Half updo; Beauty Tutorial. Cool hair bow; Beauty Tutorial. High volume; A Beautiful Mess. Vintage wave; The Beauty Department.

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Easy blow dry; The Beauty Department. Half plait; Bobby Glam. Volume hair; Bobby Glam. Easy waves; Beauty Tutorial.

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Looking Loving

All in a flutter; faux eyelashes

eyelaces-burlesque

Well, looky what we have here. It’s not every day that face adornments like this come along. Practical, can be worn with anything and suitable for every occasion… OK, maybe not, but they’re so damn pretty!

London based design firm PAPERSELF are taking faux lashes (as well as super cool interiors) to a whole new level through the unconventional use of paper. Inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting, these first-ever paper eyelashes are each intricately designed, blending an element of traditional culture with contemporary design. Now for the hard part, eenie meenie miny mo…

All lashes by Paperself; Prices start from €12.89

 

 

 

 

Doing Living

Not just for Christmas; fairy lights for every room.

What’s the point in packing away the fairy lights when they look entirely awesome all year round? Skip the most depressing task of the season and string up some happy around the house before the gloom sets in.

BEDROOM

Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Image via Favim.

Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.                 Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Tree shapes via OMG Days. Bed canopy via Pinterest.

LIVING ROOM

Fairy lights window dressing. Fairy light curtain.. Mirror fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Living room wall via To Wonerland.

Fairy lights jars. Fairy lights window dressing. Fairy light curtain.. Mirror fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.      Fairy lights jars. Fairy lights window dressing. Fairy light curtain.. Mirror fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Light jars via Country Living. Mirror via Design Sponge.

HALL

Fairy lights hall wall. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Hall fairy lights via Coco Male.

            Fairy lights hallway. Stairs fairy lights. Fairy lights hall wall. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.           Words fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Staircase via Real Simple. Hallway word lights via Easy Living.

KITCHEN

fairy lights words. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Wall fairy lights via Lost and Found.

Fairy lights kitchen dresser. fairy lights words. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.      Kitchen window fairy lights. Fairy lights kitchen dresser. fairy lights words. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Fairy lights dresser via A Beach Cottage. Kitchen window fairy lights via The Black Apple.

KID’S ROOM

Indoor teepee with fairy lights. Nursery fairy lights. Children's room fairy light shapes. Kids room tree fairy lights. Words fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Indoor kid’s teepee via Bedroom Inspirations.

Children's room fairy light shapes. Kids room tree fairy lights. Words fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.          Nursery fairy lights. Children's room fairy light shapes. Kids room tree fairy lights. Words fairy lights. Headboard fairy lights. Bedroom shapes. Bedroom fairy lights canopy. Bedroom wall fairy lights christmas lights indoor ideas bedroom.

Children’s room fairy light shapes via Woonideeen. Nursery fairy lights via Easy Living.

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Doing Living

Tin Cans; DIY Leftover Biscuit Tins Organiser

tin can teir

Now that we’ve emptied the biscuit and sweetie tins (it wasn’t me) we’d better figure out a way to hide the evidence. May we suggest sweeping the crumbs off the sheets and putting the tins to good use? Merry biscuit!

Courtesy of  Better homes & gardens

This project takes approximately 1½ hours

                                   What you need                                          

  • Three tins in graduated sizes
  • Plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • Compass
  • Drill with assorted bits
  • Threaded rod
  • Nuts
  • Washers
  • Measuring tape
  • Copper pipe/Wooden Dowel
  • Pipe cutter
  • Hacksaw
  • Metal file

Instructions

Cut a circular piece of plywood to fit inside the lid of the largest tin to form a sturdy base.

Using a compass, find the centre of each tin, the lid, and the plywood piece. Drill holes into the centres of all the pieces large enough to fit the threaded rod.

Put the plywood into the tin lid and place it onto the threaded rod, securing it with a washer and nut on the bottom.

Thread on a nut a few inches above from the base and add the largest tin. Repeat for the two other tins.

Adjust the heights of the tins to accommodate easy access to their contents. Mark the threaded rod inside the top tin, allowing an extra 3/4 inch for a washer and nut. Cut the threaded rod to this measurement with a hacksaw. File any sharp edges.

Measure the distances between the tins to determine the lengths for the copper pipe/wooden dowel. Using a pipe cutter, cut the copper pipe/wooden dowel into sections using these measurements.

Disassemble the stand, place the sections of copper pipe/wooden dowel over the exposed threaded rod, and reassemble the stand.

Paint if desired.



Doing Living

Christmas crisis; printable gift tags

In the mood for a little make and do? Or just simply forgot the gift tags. Here’s some of the best printable versions. Phew!   

 Printable Gift Tags; Download from Kelli Murray

Printable Gift Tags; Hacienda El Indio

 Holiday Tag and Pocket; Download from eatdrinkchic

Holiday Clip-Art Tags; Download from Martha Stewart

Ugly Sweater Christmas Jumper tags; Download from lovedesign

Rustic Tag; Downloadble from Curby

 Bold Gift Tags; Download from Lemon Squeezy

Doing Looking

10 Christmas presents for the asshole in your life

horsehead

There’s always one. Some critter that’s infiltrated your life and is sticking around like the little blood suckers that they are. You are probably being forced to put up with them for your partner, sister, brother, aunt or cousins sake. So in the spirit of Christmas gift giving, why not let them know what you really think of them. Assholes!

                                                    

      Horse Head Pillow Case; €9.83, Amazon

                                

Misfortune Cookies; €6.82, Tealco        Santa hates you card; €3.90, Finch & Hare      Asshole T-Shirt; €21.53, cafepress

I spat in this mug; €6.14, Skybot

                                    

You Suck Cross Stitch Kit; €13.17, StitchologyNZ        Be Nice (or Else!) Book; €19.84, Amazon         Insult a day memo pad; €12.25, Getting personal

                                                 

 People I hate address book; €24.98, Space519                     Shit List Sticky Notes; €3.63, Amazon

Doing Loving

Doomsday preppers; 12 gorgeous hair tutorials that let you dodge the shampoo.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and our hair is looking fiiiiine! It may be judgement day but we’ll be damned if we’re going to spend the last few hours on earth washing our hair. Take your pick from these amazing no-wash hair tutorials and ring in doomsday with fabulous coiffed follicles.

BUNS

               10 hair tutorials. 10 no-wash hair tutorials. 10 updo hair tutorials. Hair how to. How to updo. How to style hair. how to hair bun. how to avoid washing your hair. www.StyleItLikeYouStoleIt.com punky pony high bun plaited bun. loose high bun                10 hair tutorials. 10 no-wash hair tutorials. 10 updo hair tutorials. Hair how to. How to updo. How to style hair. how to hair bun. how to avoid washing your hair. www.StyleItLikeYouStoleIt.com punky pony high bun plaited bun               10 hair tutorials. 10 no-wash hair tutorials. 10 updo hair tutorials. Hair how to. How to updo. How to style hair. how to hair bun. how to avoid washing your hair. www.StyleItLikeYouStoleIt.com punky pony high bun plaited bun. loose high bun

Plait bun; The Beauty Department. Loop bun; Long Hair Styles How To. Braided bun; Hair Romance. Top bun; Big Papas Kitchen.

PONY-TAILS

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Punky; Hairstyles Tutorial. Messy side; C Star Events. Knot; Tutorial in Picture. Vintage pony; The Beauty Department.

 UP-DOs

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Prim; The Modest Mom. Side; Long Hairstyles How To. Messy; Tick Tock Vintage. Twisted; The Beauty Department.

All images via Pinterest.

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Looking Loving

10 presents for the bookworm in your life.

 Whether they’re mastering the classics or rereading Twilight, book-lovers know the ending of every Christmas; book vouchers. Break the habit and get them something that helps show off their nerdy book love. They’ll be beside themselves when they get a gift that doesn’t come in an envelope. 

write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art.  Write drunk edit sober print; €19, Obvious State.

 book match boxes. write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art.                 Paperback perfume. Poetic tea bags.. book match boxes. write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art.                 Poetic tea bags.. book match boxes. write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art. Sketchpad napkins; €5.95, Donkey. Paperback perfume; €10, Demeter. Poetic teabags; €10, Neatoshop.

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The book was better print, €16, Hooligan Street Press. Book matces; €5, Dippy Lulu. Sprout bookmark; €5, Connect Design.

book lamp. Hunter S. Thompson. Paperback perfume. Poetic tea bags.. book match boxes. write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art.                The first draft is shit notebook. Literary gifts. author gifts. writer gifts. Librarian gifts. Gifts for book lovers. gifts for bookworms. presents for bookworms.                 Steinbeck typewriter. book lamp. Hunter S. Thompson. Paperback perfume. Poetic tea bags.. book match boxes. write drunk edit sober art print Literary gifts. literary presents. book lovers gifts. book lovers presents. writers gifts. wirters presents. literary art. word art.           Book lamp; €50, The Literary Gift Co. First of everything notebook; €7, Made by Rori. Steinbeck typewriter; €15, Rumore Bianco.