Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Beauty DIY : dalmatian nails

Topshop unique's nails from their AW11 collection, which was inspired by a Dalmatian print. So I thought I'd recreate this AW Trend.

Inspirational image
imagery courtesy of topshop unique

All you need
I'm using this collection 2000 black nail polish which you can get from boots for about £1.99
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This is a White nail polish by natural collection which you can buy from boots for around £1.99
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if you have an old eyeliner you can use this as a thin brush to do the Dalmatian dots on your nails. Or a really thin painting brush will do.
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Paint all of your nails White. I used 3 layers to make the nails look perfect. Let them dry for about 1-3 minutes.
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Use the eyeliner brush to apply the black spots onto the White nails. Make sure you clean the eyeliner brush before using it to do your nails. Dip the brush into the black nail polish and apply dots to your nails be as creative as you want.
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Voila
Add a clear top coat to your nails after they are dry and this will make your nail polish last longer.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Trend alert: Dalmatian trend

I loved the hair and make at Topshop unique's AW11 collection at fashion week. To add more affect to the dalmatian trend the hair and small looked so cute. The dalmatian print is going to be big this autumn winter, but don't go too over board like Cruella. :)

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The hair was inspired by Cheryl Cole, when she had a similar style during last years X Factor.
Imagery courtesy of Topshop unique
Imagery courtesy of topshop unique

Another trend that everyone loved at new York fashion week was the dalmation print nail design. Every model had this on the topshop unique catwalk show. And numerous members of the audience had the print on their nails. At first the thought of dalmation print on my nails looks a bit childish. But when I saw the print on the nails I absolutey loved it.
imagery courtesy of topshop unique
imagery courtesy of topshop unique

Check out topshop's website to see the full collection.and behind the scenes images from the show. I love the pattern so much I'm going to try the pattern on my nails and make a tutorial how to get the AW11 trend.

Friday, 16 September 2011

DIY: Aztec t-shirt

I love Aztec print and thought I would try and design my own aztec print t-shirt byt using fabric paints. This design was really easy to do you don't have to be an artist to design a top like this. It's just basic colouring in.

Imagery by Floralpolkadot
All you need to make this top
-1 White plain baggy top
-4 different colours of fabric paint
-2 paint brushes 1 thin and 1 thick brush
-cardboard
-a soft pencil
-ruler

I place the t-shirt over the cardboard, this is so the fabric paint doesn't print on the otherwise. And to have a flat base so it is easier to draw and paint onto the t-shirt.
At first I tried loads of different designs on a piece of paper and when I was happy with my final design. I drew the design onto the t-shirt with a soft pencil as it's easier to draw on the fabric. And a ruler to get perfect lines.
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When painting the dots on the t-shirt I didn't draw dots with a pencil I just drew a line and free drew the dots. If you have a really steady hand it's so easy to do. I used a black colour for the dots.
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Imagery by Floralpolkadot

I started to paint the triangle shapes. I found it easier to draw the outline of the triangle with a paint and then colour the middle in. I used a red on the first triangle but you can use any colour you want.
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Imagery by Floralpolkadot

I then used a navy blue to colour in the line of triangles.and I used a silver paint to colour in the other triangle. I wasn't to sure about the metallic paint but it works really well with the navy. But shin it's up to you which colours you want to use.
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imagery by Floralpolkadot
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To finish off the t-shirt I free hand drew mini lines in a row. The lines do nit have to be perfect. This makes the t-shirt a little better. I used a red paint to finish it off but it's up to you which colour you want to use. I then added more dots the t-shirt.
imagery by Floralpolkadot

imagery by Floralpolkadot

voila at the t-shirt is done
Leave it to dry for about an hour or so and your ready to go.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Wonderland

This is a Alice in wonderland inspired photoshoot. Iv always loved Alice in wonderland. Setting up the scene was so much fun. I was lucky that I had most of the props for the photoshoot. Here are the final edited images from the photoshoot. It's Alice in wonderland with a slight modern twist.
-styled by Floralpolkadot
-photography by Jasmine Davies

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imagery by Floralpolkadot
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I would love to hear your comments :)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

DIY: Galaxy t-shirt

I'm loving the new galaxy print trend, and I can't find this print in any high street store. So I thought I would attempt to DIY. It was so easy to make and very cheap. You don't need to be an artist to make a t-shirt like this.

Here is my attempt at the DIY print trend on a t-shirt
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Everything you need
-A baggy black t-shirt
-Fabric paints in colours red,blue,silver and White
-Cleaning bleach
-Plastic gloves
-One paint brush
-One sponge
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Imagery by Floralpolkadot
Imagery by Floralpolkadot
imagery by Floralpolkadot


I put the t-shirt on a piece of card board so it's easier to paint on.
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I added a little bit of paint of each colour to a sponge and pressed it all over the t-shirt to add a galaxy effect. This is so simple and easy to do.
Imagery by Floralpolkadot
Imagery by Floralpolkadot

I added blue fabric paint to the t-shirt, to add a better effect. Next step I used bleach, wear gloves when handling the bleach as it will burn the skin. Carefully add bleach to the sponge and dabb it generously over the t-shirt and you quickly see the effect of the bleach as it lightens the t-shirt to a orangey colour. Now use your paintbrush to splatter the white fabric paint over the t-shirt to add the finishing touches to your t-shirt.
Imagery by Floralpolkadot
Imagery by Floralpolkadot

Voila and the t-shirt is done :)
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You can try the DIY on other clothing items like leggings, dresses etc.. If you try this send in your pictures :)