How to: Experience London Fashion Week for Free!

That’s right, you read correctly- you too can have that London Fashion Week experience all without breaking the bank! Sound too good to be true? As a small time blogger, i understand the struggle of not receiving those lush opportunities well known bloggers might receive. For some of us, it would be the ultimate dream to be seated front row at the hottest catwalks. But who’s to say that we can’t get a taste of the Lavish lifestyle? Fancy experiencing the glitz and glam of this season’s most raved about event? In this post, i share with you some amazing Fashion events taking place during London Fashion week! And the best part? YES, these events are absolutely free! All you need to do is simply click on the links provided and register for you’re free ticket!

Let me know if you come across any events which are sold out…i might just have a spare ticket for you to claim! No need to break the bank keeping up with this seasons trends, simply secure yourself a travel card and get ready to have the ultimate London Fashion Week experience!!

Couture & Cocktails by: Dumebi

Fri, Feb 16, 2018, 5:00 PM – Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 4:00 PM

Dumebi couture and cocktails

‘Kensington Fashion show & Pop-up event. Join us at our Couture & Cocktails Kensington Fashion show & 3 day Pop up event on Friday 16th February to Monday 19th February 2018 during London fashion week. Featuring exclusive handmade creations from emerging Artists, Couture clothing designer and Artisan accessory brands’  Register for your ticket here 

Presentations + Concept Store, presented by LDC

Fri, Feb 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 5:00 PM

LOCATION

3 Slingsby Place, London, WC2E 9AB

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‘Expect daily live fashion presentations previewing new and unseen collections, networking and women in business events, workshop + talk evenings, free goodies + happy hours, exciting panel discussions and evening events running all week.’ Register for your ticket here

Beyond Heritage: Mulberry at Spencer House

17th Feb Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 10:00 – Sun, 18 Feb 2018, 17:00

LOCATION

Spencer House, 27 Saint James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NR

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To celebrate the launch of the Spring Summer ‘18 collection, Mulberry is taking over the magnificent eighteenth-century Spencer House hosting ‘Beyond Heritage’: a series of presentations and workshops across the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. These public events centre around Mulberry collaborators who have a shared passion for craft, fashion and quality. Guests will also be able to enjoy the Palm Room tea house. Register for your ticket here

 

Fashions Finest AW 18

Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 13:00 – Sun, 18 Feb 2018, 15:00

LOCATION

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

Fashions Finest

‘Fashions Finest is an established independent trade event showcasing hand selected emerging and established designers each season, from the UK and oversees during London Fashion Week.’ Register for your ticket here

Designer Pop Up Event by Shopest

Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

LOCATION

Souk Medina, 1a Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AT

Shopest pop up event

A mix of inspirational, International and local London designers, have come together to make this THE event not to miss! 2 Days and nights of shopping, music exciting live catwalk shows, drinks and lots of entertainment. All day shopping till 9 pm and 2 exclusive invitation-only high profile events for both evenings. Register for your ticket here

We Heart Mondays Fashion Week Lounge

Feb 19, 2018 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION

We Heart Mondays HQ, Swan Wharf , 60 Dace Road, London, E3 2NQ

 

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‘We’re bringing the fun to London Fashion Week this season, with our ‘Fresh As A Daisy’ themed Fashion Week Lounge Get spoilt by our brands who will be gifting their products and providing interactive experiences throughout the event’ Register for your ticket here

PROJECT RED 2018 – CATWALK SHOW

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:55 PM

LOCATION

The Cass, London Metropolitan University

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‘PROJECT RED is an annual live catwalk show from the BA (Hons) Fashion course at The Cass, held in the Atrium at Goulston Street. The show, which marks the end to this year’s Celebration Week at The Cass, features work from first year students on The Cass BA (Hons) Fashion degree and will be followed by a drinks reception with staff and students.’ Register for your free ticket here

Private shopping experience by: Meet the designers!

Sat, February 24, 2018 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION

The Gallery, Oxford Circus, London, W1T

 

Meet the Designers

‘Private Shopping Experience for Men and Women with up to 75% Off purchase (selected items) on the day from the latest collection of our selected designers to update your style, buy gifts for loved ones and celebrate a new season.’  Register for your ticket here 

See You There!

So, what are you waiting for?? For a chance to experience London Fashion Week for absolutely free, register now! See whats in store for next seasons trends and set your sight on collections from well known designers/brands. I hope you have an amazing time and please be sure to comment your experience if you do register for any of the above events- i’d love to read it! See you there!

(Descriptions of the events were sourced from the websites linked above)

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Travel diaries: Trip to Cyprus

Hello everyone and Happy new year,

I know we are rapidly approaching the end of January (where is this month going please?!) but as it’s my first post of the year i had to hit you guys up with a New year greeting! I hope everyone had an amazing festive period and has started the year feeling refreshed and full of optimism. I know i am, have you seen my latest YouTube video ‘20 Goals for 2018‘? (shameless plug). Well if you haven’t already, be sure to check out what goals i have set in place for myself this year- i think they are quite relate-able.

Anyways, in true ‘New Year, New me’ spirit (i joke) I’ve decided to start 2018 with a bang! Touching on one of my fave goals set, me and Stef took the leap and booked ourselves a trip to Cyprus! Now, you may notice an increase in travel blogs/vlogs over on my platforms (no apologies) This is due to the simple fact that i’m at the stage in my life where i simply want to travel! I want to have new experiences and embrace amazing cultures…i know i share this dream with many of you out there, so i’m taking the bull by its horns (i think that’s the phrase, tbh i’m really not sure! lol) and going for it! Starting with small trips around Europe and constant saving, i’m ready to go on these crazy adventures. And that’s a little update on me- without further ado, lets get onto Cyprus!

 

I absolutely loved Cyprus! From the sunset walks across the harbor to the late night dining at the bay, Paphos was an unforgettable experience. Although we went during the countries quiet period, we were never left short of activities! One of the highlights of the trip would have to be our trip to Paphos Zoo! As common as this might sound, it was just nice to have a chilled day which revolved around zoning out!

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Wouldn’t want to get into one with this guy!

I would have loved more time to truly embrace the countries remarkable culture, but lazy days and beach side chilling was the perfect way to embrace the Cypriot way of living- siesta style!

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I would love to visit Cyprus again, possibly during the summer period when the town is alive and booming. But i’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to tick another country off of my list! With more sites, and beautiful cities out there, the world is my oyster (…and yours!) Here’s to more adventures and a whole lot of exploring!!

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I can’t wait for the next adventure!

Did you know I’m on YouTube?!! Be sure to check out my Cyprus Travel Vlog over on my YouTube channel. Be sure to hit subscribe for frequent vids from me x 

Blogger shoot: Spreading Festive cheer

Hi guys,

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged and i’ve got to say – oh how ive missed posting!

To get myself back onto the blogging bandwagon, I thought i’d share some amazing pictures captured from mine and Lily’s very first blogger shoot on Saturday 9th December. We disturbed the streets of London( Kensington/Sloane square to be exact) in a bid to capture the perfect shot! Initially, we planned to go with an Autumn/Winter theme but looking over these pictures i think its safe to say we achieved both a winter and festive Christmas theme combined!

I’m not sure why its taken me so long to go ahead and do a  bloggers shoot, we all know i love photography (link to portfolio) but i guess there’s a first time for everything! With growth comes a taste for more adventure… and i think i’ve fallen inlove with my camera all over again. So what does this mean? …Well lets just say i’m ready to commit to the ‘Events’ side of my Lifestyle and Events blogger title so expect to see more funfilled, vibrant content!!

…And now for the pretty visuals!!!

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This first set of photos were taken on a cute cobblestoned road in Kensington, near Kynans Mews.

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The second set of photo’s were taken on the sleek streets of Kensington. I love how bright this area is, the crisp white radiates and elegant vibe!

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The last set of photo’s were captured right in the heart of Sloane Square. The area had such a festive vibe and i’m so happy we got to capture this within our photo’s!

The count down is officially on until the Christmas holidays!!  I cannot wait to spend time with my family and friends, not to mention cheesy christmas movies and lounging cosily in my onsie!! Have a lovely Christmas /New Year everyone- and a well deserved break.

Special shout out to my friend Lily May for capturing the pics featured in this blog. She also has a blog page and has some great Beauty/Fashion and Lifestyle posts…check her out guys: iamlilymay.com

Also be sure to check out the day in vlog form, over on my YouTube channel.

Follow me on social media:

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Instagram: instagram.com/justrhibee

Twitter: twitter.com/rhiann_94

 

How to: Achieve The Perfect Cake Stand

 

 

I recently attended this years Cake and Bake show with Great Cakiness and thought it would be great to put together a ‘How to’ guide for any cake brands out there prepping for an upcoming showcase/exhibition.

Having witnessed the hard work that goes into creating the perfect cake stand from previous events, I thought it would be great to give tips based on both an exhibitor/attendee’s point of view.

Time management – Make a plan

Plan, plan, plan. I cannot stress to you how important it is to make sure that you have thoroughly planned out movements. Whether its assigning time for baking prep or forming the actual design of your stand…planning really is key! Consider the key points below BEFORE you go into taking on the showcasing world.

  • Diary/Calendar– Do you have one? Use It. I find that an attractive diary/calendar tends to draw me to actually using one. If plain black diaries aren’t your thing, have a look at Primark’s selection of snazzy designs. Quite affordable and the perfect way to keep your schedule in check! Wall calendars are a good way of being constantly reminded of your duties also…please invest!
  • Quantity/stock take- This one’s really important! In order for your stand to go down as a success you’ve got to ensure that you have enough resources. This goes for: product, equipment, manpower…the list is endless! Ensure to carry out a check of what resources you have available in order to maximise your time. At the end of the day, no one wants to feel run down to the ground as a result of spreading yourself to thin! Rest up, rest assured and consider the next point…
  • Demand (popular products) If you’ve taken part in previous ideas, it’s handy to take note of some of your best sellers. Consider what your most popular products were and how likely this may be requested. Popularity sells, the more in demand the more profitable! Think smart, it’s all about supply and demand!

 

  • Visuals


  • Pinterest/Instagram –  You can find inspiration in just about anything, but for online visuals i find Pinterest and Instagram are my top favourites. It’s so simple, have a vision or theme in mind, run a search and before you know it…you’ll be creating boards left, right and centre! The main thing to keep in mind are any similarities/trends you may notice in the images you are selecting…
  • Colours/decorations…E.g: Colours, trends, styles, objects. Do you find yourself leaning towards vintage inspiration or perhaps modern is more your style? Really focus on this, after all- its the visuals that will most likely attract customers to your stand. Once you’ve drawn them in, you can boast about that amazing ‘new recipe’ or ‘new flavour’ you’ve just added to your produce. That will have them talking!

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  • Objects – Now that you have a theme in mind, its time to start thinking about where your going to source these props/objects. I find: eBay and Amazon is a great place to start your online search. I also find with a lot of high street brands, it doesn’t hurt to check out their home ware range to see what they have to offer. 9/10 a lot of the decor can be used as props…if strategically placed you could have a vintage/chic stand courtesy of H&M, Primark, Tk Maxx…the list is endless. Don’t shy away from seeing what value you can get for your money, Pound shops are great for having great finds at a cheap price. Be sure to check out their home ware isle when next out on a shopping trip…you might be surprised. Charity shops are also a great source when on the hunt for vintage inspired pieces, at an affordable price. Why not pop into your local charity shop and see what they have to offer!

 

  • Layout – Now, this step is key! At this point we are now combining all of the planning, the hard research, killer nights baking away, strategic buying…it’s all come down to this moment… The Layout. You’ve got to ask yourself this vital question, ‘How am i going to achieve a stand that shows off my brand, what it’s got to offer and all whilst still being fabulous?  Well, remember that vision you had, now is the time to carry it out. Start by maximising what space you have available. For the larger designs, such as Wedding/Novelty cakes, think about how you can really show off these designs to put them in the spotlight. Got a spotlight creation that you’d like to show off? Think about laying out props in a way to maximise and draw attention to your cake designs. Think about visuals and what decor will really tie in with your theme. Using props can maximise attention drawn to your cakes and boost attraction overall!

Promote your brand

There are various ways in which you can promote your brand when it comes to events:

  • Uniform – Dressing your staff in uniform can be a great way to encourage brand recognition. A visible logo and colours associated with your brand gives clear guidance on your products and helps customers know where they can find assistance.
  • Business Cards/Brochures/Packages – Are a great source for providing useful information to your customers. Be sure to have loads of material for potential clients to take away with them. Great for referring to when they are leaving.

The Bloggers Festival

On the 23rd of September, me and my friend Evelynne were fortunate enough to attend the Bloggers Festival held at the Conrad London hotel in the St James area, a five star hotel! The event was put together by none other than the beautiful Scarlett London ( http://scarlettlondon.com/ ) – who has many fantastic events under her belt! As I’ve had the opportunity to attend one of Scarelett’s events in the past (The Blogger’s Ball) I knew that me and Evelynne were in for a treat!


And my oh my were we impressed ! As soon as we stepped foot in the venue, we were greeted upon arrival by the door man and escorted up the most lavish spiralling staircase I’ve ever seen! Talk about a great first impression, and the positive vibes didn’t stop there! Upon reaching the top floor, the scenery was decked out with the cutest pastel themed balloon back drop, welcome drinks and stylish bloggers eager to get networking #Bliss


I’ve got to give it up to some of you amazing bloggers, you slay the fashion world with your stylish outfits and have the most vibrant personalities! I’m hoping that the more events I can get to attend, the better I’ll become at meeting some more of you and forming great friendships #Bloggerpals

Once we got past the welcome stage, we entered the most lavish of sceneries. An extravagant dining table took centre stage, containing various props strategically placed…this created an elegant dining experience also channelling autumn vibes! Props such as fine china, styled to create beautiful flat lays. There were so many photo opportunities and lush angles, I hope you can get a real sense of how beautiful the table arrangements were.


Can’t forget to mention the yummy treats which were available at the event. You either had the option of going into a mad sugar rush from the sweets or enter tipsy mode from the alcoholic flavoured ice polls. I’ll just say that again shall I? Alcoholic ice polls?! Yes!! Prosecco, champagne to name just a few of the flavours which were available and as you  can imagine I had to test out both. They pass!


Lets move on to the amazing brands that were showcasing at the event shall we? (Check out Scarlett’s site for a full list of brands who were showcasing at the event: http://scarlettlondon.com/) We got speaking to beauty brands, skin care advisors, makeup guru’s, clothing brands- you name it!! Honestly its every bloggers dream (well, I know its mine) to be surrounded by lush products with live demos and of course…GOODIE BAGS.


We were even graced with a glimpse of Scarlett’s very on fashion line (name of line) Just look at the beautiful array of these pieces, stunning. I’m in love with the pastel hues and glamourous vibes she has incorporated into her line. Can’t wait to make a cheeky purchase! #Killingthegame


So we grabbed like one, or two…or maybe a few more (you know we went IN!) There’s no question that we were definitely spoilt on the day! The amount of effort these brands put in, not only with their interaction- but also the high end products stocked inside the goodie bags…speechless. If you didn’t get to attend the bloggers festival you most certainly missed out! I’m not even going to down play how happy I felt exiting the festival (with ANOTHER goodie bag handed to us) We left with a sense of positivity and excitement for future networking opportunities, eagerly wishing to attend more amazing events. Speaking of which, I’m super excited to be attending the Olympia Beauty Event this coming weekend (1st – 2nd October ).

 


Thanks so much for reading and keeping up with my blog. I’m guilty for not posting very regularly but have got some great material planned for you guys which I can’t wait to share. Stay posted, and have a great weekend all!

Just Rhibee x

 

Sick day Essentials

This post is brought to you from the warm comfort of my bed, under the covers…snuggled up just the way I like it! Let me paint you the scene…


It’s Monday morning, you’ve just had a lovely weekend and now you’re ready and rearing for the week ahead of you. The sky is grey, the clouds are out, you turn over to shut off your 6:30am alarm and as you get ready to rock out of bed…you realise…you’re not feeling too great. Scratch that, you feel DISGUSTING.

So as you’ve guessed it, I’m having a sick day today as I’m feeling terrible. But being the blogger that I am, I thought it would be much more practical to share with you some of my essentials for gearing up for a sick day. Way better than resting right? I’m not going to lie, it’s nice to be tucked up today- but I can’t wait to get out of this slump and back in the office and back to the grind. Here are my top Sick day Essentials: 

Stay warm – Its time to pull out your woollies and cosy up under a nice warm blanket. Aah there’s nothing better than being able to snuggle up, especially to the sound of rain…is that just me? Anyway whether you decide to stay in your bed or don a nice oversized jumper, be sure to keep warm. I love having a nice cuppa when i’m not feeling great and I especially love getting the chance to rock some fluffy socks, bliss!

Stay hydrated – Juice, juice and more juice. If you’re like me, you’ll want to keep topped up and hydrated. Depending on what mood you’re in, you may be craving sugar for energy levels and this is where juice or Lucozade comes in handy. However you might just want to indulge in hot drinks, tea and hot chocolate will be your best friend in this circumstance. Or if you really want to keep it neutral- water is the best option. Whatever the case, be sure to stay hydrated and do right by your body.

Stay Positive – When ill, I like to create a relaxed environment to really chill out and aid the recovery process. Here are the top 5 ways I achieve this:

  • Watching Vlogs
  • Watching movies/Netflixing it up!
  • Lighting candles
  • Catching up on blogs
  • Reading a good book
  • Listening to music


 

Whatever the case, make sure you have the best sick day (if possible) by following some of the tips above. And with that being said, I think i’ll go back under my covers and rest up. This girl’s got to be fighting fit for work tomorrow!

Thanks for reading x

Travel diaries: Majorca Edition

Hey guys, 

I’ve decided to include an additional series to my blog titled ‘travel diaries’. Why? Because it’s high time this girl took life by the horns and started creating memories outside of South London! I’ve been to a few places, don’t get me wrong,  but I’m definetly at that stage in life now where I want to travel the world and embrace different cultures! 

So, to kick start my travel diaries I’m going to share my current experiences in sunny Majorca! We (me, mum and sister) are vacaying in Porto Cristo for 5 days and you bet I’ll be documenting the experience. Whether in Vlog or blog form I plan to capture Majorca’s beautiful scenery and share some of the amazing spots we venture to. Be sure to stay up to date with our Majorca adventure filled with Travel inspiration and sun themed pics #Travelgoals

Sun set at 35,000 feet in the air!

In the midst of Porto Cristo

Mum chilling out at the harbour

Local shops

Embracing the sun vibes

Love me some palm trees

Beautiful blossom tree- had to capture!

Self Love & Happiness

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What does the term Self Love mean to you? Do the words confidence or maybe even strength come to mind as you take a second to reflect? Or how about happiness- the type that only comes about from truly accepting yourself, flaws and all.

To me, Self Love and Happiness come hand in hand with one another. How can you have one without the other right? Just as we are expected to show love and respect towards others, its just as important to practise that act towards yourself. In a world where social media pushes all types of images and ideas upon us, we are often at times felt drowning under sheer pressure. Pressure of up keeping a certain image, following trends or maybe even faking true happiness. This in affect, stunts our personal growth. When you are stopping yourself from accepting true character traits, it makes you really think: Who am i really living for? Is it society, ‘friends’ or truly for yourself?

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Self Love is all about embracing and being comfortable with the skin that you are in. Whether you choose to flaunt your greatness or stay silent and let your success do the talking, its all about you- own it!

I was interested to find out some of your views on the topic, interested to gain a vibe on whether Self Love and Happiness was just as important to others as it is to me. In true style, you guys didn’t let me down!

So, at what point is it finally ok to  release the pressure and simply say ‘Today, i am going to drop my insecurities and just be me’. I cant/won’t compromise my inner happiness to fit the needs of others. Sure, i can adapt but if it comes at the price of stripping away my own value and all that i am about, forget it. I won’t sacrifice my capabilities for anyone, not for peer pressure, stereotypes or anything going- all that glitters really isn’t gold! And if you find yourself constantly compromising your values just to make something happen…in all honesty is it really what you’d like to achieve?

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We all have goals, targets and timelines we would like to fulfil…but make sure you are setting yourself a solid foundation. Really take the time to think about what you are basing these targets on. Is it to benefit your happiness or to cater to the needs of others? Self-esteem and Self belief can play a big role in shaping the decisions we make. I truly belief that having enough of the two dangerous recipe for ultimate success! When you have a positive outlook on life, or aspire to…who can rain on your parade? Some lean to religion and some draw from the universe(law of attraction etc) but we can safely agree that both require an act of faith…this is where having a positive outlook truly kicks in. If you can envision yourself achieving your goals, achieving your dreams…then there is not a person or force on this earth to stop you from receiving that success!

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If you’ve ever wanted to push past your boundaries and step outside of your comfort zone, now is the time to do it! For many, including myself it’s taken a long time to figure out what motivates/inspires me and how I can go about bringing happiness into my life. Whilst practising Self love, this really forced me to take personal time out for myself and fall Inlove with any passions of mine i may have tossed aside. It’s encouraged me to be confident not only in my decisions but also in the way that I carry myself. Self love is not vain, it’s a necessity!

To put it lightly, Self Love & Happiness rules! In order to receive the love of others, you’ve first got to love youself. Get lost negativity #Girlbye

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Room Décor: Marble & Copper theme

Hello everyone!

Over the weekend I took on a little project in revamping my room and sprucing up my vanity table area. Question- Do we say ‘Vanity table’ in the U.K? I draw inspiration from drooling over so many American YouTube vids so in the event that my wording is wrong, let’s go for: ‘cute little area designated to get ready in the mornings’ lol. Either way I’ve been going a little crazy with room décor purchases lately and couldn’t wait to show you how I’ve pieced everything together. I couldn’t help but jump on the band wagon and go for the ‘Marble & Copper theme’ which is flooding Instagram as we know it! So many of you lovely bloggers, vloggers and room goal achievers have plagued social media with this chic trend and left me in awe over beautiful flat lays and pinterest worthy snaps.

Now, as you know I’m a bit of a bargain girl so I will pre-warn you. Some of the items you see in this post are: reasonable priced (gasp), budget (say whaaa) and D.I.Y achieved (girl, no you didn’t?!) Please read on if you would like to know how I achieved my Marble and Copper themed room décor on a budget! If you would like to skip straight to the D.I.Y section, please scroll down to the second half of this post. Ok, no more talking- queue blogworthy pretty pics…

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Rather proud of my handy work

 

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First up we’ve got this beautiful copper plant pot design which I purchased from Newlook for £4.99. Not to shabby aye? I love the element of contrast given by the green colour pop in the plant (Totally not real by the way in case you were wondering) I know you see that Scented candle peeking through in the background, lets move on to that shall we?

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This amazing Vanilla and Sandalwood scented candle was purchased from somewhere you would least expect. Ok, you ready for this- Card Factory! Believe it or not, there was a little section designated to offering various home scented candles. So if you’re ever in the shop and fancy a walk on the wild side, step outside of your card browsing comfort zone and have a look at their home fragrance range!

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Originally designed as a plant pot, this sleek white purchase came from Ikea. Apologies as I cant quite remember how much this cost, but knowing me I probably only went for it if it was under £5! Definitely does the job in storing miscellaneous bits n bobs.

9. Inline with the sleek white theme (so I cheated a little and put some white bits in, we’re not all perfect!) I found this quirky pineapple in…wait for it- The 99p Shop! Has anyone had a browse in any of the pound shop home ranges?! Their actually on their A-game at the mo and offer a great selection. I’ve had my eye on the pineapple trend for quite a while and was delighted to purchase this for a bargain at £1!! (or was it 99p? every little helps…Tesco’s don’t sue me)

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This birdcage styled lamp was given to me by mum (a.k.a I proposed a swap but she still gave it to me) and I honestly love it. It ties in well with my room décor theme, unfortunately I can’t remember the price but I believe Ikea and a few other home décor shops sell them for relatively cheap.

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This vintage styled bottle was purchased within the home range at TK Max for £4.99. I’m in love with the broche like gem detail and have also added a little bow to spruce it up.

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Next up, featuring Primark’s homeware selection: A French Vanilla scented copper candles and one mysterious other. You know when you rip the label off in a haste? Yeah, sorry about that. But I’m 99.99% sure its a vanilla fragrance as that’s kind of my thing at the moment.

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Ok, so this one is a little our of season- originally bought as an autumn piece but how cute is this copper coloured pumpkin! I just had to add it in this post because its one of my faves! This was also purchased at TK Max for around £4-£5.

 

D.I.Y Takeover

These next few items are D.I.Y creations achieved by the amazing moi. By the way, I’ve never actually written a post dedicated to my D.I.Y experiments so if that something which takes you’re fancy, please drop me a comment as I tend to embark on projects like the below quite often!

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This marble themed vanity tray is actually the outcome of a photo frame, marble adhesive paper and a few old drawer knobs spray painted copper! It looks effortlessly chic and something I’ve wanted to have but never been prepared to spend the dosh on for quite a while. You can find some reasonably priced ones dotted around the charity shops, usually vintage which I love – or you could just make your own. My vanity tray was completely effortless to create and takes centre stage on my vanity table!

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I also created a marble themed counter top using the adhesive paper on my chest of drawers. This is a working progress as I plan to revamp my drawers with white chalk on paint on the outer areas but for now, I’m loving the effect.

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Next up you’ve got you’re very own designer decorative box, Gucci of course. Well, if you count the designer logo being printed to label paper and stuck on and old box, spruced up with a bit of marble adhesive. I added some pink flowers taken from an old decoration to complete the look.

 

Product DetailsIf you haven’t guessed it yet, marble adhesive paper really is the star of the show. Its super handy and easy to use which I love and seriously helps to transform any old item from drab to fab! Its my absolute fave and I’ll be sure to purchase some more soon from Amazon! I think I got this bundle for about £6.50

 

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My very own Marble decorated mirror edged with a hint of bling. Again, created with…you guessed it, marble adhesive paper. This look was easy to create and looks great. I found the diamanté ribbon used around the edges on an old storage box to give it that glam factor. I’m pretty sure you can purchase this relatively cheap from most crafts shops or browse online. Get some sparkle into your life!

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Last but not least, my copper coloured vase. I’d have to say this is one of my favourite creations as it was not only easy to do, but came out with such intricate detail that I think looks stunning! The ‘vase’ is actually a glass milk bottle which I purchased from Ikea. I’m pretty sure it only cost me £1 but I know there are some alternative shops such as Tiger, which offer these glass milk bottle pieces at an affordable price! (like maybe £1-£2). To create this vase, I spray painted it copper and used and pressed on a tattoo design both purchased from amazon. The spray paint itself, was £8.75 and I believe the pack of tattoo’s were £1.99. I went for quite a boohoo tattoo design because that’s the look I wanted to achieve, but you really can find a range of prints to suit you’re liking!

And that’s it for my Marble and Copper themed room décor post. Thank you so much for reading and please leave me some feedback on what you’re favourite piece was featured in this post. P.S- I’m also toying with the idea of uploading a D.I.Y vid half edited from a time zone long ago (like last year) please let me know if I have any readers that might be interested in this!!