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Friday, March 30, 2012

silk scarf

Dress: Zara (another scarf print dress here). Shoes: Theyskens' Theory (been eyeing these). Purse: Celine. Necklace: Saks5th (old). Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Monogram Necklace: Max&Chloe. Jewelry: Jcrew, Michael Kors, David Yurman, YSL, Pomellato.

three stripes

I recently partnered with StyleMint to incorporate a couple of their fantastic pieces in some of my March looks. StyleMint is a site featuring Ts exclusively designed by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Check out the site here and for 20% your first T use the code 'ATLANTIC' (valid until 3/31). xo BEE

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lou's How To's :: Birthday Wreath

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

A couple of days ago I instagrammed ('Sprinkleofglitr') a picture of something I had made for Baby Glitter and I had so much interest in it, that I thought I would write a blog post for you all.

This is the image in question. It is a Birthday Wreath made for Baby Glitter's upcoming 1st Birthday Party and it was beyond easy to make.

My friend Marie in America had made one for her little girl's birthday bash and I instantly fell in love and decided to make my own. You can check her video out HERE to see all her gorgeous party decor.

I shall give you a step by step and ebay links for crafty bits if you like to order online. Alternatively, you could pop along to your local craft store. I just like ebay because it's easy, speedy and paypal friendly- ohhh yeaaah!

Steppy by Steppy's:

1. Get yourself a polystyrene ring, a ball of wool in whichever colour you prefer, about 50cm (to be on the safe side- you may have excess) of ribbon in whichever colour you prefer, stick on gems, scissors and most fun of all, embellishments!! You can go wild with whatever you would like, but I chose cupcakes to give it a birthday feel.

2. Wrap the wool around the ring. For a more full and plush appearance, wrap round a couple of times. Warning- this takes time! Sit yourself in front of a film and just enjoy the easy task and feel satisfied watching it slowly fill up.

3. Wrap the ribbon round the ring to give it a candy cane spiral effect. Tie a bow and loop at the top so that you will be able to hang it from a hook.

4. Add the embellishments in any pattern or design.

5. Add the stick on gems in any pattern or design.

6. Stand back smugly in the knowledge that you just made a Birthday Wreath.

Seriously, this is an easy peasy lemon squeezy project and could be adapted for any occasion. How nice would an Autumnul wreath look? Mmmmm, I love Autumn.

I plan on displaying this near Baby Glitter's highchair at her party so that it is in a lot of her photographs and then afterwards I will hang it in her bedroom. Maybe we'll get it out every year!

If simple pimple baby projects are your bag, last year I wrote a post on customising baby clothes with pens and waaaayyy back in 2009 in my first ever month of blogging, I wrote a post on making a tutu for a barbie doll. Craft-tastic!

Is this something you might try? Do you think it will make a unique decoration?



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

rain or shine

Dress: StyleMint c/o. Purse: Celine. // Shine // Shoes: Tibi. Jacket: Zara. Sunglasses: Karen Walker Deep Freeze. Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'. // Rain // Jacket: Malene Birger. Chambray Dress: Jcrew Outlet (similar here). Boots: Hunter. Necklace: Banana Republic (old). Lips: MAC 'Ruby Woo'. Ram Bracelet: Jcrew. Red Wrap Bracelet: c/o Wanderlust + Co. Jewelry: David Yurman, Gap, BR, YSL, Michael Kors Watch.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I heart Topshop Crystal

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I'm going to assume that a large portion of you that read this blog are makeup addicts like me, and have far too much an enjoyable selection of makeup. You know how after a while, some products become a little samey and it can take quite a lot to impress you now? Well hold on to your seat belts, this is one of those products that will make you clap your manicured hands with joy!

I give you (well, show you pictures of!) Lips in Crystal by Topshop. *Combined 'Ooohhhh' and 'Ahhhh*

Lips in Crystal is a, "Moisturising sheer lip tint that reacts to your skin to create a unique pink shade" from Topshop's new Sisters Of The New Moon collection, and retails for £9.

Imagine a lip balm, shaped into a lipstick bullet, popsicle pink in colour, icing pink coloured glitter suspended within it, that reacts to your lips to create a beautiful rosey shade. That is what it is.
A-Mazing! Also, for all you glitter-phobes, panic not. The sparkle is actually very subtle on and doesn't give a 12-year-old-at-the-disco kind of look. Heh heh.

I love whipping this out of my handbag and just starring at it's supreme gorgeousness. I challenge you to not be mesmerised by it's beauty. Please do go and have a little swatchyswatch, because photographs don't do it enough credit in my eyes.

Quenches your lips? Check. Gives a little colour? Check. Looks incredible? Check.

Have you had a play with this little gem yet? No? Go and get your shoes on immediately!! Haha, nothing like demands and orders to finish a blog post off, eh?



Monday, March 26, 2012

Tuesday Tip :: 'Ear 'Ear

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's Tuesday Tip time again! Gosh, that went fast didn't it?

This week's tip is a beauty one, so all you makeup lovers can do a silent fist pump of joy together. Ahhh unity.

Applying foundation is a fairly basic and necessary beauty step for most people. It hides spots, covers blemishes and evens skin tone. I usually blend right down my neck to prevent chavtastic tide lines and right into the hair line too. Today's tip to you though, is to consider giving your foundation brush a quick swizz over your ears.

Think of all those times when you become a little flushed (hot office boy winks at you, you run for a bus, you say something ridiculous) and you smugly think, "Oh joy unbounded, I have my foundation on so there will be no red cheekedness for me!". Wait, your ears are giving the game away! A quick swipe of foundation and you're sorted.

This also works well if you are going to be photographed a lot (nights out, occasion days, paparazzi...maybe not) as it gives you a professional overall finish.

Do you ever do this?



PS- I will be taking bookings for April advertising slots (look left) for a couple more days, so if you have a blog or handmade business that you would like to promote for a small monthly fee, AND a linked feature in my Amazing Advertisers post, please do drop me an email and we can arrange something lovely.



Shorts: H&M (recent). Stripe Top: Ralph Lauren. Sweater: H&M (recent, similar here). Shoes: Madewell. Purse: Coach 'Willis' (updated version here). Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Nails: Essie 'turquoise and caicos'. Jewelry: Jcrew, Stella&Dot. David Yurman, Michele 'Deco' Watch.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Jacket: Zara (old). Top: Alice+Olivia c/o. Skirt: Alice+Olivia c/o (what I wore to the Alice+Olivia event). Shoes: Zara (old). Purse: Celine. Necklace: Max&Chloe and Saks5th (old). Rings: YSL, David Yurman. Bracelets: Jcrew, David Yurman, The Ropes, Stella&Dot. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Nails: Essie and POP 'Radioactive'.

Pink Sparkle

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

When the sun is shining and the birds are tweeting and we all have that spring in our step, I find myself drawn to cutsie girlie colours in every aspect of life, including my nails.

I think it's the promise of Easter that lures me to pastel pinks, lemons, lilacs and sky blues, but as ever, for me, a nail look isn't complete without a sprinkle of glitter. See what I did there? Heh heh.

In my opinion, there is very little better than pink sparkle. So as you can imagine, a have more than one nail polish in this variety, and love them all. I thought you might like to see which ones I love and then maybe add one to your collection too. Go on, I dare you.

I swatched these on a plain nail wheel (which you can buy HERE) so that you could clearly see, but I think they look gorgeous over other shades- mint being a personal favourite. I applied 2 coats for all products, to keep things nice and fair :)

Revlon Nail Enamel in 219 Sparkling is quite similar to China Glaze Glam in colour, but not in sparkle sizing. With one finely milled glitter and one medium, you can build up your coverage with multiple coats and could actually create an opaque look with this. I think the price tag (£6.49) is reasonable as the longevity is super and it's a little bit special because it was released (along with others) to celebrate Revlon's 80th Birthday. Save me a slice of cake!

Topshop Adrenalin (I believe) is set to be released at the end of this month and is a beauty! With finely milled pink glitter and holographic hexagons, this polish is slightly mesmerising. I *think* this will retail for around the £6mark, which I think is a fabulous price for something so glitzy.

China Glaze in Glam is the oldest of my pink sparkle collection and you can buy it HERE. I would describe the glitter in this as chunky. You don't get a fantastic coverage, but this allows your base colour to be quite prominent. You could apply just one coat if you wanted literally only a few dots or you could really build it up if you wanted something chunktastic. OOhhhh I think 'chunktastic' might be my new word.
Something sneaky that I like about glitter polishes, is that when they chip (which is usually faster than regular shades), you can easily touch up the tips without anyone seeing the chip-lines, because of the texture of the glitter. This means your manicure can last that little bit longer- Yipee!

Are you a glittery gal? Have you tried any of these little gems?



Friday, March 23, 2012

Style Compare

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Hands up if you love online shopping? Sitting on the sofa, drink to your side, cat by your feet and an array of lovely things to buy at the click of a button. *Hand firmly UP*.

Style Compare

One such online haven is Style Compare. Listing over 50 fashion retailers on the same website (Yay! No more flipping between tabs for us!), shopping is made quick and easy. I've had a good long mooch around myself, and as well as some luurvly clothes, I've got my beady eyes on a gorgeous Cinderella Ring and a shmexy tortoise shell watch. I do love a good accessory.

Each week, on Style Compare's Facebook Page, there is a Fashion Friday Competition, and today they are offering the chance to win £100 towards any blazer from the site. I love blazers in the Spring for when it's too warm for a coat but too cool for bare arms. To win, all you need to do is go to the Facebook Page and tell those Style Compare kids whether you prefer polka dots or stripes.

As well as having a snazzy Facebook Page, Style Compare are also on twitter, as @stylecompare. Tweet tweet!


Thank You for reading!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

jumping the gun

Dress: Heidi Merrick. Shoes: Carven c/o LuisViaRoma. Hat: H&M. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Purse: Celine. Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, Jcrew.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

pastel pieces

Pants: Jcrew (old). Light Blue Stripe Top: 'Jackson' c/o StyleMint. Navy Stripe Top: Saint James. Oxford: Haute Hippie (similar here). Cropped Trench: Theory (old but similar here). Necklaces: Max&Chloe and Spike the Punch c/o. Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti. Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze' and Karen Walker 'Number One'. Belt: Gap. Bag: Celine. Jewelry: Lydell NYC, David Yurman, AE, GAP, BR. Chevron Rings: ASOS. Nails: Butter London 'Teddy Girl' & OPI ' Havana Dreams'.

...been mixing and matching these pieces as my pastel uniform lately...

Amazing Advertisers :: March 2012

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Is it that time of month again already? It's time to have a look at this months Amazing Advertisers and get to know them all a little more. If you have emailed me about advertising, rest assured, I will respond- I tend to save up a big batch of advertising enquiries and answer them all in one go. If you are wanting to place an ad on Sprinkle of Glitter, please do send an email soon as April spaces are filling up FAST! Email for bookings.

Secret Diary of a Fashion Journalist
Laura is Lovely. This is la facte. She has been advertising on Sprinkle of Glitter for a few months now and so we have had quite a few little chitchats via email and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her blog is as lovely as it's writer and this month reached a big milestone- it turned One! Congratulations! On top of that, there are fashion, beauty and lifey posts and I couldn't help but notice that Laura and I are pink Primark scarf twins. Woop woop!

Beauty and Baggage
Seonaid has been a very lucky ducky this month and has been to the land of cheese and wine, Paris. She kindly posted a fab haul of high end and drugstore brands, enough to make your drool and has spent the month sharing her reviews and Paris snaps. If you are in the market for a new mascara, this is the blog for you.

Ellie's blog is fresh and easy on the eye. I could go on and on about her posts, but one that has literally HURT my bank balance is her recent Laura Mercier post. Puurrrleaasee go and have a look, you will just swoon. With great photos and the fact we both own the same MAC lipstick, Ellie's blog is a winner.

Sarah is completely adorable (haha see what I did there?!). As a blogger and vlogger, she provides a great range of products and reviews, as well as talking about recent beauty experiences she has had. I love that there is no photoshopping and she isn't afraid to do a before and after shot, so you really can see exactly what a product or service has to offer. Great informative blog, with plenty of personality to boot.

Kiss and Makeup
Lisa's blog has had a bit of changey roundy this month and a new twitter account too. With fabulously photographed posts on nail polish (neon bubblegum pink please!), skincare, lipsticks and palettes, it's a girlie haven. With hauls galore, this is the blog for you.

Briar Rose Beauty
Jess's blog is not like other blogs. With catagorised pages filled with inticing little squares that link to articles, it's and organisationy girl's dream! Posts range from craft to nails to to beauty to style, so you can be sure there will be something you'll like. If you don't check it out for the info and reviews (tut tut), then go and have a look at the swishness and unique layout!

Danzies Bits of Beauty
Danielle is quite clearly, OBSESSED WITH LIPSTICK! With reviews, photos, swatches (on and off lips), giveaways and a range of highend and drugstore, this blog is choc-a-block with lippies. You'll also find posts on nails, subscription services and a bit of general chitchat. A lovely blog, that really makes me want to hit the makeup stands and swatch, swatch, swatch!

Charli has everything in a blog that a love. Clear layout, consise writing, gorgeous photographs and considered and well reasoned thoughts. Deary me, I sound like a teacher writing a report, but really, I do love, love, love this blog. Charli reviews a variety of products for a variety of budgets and even chats about her blog event experiences too. Lovely!

Lilly Belle
Lilly Belle Accessories is a cute, girlie shop filled to the brim with jewellery and headwear. There is even a collection for the little ladies in your life. There really is something pretty for so many occassions on this site- I even spotted a bridal garter- ooerrr mrs! If you have a little looksie at the ad button to the left of the screen, there is a cheeky little discount for all us Sprinklerinos. Woop.

Jessica Racheal
Jessica's blog makes me really happy. She does amazing nail tutorials with step by step nail tutorials and makes me want to try some of her fancy fun camera ideas. Jessica has just tipped over the 100 follower mark but I'm 100% sure she'll be shooting up, up and away. Please so go and show your glittery support.

Sam's Notebook
Sam's little space of the internet is awash with gorgeous pictures and insightful words about a range of beauty products, a lot of them very affordable. I love that Sam shows that you don't always have to buy incrediably expensive products to have a great cosmetic collection. Check her out s'il vous plait.

Hanny Made
Hanny Made is a shop full of handmade goodies, created by Hannah. See what she did with the name there? Clever non? Hannah has created a selection of very affordable girlie pieces and told me that the galaxy pendant is her best selling item, so be sure to snap it up before it sells out!

If you have blog or handmade business, a blog button no wider than 200px and would like to advertise in April (from the 1st), then drop me an email and we can talk about prices (which are tres reasonable).

Hope you find a new blog to add to your reading list!



Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday Tip :: Think Outside The Box

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Today's Tuesday Tip is a baby related one, but hopefully something you can apply to lots of other aspects of life too. A transferable skill if you will.

For the past few months I have been searching for a small table and chair set, for the mini human thing we keep here at Casa Del Glitter. I wanted something that could stay in the lounge but suit our other furniture.

I had considered THIS kind of mini picnic bench, that I would paint white and varnish, but just as I was about to take the plunge, I took off on a spur of the moment IKEA trip.

As we were walking round, pretending we lived in the showrooms (don't lie, you do it too), we stumbled upon a little white, square coffee table for £4.99. A table for under a fiver!! Bloomin' 'eck! It was perfect Baby Glitter size, easy peasy to assemble and did I mention it was a mere snip?!

I then bought a teeny white chair from the children's area for £9.99. It had a table you could also buy, which was ridiculously similar to the coffee one, but much much more pricey.

Now they are together and in my lounge, you would never know they weren't a set or that the table isn't a designated 'children's' table, would you?

The tip here, is to look around at everything that might suit your need. Don't assume that the only place you can find lovely children's furniture/toys/bedroom decor, is from a children's department. Some of the best things Baby Glitter has are from other walks of life and they look just fabulous!

Have you made any substitutes like this in your life? Care to share?



A Long Time Coming

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Last year, a blogging chum of mine sent me a surprise parcel of handmade goodies. Unfortunately, they were sent to Fanx HQ (a place where I worked for a few weeks in the summer, but hadn't told Cole I had left) and the kind chaps there, decided not to bother telling me. The parcel sat lost and unloved (on Lee's desk, grr), for months and months, but at last, here are the contents, in all their (slightly late) glory!

Scabble rings for Lister and I. Moustache Earrings.

Large cross earrings.

A selection of bracelets. Look at Baby Glitter's teeny tiny pink one! Cuuuttteee!!

Cole lovely lady and a pretty snazzy blogger too. She does amazing nail tutorials (bunnies on your nails anyone?) and finds some cracking MAC Dupes. If you would like to check out her shop, HERE is the link. You'll love it.

I have actually already seen Cole since my package arrived and thanked her in person, but I knew you would like it too, so this is just for you fancy little Sprinklerinos.

What was your favourite piece? Have you checked out the mulitcoloured cake ring in her shop? WOWZAS!



Sunday, March 18, 2012

goodbye rain, hello sunshine

Skirt: ASOS (sold out, dress version here). Stripe Top c/o: StyleMint. Shoes: Theyskens Theory. Jacket: Zara. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Purse: Chanel. Lips: Make Up For Ever #40. Nails: Sally Hansen. Monogram Necklace: Max & Chloe. Chevron Rings: ASOS. Jewelry: Gap, RB, David Yurman, YSL, Lydell NYC.

Happy Mothering Sunday

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

This is for all the yummy mummy's who read Sprinkle of Glitter. It's lovely to have you and we hope you'll be a Sprinklerino for a long while to come!

I do hope you don't mind the watermark, I don't normally bother with beauty products but naturally I don't want folk pinching my cutie baby photo.

Today we will be going out for a jaunt in the countryside and spending some quality Mummy-Baby time together. Awwwww.

What will you be doing on this most maternal of days?



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Happies

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

If you follow me on Instagram (Sprinkleofglitr), then you will have already seen this snap so I do hope your eyeballs are not disappointed.

(Did you spot Mindy in the background?Meow)

I'm feeling pretty chipper today and thought I would share with you some of the good things in my life.

For those of you that leave lovely jubbly comments like, "Ahhh you're always so happy" and, "Your life is amazing", thank you. I think it's only right to tell you though, that I do have all the poopy days that you do, I just focus on the glitter. I still get stung by failing MOT tests (thanks car, thanks a bunch), arguments with Matt over stupid things and smearing baby poo on my new top. What I'm trying to put across, in a round about way, is that I bet your life is amazing too, when you add up all the micro happies and jump for joy at the small things. *Smiles in a beautiful, end of movie with background music playing way*. Haha.

On with the exciting stuff!

♥ I bought Baby Glitter the cutest little table and chair set for my lounge. It was a clever little dealio actually so I will be blogging about it soon.

♥ Remember how I was featured in my local paper a few weeks ago (Look in the 'I've Been Featured!' tab at the top of this screen)? Well they liked the article that I wrote myself so much that they are giving me a regular monthly beauty column! I had a meeting with them last week and a photoshoot (not as glam as it sounds let me assure you, think backroom with white sheet hung up and a camera) for my ByLine. Deary me I'm excited for that. I know it's not Carrie Bradshaw and the New York Times, but it thrills me none the less.

♥ Spring is finally here. Birds tweet in the mornings, flowers are popping up everywhere and the trees have pink and white blossom on. First step Spring, next step, BIRTHDAY!

♥ I have been crafting my socks off (not literally, that's be peculiar) for Baby Glitter's 1st Birthday Party, so I feel all Martha Stewart. Would you like to see the crafts?

♥ Zoechummy is coming to stay next week and I just know we will have a laughter filled week of fun and frolics. Please do leave your video requests below.

♥ The documentary I was filmed for part of will be airing on french TV tomorrow. It's a programme called 66 Minutes and will be on a channel called M6 at 5.30pm if any of you live in the land of cheese and wine. I hope I come across OK and the edit out the part where I tried to get out a deck chair and failed. Haha.

♥ I have a blog packed full of brilliant followers who are just marvellous. I know that sounds like a cop out point to make, but really I mean it. I am so lucky to have people like you and if ever I'm having a bit of a quiet moment or a down day or feel a bit lonely, I log on to here and feel like I have a whole room of friends by my side. Oh dear, I'm becoming very emotional aren't I?! Sorry about that. *Dashes off to suppress feelings*

What are you micro happies today?



Thursday, March 15, 2012

For your childish Benefit

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Call me immature (go on, I dare you), but this little flyer that I picked up in a Benefit store last week, tickled my pickle and I hope it will tickle yours too. ;)

'Butt in and out' anyone?




PS- Before I have you up in arms about equal rights and all that jazz, I actually love it when a man takes care or himself and grooms nicely. Tis a bit sexy, non?


Top and Skirt thanks to Alice+Olivia. Stripe Top: St. James via Madewell. Shoes: Theysken's Theory. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Lips: NARS Schiap. Umbrella: Target. Pin: Vintage Chanel. Jewelry: Michele Watch, GAP, BR, Jcrew, YSL.

I am excited to announce I will be hosting the launch of the new Alice+Olivia boutique in San Francisco next Thursday (3/22). Pop by for some sweets, a glass of champagne & shopping fun...hope to see you there!
xo BEE

Also a BIG thank you to Anh for helping me snap the above photos**