If like me, your on a tight budget and get cheap thrills from buying sale items and finding discount codes online, then check out my Top 5 Valentines Deals below.
Whilst I’m not crazy about Valentines day (as last years blog post proved), I still like to acknowledge the day and get involved in the whole shebang – a card, a gift and throw in a romantic dinner. But I dont believe Valentines Day needs to be expensive, last year Larzy cooked me a romantic meal in the flat, and we bought each other tickets to a gig that cost just £10 each. Good food and good music, thats all we needed. So below are three deals I thought may be a little helpful to those who are a little strapped for cash this Valentines.
Whether its a he or a she, a bouquet of flowers is one of the lovliest ways to say I love you.… Read on…
So here is my first ever hair tutorial (aside from the DIY Dip Dye I did a few months back) – it’s the double plaited headband. Whilst this look works brilliantly on clean washed hair, the main focus of this tutorial is to show you something very quick and easy to do with dull hair. In the photos I’ve taken, my hair is not clean or washed, so excuse the greasey tatts. But despite my unwashed hair, the end result looks tidy, detailed and like it took a lot of time and effort – which it didn’t.
Just follow these six simple steps – apologies for the muppet faces I’m pulling …
I have become a batiste beast! I used to buy one can of batiste every summer to take to Festivals, I’d then keep it for the odd bad hair day or when I was having one my special ‘no-shower-hangover-days’. However these days I need to buy batiste in bulk, because I hate washing my hair. It’s become such a chore. As I’m aging, so is my hair, and its needing more and more care and attention, like some sort of annoying old lady. I used to be able to get away with two washes per-week, now my hair gets mad at me if I don’t wash it daily, and punishes me by sulking in its own grease. But there’s so much to do – washing, rinsing, treatments, blow drying, more treatments, straightening … I’m a grown-up now, I can’t be doing do that every day!
Back in the 1970’s you could stroll into a festival without paying a penny, hitch a ride there (safely), survive the weekend wearing one dress, and everyone would share food, drink and smokes in the name of FREE LOVE. Unfortunately, I live in the era where the average festival ticket is £170, drinks are £5 a pop and the girls parade around wearing Topshops entire Spring/Summer collection just to achieve the ‘festival look’. Basically festivals are expensive!
But there is a way to do them on the cheap.
Last weekend I went to Greenman festival for its 10th Anniversary and camped Friday through to Monday, spending just £45 over the whole weekend. It took me a few festivals (and a lot of spending) to finally figure out how to avoid the festival splurging, but it can be done,
With the 2012 Olympics drawing to a close and temperatures soaring, Larzy and I decided to take a day off and head down to BT London Live in Hyde Park. It’s completely free, no tickets needed – great for people like us who are saving. There are 3 huge screens, each showing a different Olympic event. We caught some BMX’ing, syncronised swimming, and even watched the GB Hockey Team win their bronze.
I’ve done a few DIY posts recently, I’m really trying to encourage ‘Saving without Sacrifice.’ I‘ve Dip Dyed, Tie Dyed, I‘ve even chopped my own hair, but I think this may be my favorite DIY post so far, mostly because it’s completely FREE, and I love the styles I’ve created. When funds are low you can still create a fabulous look.
The Jeans pictured above are a pair of Black Denim Victoria Beckham Jeans (DVB) from one of her 2009 collections that I picked up a few years ago in a charity shop (Princess Alice Hospice) for just £5. An absolute bargain. I’m not sure of their original RRP, but today DVB Jeans retail from £80 to £160, depending on the style. It just goes to show what you can find in second hand stores if you really look hard.
As nice as they are, I’ve wanted a pair of ripped jeans for some time now, so I chose this pair, as well as an old pair of United Colors of Benetton Jeans to rip.… Read on…