Sunday, 18 September 2016

Autumn DIY's🍂

Glittery Autumnal Fairy Lights

Hi guys so today i thought i would share with you a DIY that you could make/do this Autumn that could make you feel more cosy and ready for the cold crisp sweater weather ahead!

I have got 3 DIY's that i would like to share with you but i will do them in 3 different posts so i can give you more details and pictures to each one!

My first DIY is Glittery Autumnal fairy lights!

What you will need:

 - Leaves (real or fake)
 - Clear Nail Polish
 - Glitter Nail Polish
 - Glitter Spray (Optional)
 - Hairspray
 - Fairy Lights
 - Cellotape

Step 1

Collect some leaves from outside our get some fake ones from the likes of Amazon or Ebay! I went with the good old fashioned leave picking from outside, but i would recommend using fake ones as they last longer!

Step 2

Cover your variety or leaves in the clear nail polish to keep the leave from breaking (or rotting if it is real), and leave the leaf to dry for about 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure you paint the front and back of the leaf so the full thing is protected.

Step 3

Once your leaves are fully dry, paint on your choice of glitter nail polish to the front only then again leave to dry for this time round about 3 to 4 minutes so they don't smudge.

Step 4 (optional)

If you would like to give your leaves that extra glam then spray some glitter spray on both sides of the leaf and leave to dry for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 5

Once completely dry, select your choice of hair spray and spray your collection of leaves to keep the glitter on them and to keep every little bit of perfection intact.

Step 6

Attach your newly glamorous, glittery leaves to your fairy lights with the sellotape and there you have it! your very own DIY Glittery Autumnal fairy lights!

I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY as i had a really good time making it! i also hope this inspires you to make some of your own DIY's and if you make these Glittery Autumnal fairy lights make sure to tweet us them @pastelpetals with the hashtag #Autumnpetals
And also keep your eyes peeled for part 2 & 3 of this DIY series!

Be Kind and have Courage- xoxo Courage 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Autumn Nails!

Hi guys! I'm sharing my Autumn nail polishes today. I don't know about you but we both love to have our nails dressed for the Autumn season, which means dark berry and very dark purples make appearances.

I feel like the only season you can really get away with a dark nail polish is Autumn. In Summer you tend to go for brighter colours or nudes and in Winter it is normally a classic red. I've cropped together 6 of my favourite Autumn colours for you guys. Obviously there isn't much I can say about nail polishes so I am just going to show you them and swatch them.

Nailsinc - New Oxford Street

Nailsinc - Grosvenor Cresent

Nailsinc - Old Bond Street

Barry M Nail Paint - 273 Raspberry

Rimmel Salon Pro - 402 Urban Purple

Avon - Magic Effects Matte Inky Blue 
These are my Autumn Faves, let me know yours in the comments.

Be Kind and Have Courage - Advice xoxo