DIY 3D Decorations

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The above photo is of my nineteenth birthday party which was themed as a vintage tea party. My very artistically talented aunty taught me how to make these 3D streamer decorations that really helped set the scene. And now I’m going to show you!

ImageFirstly you’ll need some pretty paper of your choice, I decided to go with magazine cut outs. You’ll also need a pair of scissors, some stencils that I printed off from the internet, a texter and a sewing machine.  ImageImageImageStart by tracing the stencil onto the paper, you’ll need even numbers but you can do as many as you want. I did 8 so that meant that there will be 4 shapes on my streamer. The more you have the longer the streamer. And then cut them out.ImageTake the first two of the same shapes and sew them together down the middle so you can fold it down the middle when we’re done.ImageTake another two of the same shape and sew it on to the previous two you sewed together. Continue doing this until you have sewed them all together and it makes one long streamer. ImageFold the shapes in half down the middle so they look 3D and then ‘TADA!’ You have a very quirky, eye catching 3D streamer that will help bring you party, or even just the corner of your bedroom to life!Image

Flash by Jimmy Choo

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As fragrances being one of the many things that will ultimately come down to personal tastes through and through, I am very picky when it comes to finding a signature perfume as I’m sure you are yourself.

With the ever so helpful advice from a sales assistant at Cosmetic Fragrance Direct I came across the brand spanking new Flash by Jimmy Choo and kept coming back to it despite taking numerous whiffs of other perfumes in the store. I explained to the staff that I was a big fan of Gardenias and listed a few perfumes I had previously loved and then off she went around the store hand picking out what she thought would be just right for me.

Flash has top notes strawberry, pink pepper and tangerine, middle notes of tuberose, jasmine and white lily, and then base notes of white wood and heliotrope so it was the perfect mix of sweet fruit and white floral scents for my everyday fragrance. The staying power is unbelievable and a little goes a long way, there’s no need to bathe in this stuff.

Overall I’m very pleased with my purchase and look forward to all the adventures I will have while wearing this little beauty.