Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Does it just CLICK?!?!?!

This is the question I can't help ask myself constantly whenever I see the relationship/single status flash up on facieB and wanted to know your views on it?

I am talking about settling down......eeeeek, arrghhh, noooooo............party!!!!

This was me when I was at uni and then suddenly something just clicked it's the only way I can describe it, I was 20 when I got my click which in today's society is early!
Since then i've fallen in love had a little one and for the first time felt like my life was on track and had a course to follow.

I used to think perhaps meeting the right person makes you click and want to settle down but the more I think about it and past couples i've known I don't think it's as simple as that. Sometimes people are with the right people but at the wrong time.

A lot of my friends that are the same age as me are still living the life I led whilst at uni seven years ago.

How many girls do you know that won't even consider settling down for anything other than perfection or fireworks and I mean the works.. money, car, body yada yada yada... oh and they want to be spoilt!

"I don't fancy my boyfriend anymore because he stopped working out"
"I'm only attracted to the bad boys, nice guys are too boring for me" 
"I won't settle for second best when i can have the best"

*Newsflash* Nobody needs material things to be happy, you don't need guys to buy you things day in day out to make you feel special if you need that then your not with the right person because they should be enough to make you happy! If you do need that then a serious case of self reflection is in order.

I CRINGE so badly watching the cattle market tv show Take Me Out because this is a prime example of this, a guy will come on good looking nicely dressed and then once the girls find out he's a farmer or anything in the slightest bit uncool wow do those lights go off!

When i was 16 I had strong visions of myself never settling down being 30, living in London working in journalism or advertising, living in a swanky flat with a vintage bicycle I would pedal furiously to work on bustling in and out of the busy traffic trying to hit my deadlines..... *back in the real world* what happened with that did I get my click?!

There's nothing wrong with waiting and wanting perfection but when girls want to be treated like princesses and then moan about there being no decent guys out there, you can't help but think.... lower your standards! 
 Buy your boyfriend something nice once in a while, surprise him. Give the nice guy a chance, or the guy that doesn't have designer clothing, let yourself like someone for who they are and not what they've got.

Facebook Goal Photo Pendant Giveaway!!!

Hi to all new Lilly Belle fans and likers *waves*

Firstly, thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by my page and click like to show your support it means so much.

Secondly to the bit you've all been waiting for....it's giveaway time again.....

To celebrate my new facebook page reaching it's first goal of 100 likes I will be giving away a beautiful unique handmade custom photo pendant necklace just like the one below (worth £9.99)... but with your photo as the picutre.

Here are some examples of photo pendants to get you thinking of what you'd like your pendant to look like if you're the lucky winner. 

A loved one, you and a loved one (daughter, mum, son, nan etc) your beloved pet anything you want.
The higher quality image the better your pendant charm will be....

All you have to do to enter is the following steps ......
1) Share this giveaway via your blog, facebook or twitter. Comment with a link to your shout out and you will be entered.
2) Sit back relax and rub a buddah's belly for good luck.  The winning entry will be picked at random on 27/10/2012

New facebook page 100 likes goal giveaway

I am so close to my first goal of 100 likes for my facebook page and will be doing a giveaway once I hit 100 likes.
On my facebook page I post lots of fashion tips, sneak previews of new designs in the making plus regular discount codes and giveaways.
Please like and share to support british handmade beautiful accessories jewellery and girls headbands/clippies ♥


Thursday, 4 October 2012

All New Designs

Ok peeps, so where to start I have been beavering away lately on new designs and have been working flat out!
I am so pleased and proud of my new ranges as they are things that have been on my to do list for such a long time.
I wish I had some kind of in built motivation switch I could press from time to time to give myself a swift sharp and much needed kick up the butt! 
Nevertheless I couldn't wait to share them with my lovely blog followers to get some insight into what you think.....

Where to start!?!?!?!?

For those of you that don't know I have a little online boutique on ebay and a website where I design and make my own unique fashion accessories and jewellery. 

I am so pleased with my ebay shop and how it is going I have been awarded power seller and top rated seller for my customer service and love seeing all the lovely feedbacks I get from my customers. Knowing that my pretties I have designed and made are bringing people happiness is really all the motivation I need. I have worked very hard to build up a shop that I hope appeals to everyone's eclectic tatses here's some examples...

Art Pendant Necklaces
Plethora of beautiful pendant necklaces made from high quality images sealed with a premium clear resin dome.

Pendant size is 1" & chain is 24" long ♥


 Customised personal photo/initial pendants (great for gifts)

100% Wool Felt Clippies

Lilly Belle posh tot felt hair clips are made completely by myself using highest quality 100% wool felt. Using the best quality felt means the felt is soft and the colours are vibrant. 

Lilly Belle felt clippies come on a 1 3/4" alligator which is then lined with grosgrain ribbon for a non-slip grip for even the finest hair.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Cupcake Creations

There's nothing I love more in my spare time than to make a batch of cupcakes, they're just so pretty and yummy and you can really go to town on making the unique and different.

Here's some pictures of some cupcakes I have made over the past two months, let me know which are your favs? :)

Pink & Whites

Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Rose Swirl Cupcakes

Rose Swirl Cupcakes

Bumble Bee Cupcakes (these were a present)

Bumble Bee Cupcakes (these were a present)

Finally my favourite, raspberry cupcakes!

Finally my favourite, raspberry cupcakes complete with raspberry filling, calorific terrific!

This last picture is of a giant cupcake cake, these make 10-12 portions as an idea of how big they are lol!

New Hair - Embracing the fringe!

So Tulisa has recently just gone brunette to blonde what do we think?!
I definitely prefer her as a brunette I think it suits her alot better than the blonde.


I know how she feels though hair is a great way to express yourself and the easiest thing to change when you fancy a new look.

During my 25 years of follicle growth my hair has been through the colour spectrum but I recently opted for a fringe because they look so girly and bo ho.
My hairdresser shaped it around my face which I haven't had before and added some layers and I love it so much, if you can see in the picture my fringe shapes around my eyes which is brilliant for a softer look and not make it such a harsh fringe....

Have you had any (funny now but not at the time) hair disasters, or alternatively is there a hair style you would love to try but haven't quite found the minerals to try out?

The last couple of months has bought about a range of new collections I have had in the pipeline for a while now, so exciting to see them all come together.

Here are some of my favourite goodies for you to feast your eyes on, would love to here feedback on them.

Flower powers bands, Lilly Belle Posh Tots - beautiful girly vintage style prints make up these range of headbands adorned with matching flowers, comes in sizes newborn to adult.

Click here to view them at my shop.

Personalised girls necklace and necklace sets, too cute! 

Bohemian body beads are multifunctional as they connect using clever magnets and can be worn as a headband, bracelet, necklace, belly chain, anklet the possibilities are endless ♥

Boho chic hair crowns perfect for the festival season

Holiday - Fuerteventura

This year we decided to go to Fuerteventura for our much needed dosage of real sun! 

Fuerteventura for those of you who might not know is one of a few Spanish canary islands. It is an island which is very big on tourism, lots of hotels and modern looking complexes dotted in amongst local town houses. 
Think palm trees galore, and for a visual image this was the view from our balcony..... very beautiful!

 We had a great time one thing I didn't know is that Fuertenventura is quite windy but this was heaven when your sunbathing and you get a gust of wind to cool you down...... take me back!