Thrifty Valentine Idea. Give Your Loved One A Break, Absolutely FREE!

Thrifty Valentine Idea. Give Your Loved One A Break, Absolutely FREE!

If you are struggling to come up with the best and most cost-effective Valentines gifts, here is your saviour.

Give the gift of time for free! With us all tightening our belts and with only a few days left to think of a great present that your other half deserves, it is likely that you’ve started worrying about what you’re going to do?!

When it comes to the perfect gifts is your mind totally blank?  Why not give a gift with a difference? A Gift of Time!

Why not give your Partner a break whilst you do all the Dirty Work! You could Do the Washing, Clean the House..Fix that tap that has been dripping for months, Run her a relaxing bath or clean his car!..

Bridget of the north love coupons, houseworkOr Why Not get creative and make a Chore Cheque Book?  they make a wonderful gift for that special person in your life. Create them by hand or use print some Chore coupons, they are  completely free and easy to use.7
You can  cut out the coupon’s that you want to use, and staple them into a little booklet. Or Hide them around the house for your other half to find! Chore coupons have no expiration date and can be used at any time.

DIY Ombre & Dip Dye Tutorial! Simple Way To Get a Funky New Look For Less Than A Tenner!

DIY Ombre & Dip Dye Tutorial! Simple Way To Get a Funky New Look For Less Than A Tenner!

Things have been tough lately  And let’s face it, when a gal has a tough day, some hair therapy is usually in order! So I grabbed my best friend and persuaded her to let me loose on her locks! I found this photo tutorial and decided to share it with anyone who needs to leave the January Blues behind!  😀

**Heads up: I have only done this once before!  That’s my “I ain’t no pro, so do as I say at your own risk” disclaimer.**

My DIY tools: Clairol “Born Blonde”, an old tooth brush, precut tin foil and a bowl. Oh, and gloves… not seen here. I hear this is much easier with highlighting bleach kits so keep that in mind if you have darker hair than me.

My before hair. Not bad, but could be a lot more fun.  Definitely tired of the dull brownish blonde it’s become over the years.

Step One: Change into a shirt you don’t care about getting dye on and brush your hairs!

Step Two: Apply a pretty healthy dose of the dye about 3-4 inches up, depending on how long your hair is.  Use downward strokes with your brush. Set in tin foil and check regularly. I left it in for about 25 minutes before moving on to step 3. **One tip I learned is that when you’re doing it yourself, do NOT go above your shoulders. This leaves room for improvement.

Step three: Take the tips out of the foil and check your colour  When it’s about a shade and a half lighter, apply more dye further up your hair.  Be sure to fade it in nicely with your brush. Leave the older dye on your tips so it continues to lighten while you do the rest (unless you’ve gone too light, in which case just go ahead and rinse it off). I left this in for another 25 minutes. For a little extra fun, lighten up random strands around your head here and there.

Step Four: Rinse, wash and condition. Then wait approximately 10 years for your hair to dry before you can take a picture of it. GRUMBLE!

As e were feeling really adventurous we decided to add some colour! So only lightening the hair once, then washing it off and drying the ends we then added a LIVE : ULTRA BRIGHT in HOT PINK to create a dip dye effect!

This is the result, it looks more red than pink but we are really happy with the result!

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I hope you enjoyed this! If you’re thinking of dying your hair and going for something fun, this is a really low maintenance, low hassle way of getting a really fun look. I HIGHLY recommend it 😀

How To Make Your Own Curling Wand From An Old Pair Of Curling Tongs For Free! (psst, it works just as well)

How To Make Your Own Curling Wand From An Old Pair Of Curling Tongs For Free! (psst, it works just as well)

I’ve been an avid fan of Pinterest and if you don’t what that is, you’re missing out! I wouldn’t even know where to start on how to explain what Pinterest is other than it’s an amazing website.  They have arts & craft ideas I would’ve never ever thought of, wedding ideas, recipes, holiday decor, home decor, fashion, beauty, destinations, and just a whole bunch of great stuff.

Anyways, I’ve been liking and reposting a lot things on Pinterest and have finally got down to trying some of the projects I liked. So last week I decided to do my first Pinterest project, which was turning my unused curling iron into a curling wand. I’ve always wanted a curling wand but I wasn’t really trying to spend a lot of £££ just to curl my hair. So when I saw how to make one myself, I was ecstatic! It was really easy to do and all you need is a screw driver and 5 minutes of your time. Also I’ve included step by step instructions as well as pictures for those who want to try this.

Here’s the directions to make your own curling wand from an old curling iron:

1) unhook the curling iron stand by simply pulling it apart and it should pop right off.

2) unscrew and remove the clamp part of the iron (the part of the iron where you put your hair in the middle of)

3) remove the spring by unscrewing it and then take the screw that held the spring in place and screw it back into the hole where the spring used to be to keep the metal tube part that covers the heating component together. (hopefully that makes sense??)

4) then plug it in and enjoy your new curling wand, tada!

The best part is that it works just as good as buying the expensive ones but without spending a penny!