Friday, 27 September 2013

Necklace DIY tutorial - How to transform a so so necklace into a POPPING one

Who ♥'s DIY?

While out terrorizing the shops I came across these necklaces,
underwhelming as they are I almost didn't purchase them...
But then I remembered that old trick that never fails me...
 Nail polish + boring necklace = KICKASS NECKLACE
Check out some of my previous Exploits
Bubble necklace - Tutorial Here - previously black, NOW GREEN OMBRE!
Neon Floral Extravanganza - Post here- Formally a washed out pink, NOW NEON.

And now to the method:
 Apply a few coats of white nail polish if the stones are dark (as mine are)
As I demonstrate here to great effect.

 Just planning what colors go where.
Once again - whiting out the stones.
I've left some blue to go with the other colors.
Went with a fetching neon theme - I like my Adornment LOUD.

And the final reveal...

#drumroll


Isn't it #totesamaze?


I think both these pieces will only need a crisp white shirt to really sing.
Actually I'm thinking about pairing the red necklace with a gold top I have...

What do you guys think?

Have I convinced you all to try it for yourself?  And have you ever tried it?

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Shoesday - September 24th

Manolo Blahnik
Last week for Shoesday we looked at some of the shoes coming out of various fashion weeks for Spring Summer 2014... you guys were keen as mustard so this week we're going to look at some more!
        I'm doing it in alphabetical order as I don;t want to be seen as playing favorites
                   plus there are a BUTTLOAD of beautiful shoes, how to categorize?

Alberta Ferretti - totes elegant!
Antonio Berardi - lovin the color clash
Bottega Veneta - simple yet saucy
Christopher Kane - unusual...
Christopher Kane - holographic!!!
Dolce & Gabanna - Embellishment
Dsquared2 - I have some sandals similar to this. with the beads on the front..
LOVE THESE - Green
Ermano Scervino - these are so awesome #ombre
Fendi - Red ombre plastic? Count me in.
Fendi - Plastic + monochrome = swoon
Fendi - Blue plastic - whats NOT to love?
Gucci - saucy snake sandals
Gucci - Suede and strappy.
Jil Sander - I love these... and I can't tell why?
      That'll do for this week, next Shoesday we will have a look at some more.  If you simply
    can't wait head on over to Elle.co.uk for all of the shoes (including the ugly ones I left out)

                                       Are there any standouts in here for you guys?
                               Any particular styles your'e looking forward to rocking?

                                                         ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sunday Baking - Lemon Slice, super easy but oh so TASTY

Inspired by my fav cafe's $4.50 version

I think you will agree that $4.50 is a little steep for something sweet,
but my version maybe cost me $2 for the WHOLE THING! I made this whole thing up as I went along - but my GOSH it is delish!

Ingredients:

Base: 125g Butter
         100g Condensed milk
         250g Plain biscuits/cookies - crushed to crumbs.

Melt butter and condensed milk together and stir through crumbs.  Press into 6x6 inch lined tin.

Topping: 192g Icing sugar                                      * Drop a dollop of mixture into a glass of 
              1/4cup milk                                                cold water, if you can roll it into a ball
              15g butter (I actually forgot this!)               it's ready.
              pinch salt
              30g Coconut
              Zest of 2 lemons

Melt sugar, milk, butter and salt together in a saucepan.  Bring to the boil and boil till the soft ball stage* is reached.  Add coconut and zest and beat till thick.  Pour onto base and chill.  Cut into small squares and EAT - YUM!

Ps, I took the picture with my Granna's teaset - do you like?
The teacups are so TINY!

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.