Sunday, 29 March 2015

Update


If you're reading this, you're probably going woah. At least I am.  Also, if you're reading this, you probably also actually care about my blog, which I really appreciate. Thank You!
Anyways, I've finally worked up the courage to do what I've been wanting to for over a month. I'm so excited that this is happening! I know that changing my URL means basically starting from scratch again, but I'm ready for that challenge and change.  I know that I'm going to lose almost all of my followers, but I also know that the ones that really care about my blog will redirect to this one, and I love you guys. I really do.
There are two reasons that I didn't tell you that this change was coming:
1. I wasn't sure when this was going to happen
2. I've learned that I'm blogging for myself. I love and appreciate every one of you, but I realized that this blog is going to go nowhere if I don't love what I'm doing.
Also, I know that my name sounds similar to those of some other blogs, but I did not copy them. I came up with this name on my own and I'm really happy with it.

I hope that you love this change as much as I do! I'll be getting back to my regular schedule soon ♥

I also need to add this link so Bloglovin can find my blog:
<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13907331/?claim=umb4nkdq83n">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

~Amy~

Friday, 27 March 2015

Spring Sunshine

Hello Lovelies!
 I thought I'd share another little outfit with you since it's finally starting to feel like spring, even though there's still a little snow. That being said, I can finally go outside without a jacket on! 
Ever since I got this dress last year, I've been obsessed with it. It's my ultimate little black dress, except it's, well, grey. I've been wearing it all autumn and winter and will definitely be wearing it into the spring. 
I just got the hat about a week or two ago, and I'm obsessed with it. I've been wanting to get a floppy hat for ages, and finally did when me and my friends went shopping.
I got the scarf last spring, but started wearing it a lot this winter because it's so cozy. I'll be sad to put it away for spring!
I also love this ring! I picked it up at a farmers market, and I can't remember the name of the stall for the life of me. It's definitely one of my favourite pieces, it always reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.
I got the boots ages ago, which is why they're so dirty, They're really worn, but they're still some of my favourite boots!
Also, I barely ever wear my hair up. This is the first time in quite a while that I wore braids!
Have a great weekend everyone! If it's just as spring like where you live, you should totally go outside and take advantage of the lovely weather ♥

~Amy~

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

10 Ways to Add Magic to Your Life

 As we grow older, we quite often forget about the magic in our lives. As children, we saw magic everywhere. We saw fairies in flowers, sprites in the trees, and fairy dust in dew drops. But as we grow older, we see magic in different ways. In bubble baths, in laughter, in your friends. Here are some of my tips on how to not forget that magic. 
+ Go on a nature walk
+ If this isn't possible, go for a walk around your neighborhood
+ Get dressed up or wear sweatpants and a t-shirt, whichever you prefer
+ Take photos of colourful flowers
+ Take time to look at the sky
+ Look at a sunrise or sunset
+ Take a relaxing bath
+ Bake something sweet
+ Treat yourself to chocolate
+ Have a tea party by yourself

How do you like to add magic to your life?

~Amy~

Friday, 20 March 2015

{Make a} Little Silhouette Pillow

These little pillows are adorable and super versatile. They can look however you want: you can choose a solid background, a soft floral background, a plaid background, or a polka dot one like I used. You can also use any silhouette you want: a simple clip art like I used, or a more personal one like a pet or family member. They also have endless uses: a pincushion, a wrist rest, or just a simple decoration.

No matter what yours looks like and how you make it, they're super cute and fun to make. They're also  quick and simple, so you can easily whip one of these up while watching your favourite show or movie.

You will need:
♥ Patterned fabric
♥ Felt in a colour of your choice
♥ Matching thread
♥ Stuffing

1. Print out the silhouette you want to use and resize it to about three and a half inches.
2. Use your pattern to cut out your silhouette on brightly coloured felt.
3. Cut two squares out of your patterned fabric. I made mine about four and a half inches.
4. Sew your silhouette onto the front of one of your patterned fabric squares with matching thread.
5. Put the right sides of your fabric squares together and sew them up using matching thread. Leave a small gap.
6. Turn the pouch you have made right side out and stuff it.
7. Sew up the gap.

Enjoy your new pillow!
If you want, you can also make this a full sized pillow. Just change the dimensions!
If you do make one of these, I would love to see! Comment below or email me at perfectimperfectionsblog@putlook.com

Have a great weekend!

~Amy~

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

{Review} Lush Phoenix Rising Bath Bomb

Hello Lovelies!
I'm back with another review for you today! Those are becoming much more common around here.
Today's review is the first I've ever done on a bath bomb, and only my second time using one.

My first impression of this was that I loved the scent and the colour. It's actually quite big, too, so I broke it in half and used it for two baths which worked quite well for me.

 
On the Lush website, it says this:
"... this gorgeous bomb sinks to the bottom of the tub when you toss it in, and slowly rises up, fizzing out a spicy apple and cinnamon scent."
It stays true to this and does fizz for a while at the bottom until it rises to the top.
On the inside, I noticed a little bit of blue/green. This faded away fairly quickly, though.
When this in done fizzing it leaves a pretty purple along with a lovely apple cinnamon scent as it it softens your skin.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this bath bomb. Unfortunately, it is now discontinued.
Have you tried this before? What do you think of it?

Oh, and happy St. Patrick's day!

~Amy~

Friday, 13 March 2015

{Make a} Coconut Chai Latte

Hello Lovelies!
I have a little recipe for you today. I love chai lattes, and I love coconut. So what could be better then a drink made from both of them?
 Chai Coconut Latte Recipe
Just a warning before you attempt this: only make a tiny cup, and don't drink it all at once. Only under two circumstances should you do this:
a) You had a really long/hard/bad day, and you need a warm, rich, and comforting drink to cry into
b) It's first thing in the morning and you're not fully aware of what you're doing, anyways
Let me tell you, this is ridiculously rich. It may be too rich for you, so you may want to try a lighter coconut milk.

You will need:
♥A chai tea bag
♥Coconut milk 
♥Sugar
♥Cinnamon 

1. Steep the chai tea bag in half a mug of boiling water for eight minutes 
2. Measure out a mug full of coconut milk and pour it into a little saucepan. Put it on the stove on low.
3. Add I the tea you steeped
4. Mix in a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon 
Enjoy your latte!

If you do try this, I would love to know how it worked. Comment below or email me at perfectimperfectionsblog@outlook.com.

Have a great weekend ♥

~Amy~

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

{Make} Lucky Cat Magnets

Hello Lovelies!
How long has it been since I posted a DIY? I was inspired by this necklace from Tea and Craft to make something related to Lucky Cats. They're so cute! I don't know a lot about them, though, so if any of you do I would love to learn some more.
This is a super easy and quick DIY, and you only need a few materials.
The pattern is here, sorry it's messy. Oh, and resize it to any size you want!

You will need:
♥ White felt
♥ Pink and purple felt
♥ Matching thread
♥ A rhinestone or bead
♥ A magnet
♥ A hot glue gun

1. Cut out the pieces.
2. Embroider the face on with the thread colour of your choice.
3. Sew the ears and the collar on to match your face (if you want them to).
4. Hot glue the rhinestone or bead on like a bell.
5. Hot glue the magnet onto the back.
Enjoy!

If you do try and make one of these, I would love to see it! Leave a comment below or email me at perfectimperfectionsblog@outlook.com ♥

~Amy~

Friday, 6 March 2015

{Review} The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick Shade 10 Nude
Hello Lovelies!
I picked this up from the Body Shop a little while ago. I was excited to see this as one of their new products, I'm a sucker for chubby sticks. They're just so cute! I picked up one in shade 10: nude. I thought that I'd share a little review of it with you guys.

Does it match it guarantees? 
These are some of the things that the website says about this product:
  ♥ Velvety, petal-soft formula
♥ Medium Coverage
♥ Subtle floral scent
♥ Easy application
  ♥ Matte Finish
♥ It is really soft and definitely doesn't leave my lips dry.
 ♥ It is light to medium coverage, the colour isn't very pigmented.
 ♥ It does have a subtle floral scent, and I think I smell a little bit of vanilla. It's not to strong, just nice.
 ♥ The chubby stick gives it an easy application that doesn't require much precision.
 ♥ It has a matte finish with a very slight shimmer. 
Overall:
I quite like this as a lip balm/stick, I think that it's really nice. I do wish that it was a little more pigmented but I think that it it can pull a look together nicely and give a polished but natural look to your lips.

You can pick one of these up here.
Have you tried one of these? What do you think of them?

~Amy~

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

February Favourites

Hello Lovelies!
I can't believe it's March already! This year has flown by so far. Here are some of the things that I was loving last month. But to be honest, I'm still loving them!
February Beauty Favourites
Beauty Favourites:
This past month, this has been an essential part of my morning hair routine. I haven't been using it as a really strong hairspray, just to prevent static and frizz.
This has become a regular in my night routine. It's great on dry patches, and smells simply amazing 
I mentioned this in a favourites a few months ago, but I've refound my love for it. This little guy has all the shades I need for a nice neutral eye and would be great for on the go.
I've mentioned Avon lip glosses a lot in these posts, but I love them. This one smells really nice and relaxing and is super moisturizing.
I LOVE this shower gel. It smells amazing and is so much nicer on my skin then any other shower gels. This was part of the Lush Valentines Day collection, and I'm so happy I picked this up.
February Other Favourties
Other Favourites:
Olaf Blanket
As you may or may not know, I love Frozen. So I was really happy when my mom made me this blanket for Christmas! It's so cozy and soft. 
I LOVE these cookies. They're delicious, and I've was scarfing down tons of them while I was sick.
After picking this up a little while ago, this has quickly become one of my favourite herbal teas. I love anything with mago in it!

By the way, thank you guys for all of your feedback on my new blog name! I'm going to change it, but not that soon as the show I'm in is just a few weeks from opening night and I'm super busy. That's also the reason for the rushed nature of this post.

Have a great March!

~Amy