Party time! Looking for a fantastic bit of head-fashion for that Christmas party? Got a winter wedding coming up and have no idea how to make your outfit even more spectacular? (For my fellow Hong Kong-ers) Are you heading to Clockenflap this weekend or Blohk Party on December 7th and want to channel your inner festival-chic fashionista? Then look no further – I have designed 10 exclusive floral headbands and you can buy them off the fab ladies at Glamourpods.
All Things Indulgent Carmen Headband (pink focal flower) HK$380
Using a mix of silk and polyester flowers – these headbands are such a fun addition to any outfit, making an ethereal yet modern statement. They aren’t too heavy either making it possible to rock the florals all night long!
HK Blogger & Stylist Jasmine (www.dressmeblog.me) wearing her All Things Indulgent headband
These headbands are such a joy to make and can be easily styled; dressed up or down. Channel your inner woodland nymph and pair your headband with a floaty dress and shawl, contrast the girly florals with a crisp white shirt and fierce leather shorts, exude 70s glam with pleats and chunky heels, look chill yet chic by wearing your headband with jeans and a printed blouse…the possibilities are endless! How would you style your headband?
All Things Indulgent Scarlett Headband (in red & white) HK$380
To see the rest of my exclusive line of Floral headbands, and other jewellery collection: head over to Glamourpods (pssst, there’s a sale going on!)
Photo of Jasmine courtesy of Yolanda Van Der Mescht
Loving the nautical theme but want to make it a bit funkier? I have the perfect DIY for you – it’s crazy easy and really eye-catching. I love collecting shells; whenever I’m on holiday somewhere beachy I tend to pick up either beach pebbles or shells as little keepsakes. If you recall, I previously DIYed “Inspiration Pebbles” and they’re sitting pretty in my bathroom, however, this time I wanted to add some fun to my shell collection to decided to bling-ify them. Using (what else) trusty nail polish and glitter!
What you need:
- Your favourite nail polish colour(s) – you can use glitter nail polish on top of the colour
- Lay out a sheet of newspaper on a flat surface. Wipe the shells clean with a damp cloth.
- Start painting a couple of coats of nail polish on the shell surface. If you’re using glitter nail polish then just leave to dry.
- If you’re using glitter; work while the polish is still wet – evenly sprinkle the glitter on the shell surface and leave to dry.
- Once dry, shake the excess glitter off the shell. You can then paint a coat of clear polish over the glitter to prevent getting it everywhere.
I stuck with ocean-themed colours but you can go as wild with the colours as you want. This simple DIY upstyle can turn drab and bland into bold and blingin’ so why not have a go yourself!
I love autumn. I love everything about it – Halloween is probably one of my favourite holidays (so gutted it’s come and gone already), it’s the best time of year weather-wise in HK (hot, sunny but with a dry breeze) and the food is fab! By autumn food, of course I mean pumpkin everything and this risotto recipe is absolutely great.
What you need:
- 2 cups of rice
- 1/2 onion – finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic – crushed
- Pumpkin – chopped, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper
- 2-3 cups chicken stock
- 4 tbsp cream
- Handful of mozzarella
- Fresh thyme
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and roast the chopped pumpkin for 20-30 mins.
- In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and sweat the onions gently over a medium heat. Add the garlic.
- Once the garlic and onion starts to get some colour, add the rice and stir till the rice is coated in the oil.
- Add enough chicken stock to cover the rice and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down low.
- Add the chicken stock as the rice soaks up the liquid. Continue stirring.
- Once the rice is cooked, add the pumpkin and continue stirring.
- Stir in the cream, mozzarella and thyme. Season to taste and serve.
This risotto is great for curling up in front of the telly with a steaming bowl while its chilly outside. Delicious served on its own, with some seared salmon (for a lighter meal) or stew if you’re needing a more filling, comforting meal.
If you’re bored of wearing jewellery the “traditional” way and want to find a new way to accessorize that is unique, eye-catching and fun then you definitely should try DIYing some shoe chains for yourself.
What you need:
- Silver Chains
- Gunmetal Chains
- Black painted Chains
- Jump Rings
- Lobster Clasps
- Measure the circumference of your ankle and cut a length of chain that length.
- Attach the ends together with a jump ring and lobster clasp.
- Attach lengths of different chains to the main ankle chain - they should vary in length and hang low enough to create “U”s over the heel of your shoes.
You can mix it up by using different coloured chains, different style gold chains or even add some beads or a couple pendant embellishments. The anklets of the 90′s have grown up and are looking fierce and sexy – I love it!
I might be a little late to the game when it comes to braiding Shamballa bracelets but better late than never! These beauties are awesome – super easy to braid, totally versatile and they make fabulous gifts (perfect for birthdays, hen do’s, bridesmaids pressies etc). The tutorial itself is a bit fiddly so you can check out my video tutorial below.
What you need:
- Thread – cut into 4 lengths (about 4x your wrist circumference)
- Beads (4-6 is a good amount)
- Sticky tape
- Super glue (to secure the knots)
To make sure the end knots don’t unravel, add a drop of superglue to secure it (be sure to let the glue dry before putting the bracelet on!)
So now it’s your turn! Have a go at making your own Shamballa bracelet – what type of beads would you use?
Very exciting news!!! I have designed an exclusive line of fabulous jewellery pieces for super chic online jewellery store Glamourpods!
One of my absolute favourite e-shopping sites, Glamourpods work with independent designers around the world to bring together an eclectic mix of fun, unique and beautiful accessories…and I am just tickled pink to be a part of that design group!
My pieces feature plenty of bling and colour (no surprises there I’m sure!); using Swarovski crystals, silk embroidery threads and dyed metals. Please be sure to check them out on the Glamourpods website!
Here are two of my favourite pieces:
All Things Indulgent “Disco Ball Bracelet” on Glamourpods.com – HK$1000
All Things Indulgent “Waterfall Necklace” on Glamourpods.com – HK$1400