Friday, 31 January 2014

D-I-Wire Bracelets

when strawberries are feeling a tad on the crafty side
there's one thing that will always satisfy our craving...
SISSY BRACELETS!
who needs friendship bracelets when you've got a sister?
because remember:
sisters make the best of friends

y'all need
thick-ish wire
plain chains (we got a cheeky bargain at Claire's)
some pliers or wire cutters
AND THAT'S IT

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we went for silver as it just makes our strawberry hair 
POP

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bend open the chains at the middle link and let the arms have a good ole stretch

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if you're feeling super organised, we'd suggest writing down your chosen words
you know, gots to be practicing 
p.s. don't forget to include swirls on each end so you can plop it into the bracelet

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then you can start attempting to recreate these using your wire

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we went for strawb and sister.
because... well... we're the strawberry sisters.

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use your cutters to separate your creation from the excess wire

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and then place the open links through the swirl and secure

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these don't just have to be bracelets either guys!
let them be whatever they want to be

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ours decided they wanted to live a long and happy life together 
as candle decorations

Thursday, 30 January 2014

a jolly healthy lolly

to conclude our very un-strawberry healthy eating in January
we decided to share with you our not-so-guilty pleasure
that has helped us through the month.
this fruity, nutty and (most importantly) chocolaty lolly
is one beaut of a snack and tastes major delish 

it would be handy if you had the following:
chocolate soya milk (or almond if you want yours more on the nutty side)
a small banana
a handful of strawbs
some kind of hazelnut flavour (we went for yoghurt but be as creative as you desire)

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begin by collecting eight ounces of the non-milky goodness 

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then pour super carefully 

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and try really hard not to sip

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pour the whole lot into a blender - but hold those horsies
no blending for you yet

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you've got to chop up that banana first

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and then plop those in too

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we felt hungry so dolloped in the whole of our yoghurt - 
which works out about half a cup

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now's the moment for your blender to shine
let it smooth out your perf concoction 

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NOW FOR THE STRAWBERRIES
chop those bad boys up so they're nice thin slices please

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cos we're super fancy (e.g. lazy) we used an instant lolly maker
but this works just as well with a good old fashioned lolly mould too

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now it's time to line the outside of the mould with some of your strawbs
and then fill in the rest with your scrummy liquid

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when the lolly is set, remove and dance around the kitchen 
oh that's just us? doesn't everyone have a lolly dance?

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yes cheeky strawb we do see you

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TASTE TEST

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hmmmm cold is what i'm instantly feeling

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oh yep and there's the banana! 
and the nuts!
and the chocolate!
oh so many flavours!

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if that isn't the face of someone whose just eaten a bite of an amazing lolly -
we don't know what is.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

We love Nails Inc!

it's no secret us strawberries love a bit of nail varnish
but when we want an extra special little
sumin sumin
there's one brand we chose every time...
Nails Inc.
and we just so happen to own every single colour of theirs
so we thought we'd share with you 
our top five

we love

.........
dramatic drumroll 
even though we've already told you

nails inc

just look at that shimmer and shine

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nice artsy angle here for all you hipster strawbs

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get ready to prepare yourself for the solo shots

actt1

first up is TOPPING LANE
a cheeky pink base full of rainbow coloured sprinkles

actt2

next is WELLINGTON SQUARE
a beaut pastel orangey peach

actt3

then onto BANKSIDE 
with it's silvery background and red/black/yellow/blue speckles

actt4

then comes TRAFALGAR CRESENT
a double dose of silver 

actt55

and last but not least SHERATON STREET
a winter staple of bluey-grey

brb just painting our nails every colour possible
byeeeeeeeeeee

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

a very strawberry night in

have you ever wondered what strawberries get up to on a night in?
we were left alone with elephants, makeup and magazines 
so we though it was the perfecto opportunity 
to give our new instax mini a whirl

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come on ellie! this colour will really suit you!

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so. many. magazines.
about. to. drop-

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Beth getting her daily dose of Ariana

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yeah, so, we're like totes bringing back the named headband
it's going to be the scrunchie of 2014

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oh don't mind me, i'm just using my new one direction bronzer
yep you did read that right
1D ARE SUPER PERF

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why not balance the whole collection of Nails Inc. on your arms
sounds smart to us

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oh and also
give juggling a go with them

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Chihuahuas are soooooo out
and elephants are in 

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hahahahahah 
sneaky ninja attack on Beth

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elephanty back ride

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hmmmm which nail varnish matches most with my jumper?
you know gots to be colour co-ordinated

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ding ding ding
we've got a winner

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and so the night ended with nail painting and elephant cuddling 
safe to say we had a 
PRETTY WILD NIGHT

Friday, 17 January 2014

strawbeauty: sigma brushes

hello 
and welcome
to our first EVER strawbeauty post
what we've learnt from our favy beauty babe Tanya Burr is that 
makeup brushes are important yo*
(*we may have taken some liberties with rephrasing)

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oh HELLO there sigma brush box
won't you let us unbox you

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oh and there's another layer
it's a bit like pass the parcel

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yey! we got the prize!

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pastel blue because duh
we're bringing spring into winter

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five super cheekily soft face brushes

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we decided to use the large powder brush with our powder
because, you know, we follow the rules

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dramatic bit of contouring with our best smelling bronzer

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oh what's this?
a choice of two brushes for foundation! 
LET'S USE BOTH

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gots to be blending in that concealer properly

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seven eye brushes to go eyeshadow cray

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it's like it was born to be on our shelf

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thanks Mrs. Bunny we love our new brushes!
x x
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