Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fabulous Nails #16

Strawberry fields forever..

After spotting the design on one of my favourite sites (Hello Giggles), I recreated this cute strawberry look!

It was ridiculously easy; I used my favourite Ciate red polish as a base, an e.l.f. green paint topped with a little Barry M green glitter polish for the leaves, and my Andrea Fullerton black nail pen for the dots! Took about an hour in total but I was very pleased with the results and it lasted a good week without chipping!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Bit of a rehaul

You may have noticed a couple of changes to the blog of late.. since my decision to start posting again I decided it was in need of a bit of a shake up. I've ditched the old background in favour of a more simple Blogger template but I am desperately seeking a new design - if you have any recommendations please let me know. I think it looks a bit fresher and grown up, don't you?

I've also rejigged the layout, hopefully making everything a bit more unified, and added a popular posts section at the bottom right of the screen - what do you make of the changes?

I have made a decision about the content of the blog - reflected in the new sub heading at the top of the page. Bee's Knees is now a fashion, beauty AND lifestyle blog. In the past I felt a little restricted in my posts, as if I couldn't post any musings or witterings about my everyday life because I had styled the blog as a fashion/beauty blog. So keep an eye out in the next few weeks as I will be posting about my lovely new flat, and introducing you to someone who's sure to be a regular on the blog - my gorgeous kitty cat Clem! Here's a sneak preview...


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Guess who's back...

Oh my... its been a whopping SIX MONTHS - shame on me. It actually got to the stage where I felt like I'd been away so long I almost couldn't come back?? I hope to explain my absence a little below, hopefully without wittering on too much..

In April this year I was extremely busy at work and finding it all a bit difficult... juggling a 60 hour/ week job and finding the energy to blog completely overwhelmed me and I found myself blogging for blogging's sake, rather than for the enjoyment of it. I stopped blogging in May, and in June I moved into my own little flat (in Camberwell, London) and couldn't get the internet! I live in a converted pub, which is actually amazing, but annoying as I can't get a land line fitted! I was offline for a massive three months until the end of September, which was the same time I went into hospital to have a major operation on my knee...

It felt like one thing after another. I just lost my enthusiasm and motivation to blog. But having a few weeks off work to recuperate from my op made me rediscover my love of fashion and beauty blogging - major shout outs to Emily Divine and llymlrs for making some stunning posts that I couldn't ignore! So here I am, at the very end of October 2012 and relaunching myself into the blogosphere.

So, HELLO MY LOVELY FOLLOWERS - new and old!! I'm hoping my time away from the internet and blogging will help me find a fresh perspective and inspiration for some new posts, so stay tuned! I hope you find the upcoming content interesting, and I'd love to hear some feedback in the Comments!

Lots of love