Featured Seller :: Orglamix

Each week, I hope to feature a lovely Etsy seller on my blog. First up is Cheri from Orglamix.

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After the birth of her first daughter in 2004, Cheri’s skin (and with it, her self-esteem) freaked out: blotchy, sensitive, and acne-ridden. Regular makeup just made it worse, so she began to research ingredients and stumbled upon mineral makeup. She began seeing results and decided she could create a product without fillers, preservatives and other potential irritants.

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Cheri couldn’t believe that there was no gorgeous, vibrant, healthy yet affordable range available. That week she mixed her first batch of foundation, called it Orglamix (organic glam) and has been selling it ever since. From there she continued on to make blush and eye shadow as well.

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Cheri has a range of tutorials available in her shop but.... wait for it.... she is currently working on some video tutorials which are sure to be amazing.

Inspiration Board :: Dusky Pink

I know, I know, wedding overload at the moment. I promise I will produce some lovely non-wedding related posts next week but I just had to share this lovely Dusky Pink Inspiration Board I created.

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Wedding Dress: Michelle Roth

Shoes: Nina Shoes

Suit: Marc Wallace

Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I found some of the images. If you are the owner or know of these images, please let me know and I will credit them.

Wedding of the week....

Each week, i will post my favourite wedding of the week. Up first is this gorgeous Vintage Wedding that i found on The Brides Cafe. Check out The Brides Cafe for the rest.

Inspired by...

May I ask why....

... you are no longer making jewellery?

Recently a lot of people have been asking me this question. So why have I stopped making jewellery?

Mr D and I moved house at the beginning of October and I haven't made a single piece of jewellery since then. If I'm honest, my jewellery supplies have barely been unpacked. I soon cam to realise that my heart just wasn't in it. The jewellery I was making was classed as "Costume Jewellery" and I'm more of a Sterling Silver and Pearls kinda gal myself. I felt that I needed to have a passion for my craft and actually want to wear the items I was making.

I'm going to be completely open and throw myself out there. Unlike many people I took up jewellery making not because I love it but with an intention to make money. I started dabbling in jewellery making towards the end of last year but it was in January of this year when I was made redundant that Pretty by Pistachio began and became my job for a while. I knew I couldn't afford to make it full time but it kept me going throughout the three months that I didn't have a job. I tried to keep it going once I found a job and succeeded for a while but I now feel that it is time to move on.

I know that my craft is out there somewhere, and I am determined to find it.

So there you have it. Why I have stopped making jewellery.

Spring Inspiration Board

Some of you may know from my posts over at my old blog, Pretty by Pistachio that Mr D and I recently got engaged in Italy. My darling fiance took me to Turin and proposed on the Olympic Bridge. Although we talked about marriage, it was a total suprise but a very nice suprise indeed.

I am hoping to use this blog as a way of capturing my inspiration and ideas and hopefully inspire fellow brides along the way.

We are planning the wedding for April 2012 (a long way off, i know) and are looking at two venues next weekend, both of which are barns. Here's a little taster of whats to come:

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Unfortunatley, I cant remember where I found most of these images so be sure to contact me if they are yours or you know where i can find them :)

Beautiful Boutiques :: MyWren, Dorset

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Casey Gregory and Jemina Johnson opened Wren in June 2007, with a mission in mind: to create a boutique store with friendly staff, beautiful clothing and stylish products for you, your family and your home.

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Find wren at:
17 Salibury Street
Blandford Forum
DT11 7AU

Tel: 01258 488 766
Email: casey@mywren.co.uk
Web: http://www.mywren.co.uk/

Window Shopping :: Winter Accessories

As the cold dark nights draw in, i find myself searching for cosy accessories. I love these winter warmers by wonderful etsy sellers.

Lacy Victorian Legwarmers by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Cashmere and Merino Wool Cable Arm Warmers by Dolly Knits

Knitted Cowl Scarf by Fringe

101 things in 1001 days

The mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days

The criteria:
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of effort on your part)

Not yet done
In progress

Start date: Tuesday 13 October 2009
Finish date: Tuesday 10 July 2012

1. GET MARRIED (Spring 2012)
2. Go to Ibiza with Dean
3. Go on a girls holiday
4. Take a weekend break with my mum
5. Go camping
6. Go to a festival - got tickets for Glastonbury
7. Visit Oxford
8. Visit Bath
9. Visit another UK City
10. Go to Cornwall and have cream tea
11. Sell my jewellery wholesale / sale or return to at least 3 shops (0/3)
12. Open a new online shop
13. Reach 100 sales in my etsy shop
14. Reach 250 sales in my etsy shop
15. Get featured in a magazine
16. Send out a press pack to relevant magazines
17. Run at least 3 times a week
18. Run a 10k
19. Run a half marathon
20. Don't drink alcohol for a month, twice a year (0/5)
21. Lose 1 stone
22. Go a month without chocolate/sweets (0/30)
23. Go a month without fizzy drinks (0/30)
24. Learn Yoga
25. Learn Pilates
26. Get a workout DVD
27. Go on a bike ride
28. Do 100 sit-ups a day for a month
29. Play tennis
30. Learn to sew
31. Make an item of clothing
32. Learn how to oxidise silver
33. Learn a new craft
34. Design a website
35. Participate in the 365 project
36. Pay off my Credit Cards
37. Save £1000
38. Buy a new bike
39. Buy a sewing machine
40. Food shop online for a month
41. Buy a new camera
42. Bake a cake / muffins / cookies once a month (0/32)
43. Make breakfast for dinner
44. Make homemade ice-cream
45. Make a casserole
46. Learn how to cook a poached egg
47. Have a date night with Dean at least twice a month (0/64)
48. Treat Dean to dinner at a Goucho restaurant in London
49. Take a photo of Dean and I once a month (0/32)
50. Kiss in the rain
51. Cook a 3 course meal for Dean
52. Go to a football match with Dean
53. Write a love letter
54. Visit a mortgage advisor
55. Play 5 video games with Dean (0/5)
56. Spend the day in bed with Dean
57. Diary the wedding planning process
58. Go to the cinema by myself
59. Have a picnic
60. Give blood
61. Go to a Spa
62. Have a professional massage
63. Have a professional facial
64. Have a pedicure
65. Don’t buy any clothes for 3 months
66. Read 35 new books (1/35)
67. No TV for one week
68. Teach my brother to ride a bike
69. Go to a show in London
70. Have Afternoon Tea at the Ritz
71. Blog every day for a week (0/7)
72. Blog every day for a month (0/30)
73. Meet up with an old school friend
74. Go to the Ice Bar in London
75. Go to a poledancing class
76. Go to a dance class
77. Upgrade to a Flickr Pro account
78. Have a slumber party
79. Offer a giveaway on my blog
80. Go for a walk in the rain
81. Spend a whole Sunday in my pyjamas watching movies
82. Go to a concert at the o2
83. Get another tattoo
84. Get another piercing
85. No takeaway for a month
86. Start a cleaning rota and stick to it for a month
87. Go on a night out with friends and drive
88. Have one bubble bath a week
89. Have a dinner party
90. Go to Ascot
91. Go strawberry picking
92. Become a redhead
93. Perfect the smokey eye look
94. Go Ice Skating at Somerset House
95. Go to 5 gigs (0/5)
96. Build a snowman
97. Play golf with Dean
98. Watch a sunrise
99. Go zorbing
100. Take Dean to Go Ape
101. Inspire 5 people to do the 101 in 1,001 days list (let me know if i've inspired you!) (2/5)

20 things:

  1. I love storms
  2. I have had 4 cars in 3 years
  3. My favourite colours are green & purple
  4. I sleep way to much
  5. I used to have ears that stick out - now just one does
  6. I have had a hernia
  7. I want 3 children - 2 boys, 1 girl
  8. I love staying in
  9. I have never broken a bone
  10. I am always hungry
  11. I'm really stubborn
  12. I prefer shopping online than on the high street
  13. I spend way to much time on my laptop
  14. I want to live abroad for a few years
  15. I still call my mum, Mummy (she hates it)
  16. I met my boyfriend on the internet
  17. I am obsessed with the weather
  18. I love City breaks
  19. My parents are deaf
  20. I have a life plan - marriage, kids etc...


About LovebyLouise:
LovebyLouise is a blog for all things pretty. You can expect a variety of daily features including window shopping, beautiful boutiques, featured seller, weekend deals and monthly giveaways.

About Louise:
I’m a 20 something girl, living in the South East of England with my fiancĂ©, Dean and our two cats, Ruby and Leo. By day I work as a Marketing Assistant for a Recycling Company and by night I am an all round crafter. I dye my hair too much, get excited over anything to do with stationery & have a serious addiction to trashy TV. I love chick lit, tea, high heels, my two lovely little cats and my gorgeous fiancĂ©.


... to LovebyLouise, a blog about all things pretty. You can expect a variety of daily features including window shopping, beautiful boutiques, featured seller, weekend deals and monthly giveaways. LovebyLouise is also a place for me to talk about my wedding plans.