Guest post with Love from Be | Birthday Cake Tealight Candles

Saturday, 7 May 2016


While I am away on holiday this week, I am excited to have some of my wonderful blogger friends guest posting for me here!
Todays post is coming from my gorgeous friend Be of Love From Be. Be's blog is my muse! Her photography is the stuff of dreams and her content is fun and fresh so I am so pleased to have a little slice of her creativity on my little blog!
Enjoy!

Hello! I'm Be and I run the blog Love from Be. I la-la-la-love Emma's blog and I couldn't be any happier to be writing a guest post for her! I'm not very good at introducing myself, so if you want to get to know me better, I think my blog is the right place. And now let's get to the actual post!


Here's a few things I love: candles, cute things, and 5-minute DIY's. And this post has all three of them! If you like those too, I think you're going to love transforming all your regular and boring tealight candles into these super cute ones that totally remind me of birthday cakes...


To make these I used some basic tealight candles (I chose vanilla-scented ones to make them even more like cake!), sprinkles, and washi tape.


I used my hair dryer (yes, my hair dryer) to melt the wax. I used it on maximum heat, and minimum air. You don't want a lot of air unless you want your candles to start flying around...



Once the wax is starting to melt, sprinkle some... well... sprinkles... on top!

This step is obviously not difficult but it is slightly tricky. If you melt the wax too much, the sprinkles will sink. But if you don't melt it enough, they will either fly or fall off.



Already looking a lot cuter, aren't they?


But they can still be improved with another one of my favorite things: washi tape!


How cute do they look now?


 And it's that easy!



I hope you liked this idea and please, please, please show me if you make them!

Guest Post with Diary of a Beauty Padawan | You Can Never Have Too Many Palettes: A BH Cosmetics Haul

Monday, 2 May 2016

This week I am away on my first family holiday with Dan and Elias and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to have some of my favourite bloggers doing a guest post here at Peace.Love.Vintage!
Today's post is coming from my darling friend Shae of Diary of a Beauty Padawan! She has been my blogger friend for quite some time now and I absolutely love to delve into her blog when I have some down time, so its super exciting to see her creativity flow over to my blog!
Enjoy!

Hello. It's me. I've been wondering if after all these years you'd like to-- no, that's not quite the right way to start, is it? If you don't know who "me" is, using Adele's lyrics like they're going out of style isn't going to feel helpful, and I am all about being helpful -- even if I can talk the hind legs off a donkey.

My name is Shae! I hail from Melbourne, Australia, where we've just been smacked in the face with some icy cold weather after having an insanely warm March and April. I wish I was kidding. I was able to dry my laundry outside within ten minutes, and that's just not normal for this time of the year! I'm a Masters student who is finally, finally on the verge of finishing her degree, and blogging on Diary of a Beauty Padawan provides me with a creative outlet to stop myself going spare. My posts are lengthy, its true -- I'm a natural-born chatterbox, y'know? -- but I like to think that they give you the feeling that you're sitting with me, face-to-face, having a good old yarn over a cup of coffee.

With that in mind, let's get onto today's chat: a kinda crazy haul from BH Cosmetics!

How did it end up like this?!
As a general rule, I don't buy makeup online. Don't get me wrong, I have made the occasional purchase, but I really prefer to see a product in person, swatch it myself, make sure that my hard-earned dollars aren't being wasted. It's true, there's nothing quite like the thrill of knowing that a package is on its way to you, but I also get really anxious about said package getting lost on its way to my doorstep.

All that said, I have bought from BH Cosmetics before! I purchased their Pride + Prejudice + Zombies products a little while ago (in-depth reviews are still forthcoming, but you can check out a general overview here) because I'm a Janeite and, y'know, I need all the things. It's important to note that at this time I passed over on getting the Galaxy Chic on the irrational grounds of "I don't actually need it" -- a week later, reviews started pouring in, and I remembered why I don't listen to my brain all the time.

I wasn't about to pay $8 postage for one eyeshadow palette, no matter how pretty it looked, so I thought, "It's not meant to be. Oh well." Que sera sera, y'know?

Then Shaaanxo announced her collaboration with BH Cosmetics.

It was as though the heavens opened up and shined celestial lights upon the BH Cosmetics website. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, the above happened.

Let me assure you: it could've been eight lipglosses and three lipsticks worse. #selfcontrolskillz


Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow Palette || It's my inner Sailor Moon fangirl that screams for this! With shadows that are named after celestial bodies from around the galaxy, I adore the bright, vivid colours and the marbled effect that some of them have. I don't own any palettes with this effect, so I'm really curious to see the tone that each ones takes when I swatch it.

Missy Lynn Eyeshadow & Baked Highlighter Palette || Not gonna lie here: I don't really know who Missy Lynn is. What I do know is that I'm going to have to subscribe to her because I love the colour selection in this eyeshadow palette; it's something that I've been looking for for a while! Winter is coming for Australia*, and these colours are going to fit right in with the typical cold-weather trends of smokey browns and plums.

*I can't avoid Game of Thrones references, sorry not sorry.

Carli Bybel Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette || I don't know who Carli Bybel is either, but I've seen so many photos on Instagram of absolutely gorgeous looks that purchasing this palette was a no-brainer. There are plenty of really pretty-looking neutral shades, and I'm pretty excited about playing with the highlighters too!

Galaxy Chic
Missy Lynn
Carli Bybel

Nude Lips 28 Color Lipstick Palette || I need to say one thing about this palette: YAAAAS! I got a mini lip palette as a free gift the last time I ordered with BH Cosmetics, and it made me fall in love with lip palettes. This is a pretty new product that they've released and I was eyeing it off from Day 1. My nude lip collection was pretty small in the past, but with the palette the number of different shades that I own should be pretty close to the number of reds that I own!

Shaaanxo Lipstick & Eyeshadow Palette || Here lies the reason for the order! I love Shannon's videos like you wouldn't believe, so when I heard that she was released her own palette, I was all. over. that. shiz. I was a little worried when I heard that it was both lipstick and eyeshadow, but this is a really unique palette in that it's double-sided -- I'm tempted to call it a first, because I don't think I've ever come across anything like it. Having it double-sided means that the shadows won't accidentally get into the lipsticks!

Missy Lynn Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipsticks - "L'amour" and "Missy Lynn" || Someone sing hallelujah, because these lipsticks are absolutely beautiful! "L'amour" is described as a burgundy red -- truly the perfect shade for the cold weather! "Missy Lynn" is brown, and I'm talking really brown -- 40% cocoa dark chocolate brown. It's the kind of shade that I used to associate with older women until relatively recently (thanks a lot Kylie and your True Brown K photos), but I like a challenge, and I think that with the right eyeshadow, I can pull it off!

Nude Lips
Shaaanxo - eyeshadow side
Shaaanxo - lipstick side
Missy Lynn - L'amour (left), Missy Lynn (right)
That's all that I have for you today for my guest post! I hope that you've enjoyed reading about this haul as much as I enjoyed writing about it -- or that you managed to at least stay awake for most of it! While my last haul post went up in March, it was for items that I'd bought in December, so it's been a while since I've purchased so much in one go!

I'm so excited to try everything out -- the amount of studying I've had to do lately has been insane, to the point where makeup was lately the last thing on my mind. Y'all know the feeling, right?

Before signing off, I'd like to give a big, fat, heartfelt thank you to Emma for giving me the opportunity to post on Peace.Love.Vintage. When the studying gets tough, or when the blogging gets rough, I can always rely on Emma (the great force of positivity that she is) to post refreshing content and bring up my spirits! I'm so lucky to be able to call her a dear friend!

If you want to say hi and chat to me a bit more -- or heck, if you just want to try and see how long I can talk before taking a breath -- come and do so! I'd say that I'm pretty easy to get along with (but you do get bonus points if you like cats).

Which of these products catches your eye the most? Do you have any of these already? How do you like them? Let me know!