24 Sep 2016

diy photo bulldog clip hanger

Hello my lovelies! Happy weekend and for those of you in New Zealand - happy holidays! Enjoy your break.

Today I have a brand new DIY for you! I haven't done one for ages and I really enjoyed it so more coming soon, I promise!

I've had my Instax camera and printer for about 2 years now and have a very large assortment of photos in this little box under my desk! With this clip hanger, you can change up your instax's on display but this could also be used for other photos, clippings and things you love!

Read below for the tutorial...

supplies needed /

Small bulldog clips - mine are from here / pins (without the tops) / sheet of balsa wood / instax prints or other photos

1 / Print out 4 photos that you love on your Instax printer. I chose pictures that were quite neutral with  gold accents. But use any photos you like, I know I'll change mine up to ocean/summer themed pictures as we head into summer (sorry northern hemisphere - you've just had your turn though!).

2 / Mark out where you want to hang each clip from with a marker on the sheet of balsa wood. Then poke the pins through. For safety, please make sure you fold it over on the overside and cover the point with tape.

3 / Hang each of your small bulldog clips onto the hanger and check the distances away are right.

4 / Add your photos and your photo hanger is complete and ready to lean on your desk or be hung on the wall!

Hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial! Tag me on Instagram or snapchat me on @harriwren.blog - I love seeing your creations!

Lots of Love
- H x


17 Sep 2016

ball makeup

NARS eyeshadow - dione / NARS eye paint - black valley / NARS blush - orgasm / NARS highlighter - hot sand / NARS lip pencil - dragon girl / aesop - fabulous face cleanser / NARS sheer glow foundation / mecca - perfection primer / hourglass - ambient bronzer 

A month ago (a bit of a delay here), I had my first school ball.  I had to go and actually buy makeup for it - yes, I didn't own any! Here's my thoughts on some the products I used on the night.

NARS sheer glow foundation / What I found with the NARS sheer glow foundation is that it is very hard to blend and is definitely not a very easy to use foundation. It was perfect for the night and I will definitely use it again for special events. But for more frequent daily use I have invested in another foundation that is easier to use.

NARS blush - orgasm / I absolutely love this blush. It is the prettiest pink and unlike some other blushes I've tried, it really suits my skin tone. It's got quite a bit of sparkle in it so I'm looking into finding the same colour without the sparkles for during the day wear.

NARS eye paint / This stuff was quite odd and hard to apply and I haven't actually used it since for my everyday wear but it made for good eye makeup on the night as I went quite minimal.

NARS dione eyeshadow / This is my favourite product! I hate silver eyeshadow, it always looks kind of grey and dull and anything else I just don't love. This was so perfect because it has a little bit of bronze in it but still looked silver! I love wearing this out to normal events as well - I seriously recommend it!

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post. The ball night was so fabulous and I can't wait for next years!
Lots of love
xx Harri