Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Holy Crayola!

This summer, we at Tantrum HQ have made a pact that we're all  going to be channeling our inner five-year-olds by upholding our childish love for bold colours and pretty sparkles.

Want to know how?

Well, remember those days you would spend endlessly scribbling in colouring books, doodling cartoon creations or just finding yourself perched in front of an artist's easel, with nothing but a Crayola in your hand? Remember drawing all over your friend's arms with an array of bright crayons trying to fool everyone in the playground that yes, you may be 8 years old but those strange doodles are, in fact, super-awesome REAL tattoos? Crayons and skin never did work did they?... those waxy lil' beggars! 


The fun with Crayola can be recreated with the amazing (and much-anticipated) release of Crayola Mini Nail Varnishes. Sacrifice your wax stick and paper for some nail art fun! There are 8 colours in a box, all of which resemble a crayon, some are glittery, some metallic and some oozing a shiny finish and what's better is that they come in a big authentic yellow Crayola box... Now if that hasn't got your inner child jumping for joy, we don't know what will! 


available from fredflare.com

words: Jemma Lamble

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hello, shady lady.

So, if you're a fellow Brit, it's no shock to hear how cruddy our weather has been lately, but hey gals, the sun is starting to make an appearance (kind of!)If this isn't a cause for celebration, we don't know what is. Whether you're jet-setting away or staying put, a pair of funky sunglasses needn't leave your side. Yes, of course you can have your trusty Ray-Bans, but how about injecting some fun into your look with some fabulously fashionable eyewear?!

Because we're super good to you, Tantrum HQ have been scouring the internet for those sunglasses that really do pop; pieces you lot can have heaps of fun with because after all, that's what summer is all about, right?

In at number 1 are these AMAZING, Tatty Devine eyelash glasses (half price via Urban Outfitters). They may be a bit of a splurge, but we think they are totes worth it and will compliment any summer look!  

Next are bought to you by ASOS - these are definitely a unique way to enjoy a martini, or two! Cutting edge or what?

Break subtle sartorial rules with these 'X' burn-out lenses (also from ASOS) for ultimate rock chick style! It's a new look that even Ozzy Osbourne will be proud of!

Go on, go eyewear crazy! we won't tell! 

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Go Skateboarding Day 2012

Guess what, guys! It's June 21st and in case you don't know why we're all psyched about what seems like a normal, dreary Thursday... it's the annual Go Skateboarding Day!

To celebrate the wondrous world of skating (since it's kind of too cold and rainy for most of us to venture out!) why not drop by our fave skate lifestyle store, surfdome.com and pick up some sweet skate goodies for when the weather picks up! Top of our wishlist is one of these amazing Penny Skateboards. Available in a range of rad colours, these bright and bold plastic Penny boards have been championed by the original skate-kids of the seventies and it's pretty easy to see why. Fun and functional, their compact size makes them ideal to be carried around when you're on the go. We just can't wait to get our hands on one of these babies and skate through town this summer!


 Penny skateboards are £79.99 and available at surfdome.com
Find out more about Go Skateboarding Day here.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Scottish Fashion Awards 2012

A few photographic snippets from our jaunt to the Scottish Fashion Awards last night! All images by our awesome photographer, Eva Logan.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Scottish Fashion Awards 2012

With just under a week to go, we're getting just a bit excited for the Scottish Fashion Awards 2012! We'll be on hand to catch little interviews, snapshots and gossip from Scotland's most important yearly fashion event.

Previous attendees/nominees at the awards have included the likes Henry Holland, David Gandy, Samantha Cameron, Christopher Kane, Dame Shirley Bassey and acclaimed fashion photographer, Rankin. This year, the event will be hosted by none other than Alexa Chung - everyone's favourite fashionista!

We'll be covering the red carpet, sneaking a glimpse of those all-important awards outfits and catching up with the nominees and winners on the night, so be sure to keep a close eye on the blog next Tuesday, 12th June for the lowdown on the Scottish Fashion Awards 2012!

Scottish Fashion Awards 2012 will be held on Monday 11th June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

Love My Custom

We love jewellery. Fact.  It's always great when we stumble across upcoming brands or bespoke designs that will help us stand out from the crowd. There are only so many double-finger rings you can wear before crossing the ‘we’re-all-clones' line! Well, my friends, you needn’t worry because we have discovered a brand that oozes creative expression and will add that playful spark to any ensemble.
Love My Custom was founded by Lisa-Marie Carter (AKA Cheebz) who began by ditching her Bristol roots for a couple of years for the more upbeat surroundings of Brooklyn. This vibrant, insightful experience not only fueled her creative side, but also challenged it by daring her to try new ideas  – and with a nickname like hers there’s no surprise she’s done well, is there? Her innovative brand has even touched the sides of pop sensation, Rita Ora’s jewellery box!

We definitely want to get in on the action and, in particular, we're eyeing up that rather scrumptious ice-cream ring: summer treats minus the calories – hooray!  Love My Custom will be launching its 4th collection ‘Summer Tease’ next week.

To celebrate the jubilee @lovemycustom are having a mini sale. Grab 20% off all products! Enter discount code ‘JUBILEE’ at the checkout [ends 5pm UK time Saturday 02/06]. So, guys

and dolls, whatcha waiting for?!

words by Jemma Lamble