Monday, May 20, 2013
HANDMADE DRESS // ASOS SHOES // TED BAKER BAG // TOPSHOP HEADBAND // EVANS RING // WELOVECOLORS LILAC TIGHTS
I wouldn't normally post an outfit with the dress again so soon, but it was my Mum's birthday yesterday, & what's better a better occasion for wearing a dress with balloons & a little bag that looks like a present? The bag is something I bought with my giftcard for winning this competition, I would never normally spend that much on a bag (it was £129!). I was super pleased to win though, I never thought I would!
My hair's almost faded completely back to pink, it didn't last very long! I knew that lilac was hard to maintain, but think I'll stick to pink after this, because it lasts a lot better. Fun while it lasted though.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I got asked a little while back about my makeup storage, & I thought it might be quite fun to show you. I don't have that much makeup (I don't think, anyway!), so most of it goes in the top 2 drawers of this vintage style tallboy. I got it from TKMaxx, it was about £70 & is 7 drawers high. It goes between one of my wardrobes & my diy-ed chest. In the other drawers are other beauty bits, including nail art stuff, hair dye stuff, deodorants etc, & hair brushes.
The top drawer is organised like this. I keep meaning to buy one of those Perspex lipstick holders, but for the moment I just have them in a little gift box. The lid of the gift box I turned upside down & store makeup tools in. Lip products that don't fit upright are stored flat, with other basics like eyeliner & mascara.
I have a couple of Paul & Joe lipsticks, two by Etude House, a few Topshop ones, one by 17, & 3 Macs. The rest of the products pictured are more like lip tinted lip balms. My faves are Chatterbox by Mac, & RD303 by Etude House (swatched here).
In the second drawers I have all my palettes, blushes & powders. Oh & my one pair of false lashes & some blotting paper by Paul & Joe. I rarely wear lashes, they make my eye sore after a while :(
These are a mix of blushes / pressed powders / highlighters. The majority of them are by Paul Joe (can you tell they are my favourite brand yet?), & are their kitty pressed powder compact, their swirl pressed powder, also in a kitty theme box, a blush in the colour Nymph from last summer's collection, & their refillable compact, with the highlighter Secret D'or. The peacock compact is vintage, it was my Mum's, & I filled it with some loose powder. The Too Faced Sweetheart Perfect Flush blush is my newest buy, & I plan to do a proper review soon!
After taking all the other bits out, these are my main palettes. The one that gets used the most is the Early Bird palette by Pixi, but I do like the others (Pixi Glow & an old Too Faced one) too. I just find that because they are at the bottom of the drawer, I forget about them easily! Does anyone else do that?
These bits are either too cute to hide away, or they don't fit upright in the drawers & I don't like storing liquids on their sides. You're probably not meant to store them in daylight, but oh well! I stack them on my tins, which are by dotcomgiftshop, but I actually bought them in a Portmeiron store in North Wales.
This is also where my brushes are, in a cute vintage planter I swapped with Charlotte. I don't have many brushes, just a travel kit from Model's own, & a foundation brush, also by Model's own. I think they do the job though, & were a decent price. Apparently more expensive brushes are better, but I'm not sure I'm ready to pay £20+ on a single brush just yet!
My perfumes I store out in the daylight (gasp!) on my dressing table, on a mirror tray thing. I have four, my most recent buy is Daisy Sunshine Eau So Fresh, which is really pretty. Charlotte bought me Meow for Christmas, & I bought the Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita & the Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue by DKNY last year.
Okay, now I've realised I actually have more stuff than I think I do, I should probably stop buying makeup, at all, haha! Hope this post wasn't overly boring, I do like rambling on!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Sorry for neglecting the blog, I haven't felt much like blogging recently, I don't know why. I thought I'd share what I've been up to though, I've been making lots of new bits for Dolly Darling. I made a lilac version of my floral deer headband, & a brand new unicorn headband. I plan to make mint & baby blue deer headbands too, so watch out for those!
I've been meaning to make marshmallow bangles for ages, I often get comments on my one, so finally got around to it this week! I made them in 3 different sizes, & can do custom ones if you are outside the range. I also made some other pastel-ly accessories, like this spiky but sweet mallow choker, & a lollipop ring.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I buy quite a bit of stuff from Littlewoods.com, my cardigan & shoes from my outfit post but one were from Littlewoods, one of my favourite skirts also, along with lots of other things. Because their South range goes from an 8 to 24, their stuff often seems more fashion forward than a lot of other plus size retailers. They also have a specific plus line, So Fabulous, which is (I think) less trendy, but goes up to a 28. It did used to be a 32, but sadly they have decreased the size range.
Anyway, being a 26, most of the South stuff still fits me, some things don't work, like trousers, but I don't wear those anyway, and dresses that aren't flared, but almost everything else works for me. I've made a small selection of cute stuff I found on their site today. I actually bought the skirt in white a month ago & it's perfect for summer. I love patterned knitwear, so this jumper is very cute! The sleeveless blouse from So Fabulous, I want to get, because it has pretty details & I think it would go with a lot of stuff. I always forget to buy tops whilst online shopping, I have tonnes of skirts & few tops, does anyone else do that?
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Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Littlewoods, however all opinions are my own & I will never be paid to promote any brands I have not tried myself.