Thursday, May 30, 2013
I just wanted to share some random cute stuff with you all that I've bought recently. I love seeing posts like these, so I hope you enjoy this one, if you're nosy & like cute crap like me, you will. I collect cute toys, so when I discovered the existence of these Tea Bunnies whilst browsing Google, I immediately looked for some on eBay. They are vintage, from the 90s, & oh so adorable. You can also see some of my doll collection in this pic :P
Another vintage find, this is a milk glass & plastic perfume bottle made by Avon, shaped like a kitten on a pillow. It went straight on my dressing table, with my other trinkets.
Whilst browsing Etsy for my Mum's birthday present, I stumbled on Lavinia's Tea Party, which sells gorgeous handmade clocks, made from vintage plates. I bought my Mum one with cats on, & couldn't resist this pretty one with a bird for myself. It matches my mint walls perfectly. Plus, A+ for service, the shop is based in the UK & the clocks arrived within 2 days! Packed super well, so no breakages!
On the toy front, this is a modern buy, I buy my groceries online, & just added a My Little Pony random pack for fun, & ended up with Fluttershy, who is adorable & looks perfect amongst all my other things.
Another vintage buy, these are all from America. I have a slight obsession with cute/tacky novelty ceramics, so I have been collecting these for a while. I use them in my craft room, to store paint brushes & pens in, glitter & as a sort of letter rack thing. They definitely make my craft room cuter, haha!
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Do you collect anything weird? I'd love to know!
Monday, May 27, 2013
I got this skirt last week, along with the matching dress, from New Look. I fell in love with the pretty fabric, so had to got both pieces. It's definitely a bit shorter than I'd normally wear, but I still love it. The dress runs true to size too, but is also quite short. Sometimes I wish I wasn't 5"9!
I wore this outfit on Saturday, We went out to a local cluster of independent shops in a nearby town, including a farm shop, & a craft collective. I've never been before, so it was quite enjoyable, & I loved the vintage/craft shop.
Treats from the farm shop
I bought this pretty vintage brooch from the craft shop, as well as a trio of prints which I thought were adorable. I don't know where I'll hang them yet though, I don't have much wall space left in my room, haha. Maybe I'll hang them in my craft room instead (still meaning to do a craft room tour, eek!).
Friday, May 24, 2013
I posted briefly about this blush a couple posts ago, & said I was going to a review. So here it is :P It's the Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush by Too Faced. I bought mine from ASOS, it was £24, which isn't cheap, but I used a code for 20% off, so it ended up costing me around £19.
I tried so hard to get swatches & photograph them, but I guess beauty blogging doesn't come naturally to me, because I could not get a decent pic! I know, reviews without swatches aren't very useful, but I did try :P I think part of the reason I had trouble is that this blush is quite light, I swept the brush about 10x over it to come up with a normal amount of colour that I would wear. For comparison, my Paul & Joe blusher (which I wear most often), I usually use about 3 brush strokes worth of blush on each cheek. I do like quite a lot of blush though, so there is that...
The colour in the pan ranges from a bright-ish pink, to peach, to a slightly darker peach. All 3 colours have shimmer, the 1st & 3rd colours seem to have than the middle. The shimmer makes this blush quite glowy, which is also why I think I couldn't get good pictures of it. I normally go for pink blushes, & this one is mainly peach, which looks a bit more natural than my other colours. I wore this blush in my last outfit post, so you can kind of see it in action.
The box itself is cardboard, covered in really pretty pink & gold paper. To be honest, the packaging is a big part of why I bought it, I adore pretty packaging, & the heart shape & vintage design were hard to resist. The only downside to the cardboard packaging is that it's not handbag friendly, but I only ever take lipstick & powder out with my anyway for touch ups, so it's not a problem for me. I don't think it will be my fave blusher, but I will certainly wear it.
Whether it's worth £24, well that depends on your opinion. If you, like me, prefer to pay more for something adorable, then it is. If you don't like spending a lot on makeup & don't care about packaging, them I'm sure you can find much better value blushers than this one.
I'm really not a beauty expert, so that's just my take on it. For a more in depth review, you should check out this one by Temptalia, who is much better at reviews than me, haha! I should probably just stick to outfit posts, but there you go.
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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