Sunday, 29 April 2012
Saturday, 28 April 2012
So I was meant to go to the piercers to get my circular ball closure rings in my ear changed to straight barbells so they looked a lot less clunky, but the bloody bars that were ordered in ended up being too short! So annoyed. Now I have to wait till next week and my ear hurts now because of the unnecessary faffing. :(
Friday, 27 April 2012
Hi guys! O.O.T.D again...casual and comfy...AGAIN!
Just headed out to find birthday presents today, very little to no luck at all!
Anyway, made an appointment with the piercer tomorrow to get my inner helix CBR (rings) changed to barbells (studs). Yay! Can't wait for that as my ear just looks clunky with these big ol' rings in them.
I have my new shirt on that I got from Topshop sale.
Basic drop arm hole tank top from New Look.
Baxter skinny jeans from Topshop.
Bag, as ever, is the Rocco by Alexander Wang.
I whacked out the Acne Pistols today, hurt the balls of my foot slightly as I've been walking in flats for months on end. Not too uncomfortable though!
Watch is by Michael Kors and is in the Rose Gold colour.
Same old bracelets that you've seen a million times.
Pandora double wrap leather bracelet with Buddha charm and Links of London Skull friendship bracelet.
I have on my Ray Ban Clubmasters which I was going to send back but it was too late out of the refund time so I'm just going to wear them for a bit and perhaps sell on. Not quite decided on them yet!
Minimal makeup, I'm just wearing Number 17 Beehive lipstick on my lips.
See you tomorrow with an update!
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
I've been craving a DIY project for a while, so what better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than messing around with bleach and charity shop clothes!
I got this pink shirt a while back at my local charity shop and decided to use it as the tester for my DIY bleaching project.
Keep scrolling to see what I did and how I did it!
We went from this, plain shirt....
...to this ombre dip dyed number!
I love it! Here's how I did it!
Set up your work space. I decided to work outside as we are playing with bleach and I didn't fancy bleaching my carpet by accident. I also used rubber gloves to keep my hands from getting irritated.
You need a bucket, filled half full with hot water. You also need some regular bleach. I used Tesco Value Thin Bleach. Mix a good few glugs of bleach into the water.
I prepped my shirt by tying a plastic bag around the top of the material that I wanted to protect from the bleach.
Then place the bottom of the shirt into the bleach. Keep the top of the shirt lay over the edge of the bucket so no bleach reaches the protected parts covered by the plastic.
Keep an eye on the colour, I left mine for about ten minutes in total, but keep checking to see how well the colour is bleaching out.
Once happy with the colour, pour away the bleachy water safely. Then fill your bucket with clean water and rinse out your garment. Repeat this process a couple of times and Bob's your Uncle!
If you prefer, bung it in the washing machine to make sure any traces of bleach are gone.
This is the end result!
I also tried on some old jeans that I never wear.
I used the same technique but found that I needed a lot more bleach, and still the colour did not come away as well as I'd hoped.
I gave up half way and just whacked them in the washing machine. The end result is very subtle and very hard to capture on camera, however I really like how they turned out.
You can kind of see the colour difference between the bottom of the jean and the bum part. Very subtle but I like it. May try re-bleaching to make them lighter when I have the time!
Hope this was helpful and inspiring to some of you! Next, tie dye I think!
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Hi guys! I went on a quick shopping trip today to find some new work pants - I FINALLY found some, but unfortunately from Primark so I'm not too hopeful for them lasting too long!
Anway, just a snapshot of what I wore and what else I picked up, aside from boring work pants!
Zara Safari Jacket with Leather Sleeves. AGAIN!
Black plain 3/4 sleeve jersey dress from H&M.
Black tights from Primark.
Zara Skull studded ballerina shoes.
And I managed to get my hands on this jacket that I've been eyeing up for months! I kept looking at it when it was full price but couldn't justify the £56 price tag so when I spotted the only one in my size hanging on the sale rail, I had to pick it up.
Topshop Cable Knit Sleeve Biker Jacket
I also grabbed myself another check shirt as the one I have already is getting a bit old and worn. I got this one for £15, it should have been £28.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Have you picked anything up from the Topshop Sale?
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
I saw this tag floating around youtube and was curious as to how much my face was worth!
Basically, this tag adds up how much your 'everyday makeup' costs you. I fear I may be sick when I get my calculator out! But here goes....
This is my every day, go-to makeup that I wear most of the time. You can definitely see by the state of some of the products that they are well loved! Sorry if some are a bit gross. I actually had to clean up my eyebrow powder because it was so vile due to me spraying fix+ on it every day, and it still looks awful! Anyway, on with it!
EYESHADOW PRIMER: Urban Decay Primer Potion Original: £14.50
EYESHADOW: Urban Decay Naked Palette: £36.00
EYEBROW POWDER: Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar: £17.00
EYEBROW FIXER: M.A.C Fix+: £12.50
EYELASH CURLER: Shu Uemura: £22.00
MASCARA 1: Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof in Very Black: £4.99
MASCARA 2: Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Black: £16.50
GEL EYELINER: Clinique Brush On Gel Liner in True Black: £14.00
PENCIL EYELINER: Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay In Place Liner in Onyx: £16.00
Omg this is very bad already....
LIPSTICK: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight: £6.29
LIPGLOSS: Barry M Lipgloss in Toffee: £4.49
LIP BALM: Burt's Bees Original: £3.69
FOUNDATION: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum: £10.99
CONCEALER: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection: £4.19
BRONZER: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universel: £29.00
CONTOUR: M.A.C Harmony Powder Blush: £17.50
HIGHLIGHT: Dior Poudre Shimmer Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond: £32.00
POWDER: Collection 2000 Shine Away Compact Powder: £4.19
BLUSH: Sleek Pomegranate: £4.50
Wow, that was a lot. I'm not sure I even want to add it all up to be honest but here goes....
WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?
That is absolutely terrible.
The only way I can perhaps justify myself in any way is the fact that these products last a very, very long time. Can I justify it with that? I don't know. I will try. I've been using my Naked Palette for over a year pretty much every single day and I haven't even hit pan yet on any of the shadows. To be honest, all of the more expensive items I have had for a very long time and they are showing minimal signs of wear so I think they will last forever and ever....Perhaps I should just divide my total amount by the number of days in a year to see how much that makes it...
£0.74p per day.
That sounds a bit better, I can live with that.
Ushh! Also may I add (for my own benefit, and also my mother who may be reading this - YES YOU, MOTHER!) that a number of these items I have received as gifts for birthdays etc....just perhaps not most of them. I've also been buying my makeup collection for the past few years, I've not bought this all in one go!
Ughhhhh, I feel so guilty!
NO MORE MAKEUP FOR ME!
I TAG EVERYONE WHO READS THIS! Please do it so I can look and I won't feel so guilty!!!!!!!
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Friday, 13 April 2012
This is what I wore for a day spent curating at my local gallery. I wanted to be comfortable so I opted for simple skinnies and tank top.
Furry pleather jacket from Topshop (I like to call it my gorilla jacket!)
White tank top from New Look
Black seven-eigths skinny jeans from Topshop
Bag Rocco by Alexander Wang
Thumb rings are vintage, inherited.
Double skull ring by Alexander McQueen
Finger tip rings from fashionology.nl
Nail polish is Nude Beige by Model's Own (Fave!)
Chuck Taylor Lo Converse in black.
Cross earring from Topshop
Feather earring from Dorothy Perkins
And just because they're new I decided to pop on my new Rayban RB 3447 round sunglasses. I love them!
Look what arrived as well! My order from Boots.com! YAY! Yet to try it out but I'm very excited to do my makeup tomorrow :)
Hope you all had an uneventful Friday the 13th! Did anything go wrong for anyone?! The day has been smooth sailing for me so far so fingers crossed nothing unlucky will happen between now and tomorrow!