Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Little Life Update | December 2013


Featuring mainly photos, of my recent shinanigans. 
Think of it as snippets from a journal, in photo montage form.

Bauble selfie
Will I start a new craze?

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Life | CHRISTMAS DAY 2013

25th December 2013

Here follows photos and captions of a Christmas full of festive cheer and traditions, from my unsuspecting family, here in England.
You may need a cuppa tea and a custard cream/mince pie to tide you over, it'll be a long one.

THE NIGHT BEFORE/LATE CHRISTMAS EVE 
(Too late to add to the Christmas eve post)


Friday, 27 December 2013

Face & Outfit | Ft. Cracker Hat - CHRISTMAS DAY 2013

Face
EYES
Simply brown through the crease
+ cream inner corner & brow bone highlight.
I spent more time on the face than the eyes, my skin is struggling. 
Glitter? Aint this body got time for that, there was turkey to prepare!

Forgot lipstick!
Natural hair, bar straightened fringey-bits.

Tools to make-me-up.

Outfit

Mananged to catch dad before his post-christmas-lunch-snooze, for a few photos of me, in my outfit, this Christmas Day.
A toast to you, if you are one of the many who celebrate Christmas!
Or simply, happy holidays <3


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Life | BOXING DAY 2013

December 26th 2013

Here follows some photos of festive family traditions this boxing day.
ft. magic - a lot; apologies from crazy dog lady.

'Is that for me' - Puppy eyes

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Life | CHRISTMAS EVE 2013

24th December 2013

Here follows some photos of both the Christingle service and festivities from today, avec cheeky captions.


 Morn consisted of last minute chores, endless wrapping, and house clearing.

The wrapping got to me
- Ft. Dorothy Perkins Dressing gown, snuggly-est thing known to man.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Life | 'Christmas decorations' 2013

Unfortunately I've been really quite unwell this week, meaning my blog has also suffered; 
but I thought you might be interested in a few photos of our Christmassy decor.

General 'Red theme' alongside silver/gold
to co-ordinate with our sofas

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Recipe | 'Sarah's Chocolate Roullard'

A best friends recipe :
For which I take no credit, but can concur that it is de-li-c-i-ous!

Ingredients - Quantity for 6-8 servings
6oz Dark Chocolate
5 Eggs
8oz Caster Sugar
250ml Creme Fresh
Punnet of Raspberries &/or Blueberries ( personal preference )


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thrift Finds | #1, December 2013

Call it what you want, I am a shopaholic; but I do try to be sensible with my money. At any opportunity, with mum as wing woman, I love to go rummaging the bootsales and charity shops in search of gems; eBay is also a regular source of entertainment.


Charity shop, shopping, is my favourite.
It's exciting to never know what you are going to find, that you can spend a lot less money; alongside the bonus that it's all for a good cause. There are good and bad sides to the charm of charity shops. 'One offs' = no variation on sizes/colours, and stock changes from one week to the next. My advice is, if in doubt, buy it; charity shops are great at returns these days, but do check and the desk and keep hold of your receipt. Finally, don't loose heart! Some visits will be more fruitful than others, but if you're anything like me, you'll enjoy the looking even so.  

#1 : Stocking stuffer search took a turn towards self indulgence, but with no buyers regret.




Favourite find


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Face & Outfit | 'The New Coat' - Night, December 15th 2013


Teemed together my love of Winter coats and the L'oreal 'Infallible eyeshadow pigments' for a few 'Face & Outfit' posts this week, this being the last.

I'm off to play my flute in 'Carols by Candlelight'

Face
No place for lipstick on an amateur
flute player
Where's your hair serum when you need it?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Face & Outfit | 'The New Coat' - Day, December 13 2013


Teemed together my love of Winter coats and the L'oreal 'Infallible eyeshadow pigments' for a few 'Face & Outfit' posts this week.

Face
hormones having a party on my face, goody!

Smokey liner - Burning Black No.13
Highlight - Time Resist White No.1



Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Face & Outfit | 'Scarves, but Sunglasses?', December 11th 2013


Teemed together my love of Winter coats and the L'oreal 'Infallible eyeshadow pigments' for a few 'Face & Outfit' posts this week.

Face

Faking the winter flush with my
'Benetint' wanna be, thoughts?
Liner - Bronze Goddess No.24
Highlight - Coconut Shake No.16




All photos in natural light &
unedited, besides cropping


Monday, 9 December 2013

Face & Outfit | 'Not now Monday', December 9th 2013



Teemed together my love of Winter coats and the L'oreal 'Infallible eyeshadow pigments' for a few 'Face & Outfit' posts this coming week.

Face
Application through the crease and and sheered
onto the outer lid.
(Pebble Grey - lid + crease & Coconut Shake - highlight.
Both Loreal Infaillible eyeshadow pigments)
Please excuse my funky hair

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Beauty Review | 'L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Pigments'

Onto the eyes,

'Is a love affair with an eyeshadow infallible?'

Review

I'm sure that 'obsessed' is over used in the blogging world, so I’m sticking to/shotgunning 'IN LOVE'.



Saturday, 7 December 2013

Wardrobe | 'The Winter Coat' EDIT 2013


I am a sucker for coats.

Coats to me, are like shoes and bags to other girls; I cannot get enough. 
Since I am quite timid with fashion, switching up my coats is how I transform my outfits


For Example:
Changing how formal I come across - e.g Blazer to Parkas
To Switch up the style - e.g cropped Leather to Duffle
Can add or dilute colour - Neutral to Bright/Neon
Create texture - Leather to Fur
And primaraly, add warmth, but I am undecided on the 'Look V Practicality' debate; really depends upon the day. 


I have 3 to share, that I am particularly loving this festive season.

1. Greyish-Khaki, Mid length Coat - struggled on the name if you couldn't tell?



Thursday, 5 December 2013

Video | 'Counting Stars', Cover by Becca - 16 November 2013

Near enough a month ago, I went to watch one of my best and oldest pals showcase her musical, and dance talents.  

Here is her rendition of One Republic's, 'Counting Stars':

video


Sorry about the sound, I have tried to improve it but to no avail. 


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

DIY | 'Simple STUDS' EARRINGS


SO simple and inexpensive to create;

ideal stocking filler, to inspire any Santa's little helpers out there.

Ingredients
Glue - Glue gun (hot glue), art glue, super glue, etc. - preferably clear drying for aesthetics, although not imperative.
Icons - I bought mine on eBay (under fruit beads) as a group lot for 99p! You could use anything you fancy, light enough to glue on.
Blank studs and backs - Again I found on eBay, and depending on the metal, and quality of the backs, determines the cost.
I would recommend tweezers
& a surface to do it on - which may get gluey (newspaper, mat etc.). 


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Wardrobe | 'Crazy for CHRISTMAS JUMPERS'

Had this post on the shelf for a while, but I thought December 1st the earliest reasonable, to talk all things christmassy.


Although many of us - me included - would confess to despising funky knits at one point, I cannot even pretend to hate them now. 
I consider 'Christmas jumpers' my seasonal guilty pleasure.

As the cliche states, a Christmas JUMPER was once an unwanted knitted affair, from a great aunt or granny, that often stunned with garish colours and long arms. Once a year when you were forced to wear it, the incredible itch was still there a few days later. My first follows this in some ways: