Friday, 31 October 2014

Let's Play a Game

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HALLOWEEN 2014

Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be... Billy the puppet from the Saw series. (Stars in Their Eyes, oh those were the days).

Thought I'd do a quick blog post as I'm currently in the car (passenger seat don't worry) typing this up en route to a party! I was so excited this week, couldn't wait for this day to arrive. Took me a good hour to do the face. I cannot smile or the white face paint will crack, maybe not literally but my face feels stiff. I guess this is a puppet requirement.

Not sure how I'm going to do better next year.

Hope everyone has a good night whatever you're doing!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Old Paisley Suit

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Blazer: Lavish Alice; Trousers: Lavish Alice; Blouse: Forever 21;
Bag: Wicker Wings; Shoes: ASOS; Sunglasses: Oasap;

It's always interesting to browse through your wardrobe to see what items you've forgotten about (even if it's for the best). I've found this paisley suit I had purchased last year from Lavish Alice. And oh yeah, it's a co-ord, a very big trend this year.

I did wonder why I've rarely worn this but then remembered, it's the padded shoulders in the blazer. I have broad shoulders myself and anything padded emphasises it even more. I may try and remove them carefully then it'll be perfect. This is where GCSE Textiles comes in handy I hope. Without tucking the shirt in, it looks less formal

I think I've fallen back in love with paisley print. Monochrome paisley print please.

Ooo it's Halloween this Friday! I'm quite excited as to what I'm dressing up as but will see how many times I wash my face if I make a mistake as I am a perfectionist. If there is spare time, I could put together a quick blog post before I head out.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Fashion & Beauty Pet Peeves

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IRRITATING?

We all have a pet peeves. Some may be worse than others. Here is my list of fashion and beauty ones.

Visible panty line - Leggings, fitted maxi skirts, anything fitted and is made of thin material can lead to the outline of the panties if you wear the wrong ones. The panties may be nice, pretty or cute but the outline isn't. I'd feel like I was exposing myself if I had VBL.

Short shorts - Out and about during the day where the peaches are on show is definitely a no. Think about the young children! At times, I want to pull them down a tad to make sure they're covered up to save their dignity.

Sheer leggings - Peekaboo skin. Nice seeing you through these sheer leggings... Might as well add their underwear to this view. I've seen so many like this walking in front of me. Not pleasant.

Uggs in the rain - I haven't seen many people wearing Uggs or fake Uggs for like a year or more. Has this trend died now? But those in the rain or slushy ice is the worst. Water gets soaked through regardless and it's not a pretty look. This is probably a really stupid idea.

Too much bling - It's always nice to express yourself but if the bling is excessive, it starts looking cheap. Or is that me who only thinks like this?

Foundation not matching and caking - If I see someone wearing foundation that doesn't match the neck, I'd be tempted to go over and try to blend it out. Or I'd want to give them a makeup wipe if it's too orange. Also, would you like some jam and cream with that cakey foundation? (A victoria sponge cake reference just in case you wasn't on the same wavelength or my humour is really dry)

Clumpy eyelashes - Just... Need I say more?

Panda eyes - Yes I may have done the thick eyeliner before but I have stopped and learnt from it. It had become a pet peeve when I see thick eyeliner or even the use of black eyeshadow on the eyelids during the day.

Eyebrows - There is a difference between filling your brows and drawing it with a sharpie. Anything to do with the brows is a pet peeve; from the wrong fill colour to the wrong shape to the no brows with heavy makeup. My eyebrows are sparse but it doesn't mean I'll draw them with a "sharpie".

Concealer/Foundation "Nude" lips - Blending the lips into the face was a trend back in the days and thankfully it's died (I like to think). There has been some instances where the nude colour of the lips was lighter than the rest of the face. Wasn't a pretty look. If it's too nude, you just look lifeless. There is a perfect nude colour for everyone. It doesn't necessarily mean the same colour as your foundation.

What are you fashion and or beauty pet peeves?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Autumn Pattern

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Shirt: Tobi; Jacket: Topshop; Trousers: Lavish Alice; 
Shoes: ASOS; Beanie: Forever 21; Sunglasses: OASAP; Bag: Wicker Wings*;

This is one way I have styled the Wicker Wings bag. I feel quite edgy with this outfit! Most of the items were purchased a year ago. It's always nice to find some old pieces in the wardrobe, especially ones I've rarely worn.

Has anyone been watching The Apprentice? This year's contestants seems to talk the talk but not walk the walk. They all seem weak, even I can probably do a better job without a business background or knowledge. Years of watching this, I think I've got the grasp of it and know what Lord Sugar is looking for.

I currently have an addiction to scones with jam and clotted cream so I will be ending this blog post now and get back to eating them. Nom. Yes, before bed too.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tony Moly Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid

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Tony Moly Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid: around $68.00 HKD

WET SOCKS

This may look like bags for feet, what the heck, they are. It does have a fabric lining on the inside to enable the liquid, that you pour in, to be soaked throughly enabling the feet to be soaked all around. The liquid had a cooling sensation and it felt like wet socks, literally. There was a slight chemical scent, similar to acetone I'd say. There is alcohol and salicylic acid so if you're sensitive to either of the two ingredients, don't use it. I am able to tighten bags to make sure no liquid comes out but I still was cautious when I walked.

The recommended soak in time is between 1 and 1.5 hours. At first, I thought the feet would soak the liquid fully therefore leaving it on for 2 hours instead. Once the 2 hours are over, the feet had to be cleaned thoroughly to remove the liquid then it's the waiting game for the peeling.

3 days later, there were some sight of peeling on the bottom of my feet. From day 4, that's when it got more interesting. The skin was peeling like crazy at the bottom of my feet as well as the top of my toes. It was messy and disgusting. They don't recommend peeling the skin off, just to let come off naturally. In the end, I can see the dead skin in my socks. It was like the aftermath of sunburn without the pain. It was a painless procedure. This carried on for the next few days with the dead skin decreasing. I didn't want to photograph this and upload it as it would probably put me off my food if I was reading this. There was no peeling on the top of of my feet.

A week later, it seems that the peelings have stopped resulting in smooth, soft feet. Definitely an intensive exfoliation. Highly recommended. I would definitely do this once every month or whenever I need to prepare my feet for the summer which isn't any time soon right now. As this is hard to get hold of in the UK, eBay would be the best bet to order.

What are your thoughts on this foot peeling mask?