Monday, 29 October 2012

All Hallows Eve



This Halloween my plan was to dress up a mental patient - that is, until my friend told me she was going as that. It worked out, I was her doctor and she was my patient. Clearly I had failed as a doctor since she'd obviously gone crazy and chewed on me, giving me nasty sores all over. Yes. I was really pleased with the fact that I managed to put my costume together, and only used about $30! I soaked a XL men's t-shirt in tea, to give it a dirty look, and cut the sleeves of. The nurses cap is actually a vintage 1950's hat, which I covered with one of the sleeves I cut of my shirt. I tore the other sleeve up and tied it around my wrist, and splattered "blood" on it. I painted red + -marks on the cap, surgical mask and on the shirt. The tights reminded me of the color they use on scrubs, so I just decided they went well together.



I think we both look completely mental in the picture above. Not even that drunk.. I think. We went to a party where we were the first ones to arrive, which worked out cause we got to decide the music. And yes, there was definitely some zombiefied Gangnam Style going on. The whole room was covered in cobwebs and creepy, bleeding headless dolls. Also, everyone who worked there had dressed up as zombies. Definitely a fun night!


What did you dress up as on Halloween?

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Neon lips



Loving bright pink lips! Girl About Town from MAC was my choice here. I got a matching lip liner, More to love, as well. It's a little bit deeper than the lipstick. However, for a crazy neon pink, I picked up a liner from the Isadora brand called Tropical pink. This liner, combined with the Girl About Town lipstick (which is what I'm wearing in the picture), is just insanely bright! And purrfect! 




A look of the full effect of the lipstick: 

 Also love the contrast between naked eyes and bright lips. 

What's your favorite lip color at the moment?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Orange Obsession


Finally got around to really trying out my orange makeup that I wrote about in my previous post. And I'm in love with it! I think this would look good especially if you have blue eyes, since orange complements blue.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Orange Summer Sun



This is the view from my apartment.. I love how the evening sun makes the hills and mountains bathe in its warm, orange light. I've already been on vacation this year, and now I'm filling my time with work until school starts. Here, summer is moving rapidly towards the end, and that's fine by me. I can't wait to wear fall fashion. I my opinion that's much more exciting than wearing summer fashion. Also I've been really into orange lately. Orange makeup that is. And the other day I went to MakeUp Store and picked up two lovely shades of orange.       



The matte orange is actually a blush. It's so pigmented, bright and just insane! I love it! The eyeshadow is a bit darker and warmer toned, and has some sparkle to it. It's so creamy and applies really nicely. I cannot WAIT to really try these two on my eyes, and create a gorgeous orange look. I'll probably mix in some of this yellow color as well. Plus, orange compliments blue, so my hair and eyes will really pop... I guess, haha. 


Speaking of orange.. I travelled to the Roskilde Festival i Denmark. That was basically my vacation this year. Here, in front of the Orange Stage, waaay in the back, as I didn't really care for who was playing at that moment. I'll definitely post another blog entry about my trip to Roskilde. It was so much fun! 


I hope everyone is having a great summer, wherever you are!
 Hopefully you'll rock out some orange in the process!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Birthday!


Today's my birthday! Yaaay..! I guess. I'm not really celebrating it today, I'm mostly just feeling the aftermath of the celebration. Friday, a friend made me dinner and cake. After we went out and saw my boyfriend and his band play at a local venue. They were competing against at least fifteen other bands - the winner got to be the warm-up band for a Twisted Sister-concert the day after, on Saturday. And "shockingly" enough, they won! They're a punk/hardcore type of band, so their music is not anything like Twisted Sister, and I don't think they care much for the band either. It was more like an opportunity to have fun and promote their own music! I spent Saturday night at the party hotel with my boyfriend, the rest of the band and their girlfriends. It was really fun, and I'm so happy they won! 

Sunday has been lazy, but I've gotten some happy birthday-calls and even some gifts as well! Besides presents, I love that you get extra attention on your birthday! I'm a complete attention-whore, for sure. Now, I'm going to eat some cake! Jum jum! 



These pictures are not from the concert, but still pictures of the band! 


By the way, can you guess how old, err, young I am? 

Monday, 21 May 2012

Summer Glow, Retro Makeup!

I rarely wear 'super cute' makeup, but today it was so nice and sunny outside, that I felt like doing something with a summer feel to it. I took inspiration from a 50's look from Lauren Rennells' book. The look itself is very neutral, but still sort of colorful. The lips are pale pink, and the cheeks also have a pink flush to them. On the eyes there's only a slight wash of pink topped with a matte, medium toned brown. Also on the eyes, a deep brown kohl pencil along the lash line with a tiny wing at the end. Black mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and a half band of false lashes applied to the outer edge of the top lashes. I skipped the falsies here, because I feel my lashes are long enough and I didn't want them to overtake the look.


This Retro Makeup book is amazing by the way, I also have her Vintage Hairstyling Book, which I talked about here, and that's equally amazing. I definitely recommend all you retro lovers to invest in these two books! You can buy them here. Lauren also has a wonderful blog, The Bobby Pin Blog


PRODUCTS USED
Isadora Eye Shadow Palette in 53 Blooming Spring (Pink color used)
Lancôme Paris Lips and Eyes Pocket Palette in Magic Voyage (Brown color used)
MAC Eye Shadow in Brulé 
H&M Eyeliner in Wooden Brown
H&M Eyeliner in White 
MaxFactor Xperience Volumising Mascara
MaxFactor Xperience Weightless Foundation in Light Ivory 40
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW15
Isadora Velvet Touch Compact Powder in Sheer Transparent 10
Julie Hewett Cheekie Palette (Peachie and Jami used on the lips)
MAC lipstick in Viva Glam Gaga (used as blush, and centre lip highlighter) 


Do YOU like this look? Do you have any of the two books?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

I Just Killed the Cookie Monster!


..Although, not really. I just dyed my hair. I'm trying a new mixture of several different shades of blue, going for a deeper shade. Stargazer colors in 'Royal Blue' and 'Coral Blue.' Also mixing in Manic Panic 'Bad Boy Blue', which is the one I've used on its own before. I'm discovering that I like the consistency of the Stargazer colors much better than Manic Panic. It's much thicker and less liquidy than Manic Panic. Also, it seems to be much easier to spread around on the hair and it gives a more even result. Plus, I find that it last a whole lot longer than Manic Panic.. So sad, since Manic Panic has been a favorite of mine. Oh well, the 'Bad Boy Blue' shade has been discontinued anyways! I only have 3 more bottles of Manic Panic left, so I might as well start looking for something new.. Or something old.. Something borrowed, something BLUE. 


What's YOUR favorite hair dye? 
Do you have any experience with crazy colors such as Manic Panic or Stargazer? 

Friday, 11 May 2012

Love to Love! (Beauty Channels)

There's really been a growth in retro/vintage hairstyling channels on YouTube in the last year. When I first started it was partly because I felt my appetite for gorgeous retro hairstyles didn't get fully satisfied - so I just figured I'd have to satisfy myself, (eh-hem) and started my own channel. I found that a lot of YouTuber's posted one or two really great videos, and then that was it. Kind of like a one hit wonder, which really annoyed me, I wanted more. I wanted more people to be consistent in posting videos. My wish was to see other people's way of doing things, and in that way I would get new ideas and get inspired myself. Now, I feel like my wish has come true. I've done a favorite's video in the past, but here's another, with both new and old favorite's! (Only beauty related favorites)


The Long Haired Flapper
This young lady's channel is devoted to recreating the looks of the 1920's. The fact that she's sporting these styles with long hair is also something to acknowledge. Short hair was a staple in this era of beauty, but this creative Canadian shows you great ways to wear the styles, even if you've got long locks!  Her tutorials are set to music and so fun to watch!



PrimpedPreenNPeachy
This lady, also Canadian by the way, in a way does something completely different than The Long Haired Flapper. One being that her videos are mostly talky-talkies, and her styles are mostly based on the 40's and 50's. Gorgeous, polished styles, truly primped preen 'n peachy! 


Her YouTube: PrimpedPreenNPeachy
Her blog: PrimpedPreenNPeachy 


A Vintage Vanity 

Here's someone who really offers a variety of things on her channel. In addition to recreating retro hairstyles mainly from the 40's trough 50's, she also has a series called 'So Sew Vintage', where she brings out needle and thread, creating the most beautiful retro clothing.

Youtube: A Vintage Vanity
Blog: A Vintage Vanity
Facebook: A Vintage Vanity


The Cherry Dollface
Okey, chances are you've already discovered this gorgeous lady, either through modeling or YouTube. If not, well, you're welcome! Not only is she stunning, her cool and laid back personality really shows through in her videos, and she invites you into her life on many other topic besides doing pretty hair. For example, tattooing, modeling, cooking, and you even get a sneak peak at what a day in her life is like. 



Lisa Freemont Street
My all time favorite, Ashley of Lisa Freemont Street. The way her videos are composed, mixed with her sweet personality and creativity with hair, makes her tutorials a joy to watch. I've been  following her channel, forever. And even though we've never met, it's like I know her somehow. (That's weird, but true.) She seems so down to earth, honest, talented and just... so.. so.. Just, click the links below, OK? You'll get it. 


(And I totally stole this picture from her Facebook profile. I just think it really shows her --- ladylikeness.)



Hollywood Noir Makeup
Makeup, hair and beauty channel done by one of the most beautiful people I'ver ever seen. (And oh, the third Canadian lady in my favorites post!) Besides being gorgeous, she also creates gorgeous makeup and hair styles. You need this woman in your life. 


Letz Makeup
Makeup channel created by makeup artist Siobhán from Ireland. One of my all time favorites as well. I just love to hear her talk about - whatever, although she mostly talks about makeup, which she does SO good. Also, her eyes are to die for. Can someone say 'ah-mazing lid space?'

YouTube: Letz Makeup
Facebook: Letz Makeup

  
Glamour Daze
This is a truly unique channel which offers retro beauty and fashion clips. I haven't found anything else like this on YouTube. If you're a vintage enthusiast you really need to view this channel.

YouTube: Glamour Daze 
Facebook: Glamour Daze



More Favorites: 

Lili The Dark Moon: I've never seen anyone do beautiful hair this effortless. Great for anyone in the need to create amazing hair styles. Link: YouTube
Elegantly Amused: Wish to see much more from Link: YouTube
Positively Pin Up: Extremely sweet and charming girl. Love the hair! Link: YouTube
Strawberry Koi Vintage: Think of the word 'sweet'. I'm guessing that this is probably what you'll see. Link: YouTube
My Lulu2: She needs to do more tutorials!! Gorgeous from head to toe. Link: YouTube
Rockabillie: German girl with rocking' red hair! Link: YouTube
Vintage or Tacky: Love her personality and skills with the brush! Link: YouTube
Sokolum79: Awesome lady with awesome style. Link: YouTube
Masquerade Makeup: Edgy and fun makeup looks! Link: YouTube
PixieWoo: This sister duo really have a way with the brush. Link: Youtube
XSparkage: Of course I had to include her. She was one of the reasons I really got into the 'YouTube community'. Hands down, love everything she does! Link: YouTube  

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Girl in the Blue Wig

Do you think blue wavy hair looks good or bad? Does it depend on the person wearing it? I can't decide if this looks like a wig or not, just due to the fact that I curled it. I'm going to a wedding this weekend and I would rather not be known as; 'the girl in the blue wig.'  



What do you think this looks like?
If your hair is an unnatural color, do you ever wear it curly?   

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Cutting carbs



I recently started eating low carb meals. I'm actually impressed with my own effort so far. I usually can't stick to anything (not just food related), but so far so good! I haven't eaten anything above my 'carb-limit', and I'm trying to stick to no more than 50 carbs pr. day. The reason I started this is because I really have been wanting to make a change in my eating habits for a while, but I don't believe in extreme diets. Plus, my goal is not to loose an extreme amout of weight. I could never do it, but most importantly, I don't need to! Also I hate the word 'diet!.' One of the reasons I got into the low carb eating, is because I have a friend who's been eating low carb meals for over a year. She's lost over 30 pounds just by eating low carb, and that's without working out. She was somewhat over weight when she started, that's why she lost so much. But even so, you do get rid of a lot of water in your body, which is basically my goal. I have no expectations or wants to 'peel pounds' of my body. I just wish to feel more balanced and better about my own eating. Plus, with low carb you can load up on fat! Today's dinner was chicken wrapped in bacon and home made cheese crisps with salad leaves on the side. Juuum!!! 

I'll be keeping you updated on my.. progress I guess. 
Do YOU have any experience with this eating routine?