Monthly Archives: December 2010

Santa!

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So, good people. Imma tell ya, Santa brought me some really nice presents this year 🙂 Even fashion related!

First of – I got a book from mah beloved man. The books is Fashion Artist, by Sandra Burke and is available at amazon 🙂

I want to learn how to draw, particularly fashion sketches. And since I have no idea how to draw and I am too unfocused, to do everything by myself – I just cannot organize the information. I hope this book will guide me. Since  my drawing skills are poor, I don’t know if I should write any review for the book yet. But after everything settles a bit, I think I will give it a try.

And tomorrow I am off to get some drawing supplies! At first will get some simple pencils and pens, and paper, later on, if everything goes well, will get myself some colored pencils, maybe charcoal and other goodies. Also looked up about half a million different drawing tutorials on youtube etc. My head is exploding and I have no idea where to start 🙂

Anyway. Back to Santa. I got some make up thingies as well 😀 I love when people stick to the list, and surprise you, by getting more from it than expected.

I wanted some ‘fancy’ make up. The thing I religiously stick to is mascara. Sometimes I use eye shadow (mostly brown) and pencil plus once in a while lip gloss (but since my hair sticks to my lips then, I usually end up cursing all the time, especially if it is windy). I remember about 8 or 9 years ago I tried some liquid powder or foundation or whatever that stuff is called, but that was the most serious I got with my make up. So, for the sake of experiment, I decided to put some things on my Christmas list, since normally I wouldn’t have bought any of that myself.

So, my make up stuff came from Yves Rocher online shop. The prices are reasonable and they have a lot of special prices. Plus, my mom used to use mascara from this company and always liked it, plus it is not the usual brand you get at a drugstore, has a bit of a nicer feeling to it somehow. So, I got a blush and a brush for it, eye make up kit for smokey eyes. I also got shampoo and conditioner for blond hair .

The blush is very pale pink, since my skin is quite pale (I am not sure, but I think the color I chose was naturel – rose). Looks quite nice, makes my face look less round 😀 The brush is really great, even though I have no frame of reference, I like it – it is soft, comfortable to hold in the hand and distributes everything evenly.

Blush naturelRouge-Pinsel

The smokey eyes kit consists of 4 colors of eye shadow, two pencils and a brush. May I say – it is awesome. I haven’t tried something so intense on my eye lids in ages and was a bit drunk after Christmas dinner, but I thought it  looked great. The pencils are really soft and easy to apply. Eye shadow is also really great, just need some practice, since it is very dark and can mess everything up quite easily. With this kit one can do two types of smokey eyes – with black and blue and with pink and brown (the latter is my personal choice).

Smokey Kit Night & DaySmokey Kit Night & Day

I hope I will end up looking like this:

And not like this:

Shampoo and conditioner are also really nice – hair is soft and shiny. What else can I say about the shampoo 😀 Approved.

Ihr Pflege-Set für blondes Haar: Shampoo + Spülung

Cheers.

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Aldo dance contest :)

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Well, ’tis over, but video gallery is still available 😀

I read about the judges of the contest. About all judges there was more or less serious praises… the last paragraph about the author of the white lightning really made my day: ‘Elizabeth recently acquired the perfect vintage cheetah print coat and couldn’t be happier about it.’  I’m sittin’ and smilin’ 😀

Go on and cheer yourself up too! Sweet sixteen!

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Stylin’ online. H&M. Looklet. Quick review.

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So I guess retail chains start to get involved in styling online tools. I saw this yesterday on H&M Facebook page.

I, myself, welcome such a step. I like, that you can style the look and then buy online the things that you chose for the outfit, rather than be annoyed waiting in line for the dressing cabin, drag clothes back and forth in different sizes, and in winter it is even more annoying since my hair gets all static on me and my head looks like christmas tree without decorations or my hair sticks to all the clothes, plus H&M stores are normally quite big, so it is not easy to find what you are looking for. So, as of last year I am nothing if I’m not an online shopper 😀 Here are few looks that I styled yesterday:

The collection available online, lacked colour IMHO, but oh well. I hope that they will add more clothes and accessories and also more filters for clothing, so one could chose on sale items or things in a certain price range. HM website says they’ve got it from looklet.com. I just looked it up, the tool looks quite nice, but I didn’t want to sign up for yet another tool and I just saved a print screen of a look that I created:

What is more convenient than at couturious is that background choice is available on the side, you do not need to flip through the whole selection to find what you’re looking for. And also, I really liked the effects (you can make the picture look vintage, or with smoke, or blurred etc.). I didn’t go deeper, maybe next time I will check out the layering possibilities and stuff.

All in all, the tool  works quite well, convenient to use. The only difference  that I’ve noticed so far,  between what H&M have and the Looklet, was that original tool has (of course) more backgrounds and models to choose from so (of course) there is a tiny difference between using H&M and Looklet tools (on H&M both choices for models and backgrounds are in the same tab, duh :)). Plus, when choosing backgrounds at Looklet, you can immediately see the actual look that you have in all the backgrounds, so it makes the choice a bit easier (can directly distinct if it will be too dark or too bright for the look etc.) Anyway, try it yourselves, it is fun 🙂

Cheers.

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