Free Bird

22 May 2015

Shirt - Vintage
Top - Camden Market
Levi's Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Primark
Eclipse Necklace - Rogue & Wolf

About five minutes ago I was listening to Free Bird by Lynard Skynard, until I was rudely interrupted by the door bell.  Stoopid doorbell.  I haven't listened to that song in forever, and I thought it would make a good title for this outfit post - I dunno.

 Look at me, I went vintage shopping again.  I'm not sorry, I should be because I have car insurance to pay and I will be poor, but I am not sorry.  This shirt is just perf - I can't wait to wear it buttoned up as a shirt dress, with a thin belt round my waist on a hot & sunny day.  But for now, it can serve as a bringer of colour to an otherwise all black outfit.  I used to LOVE wearing all black, but I've kind of gone off it now.  Apart from nights out, I will never stop wearing all black on nights out.

I picked up this lace/crochet hybrid of a top over a year ago at a market stall in Camden, and I swear I've only worn it once.  I always do this - I'll buy something then decide I don't like it after one wear.  Fast forward a couple of months, or a couple of years, whichever, I'll be hooked on it.  I feel I'll be wearing it rather a lot this summer, but with cutesy lace bras underneath.  

3 Festival Makeup Looks

20 May 2015

Too Blue

Products used:
Maybelline: Lash Sensational
The Body Shop: Colour Crush 315
Wilkinsons: Blue Gems

Possibly my favourite of the three, I started off my using the shade Azure from the MUA Matte Palette, pretty much putting it all round my eyes, bringing it above the crease and below my lower lash line.  I did not hold back with this shade, it's so pretty.  I then packed on Dove Grey into the inner corner of each eye, and blended Midnight into the crease and outer edge.  I should have really taken an eye closed photo, because the pale to dark blue gradient looks so mermaidy.  I lightly lined my water line with an MUA Eye Pencil, to make them look a little bigger.

Has anyone used the Lash Sensational mascara yet?  I layered it on about three times, AND LOOK - eyelashes look so pretty and fluttery!  I genuinely think this is the best mascara I have ever used.

I used eyelash glue to stick 6 blue gems along the bottom of my eyes, and up to my eyebrows.  I worked out that this going to be perfect for hiding the inevitable dark circles - score.  I thought a subtle nude lip would be best, so the main focus stays on those eyes.

Gem Crazy

Products Used:
Maybelline: Lash Sensational
The Body Shop: Colour Crush 315
Wilkinsons: Gems

Very OTT I know, but I saw something similar to this on one of my Pinterest rampages and I couldn't resist recreating in... I used the coral/pink shade from the MUA Glitter Ball Palette all over my lid, and brought it down slightly beneath my lower lash line, and did three coats of the Lash Sensational mascara.  Again, I stuck to a subtle nude lip, because it would have looked waaaayyy too much otherwise.  Then, things got sequiney...  I went a bit mad and stuck lots of the pretty round, flower, and star gems down one side of my forehead, and used the tiniest gems down the side of my nose.  I'm not too sure if I'll actually be doing this at festivals, because it was very fiddly, but it looks soooo cool nonetheless.

The Glitter Cat Eye

Products Used:
Collection: Glam Crystals Gel Liner
Maybelline: Lash Sensational 
Maybelline: Colour Sensational - Pleasure Me Red

Definitely the most wearable, in fact I would probably wear this on a night out.  I piled on loads of the Collection Gel Liner, putting it way above the crease and creating a thick cat eye flick,  I also lightly swiped the brush along my lower lash line to add a hint of glitter below the eye.  One last time with the Lash Sensational, because it's deffo my fave, and a bold red lip using a Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick.  I think silver and red goes so well together!

I Love To Fool Around

18 May 2015

Top - Vintage
Button Down Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Shoes & Socks - Primark
Belt - Vintage eBay

There is a cute little vintage shop around the corner from where I live, and I want it too be my wardrobe.  Most of the pieces there are a bit expensive, including this amazing tan and white cow print bag WITH tan fringing along the bottom.  Like proper cow girl/western/70's style - I wanted it but couldn't justify parting with £40 for a bag that little that I would probably only use on the odd evening/night out.  Damn my rational thinking and spending.  They do have a rather large selection of t-shirts for only a tenner, including this ringer tee.  I love how 70's it looks with the button down skirt.

 Over the years, I have also come to find that eBay is a really good place to find vintage bargains.  Years ago I managed to snap up my vintage fringed leather jacket for only a tenner!  My latest find is this belt - £2.50!  I love the buckle!


17 May 2015

I'm gonna keep this extra short because I am extremely tired and hungry right now.  What is life.  I think the only half exciting thing I did last week was go vintage shopping, but I couldn't even afford anything because my student budget makes me poor.  If you are ever in Portsmouth and are in the mood for a bit of vintage shopping, go to One Legged Jockey - they literally have the most insane collection of leather jackets, there must be at least 50 different ones, fringing, studs 'n all.  I ended up settling for a 70s ringer tee, which was rather bargainous at a tenner.  Score.