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Wednesday
Nov022011

Beauty Bloggers - Why We Fell In Love With Make-Up

I love how make-up can bond a group of women, and the power that putting your face on in the morning has. I wanted to explore our relationship with make-up a little more, and thought I should turn to the ladies who love make-up the most - Beauty Bloggers!

Beauty Blogger 7: Pixie Voltaire from Pixie Loves Soap And Glory

Can you tell us a bit about your relationship with make-up?

Honestly, I was NOT one of those girls dancing round her mums bedroom, lipstick strewn all over my face and in heels way too big for me. I was more interested in finding out what the world looks like from the top of a tree, or under the bushes in my 'den'.

My make up interest died when aged 8 after a lipstick put me in hospital for two weeks due to a random allergic reaction. My mother was happy with this conclusion. When I was around 14 I discovered eyeliner, and following that foundation. It carried on when my crush of the time said 'you look good today'. I then turned 16, for a job, and discovered mac. Love at first lipstick is NOT the word.

I bought outlandish colours, spent hours figuring out how to do and what to do. I learned quickly, and after leaving college for health reasons aged 17, i started doing freelance make up and since then, well, I'm doing alright!
Have you developed a staple look? Can you describe it?

Everyday is different. I start out the same way, primer, foundation, concealer, and everyday I pick up a different product, and find a different look! I try to switch it up, it keeps your mind turning over and creativity flowing. Its also great to figure out how you look in different ways. I try everything from colour contacts to massively over-contouring my face if i'm left with half an hour and nowhere to go. 
Why do you love make-up?

Make up is a way to express yourself everyday. You don't have to dye your hair pink so everyone knows you're feeling rebellious. The whole world can know you are having a 'I'm feeling mysterious' day with a smokey eye; you dont need to parade around in lingerie to be sexy, you can say it with a red lip. You can say 'I feel beautiful the way I am' with a dab of concealer and a tinted moisturiser. 
And whats even better? We can conceal what we consider our flaws with it!  You don't need that nose job because make up can straighten it out/thin it down/create a bridge. Hide those dark circles, lip liner fixes my crooked lips (damn you lip piercing scars). You can feel better with a stroke of a brush, no needles/knives required!
 

Why did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging because I got quite sick and had to leave college and quit my job. It helped me feel productive rather than lying there feeling sorry for myself. It gave me something to concentrate on, something to feel good about. It helped me feel better about myself. I started my newest blog because i wanted to start a fresh.
Describe your blog:

UNISEX! I'm one of the few bloggers who's boyfriend/fiance/husband is into partaking in the beauty world. He reviews mostly shaving products and skincare! But its an awesome way for the ladies to find products for their men, that he might not have tried before.
It is also very user friendly. I try not to over review products, I keep things simple, you probably don't need to know the exact ingredients, but you do need to know how the product sets, looks, is it sheer or full coverage, does it blend well? Is it good value for money? 

Read the other #bbloggers interviews here.

 


Wednesday
Nov022011

i like my body .... (e. e. cummings)

  

I wanted to share my current poetry obsession. I came across it via twitter/tumblr and keep coming back to it. Like most great poetry, it deserves to be read aloud.

Read it aloud.

 

 

Wednesday
Nov022011

Rockabilly Girls....What do we wear?

 Rockabilly Girls

Whether you follow high fashion, or an alternative fashion, the majority of us do actually stick to some sort of fashion rules. We may pick and mix from a few, changing which set of rules we follow that day, but it is rare to meet anyone who literally follows no rules at all.

So if you are wanting to follow some of the 'Rockabilly Girl' rules what are they? Feel free to pick and mix from the following! (Also feel free to comment if you disagree!)

Rockabilly Girl Hair

You want a strong and definite colour. Rockabilly girls aren't shy. Black, white blonde, and bright red are all very classic rockabilly /pin-up hair colours. And you can maintain them at home as they are all block colour tones. No highlighting needed here!

Once you have your hair colour....now you need to style it! You could opt for the classic bettie bangs - a short u-shaped fringe. This can be cut, or faked (roll hair into a pretend bang). There are the options of victory rolls, bee-hives, bandanas, or curled and brushed out to a vintage wave. The pomp' is also an easy every day look - if you don't go for the fringe. 

You can use a variety of hair accessories - a bandana, a hair flower, or bows. 

Rockabilly Girl Clothing

Items to consider - Pencil skirts, Swing Skirts, Cropped Trousers, Short Sleeved Shirts, Sarong Dresses and Halter Necked Tops and Dresses.

Colours to choose from - Red, Black, White, Navy.

Patterns to get - Polka Dots, Stripes, Gingham (checked), Leopard Print, and Tartan.

Motifs to embrace - Cherries, Swallows, Skulls, Anchors, Horse Shoes, Dice, Bows and Pin-Up Girls.

You can buy Rockabilly Fashion from all of these awesome rockabilly shops online or even some rockabilly on the high street.

If in doubt - refer to yourscenesucks for advice.. ;-)

 

Copyright remains with yourscenesucks.com (reproduced with permission)

Tuesday
Nov012011

Beauty Bloggers - Why We Fell In Love With Make-Up

I love how make-up can bond a group of women, and the power that putting your face on in the morning has. I wanted to explore our relationship with make-up a little more, and thought I should turn to the ladies who love make-up the most - Beauty Bloggers!

Beauty Blogger 6: Rhi from The Other Side of Cool

Can you tell us a bit about your relationship with make-up?

I didn't really get into makeup until a year or so ago. I just used the same cheap foundation, mascara and eyeliner for too long. Then by accident I discovered the world of beauty blogging and it really opened my eyes to what is out there. Now I love trying new brands, experimenting with colours and finishes- finding what really suits me and makes me feel more... me! 

Have you developed a staple look? Can you describe it? 

My staple look is matte skin with slightly flushed cheeks, quite thick winged eyeliner and lashings of mascara! It's simple and a little bit rocky and worn basically everyday.

Why do you love make-up?

I love makeup because its so versatile. You can use it to look like your natural self, just hiding the odd flaw, or you can completely transform your look. You can change colours and style to match your mood, your outfit or the weather. Its a way to express yourself, stand out, blend in, feel comfortable and most importantly- have fun!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging with the intention of being a normal woman, with a normal budget just discovering whats out there. I don't have the money to buy high end every week and a lot of people are the same, it's nice to read blogs full of designer clothes and expensive makeup but it's not always relatable. I wanted to be a normal woman, making the most of what I have. 

Describe your blog:

It has a confused sense of style, just like myself! I talk about beauty, fashion, music, health- things that are important to me, things that I am still discovering and learning about.  I'm passionate about having fun, finding the best deal and being happy and I like to think that comes across on the page.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Rockalily Style: Britney Spears

Last night I saw Britney Spears at Wembley Arena and I treated myself to a t-shirt. I wish they did a slightly 'cooler' design....but this was the best I could get!

Just goes to show that I have quite eclectic tastes!

Fancy seeing what I wear when I'm not wearing tacky pop t-shirts? ----> Rockalily Style.

Tuesday
Nov012011

It's Britney Bitch: Wembley Arena Halloween

 

 

This is the second Britney Spears concert I have been too, and I was still super excited. I am the same age as Britters, and have always enjoyed her music. As today was Halloween, we decided to go with some facepaint on.....why the hey not?

On the way we were stopped a few times to have out photo taken.......it was nice when people asked, but not quite as nice when people didn't!

 

 

 

 

 

Britney always mimes, but I actually don't mind. We are there to love the music, the show and the atmosphere, and in those respects she didn't disappoint.

As a little techy aside.........here is the view we had.....my camera has a pretty good zoom!

All of these photos are mine. Copyright remains mine.

Monday
Oct312011

Halloween at a Burlesque Club

 

On Saturday I headed out to start celebrating Halloween early. We were at a burlesque show, but I didn't actually take any pictures of the dancing! We entertained ourselves more I think!

 

 

I left my camera alone for ten mins, and I ended up with some pretty interesting shots! Looking awesome ladies!

Tonight I am actually dressing up for Halloween so will post a second Halloween themed post later!