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Little thoughts: need more sleep! :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shameless selfies or the recording of my forays into vintage hair and make up

In an attempt at making myself feel better I've tried to make myself look better. I've always loved old Hollywood glamour and the thrifty stylings of the 1940s and the fabulous 1950s hence why my wedding was vintage inspired. Getting my hair and make up done for the big day and doing the research for it beforehand reminded me it's fun to play with make up! So here's a quick run through of some of those play times!

These photos will be in no particular order, this is me the other day, just in from work. I've used an elasticated hair band from Primark in the sale for £1 and tucked my hair in all the way round. I pulled a piece of hair either side of my head around the elastic first and pinned in then tucked in the rest. It's quick and simple and gives a nod to the Gatsby glamour of the 20s. It's also good if your hair won't cooperate or if you're pushed for time as it's quick.

Here I'm wearing the fascinator I won from Bit on the Side - Vintage Inspired Fascinators who can be found on Facebook and Etsy. I've done a full face of make up, lining my lips and using lip brush to put on lipstick, I've used Arch de Triumph eyebrow pen, blusher, cats eye eyeliner and highlighter. And teamed it all with my 50s screw on earrings. 

Here's the fascinator again. I really should take photos outside but the weather has been prohibitive recently. The top is from Voodoo Vixen and feels fantastic on. I treated myself to another top from them here

I love the little hearts and the sheer bits with red polka dots. Again I've done a full face of makeup and I've put my pearl pins I made in my hair. I made the pins by threading wire through the bead and then wrapping the wire round the end of a bobby pin.

I was chuffed to find different sizes of pearl beads, again a bargain refashion from Primark sale. At the moment I have more beads than pins so will be getting some more pins shortly. I made little sets of these at Christmas as a present.

The pearls here are all the same size but I personally prefer the mixed sizes to wear in my own hair. 

This has been an interesting post for me as when I've looked at these photos again I've realised I'm not sure I'm really smiling and I look tired. If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know I'm doing the 100 days of happiness challenge whereby you have to take a photo every day for 100 days of something that makes you happy. It's been an interesting experiment as I thought 'hey, this'll be easy. One photo a day' boy I was wrong. It's not that I can't find even one small thing that makes me happy, but it's usually something I can't really capture on film. Then there's the whole thing I have of not wanting to repeat things and not wanting to show too many things I consider as 'mundane'. I've come to realise that no matter how mundane I may think people may label it, if it makes me happy, it makes me happy. That's all that matters.


  1. This is totally unrelated, but have you ever taken vitamin D supplements? Its like taking sunshine.

    Also, you are adorable, as ever.

    1. Not on it's own, I've taken it as part of a multi vitamin. I'll have to check it out, thanks!

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    1. Thank you! That's really sweet of you to say!


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