Sunday, 11 March 2012

Just a few things for my room...

Hey all, I'm taking the easy way out again. And rather than sort through the massive pile of pictures I have waiting for my other blog posts, I'm just going to write another quick one.
Sorry. I'll get there I promise.
I got some cute stuff for my room recently and I thought I would share.

I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and found the jewelry tree and I got the vase, flowers (fake) and bamboo (real) from Ikea! :) 

I'll start with the vase, which I believe was like $2 or something ridiculously cheap like that. I just wanted to have something pretty in my room and I loved the colour of this vase. In case the picture doesn't show it, it's a bright pink! I cannot stand the sight or smell or dead flowers. I love real flowers when they're alive, but as soon as they start turning brown I want to throw them out. So rather than spend a ton on real flowers for my vase every two weeks, I got two fake flowers, also from Ikea for like $1 a piece or something. But, I did want a little vegetation  in my room  (I mean spring is coming soon, isn't it?) so I got bamboo (again, Ikea) to put in the vase. It's super low maintenance, looks great and only cost about $4.
I also got an AMAZING standing coat rack at Ikea to store my 348578957 purses. And it looks awesome. I may do a post on it soon. And I also got a cork board, which I have yet to hang, sadly.

Oh hey look, it's my boytoy in the frame. 
Oh, I just love this thing so much. My jewelry tree! Not only is this really pretty, a great way to store jewelry, and reasonably cheap ($20) it has also forced me to take better care of my necklaces. I used to store my stuff in a jewelry case and when I got home from school or wherever I was, I would just take off my necklaces and toss them in the case. More often than not, the next time I wanted to wear it, it would be tangled with 15 other necklaces. Because this tree looks really good when there's jewelry all over it, it means every time I wear something now, I take it off, reclasp the necklace and hang it back on the tree! 

Not to mention I love storing watches, bracelets, cuffs, rings (so many rings) and apparently silly bands (the pink things) in this little bowl at the bottom. I really love this picture. 

Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed reading!
Thanks- Tash <3

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Bold Lips: Creamy, Soft Orange-Red

You know what's annoying? The fact that I have like 3 blog posts photographed and ready to go. All I have to do is write them. But I'm just too busy/lazy to do it.
So I copped out and I'm going to do a lip look because they're easy to photograph and quick to write.
Sue me.

Today is International Women's Day. I feel ashamed that I didn't know that until really late. You're supposed to rock the red lips today, or so I hear. So here's my contribution.

Products used "Benetint" by Benefit, "Red Velvet" and "Candy Apple" lip butters from Revlon

I stained my lips using "Benetint" by Benefit. It's a red cheek and lip stain and I used it as a base. Which is always a good idea with any bold colour (whether it be a lip liner, stain etc.) because then if the lipstick wears off and you don't notice, it doesn't look bad. I didn't want this to be a pin-up red, or a super intense red for that matter. I was going for a soft red, something that could be word during the day without looking harsh. So I used two of the new Revlon lip butters to get a softer look than a lipstick.
I used the bright, orangey red "Candy Apple" on the entire lip and I darkened the corners with a darkier, vampier colour called "Red Velvet"

I did that to add dimension, becuase your lips can start to look kind of flat if you wear one solid colour across them all the time. That's also a really good way to make your lips look fuller- add a dark colour along the outsides and corners and then add a slightly brighter or lighter colour to the middle. It kind of gives you that "pouty" look which some people really love.

Thanks for reading and happy International Women's Day!
-Tash <3