Posted on: Thursday, December 12, 2013
I was originally supposed to be in California right now (and visiting the iconic dinosaur park that is in this film), so I figured it's be a good time to pull some style points from my favorite weirdo movie, Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
1. Paisley Blouse, Paul & Joe Sisters // 2. BDG Denim Overalls, Urban Outfitters // 3. Red Tartan scrunchie and Red Handkerchief, River Island
1. Orange Peplum Dress, River Island // 2. French Flag Lapel Pin, Flag Store // 3. Deux Souliers Monk White Heels, ASOS // 4. Clipboard Notepad, Urban Outfitters // 5. French language book
1. Shawl Collar Blazer, Oasap Limited // 2. Trick Gum, ASOS // 3. Jeffrey Campbell Franz Chelsea Boot, NastyGal
Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I just added some fun vintage items to the Etsy shop — just in time for Xmas! It's sort of obvious that I'm obsessed with plaid lately (oops?). Shop now!
Oversized Wool Menswear-style Coat, Size M/L/XL
80s Cropped Denim Jacket, Size M
Pendleton Plaid Blazer, Size S/M
Tartan A-Line Skirt, Size L
Plaid Knit Sweater, Size L
Light Pink Lace Cropped Tank, Size S
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Posted on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I've been slightly nail-centric lately. That's okay, I think. I love doing nails, but unfortunately don't have time to other people's nails. The good news is that now you can buy Mini Penny press-on nail sets from my Etsy shop!
MANI PENNY sets are all hand painted nail sets. Sets are one-offs — so once they're gone, they're gone! I've added six styles to Mini Penny Vintage.
Red Tartan Set
Matte Black Studs
And remember — always free shipping on US orders! Shop now.
Posted on: Monday, December 9, 2013
I would say that one of the most common questions I get is about my nail routine — how I paint them, how I do both hands, etc. Well, finally, I'm spilling my secrets in this post and showing you how you can have badass tips as well! Read the full tutorial after the jump.
Posted on: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Chris Bonanos is now available in Japanese and Mandarin! And there's my leg! How rad? // Mom gave me a new (to me) sewing machine for my birthday! A Juki! I'm working on making LOTS of new bags // Tori and me at 90s night on the eve of my birthday // I had a fun little meet up at Nike earlier this week in preparation for a fun NTC event that I'm doing with them next week! And they gave me awesome purple Lunar Element shoes. Thanks Nike! // It got warm enough to bike around a lot this week. Strange, but not complaining. // My buddy Sage had an art show at Star Lounge for the awesome work he does. Check out Bombshell Skateboards! // I found some super expired Polaroid film in my fridge // And I did an awesome set of tartan nails for the Popular Pays holiday party — no worries, a full tutorial for these is going to be hitting the blog tomorrow!
Posted on: Saturday, December 7, 2013
I'm obviously all about the Disney Villains x Walgreens collection — in case you missed it, I got my hands on the ELF nail polish collection and the Ursula Nail Art Kit. In line with my apparent underwater cosmetics spree, I opted for the Ursula lashes as well (in my heart of hearts, I wanted to love the Cruella De Vil collection most... because of reasons... but I gravitated towards The Little Mermaid villain).
Here's what you get for ten bucks:
● Ardell Lashes #105 Black
● Ardell Lashes #204 Black
● Ardell Lashes #134 Black
● Eye Lash Adhesive
Even though the lashes come with glue, I opt to use different types of adhesive. For short-term wear, I use self adhesive strips. They're super easy to use and not messy. When I plan on wearing my lashes for longer periods of time, I use dark glue — since I always wear black eyeliner, this makes the glue less visible. It goes on sort of grey but dries black.
These are a really basic lash strip. And in actuality, they're my favorite. Just enough oomph to lengthen your lashes without looking like Nicki Minaj (love you, baby girl).
Now, these are "doubled up," so they're very thick and noticeable. They give an awesome 3/4 or profile silhouette of the lashes, but in all honesty, I'm not a huge fan overall. This particular style, in my experience, liked to twist on the strip, making them kind of a pain to deal with.
Now these are super fun. They'd be tough to pull off with an every day comfy look, but definitely a great face accessory for a night out, special event, or holiday party. Love!
Overall, not a bad kit for $10 — the lashes I normally buy are usually around $7 a pair. I think perhaps I'm more excited about the packaging and delivery than the actual product (surprise, surprise), but I plan on rocking these in the near future.
Do you Minis wear false lashes? What are your favorite brands?
Posted on: Friday, December 6, 2013
Hey, wanna trade closets?
I've been seeing a few of my favorite bloggers mention Swapdom — and after doing many Shop My Closet sales, Poshmark, and Threadflip, I wasn't sure if I wanted to tackle another marketplace.
Well, good news. This one is different. Swapdom is a place where you can, get this, swap your clothing with someone else's. How great of a concept is that?! I think there are many times when I would really rather trade y'all and get some of your awesome goodies!
Here's how it works:
It's really easy to start listing your items — I listed about six or seven in the matter of fifteen minutes or so. Then you can browse what others have available for swapping — I love the search feature. If you want something really specific, type it in and see what you can find. Or, just browse. Like I did through the shoes section... for maybe way too long (guilty. so guilty).
When you find something you want, simply select which pieces from your closet you'd be willing to swap for that item. Then just sit back and let Swapdom do all the work!
Why do I dig Swapdom so much? It's green. It's easy. And it's a really great way to update and clean out your closet — which I'm a huge fan of! Imagine all of the things you've probably thrown out or sold to a resale shop that you could have swapped for something totally awesome!
Need I say more? Get to it, and be sure to check me out on Swapdom!
This post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Swapdom!
Posted on: Thursday, December 5, 2013
I recently received the Holiday Smokey Eye Palette in the post the other day from Studio Gear Cosmetics. As I've mentioned time and time again, I normally don't wear a lot of eyeshadow. I love smokey eyes but rarely do them!
In this palette, you get four eyeshadows and one blush. They're all pretty shimmery, but I was disappointed to find out that they were quite sheer — therefore probably not the best option for creating dramatic smokey eyes.
Still, I did a subtle smokey eye using ELF eyelid primer in pearl to start. I layered on the lighter colors and used the dark "coal" on my creases. I used a black gel liner on my waterline and to create a cat eye. Definitely not my standard look, but fun nonetheless!
● Nice how-to in the packaging
● Good color concept
● Very sheer, even when applied over primer.
● Colorful outside packaging is a sleeve you have to remove before using the product. Actual product packaging is a cheap, greyscale coated cardboard.
● Too sparkly for my personal taste, but could suit others!
You can get 10% off of this palette at Studio Gear when you use the code SGHOLIDAY at checkout.
This post is sponsored by BrandBacker and StudioGear.
Thrashin' has it all. Skateboarding. Awesome 80s fashion. Teen angst. And Josh Brolin running around shirtless. Besides, there's a scene where Tommy is trying to get dressed and choose an earring to wear, all while delivering on of the best lines of the 80s:
"Should I wear this skull and the dagger? ...Or the hoop and the dagger?"
1. Shirt Dress in Mixed Print, ASOS // 2. Green Check Cigarette Trouser, Topshop // 3. Tube Socks, Topman // 4. Vans Classic Checkered Slip Ons, Zappos
1. Surf Love Trucker Vest, Levi's // 2. Cheap Monday Second Skin Denim, Karmaloop // 3. Black Basic Brando Tee, Rag & Bone