The Lust Have it sample box for June has arrived, this month the box is a gorgeous peach colour. Inside, as usual, there's lots of goodies!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Today's swatch is OPI Teal the Cows Come Home. It's an iridescent sky blue, more blue than teal to my eye, but a beautiful colour nonetheless.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Today's swatch is Nicole by OPI's Aquamarine Texture nail polish. This is meant to be a glitter crackle polish, but I haven't been able to get the sample I've got to "crack".
If you like products that are all-natural and really simple.. this is one you will want to keep on your radar. It's Caroline's Wash. I have to say when this arrived in the mail for me to review, I wasn't hugely impressed, the packaging is pretty plain and the lack of ingredients on the tube had me raising a skeptical eyebrow.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Today's Swatch is Tux by Pretty Serious. It is a really dark, so dark is is almost black teal colour.
There's a new sample box on the scene.. it's The Violet Box. They've obviously taken the maxim "Start as you mean to go on" to heart because they have come out of the gate with a very strong offering indeed.
What did I get?
Friday, June 14, 2013
Today's swatch is Last Friday Night from OPI, part of the Katy Perry collection.
This is a translucent blue with glitter and foil in it, the foil is tiny circles in a bright blue, silver and dark blue.
This really catches the light with the silver flecks tending to predominate.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
It comes in Illamasqua's "Rubber" finish, which is almost-but-not-quite matte, and it is a bright and brilliant no-compromises turquoise colour.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Today's swatch is from the James Bond collection OPI put out some time ago - this one is "Tomorrow Never Dies" and it is a beautiful dark blue colour.
Monday, June 10, 2013
So, as is usual, when a new Aussie Curves theme rolls around I do a lot of thinking about the theme and how I might interpret it.. I have to be honest with you, the more I thought about this one, the madder I got.
What is "Feminine"? What's a "feminine look?" Whenever I have heard this word used, especially in regards to fashion - it's usually all about how men think women ought to look (and be) and not really much about how women themselves want to be. Be quiet, be demure, wear florals, and pearls, and high heels that make you less able to run away. Be grateful for earning less and getting beat up more - yeah, thanks but no thanks.
The word "feminine" doesn't really resonate with me - but "Femme" definitely does.. "Hard Femme" even more. What's "hard femme", you say? Well, I liked this definition from the author of the hardfemmemusic tumblr a lot:
So, here I am, perhaps not "feminine" but definitely femme. I am wearing a long sleeved hoodie that never fails to make me smile. I'm not a socialist but this is was just too funny not to add to my wardrobe. Here's what it says:
I could explain the joke to you, but I'd have to charge.
The red shrug and the animal print skirt are both from City Chic. My Autograph boots are just the thing for stomping the patriarchy, and a red bandana from Canteen adds a "Rosie the Riveter" vibe that pleases me.
My makeup is "classic with a twist" - iridescent peacock eyeliner from Lush adds something a bit different to the old-fashioned cats eye.
The red lipstick is a gorgeous matte from Morgana Cryptoria, called "The It Girl". Both the colour and the formulation are really vintage.
So, what do you think? Does the idea of being "Hard Femme" appeal to you?
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