Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wild Makeup: Wild Fire Summer Fairy

It's been a while since I did a wild look..  The Midsummer Fairy Rede, Melbourne's biggest Fairy Parade was an excellent opportunity to go all out.. 
Our household decided on a seasonal theme - I was a Summer themed Fire Fairy.. 
For this I wanted to be really bright, so I went straight for the professional pigments. I used Concrete Minerals in (L to R): Vegas, Risqué, Ember and Fame
I also used Medusa Makeup Gel Eyeliner in Redy or Not for extra oomph and saving power on the red. 
I needed my lip colour to last all day, so I used the super long lasting liquid lipstick from Menow - this one is No 33 Currant Red.  - I added a touch of Fame for an ombre look. 

We also made headdresses and wings, which was a lot of fun, and a great way to prototype up some more stuff for Adored Adornments

My daughter was a Winter Ice Fairy, and her makeup required a more subtle palate..

From left to right:

Farore's Wind - Shiro Cosmetics
Quantum - AFK Cosmetics
Diamond Dust & Element Zero - Geek Chic Cosmetics
Lexington - Glamour Doll Eyes

For the snowflakes and white detailing, I turned again to the Medusa Makeup Gel Eyeliners - this time in "White Noise".

 The wings and headdresses will be up for sale in Adored Adornments in the next few days. We had such a lot of fun at the parade, and ended up walking just under 7km, quite the workout!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Brand to Watch: Nakimuli

There is nothing more likely to grab my attention than a gorgeous red dress.. this one is made of neoprene, which is what's making the skirt hang so beautifully, really showing off that amazing asymmetrical hem.  

Of course I had to find out who made it and if it was available, and my search yielded the very pleasant result. 

Its a gorgeous brand called Nakimuli. They're based in the US but they do ship internationally (hooray!) Their sizing goes up to a 3X which they describe as a US 22-24. All the clothes are modled by both straight size and plus size models which is a lovely touch. The styke of the red dress is called the "Mambo" dress, and it certainly looks like it'd inspire the wearer to dance, don't you think? 

I also liked this wrap jacket: 

The "Mambo" style also comes in a skirt as well, in some lovely prints.

And this is an adjustable swimsuit that can be worn all sorts of ways:

I am really liking what I see from this label, and I was also pleased to see that a lot of this stuff is on sale at the moment which is a nice added bonus. You can have a look for yourself here. 


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Swatched: Portland Black Lipstick Company

 People love PBLC - their lipsticks have amazing, hard-to-find colours, and the formulation is that wonderful combination of great opaque colour that lasts really well, and a lovely moisturising effect for the lips. 

I have real trouble keeping them in stock at Beauty Bohemia which is exactly the kind of problem you want to have, really. 

Here's a roundup of their colours. These were all taken in natural light, with a "regular" application of lipstick (not one sweep, not packing it on): 

Artificial Amethyst

Bad Penny

Black Lagoon


Bugs Blood




Coffee, Black

The Coral is Coming From Inside the House

Difficult Island

Gilded Lily


Imitation Cherry

Indigo Bridge

The Secret of Invisibility


lux et voluptas


Perfect Foil

Pewter Cauldron

Purple Cloud

Snow Queen

This Corrosion

Undead Red

Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird

Which is your favourite? 


Monday, January 5, 2015

OOTD: Shovava Wing Scarf

Sometimes you see something where there's that instant "YES! I NEED THIS!" feeling.. an item of clothing that really gels with your own personal style... I definitely had that feeling when this beauty came up in my etsy browsing:

It's the "wings" scarf from Shovava. It's quite simply a work of art. 

Of course while I may want a beautiful scarf like this, it's not exactly a high priority need, so I didn't buy it.. just put it away on my favourites list and gazed at it longingly from time to time.

Imagine my surprise when I got it for Giftmas!

I can confirm it's just as luscious and beautiful in real life as I hoped it might be. Mine is the silk/cotton version and it's light and warm and floaty and just lovely. 

I got it in the black version so it would go with everything, and already I've received compliments on it when I've been wearing it out and about - it really is a stunning piece that I am delighted to own. 

It's a really good size - substantial without being overwhelming.. it hits my wrists at pretty much the perfect spot and has just enough weight and texture to the material to stay where it's put. 

Shovava do some other gorgeous scarves as well, these two also caught my eye:

You can see the rest of their gorgeous things in their shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Shovava - Be warned though, you might fall in love, like I did!