Friday, 28 May 2010

20s makeup-ish

So I had a bash at some twenties makeup loosely based on Lorena's Makeup in an episode of True Blood. It's not amazing but I thought I'd post it step-by-step.

20s tutorial 01

Start off with a pale face! I use Lush's Colour Supplement in 'Light Pink' mixed with a moisturiser and Dainty Doll concealer (not sure you can get that any more!) with a dust of Too Faced's translucent pressed powder as a base. Prime your eyes with something like Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay's Primer Potion.

20s tutorial 02

This is a really cheap makeup palette that I've probably had for too long - I recently dropped it and destroyed some of my favourite colours... for the next step I used these light and dark pinks.

20s tutorial 03

Use the lighter pink on the top of the eye over the browbone, and the darker pink in the crease of your eye. I also used some along the bottom lid to give me a bit of a sickly appearance.

20s tutorial 04

Line the top and bottom of your eyes with a black cream or liquid liner - I use a really fine paintbrush to do this with Clinique's Brush on Cream Liner.

20s tutorial 05

Whilst the liner is still wet, use a thicker brush to smudge it over the lid, and under the eye for a smokey look. You need to go for quite a rounded shape.

20s tutorial 06

Re-Line the eyes.

20s tutorial 07

20s eyebrows extend quite far past the natural browline, these are a little thinner than my usual forties/fifties look. I use a wet, angled brush with a dark shadow to paint mine in.

20s tutorial 08

All I did was add blush and a rosey-coloured Avon lipstick - I prefer a dark colour with this look really but it makes me look all mouth...

Ta da!

massive poser


all glamour (face mask)

all glamour (face mask)
Originally uploaded by Joanie Rose
Joanie Rose is all glamour, all the time. Ignore the drying washing and exercise bike in the background, concentrate on the leopard coat and countless books in the background (the top shelf, appropriately is the much-famed "pervert's corner" full of books about naked birds and burlesque)


Thursday, 20 May 2010

It's All Make Believe, Isn't It? x

Stefanie Valentine is having a g o r g e o u s giveaway on her blog, with some lovely-looking goodies to win :) you can check out the prizes, and how to enter right here, it's definitely worth checking out!

Good luck ladies!


Monday, 10 May 2010

pin pot pin pot

pin pot

I had a lovely trip into Birmingham (England - of course!) the other week, during my holiday of work (the joys of working in a college) and met up with my friend Zoe, who did very little to dissuade me from buying this cute pin pot from Kath Kidston in Selfridges.

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately, and popping pins into this beauty feels a little more vintage than my old, plastic thing that I bought at uni - rubbish! My mom has a really cute one actually that I think she's had since the seventies, I'll try to dig it out to show you at some point!


Sunday, 2 May 2010

ick ick ick x

Again! Sorry for the lack of updates daddy-os, I've been horribly ill - very not happy!
Hopefully when I'm better and have the photos off various people's cameras you can have photos of my sailor party, and our outfits for Enchanted Burlesque (formerly the Silk Stocking) which we went to last Saturday - my friend Sam fell in love with the gorgeous Kitten Von Mew a little bit, poor lad.

There's not much left to report to be quite honest! I've been stitching away this afternoon, (sequins to knickers) but I've had to stop - I can't stop coughing long enough to pick up a sequin at the minute. Anyone got any remedies I can try?