Red Lips and Blue Bakelite
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thank you to everyone for your comments on my last holiday outfit post! Since everyone really wants a tutorial for that skirt, I will make that my first sewing tutorial priority. I have a lot of beauty tutorials in the works but that one will be here soon!!
Yesterday afternoon, I made my very first makeup counter purchase. can you believe that I'm 26 and have only ever used drug store brands? Well, the MAC counter at Macy's has been calling me for a while so I took my Christmas money and had a little splurge. It was between Ruby Woo, Ladybug and Russian Red. I liked the color of Ladybug but loved the deep blue-red of the Russian Red.
Since I began the day by trying something new, I thought "why stop now, let's have some Bubble Tea!"
This is milk and honey iced bubble tea with tapioca pearls. It was interesting to say the least. I still can't decide if I liked it or not. Sucking up gummy green tea flavored balls in my milky sweet iced drink was kind of gnarly.
We took the kids to the butterfly house after pitching the last half of my gummy bubble tea. Olivia was a little horrified of the tons of flying bugs but by the end, she kind of liked it. I had a huge butterfly try to land on my face. I guess it was trying to get to my new red lips!
On the way home, we made a stop at an antique mall, where I found a blue bakelite spacer bangle. I've wanted some blue bakelite for ages but haven't found any for the right price until yesterday. Also on my vintage wish list was a celluloid flower necklace, which was right next to the bakelite.
Check out my new vintage dress! I found it at a local thrift store for a song and at first glace, didn't think it was vintage. I really like the kind of modern print. the fabric is slinky and comfortable and I paired it with some yellow to brighten it up. Also, in the spirit of trying new things, I tried a new 1940's hairstyle with braids and a scarf. It was so easy and quick. I'll have a how-to post for this hairstyle as well!
50's dress-thrifted, salvation army
yellow cardigan-thrifted, salvation army
yellow bangle and scarf- thrifted, St. Vincent de Paul
necklace-inherited from greta grandma Alma