Category Archives: Fashion and Beauty

Opposites Attract: Pretty Pink and Biker Black

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I’d just like to say that I think my optimism regarding spring in last night’s post WORKED.

Today, ladies and gentlemen, the sun is shining in Wellington. Somewhat weakly, it has to be said. But still, it’s better than rain. Time for my odd but awesome spring colour couple number two…

Pretty Pink teamed with Biker Black.

Made to order, Hidden Room on Etsy, $80.

Skull studded leather biker jacket, topshop.com, £180.

Tie dye denim leggings, topshop.com, £22.

Giselle Wedge, Cotton On, SALE AUD$24.98.

I don’t know why, but I love the mix of naughty and nice. It’s like when Connie Huq married Charlie Brooker (this might be lost on NZ folk, but the comparison is there, honest).

Pastel shades are set to be big again this spring, but there’s no need for NZedders to shed their love of black completely, now. Is there?

Jute wedge slingback, Zara, £59.99.

Try teaming an innocent pink frock with a torn up, studded biker jacket or a pair of chunky boots. The total opposite symbolism in each of these colours is really striking, and (in my opinion) sends out a great message…

Bebe Sydney Salsa Top, theiconic.com.au, $99.95.

Kimbra biker boot, Cotton On, AUD$59.95.

“I’m just a cute, sweet, innocent little cotton candy babe but, if you mess with me, I will FUCK. YOU. UP.”

Nixon Pink Sunnies, theiconic.com.au, $24.95.

Freegrace earrings, Nicole Fendel Jewellery @ theiconic.com.au, $187.

Chrissy L Last Dance bracelet, theiconic.com.au, $89.

Again, click on the wee links to buy.

Odd but Awesome Colour Couples for a Wellington Spring

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Okay, so, it’s been raining pretty much constantly lately. And don’t even get me started on the wind. Seriously. You guys put up with this?

Anyway, in a fit of uncharacteristic optimism, I’ve decided that the best way to beat the Wellington winter blues is to start getting excited about spring!

Seems like colour blocking is set to be a big thing right on through the year, and I can’t help but notice certain pairs of colours seem to be getting a little frisky together in the run up to the twitterpation season.

Here’s the first in a list of my personal favourite odd but awesome spring colour couples.

First up: Turquoise and Lemon.

Nishe Sweetheart Dress with Bow Embroidery, asos.com

Platform Heel Sandal, Zara, £49.99

I guess some (overdramatic) people will scream ‘NOOOOOO!!!!’ at this slightly unlikely pairing, but I think it’s pretty awesome.

I’ve never been much of a yellow wearer myself, but, teamed with a bright splash of turquoise from those frenzy-inducing Zara heels, this look is a blinder of a winner for me.

Art Deco Trudy Earrings, $10, FredFlare.com

Shoulder Bag, Yellow/Light Turquoise. $88, endless.com. I absolutely fucking love this bag. Just sayin’.

Turquoise Pearl Heirloom Earrings, worldmarket.com

I seriously can’t get over the sweet, sweet loving that these two colours make together. It truly is emotional.

Stay tuned for more sexual spring colour matches in the days to come.

(P.s. Clicking on the pictures will link you to the relevant pages where you can buy the little beauties.)

Furry Little Frames

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If eyes are the windows to our souls, then it must be fair to say that eyebrows are the furry little frames that go around them.

My frames, as of late, have been somewhat patchy.

I don’t generally mind the shape of my eyebrows, but, when I try to pluck them myself, I always seem to end up with little bald patches where there shouldn’t be bald patches, and too many stray hairs everywhere else. I took some pretty embarrassing photos to attempt to document this fact.

Note the tiny bald patch.

 I will clearly never be a beauty therapist.

A freshly-out-the-shower headshot, for your enjoyment.

 

 

I’d better also note that I’ve been colouring these bad boys in for the last few months with the stub of an old brown eyeliner. Probably not the recommended approach.

I recently thought that I should seek some professional help. True, I probably need it for a lot more than just my eyebrows, but they seemed like a good place to start.

I booked an appointment at the closest place to my house as I could find. That place happened to be Skin and Body Care Beauty Therapy Clinic, based in glorious (genuinely no sarcasm) Newtown.

It was going to cost $30 for a tint and shape. I’ve done a little bit of googling in order to compare prices, and it seems like this comes out at just below average. Sweet.

I walked in to the clinic from the bloody typical pouring rain, and entered a little haven of loveliness.

The first thing I noticed was that it smelled fucking fantastic. I don’t know what it was that was wafting through the hallways, but I wanted to roll in it like a dog.

I was warmly greeted by a lady named Asha, who explained to me that she runs the place herself as a one woman band. After I’d filled out a few details, she led me into a nice little room and instructed me to lie on the couch.

Oh mama, she noticed the bald spots. I was kind of hoping she’d just brush past them. She was very nice about it, though, and in kinder tones just pretty much told me to leave them the hell alone.

I went for a nice natural shape and tint, not being a fan of the startled-drag-queen look.

After a few minutes of smoothing, plucking and pleasant small talk, we were done. The whole thing only took about ten minutes, and that was including her instructing me to start using some kind of cream before I have more crows feet than actual eyes (my words, not hers).

She held up a mirror, and I was actually very pleased with the results.

Some pretty well disguised baldy spots.

She’d done exactly what I’d wanted; kept it nice and natural, but with a bit of added shape and darker colour. I don’t think I’ve previously mentioned that I have one random white hair that grows right in the middle of my right eyebrow. That bitch is now taken care of.

Brows are no longer as furry as my jacket.

Address, phone number etc for Asha’s clinic can be found on the picture of the business card I posted just up the page, and details of opening hours and specials can be found by clicking here. She also does a lot of other treatments such as facials (lovely) and waxing (less lovely, but necessary) so I really recommend giving her a call if you’re in the area.

Just me enjoying my new eyebrows, being all squinty and alluring.