New banner, new style – love it.

Art, Beauty, Fashion, jewellery, Makeup, Uncategorized

After much thought and inspiration from the blogging world, I decided that it was time to update my blog site.

My blog has grown so much in such a short amount of time, I wanted to update it to a more professional and simple appearance.

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I spent a lot of time working on the banner, choosing a font that I could run with throughout my blog and thinking of an effective colour sheme.

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I feel as though this style suits my personality more and the theme of my work… I love it!

If anyone would be interested in help creating a customised banner or would like any more information on how I create my blog, feel free to comment below…

Speak to you beauties tonight,

Love C
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Colour POP!

Art, Beauty, Fashion, jewellery, Makeup, Uncategorized

Hello my lovelies,

This is just a super quick post to show you all about my simple eye makeup to give a pop of colour to your daily look!

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Using Maybellines crayon eyeliner in this gorgeous vivid purple, I simply lined my lash line and gave it a small wing.

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I have ben loving bright colours lately and this is so simple to give your everyday look a drastic and colourful change.

Stay tuned this evening for a non beauty related surpise…. I think you’ll be very excited…

love C
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The gorgeous DOMINAla Designs…

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Well hello gorgeous people,

Ok, so I’ve a gone a little bit ETSY mad…..

It is the best place for finding new and upcoming artists/ designers/ bloggers! I never knew how many amazing little shops they have on there!

I came across a lovely little shop called DOMINAla Designs by Designer Krysta Langham.

Her work is primarily prints of various witty and clever images that would definitely brighten up anyone’s day! I love her prints and as an artist myself, I find her work so modern and unique!

Here are a few of my favourites…
Who doesn’t love Beyonce? And who doesn’t love Hollywood?

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After having a great discussion with Krysta, I wanted to do an interview with her so I could share her passion and unbelievable creativity with you guys…

Hi krysta! Tell me a bit about yourself?
I’m a 26 year old professional living and working in LaLa land. My real job is in Sales and Development for a healthcare technology company. In my free time, you can find me at the gym, playing soccer, cooking or trying a new restaurant somewhere in the city. I’m sort of a DIY-er of all things. Give me a YouTube video or a DIY blog post and I’m doing everything from building my own headboard to cutting my own hair. Domina Designs slowly came to me over time. At first, I had ideas of art that I thought would be cool if someone made them. Then a few more ideas came to mind and eventually I said, well I would like to have the ideas made and hanging up in my apartment, so why can’t I make them?
Hours and hours of YouTube Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial videos later and now I have some finished pieces. I started making art for myself based on my taste and style. I’ve recently decided to open an Etsy shop to share my prints with young women who have the same sense of edgy and urban style.

Why do you do what you do?
Well, I work to pay the bills – but that’s boring. Domina Designs is my hobby, creating prints is something fun for me. The thought behind using the word “domina” is that I want to embody what it means to be a strong, powerful and sexy woman. I think it’d be cool to develop a network of like-minded young women who have the same sense of style as me. If I happen to make some money while doing it, then I’d say that’s a win.

How is your work created?
I start with an idea, or I see something that inspires me and then I take time to formulate and imagine it in my head. Then off to Photoshop/Illustrator to try and create my mental image. Sometimes it’s exactly what I wanted and other times it’s a longer process of working and reworking and I end up with a finished piece that’s better than my original thought.
How has your practice changed/ changing over time?
Being self-taught, I’ve always been a bit hesitant or shy about my work – gone along thinking that because I’m not a professional that my work isn’t good enough. Over time, I’ve gained more and more confidence with the tools I use and am realizing that art (in any medium) does not have rules. It’s liberating to create whatever you want and if you like it, that’s all that matters.

What art/ creativity do you most identify with?
I think that I make art that directly reflects my personality and lifestyle. I’m one of those girls that has a closet full of black clothes, appreciates a perfectly arched eyebrow, lives in heels, but still loves to walk around in gym clothes, a ponytail and no-makeup. I’d say my biggest influence would have to be pop-culture inclusive of all the trends that happen on social media.

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?
Hmm my childhood… one memory sticks out to me back when I was probably about 4 or 5 years old and my entire family was able to do this thing called the “taco tongue.” You basically roll your tongue up like a taco and I was the only one who couldn’t do it. Every morning I would wake up and look in the mirror and practice my taco tongue until FINALLY I got it.

What themes do you pursue?
Themes – not sure if this is a technical term I’m missing but I tend to focus on women, fashion, beauty, and pop-culture.

What’s your scariest experience?
Scariest would have to be a car accident I got into with my family. Thankfully, everyone was okay.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I’ve kept my work private until recently. I haven’t even shown them to family or friends. In a weird way art is personal, especially if you’ve created it. It’s easy to share with strangers. I will say that it is great to hear the positive feedback from social media platforms that I’ve posted my work to.

What do you dislike about your work?
I dislike that my work isn’t polished – and by that I mean technically sound. Part of me has no clue what I’m doing and I’m learning and growing every day but that’s the fun part.

What do you like about your work?
Nothing is more satisfying for me than creating something. I love making something and ending up with a finished product that came entirely from me. I like how my work reflects my personality and is unique in that way.

Name something you love, and why.
Besides my family (the obvious answer), I live for a handbag. I don’t call them purses – I’m talking about a grown woman’s luxury handbag. I take my time and save up my money and when I deserve it I reward myself.

What is your dream project?
Hmmm I’d love to expand and get my designs on clothing. I think that would be amaze-balls to have a bunch of chicks walking around with my prints on their shirts.

Favourite or most inspirational place?
I love LA. Living out here I get to experience so many amazing places to go out, small little restaurants, museums and of course the coast and trails to hike. Again I guess my art really reflects my lifestyle.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
To surround yourself with people you look up to. Elevate yourself by the company you keep.

Professionally, what’s your goal?
I’d love to one day leave my real job and run my own business, but for now I’m totally happy starting small.

Check out her work for yourself my beauties!
You can find Krysta’ work at her Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DOMINAla

I cannot wait to keep updated with her work as it progresses and grows even more!

Speak to you all later,

Love C
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Revlon: Spring colours for Winter

Fashion, jewellery, Uncategorized

Hello gorgeous people!

So lately I have been experimenting with a variety of different eyeshadow a in preparation for spring.

However, I am a winter girl at heart, so I decided to introduce some spring colours into my winter makeup routine.

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The palette that I have been loving using lately is the Revlon Colorstay 12 hour eyeshadow in the shade ‘Wildflower’. It includes four beautiful pastel shades that do resemble the tones of spring flowers!

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I did notice when doing a swatch that the colours do have a slight shine and frost to them which is really adaptable to a winter makeup look. I’m in love with the gorgeous lilac colour, it just reminds me of lavender!

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So let’s brighten up this winter guys, with some spring colours to make our eyes pop!

Love C
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Glamorous Red nails

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Gloomy weather. Dropping temperatures. Grey skies.

I decided to add a bit of sunshine into a gloomy day, so I painted my nails a gorgeous and glamorous bright red.

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I feel as though this shade of red by Ted Baker is so different to the typical red nail polish. It’s bright and warm and looks amazing on a skin shade.

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Tip: If your feeling down from this weather, then why not paint your nails a bright colour to brighten your mood!

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Speak to you tomorrow my beauties,
Love C
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The Very Inspiring Blog Award

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Good Afternoon beautiful people!

I was nominated again for another award, The Very Inspiring Blog Award. Just to know that people see my blog as inspiring, is so rewarding. My passion is ever growing and I cannot believe how much I have grown as a person throughout this journey so far. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my blog, creating new ideas and spreading inspiration to my fellow bloggers.

I would love to thank Taylor from Same Tay Different Day for my nomination!

As always, Im going to jump right into to it, so grab a hot drink and enjoy reading a little bit more about me!

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog.

Seven Things About Myself:

1. I have naturally dark blonde hair, but I dyed it recently to the shade, ‘Mocha Brown’ by Nice n easy. I like to go darker in the winter time!

2. Im a big crochet and knitting fan! I love nothing more than spending an afternoon crocheting blankets, scarfs and other little diy projects!

3. I usually leave my hair to dry naturally after I take a bath or a shower, It leaves my hair with beachy waves when I wake up in the morning!

4. I am 5’4, weigh 8st 9 and have size 5 feet!

5. Im an earlybird. Im always awake and out of bed before 8am, it feels better than lying in bed till the early afternoon, I hate the day to be wasted!

6. Luckily, because Im a twin, me and my sister pretty much share each others clothes and shoes! We also share our makeup!

7. Im an extremely caring person. I love all of my family and friends so much and cherish every moment I spend with them. Even if its just eating dinner together at the table!

I would like to nominate,

I would like to nominate:

  1. Beauty, Brains and Food
  2. MelissaChloe
  3. Bonellie
  4. RefractedBeauty
  5. Fashionfoodsoul
  6. Alittlepieceofbobbie
  7. Jessicaraebeauty
  8. Poppysconstellations
  9. 2classysisters
  10. B-e-a-uty

Hope youve enjoyed these little facts about me!

Speak to you guys later,

Love C

x

The most beautiful Jewellery by RasaVilJewellery!

Beauty, Fashion, jewellery, Makeup

Hello my lovelies!

Its a cold and rainy day here in Wales.. and what better to do on a rainy day than to browse on fashion websites with a hot cup of tea and a slice of cake!

I love ETSY and I think the shops on there are truly inspirational! I came across a beautiful little shop run by Rasa Vilcinskaite – RasaVilJewellery.

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^^This is Rasa ^^

The great thing about ETSY is that new and upcoming designers can promote their business and their products to such a wide audience!

Ive seen so many of her creations that I absolutely love and they are all handmade… She has had her work featured in the Artistar Jewels Exhibition in Milan amongst so many other talented artists and designers. What an achievement!

So lets get started in sharing some of these beautiful creations and my favourite pieces…

Necklace weddings - chunky mixed gemstone necklace -white statement bridal jewelry - large cat eyes collar -massive big weddings jewelries

White Chunky mixed gemstone necklace

Oh my goodness, This necklace is phenomenal. The level of detail on this large statement necklace is so beautiful and I cannot believe it was all handmade. The time and effort that must of gone in to this piece is unbelievable!

I love the blue accents throughout the piece and the gorgeous shaping that makes it look so elegant. This necklace would be perfect with a simple outfit so the necklace is the main focus.

Spring summer jewelry fashion - leaf colorful necklace - green statement necklace with flower - yellow seed beads leaves necklace for summer

Spring Leaf necklace

This piece just screams spring! I dont know why but it reminds me of a harvest with all the different fruits flowers and vegetables! This piece is so colourful and its just a real happy statement necklace! It would be perfect with a fitted white T-shirt, High-waisted jeans and brown ankle boots. Simple and elegant.

Large Beige statement Cuff

Sea blue crystals and white pearl beads, A match made in heaven. This is my favourite piece. It would be perfect for summer, dressed up or down. The large crystals in the middle are beautiful and reflect off all the other different colours.

African Leopard statement necklace

Rawrrrr! (Leopard impression)… For those of you who are fierce, this necklace is perfect for you! Its beading is in a leopard print style with true african colours, yellows, creams, reds and blacks. This would look amazing with a little black dress, smokey eyes and your favourite pair of heels!

About Rasa and her Jewellery!

“I always felt a passion for the arts. Since a young age I was writing poems, drawing.
Being a pupil I attended additional art school. Goes to the next town to finish high school also joined the art school and i finish it. Now I’m a contemporary artist and have painter diploma. I decided to continue my study in master degree.

But a little bit early, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, my best friend introduced me to the world of jewelry. I would have never thought of that, I’ll do it, and yet with such a passion.

My jewelry career began with soutache technique, just recently, I fell in love beads and embroidery ornaments from them. They became my favorite. Yet. Because I am a Gemini by horoscope as many things as jewelry and I am fickle. Still looking for innovation, and I try to learn as much as possible”. 

I have never seen such colourful and more detailed jewellery. It is so unique and so different to anything I have seen before. Rasa is an amazing and talented designer that I will DEFINITELY be keeping up to date with .

She is so inspirational turning her dream into reality.

If you want to look for yourself at her gorgeous creations, you will find her here:

Rasa’s Blog – http://rasaviljewelry.blogspot.co.uk/

Rasa’s Etsy shop – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RasaVilJewelry?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Keep posted for my daily doses of beauty!

Speak to you all later,

Love C

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