Sunday, 14 August 2011

California Dreamin'


Twas my gorgeous cousins 21st party last night ...Fancy Dress...I do love a good fancy dress costume.  It's something about being in disguise that gives you (well me) a boost of self confidence, after the initial dread of walking into the party, that in turn helps me relax and feel more comfortable in my own person even though I'm dressed as someone else?!?

I was initially wanting to go as the meat feaster herself Lady Gaga, but the wig I wanted was a fortune on ebay plus I COULD NOT be seen in her minuscule outfits, that would just be horrific.  Me n 'im indoors decided to go as a couple and the only one we could think of, that were quirky enough to emulate was Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

I immediately set my heart on a blue wig a la California gurls vid, and I found a bargain one on so I ordered, it got delivered, I tried on, I loved!

I had a nightmare trying to co-ordinate an outfit that was Perry-esque I was on a budget too as I'm saving for V festival which I'm going to next weekend, so I just tried to put some things together that I had in my wardrobe already, I settled on a Pink print bubble skirt, a black asymmetric top, black tights (to tired to tan my legs) accessorised with an eclectic mix of costume jewellery and a giant inflatable lollipop ( I don't know why, I just did!).

I was most excited to do my make up - I went for a mint green, pink, lilac and electric blue mix with some glitter thrown in there for extra razzle dazzle, I also wore 2 sets of lashes.

I do have to say 'im indoors really suited his Russell cozy and I went all of a quiver when he put on his jeggings and guyliner!

I loved my wig and I am in the process of contemplating wearing it to V fest...???

Had a great night some pics Below


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Middlesbrough = the new Mexico?!?!?!

We are having very strange weather conditions in Middlesbrough the past couple of months - last few weeks have been non stop rain - then with most of last week into this week being glorious sunshine and the last few days in particular being at around 24 degrees and I can believe that, as I have been sweating actual cobs non stop!

Today has been glorious sunshine all day and just now we have experienced a torrential downpour (al la Mexico.... only lasting a few moments) but with not a cloud in the sky and thunder and lightening setting off car alarms left right and centre!

Don't get me wrong more of the sunshine and warm weather please,  but it's really weird having numerous weather conditions all at once!

arrgghh here's another rumble.......

My search for a Head - Chain is complete, Thanks to House Of Bounty -1989

I've been lusting after a vintage Head Chain on ASOS Marketplace for weeks - there are so many lush designs,  I just couldn't decide and to be honest they were a bit too pricey for me this month especially!

I searched the internet and couldn't find one for under £15.  I even contemplated making my own  but then thought I'd have to buy all the tools and connections and just decided to try one more option  before I embarked upon a DIY jobby......

So I scoured ebay for a bargain and boy, and I mean Boy I'm glad I did.  

I came across a 3 strand gold headchain for £0.99!!!!!!!! £3.00 postage but they make it to your individual head size with a link to complete instructions on their website  on how to measure.

I paid for this item on Monday evening and it was delivered today ...Wednesday!!!!!!

The packaging was firstly really cute see below - Candy Stripe bag with their business card attached(which I will be placing on the work's noticeboard!) (this was wrapped in additional bubble wrap as well as the jiffy envelope it was delivered in.  

Inside was the head chain in the really nice pink organza bag - which I will be keeping my headchain in. 

What do you think of the headchain - I love it (I like the dainty-ness)and it will be making an appearance at V festival.  

I can say I am extremely impressed with this company and after a little sneaky peak at the other items on the website,  I can say quite profoundly I will be purchasing a fair few more items --- got my eye on the envelope necklace and the hairchain to dressy up a ponytail. 

I may still invest in some jewellery making tools and try to make another headchain and maybe take inspiration from the ones on ASOS Marketplace and put a few gems/charms on the front or sides...what do you think???? anyone got any creative ideas??

Love Leigh Leigh xx