Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Dress, Two Outfits. Kind of.

Hello beauties, back again!

I was thinking it would be fun to show how to wear the same dress to school/work/etc. and still put the same one to date. So, we had two "shoots", and they really showed me I need a better camera... Anyway, I hope the pictures are anything to go by, tried editing them to make them look decent... :D


By Day:

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Dress: Mango, fake leather leggings: SpiritStore, necklace: Gina Tricot, shoes: Puma, "Elements of Love" bangle: Only.

I really like to dress this way, kind of sporty and easy-going, yet girly. The only thing that really bothers me about this shoot was that I couldn't get a good picture of my make-up... I was having turqoise liner and so on, but I'll make a post about make-up some other day and try to feature that there. Let's go on to the night outfit.

By Night:


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Dress: Mango, shoes: Fiorella, bangles: Nelly.com, earrings: H&M. Not too flashy outfit, and maybe that's why it's very me. As you can see, my style includes very affortable pieces - though I would love to have Chanel and Prada in my closet some day ;) The last frame doesn't have anything to do with the clothes, it just came out so nicely that I wanted to share it.

I hope you like this post, it's maybe not the best I could do - though it might be the best my cellphone can do... But I'm working on that, trying to get better and better. I hope I get some pictures for you guys tomorrow, we have a costume party thing at school and our theme is Lady Gaga ;) So unless people will hate me for taking photos of them, I'll put a few here - my own outfit at least.

But until then, I'll say:

Blog ya later honeys!

xoxo

Silvertigo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Basics on Creating Your Personal Style (part 2)

Hi lovelies, today I'd like to continue my series on creating your look. :)

I'm sorry that this time there's not too many photos of clothes, but I'll try to get some to the next post. ;)

Let's get started. So, what I believe in on creating your style - like you know if you read the first piece on this topic - is that you have to find your own thing. You have to know what works for you, because we normal people are not like celebrities who have personal shoppers, hairdressers, stylists, personal trainers and so on to keep us looking the faboulous persons we are inside. Right?

But it's not like you can't let your inner light shine to everyone. You can start off with adopting my 10 vital points (link above) and then start to think of your own beauty routine. Don't get what I mean? I'll lead you through it.

My beauty routine (a.k.a, what I do daily/weekly to keep my look)

1. Keep it clean.

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Yeah, personal hygiene is the big number one. But also, I find showering very relaxing. I start off with shaving, and I always use a product that makes the skin calm down (hating the red spots after shaving). Then I scrub the skin with a gentle product (loving the Body Shop's strawberry body scrub <3) but note, I do this only 1-2 times per week, so it doesn't stress out the skin. Then, I'll wash with the Body Shop's shower gel (any scent is great, this morning I used mango). Also, I wash my hair with a gentle shampoo every 4 days, otherwise just using hot water. Why? Because it makes the hair naturally a bit thicker when done for a long enough time, and I adore the hair of the people who follow the Curly Girl method. Note: I always use the conditioner, though, but usually only to the ends to keep them smooth. And I like to put some mask or intensive care conditioner to my hair once per week. Always rinse your hair with cold water in the end, it makes it more shiny. ;) Finally, I wash my face with ACO young face wash.

2. After shower.

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I try to let my hair dry naturally if I have time, since it doesn't make it as unhealthy-looking as blow-drying. I don't brush my hair wet, since it makes the hair break, and I always add leave-in conditioner (XZ Chocolate&Vanilla) to keep my hair pretty. Also, I always use either wide-gapped comb or natural brush (yeah, the kind with animal hair in it) since they are better for the hair. I wipe my face gently with mattifying toner and wait for a moment before before putting on day-cream. (Or thicker cream, if I shower before going to sleep) If my skin is dry, I moisture it with body butter (again, Body Shop) or body lotion. Depending most on my feeling that moment. Also, of course, putting on some deodorant.

3. Hair and make-up.

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This part is different everyday, but I usually try to do my hair first and then see how much time I have for make-up. I love styling my hair with heat, and I always use heat-protection. (Still looking for the perfect one, any suggestions?) I try to keep it simple, unless there's an important party to go to. I avoid tight ponytails and such - they can break your hair in long-time use.

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Then it's time for make-up, and the pic above shows what kind of make-up I like the most. Still don't know how to finish it as clean, but getting there step by step. I start off with primer, then put on foundation, highlighter, and coverstick. That's the base. Then I bring out the shapes of my face with bronzing powder and blush. I darken my eyebrows with brown eyeshadow, curl my lashes, put on mascara, and that's it. The basic make-up. Many times I also spice it up with eyeshadow or lipgloss, sometimes both. If you're interested, I can make a post about the brands and products I use for my make-up. :) (or a tutorial, whichever you guys prefer.)

5. Finishing touches.

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Last but not least, I put on some perfume to feel more girly. Not the same on every day, I have few favourites that I vary. That's pretty much it if you don't count dressing up and putting on accessories. But that's a different story completely. ;)

(all the photos above are courtesy of some other people, can't take credit from them.)

So, you might be wondering why I didn't talk anything about doing my nails? They're usually done already since I use long-lasting polishes and I do my nails while watching TV etc., so it doesn't take time when I need to get somewhere in time.

Don't worry though, I'll put two examples of my everyday manicures here. I'll tell you how to do them with some photos, and you'll see they are pretty easy for everyone. I'll put more when I have done different ones and remember to take pictures of them. ;) You can wish for colours, patterns, anything for the upcoming manicure tips, and I'll see which ones I can actually do (not a professional manicurist, so... ;D)

1. Crackling yellow/pink manicure


Start of by putting on a layer (or two, depending what you like and how much pigment your polish has) of pink nail polish - I used one from Gosh, a bit glittery shade number 544.

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When it's done drying, put on a crackling yellow polish. My pick: IsaDora, shade 804 - Yellow Crew.

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And the same to the toenails if wanted.



2. Silvery blues.

Start with light blue, or well, turqoise. My pick: IsaDora, shade 683 - Dazzling Ocean.

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On the top, silver polish, but only a thin layer. My pick: IsaDora, shade 651 - Silver Sparkles

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Simple and nice, in my opinion. Got ideas what I should try, even if I didn't post it here? Tell me. Also, Please let me know if there are tips on style you'd like to write about. :)

With these words...

Blog ya later beauties!

xoxo

Silvertigo

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Edit: Food post.

Hi,

Short post for this morning to clear one thing ;)

The food-related posts can be found here:

http://handmadedreams-thefood.blogspot.com/

Why there and not in the main page?

Because it's easier. And if someone isn't interested in food posts, then no need to see them all the time ;) Hope you understand :) But from now on, I try to remeber to put the link here when I post something about food ;) I kind of forgot it at first so sorry about that, darlings.

If there's anything to ask, something you wanna say, or anything like that, please contact :)

Blog ya (better) later!

xoxo

Silvertigo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The First Food Post

Hi there everyone, unfortunately no style things this time - much, but just wanted to tell you that I found an inspiration to write the first food post here ;) I still need to fix a banner there, but I'm posting from a wrong computer to do that :D Sorry about that, darlings.

I'd like to share my new dress with you, but that'll have to wait for tomorrow, since all the pictures we took ended up being too blurry. :P That's what you get for shooting photos in the kitchen while cooking, I guess. :D

However, I can share something I bought with you. It has very little to do with style, but since I have started a new school recently...

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I'm sorry for posting so little this time, I'll try to be more creative tomorrow when I have very short day at school. ;)

Blog ya later!

xoxo

Silvertigo

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Animalistic Feeling

Hi there everyone!

It's been few days without writing, I've been so busy with school and all... Too bad I didn't get photos of the outfits I've worn there :P Anyways... We had a very nice weekend with my boyfriend, went to amusement park. Twice. And shopped a bit, nothing too remarkable, three tops, two dresses (or loooong tops, however), nude bra... And on thusday a blue shirt, which can be worn at least 4 different ways. More on that piece later, maybe thursday, or whenever I have time to shoot and blog...

I think there's not much to say about the following pictures, as they speak well for themselves, but I promise, there's style section on the bottom too ;)

These are pics that I took from Särkänniemi (the amusement park in Tampere), where there is so awesome petting zoo (for children, they say, but I'm not really buying that...)

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There was cutest little dogs, the one with spitz-like ears is a girl, the other one boy.

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The alpacas. I adore these animals, they just look so sympathetic to me. The bottom-most pic features the newest member of the pack, born just a little over month ago.

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Bunnies! <3 Love them. So innocent little (well, these, not so little) creatures. :')

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At the end of the day, the puppies got sleepy. Aww. <3

Outfit of the Day

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Then the fashion part. (And yes, still struggling with poses...) I was feeling the colour brown today as you can see here ;) Shirt - H&M, Bag - I honestly don't remember..., Shoes - Andiamo.

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A bit dark photo, but I was just trying to show the shorts. Leather shorts - H&M

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The faithful butterfly ring on again... ;D Animal print bracelet - from my boyfriend's dad, Golden bracelets - Nelly.com

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Necklaces - The black heart: Gina Tricot, Golden one: H&M

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A couple more poses, just to show the look a bit. (mind you, the hair is second day hair and been to rollercoasters before the shoot so it's so not done :D)

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So that's all I got this time, I hope that next time I'll have more to say to you dear readers :) But I'm off to bed now, first "real" school day tomorrow, and I have lots to do in the morning.


Actually... I'll tell a bit about it so no-one quits the blog if I don't show up every day: I'm studying to become a businesswoman (or something like that), starting last wednesday, and my days are from 8am to 4pm - more or less, then I'm working 3 nights per week to earn extra money (to shop, of course) and to top that off, I have many school events to attend to off school. So it's really not the best time to try and revive the blog to where I want it to be, but I'll try to make it work with the little freetime I've got. ;)

So... With that, I hope you're patient with my somewhat slow blogging, and if you need some quality reading (saying that hoping that my blog is too...), check out Fashionably Geeked, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Glamourai, or any of the blogs I'm following. :) The people behind them really know what they are doing ;) Of course, if you find this blog nice, cute, useful, or anything like that... Please, please comment, tell your friends, follow, link me somewhere (your blog maybe?) and tell me about it, so I can put the word out about your blog too ;)

Now I really think I'm done for the night.

Seriously!

Blog ya later, honeys ;)

xoxo

Silvertigo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Black Leather With a Pop of Colour

Hi again, today I was shopping for tomorrow when my school starts. Didn't find much, but I actually have (like I've showed here) my clothes ready for a good time now. Of course you can't go shopping without looking good. ;)

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It's a bit dark, but I guess you'll get the idea. Cropped jacket - VILA, Top, Skirt with fake leather sides, and necklace - H&M, Leggings - Lindex, Bracelet - Nelly.com, Shoes - Mekka

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I felt so great wearing this outfit, though the skirt tried to rise up all the time I walked. :D Anyway, I really love leather - fake or real - and would wear it everyday in Autumn if possible.

Also, I found some nice things on my trip to shops:

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These are actually from yesterday, but still. (SpiritStore)

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My new schoolbag, hope it can hold the books ;) (from some small shoe shop)

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And finally, my make-up essentials for school; Eyeshadow and Eyeshadow base by GOSH, Dream touch blush, Bronze powder, and highlighter by Maybelline, lipgloss and nail polish by Rimmel (I think).

Shopping didn't really make my excitement go away, but it was nice to find pretty things anyway. ;)

Blog ya later!

xoxo

Silvertigo