Sunday, 20 December 2009

Other brands are available.......

My beautiful vintage dress that I thrifted for less than £5 and couldn't wait to wear, It came without a sash so I borrowed one off another dress, and tied it into a bow at the back.
I loved it and felt like a princess in it - Unfortunately we only got to stay an hour and half at the wedding reception as the snow storm outside was so bad we had to leave - otherwise we may of been stranded, so by 10pm I was home - all dressed up and nowhere to go :'(

What I wore:
Dress: Vintage - Thrifted!
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins.
Bolero top: Florence and Fred @ Tesco.
Tights: Unknown.
Corsage: Evie @ Peacocks.
Pearls: Primark.
Jewelled Headband: Asda.
Earrings: Next.
Watch: Oasis - Gifted.

This is what I wore to the church and the ceremony earlier!

What I wore:
Skirt: H+M USA.
Brown Top: H+M USA.
Cardie: New Look.
Belt: Falmers.
Tights: Evie @ Peacock's.
Boots: Gifted.
Watch: Oasis - Gifted.

I was inspired by Sher at Fashion After Forty to document my getting ready process, I didn't have quite as much time to take photo's of every step, plus i had already done my hair and nails etc when getting ready for the service this morning, And I'm not as brave as Sher to go Au natural - the blogging world is not ready for that!!!!!
Most of my beauty products are from Avon as my mum is a representative :D

Face products:
  • Magix Face Perfector - Avon.

  • Cream to powder foundation - Avon.

  • Mineral powder foundation - Avon.

  • Face pearls - Avon.

I start off by smoothing face perfector over all my face then a thin layer of foundation over my whole face including my eyelids - makes my eyeshadow stick.

Then I dust on mineral foundation in circles all over my face and neck and add a sweep of face pearls.

My face when I have completed step 1!

Next comes the eye shadows .. I sweep on a varied amount of different eye shadows, today believe it or not i used all these products .. starting with a nude base colour, then a highlighter under my brow bone, colouring my eyebrows a darker brown also. Then tonight a put on a cream eyeshadow in a gold colour, blending it with a gold "normal" eye colour.
Then I added dark brown to make a winged smokey eye effect and added eyeliner to my top and bottom of my eyes and finished with a coat of mascara.

Next come the lips, I outlined my lips with a Naturals collection lip liner in red. Then used a brown lipstick to fill in topped by a ruby red colour and gloss.

Blusher and Mascara to finish.
  • Blusher - Rimmel, Soft Rose.

  • Mascara - Avon.

The finished product ... just my hair to run the straighteners over now and I'll be ready!

Ta-Da ready to party!!

And lastly the Bride and Groom! Congratulations!!!
I have quite a few wedding photo's if anyone is interested let me know :D


Kari said...

£5, really? What a beautiful dress for a great price! Glad that you had fun at the wedding.

You have some great skirts - I love the black and white one as well as the one that you posted on Saturday.

Candycane said...

I know I couldn't believe it when I saw it, I had been around all the high street shops looking for a dress to wear and couldnt find one I loved, then popped in to the thrift store fo nothing in particular and saw it hanging there .. tried it on and fell in love with it :D

And thankyou for the comment about the skirts also, I definitly am a skirt lover :D

Sher said...

Hon your gorgeous without makeup! And you must find another excuse to wear that dress again. Any plans for a New Year party?

vintagewithatwist said...

That is a great dress! The tree looks good too

Kari said...

Yes - the tea place is adorable, and their tea selection is great. (In the US, particularly since the Starbucks HQ is in a nearby city to where I live, coffee places are so prevalent that it's hard to find a great tea shop.)

Thank you - I had a lovely birthday!

Candycane said...

Thankyou Vintage :)

Sher I hope I can wear it again soon, we are going to a NYE party but it's not really a formal occassion - infact i'm guessing most of the guest will wear jeans!! (Prob not me tho hehe)

And thankyou for saying that about my makeup!

Winnie said...

Ooooh lovely dress and what a Bargain!!

Kass said...

That dress is so pretty on you, and is was such a great price!

Sher said...

Wishing you both a Very Merry Christmas! And a Happy Boxing day over the weekend ;)


Glitter Scrubs said...

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well! That dress is beautiful! I can never find great items like that while thrifting. Maybe I'll dig more :)

Kristin said...

That vintage dress is gorgeous. What a score!

Candycane said...

thankyou again everyone - it was certainly one of the best thing i have found whilst thrifting!!

Cant wait to get to wear it again!!