cleopatra, comin’ atcha

It’s Friday, folks, so that means it’s time for some big ol’ makeup.

And you can’t get bigger* than pharaoh-chic. Now, I guess I probably should have done this properly, and researched types of makeup, but instead I just looked at some pictures of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, because… well, it’s Elizabeth motherflipping Taylor. And that eyeliner is just amaze.

So, I picked three colours from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book Cool – a light blue that goes everywhere, a gold for the lid, and a white for just a little dab at the inner corner.

Then it’s time for the eyeliner. I used a Superdrug kohl pencil first just to lightly mark out the line, and then went over it in Bourjois liquid liner. I also used the kohl to do the water line, and whacked a bit round my eyebrow too. I might have to investigate some of these brow powders and stuff (brow like cara? boy, I’m so out of the loop).

Then lots of mascara. Like seriously, pile it on. You could get false ones, but no word of a lie, eyelash glue terrifies me, to a very real degree. I’m not a convert yet.

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– hazy shade of glitter

*or can you…?

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lovin’ the lindy bop

My love of showing off is not just limited to makeup, I also adore clothes, shoes, bags and more cheap jewellery than a five year old at a disney princess party could dream of. Anything retro, with fun colours and interesting patterns, I’m totally there. So it was with great joy that I discovered the clothes at Lindy Bop.

They had a sale on (and still do now!) where I found a fitted red lace dress and a beautiful dark blue wiggle dress, with a pattern of tiny stars, alien ships and planets.

Here are some terrible pictures taken in my bedroom. Be proud, because I tidied up the crap behind me first.

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– hazy shade of glitter