Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pretty Picture Post: The Sea, The Sand and The Swimsuits (Part Two)

Hi Everyone,
Remember part one of 'The Sea, The Sand and The Swimsuit? Click here to view post. Well, I managed to find more pictures. I am thinking that this series of posts could seriously go onto a third or fourth post even, but we'll see. Again these are all monochrome pictures. And, again, not all of these are swimsuits. There will be some play-suits and sundresses too...  

As for my own search for a nice swimsuit.... Well I kind of gave up. I figured that I usually find things once I stop looking and I'm probably better off going into a shop where I can try things on. I guess it doesn't help that I am so particular and that I don't want to spend ridiculous money. I am thinking something in a dark colour. A bikini with high waisted low-cut-leg bottoms, with ruffles and with a modest top with half decent straps/ties. Yeah I don't want much do I...

In Australia we are edging closer to beach weather, though I suppose most of the tourists here at the moment probably think it's just beautiful at the moment. Most of the memories I have of the beach are as a kid collecting sea-shells (even though you are not supposed to), building castles, dancing in the shallowest of waves and making sand angels. 

I hope you'll enjoy some of these lovely pictures and I hope to make more lovely beach memories one day soon...

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I hope you all enjoyed this installment of pretty pictures. If you would like to see more beautiful pictures please make sure that you are following me on Blogger via Google Friend Connect or that you Like my Facebook Page

Your Favourite Blogger,
Natalie

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pretty Picture Post: Powder Puffs and Lipstick Kisses

Hey Everyone,

Thought it was time for another picture post so here it goes.

I spend a lot of time looking at pretty pictures on this site called Pinterest... Not only does this site have some brilliant life hacks and hilarious (to me) jokes, but it has some great vintage style pics. One of my favourite things to research is make-up advertisements from past decades because I am a make-up addict and I just adore vintage illustrations. 

I love buying make-up, watching tutorials and applying it myself. I like to try out a lot of different colours and techniques, especially those era-specific lip-shapes and eye looks. I think vintage make-up ads are a great way for vintage enthusiasts to find new make-up looks and I think the way they are illustrated is pretty neat too. Vintage make-up ads show us that applying make-up is not just something that you have to wear for an occasion. Make-up is a luxury, an artistic expression, a confidence booster... 

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After looking up 1950's make-up advertisements I can definitely see why my mum's 80 year old friend adores scented powders so much. She truly is a lovely lady and one of the reasons I got into make-up. When I was a little kid she used to give my sister and I her old powder compacts and lipsticks. We used to feel so sophisticated because we had those. 

Stay tuned for more picture posts...

Your Favourite Blogger,
Natalie