Pretty As A Picture… Pastel Watercolour Makeup Tutorial
Pretty as a picture is a saying that we always hear. Meaning that you look beautiful and completely picturesque. It’s one of them old fashioned sayings that seem to have been around forever. But I always thought that there should be something more to it. Watercolour pictures always seemed so perfect to me, and it amazed me what you could do with a splash of paint. How you could completely transform a sketch into a vibrant, colourful piece of art. Watercolour has always been one of my favourite types of paint and I love the effect that it creates.
But because I love a bit of experimenting, (but then again, who doesn’t?), I wondered if it was possible to recreate the watercolour look with makeup. The things that can be achieved with makeup never cease to amaze me. All you have to do is look at special effects make up to be blown away. So, I thought that it would be fairly easy to create a watercolour style image.
Onigirazu… Sushi Sandwiches!
Growing up, rice was my staple diet. I had it most days, and if I had my way, I would’ve had it for most meals. Slathered in ketchup and maybe a bit of sweet corn thrown in, it didn’t take a lot to make me happy at meal times.
Now I’m not so much of a ketchup lover, but rice still has a big place in my heart. So, I think it’s only natural that I developed an insane love for sushi. I tried it for the first time about a year ago, but it only took one bite for me to realize what I’d been missing all this time. But like so many things, I was sure homemade was the way to go, so I was determined to make my own. I researched it, and in theory, it didn’t look that hard. And I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to make.
My sister and I are a sushi rolling dream team. And I have to say, our sushi is by far the best that I’ve ever tasted! After a while I started looking for new ways to make it. There’s so many different varieties of sushi out there, from nigiri, temaki and uramaki, that I had a lot of choice. So, I made a few different ones, and loved the change.
Spellbound Witch – Halloween Makeup Tutorial
When I was younger I loved dressing up, but really what little girl doesn’t? Admittedly, I was more of a fairy princess kind of girl and found any excuse to whip on a pair of sparkly wings and tiara. But Halloween always seemed a time to be a bit spookier, and a fairy never seemed to cut it. For me, it was all about the witches. Maybe it had something to do with my love for Charmed and Halloween Town, but I really believed that once the outfit was on, I had real magic powers.
For as long as I can remember, I always dressed up as a witch on Halloween. Except one year when I dressed up as a weird ghost thing, a memory I try very hard to forget! I even have pictures from when I was around 4 years old adorned in my full witch outfit. I had it all, the strap on pointed nose, complete with a hairy wort. The plastic fingers with pointed nails that you put on top of your own; they always smelt so bad and came off half way through the night. The tall, pointed black hat which was always too big for me and fell half way down my face. I even had a black cape and an authentic, twiggy witches broom. Complete with sparkly black tights, I was always the best dressed little witch!
In The SPIRIT Of Fun – Halloween Makeup Tutorial
Ghosts always seems to be a simple go-to Halloween costume. Especially for kids. You just throw an old sheet over your head, cut out some eyes and a mouth hole, (to eat all the sweets you get from trick or treating), and you’re done. But let’s be honest, it’s hardly the most terrifying outfit you can find!
But there’s also another aspect to ghouls beside the shapeless blob that walks through walls. There’s the pale skin, dark, lost eyes and the creepy blank look on their faces. The pure white dress, long uncoloured hair and the lurking and sneaking around which is what I think of when a ghost comes to mind.