Truth be told, the dress is two sizes too small for me so getting it on was a trip. Like squeezing two pounds of sausage into a one pound casing... I managed, with a pair of scissors nearby in case I got stuck. Actually, I did get stuck twice and, staying calm and wiggling, was able to avoid reaching for the scissors, my last resort.
Other news... I just learned that I've been using the wrong tools to put on makeup. In fact, they weren't tools at all. So I went and bought real brushes at Sephora and -- boy! -- how much easier it is. Plus, I've concluded I need false eyelashes all the time, not just on special occasions. They make a critical difference in my appearance. Time-consuming and awkward, yes, but necessary.
I would love to see a DIY on false eyelashes! You look great in the dress in spite of the effort to struggle into it. And the red accessories were a great choice.ReplyDelete
You look Fabulous! The yellow belt completes this look!ReplyDelete
I am also really Loving that lipstick color. What brand and color? So Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Emma. It's Fifth Avenue Fuchsia by Maybelline.ReplyDelete
That dress = amazing! I love it!ReplyDelete
So very sixties, amazing! Also, I deeply respect anyone who is able to put on false eyelashes, an art I've never mastered. :)ReplyDelete
Don't you feel like you've accomplished something great when you find a great dress for so cheap? :) Agree on the brushes. I'm a frugal gal, so I always used drugstore brushes until I wrote an article about the importance of your makeup tools. Since then, I've used MAC ones, and they do make a huge difference. Don't forget to clean your brushes once a week too. You can buy brush shampoo at Sephora.ReplyDelete
Also, JUST came back from watching The Debt. Had to rush to your blog to report back. Great movie. :) I wonder how authentic the actors' German sounds to German speakers.... Thanks for the movie rec.
You look wonderful here; especially the last picture, the portrait. Every time I read your blog I am filled with hope and happiness.ReplyDelete
That's one cool, sixties-tastic frock! I love your makeup, I adore flase lashes and wear them all the time, they really do make a huge difference.ReplyDelete
Is that a new lipstick? I love it. x
I love the dress, anything 60's is love for me :) Sephora is a trap for me, so expensive but then they let you play with everything before you buy it! :)ReplyDelete
Oh and it is okay to apply makeup without tools! I read an article once on which fingers to use for which makeup, because apparently girls and women forget to use tools all the time! Haha, funny.
I LOVE the falsies too!
Thanks, Michelle, on the brush-washing tip. I was wondering about that.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked "The Debt." I thought the scenes in post-war East Germany were very realistic.
Thanks, Lovely. That's my goal!ReplyDelete
I remember having to cut my sister out of a skirt once, I had completely forgotten until today! I then took the skirt (which I cut along a seam), sewed it back up, and wore it later that afternoon, after she had left.ReplyDelete
I love the dress, so please don't ever resort to cutting it! All right, there's no point in having a dress if you can't wear it, so if need be, wear it as much as possible before cutting it!
Good luck with the brushes, it's amazing how much they can change a look!
"Truth be told, the dress is two sizes too small for me so getting it on was a trip. Like squeezing two pounds of sausage into a one pound casing... I managed, with a pair of scissors nearby in case I got stuck."ReplyDelete
^^^ So funny! You're the trip!
And I actually really like the print on you. If I saw that in a store, I'd probably veer away. But you're right, so sixties... and so cute! I know you say it's too small for you, but you wear it well. I definitely like seeing you in fun, sassy prints.
If you develop any tips on applying false eyelashes, let us know! I totally agree. They're so tricky, but they can really enhance the eyes. This dress is mod! I'm into it!ReplyDelete
This dress is so cute! I love the yellow belt. I am super guilty about using whatever brush/applicator comes with the makeup. But I've been told real brushes actually make a difference.ReplyDelete
Oooh. Nice dress. The print reminds me of eyes.ReplyDelete
Two eyes, that is. In the mirror. Hardy har har. Just kidding.
I've spent way too many minutes of my life trying to squeeze into things that shouldn't really fit me, so I know exactly what you're talking about. You're brave.
Oh, and yes. Brushes do make all the difference. I didn't use them until maybe five years ago, and wow. I would never go back to the horrible sponge applicator or--eek--my fingertip. Did you get a blending brush? That's a must have.
that dress is such a steal! love the print :)ReplyDelete
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Fabulous printed dress, and with a great yellow belt too! I know I've gotten stuck in dresses while trying on in-store and really wished I had scissors near by!ReplyDelete
I was totally going to mention your make-up application is improving. Congrats on the brushes. I just bought some gel eyeliner (applied with a separate brush) and I love it! So much easier than other eyeliner. That lip color is particularly flattering on you.
Love the dress and ADORE the makeup. The colours look gorgeous on you :)ReplyDelete
I was looking, going, wow big leap on makeup skills! :)ReplyDelete
Cute, cute dress, that print is so fun and I love the yellow and red accents.ReplyDelete
In regard to the eyelashes, have you tried an eyelash curler? Those metal ones? My eyelashes grow straight out and I have to curl them within an inch of their lives so they look good. A tip is to heat it up for a few seconds with your blow dryer, but make sure you test it so you don't burn yourself. Then try using maybelline XXL pro curling mascara. That seems to work for me.
Thanks, Doreen, for the tips.ReplyDelete
How is it you always manage to find the BEST deals?? I like this dress on you - shows of those great gams! And I think the lucite jewelry is a sophisticated choice. You are certainly brave for attempting the lashes - and you are quite right in doing so. It certainly ups the glamor quotient! I haven't donned a pair since the early 90's... I was at a party - in college at the time - when I was uncharacteristically chewing gum and blowing huge bubbles. This real jerk came along and popped my bubble and the gum stuck in my lashes! That did it for me!! The night ended shortly after...ReplyDelete
YOU FIND THE BEST SALES.ReplyDelete
Can I have your bargain shopping skills, please?? Because I have none. Literally. None.
Better yet -- Let's go shopping together. :)
Your makeup looks great, I love that lippy colour! Where is it from? xxReplyDelete
Love the pop of color that belt adds!!!! Sephora brushes are a must :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Louise. It's Fifth Avenue Fuchsia by Maybelline.ReplyDelete
Great find for $7! I love the yellow belt and red necklace with the black and white dress. Super cute.ReplyDelete
Having the right makeup brushes really does make a huge difference. As far as the eyelashes go, I think it really makes the eyes pop for photos, so, if you can get past all the messy glue moments, go for it. I only wear them when I perform my aerial acrobats. And I HATE putting them on. haha
This is such a pretty peacock feather print !ReplyDelete
I like how you styled it with small pops of color .
AND fake eyelashes make ALL the difference.
In my case, I like to apply the single ones and ONLY on the corners of my eyes.
wow .. the makeup is amazing. I need some lessons!ReplyDelete
I am obsessed with black/white and with peacock feathers. Suffice it to say that if you ever get sick of that dress, I will buy it from you in a heartbeat.ReplyDelete