Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's eve. My friend Chelsea (the one who came over a few days ago to sew) gave me an awesome box full of vintage craft supplies last night. It has seed beads and sequins in cute jars, and thread on a wooden spool. I'm planning on beading a cardigan with them and using them in the embroidery I do. The box also contained pink rhinestones, which will definitely get used up. Part of my New Year's resolutions this year was to put more effort towards looking fabulous, which basically just means "wear more glittery/sparkly things". I just bought a few pearl and rhinestone barrettes and all of the stuff I need to make glitter flats, so I'm on my way.
Rimmel lipstick in Pink Chic and Jet Set Red. I love the Jet Set Red because it smells like the cherry dip from Dairy Queen! In the back: Revlon nail polish in Minted. It's a nice opaque sea foam green.

 I also want to do my hair and makeup more this year. It's just hard to get motivated to pin my hair up or put makeup on when I have to wake up early and walk (run) to my classes in the morning, but taking some extra time for myself ends up making me feel better about myself for the whole day, so I think it's worth it. A few of my favorite vintage girl blogs are Casey's Elegant Musings, Diary of a Vintage Girl, and Mrs. Amber Apple. These girls dress in 40's fashions daily and will do occasional tutorials for hair, nails, or makeup. I bought myself a hot sticks after watching this tutorial and have been doing my hair like that, or at least trying to do my hair like that, for the past week or so. By the end of the year I'm hoping I can master victory rolls and faux bangs, which look deceptively simple in the videos.
Available here
Another goal this year is to actually keep up with my etsy. I'd like to completely re-do it, promote it a little more, and have at least 20 items in it at all time. Even more than my etsy store, I'd like to improve my blog. I love all things girlie and cute, and I started my blog to document and share the cute things in my life in hopes that they would make other people as happy as they make me.
 Here's to another year full of adorable stuff!


  1. Sounds like an achievable set of resolutions - good luck!

  2. oh my goodness! where on earth did you find rimmel lipstick?!?! i love their blush and nail polish and i bet the lipstick is fabulous!

  3. I got it at a Walmart in Houston! They should be available in drugstores, too. I never used to wear lipstick because a lot of them irritate my lips, but I haven't had any problem with Rimmel at all, plus they're very affordable at ~$5 each. The Pink Chic is a pretty light pink that's good for a 60's style (I like more of the late 50's/early 60's look as opposed to 40's) and Jet Set Red is a pretty good standard red color, not too orange-y or bright. And it's matte! Which is so hard to find in a lipstick. Plus it smells sooooo good. It's definitely worth checking out. If you can't find them, let me know and I can pick them up for you next time I'm in Houston.