Friday, 26 August 2011

My first dress- Wine coloured sundress

My sister brought me a great birthday present this year! Its a little red sewing machine from John Lewis. Its so so cute and also very functional. It has help me do the odd alterations here and there, adjusting hemlines, coverting trousaurs into skirts etc.

But I was itching to do something a bit more challanging!

I decided to try my hand at making a dress. I am a novice so I wanted to find something with as little tricky bit a possible. Zips and button holes would have been a challenge since my machine was very basic, 10 different stiches and its not able to change foot. I was browsing online to see what I could find and stumbled on a great website for beginners like me.
Its a sewing community which shared patterns, skills and techniques it also has blogs and discussions.

I found this great pattern
I brought some material off ebay and i was ready to go

It took me a day to make my dress, not as much time as I thought I might need. There were a few terms that appeared on the instuctions that I wasnt familar with but since knowledge is now always at our fingertips I googled the terms and found useful sites and videos on youtube that explained clearly how I should tackle things such as darts and facing.

So here is the result! :)

Yes I am very proud of my little dress. Its slightly short at the back and the right armhole is slightly tight but hey its my first attempt!  I feel very accomplished and feel that this will motivate me to do lots more projects like this.
Watch this space!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Revlon Colour Burst Lipstick in Rosy Nude

I was flicking though Heat Magazine the other day (don’t judge me) when I spotted an article about Kim Kardashian on how she stays looking good. One product which she mentioned as her current favourite Lipgloss/ Lipstick was Revlon Colour Burst Lipstick in Rosy Nude. I was quite surprised! Its one of my favourite lipsticks too but I hardly associated with the likes of Kim Kardashian, especially since her famous signature lipstick is MAC’s Angel… hardly colours of the same family. I guess some people are more diverse than you think?

I thought since this lipstick has risen to celeb-dom… lol… I thought I’d put my two pence in and tell you what I think.

The look: The packaging is great, very stylish with an embossed pattern and the matte case. A copy oops I mean influenced by the Burberry lipsticks I am told. The colour of the lipstick is on the top of the case making it quite handy in the morning to look for a colour and not having to open every lipstick.

The Feel: It is very creamy, not drying and lasts a reasonable length of time. No scent that I can detect which is a pro to many people

The colour: Its mentions nude in the name, but is a very flattering nude. Not one that washes you out and make you look like death. It’s a very warm and flattering colour, close to deep pink bordering on brown but in a good way. It doesn’t look glossy but does give your lips the moisturised look.

The Price: A very reasonable £7.99 from Boots. Almost half the price of a MAC lipstick.

Overall: If it’s good enough for Kim its good enough for me. ;)