Saturday, August 28, 2010
I will try and catch up with my blog reading when I get back. I somehow doubt I will be able to entirely catch up (I follow waaaayyy too many blogs. I am averaging about 45minutes a day just to keep up, but at least it is an enjoyable 45 minutes...), so sorry if I am a little sparse on my comments.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Music: 1930's Swing cd. Later on I wanted to play a Bing Crosby cd and everyone else wanted Lady Gaga.... I won.
And here are some pictures of my outfit. The hat was just a plain white beach hat but I added a feather boa, some pink faux flowers and a sparkley butterfly to make it more fun.
I made everyone wear a hat :)
Best hat of the evening:
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I also forgot to scan my two "newest" magazines. The covers weren't overly attractive so here are a few of my favourite pictures of Hollywood stars from the November 1934 issue of New Movie.
And this has to be my all time favourite picture of Ginger Rogers!
And finally, here is the end result of my latest sewing project. It was made using a 1960's pattern but I had to alter the sleeves and add a belt. I have come to the conclusion that 1960's styles just don't suit me. I look better in clothes that are more fitted and structured. Nevertheless I love this dress, if only from the fact it is made using Ikea fabric! Ikea has some really great (and cheap) fabrics right now! Well I find it exciting...
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
3) Add oil, and quickly stir until it is thoroughly mixed. I used an almost equal amount of oil and wax, with slightly more oil. If you want a thinner consistency, add more oil. (Mine turned out thicker than normal pomade but it still works well).
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Most days I opt for a semi-vintage style consisting of trousers and a top (normally a sweater since the air conditioning in the museum is a little on the frigid side). This is normally paired with a vintage brooch, a silk scarf, or a fancy little hat. I curled my hair in rollers, since pin-curls take forever to dry in my hair and wouldn't have been ready by morning.
And Voila! Here is the final result:
And while I was working, my parents were off having a lovely time looking at old cars at this years annual Concours d'Elegance in Port Hope. Here are some of the cars they got to see:
Oh, and I realized why my skin reacted so badly to the oil cleansing. I'm allergic to tea tree oil. Which might be the reason why my whole face broke out after slathering a mixture of it and Jojoba oil all over my face. I had completely forgotten that I am mildly allergic to the oil since I haven't used it for years. I may try the oil cleansing again (with Castor oil this time) but I am going to wait until my skin calms down a bit first.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
For oil I tried Jojoba oil (which is actually a liquid wax produced from a seed) mixed with tea tree oil. At the beginning of the week I was using a lavender witch hazel without alcohol, which didn't seem effective enough at removing the oil, so I switched to a basic witch hazel toner that did contain alcohol (both by Thayers).
I was hoping that it would live up to its claims but by the end of the week my skin was breaking out a lot more than normal. Has anyone else tried this method? I was really disappointed that it didn't work.