One of the things I’m loving at the minute is adding tattoos to my girls. Here’s a small collection of some tattooed ladies I have done, both in print form and the original watercolour illustration. I still have some of the originals left for sale at £10.00 A4 and £6.50 A5 just sent me a message at www.facebook.com/polkadotteapotdesigns for any questions about prints and prices 🙂
So today I have a lovely book review for you all 🙂 Anybody who knows me knows I can’t stop reading, and can literally spend hours and hours with a book so i’m going to make reviews a regular thing on the blog 🙂
So this is my latest read, “Welcome to my world ” by Miranda Dickinson.
“Working as a travel agent, the closest Harri comes to her dream destination of Venice is booking the trip for someone else, but everything changes when travel fanatic Alex drops in. With boyfriend Rob tied up with work, Harri is persuaded to help Alex in his quest for love. But in her attempts to help, Harri soon discovers a whole new set of problems. Now Harri is locked in a ladies loo cubicle at the village hall, drowning in her sorrows. Desperate to leave her life behind, will her dreams finally come true? Or will Harri’s leap of faith be her biggest mistake yet?”
So as the blurb says, the story starts with main character Harri hiding in the loo, and explains events leading up to this in a series of flashbacks, with the story occasional skipping back to Harri hiding in the loo. I’ve had this story on my bookshelf for a while, the first time I tried to read it i got distracted and forgot about it. I did find this quite hard to get into with the switch between past and present, but when I’d gotten over that and figured out who all the characters were I quite enjoyed it. It’s nothing too extraordinary, a typical romantic novel and the endings quite predictable but enjoyable as a light hearted read and I did finish most of it in a three hour sitting. Fan’s of Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella will enjoy this.
What did you think? Any recommendation on books you love?
So this is my favourite set so far, and has defiantly had a lot of work go into it. The fashion time line is entirely my own work, and I’m selling prints of the individual outfits and the full print, just message me at www.facebook.com/polkadotteapotdesigns for information. I’m also selling the original A4 watercolour set, again please message me for details!
I was going to make pages for my prints and illustrations, but I couldn’t get the presentation to go right on here and would have ended up with a huge long page of images, so I decided to do them as little posts. They’ll all be filed under prints/illustration and Polka Dot Teapot. To purchase please visit www.facebook.com/polkadotteapotdesigns
So here’s a little collection of pretty burlesque girls that I drew.
These original pieces are done on watercolour paper and are for sale £15.00 for the set.
I have also done some editing of these which are available as prints. Please message me for more information about these 🙂
This larger print of all three girls is also available in sepia and black and white.
So I’ve been out of the beauty loop a little while, so this this brand is going to be old news for some, but I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and purchased some Make Up Revolution Goodies 🙂
My order originally totalled £33.50 and because it was over £30.00 I received free postage, and then I used a discount code to knock the price down to £25.12! Bargain! This was delivered fairly quickly, in so much bubble-wrap so nothing was damaged 🙂
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Ultra Face Base Foundation in 04 Pink Tone £3.00 – This is quite a lightweight foundation and doesn’t offer a lot of coverage. When I wore this I actually topped it up using my Rimmel one. However this is quite nice for summer, and was a good match for my skin-tone.
Ultra Face Base Primer £5.00 – I really like the texture of this, whereas other primers have tried have more of a moisturiser texture, this is more like a gel which is a lot nicer.
Liquid Concealer in Fair £1.50. This was an ok concealer, needs a few layers and not the best I’ve ever tried but handy to pop in your handbag.
Ultra Bronze Shimmer and Highlight £4.00 – I’ve never actually tried a bronzer before so this was totally new for me. I really like the fact this has three shades and the size of the product for £4.00 is fantastic.
Powder Blush in Treat £1.00 – I’d seen some really good reviews for this on YouTube so I thought I’d give this shade a go. Obviously it’s an awesome price and is decent quality. I’d probably pick up a lighter shade next time, because I’m so pale this takes a decent bit of blending.
Iconic 3 Palette £4.00 – I fell in love with these colours as soon as I saw them! I haven’t done swatches these as I can’t decent light, but if you look around on other blogs they have some fab ones. The only criticism I have with this palette is combined with the primer the shadows seems to turn very chalky and won’t apply properly, but without they are fine.
Baked Eye-shadow in Bang Bang £2.50. I’ve only swatched these so far but they are super pigmented! I can’t wait until I have a chance to wear this.
Amazing Liquid Eye-liner Black £1.50 – I do like this eyeliner however it is very wet! You have to keep your eye closed to let it dry. This caused me a total nightmare when I was trying to get ready and I had to take my make up and start again.
Kajal £2.00 – I mainly bought this because it looked interesting, to be honest I didn’t know what it was meant to do and I still don’t. It’s not great
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Amazing Lip Gloss in Hot £1.00
Amazing Lip Gloss in Natural Pink £1.00
Amazing Lip Gloss in Nude £1.00
I really like how these are not too sticky and stay on fairly well. For £1.00 these are such good value!
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Amazing Lipstick In Passion £1.00
Amazing Lipstick In Dare £1.00
Amazing Lipstick In Dazzle £1.00
Amazing Lipstick In Nude £1.00
I love love love these lipsticks! So pretty and pigmented, also the staying power is awesome. The only thing that is really annoying me is the lids keep falling off meaning if they are in my bed they’re getting covered in bits. Regardless I’d still recommend them!
Nail Polish Top and Base Coat £1.00
Nail Polish “Take Me” £1.00
I’ve only tried the purple one so far, such a pretty colour but takes forever to dry and I ended up with it all smudged!
And here’s a picture of me wearing most of the products!
I hope you guys enjoyed this, what’s your favourite Make Up Revolution Product? Any recommendation?
So yesterday was spent drinking, dancing and listening to some fab live bands. Party at the ponds is a local event at the delves in Thorne, and features some awesome bands local, and otherwise. There’s a beer tent, food and a couple of stalls too.
I went about three-ish for a wander and ended up sat with my auntie gossiping for a bit. I was very lucky and had a food and drinks pass, courtesy of Howarth Timber 🙂
All in all it was a really good day, some fantastic bands on, and fantastic company. Absolute highlight of the evening was Mikki J the Michael Jackson tribute act. (I did take a really bad video of this, but look him up on YouTube for better quality)
It’s the first time I’ve ever been to the party at the ponds and I loved it! I can’t wait for next year, fingers crossed they can get John Parr (I would literally die if he turned up)
For more info and photo’s you can visit the Facebook page 🙂