February 28, 2011

Trend Alert: Simpsons Inspired Make-up Gun

Following on from my last post aka my awkward attempt at a beauty post which I promised myself I would never burden you with again.... until today when I was casually flicking through Fifi Lapin and saw this:

(Vivienne Westwood SS11)

Which reminded me of this:

Enough said.

February 25, 2011

Trick To Try: DIY Nail Varnish

Being one not easily satisfied, I've found myself over the years constantly mixing my nail varnishes to achieve the perfect shade.
My most complimented and favoured concoction is one varnish I liked to call The Lincoln Cherry.

For all you OPI fans out there, you might recognise this as a mixture of Lincoln Park After Dark (an almost-black purple) and Quarter of A Cent-Cherry (a rich blood cherry red)

To achieve this colour - which admittedly now reminds me of the H&M Midnight Passion varnish - mix the Cherry into the Lincoln, and not the other way around. In daylight, keep adding small portions of the Cherry, mixing and testing on your nails as you go, until you achieve the desired effect. The hint of red emanates through the cherry creating a mysterious and sultry and coveatble shade for your mani. 

In summer buy a cheap French-Manicure set, (try Manicare French Nails) and add a few drops of the French White into the French Pink to get that super-pale bubblegum pink to make your tan pop. Tip: Looks awesome on your toes!

At the moment, I'm currently mixing two nail varnishes from work (like literally, as I'm typing this. It's really effing awkward). Both are in the khaki colour way inspired by the Les Khakis de Chanel nail collection. To be honest, they're total failed attempts at re-creating the Khaki Vert and Khaki Brun and aren't quite there in terms of shade. So for the purpose of this exercise lets just call them Medium Grey-Green and  Baby-Poo Brown. Available exclusively at a Nine West near you! Luckily, all they needed was a bit of loving from each other....and now I practically have the Brun for my toes and the Vert for my hands. All for just $20.

All I need now is for Loz from Vogue Contradiction to bring me back some fake Chanel from Thailand and I'll be killing it. Or should I say nailing it? Or should I say manicured? Or should I say polished?


February 23, 2011

Drop The Pressure

I've really been struggling to find a way to come back to Fashion Falsehood. I feel like the longer my absence, the greater the pressure I put on myself to come back with a bang. I don't want to disappoint my readers with something over-done, yet at the same time I don't want them to keep checking back to find a static web page.

I feel like I need to come back from my holiday (read: hiatus) with stories of travel, elaborate purchases and a back log of posts waiting to be published. Though I haven't really gone anywhere, bought anything or been near a computer long enough to be inspired. That's not to say I've been totally absent from the online world, just temporarily disconnected for an internet detox. It's nice to unplug sometimes. To fall behind the rat race and be totally okay with it.

The best thing about being away from blogging for so long is knowing you're still on somebody's radar. I've received touching emails from old blogosphere friends asking where I am, I've been tweeted by brand new Fashion Falsehood readers telling me the enjoyment they've found in the archives of my writing, and  the enjoyable daily interactions I have with my new friends on Twitter have pretty much stopped me from pulling the plug for good.

So to say thanks to you all, I'm going to start fresh. Even if it is the same old opinionated rants, inappropriate language and pseudo outfit posts via Polyvore, it feels new to me and most of all, it feels right....