Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inspire Me: Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway on Mad Men
Lately I have been bored with my regular make up style so I decided to tackle something completely different. I started looking for inspiration on blogs, youtube, celebrity sites and everywhere I went the woman that made me stop and look was Christina Hendricks. 

The first time I saw here was on Firefly as Saffron. I loved her then but as Joan Holloway on Mad Men she is phenomenal. I also love the fact she is a redhead because you don't see to many of those in hollywood or indeed many women at all who look Ms. Hendricks.

 Until two months ago I was rubbish at gel eyeliner but with lots of practice I have gotten better as you can see below. I really enjoyed trying something completely different in terms of my style. I'm wearing lipstick which is a HUGE change for me! Not that long ago I was discussing lipstick with Kim of the amazing Pop Couture (Seriously why are you still here go check her out!) and saying how I never wear them (and her telling me I so should) so I decided with this look to go with Lipstick over Gloss :) 

I wish the pictures showed just how different this is. The eyeliner pops so well and my eyelashes look amazing since I am (for once) wearing more than one coat! Non shiny lipstick is also super different and I rather love the extra colour its given me.

I am no Christina Hendricks that is for sure but I am in love with Gel Eyeliner and am certainly going to do this look again now I have gotten over my fear of eyeliner and lipstick.

What about you lovelies? Do you ever feel like stepping out of your comfy box? Who would you like to look like?

Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mini Lust Have: Sunglasses

Bvlgari Sunglasses: RRP: $480
Gucci Sunglasses: RPP:$475 

I am currently lusting after these glorious sunglasses. I only own one pair of sunnies despite working in a shop that sells the silly things. 

 They are sitting on the shelves at work and even with my discount I am umming and ahhhing over the price. They look lovely on and I try them on daily. I am so going to give in sometime soon and buy the darn things I bet. I am sick of squinting every time I leave work! 

I am leaning towards the Gucci pair which have limited pieces in Australia and have a very vintage look. What do you think lovelies? Are you currently lusting after things?

Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Monday, December 6, 2010

Perfumed Bliss

Salvatore Ferragamo - Bliss  
 For my Birthday my darling Mother bought me perfume, it is called Bliss by Salvatore Ferragamo and it comes in the gorgeous bottle pictured above. Now I know the bottle plays no part in the smell or the wearing but I do love a pretty bottle to display! I don't wear perfume very often but this one is delicious. I honestly could not tell you what it smells like other than "yummy" but here is what it all the websites say:

"A sparkling fruity floral fragrance. Sublime, brilliant, spirited & sensual. Top notes of yuzu, kumquat, apple. Middle notes of freesia, water lily, rose. Base notes of musk, sandalwood, cedarwood"

Personally I picked it because it wasn't incredibly fruity but I would definitely agree with the fresh and floral. Also not over powering or old lady like. I have worn it everyday since I got it and think it is well on its way to becoming my signature scent! 

So lovelies have you got a signature scent? or do you just wear perfume on special occasions?

Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Exterminate! Exterminate! aka Best Birthday Ever!

Remote control Daleks

We are the superior beings!

Battle Daleks

Halt or You will be exterminated!

My sister bought me these kick arse remote controlled battle Daleks for my birthday. I was like a little kid at Christmas tearing open the box jamming the batteries in. My cats are not particularly happy about my newest toy. 

The Daleks are remote controlled and battle each other via Infrared sensors in the front of their bodies (like laser tag sensors), as well as spouting saying such as the classic "You must be exterminated" and getting rather upset if you happen to pick them up and yelling at you "We are the Supreme beings".

I would seriously suggest these toys to any Dr Who fanatic out there who would like to drive their own Dalek around. If you would like your very own 4 inch tall terrifying "Supreme being" head on down to an ABC shop. Not sure on the price to be honest since it was a present!

Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to chase a kitty! 

Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Monday, November 29, 2010

What I Wore: On My Birthday

What I Wore: On My Birthday

Dress by: Dangerfield

Heels by: Wittner

I wore this to have dinner with my lovely friends at pancakes on the rocks. I had a lovely evening and was given more baking apparatus so expect more baking posts in the near future! 

The shoes while gorgeous were extremely painful! 

What did you do this weekend lovelies? 

Love and Obessions 

Miss Addict

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I Wore: To Dance in the Rain (Photo Dump)

What I am wearing: 
Shorts from Jeans West
Sheer Printed Tee from Jeans West
Turquoise nail Varnish 

I really loved the photos I took while dancing in the rain for my Little Joys post so rather than waste the rest of them I figured a photo dump/outfit post was in order.

Love and Obsessions 
Miss Addict

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little Joys

Miss Addict after dancing in the rain.
 I danced in the rain. I got soaking wet, took photos and looked like a total loonie. But I danced because it made me happy. 

Sometimes you have to take joy in the little things. So Go! Dance in the rain, get a slice of cake and really truly enjoy it without complaining about breaking your diet, hug your Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother and if all that fails go to a pet shop and hug a puppy! Do a good deed, paint your toe nails an eye popping colour!  Do something today that makes you happy!

Take joy where you find it, even if its fleeting! Now if you'll excuse me there is a cupcake with chocolate icing calling my name and a cat I need to pet!  

So lovelys please post the little things you find joy in below! 
Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Friday, November 12, 2010

What I Wore: For Pancakes

Maddy Wedge Heels By Wittner 
Dior Glasses + Random Earrings 

Skinny Jeans by Neon Blonde

Was trying to show off the detail in my jeans. 

Glasses by Dior (from Work lol)  
Butterfly Earrings from Random Shop. 
These jeans are Super Comfy and fit like a second skin. These shots are not the best shots of them :( They are fantastic and I will try and get better shots of them soon cause while I gasped at the price of them (Never spent that much on jeans before) They were totally worth the price of admission! 

Love and Obsessions

Miss Addict

PS. I have popped my Twitter account on private. If you would like me to follow you or would like to follow me just let me know here or on twitter :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lust Have: Women Never Think

Women Never Think Dress By Uscari

I am utterly dying to have this dress! It comes in black and is utterly totally out of my price range... not to mention I have no idea where I would wear it. But its painfully gorgeous! The rest of the collection is beautiful. Someone invite me to an exclusive party so I have an excuse to buy this dress! 

Or ya know... My birthday is coming *wink wink nudge nudge*

Love and Obsessions

Miss Addict

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Specs!

I like wearing glasses, everyone in my family wears glasses and considering I work for an optometrist for a living I am well aware of how a new pair of specs can change a persons whole look and sometimes outlook! I got my old pair of glasses about a year ago (right after I started working at my job) and I get loads of compliments on them. 

Miss Addict wearing her old glasses and a top hat! 
Miss Addict in Old Glasses
I didn’t take excellent care of them and now they have a scratch on the lens and the colour is coming off a little (not that anyone but me would notice) so I decided I wanted a new pair. My first pair took me 6 weeks to choose. My new pair took me about 6 months. I wanted a really light colour as black frames just washed me out, I wanted them to be simple on the sides as I don’t like bling and I wanted them to match my face perfectly! 
A simple task it was not! I tried on at least a hundred pairs of frames, every time one of our brand reps would come in I would try on nearly everything that looked vaguely possible! 
Finally these babies came along! Lovely Dior Frames in a gorgeous champagne colour! Perfect. I ordered them on the spot! 
Miss Addict in Her New Dior Glasses

Actual colour of my new glasses
So far with my new pair I have received a lot of compliments as well which is nice.  
A couple of tips for picking glasses: 
  • If the frames looks to big/small ask if it comes in a smaller/bigger size. Most optical frames come in multiple sizes (Sunglasses usually only come in one)
  • Black washes a lot of people out!  If you like the style ask if it comes in a tortoise shell. Tortoise shell acts like a neutral, is more flattering on nearly everyone than black and is readily available in most designer frames! 
  • Don’t be overly concerned about how the frame fits when trying it on. If its to loose or slides down your nose the practice will be able to adjust the fit on most frames for you. If your not sure ask if it can be adjusted to fit as some things can be adjusted and somethings can't! 
  • Anti Reflective/Multi coatings are worth the extra cost! . They allow the light to pass through the lens which is what makes it way easier to see your eyes. It is more attractive and more comfortable to wear. If you look at my photos you can barely (if at all) see my lenses! 
  • I am always honest with customers about whether I think a frame suits them, and I spend a lot of time everyday helping people pick frames. However not every Customer Service Rep is going to be as honest. If you think they are just trying to get you to buy the frame come back with a friend. 
  • Try on anything that you like the look of, even if its super different to what you already have. You might look silly or it might look fantastic! You never know til you try them on!

  • Please do not say “You are going to hate me” or “Im really fussy about my glasses” Everyone is! If I had a dollar for every customer who said this to me I would be rather well off! 
Finally I had a little old lady tell me that “Picking glasses is like picking a new nose!” By which she meant Glasses are like feature of your face just like your nose so you want to get something that suits you, looks good, is comfy and that you can live with seeing everyday! 

Love and Obsessions,

Miss Addict

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake with Chocolate Spiderweb

So I attempted baking again, this happens every 6 months or so with varying results. It is usually for an event of some sort like a birthday or a party. This time it was for a halloween party. I had so much fun making the spider webs for these! 
Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Coloured vanilla icing and Chocolate Spider web decorations. 
The cupcakes are from packet mix, the icing is your standard Butter, Icing Mix and Milk affair. The spider webs however took some doing (but were no where near as hard as I thought!)
I used this template which I found via Amazing Moms Blog and followed her instructions. I did use dark chocolate rather than white and I piped my icing on using a star tip. There are a lot of amazing tutorials on youtube on how to pipe icing I discovered and its no where near as hard as it looks! 
Couple of things, it pipes better once is a bit cooler (e.i not burning your fingers hot and running out the end of the bag) Perfect spiderwebs are not a requirement in fact they look better once dry a little blobby as seem above! 
But once completed taste awesome! Baked anything cool/yummy/fun lately lovelies? 

Love and Obsessions 

Miss Addict

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What I Wore: To Work Today

Taken Solely to show off my makeup! 

More photos below the cut :) 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Defying Gravity

Idina Menzel As Elphaba 

Hi Lovelies, 

Long time no see! I wanted to say hi and l let you know I Have a new obsession currently. I saw Wicked the Musical. My Favourite song is as your can probably tell Defying Gravity I even bought a shirt with this on it.

For all the Gleeks out there Elphaba was played by Idina Menzel in the first Broadway production. Idina plays Shelby Corcoran, the coach of the rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline on Glee for those who don't know. 

The song was also performed on Glee by Kurt and Rachel 

This song had me almost singing along in the theatre on saturday and its a powerful anthem about not letting things hold you back. I have had it on repeat (the broadway version) since I got it last night! 

Since I was told to get over my mental block very kindly while having an awesome chat about blogging and its various ups, downs, challenges and all that goes along with adding that feather to your cap with the Lovely Kimberley from Pop Couture who kicked me into writing I thought I would share with you my current obsession since thats why I started this blog in the first place!  

What bout you lovely? Have you seen wicked? Current obsessions? (Go visit Pop Couture
Love and Obsessions 
Miss Addict

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Link Love #10

Photo By Xanetia via Flickr

So Its been awhile since I posted. Broken that news years resolution to itty bitty bits :( But I am getting back onto the posting wagon with a brand new Link Love for you all. Featuring Giraffe Pancakes, Laptops as Seismic Sensors and Plenty of other goodness for your clicking pleasure! 
Super Easy and Cute! I do not have any children of my own nor do I live with any but I would be making these for me! Not sure I could bring myself to eat them... Who am I kidding course I could! For more cute pancakes check out the ThePancakeProject Blog

Friday, April 16, 2010

Digital Value.

Photo By borman818
I have noticed that I along with a lot of people have a weird attitude towards value based on how “physical” things are. 
I came to this conclusion as I was standing in line to buy coffee whilst browsing the app store on my iPhone. I pay $3.50 for coffee everyday. I was browsing for apps (I am debating learning to cook) and was looking at the free and paid ones. Most of them clock in at around $3 bucks though some are up to $10 *le gasp* so I hit the button for the free list. I got to the front of the line and ordered my coffee and handed over my $3.50 and the cognitive dissonance of my actions hit me. 
I am willing to pay $3.50 every day for coffee. Each and everyday I hand over $3.50 and get coffee. I don’t hand over $3.50 and get coffee everyday for ever more with updates if the technology improves! Its not a perfect metaphor but you see my point. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Love and Lust Haves #10

So I have once again compiled a mental list of things I love and a mental shopping list of things I cannot afford! Links Below! 

Monday, March 29, 2010

What I Wore - To Drink Cocktails.

  • Coloured Skirt from Portmans
  • Over Sized Shirt from Sports Girl
  • Flat Boots by Shoobiz 
  • Accessories from Various places. 
  • Leather Jacket from Melbourne 

Love and Obsessions
Miss Addict

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Work Style in Progress

Recently my work has changed its dress code, they want us to dress more professionally. I am struggling with this as I don’t fit into any of my old professional clothes, my style has also changed drastically since I was last expected to dress in Office casual and I while I understand dressing professional is expected I don't want to go completely boring!! 
So I decided to take my frustration to polyvore! Here is what I came up with. I don't actually own any of the items but it was more a creative exercise to see if I could find things I could see myself wearing!  So these are outfits I wish I could A) afford! B) Pull Off and C) Am fairly certain I could wear to work... with a little tweaking!
Cowl Me: 

I love blazers and if I had my way would own one in every colour of the rainbow and in multiple styles (cropped, “boyfriend etc etc) but alas I own few! This look is simple with basic pencil shirt and blazer with a lovely cowl necked t-shirt. 
I made it funkier with some patterned tights and the acessories (the earrings has one tiny pair of glasses which appeals no end to the optical geek in me!) Pearls to add some class (because whats classier than pearls) I want to integrate my work and play wardrobes (to expensive to maintain two separate ones!) An option I could probably actually wear to work (albeit cheaper options) barring the tights in that particular pattern as tiny bows aren’t professional enough for work. Perhaps micro fishnets instead.... *ponders* 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Link Love #9

Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.
“Totally Like Whatever, You Know” Poem by Taylor Mali Typography Video by Ronnie Bruce
I discovered this wonderful typography video done to the words of a brilliant poem by Taylor Mali. I was rewatching this on the weekend and was planning on including it in Link Love and this just cinched it! I love Mr Mali and the typography just beautifully illustrates it! I hate when people say “Totally” “Like” “Whatever” and “You Know” in conversation! Drives me batty! Also  watch What Teachers Make (My Mum is a Teachers and when she watched this she practically leapt off the couch dancing) and “I will fight you for the library” Always guaranteed to have me in stiches! 
Wall-E Computer! Via Epic Win: 
My sister linked me this via msn (from the lounge room) just so she could hear me go “awwwww” so clickie for the adorableness that is Wall-e! 

So many things on this list are indeed awesome! While not everything on the list may be my idea of awesome it might be yours! My Personal Favorites are #654 Peeling that thin plastic film off new electronics, #834 Building an amazing couch cushion fort, #935 Eating cookies like Cookie Monster,

I love Graph Jam. When I was trapped in a cubicle it was one of the things I looked forward to reading on my lunch break everyday! This graph is also very very true!
Munnies (Vinyl Customizable Dolls) I love the way that people customize and bring their own personal style this medium particularly the shapes and vibrant colours. I have been coming across these fellas for quite some time and this post at colour has some plastic goodness! 
This is not something that is an issue for me being a tiny blogger, not really a fashion blogger and not even getting soliciting emails! but I can imagine bigger bloggers who are more fashion focused than I get it a lot! an interesting read and a good take on how companies like to use bloggers to gain access to a network of contacts that didn’t used to exist! 
What about you? What Links are you loving this week? Whats making you awwww or laughing? Link Me in the Comments and I might just add it in Link Love #10! 

Love and Obsessions

Miss Addict


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