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


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