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After an almost fortnight-long absence, I’m back with a lot of lovely pictures for you all ๐Ÿ™‚

Last weekend I had a birthday tea party with most of my family… and a surprise birthday cake.

It looks just like me.

I also have some new presents from various people;

Flower hairbands and a pink bag from Uncle A, L, D, T, J, and another D;


I like the bag because all of my crap fits in it. With room to spare!!

I also received a necklace from J;

PLUS a half day modeling photoshoot, also from J! How exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

With my birthday money I decided to treat myself to something I’ve had my eye on for a long time… a set of hot rollers. I wasn’t quite sure which the best set was, so I went for the fairly safe option of Babyliss.

There are twenty rollers in the pack; eight large, six medium and six small. There are also twenty metal pins in corresponding sizes and ten plastic clips.

My first set is as follows. Don’t I look attractive? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m not such an expert at setting them yet, but the curls seem to be turning out just fine in the end.

It's actually really difficult to take photographs of the back of your own head.

I then realised that actually, I may well have been trying to wrap too much hair around each roller. So I tried more rollers and less hair in each segment…

You see? I’m gradually improving.

The above photos feature some of my new makeup.

Revlon ColourBurst lipstick in Crimson;

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Ivory (this colour goes so perfectly with my skin tone, it honestly does. You can’t even tell it’s there. I love it.)

And L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer.

Now I’m afraid I might not have time to post again for a while. My last exam is tomorrow, but my prom is on Friday and I still have things to sort out for that. Plus a much-loved member of staff at my school passed away very suddenly last week, which was a big shock to everybody… In short, I’m really busy at the moment.

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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I shall post the outfit that was due yesterday. I just didn’t get around to it… but to make up for posting late, I also have a picture of today’s hair to show you.

Apologies for the mirror photograph. As I’m sure you know I can’t bear taking photographs in this pose, but sometimes it’s necessary.

Blouse and cardigan – Matalan

Jeans – Next

There were also a pair of red peeptoe wedges from Tesco ๐Ÿ™‚

I just had my hair in a pomp & ponytail, felt to lazy yesterday to do anything more advanced…

However, today I felt much more in the mood for something complicated. So I had a look at the gorgeous ClassicRetroGlamour’s video…

and had a go myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I changed some of the things in it, for example doing three main pincurls instead of four, and I curled my hair with straightening irons instead of sponge rollers, but the basic form is the same.

My new hair bow!! โค

And yes, before you ask, I shall be going to school with my hair set like this. Even if it is only for a geography exam ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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So today was my birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m now sixteen. I got a set of Body Shop bath products from my parents;

Olive shampoo and conditioner, lemon shower gel and coconut shower gel, mineral deodorant, nail buffer, detangling comb and some scrubber type thing which I’m vaguely afraid of using.

And from my friend C, two sets of hair bows;

And a pair of skull earrings which I love so much… they’re so psychobilly ๐Ÿ™‚

C also gave me two hilarious little books of rude things, which I shall not dwell on because when I’m blogging, I’m a sweet, demure girl, who never puts a foot wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰

Plus today I managed to do the best victory rolls I’ve ever done. However, after a day at school they were somewhat the worse for wear, and so I shall not be posting a picture today.

And my prom dress arrived! If you cast your eyes back to my post a few months ago about my ideal prom dress… I’ve got the exact one ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow I promise you an outfit post of my new clothes my mum bought me.

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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After seeing this beautiful picture ofย Casey

… I developed the most intense case of sunglasses envy I have ever experienced. I just had to make it my mission to find a pair of lovely sunglasses, a task which I accomplished when I went to Stratford! There’s the most gorgeous shop there called Aspire which sells all sorts of adorable clothes and accessories and amongst all the treasures I found these…

The glasses themselves were ยฃ9.95 and the case was about ยฃ8 I think. And in my own little tribute to Casey, here is my picture…

And here’s a photograph of my hair in more detail. It’s just a pompadour with a high ponytail, and if I could have been bothered my rosie scarf would have looked nice tied around the ponytail. It’s a little blurry though I’m sorry.

In other news; Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer.

Never have I seen a moustache of such splendour. And his banjolele is something else altogether.

He sounds sort of like a mixture between Eric Birling out of An Inspector Calls and Stewie Griffin… in a good way. A great way ๐Ÿ˜€

I rather recommend Hail the Chap and Chap-Hop History, but really Mr. B is great in all of his songs. If a bit of a bally nincompoop at times ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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Haha, I just realised that, out of all the people in the world… I’m perhaps one of the least vintage-y ๐Ÿ˜€

All of the reasons for which I shall state below;

1. I am immensely lazy. Looking good takes work… which I am bad at… Plus I don’t blog anywhere near as often as I should.

2. I swear far more than I should, which a lady shouldn’t do. Which nobody should do xD

3. I have a bit of a tendency to rub people up the wrong way. Honestly, if I irritate anyone who happens to be passing by, comment on it and I will change! I’m thick-skinned, really.

4. I can be a bit of a bitch. This perhaps isn’t one of my nicest personality traits…

5. I wear glasses. That’s fine in itself; however, I cannot read signs across the street without either glasses or contacts. My poor eyesight is the bane of my life ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

6. I have an unhealthy obsession with serial killers. Or any kind of killers, really.

Right, enough negativity; let’s think of some good things!

1. I do actually look quite nice if I blow dry my hair and put in some contacts.

2. I am gradually becoming more adept at victory rolls and pincurls; haven’t tried much other styles though.

3. Rather hourglass, if a little top heavy. Not by much though ๐Ÿ™‚

4. I did well in my maths exam today!!!! Not vintage I know, but I feel proud of myself ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy now ๐Ÿ™‚

UsuallyComatose xx

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