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First, the apology. I’m well aware that I promised you Austria outfit posts before the week was out… and it’s now been over two weeks. I’m sorry, I’m a bad person 😦 I have however FINALLY gotten my act together and found a few pictures for you!


And now for something completely different:

Oh yes. Them’re udders, baby. On a menu.

Now to… my GCSE results!! In total I got five As, four Bs, and two Cs. I can’t really be bothered going into detail right now, but I got at least all the grades I wanted or more 🙂

Plus a photo of me was in the Blackpool Gazette! I wasn’t mentioned, like, but hey 🙂 I’m on the left, with C.P. in the middle and C.H. on the right hand side.

I’m off to sixth form college on Friday to take English Literature, Classical Civilisation, Textiles and R.E.P. (R.E.P. stand for Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. And I’m a dynamite arguer.)

Now for college, I’ve bought myself a few new things. A hefty amount of new things if I’m honest. These are just a few of the pretty things in question:

But I mean, they’re all an investment. Everybody needs a coat, and I didn’t have one, so that’s money well spent. Plus I didn’t have a pair of jeans that fit me properly and they were only a tenner.

😉

I’ve also given thought to my hair for college and I really think that sponge rollers are the way to go. Mainly because they’re easy and I’m lazy. This video by Lisa Freemont Street was a great help:

And Classic Retro Glamour’s Diana Dors tutorial provided a setting pattern for me. The only difference is that I’m still not too good with pincurls so I use small sponge rollers all over, set in the same pattern as the pincurls.

Here’s a couple of pictures of the rollers in my hair:

I used 28 small sponge rollers in this photograph but I think you may be better off using larger rollers for the three front bits. I don’t actually have any large sponge rollers though, so right now I’m making do with small ones. Obviously in the above video standup pincurls are used too, so that’s probably the best way to do it… I’m just not very good at those 🙂

The little pieces of tissue you might be able to see in the photographs are endpapers; I just cut a normal 4-ply tissue into four pieces and then separate the remaining squares into two 2-ply sheets each (so I end up with eight endpapers from the tissue). Just before I roll the section of hair onto the roller I spray it with water or put a little pomade on the tips of the hair and wrap the endpaper around it. It just helps me to have a lot less frizz to deal with in the morning, and I don’t get those nasty fish-hook ends either.

Then you wrap a headscarf around your head, pin it to keep it in place, and go to bed… done until the morning!

I’ve actually learned to brush it out properly!! Before I used to panic, brush my hair all over the place and then resort to pinning it up, but I’ve learned how to brush it into the real curls and get rid of the frizz, so good times!! You can leave it as it is, pin the curls up somehow, tie a rosie on, maybe make yourself a faux bang, all sorts of things. You really need curls for any of the styles I like, and my poker straight hair definitely isn’t good for that. I know, it didn’t quite turn out like Diana Dors, but I’m working on it 😉

I must admit that I’m currently wondering whether red lipstick is too much for college. Any suggestions?

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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I recently spent a long weekend in London with my parents, sort of as a late birthday present!! We stayed in the K+K Hotel George:

… and on our first night in London we went to the Ivy 🙂

…and then went down by the Thames, where we met these odd individuals.

If anybody’s wondering, yes that is my prom dress and shoes. However I didn’t use the underskirt and I put the little white cardigan over the top in case I got cold. Alas, I left the cardigan somewhere on the Friday and it’s surely gone forever now 😦

Also on the Friday, I went to the Benefit Boutique in Covent Garden!! All the ladies there were lovely… good times 🙂

I had my eyebrows waxed, plucked and generally beaten into shape, and a makeover.

Tah-DAH!!

I ended up buying all of these products:

Big Beautiful Eyes Palette

BADgal plum mascara

High Beam

And now I know how exactly to use all of these things… which is, you know, a good thing. If it was left up to me I’m sure I’d be terrible at it, hahah 😛

I received a little gift bag too, which included these goodies:

Creaseless Cream Shadow/ Liner in Flying Down To

That Gal primer - I got a little tester size of this 🙂

FRIDGE MAGNETS 😀

Of course, I had to partake in some vintage shopping 😉 I went to Rokit in Covent Garden and picked up a silk scarf and a cute keyring/ measuring tape.

And to round it all off, I have some pictures of a faux bang style with pigtails for you all 🙂

The pomade I use is Black and White Genuine Pluko.

Bye bye,

Usually ,Comatose xx

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So last night was the last time I may see quite a lot of the people I’ve spent five years with. It was a good night 🙂

After much deliberation, I went for all-round 1950s.

You see my wonderful new Photoshop skills? 😛

And here’s just a few photos of my friends, because I must say they all looked very splendid.

L-R: S, B, and me

L-R: M and me

L-R: Me and C

L-R: S, C and M

L-R: C and R

L-R: Me, C, B and N

I think you’ll agree that everybody looked splendid… and I shall just give a mention to S and his emergency suit! The suit that was only a very tiny bit shiny!

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 🙂

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 🙂 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!! ❤

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 😦

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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Just a warning – real life has been getting in the way recently. I’ve got a lot of exams to do so I’m not posting as often as I should. Plus my sister has fucked up the computer with some sort of virus. So be warned – I’m not happy :@

Etsy purchases #3 and #4 🙂

Creepy Crawl hair clips by Cute and Creepy Inc on Etsy – $4.00

Eye See You ring by Cute and Creepy Inc on Etsy – $2.50

A new frock:

And the Holy Grail: successful pincurls. Perhaps not perfect, but good enough for me. I’ll show some pictures of the set first (as you can see, it’s waaaaay tidier than the other one).

The next photos were taken after an entire day at school…

Also two new make up brushes:

Ms Makeup Work the Angles Angled Eyeliner Brush – £5.49

Ms Makeup Made in the Shade Eye Shading Brush – £4.49

Also there was a free gift offer in Boots when if you spent £6 on 17 cosmetics, you got a free set with a nail polish, eyeshadow and eyeliner in it. So of course, I spent £6.

You get the Fast Finish nail polish in Knockout Red…

… the Solo eyeshadow in Viva Diva…

… and the Perfect Definition eyeliner in Azure.

And it all comes in a cute little stripy tin 😉

Au revoir, mes amours!

Usually Comatose xx

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Outfit #1

Outfit #1 is finally here! With pictures. I actually bothered to take photos! I’m so proud!

Apologies in advance for the poseur-ish ‘camera-in-mirror’ thing, but I can’t get hold of a proper camera with a self timer, so my phone will have to do, and the only way to take a full body photo with that is in the fucking awful camera-in-mirror shot. So sorry about that. When I get a camera with a timer, I’ll use that instead.

Item List

– Black beanie hat

– White blazer

– Grey vest

– Black and white scarf

– Navy/black net skirt

– Black tights

– Black satin heels (you can’t see them here, but I’ll post a picture in a minute.)

The black hat is one of the items of clothing that I found hidden the other day, I think it’s from Dorothy Perkins originally.

I bought the white blazer from an outlet shopping centre ages ago, years and years ago. It’s a bit on the small side now, but it’s still ok.

The grey vest is actually what I use as a pyjama top, and it’s from Primark. You can’t really see it on this photo, but it is really comfy, which is good.

My black and white silk scarf was a christmas present from my mum about two years ago, and I’ve never really worn it that much, but it’s pretty nice. It’s from River Island.

The navy and black net skirt is what my friend L. coerced me into buying from Primark when we went shopping once… and I have not worn it at all. I do like it, but I’m not really a skirt person. That’s probably going to change while to do this blog…

Black tights: probably from M&S. I HATE wearing tights, they’re all itchy and shit.

There’s the picture of the black satin heels. They are extremely difficult to walk in. But I’m practicing for this blog, because I’m such a nice person 🙂 I bought them a little while ago from New Look.

No contacts check today because the heavy snowfall put paid to the appointment, so I didn’t get a chance to get any new products, sorry.

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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