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I’m going to lose weight. I’ not a major fatarse or anything like that, but everybody wants to be a bit thinner, don’t they? A the moment I’m eleven stone something (I can’t remember exactly and I can’t be arsed weighing myself) and am in the “at risk of overweight” bracket. So I’m not massive, but not entirely healthy either.

This bad boy is helping me.

I’m trying to do about an hour on the wii every day, made up of 30 minutes step, 10 minutes jog, 10 minutes boxing and then whatever I feel like for another 10 minutes. I would put a photo of me doing some exercise on here, but it might scare you all πŸ™‚

The best thing about it is that I CAN WATCH DVDS WHILST I DO THE STEP AND JOGGING!! Haha, so far I’ve watched all three series of the League of Gentlemen, their Apocalypse film, Requiem for a Dream, Monster, Goodbye Lenin, Sia’s TV is my Parent… IT’S SO AWESOME!! Only problem is that if I watch a music DVD, then I end up stepping out of time. But never mind.

I won’t be blogging again for a while because I’m going to Stratford for four days and then I have eleven GCSE exams to take :/

Ta ta,

UsuallyComatose 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 πŸ™‚

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 – Β£5.49

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

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

Au revoir, mes amours!

Usually Comatose xx

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It’s my birthday coming up next month, and I have decided that I really, really want a Dolly Bag. Problem is, I can’t decide which one. Or indeed if I actually want a handbag, or a makeup bag or something… I am kind of inclined towards a coin purse or other accessory though, because they’re pretty expensive. I’ll just have to save my pennies for an actual bag πŸ˜‰ it’ll be worth it.

Anyway, I have narrowed it down. A bit. It’s a choice between these ones…

Bowling Bag - $85.00

Charlotte Bag -$85.00

Perfect Purse - $50.00

Carry All - $75.00

Cosmetic Bag - $18.00

And the fabrics I like? (You can choose any style of bag and any fabric, and then Dungaree Dolly herself sews it together from scratch and mails it to you :))

Elvis Fan Club

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Pink Sailor's Dream Tattoo

Los Novios

Actually I haven’t narrowed it down that much have I? I want them all… but I can only have one 😦

Tell me what you think it the comments?

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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This WILL include the red belt.

And here are the potential hairstyles…

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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My new favourite style and genre of music. It’s really just rockabilly except scarier. For example, why wear a plain hair bow when you can put a spider on it?

Psychobilly clothing has a lot of “horror” elements to it, and it does work well, actually. Usually the clothing is in blacks or reds while rockabillies wear blues, reds, whites and so on.

Another difference between psychobilly and rockabilly is the hair; the styles are the same but psychobillies often dye their hair very bright, unnatural colours. This isn’t really neceassary, but a lot of psychobillies to it to distinguish themselves from the rockabilly culture. The styles are almost always the same, though.

Psychobilly music also is really just rockabilly but creepier.

Rockabilly = songs about cars and girls.

Psychobilly = songs about horror, violence, and wild sex in a hearse. No joke.

Nekromantix, Horrorpops, Reverend Horton Heat etc.

So yes, as you have probably gathered, I like psychobilly. A lot.

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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Bettie Page

Bettie Bangs

Bettie Bangs is the name given to a rounded-type fringe which sort of curves under and upwards, if that makes any sense. The model Bettie Page first made Bettie Bangs famous (hence the name).

Now, most people who have Bettie Bangs actually have the cut fringe, and then curl it under with curling tongs or hot rollers. It’s much much easier if you have the actual fringe, but I’mΒ not really quite so sure whether I like the bangs on me yet, so I’ve used a bit of an adaptation. If you just want to see if it’ll look good, or if you would prefer Bettie Bangs for maybe just a night out, then you can curl the entire front bit of your hair under and then pin it. This is the type I’ll be explaining to you. It’s much much easier if you have the actual fringe. I’ll do my best to explain how it’s done, but there’s the video that I used to help me at the bottom of the page if my instructions are really that poor πŸ™‚

You’ll need a brush/comb, hairspray, bobby pins, curling tongs/straightening irons, and either heat protection spray or a spray-bottle of water.

Step #1

Grab the front of your hair. If you want, you can put it in a centre parting and then bring a bit to the front. Personally, I don’t think a side parting would look all that good with Bettie Bangs, but if you want to try it, it’s completely up to you. If you want, you can put the back and sides of your hair up out of the way for the time being.

This is my really badly drawn MS paint diagram of the way the top of your head should look at this point.

Step #2

Comb the front bit really well. You want it to be pretty damn smooth, otherwise your bang will look a bit like a dead ferret. You can spray it with some water or heat protection spray now, and then comb that well along the hair so that it doesn’t all just clog in one area.

Step #3

Use your curling tongs to curl the hair underneath itself, starting pretty close to the roots. Do not burn yourself. Trust me, I have done it. It hurts.

The vertical lines represents the normal bits of hair. It's a side view diagram ^_^

Step #4

If the roll has fallen back down now, don’t worry. Just roll it back up with your fingers and pin it underneath so you can’t see the pins. You might need a few bobby pins under there. You can adjust the roll with your fingers to get it into the right shape, and sort of curves the edges around a little more, into a sort of U-shape.

Step #5

Spray it with just the right amount of hairspray from a good distance. Spray too much/too close, you flatten it. Spray too far away/too little, it flops over later.

Stupid half-smile there, I'm sorry.

I think I still need a bit more practice, but I’ve pretty much got the basic style sorted out. If you’re wondering why I look like a washed-out, messy zombie, it’s because I was only trying the style to see if it fit my face. I would look better if I was going out with the Bettie Bangs, I promise πŸ™‚

This is the video I got the basic tutorial from; the only difference is that I didn’t bother with the victory rolls.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LadyLuckHairMakeup

I got an invitation via Facebook to have a look at the Vintage Life magazine; and it’s actually really useful, to my surprise. I’ve had a little read of some of the articles from the first issue, and they seem pretty good πŸ™‚ Plus there are fairly big vintage names in there, ie Lisa Freemont Street, Strawberry Koi and whatnot. Verdict is that I like it.

http://www.vintagelifemagazine.com/

This was a nice long post, wasn’t it? πŸ™‚

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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After shamelessly neglecting the blog for a good two months, I honestly will start posting often again. Maybe not every day, but at least a couple of times a week or something.

And so we move Β onto proper vintage hairstyles, beginning with:

Victory Rolls

A bit of background:

Victory rolls are basically just rolls of hair pinned to the top or sides of the head. It’s a bit easier to do than most of the other vintage styles I’ve seen, but it will take a little bit of practice. They’re named for the V-shape that the hair creates when it’s all done properly. To do it, you’ll need a comb with a rattail, hairpins, hairspray, and possibly some curling tongs to start the curl and make it easier. I found the following video really helpful in explaining what to do…

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePinUpSweetShoppe

Unfortunately, my victory rolls just don’t look as nice as hers 😦 I think I need a little more practice. And longer hair.

Classic case of nice hair, shame-about-the-face I'm afraid πŸ™‚

So that’s all for now, kids! I know how awfully lazy I am, but I hope to be updating more often. I have a Bettie Bangs style ready to post πŸ™‚

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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