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

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 🙂

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? 😉

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

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 😦

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 🙂

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

Happy now 🙂

UsuallyComatose xx

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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 🙂

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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