Posts Tagged ‘pincurls’

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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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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Last night I tried authentic pincurling techniques for the first time with the guidance of this video (thanks to MistiqueMakeup):

I’d say it was about seventy per cent successful. True, I didn’t get the exact style, which looks like this…

…but I managed to save it in the end with a strategically-placed headscarf 🙂

I’ll show you photographs of all the steps, but be sure to watch the video. She explains it much better than I do.

First you’ve got to divide your hair into little sections, wind the sections up onto themselves, lie them flat and pin them (preferably with specialist pincurl clips rather than bobby pins. It doesn’t really matter if you’ve only got bobby pins, I just personally prefer the clips.).

Apologies for the nasty-looking face, I was tired and it was bedtime.

As you can see, I missed a bit. Pincurling the back of your head is difficult, k?

Spritz it all over with a bit of hairspray and secure a scarf over all the pincurls. This stops your hair getting all mussed up in the night and keeps the pincurls in shape. I don’t actually have a proper square headscarf so I used a long thick neckscarf and looked very silly indeed.

Then all you have to do is go to bed and the theory is that when you wake up, you’ll have lovely curly hair. Mine looked like this.

Oh dear.

So… spotty rosie scarf at the ready, I pinned back a bit of the hair and then tied the headscarf on it.So I suppose it’s not absolutely fantastic, but at least it didn’t turn out to be a complete disaster either. I think more practice is necessary.

Off to wax my legs,

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose 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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