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L(awn) L(eather) Cool J(acket)

Autumn,  Outfits

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Jacket: LIVING DOLL
Dress: SPORTSGIRL
Shoes: CONVERSE

 

My apologies for the title. But, leather jackets are cool. They just are. I feel as though a leather jacket can be worn with any outfit, ever. Even when you’re posing in front of a senior’s lawn bowls club at sunset…

So, this dress is like a big sack and I really thought I wasn’t going to wear it because, don’t get me wrong, I love loose clothing and anything that allows me to stick my stomach out without it being noticed (ample food-baby space), but this was a little too far. I’m thinking of taking the hem up so I can wear it with a belt or just as a short loose sack. But I was playing around with it and seeing how I could wear it, and the knot thing seemed to work quite well. I actually bunched it all together and tied it with a hair band on the inside of the dress. The knot on the outside was a lil too bulbous! All you need is a rubber band and voila! A brand new dress that fits around yo little curves perfectly.

I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but previously I enjoyed writing my blog posts all in lower case. There is some little side of my OCD that made myself believe that the sentences looked better when they were all on one level. That somehow starting with a capitol letter and not ending with a capitol letter was not symmetrical, and therefore not okay. On the other side of my OCD is the need for things to be at least somewhat grammatically correct and, well it’s time that I grow up and write with capitol letters where appropriate like the rest of the adult world. (Plus I was starting to write everything in lower case at work and that wasn’t really flying with the clients.) So, here I am, with all my start and stop sentences, made up words, and gangster abreviations, yet writing like a real adult.

 

Dan xx

maxim(um)a beauty

Makeup,  Uncategorized

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mad and i went to the new mecca maxima store in joondalup the other day. and we picked up a few (heaps) of products and wanted to share them with you all. sometimes with products you have to use them for a while to really know if you like them or not, but we have seemed to have almost immediate affection for every product! so here they are…

 

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NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil “Red Square”
the ultimate summer colour. an orangey-red that’s more like an orange. i think that there is something tres chic about a bright orange lip. a hint of highlighter on the eyes, tons of mascara and a strong bold lip, i think is the coolest makeup around. pretty much any skin-tone can wear this colour, but it does look exceptionally good on tanned and dark skin! and if you have green eyes, ah-mazing!

SOAP & GLORY – Butter Yourself
i have always suffered from a bit of keratosis pilaris (also known as chicken skin) on my arms, and it has always bothered me! however, the one way that i know to keep it under control is to use a good AHA/BHA exfoliating pad and hydrate! the most awesome thing about this moisturiser is that it has Fruit Acids in it, so it doesn’t clog your skin but helps to lightly exfoliate it while hydrating. it also smells good and not overly sweet which i hate!

EYEKO – Liquid Liner
approved by alexa chung herself, this is an awesome liner if you tend to struggle with the whole felt tip pen thing. it’s a bit sturdier than other liquid liners of the same style. that makes it a little easier for the amateur (or slightly advanced) liquid liner-er to apply!

CLINIQUE – Quickliner for lips “Sky Violet”
i have become a major sucker for deep pinky, nude colours (thanks kylie jenner) and this is such a great colour for that defined lip that’s not in your face! i don’t think i could ever wear a true true nude colour, so i opt for more of a dusty pink. the liner is wind up so no sharpening required, and lasts really well. like really well i must say!

 

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MECCA COSMETICA – To Save Body SPF 50+
this is one of the most awesome body sunscreens i have ever used. the scent is really fresh and doesn’t smell like sunscreen at all (more like summer coconuts and cocktails!) it’s broad spectrum and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky, which is one of the worst traits of sunscreen! awesome.

 

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EVE LOM – TLC Radiance Cream
for anyone with a dry – normal skin, this is amazing. antioxidant rich which vitamin A and C, it helps to brighten the skin and ultimately plump and soften. radiant is the right word to describe your skin after using this moisturiser. it sits really nicely under makeup (maybe a little too emollient for those who like matte skin) but leaves your skin soft and supple! but like anything skin related, what works for one doesn’t work for all.

JOSIE MARAN – Agran Illuminator
i love illuminators. and i love a liquid illuminator. the best thing about it is how versatile it is. you can mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow. or just add it on to your cheekbones and cupids bow (or any area you want to highlight) before or after foundation. i like to tap it on with my fingers. you can also use it in summer when you want you skin to look nice and healthy and you haven’t got any other makeup on. to the beach i wear sunscreen, a bit of concealer and lots of highlighter to look glowy and healthy!

PHILOSOPHY – Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel
this is delicious smelling! it’s nice when your body wash isn’t so heavily scented or sweet that it clashes with your perfume, but you also want to smell good when you get out of the shower. so this is awes. it also just does a generally good job of washing your skin and leaving it feeling soft, not stripped!

 

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KARORA – Express Bronzing Mousse
i am pretty obsessed with fake tan. since i have started i haven’t really  been able to stop. maddy (and my other two sisters) have been blessing with olive skin that can soak up the sun, but i however, i am just white and freckly. so fake tan is my friend, well, except when it’s not my friend. karora is owned by two irish girls, so you know it must be good. one of my pet peeves is having to sleep in my fake tan! my sheets get all orange and i feel horrible. with karora you can leave it on for 1 – 3 hours depending on how dark you want it. so i can put it on, do all my other bed time things and read a book or watch a TV show and then wash it off an hour later  before i go to sleep. i am literally SO HAPPY that my sheets can now stay white! hallelujah! and, it’s also a lovely colour and easy to apply. i’m obsessed!

 

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GHD – Creative Curl Wand
i have always wanted a curling wand, and this one took my fancy because you can get really nice beachy curls with it. i feel like i can get perfectly round curls with my classic GHD straightener, so i wanted to get a bit of a different look. i haven’t used it enough to know if i really love it. but it does heat up quickly and curl the hair really fast. and it makes a little magical sound when you turn it on which is cute.

GHD – V Gold Classic Styler
maddy got herself a brand new classic straightener. it’s super slick and beautiful and as always, does an amazing job of straightening the hair. can’t really go wrong with a classic GHD. and i always like the safety features on the newer GHD’s. such a good idea to have it turn off after a certain time unused!

 

if any of you have tried any of these products for yourself, please let me know what you think of them. also check out the new maxima store in joondalup. it’s totally worth a visit!

dan xx

presents presents presents

Outfits,  Styling,  Summer

merry belated christmas to all. (from my parent’s bathroom.)

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maddy and i did a quick little shoot the other day, just to show off a couple of my christmas presents. must say, i’m pretty darn pleased with the little array of gifts i received this year. jordan did well with this amazing chocker that i’m obsessed with. maddy read my mind and got me a flouncy little off the shoulder number, and mum literally gave all four of her daughters this byredo sent. (which is delicious)

 

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necklace: Assad Mounser
top: Seed Heritage
perfume: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique

lipstick: NARS Damned

 

 

there are very few times you will see me with my natural untamed mane, but it’s just felt right these last couple of weeks. i feel like i’ve had a lot of people comment on it, things like, ‘oh WOW dan look at your hair’ or ‘it looks so different’, and there comes a point where you hear so many comments you’re not sure if it’s genuine. you know when you’re natural response is to compliment something that you hate just to make it clear to that person that you have no ill feeling towards that particular thing. well, that’s how i’m feeling about my hair. then at the same time, i actually like it. don’t know. (curly hair girls will understand.)

i also wanted to comment on this necklace. it’s literally the coolest thing i own right now. they make such cool designs and really nice statement jewellery. they have actually invented the best idea for a necklace-doer-uper ever (don’t know the technical term.) but instead of a clip or a link, it’s a super strong magnet! it’s genius! easiest way to wear a necklace ever, and you don’t have to worry about it unclipping at some horrible point throughout the night! did i already say i am obsessed??

so, my last little banter before i let your brain rest from my word-vom. is that maddy and i are working on a new site right now, to create a much more beautiful blog and display our portfolio for our work. also easier for ya’ll to navigate and read the content. pretty excited. we have plans to work much more on our photography and makeup services next year. so i’m excited for 2015! watch this space for millions of photo shoots and fun fashiony things. woohoo. hope you all have an amazing new years and start the year with your friends and family around you with joy and love!!

dan xx

The Start of Skin Season

DanDressedMe,  Outfits,  Spring

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yep. you got it – skin season is upon us.

with this current weather, we need to be prepared. one day i will be wearing jeans and a jumper, and the next day i’m practically forced to show my skin in some way on some limb, and i freak out! i feel like this happens every year. it’s always a terrible push in the deep end. no learning to swim and wading in shallow waters – straight in! so, what i have been trying to do is show one main area of skin at a time. the whole singlet and shorts thing just isn’t going to work for me right now. in order for me to leave my house i need to be at least 60% comfortable with showing my skin. so i’m doing it in sections. today i opted for the legs as i thought they were a little lower than the average persons eye line. so, you know, less attention? not sure if the theory works at all, but it does in my mind. i must say however, my skin looks rather smooth with this little edit that i did on these pics. but don’t be fooled, a little fake tan and some nifty photoshop can make any pale, blotchy girl look ready for summer. but unfortunately we don’t all see through photoshopped glasses, we see reality. so, it’s official time to get this skin prep happening so we are all free to wear whatever we want! woohoo!

dan xx