Thursday, 26 March 2015

CREEP HEART.


When I read that Ella Mobbs was looking for bloggers to collaborate with on Facebook I jumped at the chance. I have been a fan of her work for years since seeing her amazing painted tea cups on Tumblr- something  that crushed me was knowing they would never survive the trip from Australia.

Her jewellery pieces are perfect. They just the right mix of fashion and art (fa-rt?) and I was  beyond excited when she offered to send me a few pieces. already owning her Skully Tea cardigan clips (you can see here) I knew i was going to receive something beautiful and well crafted but I wasn't expecting the outcome. Everything is so beautiful!


I don't think I can possibly choose a favourite out of the four brooches Ella kindly sent me- but i am overwhelmed by her kindness. I feel like she really (really, really) researched into what I liked to send me these four. I love brooches, and the Eye  Heart You mini pin has already found its home on my Collectif coat (so I've been wearing it everyday) and have hundreds of ideas for the others- which you might have already seen in my previous post.

I love them all for separate reasons- The craftmanship of the clear Creep Heart brooch is amazing- and looks awesome against prints (as you can see), and I feel that the Keepsake  Rose mini pin is perfect for me (due to my tattooed shoulders and it being my boyfriends name), but equally I love a good pun so the Eye Heart You pin is awesome, and the Dead Mingo mini pin is the creepy pin up mascot.

Expect to be seeing a lot of these brooches. Visit Ellas shop here, or follow her on Facebook,  Instagram, Tumblr and Youtube.
Jodie x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

REFRESHING DARK HAIR COLOUR WITH CRAZY COLOR.

Having dark toned coloured hair (my bleaching days are behind me) I feel that I'm in the shadows compared to bright hair beauties who I envy, and often feel my hair looks dull. Therefore keeping it to its maximum brightness is something I've battled with for years. 

Previously I would just have it dyed every couple of weeks (I'm that high maintenance) but it's not economical as a student. I've been swapping shampoos, reducing heat styling and washing my hair less and less but the colour is fading far to quickly. I needed to refresh it. 

In the past whenever I've fancied bright hair I've turned to Crazy Color- Pinkissimo being my favourite- for maximum impact allowing for frequent top ups. But this wasn't a brand that cane to mind with dark hair. That was until I stopped by the Crazy Color stand at London Edge and noticed how similar my hair was to Cyclamen. After chatting colour I was advised to try refreshing my colour with a kind free bottle at home.


Wow! If you compare my hair to my previous posts (here) you can see a massive difference. My roots where faded the most and they've returned with bright glory! 



Refreshing the colour was actually really easy. After shampooing (and only during shampoo as advised on the bottle) and using gloves I mixed equal amounts of conditioner to Crazy colour and ran it through my hair. (I'm 99% sure I read this tip on Zoes blog but I can't find the post). I then massaged it through all my hair until it foamed (so was reacting with my hair) and left it for 10 minutes. After rinsing my hair until the water was (practically) running clear I dried my hair and styled as normal, again use gloves for this- I forgot and have dyed my fingernails pink.


I'm really impressed with the effect it's had as would recommend it to refresh hair. Particularly if you where darker red or purple coloured shades. My hair feels really soft (I've never had issues with Crazy Color drying ny hair), is free from any ammonia smell and very manageable.

I'm so glad I used Crazy Color!
Jodie x 

P.S. please be warned this WILL stain. But can be removed from any bathroom fixtures with Cilit Bang or 1001 stain remover (but shouldn't stain ceramics if wet- so run the shower for a while first) and from skin using either perfume or Cleanser.

P.S.S. my halter neck is from Vivien of Holloway, and brooch was kindly gifted to me from Ella Mobbs- check her out! 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

B&W LEOPARD

Sometimes leopard print is all you need. 





Skirt: Pin Up Girl Clothing (similar here)
Shoes: Topshop

I've become a massive fan of Facebook pin up and vintage communities as of late, so when this PUG skirt came up on the swap and sell in my size I felt like it was fate. Do not regret buying it in the slightest.

If we forget about it being leopard print, it's the waist I love. It has a two inch band which equals to a full flattering high waist. Seriously all the skirt needed was a Voodoo Vixen cardigan (because they're the best) and it was an outfit. No accessories required.
Jodie x 
P.S. black and white is very flattering on my tired face as being the best student has taken its toll (my mentors word a not mine).

Sunday, 8 March 2015

LONG TIME NO SEE.





Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen
Jeans: Collectif (similar here and here)
Snood: eBay
Cardigan clips: Ella Mobbs Creep Heart 
Trainers: Converse 
Bag: River Island
Coat: Ragged Priest


It feels like forever since I last posted a blog post and almost like this outfit doesn't meet expectations, but I've been living in lazy day clothes as of late. I don't know where all my energy has gone but my bed is now my favourite thing in the world. At present I'm wrist deep in essay planning and writing as I'm aiming for 90% on my next assignment and hopefully get it published (a girl can dream).

I guess it's a chance to experiment with everyday pinup looks. 

These jeans are more than great value for money- they really show up other brands high waisted offerings ( I'm looking at you Topshop) with their hight on the waist. They give me huge hips which (might not be everyone's cup of tea) really balance out my chest making me a very happy and curvy girl. 

Possibly my most worn item in this handmade snood. Perfect for 3 day old (or 4 day old) hair. I'm still experimenting with the perfect bangs but this us worth it's weight in gold! 

Warm hugs all round. 
Jodie x