Saturday, 30 November 2013

Exciting Baby News!


After weeks of patiently waiting and stuffing myself silly, we finally found out our little bundle of joy is a boy! Me and Sean are both so thrilled with our little man, who's all snug up in my belly right now. We can't wait to meet him, plus he's got the best family in the world to look forward to (big smile upon my face right now). 

The second scan was even more surreal than the first. You can really see the difference in size and how much the baby has developed in such a short amount of time. It's amazing! He's quite the little fidgeter, we were sat fixated to the screen watching him move around. He has the cutest button nose I've ever seen (curtesy of Sean). In the photo it almost looks like he's blowing bubbles or having a snack, but it's just his tiny baby fingers haha. By the end of it I was hopelessly trying to wipe away all of that horrible jelly stuff they put on your stomach. So that's one happy, healthy baby (check). 

Now we just have the spine-bending task of deciding on a name, but we just can't seem to agree on anything atm, which is apparently quite common. I'm looking for nice names that are somewhat different but still cute. Here's my list so far: 

Baby Boy Names

The little boy is already being spoiled by his broody grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends of the family, and he's not even here yet! Sadly we have to wait till Easter next year, though I wish he were here now. In the mean time I can have some fun stocking up on baby clothes and imagining what he'll look like wearing them. Stepping away from the mushy baby subject (just for a second) it's almost Christmas time and I'm so excited to get together with everyone and celebrate the holiday season. I hope your all well and wrapping up warm for winter. 

Talk to you soon! 

Are any of you expecting? 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Halloween: Purrrrfect Pussy Cat Make-up

Hello lovelies! 

It's probably a bit late (I say a bit, I mean a lot) to say happy Halloween now, burrt I've said it anyway.

It's all been a bit of a disaster this year, unintentionally of course. My frankenweenie pumpkin turned out to be an EPIC fail, which I am so ashamed about (Artists should not fail at carving pumpkins!), my make-up took years to finish, then after all that effort I couldn't find my cat ears, which meant that I was an hour late to a Halloween party I'd been looking forward to for weeks. It definitely was the HAPPIEST of Halloweens! (excuse my sarcasm). I did eventually get there though, and I did enjoy being out doing something fun, which won't happen so often when baby comes. 

This year it was all about saving money, with a baby on the way and little money to spare, investing in a costly costume (however good it may be) was definitely not top of my priorities list. So I made do with the clothes I had, and managed to put a suitable outfit together, and then made up for it with extra effort on the face. I'm sorry that I've only got one picture, I was taking it easy that night, sat next to the food table stuffing my face haha (with no alcohol consumption, go me!). I wore some very trendy disco pants, super tight and as sleek as cats fur, I paired that with a leopard print shirt I got from Topshop a while back, and finished of the outfit with a black leather jacket for some cool vibes. For shoes feel free to wear high heels, but I felt much safer flat on the ground, so grabbed my trusty converse. 

The make-up wasn't so straightforward. I decided I wanted my eyebrows to be much more arched and a lot longer, so turned to prit stick and concealer to hide them. I applied the usual foundation, but applied concealer much heavier all under the eyes and on the tops of my cheeks, to give the illusion of higher cheek bones. Next I drew on my brows, marking the outline with a pencil and filling them in with a brown shadow. I wanted them to be fuller and thicker. I applied bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks, down the nose and under my chin. I went overly excessive on the bronzer as cats have very defined facial features (I'm quite jealous of felines). The eyes were of course the trickiest part and what took me the longest, I had never before attempted to do what I did. I opted for a paint pot from Mac as a base to lengthen the staying time, tapped on a neutral eyeshadow with my fingers, and then used a shimmery white eye-shadow as a highlight under the brows. Using a fine brush, I drew on the leopard print in c shapes, starting big and then getting smaller as it moved outwards. You have to try and not loose patience, just think of how good you'll look when it's all finished! For the eyeliner, to make it easier for myself I stuck tape in the direction I wanted the flick to go, and then delicately followed it along, removed the tape and voila! There's the straightest cat wing you ever did see. I applied the same eyeliner to my waterline, and elongated the inner corners. Don't forget lots and lots of mascara! Finally for the eyes I applied some diamond false lashes, which I purchased from Claire's. All of these things combined really gave the illusion of huge, lengthy eyes. It's slightly creepy to me just how big they are, seems as I have unbelievably tiny eyeballs (why can't they be like that all the time?!). All that's left to do now, is draw on your super cute cat nose and lots of whiskers. For the lips I applied a coral pink colour as I thought red would be too over-powering. 

With the hair side of things I didn't really make much effort, just grabbed my bristle brush and back combed the top like my life depended on it. I shoved on my cat ears and by that time I was rushing to the car and wailing at mum to speed. 

I realise this post is pretty much useless now, as Halloween isn't here for quite some time, but I thought it might be useful for anyone who might have a fancy dress party to go to, either now or later on in the year. Obviously there's always next Halloween to recreate this look if you want to. If you do, please let me know and send me some pictures, because I'd love to see them. 

For now adios amigos! I have a midwife appointment to go to! 

What did you think of the look?