Friday, 24 October 2014

Video: Harley Quinn Make Up Tutorial

I have to admit that I'm not super excited about Halloween (I'm more of a Christmas kind of girl) but I do love dressing up! My YouTube debut is nothing less than a Harley Quinn (Arkham Asylum inspired) makeup tutorial, which I cannot wait to finally share with you! I initially wanted to do this tutorial as a blogpost, but I soon realised that it was far too complex to show you without creating an ueber long post with a bazillion pictures.


All the information you could possibly need about the look can be found in the video above or in the actual description on YouTube. Feel free to ask any questions, were they to pop up, nevertheless! Also, if this post hadn't been so spontaneous, I certainly would have gotten some hair chalk.

Here are some more photographs of the finished look.
Please let me know what you think! 

P.S.: I will try to upload at least 2 videos a month from now on. Let's see how it goes!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Alcott - Vienna Store Opening Event

Alcott Vienna
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that there is a new face amongAustrian fashion market! Alcott, the youthful, Italian trend label recently opened their first store in Vienna's SCS. The brand gives off a very casual vibe and aims to combine Californian nonchalance with an Italian lifestyle - at the best possible price.
On the 15th of October, Alcott kindly invited a group of enthusiastic, Austrian fashion and lifestyle bloggers to celebrate their recent store opening with champagne, yummy snacks and cupcakes! I was super excited to go, especially as I hadn't been to any event like that before.

Alcott Vienna
The mini-wraps and the cupcakes were super good!
Alcott's goal is to provide teenagers who are on a budget with trendy, good quality clothing at the lowest possible price. They excel in the jeans department and currently carry two ranges, Alcott and Alcott Los Angeles, which is the women's collection, after starting out as a "men's wear only" brand.

Alcott Vienna
Featuring Heike from steirerblutundhimbeersaft.com
I personally really enjoy Alcott's effortless design and the college-vibe that their products have! Although I do have to admit that, at first glance, the store looks very much like a unisex label. I do blame that on the current popularity of the boyfriend jeans cut, though!
There are over 150 Alcott stores worldwide, most of which are in Italy. They do aim to expand to the rest of Europe - especially the UK - as soon as possible.

Alcott Vienna
The evening with Alcott was super enjoyable and I felt very honoured for the invitation.  I personally liked what I saw a lot - I even picked up one or two pieces that may pop up in future outfit posts. Price-wise, Alcott lies inbetween Primark and H&M, leaning towards the cheaper side. However, quality-wise I was truly surprised. The Italian label truly knows what they're doing, I'm wearing their lovely American flag scarf every single day since I got it because it's so cozy!

What do you think of Alcott? Do you like the sporty look? 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Outfit: The Oversized Knit

Miss Blue Eyes Cheap Monday Blow Knit Shop Dixi
Miss Blue Eyes Cheap Monday Blow Knit Shop Dixi
Miss Blue Eyes Cheap Monday Blow Knit Shop Dixi
Miss Blue Eyes Cheap Monday Blow Knit Shop Dixi
Miss Blue Eyes Cheap Monday Blow Knit Shop Dixi

Cheap Monday knit |  Forever 21 skirt | H&M boots | ShopDixi necklace | eBay bag

If I had realised earlier how cheap this bag actually looks, I probably would not have included it in this outfit post. Let's just assume I'm wearing it ironically. Yeah, that's totally plausible. Anyway, I don't think I've told you about this awesome jumper already, have I? It's from Cheap Monday, a store I only recently discovered, and when I saw that it was on sale, I just had to get it. It's very slouchy and oversized (I'm wearing a size S) but it's so comfy and it goes so perfectly well with a bodycon skirt or some tight jeans.
The make-up I'm wearing was some kind of experiment - I did a metallic smokey eye and it worked really well. I doubt you'll be able to tell how it looks like exactly, but I just didn't get a proper detail picture of it. My facial expressions in these are just too weird to upload them! However, I'm thinking about doing a tutorial on the smokey eye I'm wearing. Please let me know whether you'd be interested in something like that!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Review: MAC Frank-n-Furter Lipstick (Rocky Horror Picture Show Limited Edition)

MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Frank-N-Furter Lipstick
MAC's Rocky Horror Picture Show Limited Collection is out! And guess who picked up another red lipstick. That's right, me. I know, I know, I just picked up Russian Red a few weeks ago, but I just couldn't resist the new collection. Especially not after I was told exactly how limited it was and that they only had two of these gorgeous, dark red lipsticks called "Frank-n-Furter" left for sale, only a couple hours after the collection had been officially released. Of course, I couldn't bear the thought of missing out and gave in to the urge of getting it. 

MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Frank-N-Furter Lipstick
 MAC Frank-n-Furter
A gorgeous blue-toned red that lies somewhat inbetween Russian Red and Diva. It works really well with a darker lipliner, like for example MAC's Vino, also from the RHPS collection. MAC's official website describes the colour as a deep raspberry wine shade, which is absolutely dead on in my opinion. The lipstick has a matte finish and retails for a little more than the regular MAC lipsticks. (22€ as opposed to 19,95€)

Swatches
indoors - flash - natural light

Comparison to Russian Red
picture taken with flash
Performance
top: indoors, bottom: flash
MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Frank-N-Furter Lipstick worn
So, I was a little worried if this buy would be worth it for someone who already owns Russian Red as the bullets do look very similar. Frank-n-Furter is slightly more blue-toned and thus looks more berry-toned than Russian Red, which makes it a great colour for autumn and also slightly more wearable. It's just as easy to wear and it will make your teeth look whiter as it has blue undertones.I think this is an absolutely gorgeous colour. If you like Russian Red but you think it's a tad too light, you will love Frank-n-Furter. 
Is it absolutely necessary to have it? I think that depends on various factors. If you enjoy wearing a red lip, it's definitely worth picking up. If you're into collecting MAC lipsticks, then get it. If Russian Red is your holy grail lipstick and you're not into trying out new things, you don't need this lipstick.

Now, if you like what you see and feel like you need to get your hands on this lipstick, I'd advise you to hurry. These sell out super quickly!

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