Sunday, July 27, 2014

Leopard Print with Trashy Diva






40's style Suit: Trashy Diva
Shoes: Irregular Choice
Hat: Handmade, eBay
Cherry Brooch: Luxulite, Etsy
Bakelite: Here, There and Everywhere

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gradient Butterfly Nails


I seem to have found a bit of mojo when it comes to stamping.  I did lose it for awhile and the thought of bothering with nail art was just too tiresome.  We renovated the house, which lasted for 6 months, and my nails became too messed up to worry about.   As a result, ideas left my brain and my skills evaporated.  But I really am trying to get motivated again and spend more time with my nails.


I did this gradient with Ulta3 Pale Dahlia and Essence Off to Miami.  I need a dotting tool as my freehand white dots are terrible!  The glitter is Sally Hansen Big Money.  Finished with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Making Jewellery, Bakelite, Flowers and Trashy Diva


I made this necklace!  I had a handful of old Bakelite blobs, dice, blocks and shapes I got with an auction lot a long time ago.  I had plans of making them into a chunky bracelet so I drilled holes through the lot.  After making a bracelet, it really didn't look fabulous so I took it apart, wired them onto headpins and made a 40's style cha-cha necklace instead.  Much nicer, yes?


It matched nicely with my Trashy Diva Walk in the Park dress.  I added platform Miss L Fire shoes, warm tights, a cardi and lots of flowers.



Isn't Bakelite divine?
 
Dress: Trashy Diva
Cardi: Modcloth
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Hair Flowers: Dynamite-darling, eBay
Bakelite: Here, there and Everywhere
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Flash! Nails with Dead Set Babes Decals


The first episode of the new series of The Flash was on TV a couple of weeks ago!  Altho not a huge Comic book fan, Flash Gordon and The Flash are my favourites.  So when Dead Set Babes started selling Lightning decals.....I knew I had to purchase them immediately.


The base is Color Club Almost Famous, Red is OPI's Over and Over a-Gwen, ring finger is Dead Set Babes Zap Bang Pow glitter and middle finger glitter is Sally Hansen's Cha Ching.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

On My Nails

Not everything makes it to the blog....here are some nails that didn't make the cut.
 
 
Sportsgirl Confetti


OPI Mrs O'Learys BBQ, China Glaze 2030 stamping and OPI Sparkle-icious glitter.



Nubar Knight's Armour with Matte top coat.


Color Club Warhol.



Illamasqua Destiny, an Australian exclusive from Myer.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Butterfly Nails with Glam Polish

 
Glam Polish Grape Ink makes for pretty butterfly wings with a lilac base and pink and purple glitter. 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Long Weekend Snagging Thrifty Bargains!

 
Recently we holiday'd at the beach....beach in Winter makes for lots of vintage hunting...cause you can't go to the beach.  So we found some goodies!


A plethora of kitschy crap!  Including puppies on leashes, Cat biscuit barrels, creepy clown shakers and squirrels!


1930's Japan ugly face tea set, minus a few pieces.


A massive West German pottery floor vase in gorgeous drip glaze colors.  I am so in love with German 60's pottery, especially the bold color pieces.


A job lot of 50's Nally Ware harlequin canisters I purchased to sell on....as I have enough of my own.


And this may just look like a pink bowl, but it's a 1940's Sunbeam mixer bowl for the pink mixer.  These bowls sell for big money with one recently going for $140 on eBay.  I snagged this one for $10 in an Op Shop.

What bargains have you guys snagged??