It's bloody cold today here in Belfast. The chilly weather, coupled with the fact that the CHRISTMAS MARKET is here again (my favourite thing ever ever ever) is making me feel all cosy & I'm really enjoying these crisper, colder Autumn days. As I mentioned in my previous post I like to be festive at all costs, and that includes having what I like to think of as Seasonal Behaviour Disorder. In that I can only do something if it is befitting of the season, like, I cannot paint my nails bright pink in Winter or eat soup in the Summer as these are not seasonally appropriate to me. So this outfit is a reflection of that- a maroon dress, fur stole & black opaques are perfect attire for this time of year.
This seasonal rule also extends to my face- so I have gone for grey contoured eyeshadow & my perfect shade of nude lipstick- MAC's Honey Love. Something that is appropriate year-round though is a head full of shiny, bouncy curls- my favourite way to wear my hair, but until recently, quite difficult for me to achieve. I have thick, unruly hair that doesn't like doing what it's told & generally just lies there flat and boring despite repeated attempts to curl it. I'm also really impatient & hate taking ages to do my hair so when I use curling irons I get bored halfway through & wish I hadn't started. I did have really good large barrelled tongs that curled perfectly in record time but they broke & I am too poor to buy new ones :(
I finally discovered how to use straightening irons to curl my hair a few months ago though! I had been doing it all wrong for years- and realised this when I decided on a whim one day to try & flick the ends of my hair out with my irons & ended up with a perfect ringlet instead. It takes no time at all to 'flick out' the ends of my hair & end up with lovely, bouncy curls. Sometimes when I am done my hair still looks a bit flat, so I just pick random section and flick from further up the strand, beginning near my chin & this adds bigger curls throughout to give it more texture & volume. It's also a really good way to liven up a ponytail when I wear my hair up for work. I put the ponytail in first, high on my head & then flick out the ends of the tail, section by section. It's even faster this way- takes about 10 minutes tops!
I hope everyone else is enjoying the colder weather too, and getting excited about Christmas aka The Best Time Of Year Ever, eek- I CANNOT wait!