Insta-August 2013

Can't believe its been a whole month since I did my first instagram post, time passes too quickly for my taste. I wish summer would never end. I didn't go anywhere this summer but it was great resting at home and not worrying about anything. During school its tough because it takes me an hour and half to get there and I use public transportation which is crowded most of the time. Its just frustrating and tiring so I'm glad I get a bunch of time off. I'm glad I still have another month to do absolutely nothing haha. But of course I always have time for movies, tv shows, books, blogging and photography.

P.S.: Welcome to all my new followers and thank you for all your awesome comments. I love reading them! Also, please don't forget to follow me on BLOGLOVIN' it will be worth it :)

P.P.S: There is a week left for the Cosmetic Bag Giveaway, so go on and enter its really cute! :)

Collection: Life Magazine 1960s Issues 11-20

I'm back with the 60s and I'm really enjoying it. If you've missed the first part of this post I assure you its wonderful and you should definitely check it out HERE if you enjoy vintage, 60s and fashion. While taking the photographs for this post I thought to myself that I am surely born in the wrong time. I mean I am very delighted of the past from its fashion, music, cinema to its relationships and usage of language. Even in this time I tend to have interest in records, turntables, past tv shows and movies and vintage clothing etc. 
Suit and Coat Models for 1960s Spring: I love the fact that a couple of these are from Christian Dior, it shows how rooted it is. Also I found it very entertaining that they explained the color of the suits and coats but the page is black and white. I think this probably expanded the imagination of many of its buyers. I mean there is like a ton of shades for colors. You can't just say a simple blue for turquois.
Spring Clothing from Suits, Leather Jackets and Coats: Besides the fashion sense of this page what I really enjoy is the first photo on the right side of the page. I mean isn't the way she's standing very funny. I would never pose like that :)
Cocktail Dresses of the Spring Season: This page I'm in love with. Especially with the first photo on the top left of the page and the photo with the striped dress is absolutely gorgeous. Also isn't it incredible that we actually had a come back of the same type dresses on the bottom right of this page? I think it is. Past is definitely the future.
Various Spring Clothing: Fantastic I must say. Everything looks fine made :) Although it is weird to take a photo with just the leg of a statue.. Anways, yolo.
Simply exquisite! I would totally wear the last one if I was tall enough to pull it off :)
FASHION Pierre Cardin's Spring Line: I love seeing familiar names in old magazines. Its pretty cool how far they have come in their line and they are probably going to live on forever. Anyways have you seen how incredibly chic that lace covered/collared coat is? Somebody throw that on me! :)
The Night Dresses of this Year are Long Again: I don't care if they are long, they sure are pretty. I gotta say my fave is the 5th one on the top line. I can't say no to polka-dots :) 
Norman Hartnell The Tailor of the Queen of England: Well, not much to say about this set besides the fact that everything is obviously one of a kind.
Nina Ricci: It says that this famous tailor used chemisettes for most of her designs and I could totally see it. I mean it sure became a signature for her and she used it well. Very well indeed.
4 Models from Christian Dior: Dior seemed to know where to find beautiful women to carry his wonderful designs.
Pierre Balmain: My fave from the bunch is the one with the bows on the bottom right :)

Hope you had a good read because it was fun for me to write. I always believe I should've been born in the 60s and spend my teenage-young adult years during the 70s-80s but no can do. At least the 90s was okay but the 2000s have really lost it. What year do you think you belong to? I would love to know!

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My Can't Live Without Make-Up

 I suppose I could start off by saying that I don't do a lot of make-up and I'm really not that into it but I do have certain things that I basically can't live without. First is my eyeliner. I definitely need to have a good eyeliner that won't smudge like an hour after I put it on and Golden Rose is definitely helping me out with this one. Secondly I always need my lipstick. I never use light colors because it really doesn't suit me. I always go for red or any (dark) shade of red. So thats why I have my Max Factor lipstick and as you can see (in the photo below) I don't have much left of it and its killing me. Actually it was killing me until I found a replacement. Kate Moss 107. All I can say that is that this lipstick is the bomb. Cherry bomb! And lastly, my primer and eye shadow. Before I didn't really use eye shadow that much because I was either being lazy or maybe I just didn't feel like it but since I got this Mua Primer I have been really enjoying the whole look. And the reason for that is because the Primer really makes the eye shadow more vibrant and I think thats exactly what I'm looking for.

I mostly use nude colors for eye shadow and I'm really loving this one I got from Avon. It has all the shades I need. Since they are all in harmony with each other I could also mix the colors up which gives me a whole new look.

These are basically what I use when I do make-up. I tend to leave my face alone most of the time because I don't want acne and I don't want my face to feel comfortable with make-up. Oh and I tend not to buy make-up until I finish what I have but sometimes I do make exceptions :) 

Have a wonderful week and welcome to all my new followers! 
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Getting To Know "The Tiny Bee" + Giveaway!

Today I'm here to introduce you to Melissa from The Tiny Bee shop on Etsy. She is really lovely and such a friendly person and I'm really glad to have met her. Her shop is full of pastel colors, polymer clay and clutches with lovely prints. She has an eye for making cute things, this girl has got all the talent she needs!

Melissa sent me a lovely cosmetic bag with the cutest pattern ever and I've been using it ever since. I cleaned up all my make-up before I put it in there because I didn't want to ruin anything :) Anyways I can really say that the material is absolutely fantastic. I mean this thing will surely last for long and thats great for me. It has lots of room considering I only put my necessary items in there. All in all I can say that if you ever shop from the The Tiny Bee it will be your moneys worth! :)

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your shop?
I'm originally from the Boston area and after graduating from college I relocated to sunny Arizona where I now reside with my fiancĂ©e and three little dogs. I've always loved to make things but when my mom gave me a sewing machine for my thirtieth birthday things got serious. I stayed up all night practicing on old clothes. The next day I started watching tutorials on YouTube which is how I learned to sew. A year and a half later I opened The Tiny Bee. 

2. How did you come up with the name The Tiny Bee?
My name, Melissa, means honey bee but theres more to the story than that. I was sitting in my backyard brainstorming names for my shop. My late grandfather nicknamed me doodlebug which I wanted to incorporate into my shop title but they all seemed to be taken. I felt like I had hit a wall so I asked in my head, "Papa I need help what should I name my shop?" and just then this tiny little baby bee landed on my arm. I rushed inside to see if the name was available, which clearly it was. 

3. How do you come up with your designs?
I love going to craft stores and letting the supplies inspire me. Watching tutorials on YouTube or scanning Pinterest for new ideas is another way to learn techniques. For example: I never though about painting clay until I saw someone else doing it. 

4. Why did you choose Etsy?
A few people I know sell on Etsy which is how I became interested in it. I was a buyer before I was a seller. Once I fell in love with the community I just wanted to be part of it.

5. What are your inspirations?
Everything I make is something I would buy and use so my greatest source of inspiration is myself. I first got into working with clay when I wanted a pair of black earrings to go with my waitressing uniform but couldn't find what I was looking for, so I made them.

6. What is your goal for the future, in terms of The Tiny Bee?
I have been working in restaurants for over a decade. The lessons I have learned in the service industry are invaluable but I'd love to put down the tray and focus on The Tiny Bee full time. I put no limit to how far I go with this. Every few months I go back and edit myself based on all the new things I've learned. Through improving the old and creating the new my business will keep growing and building upon itself and take me places I could have never imagined. 

  Hopefully you were as excited as I was to get to know Melissa and her shop as you were reading the interview because she is giving away one of my readers a chance to win this tiny bird printed cosmetic bag (not the one she sent to me, a new one of course)! Awesome right?! So head on over to Rafflecopter widget and start entering. Good luck! 

This is International. 
End date: September 8th, 2013 

What I Found #12



I've been putting these to my favorites after seeing some of them on other blogs or just coming across to them on the net while I'm just maybe looking for something else. Even though I have never done online shopping (yes, that is correct) it doesn't really stop me from swooning over some of these beauties. A couple of reasons why I haven't tried online shopping yet are: 

1. I can't buy anything unless I see them on me.
2. I don't work therefore I must rely on my parents and my mom does not trust the internet (my dad doesn't mind that much).

So once I can leave these two things behind me I can find out what I've been missing out on. I actually don't really feel the need to shop online anyways because I can find most of the things I need in the mall or the local shops. But of course most of the time they are imported so they are really expensive but I'm a shop at sales kind of person so it doesn't really bother me. And of course we always have turkish bazaar, we can always find things there but not as rich in quality of course (but cheap). Anyways, if you are an online shopper I hope you like the stuff I picked out and maybe you'll like it enough to buy it! :) 

Have a nice week! Stay tuned for upcoming awesomeness!