Flower Crown: Prairie Charms
Nose Ring: eBay
Dress: Lipsy (via eBay)
Base: Arbonne FC5 Mattifying Powder, CC Cream, Concealer, Pressed Powder
Cheeks: Arbonne Blush in Blossom and Sheer Glow Highlighter
Eyebrows: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rewind (Vice 2 Palette)
Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Dope, Toxic and Radar (Vice 2 Palette!) and Arbonne Liquid Eyeliner and It's A Long Story Mascara
Lips: Arbonne Lip Liner in Peach, Lipstick in Magnolia and Lipgloss in Linden
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, at the weekend I attended the wedding of my step sister. The last wedding I went to I was a bridesmaid and so had no choice in my dress (it was damn gorgeous though) so it was nice to hunt down a wedding-appropriate dress all by myself this time.
Ok, that's lie. Clothes shopping is an absolute nightmare for me right now! First of all, I literally don't like anything that isn't pink anymore, I'm just flat out not interested in other colours. Secondly, I have no idea what size I am! I've tried to buy new clothes recently, but even within the same shop, I need wildly different sizes depending on the cut of the clothing, what it's made from, etc. Finally, I just don't seem to like very much at all right now! When I eventually found a dress I genuinely really, really liked, it was well over £50 and they only had it left in a size which was definitely too big.
Eventually, after trawling through over 100 pages of pink dresses on eBay, I stumbled upon a very, very old Lipsy dress that I remembered lusting after a very long time ago but never managed to get my hands on. I decided that was as good as anything.
Thankfully, when it arrived, I could fit in it, although it felt a little baggy up top (I've got a bum but not the boobs to match sadly). Not going to lie, I felt wildly uncomfortable in this dress! I didn't manage to get a photo but it's open at the back and only tied up with chiffon. It's the most revealing thing I've worn in a very long time and I just didn't feel confident at all.
However, as I look back on these photos now, I actually really, really like the way it looks on me after all, even though the camera hasn't picked up the pinkness of the dress! It just goes to show you can't trust mirrors and that hindsight is lovely thing I guess.
My makeup on the other hand...I was totally confident about. A mixture of three eyeshadows, one highlighting my brow, one on my lid and one in my crease, along with some winged eyeliner has definitely become my signature look, something I can rely on to look good whatever the occasion. The combination of Dope, Toxic and Radar from my UD Vice 2 palette is one I've used a few times now and it has seriously grown on me, I want to wear it all the time now!
Are you going/have you been to any summer weddings? What was/is your outfit like?
PS sorry for phone quality photos of my dress! Once the day got underway I was far too distracted to take photos on my proper camera!