Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.13

Hello everyone,

are you ready for this week’s random ramblings? Then, let’s start by talking about some pretty clothes, shall we?

Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley is one of my favourite designers and I’m totally obsessed with her beautiful creations. Temperley describes her style as “eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist” and says she has “an obsession with details and pattern.” She is inspired by vintage clothes and her travels, and is known for the quality of the beautiful and luxuriant fabrics she uses and her attention to details. I love the bejeweled trimmings, the complex embroidery and the fun patterns of her clothes. Her creations have a vintage feel and a boho vibe to them, yet they are also modern, feminine, romantic and elegant. I just wish I could afford something lol, but who knows? One day maybe.. a girl can dream, can’t she? What do you think about Alice Temperley’s designs? And what are your favourite designers?

What I’m Reading Now

A War-time Journal, Germany 1914 and German Travel Notes by Harriet Julia Jephson. This short book (it is about 50 pages long) is divided in two parts. In the first part, the author, an English lady who was living in Germany when that country went to war with England in 1914, tells of her struggles and hardships as she tries to go back to her homeland. She finds herself in a country that’s suddenly become hostile to English people and with very little money and two months will pass before she’s allowed to go home. In the second part she shares notes of her travels in Germany before the war. Overall, a very interesting read which gives the reader an insight into what happens to foreigners when they find themselves in a country that’s just declared war. For those interested, the book is available for free at Project Gutenberg.

The Links

Derm TV shares some skincare tips for people who work at night.

Makeup Geeks explains how to take amazing pictures of your makeup looks.

The Beauty Brains wonder if Vitamin B5 is good for skin?

Beautyholics Anonymous shares a few useful blog designing tips.

Hair Romance shares an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to create a faux bob.

Sunday Survey, Vol.94

1. Who do you turn to when things get rough?
My boyfriend. We’ve had our ups and downs, but he’s always been there when I needed him.

2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of?
I don’t moisturize my body as often as I should.

3. What hand cream are you using at the moment?
At the moment I’m testing Gardeners’ Hand Salve Rosehip & Beespit by Bellingham Soap Company.

4. Sugar or honey?
Sugar.

5. What do you think of skater dresses?
I’m obsessed with them at the moment, they are so pretty!

It’s your turn now!
1. Who do you turn to when things get rough?
2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of?
3. What hand cream are you using at the moment?
4. Sugar or honey?
5. What do you think of skater dresses?

18 Comment

  1. 1. Who do you turn to when things get rough?
    Sigh… no one? I’m not very good at sharing my fears.

    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of?
    I don’t reapply SPF, mostly because I don’t leave work until it is dark. I really should, though.

    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment?
    I’m using a Bath & Body Works body lotion as hand cream. They smell too strongly for me to use on my hands, though, and it bothers me when I eat or apply makeup.

    4. Sugar or honey?
    Honey, especially because I’m nursing a sore throat (and a cold!)

    5. What do you think of skater dresses?
    I think they are cute – just don’t pair them with opaque nude tights!
    K / cosmeddicted´s last blog post ..Weekly Read #52: March 9, 2012My Profile

    • K, it’s really offputting when lotions have really strong scents, isn’t it?

      And I hope you feel better soon!

  2. 1. Who do you turn to when things get rough?
    My husband. He’s always there for me. <3

    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of?
    I don't groom my brows enough.

    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment?
    I have so many creams and body butters that I just use whatever is closest to me!

    4. Sugar or honey?
    Sugar.

    5. What do you think of skater dresses?
    So cute! I want one now.
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    • Eight, I’m also guilty of not grooming my brows enough. I’m always telling myself I should take more care of them but often forgot lol.

  3. 1. Who do you turn to when things get rough? This one is though because I used to have that someone, but now it’s gone so I guess I have only myself to count on.
    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of? Here we have something in common :) I don’t take care of my body, don’t use lotions or body creams or that kind of stuff. I know I should but….luckily my skin has a good texture.
    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment? Let me check my night stand because I wanna give you its right name :)….oh here it is….Balea hand & nagelcreme kamilly from Dm. It’s actually a cream for hands and nail with chamomile
    4. Sugar or honey? Hmmm….sugar in my tea sometimes but honey on top of bread and butter please :)
    5. What do you think of skater dresses? Love them since I can remember watching skating at TV :)
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    • Tavia, I too don’t take as much care of my body as I should. I actually like body lotions, it’s just that I often forget to apply them lol.

  4. 1. Who do you turn to when things get rough? My husband on occasion, though most often not – he’s not the most sympathetic tbh!
    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of? Don’t use the completely wrong for your skin products for YEARS. Whoops. Have been using quite strong products for oily skin – on proper consultation I am dry with combination – after a week my skin is so much less stressed/red/tight-feeling.
    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment? L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. It is gorgeous!
    4. Sugar or honey? Sugar – don’t like honey at all.
    5. What do you think of skater dresses? Pretty :)

    • Viv, it’s so important to know what your skin type is so that you can use the most suitable products for it. I’m glad that now that you know yours, your skin is feeling better. :)

  5. 1. Who do you turn to when things get rough?
    Friends usually. I have a tendency to internalize things though, so sometimes I just go off alone and have some me time.
    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of?
    Taking really hot showers sometimes, I know it’s terrible for your skin and hair :(
    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment?
    one from Crabtree & Evelyn, I think it’s the Citron one.
    4. Sugar or honey?
    Depends! Sugar for baking, honey for eating on toast or mixed into warm water when I’m sick.
    5. What do you think of skater dresses?
    Cute, but don’t know if they’re my style.
    Makeup Morsels´s last blog post ..Let’s Talk LOTR: The Lighting of the BeaconsMy Profile

    • Makeup Morsels, I like to take really hot showers too at times. It makes my skin so dry but it feels so good! lol

    • Xin, I’m glad you have a few people to turn to when things get rough. :)

      And rubbing your eyes is never good..

  6. I love how you are telling us what you are reading, I am currently reading The Hunger games trilogy.
    1. Who do you turn to when things get rough? There are some people! :)
    2. What beauty don’t are you guilty of? can’t think of any right now.
    3. What hand cream are you using at the moment? Several actually: Elemis, Clarins and Apivita.
    4. Sugar or honey? Honey.
    5. What do you think of skater dresses? I don’t have any…
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    • Marina, I actually went to the bookshop to buy the first book in the Hunger Game trilogy but they didn’t have it! I think I’ll get the ebook soon instead. :)

  7. 1. Certain people.

    2. there are several and one of them is to not moisturise my body enough. Dont care much about brows. But I am getting at the latter.

    3. L’occitane Shea Butter hand cream in my work bag. Avon chamomile and something in my purse. And Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve by my bedside.

    4. Honey!

    5. I have one but it’s made of lace, so not suitable for daily wear. I should get some for daily wear and work wear. Love them as it flatters my figure.

    • Vonvon, we’re guilty of the same beauty donts. :)

      I think skater dresses are flattering on pretty much everyone which is one the reasons why I love them so much. And if they’re of lace, even better. I’m obsessed with lace atm lol ;)

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