I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and happy Solstice to those who celebrated it! Unfortunately we were all a bit under the weather for it, so I didn't get many pictures - Brandon carried his three-year-strong tradition of projectile vomiting early Christmas morning, and we were all floored by that bloody Noro virus. Despite that, we had a brilliant day and he was spoiled rotten :)
This is a little late simply for that reason - I'm behind in all my reviews at the moment and it's driving me insane, I haven't managed to get any photos sorted and the lighting has been awful for me to try to get outfit photos and make up swatches done which is annoying! But these were taken a few weeks ago, thanks to my handy old Ikea lamp which has now sadly kicked the bucket thanks to my cat thinking it would be a comfy spot to sleep on/knock over...
I woke up to two lovely packages a few weeks ago: the first was my wig sent to me with consideration by the fabulous Geisha Wigs*, and the second was a piece of jewellery from Glasgow-based store Tatty Bon. TB are pretty much all-rounders, offering up-cycled vintage clothing, jewellery and nick-nacks, and are very well known on the fair circuit! Sadly, their shop in Trongate shut down this year, but they still run an online store and are at various fairs in Glasgow and Edinburgh at the weekends.
I'm friends with them on facebook, and when they announced they were thinking of making jewellery from real butterflies and moths (all passed from natural causes) I was right in there, asking for a brooch to be made - and to top it all, my lovely friend Rachael of Bunny's Beads bought me it for Christmas and sent it to me :)
It's gorgeous! Unfortunately, my wee phone camera just couldn't get a clear photo of its wings, but they are an iridescent green-brown-gold: the only way I can describe it is like M.A.C.'s "Golden Olive pigment. I was worried that it would be really fragile and prone to breakage, especially around its wings, but as it's encased in rock-hard resin, it's held up well and survived a Christmas party!
Caramel is a little thinner and more lightweight than Winter (which I reviewed here!) due to it being a bit shorter and layered, but that just means it sits exactly as it would as if it were real hair. As per Geisha Wigs' usual quality, it's soft, silky and very full - I've worn in it victory rolls and curled the fringe, and there still has been no sign of the base underneath! I've since brushed out the curls so they aren't so 'ringlet-y', and are now soft, bouncy curls. There's also more volume to this wig than Winter as well, which is great for pinning it into a small beehive, and thats down to the layers in it. The fringe can be moved to either side, and can even be cut into a style as there's so much hair there, but I've left it as it arrived so I can put it to either side, and when attacked with a little bit of extra-hold hairspray it sits perfectly :)
Here's an example of it brushed out :) As you can see it's a stunning light reddy-brown colour, so Caramel really is the perfect name for it! And I'm also showing off some of my spoils in the New Look sale. To the right is B-boy on Christmas Day - he was well enough for a couple of hours to get dressed for dinner and have his toys, he looks like a little Doctor Who! His hair looks like it's been gelled, but it's actually icing from him faceplanting a cupcake...let's just say life is never dull with a toddler around!
You may have noticed a little something peeking over the top of my dresses...what's that?
This will be the last post until after the New Year: this is a time for family, gorging on food, crap telly and only getting dressed to run to the shop for more munchies...and I plan on spending it this way to the fullest :)
Take care everyone! I wish you a happy and safe Hogmanay :)