Okay okay okay so... is there a possibility that a girl can have a crush on everything in a store online? I hope so because I feel like I'm having that moment. 'Loveable jewelry for everyday!' is Stia Couture's logo on their Etsy homepage and wandering through it, I believe it all to be true. It's all in each piece. They come with simplicity and I would surely love to have a few pieces to wear on the daily. Their stackable options are gorgeous and their matching rings are too pretty to miss. I never thought I'd like the gold so much but I do along with some of the druzy stones that add texture. I never wear anything but a watch on my arm or anything in my lobes besides my crystal tear-drop earrings. But I'm too infatuated by the skinny bands and the dangly earrings are just tempting. Rings, bangles, earrings... yes please.
I feel rather strange coming back to do a quick review on something I've had for almost a month now. Although I haven't exactly got anything I've come 'back from', I still haven't been here to post in a while. Mind you, it's also been over a month since uni has started and learning to organise myself around that has been quite the task but that is of course for another post about uni.
So I got my hands on the Remington Silk Ceramic hot rollers from Myer ($67.95) which came with individual clips. What drove me to want to have my own? Well, I'm still trying to figure that out myself. I had a conversation with my mamabird about how rollers will remind me of my late Tita Ella as she always had them in her hair. Just the plastic ones. She had short hair and her rollers came in different colours and skinny sizes. And so I know this was a super retro idea, but yes, that was partially why I thought about it and also because I'm trying to grow my hair out so I've been wanting to play around with some more vintage hair dos. There were a couple I had in mind to purchase but it was not until I saw this particular set on a few online reviews that I only wanted just that. There was another Remington one I was considering as it was within the budget I was looking for since my hair straightener/curlers (when being replaced every 4 or 5 years) usually cost around $40, but right next to it, VS Sasoon had a prettier box that came with velvet rollers, clips and a retractable cord. I figured that I should purchase the one with velvet since I thought that would be better for grip with mildly short hair but I chose my Remington set because each roller came with its own clip whereas the Vidal Sasoon one comes with a few super clips and then the rest are wire ones which I wasn't keen on. However, they still looked like a rather beautiful set and I have heard some great reviews on them.
Now, trying these out first was quite tricky. It didn't look messy but it did take me a while to place them and my fingers felt tender by the end. I'm still getting used to it and as far as time goes, it really only takes me 10 minutes or so to put them in which is just an absolute blessing when it comes to getting dressed and preparing my face. I don't actually use it for curls but for soft vintage waves and so I usually just brush my hair out completely with a paddle brush after taking them out. I do apologise for the lack of images I could have shown you but I suppose those will go up soon.
I also bought this set because with other sets, the rollers stand upright but I thought my ones just look so pretty lying on their sides with their clips attached. I do like the clips. I wish they had teeth, but they warm up along with the curlers so you have the extra heat around your hair when they're settling. But when I do have them heating for quite some time, I tend to have a small cloth or clean face towel beside me to cling the clips onto while I'm curling the rollers into my hair so that they don't somehow stick/melt to each other in case. I love this set. I love anything by Remington. I believe they are high-end quality and affordable. I do hope you enjoyed the review :)
It's been longer than a week now and I have neglected to post some of these. It was for an assignment and I only used the picture above but there were three I really did like. I was to manipulate an image, creating one dark and moody, then a bright and sunny version of the same photo. I have a print of the image above and to be honest, it's very much not what I would prefer when taking pictures for my blog. As you can tell, these are a much warmer than what I would have usually made my images and darker. Also, the editing process for this is so much more time consuming so I like having my settings set on the camera so once I upload them, there would be no need for me to edit. Though that may occur once or twice. I was hoping to get these done around 6 in the evening and I can assure you that it was nice and warm during that time however, the clouds caved in quickly and so my pictures turned out much bluer than normal. As much as I'd prefer not having to edit and I wish we didn't need to darken our images for the assignment, I'm surprised at how okay they were and that they had turned out not so badly.
Some of you may have come across this video already but I was adoring Isabel Lucas in all her beauty, and though we haven't felt the cold, winter will sure be on its way. I don't particularly like pure wool as it tends to be a little itchy so I much prefer the softer knits like acrylic and polyester, however I did find this video by Country Road quite fitting for the right kind of 'comfortable' in winter.