#ZOMG!BloggersBash

Hello Lovelies, just a quick post about the #zomgbloggersbash on Monday night. The event was put together by Ree Ree Rockette of Rockalily and ZoZo of London Lipgloss to promote the new Rockalily lipstick shade ‘ZOMG!’; a collaboration between Ree Ree and Zoe. I was at the event to style hair and my goodness, did I coiff a ton of tresses! I hardly took any photos because I didn’t stop from start to finish. It was hard work but a lot of fun.

The ladies of Historical Sauces, Glamourologist, Missy Vintage & Retrochick

I wish I’d had a chance to mingle and meet a few more people. I did get to chat to the ladies from Collectif, Illamasqua and L.Figment, who’s purple hair was so much fun to play with!

L.Figment's hair from the sideIt was great to see so many Wonderful Women (#wwmoob) helping out/working the event. Tigz Rice was there with a pop-up studio, Little Miss B with hats for people to try on, Pip Jolley and Ruff Mutts helped with setting up and making sure things ran smoothly. BBLoungerie was there with her glamorous wares as well as some Wonderland Wigs donated by Sam (who has just given birth to twins, so she couldn’t be there. Congratulations Sam!). The lasses from the Historical Sauces were also there with their vintage library and the Rockalily Lipstick testers for people to try on.

Cake decorating by Temptations Creations, card making from Strange Fruit and burlesque from Rubyy Jones (NSFW) and Banbury Cross (NSFW) was also part of making the event so much fun. To top it all off there was a competition and winners were announced at the end. There were so many great prizes that I wish I could have won, but being part of the event I was not allowed to compete.

The night was being documented by the lovely Kristy Noble who was taking lots of photos and Genna McWhinnie who was filming all the goings on. Looking forward to seeing what they captured!

It was a great night and I am so proud of Ree Ree! So much hard work and dedication had gone into making the event a success, it was a pleasure to be involved. With around 150 bloggers in attendance there was no chance I would have got to talk to everyone but those I did meet were lovely and I can’t wait to see all the #ZOMG!BloggersBash posts. Here’s to the next event, hurrah!

 

Rockalily Lipstick: Mixing it up

Hello Lovelies! Today’s post is all about Rockalily London Lipsticks as brought to you by the indomitable ReeRee Rockette. But this is not a review, oh no. You see, by now we all know how great these lipsticks are, the countless rave reviews already say enough. So I decided to have a little play with the four colours of Rockalily lipsticks I currently have in my pro kit (alas, I do not have any of the limited editions…yet!). Rockette Red, Roulette Red, Hot Rod Red and Pompadour Pink, the four constant colours in the main collection. Here I’ll show you a few different ways to wear your Rockalily lippies if you fancy having a play too!

Rockette Red:

Above is Rockette Red on it’s own. It’s a bright blue based red and is very striking.

Here I patted in some red glitter to make the lips sparkle. Unfortunetly the glitter I have isn’t that great (from ‘B never too busy to be beautiful’ which has since closed down) so I added Barry M red glitter lip gloss in colour No’6 over the top. You can kind of see a sparkle, but if I do this again in the future I will probably use something like the red cosmetic glitter from Make Up For Ever

Hot Rod Red:

Above is Hot Rod Red on it’s own. An orangey based red that looks great on olive toned skins and warm coloured redheads.

For the look shown above I added a slick of deeply pigmented orange lipgloss. I used Beauty Uk lip lust in colour No’9 ‘Cocktail’ I wish my photos did it more¬† justice, it looked so juicy and yummy.

Pompadour Pink:

Here is a photo of me wearing Pompadour Pink on it’s own. A blue based pink with a slight metallic sheen and a smell of lemon sherbert. Nom!

Ok, so here’s where I got a little wild! I painted on leopard print with my MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in ‘Blacktrack’. If I were wearing this out I would seal it with Benefit’s ‘She Laq’ . Just make sure you pat it on instead of brushing it on if you try this look. Otherwise you will smudge the design.

Roulette Red:

Above is Roulette Red worn on it’s own. The light isn’t quite right here as the lipstick is showing up rather orange when in fact it is a deep blue based red.

For this look I filled in the corners of my mouth with black eyeliner (you can use black lipstick but I don’t have any left). I then blended it out lightly. Deadly.

So, there you have it. Four different ways you can wear your Rockalily lipstick. Let me know how you get on if you have a go!

Glossy Box Video – The Perfect Red Lipstick (with Rockalily)

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a video shoot with Rockalily London Lipsticks for Glossy Box on how to find the perfect shade of red lipstick. Our models were the lovely ReeRee Rockette herself, burlesque performer Khandie Khisses and Aniqa. Glossy Box is a beauty subscription service with a difference. Pay £10 a month and you receive a beautifully wrapped box of 5 goodies to try out tailored to your personal requirements (you fill in a little questionnaire at the begining about your skin type, hair type etc). Rockalily lipsticks are taking off in a big way too. Providing women with a capsule collection of lipsticks for all those vintage mavens out there looking for the perfect shade of red.

Pia, who was organising the shoot was very lovely and exuded tons of positive and motivating energy. The shoot was great fun (there was a lot of giggling going on while filming, oops). I thought that only my hands would be shown in the video, if I’d known my face was going to be in it I would have powdered it, I look very shiny under all of those hot lights (just used to being on the other side of the camera I guess). Oh well, lesson learned!