All posts tagged: color

A Trace of Teal

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
This is something that you’ll rarely see; us two in colour. But we’ve tried so many different things fashion wise this year already, maybe it’s the start of a new thing? We’re gradually adding a splash of colour to our almost all black wardrobes, hey, you should be proud of us guys! We’re loving the colour teal at the moment. There’s something quite majestic about it, when we think of the colour, the word ‘mermaids’ are instantly brought to our minds! Who doesn’t want to feel like a mermaid? Rachel:  Jacket- Forever 21 Top- Young Guns merch Skirt- Urban Outfitters Boots- Dr Martens Skirts have been some of my favourite items of clothing to buy recently, so when I found this teal A-Line skirt in the Urban Outfitters sale, I didn’t hesitate to order it. I like to make excuses a lot of the time, this occasion being “hey, it will go perfectly with my new docs, so I need it”. I love how it has the buttons at…

Pantone Color of the Year

Maybe I geek out over small things, but I am SO excited about this year’s ‘color(s) of the year’. Pantone‘s release of their color of the year influences  trends in a number of different spheres of influence. From design and advertising to textiles on the runway, you’ll be seeing a lot of this year’s paring. For those of you who don’t know, Pantone was founded with the intention of solving problems associated with color matching in the graphic arts realm. You know, to get a standardized view on color. What started as a means of convenience and efficiency has turned into the world’s leading source for color information. Each year, their team releases a color, or colors, of the year that will influence a variety of industries such as interior design, graphic arts, advertising, film, fashion, and education. Pantone has described their yearly selection of color as “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” 2016 | Rose Quartz + Serenity –…

How I’m Coping with Blogging Burnout.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
I keep feeling like Ordinary Adventures has been one big stutter for the past few weeks. I keep hesitating with my ideas, my blog posts aren’t as crisp, I skipped a day, and a lot of it has been me sharing some personal struggles. I’ve felt like there is a scratch on the turn table and I keep rewinding to my previous step. I know?I’m still ahead of the game in some areas, but that’s only because of how far I’ve pushed myself. And I’ve loved every minute, so I don’t want to stop now!?Although, I’m not going to be too hard on myself, my life has taken a complete 160 since summer ended, but I long to keep moving forward with my blogging journey. My life has become a whirlwind, I have a whole new schedule, I keep dreaming of lofty goals, but nothing is coming out of my keyboard. I’m tired, honestly. I’ve changed my sleep schedule, my work hours have changed, I’m more exhausted then ever before,…

Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Originally posted on Online Beauty Finds:
Hello again! Firstly, I want to thank all of you; I recently reached 2000 followers! I appreciate each of your follows, likes, and comments! Now, onto the review: I got these shadows in a holiday set, they are my only eye shadows from Lancome because they weren’t that great to purchase more of. They come in a variety of different shades and finishes. Starting from the left, “clock strikes 12” is a dark grey shade that has a matte finish. You will see in the swatches below that the pigmentation from this shade is lacking. It blends well but you can never build it on your eyes to look like it does in the pan. It is good for slightly darkening the outer-V of the eyes but you will need a lot of product to achieve a smokey look. The middle shade in the picture above is “off the rack” and it is a frosty light pink. It has a metallic finish and is very buttery and has a…

Bringing Back the Colouring-in Book

Originally posted on Oh but if not:
Every once in a while we all need a day to unwind. Or even just a few hours. After a cold but beautifully clear winter in Sydney, the rain arrived yesterday and has set in for the week. I don’t know about you but when it rains my productivity and mood drops pretty much instantly! All I want to do is curl up in bed or watch endless hours of videos, but today I was determined to not let myself waste it! I did have quite a busy weekend so while I had today off I thought I would treat myself and just rejuvenate a little bit. Last week I bought myself a colouring in book which I have seen so many people loving. I know what you are thinking… ‘colouring in? How old are you?’ but hear me out! Growing up I could colour in for hours and even during my school years I did a lot of art. Now that I’ve finished school I have a…

Feeling a Little Blue

Originally posted on auberginereverie:
I re-dyed my hair last week and I am loving this new bright turquoise colour, I think cooler colours suit my skin tone more and I’m loving such a bright look at the moment. I did this blue look to compliment my new look. I recently got my hands on the Urban Decay Electric Palette and I’ve been having a lot of fun with those bright colours. It started with the eyebrows, I simply filled them in using the shade fringe from this palette and its an exact match for my hair colour, people kept asking me how I dyed my eyebrows. I was so pleased with how easy it was to match my hair colour and I love the look of coloured brows, its so fun and bold. I decided to do a bright blue look on the eyes to compliment the brows. I used Chaos and Gonzo to create a bright blue look with some black in the corner to smoke things up. I used the Urban Decay pencil…

More Photo Back Drop DIYs.

Originally posted on Ordinary Adventures:
Not too long ago, I shared a post with you guys about creating your own photo back drops! You can see my process and post here. I’ve loved using these gorgeous and super simple backgrounds for all my photos lately. It really makes the quality and creative flare of my photography pop. During the first round, I only made three though and I’ve been on the look out for any more styles that would compliment my blog and ideas. While perusing through Target the other day, I ran into some lovely wrapping paper that I knew I needed as backgrounds. These sheets just couldn’t be passed by. So, I grabbed two more large white dry erase styrofoam boards, my tape and scissors, and of course, my new paper! This weekend I sat down with all of that, and made two more pretty backdrops. I’m already in love with them and using them for photoshoots for future posts. Cheers, — Brey