Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumnal Palette and Giveaway!


I feel lucky to live within walking distance of several lovely nature reserves. It has gotten so warm though - by this stage I was deeply regretting my choice of long-sleeved top. I don't know why I feel so inspired by autumn colours lately, considering it is spring/summer here!

Outfit Details:

Shorts - Handmade! Yippee!
Blouse - ASOS
Shoes - Rubi Shoes


These shorts are the first item of clothing I've sewn for myself in quite a while - I used a vintage pattern for a beach outfit, and some leftover orange suede fabric from a costume. I'm quite chuffed with how it looks - I used a few new techniques, such as topstitching and lining pockets, and it came out so well!



A scraped knee + bandaid is the perfect accompaniment to your tomboyish attire...



I feel very bohemian-painter in this top - which is ironic, considering next week I start my first 9-5 job! The very opposite of bohemian.... oh well! At least I'll be able to practice getting my Joan/Peggy on!

And now, to the giveaway!

Giveaway: Revlon's Fire and Ice (Vintage Tube Re-release)

I'm offering one lucky lady a tube of the classic colour 'Fire and Ice' by Revlon, in a special, limited edition vintage style tube. The colour is a gorgeous yet hard to describe pinky-orangey-red: very flattering and not as in your face as straight up red. Depending on what liner you use, you can encourage it to pull a variety of directions - personally I love to bring out its coral nature with an orange liner.




Taller than the modern black tube (but sharing the same gold interior), this edition has ribbed silver casing with a cute little 'R' on top, and 'Revlon' engraved at the middle. I believe it looks just like the original tubes Revlon lipsticks came in. So not only do you get a fab lipstick shade, you get a historically accurate accessory! (In case it's not clear, you get a brand new one - the pictured one is my own).

To Enter:

1. You must be following this blog.
2. You must leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite lipstick shade + brand.
3. To earn an extra entry, you can blog about this giveaway! Simply link me to your post in a seperate comment.

This giveaway will close on the 14th of November, and is open internationally.

Good luck all!

7 comments:

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Hmmm... such a hard one. I love Red Sinner by Poppy.

Kate said...

I think my favourite lipstick is Ruby Woo by MAC. I am hopelessly in love with the colour but it does tend to be very drying so I don`t wear it often.

mary van note said...

I'm a follower!
My favorite shade of the moment is MAC Ruby Woo

3hourspast.com said...

Hey Emmi! I love your outfit, it's great!

I moved 3 Hours Past to my own domain: 3hourspast.com... Check it out.

I use some covergirl brand I found on sale, in a color called "You Rebel". It's a blue red, much smoother and kinder to my lips than other reds I've tried. Alas, I can't find it anymore!!

Lisa said...

I was diehard into Ruby Woo by MAC, but it's just too dark for me. Now, I'm kind of into a medium red-slightly orange bright Revlon shade, but the name escapes me. It's in a gold, quilted tube, and the color really is true to the label. I'm a follower! I wanna win!

Tegan McIntosh said...

I have seen this colour, it looks amazing! My Favourite Lipstick shade is Moment by Poppy King, it is a lovely blue red, almost rasperry coloured!

Kristina said...

We dont have Revlon cosmeticks here in Sweden.
I have craved to try both Cherries in the snow and Fire and Ice for so long now. I even made a blog post about them...
My new favorite red lipstick is the Besame Red by Besame, it's a bit of a darker more vampy red then a true red as Ruby Woo or Russian Red. //Kristina @ dahlingitsvintagy

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