Sunday, 29 July 2012

Beauty School Dropout

I'm pink!!
I've wanted to do this for ages! Pale pink - I adore Krista Pink 
but that's Krista's colour, I wanted a soft light pink although when I looked online there were a lot of photos like this:
No thanks

I mixed La Riche Directions' Carnation Pink with conditioner to get a lighter colour.

Ta Da!
 Ok, quite frizzy today but so much potential and I can just keep topping it up!
And just WHAT am I wearing?

Well........... I got a parcel of love from Vix
which included this 1970s/80s swimming costume





Am I turning into delicious Desiree?
Well no, not quite, there's no leggings or tutu!

The sunglasses were also a present from Vix as were these amazing shirts...



 
 70s floral shirt with dagger collar and 80s polyester shirt with built in necklace worn with brand new stone wash ankle grazers (£15 New Look sale - I rarely find jeans I love)

She also sent me:

Mad braces and a gorgeous Indian patchwork skirt, which was alas too small! Boo!

I also won this fantastic dress on ebay - I was even dreaming about winning so I knew I HAD to have it, though unfortunately I look awful in all these photos of me in it so far...
concentration face - it doesn't matter too much, I will be wearing this dress a lot this summer

I also bought two pairs of these skull earrings for £1.80 (have a 20% NHS discount at Dorothy Perkins)

and this skull necklace was from ebay


I also ordered a box of sweeties from Sugar & Twine
I got elderflower and vanilla marshmallows, lemonade marshmallows and sea salt caramels.
 mmmmm these look amazing....

also - please can you tell me what to do when my picasa storage is nearly full?!

Can't stop listening to this!

40 comments:

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So much to comment on! I LOVE your hair!!!! It looks so pretty and totally fabulous, well done! That swimsuit is stunning on you, your legs are so gorgeous, all that swimming's definitely paid off! The blouses and the Fifties frock all look amazing on you, whaddaya mean you look awful? Get away with you.
The jewellery is ace and I want to try a sea salt caramel, mmmmmm! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

PS I paid for more storage on my Picassa, it wasn't very much and it'll keep me going for years!

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderousness! I love it, it really suits you. No, you don't look awful in you photos at all.
I do like the skull jewellery and Sugar& Twine are to die for. I could stuff their lemonade marshmallows all day.
xxx

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute colour- love it! And your new dress is super : )
T x

Gayle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW! Love your new pink hair color! And of course....everything goes with skulls!! Great new things!!

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How cute are you with pink hair lol. I think you did good going for a lighter shade. Since I have a teeny bit of blonde in the front right now I am staving off blonde envy lol. My 3 year old is a skull fanatic (baby goth in the making), he would very much approve.
V
xxx

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

AAAAAAAAH you did it! I knew it would look fab. You look like you were born to be pink! The blunt fringe with the messy waves look great. What a lovely parcel Vix sent you. You have an impressive set of pins lady. I totally love your ebay dress and how well does it match your hair. I'm jealous of the sweets:(
Buffalo stance brings back memories.

More outfit posts now please, we need to see more of you and your fab hair xxx

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sooo much to love in this post. The pink hair is gorgeous, the frock and the skull earrings are great too. You are looking delicious indeed. Xx

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look ace and I don't even like pink! Love the swinsuit and the Ebay frock looks fab-u-larse.

Trashsparkle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the shade you've got your hair - and what a lot of Vix-tastic goodies, and your ebay frock is gorgeous. The skull earrings are awesome..... Scarlett of Scarlett Loves Elvis had the picasa nightmare a few months back and think she found a way round it by reducing the size of her files. xx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pinky perfection, Clare! Your hair looks so great, love that first photo.
And phooaarr lady, look at your fabulous legs in that cossie! Vix is such a sweetheart, she has sent you some great stuff.
Love the skulls, your Ebay frock is so pretty, and looks amazing with your hair, and proper homemade sweeties are always a delight!
I was showing Eldest that video for Buffalo Stance the other day (she only knows the Cher Lloyd version/sample, poor child, so I was trying to educate her.) I loved that album and played it to death, Neneh Cherry was and is so gorgeous.
PS. PLEASE do a Desiree and add a top hat and a tutu to your swimming costume - go on, you know you wanna! xxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look glorious with pink hair. Love it! Love also the swimming cossie and the last dress.

Omg, love Buffalo Stance. I'd forgotten that I did. Thanks for reminding me, must find it on Grooveshark. Xx

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! Love the pink!!! I do love a beauty school dropout,you're my kinda chickie!!!
Yay for Vix goodies,that swimsuit is divine,you sexy minx!!!Crikey!
I paid small fee for more Picasa storage.It wasn't traumatising!
I only tried salt caramel for the first time about 2 months ago-it was divine!!! I was surprised!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE the pink!, it really suits you and looks amazing with your pink dress! x

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You pinky puta!
You look fantastic in bathing suit, you got gorgeous legs, you should show them more often.
In love with your pink rose dress.

Mmmm you have me craving all your sweets now. I'm gonna go look for sweets in the kitchen.
You could pay for more storage or start resizeing your photos to 500 pixels.
Besotesonyoursexylegs

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look beautiful! I love seeing all of your treasures -- gifts and finds and such. Makes me feel like I've been shopping, and goodness knows it's better for me to have a pretend shopping trip today than a real one! Two days from payday. The money always seems to run out before the bills do! :)

xx
Lynn

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woohoo....I love the pink doo! How gorgeous are those togs from Vix! I must say I ADORE that pink frock. The fabric looks divine. You must show us it in more detail. Xx

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clare, I'm loving the hair. It is so cotton candy fun I can't even take it. It's like your hair is the spirit of summer time fun! Who doesn't love pink? An IDIOT, that's who.

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That cotton candy pink looks so delectable on you, Clare! And your Vix sweets are such a treasure. You are rocking that b-suit, I say get a tutu and do an homage to thee sexay Desiree!

Picassa- you mean the pics storage on blogger. Well, I discovered a bunch of uploads I didn't use so deleted those and that cleared me up- but basically you need to buy the next bit- it's 10 bucks I think, not bad for a year or so of blogging. There are other photos sharing but I don't know how to do that.

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are looking hot in your bathing suit with your pink hair. I seriously love the hair and your new frock is so pretty.

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love HEART by Neneh Cherry back in the 80s - I'm inspired to go back for another listen. You look super fab in those swimmers - ooh la la your arse is so hot! i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your hair and the gorgeous floral pink frock and did I mention that I frickin ADORE your hair???? You look gorgeous! Sarah xxx

littleowlski said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Buffalo Stance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it. That's all. Emma x

Bonnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello, pink hair! Loving it!

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Grandma C said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
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Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Frenchie French - 'your hair looks like an Easter Egg' - and I LOVE it! So fab, you didn't say you were going pink. And fab swimsuit too. xxx

(Sorry that last comment was me at my mother in law's!)

Joni James said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love Neneh Cherry and I haven't seen a video of her since the late 80's. She did a Cole Porter song back then that I listened to over and over again.

I LOVE you hair this shade!! I had a pink wig once which made me feel so good when I wore it. I think it's a color many people look great in.

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair! I would kill to have that shade of pink - but with mine being so dark it would take way too much bleaching by the time I good even get the pink on. It suits your skin tone perfectly too!

Again, so many perfect vintage finds! You seriously must have the best vintage stocked closet :)

orchid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH, my pink hair Lady. I think it really is becoming to you♡♡♡ haha, it won't be for Japanese women p;) I got to know you find vintage things through PC!!! I don't know if there are pros and cons to do it. Good findings, lucky you☆☆☆
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pink hair? I like! It's feminine and edgy at the same time. Great clothes too - the bathing suit and pink floral summer dress from ebay are divine.

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Holy feckanoly woman!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the swimsuit love my darling, oh stay my beating heart ... please god, make it 30 degrees at Miss Simmonds' Casa everyday this summer ... pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!!!! Isn't Vix an absolute darling for sending you such a mighty fine parcel of joy? I love the pink frock you won on eBay and THE HAIR!!!! I bloody love you magnified about 400% for getting pink hair!!!!!!!! I suits you so much, it's like from now on, everyone with that shade of pink hair will need to meet the Claire standard. Period. "Planet Claire had pink hair, all the trees were red, No one ever dies there, No one has a heeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaad" EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!! xoxoxo

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVIN your pink hair!!
It looks perfect on you.
The swimsuit is rather lovely and I am in love with your E-bay dress.
(AHHHCK I want sea salt caramels!)

Hope Adela Pasztor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute! Your hair looks like cotton candy. =)

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Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You did good sweetie, it looks killer on you!!!! My absolute favorite sweet thing is dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt on top, it brings me to a foodgasism every time!

Clara Turbay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Perfect combinations, classy and good taste!

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

...Oh my, how did I miss this post till now!...
WOOOOW I LOVE EVERYTHING!
Your hair looks FABULOUS candy floss pink, good enough to eat :) Blimey lady in that swimsuit you are Gorgeousness itself and I can totally see why you would be dreaming about that dress its wonderful! Oh and I'm gonna have to find myself some salted caramels they sound delicious! xx

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You bought a Meadham Kirchhoff t-shirt for two pounds and you dyed your hair pink!!Ok, that's enough, I'm super jealous!!!You look wonderful in pastel pink hair and I'm so glad to find this post today, the vintage bathing suit is beautiful, I love the little flowers print and the shirts are fabulous too, especially the pale blue one, perfect with your hair and the skinny jeans!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xxxxxx

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Totally enjoyed the Neneh Cherry vid, she was/is so gorgeous and cool. Also love your pink hair, goes so beautifully with your skin tone, and all the lovely clothes, I love your blog, it's great!

Clara Turbay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your suggestions are always inspiring.

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look so gorgeous in all those clothes, particularly the dress though - it makes your curves really pop!! And I thought I recognised those jeans.... :)

L x

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oooh clare looking at you here in this gorgeous suit makes me longing for summer even more!
and that pink dress is darling on you! oh and i loooooved london! i have to come back very soon and have to stay longer and then we should organise a blogger meet ;)
kiss,mary