Just one more day until Halloween and then we can all get dressed up and look ghoulish for the festivities, so if you need a little bit of inspiration on some make up ideas why not take a look at some of these creepy make-up designs. More >
Pumpkins have long been associated with Halloween for many centuries. Although it is not certain how this custom of Jack o-Lanterns came about we do know that turnips and other root vegetables were used with as lanterns with faces carved into them for the Gaelic festival of Samhain which was celebrated 31st October – 1st November in the 1800s in parts of the British Isles and Ireland. More >
Jewellery (or Jewelry) is usually made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used since day one, but what if they were made of sweets? Jewelry candy such as necklaces and lollipop rings have been manufactured for decades but aimed at children, are very sticky and certainly not very practical as personal adornment but here’s a small collection of candy inspired jewelry that looks sweet and tasty enough to eat and you can wear again and again. More >
Carrying on from the previous post in our cosmetics and art theme I bring you a collection of inspired lipstick art.
Lipstick has been around for a very long time and ancient Mesopotamian women were possibly the first women to invent and wear lipstick. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their lips. Although lipstick as banned in Medieval Europe by the church who thought to be used as an ‘incarnation of Satan’, it made a return in 16th century England when Queen Elizabeth I first made red lipstick fashionable. More >
Soap has been around for a very long time with the earliest recorded evidence of the production of soap-like materials dating back to around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon. Soap may be an everyday item we take for granted and with the rise of soap shops like ‘Lush‘ making fancy soaps more popular than ever. While browsing at my local Lush I was inspired to write this post about creatively designed soaps. Hope you enjoy! More >
Have you ever wondered what Princesses from the Disney movies would look like in real life? Well you don’t have to wonder for much longer because the very talented graphic designer Jirka Väätäinen, has created these amazing photo manipulations using photos of real woman and combining them with cartoon renderings using Photoshop. This awesome collection of digital portraits include all the animated favourites from Sleeping Beauty to Alice in Wonderland.
The art of tattooing has been around for many centuries and is the most popular form of body modification. The tattoo is created by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment colour. More >
Ever since I was little I’ve always adored Anime & Manga (Japanese animation and art). The word anime is an abbreviated Japanese pronunciation of the word “animation”, but in English it refers to Japanese styled animation. The term manga is a Japanese word referring both to comics and cartooning. “Manga” as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan. More >
With Mother’s Day this weekend (In the UK) and as a mother myself it only seems fitting to dedicate this post to all the mothers around the world. The celebration of Mother’s Day was created to honour motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. More >
Some people are happy to buy the latest design of shoes in the same familiar safe colours and styles and then there are people who want to stand out and express their personality. What better way to do this than a pair of creatively designed shoes!
This is a definitely a collection for those people who want to stand out from the crowd even though they might be a bit impractical for everyday wear! More >