Sunday, 23 November 2014

The lonely girls project | meet the l o n e l y girls ««

This is one of the cutest, empowering little blog ideas I've seen in a while, and in a lovely twist it comes from one of my favourite things 'handmade underwear'. The brand 'Lonely Label' sells beautiful hand-crafted lingerie, with styles to suit all tastes, shapes and sizes.

Women that buy from the brand, are encouraged to take pictures of themselves in beautiful locations, having fun. Its a subtle way of embracing body image without pushing the idea that we all are being forced to conform, feminism bla bla bla.... its all just good women have a good time. 

Smiling is sexy.

  The imagery is beautiful and shows women at their most natural and lovely moments, these images haven't been composed, photoshopped or staged. They are grainy, with blowing hair and body folds. It shows exactly what it means to be a free woman. 

this is the link to the blog, give it a little look when you have time, the images are raw and beautiful.
this is the link that goes directly to their website, the products are expensive and quite clearly not aimed at poor students like me... never the less there worth going and having a little drool over. 


Friday, 21 November 2014

Have a wet wet winter | «« top 3 get lubed products.

Keep your skin, hair and body hydrated this winter.

  Its hard with central heating being on full blast everywhere you go, and the wing blowing crazy to keep your body and hair at a level of happy hydration! so i've been testing out products for the past few weeks to try and source the up-most best hydration products to see you through winter. Don't wind up all shrivelled like my beautiful rose. Enjoy the colour on this post, i'll start to hate bright things again soon..

Left inwards:

1- Cowshed is one of my favourite cosmetic cream brands, i love their packaging and brand ethos. This product is quirkily named 'cow pat'. It feels lovely on the hands, absorbs in minutes and doesn't leave a greasy residue the size of the product is really handy as well and supplies an easy application. 

2- This limited edition tub of 'aloe vera' vaseline was almost made for the winter season, its cute little tin fits perfectly inside any purse, and stands out inside of a massive handbag for easy grabbing. Aloe vera is one of my favourite natural remedies its lovely to sooth the skin and heal little scratches and scars, the smell raw is a little off-putting but when the plant has been treated its divine. 

3- Last but not least is my favourite of the bunch, I bought this on a whim and I'm never going to stop using it (unless i run out of money then ill have too) it cost six pounds which is pricey for a low brand heat defence product but it works wonders. I have really long naturally strait hair, that can friz under heat and windy weather. I smooth this from the middle to ends of my hair and comb through just before blowdrying. If I'm doing poker strait hair, it makes it shine and look thick and full. It also helps to create a smoother wave or curl. I love it so much. 

I hope this helps you survive your winter.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cao Hui | Visual Temperature

Despite this making me feel terribly ill, I couldn't stop looking at. Maybe that was the intention of Hui when he created this exhibition. To me this says gluttony, greed and highlights the amount we personify solid objects. It puts into perspective how we place material things above the understanding of humanity. 
Looking at these spilling sculptures embarrasses onlookers.. they look unusual and make us feel mortal. I interpret it as a 3D representation of how much power and humility we give to things we buy, as if they have internal functioning organs. 

The pieces show how uncomfortable we are with our functioning bodies, and how we would much rather cover it under a lovely leather arm chair, or fancy statue. Seeing whats actually inside of us reminds us of mortality and in a sense frightens us. This shouldn't be the case, which I 'think' is the artists point. Foreign objects created from un-natural things should have more of an impact, as a human race we are uncomfortable with our bodies and organs. I feel Hui is trying to tackle this, however gory the format. 

 These were created using various wax's and resins, no actual blood or animal parts were used. The artists technique is amazing, he manages to make the internal organs look sickly, and angry as if they are screaming to us for not paying them enough attention.
 'Ordinary objects spilling their guts out'


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