Monday, 4 February 2013

She She She Shine On



So the Internet went down yesterday and what did I do? Crack on with the sewing project I'd threatened to start on Friday, do some housework, bake a cake? Nah, I braved the sub-zero temperatures and went to the pub instead.  Disgraceful, no wonder no-one's ever married me!


Thanks so much for kind comments you left on Friday's post about my "radiance". 
I'll let you into a secret, I cheat, my weapon of choice being Superdrug's Vitamin E Radiance Cream which I've used for years. No foundation, no concealer, no powder, I just wash my face and slap it on. With a shimmery face nobody notices the flaws.


I'm not getting paid to promote it, at less than £3 even a cheapskate like me can stretch to a tube ....and it's cruelty-free, too.


My shiny hair? It's still a novelty, as a blonde it never shone. I wash it twice a week using Lush's solid shampoo and conditioning bars (which last for months) and trim it myself using this tutorial.


Proof I have a life outside the garden, Saturday night and dinner round Liz & Adrian's. So good to catch up with the gang for the first time this year. Check me out with an empty plate, hogging the wine, typical!

Fish & duck print dress (previously seen HERE) worn with last week's customised leather jacket (details HERE) , 1970s felt hat (50p, car boot sale), Made-for-me Indian pendant (the gorgeous Edie Pop) and peacock feather bag (handmade by Liz)

I'm linking and joining the party over at Patti's Visible Monday.

After a weekend of socialising I'm off to crack on with some real work and sort out my vintage stock ready for the weekend.

See you soon!

80 comments:

Carina Rosenholm said...

What to say? Well my dear - your look fab in that Colourfull dress!

Moon to Moon said...

Stunning as usual!
I usd to be a manager at Lush, their shampoo's are so good arent they? I swear by herbalism face scrub

xx Gabi xxx

Hippy at Heart said...

ha, that's so phantastic to read that you trim your hair by yourself after feye's method! I do this for 2 years now and my hair never looked better. lush products are great for the hair, too.

Valerie said...

Oh no you didnt! Dont you know its dangerous to show me a tutorial on cutting your own hair haha. You must have good skin under there though, and I suspect the tan helps, I am a peely wally freckle face haha. V xxx

Alice said...

Your new jacket looks fab, and that bag is very you. What a bunch of fabulous friends - that neon dress rocks too xxx

Frocktasia said...

I'm very lustful over that new jacket of yours, I have a couple of vintage coats that would lend themselves beautifully to a similar revamp project, but I'm a bit apprehensive, what if I cock it up....och! Gorgeous outfit, I love that frock and I will have to try some of that superdrug face cream.
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXX

Fiona said...

Never mind the shampoo that dress is definitely lush, where have you been hiding it ? Liz' handbag is stunning and perfect with this outfit. No pricey creams for me either, Boots, Superdrug or Avon are my brands of choice. Looks like you had a great time at the weekend.
x

Ronnie (RR) said...

Love that dress, great pattern and fabulous colurs

Lou said...

I'd always choose a trip down the pub than sewing or baking! I'm dying to luscious long hair like yours, but it just never seems to grow! Is there any kind of trick to it?! x

edie pop said...

Stunning!!!The dress is fantastic and I'm so glad and proud that you are wearing the necklace I made for you!!
I really need to try Lush's products, I remember that you suggested them to Krista and she wrote that they work well for dyed hair, but I still haven't found them here!Dinner at Liz's sounds like a great time and I'm always happy to see how beautiful are the clothes all the ladies are wearing!
Love xxxxxxx

Anne M Bray said...

OOOOOH that eye popping paisley!
You shimmer with loveliness!

Paisley Power!
xo

Julie bohomumma said...

that dress is fab - and the handbag just sets it off perfectly.

As for heading to the pub instead of doing all the other things - sounds like the best course of action to me!! Those other plans are surely, to pass the time when the pub is shut!

Looks like a lovely fun weekend - hope you have a great week.

Lucy Nation said...

"The sun is cruel when he hides away" You're looking mighty fine in your new jacket and fab psychadelic frock. You're so lucky to have such lovely skin that doesn't require makeup. An afternoon in the pub over household chores is quite the obvious choice as far as I'm concerned. Except with me it would be more likely to be an afternoon in bed with a bag of maltesers and a dvd boxset! xx

Lisa G said...

I must try that Vitamin E cream!

Lx

www.whatlisawrote.blogspot.co.uk

silkpathdiary said...

Fabulous how you made the colours all work together - expected combination and with hat makes for a stunning look head to toe.

Loulou said...

First off, I so love your bag. It's so neat that your friend made it. Also love the colours in the dress.

You and your pals always look to be having such a good time together. You're lucky to have them, but of course, you already know that.

Loulou

Joni said...

Just gorgeous Vix! That dress fabric is heavenly. You've made great style with the little jacket already too. You know, that SPF is a fantastic anti-aging cream too. Protection from the sun is the best wrinkle guard there is.

Kelly said...

That bag is gorgeous! And the dress, all in all perfect.
And I'm definitely picking some of that moisturiser up.
x

señora Allnut said...

i'm loving so much your fabulous maxi dresses, and feeling so inspired by your colorful style!, this dress and jacket combo drives me crazy and that little bag is really perfect!!
besos & fabulousness

thorne garnet said...

Beautiful, as always.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

So diggin' that sweet necklace!!! Thank for the link on the cream. I'm gonna have to find a place that delivers it to the US-- I want to try it. I like that it has SPF 'cause it's a must here.

Style Sud-Est said...

oh! wearing that metallic jacket! nice withf the dress and hat!
Yes you do look radiant, but you know you are a happy so i guess this helps a lot with being radiant! don't you think?
In my book you are fab, fab and fab

Love the bag so cute...

Have a great Monday!

Ariane xxx

freckleface said...

Ooh lots of great beauty tips. Must check those products out. I like the idea of Vix style radiance! I'm a self-cutter. With long straight hair I always think, how badly can it go wrong?

Your outfit is lovely, that dress looks great on you. Love the combination of purple and green. Plus I love that yellow top you wore to dinner. It looks great with your hair and tan. and I must say, that's an awfully good looking group of people you hang out with. Looks like you had fun. xxx

pastcaring said...

Ooh, I LOVE seeing that dress again, the colours and the print are just fabulous! And doesn't the customised jacket look perfect with it, as well as Liz's peacock bag and Ila's pendant? Beautiful - like you, my dear!
Lovely to see you having dinner with the gang, and yay for skiving off down the pub - that's my girl!
xxxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look like a fabulous peacock in that dress!! LOVE the print and colors!! And that bag is to die for!!!

What a lovely time y'all looked like you had!!

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look like a fabulous peacock in that dress!! LOVE the print and colors!! And that bag is to die for!!!

What a lovely time y'all looked like you had!!

Krista Gassib said...

And to look that gorgeous is really that effortless?!?!?! It's because you are a natural beauty blonde black whatever you just are! I love the peacock bag made by Liz, it's a stunner and perfectly matched for this rocking maxi! You look beautiful! The gang looks comfy as usual at Liz and Adrian's and all you ladies always look so pretty in your vintage dresses. I

We are going to talk this week FOR SURE I PROMISE!!!!!
Loveyou!
XXOOOOXXX

Sonshu said...

The bag is absolutely gorgeous! :D Love the confidence you have!

<3
Sonshu
www.thesonshu.com

Patti said...

Gorgeous dress and jacket Vix, and I am tickled that you cut and color your own fabulous hair. Thanks for linking up! xoxoxo

Vintage Jane said...

I am lusting after that jacket! I must try the Superdrug cream. You have an inner radiance that shows through ... you must be happy! M xx

Ivy Black said...

Bloody gorgeous you are. Lush in fact....see what I did there?
I'm a big fan of Superdrugs Vitamin E range...it's the dogs and does the trick.
Glad you had a great weekend and that's a lovely pic of you all.
Here's to a cracking week.
xxxxxxxx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear!! You look truly amazing, green and purple is such a gorgeous combination, I just love that dress and jacket! The peacock feather bag is fabulous too, well done to Liz!! xx

Melanie said...

I used to use Lush moisturiser before it became just too expensive for me, so I was so pleased to see Superdrug did cruelty free and animal derivative free products.
You look lovely in this outfit Vix, your bag is especially lovely .. I have a beaded peacock feather bag from France xxx

The Vintage Knitter said...

Snap! I use the same Superdrug cream, I swear by their Vitamin E range too. Its brilliant and I've been using for years. Loving all those greens and purples in your outfit yesterday xxx

joyatri said...

Ooo, purple and green, one of my favorite color combinations. I haven't seen that dress before. Good for your for taking a risk on a fuzzy photo.
Thanks for the shimmery face tip. I'll have to get to Superdrug when I'm back in the UK.
I bet you'll get a lot of wear out of that jacket.

The Style Crone said...

Thanks for letting us in on a few of your beauty secrets! Your fish and duck print dress is beautifully enhanced by the unique peacock feather bag. I think the pub was the perfect place to spend an internet-less day, especially in this outfit!

Susan Partlan said...

The pub sounds like a good idea to me, internet or no internet.

I love that peacock feather clutch!

Sara said...

Beautiful! Like a goddess Hera, that purse is magnificent !:)

Silhouette de Femme said...

Some great beauty tips & I wondered how you cut your own hair. I love the peacock bag so much with your maxi!
Denise
http://silhouettedefemme.blogspot.ca/

WendyB said...

I want to steal your jacket.

grunge-queen said...

Your new jacket looks super fab with your gorgeous dress and purse, Vix. And I am writing down the name of that cream for my Mum-in-law to send me - I'm an 'illuminator' addict and can't get enough of these products! xoxo

Cristi said...

I love purple and green together, especially when it's jewel toned. That dress is so fab with your new jacket!
I really love that purse too, works perfectly-nicely done Liz! And, I am always amazed by Miss Eddie Pops talent, that necklace is so pretty and so you!
Did you get to sew? Can't wait to see what you've made!:) I only learned to sew because my friend took pity on me and my threadbare favorite pants and helped me make another pair.;)

Trudie said...

Oh I love that jacket, it really is wonderful.
I love hearing how your beauty regime is so uncomplicated. I like to keep things simple and most mornings it's a few drops of organic rose hip oil. I also have a go at my fringe in between cuts to keep it in order.
The print on your maxi is very lovely, just perfect, as always Vix you never miss. X

judith said...

Me encanta genial look, la cazadora preciosa!
Besos
http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

Tanvi said...

What's a wonderful dress. Love the hat too!

Sarah said...

You look beautiful!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

"Woodstock refugee meets Rolling Stones groupie with a bit of vintage Bollywood thrown in" - I love it!

Veshoevius said...

Another glorious maxi! Love the green leather jacket and hat too. I had to laugh about your comment about cossack hats on my last post - I'm sure you don't need telling but DO NOT stop wearing your cossack hats!! So much more glamorous than a blah beanie!

Kezzie said...

Oooh, that handbag is rather fabulous, isn't it!!! Clever Liz!
I might have to give that moisturiser a try!

Jules said...

Aaah you look fab as always, I may need to try that moisturiser!!!
Great tips too!!
XO

P.s. you seem to keep rockin the maxi at themo!! Who needs summer to wear them?!?!

Helga! said...

I'd bloody marry you in a heartbeat, you're my kinda gal!!!
fecking internet, mine has been a bit touchy lately, and better be all go for tonight!
Ha, I'm usually the one hogging the vino too!
Lovely, LOVELY frockage, the peacock feathery bag is a treat,a nd there's that awesome new jacket too!
So you have another fair coming up? Hurrah!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing your beauty tips :) I have tried to not wash my hair as often but my italian hair gets oily really quick. So I wash everyday or it drives me bonkers. You look fabulous!! and so glad you spent the weekend with friends ~Love Heather

Ofelia said...

The lotion does help but I think that the best face beauty treatment is smiling and having a full life and that's I believe is your secret!
The fish & duck dress is gorgeous and the peacock feather bag match it so well.

FASHION TALES said...

That dinner looks like good fun. I just adore the bag Vix, The green leather jacket is a treasure, and you wear floppy hats like no other! xx/Madison

DearHelenHartman said...

I think the fact that you find and create joy in life are a big part of the secret to why you look so lovely. I may never be that lovely but I am sure with a bag like that I would be pretty joyous!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm a big fan of Vit E cream and encourage The Stylist to use it too, but that radiance cream looks like the most amazing product I ever seen. I mean, look at you!!!! You. Are. Beautiful!!! My god I'll never tire of that jacket. Ever. And Ila's creation? Oh lord it's gorgeous!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Val Sparkle said...

What a stunning dress! Giant paisley, green and purple - what's not to like? And it is perfect with that jacket. And the bag. And the necklace. Gorgeous!

Janice Tutone said...

Everything is gorgeous and I am going to purchase the beauty products, maybe I can look as radiant as you. Thanks for sharing. Love the dinner party photo! XXX

songbird said...

ok i am heading over to the how to trim your hair tutorial..i have cut my hair before so it's a no biggi for me.another thing we have in common?:)
i love your outfit and the secret of your radiant glow!
and yeah black hair looks awesome on you

Penny-Rose said...

I love the dress - peacocks and purple and green and its gorgeous and you look fabulous. The leather jacket looks amazing with that dress and hat. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, you are a great source of inspiration to me - not just blogging and op shopping but also your whole outlook on life. Thank you!!!!

Emalina said...

Oooh Vix I have total dress envy, that peacock number is divine! wonderful to gain your recommendation of that cream, too, will check it out! Like you I'm a no foundation woman, so much better for the skin and quicker in the morning! You look so gorgeous Vix, the cream may add to your radiance but the real beauty of your is there in your character and your genes!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Purple and green are such good colours for you! Great tip on the radiance cream too. I may give it a try, although I am a lifelong devotee of good old blue Nivea :) x

Marla Robinson said...

Vix, you are so unbelievably photogenic. I love all your pictures. Lovin' your maxi dress. Love the combo of the beautiful green and purple. Gorgeous!

Candycane said...

Love this outfit - that jacket is perfect for it!!

Sal x

Louise Mc said...

You look divine as always. I have a real itch to dye my hair, but I'm really afraid because of all the PPD horror stories you hear. I don't know why I'm afraid, when I was younger my hair was never the same colour twice. Gah, what to do? x

Sacramento Amate said...

Looking gorgeous for the pub, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

tanaya said...

Thanks so much Vix, its so refreshing to read that your beauty routine is so simple, time and again you've proved one doesn't need to slap one's body weight in lotions and potions. You are my HERO!

delia hornbook said...

I have been using the same face cream as you for a few years now to :-) Its brillaint stuff and im a no soap on my face girl either it dries it up not a good look. Your looking gorgeous as always loved your saturday night photo's you all look so happy. Good luck with sorting your stock out and have fun at the fair, dee xxx

Fashion art and other fancies said...

That looks like quite a feast;)
You wear colour well my lovely and no one does hats quite like you. I'm low maintenance when it comes to beauty/haie and so forth. hehe;)

Reva said...

Thanks so much,Vix! I know you understand and I've thought of you often during this time.
It's crappy that both parent's are going downward about the same time.
I gotta stop whining bout it and put on my trooper face ;)
biggest hugs to you forever
Reva

Amie K said...

Wheeee! You look fantastic. Proof you don't need expensive lotions and potions to look amazing. That leather jacket is too good to be true as well! A classic "vix" outfit and you look wonderful xxxxx

pao said...

Secrets of the Vixen revealed! Shampoo, lotion, and hair-cutting - all done on her own with smashing results. The better to style her amazing ensembles around.

kaffesoester said...

What a fantastic outfit! The dress is stunning, and the jacket and handbag the perfect addition! You look amazing - you must have out shined the rest of the guests at the pub!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love this peacock look! The dress is stunning and I still love that jacket. That superdrug Vit E stuff is great, though when I used the shimmer one and missed a bit my (male) friend said I looked like one of those chav cars with a iridescent sheen :(
You always look radiant! I want to come out and have fun and cheese with you xxxxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I have a nasty feeling it's BECAUSE I got married and had kids that I don't make it to the pub nearly enough! All my radiance comes from a wine bottle though ;-)

Glad the new jacket is getting an airing again, it looks gorgeous with the maxi.
xx

Wean said...

Well I went out and bought some of that face cream and I think it's rubbish ! I've used it three times and I still don't look anything like you !

wardrobeexperience said...

adoarable colours! love the little peacock bag.

Vintage Coconut said...

Love your frock & peacock bag! And of course your radiant face.

Mrs. D said...

Damn every time I scroll down for another post there is an even more fabulous dress for me to drool over!
The peacock feather bag is the perfect complement!

Lucy in the Clouds said...

Bloomin love that dress - the colours and pattern are perfect!