Friday, 16 May 2014

Bare Faced Cheek




I've got a confession to make....whilst I always dress in vintage and pile on the jewellery, sometimes, like today, I just can't be arsed with wearing any make-up.


Pretty rich considering one of my favourite quotes is Beth Ditto's, A day without make-up is a day wasted.


But today hasn't been a total waste.
I was out just after 8am weeding between the blue bricks and planting the trays of Lobelia, French Marigolds and Petunias picked up from B&Q's clearance shelves yesterday.


...and after that I caught up with the reading whilst topping up my tan, and, of course, there was the never ending washing basket to tackle.


The joys of self employment!
I might never have much money but at least I can give myself a day off when the sun's shining.

Back to work tomorrow, this time Kinky Melon's back on the road and taking our vintage wares to the good people of Stourbridge. 


I don't particularly love seeing myself without my trademark black eye-liner and neon eye shadow but my blog is all about keeping it real, there's no pretence or dressing up especially for the camera round these parts - I don't dare. Loads of the neighbours read my blog.

Wearing: 1970s nylon halter neck midi dress (courtesy of the fabulous Curtise), 1960s Danish-made pendant (£1, last week's vintage fair)
Its a night in with Jon's home-made pizza and wine tonight but we'll be hitting the town tomorrow night, its been three weeks, Nessa's won't recognise us!

Have a fab weekend and see you soon.

**NEWS FLASH! Have you seen Bella's post today? I'm well and truly honoured and I'm linking my frock to the other savvy shoppers in Blogland.

78 comments:

  1. Lovely dress and to be frank your skin's lovely so it's not like you NEED make-up.

    Glad to hear you've been enjoying the sunshine ... and back on the road again tomorrow? No rest for the wicked eh?! ;) xxx

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  2. Helen got in before me, which will teach me to think I'm ever going to be first at anything!

    My darling Vix, you are fabulous in full slap mode or bare-faced, it matters not. A day of pottering in the garden sounds just perfect on a lovely sunny day like today. Do you know, I had forgotten all about that dress; I looked at the print and thought it seemed vaguely familiar... I'm rubbish, aren't I? I certainly don't have your encyclopaedic memory for clothes! The pendant is a beauty (you know what a sucker I am for 1960-70s pendants like that.)
    It certainly hasn't been a wasted day though, you've weeded, the pots and planters look fab, you're ready to go for tomorrow's fair (good luck), and the washing's done. Good for you!
    Enjoy the pizza and wine, the get ready Walsall, Vix is coming to get you!
    Love you! xxxxx

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  3. Its weird, you look a lot more like your old blonde Vix photos without makeup lol. Either way you are just beautiful. Enjoy your weekend xxx

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  4. You look bloody fabulous. You need to bottle and sell whatever your secret is. Whatever it is- keep doing it! :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. With the crazy print of that dress, no one would notice make-up ANYhow!
    Only you could look that wonderful carrying a laundry basket - make-up or no!

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  6. I have done exactly the same today in the garden , no makeup , it does your skin good to let it breathe xxx

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  7. I wish I looked that good bringing in the washing!!!!

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  8. Its good to get the sun on your face and have a day without makeup, I am sunning myself in the garden at the mo, best beauty treatment! Sunshine and fresh air. Betty

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  9. Oh I'm the same - I just sling on a pair of sunglasses and that's that. You look gorgeous anyway. And I like the no makeup/bright red lipstick combo. Enjoy the sunshine!
    x

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  10. Love seeing your bare face (and bare feet!). Your face is beautiful and soooo lovely!

    As a general rule... I don't like general rules. :) I don't think I do anything the same every day. Except for reading blogs. :))) Actually, not even reading blogs. There are a few everyday things, of course, but make-up/dressing-up aren't one of them for me.

    Fun pendant, really like it! The dress is fab and funky - just like you and Curtise are!

    Have a great weekend, with sales and pizza and night out and your charming Jon! xxx

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  11. Jeez still a sexy lass even with no makeup and a wash load on your hip . Showed the post to Mr Mountain as he was sitting next to me and he said he still thinks your a good looker ~ ( yes has a bit of a crush on me thinks ) !!

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  12. You look beautiful with or without makeup, but that dress....it needs to find its way into my wardrobe. I love it!

    I've been barefoot in the grass today too....It feels lovely and free.

    Have a perfect weekend xx

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  13. And yet you still look stunning Vix, so not fair on the rest of us.

    Good luck at the fair tomorrow.

    X x

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  14. And yet you still look stunning Vix, so not fair on the rest of us.

    Good luck at the fair tomorrow.

    X x

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  15. You look gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend x

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  16. Look at you, pretty woman. Of course, I love you with your cool make-up look but I also love this fresh make-up-free look. And am so impressed that you take the time to put on a cute dress and jewellery when tooling around the house. I've recently begun to take more care about what I have on when I go out in the yard but I have a ways to go to look as good as you do in your casual look.

    I have such plant envy seeing your beautiful garden shots.

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  17. Had you not said I wouldn't have noticed - but then for four days I didn't notice that my beloved had cut down the dead plum tree while I was away!

    Have a great wine and pizza evening.

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  18. With that fabulous outfit no-one would even notice! Good luck at the fair. x

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  19. Vix you are gorgeous with or without your make up, and you have a pretty garden too have a great weekend xxx.

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  20. you look lovely, with or with out makeup.

    That dress is sweet

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  21. As they say in Philly, you are gorgeous "WID OR WID OUT."

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  22. Gorgeous, slap or no slap babe.
    That dress is fecking lovely...do like a face print.
    That sounds like a day well spent, and the garden looks fab.
    The Shrimp and the Anemone...super book.
    Have a terrific weekend.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxxx

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  23. i thought that was why sunglasses were invented. :)

    you are lovely everyday!

    x

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  24. Vix you look fab and your garden is looking great after all your planting. Making me feel I should get out in our garden this weekend. Have a good weekend. xx

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  25. You look fabulous with & without make up. Sounds like a fab day ~ aside from the planting I spent mine un much the same way ~ too much fun in the sun, got to grab it while you can in this country

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  26. You look fabulous with & without make up. Sounds like a fab day ~ aside from the planting I spent mine un much the same way ~ too much fun in the sun, got to grab it while you can in this country

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  27. You look fabulous with & without make up. Sounds like a fab day ~ aside from the planting I spent mine un much the same way ~ too much fun in the sun, got to grab it while you can in this country

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  28. You look perfectly fine with no make-up chook :D No make up, no shoe, bet you had no drawers on either did ya!! :D Have a good weekend matey x

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  29. I really don't wear much make up any more, just it little eye liner, mascara and eyebrow on the eyes. And lipstick if I'm really dressing up. And, I only wear eye makeup because I have light lashes and eyebrows.
    There have been a few times when I went to the grocery and forgot to put on makeup, and no one seems to notice!
    I like you both ways, by the way! :)

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  30. I just had a look at the sweet post Bella did for you no to mention that hum dinger from Curtise. See how much we love you!!!! Bare faced and you are still a beauty and if the truth be told I often don't wear makeup especially if I am staying home all day. Your garden is looking gorgeous and I adore the hell out of the print on this dress!
    It was so so good to talk to you yesterday. Peetee and I lurve you! Kisses to everyone in the gang and CHEERS!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    XOOOOOXX

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  31. Make up free and very relaxed, my kind of life style! What a productive day you had in the garden, looking good!

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  32. You always look radiant make-up or not it's almost too much for a mere mortal like myself who dare not leave the house without make-up for fear of scaring the neighbourhood.

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  33. Lovin' the chilled vibe.
    The perfect day for it too.
    Have a fab time in Stourbridge. Sell lots!
    Z xx

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  34. You're a babe with or without the face paint, Vix. You look relaxed and happy, and I need a lounging chair like that, stat. xox

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  35. Yes, it's nice to be self-employed, I do miss those days. Looks lovely as ever Vix! xx/Madison

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  36. Sunny days off without make up are the BEST ... and you look gorgeous with or without
    xx

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  37. You look fabulous - I just love the print on the dress. As for makeup I think you look fab with or without. Hope you are having a great weekend, xx

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  38. Bad luck for all those tabloids that like to run articles featuring big stars caught without their makeup. You look fabulous without your makeup so when your an even bigger star than you already are the tabloids will have to try for something else. The paparazzi will have to try for some nude photos instead.
    That 1970s nylon halter neck midi-dress is beautiful! The fabric looks like it must feel wonderful to wear in addition to looking so pretty.
    I hope you and Jon have a fun and successful showing of some of Kinky Mellon's Retro Boutique's treasures at the Vintage and Retro Fair tomorrow!

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  39. Bare-faced and bare-feet you look no less charming than in full make-up and dressed up. Love the print of the dress and the pendant.

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  40. Oh the world of bare face and bare feet is the one I usually inhabit. It suits you! You look gorgeous with or without your signature makeup. Washing? What's that? Oh you mean that stuff spilling out all over my bathroom floor?
    Have a great weekend and treat yourself to another day off in the sun soon!
    xoxo

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  41. You're absolutely adorable without makeup. I love the dress and the print on it, its so cute! the garden looks great . I adore your yard and patio! :-)

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  42. Beautiful as always, beautiful as you are. X

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  43. You are a hot biscuit with or without makeup!! Sometimes I can't be arsed either.
    Loving that divoon frock, great Summery colours, and a lucious pendant to boot! You're TOO fabularse without evening trying! No wonder I adore you!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  44. It's nice to see you without makeup, lovely as ever. I must be your opposite, as I only wear make up on a handful of days each year.

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  45. You look very cute.....fabulous dress....!!x

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  46. I love the graphics on your dress, so art nouveau!
    You look fab without make up, I usually forget to put any on!
    I love all your plants, certainly not a day wasted xxx

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  47. You look beautiful with and without makeup x

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  48. you're fabulous even in your pretty bare face, and you look so cute and gorgeous walking on your garden bare feet, so genuine and summery!
    you're inspiring and rock so much!
    besos

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  49. Given the choice between you slinking about sans-shoes in a sarong and me, a tubby Teutonic type, chugging about in a caftan -- I'm thinking the neighbors would cheerfully overlook the lack of slap! Love the print!

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  50. Looking wonderful as always Vix !
    Love your puzzle of flower and plant pictures,the romantic patio and the very original print of your dress , so nice ...
    Summer's in the air ?
    ~Fairy kisses~
    ~La Dryada~

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  51. Seriously doll, you don't need makeup but I understand when you are used to seeing a certain face looking back at you in the mirror, it's a bit odd to let that go once in a while. I don't wear makeup if I'm pottering about my apartment all day, but as I'm pale, with disappearing eyebrows, I just find I feel better wearing it.

    Honestly, seeing you in that very sassy dress and bastard necklace, I didn't even notice you weren't wearing eyeshadow. I wish I could look that good at 8 in the morning.

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  52. You look amazing without makeup - a natural goddess. :)

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  53. Your little container garden looks great! I love hanging out in the yard with flowers all around, so peaceful.

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  54. You look fab without makeup! I wore no makeup yesterday and it felt really nice. I was at the beach so it made sense. I love that about spring and summer (less makeup). :)

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  55. YES! makeup should be a tool to show personality and style - not a must!
    beautiful woman you are! with or without makeup you radiate from the inside! we all love you for that.
    the art deco printed dress is fab - but i really love the pendant!
    xxxx

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  56. With or without make-up, you look great! I love all your plant containers too.

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  57. You are gorgeous, with make up or no make up, just gorgeous! and I adore your dress too, it's fab! It's been another fabulous day today too! like you I've been tromping about bare faced and bare foot (my hair is a bit of a fright though!)good luck tomorrow! I hope you sell LOADS!!

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  58. The only time I put on makeup is if someone other than my husband is going to see me. Sometimes I don't leave the house for daaaays so I'm au natural quite often. I think you look super cute bare faced!

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  59. I love the way you look with or without makeup. I don't bother with it at home ever. I have to wear foundation, so I really hate how it feels on my face, so I avoid putting it on at home.

    Love you, Vix, always! You are a ray of sunshine!
    Masha

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  60. Make up or not you are just gorgeous. And don't we all have those days when we can't be arsed putting the war paint on. Am having just that type of day today actually. XXX

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  61. You look just as fabulous, Vix. And I'm sure loads of us can relate, sometimes you honestly just couldn't be stuffed to put make-up on. Glad you had time to sit and relax and soak up those rays.

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  62. You are a natural beauty Vix. With or without makeup you are simply stunning. Xx

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  63. Sorry i could'nt comment before today, i had terrible headaches for the rest of the week after i posted on my blog, oh well! I feel 100% better now
    I think you look great whatever, make up or not!

    Lots of hugs

    Arianexo

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  64. you really don't need make up to look beautiful ...

    the print of your little neck holder dress is awesome.

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  65. You're all kinds of fabulous, with or without make-up! You certainly rocked that dress, love it on you, your figure looks super in it. x

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  66. You're gorgeous with or without the make-up!!! Such a cute dress! The wash never ends does it??

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  67. You look lovely, with or without make-up. Gorgeous dress!!!

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  68. u gorjus stunning amze buedy all waz all time. frig dres spendur. wish u naybor of me

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  69. Considering I never ever wear any make up, i totally think it's too hot to do so sometimes!

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  70. Who needs make up when you look so ovely without it. I definitely prefer going make up free when the weather is warmer so my skin feels much fresher.

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  71. You look great, even without make-up! Self-employment, a good man, and curry obviously suit you!

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  72. You are wonderful on your day off with or without make up and beautifuldress given by a friend! Consider yourself lucky!

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  73. You look all sweet and cute without your normal eye make up. Anyway, it's good to mix things up, and sometimes you just don't feel like it. Fact. Isn't that an amazing print on that dress from Curtise and hasn't the weather been amazing? I seem to want to wash everything in the house when the sun shines. Hope you enjoyed that curry! Xxxxxxx

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  74. You look all sweet and cute without your normal eye make up. Anyway, it's good to mix things up, and sometimes you just don't feel like it. Fact. Isn't that an amazing print on that dress from Curtise and hasn't the weather been amazing? I seem to want to wash everything in the house when the sun shines. Hope you enjoyed that curry! Xxxxxxx

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