Category Archives: Strange Beauty

Fantasy hairwear from PuppycatMeow

 

I love dressing up. I have special place in my heart for those who take their love of makeup into the real of fantasy, and cosplay queens, manga girls and harajuku honeys make me all warm and gooey inside unicorns and bunnies oh my! I recently found a great Etsy store where the seller specializes in a variety of hair extensions, hair pieces and cool fantasy wigs which give the wearer an amazing decadent Sailor Moon eesque vibe.

Created by PuppyCatMeow there are so many options to choose from, whether you’re going for a steampunk look or an escaped from LOTR movie style. She can take individual orders and hair can be colour matched to your own if you’re looking at her cool buns and braids.

Here are a few of my favourite pieces. Part of the reason I like them so much is the HUGE attention to detail- not only are the pieces great but the styling and makeup is spot on and you do feel transformed somewhere else when you look at the images.

The Rosette barette is really cute, kinda Leia and kinda GaGa headphone hair at the same time, and definitely wearable.

 

This is an easy to wear piece- the catchy named 3-small-rosettes-made-of-hair-wig-slides. Cute, huh?

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Would you shower at Manchester airport?

I’m going on holiday and flying from Manchester airport. Whilst checking out the various stores and duty free goodies on offer I learnt they have shower facilities. Fab- a nice way to cool down after a plane! Wait- these aren’t luxury spa like centres or free gym experiences, they’re budget showers for the budget customers and are they worth the £6.50 charge?

So what do you get?

Prices
Shower and change – £6.50 per person
Leisure facilities, shower and change – £12.00 per person

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 6am
Saturday and Sunday from 8am

The shower facilities have no picture, so you don’t know if they’re luxury or basic- and if you get freebies like shampoo/towels. We are told that they’re offered by Radisson SAS Hotel Manchester Airport which offers no info on their site. Sure, the hotel looks nice- but where exactly are you showering. I don’t feel inclined to try- do you?

{not actual shower pictured}

 

 

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Morphine Lipstick for va va venom?

Morphine has elements of glamour about it. Sure, it’s a hard drug that’s not great for your health, but I think dark night, smoky opium pits, glamour, a True Blood mash up of decadence and devilishness. This is why I’m drawn to the Morphine Lipstick, though it’s not quite what I expected. I though dark red, succulent, maybe with a pouting ingredient added (for the extra burn) and instead I got a peachy coloured lip balm that’s chocked full of essential oils including blackcurrant and seed oil. It’s flavoured with mango, but still has an edge- they’ve used an ingredient that will make your lips go numb, yes NUMB and make your boyfriend’s lips tingle! Not sure how they’ve done this, the secret is in the essential oils U guess!

It’s named after the Kill Hannah song “Lips Like Morphine” where the kiss is so powerful that it leaves you numb and gasping for air.

I like the idea- think it might go onto my wishlist!

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Pantone candles let you colour code scent

Pantone addicts love the cool colour charts and huge array of products that Pantone bring out every year. Pantone have just enetered the beauty arena with scented candles- and I love these! Available in loads of shades, each is a didderent scent- with the twist being that they are named/scented after their shade. No mere purple and red- think Honeysuckle and Purple Twilight.

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Celebrity What were they thinking? Jackie Chan Skincare Line

Sometimes you hear about beauty product lines that are so bizarre and farfetched you figure they’re a fake- and then you learn they’re true. I share with you now- the Jackie Chan Organic Skin Care line. For REAL.

Yes, this line may not have made it to the UK but it does exist and was launched in 2007.

Here’s what he says about it;

The Jackie Chan Organic Skin Care line was introduced at Cosmoprof Asia, the largest and most prestigious international beauty trade event in Asia. Jackie and his business partner Maggie Chu joined forces to produce a line of skin care products which are completely organic. In keeping with Jackie’s history of preserving and protecting the environment, the products are composed of natural ingredients which are non-polluting and all packaging is made using recycled materials.

OK, I like the eco-stance on it- and very forward for 2007- but this makes me laugh really loud. I imagine Chan sweats a fair amount, so that woulsd lend him some credence but still.. would you buy skincare from a man who looks like this?

Yeah, me neither.  A quick google shows zero results under shopping, so I’m guessing this was shortlived.

I like this introspection at strange celebrity beauty product lines, so think I’ll make this a feature!

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Sorcerer’s Spinal Cord candle celebrates the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows finale

What can you say about these spinal cord candles, other than how cool they are? As I’m at a loss for words, I’ll share with you the Etsy sellers blurb.

‘On July 15th the forces commanded by the Dark Lord will unleash their evil powers. How will the world prepare for the fight? What chances of surviving the horror have mere muggles like myself and billions of unsuspecting others?

This time around both wizards and muggles must join forces to defeat the dark horde. I created this light as a symbol of our commitment to the fight. It lifts the magical vale between our worlds flashing like a beacon, drawing the power of love, uniting them in the struggle. It creates a polarized aura that prevents the dark from entering. The more candles are lit, the stronger their combined power to channel love and repel darkness which in turn gives more strength to the fighting wizards and witches.

With it we stand a chance and the more people light them on the night of the attack, the stronger the forces of light will be. Prepare for this battle, light the Sorcerer’s Candle on July 15th and repel darkness.’

The candles are handmade and look stunning- and I find it funny that they were inspired by the new Harry Potter film. I’d never light them though- that would be like burning art!

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True Blood and Tarte collaborate for a limited edition vampire range

Not so long ago Twilight create a beauty range, so it’s not that ridic for True Blood to get it on the action. They have created a three piece range which consist of a blood red lip tint, a blood red cheek stain and a smokey looking palette.Tarte for True Blood Limited-Edition Natural Cheek Stain

I love the tongue in cheek description of this at Sephora: Have you spent eternity in search of an everlasting glow? Meet your maker. This sparkling red cheek stain blends on smooth and lasts from dawn to dusk and well into the night. One drop is all you need to create a crave-worthy natural luminescence for all skintones and types. Like all Tarte products, this lusty natural stain will do good things to youthanks to natural mineral pigments and fruit extracts.

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