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Kahlani Twins Beauty Essentials // Hair, Make-Up, Nails and more

HAIR (list of products)

If you’re hair isn’t naturally wavy, the easiest way to get the twins’ hair look will be hair tong. Take a larger iron and loosely wrap chuncks and ends around the iron (thanks Lou and The Craft!) and just simply brush the waves out! If you want your hair to be a bit messier, mermaid-like, spray your hair with bunch of sea salt spray and dry it with a help of good old diffuser. Both twins naturally have dark brown hair which they regulary light to get the orange tones. If you have blonde or bleached hair, try mixing BLEACH London’s Tangerine Dream and Awkward Peach to get the similar colour! For their Craft fringe, try Fudge Urban Paintbox colours, just array them like rainbow!

MAKE-UP (list of products)

For good make-up look in general GET YOURSELF ONLY THE BEST BRUSHES (my personal faves are Real Techniques brushes).Twins’ make-up is simple and basic. Start with a good primer which will prep your skin and keep your make-up on longer. If you have clean face, without heeps of blemishes and redness just add a bit of concealer and BB cream (if you feel insicure about your skin, go with the full foundation in darker tones). Twins put on fake tan, so put a good bronzer on your must have list. Eye make-up is typical smoky, smudgey and greasy. Get yourself good liquid eyliner and check 41st page in Lou Teasdale’s beauty bible, The Craft. Keep your lipstick natural and beige and matte (The Craft, page 43).

NAILS (list of products)

Nails are not much of a philosophy if you visit good nail artist and ask for bright and glittery nails. If you are crafty and have a calm hand, get bright and neon nail varnishes, glitter and a nail art brush and get going! If you are just a bit lazier and love a bit of risk, get yourself H&H 3D nails and just put ‘em on for raddest nails in the city! (For nail tips, check the Craft, page 81 and so on)

OTHER (list of products)

Twins’ skin is clear and dark. That means (if genes didn’t play a good role) you need loads of skin care and fake tan (the Craft, page 54). Don’t forget to put on a good perfume and some glitter on your face and skin!

Article from The West Australian, 24 December 1929

 WOMEN’S  INTERESTS  DRESS  AND  FASHION. 

The  secret of preparing a successful holiday wardrobe is to buy discriminately, and not to let clothes run away with one. Generally, one’s clothes depend on the line of one’s activities; the sports girl will look out for appropriate sports kit, while the ardent bather will concentrate on beach clothes. So long as  one looks suitably garbed, quantities of clothes are by no means essential.Too many are as often as not an  encumbrance rather  than an advantage. A good selection of what a year or so ago were called ‘tub’ frocks is ideal. For inexpensiveness, nothing can beat little cotton  voile  dresses They pack well, and the most fastidious soul could not demand  anything fresher or more suitable in appearance. Linen is mother useful  holiday material, since silks,  other than the artificial and cotton mixed variety, in plain colours and discreetly striped at that, look too 'towny’ for the seaside  Besides crepe de chines, chiffons and satin are bad style. Shantung, a fabric with  delightful laundering qualities, is in excellent material for the fashioning of a long, unlined overcoat, which supplies just that required amount of extra warmth to have arms when the sun goes down. Bathing suits, quite reasonable in price are obtainable in all colours in a specially woven wool stockinette which neither stretches nor sags after immersion in the  water. A cretonne, linen or Turkish  towelling coat or wrap, the latter most brilliantly patterned, is the correct  finish. Those who intend spending their holiday on the beach can provide themselves with a dazzling quantity of changes at small cost, and alluring accessories to match are by no means exorbitantly priced. The manufacturers have catered very comprehensively for the girl with small means. The enormous beach hats that were worn originally at Deauville are becoming quite popular at Cottesloe this season, and are very sensible’ and attractive. 

Seaside  Evening  Dress. 

One always looks forward to a few dances during the holidays. Seaside evening dress is nothing like so formal as that worn in town, and the girl who economises on her day frocks to achieve an elaborate evening toilette is making a great mistake. An evening frock should be worn, by all means, but nothing extreme. Coarse lace, simply made, and patterned chiffon, are excellent materials for holiday dance frocks. Careful packing is essential, even in the excellently designed modern suitcases. Few materials, even  those that are guaranteed uncrushable, shake out without a fold, unless one is extremely generous with layers of tissue paper for each garment. This is a real preventive, and the only sure one as far as I have discovered, against bedraggled luggage. 

Race  Frocks. 

Those who are not going away for their Christmas holidays are thinking of race frocks, particularly for the Perth Cup. Printed chiffon and lace ensembles are to be the smartest thing, and they will  be  accompanied  by wide and drooping hats and sunshades, which are extravagant trifles as alluring as a fan is with an evening  gown. Large posies are ubiquitous, and are an extremely becoming finish to the fashionable collarless neck line. A well-known young society girl has chosen  delicately patterned white and rose chiffon.The frock is made with a semi fitting bodice and  a full circular skirt set into a tight  hip yoke which fastens in front with a floppy bow. The unlined three-quarter coat is bordered with light  fox as are the sleeves, and the neck  line is finished with a scarf collar which  encircles the throat and ties in a bow behind, to match the one on the frock.This ensemble also has its  matching parasol, beautifully shirred, and the crinoline straw hat to be worn with it is trimmed with pink grosgrain ribbons, finishing in bows under the brim. A young  matron  has chosen a delightful cerise and black patterned chiffon, fashioned with an amusing flared cape, set in from the deep yoke.This will be cleverly manipulated by its wearer  and  dispenses with the necessity for a coat. 

Frock  and  Accessories

Another suitable rare toilette comprises a bottle-green and white printed crepe de chine frock, made with a bunch of flat pleats on one side, and a straight bottle green coat, fashioned with a short cape and lined with printed crepe to match.This ensemble was worn with court shoes of bottle green, kid and suede and a matching handbag. Distinguishing accessories of this description are the proper finish to these plainer outfits. Another exquisite ensemble was seen of rose and beige patterned georgette, and plain beige satin georgette.The frock was simply made with three rows of  frills on the bodice and six half-way down the skirt, and was worn beneath a coat of satin georgette  made collarless and with semi-fitting sleeves, but was allowed a touch of frivolity in the quaint bow which was inlet into the yoke at the back. Two loose ends fell from this to the hem. With this toilette, was worn a small beige hat, encircled round the  crown with varnished quills. 

Glittering  Hair

'A Russian Princess in Paris, forced by the war to turn mannequin, does her work extremely well and thoroughly, writes the French correspondent of a London paper. 'The other evening, when she was dressed in all nastintuim shades with jewellery to tone, she carried out the colour scheme so completely that she had her hair coated with glittering  gold dust. She wore one of the new slinky evening gowns  which mould the figure almost to the knee line and there break out into a fussy hem.The material of the dress  was printed georgette, which showed blur red brown, red brown and orange design on a deep cream ground. Drawn lightly over this gown was a short evening coat in red brown panne, which had a shaped hem and wide cuffs of red fox but not a touch of fur on the collar- The sleeves were tight to just below the elbow, but from that down they assumed a leg-o-mutton outline. She wore an exquisite neck lace of gold filigree encrusted with topaz stones, matt white face Powder, carnation  lipstick, and the gilded hair already mentioned!' 

A  group of race frocks are sketched above. The  girl in the left-hand corner is wearing a frock of ecru lace; finished with a cape-like bertha collar of ninon. Her hat is of black silk straw edged with tulle. Printed chiffon in tones of lemon, orange and green is worn by the figure with the sun shade. Banana, a new shade of beige, lace inlet with georgette is used for the gown on the other centre figure. Georgette in tones of mauve and pink makes the pleated figure’s dress, while her hat is of fine black straw with an eye-veil of flesh tulle. Some hats this summer compromise between caps and crinolines by having close-fitting crowns and transparent brims.The hat worn by the girl in printed satin on the extreme right of the sketch is of black felt and black crinoline. It has two camellias, one of rose kid and the other of black felt placed over and under the brim. 

Captain Swan-inspired pendants! They’re hand-painted with metallic paint so they shimmer and glitter a little, and varnished so that they’re waterproof and durable enough to wear every day. I only have three available right now, but I’ll make more if they sell out, and I take requests for different colours too.

You can see and buy them here!

DIY: Salt Dough Tags

These fancy schmancy salt dough tags will add pizazz to your DIY wedding favors and gifts.  They’re fun and easy to make too! If you have stamps with individual letters, you could also use these as name cards.

Here is what you need to make these salt dough tags:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • heart cookie cutters
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  • stamps
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     (Amazon has a great selection of stamps
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    , but the ones I used for this tutorial came from Michael’s)
  • ink pad
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  • bamboo skewer or straw to make hole in tags
  • ribbon
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  • sand paper

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix dry ingredients.

             

Add water.

              

Mix, or get a couple of helpers to do the messy work:)

Roll to ¼ inch thick.

Ink your stamp. Press stamp into dough.

              

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Press cookie cutter into stamped dough.

              

Place cut-out on a baking sheet.

Using a bamboo skewer, chopstick or straw, make a hole in the top of the tag.

           

Bake in 200 degree oven for six hours.

            

Remove from oven. Sand edges.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

              

Add ribbon. Fini!! If you want to get extra fancy, paint the tags, add glitter, then varnish.

 

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I was bad today and spent way to much money, Got this pretty dress from river island, new earrings and a new handbag, then I went to MAC and got Cherry Lipliner, And Ruby Woo Lipstick :’D and then an urban decay eyeliner and new rose gold glitter nair varnish!! Actually starting to like red lips on me =^.^=