Fashion vs Beauty

Which do I prefer? Fashion, or beauty? Hmm. This post will consist of pros, cons, ramblings and such (as usual). And, one twelfth of the way to Christmas is almost complete. It is totally normal to start counting down to Christmas in January, by the way!

Why Fashion is Awesomer than Beauty:

Clothes (and shoes, accessories etc.) last a lot longer than any potions or makeup, unless you grow fast.
Clothes (and all the rest) don’t run out.
Clothes can be mixed, matched and revamped a lot easier than makeup.
Fashion is two thirds of the look. Beauty is only a third, and confidence is the extra quarter. Of course, your character is way more important, but I’m not going to dissect characteristics into fractions.
You can buy vintage clothes, but never vintage make up.
You can wear a party dress without makeup to a party, but wearing party makeup with normal clothes can be an everyday look.

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Reasons why Beauty is Awesomer than Fashion:

It’s on the whole cheaper. I would spend £20 on a jumper, but not on eyeshadow.
It’s easier to ‘express yourself’.
You change clothes every day, but you don’t change faces as often.
You can pamper yourselves with face masks and stuff, but you can’t really do that with fashion.
You can recreate a look you’ve read about by buying the same products; it’s harder to buy the same clothes as that girl in the photo. They might even not sell them any more.

And what do I think? It’s hard. I think I like writing and thinking about beauty more than fashion, but clothes are more important. Not that I’m particularly knowledgable about fashion. But, it’s a close call – it’s so annoying when someone says they can’t decide, though, so I didn’t want to leave you hanging.

I hope your January is going well!

Apple xx

My Fave to Jazz Up Hair: Accessories

Hello again to you all; today’s post is going to be about my current favourite way to jazz up my hair: ACCESSORIES!

Now, often on school mornings my hair looks simply awful, so I feel I have to tie it up. However, I’m honestly not that great at quick hairstyles and my hair just refuses to look nice in a pony tail (it goes all ridgy; yeugh) so…out come the hair accessories.

1. The Good Old Hairclip, revamped.

Try doubling them up. I like gold and black together, running down behind my ear. Be careful not to go too overboard, though, because too many colours in too many ways look really odd.

2. Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons.

Personally, it’s either one or all on this front. I either just tie a bright/glittery/special ribbon around my hair and leave it be, or drape the bunches black and brown. Obviously, you don’t have to use black and brown, since they’re quite sombre. I suggest a red with a silver or white for a festive look.

3. Hair ornaments.

Good for parties. Not too many. Enough said.

4. Those large hair ‘clamps’.

You know? Those ones with the teeth? Like this? They tend to look more elegant and sophisticated than plain hair clips. I like to half-tie my hair up with them.

5. Extra-special hair clips

I own some rather dear, I mean, expensive, ones from Cath Kidston. It really does depend on their design; this section was pretty broad. Pin up your fringe, tuck in loose hair, use them wear you like. I recommend trying unusual ways to wear clips. Experimenting often leads to the best results.

I hope to blog a lot more frequently in the coming week, since school breaks up on Wednesday. Stay in the festive mood, everyone!

Apple xx