Friday, 6 April 2012

OOTD :-)

helloooooooooooo sexay people, soo here's my first OOTD:

Denim Shirt: My mums wardrobe (that's not a shop, its literally from my mums wardrobe...but its mine now aha), but you can get denim shirts are pretty much ANYWHERE. I love vintage stuff, soo Beyond Retro is where you can get some reeeally amazing vintage clothes. So, they will have loads of denim shirts.

Maroon Leggings: Primark £3

Crucifix Ring: Topman (but i dont think they sell it anymore)...BUT they have this one from Topman and this one from Topshop. 

Bird Ring: Charity Shop, BUT again i love my vintage/vintage looking stuff. soo Rings and Tings have some amazing shizzle on there. This bird ring is quite similar.

This ring is also from a charity shop and i'm sure if you search high street shops or pretty much anywhere they will have similar rings

 Necklace: Newlook
i think they sell this anymore but Rings and Tings do one just like it: 

Cruxific Earring: again, my mums wardrobe, but crosses are very in right now and you can find them anywhere. Urban Outfitters do some really cute ones but again, you'll find them in most high street shops and accessory shops. 

Feather Earring: £1 Primark

White Plimsolls: from a school shop, agessssssss ago. (i wore these when i was in primary school and well im 17 do the maths)
White plimsolls are EVERYWHERE. These white Converse from Tower Boots are very cute, but you can literally get white plimsoll/converse/vans from anywhere.

soo thats my OOTD. hope you liked it, if not then...ohh well, life goes on.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

i am not a nail artist...or any type of artist...

hellooooooo beautiful people, soooo..... i thought i'd show you my nails. soo basically, im not a nail artist..(as you will find out) BUT i do loves me some nail art. soo i thought i'd try out a lil simple design...literally SO SIMPLE

  I've been loving the whole 'striped thing' for a while and i painted my nails blue, then i thought i could do a contrasting blue next to it and a glittery black stripe down the middle. 

These are the nail varnishes i used;

The 1st one i used was a pastel baby blue from claries and it came in a pack of other pastel colours (pink, purple, yellow, green, orange). i think it was around £8
The 2nd one i used was an electric blue also from Claries. That one was £2.25.
and last, but certainly not least, i used L.A. Colors Art Deco nail art in colour 'Black Sparkles' to do the stripe down the middle, which was £1 from my local hair shop. You can find it it most hair/beauty shops, beauty base or online (you cant actually order online, but the website will tell you shops where you can buy it)
I painted my whole nail with the pastel blue 1st. it took around 3 coats of the stuff to make it look nice. Because im not a patient polly, i just painted half of my nail with the electric blue straight after. Then i waited a bit...(like 10 mins) and did the black stripe down the middle.
The L.A. Colors Art Deco is VERY watery, soo i wouldn't recommend it for complicated designs, but for this easy design it was fine.

Im reeeeeally bad at keeping steady, soo i just kept my hand i was painting on a flat surface and just focused (for once). This is a very easy design to do and hopefully in the near....(or distant) future i'll learn more complicated designs.

Hope you liked my 'interesting' first attempt at doing a nail art. aha


Monday, 2 April 2012

hey there Shekinah...

hellooooooooo. soo, im a newborn baby in the face of blogging. did that even make sense? basically, im new to this blogging shizzle.
a bit about myself?...well, my name is Shekinah (shh-key-nah), im 17 years young, i lurrrrrrrrrve fashion, beauty, music and chicken....i LOVE my chicken.
I wanted to start this blog because i just want to be productive with my life, and basically show people what i love and maybe help people? I dont look like a model, but i can still tell people about fashion and stuff, right?
sooo, why 'bittersweetbeauty' well i feel like the fashion/music/general media world is soo obsessed with the way you look and you can only do certain things when you look a certain way. soo, i feel like im a bit of a oxymoron. I'm not all beautiful and model-esque, but i still love fashion and want my name out there. You dont have to look like a Kardashian/Jenner to get by in life. (although they are b-e-a-utiful)
EVERYBODY has some sort of beauty, some may just be harder to find than others.
remember, the best things in life are bitter-sweet.

Heres a lil picture of me, just being me...
xo ;-)