risky themes

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why do I always smile with my teeth? Because I look scary if I don't, here is the evidence.

For those that have followed my blog for a while you may recall a photoshoot I did a long time ago with the wonderful photographers Marcus Lim and that.girl.nina. Although the set and brief for the shoot wasn't suggestive in any form, I did get mixed reviews from the regular readers who didn't agree with my risque cropped top. At the risk of revisiting that era (and I guess my youthful days of grunge? haha) I whipped out my cut-out black dress today.

I guess looking through old photos I'm still inspired the theme of it all. Marcus and Nina have such creative minds, especially for something that was quite impromptu! And its good to experiment with different looks every now and then. Besides, you're probably all sick of seeing me in the usual girly neutrals, pastels, loose fitting dresses and chiffon anyway hahaha

On a high note - these photos also featured two new things now available at ANNIEPOPSHOP. Click any of the images below to check them out and don't forget to like my Facebook page

On a low note - after these photos were taken I got the dreaded Lens Error on my Canon S95. A Canon user's nightmare! So I'll have to make do with whatever I've got around me until I find a new camera. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear from you!

Below are some new items now available at ANNIEPOPSHOP - visit the page for more!

Cowl dress

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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ANNIEPOPSHOP cuffs (coming soon), ASOS cowl back dress

Although friends turn to each other during trying times, I often thought that it was easier to just smile than to explain why I'm unhappy.

Everybody is changing, finding their own place in the world and fighting their own battles so it's not that I don't like to open up to other people, I just don't want to spread any burden. I don't like asking for sympathy or support and when I unexpectedly receive it it turns me into a blubbering mess. Nobody wants to deal with a mess like that.

A few weeks ago when I was about to prepare myself for a night of relentless falling into a worry of thoughts, two friends came over and gave me this printed canvas that I now hang above my bed. I've slowly started to believe that

"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed with our tears once in a while so we can see life with a clear view again"

And whenever I look at this sign I'll think of the wonderful people I have in my life that can make me smile even when all I want to do is cry. That think I'm beautiful even when I'm a mess. Thank you.

...and in continuation of my recent lacquer adventures here is my attempt of a galaxy and some sort of rainbow.

Products that were used:

Galaxy nails: China Glaze Liquid Leather, China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, China Glaze Golden Opportunity, China Glaze White on White, Ugg Baby Pink

Glitter rainbow: OPI Extra-Va-Vaganza, OPI Glow it Up Already, OPI Absolutely Alice, OPI Show it and Glow it

I know this wasn't the most pleasant blog post but I do wish you all a prosperous and happy Chinese New Year (:

Gradient Test and YSL Arty Ovals

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Dress by Sheike, YSL Arty Oval ring in Turquoise, Azure and Lapis

I purchased the YSL Arty Oval ring in Lapis as a self Christmas present but not long after I patted myself for zero buyers remorse, I found out through my cousin that Cult Status stocked the Arty Oval ring in Azure and in my size too! I've wanted the Azure for the longest time and I could never find it anywhere....so out came the debit card, once again.

When I finally had both the Azure and Lapis in my hand, I reluctantly had to make the decision of keeping only one of the two. Before I recieved them I thought the choice was obvious because I wanted the Azure for that lovely gold streak, but in person the Lapis stone and its gold specs were a lot more vibrant. I would keep both if I could! But I think that might be bordering an irrational obsession - I was never going to wear them all at once and because I've lost my green Arty Oval, all the ones I had at that moment were different shades of blue... so a few days ago I posted up the Lapis ring for sale and I'm confident she has found herself a better home :)

And to you dear Miss Azure, welcome to the family.

ysl arty oval azure
ysl art oval azure
YSL arty oval azure
I've also been experimenting with gradient nails this week. I still need to work on my blending but they turned out a lot better than I thought! Oh, and in the last picture my nails are supposed to be cupcakes...although I've been told otherwise.. haha

Here are the products that were used:
Nude to Navy: OPI Samoan Sand (base coat), Milani 3D Holographic in Cyberspace (gradient 1), China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic (gradient 2)

Dark pink to Purple: OPI Miami Beet (base coat), OPI Plugged-in Plum (gradient 1), China Glaze Evening Seduction (gradient 3)

Rainbow nails: OPI Mod About You (base coat), L.A Girl Sunny (gradient 1), China Glaze For Audrey (gradient 2), China Glaze Spontaneous (gradient 3)

Cupcake nails: China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Italian Red, China Glaze For Audrey, China Glaze Agent Lavender, L.A Girl Can U Dig It?, L.A Girl Lilac, L.A Girl Sunny



Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm selling my YSL Arty Oval Ring in the colour Lapis, size 6.


The ring is brand new, with box and tags still attached. I only just recieved this on the 31st of December so I haven't worn it out.

The current selling price is: $250.00 AUD with p&h included.

Please contact me: anniepop@live.com if you are interested!