Friday Finds!

It’s Friday!

I just got back from watching my youngest in his school Book Week parade. He was “Russell the Sheep”

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My older boy dressed up as Russell 2 years earlier.

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Now, onto Friday Finds! As a 4 foot 10 and 3/4 inches girl, I make sure to dress like I’m atleast 5 foot! LOL. So when I discovered this YouTuber and her style, thought I’d share. So for those of you who are vertically challenged and need some inspiration on what to wear or how to wear clothes that make you look taller, she’s got some great tips!

Miss Louie is Erica Louie and her YouTube channel and blog is her “little corner of the internet where you will find chic {and achievable} fashion inspiration, thoughtfully curated collages, pinteresting discoveries, sexy interiors, delicious plates, a few beauty tips and thoughts on life.” You can find her YouTube channel here and blog here

My fave vids are:

How to Look Taller (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

Photo courtesy of Miss Louie

How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

How to Wear Monochromatic Colours (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

How to Wear Monochromatic Colours (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

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Also, check out the video on her fave drugstore mascaras. I’ll be checking this out as I have very short and very straight eye lashes and need help in that department to make them look longer.

Top 5 Drugstore Mascaras (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

Top 5 Drugstore Mascaras (Photo courtesy of Miss Louie)

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So hopefully you “shorties” out there get some great tips from Miss Louie as I have. Let me know how tall you are and what dos and don’ts you have when it comes to fashion for your height. Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy your day! Don’t forget to subscribe to get my blog posts sent directly to your Inbox.

What’s Coming Up Wednesday

G’day, g’day! It’s mid week and I’m here to bring you “What’s Coming Up” Wednesday.

But before I do, did you see the recent My Teeny-Tiny customer request Dolls®?

The first was a request for a Navy cadet (ooh, I hope I’m getting the title/position right. If not, please feel free to let me know)

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This My Teeny-Tiny Sailor Doll® will be boarding the H.M.A.S. Melbourne very soon. The other one was for a My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Ballerina in black and white.

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Both are available in the shop now.

Now, for “What’s Coming Up” this week. I have a new doll on offer … it’s My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Lou-Lou.

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Can you guess who she is inspired by?

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She’s available now in the shop …  I feel like having a burger now.

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SNEAKY PEEK ALERT!!!

Here’s a My Teeny-Tiny Doll® I was excited to make. I’ve wanted to make her for a while and it wasn’t until recently that all the supplies, ideas fell into place. Here’s a quick view of the design board for her.

 

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Let me know what you think. I’m excited to show you the finished product later on today.

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Finally, Bunny Bubs’ Bouquets, Blossoms & Blooms Showcase  is next week on Tuesday 1st September where My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Sophie will be available. So don’t forget to visit her right here, and while you’re there check out all the lovely creations to welcome in Spring 2015 in this album.

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! Chat later.

My Teeny-Tiny Sailor Doll®

Most of you would know I don’t do custom orders. Main reason is the anxiety involved in meeting customer expectations. I may have this brilliant idea in my head but then it may be far away from what a customer has in mind. So hence, I don’t offer customs.

However, I do like challenges. Customers and likers have suggested in the past what new My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® they’d like to see, and then if there is a twitch of an idea brewing in my head, I’ll try to make it and then showcase the finished product to the CYSN world and go from there.

Previous suggestions have included:

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But more recently, a request was put forward to make a My Teeny-Tiny Sailor Doll® and after a few drafting and re-drafting of patterns, this is how he turned out

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This handsome little fella is already spoken for, but if you want to order one, PRE-ORDERs are available now in the shop.

Happy sailing!

Friday Finds!

In order to make sure I keep up with my blogging regularly, my aim is to have a couple or a few series per week to ensure my blog content is up to date and interesting.

So, if you are already a subscriber to my blog (if not, make sure to subscribe so you can get new blog post sent directly to your Inbox – subscribe button located at the top right hand corner!), you would have seen that on Wednesdays, I will write about “What’s Coming Up” in the world of My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® and other CYSN creations!

The first one was about My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Marlie and a matching Carry-Me Bag – blog post here. They are available now in the shop

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Now for Fridays, I was thinking of having “Friday Finds!” where I can let you know what I have found for the week covering fashion, beauty, toys, arts & crafts … and anything else you may find interesting as I have.

So, to get on with it, I thought I’d start the first one with a beauty product. Recently, I am obsessing about make-up. In my 20s, I never really wore much make-up, only during special occasions, plus I had really bad acne problem that I wasn’t too keen looking at myself in the mirror. The way I had applied make-up back then was with cakey and with way too light foundation which made me look like a ghost .. a bumpy pimply ghost!

But with the all the fashion and beauty blogs and YouTube, there is enough beauty advise to help out a little old girl like me.

You would have seen on my Instagram a few beauty pic uploads already …

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Anyhoo, my find for this week is Australis Cosmetics‘ AC On Tour Contouring & Highlighting Kit.

Well,actually it was something else that I spotted first that lead me to the contouring kit. I was walking around in Priceline looking for whatever specials they had that day and saw this make-up brush

There was no price visible on it nor on the shelf, so I went to the front desk and asked them to scan it. It scanned $0.00 as they said it was part of the Australis AC On Tour Kit – so buy the kit and the brush was free! Me likes the sound of that.

That peaked my interest as I really liked the double ended brush with the flat angled brush on one end and the short packed bristle on the other.

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I had other foundation tools at home already, but wanted to see if the flat  brush or the short bristle brush would give me better finish to my foundation application. Other foundation tools I have already include a blending sponge and a variety of blushes.

Photos courtesy of Priceline

Photos courtesy of Priceline

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Here’s how I use these brushes, clockwise from L-R:  Flat foundation brush for cream contouring; Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (the gold one) for applying my liquid foundation; ModelsPrefer Airbrush Angled Contoured Brush for dabbing on cream blush on my cheeks and the MANICARE Precision Blending Sponge for dabbing and blending my under eye concealer.

I mean really, I had enough brushes so didn’t really need another one … but I did have a look at the contouring kit anyway.

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Now what caught my eye with this kit is the top middle shade. There was a little sampler palette on the shelf and it swatched bright yellow. I saw somewhere on YouTube that yellow powder under the eye brightens it and can counter act any redness or dullness. So I did a test on my under eyes in the shop and it worked. It didn’t look yellow, it just blended in nicely. Oh and also, “they” say (make up experts that is) that it’s good to set cream under eye concealer with a powder so it doesn’t crease throughout the day and stay on longer. Here’s a swatch sample of the colours on the palette.

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So the yellow shade I like for setting my under eye concealer and stopping it from creasing. The pink one I don’t think I’ll be using as much as I have a warm undertone (learnt that one only recently LOL). The champagne-y light shimmer one I haven’t used yet (as I had just bought The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer – right pic from Instagram collage at the top of this post).

Now for the contouring shades at the bottom. I did try them this morning but wasn’t too keen on it as they did make my make-up look muddy and dirty. Mind you though it was the first time I tried them and I may have applied it a bit heavy (the powder are highly pigmented, so you would just need a little bit on the brush for a good natural effect). I may try again next time or it may be better suited for night-time when you can get away with a heavier contouring effect rather than during the day. I’ll let you know how it goes later, maybe when I’m brave enough to go in front of the camera to show you how it looks on my actual face :/

So the contouring kit is $16.95 from Priceline. I did look to see if they were also available in Target, but they weren’t and not sure if they are in K-mart. From Priceline’s online website though, the contouring brush doesn’t seem to be included, so you will have to go in store to get the offer I think.

Photo courtesy of Priceline

Photo courtesy of Priceline

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The kit is available in 3 colours: Light, which is the one I got and I think is the original one and there’s also for Medium and Dark complexion. But I don’t think the 2 darker shade kits have the yellow shade in it (which was what attracted me to the kit in the first place).

Now as for the brush, love it! The short packed bristle side is what I used this morning to apply my foundation and there was no streaking. Unlike the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, which is way more expensive, I find I have to blend a lot more to get a good flawless finish.

So there you go, cheaper (or rather in this case, “free”) is better than an “expert” brush. Hope you find this post helpful if you are looking for any highlighting powder for under the eye, or an affordable contouring kit or a flawless application foundation brush.

Please note, this post is not sponsored by anyone of the above mentioned brands. They are 100% my own opinion and experience.

Let me know what you think. Or do you have your own great contouring or foundation brushes finds? Let me know by leaving a comment below. And don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. Have a great Friday!

“What’s Coming up” Wednesday

Hey, hey hey! Happy mid-week! I am starting up a new blog post series every Wednesday (fingers crossed I can keep it up ) called “What’s Coming Up” Wednesday.

This weekly series will outline what I have coming up in the world of My Teeny-Tiny Doll® or any other new creations I have coming up for the week.

Check out my design board of My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Marlie.

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She will be available for AU$42.00 + shipping and will be in the shop from 12pm (AEST) tomorrow Thursday 19th August. If you are interested in her let me know by leaving a comment below or contact me via e-mail cookyousomenoodles@gmail.com. That way I can gauge interest and may be able to RESERVE or offer PRE-ORDERs.

Happy Hump Day!

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Oh P.S. don’t forget there is a 15% OFF SALE on selected My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® in the shop now. Sale will end tomorrow 12pm (AEST)

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EDIT: I have also made a co-ordinating MTTD Carry-Me Bag for My Teeny-Tiny Doll® Marlie.

15% OFF SALE

I’m making some NEW! My Teeny-Tiny Dolls® for the turn of the season and will need to clear some “shelf” space in the shop.

I’ve been posting some sneaky peeks on my Instagram page (if you aren’t following me there yet, make sure you do).

Instagram Sneak Peek

Instagram Sneak Peek

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So I have reduced selected items by 15% and they are available now in the shop.

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Have a great day all!