Ain't Misbehavin'

dress: H&M, hairband: HK, all jewelry: mum's vintage jewelry, gloves: eBay, stockings: House of Holland, heels: YSL
It was one of my best friend's birthday last wednesday and she wanted to have a girly night-in on that weekend to celebrate it. It wasn't until a few days before that she decided she wanted us to dress up and for it to be 20s themed. Luckily enough, i actually already had everything!
I've had this dress for a couple of years now but i've never worn it; it was perfect for the occasion. My mum was kind enough to lend me her jewelry for the night, she is an enthusiastic collector of vintage jewelry so she had all the right items to complete my outfit.
And why did i happen to have gloves? My girlfriends and i are hoping to go to a halloween event this year and lets just say, if everything goes according to plan, my costume involves gloves c; I wish Halloween was bigger in Australia! It's not really a huge thing here, i know it's much more embraced in the States.
Obviously the make up was a huge part of my costume, here's a FOTD:
Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse in Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in 52
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in 8
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Katie

Lioele Auto Eyebrow in 3
UD Naked Palette - Virgin (inner corner of eyes + browbone)
Sleek Oh So Special Palette - Wrapped Up (blended all over eyelid and along the outer lower lash line) 
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Black
UD Eyelash Primer Potion
Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black

MAC Lip Pencil in Beet
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 09

The make up in the 20s was characterised by thin, round and downward eyebrows; dark and smokey eyeshadow + eyeliner and cupid's bow deep red/raspberry lips.
My look was inspired by it but i didn't follow all of it. I rarely wear super dark eyeshadows and wasn't sure i even owned any, but luckily i had the perfect color in my Sleek palette and i quite liked the result! I might wear it more often for nights out c:
I tried making my eyebrows less arched and i went for my Rimmel lipstick as opposed to my usual Russian Red because this color was more plummy.
I actually really love the Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel. I have 4 and i just love the feel of them. There's also a nostalgic scent to them, i'm not sure what it is. I might have to do a review on them.
Anyway, not bad for a last minute costume, i was pretty proud!

Do you have any plans for Halloween? If you do, what do you plan to dress up as? c:




  1. You actually look so gorgeous and your makeup is absolutely flawless! I feel like such a noon when it comes to blending and whatnot haha

    1. awh thank you c: blending actually isn't that hard, my life changed when i invested in the famous MAC 217! it makes blending so effortless

  2. you look absolutely beautiful! I love the outfit, the make up and also the hairstyle.. They compliment each other beautifully.. :-D
    you look good wearing red lipstick!

    1. thanks c: i love wearing red lipstick! if only it wasn't such a hassle to eat :P

  3. Aww! You looked gorgeous! I loved everything about your look, from head to toe :D

  4. this is amazing! you look so good :)

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  5. classic & timeless beauty ^_~

  6. Super cute look! I love it a lot, and it's too bad there isn't as much Halloween in Australia. In the US it's so big that most of us plan to go to at least one party but sometimes more. Last year I had two costumes!

    This year my plan is to do Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games. I enjoy her over-the-top look from the movies.

    1. that's so exciting! yeh it's really not that celebrated at all ;c some bars/clubs do halloween events but that's about it! it's also because here in Australia, it's right before final exams for the end of the school yr (uni and high school).
      What a great idea! lots of room to play with your make up there! c:

  7. Cute, love the outfit - you are flawless!!!

  8. Oh wow, I love this whole look - so cute and classy! Love that you did your research into the makeup too. Must have been a fun party! :) xx

    1. it was a very elegant time! i think this is such a suiting theme for people turning 20 or 21!

  9. A 20's theme party sounds so good!! Your look is very glam!! I love your makeup.


    1. It's such a fun theme! and not too hard to prepare for c:

  10. I'm loving the Katie blush on you! The 1920s theme sounds like so much fun, your whole outfit and makeup is inspired :)

    1. i own so many blushes but i favor Katie so much over the rest of them :P ah the 20s were so glam!

  11. very cute outfit and makeup look!