Sunday, 26 May 2013

MUSICAL SUNDAYS

HI SMEARS!!!

YOU know me well enough now to know that i love having segments here on SMEARED LIPSTICK. and I'm pretty excited about this one. 'Musical Sundays' is to be a weekly installment every Sunday about 5 songs that i was either jamming to during the week or those that I feel need to get a little recognition. music is a universal language and as you will soon see I'm quite the linguist, nothing too extreme (no Khoi-San mixes here). today there is a bit of everything so here goes


FIRST up is Turn It Down by KASKADE ft Rebecca&Fiona. the love i have for this song and the "white girl" dance moves is tremendous.


SECOND it's Icona Pop with I Love It.
okay this song is super annoying and strangely endearing at the same time,but you know what "i don't care! i love it!"


THIRD its the one with Blackcoffee *eek*
Bucie is my girl crush so i especially love the fact that she did some vocals alongside Demor and Zakes Bantwini. I'm a house junkie, but sometimes you just need to let the track slow down your life a bit and that's why i love it.



Christina Perri - Arms is FOURTH. I watch the Bold and the Beautiful religiously and i especially love this song because its the title track to Liam and Steffy's relationship. *so cute*



AND LASTLY, whats a Sunday with no soul.. Sade with By Your Side. I'm actually torn between this song and Sweetest Taboo because they both mean a lot to me. so i sent Sade a telepathic promise to add it next week.


I CONCLUDE by asking you all to tell me what you think. what did you listen to this week? TWEET ME!

BYE SMEARS!!!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

I'M SORRY... AGAIN


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I REALISE that 70% of my entries begin with I'm sorry, but that's because i really am sorry. i spend my days rotting away in front of some sort of screen and as lazy as it makes me seem, that is where my big ideas and waves of inspiration come from. they radiate out of the screen, into my eyes, join to a nerve and get shot up into my brain. like really I've watched "Little Black Book" so many times now i can almost see Brittany Murphey doing cartwheels in the living room almost as if she is trying to tell me that i need to add spice to my life. so watch YOUR screens because I'm buzzing right now.

ANYWAY, I'm proud of myself today because i actually managed to get some vitamin D. yes, SMEARS. today i felt the sunlight hit my skin. i was invited to a birthday lunch. AoneTheFashionPoet celebrated her day with a few friends. if you don't know who she is, be ashamed and redirect yourself here. the evidence is as follows (There is a lot so brace yourself):

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I KEPT 'the look' (if you will) very simple. i threw on a little red dress, a little jacket since it was a bit chilly and some brogue heels (which you obviously cannot see). minimal accessories were the order of the day. actually that's kind of the order of any of my days really.






GUESS WHO!





MUMMY AND DADDY DEAREST





WHEN it was my turn to dish, I pretty much added as much as possible to my plate then added a salad in an attempt to balance it all out.. the food was scrumptious. *thumbs up* ...

moment of silence for the handbag cake *hysterical shrieks of excitement*...it looked to cute to be eaten so no one got a bite .


we all left it, still whole, to bask in its own majesty. wait? what?

I totally forgot to mention there were boys too..anyway moving on! :")


EVERYONE WANTED A PIECE OF HER :)



AND that was my day lovelies. summed up into plus minus a million characters or so. it was fun seeing all the familiar faces (boys too) that lack of school and other human interaction had
left me missing. don't forget to subscribe via Bloglovin dearies. I had a fabulous time. Thanks A!

BYE SMEARS!!! 


Saturday, 18 May 2013

I'm A Real Person Too

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IF you were looking forward to last nights real person, I'm very sorry love. communication barriers still exist  and well it just wasn't possible. but i promise it wasn't the last of  the "RPW" installment. i might just make it a monthly feature. i do however want to use this opportunity today to make it a little bit more personal. I'm having a little heart to heart with myself.. what? you didn't really think i was going to celebrate real people and leave myself out did you? yep today you get to see the face behind the words.




My uncle's sweater
 (something borrowed. more like taken)

DESCRIBE YOURSELF
"I never really liked such questions because I'm almost always in some sort of transition. i don't belong to any kind of niche, neither does my style. im just a fun loving child who believes she was born at the wrong time."


IF YOU WERE A FRUIT?
"I'd definitely be a lemon. peel away the covering and its an explosion of flavour. its a mixture of everything nice and everything not so nice"

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE
My bootie heels
"I'm a huge fan of everything vintage and everything borrowed. i dress for comfort because that's what works for me." 


Red is good colour to have

WHO INSPIRES YOUR STYLE?

"well firstly its my mom and her older sisters. i often go through their old photos and its unbelievable how so ahead of their time they were.. looking through my mums closet is like climbing into a time capsule of awesomeness. and very often i leave her closet with my arms full. if you are a dedicated SMEAR you know who my top 3 style stars are. I'm also inspired by a wide variety of bloggers who I've come to know more about over the years..i owe the Shala Monroques and Jessica Virgins of the world a lot for motivating me to start SMEARED LIPSTICK."

STYLE TIP


peter pan collar with black bow embelishment
"have fun with your clothes. its amazing what you find in your closet when you trying to reinvent yourself. fashion changes all the time but if you nurture your own style then you will always have something to wear without breaking the bank. oh and smile. you are never fully dressed till i can see those pearly whites"





THAT'S about it for me SMEARS. I did promise that I'd show you proof of my blood donation so here it is..


YEP! THATS A NEEDLE. ITS LONGER THAN IT LOOKS
YOU can now also follow me on twitter @S_Lipstick and i just made myself available on bloglovin.com.. <a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7698757/?claim=euuptz5wnx8">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

oh and if you reading this and you are not subscribed or do not follow my blog yet, look to the top left corner of the page and do me the honour...thanks for keeping me inspired SMEARS. every page view counts. :)

Thanx for caring. xxx

BYE SMEARS!!

I got this shirt from my beloved mother..
gold accessories!! whoop hoops!!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

REAL PEOPLE _AoneTheFashionPOET

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I'VE been having such a hectic time this week (doing those top secret things for my future) that when i get to blogging at the end of the day i work like mad to get it done on time. today is TRIPLE the pressure because not only am i tired from walking around all day, I'm fighting against time because of these damn power cuts AND I'm also feeling woozy. i donated 550ml of blood today..(just doing my part). it was my first time so obviously i found the whole experience wildly exciting. more on that in a bit.

WE in SMEAR LAND are still celebrating real people week and I'm uber excited for today. she is an aspiring model, a poet, a fellow blogger and last but certainly not least she knows how to look good which is why today we talking to AONE!

the statement necklace is to die for




YONIE  prides herself in staying true to her roots. she totally rocks braids (like for real, there's never a dull moment with her hair) she has that African vibe on lock. she isn't afraid of colour, her immaculate jewellery collection is "to-do" and her style is effortlessly graceful. i couldn't wait to interview her.. here's how it went.

 

AONE IN 5 WORDS 

 "AoneTheFashionPoet" (that's four words though) "*laughs,* lets pretend you said four" (okay, it does kind of sum you up)

I'M A SUCKER FOR RIPPED JEANS!

EVERY GIRL MUST HAVE ___________

"basic blue jeans! simple!"

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR STYLE?

"divas" *wide eyed* "women who know their self worth, allow it to reflect in their ensembles and take pride in their appearance" (phew) "i adore Bonang Matheba for understanding her body and enjoy how fashion forward she is, Kim Kardashian for her simple elegance, Rihanna for her edgy and risky look, Solange Knowles for her ability to rock tribal and African inspired everything, which is what I'm all about. I'm also strangely enough inspired by poetry." (I'm guessing your fellow poets can relate).

YOU WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD ________

multiple textures
"BALD!!" (me neither) "we ought to know ourselves and what suits us better than anyone else. I'd never shave all of my hair off"


STRANDED ON AN ISLAND AND YOU HAD ONLY ONE THING TO YOUR NAME WHAT WOULD IT BE?

"a piece of jewellery, its my obsession" (I'm not surprised, you have quite the collection)

 TIPS?

"authenticity is key. its better to fail at originality than to succeed imitation. be inspired, yes, but remember to always do you" (spoken like a true original)

bright and bold even in her clothes

yellow hues are definitely your colour
IF YOU WERE A BISCUIT?

"Romany Creams j'adore chocolate" (mmmmm nice choice! why though?) "metaphorically i guess its because i embrace my dark skin and i retain my African values within me" (makes sense)


check her out on facebook or follow her on twitter @yonie_dee or do both.but one thing you definitely have to do is visit her blog AoneTheFashionPoet and subscribe. its really that good.. her poems need to internationally recognised..

that hair. those studded heels the jacket with the overlapping front . *drooling*

i was going to share my blood donation pics but i didn't think the young lady would appreciate her picture being put up next to a picture of my blood (i know i wouldn't) anyhow guess it will be a story for another day.. Ive been getting a lot of love lately, and trust me it doesn't go unnoticed. to all the new recruits SUBSCRIBE! that's how i come to a close today lovelies.

BYE SMEARS!!!

***celebrating real people***

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

REAL PEOPLE _BONOLO RAOWANG

HI SMEARS!!!

SORRY for posting so late. i might be posting late for a few days. please subscribe so you can always be in the know. had a very busy day planning one or two things for my future that will soon be common knowledge...don't make that face, i do have a life outside of my blog you know...no really, i do! anyway, still in celebration of real people week, today i had a chat with a very good friend of mine (face to face this time) about her style.

white high waisted shorter-than-short shorts and a blue vintage inspired blouse with shoulder pads
SHE is an aspiring young model, check out her profile here and her facebook page over here.
Nolly, as she is more popularly known among her circle of friends, often sports short shorts and mini skirts (she really has nice legs though) and her cool preppy style sets her apart. she is an opinionated free spirit who takes really good pictures as you will soon see.

THIS is how our little chat went. hope you enjoy..

WHO IS BONOLO?


"Bonolo is a fun loving individual who strives to succeed in life by using both her experiences and those of others. She is motivated by the urge to make something of herself and positively impact those around her. She has many ways of expressing herself and clothing is one of the channels in which she does this. You can be anything or anyone you want to be but the best and simplest is to be yourself "



YOU WOULD NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT_______

"that's easy, mascara,eye liner and of course red lips" (i really should have known)


red hair suits you. love how this look includes the ever so fashionable studs and tribal prints


WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE IN YOUR WARDROBE?

"my blue stilettos that i got as a gift from a family member in the USA last year. they came in the mail, i was so excited when i got them i almost exploded before i had a chance to even wear them."


calm

I TOTALLY SEE WHY YOU LOVE THOSE SHOES..love everything
 STYLE TIP

"clothes don't define style. be yourself. everyone is trying so hard to be different that we all just end up looking the same." (i totally get you. Thumbs up!!)


WHO INSPIRES YOUR STYLE?

"Nicky Minaj" (*rolls eyes* of course)
"in all seriousness, its Nicky Minaj. she walks out in clothes that society frowns upon and she doesn't care because all that matters is how she feels about herself. she doesn't follow society's checklist. she is just nick and that's what inspires me to be me"

Playful too
SO AFTER forcing her into a photo shoot these are the results of a hard afternoons work. really proud of how it turned out. this is definitely not the last you see of her here on the blog..watch this space! for more fashion and photo concepts do follow those two facebook links i gave out earlier. she isn't on twitter (models *sigh*) so do drop her an inbox or email her for bookings. DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!

till tomorrow,
BYE SMEARS!!!

***celebrating real people***

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

REAL PEOPLE

HI SMEARS!!!

OKAY i know Ive been gone for over two weeks now, but the mix of laziness and writers block is entirely to blame. also blame some of my favourite bloggers for going HAM with pictures that i couldn't help but drool over 24/7.

BUT maybe it's a good thing that Ive had the chance to relax my fingers because I'm buzzing with ideas now...at least enough to see me through the end of the week :)

TODAY I'm talking about normal people and their stylin' ways. as much as we all like getting celebrity tips and wardrobe secrets, wouldn't we all much rather look at ordinary people who actually make the effort of hunting down the perfect pair of pants and then fighting to bargain for the perfect top to go with them? its way more refreshing.. STARTING with my friend Tumie!
Black and white body suit paired with a black baby doll ruffled skirt and chandelier black earrings
HER laid back glamour really works for her, always with a fresh face and almost always with her hair up, she could wear a sack and still give everyone a run for their money. her love for fashion is clear in everything she does.. if you reading this girl, you deserve your own blog *hint hint* subscribe on facebook for more salivating looks.

loving the choice of bag!
I INTERVIEWED her today via Whatsapp. (the beauty of technology) and these are the fruits of my labour.


DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE SENTENCE

"I'm a fashion lover! simple as that!"

YOUR TASTES? 

"lover of all things fab both expensive and cheap. i shop everywhere from your Aldos to Mr Price." (very refined, nice)
working those printed retro wide leg pants!

WHO INSPIRES YOUR STYLE?

"I'm inspired by the three Kardashian sisters but Kourtney is my number 1. also by Bonang Matheba" (she scored some major brownie points with that one).


LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR HOBBIES

"I'm into novels, TV, fashion sites/blogs esp the K sisters,i live off those, and magazines!"




YOU WOULD DIE WITHOUT...

"My girls, 'my bubu', my blackberry, my handbags, shades and rings. Oh and my 'Berry BonBon' Woolies lip gloss and orange statement lipstick." (guess it would be so easy to kill you then) "my Bible too. even fashion lovers always have time for wisdom from the book of proverbs.."
(more brownie points. she also made it that much harder to kill her)


don't you know? orange is the new black SMEARS!

 TIPS?

"first of all don't be quick to follow trends. for example, everyone seems to be on that denim shirt tip, i have my denim jacket, but ill only wear it in two months when the hype has died. 
secondly take risks. with my pair of leopard print pants, i was sceptical! people will stare and judge but pretty soon they will follow suit and wear what you wear. its almost always best to be first."

WOULD YOU RATHER MAKE A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK OR ON TWITTER?

a moment of silence for those shoes! *sigh*
 
"i prefer twitter these days" (her most straight forward answer since the beginning of the interview)

such elegance. such grace.

so follow her on twitter and pretty soon she will be giving you tips personally. I'd like to think she follows back. try her @TumieIsMyName 
Thats it till tomorrow then.. much love and much appreciation ..
  ***celebrating real people***

BYE SMEARS!!