Sunday, 10 April 2011

Checkmate!

I have been quite absent from the blogosphere again this weekend as I have had a busy time catching up with Mark and my (rather large!) extended family It was so nice to see everyone and we had a big family meal with lots of yummy food...I don't think there's anything better to do in the sunshine!  :)

As you well know, I take any excuse to dress up and I pulled out my beloved 'picnic dress'. I don't know quite how it got its name but it is an old favourite of mine that I don't wear nearly enough. It has seen me through numerous family meals, parties with friends and those days where you don't have anything that looks right on. 

Dress: Monsoon, wedges: Jones Bootmaker via charity shop
The dress is a gorgeous 50s style shape and in a gorgeous heavy linen, making it perfect for the sunny weather we have been having recently. I wore these wedges, which I picked up for next to nothing in a charity shop last year, to give me a bit of height with the midi-length. It is perfect for swooshing around and I always feel quite elegant when I wear it.  My hair was actually co-operating so I left that down and kept my make up fairly simple to leave the focus on the dress. 


Cue cheesy couple photo! I always realise how much I miss Mark during the holidays as we don't tend to see each other very often due to where we live. I am such a sap but I really do love him ♥ Luckily both of our families like each other and Mark is willing to spend time with my feral siblings lovely family ;) 


I mean who wouldn't love a face like that?! 


I have been experimenting more with liquid eyeliner recently but I haven't yet found one which I have fallen in love with. The No. 7 Amazing Eyes Liner is nice but doesn't seem to stay on all day whereas the Rimmel one I am wearing here has the most rubbish brush in the world! I guess my quest to find the perfect idiot-proof liquid eyeliner continues...

Do you have clothes that you can rely on whatever the occasion? What liquid eyeliner would you recommend? 
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19 comments

LilyLipstick said...

Lovely photos, that dress is so summery. I like L'Oreal Superliner, lasts all day and I've had mine for a year and a half and it's only just starting to dry out. x

ella belle @ bellevintage said...

you look so pretty! you and your boy look so cute together xx

claire eloise said...

I am addicted to liquid eyeliner! It is only in the past month that I've been able to venture outside the house without any on after 5 years of eyeliner addiction. I use Barry M as I like the tip it has and it stays on pretty well.

You look lovely in that dress! I love wearing dresses that make me feel elegant, it's always a confidence booster x x

Harriet said...

I love your chequered dress, it's beautiful, and so perfect for picnic weather!

My number 1 recommendation for liquid eyeliner is Mac's Liquidlast, it really does last forever. I've been paintballing in that stuff and it doesn't come off! Only problem is it is quite expensive, and you need to buy mac's waterproof makeup remover as well as literally *nothing* else I've tried will get it off!

Daisy said...

I use Line Definer by Maybelline & have for years! Love it! I also use Benefit's Bad Gal for just inside the lid & to fill any gapsx

Amy (Australasia Dreaming) said...

Oh, Maria, you look beautiful!

The scenery is so pretty, too - doesn't sunshine make everything look so much more gorgeous?

Also: picnics. YAY!

Michelle said...

You look so lovely Maria, such a perfect dress for this weather as well! Love that first photo (: xx

♥Whiskey-Rose said...

aw lovely photos :D x

Hannah said...

I love that dress! You two seem To be a lovely couple :o) x x x

Dani said...

Aw I love your cute photos! My favourite eyeliner at the moment is the Collection 2000 felt tip pen, I think it's called Extreme 24/7 or something along those lines, and the best thing is it's cheap, about £2.99! It's really easy to use too :) xxx

Christina Sanders said...

Wow, that dress looks great on you! No wondering it is your go-to dress for picnics etc - it is super flattering. You look stunning.

C x

Sherin said...

Oooo, you looko so pretty. The dress is perfect for a picnic!

Which Rimmel one do you use? Because one has a rubbish brush, but the Glam Eyes brush is pretty good. Rimmel is my favourite liquid eyeliner.
You could try MAC. Their liquid eyeliner is meant to be incredible.

Leia said...

That's a lovely dress!

Leia

Vicki said...

aw you guys look so cute in that photo together! :) x

Funny Little Frog said...

Lovely dress, can see why you would keep going back to it xxx

Courtney said...

Lovely photos! That dress looks stunning on you xx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

You look really beautiful in that dress.

My favourite eyeliner is this one - http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/cosmetics/eyes/super-liner.aspx
I blogged about it a while ago and lots of people agreed that it was fantastic.

Perdita said...

Love that dress- checks and a fab shape.

My fave eyeliner is Bourgious 'clubbing'- lasts for AGES!

danniekate said...

sweet post! MACs gel eyeliners are infallible xx

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