Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas decorations - last minute DIY

How about some last minute Christmas decoration and ornaments? 

As you know, I'm big on little Christmas details and making my home look as festive as possible. I'm always hunting for easy DIY Christmas (and any other holiday know to men) ideas to share with you and put into practice myself.

This year I didn't have as much time as usual to go crazy with the Christmas ornaments, so I'm trying to get back on track with little glittery accents here and there (ok, you got me, it's more like everywhere). 


Gold, glitter stag among Christmas cookies that look like snow covered hills (clever) and a tiny, blue car with a tiny Christmas tree tied on top!!!

 This is too adorable for words - makes you want to have a kid just to dress him like this and take pictures of the said child in a miniature Santa Clause bucket which you will show to anyone and embarrass him/her for the rest of his/her life! That's true love!

 Stick to white and red and you can't go wrong for Christmas!

Christmas stockings hanging over the fireplace and felt hearts decorated staircase! Yes, please!

Pastel Christmas decorations and gift wrapping meant for royalty (just getting the box with all the pearl beads and crystals would be enough for me:)))).


 The Christmas ball made out of acorn' caps it's a pretty great idea! I have to replicate this!

 Just sprinkle glitter on everything in sight and be done with it!

 I'd prefer some sweet treats but these Christmas ornaments on a the cupcake stand look good too!

 Precious Christmas lights go wonderful with some Christmas music or a Christmas movies marathon watched with your loved ones on the couch!

 I love these vintage Christmas ornaments and old school Christmas tree toppers - they make me think about my childhood when we had very similar ones!

Silver glitter covered stag and fruits - this idea is on top of my Christmas crafts list!

 Finally - a wonderful Christmas table arrangement that I plan to recreate myself!
 Photos: 1, 2.

 Merry Christmas to everybody! Let me know if I gave you any last minute ideas for swanky Christmas decor!:)


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jollychic $100 giftcard giveaway (CLOSED)

I thought we should start this week in style with a great giveaway sponsored by JollyChic. The prize is a $100 giftcard for you to spend on JollyChic on anything you want!

They have lots of cool clothes, bags and shoes so you'll have a hard time deciding what to spend the $100 giftcard on if you're the lucky winner.

I went  a bit crazy and made  some collages with my favorite items. All the items I chose are under $100, many of them are under $50 so you can get some really nice things with the gift cardthey are giving away.

All you have to do for a chance to win is (all 3 conditions are mandatory): 
Please follow all the steps, otherwise your entry will not be valid:
 
Sign up on JollyChic (if you didn't already) 
 LIKE  JollyChic and Pop Culture&Fashion Magic on Facebook
 ♥ Leave a comment under your favorite product from JollyChic (don't forget to leave your email in a comment bellow this article + the link to your comment on their site).



For extra chances to win you can also (these are not mandatory and each one will count as an extra entry):
 ♥ Share the giveaway on facebook with a @Pop Culture&Fashion Magic tag
♥ Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Bloglovin, Twitter, GFC, Tumblr  and/or Pinterest  (mention which of them in a comment so that I can check and count them as extra entries).


The giveaway ends January 6th 2014. The winner will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!


The Winner

 I  want to thank you all for taking the time to enter this giveaway! I have to rely on the Gods of chance to choose the winner. This is the list I made with all the entries (the mandatory one and the extra entries):
 
 
…and the winner is... 

  No. 180 - that's Carly! Congratulations!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday outfit – white leather and fur


Why am I wearing a pair of white, leather, capri, sport inspired pants you ask? Well they would be normal length pants for people of average height!

Also, I just had to have them, OK?! I knew in my heart they were not going to be long enough for me, but I liked them so much I placed the order anyway. It’s just like when you buy something two size smaller and you say to yourself that you’re going to lose weight and wear that thing – I was delusional!:))))

I also got the white, asymmetric top to go with them. They are both from Front Row and I have to say, once again, that they don’t disappoint quality wise – both items look great and are well made and nice to touch. It did take a long while for the order to be processed and get to me, but once here I love it (even with the pants being so short on me)!

My sister challenged me to wear them and I think I made it work. I’m actually quite happy with the way this outfit turned out – I have a few more get ups in mind for the pants and they will look even better with pumps in the spring/summer. The top is obviously super versatile so it won’t be a problem. All in all - I have no regrets!:)))

  Yes, I was freezing!:)
 I’m wearing:
ankle boots, belt / botine, curea - Asos
lace tights, bag /ciorapi, geanta - random brand
  leather pants / pantaloni piele - Front Row
top / bluza - Front Row
fur collar, trench / guler blana, trench - vintage
gold rose brooch / brosa trandafir - vintage
earrings, bracelet /cercei, bratara - Romwe
 


Monday, December 16, 2013

Romwe Giftcard Giveaway - 2 winners (CLOSED)

It's been a while since I hosted a giveaway sponsored by Romwe so let's get it started! This one it's going to be short and sweet - it will end December 20th and we are going to have 2 winners that will get a $30 giftcard  each.

I'm going to announce the winners December 21st. They are having a huge Christmas sale and I want the two winners to get the chance to shop during this sale and get something really nice with their gift cards.

All you have to do for a chance to win is (all 3 conditions are mandatory): 
 
Leave a comment under your favorite products from the Christmas Sale category
Like Pop Culture&Fashion Magic on Facebook
Leave a comment on this post with your email address so that I can confirm you entered the giveaway

They have amazing jewelery, pretty holiday dresses and warm sweaters and coats to choose from!

For extra chances to win you can also (these are not mandatory and each one will count as an extra entry):
 ♥ Share the giveaway on facebook with a @Pop Culture&Fashion Magic tag
♥ Follow Pop Culture&Fashion Magic via Bloglovin, Twitter, GFC, Tumblr  and/or Pinterest  (mention which of them in a comment so that I can check and count them as extra entries).

The giveaway ends December 20th. The winners will be sorted out randomly. This is an international giveaway – anybody can join in!

Romwe little black dress for Valentine’s Day!
Only $27.99, up to 35%off! 24 hours only - January 16th
Use coupon code: LBD10%off


Sale for going out dresses - starting at $9.99!
Preparing for the Valentine’s Day!
Free shipping worldwide! 

  The Winners

 I just want to thank you all for taking the time to enter this giveaway! I have to rely on the Gods of chance to choose the winner. This is the list I made with all the entries (the mandatory one and the extra entries):



  …and the winners are...
 No. 126 - that's Mara! Congratulations!
No. 15 - that's Irina G! Congratulations!

I will email Romwe with the winners' emails so I expect you will get your giftcards pretty soon! Enjoy!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Brian Viveros – jaded beauty


The moment I saw Brian Viveros’ work I was sold. I wouldn’t know how to put it into words and feel I made it justice but there’s something about his art that gets an emotional reaction out of me. There so much of everything in this world that you just can’t react to it all so when you do, or more truthfully when I do, it’s to something special that hits home in more ways than one. 

For me his portraits talk about the dark side of everything beautiful, the desire for destruction and self-destruction that’s in all of us, how we’re so jaded and hopeful at the same time, so powerful and so very weak, how we get wounded everyday by all the small and big things we never thought would happen to us, how we all pretend and play the many roles we have to, how we see ourselves and how others do, it’s about all the beauty and ugliness that coexist in this world, it about all the love and all the hate, all the contrasts that we live with.

I love how Brian paints these incredibly beautiful wide-eyed women while also giving them a super heroine quality that makes you feel they are true fighters. They are stunning and vulnerable but you wouldn’t want to mess with them. I guess ultimately it’s about how things are never black and white and how beauty gets tainted and soiled and wounded in the struggle to be happy or get wherever we want to get, how perfection is overestimated and how we are all damaged and fucked up but sometimes better in spite of it all.

Blue Velvet
Cleopatra
  Blue Rose
  Seeing Red
 La Frida

“A technical perfectionist, Brian Viveros’ oil, airbrush, acrylic, and ink paintings are highly saturated with pigment, luminosity, and depth, while the compositions are poignant and simple. The artist’s emphasis tends to be on focal points such as the eyes, lips, and skin, conveying the subtlety of minute expression and the power of an impaling gaze. The paintings feel cinematic, like haunting stills from a film, owing to their evocative suggestion of narrative and to the iconicity of their subjects. The artist’s creative cosmos is beautifully stylized, never derivative, and distinctly recognizable as his own.” – this is a quote I found on his website that I subscribe to so I had to share it.
Scorpio Rising
 Baroness
 Octopussy
 Captain Dirty
 Fake Empire
  Poetry in motion
The text reflects my feeling towards Brian Viveros’ work and being personal I don’t expect everybody to agree but I would love to hear your thoughts about it.
 

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