A (Failed) Spring Fairy-Inspired Makeup Look ft. Mademoiselle O’Lantern!

Before we get into the mess that is this post, I would just like to say one thing in my defence: there’s a reason the “beauty” section of my blog is practically skeletal.

Hello, friends. I feel almost bad for bringing you this post, but at the same time . . . you read my content to feel better about your life. To entertain you, to bring you a small semblance of light in this dark world where we can’t even see the beauty that is Jason Statham trending without thinking “oh shit, is he dead? … Or worse, a pervert?”.

So what I’m bringing you today? It’s entertainment. It’s like my How Not To Bake A Gingerbread House post . . . just worse.

Let’s do this.

I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with Joy from Mademoiselle O’Lantern. She’s awesome – and her blog is all kinds of goals. Especially its design . . . I want to steal it. (I won’t because morals and all that inconvenient stuff, but the temptation is definitely there.)

Now, while it sounds like we should like Joy, we don’t. Why don’t we? Because she shared this.

This super cute, super easy festival look. (Post is linked to the image; go and check it out!) And this look? Well, it got me overexcited and I thought – oh, I’d love to try a makeup look.

Enter failure.

So today’s post is number 4 in my collaboration month – and is a collab with Joy! We decided to create two Spring Fairy looks – hers being a night fairy and mine being a daytime one. Go and take a look at her post for a look you’d actually like to recreate, continue reading this one to feel better about your own makeup skills. Let’s do this.

And, yes, I’m a British flower fairy – so I’m drinking tea. Sue me.

For this look, I *tried* to create petals on the side of my face and it failed, so I accessorised instead.

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Now, if you remember my giveaway from literally yesterday, you will remember that I had this beautiful eyeshadow palette up for grabs!

This is actually the palette I used to create this spring look! Aside from the massive shitty flower on my face, I actually like this look to wear out. I actually did just that – and eventually you guys will discover the lengths I went to just to be that level of lazy. Hint: it involves a video in a bathtub.

I’m a great role model, what are you talking about?

So that’s really it; I thought it would be fun to try and create a Spring make-up look, completely overlooked my own abysmal makeup skills and was left with . . . well, whatever this post was.

That said, I love flower fairies. I’m a British girl – I used to go caravanning with my grandad and cousin across the British countryside and France, so I really love flowers and fields and woods.

When I was younger, I used to have an anthology book of flower fairies and the illustrations were so beautiful that they were actually one of the first things that inspired me to start drawing! I mean, sure, I gave it up again when I was like 16 . . . but I loved it once.

I’d actually quite like to get a fairy tattoo one day. We shall see!

Okay, kiddiwinks, that really seems like all I can say about this look other than maybe “don’t bother trying it at home”. Don’t forget to go and take a look at Joy’s post over on her blog – I can 100% guarantee it’s going to be way better.

In case you missed my “What’s Coming Up In Spring!” post, this is the first of an entire month of collab posts! (Exciting stuff, right?) Make sure you’re checking in regularly to discover some awesome new content creators – and some awesome new content. Remember, if you want to get involved, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email at: crystalsandcurls@mail.com.

Also, don’t forget to check out my 2,000 follower blog giveaway! It’s international, I have awesome things up for grabs – and you can enter all the way until April 30th.

Without further ado . . . let’s end this post. Did you guys like this look? Sans-weird-petal-thing would you rock it? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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76 thoughts on “A (Failed) Spring Fairy-Inspired Makeup Look ft. Mademoiselle O’Lantern!”

  1. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.

    I think you both did a great job, both looks work and look beautiful. I think you should brighten up the flower on side, maybe use a bit brighter color and add some glitter or shimmer to make it pop even more.I think it will tie the look beautifully. xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! I think that’s a great idea – if I ever attempt this again, I’ll give it a go! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Literally me the entire time I was doing my makeup ;-; x

      1. stickysituation – An expressive soul who indulges in poetry, art and music.

        I mean you of course look stunning as always, girl! I CRACKED UP laughing – your writing style here is hilarious! Oh my god reading all of these other comments I feel bad about mine now. The makeup isn’t necessarily something I would leave the house in but you know, it fits the theme! 😉 What happens on WordPress stays on WordPress xx

      2. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

        no no, i got what you meant dont worry! 😉 I just … you summed up my mental narrative during this whole thing LOL – and honestly thank god for that xx

  2. Deb Whittam – With a keen interest in travel, photography, sports and writing I hope to encourage discussions on how culture has impacted on society in the 21st Century.

    I think it looks great – it looks just like a petal

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you lovely! I really loved your look, if you ever want to collab again I’m always up for it!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      See, Dom – when my usefulness wanes, my comedy value prevails 😉 And I did not, I bought it for like £2 on Aliexpress – I have a link if you would like one for festival season: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Handmade-Elegant-Pink-Flower-Wedding-Bridal-Headband-Floral-Hair-Accessories-Vintage-Women-Hairbands-Tiara-Free-Shipping/32693678530.html?scm=1007.13441.76633.0&pvid=bc7d1c4d-5f2b-40b3-aeb1-3bb8db7e0df0&tpp=1 x

  3. Caffeinated and Opinionated – 20-Something Sydney-Sider with a lifelong passion for feminism, politics, self development and international relations. I write essays and personal stories exploring the world around me, and my attempt to make sense of it all. I have a Bachelor of International relations and a Masters of International Law and I love travelling the world and exploring new things. Got questions or feedback? Shoot me a message, and thanks for reading!

    You look beautiful!

  4. Sev – lectrice avide, dévoreuse de dramas, gourmande qui s'essaie à la cuisine, jardinière en herbe.

    This reminds me of the time I celebrated my birthday on the theme “flower power”. Well my flowers were more or less like yours and I considered them awesome, so stop beating up yourself! You look fab! And OF COURSE a fairy should drink tea!!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Awww thank you lovely! And that sounds like an awesome birthday theme tbh x

      1. Sev – lectrice avide, dévoreuse de dramas, gourmande qui s'essaie à la cuisine, jardinière en herbe.

        Yup it was! Highly recommend it!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      ASDFGHJKL CHLOE YOU’RE TOO SWEET, BUT YOU LOOK LIKE A LITERAL ANGEL SO SHUSH xx

  5. oxria – Hello! I’m a 17 year old girl who likes to share experiences and travel memories with people. On my blog you’ll find a bunch of things: from fashion posts, hauls and travel diaries to random photos of my cats! (b ᵔ▽ᵔ)b I hope you like it!

    You didn’t fail at all! It looks magical!
    Love both of your looks!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much lovely! And I really enjoyed Joy’s look too, I may steal it come festival season 😉 x

  6. Apoorva907 – India – I love fashion, travel, hanging out friends . I hope you read my posts!

    Hey there!! I really liked the petal-accent under your eye! I don’t think I could rock it, though ! What collabs are you doing? I would love to get involved if I like it!! Do let me know!!
    Xxx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Ahaha girl I don’t think I was rocking it either…definitely an in-the-house-only look xD and at the moment I’ve got em written up til the 25th, but if you want to colllab I have some free spots after then 🙂 xx

      1. Apoorva907 – India – I love fashion, travel, hanging out friends . I hope you read my posts!

        But I personally think you did look good! Ok then, after 25th it is! I am totally ready to collaborate with you after the 25 th!! But can you guide me with how it goes, ‘cause it’s my first time collaborating!!!! I hope you do!!
        Xxx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Damn, now you mention it… every post could use more Jason Statham!

  7. It Girl – 20-something girl exploring modern dating, social ladder climbing and ways of improving oneself to ultimately become the It Girl of her own life.

    Girl, how is that failed? I love it!

  8. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

    I LOVE both looks! And am super jealous you could even do petals! Also how the F#$% did I not know you were on Twitter….Running to follow you now! <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! And omg I didn’t know you had it either ?! GIRLLLLLLLL! <3

      1. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

        I feel like somehow I failed in my social media connections! ;p And Lol I followed you! <3

  9. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    I think it looks really cool – I especially like the flower crown! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! I’m actually going to try a DIY flower crown soon xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thanks! And girl, let’s be honest: I am ALWAYS drinking tea x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you lovely – but I’m 100% sure you could create something like this xx

  10. Style of Laura Jane – The Style of Laura Jane is a thought-provoking dating and relationship site for you to read, learn, laugh at my experiences and explore less conventional perspectives. If you enjoy think-pieces, confessions without a side of sugar and sarcastic (though truthful) dating advice, you've stumbled upon the right place.

    Girl that flower is major editorial vibes! And they are hard to draw on your face as evenly as you have! This is a cute, beautiful look and it’s making me want to literally be a fairy! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you – you’re a makeup expert, so I’m taking that 😀 xx

  11. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.

    Most people “My makeuping skills are terrible”
    And then theirs me, trying to figure out how exactly I’m suppose to use concealer.
    *Sighs*
    But this post was so stinking cute!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Ahaha, I literally only use concealer under my brows and mine ran out a few months ago anyway… ;-; It’s fine, it’s all face paint anyway – you can do whatever you like with it all 😉 xx

      1. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.

        I’m not very artsy…at all.

  12. Sarah – UK – BLOG: https://vintagetearose.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vintagetearose/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintagetearose92/ 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..

    I don’t know what you are on about – you look amazing! And strangely regal in the profile shots 😉

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aha thank you! I think that’s DEFINITELY the first time I’ve been called regal with drawings on my face xD

      1. Sarah – UK – BLOG: https://vintagetearose.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vintagetearose/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintagetearose92/ 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..

        Hence the ‘strangely’

  13. StyledbyMcKenz – Just an eighteen-year-old shopaholic that is passionate about sharing her love for fashion on the internet while navigating college life.

    You look awesome girl but I did LOL at your commentary, I must admit!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you! And I mean…that’s what I’m here for 😉 x

  14. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.

    What? You look precious (: love it!

  15. neverlost – Welcome! I am a novice hiker with a taste for the unknown. You can find me in green forests, sandy beaches or chilly caves. We have much to learn from the outdoors and I hope to share some of my passion for all kinds of adventure here!

    This look is so adorable… fail is not the word I would use to describe this look. I really love the petal on your face, the lines look really clean.

  16. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.

    I really like it. I almost want to say angelic with the flowers and the fact that everything ties together with the white wardrobe. and the soft peachy tones in your makeup really flatter your skin tone.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you! And I can see that actually – if I ever try another fantasy makeup look, maybe I’ll go with an angel 😀 xx

  17. ClaudiaVisualArt – Sophie Claudia Jordan is an artist who focuses on free flowing, continuous line which forms nude figures brought to life by splashes of colour, accentuating the highlights and shadows of the human body.

    Beautiful x

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    GURL what are you talking about?? This looks amazing! No seriously, I actually love it. I definitely won’t rock the side petals but I’m in love with the lip colour and brows.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! And the lip colour is MAC’s velvet teddy – go forth and rock it! 😉 x

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