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If you’re in SF, there’s a super cool event this Thursday you need to know about: Score. Score is a pop-up shop that started in Brooklyn in 2009. Since then, it’s expanded and is taking place in San Francisco this Thursday, August 21st at the SOMA StrEat Food Park.

Here’s how the event works: you bring your old clothes, accessories (shoes, jewelry, bags, etc), books, art supplies, housewares or vinyl records and pay an entrance fee. Once inside, everyone drops off their old items at curated departments and then takes whatever they like! For FREE! How amazing is that?! In addition to the free shopping, there will be DJs, food truck drinks & eats, screen printing, nail art, photo booths and more.

Here’s a video of the Brooklyn Score event to give you an idea of what it looks like. Proceeds from ticket sales go to Hack the Hood, an organization that provides design and technical training to low-income youth.

I’m happy to be partnering up with Score as one of their style partners, so I’ll be there and I’d love to meet some of my readers!  You can buy your tickets here. Will I’ll see you there?

DIY Beauty: How to apply eyeliner

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Hey Drifter & the Gypsy readers! Melanie from The Tia Fox here with my second DIY Beauty tutorial for you guys. Today we’re talking about one of my favorites!

Eyeliner is one of my personal favorite makeup items. It can create a dramatic look in seconds without much time or effort.


If you are a beginner at makeup, the many types of eyeliners out there may overwhelm you. Depending on the look you want to achieve, different eyeliners will give you different results.

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The type of eyeliner you use is purely a personal preference. Each has its pros and cons. Here is what you need to know before heading out to the shops:

diy beauty: how to apply eyeliner - drifter and the gypsy blog
1. Liquid eyeliner: This gives you the most dramatic result and is my personal favorite. This will give you a very defined and precise line. Look for liquid eyeliner with a thin and fine point or felt-tip. You will need a very steady hand and lots of patience. It will take time to master. If you make a mistake, remove it with a cotton swab (rather than your fingers). If you find the eyeliner to be stubborn and not coming off, dab the swab in makeup remover and try again.

2. Gel eyeliner: This will also give you a dramatic look like the liquid eyeliner. It is great for people with oily eyelids or for use in humid weather because this eyeliner will really last! My main issue with this form of eyeliner is that you have to wash the brush applicator every time after use to prevent the gel hardening on the brush hairs. When you’re in a hurry, this isn’t ideal!

3. Pencil eyeliner: This is the most commonly used eyeliner. It will give you a very wearable everyday look. It is easy to apply and control. Keep in mind if you want crisp lines; make sure you sharpen the pencil well! The downside of the pencil eyeliner is that they tend to smear and smudge easily. I would suggest applying eye primer all over the eyelids first. The eye primer will help your eyeliner to last longer and prevent it from smudging.

4. Powder eyeliner: Using eyeshadow as eyeliner is the fastest and easiest way to line your lashes. You will need a stiff angled brush for application. Be sure to tap off any excess power before applying to your lashes. This will minimize the need to clean up grains of eyeshadow on your cheeks after. Powder eyeliner will give you the softest look compared to the other types of eyeliners. It is great for a subtle daytime look. I strongly recommend you not to use this on your waterline. It will not stay and it will irritate your eyes.

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1. Start from the middle of your eyes. Begin by drawing a short dash along your lash line and extending this slightly past the outer corner of your eyes.
2. Draw the outline of you wing. Think about it if you are sketching the outline of a tick.
3. Go back to the center of your eye and paint short strokes until you reach your tear ducts.
4. To finish the look, fill in the outline you have drawn. Be sure to let the liner dry before fully opening your eyes to prevent the ink from transferring onto the crease of your eyelids.

diy beauty: how to apply eyeliner - drifter and the gypsy blog


1. Apply eyeliner as close to your lash line as possible. Make sure you fill in any gaps between every lash. It will add more depths and make your lashes appear thicker.
2. To begin with, keep your line as thin as possible. Build up the thickness progressively. It is much easier to add liner than remove what is already there.
3. If the outer corners of your eyes droop, draw your line with a slight upturn. This will create a more youthful look.
4. Eyeliner doesn’t have to be black or brown. Go for purple, blue or even pink! One eyeliner trick I love is to pair my eyeshadow with my colored eyeliner and colored mascara to make my eyes pop!

Now get out there and experiment! That’s what makeup is all about anyway: experimenting and discovering what works for you. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these tricks OR if you have any tips & techniques of your own to share in the comments below!

diy beauty: how to apply eyeliner - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to apply eyeliner - drifter and the gypsy blog
Melanie (DIY Beauty Contributor)

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Patisserie Lolita

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Maybe I’m crazy, but in another life, I think it would be cool to own a restaurant. If I had my own restaurant, it would most definitely look like this one. Lolita is a dessert restaurant and cafe located in Ljubljanica, Slovenia.

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patisserie lolita - drifter and the gypsy blog
Lolita occupies the former warehouse in the central historic palace of the city. It was the project of architectural firm Trije Arhitekti. The concept was to marry traditional luxurious roots with modern conveniences. That mural on the ceiling is incredible! And I love the floor-to-ceiling windows (I love any floor-to-ceiling windows, really).

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photos by miran kambič via arch daily

Imaginary Outfits: Back to School

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lou & grey striped chambray dress from loft // leather fleur triangle backpack in brown from urban outfitters // rib wool tight in heather grey by hansel from basel // acne studios raya short mohair-blend cardigan via // women’s caramel brown oxford ankle booties in textured leather by chilis via wildrabbitvintage on etsy // vintage brass apple paperweight via oldcottonwood on etsy // mujjo slim fit ipad mini sleeve – tan via bottica // field notes: mix journal set from urban outfitters // header image via the book gloop

How are we halfway through August already? For many, this is a time to get ready for a new school year. This also means that autumn is on the way! Simple staples like an oversized cardigan & tights can see you through the season in cozy comfort & are very versatile. A stylish backpack & a neat case to hold your tablet, along with a nice notepad will help you stay better organized (i.e. sane) throughout your studies. For me, autumn is all about comfy dresses and ankle boots – a winning combination always, whether you’re hitting the books, heading to work or enjoying a brisk walk in the cool autumn breeze.

Are any of you headed back to school? Feel free to share your back-to-school staples in the comments!

Curated by Rachel Combs // Layout by Micaela Hoo

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Esther and the garden

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One of my favorite artists and inspirations is Esther Boller. Esther was the first DIY Sew contributor on D&tG I’ve continued to follow her work ever since. She, like me, also goes to SCAD, except I do the eLearning program whereas Esther attends SCAD at the Savannah, Georgia campus.

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If you follow Esther’s work, you know she is the queen of self-portraits. And I mean the QUEEN. I’ve tried self-portraits before, but I could never quite master the self-timer or remote. But Esther, MAN, I can’t even take pictures like that that aren’t self-portraits. Right now, my favorite set of her self-portraits are these ones she did inspired by Robert Lewis Reid’s Girl in Blue Kimono painting. She hand makes a lot of her props, such as the cardboard room divider she used for this shoot.

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esther and the garden - drifter and the gypsy blog
esther and the garden - drifter and the gypsy blog

Giveaway: With Lavender and Lace – CLOSED

giveaway: with lavender and lace

With Lavender and Lace is a vintage boutique located in Norfolk, Virginia. I love the look of pressed flowers and these iPhone cases are so clever! And pretty! And one of these lovelies can be yours! Because…

This week we’re giving away one With Lavender and Lace iPhone case of your choice to one winner.

giveaway: with lavender and lace
giveaway: with lavender and lace
via heartedgirl_ on instagram
giveaway: with lavender and lace
top let photo via moorea seal, all others via with lavender and lace on instagram

- Leave a comment on this post (1st entry!)

- Follow With Lavender and Lace on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
- Follow Drifter & the Gypsy on TwitterFacebook and/or Instagram & leave a separate comment for each social media site, saying which you followed (up to 3 bonus entries)
- Tweet about the giveaway @drifterandgypsy and/or @withlavandlace and leave a separate comment w/ link to the Twitter status (up to 2 bonus entries)

Please note: For bonus entries, simply leave an extra comment stating which platform you are following. For instance, if you followed Drifter & the Gypsy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, AND followed With Lavender and Lace on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you would get 6 bonus entries in addition to your first general entry, making it a grand total of 7 entries.

**Open to all readers, international included, so anyone can enter!**

A winner will be randomly drawn via next Friday, August 15th at 10 am PDT.

UPDATE: Winner is comment #56: Jillian. Congrats girl! I’ll be in touch with you shortly via email.

DIY Hair: Fishtail Pigtails

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Fishtail braids are a great variation of the classic braid to get your hair out of your face in an elegant way. I remember my mom braiding my hair in fishtails when I was young and always getting compliments on it! It’s one of those hairstyles that looks more complicated than it actually is and we all love those.

Makeup artist and hairstylist Danika and I are teaming up for a regular monthly column to show you how to do pretty things to your hair!

For this first ‘do, we gave the fishtail braid a new look in these fun and playful pigtails. Not sure how to fishtail braid? watch this video to learn how. Then follow these simple steps below to have fab hair in no time!

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- Clear plastic hair elastics (such as Goody)
- Two hair elastics (color doesn’t matter since we will remove the elastic later)
- Hairbrush
- Flower crown

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1. Part your hair where you like and section in two.

2. Secure each pigtail with an elastic (color doesn’t matter since it won’t show later).

3. Begin to fishtail braid. Once finished, secure the bottom of each braid with a clear elastic.

4. Carefully cut the top elastic out from the top of each braid.

5. Loosen and “fatten” up each fishtail braid by gently pulling them apart.

6. Give this hairstyle a carefree and boho feel by topping it off with a simple flower crown.

diy hair: fishtail pigtails - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: fishtail pigtails - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: fishtail pigtails - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hairstyle by Danika Lamb // Photography by Micaela Hoo

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