My Inktober 2018 Plans

My Plans for Inktober 2018

After showing you so many Inktober 2018 prompts it’s now time to show you which prompt I’ve decided to choose for myself. Initially I was going to go with the original, the official prompts list as it was my first time doing Inktober. And then in my hunt for prompts I came across this one and it worked perfectly with why I was doing Inktober in the first place. I used to be good at art. I used to love art. That was way back in high school, before I headed to Sixth Form College and met a bunch of art teachers who systematically shredded my self confidence and ruined art for me. I’ve tried to get back into it numerous times since without any luck. I’ve realised the problem is that I’ve been setting the bar way to high for myself. Knowing that I can be good at art means that I am really frustrated when I struggle to draw the simplest of things. But years of not drawing or painting means I’m terribly out of practice and that means I need to back to the basics.

So I devised a plan; a doodle book. The problem is said doodle book has been sitting on my desk empty and to be honest; pretty damn daunting. I’ve always wanted to take part in Inktober and seeing so many wonderful prompts and everyone getting prepared for it, I decided this could be it! This could kick start my doodle book and I can also do something I’ve always wanted to do!

The Prompt

I am taking part in #Simplycuteinktober by ramwart and @elizabethjoymcdonald because it really did fit into the aesthetic of what I wanted to achieve for my doodle book; cute little fun doodles that make me smile.  I also thought that these prompts gave me a lot of room to manoeuvrer, experiment and something to play around with. Unlike the official prompts I can see myself spinning ideas off of ideas with these prompts.

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Join Me!

You can either join in the prompt with me by following the details in the prompt above or you can follow me on instagram as I post my doodles! I’m hoping to keep up with one each day but as we know my health isn’t great so I may fall a day or so behind. It would be great to have some cheerleaders to help me keep going especially if I start to struggle with self confidence. I don’t know yet if I’ll end up posting them every day, every few days, or even do a weekly catch up – who knows it may even be a combination of all of those! But I’d really love you to join me on this journey 🙂

Groovy Gifts for Gemini Women!

Sorry Gemini! I didn’t forget you, I promise. As I explained in my update I lost a few weeks and I’ve been playing catch up. I knew I wasn’t going to make the ‘deadline’ (21st June) so I aimed for before the end of the month instead. Hopefully you’ll forgive me when you see what goodies I have in store for you 😉 As usual there’s a pinterest board filled with loads of things I’ve found on my search, and I’ve included the best and my favourites to show you in this post. ((Banner credits: Zodiac brushes by Sabriena and background image from Public Domain Images.))

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About Gemini

Symbol: The Twins
Element: Air
Ruling Planet: Mercury — the planet of communication
Physical Attributes: Shoulders, arms, hands ((Symbol, element, ruling planet and physical attributes information credited to Astro Style.))
Traits: Witty, Charming, Adventurous
Colors: Orange, Yellow, Magenta
Fashionable Gemini: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Natalie Portman ((Traits, colours and fashionable Gemini information credited to College Fashion.))

For Gemini’s style is all about three core features according to College Fashion; youthful, eclectic and funky. This is an expression of the dual nature of their star sign, and they can often be found mixing two totally different styles together. Somehow though they always make it work, while any other star sign would look a mess Gemini’s look playful and flirty. Who What wear agrees with this, and suggest adding classic staples in bright cheery colours to combine two styles. Colours they recommend for Gemini’s include vibrant yellows, orange, and magenta.

Halter-necks and shoulder-bare tops are a must have in any Gemini’s wardrobe, Star Sign Style explains as a Gemini’s best feature is the neck, the part of the body that divides into two, starting at the shoulders. They’re also known for being expressive with their hands so accessorising with some bangles and bracelets adds an extra jingle to your outfit.

For make-up it’s all about the eyes, Star Sign Style advises, explaining that Gemini have beautiful bright eyes full of sparkle that just need a little help to frame them. Pop on some eyeliner and use a highlighting shade (bright white is ideal they suggest) in the inner corner of the eyes and over the lids. Shimmering eyeshadows are also recommended, especially paired with a dark eyeliner.

Take that shimmer to your cheeks, Miss Malini says, and take inspiration from June’s birthstone the pearl with some pearlescent blushes to give you a nice glow. Embody the duality of your sign with sparkling eyeshadows combined with a contrasting bold liner to create a two-tone look. Keep your lips neutral to let your eyes do the talking, with shimmery lip glosses suiting Gemini’s best. As for a Gemini’s nails, Miss Malini says go bold and express yourself with vibrant colours, especially  Gemini’s signature colour yellow.

 

 

Gemini Jewellery

  1. These hoop zodiac earrings by FRAMELRY fit right in with the eclectic and funky style of a Gemini, mixing two styles to create these bold earrings, Etsy, £30.32.
  2. Simple and understated, this Gemini Midi Ring from Love by Luna lets you show your Zodiac pride in subtle way, Love by Luna, $16.00.
  3. The duality of the Gemini sign is represented by this cleverly designed necklace by Orbis London, with the hair reflecting a Gemini’s free flowing personality and emotions. A perfectly symmetrical iconic Orbis crystal is placed between both sisters to balance their personalities, House of Fraser, £34.99.
  4. This boho inspired bracelet is made from leather and rich Czech glass in the contrasting shades of purple and gold, creating a funky accessory that would look good in any Gemini’s collection, Etsy, £29.84+.
  5. Get in on the layering trend with this Gemini layering necklace set while also appealing to your star sign’s interest in mixing styles with one necklace featuring charms and the other lettering, Urban Outfitters, £16.00.

 

Fashion

  1. Bold colour and classic font, two different styles coming together to make this Gemini t-shirt on point for any fashionable Gemini, Next, £12.00.
  2. Gemini’s show off that fabulous neck of yours with this lovely Slouchy Off Shoulder Oversized Sweatshirt by XpressionTees, Etsy, £18.84.
  3. This Gemini Skull Pullover Hoody with it’s different take on the usual Gemini twin’s design will appeal to a Gemini’s eclectic sense of style, Redbubble, £33.61.
  4. Mix styles with this Gemini Girl Tee from Nasty Gal in a Gemini’s favourite vibrant shades of yellow and orange, Nasty Gal, £15.00.
  5. This beautiful skater skirt is filled with vibrant colour and features the Gemini constellation, allowing you to be loud and proud about your star sign, Etsy, £47.11.

 

 

Beauty

  1. Lime Crime’s Gemini Zodiac Eyeshadow is just what every Gemini needs to add that shimmer to their make up look, Princess Polly, £10.14.
  2. This Glitter Peach Gemini eyeshadow is a wonderful vibrant shade that will add a spot of shimmer to a Gemini’s eyes, framing them perfectly, Etsy, £2.33.
  3. Described as being the best shade to compliment a Gemini’s moods, this bright and cheery yellow nail polish by NCLA is bang on trend for any fashionable Gemini, Shopspring, $18.00.
  4. An eyeshadow palette designed with the changable moods of a Gemini in mind, the Gemini Palette by Melt Cosmetics has everything the funky and eclectic loving Gemini could want in an eyeshadow palette, Melt Cosmetics, £44.36.
  5.  With the fantastic range of shades in the Gemini My Sign Complete Eye Base palette you have everything you need to create a brilliant dual tone eye, perfect for your star sign, Revolution Beauty, £5.00.

 

 

Stationery

  1. There’s so much duality going on with this fabulous  Gemini Purple cork leather notebook that it has to be just for a Germini! Etsy, £21.00.
  2. Let the world know you’re a Gemini and proud with these lovely Gemini Stickers, Redbubble, £1.68.
  3. The white and black design of this Gemini Wooden Bookmark stands out against the beautiful wooden background, appealing to your sign’s mix and match sense of style, Etsy, £4.12.
  4. Brimming with vibrant shades this  Gemini Zodiac Journal Notebook is just what every Gemini needs in their stationery collection, The Book Depository, £4.13.
  5. The contrasting colours of this  Gemini Notebook might be too much for other star signs, but for a Gemini it’s right up your alley, Juniqe, £7.95.

 

Cutie Patootie

 

    1. This adorable version of the usual Gemini twins features two bears and is available as a Laptop Skin, Redbubble, £18.00.
    2. Simple and super cheery this Beech wood Zodiac Keychain is fabulous for an Gemini, Etsy, £4.67.
    3. Keep your keys safe with these two munchkins on this adorable Chibi Zodiac Gemini keychain, Etsy, £8.24.
    4. Gemini’s are known for being mischievous and no one’s more mischievous than a cat, so this Gemini Cat Mug is right up their alley, Etsy, £12.00.
    5. Funky, bright colours and cute kitties? What’s not to love with this Funny Cat Gemini Horoscope T-Shirt, Redbubble, £25.99.

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Learn all about your star sign and what’s in store for you this year with this book of Gemini 2018 horoscopes, The Book Depository, £6.91.
  2. This eclectic and funky Gemini Astrology Totebag will capture any Gemini’s eye and also features astrology information on the other side, Etsy, £23.69.
  3.  A beautiful gift for the Gemini in your life, this Personalised Horoscope Constellation Jewellery Box could easily be painted in the bright colours they love so much, Not on the High Street, £50.00.
  4. So much detail and flare in this Gemini Cosmic Constellation Dreamcatcher, Gemini’s are also sure to be enchanted with the added sparkle brought to it by the three quartz crystals, Etsy, £34.75.
  5. Once again two styles meet in this Formations Gemini Zodiac Mug in White/Gold making it a wonderful gift for the mix and match loving Gemini, Bed, Bath & Beyond, £4.85.

 

Over to You

Are you a Gemini or do you have a Gemini woman in your life?

Is there anything here or on the pinterest board that caught your eye?

Have you ever bought a zodiac specific gift for someone?

Let me know in the comments!

 

A Gift & Style guide for Gemini Women. Gemini are known for their funky style, so check out these groovy gifts that will appeal to their love of playing mix and match!

 

Terrific Gifts for Taurus Women!

Terrific Gifts for Taurus Women [Zodiac Series]

Welcome to the first in a brand new series here at Just Geeking by; the Zodiac Series! This series will be two-fold; it will be bringing together information about each zodiac sign’s unique style, including tips for achieving that style, and it will be collecting zodiac products. First up is the Taurus, the bull and in this post I will be helping you find your unique Taurus style with help from some fantastic astrology sources. Then I’ll be highlighting some of the exquisite, quirky and downright adorable items out there dedicated to Taurus women. These are just some of my top picks and the rest can be found on the dedicated pinterest board below!  ((Banner credits: Zodiac brushes by Sabriena and background image from Public Domain Images.))

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About Taurus

Symbol: The Bull
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Venus — the planet of beauty and love
Physical Attributes: Deep and soulful eyes, long and elegant necks, delicate jaw lines ((Symbol, element, ruling planet and physical attributes information credited to Astro Style.))
Traits: Hard-working, Resourceful, Reliable
Colors: Pink, Pastel Blue, Light Green
Fashionable Taurus: Jessica Alba, Christina Hendricks, Dianna Agron ((Traits, colours and fashionable Taurus information credited to College Fashion.))

College fashion explains that Taurus women love a classic vibe to their wardrobe with well-made clothing with unique detailing, which means they do ted to go for the more upmarket and expensive clothes. That doesn’t mean they can’t be patient though and wait for just the right bargain to save a few pounds! As their symbol the bull rules over the throat and neck pay attention to your neck area by drawing attention to it with scarves and necklaces.

This is seconded by Who What Wear who state that for a Taurus “style is synonymous with quality”, but don’t worry about holding out for that designer item. It doesn’t make you a label snob just because you know how to appreciate the finer things in life. They recommend Blues, earth tones, and neutrals as your complimentary colours.

For make up Star Sign Style says to take inspiration from Taurus’ ruling planet Venus and go for a feminine look. Pinks and florals in particular are flattering for a Taurus, and use muted pinks to accentuate your lips. Miss Malini offers more examples, suggesting earth-tones for your eyes such as taupes, emeralds and shimmery browns and embody your love for all things classic with a simple but classy french manicure.

 

 

Jewellery

  1. There is no doubt that you will make a statement with this unique Art Nouveau Taurus necklace by claycessories, Etsy, £55.00.
  2. Carry the star with you every where you go with these Taurus Astrology Drop Studs by Wolf & Badger, £79.
  3. Sparkle with style in this lovely Taurus Charm Bangle by ALEX AND ANI, The Jewel Hut, £29.99.
  4. Combine May’s birthstone and your Zodiac sign with this Birthstone Bracelet with Taurus charm by BishBoshBecca, Etsy, £34.00.
  5. Hold your head high and show your Taurus pride with these elegant Silver Stud Bull Earrings by SpikyLeaves, Etsy, £25.68.

 

Fashion

  1. Simple, classy and effective, this Taurus Ladies Zodiac Symbol Tshirt is also a fab price, Not on the High Street, £20.00.
  2. At first glance this Star Sign Sweat from Next appears quite bland, but turn it over and it will show you the stars, Next, £24.00.
  3. Look the part in these magnificent Taurus Blue & Gold Leggings by EvyLane, Etsy, £38.09.
  4. Take the word by storm with a ferocious little bull at your side when you’re wearing this Taurus T-Shirt by Mariana Moreno, Redbubble, £20.14.
  5. Get sporty or just comfy in this Screen printed Taurus zodiac hoodie by Oldtownshirts, Etsy, £21.35.

 

 

Beauty

  1. Glow with the power of the earth as your channel your element with this Revolution My Sign Eyeshadow Palette Earth, Supderdrug, £6.00.
  2. Being stylish isn’t just about looking the part; smell as classy as you look with this Taurus Zodiac Perfume Travel Spray Gift Set by ZodicaPerfumery, Etsy, £30.50.
  3. The smell of the earth and the wild will bring you some comfort with this Taurus Zodiac Soap from BareEndsSoap, Etsy, £6.16.
  4. Shimmer and shine as your embrace your feminine side with these earthy mellow pinks from Revolution’s My Sign Lip Gloss Earth Collection, Superdrug, £5.00.
  5. Soak in a bath with this special Taurus Bath Soak specially crafted with ingredients designed to draw out the best qualities of your star sign, Etsy, £6.67+.

 

 

 

Stationery

  1. Capture the essence of the stars with this hand-painted Taurus Zodiac Bookmark from Etsy, £2.10.
  2. Look stylish and classy in your meetings with this cut out notebook from the Portico Zodiac Collection, John Lewis, £6.00.
  3. Embellish your tech and stationery with this geometric sticker of the bull by Casandra Merson, Redbubble, £1.69.
  4. Go bold and gold with this gorgeous Taurus notebook from Wordery, £8.44.
  5. Appeal to a Taurus’ desire for well-made crafts with this beautiful handmade bank art journal made from recycled paper by IndianJournals, Etsy, £9.17.

 

 

Cutie Patootie

  1. Embrace the might of the bull kitty in this adorable Taurus Kitty Cat Zodiac Shirt by PhaedraMSJones, Etsy, £14.52 +.
  2. Keep a little bit of your star sign with you at all time by adding this cute little Fimo Taurus to your desk,Etsy, £5.96.
  3. Keep your pennies safe and sound with the help of this helpful Little friendly orange cow clutch purse, Etsy, £21.32.
  4. Stand out and show your love for Cacti with this Taurus Cactus iphone case by Michelle Treurniet, Redbubble, £23.82.
  5. Who can resist the utter cuteness of this Kawaii zodiac-Taurus sticker? Not me! Redbubble, £1.98.

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Help find balance in your life with the help of healing and protection crystals in this Taurus Astrology Crystal Talisman Kit, Book Despitory, £7.27.
  2. Earth tones and wood beads create this elaborate Apple Watch Band with Taurus charm, Etsy, £38.21.
  3. Embody your inner bull with this felt Taurus hat by MezaZivs, Etsy, £68.78.
  4. Cart your goods around in this stylish Taurus Constellation Tote Bag by irinatsy, Redbubble, £11.00.
  5. Dripping with gold and teal, artistic strokes bring a modern feel to this Taurus iphone case by KatsCustomStudio, £8.24.

 

 

Over to You

Are you a Taurus or do you have a Taurus woman in your life? Is there anything here or on the pinterest board that caught your eye? Have you ever bought a zodiac specific gift for someone? Let me know in the comments!

Introducing the Zodiac Series starting with Taurus the bull, a new blog series helping you find your zodiac style with a series of products aimed specifically at the Taurus women in your life.