When I was little I'd spend ages at the local corner shop deciding which penny sweets to invest my coins on. Free rub on tattoos were a big puller when it came to choosing candy. Nothing like a bright pink piece of gum wrapped in a lick and stick.
As a teen, biro used to be my weapon of choice. I'd spend religious studies hidden behind a big pile of books, listen to The Eels on my Walkman and cover my arms, wrists and back of my hands in flowery designs.
Now I am all grown up I don't doodle on myself anymore, but I still have a soft spot for temporary tattoos. I got a couple of permanent ones too, but working in an office my choice of placement is restricted. I adore finger, knuckle and wrist tattoos, but that is just not going to happen for me.
Fake Tattoos to the rescue!I was so excited when Ana of Fake Tattoos contacted me about a product review.
What with the cold weather just recently I have been itching to take the two pretties she sent me for a spin for quite some time :)
The tats are quick and easy to apply. Getting the placement just right is probably the trickiest part but still, it won't take you any longer than fastening a stubborn necklace.
Here's a little peek at one of my permanent tats alongside my temporary birdie (looking just as natural, no?)
In my book, temporary tats are an easy going alternative to jewellery and they can really make a splash.
See, take bangles for instance: I love the look, but the constant jangling drives me crazy. And don't even try to type with a stack of those on. The little feather on my wrist looks just as nice, without restricting my movements or getting caught here and there like 'regular' jewellery does all too often.
I happily recommend Fake Tattoos: Judging from my experience their temporary tattoos are easy to apply and look and feel surprisingly natural. I've used a few other brands of temporary tats in the past and these are the best I've come across :)
Check out some of my other favourites from Fake Tattoos:
An adorable owl design, a delicate peacock feather and a star (when I was a teen I was really tempted to have one of these tattooed on my neck and I still think it looks awesome).
Have a most awesome Sunday everybody!
jacket: zara via time enough for drums
dress: present (eBay)
temporary tattoos: c/o fake tattoos