i apologise for my lengthgy absence, and then i apologise again because this is going to be a very short post! prom was P-E-R-F-E-C-T. my dress clung to my me like a second skin, which meant i couldnt eat for the whole day and thus, i was wonderfully tipsy after one drink (i am SUCH cheap night out). ray, most adorably, purposely attempted to match his bow tie to my dress (he failed - it was maroon) and looked actually edible in his tux. i wish bois wore suits all the time - they look so delicously dapper!
oh and i have another million things to tell, including details of my birthday - YES I AM WRITING THIS AS AN EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD!!!!!
but, you must bait your breath because i shall indulge in those in my next posts (i promise!)
so. due to exams i have been abit absent, in both spirit and body - i feel all fluid and fragile, as if the merest of flicks could disperse me into all the four corners of the earth! soon exams will be over, five days! i can't wait! sister and i have been revising like rabbits, plotting our work on huge expanses of paper that wallpaper our rooms. but said sister arrived at my house yesterday with glittery tears in her eyes - it would appear that her veganism has induced her parents disapproval (tupperware was involved). we indulged in facemasks of the Lush variety and watched half of He's Just Not That Into You before our illegal viewing channel crumbled and broke (we approve of this film so far).
earlier that day, however, i roused myself from slumber earlier to peruse the shops - merely window shopping, until i found this absolutely stunning dress in h&m of all places! its absolutely gorgeous and it just FEELS like summer!
i also treated myself to Lush's "I Love Juicy" shampoo for abominably greasy hair, from which i unfortunately suffer - i shall review once i have used it, but meanwhile it smells yummy - kiwis, oranges, pineapples and other fruity scents.
anyway, moving onto a recent mini (very) mini Body Shop splurge, i am so impressed with their brushes! having suffered for the last year with disgusting handmedowns from my mother, i decided to treat myself to some makeup brushes from the Body Shop after hearing good things (and 20% off on all makeup), and im so glad i did! i got the face and body brush and the blusher brush as well as a blusher. (i apologise for the poor quality of the pictures that follow: i don't have a personal camera, and my fone camera is about 1pixel, so i have to borrow my mum's phone to take any photos! how shameful...)
the face & body brush is the perfect size with THE softest bristles that sooth your face. i use it for applying my translucent powder to set my makeup, and it picks up JUST the right amount on and dusts the perfect layer of powder on - my previous brush just caked it on, giving me a really awkwardly nasty texture on my face.
the blusher brush is not a shape that im accustomed to: its alot flatter which i was initially unsure about. however, like the face & body brush, the bristles are gorgeously luxurious and it applies nicely along the cheekbones. yay!
lastly, is my blusher from the Body Shop - i bought the Cheek Colour in Golden Pink 04, taken in by its name and pinky/peachy appearance. i am disappointed by the packaging - its oval and the silver casing is horribly cheap and tacky. the colour is nice, but not very pigmented at all - you have to apply quite alot to get enough colour on your cheeks and its alot pinkier than i anticpiated, i wanted peach! i'm very disappointed - i definiately won't be buying it again!
i'm such a trembling, shaking bag of nerves! my first exam is tomorrow (Cromwell) and i feel nauseous at the thought of having to pick up a pen and writing about the Hail Commission, dissolution of the Rump (snigger) and many other things! the most awful aspect of these exams is not only not knowing what questions will i encounter, but the sheer magntiude and scope that we must pound into our heads (and then immediantly discard in favour of another subject)! i shall be up all night twisting my fingers into knots and my face into gruesome grimaces.
ive found a little salvation in the comforting realms of beauty blogs! unlike fashion blogs, which i love to peruse but cannot quite "get" half the time, the beauty blog speak my language entirely. i've always known i have the capacity to get addicted to makeup (even moreso than now) and consquently, ive just decided to embrace it warmly with open arms. ive conjured up a makeup wishlist, which is impossibly long and i have yet to find a peachy pink blusher that isnt Super Orgasm. i have pacified myself with the promise that once my exams are over, i will go on a massive beauty shopping splurge and buy whatever i want, even if it cleans out my bank account (insert BIRTHDAY ££££ here...two weeks!!). currently, i am longing for;
- Dior Forever Extreme Wear Foundation - YSL Gloss Pur in Pure Coral (no.3) or Pure Raspberry (no.4) - Maybelline Sun Glow Bronzing Drops - 17 Shimmer/bronze Pearls - GOSH Blusher Brush - GOSH Powder Brush - Cornsilk Loose Powder - some sort of peachy/pink/golden blush!!!!
i am so in love - just look at these exquisite items!
lingerie - Burberry
clutch - Christian Louboutin
earrings - Chloe
illuminating tint & conceal (in bare glow & sun glow) - Pixi
blush (in super-orgasm) - NARS
nail varnish (in dover street market) - Nails Inc.
the nude colour of the clutch is just perfect - and the detailing! the minute shoe clasp and sea shell effect pleats are flawless. and the cami set is so delicate, tiny wisps of chiffon fabric on skin! the earrings speak volumes (i'm imagining them with a unconventially messy, dishellved chingon or my normal array of tumbling curls) and i've been longing for the Pixi tinted moisturiser for weeks now (two shades, one for now and one for when i am bronzed!!!), as well as that gorgeous plum colour to paint onto my nails. the blusher deserves a sentance of its own, if not simply for its name! Super Orgasm is the most beautiful colour ive seen; feather light peach flecked with gold glitter - how utterly perfect would that look swept across the cheeks? sadly, in truthful terms, all that is actually attainable is the make-up - tho that does give me a slight shimmer of hope!!
EDIT: oh i am so utterly crushed! NARS super-orgasm is only avaliable in the US right now! i NEED to get my hands on ii for this summer! but HOW?!?!
credits to claire for the ultra-adorable "wishlist" sign, i will admit i pinched it off her! also, just to mention, i bought the most gorgeous pair of heels which i had been drooling over since i saw them. the dealbreaker came when they were in the sale and today was the last day for 20% off with cosmo (FATE much?); result = originally £135, bought for £64. delicious
and i've just entered this in the hope of winning some yummy NARS goodies! fingers crossed for me eh?
(that is the most appetising MacDonald's i've seen since becoming vegetarian).Lagerfeld, i couldn't agree more. that, coupled with my desperation not to explode into a shuffling, grossly overweight heffer once i became comfortable in my relationship. i watched through apprehensive eyes as others ballooned - it was not going to be me. a year and a half later, i've lost almost a stone and two, three dress sizes? six and four are my new favourite numbers! i feel smaller, but not entirely tiny - i wholly agree with the sentiment that you can never be too thin (or too rich).
oh, my prom dress arrived the other day and it truly is gorgeous - smooth satiny swirls of the richest raspberry that glues right tight to my soft body. i hope R likes it, that he likes ME in it (an entirely liquid soup diet for the week beforehead is an unfortunate necessity). i saw him for the last time for two weeks last night and it broke my heart to see him leave this morning; i woke up with boi hands on my hips, strong sinewy arms locked round my torso and legs all tangled up with mine, it felt so perfect.