Tuesday, 27 April 2010

what a frightful day! a total LOVE for R and utter delibrate avoidance of exams during my month-long easter break, meant i did not start revising for my italian oral until yesterday. at 11pm. my exam was at 11am today and altho i think i passed, i did ended up describing my aunty and her job, with tears dripping silently down my cheeks.
why? i have NO idea.

however, to reward myself for even getting through the exam without coiling myself into the fetus position, some dolla left my purse in exchange for several items, none of which i particularly needed but just desperately WANTED.


i re-purchased Boss Orange by Hugo Boss, which is a GORGEOUS scent and completely perfect for summer.

i'd bought this sleek inkpot in "domanatrix" (black), in a cheeky attempt to try and find a dupe for MAC's fluidline, and at around £3 with my discount, i thought i had nothing to lose! it was quite nicely pigmented and relatively easy to apply, coming with an adorable teeny tiny brush. i actually used a MAC 266 to apply it however, which is also a new purchase and made the process alot easier.
however, with an hour, i had imprints of the liner on my eyelids (something kindly pointed out by my makeup fearing, gaming flatmate). so, the lasting power is truly pathetic.
looks like i'm going to have to pool my pennies and get the fluidline!

when the Viva Glam Cyndi/Lady Gaga lipsticks were released, i always knew that i'd go for Cyndi's over Gaga's. i hate garish, pink mouths and think that red lips or subtlety is the key (on me; i look like a tiny girl with smeared smarties on her mouth otherwise). Viva Glam Cyndi, is a rose reddy/pink and as i have quite pigmented lips already, it's almost like a very natural but more defined colour. it's a lusture, so the staying power isn't as ridiculous as a matte, but it lasts a considerable amount and leaves a slight pretty rosebud stain to your lips once NATTERED away in to oblivion.

i suspect my purse will be considerably lighter during these stressful, heart-palpatation inducing weeks ahead (EXAMS!!)...
...something that i'm not entirely upset about.


Lisa said...

I wasn't impressed with that Sleek Inkpot either, zero lasting power and mine was really hard as well :( I'd really recommend Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners over MAC's Fluidlines as they're much creamier and last longer too. Blacktrack dried out way too fast for me and became impossible to work with whereas my BB one has lasted ages.

Hope you passed your italian oral, well done for getting through it! Love that Cyndi lippy on you by the way xx

Binia said...

ooh thank you!
I was torn between the fluidline and the BB, and now will definately get the BB :)

StuddedLilly said...

i never saw that eyeliner before but sure now i will stay away from it if i ever see it haha i've tried Wet N Wild gel eyeliner before, its pretty good for $4. otherwise i would say MAC's Blacktrack all the way lol


Get Gawjus! said...

this lippy looks soo pretty on you gurl :) And you should defo get fluidline, nothing can beat it imo!

Anonymous said...

i love how you make my shopping addiction seem sane! miss you lots sister! xxxxxxxx