Saturday, 25 September 2010

my achievements for the day?

- eating a whole packet of oreos whilst fending off two teenage boys
- fitting inside a laundry bag (packing for university is a SNORE)

what are your achievements for the day?

Thursday, 23 September 2010

nailspiration has been heavy on my head these past few days and has resulted in the painting of nails tonight (and the purchasing of four very much unecessary varnishes!). pictured below we have my first Model's Own varnish - Champagne, No.7 in Oyster and No.7 Mattifying Top Coat.

to acheive the look below, i simply applied two coats of the oyster varnish, then a coat of the mattifying varnish (which, BTW, i LOVE. i th
ink matte nails ARE DA BOMB. definitely going to be seen on my spritely fingers in the next few weeks). I then finished off with applying the champagne haphazardly around the bed of my nails.

the model's own isn't what i expected - i wanted a gold, big particle nail varnish but somehow ended up with a silvery/gold super finely milled glitter polish. still love it though. and, having never tried a no.7 nail varnish before, i am wholly impressed as application was SUPER DOOPER easy and, having claimed to be "super dry", i can confirm that the oyster dried in absolute RECORD time. so did the mattfying varnish in fact, resulting in super speedy nails. No.7 is on three for two at the moment (my third item was a cheeky teal varnish, which i shall debut shortly, i am sure).

regarding the war paint today, i decided to play up my eyes rather than m
y previously favoured lips as i missed kissing R without smearing red all over his bearded face - and there was a whole lotta kissing lately, because he left yesterday to return to Bournemouth for his second year at university. :(

my hair style is just like the one a few posts down, except with tumbles and looseness, rather than held by an army of hairgrips and bun nets.

- GOSH Velvet Touch primer
- bourjois 10 hour sleep effect, no. 71

- MAC prep+prime powder
- MAC blusher in "style"

- MAC eyeshadow in "tempting"
- Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner
- Maxfactor Masterpiece mascara
- Maxfactor False Lash Effect
- brown eyeshadow from Sleek "Storm" pallete to fill eyebrows

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

red appears to be a shade that is predominatly featuring on my person lately, whether in the form of handbag, shoes, lipstick, nails or IN SOME KIND OF FOURSOME ALL AT ONCE.

i'm going to showcase the latter two, however. i recently decided to purchase Barry M's red glitter nailvarnish and i am inexplicably happy that i did. essentially, it's like pasting dorothy's red slippers directly onto your fingernails AND THEN SOME. so i did just that.

it applies like a dream and requires tw
o measly coats to achieve a glitteryness beyond belief. it dries extremley quickly and doesn't chip easily. yay glitter! (for better pictures of the glitter, i shall direct you to my best friend's blogpost, as she has a digital SLR that blows my shitty little digi OUT OF THE WATER).

those more observant of you may have noticed that i am fluttering little half moons at you from my fingers. this is a look reminscent of the flappers in the 1920s and is what Dita Von Tesse favours on her claws. it's incredibly simple to do - just get those stickers from french tips except change the placement to the bottom of the nail and paint!

this lipstick has also featured heavily as of late. though not technically red, MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi is a corally red colour as i've mentioned before and somehow, very irresponsably, my camera has decided to picture is as much more of a coral than the coral-red it is. this is a truly gorgeous shade and LE, so I shall be stocking up ASAP as they are being taken off the shelves a year after their realease, the date of which is rapidly approaching!

ooh, and Katie is having a giveaway, which includes a prize that i desperately want to get my manicured hands one, after sampling my best friend's - the Body Shop lipstain!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

i seem to continually have long hiatuses between posts - this habit has become routin
e. though i shall strive not to make it so (i promise!).

thank you for all those lovely comments on my last post (those h
ave accumlated over time, they are never usually so well read) and for pushing up the number past the elusive 100! the little giveaway shall be announced shortly...when funds have not been so friviously depleted, wrongfully emptied and when i can afford to buy those little treats (Friday = PAYDAY)!

today was a day that was spent chasing noses with tissues and tucked
knees under duvets, as i am trying to battle a cold before it's clutches can fully grasp my health. to aide my recovery, a spell of hairstyling and a makeover!

keeping my hair in it's side parting, i victory rolled one side of my head, attempted to do the other but settled for twisting my hair then pushing it up. then, i plaited the rest of my hair and wound in a very large and messy bun, secured with pins and a hairnet (that is sadly camoflagued amongst my hair). there are multitude of tutorials on youtube which demonstrate dozen of gorgeous vintage hairstyles (with this being my favourite).

in regards to makeup, i am wearing Revlon's Matte lipstick in 006 Really Red, Bobbi Brown's Lasting Foundation in 002 Sand, Barry M's nailpaint in Mushroon (such a letdown) and Maxfactor mascara.

the last product, IS A PRODUCT RAVE! i've actually used two maxfactor mascaras - a primary coa
t of false lash effect, followed by a secondary coat of masterpiece max and the results are AMAZING. My eyelashes are seperated, full and incredibly long - my mum demanded to know why i had coupled false eyelashes with my scotty dog pajamas.

have you ever used it? DONTCHA JUST LOVE IT?