Tuesday, 28 July 2009

TAG: Bridget wants

In this tag you're supposed to go to google, type in your name and 'wants' and see what comes up. Then write down the first five things that come up, so long as they make sense.

Here goes nothing:

Bridget wants:
1. a baby (there's going to be a third Bridget Jones film!! yay)
2. to talk to you Krissy lol (random!)
3. privacy for her son
4. to move her career in entertainment forward and gets a lesson in commercial voiceovers
5. to know what everything is

and on that philosophical note, I bid you a good night.

xoxo

p.s. I tag whoever reads this.

Monday, 27 July 2009

I always get sidetracked...

I was supposed to be tidying up my bedroom today but, as often happens with me, I wound up doing something completely different.

After watching Elle's (Allthatglitters21) video on how to paint the tips of your brushes, I decided to give it a go. I chose OPI's Done out in deco (love) and here are my results:


I snapped a picture while they were drying


I own a very pathetic brush collection. All I have are the Body Shop's face brush and then 4 small brushes from the travel kit (but I've lost the lip liner) and then the MAC 217. So I cannot wait to order the Sigma brush set next week!

While I was ransacking my wardrobe I found a top and a pair of sandals I haven't worn in ages. The top is from Topshop (the Kate Moss line) and the reason I haven't worn it much is because I didn't really like the neckline or the shoulder bits. I do, however, love the design on the front so I decided to see if I couldn't do something about it. So after hacking away with my scissors for about 15 minutes, I wound up with this.
Before:

After:


And as for the sandals. About three years ago I had my heart set on owning a pair of silver sandals. I think I wore them twice, and then stuck them in my wardrobe. Today I decided that I would rather own a pair of gold sandals and painted them with some gold paint I had lying around. I'm rather pleased with the results:

Before:


After:


So all in all I had a rather productive day...although my bedroom still needs tidying!
Quoting Scarlett O'Hara: 'I won't think about that today. I'll think about it tomorrow'.

xoxo

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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Blackcurrant Cheesecake look

A couple of weeks ago I was eating a blackcurrant cheesecake, and while I was looking at it I noticed how the purple from the blackcurrants kind of bled into the white of the cheese, making it pink. This inspired me to do a make up look based on the cake:

This is not the one I ate, I found it on Google.

So this is what I came up with:





Products used:
FACE
GOSH Touch up concealer no5
GOSH cover corrector stick no1
L'oreal true match foundation in C1 Rose Ivory
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium
The Body Shop bronzing powder
The Body Shop cheek bloom in 02 dune pink

EYES
GOSH waterproof eyeshadow stick in Love that champagne
MAC All that glitters e/s
MAC Sable e/s
MAC Sushi Flower e/s
MAC Fig 1 e/s
GOSH eye liner pen in Black
Maybelline Colossal mascara

First (and last?) MAC brush!

On Thursday I finally got a call from my local MAC store telling me that the MSFN and the 217 brush were in stock. So I went and bought them on Friday.



This is my first MAC powder. I chose it after seeing many bloggers and youtubers rave about it. I got it in medium. So far I'm liking it! I have only had powders from three other brands, the Body Shop (my first ever), Clinique and Shiseido. I think that I'll try the L'oreal True Match powder next.

The 217 brush was a (very late) birthday present from my brother and sister, as they didn't have it in when she was going to buy it. It's so good! I've never had a proper blending brush before, until now I've been using the Body Shop's blush brush from the travel kit, using an elastic band around it to make it smaller...very innovative, but let me tell you did not give me the best result! So I am thrilled to have this one.

I recently watched a video by the lovely Blair reviewing the Sigma brushes. Now I think that I will be ordering the complete brush set, since it's not hugely expensive, and all the reviews I have looked at say that they are really good, as in almost as good as MAC. So I'm pretty sure that I'll be ordering them sometime next week when I've been paid. I don't think I'll be getting the brush roll, mainly because I won't really need it, when I travel I don't think I'll be taking all of my brushes, only the most vital ones.

So that was it for my little MAC haul.

xoxo

Monday, 20 July 2009

Just my luck

I have a slight eye infection. It's not gross or anything, in fact it's practically invisible. But it means that I can't wear eye make up OR contacts until it goes away. :(
I was planning on entering like 4 contests this week! I might still enter them, it's not like I'd be wearing the make up for long anyway...just while I took pictures...beauty is pain right?
Anyway, I might post the entries soon..probably tomorrow.

xoxo

Sunday, 12 July 2009

GOSH Haul II

Just thought I'd share with you some new things I picked up today from GOSH.


L-R: Effect powder in 'Glamour', Eye liner pen in 'Black', Let's twist eye liner in 'Carbon Black', "Touch Up" concealer no5 and Colour corrector stick no1.


Swatches. In same order as above. NOTE: I put the effect powder over GOSH's Waterproof e/s stick in 'Love that champagne!' so that you could see it better.

A closer look at everything.


Effect powder in 'Glamour'


Colour corrector stick no1


"Touch Up" concealer no5


Eye liner pen in 'Black' and Let's twist eye liner in 'Carbon Black'


That's all for now, I'm still waiting for MAC to get the things I want in stock.
Debating whether to get the 'well dressed' blusher or the 'moon river' duo.

xoxo

Saturday, 4 July 2009

NOTD and Haul

I hit the sales today and didn't buy much...depressing I know.

I went to MAC, planning to buy MSFN, sable e/s, Moon River duo, 217 brush and returned with only Sable e/s and a promise that they would phone me when the other things were in stock.



Grey cardigan from Zara, Sable e/s, OPI nailpolish in 'Done out in Deco'(finally!), Clinique clarifying lotion for dry combination skin, Honey moisturising shampoo & conditioner from the Body Shop




I was soooo glad to finally get this nail polish! I've wanted it for a long time after seeing it in Holly's videos on YouTube. I am in love.


My neutral palette is now complete!

I will review the shampoo and conditioner from the body shop after maybe two weeks, or less if I find out that I hate it. The sales assistant warned me that it might be to heavy on my hair, but I thought I'd try it anyway, since my hair has been permed three times, dyed once and curled/straightened/blow dried often!

That's all for now.

xoxo