Sunday, 23 August 2009

GOSH haul (and small update)

Hey guys! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted but I've been really busy over the last few days. School has started and I've got a ton of homework already! I was also working yesterday. In my city there's something called Culture Night (loosely translated) where everyone goes into town and there are lots of things to do and see and then there's a firework show in the evening and lots of parties. Anyway, I was working for the city this summer as a tourist guide and was asked to work last night as a sort of 'Culture Night Servant' So basically if there was something that needed doing I, and a couple of other people, would do it. Sorry, it's kind of hard to explain. Anyway we were supposed to be dressed in all black and then a designer called STEiNUNN gave us some hats to wear. We looked pretty silly, but a lot of tourists took pictures of us.
So anyway, that was just a small, boring, update on what's been going on. Now onto the haul!

I picked these up in two trips, on Wednesday and Thursday. I got a single yellow eyeshadow, number 283 (I need this for a look for a contest), Tropical Beach e/s quad and the Eyeshadow Base.

That's me wearing the hat yesterday, I have no idea why I look so unhappy though!

Those are the things I got, I probably don't need to tell you which is which.

Top row L-R: yellow e/s, e/s base, e/ss from the quad (I love those greens!)
Bottom row L-R: e/ss from quad and yellow e/s with the base underneath.

That's all for now, my homework is calling to me!
Hope you're all well.

OH! I forgot to mention that I will be having a small giveaway when I hit 20 followers, as a small thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I really appreciate it. :) Only two more to go!


Ten facts tag :)

I was tagged by the lovely precious smileyy (go check her out) to do a ten facts about me tag. :) So here we go in no particular order:

1) I'm currently sitting on my bed watching a House episode (I love Hugh Laurie! He is so brilliant, especially paired with Stephen Fry)
2) My room is really messy right now, school has just started (more info in the update post that will be posted tomorrow, actually later today since it's past midnight) and there are books everywhere!
3) I'm currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but it's a really old edition (my grandma's) so I can't take it anywhere so I'm also reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (I really recommend it!).
4) I'm reading both of these books for the second time.
5) I should be reading The Animal Farm for English, and some Icelandic sagas for Icelandic, but I can't be bothered.
6) I love reading, just in case you couldn't tell
7) I also love rain. I always open my window if it's raining when I'm goddly comforting so satisfying about sitting with a great big pile of odd socks and finding their partners. I know I'm weird. :P
9) I can't seem to keep my facts short!
10) I'm going to bed. :)

I tag:
Alice (An Alien World)
Louise (Affordable Treats)
Rafi (Rafa says)
and anyone who wants to do this!

I'm going to bed now but will post an update on what's been going on with me and a small GOSH haul :)

Night night


Monday, 17 August 2009

Double, double toil and trouble?

No, not really. :)

Just wanted to tell you about two giveaways that I found.

First is Lauren's 100 follower giveaway, featuring Illimasqua and other goodies! Go check it out.

The second is Verina's giveaway featuring headbands that she sells, tights that she sells and other goodies! Go check that out too.

Happy giveaway-entering!
And sorry if you're getting sick of seeing these posts, I'm sure that when school starts again (on friday, eek!) there will be less of them.


Sunday, 16 August 2009

Quick & Easy Pain Relief.

Hey guys, hope you're all well. I just thought that I would share with you a quick, easy and free way of getting pain relief, though I hope you won't have to use it much, because pain is no fun!
If any of you do, or have done, yoga you may already have learnt this, at least that's where I learnt it. It's just a very simple breathing exercise that I find nearly always helps to rid me of any pain, be it head, stomach or otherwise.
You can do this wherever, whenever and it whatever position you like, standing, sitting lying, walking running or wherever you find yourself at the time. All you need to do is this:

1. Take as deep a breath as you want or can. It really doesn't matter how deep or shallow it is.
2. Count to eight slowly. (IMPORTANT: If you find yourself feeling faint or dizzy before you get to eight then exhale. I wouldn't want you all fainting because of me! :) )
3. Exhale slowly.
4. Repeat 7 more times, or until pain has subsided.

When I first learnt this we sat in the lotus position and leant forward as we breathed in and then came up again as we exhaled, but I find that it is unnecessary (and often impossible) to do this, for it works both ways.

This exercise can be used for almost any pain, though I use it most for headaches, period pain or car sickness (I'm very prone to that). I have also found that it helps to relieve stress, very useful during exams!

Anyway, I just thought I'd share it with you since I think it's good to try this before going for the painkillers. :)
Oh, and sorry if this post seems a bit all over the place, because I'm a little bit all over the place at the moment.

Hope you're having a good weekend!


Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Yesterday I watched Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. All the kids are so cute! Haha, I'm watching HP and the Chamber of Secrets now :) Its been such a long time since I've watched the first ones.

On a completely different note, click here to enter All Things Girly's amazing giveaway including prizes from Sleek, BarryM and Collection 2000. :)

Hope you're all having a good week


Monday, 10 August 2009

20 questions!

Thanks tackyblueeyeshadow
for tagging me. :)

1. What is your favorite item of clothing? Well, I am in LOVE with the trousers I got last week. They're from Vero Moda and they're the exact same colour as my OPI Done out in Deco! I was even wearing the nail polish when I saw them. :P They're sort of a skinny jean type but a bit stretchy and they fit me perfectly! I'm going back for the black ones.

2. What are your biggest obsessions? Reading I guess... I think I'm too new to makeup-loving to be obsessed.

3. Who inspires you? Not one person..mainly things I see, read or hear...films mostly.

4. Who is your favorite designer and why? Gosh...I can't choose just one..I guess I'd have to say Karl Lagerfeld. I like his designs and I also like the fact that he's designed for Chanel but also for H&M :)

5. What is your favorite song ever? Well, going by the most played song on my iPod it is 'From Where You Are' by Lifehouse

6. What is your favorite song right now? Since I just finished watching Breakfast At Tiffany's I have to say Moon River sung by Audrey Hepburn :)

7. If you were a sweetie, what would you be? A marshmallow - best toasted.
No sorry, that was a joke. Probably a pear drop..dunno why though.

8. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet - what words would you use to describe your rainbow? Uhm..Not quite sure what to I supposed to pick a colour or something?

9. What's your favorite film? Ah, so hard to choose just one! Well, my all-time favourite since I was little is Beauty and the Beast, but also High Society.

10. Who's your favorite actor? OK, I'm going to abandon my love-of-many-years Johnny Depp and say Gerard Butler, I just love him.

11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
If I'm going to be boring I'd say England because that's where I really belong, but otherwise Italy!

12. What are your 3 favorite smells? Old books (they remind me of my grandparents), the smell of rain and that fresh, cold smell just before it snows.

13. What are your 3 favorite tastes? Cherries, chocolate and Tic Tacs, again they remind me of my grandparents.

14. What is your most treasured possession? Umm..I don't know..myself? Probably the novel I'm writing, I have like 5 backups of it in case my computer crashes. :)

15. What did you always want to do/be when you grew up? From when I was about six, till two years ago I was going to be an archaeologist in Egypt.

16. If you were an ice-cream, what flavor would you be? Cherry

17. If someone made a short film of your life, who would play you? No idea...some new actress who no-one knew.

18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of? Curling up with a good book, some snacks and a cup of tea.

19. If you were a flower, what would you be? A dandelion clock. I know it's a weed.

20. Tell me a random thing - a quote, a line from a song, book, movie... 'I go wherever the wind takes me.' The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris

I tag Rafa - Rafa says, R.C. - Fashionista 514, Louise - Affordable Treats and whoever else wants to do this!


Hannah's giveaway

Just wanted to tell you about hannahbabeyxo's giveaway celebrating her having reached 25 followers.
There will be two winners and both will be given a Sleek makeup palette and one winner will also get some other goodies.

I am so desperate to get my hands on a Sleek palette as I've heard so many good things about them!

Good luck and hope you're all having a great Monday! :)


Thursday, 6 August 2009

Guess what?

Yes, I'm entering another contest. But this one is amazing! (well, at least for me it is.)
Vanessa is hosting a giveaway featuring just about all the products from The Body Shop's tea tree line for oily skin. All you need to do to enter is to click here and comment on the post which product from that line is your favourite. You can even do other things for additional entries!

I am so happy that I found this because I was going to be getting some of their things anyway!


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Yet another contest!

I keep entering but never winning, oh well c'est la vie. Moving on...

I came across this fabulous contest via this blog and immediately wanted to enter.

It's KonADDICT's give-away featuring the Konad "B" Kit. You get four image plates, three special polishes, a stamper and a scraper!

I have never tried Konad myself, but have watch lots of videos on YouTube and read about it on blogs and have wanted to try it for some time now.
Basically what it is, if you don't already know, is nail art made simple! You get an image plate, apply the special nail polish on the image of choice (and DO use the special nail polish, it's special for a reason), scrape off the excess with your scraper, press down on the image with your stamper, roll it on your nail, and voila! Perfectly decorated nails!

I've had a look at KonADDICT's blog and I really think it's a must for anyone who likes to decorate his/her nails. Not only are the designs wonderful (seriously, I could never do that!) but it is also a great place to get inspiration for your own designs!