Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Belated LotN

Sorry for the lack of posting! I just haven't had much to post about and I've been swamped with school.
Just thought I'd quickly show you how I ended up wearing my makeup to that dance I posted about a couple of weeks ago. I decided to go with red lips and a very neutral eye, since the dress I wore was such a statement in itself.
I went to buy a red lipstick the day before the dance, and there wasn't much choice, but I got a Maybelline Watershine lipstick in Cherry Candy (number 80) and a lipliner from Gosh in Simply Red.
I'm quite new to lipsticks so I can't really give it a proper review, but I liked it. I might go to Mac sometime though and get them to help me choose a red lipstick, since I have no idea what undertones I have or whether a lipstick is blue or orange based. :)

I'll be doing a review on the John Freida shampoo I bought a while ago, probably later this week.

Hope you're all well and enjoying the beginning of winter!


PS I'm so happy! I won Tacky Blue Eyeshadow's giveaway. Her blog is amazing, and she recently posted pictures of all of her red lipstick and says what she likes about each one! If only I'd seen it before my dance.

PPS Oh! I just discovered the macro setting on my camera! So now I can take better close-up photos. Yay.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

And the winner is.... (plus cool giveaways!)

The moment you've all been waiting for!
I received a total of 84 entries! I'm so amazed and so happy that you wanted to join my giveaway!
So today I went on random.org and generated at random number from 1 to 84, and the number I got was 31.

So who was the lucky owner of that number you ask?
Drumroll please!

Sorry to those who didn't win, I'm sure I'll have another giveaway sometimes so you'll get another chance!

Oh and check stacieee's amazing giveaway, there are tons of ELF goodies up for grabs!

Also check missmercurylady's giveaway where you can win MAC prizes!

Monday, 5 October 2009

A non makeup related post

It snowed today. It was the first snow of the season so I went out for a walk with a friend, my little winter tradition. Here's what I love about winter:
Hot chocolate
Hot buttered toast and hot chocolate
Hot baths
Sleeping with my window open when it's snowing outside, all warm and cosy under my quilt
Wandering around town when it's snowing with hot chocolate with my best friend
Can you tell I love hot chocolate
Reading in bed when there's a snowstorm outside
Wintery films like, White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast 2 and so many more.

I live in the north (Iceland, to be precise) so I'm pretty much guaranteed to get snow every year, and I'm not complaining!

Sorry if you don't like snow, or live somewhere where there isn't any. I feel very sorry for you!

A little picture of the snow that I took, it's not good because the snow hasn't settled yet so there wasn't any point in showing you the road, I'll take a better picture later. :)

Now I'm off to have a bath and then curl up with a book (ignoring the fact that I have school tomorrow). :)

What are your favourite things about winter?

Slight makeup/fashion crisis!

I'm going to a ball/dance thing on Thursday and I've already decided what I'm going to wear (that's a start at least!) but when I was thinking about what sort of makeup I should wear with it especially on the eyes, my mind drew a complete blank. Now my friends aren't really that into makeup, they wear it but they don't really talk about it. And then it suddenly dawned on me that I could ask you guys 'cause you all love makeup!
So I'm posting a couple of pictures of the dress I'll be wearing and I would love if you could give me any tips on what to do makeup-wise, focusing on the eyes.

Just in case you can't see the colours properly they're green, red, blue and a bit of yellow and white.

Here is a picture of all my eyeshadows, just so you have an idea on what I have to work with, though I might be persuaded to buy others if I need to and it's not too expensive, i.e. not Mac. :)

Starting from the top L-R:
GOSH driftwood quad, aloha quad, tropical beach quad, glamour pigment, ocean drive trio and yellow eyeshadow
Artdeco eyeshadow duo, zara duo (no idea why I have this!), Prestige quad, the Body Shop pink, weird pink/peach something, brown and Clinique blue lagoon.
And finally Mac Print, Sable, Shroom, All that glitters, Sushi flower and Fig 1.

Any suggestions much appreciated, but here are some of my own thoughts:
Black smokey eye
Neutral eye with heavy eyeliner
Simple, neutral eye with red lipstick

If you have any other ideas, suggestions or tips I would be very grateful!
I forgot to take a picture, but I also have black eyeliner, liquid and pencil, purple glittery pencil, dark blue liquid eyeliner, blue glitter liquid eyeliner and, of course mascara, along with all the face stuff. I will also be happy to have an excuse to buy a new lipstick if someone suggest a particular colour as I only have two (horror!)

Thanks so much

P.S. My giveaway ends in 4 days, I have just over 80 entries (!) but sadly I don't think I'll be able to add more to the present as I still haven't got paid for some work I did in August (annoying much?) but if I get paid soon I'll add something. :)