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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Damn You, Boots!

So. They're doing it again.

Don't pretend like you have no idea what I'm talking about- we all love it.

That's right, Boots. And their bloody 3 for 2. MUST they do this to me?! 'We love Autumn' signs all around the store, all of these new ranges of seasonal make up and hair care. Oh! It's a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. I knew my money was a gone-r before I even stepped inside.

But boy, did I step inside.

So what did I get in this fest of mine? Well first up is this-

Collection 2000's Shimmer and Shades in 'Blushalicious'

Ya'll know I got the bronze-y/ coppery version of this a while ago and it's good for everything- shimmering, shading.....basically shimmering and shading like what it's called. DUH!
But I was having a play with this and I was like 'hmmm.....I seem to have overlooked your potential pretty little palette....come with me.'
On a nice base, colours like these can really lift your face. And LORD KNOWS mine needs lifting right now.

In spite of my love of Autumn (hello, finally an excuse to hide the whale flesh), I'm mourning summer a little.

Mainly because in this country we didn't really have one. And also because I'm so poor and my career has basically gone down the pan before it's even started that all hope of a holiday anytime in the next....150 gone.

So the closest I can get to sun, sea and seistas is on my face. Whilst the rest of me feels truly neglected, my noggin looks like a five year old's birthday party right now.

 Laugh, but you know it's a party you want an invite to. Sorry, only losers allowed.

I'm so disappointed my camera doesn't show the true colour in the top picture. But hey, there are more disappointing things in life. Like being only 22 and having the crows feet of a 45 year old because you are so disillusioned with life you WISH YOU NEVER BOTHERED WITH WORKING HARD IT WASN'T WORTH IT.....sorry- I let personal feelings get in to my blogging then and Lord knows I am a professional *pah* I should never have let that happen....

This is 17 Mirror Shine lipstick in Peace. I have this is in Hollywood but I don't really wear it that often, mainly because my natural instinct is to go for a matt lip.

But every now and then a gloss is nice. In a kind of 'Oh I'm being casual and yes I have bed hair and natural skin but all I had to do was slick a bit of this high shine gloss on and voila! I'm captivating.'

They dont need to know how much foundation and highlighter you had to slap on for that dewy skin glow! Or how long it took you to perfect the 'bed head.' VO5 made a small fortune from you for that.

But, if you want to go for a 'notice me. NOW. Or I WILL stand on you' style, look no further than this.....

17 Lasting Fix Lipstick in Pink Power. And the best part is, it was free! Gloriously free.

At least Boots loves me.....and my overdraft.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I Take It Back

A few months ago I....basically berated lilac nail polish. I was all 'meh, I prefer deeper colours. I'm so cool.' This came in a beauty UK review of the Glam Nails polish in Candyfloss. And I stick by my review, but....

Well, gals....I was wrong about lilac nail polishes. I shouldn't have tarred them all with the same, polish covered brush.

I'm was like a woman who has been soured by love and cheating men and is sitting at the bar after one too many martinis on your hen night telling you not to do it because "all men are the same. RATS!" Before downing another shot and getting off with the barman.

Like with men, you just have to find the right one.

And ladies. I have.

This is Barry M nail polish in Berry Lilac. And I LOVE it.

Firstly, I love the formulation.

Next, I love the shine.

After this, I love how flattering it is for my ol' sausage fingers.

And mostly, I love how it has restored my faith in the muted nail. Bravo Barry M. Now take me down the aisle!


Don't panic, I haven't got drunk and alone and started feeling desperate for affection again! I know, disappointing.

'Kiss Me' happens to be the name of one of my new fave lipsticks, courtesy of Rimmel Colour Show Off.

Basically, I'm quite pleased with myself because I really wanted Clarins in Rosy Coral. But that was well dilusional, as if I can afford that. I was looking for a similar brightening colour and I think this one matches fairly well. It's a bit more corall-y but I like. I think it would be quite nice for a pared down look, go neutral on the eyes and glowy on the skin.

I would recommend Rimmel Colour Show Off to anyone. But maybes not my worst enemy as I don't want them to look nice, obvs. I have previously written about the Be Bold shade before, if you care to remember.

And if you don't, WELL!.....then fair play. I do tend to go on and on. Half the time I'm not even listening to myself.

TBF, the main thing I love about this line of lippies is the smell. Seriously, if I hadn't have had that bad experience with eating lipstick last year, I'd totes be munching on this baby.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Hey Nudey....Put Some Clothes On. Please. Normalface, PLEASE!

Fear not, for there is no danger of seeing any exposed areas. Don't worry, this is a safe place. And I have a court order on me promising I wouldn't do that again. Not in public at least. I mean come on, I'm only human.

But this post is not about birthday suits. It's about the nude LOOK. For face, not body.

So, one thing I do more than I eat junk food (I know. If you can believe it) is read magazines. And one look I'm loving from the new A/W season is this whole glowing, dewy skin thing. Who doesn't want to look like they've got a lantern inside their head?|!...not in a 'OHMIGOD that girl's head is about to EXPLODE!' way. In a 'WOW. I'm straight and I have a boyfriend but will you please kiss me?' way.

The first thing you need, ideally, is clear fresh skin. Anyone that reads this blog regularly will know this is NOT me. I will do a post later on the products I've been using to keep out of Pussville recently. Don't get me wrong- I'm always bodering on its outskirts. Like on the B-route in to it. But sometimes there's a roundabout where I can make a reverse turn on the way. Basically- I know Pussville. I know it well. But I'm not a resident. For the time being at least.

ANYWAY, I was in Boots yesterday perusing the make up stands as usual when I came across a brand I've neglected of late. Let's be honest,  Collection 2000 is not exactly 'de rigour' is it? But nevertheless, I was really impressed by what I saw (and what I put all over my hands). I picked up this stuff for my take on the A/W nude look- aka inevitable disaster!

This is the Shimmer and Shade pallette in Way to Glow. I really like this. The camera- because it is DOG BREATH- does not pick up the shimmer as much as it should :( The bronze is really nice for eyes and I like to use the golden colour on the brow bone. The pink is a good highlighter and the....pinky brown colour is great for sculpting.
Of course I say all of this like I know what I'm doing. Well I practised yesterday- okay?! And FYI- I looked lovely. 

I also got- as it was 3 for 2, what was I supposed to do?!- The big fake mascara (which is okay as mascaras go, but no Maybelline) and the much coveted Lating Perfection concealer, which, as others have said, is totes brilliant. Seriously. I was a bit 'meh' about this because I though 'really? All that hype for a £4 product?' but it does a splendid job

And the last thing is Creme Puff lipgloss. Well, it's not technically a gloss because it's a matt creme. And tbh, it's lush. This look requires a juicy lip that looks naked but isn't. Kind of like you want to say 'you can kiss me if you want. But I will taste of sweetness. And you will fall in love.'

So far, no one has taken me up on the offer. Time to get agitated and naked again.

Friday, 2 September 2011

You know when you hit rock bottom?.....And THEN you fall even further and realise you didn't even realise what rock bottom was before now, sweetie, THIS is where it's really at?

Well, today has been one of those days.

Maybe I'm just having one of those lives, I don't know.

What I do know is that I'm at a point where even lipstick- yes my beloved LIPSTICK- isn't cheering me up.

Never mind. Because before I hit Crap Central and the Boulevard of Shit Street, I did discover a lip product that I wanted to talk to you about. Tbh you're probably sick of people talking about it (I've been out of the blogger loop for a while so I son't know what you guys have been talking about, but I'm pretty sure it includes this. But again, what do I know. You could have been talking about atomic atoms and the definition of pie.)

'Tis this- Sleek's Pout Paint.


I have to admit- I was totes won over by the Superdrug display. I know, I know. I should learn to control myself. And also not to use shop testers. But not only did I pick up germs from doing it. I picked up an amaze lip colour.

To put it simply- I really like this stuff. It's kind of matt, it's buildable, it lasts for ages. At first I was a bit like 'hmmm £4.99....but it's.....small. I want big.' But this is one case where good things really DO come in small packages.

A little goes a looooooooooooong way.

Which could also be said for the bad luck I'm having these past 22 years.

And FYI- the only definition of pie is 'Eat Me.'

As promised, here's the uploaded pic. I can not tell you how good this product us. Well, I could, but you wouldn't believe me. So try it for yourself.