Thursday, 22 November 2012

Moving day!

Good afternoon!

So as the title suggests, today is finally moving day for me and my MR. After much faffing from other estate agents, the ones we are dealing with were fantastical! Anyways, this will be the start of a little AWOLness as there will be no internet connection in the new apartment... And of course, I won't be able to sort anything until Mr returns in a weeks time from Tenerife :(

However, I bring even more news! I have received a job offer for a call centre roll, UNCAPPED BONUS PEOPLE :) Will be starting Monday (26th November), so at least I will be busy not worrying about the internet... lol!

Thanks for reading and hopefully I'll be back sooner than I hope ♥

Sunday, 18 November 2012

An update of some sorts...

Good morning my lovelies!

After a lot of faffing around (thanks to incompetent estate agents), me and my darling SO have finally found a property and awaiting the credit checks to be processed this week. Hoping to get the keys before this Friday as the Mr is heading off to Tenerife diving... SO I WILL BE ALONE D: Not to mention the fact that I have a potential job interview on Tuesday with the start date for the following Monday, ARGH!

Anyways, enough with my ramblings and onto me kicking my neutral rut with my dearest Driveller Kate. I have been absolutely stuck in rut with Chanel Kaska Beige and red eye liner and really wanted to break from this. So here goes, some dodgy pics and of course not to everyone's taste but I have had fun!

Red and green cut crease with double liner.
I spotted this look on Pinterest (here) and decided to give it a whirl, I did however prefer the variation I did the day before... One just forgot to take pics!

Products Used:
NARS Eye Primer
Pale golden green ~ Shu Uemura ME450 (inner lid & lower lash line)
Dark forest green ~ Inglot Pearl 414 (outer lid)
Mid toned green ~ Inglot AMC Shine 44 (blend)
Cranberry red ~ Shu Uemura ME160 (outer crease)
Red ~ Inglot AMC Shine 50 (intensify crease)
Black ~ Shu Uemura ME990 (cut crease & lower lash line)
MAC Pigment in Vanilla (highlight)
DollyWink Liquid liner pen in Black
Sleek Eau La La liners in Dragonfruit & Moulin Rouge
WnW Brow Kit in Ash Brown
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette.
I haven't had a chance to properly play with this yet, so this was the perfect opportunity! I have to say, I am not to fond of the texture of the shades I used on the lid. The other 2 were a dream to work with.

Products Used:
NARS Eye Primer
Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette
~ Acidberry (lid)
~ 2AM (crease)
~ Velocity (lower lash line)
~ Moochi (inner corner)
MAC Pigment in Vanilla (brow bone)
DollyWink Liquid liner pen in Black
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe (white)
Clarins pencil liner in Black
WnW Brow Kit in Ash Brown
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Fyrinnae Superstar (pink).
Yet another first time play, but I know what to expect of Fyrinnae quality wise so this was easier to work with :)

Products Used:
NARS Eye Primer
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae loose eyeshadow in Superstar (everywhere)
MAC Pigment in Vanilla (highlight)
DollyWink Liquid liner pen in Black
Sleek Eau La La liner in Noir
WnW Brow Kit in Ash Brown (also used on lower lash line)
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Softened blue and taupe cut crease.
This is one of my favourite looks of the week, the blue did look more intense in real life... But I adore this combination!

Products Used:
NARS Eye Primer
WnW eyeshadow in Brulee (all over eye lid to brow bone)
WnW eyeshadow in Nutty (lid)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops in Sleeping Under A Mandarin Tree (inner corner & lid)
Blue cut crease & lower lash line, a mixture of...
~ WnW eyeshadow in Stagedive
~ WnW eyeshadow in Lagoon
~ Sugarpill eyeshadow in Afterparty
MAC Pigment in Vanilla (brow bone)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Giorgio Armani Waterproof pencils in Or Antique & Copper
Lancome Hypnose mascara

And finally we have the typical Mira mess all bundled up on the floor! Well, that's all for today. I hope everyone has had a good weekend, I have a whole lot of packing to do...
Thanks for reading ♥

Sunday, 11 November 2012

TAG: Confessions of a beauty blogger.

Good morning all!

So I was browsing the blogosphere today and came across this tag post from one of my favourite bloggers lately... Kate from La Beaute et Le Blogueur (visit here). Please go and check her out, Kate has some wonderful swatches and pictures to view! Was possibly the main reason I got the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks, lol :)

On to the tag.

1. How many hours a week do spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
Not enough atm as I am trying to sort out my belongings and pack. Trying at least twice a week now until I settle and get back into a decent routine.

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
Spender for sure! But, I wish to change this as there are things in the non-beauty world I most certainly need now... A car being one of those!

3. When it is easiest for you to write posts?
Morning for some reason. It's when my head is at it's clearest.

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
The fact that I am writing about something I am passionate about, well one of my passions anyway. I'm not a writer by nature at all, but beauty is something I am happy to ramble about for hours!

5. What's your worst make up/hair habit?
Hair, everything! I have no hair styling skills whatsoever. In fact, I am so lazy that I rarely break my look of messy tresses or plaited to the left (although the shaved side makes it easy to be lazy).

6. What's one quote you wish the world would live by?
Yes, I QUOTED DISNEY I KNOW! But, I always try to remember this one... It's not deep and meaningful or by anyone truly philosophical, but I think it has truth behind it :)

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
No more than 15-20 minutes on my hair & make up, probably about 5 seconds on clothing.

8. What's your favourite post on your blog?
When the Driveller attacks... (see here). Was such an unexpected amount of love and thought put into a package! Kate knows I love her ♥

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserves more subscribers than they have?
Definitely Kate from La Beaute et Le Blogueur. I really am impressed with the quality of the content :)

10. What's one thing you're excited about in the coming year?
Moving to Leicester (this is quite soon, weeks in fact!) and going to Amsterdam with the girls next May... Although, I'm looking forward to discovering more products from YSL. I have recently fallen in love with everything I've tried.

11. What's been your favourite blogging moment?
Finally breaking 100 followers, but I won't let that define me! If anything I post helps someone, then I am more than happy.

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?
Usually the only preparation I really focus on is the images, I am not the greatest of photographers so it takes a bit of work for me to configure the settings (usually getting it wrong regardless).

13. Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pyjama bottoms?
Jeans with my trusty white 2 row pyramid studded belt and Famous Stars n Straps American Dream buckle (that thing weighs a tonne!).

14. What are you most proud of in your life?
I am proud of my tolerance and ability to get through the situations life has thrown at me. Also, for completing my London School of Beauty Make up course!

Well, that's all for today. I'm tagging anyone who fancies doing this one! Not sure what to do next, although I'm on a kick the rut week with fellow blogger Driveller Kate. I have noticed I've become a little obsessed with Chanel Kaska Beige eyeshadow quad and red liner, which isn't a bad thing in my books. But, I want to amp it up a notch and pull out the hardcore brights again... Yesterday I did a forest green and berry red cut crease, so let's see what I can bring you this week!

Thanks for reading and have a relaxing Sunday ♥

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

October Favourites.

Good rainy afternoon!

Well, autumn has roared in with so much rain and misery and reminded me it's time for my October favourites. Just a quick one as I've been very simplistic lately due to going back & forth between Leicester & Kettering. So here goes...

October favourites 2012.
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat in BR50.
Now this is completely the wrong shade, but the foundation itself is perfect for my winter parched skin! It gives a luminous glow with natural finish for me. Now just to go and get a proper shade match :)

Chanel Les 4 Ombres in #18 Kaska Beige.
Sadly this eyeshadow quad has been discontinued, but it is also the EU version of baked shadows from Chanel. I know they are not popular, but I adore the finish and texture of these shadows. These colours make for a gorgeous neutral softened cut crease look.

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in #001 Transparent.
I haven't had this powder for very long, but I have to say I'm very impressed by the fact that it works for my oily tzone. I use my regular loose powders for my initial makeup application, but add this powder on my tzone and it keeps those oilies at bay for me!

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe & Wisdom.
Usually favouring a pen type liquid eyeliner, I wasn't sure what to expect from these dip pot style ones offered from Illamasqua... Thankfully, they consistency is very nice and the pigment is fantastic! I've been using Scribe (white) on top of my usual black wing to enhance it and got to say I love it.

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On & On bronze.
This is the UK version of Bad to the Bronze, but it is so simple and easy to work with compared to my MAC Paint Pots. This one is creamy and blends like a dream, not to mention the gorgeous colour! It always wears like iron on my lids too.

Well, that's almost all for today... Bringing back my favourite track too! I have been utterly addicted to Iggy Azalea ~ My World like crazy, not to mention her killer lipstick shades and wedges ♥

And that's everything for today! What have been your October beauty favourites, beauty or music?
Thanks for reading ♥