I went and got my hair cut and coloured today! I'm really happy with it, I love the shape and decided to try rocking the middle parting for a little while to see how that goes. I'm sure in 5 weeks time I will be getting it cut into a different style again. My hair is very thin so I prefer to keep it short but I'm lucky that it does grow very fast.
In other news I spent the weekend reading this:
Well can I just start out by saying it is AWFUL. If you like books with no plot, very little characterisation and lots of repetition, then this may just be the book for you. I actually can't think of one good thing to say about it except it gave me a bit of a laugh afterwards as I reflected on how truly terrible it is. If you haven't heard of this book, which seems to be taking the world by storm, lucky you. The basic premise is girl meets boy, boy is mysterious, rich, devastatingly good looking and emotionally unavailable, girl is clumsy, shy and naive, boy and girl embark on relationship that revolves around arguments and sex. That is actually the whole book. You don't need to read it now as that is all that happens. I just saved you some time and money there!
After finding out that FSoG started out as Twilight fan fiction, I kinda understood why it was so awful. I have read all the Twilight books and enjoyed them for what they are but Stephanie Meyer is not exactly the next Jane Austin, so your not starting with the best source material in the first place. This rant has gone on a little longer than expected but I have only one more thing to say about it, you could actually play a drinking game to this book it is soooooo unbelievably repetitive, the phrase 'my inner godess' is used 65 times. 65 FRICKIN TIMES! So EL James, to me you are the Rebecca Black of the book world and have hopefully had your five minutes of fame, also can I please have my £2.69 back to buy a decent book?
This slightly dirty and grubby Longchamp bag houses all my make-up I use on a day to day basis. I have a few other make-up bags containing all my other make-up bits and bobs and all my lipsticks live in my plastic lipstick trays.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15 in NC15
This has been a staple in my make-up bag for over a year now. I usually use NC20 but last time I went to stock up MAC were sold out and since it was winter I settled on NC15 instead. This tube is almost finished and I will be switching back to NC20 for summer time. I like the coverage it gives, not to heavy, not to light and it's a pretty good match for my skin tone.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Primer in Metamorphoses
I purchased this just before Christmas time as the Rouge Bunny Rouge counter had a sale on, I needed a primer and this one was half price. As far as primers go, I really don't notice a big difference when I use this one. It doesn't have a patch on my primer of choice which is the POREfessional from Benefit. This is definitely not a repurchase and I will be on the lookout for a new primer soon.
Benefit Erase Paste in No.2
I was using boi-ing for ages and then last Christmas I looked at all the holiday photos and in every one I had two shining white streaks right under my eyes! Not a cool look! I quickly ran to my nearest Benefit counter and switched to Erase Paste instead which I find much better. I unfortunately always suffer from black circles under my eyes (it's hereditary) and always need to use a concealer. I find Erase Paste does a great job of covering up my dark circles and blends easily into the skin.
Dior Show Mascara in Black
I currently only use mascara on my lower lashes due to my eyelash extensions on my upper lashes but this mascara always makes my lashes look full and thick. My mum swears by this mascara as well.
MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Power
I always like to use a powder to set my make-up and stop all my foundation slipping off in the Dubai heat. This blends perfectly into the skin, setting my make-up for the whole day and leaving a soft silky finish.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/liner in Birthday Suit and Tattle Tale
These are perfect everyday shades and glide on pretty effortlessly. As you can see Tattle Tale is my particular favourite and I use it as a base of other eyeshadows as well.
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
The perfect eyeliner is my opinion. It never smudges, goes on smooth, leaves a nice thick line and it's a lovely bold black. At first I was a bit apprehensive about switching from a typical liquid eyeliner in a tube to this but I bought a MAC 210 eyeliner brush and found it was a piece of cake. If you haven't tried it your missing out.
Clarins Crayon Khol in 01 Extreme Black
I got this eyeliner free from a Clarins counter in New York as my mum purchased quite a few things and the staff were very lovely and friendly and popped in a few samples for my sister and I to try. I really like this black eyeliner. It goes on smoothly and easily and is pretty long lasting.
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
Helps flake away all my horrible dead, dry skin on my lips. Perfect for buffing up my lips before applying my lipstick.
Benefit Coralista Blush
I love this colour. I love the smell. It's the perfect colour for me. Just a soft sweep and gives your skin a lovely healthy glow. All my other blushes have been completely ignored since this came into my life which was quite a while ago. It's almost finished now and I'm thinking about moving on and trying something new just to shake it up a wee bit.
Look at it. It is B-E-A-UTIFUL! To Kill a Mocking Bird is one of my favourite books and what better way to express my love than with a beautifully made, unique clutch bag. But unfortunately I have yet to win the Euro millions so instead I have settled for this:
Book Clutch from ASOS- £25.00.
Obviously it doesn't quite live up to the same quality of craftsmanship and it's lacking that oh so cool cover but I do love the mint green colour and it's practically free at 25 quid compared to the price of the Olympia Le-Tan clutch!
It is getting delivered to my sister's flat in Scotland and she is bringing it over for me when she arrives next Monday (saves me persky international shipping fees) so I will take lots of photos and post them then. It also comes in cobalt blue but I'm feeling the pastel love at the minute and went for the mint.
I really love Violent Lips tattoos for something a little bit different that just using lipstick. I have tried quite a few out and would say it takes a lot of practice to get it right. If you haven't tried them before they are temporary lip tattoos (just like those transfers you had as a kid) that you cut to the shape of you lips (they have outlines on the back) then apply with a wet cotton ball. I was told the wetter the cotton ball the better for getting the tattoo to apply. They recommend doing the top lip first but I found the bottom lip much, much easier to apply and if it's your first time I would start there. There is a guide on the back of where to cut the lips to size after you have measured them against your own lips by making an 'AHHH' shape with your mouth. I have found it best to cut them a little smaller than you think you might need as it tends to be the excess that screws the whole process up. With the top lip it recommends you don't cut from the top but I do have to carefully trim it down to fit the curve of my lip. Peel the top layer of film off and apply the sticky side to your lips making the 'AHHH' shape again. Using a very wet cotton ball, blot it on to the tattoo until the backing paper starts to come away. Hopefully your lip tattoo should be applied perfectly (sometime I have to press it down slightly). They come off with anything oiled based so don't apply any lip gloss on top. I have screwed up the top lip a few times royally and you only get three in a packet so the pressure is on to make sure you don't f**k it up!! My sister bought and tried out the glitteratti red ones and they didn't last 30 minutes and didn't seem very sticky at all. The ones I have used I found they lasted at least 8 hours which is pretty good going! They aren't cheap either ( about a tenner) so they are something you really have to try yourself. I would recommend a good pair of scissors and watching a few tutorials on youtube first!
I'm not sure if I can pull off the whole frilly sock look but I think it looks really cute and wanted to give it a shot. It's not too bad but I think my JC Litas are the only shoes I can pull it off with.
ASOS currently have a 24 hour sale on festival wear with 60% off (valid on selected lines only). If I hadn't just placed an ASOS order literally an hour before I might of been tempted to pick up a few things but I am trying to resist the temptation.
Here's a my pick of what's on offer:
Club L Americana Cardigan was £39.00 now £18.00
Club L Gold Cross Vest was £19.00 now £10.00
Ashiana Friendship Bracelet was £19.00 now £8.00
Johnny Loves Rosie Oversized Bow was £35.00 now £16.00