Friday, 27 January 2012

TAG: 7 Deadly Beauty Sins

GREED - What is your most inexpensive beauty product? What is your most expensive?
- My most inexpensive beauty product which I use everyday/regularly would be my eyebrow pencil from Sasa in HK costs about £2.
- My most expensive beauty related product would have to be my straightners that were around £100.  GHD's the blue limited edition ones when they came out with four colours, fair enough I didnt purchase these myself as it was a birthday present but still is the most expensive beauty product I have.. i think..

WRATH - What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What has been hardest to find?
- I have a love/hate relationship with primer, like face primers because they always seem like a good idea and I always want to use one but then on the skin it always seems to make my makeup feel really cakey and I dont like the way it sits, it just really annoys me :/
- I dont really have a product which I found hardest to find, probably my Dr Jart BB cream that I had to search like 6 sasa stores to find (ironically the one closest to me all along had it) or this YSL lipstick which I literally went to like 4 counters before they had the one I wanted in stock.  I do really want this Laura Mercier highlighting illuminator though which is proving very hard to find (at a reasonable price).

GLUTTONY - What are your most delicious beauty products?
- Delicious? :S thats a bit weird haha I dont normally eat my products... lol but probably the product which tastes the best would be my clarins lipstick, its really weird, doesnt actually taste like anything but on the smells because of the way it smells it smells soo good haha it smells like grapes :)

SLOTH - What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness?
- Again this could be face primer and also sometimes I only take my makeup off with face wipes and dont like use a face wash, which I know isnt good for the skin but I get a bit lazy sometimes :P

PRIDE - What beauty product gives you more confidence?
- I would have to say some sort of face product such as my bb cream, foundation or concealer.. or mascara.

LUST - What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
- Not sure if this means physical attributes or more like personality things, but tbh I think someone is attractive to you if their personality also attractive.  I think when guys are caring and like notice smaller things is very attractive, they have to be gentle-manly and well mannered also. Nothings a bigger turnoff than a rude person :/ even if they were the best looking guy ive ever seen.

ENVY - What item would you most like to receive as a gift?
- Im quite easy going when it comes to gifts, Id love to recieve the Laura Mercier powder ive been wanting for ages, but id also be happy with a bunch of balloons as a gift =] Im just a little  bit weird like that ;)

x x x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy New Year! + Wishlist + 10 pan over!!!!!!!!!!

H A P P Y    N E W   Y E A R   ! =]
Hope all my fellow yellow friends and family are having a great time doing allsorts of family things and celebrations, eating losts of yummy food or getting very drunk on wine/drinks!

This year it actually feels more like new years to me, not sure if its because of the fact that my parents aren't working atm and they are spending their full time with us to celebrate, or the fact that I have recieved more lucky money than usual :P haha.  I had a lovely family dinner/get together in Fife on Sunday night and today I've just had dinner with my close immediate family.  With plenty more celebration plans ahead in the next few days im really in this festive mood! (is festive even appropriate to describe cny? :/ ) Anyway hope all of you whom care to spend some time here are also happy and I wish you all the best for the upcoming year!

Thought I would quickly add in my wishlist at the moment as I will probably get some of these items with my new years money !

In no particular order ... (well actually I lie, this first one I want the most lol)

- Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous illuminator : ahhh yes the limited edition highlighter that was sold out all over the world in the matter of days! Ofcourse I want this, who doesn't want it? :o However due to popular demand (this sentence sounds like something out an essay soz) its only availible on Ebay for like triple the orginal price which was £31 for those that are interested.  The cheapest I've found online is for £59. 

- Two Faced Naked Eye Eyeshadow Palette : My friend has this and I really want it for like two particular colours haha, because of that I have delayed buying it for so long! Can't justify £22 for two eyeshadows.. right?

- Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette : tbh I am just waiting for this to be availible in Boots before I get it, as I get a discount on it :P

- Benefit They're Real Mascara : It is the mascara i have been using for a while, but over my 10 pan project time its dried up and obviously I couldnt buy another :P Pretty sure this will be one of the first things I pick up :) although swithering if I should go back to some drugstore favourites as they last longer and with a few extra coats (and less time in bed :@) I can get the same results

Also , IM FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Project 10 Pan finally done! So happy and so glad I done it, once i treat myself to a few beauty products I shall be on another, as I still have too much makeup for my own good!

For those that want to know what I finished up ...
- Dr Jart BB Cream
- Garnier Pure 3 in 1 face wash (friends and family that have oily/acne prone skin.. GET THIS)

Thanks for reading ! =]

x x x

Friday, 20 January 2012

YANO - Jan '12


- Shellac/gel nail , nothing more annoying than chipping nail polish and having to reapply every few days! Say yes to proper industrial (almost) nails that last upto 2 weeks.
- Chinese New Year ! Spending time with family, days of eating good food and recieving lucky money! :P Whats not to like? NOTHING.
- 20% off student discount shopping atm, girls get shopping this weekend before it ends, the shops that I know are doing this atm are Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge.


- When somethings limited edition and no longer availible apart from on ebay for 3 times the original price. Not cool.
- Even worse when im still contemplating buying it... (must not! must not! must not!)
- Overly foamy toothpastes, I mean whats with that? It feels weird in the mouth and not cool if your brushing your teeth infront of your partner/friends/family.  Looking like some sort of rabies infected creature was only mildly attractive/amusing when we were in nursery!
- Nautical trend.  I mean seriously? This trend comes back every year without fail for spring/summer gets really old and repetitive. (Dont hold this against me when im sporting a nautical themed number in the summer please haha).  I think actually this only annoys me because its like forcing summer upon us even though its still winter jacket + wellies weather, just rub it in our faces that we cant prance around in short shorts and sailor hats! (not that I own a sailer hat...)

x x x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Not long to W-Eight..

Not long to WAIT! haha did you guys like my pun? Sorry to those whom those it was weight related, sadly I dont have anything to report there haha!

Basically this is another update on my project 10 pan! Enjoy!

Thats right, 3 more products closer to 10. Total 7 now! Actually so happy!!!

6. Aussie Luscious Long leave-in conditioner.  Basically a definite staple for me! De-tangles and is a heat protectant = a win-win situation! Smells great aswel! My hair gets really tangly really easy so this is great after a shower.
7. Cosmoses eyebrow pencil.  This is a korean branded cosmetic I bought whilst I was in Hong Kong in the summer, purchased from Sasa.  It retails at $24 which in pounds is like £2! So much cheaper than any eyebrow pencil in the uk.  The most important part however is the fact that its the best eyebrow pencil ive used.  I have tried different products in the past for filling in eyebrows, such as eyebrow powders, gels, pencils, or like this one the auto khol pencils.  Thankfully a friend of mine bought me another two while she was in HK recently! ^__^ dont hv to be eyebrow-less haha
8. Time Delay, anti age spot serum.  Basically the only serums I use are for whitening, radiance and general evening out of the skin tone.  I only use serums for the purpose of fading old scars.  This product is not amazing, Ive not noticed a major difference (or any difference at all) but its a lovely texture and non greasy. 

So happy that I dont have long to go till I can splurge!

hows your 10 pan coming along? :)

x x x 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Ruby Anniversary..

.. NOT MINE, before anyone wonders haha.  Just a quick blog update with some pictures of a recent ruby anniversary I attended.  My dads 2nd oldest brother's party to celebrate him and his wife's 40 years together, really really sweet!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Meet me halfway!

Phewwww, I think I shall revert back to my usual style blog posts for the time being. Much easier and much more my style.  So looking at the title im sure those that follow my blog regularly can probably guess what this will be about.  HALFWAY THERE BABY! Ooooh la la! Finally after what seems like ages (yes, I know its only been a few weeks for real) I am halfway through my project 10 pan. 

Finished these badboys up.  (some im glad to throw in the bin, others will be a repurchase in the future)

1. Clarins: Rouge Prodige lipstick in 122 Nude. This product took me a while to actually FINISH because I bought another of the exact same seeing as i loved it soooo much haha.  The second tube i am actually more than halfway through too, wouldnt surprise me if it features later on in the pan project.  Retails for £21 I think, its the best nude lipstick ive come across, doesnt make you look too washed out but opaque enough to cover your own lipcolour if its like mine and naturally quite flushed looking.

2. Shu Uemura Cleasing Oil.  The brightening edition, this is the popular asian targeted version of the cleaning oils by this brand because it gently exfoliates ( I didnt actually notice any of this btw but this is what its said to do) therefore brightening and whitening (and we all know all asisan love anything that says whitening haha).  Not sure if I would repurchase this, definitely one of the better cleaning oils as it didnt break me out and leave me with a film on skin, after washing skin feels really soft , clean and the whole cleansing process is quite luxurious haha.  However at £28 a bottle (which fair enough did last me 6 months with regular use approx 4 times a week) is quite pricey and it didnt WOW me enough I dont think.

3. VO5 Miracle Concentrate; elixir with Argan Oil.  Now, if you are a regular youtube beauty guru watcher or blog reader you probably have heard about this mysterious Argon Oil thats been discovered to be multi functional and great for hair so decided to give this a try.  Have to say really impressed for roughly £5 I paid lasted me around 3 months and leaves ends feeling soft and less damaged. Definitely would repurchase.

4. Dermologica; Multi active Toner.  Basically one word which describes this product. MEEH. Does its job as a toner, no real effects noticed (but then again I never notice much effect from a toner) so did just use it up, the spray bottle top is also very handy.  However Dermologica products are quite pricey and I wouldnt pay for it as it basically did as much as Botanics toner would do minus the spray top bottle and about a tenth of the price.

5. Burberry Brit eau de parfum.  Finally finished this badboy! Sad to see it go though and if I spot it in sale on the future I would repurchase seeing as it smells so different and unlike everything else I own. =]

So happy ive got 5 out the way, I am also on the ends of at least two other products I can think of off the top of my head so I cant wait to have this 10 pan done!  Once its done I shall be getting my hands on the Naked2 palette! Kills me that everyone has it and is playing with it already!

x x x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Paused for a thought

So... I dont really know how to start this blogpost, its alot harder when it comes to writing a blog post in a diary form than it does in an informative beauty related way. Just gonna jump right into it before I stop myself.

In high school me and my then best friend would always talk about "the stages" which were basically several stages that you go through in life (which during high school time always of course related to either liking someone or breaking up with someone), funnily enough those stages actually fit in to so many things in life than those we used them for.  However for today, I can be back as a school girl and pretend that this is the only worry in my life. 

During a break up girls can take to it in many different ways and go through different stages.  The main ones I've figured or noticed are as follows :

- the dreaded emo whom just basically cries all the time, moans all the time, begs to be taken back all the time, general clingyness.  This one actually probably comes out for both guys and girls when alcohol is involved.
- the party animal, which is self explanitary, basically drinking away all emotions, constantly meeting other member of the opposite (or same) in order to feel okay about themselves, wanted, attractive etc.
- the turtle, whom will choose to deal with such a horrible time alone, perhaps locked in his/her room with many sad movies/dramas to keep them amused and away from reality.
- the lazy one, which by lazy I dont mean do  nothing (that would be turtle). Lazy as in would let themselves go , in the sense that they would stop making the effort about themselves, wouldnt care less about how they look as they probably couldnt care less and dont feel like they will meet someone else anyway.
- the optimistic faker, again says it all in the name.. will perhaps indulge in some retail therapy, makeovers, haircuts etc to become a new person and try and look better than before in order to 'get back' on their ex, in a 'look at what your missing out on' kind of way haha.  Cue new cam whoring pictures, new clothes, new looks etc.

Now looking back at all of those different stages I can see I have basically listed all mine at once, I am them all.  Its weird how I can switch between one and the other so easily actually.  Im not gonna lie I am rather scared about the lazy one , I know im lazy because the other day when I was going to bed I was thinking to myself 'Can I be bothered going to get the carmex from accross the room' then decided I couldnt and justified it with 'Im not gna be kissing anybody anytime soon anyway'.   Since that night I've been more cautious about not letting myself go completely, i.e I dont wanna become a girl with you know super long hairy legs and think its ok haha. 

As for all the other stages, I hope I can move on from them all.  This post is just to let those whom care to check my blog know that Im okay.  I am all of the above, you will probably meet one of the above, but I am okay. =]

Im an optimistic person, cup half full kind of girl so I will be optimistic about the future.  I do believe whats ment to happen will happen in its course, whether that be one thing or another im just gonna let it happen.  Sorry in advance to those who have/will have to deal with the emo, I am trying my hardest to not be that but sometimes (and its normal) I cant help it.  Also to those who are also heartbroken at the moment, your definitely not alone.

x x x

p.s One of my new years resolutions was to make more effort to see friends and family that Ive perhaps neglected, I made this before me and my boyfriend broke up, but it really seems appropriate now.  So if I call you soon to meetup, don't worry im not going to cry and moan about my breakup, I just want to spend some time with you!

p.p.s I just wanna say girls/boys put on these stages in order to get them through a hard time.  Don't judge, even if you have 'heard the story' its different being in the situation so don't judge others for suddenly being weird.  We all have to act like a different person sometimes to give ourselves time off and time to escape reality for a moment.