Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Jelly Pong Pong’s cheek stain Jelly Flush was not a product I was 100% certain on for myself. I received one as part of a Jelly Pong Pong goody bag at Clothes Show London and thought it might be good to give to someone else as a gift. You see, dear readers of mine, I don’t really need check stain as, thanks to my pale colouring, I blush extremely easy. However my curiosity got the better of me one morning (in my defence it looked pretty and it smells really nice) so I tentatively applied a bit on each cheek and blended it in.
I was so wrong to dismiss this product. It blends really well with my natural colour. The product itself is natural; it’s made of jelly and comes in a cute little push-up block, and smells wonderful. Plus it took my natural blush, which can sometimes be a bit extreme in cases of embarrassment or nervousness, and made it look beautiful (my red cheeks are usually the bane of my beauty regime as usual foundations don’t hide them and most blushers are too strong for my skin tone (yes even the really light ones) and just make me look ridiculous. I firmly intend on incorporating this into my beauty regime from now on.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Other colour names I've come across and liked are Barry M's ice cream collection for this summer. I've got the Berry Ice one (a beautiful lilac colour) and it's a beautiful nail paint, as Barry M's always are. Flamingo (a bright pink) and Peacock (a green/blue similar to a peacock's feather) from Boots' 17 Collection.
So I'm curious, what bizarre nail varnish names have you come across? Do you even care? Drop me a comment and let me know.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Among the favourites were the dice jewellery (necklaces and bracelets) and the button jewellery, of which I caved in and bought a button bracelet for a bargainous £4.95! I've seen (and wanted) similar bracelets to my new purchase and they were at least £10 plus delivery online so I'm absolutely thrilled with this buy. Check it out below, isn't it adorable?
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
I've also extended attention to my nails, and this is an area I have to be a bit more careful with or risk getting in trouble. Policy states no bright colours so goodbye my summer brights and hello muted nudes and pastels. I've gone this week having a Rimmel fast dry varnish adorning my nails (possibly the Princess Pink shade,I can't remember the name) because it's light enough to be conservative but it also has sparkles in. And I do like my sparkles!
In the name of staying co-ordinated I've also been wearing the gold ladybug bracelet my dad bought me when we visited Turkey a few summers back, my Primark flower ring and the earrings I received from Piers for our anniversary last year.
Finally, there's my shoes. Red leopard print ballet pumps from Asda. Purchased for about £8 during my first university year I hadn't really worn these much but they're perfect for work and add some colour to my uniform. Hurrah!
And that is how you stick to a work uniform policy while retaining your style.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Sunday, 4 July 2010
I was paroozing through Barry M's website as I do and I've just seen their glitter mascaras. I want one so much! Not only are they colourful (I do enjoy some colour) but they glitter. Glitter on your eye lashes! Any one of my friends could quite easily tell you that I simply adore anything shiny or glittery. I'd definitely be tempted to go for shade 5, which is purple and one of my favourite colours. Hello amazing beauty purchase. Now I just need some money in my beauty fund and a trip to my nearest Boots.
I indulged in one particularly nice one, white with multi-coloured hearts, from Matalan to be devestated to discover it didn't fit properly around the bust. So perhaps a different will be better. But I hadn't found one since then. Until now.
This lovely playsuit is from Asda for a mere £12! Polka dots is one of my favourite prints and I have a skirt in practically the same colour scheme. I'm hopefully starting a new job this week so soon I'll be able to buy this pretty little playsuit!
Thursday, 1 July 2010
I'm aware this is extreme pre-planning, even for me, but for my 21st (18 months away,whoops) I have decided I want a masquerade ball/party. I love the whole dressing-up part of parties, throw in the detailing and glorious colour and intrigue of a bunch of people wearing masks and it makes it even better. So imagine my delight when, way back in the first season, Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf threw one herself. Now I know I won't have a Waldorf budget but this is my mood board for it. I want Serena or Blair's mask as my own. I'm not entirely sure which one, but one of them. Maybe both, it will be my birthday after all!
1. Doctor Who
2. Gossip Girl
5. Instant Star
7. Mock The Week
8 Favourite Places to Eat:
1. Frankie & Bennys
7. With friends
8. A park
8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. Visiting Katie
2. Being credited for an article in a magazine
3. Going to Clothes Show Live
5. Seeing old friends when they get back from uni
6. Living with Katie, Emily and Jen next year
7. Next academic year of Christian Union
8. Going to Venice
8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
1. I saw Piers
2. I cooked us lunch
3. Watched Harry Potter 4
4. Had a phone call with Katie
5. Painted my nails
6. Read some blogs
7. Sold some stuff on play.com
8. Thought up some blog ideas
8 Things on my Wish List:
1. A holiday
2. Some money would be lovely!
3. For certain things to be sorted out
4. A shoe chair; I saw one at Clothes Show London and they are epic
5. To get an internship
6. For next academic year's Christian Union to go well
7. To get good first year results
8. Secret :)
8 Things I'm Passionate About:
7. Harry Potter/Doctor Who - inner nerd ;)
8 Words or Phrases I Use A Lot:
3. not too shabby
5. bubba (I call my niece this)
6. (when watching a Harry Potter film) "that doesn't happen like that...they got that wrong"
8 Places I Would Love to Visit:
1. New York
By the way, I thought I'd include a picture of the shoe chair I mentioned earlier on: