Monday, 18 October 2010

A fond farewell...thanks guys

Hey there folks.

Firstly I want to start this post by saying thank you to anyone who has ever followed my blog, commented or just dipped into it now and then.

Unfortunately I, like the title suggests, will no longer be blogging/posting. As much as I totally love the blogging world other career priorities are just taking over and they need to come first.

I’m finding myself with less and less time to do any blogging what so ever, reading or posting. I don’t want to be updating just once a month or leave it to frizzle out so I thought I would give thanks to you folks and say cheerio.

I will be keeping the page open in the hope that I will still have some time in the future to pop on and read what everyone has been up to.

So happy cosmetic adventures to you guys. It’s been great.

Ex

Friday, 8 October 2010

Oh you Snob and MIA


Firstly I just want to say sorry for the lack of posts. I was away for a long weekend and got food poisoning on the way back home. Felt horrible with no energy for days so wasn't up to blogging. Plus work hasn't been great but annny way.
Thought I would post a little something about a MAC lippie I picked up a few weeks back.
I went in with the idea of getting the "Girl about Town" lipstick. I've seen it online so much that I really fancied it. However when I got to the MAC store "Snob" caught my eye. I have a couple of bright pink lipsticks that I don't wear as often as I should so I thought I would get this instead (however I fully intend to get GAT as well). Snob is not the normal type of pink I would wear. Far paler than I'm used to but I really like it on and have worn it so often since I bought it. I like the satin finish too. Having only bought my first MAC lippie within the last year I am officially a fan now. I have my eye on quite a few!
So folks, do you have a favourite MAC lipstick?
Oh and I also finished the scarf for my giveaway! Got the mitts and hat to do although it'll have to be put to the side at the moment as I am working on a Christmas project for my mum that is rather big so I want to get it all done so there is no last minute freak out!
Hope you are all well and HELLO FRIDAY!
E x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Do you ever FOTD forget?


I have to ask, as I’ve been doing this waaaay too often recently. Do you guys ever FOTD forget? You play with your make up stash, you like the look you did enough to grab a few snaps for future blogging. Then when you finally get around to having some net time to post said images you have totally forgot what products you’ve used. I’m doing this so much of late. In fairness it can also be argued that it is silly to have so many products that you could easily not know which gold eyeshadow you used! Tee hee.
So do you do this? Hopefully I’m not alone here and it’s not just another sign of getting old!

So I’m thinking from now on I am going to have to snap the cosmetic sitting on my table before I put them away to remind me what the hell I used.

So on that note here’s a forgotten FOTD. It's um..purple?

Ex

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Thanks and Following freebies


The lovely Emma over at Computergirl's Musings reminded me the other day that I have been blogging for well over a year now (thanks sweetie and happy Blogiversary to you too!).
Time fly silly quick, too quick of late. I can't believe it's mid September already. I've already had to start putting the heating as it's so cold.
Any way I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the folks that follow my blog and that I have chatted to over the last year. I love reading everyone's pages and joining in with all the cosmetic madness. Addicted and happy to admit it!
Also I have decided what I am making for my next giveaway, it's going to have a movie theme. A pair of mittens and hat inspired by Twilight and a scarf inspired by Harry Potter. Once I have these made and a couple of make up products purchased I will get it up and started.
Hope you guys are having a great week (thankfully it's hump day). Roll on FRIDAY!
E xxxx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

We all love a bit of Nude and a freebie



I'm a sucker for nude lipstick. I have so many it's a bit silly really. I tend to wear bold eye colours a lot of the time so nudes are a happy way to keep them balanced. However I have been going for a bold lip more often these days. That being said I was in a supermarket the other day and there was a three for two offer on. Yip, I can't walk passed these ever. Technically I only needed one item, which was another tube of Max Faxtor's lash extension effect mascara, as I had ran out (it's my every day go to mascara). Then I spied these L'oreal numbers.
These are in their blonde range, I'm not blonde but who cares! Tee hee

Number 253 on the left and 233 on the right.

They do have a bit of a scent about them but this doesn't really bother me. I love the look and the feel of them. My lips but very much better.


Number 253 above


Number 233 above

So folks, what's your favourite nude lippie?

On another note I have noticed today that my followers is now up to 250! YIPPPEEEEE
Now I won't celebrate too much about this as the number has been going up and down of late. What I will say is thanks so much to all those following. I'm so over the moon about this and glad that I have a little space to bang on about my joy of make up. I will be planning another give away soon. I shall be purchasing a few things for it (now that I have hit the number). I will also be making a knitted pair of mittens and a scarf to go with whatever products I get. As this will be coming out of my pocket it will be little items but I just want to show how much I appreciate you guys.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Exxx










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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Rimmel - Matte me up - NOTD


When it came to the whole matte nail thing that kicked off a little while back, I never really got on board. I just didn't fancy it much for no particular reason other than liking shiny nails. However everyone seems to be bringing out a matte top coat so I thought "what the hell, why not". I didn't know if I would be using it much so I went for the cheaper option of Rimmel.
I can't remember the exact price but I think it was about £5.

Now I am restricted colour wise in my job, it's just not the place for spanking bright colours, and I do miss them from time to time, especially bright reds but there is always the weekend. Although this forced colour palette has made me fall a little in love with all things neutral.
So here is a before and after shot using a Nails Inc (I think it was the freebie coloue from the Boots Cola offer). Oh and sorry for the state of my nails. Had a lot of broken nails recently.
Before:

And of course after:


After trying this little beauty out I can honestly say I am ready to be matted up! I really like it. I may not have the choice colour wise but I now have a pick of finish. What I also like, although I am fairly certain that this is not a selling point, is the way the top coat kinda wears off and the days go past. So I have super matte on day one and then a satin finish a couple of days after. This may bug some folks but I kinda like it.

I've seen a good few Matte nail top coat posts out there in the blog world, are you tempted to go matte?

Ex

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Plug your blog!

Hey there

I borrowed this idea from the lovely Computergirl's Musings (with her permission, go check her out if you aren't already following her).

Some folks pop URLS in my comments from time to time, sometimes I have a problem getting on to their page or profile. So if you can post a link in the comments here I will go have a look see and follow you.

My time online is limited but I do try and get on Blogger as much as I can. I miss it when I haven't been on in a while, yes make up addicted and blog addicted! So I will try to stop by as many blogs as I can and leave a comment. I know it's always lovely to get a little message saying you have a comment waiting.

I love finding new blogs and folks to get make up crazy with.

So if you can post a link and a couple of sentences just telling me a bit about yourself that would be grand. I look forward to reading your stuff.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

E x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Twilight Knits



As you may already know from previous posts I'm new the world of Twilight. I'm almost finished the second book (although I've seen all 3 movies). I'm also learning to crochet and knit, once again repeating myself I know. Sorry.
So I'm combining the both. There are plenty of Twilight inspired knitting patterns out there and there are a good few many I want to try once my skills pick up. Any way here are two pairs of "Alice Mitts" that I have recently knitted. I'm pretty pleased with them.


Inspired by all things vampy I decided to do a red eye the other day. I haven't really used my Circus Sleek palette as I wasn't overly keen on it but the pink and red were calling me. Everything else I kept super pale as you can see. I would certainly use these colours again. Red on the eyes always feels a little different as not many people use it. In certain lights it also looked a bit purple IMO.



Hope you are all doing well.

Oh and while on a vampire topic any True Blood fans out there, loving season 3!

E x

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bare faced! FOT(other)D




Hey there peeps

Just a quick post today. I’ve not been well of late, I’m sick of saying that. I have this flu/cold/stomach bug which won’t seem to shift. I’ve just had a sleep and still feel rough. But anyway, feeling sorry for myself aside, I thought I would post a quick FOT(other)D.

I had been wearing bright colours the day before so decided to go totally for nudes. On my eyes I used my Kat Von D Ludwig palette, Bobbi Brown creamy concealer and Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara. For the lips I used an Illamasqua Lipstick in Bitch. It was kinda nice to go “bare” for a change.

Oh and sorry for me looking so torn faced in the photos, it was the only decent photo I got as I only had a quiet sec to get snapping.

I'll hopefully be back to normal soon and get posting some more.

E x

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Revlon Matte win and MUA fail

Hey there folks
Sorry I haven’t posted in a little while. I’ve had some time off work so I have been out and about doing things and just generally chilling out with family and Mr E. It’s been lovely.

I’ve had a couple of little spends of late (which I will post about) but before I forget I just wanted to recap on the matte colours I wanted as a brow highlight (see previous post) and show you this little booty.

Firstly the winner for me and absolute perfect colour is a Relvon Matte shade in 001 - Vintage Lace. I love it. I bought a couple of these matte shades when I was in the states and wasn’t overly impressed but certainly good for the price. This literally just caught my eye in Superdrug and I am over the moon that it did. Affordable, the ideal colour and matte, what more can I ask for?

Secondly is the MUA colours. Now for a £1 I can’t really expect a hell of a lot but to be honest I would rather save up my pounds and get something better. For example the Sleek palettes are only £5.99 for several colours and are of better quality IMO. I bought shade 6 and 17. A green and biege. The biege doesn’t really do anything. I may use it in the crease if I wanted a natural looking contour but it would probably require several layers. The green I used in a recent FOTD and you can see in the photos that it has already started to crease - and that was with a lot of blending and a base underneath. It does have a nice sheer quality which I sorted liked but not enough to keep using it on a regular basis.

Lastly I bought a couple of cheap brushes. Both around £3 I think. Now I don’t have piles of cash so my brushes tend to be cheap to mid range (ELF brushes etc). The QVS brush I really like and have a few of these. I like the size for placing the colour and they wash well. The Superdrug brush was a new buy and a bit of a waste. Waaaaay to stiff to be a blending brush but I will use it for something no doubt.

Also just wanted to say that I have noticed that I am creeping up to the 250 followers mark. Once I do hit that magic number I will have another wee give away. Going to try and make something again for this one plus a bit of MU obviously. Just wanted to say a huge thanks to my followers and to anyone taking time out to read my scribbles.

More posts soon I promise.

Have a great weekend !
Exxxxxxxxxx