This morning I was looking through my general cupboard of
shit stuff when I stumbled across a project I completed in year 6, aged 11! Man could I work a texta back in the day…look at that table of contents would you?! It was a Magazine I had created, called OUR WORLD TODAY and it was a special Christmas Issue. Daisy totally thinks I am cool this afternoon, and that pleases me greatly.
Check out Ronda’s recipes would you? (and the spelling of Ronda) Almost fell over when I saw that – hello BEVERLEY!
The quality make up page got me thinking about sharing some of the stuff I am using on my face at the moment. It’s funny, I used to be a no make up girl until about 3 years ago, but ever since I became friends with Mrs Woog, my general appearance has gotten so much better – because she tells me what stuff to use. These aren’t everyday things, but I like them and use them every time I have to frock up. While I can’t smear the products on the page (which was a little bit genius), a picture will do for now. This is mostly stuff I have bought myself. Some that has been given to me, some recommended and ALL loved and used and will be replaced when they run out.
Let’s take a look inside my make up bag and bathroom bench top.
I never really knew about Benefit stuff until I went to the States last year, but I am in love with this stuff. From your recommendations on the last make up post I did I bought these all online from benefitcosmetics.com. It’s so much cheaper and only takes about 2 weeks to get here.
This bad boy is a thick white pencil thing that you draw right under your brows and blend in and it just gives you a lift. Dead set, every time I wear this people say I look great. If I am doing a super quick face of just a BB cream and a quick lick of mascara I add this in to. It’s the business.
Same with this stuff: Fine one one. GAME CHANGER. It’s like a blush thingy with three different colours on the one stick. You give it a good stroke on your cheeks and blend and BANG! You’re done. This is also on my 1 minute make up face if I need to look a little bit fancier than just out of bed (which is my normal every day School look).
This mascara has been fabulous. Love it. Getting more.
Years of overplucking my brows means that they are patchy. I’d never used a pencil before and haven’t looked back. I can just literally draw in the brows and blend with the brush on the end. People always comment on my brows in snaps. THIS is why. They are basically drawn in. Huh.
You all know I embrace a bold lip and these Maybelline colour sensational ones are good. You can grab them at the supermarket and the colours are thick and bright and fabulous. If anything they can stain your lip if you re-apply a few times but the colour stays. I like em – especially that fuchsia one. The world needs more hot pink lippy.
These are some hot new colours for summer from Essie. Thoughts? I am ready to embrace that pink and grey ala 1987.
Since my skin has been going haywire with this perioral dermatitis diagnosis this cooling, soothing spray has been the business. It’s so gentle and lovely – I’ve been spraying like a crazy woman. Avene gentle eye make up remover is also the only one that I use. You can pick up their stuff from any Priceline chemist and they often have 20% off their stuff so keep an eye out for those (pardon the pun).
Nikki from Styling you gave me these a few months ago and I am a complete fan. Each night the girls get a spray of Instant Calm mixed with water on their faces and around their pillows and if I am stressed out a few drops of this helps. The Energy & Vitality one is good when you need a pick me up and as for Romance & Intimacy? I am here to tell you: this makes you want to shag your husband. Sometimes I need all the help I can get to get into the right, ahem, frame of mind, and a few drop of this and a good inhale works. It does. IT DOES. I don’t use burners and the like, mostly just drop the oil onto my skin, or mix as a spritzer – this is probably wrong, but it’s what I do. You can get their stuff here. That’s ROMANCE AND INTIMACY.
I treated myself to a tub of this a few weeks ago and I’ve gone through it far too quickly. The cold, dry weather down here leaves my skin resembling a lizard and this stuff is rich, thick, amazing and expensive. I wish I could use it all the time, but you can’t justify the spend. Grabbed it at Priceline too.
And I am wearing a bit of 1987 on my neck and wrists in the form of White Linen picked up on sale at…you guessed it…Priceline! It’s amazing the sales they have there from time to time. Remember when you used to buy perfumes Duty Free? I wonder if they are still cheaper that way?
So tell me, what’s something YOU have purchased that I need to get?
What perfume are you wearing most days?
Into oils and the like?
AND…how good was my project?!!