Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My birthday haul........

So it was my birthday yesterday - another year goes by : D

I took the day off and decided to do a round of shopping. I like to walk around places to get a feel of what they are like - especially on a work day to see how life is when I'm not in the office : D It was nice, I've been quite stressed at work so it took me a while to come down to enjoy my day. But by the time I'd bought the one thing I'd been lusting after - I felt much better.

I also hauled at the 20% discount event at Shu Uemura in Covent Garden today. Here's my haul:

Ever since reading WearingitToday's post on these fabulous leopard print Kurt Geiger heels - I had to have them. They weren't cheap but I waited til getting a discount offer somehow - and it appeared in a 25% offer with Glamour UK magazine. I feel glamorous and sexy as soon as they slip onto my feet - I can see wearing them with all black or with some cargo pants. Miaow : D SATC for sure.

So here's my Shu haul plus MAC's Eyebrown crayon in Stud and also Clarins Instant Light Brush on Perfector in 02. I love my Shu brow gel but I did a full on heavier face with smokey eyes on Saturday (my boyfriend took me out to a posh Thai restaurant for my birthday- Nahm in London - so I got my hair did too)and I felt that my brows looked a bit light in comparison to the rest of my face. So I'm gonna try out the MAC crayon - as it's quite creamy and easy to apply and the colour seems to match my Shu brow gel if I wanted to use them both together.

I also have wanted to recreate that famous Kardashian concealer trick thing beneath the eyes but with an illuminating highlighter so opted for a highlighter pen. I chose Clarins because I liked how it swatched (in comparison to Dior, Givenchy etc) - it looks like foundation but with a certain coverage and dewiness - none of that pale pink whitish cast which I get with YSL Touche Eclat. A review will be coming up on that.

I got 2 matte e/s from Left-Right, M beige 831 and M beige 821. I passed by the NARS counter the other day and swatched the e/s duo Madrague and I liked the tone of the shades but much prefer the quality of Shu e/s. These aren't exact matches - but quite similar and looking forward to using it for a neutral work look, with caramel tones.

I was planning on getting a pink blush cos I don't have a pink from Shu, but instead fell in love with this caramel neutral toned blush M Amber 86 - on the left. On the right is a shimmery highlighter P Gold 94. I wavered on the highlighter because I have enough of them and this is pretty creamy shimmery but blended out on top of blush, especially the M Amber 86 - it looked very pretty. Very Chloe.

I have a few Shu e/s and blushes now and this palette is perfect to fit them all when I travel. It is v slim and sleek - though I anticipate will scratch easily - but I love compact stuff and this fits the bill.

Then just a few other things. I had to get a refill of my shampoo - Aveda's pure abundance - but also wanted to give Pond's Cold Cream a go as a makeup remover. I remember my mum using this - so I thought why not?

I've also had a creaky Boots hairdryer since my uni days which although still works fine, is just boring. I want to begin styling my hair a bit more now and needed to up my hair karma : D So I just got a Babyliuss Turbo Power 2200 dryer. The T3 will have to wait.

And lastly, I am a huge fan of SATC the series - watch it on re run every night - so I couldn't get away with not treating myself to SATC2 that was released on my birthday - just had to obey karma. I've just watched it tonight : D

Can't wait to play with my new goodies......thanks for reading!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Shu event at Covent Garden store

So I found out about the event, and there is one at the Covent Garden store next Tuesday. I think it is only in the evening. The discount is going to be 20% on products.

I am a bit disappointed that I haven't had an email notice through as I was told I would be, and also that when I went into the store the SA was a bit nonplussed at telling me about the event. Which kinda disappointed me cos I do like that store and had great experiences.

BUT, I am still gonna go because Shu products are great quality - and I am looking to get some e/s and blushes : D

55 Neal Street
Covent Garden
Tel : 020 7240 7635

Saturday, 6 November 2010

I got a Shu------eeeeeeling. Holiday collections - Shu Uemura

I posted last year near Xmas that I purchased a few things from Shu when they were having a holiday event - including my favourite blushes - and I enjoyed it so much that I remembered to pop into the Covent Garden store this last week to see if they were doing any holiday events this year. They are.

So I thought I'd just post this as I know some of you last year wanted to have an opportunity to attend. If you pop into a Shu store or call them up and sign on to their mailing list, they are due to send an email alert in the next few weeks to give details about the event. The SA in Covent Garden told me that the event will be in the last 2 weeks of Nov most likely, and the event will be similar to last year with discount off products.

As soon as I receive the email - I'll be posting to let you know the details...as I wouldn't want you to miss out. I'm eyeing up some more of their glow on blushes....so will be compiling my list!