Saturday, 22 January 2011

What shall I do with my hair?

My hair is getting long now....very long. I will need to visit the hairdressers soon...I have always loved my long hair. Loved that's is straight, loved its colour (which I now have to dye to disguise early gray hairs!), loved that it's pretty strong and healthy (I've only recently in the last few years been using hair styling products so my hair has been quite free of products throughout my life). cousin is getting married in HK in April and it's going to be quite a big posh bash, and he asked me to be the English speaking 'MC' with another cousin of mine being the Chinese 'MC', for the evening reception. Now for those of you au fait with large Chinese weddings, normally there is a 'presenter'/host/hostess of sorts to welcome everyone and introduce photographs, videos and the couple upon entry into the dining room. I'm wearing a side strap blue dress from Coast that I found in the sales (score! for £39!) I would like to try an old Hollywood hairstyle for the wedding like this:

...but my hair is as straight as a chopstick - it's so stubborn and won't hold any curl at all.

Do you think I need to perm my hair to give it a bit of body and volume? Any tips and advice?

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday FOTD - using MUFE Aqua Cream e/s and MAC Copperplate e/s

Hey all.....a quick post of my FOTD today - using as much of the light as I could! More sun over the UK skies please!

Chanel Illuminating Lotion in Sunkissed on cheekbones
Chantecaille Future Skin in Cream
Becca duo concealer on blemishes
Clarins Higlighter pen #2 under eyes
Shu Uemura Brow gel in Forest Black
MUFE Aqua Cream #13 all over lids but packed on lid
A touch of Smashbox Champagne eyeshadow on inner lid - applied wet
MAC Copperplate e/s in crease and under lashes
MUFE Aqua Eyes pencil in #23L
MUFE waterproof Smoky Lash in black - one layer
Maybelline Full&Soft waterproof mascara in black
Red Earth mascara in Purple on tips
Becca Turkish Rose cream blush
A Kryolan muted pink blush (sorry can't tell what the number is!)
Clarins Rouge Prodige lipstick in Tender Rose #101

What have you been wearing this weekend?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Quick FOTD using MAC and Bare I have a Kors!

A quick post as I'm testing out my new cam (and for some reason there are some pixels missing!) and also wanted to post a FOTD as I haven't done one in a while.

In the main on the eyes using a base of MUFE pearly waterproof eye shadow pencil in #10 ( a taupe but this stuff really rocks - doesn't crease and is a great primer), MAC Showstopper eyeshadow topped with Bare Escentuals Nob Hill e/s. Then Stila Onyx khol rimmed on upper and bottom waterline with MUFE Smoky Lash and Maybelline Full&Soft waterproof mascaras.

Don't remember the foundation I used (short memory span currently with work taking over my life again)but was definitely wearing Clarins Rouge Prodige lipstick in Nude.

.....and look what I treated myself too!

MK watches are gaining popularity on YT and blogs and I went to Bicester Village this last weekend (my mum is in town and she loves this place) and I indulged. I really like it because the crystals (Swarvorski dahhhling) are quite discreet but offer a little bit of bling with the gold facing. But what I really like about it is the nude/my skintone acrylic band. Different to the tortoiseshell and white bands that I have seen. When I was in New York last I got a MK white leather bag with gold detail too from the Woodbury outlet store - so I've got a good pairing!

I also got the MAC #165 small tapered brush (which I have always wanted) and the MAC Showstopper eyeshadow when I was at Bicester.

OK must rush off Glee to catch up on.


Monday, 3 January 2011

A-hauling Hong Kong style.....and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!!

.....just got back from HK this last weekend and wanted to quickly post a pic of my haul as well as start 2011 with a makeup bang! However, trying to fit the haul into my current storage told me that I have waaaaaaaaaay too much : / Gonna have to do a project ten pan or summin'. Had a really lovely time - playing with my nieces and shopping! Also ate for England so gained a few pounds or ten : D Back to the gym....

...met up with an old dear friend Meta whom I met on makeupalley and was so so so so lovely to catch up and see you again!

I found a few new shops for makeup - and visited the usual places I go to. Found some makeup items that I am loving and feel are real gems - from Makeupforever and Colour2 (a Korean brand). Also couldn't resist getting the new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. Will be posting reviews of what I have in due course.

Happy New Year to you all - and thanks for continuing to check out this blog despite my lack of frequent posts. I hope to change that soon as I have treated myself to a fab new camera!!!