Sunday, 24 October 2010

Update

Hello! Apologies for the webcam pictures, my camera is without memory card until further notice :(
I went shopping yesterday, and got this jumper, I love it! I spotted it in the River Island sale for £20 - half price! As I've said before, I'm drawn to things with animals on, so I knew I'd buy this before I even tried it on :)
jumper
As well as the jumper, I got a collection 2000 felt tip eyeliner - I didn't want to pay too much as the only other one of these I've had dried out really quickly, so we'll see. I also got a 3 for 2 offer on 17 cosmetics - 'In the Nude' eyeshadow trio, matte top coat, and gloss top coat (I've decided the bubbling in my last post may have been helped by the uber cheap top coat)
lush
I then got a free Lush 'colour supplement' in light pink (free with a voucher in more! magazine). Not 100% on this, it makes me look darker than my current CK foundation, or it could just be the light. But it does suggest to mix it with moisturiser so I may try that too.
The pot is tiny though so I doubt I'll repurchase (for £7.50!) when this runs out.
I'm wearing in in the pictures, along with the eyeliner and eyeshadow, not that you can tell with the quality of the webcam :(
nails
I also did my nails last night, same as before but red instead of blue/yellow. I used the red nails inc polish that came free when you bought 2x bottles of coke, and topped it off with the matte top coat I mentioned. Loving it already!

In the background of my lush picture, you can see my cat Rosie. She's lying around on my bed feeling sorry for herself at the moment cause she has a poorly leg. I've had a bit of an upsetting weekend thinking she'd gone missing for good, but she came back this morning, plus one injured leg :(

So. That's pretty much how I spent my weekend. What did you do?

Saturday, 9 October 2010

nails!

So last night I painted my nails.
I read Lily's most recent post and her nails looked so good I wanted to try it out for myself.
This is the first time I've done a pattern on my nails, it's usually just a block colour, so I wasn't expecting anything too amazing.
Like Lily, I used Gem Fatale's tutorial, except I had no liquid eyeliner, but managed to find a black nail art bottle instead.
Here's what I used:

L-R: Barry M 306 Blueberry Ice Cream, Barry M 307 Lemon Ice Cream, Touch of Class Nail Tip Colour,
Rio Black Nail Art Pen & Brush, Touch of Class Clear Nail Colour

The Touch of Class varnishes were bought in a pack with a nude-ish colour for 99p as a French manicure set. I really only bought it for the top coat, which is actually not bad for 99p. I didn't intend to use the white colour but I couldn't decide on a good leopard spot colour so I just went with white.
It turned out better last night than it did this morning, I think there were too many layers and it's gone a little bubbly. I took one twitpic on my phone last night which you can see here.
I took the photos this morning though, so they don't look as great as I hoped they would.
But for a first try, I'm really happy with them. Surprisingly I'm happier with my right hand, which I thought would be awful since I'm not good at painting with my left hand.
But anyway, here are the pictures:

So that's the nails, I'm happy with them :) I think I'll definitely be trying this again!
p.s it's really difficult to take pictures of my right hand!

Monday, 4 October 2010

shopping

I've labelled this post number 1 as I've decided the first 2 didn't count seeing as I never finished what I started :)
I've been meaning to do this post for weeks, I tried once, images wouldn't work, so I gave up. Here goes take two.
Went to Primark in Bedford (possibly my favourite branch) a few weeks ago, here's some pictures of some of the bits I got:
This was £6, the colour looks a little off in the picture due to my bedsheets but it's a nude colour. I love the ruffley bits on the shoulders! I wore this to lunch with a grey skirt and blazer and was really happy with my outfit that day, I really should have taken a picture!

I thought this was £5 in the sale but it scanned through at £3 :D I didn't try it on till I got home (as always!) and the first time I thought it was way too long, but it's actually not too bad. A little longer than I'd choose but I still like it :)

Again, I thought this was £5 but it scanned through at £3 :) I think it's too short to get away with being a dress, but I haven't actually worn it yet so we'll see!

Grey hat, £2. Oh yeah, and that's me. I got this to go with a thick scarf and mittens set I've got, hopefully will come in useful in the cold November weather of Washington D.C (:D!!!)
Ohhh and the horse jumper was I think £9, I love it! I do have to wear a vest under as it's a little see-through but I'm immediately drawn to anything with animals on it, especially horses or owls, so I had to have it!

Excuse the face, I'm still struggling to take this hat seriously :) It was £6 and it was another holiday buy, but maybe I'll convince myself to wear it more often, as it is really warm and soft!

Again with the animals :) This was either £1.50 or £2 and I'm mega pleased with it, just haven't decided what to attach it to yet. I thought about trying to attach it to a necklace but that didn't go too well :(

£3 probably. I haven't worn these yet, but the weather's only going to get colder and I've developed a fear of trying to get into my skinnies for work again, so will need thicker tights.

This I think was £2, I've worn it pretty much constantly since I bought it. I'd been looking for a 'love' necklace for a while and I think this one will do just fine :)

£9. I love checked shirts and I really like the 2 different patterns on this. The majority of my checked shirts tend to be some form of red, but apparently red suits me :)

£7 cardigan that I know a lot of people have. I already have this in navy and brown, but I don't have many light coloured cardigans so this seemed like a good idea. It's only been worn a couple of times but that's more to do with me not putting it in the wash!

£15 boots. These didn't photograph very well, this was the best shot of the lot. I wasn't sure on these at first but realised the only 'boots' I have are ugg-style so I needed something a bit sturdier and these are growing on me. Awkward to wear with jeans though!

And that's everything (that I thought was worth taking photos of!). I really want to get into blogging as I've always liked the idea of it but my motivation for anything is always so bad, so here's hoping.

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