vendredi 31 juillet 2009

Some recent disappointments

A quick rundown on a few things I've bought recently. I'm sorry to say, most of these have disappointed me, but perhaps you've found differently?

Group (fuzzy) shot:
Barry M Natural Dazzle, GOSH velvet touch eyeliner in black ink, MAC Eccentricity quad and Bourjois blush in Rose d'Or.

So, one by one

Well, I read the raves, I loved the swatches and so I went out and bought the famous Natural Dazzle. I don't know I've just got a bad one but it's incredibly hard to get any colour from this. I have to literally scrub it with a fingertip to get any colour, so as for managing to load anything onto a brush - fugeddaboutit! At a tenner I'm reluctant to shell out for another on the off chance I just got a bad one... had anyone else had this problem?

The Bourjois blush
So, Rose d'Or - golden pink - sounds perfect right? But again, it's very hard to get any colour from this and oh, the smell of it is disgusting - kind of powdering and make up that's been festering somewhere for far too long.

Colour Craft Eccentricity
Pretty colours - I really love this selection a lot. And I love getting four colours so much more use to me than a single and not much more expensive. But - the glitter fallout on these is really tiresome. With I'd been more diligent with my research and hadn't bought this in such a hurry.

As for the GOSH eyeliner - I love it. Despite it's waterproof claims, it doesn't stay on my waterline for very long at all, but then I can't imagine anything would. Otherwise, big thumbs up.

Anybody else hate (or love?) these products?

mercredi 29 juillet 2009

20 Questions - Tag

Thank you my lovely Rocaille for tagging me on this one - I do love to answer questions for some inexplicable reason!

1. What is your favourite item of clothing?
It's an accessory - is that cheating? My Rebecca Minkoff bag - I love her so bad. Birthday pressie from Mr C last year when we were living in New York.

2. What are your biggest obsessions?
I am currently loving alfafa sprouts, beat authors, elderflower gin martinis, Seinfeld, jasmine green tea and scarves

3. Who inspires you?
The people I know and love inspire me to be better.

4. Who is your favourite designer and why?
I've loved Chanel since aged 12 I found a dusty biography of her on the shelf at home. I love the classic Chanel touches - piping, camelias, black and white

5. What is your favourite song ever?
Oh my goodness - how could I pick just one? I am an obsessive list maker though (listography, I love you) so let me give you three from my top 10 - Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark,

6. What is your favourite song right now?
Geraldine by Glasvegas. A year after buying it I still can't get enough of the whole album

7. If you were a sweetie, what would you be?
a violet creme (dark chocolate, mind)

8. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet - what words would you use to describe your rainbow?
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain. it's the best I can do!

9. What's your favourite film?
Some Like It Hot. Perfection.

10. Who's your favourite actor?
Well, Gene Kelly was my first love actor-wise and I love to watch him dance.

11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
No question - New York City.

12. What are your three favourite smells?
aside from my favourite people and my cats (seriously - my cats are fragranced like you wouldn't believe) - ground coffee, rain on a hot pavement, lilacs

13. What are your three favourite tastes?
elderflower, marmite, a really peat-y malt whisky

14. What is your most treasured possession?
My violin and my Rebecca Minkoff handbag

15. What did you always want to be/do when you grew up?
My brother and I wanted a farm and lots of horses.

16. If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be?
I'm not much for ice cream but pistachio is a good flavour

17. If someone made a short film of your life, who would play you?
Maggie Gyllenhaal

18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?
Lying in in the sun in central park with a cherry italian ice

19. If you were a flower what would you be?
A peony

20. Tell me a random thing - a quote, a line from a song, book, movie
'his soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe'

Tagging all those who haven't done this! Tell me comments if you're going to do it - I love reading these.

Advice needed!

A quick poll as I need advice....

I'm wearing this dress from good old M+S (who'd have thought it?) to a wedding soon.

Can I get away with black tights at a summer wedding? I'm more comfortable in them and the weather is hardly summer-like at the moment, but I'm still wondering if it's ok.

Thoughts ladies, please!

(sorry for a link instead of a picture - work constraints..)

mardi 28 juillet 2009

Romantic gestures

In my neighbourhood (and throughout all of Westminster) we have lamp posts that tell a story. Each one has two curly 'W's and two double 'C's

You'll recognise the Cs - (Coco Chanel of course) and the W represents the second Duke of Westminster who was in love with her and put their initials together on every lamp post in Westminster.

A little unconventional granted, but how romantic.

dimanche 26 juillet 2009

Hell yeah!

I know this has been all over the internet, but just in case you missed it have a watch of this wonderful wedding entrance video. What a happy way to start the day. I'm such a soppy cow, it really brought a tear to my eye

vendredi 17 juillet 2009

Color Craft here I come

Poor blogging on my part recently - comes with finally having some gainful employment. I can't seem to find time for anything else other than work at the moment. I'm not complaining though, let me make that very clear!

So, tomorrow I'll potter (or rather squelch if this lovely rain keeps up) to MAC on Kings Rd to raid the Color Craft stocks.

I definitely 'need' an eyeshadow quad - can't decide on whether to get Eccentricity or Odd Bits...any thoughts?

And perhaps Made with Love lipstick. (Can't do glosses - they drive me mad)