boots girl.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

So I started my job at Boots about a month ago... and so far I love it. Long hours, grumpy customers and sore feet aside, its a lovely store, with lovely people and even lovelier surrounding (makeup... ahem) and I can definitely see myself staying there a good while, although my bank balance surely isn't thanking me for it! Being surrounded by products all day makes me crave new makeup and skincare and haircare... and just about everything else. If anyone reading is looking into taking a job at Boots I would most highly recommend it:)

In other news...

I am being forced to read classics for my English A level summer work... kill me now. I have struggled my way through the Great Gatsby and am currently working on Emma, and have decided that I'm just not a classics type of girl.

I'm in love with my Sleek Blushes in Rose Gold and Pan Tao, shooooooo pweetttty! Ahem, all jokes aside these blushes are the (oh my.) and I can't get enough.

  ...and my final new obsession.. tumbrl! I love it! Follow my (rather lacking) blog here if you want to take a peep, although be prepared for a lot of TV quotes... they just make me giggle.

I'm off on holiday next week (woohoo!) to Spain so see ya laterz alligaterz.


Monday 22 August 2011

Last Thursday I attended the Create! Makeup Workshop at the V&A museum in London, which was basically a day filled with makeup, makeup and just a little bit more makeup. The artist leading it was Mel Winning, who is a fantastic makeup artist, and during the workshop we had a little look around the theatre part of the museum, had a talk on makeup artistry from Mel and had a chance to practise our techniques on each other...

a replica of Kylie Minogue's actual dressing table on her Showgirl tour.

I attended the workshop with one of my friends, Kelly, who is also completely obsessed with makeup, who let me do her makeup, if a little reluctantly ;)

Overall it was a fantastic day and I learnt so much about makeup and the industry and it has made me wonder a little more about actually going into makeup as a proper career...

The workshop was £15 and I would highly reccomend attending one of the Create Workshops if you are interested in makeup or fashion! 

saying no to nude lips.

Friday 19 August 2011

Left-Right; Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in OMG, Barry M Lip Paint in 53 Coral, Rimmel Lipstick in Nude Pink, Barry M Lip Paint in 147 Peachy Pink, Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Peaches&Cream

I've always been a nude kinda girl. Not in the literal sense of the word, (I do try my best to keep clothes on 99% of the time, I promise!) but I am a sucker for a good 'ole nude lipstick. You name it, I love it; Gosh Darling, MAC Hue, ELF Natural Nymph; they are the holy grails of my collection, my precious babies, which until recently I could not go a day without.

But it seems I'm going mad, because ever since a few months ago I have bizarrely been reaching more often than not for the bright, scary, bold colours in my collection... and loving it.

Maybe its the summer sun getting to my head, or the fact that every lip colour looks a million times better on me when I have a tan, but there's something about colourful lips that draws me in. The lipsticks above are some of my all time favourite 'brights', with Sleek Peaches&Cream being the best of the best!

I expect that as winter draws in and the days get colder, these summery lipsticks will get relegated to the back of my collection, ready to collect dust until rediscovered next spring, but for now... bring on the brights!

middle partings.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

My hair has never been a fan of change. Difference in humidity, weather or even products can cause a major hair fail, and it is safe to say my hair is a little stuck in its ways. So when it comes to partings, its difficult to shift my regular side part in any other direction without causing a mass of messy, confused locks on top of my head!

*cue creepy picture of me attempting to show my parting...*

When I decided it was time for a change, its fair to say my hair wasn't exactly willing, but after a bit of a struggle, involving a hairdryer and a large quantity of hair spray, I am actually rather pleased with my 'middle-part style'. Having a rather long, thin face means generally I look like a complete idiot with a middle parting, but I find that I can just about pull it off using waves and texture in my hair, as long as there is a mountain of volume at the roots!

A while ago I mentioned I was thinking about ombre-ing my hair and jumping on the typical blogger hair band wagon, and I am still umm-ing and ahh-ing over having lovely blonde ends! I very nearly picked up a highlighting kit the other day, but chickened out... wimp. My main concern is my ends getting all dry and horrible and having to chop them all off, arghh! 

I'm sorry this post is so trivial and meaningless when there are much bigger matters going on in the UK.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the riots over the past few days, keep safe and happy!