Tuesday, 14 February 2012


this morning i got up early to post a package to my valentine. but, since it was 8:30 by the time i got into town, i had to wait around until 9 for the post office to open for business which was kind of annoying since my lecture started at 9, but i ended up making it in time anyway, so don't worry about that. :)

while i was waiting, i went to fenwick and browsed their mac counter for a little bit. since it is valentine's day, i was already wearing my viva glam i which i wore to my sister's wedding last summer. it's this really deep, retro red and it worked with the 40's glam style i went for that day. :) but, since it's so deep, it's not really... i don't want to say daytime appropriate since what red is, but it's definitely more of a special occasion wear, if that makes sense?

so, a little bit of browsing, and i located the one. a gorgeous matte red that was just bright enough to be wearable during daytime too! its name is ruby woo and i picked it up, paid and then went to post my package.

ruby woo
i wore viva glam i all through my lecture since i'd rushed to get there and hadn't had any time to try it on, i had to wait 'til i got home to test it out. but i made sure to get a photo first and that's what you can see above!

it's a retro matte (that's actually what the type of lipstick is called, 'retro matte') so i took off what i'd been wearing and put on some lipbalm (carmex!). then i waited a little while for that to sink in and finally put it on! it's seriously just love. :) i really do love this lipstick, but i couldn't follow my cupid's bow with a pucker like i normally do. :( i had to stretch out my mouth in a sort of reverse smile because it needed a firm surface before any colour came out! when they say matte, they really mean it!

i tried a million photos to get the colour and this still isn't it. the brightness of this red is something that my camera really hated. some of the pictures look like i've photoshopped it on, it's so bright!

so, this is my new favourite everyday red, i think. :) i won't wear it every day, but i'll definitely wear it a lot. this isn't a beauty blog, i promise. i just didn't have anything else to post about, really!

happy valentine's day! x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

a sweet sunrise with a subtle breeze

i decided when i started this blog that i wouldn't make it a makeup blog even if i am interested in it. that still holds true, but that doesn't mean that i can't share some of the things i bought today. well, actually, they were the only things i bought today, but i love them already.
subtle breeze blush & sweet sunrise lipstick
i'd heard about mac's naturally collection already and decided that i wanted something from it, even if i didn't know what. i asked the sales assistant what she thought and she recommended the lipstick a perfect day and some strange reddish brown blush that would look a lot better on someone with a darker skintone than mine. i suggested that pink tones were better for me and so she wiped off what she'd done and handed over the lipstick sweet sunrise and the blush subtle breeze. they're perfect.
lipstick and blush in action :)
i genuinely cannot believe it. i've found a daywear lipstick that won't make the whole world notice that i'm wearing makeup and a blush that compliments my skintone. and the entire thing together is seriously just... perfect. sweet sunrise is really moisturising and a beautiful colour that brightens up natural lips but still looks natural and the blue tones in subtle breeze really compliment an nw-15 skintone, at least, that's what i thought. :)
this is my perfect day. :P
just one more shot!