September 18, 2012
As you can probably tell from the picture above, I have a rather particular palette when it comes to the nail polish colours that I wear in Spring. I opt for light pinks, peaches and purples with the occasional coral shade thrown in for good measure. I picked out my top five favourite nail polish shades for Spring to share with you, and they are: Bloom ‘Flamingo Sands’, Sephora by OPI ‘How Cute Is That?’, Sephora by OPI ‘Casting Call’, b Collection by Bloom ‘Seychelles’ and Essie ‘Nice Is Nice’.
June 26, 2012
As part of my new “spend money like a normal person” lifestyle attempt post-Project 50 Pan, I’ve decided to treat myself to a few seasonal items rather than spend frivolously throughout each month. We’ll see how long this lasts. My Winter treats this year are the Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory (this is a back up as I’m about 3/4 of the way through the bottle I’m currently using), Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Blank Ink, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface and the Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry. They’re not pictured but I also received samples of: the Stila Forever Your Curl Mascara, Lorac Face Selftantalizer (ha), Clinique Stay Matte Foundation in Neutral, Urban Decay Primer Potion and Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Half Baked & Evidence.
June 22, 2012
I was looking through my nail polish collection the other day, and this is by far my most worn polish for the Autumn/Winter months. I love it. It has a very slight shimmer to it, which really helps to brighten the deep plum colour. The formulation of these nail polishes is great, and they usually last on my nails for a good 5 days or so before chipping.
April 19, 2012
So when I mentioned slipping slightly in Project 50 Pan, this is exactly what I meant. Having said that, I can easily justify most of the things that I’ve bought recently. Let’s see how I go.
The Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner have been on my wishlist for what feels like forever, but in reality since I received sample sized packets of them both with a Sephora order. I held off from buying these for quite a while because I need shampoo & conditioner like I need a third elbow, but I saw them pop up on Strawberrynet & I jumped at the chance to buy them without having to pay a billion dollars to parcel-forward them from the US. I also ordered a mega sized bottle of Dermalogica Special Cleanse from Strawberrynet, because I am getting close to finishing the bottle I already have and it’s the facial cleanser I use 95% of the time (iron clad justification). I’m down to the last few drops of my beloved Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation and went into a mild state of panic when I realised that the back up I had ordered from Strawberrynet a month or so ago had never arrived (and the payment had been refunded back into my account without so much as an emailed notification but whatever). Thankfully Sephora finally had my shade back in stock, so I ordered a bottle alongside the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner to replace my close-to-being-completely-dry NYX Felt Tip Liner and also some Boscia blotting papers because a gal like me can never have too many blotting papers. So really the only completely unnecessary purchase here was the shampoo & conditioner combo, and I really wanted those so I’m not going to be too hard on myself. Now onto more mindless spending.
So the money that I mentioned being returned into my account earlier? This is where it went. I cannot justify these purchases in any way shape or form because I have enough vegan body products stored in my cupboard that I could probably turn to them as a food source in the event of an apocalypse (note: if I mention the impending apocalypse too much, let me know). So that’s it! My fall from grace well documented and now we’re ready to move forward. I’ve finished up some more big ticket P50P items so there will be a Pan update coming up in the next week or so.
April 7, 2012
Aside from the nail polish that I literally wore throughout the entire month of March, I really struggled to find products that I would consider favourites. March, as it seems, was as blah as always. Nevertheless I managed to rustle up a few of my most-used products for the month, and they were: Flourish Bath & Body Almond Milk Body Lotion, OPI for Sephora Metro Chic Nail Polish, Flourish Bath & Body Brown Sugar Perfume Oil, Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner & Davroe Lemon Grass Detangler.
March 25, 2012
I’ve literally had this colour on my nails non-stop since the beginning of March. My grandmother brought it back from me after her trip to the USA last year, and I’ve only just opened up the bottle as it’s the start of Autumn and time to start wearing these sorts of shades. This is pretty much the perfect mushroom purple/grey colour, so if you’re lucky enough to live in the US or are able to get someone to ship it to you – I suggest doing so ASAP!