A few new things...Thursday, 6 November 2014
At the time of this being published, I have probably bought 74356 new things, because apparently there is no stopping me. 'Spend less this month' she says. 'You don't need anything new.' she says. HA!
Look, in my defence, it's all totally necessary. I wear makeup to work, I want to protect my eyeballs from ya know, cancer, and well...I needed new summer clothes.
The off shoulder playsuit from Dotti though - look at that print! It definitely stands out in my wardrobe of black. I am really into off shoulder tops/dresses lately and this one caught my eye immediately. I have a love/hate relationship with playsuits - so cute, and yet so impractical. I am still vetoing for push buttons in the crotch for those times you really don't want to completely strip in a public bathroom. Come on, please say you're with me on this?
If anyone has ever shopped on Runway Scout you will have noticed that the model on there is a total babe, and also that she always wears these sexy sunglasses - I actually emailed the company and had to ask them where they were from because I loved them so much. Turns out, they were from my beloved The Iconic, and within a minute, they were in my cart and ready to ship. Aren't they so cute? A nice change from my usual Ray Bans.
I won't talk too much about the Loreal True Match foundation I re-purchased, mostly because it's just a re-purchase, but also because I've talked about it extensively on here. You know my love for this foundation, right? I had run out months ago but hadn't re-purchased as I had so many other foundations sitting in my draw, but I couldn't resist and had to get it again. I honestly, no word of a lie, have this up there alongside my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation as far as HG foundations go - it's serious love.
Two from NARS, because - why not? First, the ever present Audacious lipstick in Bette. A seriously dark and rich colour, and I'm absolutely in love with the formula of these lipsticks. They're a matte lipstick, but unlike most mattes, they are actually quite creamy and are not drying. I have super dry lips all the time it seems, and these have not caused any problems. When more colours are back in stock, I am definitely stocking up!
My other NARS investment (yes) is the blush colour in Gina. I've been eyeing this blush off for a while now, and finally decided to take the plunge. I've always owned pink tones blushes, and even a few peachy toned blushes, but not something like this. It's extremely pigmented, and I've learnt to really build slowly otherwise I end up with an orange face - not cool. But when worked in properly, I'm in love. I love this shade because it works well on both fair skin and tanned, bonus!
Last, but certainly not least - the new Lancome Grandiose Mascara. Almost deserves a post of it's own, but I'll refrain - for now. This mascara has quickly worked it's way up in the ranks and is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. It has a similar effect to my Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume (aka the HG), it only takes a few strokes for my lashes to suddenly make themselves known - and in a big way. The wand, which is swan neck like shaped (the first of it's kind), is actually extremely easy to use, and I'm loving it's design. The only downside is that I'm finding this a very messy mascara, and seeing as I'm used to working with mascara wands that are enormous, I'm putting this down to formula. It's very wet, and I'm finding I'm getting mascara all over my lid, which is super annoying. I'm hoping this will calm down once the formula has dried a little.
Let me know if you guys have bought anything exciting lately - if I can't spend anything myself (ha) then I must live vicariously through you...