I have a confession to make. On top of being addicted to everything beauty-related, I do suffer from another addiction: shoes. I own many more pairs than that ought to, and even worse, more pairs than I actually wear. The below picture contains most the ones I have, but I do have to admit (in the interest of full disclosure), that there are quite a few other pairs scattered here and there in the house. Continue reading
So, after yesterday’s background post (that you can read here) now is the time to tell you more about the Kerastase products that I bought from my hairdresser. Both are from the Chroma range, and I have to say that I am really liking the girly purple packaging (on top of all the good they do to my hair).
Considering how heavily processed (understatement of the year) my hair is, Continue reading
I have not uploaded a proper post in a long time, so let me tell you a little story about my hair. Get comfortable, have a cuppa and listen to the story.
I have been growing my hair for a couple of years now. I was a tomboy when I was young, kept short hair all my childhood, teenage years and early adulthood. I then moved to a bob, and the longest I reached was my shoulders. Four years ago, I decided to resist the temptation of cutting it short again, and let it grow instead. My hair is really thin, but I have a lot of it. And I do have an unhealthy addiction to colouring it. Continue reading
I hope every one of you is ok on this rainy Saturday.
Haven’t had a post up in a long while, and for that I am sorry. Been struggling with a lot of issues such as work (who doesn’t?!), weekends away, being broke (which is a direct consequence of said weekends away), bouts of depression that I cannot shake and trying to figure out what to do with my life (at 30+ it may be about time, I know).
And, on top of that, I’ve bitten my nails again…. I stopped four years ago, and all of a sudden I was back to gnawing at them. Sounds like nothing, but it really does affect the little bit of self confidence that I have.
I also realised that the way my teeth look prevents me from smiling in pictures and talking to people without having to put my hand in front of my mouth…. Time for braces methinks.
Oh, and did I mention my skin has been going completely crazy lately, with acne flare-ups and rosacea?
All in one, I cannot say that I am really happy with myself or my life. But maybe, just maybe, I will start to do something about it this time.
Now, where did I put that face mask?
Have a nice weekend everyone
It is now December, so in my book the C-word can finally be pronounced. There are three weeks left to Christmas, and although some of you are very organised and have started purchasing their Christmas presents already, for most of us it is something that we leave until the last minute: running in a shopping centre on Christmas Eve trying to find a gift is something that happens to me quite often (quite often being every year, despite me going all “never again” once I bought everything). So if you want to start your buying now, I will give you a couple of ideas this month. Let’s start with a gift idea for the lady in your life who needs a little pick me up. Continue reading
For any lady who likes her eye make-up, a nice khol pencil is an essential: you can use it on the waterlines or the lash lines, drawing bold lines or smudging it for an easy smokey look. Together with mascara, it is a product that I find myself reaching for over and over. I have found quite a few that were great over the years, but as it is quite an inexpensive product I tend never to repurchase the same and try new ones instead. And that is what brought me to get two of the new Rimmel Scandaleyes Khol Liners Pencils in my paws.
Concealers are the one thing I find myself purchasing over and over. Even when I find one that I quite like, I am still looking for the perfect one: the one that will hide my very dark circles, illuminate my skin and remove the distinct zombie look from my eyes. I do have genetic extremely dark circles (thanks dad) and sunken eyes, which make me look exhausted even after sleeping for ten hours. I do know that there is nothing to be done against the sunken eyes (I think only plastic surgery would be able to change anything), but hiding the darkness that goes with it is the fight I will lead up to my dying breath. Continue reading
My skin is weird: sensitive but prone to breakouts, dehydrated but not dry, it can sometimes be a bit difficult to find products that will give all the moisture it needs without making it look or feel greasy. It is especially important for day time: to be honest I do not mind looking like a shiny grease ball at night when I am at home. With winter definitely on its way here now I found that using a serum under my normal moisturiser does give that extra bit of hydratation that my face needs at the moment, and seems to be preventing the usual flaky patches that I tend to get around my nose and my mouth. Add to that that I am not getting any younger, and that years of laughing (and yes, smoking) have taken their toll on my skin, it was time to step up a gear. Continue reading