Saturday, 30 May 2009

INs and OUTs

My very first INs and OUTs post (how exciting)

  • Hot crossed buns. I had one at Easter and remembered how much i loved them but then forgot about them as i thought you could only buy them at Easter. However i just called in the Co op and they had them there! A pound. Bargain (and yummy)

  • Tresemme conditioner. We got some of this at home because it was on offer, and usually i use my own conditioner but i tried this one day and loved it! It is really thick and doesn't make my hair flyaway which some conditioners do. Plus the huge tub lasts for ages.

  • The sun. Finally! enough said


  • The fact i just ate 4 hot crossed buns. Oh dear. lol. I'm trying to keep busy so i don't go back for the other two

  • My dog getting attacked. This has nothing to do with anything beauty related but i am outraged. I have a boarder Collie and she was out for a walk when two yappy little dogs in a garden decided to chase after her down the street and pin her down by her throat! She is really shaken up and was being sick yesterday. Bless her. Evil yappy little dogs!

  • Shaving! I need a new method of underarm hair removal. I shave in the morning and by the night i can see it growing back! why doesn't my head hair grow that fast! What is everyone's preferred method of hair removal??


Thursday, 28 May 2009

Makeup advice needed

OK so i have a confession to make, all you lovelies out there all talk about these amazing foundations by Mac or Chanel or Dior, but i only own ONE foundation and its from Avon
And i barely use it
Maybe once or twice a month if i go out somewhere special (i hear gasps from the makeup community)

I really want to purchase some nice makeup but i don't wanna spend a lot of money just for spending sake.
If there is a cheap great brand- I'm sold (which is why i use Avon- some of their stuff is amazing)
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against spending for quality but i just have never felt i wanted to buy these things. I do own some medium priced make up such as Urban Decay and Barry M. Plus i love my 8 Hour night cream- which isn't cheap.

I would really love it if you all could suggest some fab make up for me to try.
Your must have items!

You can all see my colouring by my pictures.
I'm really pale, with blue eyes and (coloured) blonde hair. It's naturally mousey brown and i have a few freckles. I also have combination skin.
Which at the moment is breaking out on my chin (grr)

So please feel free to comment
I really need the advice
Much love to you all

Monday, 25 May 2009

My Hair Story

Hey everyone, so i saw this one someones blog a while ago (think it was Natalia AKA filthygorgeousmakeup) and thought it was really interesting, so i decided to do my own.

That's if looking at the life cycle of someones hair interests you (it does me... i worked in a salon for 8 years)

OK so i start off life as a blonde... very white blonde. And a fabulous taste in pretty dresses lol.

Then of course it starts to go darker with age. I must be about 7 here, and it started to go more of a honey blonde. Which i quite like to be honest. (check the headband- i had about 12 of them)

So then it goes brown when i am about 11. But this is the same time i start gaining weight, so i don't mind as much, because i feel horrible anyway

So i start to think i would prefer myself blonde, but my family would only let me get a semi colour... and it goes kind of ginger. But not a nice ginger. I didn't care. I also went a little shorter and got myself some straighteners! (BTW the pose was to show off the sleeves on the top. Hmm)

Then about age 14/15 i begin working in a salon and get blonde highlights! FINALLY. I'm on the end in the green shirt. We were trying to be like the Sex and The City girls with our frosted glasses haha.I pretty much repeated this cycle of highlights until i started college when i started to experiment more. I decide to get some bright red highlights, well lowlights really. But anyway i go very stripy but i loved it at the time!

Also i start plaiting my hair into really tiny plaits and having it all crimpy looking. I think it was to hide the fact i had gained a lot of weight. (BTW these are not my 'before' pictures. I made sure everyone avoiding taking pics of my belly and also cropped them at the time. I had really low self esteem.)

So i decide to have a block of brown underneath my hair, which was a little 90's i guess. Gosh look how chubby my arms are. I was really big here (for me) and you can tell how unhappy i was by the fact this dress was a 16 and it was so tight i had to wear magic granny pants lol. Notice my arm covering by belly- i always do that when i feel fat.

Then i decide to have a big change and leave blonde altogether. I felt i needed a new me, which is what often happens when i hate myself and need to be someone different. But everyone seemed to like it. The only problem with this colour was it didn't last very long. It also washed out and then looked a little green. It took more upkeep then blonde but i kept it for quite a while.

So i decide to get some blonde slices and a more choppy look. This is such a posed picture and i did something on photoshop to make it a brighter colour.

And this was for a Christmas party when i got my work friend to do my hair and makeup. This is when i had Barry M dazzle dusts used on me and i fell in love with them. I don't wear makeup myself but i loved them so much i bought some.

So then Wella bring out a book of new colouring techniques and offered my hair up for experiment. haha. So i had it brown with some pink in a diamond shape around my face. It was OK but way too dark for me.

That doesn't last long and i go brown with a full fringe.

Then bright red!

I finally decide i have had enough of red and a new Schwarzkopf bleach comes out which is meant to lift hair about 8 shades brighter, so i decide to have some bleached streaks to get rid of some of the red. But by now my poor hair as had enough and it snaps off! so we have to do our best and make it a choppy bob. I vow never to colour my hair again! (unless its blonde)

So from then on i just let it grow and have my highlights to get rid of the red

This is pretty much my hair in its natural state when it had been washed and left. Just kinda flicky with my layers. I often just wash and leave my hair. I am too lazy!

And i grew it for graduation

Going back to the tiny crimped look

Graduation comes! Ta da. Loose curls for the graduation Ball. And my size 12 graduation dress hurrah

I just had it cut again. and this is pretty much me now. This isn't posed for, it was taken when i wasn't looking but i like it cos it looks natural.

Gosh that was so long, but its always nice to take a trip down memory lane. Hope you enjoyed this. Let me know.

Much love to you all, and i encourage you to do it too!. xxx

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Self worth?

Well hello there!
Welcome to my blog
There are many reasons I am writing this-

Mainly because its my secret indulgence, I just love reading make up blogs!!!!! I love seeing what people have bought and seeing them wearing them, whether it be makeup or clothes.
I’m a sucker for it.

I own a lot of make up, but I only ever wear eyeliner and mascara… seriously! They are all I wear daily. I have tons of coloured eyeliners, lots of foundation, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, and all those other goodies, but I don’t wear them.
I think part of it is being lazy but the other part is my fantasy- that when I lose weight I will become the “ideal me”
Does anyone else get that?
Now I totally don’t take care of my appearance- mainly because I don’t like how I look.
I don’t see a point in making myself feel good while I’m still fat, I’m not going to be pretty no matter how much make up I put on.

But I realised its not about that
I want to feel good
And I can't lose weight while I feel like crap.
I have realised that losing weight won't make me any prettier
It's about how I feel
And I can't keep putting things off until I'm happy with my body.
I need to make the most of now
I need to take care of myself

Make that time to moisturise myself, to put on a bit of foundation, to wear my fave shoes.

If I wanna lose weight and feel good about myself I need to start now.
And stop waiting for an “ideal me”
Whats wrong with who I am now?

That’s just something I have to try to start to do and realise

Thanks for reading my first post