Friday, 18 September 2009

Ins and Outs

Or Ups and Downs- whichever one tickles your pickle

  • BIRTHDAY Its my birthday on the 30th and that's always a good thing even though i have to work and am currently doing nothing- but still- woop

  • HOLIDAY On the 1st I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Hurrah!! I haven't been on holiday for 3 years (seriously). Cannot wait!

  • SKIN Thankfully my skin is behaving itself this week and have had no nasty breakouts

  • MAYBELINE I'm loving having all these products to try and i love the lipstick number 125 (shimmer pink i think it's called) LOVE it


  • AUSSIE The lovely Daisy invited me to be her guest at the Aussie event and I'm on holiday : ( Gutted its on that day because i really wanted to go. Thanks Daisy *hug*

  • FAT My weight. Its out of control at the moment. I've gained 10 and a half pounds because I'm eating everything in sight. I can't stop. I should get the bf to slap me every time i overeat- aversion therapy lol

  • HOME Living at home is a bloody nightmare. I can't stand living with the mother anymore. We don't really see eye to eye at the best of times but can't afford to move out yet. Rent at home is cheaper then all the bills on my own. Which brings me onto..

  • WORK Fed up with it. Would like an exciting job please? Or a pay rise?

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Maybe she's born with it...

Or maybe she just wears tons of make up? (only joking)

As you all know and I'm sure are sick of hearing about- there was a Maybelline event held in Hammersmith in London at the L'oreal HQ last week. I'm sure you have read the post several times so I'll give you my play by play for anyone who wants to read my personal account of the day (and my first event)

The print ad for the new Pulse Perfection Mascara

The nail polish table

The view from the window overlooking Hammersmith station

The print ad for the new lipsticks

Another ad

Maybelline over the years

I started off my day by driving to the station, getting a train to York and there i met the lovely Sarah. She is so nice and i was pleased to say we got on like a house on fire (so to speak). We ended up chatting non stop all the way 'darn sowf'. We then met Phoebe and walked to Euston to meet Sadie, Carly and Nicola.
From there we headed to Selfridges where we ogled the goodies. I ended up at the Benefit counter and got the Erase Paste (in shade 2- i thought i would be a 1 because I'm so pale- but no) and also the Dandelion blush. Hours went by and we were still in the holy shopping mecca and realised we should make our way across London.

The swag (well not technically as i didn't steal it)

The venue was lovely. We were greeted by Natalie from HeadStream PR who took us upstairs and urged us to eat the lovely cakes (which we did).

A crowd shot- I took a few of these lol

Seriously, the cupcakes- A-MAZ-ING

I was trying not to eat them all- but did have two (naughty)

Then the two Katie's and Charlotte gave us a presentation about the brand. I always thought i knew Maybelline quite well, being the devotee that i am to the classic Great Lash mascara (the pink and green one). They told us the story behind the name of Maybelline. I'm sure you have heard it on other blogs but basically sweet Mabel got dumped and went to her brother(?) who was a chemist and he made the first mascara for her from coal and Vaseline. She obviously got him back with her fab lashes and the rest is history. (Mabel and Vaseline- Maybelline- clever huh?)

Kelly and Karen browse the lipsticks

They gave us our goody bags early which was awesome because got got to play with them there and my gosh they were generous!!! We got tons- i feel so lucky and can't wait to have a play. One of the main products they are launching is the Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara. It is priced about £15 i think she said which is quite expensive for Maybelline so it will be good to see how well it performs over my trusty £4.99 Great Lash.
The Mascara!
The mascaras we were given
The foundations i was given to try
The goody bag! (seriously they gave us a crazy amount of stuff- they were so generous and i don't deserve it at all)

After the presentation we were free to have a play with the make up on display and pick up some foundations too! (can't wait to try these out). They even had MUA there to show us any tricks or looks we wanted.

Stunning Daisy getting her eyes made up. I Love Daisy.

Me and Faye- she is so tiny and i look like a monster. I wanted to steal her and take her home : )

Faye, Victoria, Me, Sarah, Carly and Phoebe

The stunning Victoria getting her make up done

Except the great privilege of being invited to this event, one of the nicest parts of the day was meeting some of the amazing bloggers whom i love- Carla, Faye, Daisy, Sadie, Vicky, Sarah, Phoebe, Carly, Victoria, Zoe... i could go on forever. I wanna thank everyone i spoke to for making me feel so welcome at my first event. You guys are the greatest.

Faye's makeover. I tried to document it but my camera has a terrible flash and i kept blinding poor Faye with it.

Trying not to blind the poor girl

The finished look- doesn't she look awesome.

Afterwards we headed back to the station and chatted to Daisy, Carla, Victoria, Nicola and Phoebe until Sarah and I had to get our train. On which there were no seats!! Vicky was on the same train we later found out via twitter so she came to join us on the floor next to the toilets (bless her) and we chatted all the way home.

I wanna thank Natalie and everyone from Maybelline for making this a fantastic event!!! I will do a review of the products when i have tested them all out and gathered my thoughts. This post was mainly to say what a fab time i had. I hope to see more of you there another time. I love all my followers <3

P.s While i have your attention, i would be grateful if you could give me some feedback on my last post if you haven't already. Click HERE. Many thanks

P.P.S most of these pics are mine but some were taken by Natalie so credit goes out to her. (You can tell which are Natalie's- mine are the blurred ones)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

POLL- Weight Loss, Clothes and Make Up

So i have been thinking that even though my name on here is Weight Loss, Clothes and Make up, there has been a distinct lack of posts on weight loss, and a whole lot more on clothes and make up. Mainly because I haven't been losing weight (eek) and secondly because I've been having a whole lot of fun discussing the more superficial aspects of life (much easier to write about)
My first blog post was about my stuggle to combine losing weight with looking good. Or should i say, when your NOT losing weight, how you can't be arsed to try and look good. (See this post here)

This is where i need you guys- do i stick with this blog and discuss everything- the weight loss, clothes AND make up? (see what i did there : P )


Do i make this purely a beauty blog and do another blog for the weight loss/ health stuff?

I am leaving this up to you guys because you guys are the ones who read this and whereas this blog is of course mine and i control whats on it- if you don't wanna read about weight loss, I'd rather put them on a separate blog and not piss you off with blog updates.

One more thing- if you do think i should separate the two- what do i call this blog and my new blog?

I would really appreciate your comments and input on this.

Thank you muchly beautiful people

As always, much love xxx