Until last year, Smashbox cosmetics hadn’t really been on my radar. After Áine and I went to their event in London, in conjunction with We Are Thirty Plus, I absolutely fell in love with their Be Legendary lipsticks, especially Skinny Jeans, their gorgeous dark blue lipstick ♥
If you’re not aware, I used to be a bit of a goth back in the day. I’m talking full-length leather trenchcoat (which I still own), baggy jeans, corsets, band tees, velvet clothing, studded chokers and quite often white foundation and black lipstick. I loved the gothic fashion, the tattoos and piercings (and to be honest, I still do, I’m just not quite as full-on as I used to be); it was beautiful to me and I finally felt like I fitted in somewhere. I was free to love metal music and watch Buffy to my heart’s content and I found an amazing group of friends who were just like me and didn’t judge me on what I looked like.
This month’s favourites post seems a nice mix of beauty and fashion, which is nice as usually my favourites is quite beauty heavy! So here’s what I loved this month 🙂
Good morning everyone, how’s it going? I thought in today’s post I’d give you all a little look at some of the latest beauty products that Technic Cosmetics kindly sent me, which will be hitting (or have already hit) the shelves this spring/summer.
It’s been absolutely ages since I went and bought myself lots of new clothes. Partly because I’ve never really liked shopping (as I never know what size I’ll be in any given shop) and partly because I seem to have been losing a bit of weight recently (yay for pole fitness and my new hobby; hula hooping!) and I didn’t want to have to buy even more clothes in a couple of months’ time.
But while in Brighton a few weeks ago with one of my best mates, Rachael, we popped into H&M and I picked up a few bits! She’s a total enabler! I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get any of the jeans I wanted in store, so I had a look on their website and while they were having a 10% off and free delivery week, I picked up my first two pairs of skinny jeans! OMG!
It’s not exactly news that my eyebrows are barely there and I have to fill them in with pencil. Mostly because I over-plucked them heavily in the 90s, but a little bit because I’ve realised that I actually inherited thin brows from my mum’s side of the family. Thanks genetics!!
It might be news though, that when I was born, I had absolutely no eyelashes at all. Not even one. Luckily for me they started growing a couple of weeks after I was born, and even more luckily, they’re pretty long. The only issue is as they’re really blonde at the tips, they don’t look as long as they ought to.
A couple of weeks ago, I was meant to attend an event to check out all the fab new SS17 products from GOSH Cosmetics, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go 🙁 What I didn’t realise was that they would send me out some of their new products so that I wouldn’t be missing out!! ♥ How lovely is that??
I love entering Twitter giveaways! Especially the recent Kylie Lip Kit one from the lovely Tamzin, because I only went and blimmin’ won, didn’t I? Don’t hate me, I seem to be really lucky when it comes to raffles and giveaways!
Despite getting “quite into” beauty in the last couple of years, and owning so many different creams, serums and lotions for my face and body, I was still pretty rubbish when it came to looking after my nails. I used to have acrylics for a few years but stopped when I couldn’t afford it anymore. Now I can afford it, I really don’t want to ruin my nails again as it took a good couple of years for them to regain their strength!
I hate buying foundation. Absolutely hate it. (Almost more than I hate buying jeans!) I either buy the wrong shade or tone or the wrong coverage and I’m left feeling frustrated.
A couple of months ago, I reached out to my Twitter followers to ask which foundation they’d recommend. Two foundations scored really highly; the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in One and the Rainforest of the Sea Foundation from Tarte.