Thursday, 10 May 2012

Teenage Dream Last Friday Night

Well, actually I've been wearing OPI's Teenage Dream since Friday two weeks ago. That's why it looks kind of grown out. ^^; This week, I decided I would use Last Friday Night on the tips and create some sort of gradient effect. It reminds me of dusk, what do you think?

The colours are more accurate in the second picture, but the first one shows the glitter effect better. <3
OPI nail polishes are top quality, they dry fast and last very long my nails at least. Like any other glitter polish, however, after a while they look a bit duller than they did freshly applied. I don't know if you understand what I'm trying to say. ^^;

These two are my only OPI fullsizes at the moment. The others I own are a set of 5 minis, including one very pretty red I have no idea what it's called. >.< OPI is expensive in Germany, and I have enough nail polishes here to justify not making a bulk order on the internet. I did, however, fall in love with Teenage Dream when I saw swatches. and decided to get Last Friday Night as well because I had to pay shipping anyway. These are also the two Katy Perry songs Darren Criss sung on Glee, and while I don't care for Katy Perry all that much (her songs sound very similar, although I have to admit they're harder to sing than they sound), I love what Darren Criss does with her music. <3 (Btw, I want those OPI for Sephora Glee nail polishes, especially Gleek Out. Yes, I watch Glee, but mainly for the music, the storylines... *cough*)

What do you think about my little experiment? Yay? Nay?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New haircut

And the happier post I promised comes right away!
As I said, I've been at home a lot lately, but I did go out to get my hair cut, so here is a picture I took of my new do today:

This picture is fairly accurate in terms of colour, I dare say, so please excuse my stupid expression. ^^;
I used:
  • Kate High Cover Powder Foundation in Bright-up Color
  • no name eyebrow powder
  • Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize in WT963 all over, GR185 in the crease and the outer lower lashline and BR784 to lightly tightline
  • Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing Neo (of course)
  • Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact in #11 Rose Fairy, which has quickly become my favourite blush, but doesn't really show up in this picture
  • Coffret d'or Full Styling Rouge (Glow) in RS-244, which is my favourite MLBB lipstick (and sadly discontinued >.<), which is a tad darker in real life
It feels a little weird to be wearing a full face of make-up again after several weeks of being almost bare-faced with only BB cream etc.
I'm actually having quite a few stress-related (I guess) zits in unusual places, but my camera was being nice and blurred my skin into perfection. :D Plus, the Kate powder foundation is suprisingly nice and, even more surprising, actually light enough. I'm glad, really, because I've run out of my Everday Minerals foundation and the new ones I've ordered are probably stuck in customs again. -.- For reference, I used up two containers of the Fair Neutral Matte Foundation and now ordered Olive Fair in Matte and Semi-Matte, one each, because the undertones match me better. (Fair Neutral did look very pinkish-white on me after a while.) As I said above, this photo is pretty close to my actual colouring, only my lips look a little washed out.

Do you like the shorter hair? I know, I've had a similar cut in 2010, then let it grow long again, cut again... My usual roller coaster of hair lenghts. ^^;

Sad news

Sorry for the long absence. I wasn't in the mood for blogging, and even if I had been, I stayed mostly at home with no make-up on, caring for my sick cat who passed away a week ago.
If you don't like to read about people's pets, I'm sorry, but let me post one picture of her:

 I got her when I was 7, and the almost 16 years we've been together are the longest friendship I've ever had. As you can probably imagine, I miss her like crazy, but I know she's in heaven now and a lot happier than here. 

I promise I will post a "real" entry right after this.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Tag: Beauty

Sorry for the silence on this blog, but life got in the way. My cat is sick, so if someone wants to include her in their evening prayers, we'd appreciate that!

I was tagged by the lovely shelynx from Der Blasse Schimmer, which is a word play on the saying, "I don't have the faintest idea" - "ich habe keinen blassen Schimmer" in German, and the fact that "blass" means pale. I always enjoy reading blogs by other pale ladys because as you know, I don't stick out much from the wall behind me. xD (I'm no wallflower, however, and like my bright colours.)

Anyway, she tagged me on the topic of beauty, so I am going to write a little something about my views on beauty. Do share yours if you feel like it!

 Before I start, these are the rules:
  • Mention the blogger who tagged you and link to their blog
  • Write 8 things about you related to the topic chosen by that blogger
  • Tag eight people
  • Tell those eight people about it.
  • Make up your own topic for the others to write about.
 Okay, so beauty it is!

1. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Different strokes for different blokes, I guess.

2. What you love seems beautiful. So people say your boyfriend is not Brad Pitt, but to you, he's the best-looking guy in the world? Keep thinking that, you're doing something right. :)

3. I tend to have trouble finding people I don't like beautiful. I can admit they're pretty, but someone with a bad personality can't be beautiful.

4. Likewise, a smile and a great personality make someone beautiful.

5. Personality works better than make-up. :)

6. Nevertheless, I can totally admire beautiful women in magazines (or in the street *cough*) and feel a little down about not looking like them.

7. I do, however, find myself beautiful most days. Beauty is a matter of attitude after all.

8. I think my readers and friends are all very beautiful. :)

I'm not good at tagging people, but if you feel like it, I'd like to hear your views on beauty, too. :)

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sasa free shipping

Sasa offers free worldwide shipping for orders over 29$ and expedited shipping for only 8$ this week!
I just ordered some things, including my first Softymo Cleansing Oil for only 6$ something.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Something non-beauty

Sorry, folks, still working on that thesis. >___<

Recently, on a German beauty blog I follow, someone mentioned a spelling mistake the blogger makes a lot, and pretty much every other comment was about how this one person who dared to highlight the mistake should stop caring so much or just open a spelling blog instead.

I don't think that a typo is the end of the world, but I do like to read blogs that are as mistake-free as possible, and I would definitely appreciate it if you pointed out any mistakes to me, especially since I'm writing this blog in a language that's not my native one.
So while I agree that a mistake is not a big deal, I don't think we should go and attack someone who points one out in a nice way.

This also made me think how some beauty bloggers are totally meticulous about their eye make-up or foundation routine, but don't care about spelling or grammar all that much. Why can't we put a little effort into both? It's a way of showing respect to your readers, if you ask me.
Plus, considering beauty bloggers probably have a bit of a "dumb" image already, we should really try and show the world that make-up is not all we have in (or on) our heads, shouldn't we? We are smart, too, and we don't want to feed any stupid rumours by making stupid mistakes in our entries, don't you agree?

What do you think about this?

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Oh Chanel

I was this close to buying a Rouge Coco Shine, and I've always wanted the Mademoiselle fragrance, but recently, I've found out that Coco Chanel not only wasn't particularly against the nazis, she also promoted tanning.

Well, thank you, Ms. Chanel, for all those people who feel like coming up to me and telling me to go out and tan a little or asking if I don't any friends to take me out of the house sometimes.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

One of these days

... possibly when I'm done with my thesis, I have to place an order here:

Although I find it a bit hard to order colours only based on online swatches. And I'm not doing crazy colours and nail designs very often these days.

Lately, I've become more of a neutral eye make-up and reddish/rosey lipstick kind of person, it seems. They just suit me better, and they're definitely much more work-appropriate.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

I am looking for a specific shade of lipstick

Specifically, a neutral rosey pink. (Although to those people who tend to think of warmer shades like the Japanese PK ones, I should probably say a cool-neutral pink.)
It should look like the very first picture here on A Touch of Blusher.

Any suggestions? If possible, Japanese (and not completely matte, although also not glittery or -ugh- frosty) lipsticks, although I'm afraid with such a specific wish, I'll probably have to venture into different brands, maybe even MAC.

Monday, 16 January 2012

I need one of these

I haven't even managed to pick up one of the new nail polishes yet, and the #700 eye colour is still on my wishlist, too, but this:

Torn between 100 and 300 at the moment, and you?

Friday, 13 January 2012

Am I the only one...

... whose face has a different colour from the neck?
To be more precise, my face is pink-toned (there's probably also some redness, but the skin itself is rather cool-toned, too), whereas my neck is more neutral-to-yellow.
If I put on yellow make-up, though, it looks weird, too.

Plus, my hair is a warm golden-brown, which clashes with my face quite nicely, and I have not yet managed to get rid of the warm hues.

Very, very strange. :/

Monday, 9 January 2012

New Layout

What do you think? Yeah? Nay?

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Hiatus post

Happy New Year! I hope this will be a good year for you and for me.

Speaking of me, the deadline for my graduation is coming closer, and I will be absent from this blog for a little while. (You can still email me if you need me for anything!)

Maybe it's a good time to take a break, seeing as my skin hated the holidays (fat and sugary food + the cold I just have to catch as soon as I get a few days off) and is looking quite bad at the moment. Just in time, I have received quite a lot of Avène skincare samples from the Cleanance series which I will be trying out (my Clinique set ran out and my La Roche-Posay Toleriane fluid is also quite empty - the Effaclar Duo I just bought can wait) - despite the hiatus, I shall update quickly if I see any results. I do worry about it being drying, as I don't have oily, but combination-dry and sensitive acne-prone skin, but I guess Clean-Ac should help with that.

So, I hope you'll all be well!
See you soon,