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:

http://salenail.com/index.php

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:

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/hsiaobao/11570694

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,
Julia