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.