It’s quite nice to be back at home, although I think I picked the wrong week to visit my family. It was nice because I got to see everyone, including my heavily pregnant niece. I just heard that her waters broke this morning, so the little baby is going to be arriving a few weeks early! If I’d gone to visit this week instead I might have got to see him, now I have to wait another 6 weeks! There’s only 3 years between me and my niece and we pretty much grew up together, so it’s weird to think she’s going to have a little baby when I next see her, quite nice though, I can’t wait to see him :)
I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but I forgot I’d written it and it got lost in my many drafts I haven’t finished. It’s here now anyway! Shiro Cosmetics recently launched four pressed blushers, one of which is a gorgeous berry colour which I snapped up right away. When it arrived it had been packaged so well, I was surprised when it arrived broken. I tried to re-press it and made quite a mess, but it was a lovely colour, just what I had been looking for. I let Caitlin know and she sent me out a new one right away! Isn’t she lovely?! My new one arrived, again amazingly well wrapped and in perfect condition, happy me!
It’s slightly darker in real life, but it’s not far off. The swatches show the actual colour a little better.
The blush is a pretty berry colour and it has a shimmer in it which works well at being a blush/highlighter-in-one for your cheeks. You can apply it lightly for a subtle glow or build it up to be a more vibrant colour. I just applied it lightly over the apples of my cheeks to give a little bit of colour. I wanted to find a purple-esque blush for awhile and I’m quite happy with this one.
My skin looks pretty good in these pictures, since I got back I’ve been horribly spotty. Quite annoying seeing as I never normally get any! I don’t know whether it was the change of water, or that I forget my face cream and went a day without it. I doubt a single day without face cream would cause icky spotty face, but I’m not sure why I’ve suddenly been blammed with them! My skin looks a bit better today, so hopefully it should settle down again.
I’m currently working on my statistics for my third year project, it all seems to have gone a bit strange. I’m going into uni to harass those who know more than me. It should be a nice walk in, the weather is gorgeous again. Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine! xxxx
I have been playing with my various Meow Cosmetic samples and have found my shade Pampered Puss in Frisky Korat. It has a light-medium coverage. I don’t look like I have foundation on, but I don’t look like death either, so I approve. Also, it is buildable, which is always good!
For those not familiar with the way Meow sort their foundations. Firstly there are 3 formulas dependent on what coverage you are after (light, medium or heavy). Secondly, there are 86 shades divided into 13 breeds (basic skin undertone colours, pink/peach/beige/neutral/warm etc) and then each of the breeds has shades from Lightest,almost white to Very Dark. There is a chart of the list here with pictures of all the powders (just scroll down). Also being powders you can combine shades to get your perfect match. The best thing about this apart from being able to find a good match is that if you take a photograph, preferably outside in sunlight, with no make up on (I know outside with no make up is bad, I’m sure I scared the neighbours!) and post on the forums for Meow a happy helper will respond with suggestions of colours to try, so you don’t get completely lost staring at the massive list! I was completely off with my first guesses!
More Meow Cosmetics after the jump and pictures…Cue horrendous scream…I never look happy in pictures :/ I am friendly I swear!