I went to see X-Men-First Class at the weekend. It was really good! I had very low expectations due to the third X-Men film being a bit crummy, but I really enjoyed it! They didn’t wreck any of the characters which is always good, but I would prefer if the films matched the comic more. The cinema is about a 30 minute walk from my house and it was only slightly raining so me and my OH wandered down there. We ate lots of sweet popcorn for lunch and when it was time to leave it was absolutely chucking it down with rain! We got pretty wet walking home, I happened to wear my hoodie that acts more like a towel then a coat, yuck! Also, what is with large dents in the road near pavements where rain water builds up into giant puddles and cars drive through and soak people on the pavement?! If you’re in a car, you are already happier and dryer than me, don’t get me more wet! The only part of me dry was my socks…until you decided to create that large wave that went in my shoes! *shakes fist* I laughed at the time, but I had to squelch my way home! I just wanted to cuddle up under a blanket when I got home. It’s been so cold this week I’ve been grabbing my warm fluffy socks a lot, much toastier! :)
Here are the pictures of my stubby nails from during my exams. They are so short and sad looking. I used Missguided Misscellaneous in Nude, which was free in Cosmo last year. It’s a nice nude polish that suits my yellow skin tone. I quite like nude colours on short nails and this is the one I like to reach for most if I want nude nails. It’s a great polish, two coats for opacity and it dried quickly and is really shiny even without a top coat.
I also added Mac Soiree as an accent nail. It’s one of the only golds I can pull off with my skin tone, I really like it. It only needs one coat really, but I tend to put on two just to make it last. Soiree dries really quickly so I added my top coat to that finger first and than did the rest and some of the gold sparkle came off on the top coat brush and transferred to the nude fingers. You can kinda (not very well) see on my middle finger in the second picture. It left a really nice subtle gold shimmer which I liked. I wish I had a sheer gold sparkle polish to do it properly! I know CND has lots of lovely sheer sparkly top coats, I have the Amethyst Sparkle one, but they are quite pricey. Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative?
Hope you are all dry and warm! :) xxxx
Thursday already! Another week almost gone and I’m not sure where it went! I must start writing posts in a batch when I have free time. I seem to go ages between posts when the week is hectic, sorry about that! I’ve not had chance to even read many blogs this week, my unread list is creeping up! I have tomorrow morning at home so I’l try and catch up then :)
Anyhoo, I have a pretty polish for you today/tonight. I think this was from the OPI Japanese collection, but I nabbed it from a blog sale. It is a light, peachy beige creme. It definitely needs 3 coats, but it does builds up nicely. It’s quite a watery polish which is a little awkward to work with, but once you get the hang of it its fine. It dries quite quickly which is good. Again, I’m still on a topcoat strike so I’m happy that this is nice and shiny even without a topcoat. The only problem with this polish is that it probably could have done with another coat, but I can’t tell if it looks streaky due to needing another coat OR if this polish seems to bring out the ridges in my nails more than I’ve ever noticed before! Oh well, it’s not so noticeable in person, I hope! :P
The colour is quite nice, it kind of reminds me of the new Illamasqua polish ‘Purity‘, but this is more pale and less peachy. I finally used my ASOS Groupon voucher and bought a couple of the new Illamasqua polishes, Bacterium and Gamma. I can’t wait to try Gamma, from the swatches I’ve seen it’s going to be super bright! I probably should have bought a new topcoat with my voucher, but that would be boring. It’s like using a giftcard to buy groceries! I might as well buy something fun I wouldn’t normally get! :)
I’ve had a stressful week, with 3 presentations to do and my postgraduate application to finish I feel like I’ve got more to do than time to do it in. My personal statement writing is not going well, I hate writing how great I am, I just feel really silly! By the end of next week and it’ll all be over ofc, so I can hang on till then! :P Tomorrow I get to spend the day visiting all the local sexual health clinics, fun times! One of my modules is all about current social issues, and teenage sex is quite prominent in the topic. I’m not sure what me and my fellow group members are going to do in these clinics, but we need to go and find out what they all have on offer for young people. I dread to think what kind of day it will turn out to be! :s
Also I had some super news earlier this week! I entered the recent Aussie Haircare competition and was 1 of the 10 winners! I get to be an honorary Aussie Angel for the Spring which is amazing! I get to be involved in some fun activities that haven’t yet been disclosed too. After a manic week, this really cheered me up!
I hope you all have had a lovely week that was nice and relaxing! The sunshine has been out and it’s been nice and warm here. I’ve stopped dressing like an Eskimo, for now anyway! :) I’ll catch up soon! xxxx
I ordered a couple of things from the Mac Cham-Pale collection and the arrived yesterday. It is so impressive how quickly Mac can deliver orders. I ordered Quiet, Please lipstick (lustre), I Get No Kick eye kohl and Soirée nail polish.
I was quite pleased with the eye kohl. I haven’t been using my usual black eye liner lately as it’s a bit harsh and makes me look more tired than I am. I wrecked my sleeping patterns over my holiday and I feel/look like crap going back to getting up early. I have been using Benefit Eye Bright instead of black eye liner. I like Eye Bright, but it is very pale and quite noticeable, like I am just wearing white eye liner. I wanted something to brighten my eyes that was a more skin coloured shade, just to tone down my red eyes. I really like I Get No Kick. It’s a pleasure to apply and it leaves behind a pearly skin tone colour. It makes my eyes look bright and less tired. Also the pencil is really long! It’s my first Mac pencil and I think it’s going to least years!
I also bought Quiet, Please lipstick. It is a pale lipstick and very sheer, with a nice shimmer to it. This won’t be everyone cup of tea. I liked it because I wanted a sheer shimmery colour, but I know a lot of people will think it’s a bit pointless. I love it though! It is great to just put on everyday and Mac are one of the only lipsticks I get alone with. The swatch below is a bit crappy and out of focus, but I was running out of light. At least it shows the light reflecting shimmer!
Finally, the Soirée nail polish! I really wanted this when I saw it. I wanted a rosy gold colour for ages to match my engagement ring. I saw that Nicole by OPI are releasing a rose gold too soon. I want to try that too, it looks a tad more rosy than Soirée. I can’t wait to try it out, it looks lovely in the bottle. I haven’t tried Soirée yet though due to a boo boo. Look at my middle finger nail! I had to get into uni for 9am yesterday for 3 hours of training…groan! Afterwards I had to wait around and I decided to take a nap. I positioned two chairs to nap across and as I go comfy I cracked my hand off the chair and snapped my nails. The first time I leave the house without polish on for months and I managed to break a nail :( I’d just got them to a length I liked as well! Oh, well I guess I would have cut them down next week for exams anyway, I can’t write with long nails. In good news, my nails don’t look as nasty and yellow as I thought they would be without polish. I use Models Own 3 in 1 polish as base coat, just because I hated it as a top coat and wanted to get rid of it, but in all honesty it’s not a bad base coat.
A friend gave me a movie to watch with weekend and a bottle of Russian vodka for Christmas, so I’m a happy bunny. So tonight I can watch the movie, get drunk and try to not file my nails all lopsided! The rest of the weekend I am finishing my lit review. :/ Did anyone else get anything from the new Mac collections? Has anyone else planned a fun weekend? :) xxxx
This was free with this months Cosmopolitan. There was a choice of three colours, a light pink, a black with gold glitter or this one which is nude. I was feeling ill this week so my OH went out and bought me a soup and a mag, so this is his pick. I would have picked this colour, so he is well-trained! I never think to buy a nude normally, so this was quite a nice surprise! :)
The polish itself is lovely, not too runny or thick and two coats and it was perfect. It also dried really quickly. I’ve had it on for 4 days and no chipping and limited tip wear.
I wasn’t sure about the colour at first, but after getting used to it I really like it. It’s quite a neat and tidy colour…if that makes any sense! I’m liking this nude so much now I’m thinking of buying some more, maybe a pinkish toned nude, or a little lighter. This one is quite close to my skin tone already, but it’s a little too dark. I know nothing about good nude polishes, does anyone have any tips? It there a good range/company somewhere I should look at in particular?I’m interested in trying the whole mannequin hands thing. I could pretend I’m a Doctor Who plastic/mannequin monster. Just add some severe concealer to my face and hello cheap and nerdy Halloween outfit! :P
Also BLIX over at Glitter is my crack…has a lovely giveaway. She has awesome make up (I wish I could pull off the looks she can!) and also makes great jewellery she makes herself!