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7 deadly sins of make up

Published May 23, 2012 by laurrx

i’ve been watching videos and reading all kinds of blogs and read some tags for the “7 deadly sins of beauty and make up”. it seemed really fun, so i’m gonna give that a bash…

wrath
what product do you have a love/hate relationship with?
probably any kind of loose pigment that i own – and that would be very little because of the issues i seem to have with it. i have a few MAC pigments and i always get fall out under my eye and can’t every seem to fix that situation. then i get it all over my carpet… like the time when i didn’t put the lid on properly and never noticed then knocked it over and it went EVERYWHERE. then i get really mad! but i love it because it’s a great colour and it turns out really bright and long-lasting. my solution to these problems is either using a tissue under your eye to catch the fall out or dabbing loose powder under your eye to catch the fall out and then brushing it all away after eyeshadow application.

greed
1. whats the most inexpensive make up product you use?
probably has to be a rimmel lip-liner i bought quickly before my 21st party. it must have cost me like £4 or something and it’s actually really good. i really rely on my lip-liner when i’m wearing one of my MAC pink colours, just so it’s not liable to smudge or anything because i fully hate hate hate smudged lip colour!
2. whats the most expensive make up product you use?
has to be the Estee Lauder double wear foundation i use. it’s quite costly, but it’s the best foundation i’ve ever used. i could wear it on a night out and don’t feel scared that it’s running off when i’m warm or patchy. the only issue i have with it is that i need two shades because of my weird skin!!

gluttony
whats the most delicious make up product you own?
this might be cheating but this isn’t a make up product this is just a beauty product. it’s my Body Shop strawberry body butter. i could easily eat it, it smells like strawberry munch bunch yogurt and it’s so creamy and makes my skin feel and smell great. if this doesn’t count the next one has to be Georgia from Benefit, the Box O’ Powder. You remember those smelly gel pens you used to get? well…this smells just like the orange one!amazing.

sloth
what make up product do you skip due to laziness?
this would be eyeshadow. i can’t ever put just one colour on, it has to be 5-8 colours. especially if i’m using my Urban Decay Naked Palette. and sometimes if i’m just going out for a drive or dinner with my friends, i cannot be bothered with that!

pride
what make up product makes you feel most confident about yourself?
definitely foundation. i hate when my skin is really bad although it could possibly be my own fault for not properly taking care of my skin. so when i have spots and especially in warm weather when my skins pigment just goes all over the place and my skin gets all blotchy, foundation is my best friend for covering the imperfections and evening out my skin tone. and i do feel better about myself.

lust
what trait in the opposite sex attracts you to them most?
this is so random? this isn’t even a make up or beauty related question. nonetheless it’s in the list… probably confidence. i cannot stand having to take the lead or anything. i don’t mean dancing and. i hate boys that you can’t hold a conversation with, they also need have to have good chat…and nice eyes! blue preferably.

envy
what make up product would you most like to receive as a gift?
Make Up Forever Flash Palette!!! i have wanted this forever!!! and it’s far too expensive!

these are my deadly sins.

catch up: i’ve said before, that i’ve been on a make up ban but i’ve ordered new shoes and cute jewellery from River Island and i’ll get them on my blog. River Island have a cute new collection and the jewellery is actually really inexpensive so i was shocked that i’ve gone and spent £21 and managed to buy 5 items! and none of them were sale items.it’s also summer and i’m off to TITP in 43 days (when it’s also my 22nd birthday. note: flash palette…) so i need to get out and buy some festival wear. the weather in Glasgow is gorgeous right now and i am temping in an office – just my luck. so when i get my beautiful pay from this job, i’ll be out shopping!!!!

LCSx

Favourites.

Published January 11, 2012 by laurrx

I can’t do monthly favourites at all, i don’t remember what i use most. so maybe recent favourites will do?

i love Soap and Glory products. I genuinely don’t know where else to get them apart from Boots. This is especially amazing. I plan on blogging about all of my favourite S&G products, because it is so good! All the products smell exactly the same, but that’s not a bad thing. The smell is so nice. This is one of my favourites because it worked really well on my hair. When i got more blond in my hair i found it to be really dry, and i have only used this about 4 times and i find my hair to be less dry, both looking and feeling. I could honestly rant and rave about this all day and i’m trying not to go on to other S&G products but i’m excited about writing that blog. I got the most amazing Soap & Glory vanity case for my christmas, i absolutely love it!

Sephora Instant Refreshing Toner. I bought this when i was in Gran Canaria in September, and i actually forgot all about it until quite recently. It’s really good, and it really does break my heart that we dont have a sephora here. Even if they had one in London i’m sure i’d have day trips every now and then to go buy Sephora things. They are so inexpensive and work really well. I recommend any Sephora product, actually. Everything from there that i have is really good, and works. I use this after i’ve just cleaned my face with a facewipe, and it really does refresh the skin. I’ll also use it when i get up in the morning and it really wakes me up, and i think – i don’t know if this is just my head – it really does make me seem more awake, and feel more awake.

This is my ultimate recent favourite. Urban Decay Naked Palette. Linda gave me this for my Christmas, i have already wrote about it in a blog, but it was hardly a ‘review’ or anything like that. My favourite colour HAS to be half baked…or sin…or maybe toasted. Or all together! i really always use at least 3 colours on my eyes, and have became shocked when people tell me they use ONE. its mad! i also really love the brush that comes with it. i got a Lancome Absolut Voyage make up palette and i was so disappointed in the brushes, so when i read about this one and how it came with a brush i was fully expecting a crappy little floppy, soft brush. but i am really impressed with how good it is!

shes not a favourite but this is my mum. it was her birthday today so she gets a picture. me and Linda got her a gorgeous pair of Swarovski earrings (which she was already given then lost one when she fell on holiday) which she loved and my dad is taking her to Lanzarote for a week at the end of the month. We went to Frankie and Benny’s for dinner, it was really nice. i love that restaurant!

hope the January Blues arent setting in with anyone quite yet. I’m sure “Blue Monday” is the 16th and i am dreading it as always!

Keep happy thoughts!

LCSx

Festive period is over. Sad face.

Published January 6, 2012 by laurrx

i am a big child, it’s so sad thinking Christmas and New Year are over.

I really enjoyed winter, and i am NOT one for loving winter with the awful, awful weather we have in Scotland. The winds were terrible and it is CONSTANTLY miserable. my friends and family and me definitely made the most of the season and ignored the weather.

i really hope everyone had a great christmas and a fab new year. i hope resolutions were made and presents were given and smiles were smiled and kisses were reciprocated.

i couldn’t feel festive. my mind just wasn’t in a Christmassy state of mind, i was watching loads of Christmas movies and doing Christmas things and still couldn’t. i watched a video for Christmas nails by Kandee Johnson and loved, loved, loved them.
http://www.kandeej.com/2011/12/4-cute-christmas-nail-polish-designs.html i done these and it made me feel that OUNCE of Christmassy…

we also went ice skating at george square. in glasgow george square at christmas is such a big deal.

they have a huge fandango about putting the christmas lights up and the ice rink. we havent been ice skating in george square for 3 years so this was a fun idea and it actually was a good laugh, although it rained. i recommend doing this if visiting Glasgow at Christmas time. it’s a must. george square is very nice at christmas, the lights have been the same for as long as i can remember. but even that wasn’t making me feel fully festive. even after the drinks we got…

we also went to the garage on christmas eve eve. i can’t exactly say alot about the night as i can’t actually remember it. but the garage is actually a pretty decent club. more so on a thursday. we went on the Friday and it was a good night…i think.its always a fun night to get everyone out for birthdays and christmas nights out. i did waste my christmas eve though by being a huge hungover mess.

on Christmas eve my my mum, dad, sister and i always go to movies and have been doing so since i could sit in the movies for more than an hour. (my mum, dad and me tried to list all movies we had been to see. the worst was “The Family Stone” worse ever. Or “Little Fockers” now that movie was a let down). so we went to mcdonalds, where i inhaled my food and debated with myself wether i would keep it down…then to the cinema. Always the showcase in Linwood. We went to see New Years Eve. I absolutely loved it! It’s like Love Actually, Valentines Day and He’s Just Not That Into You (which i am now rummaging about in my cupboard looking for as i wish to watch it). It’s got a number of famous people including Abigail Breslin (who isnt the cute girl from Little Miss Sunshine – currently changing my rummaging to look for this move), Katherine Heigl (making her way to my favourite actress list), Zac Efron (he is buff now! no more sissy Troy Bolton) and Lea Michele (BOOO! least favourite). It was such an amazing movie and definitely pulled a heart string. i wont ruin it for anyone who hasnt seen it, but the story line with Halle Berry’s character was a right tear jerker! the story was so real…i know things that happen in that movie happen all the time. But i have never seen this happen in movies before (or movies i have seen). after the cinema on the way home i suggested we play Monopoly (all of a sudden i have a huge love for monopoly – although my iphone always beats me!). my dad truly beat me…

although at one point he had to give up his bank card to pay his rent! Ha!

so Christmas morning we got up and exchanged all our gifts. here are my favourites.

my main gift from my parents was a promise to buy me a T in The Park ticket. I genuinely need a full blog post to explain and talk about this and maybe share what i have for the weekend and what i’ll be taking with me – i’ll save this for nearer the time.

THE URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE. when linda asked me what i wanted for Christmas i had a think about it and chose this baby. it is now my favourite ever make up possession. i will never do my make up without using at least one of these eye shadows! i love the colours, i love the packaging, i love the brush that comes with and i love the fact that it comes with a small primer potion! i am so lucky to have one of these.

I Christmas Day and Boxing Day with family. On Christmas Day we got the Just Dance on (Left and Right Pictures). It was hilarious. Then Boxing Day with my Dad’s side of the family. It was such a laugh, we made lethal cocktails and played chase the ace with the big cards my mum has! i love Christmas for family time. WarmFuzzies!
for new year i had a party. everyone was pretty gone and it was such an amazing night. i have never spent new year with my friends before so it was a special one. i even made two of them cry with a small, very non important speech with was along the lines of  “this year hasn’t been the best, i know we had 21sts and holidays, but there was downs and i’m happy we have each other…” and they started bubbling. Then Melo literally couldn’t stop. “Laura you’ve opened the gates”.
The picture above is not of New Year. It’s us having a pyjama party and eating the party food that was meant to be eaten at New Year, i was just too overwhelmed and drunk to do it then. Aren’t my bright pink pyjamas awesome? they have owls on them!!
the last couple of days before i need to go back to work consist of this. Pyjamas, made in Chelsea and lounging. it has been GREAT! i am such a slob sometimes its awful! although today was pretty productive and tomorrow and saturday will be too.
Today me and a couple of friends went window shopping, and to starbucks and people watched, then went back to Stacy’s house for dinner and a slob sesh. We also made some 2012 plans to be skinny and reem and go on holiday! it’s set to be looking like a fine fine fine year to be honest.
Tomorrow i’m going shopping for a 2012 diary and then lunch with Linda, then later my cousins are coming over for a sleepover party!
Then saturday (siiiiighhhh) me and the girls are going to the panto! i hate the panto, but i think this should be a fun time.
2012 might mean the world will end, so i feel we should make the most of it. i want to make plans and stick to them, make resolutions and stick to them, make decisions and stick to them. and also i want to drive. i dont want to die in the apocalypse with a green provisional!
hugs and kisses
and smiley faces for 2012.
LCSx

I Want! I Want!

Published August 12, 2011 by laurrx

So, its Friday night BLOGOC’CLOCK! Parents are away so me and Linda have planted our bumbums on the couch since 6pm (its now 10.30pm) with an Indian takeaway and “The Other Guys” – i highly recommend watching that movie, it is hysterical! I don’t ever want to move. Now the Chris Moyle’s Quiz Show is on, one of my new faves and I cannot wait to watch the one with America Ferrera!

Today I had my job interview (I’ll tell you about it when I find out about the job). Just keep your fingers crossed for me!

Well, I decided that if i got the job I want to spoil myself and (not like i need anymore make up) I want to buy this:  Urban Decay Naked Palette

I have seen a few YouTube gurus using this and i love it!! I love how with this palette you can create a look for everyday, nights out, dinners out, work, play, dates etc.

Also there was another small palette from YSL i like.

I was walking past the counter in Frasers yesterday and the middle colour caught my eye and i just stopped in my tracks and stared at it. The assistant then came over and chatted to me about it and asked me if i wanted my eyes done…i lied a little bit and said i was on my lunch, but i might just go back on Monday and get it done! I was fairly interested until she told me it was £40. Thats just a NO NO for any types of make up.

So this was just a short blog with a little up to date on the job-ness. But also if anyone has tried the Naked Palette or the Ombres 5 Lumières please give me a short review and maybe tell me if you’d recommend it.

chicken tikka masalas and skittles

LCSx