Saturday, 5 June 2010


I'm so naughty, but it feels so good.

Laid up in bed feeling miserable, I could only dream of being outside in the gorgeous sunshine.

Stupidly I decided to have a look on Now usually I will look, perhaps add some stuff to my shopping cart, and merrily get dstracted and forget to check out.

Not today.

I will soon be receiving the following (keeping is another question of course. Will they fit, will they suit me?)

ASOS Drop Armhole Slouch Waistcoat - I ordered this in black although the pink one is also pretty. I love the idea of having something slouchy, but light to wear over t-shirts. This whole shape in cardi's and really appeals to me for some reason.

Mango Belted Trench Coat
- I've been wanting a trench coat for the last year or so, thanks to Anna of the style diet labelling it a must have wardrobe essential. Of course she is correct, and the trench coat is a classic wardrobe staple that I did not have. I seem to have ordered the last one, which makes me feel quite special - even if it is expensive from my point of view.

Vintage Indigo Boyfriend Jeans - The size I wear was sold out, so I ordered a size up. Will likely not fit and have to go back, but they were so lovely I wanted to try them anyway.

Ripped Boyfriend Jeans - these are in my size and a back up for the indigo ones. I need new jeans, and I love the ripped look. Takes me back to the 80's....

A pretty impressive haul for me - I also ordered a bra but you really don't need to see that ;)
Now how much will end up going back?

How often do you end up returning your clothing purchases?

REVIEW: Mac Greaspaint Stick in Dirty

Hello all,

I know I've been away for oh so long, but once again I find myself ill in bed, and once again my desire to blog all things beauty comes into the forefront of my mind. This may or may not coincide with my looking at the pale, snotty mess that stares out from my mirror each time I pass by...

So today I bring you my review of the greasepaint stick, from the art supplies collection, named "dirty". The name in itself made it a must have for this wannabe rock chick.

As usual I was completely uninterested in this collection until it was sold out online, and through mail order. I happened upon a video by belledujournyc on youtube (one of my new obsessions!), in which she used the navy one to create a simple, messy, understated and completely gorgeous smokey eye. I was sold, alas so were all the greaepaint sticks...

A trip into belfast city centre to exchange a mac 187 I recieved as a gift and didn't need (already have one baby!), and lo and behold...the woman of belfast had not seen belle's video and my counter had 3 dirty greasepaint sticks left. I decided not to enquire on the other colours for fear of bankrupcy..

Home I came, armed with my greasepaint (doesn't the name sound so...just...ughhhh - why would I want grease on my eyelid??). I put it on immediately. Now by this point it was dark and my lighting is clearly rubbish. Trying it against my NYX jumbo pencil in blackbean I thought they were identical. I was most upset....but the story does not end there!

Let's begin with the formula: creamy, easy to apply and once on it will not budge. You have to be super fast to blend it if you wish to use it as an all over colour, or a base. It can also be used as a liner, and there is a small sharpener you can pull out at the base.

The colour: On using this the next day it became clear that the colour was entirely different, and inherently more beautiful than black bean. It is a dirty greyed taupe with small sparkles in it. I will add a picture here at some point with a swatch.

Application - like I stated need to be fast blending this. Once on the color does not move. My normal makeup remover (dermalogica calming cleanser) wouldn't budge it at all. I ened up using the oil based dermalogica precleanse (great for conditioning your eyelashes!!) to get it off.

My fav current way to wear this is smudged all over my upper lid, and lower lash line, with urban decay zero liner in my waterline, a little femme fi as an inner highlight, and woodwinked blended into the crease. It looks really really nice.

Did you get any of the art supplies collection? What did you think? How do you wear them?


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