Well well, April already! In London, it feels as though the weather is getting warmer, there’s no need for a jacket during the day, the evenings are longer… and that means make up changes! Spring has sprung!
Summer Foundation: Unfortunately, due to the aforementioned weather change, I’ve noticed that my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is too thick and noticeable. It’s also looking more orange than usual which is weird as it’s the same shade I’ve always used. As it’s now brighter outside I need something that is a little more natural, yet still with a lot of staying power and coverage. Does such a thing exist!? Can you recommend me anything as I have no idea where to begin this quest!
MAC Viva Glam Gaga II Lipstick: I just love love love the original, bubblegum pink Viva Glam Gaga lipstick and I’m hoping that this will be just as good. As far as lipsticks go, pinks and nudes are top of the pile for me – the pink was a winner so fingers crossed the nude is too. Since moving, I don’t have a MAC within as close a range as I did previously, so I haven’t even seen it in the flesh but I have faith….
A tan: I’m fed up of being pasty, scared in case of self-tangoment. I don’t have to waste hours in the garden only to end up looking like a lobster (not sure it’s quite that hot yet anyway!) I have found a lady locally to me who charges £12.50 for a spray tan, so I know in case of special events I can have her round for a quick once over, but I want something a little more permanent and every-dayish that isn’t going to bankrupt me. Suggestions would be gratefully received thank you 🙂
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream: I don’t know if it’s the weather, having to unpack a load of boxes, the fact I don’t have a dishwasher at my new abode, or what… but my cuticles are seriously awful at the moment. So dry and disgusting. I must make sure to apply hand cream more often, but I think a little tin of this would help too.
Lots of nail polishes: Those that visit my blog regularly will know I am a bit of a nail varnish whore. A new season is a fabulous excuse to crack open those brighter or pastel shades, as well as the girls holiday to Ibiza in the back of my mind… these are going on the list. (Warning, there are loads – it’s been a while since I made a polish purchase!)
These China Glaze’s from the Island Escape range (pics courtesy of Temptalia.com):
And from the China Glaze Anchors Away collection:
Below Deck (pic from Temptalia)
First Mate (pic from Temptalia)
Pelican Gray (pic from AllYouDesire)
Sea Spray (pic from AllLacquredUp)
From the OPI Texas Collection (pics from AllYouDesire):
Houston – We Have a Purple
San-Tan-Tonio (hmmm not 100% this would look right with my pale skin)
Suzi Loves Cowboys
From the Orly Precious Collection:
Fancy Fuschia (pic from AllYouDesire)
From the Essie Spring 2011 Collection (pics from Scrangie):