So much makeup. Such little student finance. A fight against the draconian makeup policies of a Catholic school. (2013)
Archive for June 2010
I really don't know what I was trying to achieve here.
Thanks so much jaljen (of nailpolishuk) for giving me this award! I was going to nominate Rebekah from For the Love of Nails and also Rebecca from Nails Etc but they've already been nominated! I'm going to nominate:
Susie (Susie's Home and Hobbies)
Rhea (The Chain Nail)
Vegesaurus (Bethanie's Nails)
Phyrra (Fresco Phyrra, now Phyrra)
Bicky (Tastes Like Glitter)
I am so much better at Legend of Zelda
Way better at thinking up comebacks (thank goodness for that!)
Slowly getting better at languages
Thanks you guys! Means so much to me :)
EDIT: Just realised that Blogger says I've made 100 posts! YEY!
And the ugly.
Anyways. First, the concealer. I was at Poundland, all excited, looking through the concealers. This one was called "Dark" so I bought it.
Also, it's really weirdly shaped, like a lipstick bullet.
Perhaps it might work if I wore it under foundation, but what really gets me is how they've labelled it as "Dark" when it's not at all!
Since it looks so much like a lipstick, I put it on my lips to see if it'd make a good nude (not for me, obviously, but for my lighter skinned readers)
So save yourself the quid and get something off the McDonald's saver menu instead. Hmmm, medium fries. Unless, of course, this shade would actually suit you, in which case buy it. It's odd that the pressed powder comes in tones suitable for dark girls but not the foundation or the concealer...
These are the eyeliner pencils. They're alright. I haven't actually worn them for a look yet but when I put swatched these on my hand, the blue one was fine while the green melted a little (in fairness, it was a very hot day).
And finally, the 2True Eyeshadow Dazzler. It's one of those that doesn't have a name, just a "Shade X". Why do all the companies not put any effort in these days?
Today, however, I resorted to a small knife to prise the sifter away from the jar. Though halfway through, I'd tried to take off the sifter off with my teeth and ended up with pigment in my mouth. EWWW it was gross tasting.
It managed to fade within three hours. Screw this.
So this is the loot I managed to bag on that trip to town. I'm going to do the Sally Hansen products first because I'm most pleased with them but I have strong words about the Poundland kit.
I thought it would be about £2.99 as well but when I got to the checkout, the woman said it was just a pound! Wow! I've used it twice so far and I like it, it's good. I really hope it works for my nails though :/
Second part coming up.
The Nails Inc was the base coat (they have very distinctive bottles, it's the one with the shiny lid) and the MUA was used as a top coat. It's actually just a clear nail polish but I find the MUA ones last surprisingly long without chipping so I used it. Also, I used two nail art stripers, and a generic pink polish.
Yeah. But first...
GHANA WON AGAINST THE USA. Wahey!
Nah, I feel sorry for the US, I do, but Black Stars... <3 Well played to both teams. Sing sing Africa!
Yeah OK, back to the point.
So I took a trip up to the town centre today, as you do, and settled down for a hard revision session in the Library. Pretty good times. Got a page or so of notes down, went on Bitesize, and then around twoish I decided I needed a break. Borrowed the books (so no one else would take them) stuffed them in my Jane Norman bag and walked out.
Went into Poundland and picked up their concealer (utter crapola) looked for a foundation in my shade (nope, all they had was "Biscuit" (white) and "Oatmeal" (still white, one is slightly warmer toned than the other...) bought their metallic eyeliners (good) picked up some things for the giveaway, got food (wahey).
Went into TJ Hughes and picked up the most awesome Sally Hansen Nail Treatments. One was £2.99 and the other was just a quid. BRILLIANT.
Walk into Superdrugs. The metal detector thing bleeps as I walk in, but I think nothing of it. Go browsing. Eventually, I settle upon a 2True eyeshadow dust for £1.95. There's basically no product in it but it's a nice metallic blue and I wanted to try. Paid for it, made to leave...the thing starts beeping manically. Argh. I stand still in the doorway and the woman is like, "Come over here."
So I go.
"Give me your bag."
I hand it over, along with the Poundland reciept. She sniffs through it cautiously, and pulls out the Sally Hansens.
"Where on EARTH did you get those from?"
Ah, sh!t. Superdrugs have some just the same on their display, only it's about £8.99? Clearly, she thinks I must have stolen them.
"They're from TJ Hughes." I say. The woman next to me agrees. "Look" she says. "You can see the label"
I thank the woman then fish out the rest of the reciepts from my pocket. Luckily everything corresponded. Jeez. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't had those....I didn't even steal anything! I mention the library books in my bag and immediately she's like, "Oh, that's what did it then."
Lol thanks for the apology, not.
So anyway. Superdrug, update your fricking anti-theft devices so they don't bleep when someone carrying a library book comes into your store. Everyone else has managed it.
I only had one exam today, yey! Maths, at the end of the day. ROLL ON THE WEEKEND.
Anyway, the only problem I have with this polish is that it forms bubbles, even more than the MUA polish in Shade Three. I can't think as to why this would be...base coat? Not enough time to dry?
Also - Jan, I've posted your item, and I have the reciept if you'd like to see it! I hope you get it soon.