So much makeup. Such little student finance. A fight against the draconian makeup policies of a Catholic school. (2013)
Archive for September 2010
dislcaimer: This is too late to be real life.
So these four items are the ones that I either reached for the most often or enjoyed loads when using them.
Number Two - random generic glitter topcoat that is packed. full. of. glitter. It's so good for when you've been wearing a manicure for a while and you want to switch it up a bit. I love it over dark colours, the glitter looks like stars.
Number Three - MUA Eyeshadow Shade 13. It's a lovely, gorgeous dark purple and it's so easy to use/soft/awesome. Only I have no idea what I did to it but a couple of nights ago I took it out of it's box to find it pretty much destroyed! So I'm using what I can of it for now but next time that I'm in town I'll have to get a new one. I don't mind too much as it's only a pound, though.
Number Four - last but definately not least, Primark's Eye Kohl. This was a pound, and came in a bag with another orange coloured pencil and a sharpener. It's so soft and dreamy and opaque and....yes. Nice one Primark, nice one.
So those were my four favourite things for August. What about you guys? Let us know ;)
So on Tuesday, as no particular attention had been paid to our nails on Monday, I painted them red (Barry M's Nail Paint in Raspberry). Biiiig mistake. That came off quick sharp. To add to the upset, my violin teacher told me that the pitiful length that I'd grown them to during the summer holidays had to come off, sharpish. Not happy guys, not happy. Anyway I decided to appease her for once so am currently sporting nubbins. I don't mind them painted with a very dark colour, but you know, school, so I came up with this:
How has returning to school/work (if you're a teacher) been for you guys? I'm interested. Please share ;)
OK, so I'll confess. I chickened out.
A new year means a new head of year. Last year (Year Ten) we had a man and he was quite good. Strict on uniform but didn't seem to notice makeup or nail polish. But this year, we have a woman and coupled with an unnecessary tightening up of the uniform restrictions anyway, I was pretty terrified, not going to lie.
You think the situation isn't bad? Oh hell yes it is. First day at school - girls that were wearing skirts were told to gt on their knees (no, not that for all you dirty minded people out there :P) to make sure that the skirt at least covered or went past the knee. For us trouser wearers, we had teachers at our legs pulling at the trousers to make sure that they didn't "give" too much and weren't too stretchy/tight/fitted/bootleg or whatever. Nail polish was promptly destroyed. Girls were having to take off their makeup with nasty cheapo makeup wipes from the budget line at the supermarket. Ew. And for those that didn't quite satisfy the draconian restrictions? Immediate isolation at breaktimes and lunchtimes until they purchased a brand new skirt/trouser/offending uniform item. One of my friends spent the first two weeks in isolation. I kind of felt bad for her but with this type of dictatorship it's so much easier to give in and then start wearing whatever you want next term. Usually they realise they can't win.
So anyway. This is what I was going to wear, originally.
So I just painted them with one coat of Nails Inc Sloane Mews. Cop out, I know.
So sorry guys. Year Eleven is such a biatch. I'll try and post more frequently from now on :( Starting from right now!
Back to school in like 10 hours. Not impressed, not impressed at all. This means an end to a summer of Korean Pop Music, parties and basically doing jack all and a return to exams, little/none nail polish and uniform.
So the plan for tommorow morning is:
Have nails painted in a almost there but not quite french manner. We now have a new head of year, and she's female and has already warned us to expect crackdowns on makeup, nails, dyed hair and skirt length. The first three apply to me lol :P So makeup will probably either be black eyeshadow + blue eyeliner or dark purple eyeshadow (probably the MUA one, I'm in love with it at the moment) or matte green and gold. Clear lipgloss. Nail polish will be a french with maybe a little Konad for colour. I need to see what I can get away with lol :P Anyone else out there going back to school tommorow? Let us know :P