Wednesday, 13 January 2010

What I'm Using Right Now...

I thought this might be a good way to catch up with you guys...those who still read this anyways...and let you know what I'm using right now! :D

Shampoo - Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Conditioner - I rarely use it but when I do, ironically I use Toni & Guy Daily Conditioner

Hair Mask - none

Styling Products - Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

Body Wash - Boots' Mango Body Wash

Body Moisturiser - Mm...when I remember, I use Body Shop Coconut Milk was a present from someone special and using it always reminds me of that person :)

Anti-Perspirent - Nivea....the pinky-purple one!

Make-up Remover - Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil / Botanics Eye Make-Up Remover

Cleanser - Bobbi Brown Lathering Soap

Exfoliator - Bobbi Brown Exfoliating Beads

Primer - MAC Prep and Prime Face Protect SPF 50

Foundation - Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

Concealer - Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener / Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer / YSL Creamy Concealer

Powder - Shiseido Perfect Smoothing Powder Foundation

Blush - MAC Margin / Bobbi Brown Desert Pink

Bronzer - MAC Golden / Dior Amber Diamond

Highlighter - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar

Eyebase - None...

Eyeshadow - MAC Sea & Sky Mineralize Shadow and any deep brown shadow really...

Eyeliner - Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner and MAC Liquidlast in Cocobar

Mascara - Diorshow Mascara and Clinique Lash Power

Lipstick - Khiel's Lipbalm with some Bobbi Brown concealer...or else MAC Creme d'Nude / YSL Rouge Volupte No.2

Gloss - MAC Plushglass in Pretty Plush ... it smells delicious!! Khiel's Lipgloss...I think it's called Icy something!!

Nail Varnish - Just clear at the moment....but I love Rimmel Desire...gorgeous deep red

Perfume - Paul Smith 'Rose'...see the comment about the Body Moisturiser ;)

I'm embarking on a new project soon...just so I can use up some products. Taking my most used products for the moment and ONLY using those for a week. Reckon I can manage it??

J xxx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Happy 2010!!

So I'm probably a week or so late for this but HAPPY NEW YEAR. I know I haven't been on here for a while but I still follow the blogs and keep lemming after various things. So let me tell you a little bit about what I've been up to.

I've been in my new job for about 6 months now. The work experience I'm getting here is fantastic but my commute is getting me more than down. So I'm looking into options...either I move nearer to there or I find a job nearer to me. Either way, I know something's gotta change..I spent 4 hours in the car on Tuesday attempting to get to work. The combination of a 38 mile journey and 'adverse weather conditions' just isn't a good idea!

One nice thing about work is the ability to dress smartly...I'm loving my black wool A-line skirt with some silk blouses and a thin belt to break the line up :) I also have invested in a couple of gorgeous dresses (one from Coast and one from Monsoon - both in the SALE) which will double up as work dresses and evening outfits :)

I'm also seeking a pair of grey platforms...tried a pair on in New Look but they're ridiculously high so I would never been able to walk around in them! Any suggestions?

So the most important item on the agenda...!

I had a bit of a skin dilemma a couple of months ago and even though I had steered clear of any moisture in foundation, I found that my mattifying ones just too drying and so I used this little baby constantly for a couple of weeks :)

It's a great little foundation to use when the weather gets this cold and your skin needs a little burst of moisture throughout the day. The only complaint I have is that it's not as long-lasting as say the Dior Forever foundation.

Talking of Dior...I'm waiting on the Nude Sculpting Powder and Concealer to come out mid-January. It looks amazing and I hope that it'll compliment the Nude Foundation that I have already. Realistically I'm gonna have to wait until payday as I've just surveyed my bank balance!!!

Lip-wise I'm loving the YSL Rouge Volupte in 001 and 002...a true nude and a nudey-pink. It makes all my other lip-glosses possible. I'm also loving MAC Plushglass...they smell amazing and there are some lovely nude colours to go on top.

I hope that's sufficiently updated you guys. I miss blogging and I will try and update more often this year! Lots of love...J xx

PS What were your finds of 2009?? xx