Sunday, 2 May 2010

catching up - it's been a very long week........

.........and a sad one, sadly we had to say goodbye to our cat Ronnie on Thursday. She was 13 years old, senile, arthritic, with a suspected thyroid problem and chronic kidney failure. She was a very very pretty cat and we had her and her sister since they were 7 weeks old and she was never quite the same after we lost her sister Reggie to cancer last year right before we got married. The kitty household has never been without a cat so it is going to take some adjustment to get over the loss. So as you can tell I have no felt like writing much this week.

Still life goes on and so would shopping it would seem. I took my weary hubby and me to Bicester Village on Saturday for a much needed cheering up and some time out of the house. The train journey there from London Marylebone is beautiful and it was nice to escape the city for a while. I enjoyed wandering round the shops even though it was hubbys worst nightmare and I acutally managed to do quite well for myself.

I got
2 dresses and a top from Monsoon
1 pair of earrings from Accessorize
1 pair of Cath Kidston plimsoles
1 pair of Tommy Hilfiger pumps
a small selection of Mac Makeup.

Now I have not bought much from MAC in the past I used their foundation and concealer along with the prep+prime range for my wedding and I bought a couple of bits from the Hello Kitty range (more because I am a Hello Kitty fan). I thought this may be an excellent opportunity to get to know a few more bits from the brand. I got the Charming Garnet:Glamour Basics (classic glamour) set and a mineralize eyeshadow in Blue Sorcery. The set included - Belightful iridescent pressed powder, zoomblack zoomlash mascara, black funk eye pencil and a slimshine lipstick in Bare.
All the bits and bobs
mineralize eyeshadow

swatches top to bottom - eyeshadow, liner, highlighting powder, lipstick.

here is the look

I used
Prep+Prime Face Protect SPF 50
Select Foundation NW15
Select Moisture Cover Concealer Nw15
Prep+Prime Powder to set
Hello Kitty Beauty Powder in Pretty Baby
Then I used everything I had bought :)

I have a love hate relationship with mac products, I love the Prep+Prime range but the foundation doesn't seem to sit well on my skin it makes me feel hot and flustered. The Hello Kitty powder does nothing for me, too light for a blush, too dark to be a setting powder not really sure what to do with it.
As for the new products the lipstick is a perfect nude on me and has really good staying power the blue from the eyeshadow is really gorgeous but you get a lot of fallout from the silver. The eyepencil is lovely goes on really smoothly and I would imagine it would smudge out nicely even though it stayed exactly where I put it even in the rain. The mascara was soso and the illuminating powder is gold so it will only be a summer product for me but nice all the same.

1 comment:

  1. Awwsh I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty,
    she had a good life with you though :)
    Nice haul and look :)