In December I won two gift cards for Selfridges. Here are a few of the things I've bought with one of those cards.
Dior bb cream £30. Lancome eyeshadow in 114 topaz doree £21. Mac piant pot in Painterly £15. Liqourice Jellys beans £10.60 (for 0.482kg). Muji Diary £10.95.
Ok, so I may have gone overboard with the jelly beans. But Selfridges seems to be the only place (other than online) I can find liqourice jelly beans, so I stock up while I can.
I'm saving the other gift card for any new beauty products that I want to buy from now until November. Which means for the next 10 months I am only allowed to spend what is on that card (£150) for high end beauty purchases. So hopefully I'll be saving money, and keeping my room from looking too hoarder-esque.
I will freely admit that lip products are my downfall (I'm getting better, promise!), and sometimes I just can't help but buy a pretty lipstick or gloss. Last year Lancome came out with the L'Absolu Velours, and I couldn't resist buying one (obviously).
I chose the shade 493 Velours de Violine, which I think is the darkest shade in the range. It's a deepish magenta, which seems to be my lip colour of choice. Seriously, I have a matching lipstick, lip butter, pencil, blam stain, and 2 lip glosses. I may have a problem.
The Velours are described as an "Intense lip colour velvet matte finish", and I definitely agree. The gloss is very soft, not at all liquidy, while going on. The colour does tranfer though; you can always tell which cup I've been drinking from when wearing this. For me the colour will usually for around 4 hours fully opaque (through eating and drinking), then gradually wear away.
I am slightly tempted to buy more, but my bank balance won't allow it (usual price is £20). Although I do have a few Sefridges gift cards' lying around...
soft to apply
matte but none drying
a little expensive, but worth it as a treat
Overall I'd give the velours 8 1/2 out of 10, just because of they can be slightly messy. I wouldn't want to try putting it on while in a moving vehicle.
I had a wild new year's ever this year. It included St Trinians, pretzels, and a Ginsters pasty. Rock and roll!
Last year I thought up some resolutions (more like wishes) of a sort for 2013. I can't say they were completely successful, I'm still on a hunt for that job and I'm not too great at always staying positive, but I did get to spend time with friends and have a few adventures.
I spent some time in London, and went to Pakistan to see my cousin get married. I met a lego Hagrid and Harry Potter at Legoland. Took part in the latest GISHWHES. Had laughs at the Manchester Christmas markets, as well as the Bolton International markets. It was a good year in many ways.
For 2014 I'm going to keep the same 'resolutions' as last year (which are the first four on the list), but also add a few
I would like a job
I want to be happier, and focus more on the positive aspects of my life
To spend more time with my friends
I want to visit more places, and have more adventures
Take more photographs
Update this blog more often
Get rid of things more often (I only recently got rid of my college planner)
I think that's enough for now. I hope everyone has had a brilliant new year, and that 2014 will be great for all of you.