Friday, 23 July 2010

Update - Quest for the perfect summer foundation

So today i'm getting all excited about my holiday (2 weeks in a villa in Spain in 4 weeks) and i have embarked on an attempt to save and an attempt at dieting! I'm currently a UK size 10/12 and i want to be a comfortable size 10 by d day - the day where i have to don a bikini next to my size 6 stepmother. Hello Special K diet. It was going really well a week ago but then my boyfriend came home (he's in the navy and based in Plymouth during the week whereas i'm up North) and diet was completely ruined and the 6lbs i'd lost became 5lbs back on. So now i have decided to up my game a little and introduce lots of excercise as well as a strict diet. Well i guess my idea of 'lots of' excercise is 40 mins on the wii fit and walking the dog a lot - but still! Effort! I just hope that my efforts are eventually rewarded.

On this completely shallow note i was thinking about things to take with me, and particuarly i have recently run out of foundation and was wondering which one i should pick up? I have been using revlon photoready in 003 (yes i am pale! haha) but i really want to try something new. I think i may well pick up this again because it is a nice coverage with a spf and the colour is matched pretty well but due to the what i can only reference as being 'sparkly bits' present in it that make me look like edward cullen in direct sunlight, i am on the hunt for a holiday foundation or tinted moisturiser. I have heard many good things about the Oil Free Laura mercier tinted moisturiser but i have dry-normal skin and so i would be inclined to go for the regular version however i have heard many negative reviews on it. So i appeal to all of the blogging community - help me on my foundation quest? I want something that offers light-medium coverage, preferably a spf and that will last a relatively long time as taking makeup to the beach is a little ott for me. I have tried the boots no7 tinted moisturiser and i have to say i was pleasently suprised - it was light coverage, moisturising (as a tinted moisturiser should be presumably) fairly long lasting, but the colours are very limited and the light is a little too light for me (especially me on holiday) and the darker shade a little too, well, dark. I was considering NARS sheer glow however i would have to travel quite far to get hold of it or failing that order online and have to guess-timate my shade. I am also considering MAC's face and body but again, same problem.

Holiday question number 2 - hair. (see photo above) I have fine/medium hair that is pretty long and naturally straight (it does have the odd kink or wave in places) and i don't want to be straightening my hair all the time on holiday but also, i don't want it to look as lank as it does without heat styling so does anyone know any miracle products for maybe adding a bit more wave to hair and a bit of texture? I'm trying to be as low maintainance as possible here and to give my hair a bit of a break.

Final Thought - is it wrong to take St Tropez on holiday?

Sunday, 18 July 2010

First Ever Post

How exciting! I have never blogged in my life but hey i'll give anything a whirl once. I'm probably going to treat this as some sort of adult diary (no - not an XXX diary, just a little more 'grown up' than my old livejournal which with hindsight is actually hilarious) so prepare to enter the world of a twenty year old English student who is hoping to become a secondary school teacher (yawn - I know). I have many interests in life - Or at least i like to think so - but i am anticipating most of my posts to be about makeup, love, studying and my complete lack of a fashion sense compared to seemingly most of the world. Poor me i know. So with that glorious *cough* introduction i will start with todays whine. Yay!

Soo... i am writing this blog at 7am on a Monday morning (almost criminal for a student in the summer) because I have a cold... in July! My boyfriend's Son Charlie was in our care over the weekend and he has lovingly passed on his viral infection to me which he contracted from nursery. So my boyfriend (who is in the Armed forces and had to leave at 5am this morning for the week) got very little sleep due to me tossing, turning and sniffling all night. Poor sod. So i decided to get up and make him a cuppa in apology, and i have been awake reading blogs for the past two hours, particularly lollipop26's because she really reminds me of myself - in a few years time with more makeup, life experience and money of course haha! So i thought i'd put my time to good use (well as good as i could think of) and start my blog like i'd been wanting to for a while. So here it is. No makeup posts to be included as of yet because the only makeup i'm wearing is Vaseline on my nose to stop the chapping - glamorous as ever i know :) I need some magazines and some more soothers. & my Mum. But yeah, thankfully i have the day off today so i can just lie here and feel very sorry for myself. If anyone in the world happens to stumble across my blog (& actually read it upto here - i owe you a drink!) please tell me how to add people or whatever you do because I am CLUELESS and not in the good way. Hope everyone has a lovely day and i wish you all health and happiness :)

ps- how is it so difficult to choose a font? & how do i automatically assume courier sans with being unprofessional? Hmm... answers on a postcard!