Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September nails

Nail polish is my biggest beauty weakness and was my 'gateway' into makeup  - years before I was wearing mascara or lipstick, I had amassed a decent stash of nail colour. I don't much change my makeup look throughout the year, so I like to reflect the seasons and celebrations through my nails. It's my way of "teaming with the theme", as Kath Day-Knight so astutely put it.

As it's spring now, I can't resist finally using brighter colours and pastels after a winter of grey and wine-coloured varnishes. Here is a snapshot of my nails of the past month.


Friday, 25 September 2015

My ball makeup

Saturday evening, I had my faculty ball, where everyone gets to together for a wonderful night of dancing and socialising. It was such a wonderful evening, and I was especially excited as it was the first formal event that Thibault and I attended together.

It must be said though that one of the best parts (perhaps my favourite) is getting ready for the ball. It's one of the few occasions of the year that you can permit yourself hours to perfect your makeup and hair and given I love the ritual of getting ready, it truly is a joy for me.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Beauty habits: longer nails

Up until recently, I couldn't bear having long nails - as soon as they passed my fingernails, I'd just have to chop them off. They tend to get in the way and make a lot of things - kneading bread, opening containers, using lip balm from pots - much more difficult.


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Bad to the bronze - the budget eye shadow for blue eyes

If you've ever read an article about what colours you should wear for your eye colour, you'd know that bronze is touted as a perfect match for blue eyes. Perhaps because of this, and because of my soft-spot for goldy colours, I've acquired a decent collection of bronze eyeshadows.

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