My first Hard Candy products!

The first is an eye shadow palette called Green with envy. I linked to the girl who had the similar results to my swatches. That would be that this is not a good palette.

I watched other reviews, and they had better results – but they used a primer. Now, I think an eyeshadow should be visible even without a primer, weird, right?

I will try if they work better with the one I have, but there should be a trace left on your finger when you touch it, just sayin’.

I “ordered” another palette, but the girl shopping for me is not a make up lover like me, so she just grabbed what looked I would like and ran away from all the choices. Not happy with it, but she got two out of three on list right (the list had 8 things on it 🙂 ) and she got it for me, so I can’t complain!!

The second one is a bronzer/highlighter in Tiki. I put it on the list because Emily recommended it. And guess what? It’s great!! I still need to play with it a little, to figure out the best way for me to apply it, finger or brush.

Tested/tried and failed; mayonnaise for water stains

I came across this list; 35 life changing ways to use everyday objects.

Since I have a water stain on my hardwood floor and on my cupboard – both from water running over when I watered my pots I decided I really need to try the mayonnaise trick.

I tried it with just mayo, left it for about 3 hours, rubbed off. Nada.

I mixed mayo with ashes, smeared it off thickly, because it does shrink/evaporate/whatever with time, and left it for 7 hours. Rubbed it off.

IF anything, it’s even more pronounced, because it’s polished and it glistens!

But, I have to say, I like the idea for using paper whole thingies for manicure; way, way cheaper than real ones! Same with rubber bands. But I have yet to try it out.

I don’t know why one would use spoon for opening jars, table knives work much better.

Well, I tried!

Hope full about contemporaries

Victoria Dahl; Good girls don’t, bad boys do, Real man will.

Didn’t like the titles, but the books were nice. Normal characters, believable dialogue, good romance.  Made me read the trilogy from the first book on! There was something about the serious brother that I couldn’t wait to read!!

And OMG! I already read her, talk me down and start me up! And thinking on it, the feel was the same, contemporary with some mystery involved! But I liked her new work better.

Beauty Autumn/winter by GB

Nails! My September was full of fun with my nails. I painted each one a different color. I did similar colors, and I made as rainbow-y as possible. I painted one had with one color, one with another. When I knew I’ll have to use my hands a lot, I pained them all the same. BUT because they are so long now, they have to be painted at all times. They need all the support they can get, and because it takes them ages to get to this point, they are discolored by now. Every nail different, one hand one color,the other another…

Right now, I have green on one and red on the other, with one (different) accent nail of the other color on each hand. And some are covered in sparkles, and some not. Before, I went weeks with just clear nail polish.

Bun maker – H& M for 4 euros. I LOVE it!! I love how the bun makes me feel like, and I wore it the other day to a performance, and while siting, I met  a friend, and I wasn’t recognised 😉 He never saw me with nice teeth and then glamorous hair, it felt good. I would like to add that a very good trick is to make  a few trial runs before you do it. Try to find a hair elastic that will secure the hair after you have the bun on – so when you start putting in pins, it stays in place. But it has to be just the right size, if it’s too lose, it won’t hold.

Hair elastic with a ring, you clasp the ring around the ponytail and make it look more glamorous 🙂

UBU Bronze bombshell – bronze and shimmer brush. AWESOME. And now they have a “wash me first” label on the packaging. It makes me feel like I know where to put bronzer on and not look completely stupid wearing it.

Revlon eyeshadow quad – Colorstay 16, steel impressions (beige, gray, green, sparkling black). The first two don’t really suit me, I tried to wear the grey/steely one but I guess I still have to find a shade that works with my coloring.

Sleek 2012 glory palette – my first online shopping!!!!! From my country, and it was a sale 🙂 I am so happy with the palette I chose, it’s my first ever Sleek palette, and it has both worlds – it has a neutrals row, and a colorful row. So it’s very usable! I haven’t tried all the shadows yet, but they are famous for they quality, so I have no fear.

Avon – color trend eyeshadow duo in sunburst  – now see, this colors suit me wonderful!the beige is so warm, I use it as a highlighter in my brow bone.

Alverde (natural cosmetic by DM) – Creme blush in 04, pink rose. ((video in german, she starts talking about ut at 5.46 – and she doesn’t like it; I am the opposite 🙂 ) Also, another thing I got because it was on sale. But I love it! I only use it on the apples of my chicks, and it’s easy to work with, I don’t look like a clown, and it’s blendable, so I only tap around some more and it looks dewy and pink. Good! The lady in the video says it sparkles – well, mine doesn’t. At all. And she says the brush doesn’t pick it up, but I never used it with a brush, only my finger. And yes, it is hard, but I find that it makes me control how much I pick up on my finger; it gets warmer with body heat and than transfers nicely.

Essence I love stage eyeshadow base – I got it because it’s dirt cheap and Anna talks about it all the time. I haven’t use it all that much, but I am happy with it thus far! I was surprised to see it’s colored, somehow I thought a base would be clear – but when i think of it, some people have very dark lids, and they use primers to also even out the colors, not just for staying power. It was like a light bulb moment 😉

Sleek Luminous pressed powder in LPP 01. Not so happy with this one. I need to look at  a couple of tutorials on you tube to see if I am doing something wrong, bu I tried the sponge and the kabuki brush, and am not luminous at all. It makes my skin feel dry, but after reading reviews, it looks like I am the only person in the world not seeing the sparkle and to say it’s drying.

I also have two new Avon lipsticks; the glazewear in peach silk – it smells wonderful it glides nicely, but it’s watery and I gave it to my  mom  – she treats it as a tinted balm. The other I can’t find right now so I don’t know the name; it looks purple, but it’s more pinkish in real life and  on the pictures. It’s also a bit too sparkly. But even though it’s not a long wear product, it does stay for awhile, and the color is strong.

I also got super duper ohlala fancy Cristian Dior hydra life moisturizer for my birthday, but I am waiting to use up my previous one (I would get 10 of this for one CD!) before I start using it…I am thinking to use it only at nice, because it’s so expensive, and the skin regenerates itself in the night and all that, so I guess its best to offer it the best…I hope it will suit me, it would be really funny if it wouldn’t !! Sad, not funny. But funny too.

Whew! I know I have more, because I am in the drugstore weekly, but this is the most important stuff (and all I can remember right now 🙂

One author, two worlds

We all know I think The Black dagger brotherhood is the best series ever, that JR Ward writes the best dialogues. The. Best. ever.

And then I got to read Jessica Bird. I think I’ll just forget I ever read that.

Because this is one and the same author. Or so they would like us to believe. I refuse. Uuuh huh. No no no no. Nooooo. Where BDB is spicy and explosive and on the edge and LMAO and crying your eyes are…This books are a vanilla and as bland as you can go. And as “let’s assume everything the H/h says n the wrong way. Every. Single. Time.

And she has a weird obsession of heroes pulling out and ending stuff at the couples first time. Entering once, than ending. Doesn’t matter if she is a virgin or not.

So…I’ll stay with her J. R. ward books!

Gift buying; practical, personal, nice…

As I am assembling gifts for my friends, I am caught in the dilemma of what. What do they like; what do they need; what do they want; what can be shipped; what can survive the travel; what can I afford.

 

And I am still convinced I am very easy to shop for; anything cosmetic related – if you know anything about it; any kind of accessory – I am into all colors; tea; this is what a feminist looks like shirt; a donation in my name; anything crafty (I do admire anything people make with their own hands  – I have two pairs of earrings made by my friend for me, and I smile with fondness for her every time I see them…

 

Back to others; I have most of it; I only need a little something cute for two of the friend, I have the practical side covered; I need pajama bottoms for mom, tea for my friend and her partner; a cup for another friend, than I am done. i was really good with xmass cards, they are sent. Oh, and I need couples presents for my married friends. I can get them when I go abroad on thursday.

 

I never really talked with other people about how they chose their gifts, are they plagued with the same worries I am? Will the person like it? Will they think I gave it enough though?

 

I like most anything I get, and will lie and say I love it thank you even when I don’t. because I know it was meant in the best way, and that is what matters!

Names, names, names…

I listened to How to drive a dragon crazy by G.A. Aiken. It seems the book didn’t get much love, but I did like it! I loved how Izzy got to get to know her family, and how she didn’t much resist and how there wasn’t any resisting in admitting to love.

What drove me absolutely BONKERS is the pronunciation of the hero’s name. It’s Eibhear. It was said so weirdly that I wasn’t sure if I have the right book the first few minutes!!

Only repeated references to his reading and blue hair convinced me that IVVVVAR is Eibhear.

 

Unforgivable!! (No idea if this is how it’s always been pronounced, or this is a different reader, and I don’t care. I would maybe, maybe be convinceable if it would at least be IBar. But with a V??? No way. Uhhhuhhh.

It sounded different in my head.

 

This is why I think books should stay books and movies movies. We all have our own movies in out heads of our books, and real movies could never come close!!

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