Monday, August 17, 2009

London Calling...

My brother just got back from a little vacation to Paris and London visiting family. Before I wished him bon voyage, I made a little list of goodies I wanted. Being a man, he forgot some bits and complained about the male shop assistant in Superdrug giving him the eye while he perused the makeup aisles. But big brother did come through for me!

Barry M Dazzle Dusts: 51 (Mushroom), 03 (Pink/Gold), 39 (Tan), 89 (Oyster Grey), 98 (Petrol Black), 88 (Winter Berry)
Barry M Lip Paint: 101 (Marshmellow)

They are lovely and so pigmented! The swatches below are with NO base. I was quite impressed with how easily they blend into one another and into other shadows.

One of my cousins sent me a little gift over from London as she knows how much I love makeup. She sent me a YSL Rouge Volupte in #2 (I'm not sure of the name). Funnily enough, it was something I had spotted at a counter recently, but I couldn't justify the price tag. I also got some lovely smelling candles (thanks Natty!).

Above: YSL Rouge Volupte #2
Below: Barry M Lip Paint 101

I also got a couple of Nail Paints in Navy and Grey. They are both lovely fall colors and I can't wait to try them out.

Fancy Days

I went to a friends wedding this weekend and thought I'd share a photo of what I wore and how I did my makeup. I don't remember the exact products used, but its a pretty simple look. I also did a friends hair and makeup but I haven't gotten her photos yet. This photo is after a few glasses of wine, so don't mind the odd glow!



This is actually from a few days ago, but my nails are still holding up pretty well.

Essie's Berry Hard