Friday, 26 November 2010

I finally did it!

Is there anything that you've wanted for so long, but the timing was never right to get it? You've stared longingly at other peoples blogs and YT vids and thought "one day"?

I have.

I first heard about Sigma brushes probably over a year ago. Everyone was raving about them being cheaper (but still good!) dupes of MAC brushes and that got me interested.

I love MAC brushes, I love how they feel and what they do to my mug, but I do NOT love the price tag.

I know you get what you pay for blah blah blah, but I'm not a make-up artist and I found it really hard to justify spending upwards of £30 on 1 brush for little old me.

This morning I woke up to see a post from the lovely Jo about her Sigma Face & Eye kit that she was sent and she mentioned that today ONLY Sigma are offering free worldwide shipping.

It was meant to be! I'm sure of it!

None of the brush sets really appealed to me as each one probably only had 1 or 2 brushes that I would use on a daily basis.

I instead opted only to purchase the individual brushes that I wanted.

E55 - Eye Shading Brush

E65 - Small Angle Brush

E50 - Large Fluff Brush

E10 - Small Liner Brush (to replace my recently lost MAC 210 *sniff*)

F05 - Small Contour Brush

F80 - Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush

And finally, the one I am most excited about:
F25 - Tapered Face Brush

All photos taken from the Sigma website
Do any of you own any Sigma brushes? Which ones are your favourite?
I'm so excited to try them out!
Now the first test.. How long will they take to arrive? :)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Update & Apology

Hi all :)

Firstly I would like to say a massive Hello and THANK YOU to my new followers, some of you left me some lovely comments on my last post and they really made my week!

Secondly I need to apologise for being such a bad blogger. I came back into the community full of beans and then that little thing called real life (ugh) got in the way.

I've had quite a manic week for me, I'm usually home 99.9% of the week (not that I'm complaining - I heart home) but this week has been different.

I have a few things lined up to blog about, including a disappointing Clinique purchase (!!) so please bear with me.

Normal service will resume shortly :)

Until that time, I shall leave you with this photo. It makes my heart smile xo

Monday, 15 November 2010

Hi dolls,

As I'm sure you can tell, this blog is still completely under construction.
However due to the fact that I have noticed some new followers (thankyou!!) I thought I would get things started with a little bit of blog-background...

I'm not new to this community by any means, I initially started blogging over a year ago. I decided that I wanted somewhere to write and talk about my love of make-up.
I had no clue of the size of the beauty blogging community and I was a little overwhelmed for a while (small fish, big pond syndrome) and got a little disheartened with the whole thing.
Plus the fact that my boyfriend and I have had to deal with unemployment this year, buying make-up was (unfortunately!) very low down on my list of priorities.

Things are slowly on the up and I thought now was the right time for me to start afresh, so I took the very drastic (and quite contraversial!) step of wiping my blog.
I did feel sad deleting some of my old posts as they were important to me, and some had lovely comments on them, but I felt I needed to do it in order to move forward with blogging.

I know I did the right thing and I'm excited about my own blog again.
I read hundreds (seriously) of blogs a week and am always so excited to read them and they have proved completely invaluable to me in the past few months when any make-up purchases had to be well thought out, and budgeted for!
I'm hoping that my blog will make other people feel the same way.

So who am I?
Well, I thought you might be asking that. Here are some fun facts:

I've only started wearing lipstick this year. At the ripe old age of 26
I've had pretty much the same hairstyle since I was 18
I change my nail polish at LEAST 4 times a week
I LOVE cooking, and I think I'm pretty nifty at it
I carry around as much make-up as my bag will let me. You never know.
I NEVER get tired of listening to Metallica
I used to want to be a make-up artist, now I've decided that I like it better as a hobby
I'm obsessed with reality TV in all it's trashy forms
I can never own enough candles, candlesticks or photoframes
I love vampires. Yes, I am a fang banger ;)
I hate tomatos

Random facts - definately
Fun facts - I hope so!

Until next time,


Wednesday, 10 November 2010