Friday, 31 December 2010

I'm a very bad blogger

I know this.
I'm so very sorry. The whole of December seems to have passed by in a complete blur and now it's NYE!
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, I certainly did.
I rule at cooking turkey, and roast dinners in general :)

Anyway, I wanted to talk about a little product that I treated myself to the other day. It took me by complete surprise by arriving yesterday (the next day!) and I'm in <3

I first came about OCC Lip Tar's on the gorgeous Bubblegarm's blog when she talked about the shade "Cha Cha".
I was instantly intrigued but put them on the list of things to buy, one day.
I was reminded of them the other day when browsing my Favourites on my computer and decided to bite the bullet and buy one.
I went for the shade "Momento" as I knew as soon as I saw it that I would love it.

(Apologies for the Google Image - I didn't photograph the actual tube I got)

Described as a pink with plum undertones on the internet, I guess that's about right although I would definately describe it as more of a rose shade.

This is how it looks on:

(Not the best photo - but hopefully you'll get the idea)

I read a lot into these products before buying and I would say that everything I read is completely correct:

You only need the SMALLEST amount of product
They dry semi-matte and are long lasting (even for a naughty smoker like myself!)
They have a minty scent, although it's not tingly on the lips- more cooling than anything else
You must use a lip brush to apply- straight from the tube is a no-no

The only thing I was a tiny bit unimpressed with is that when I unscrewed the lid, there was no protective seal or anything there. It had already leaked into the lid slightly and I reckon I must have lost about 10 applications worth of product.
But in the scheme of things, and especially as I've already ordered two more, that was a minor and I'm overall totally in love and converted.

I can't believe that less than a year ago I was a lipgloss only girl! Now I own several lipsticks that I just couldn't live without and now I'm in love with these lip tars!
The power of the blogging community - I love it so much.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. My lovely readers and just other bloggers in general.
You've all made this year which has been a bit rough at times, that little bit better.
Plus the information and advice I receive from bloggers really has been completely invaluable.

Here's to 2011 and I promise (hand on heart) more regular posts from moi.


Keri xo

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

IN and OUT

This is my first post of this kind but wanted to give it a whirl. Hope you enjoy :)


I'm so bloody excited about Christmas this year it's not even funny. It's always my favourite time of the year, but this year will be extra special as I will be the hostess :)

Urban Decay 'Naked' Palette
I keep meaning to post some looks I've done lately with this gorgeous palette, but up until yesterday (when I started taking arty shots of my Christmas decorations!) my camera was dead as a dodo.
I'm late on this band-wagon. Really late. But literally I've scrapped my MAC ES "wish list" thanks to this baby alone.
Every single shade that I could, would and do love is included. It is most definately one of my desert island essentials already!

Rimmel 'Magnif'eyes' Mascara
I've been using MUFE Smoky Lash continually for months now and I love it. But the other morning I couldn't find it and instead reached for this mascara again. I forgot how amazing it was and I'm definately going to repurchase when it runs out.
As much as I love big, fluffy mascara wands I'm the first to admit that I find it difficult not getting mascara either in my eye or on my eyelid when applying in the morning (pre-tea!)
This brush is the perfect size for me. It's got a plastic wand with very short bristles and although I admit that doesn't sell it that well, for some reason it works so damn well. Rimmel is priced significantly lower than MUFE as well so that's always a bonus!


I'm not being a complete debbie-downer on snow. I love snow! It's beautiful and a lovely reminder that my favourite season is upon us.
Usually it snows for a day, causes a lot of disruption to a work day (which is NOT a bad thing), it gets nasty and slushy, and disappears without a trace in a few days.
Since the heaviest of our snow fell a week ago we've still got snow and ice everywhere and it's getting a bit old now.
I really feel for the poor people up north as well as they have had no let up for weeks now! Not fun at all.

Clinique Gel Liner
I haven't yet read a bad review on this product which is one of the main reasons I bought it.
I'm a gel liner junkie and when my Fluidline died a death it was a toss up between the Bobbi Brown liner and this one.
I wish I'd picked different.
To be fair to it though I think it's less than impressive staying power has more to do with my greasy eyelids than anything else. But with UDPP and eyeshadow, I thought it would do a much better job of staying put. I get serious smudging in the inner and outer corners of my eye after only around 1hr.
I'm going to see how to gets on when it's dried up a little bit. Obviously with it being fairly new it has a very wet consistency- maybe that's the problem.
Definately more impressed with my Sleek inkpot which is a fraction of the price!

Phew! That was quite a rant-y In and Out.
I hope it was helpful, or at least entertaining :)