Aaahh, winter: my favourite season! I know, I'm crazy but....hey, what's new?!
The one thing I don't like about it though is the havoc it wreaks on my face.
Cold weather skin care is hard enough to crack as it is, never mind for someone with uber sensitive skin living in a really windy country.
Central heating, wind, temperature differences, rain, snow, they all contribute to messing up the hydration balance of your skin. What I need to pay particular care to is my face, most other areas seem perfectly fine.
Today marks Nystagmus awareness day.
I have mentioned it a few times before on my blog but just in case you haven't heard of it yet, Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eyes, resulting in a great decrease in vision acuty.
It can be either present from birth or come on later in life, in my case it comes with the albinism "package".
I was going to take photos of some of my latest clothes and accessories purchases but the weather said "no", so instead I'm going to show you some of my outfits from my recent visit home.
Let's just get straight in there
Before I went on my June holidays I was faced with the usual dilemma "what shall I do with my nails?!". Usually if I'm away for longer than a week I will bring products to do a new manicure while away.
This time though I knew I probably would have not wanted to spend time doing that but rather relaxing(or attempting to) and being with my friends. So I had to come up with an idea that would not bore me after a few days, and this is what my creativity gave birth to:
As a background canvas colour I used Colour Club "French tip", then with a cosmetic sponge I created the ombre effect using KIKO n. 385 and 17 Cosmetics "Catwalk Couture"(which I believe has been discontinued unfortunately). I often get asked
If you know the reasons why I have gone awol from my blog, I apologise, if you don't, you really don't want/need to.
But I AM trying to bring things back to normal.
In the last few weeks I have reproduced(amongst others) a couple of nail creations which I am rather proud of considering my eye sight. Incidentally they have also been rather popular amongst shops assistants of every field as well.
For the first of the 2 I am showing today I used the following:
L-R: Barry M "Mint Green", KIKO #330, Colour Club "French Tip" and KIKO #385
And here are a couple of photos of the end result:
I know, I know....a fake tan in a pink bottle is the LAST thing you expected to see on my blog...
It is no secret that I'm not a fake tan-aholic for a long series of reasons but I just HAD to try this one!
What mainly did it for me was the amount of rave reviews it got from bloggers and customers. But also a contributing deciding factor were the person behind it and the ingredients.
The creator of this tan(and soon to come other products) is a lovely Irish beautician, Marissa Carter, who's been in the beauty industry for years, owns her own salon in county Dublin and is often involved in the media sharing her knowledge. She also very successfully en
When I saw the press release and photos of these sent to bloggers pre-sale, my eyes immediately screamed at me "get the mint!". Yellow isn't too flattering with my skin tone, I don't do pinks and the light blue was too obvious a choice for my blue obsession.
The other day I was in Boots buying some essentials when a force just pulled me to the Barry M display. Y'see I couldn't remember the actual sale date; I only recalled it was going to be available on their web site and in Superdrug on a certain date, and a few days later in Boots. (Dear brands that really is a little silly, different dates for different countries and different stores etc etc. It just creates confusion and frustration).
So when I didn't see these darlings on show I asked one of the ladies if she knew when I'd be able to buy them.
I hope you are all having a good week.
I have decided to do a little giveaway once I reach 100 subscribers(17 to go as I type this).
During my recent visits to Italy I picked up a few little beauty goodies which I will be putting up for grabs.
....maybe a couple nail polishes, maybe a couple of make-up items. They are products I have/use myself and you PROBABLY have seen featured on the blog already.
So, get subb'íng and sharing :-)
Ladies with highly sensitive skin the world over: rejoice!
Before I left for my surgery in October, I was under an enormous amount of stress and I was well aware of the fact the surgery, the waiting for the results was going to bring even more strain and that would have played havoc on my skin. So I made it my ONE mission to find a proper, good product that would help me keep all that in check.
As an heaven sent a couple of weeks before I left I was given the chance to try this product for free and I somersaulted to the chance!
Here follow a few of my fave NOTD's from the last while that I haven't shared with you yet.
This was an ombre effect created with China Glaze "Rich & Famous" as a base and then merging that with KIKO n. 295. I used a cosmetics sponge to achieve the gradient. The ring finger features a layer of Rimmel matte top coat, the other nails have a coat of Models Own Indian Ocean.
Last Wednesdays was my Birthday and seeing as I haven't exactly had a great last few months, I decided to treat myself with a little make up fest.
I went for Inglot as I'm forever drooling over the photos of their makeovers, celebrity looks and themed weeks.
The lovely Kayleigh at their counter in the Jervis Shopping Centre looked after me and this is what we came up with. I apologise in advance for the horrible lighting but it was an horrendously dark and wet day with barely any actual light.
... Yep, that's how some friends have affectionately temporarily re-labelled me. Charming or what?!
It has now been 4 weeks since surgery and only last week I got the results of the tests performed on the tissue they removed from my left foot: I got the all clear! It's just that my moles, like the rest of my body, feel the need to perform uniquely and appear dangerous when they actually aren't. But as they say "better safe than sorry".
I am still walking with one crutch which frustrates me greatly, and although the wound is healing faster than expected, I still have quite a while to go before I can go back to running, long walks and heels. I have worn nothing but flat pumps and I'm honestly getting bored of them.