Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Gone little mad with M.A.C!!!

As you can see from my title, I have gone a little mad with M.A.C lately! 
There is a reason for this crazy behaviour though.
I went to Travor Sorbie on Monday to be a hair model for a hairdresser's test.
I don't want to put her name out here without permission so I will just say the hairdresser. (I am not being rude. :P)
Since you already know that I have been there a couple of times, 
to have my hair cut and coloured.
Then on Monday, it was a big day for the hairdresser. 
There were 10 models in total, 9 girls and 1 boy.
5 make-up artists, from a private make-up school.
I arrived there at 3 in the afternoon, and she washed my hair and dried it,
made sure every thing was okay,
I have never had hair cuts like these before, why I am saying this,
it's because she had to cut it in certain angles,
well, I don't quite understand hair cut techniques,
but what I know is that she is amazing,
the Salon is so high standard.

I was having my make-up done by a girl, 
she had so many M.A.C products!!!
I loved M.A.C before but now I love it more because the ones she used on me was so stunning!!
She asked me what lipstick colour I normally used,
I told her I didn't really wear lipstick much because my lips are too dry.
Anyway, because she had to put bright colour lipstick on me, 
she mixed 2 colours and it was actually alright on me.
She loved it herself though haha.

Then I went back to my seat to rest haha.

This doesn't look so much like me, does it? haha

Anyway, before 7 o'clock, the hairdresser got us all ready.
We then were separated and sat in groups in front of a mirror each, obviously I was in the bob group, there were creative style, short hair etc.)
Then we waited for the big guy to arrive.
I assumed he was the head of the Salon.
The big guy did a brief introduction about what he was going to do, and that he was a very tough guy.
He went through all our hair one by one and used a comb to check every single bits.
Oh man, that was so crazy.
He pointed out so many little mistakes on each of us, the fringe of mine was not even :P
I told the guy that my fringe was never even, always very weird.
and he said, then it is because of the haircut isn't it?
(How mean?!!! hahahha...I was trying to save the hairdresser :P)
She was so nervous I could see.
To be honest, I didn't know what would happen to her if she doesn't pass the test.
Would she lost her job? would she be low-graded in her job?
I didn't know.

There was also a guy who was assisting the big guy.
So once the big guy done checking, the assistant checked again.
(There were also more than 10 hairdressers surrounding us, looking the test.)

Finally, the big guy said, thank you all, and they were going to have a meeting now.
He told us that he was being very tough but that's how he was and he needed to be.

Then they went in for the meeting, maybe only 3 to 4 of them, without the hairdresser.
Then about 15 minutes later they asked her to go in.
And the minute when she came out of the room, she was in tears and said, "I passed!"
We all were so happy for her and we clapped our hands and hugged her.
It was such a moving moment!

It was amazing to go through these moments with someone.
I felt great and felt so happy that I have helped her.

Well, this was such a long story!!! :P 

But yeah, I wanted to get a new lipstick from M.A.C as I always wanting to get one but never really have the motivation to buy it. 
Now I kinda have the reason :P
So today when I went to the fabric shop to buy 2 buttons for the jacket i am making,
on my way home, I passed selfridges.
And yes....
I got crazy trying lipsticks on.
so many pretty colours!!!
Then I also tried foundations, concealers, loose powders, and a transparent finishing powder. 
And I bought 3 items finally!!

Bad bad bad!

I bought a lipstick, a concealer and a transparent finishing powder.
Was going to buy a foundation but the colour I wanted was out of stock.

This is how the lipstick looks when it's on me!
I love it I love it I love it!!!

Seriously this colour is amazing!!! It is Rough A Levres. 
It gives a matte finish, so nice so pretty!

I had it on for 3 hours and it was still in perfect shade and it didn't dry out my lips at all.
It is not sticky because it doesn't have those shiny gloss in.
How can I express my love for it?

I will definitely do a post on the products I bought today again but will do it when I experiment with them!!! Thanks for reading!!! Have a good night! xxx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

I am such a bad blogger!

Hi, I must apologise how bad a blogger I am.
But I believe this will give you an idea how busy I am. :P

Today I am not feeling so well. I woke up with a bleeding nose at 7 in the morning. I guess I am in need of seeing a doctor. Then I had headache since. So I went back to bed. I woke up again with headache. But I had to continue writing a report for Uni, because I am having 3 deadlines next week. It sounds a lot of work right? and believe me, it's a lot! A LOT! However my body just so against all these amount of work. The headache stopped me reading my own work, and I couldn't write either. So I hugged my laptop and fell asleep for a while. Woke up, the headache was still there. But I had to continue. Then at night I started feeling throwing up. And yes... I threw up. WHAT A DAY man!!! Even now, I still feel like puking, and my head still hurts. BUT! The 2000 words report is sort of finished now, just need to do the bibliography and edit a little bit. So I am sort of happy? and hoping I won't get a rubbish mark! Finger crossed.

Anyway, today's post is about my daily outfits. :)
I choose clothes to wear depends on the mood when I wake up, the events I will be doing, the weather or sometimes I have a particular piece I want to wear, so I mix and match around that piece.

Pink pompom hoodie jumper: Taobao (Chinese online shop)
Long sleeves T-shirt: Taobao
Cream crochet shorts: A shop in Shenzhen
Tights: Dorothy Perkins

This outfit makes the whole look very dolly and girly, and the inspiration is just because I bought a new pair of tights and it's pink so I thought I could go for a dreamy look! hahaha. Believe me or not, these tights are amazingly smooth! I think I will go back and buy more pairs!!! They are from Dorothy Perkins. I never shopped in that shop before because I always had an image in my head thinking DP was a cheap shop.  Don't know where the hell this idea came from. There was one day I went to all the shops to look for a pair of neon pink tights, so I went in all the shops. I didn't find the neon pink ones but I found these!! I also bought another purplish colour one. They are just so perfect!!!

(What an ugly picture :P)
Cardigan, tan flat loafers: ASOS.
Long navy jumper: H&M
Snood: Wearhouse.
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Gucci

That piece of rubbish next to me is so appealing, and i swear to god it was not me.

I love this long navy jumper from H&M, it's a little see through and light weight!
I have a neon yellow vest t-shirt underneath too. I always love wearing something dark and high light with one or two bright colours.

Cardigan: Uniqlo
Dark green top: Topshop
Leggins: Taobao
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

I bought these shoes from UO for only 15 pounds! They were on sale and the last pair and they were in my size, don't you think it was a sign for me to buy them? lol
There's a story for the bag too. I have been wanting to have a new bag so bad. You know you have some bags that you don't care, you throw on the floor when you get home, and some you put them back to a dust bag when you get home? Ya, I want to buy a bag which I will take care of. But I can't afford a 700 pounds as I don't even have a job now. So the other day when I was working around in TKMaxx, I saw this baby. For some of you might say I have a bad taste for purchasing this bag. My boyfriend didn't like it at all. But the touch of the bag and the leather was just so nice. It was all hand made too!!! It smelled nice and the details were so pretty as well!!! I really like tote bags myself, and I like how minimal it is. I should have taken some detailing pictures sorry! This bag was almost £400, but it was selling for £179.99 in TKMaxx. 
Anyway, the end of the story was I returned it :( I guess I was just not sure about the price. I don't know. 

Coat: Primark (Bought it in 2008)
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Gift when I was 13 
Shoes: Urban outfitters

Don't remember what I wore underneath the coat :P

Yay! I bought this ring the other day and I fell in love in the first sight! I love the fact that you can adjust the ring. I have bought a few rings since summer, because my friend Sara is crazy about rings and she said I was so silly when I always moaning about how ugly my fingers looked. And she made me realised actually I shouldn't care that much. :) 

Ring: Miss Selfridge 
(By the way, do you guys know that Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss selfridge are under the same company? Companies are evil, they create stories to make you not be able to notice the facts! I don't tend to shop in Topshop because of the price is ridiculous unless there is sale. Some of the clothes are just too expensive and I could make them myself. I used to love Miss Selfridge when I first came to England, but now I have lost a lot interest. Well, I don't mind buying a ring or some accessories there sometimes :) )

Got a haircut in Trevoir Sobie for free. :)

Coat: Primark
Printed shorts: ASOS (remind you the print from Marni? hehe)
Tights: Dorothy Perkins
Tan flat loafers: ASOS
Bag: a shop in Shenzhen
(the little bag on the mirror: vintage)

Another hair cut and coloured in Trevoir Sobie 

Scarf: Hongkong
Cardigan: Vintage
T-shirt: Zara
Jeans: a shop in Shenzhen
Wedges: ASOS

yay!!! "New shoes"!!! They are 2nd hand haha, my first bided things on eBay! They are from Clarks! Guess how much I finally won them for? 
Only £2.20!!! Can you believe the postage was more expensive than the actual item? :P

Snood: Gift from Sara
White jumper: Taobao
Tights: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: vintage
Shoes: Clarks

Snood: Warehouse
Cardigan: H&M
Dress: a shop in Shenzhen
Socks: ASOS
Shoes: Office

Love myself being this colourful when spring is showing its signs! It is still a little bit cold though. I can't wait for some sun, which doesn't make me tan but make me warm haha (weirdo!)

Alright...I think this it is for today, I am feeling much better after eating some bread and drinking some energy drink my baby boy bought me. Good night guys!

Monday, 7 March 2011

First roll of film by my SP1000 Pentax

I got a vintage SLR camera last month, and you know all the excitements you had when you got new toys when you were little? That was what it felt like! I just started taking pictures around my flat, places I went to, food, well, anything that could be framed into a cute picture. 

My friend bought me some rolls that could take 24 photos, it was good in a way that I could finish them very quickly but I would suggest you to buy 36 photo rolls because they both cost 5 pounds to develop into a CD room in the shop. Anyway, I have picked the ones that I like the most to share with you! 

Honestly I love the results so much! Don't you adore the colour and the little granny effect? hehehe

I am still practising though as I have relied on a digital SLR so much. You know when you can take a picture and review it and if you don't like it you delete it. Now, I enjoy the real fun of photography if you know what I mean. Though I don't have so steady hands and some of the photos are blurry.

Anyway, hope you like the photos! Hoping to share something with you guys soon again!xx