Friday, November 9, 2012

Savouring Spring

Clearly someone can't get enough of tweaking on picmonkey. I'm just mucking around, I don't really know what I'm doing hahaha. 


It's the last month of Spring! For the past week I haven't been wearing makeup much (exam season, so studying and sitting the exams = mostly bare face) but when I do, I streamline my routine to these four products. And my eyelash curler. I tried including the eyelash curler in the photo but everybody knows what eyelash curlers look like and they're seriously the most awkward thing to photograph. I was really happy with the Laura Mercier Undercover when I first got it and it featured in Favourites posts in the months following, but from the start I knew the Secret Concealer far outshines the Secret Camouflage. The consistency is so easy to blend and the shade UC-3 works perfectly for me to cover the undereye baggage. I don't have bad undereye circles so I only wear concealer sometimes. :) I love using the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder as a mineral foundation but lately I've just been sweeping it on like a setting powder, and using it to set the concealer on lazy days. I want NARS Luster and/or Madly, but before buying it I'm trying out peachy cheeks with the poor man's substitute Bourjois pot blush in Ambre D'Or, which is a fittingly spring-ish peachy coral. It's got a tonne of gold shimmer so it kind of doubles as a highlighter too. I haven't been wearing eye makeup at all, just curling my lashes with the Shiseido eyelash curler. I've been wearing eyeliner more often recently but haven't found any that are worth mentioning. I'm playing it safe with pencils for now, because gel involves so much brush-cleaning and liquid requires a lot more practice. My favourite lip product at the moment is Korres' Jasmine lip butter, which just screams spring imo, the scent is so yummy. 

It's a more than a little pathetic but this post is largely for the benefit of taking a pretty photo of makeup. I can be really boring when it comes to photos but I felt inspired today. Don't know why lol. Anyhow, back to studying! Two more exams to go, Tuesday and Wednesday and boy do I need to knuckle down and get some work done. Good luck to you if you're doing finals too! Take care and God bless! xx

7 comments:

  1. I really want to try the Laura Mercier Powder :D I love my Korres Lip Butters in the summer time, I always have one in my bag!
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    1. You should definitely try it! And same- they're such good lip balms. :) x

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  2. Picmonkey is a great tool - I used to use Picnik on Flickr (where I upload my photos) until they changed to the much inferior Aviary, so I switched to Picmonkey. It is a really nice picture - I like how you managed to balance the Bourjois pots :p All the best studying, I know you will ace your exams :) And your routine sounds minimal and easygoing, something I definitely should adapt into my own far too complicated one :p

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    1. I played with Picnik a couple of times - and I noticed you upload your photos on Flickr instead of inserting the photos into the post directly! I guess you embed the photos into the post later? Why do you do that? Is it more secure? hahaha I like that you say my routine's minimal and easygoing- it's lazy, more than anything. :p

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    2. The reason I use Flickr is because I have a Pro account which gives me unlimited uploads. I edit my photos but then I upload them to size them down to 640 pixels in width. I could then save that picture on my computer and upload it to Blogger, but it just seems like an extra step that I needn't take. I am really hoping Flickr stays alive for at least as long as I continue to blog - otherwise it would be a bit of a nightmare if they went bust :p LOL

      Trust me, I'm lazy too, but for whatever reason I still manage to heap on the products in the morning :p

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  3. The Korres lip butter looks yummy too! Ah yes exam season, where makeup is put onto a back burner, and we all start to look horrific due to the lack of sleep :P Hope you went well with your exams though! :)

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    1. True that! Hahaha I looked so bad these past few weeks. Still recovering lol. And same to you! :) x

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