Did everyone have a good day?
I don’t see the big deal sometimes *moaning already?!* – but I am sure I made a bigger deal of it when I was looking for a boyfriend but when you’re in comfortable coupledom, I’m more of a – ‘Leave the flowers, let’s go and stuff our faces instead’, kinda gal.
Valentine’s is in my I’m-not-that-interested holiday, along with Pancake Day, Take your child to work day and Uncle’s Day.
First things first; this is what I got my Valentine’s Cards in;
I kid, I kid. A year or so ago, I had lots of boxes from Strawberry Net and the Post Man just gave me the sack! But I swear, it was because the boxes were large not cos I ordered the whole store…
(*By the way, I love StrawberryNet – but their packaging is ridiculous. EVERYTHING, even the smallest items come in a box, with ribbon, with padding, with foam etc.)
So for Valentine’s I decided to try out my Shu Uemura Lash Applicator – I absolutely cannot lashes due to my fat, piano players fingers, and long lashes.
(*Oh does anyone know how to do a line through text on Blogger? It will really help add to the comedy value.)
Anyway, so this lash contraption, which looks like forceps, is AMAZING. Bearing in mind that I could not apply lashes at all; they ended up near my eyebrows, but I got reasonable-good results with the applicator!:
I tried again on for Valentine’s Day, and I was really impressed. I know I couldn’t have applied falsies without the tool;
So that was my Valentine’s Face, kept the lips low key, because there was some eating to be doing! Before that we went to see a play, Metamorphosis, which is based on one of my favourite pieces of literature by Franz Kafka;
I won’t bore you, but its about a man who turns into a giant bug then dies. Basically. Book, good. Play, not so good. I was hoping his chest would burst then a giant black beetle would emerge, ravishing the stage. But this is theatre, darling, theatre.
Then we went for Sushi. The meal we had was called Sumo Wrestlers; 12 plates each and a main meal. And a pint of coke.
So anyway, don’t let anyone tell you that 12 plates is easy to eat. It ain’t!
But I was determined to egg on the team, even when I felt convulsions in my upper chest. Alas, I managed 11. And some Chicken teriyaki, but I couldn’t finish my udon. Let me tell you I couldn’t move at all later – but does anyone get food remorse? The next day when you’re hungry and theres nothing to eat apart from mouldy bread, you wish you could go back and eat the udon?
Speaking of being greedy, I am cutting back big time, but I still got some goodies from the postman. First of all, an Adamsbeauty haul;
Group Photo –
KATE Gel Liners in Gold & Silver – wanted these FOREVER! The gold liner is a bit palet. Also Glam Trick Eyes, in my opinion the BEST palette range from KATE has released a green toned one. It is DIVINE.
Two Lavshuca Lipsticks – I skipped on the new shadows since the reviews were poor and there wasn’t any vavavoom. These lip colours are like BUTTAH! Gorgeous, smooth, glossy, almost like glass when applied. I can’t think of any Western brand that can do this with a lip colour as well as the Japanese can.
I bought the limited edition stuff from Majolica Majorca. Their ranges have been dull lately, but I love green, so I got the eyeshadow palette (which is lovely) and the swirly gloss. I used the beige one last night and it was shimmer, and had such a beautiful glossy texture! Completely unexpected.
I love Adamsbeauty, but I wish he’d release the new things in one fall swoop instead of adding it in dribs and drabs, so that when I check the next day, I don’t have do to another order…(There was also a KISS Blue eyeliner pencil in there, but its crap, very hard and scratchy).
Then I got two very special packages from a Macaloony, Izzy, aka the MUSE.
She is generous to a fault, so as well as grabbing some Stila for me (which I wasn’t a huge fan on untill recently), she sent me a gift which I was not expecting so much of!
Firstly, the Stila!
Cool & Warm Palettes:
Contour kit. It has lights! Don’t ask me what use that is, especially when its blindi’ but it is quite cute:
I dug out some lip glazes and have been using them lately so I am very happy to have this selection…not like I can finish a full sizer anyway!
Cherry Crush! Not usually my thing but the Muse raved so much (plus I need a compact blush) I decided to give it a try..
Belle of the Ball Palette! This was a freebie with a certain amount of purchases – but wow what a freebie. A gorgeous palette with shimmery colours, greens and blues is just my kind of thing.
Also musey kindly sorted out a replacement for my smashed to smithereens Vincent Longo Roja Palette, which is such a shimmery beauty;
My gift from the Muse! She knew my flat is a mess and smells, strangely enough *closes blinds* but I love this! Why?
We don’t have scents like this in England! We have Lavender, Chamomile, Ocean Breeze, Fresh Linen, Baby’s scalp etc. etc. But we don’t have unashamedly sweet and fun scents. So thankyou Musey for turning me into an American.
Speaking of turning American, how much does Burger King cost over there? Cos I had a lovely Triple Whopper yesterday (egged on by the boyf), it was really good, had fries and a coke, it came to £7! thats like $14. For a Burger King, and I didn’t even get a Snoopy toy.
There was another little surprise for me just before Valentines…our own bundle of joy!….in the form of a male kitten..
Our Kitty is only 3 months! but big…
So…Kitty is a boy, we call him Yoshi. Today we took him to the vet, since the previous owners had never taken him.
So vet does the inspection for Yoshi….
“Well, first off, it’s a she” *sniggers*
Other than that, she was in good nick, but of course there are jabs and operations a little kitty needs…
So we get to the reception.
“So we are recommending the full year kitty pack for him, I mean her” *Sniggers*
“That’s £150 please”
Sweet Lord. Basically, I can wave my dream of owning all of Shiny Dots RMK collection goodbye. Whatever next? ONE item from Fafi?!?!
But look at her little face;
We renamed her Yuki (even though Yoshi can be a girls name, yes I know, I know, as it happens the manager of RMK in manager is called Yoshi). She sits with me when I watch Make Up Videos on Youtube. She doesn’t chew any of my make up. She likes to sniff me and she has impeccable toilet habits, whereas make up just sits there; it gets used, or it doesn’t.
I guess I did find a bit of extra lovin’ on Valentines Day…