I’ve had about three hours sleep today – for some reason I woke up in a cold panic.
Which Chanel Quad do I want next?
No not really. I am very paranoid about catching a virus that’s been spreading rapidly in the UK –
The Norwalk virus, or Winter Vomiting Virus.
I had this same time last year. In my twenty odd years, I have can barely remember a time I have been sick; iron stomach, me. Then as well as feeling extremely nauseous and dizzy, I was sick successively for three days. It was the worst I had ever felt in a long time. I remember clearly my shiny new Macbook had arrived, and I didn’t even have the strength to look at it for a week; it remained in its box, unloved. (But I have made up for it since then…)
There is a lovely quote from BBC News, from Dr John Cowden, consultant epidemiologist at the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health in Glasgow, who said: “We are not talking about feeling a bit dicky and chucking up in the toilet bowl. I am told that people can vomit straight out for about a yard.”
Thanks Dr Cowden, for that precise, medical description.
The other half is currently doing a show with a young man called Chesney Hawkes, who some of you may or may not remember from the 80s (I clearly remember singing his song when I was about six in the playground, just for the dinner lady to walk past me and say, ‘You’re singing it wrong!”
Jolly nice chap, says the other half. Anyway I hear the One and Only has this bug and I am only hoping the other half didn’t engage in any ‘man hugs’ because if he’s brought it home, he is living in the store cupboard.
On to a bit of make up! Receiving post on a Saturday is a nice little treat, since it doesn’t happen that often. I got a lot of 12 NYX pencils I won off the bay:
Notice I have been trying out some new software? Editing all my pictures in Photoshop was too time consuming, too battery absorbing, too complex. This was much easier…
The pencils were very impressive; soft and easy to apply. The colours were more vivid than I thought they would be; I love the effect of the metallic ones in particular. I am not sure how they will be on the waterline, so I need to give that a try and report back.
I put it on the back of my hand and after 4 hours, half of the colours had faded a little. I mention this because when I swatch Urban Decay liners, pencil or liquid, they will not fade at all…but then you could probably get 3 NYX pencils for the price of one Urban Decay so it depends on what you want…
Since my thang of the month is Chanel Quads, I picked up this Limited Edition Bouton Lilas Quad for around £15 which is a bargain:
I am not a fan of just pastel colours, although this could look nice with a bit of black liner. The gold C’s I believe will come off once they have been touched so…bye bye quad, see you in 2070 on my deathbed…
Mmm you know what I would love right now?…
McDonald’s Double Sausage McMuffin. Has anyone ever eaten one of these and not felt ill afterwards. It’s the “double” bit that is the killer. But I love hash browns, I could just have say 10 hash browns and an orange juice.
Then after McDonald’s follows:
…remorse and an exercise DVD. The star of this DVD is a girl called Natalie Cassidy, who was on a prime time UK soap called Eastenders, which is the top programme that people get forced to watch in England. The media haven’t been kind to her regarding her weight or appearance and suddenly, *poof* and she’s gone from a UK Size 16 to a Size 8. She does look a lot smaller…hopefully she has managed it without exerting herself too much. The picture on the DVD does look like a bad photoshop job though, like her head has been stuck on someone else’s body and she’s been coloured in.
Anyway the DVD is sold out everywhere! But everyone has a resolution to get fit, don’t they? I am going to add myself to that list and start the workout by trying to locate this DVD…over the Internet. Small steps, small steps.