23 June 2011

Getting Lippy





To be honest, I am not a huge lipstick wearer. I do like it but I'm more of a lipgloss/balm kinda gal. If I do wear lippie I prefer it to be bright. Pink or red will do. The pink YSL one in the pics is also the shade for my blog. I really like this colour and it tends to last quite well because even when it fades, it fades evenly rather than leaving a ghastly lip liner line. Unlike the Chanel red! I don't know why I insist on buying Chanel make-up, I haven't been overly impressed with any of their products. On the advice of a colleague I bought the two Revlon colours. As a former make-up artist I knew I could trust her advice. They are really creamy and have good staying power. I regret getting the lighter pink as it doesn't really suit me. I know a lot of people rock the pale lips thing but I don't get it. The No.7 colour isn't particularly bright but it is a good everyday lipstick as it gives a kind of natural flush colour. If you know of any good brands, let me know. My top priorities are colour choices and lasting power.
So there you go. Installment no.1 from Emma's make-up bag!

21 June 2011

New McQueen Scarf


OK so after being so good and not buying any clothes/shoes/accessories for the past two months, I decide to blow it all on a McQueen scarf. Numerous factors contributed to the purchase. The unusual colour combo may have been enough to tempt me - I love the acid yellow against the muted grey tone - but I was really swayed because of the following:  
  • It was on sale from £220 by 30% (£154)
  • Because it is faulty (there is a slight snag and the label is coming off) it was reduced further to £110
  • With my staff discount on top of this it went down to £71.50
  • I was given a £50 gift card as a staff incentive
  • The scarf therefore actually cost me £21.50!!!!
If number 5 is not reason enough I don't know what is. A McQueen scarf for £20? It had to be done.