Monday, 23 May 2011

Bridal Make-up Trials 2-4

I've done a couple of make-up trials in the past few weeks. Here are the results...

Trial 2
After the success of the first (extreme) trial, I decided to experiment with the make-up I already have.  For the Eurovision Party,  I used Urban Decay Sin primer on my right eye before applying Benefit eye shadow on both eyes. The thing I've noticed is that whilst make-up can look nice IRL, it can look v different when photographed. This make-up looks really pale in the photo, but looked quite bright IRL.


Trial 3
I had a mini-trial at MAC, but it was during the Carnaby Event, so it was super busy. I wasn't that keen on the first colours she chose - gold and peach. The second colourway was more brown and gold. Please excuse the quality, my mum is not very good with cameras ;)

Pic I took before dinner

Mum's aim is a bit off

Mum still can't hold the cam still

Mum had me laughing like a nutter just before the waiter came with our food 
Pic I took after dinner
I bought some brushes, waterproof eyeliner (essential for those teary moments!) and the brown eyeshadow. 

Trial 4
For this trial, I used my own make-up, including: Chanel foundation, Urban Decay primer & blusher, Dior bronzer, Anastasia brow powder, Givenchy mascara, MAC eyeliner. I need to work on the shadow shaping - I prefer the other looks, but I think that this way accentuates my eye shape.

Start of the day

End of the day
Even with the UD All nighter spray, the liner has started to show on my lower lids. May need to experiment further with liners.

Conclusion
I'm still loving the Laura Mercier colours, so may ask BM E to buy some for me when she's in NY - though she already has a long shopping list from me!


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Delightful Packages

Have been quite busy ordering things online. Today, I had several deliveries :)


From Handy Hippo, I bought some crystals, pearls and findings and some more heart pegs. The pegs are for the placecards and the beads and crystals are to make another hair comb (and also general jewellery stuff).


I haven't decided on how I'll wear my hair, so I'm not sure what kind of hair decoration(s) to have. I'm making some options to play around with at the hair trial. Hence also buying this flower from eBay.


The washi tape I ordered from Happy Tape is just what I wanted. 



In case you don't know what washi tape is, it is masking tape with Japanese paper prints.  Here are some lovely ideas from around the interwebs:





The hair flowers for the BMs also arrived today. I'm really happy with them. I wish I'd ordered a couple extra for me! Will be bringing them to tonight's Eurovision party, with the Dessy dress that arrived last week.


Last package - the RSVPs arrived. I'm V happy with them. No detail pic, as waiting for H2B to see them and for the invitations arrive.

I've moved a massive box of decorations and favours for the wedding to my parents - flat has been overrun with wedding paraphernalia - so this will give us our flat back!

I'm currently knitting a Chrysanthemum for my bouquet in 4-ply. I have been using DK mostly, but really liked this shade of purple. Yellow flower in book in the top RH corner of pic below is how it should look like when it's finished.



Still not sure what the bouquet will look like, but like the hair decorations, I need a few pieces to play around with. Was thinking I have time, but just realised it's 111 days til the wedding... that means less than 100 days to finish the bouquet! Eeeek!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Two steps forward...

Some progress made this weekend, with a step or two back.

I've been looking at wedding hair and trying to decide whether or not to wear a veil. I've not progressed the tiara but I made a few more hair pins - as I wanted to have alternatives for the hair trial. I'll still have time to finish them after the trial.


I experimented with some hairstyles whilst H2B was out, and discovered that my hair isn't quite long enough for hair pins. I'm going to buy some kirby grips this week so I can make some pins that are more likely to stay in my hair.

H2B and I dropped off our charity donations on Saturday. The apartment looks a lot clearer :)

Yesterday, I was going to visit my SIL2B, but slipped on water that H2B left on the floor, when he rushed out of the bathroom after his shower, and hurt my knees and wrists :( It was frustrating because I couldn't move - couldn't finish the declutter, couldn't get a glass of water, couldn't do anything without it it hurting :(

My knees are much better now, but I found a bruise on my wrist. Please excuse the view of my nostrils!


H2B has promised that he'll make it up to me. A good start will be to remember to wipe up excess water left on the floor!

Today, I started the ironing, but we've run out of storage space, despite the decluttering. So I had to stop. Shame. Instead, I started working on re-designing the bedroom - we've been talking about re-doing it for a while. I had a look at a few items from Ikea, Fishpools (where I got some of the current furniture) and Muji. H2B is going to speak to his chippy mates to see if they have a cheaper and/or better alternative.

I also continued with the knitting projects for the wedding. I sewed up a flower and made a few more leaves. I've made a lot of progress with my bolero. I started it last weekend, but had to restart it, as I'd spotted too many mistakes. So, I've nearly finished it, but am now having to frog the last three rows as I got far too into making the lace rib.



The favour boxes arrived from Bagnboxman - just what we wanted. The ampersand and tree arrived from The Decoplace. The ampersand is thinner than the letters we have, so not sure what I'm going to do with them yet. I'm really not happy with the tree. I was going to use it to hang the wedding wishes, but I think it looks creepy and from this angle, it's flipping the bird:


I'm not sure what else we'll use, if we'll use anything. We're going to have a think about it. On a more positive note, I also ordered some Washi tape to decorate the table settings from Happy Tape.

After the first make-up trial, BM E suggested that we do another trial together at Space.NK. Am quite looking forward to it!