Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Return of the RED lips

I'm officially in love with red lips!  Up until about a month ago, I'd never wore lipstick!  I'd always used a tinted lip gloss, or anything else I could use (such as eyeshadow) to give my lips a subtle color.  I finally went out and actually bought lipstick!  I have no idea what possessed me to do it, but I did it. 

I got to go to town yesterday, which is a big deal to someone who spends their entire life out in the bush at work.  I had lunch with my wonderful Uncle, and then did some quick shopping for everyone else out here.  I only made it to London Drugs, and I spotted the new Burlesque Nail Polishes from OPI.  I fell in love with the Purple sparkly one, its called.... Show it & Glow it (thanks to in InStyle Magazine for having the names in the OPI polishes in an add)  I picked it up and then put it back (a first for me!)  Because there is NO way I'm paying $17.99 for a bottle of nail polish!  After that I figured I'd better vacate the make-up area before my will power went through the window!

Now anyone who knows me, knows I can't go into a store without buying something!  I made plans with some guys I work with to take a trip this spring.  We've decided on Thailand!!  I'm pretty excited, so saving money is going to be a lot easier!  All I need to think about is VACATION, and I'm pretty sure the money will be stuffed back in my pocket and the beautiful things returned to the shelves!  I also mentioned this trip to my Aunt and Uncle yesterday and it sounds like they might be heading there with us!  I think that would be great!!  Anyways, enough about that, lets get on to my makeup!

So now that you all know I went to town, I couldn't go looking like a frump, which is why I decided on the bright lips!  I had initially done a smokey eye, but for some reason it just wasn't working for me!  I know its a little smoky, but it isn't exaclty what I was looking for.  I ended up covering it with a yellow pigment called "Pineapple" from GOSH cosmetics.  I think the base layer was MAC in Knighted.  I wasn't thrilled with the way my eyeshadow turned out, but I was WAY too lazy to take it all of and start new!  Regardless, I think I looked okay and nobody stared at me funny, so I guess that's a bonus!  The only thing I had to constantly watch was lipstick on my teeth!  For some reason, yesterday was a terrible day for that!  But whatever I suppose, it's happened to all of us, so I'm not going to let it get me down!  I will for sure be wearing something similar to this again! 

 Well, now that my post has been all over the place I think I'm going to just be quiet, add pictures and post!  I hope you all have a lovely day!


Sara.H said...

you look gorgeous :) Red sure suits you a lot ^ ^ love it on you

Natasha said...

I'm so proud of you for not buying the nail polish...but yes that price is crazy!!
Love the red!

nicoletta said...

Red lips look gorgeous on you. Well done on saving the pennies too. You never know you might be able to get it on sale or find a dupe xx

Laura Beth said...

Love the makeup! Looks awesome on you!

I also am oving the new layout, looks great!


Laura Beth said...

loving* lol

xoxo Elizabeth Toledano de Gomez said...

Love red lips. I wish I could wear red lips everyday but my boyfriend gets mad because I wont kiss him when Im wearing lipstick. ha ha. N-E way, I find it hard to pay that much for nail polish too. I just think of everything else I could buy that is much more important. WOW!!! Nice vacation...Hope it works out doll!!! Cant wait to see your posts on that!! ttyl