WELL HELLO THERE, Internet Peoples! How the flip are ya?
Today, I’m doing something a little bit different for me. I’m going to write about my *insert dramatic pause* current favourite things! Now, here’s a wee disclaimer:
I AM A HUMAN GIRL. I am not claiming to be any kind of expert in any form, about any thing (except successful essay wafflage, perhaps). I like to put things on my face from time to time, and I regularly wear things. And that’s why I’m doing this- NOT because I’m any good at it.
But here we are- you, with high hopes and growing anticipation, and me, with a series of lovely things and stuff in tow, and a tippy tappy keyboard.
LET’S GO! (My tea may have had a touch too much sugar in it today. Apologies in advance.)
WHAT’S ON MY FACE
I’ve got three top products that I’m LOVING at the moment- the first swath, this YSL Lipstick which I picked up in Paris. No, I’m not going to make a habit of buying YSL Lipsticks EVERY time I’m in France, but hey, that was my last time for a while! Generally, I’m a matte lipstick kind of chick, but this slightly glossier number is a real treat for the ol’ mouth. It even smells amazing! This is a lovely, light pink colour, and it wears soooooo well. Coming from an avid red, nude, or nada fan, this is really something! One thing I will say is that it looks 10,0000 time better with a tan.
Speaking of mattes and nudes however (subtle transition hehe), I can’t get enough of my MAC Brave lipstick (second swatch). It’s running scarily lower by the day, and I might actually mourn the loss of it when it finally bites the bullet (horrendous, hilarious punnery). It’s the most perfect pinky nude in the world- perfect for those of us who are super pale and can’t really pull off Velvet Teddy with ease!
My final make up fave is a new highlighter I also picked up in my recent trip to France, from Make Up Revolution (swatch numero trois). If you’ve read my Paris post, this is the highlighter we used in our make up strobing class! Now, when I saw this at the beginning, I was skeptical. A coppery toned highlighter? For ma face? I was so so wrong though- this is BEAUTIFUL on the skin, and I think that in this case, being pale WORKS! Yay for Irish complexions!
WHY MY BANK BALANCE IS SAD
I’ve been way too spendy recently. But when you have been working hard to earn that dolla, what can you expect? This honey bee necklace is my first favourite- I wear it ALL the time! It’s from Eclectic Eccentricity, who I adore and have written about in more detail here. It is just the cutest little piece.
I also love a new addition to my footwear collection- my new TOMS! I’ve never owned a pair before but MAN, they’re so comfy. And even more importantly, for every pair you buy, they give a pair of shoes to someone who needs them! They’re black, so they go with everything, and I find myself reaching for them all the time. After stomping around all day in my big DM’s , I need something comfy like this!
HOW I’M SMELLING
This isn’t anything new to me- Viktor and Rolf, Flowerbomb. Chris bought me a huge bottle of this for Christmas, but I couldn’t take it back to France, so I ended up leaving it and forgetting about it in our Belfast house. So, this was a bit of a rediscovery for me recently! It’s one of my signature smells, and I spray it all the time.
WHAT I’M SIPPING
My current favourite drink has got to be Coke Zero. Back in the day, I was addicted to this stuff, to the point where if I hadn’t drank any that day, I’d be cranky as heck.
My favourite alcoholic drink is a constant- Bramble!
MY EARS ARE ENJOYING…
The songs I’m obsessed with right now are…
- George Ezra, Listen to the Man
- Lindsey Buckingham, Holiday Road
MY TUMMY IS RUMBLING AT THE THOUGHT OF…
Pyke and Pommes in Derry. It does THE BEST burgers around.
THE BOOK WORM IN Me IS SALIVATING OVER…
Tina Fey’s Bossypants. It is a pleasure to read!
MY EYES ARE SQAURE BECAUSE OF…
Well, here’s a confession- I don’t really like TV. I watch YouTube much more than I watch TV, and so if I was addicted to watching anything or rather, anyone right now, it’s probably the SacconeJolys. Lovely folk.
MY FAVOURITE PHOTO I’VE TAKEN RECENTLY IS
Well, I didn’t take it, but I was so desperate to visit this place in France, this photo just sums up all the cheese and happiness I was feeling!
MY FAVOURITE COMPLIMENT I’VE RECEIVED RECENTLY IS…
“Vous parlez très bien le français” or perhaps “Ou vous êtes françaises?”
The YA was worth it.
OTHER THINGS PUTTING A SMILE ON MY FACE
Travel planing with Chris, especially whilst using my new pens and diary. Ooooph, I love it.
AT THE TOP OF MY WISH LIST, IS…
One of the NYX Matte lip creams, particularly in Stockholm, Cannes or Milan.
(It’s just dawned on me that when I think the word “Milan”, it’s in a French accent. How weird is that?!)
And that’s it! Thank you so much stopping by, guys, you’re a bunch of wee loves. What are you all loving at the moment?
(PS, feel free to adopt this style of doing favourites, and if you do, tag me so I can read what you’re loving!)