I’ve never been very good at wearing make up. At school, the rule was no make up, which most girls translated to “what’s the least you can get away with wearing”. I was such a goody goody – I could just about wear a bit of mascara (brown, so it wasn’t so obvious) and maybe a tinted lip balm (both applied, of course, while on the bus to school). At uni, I’d put on make up for a night out and wipe half of it off because it just felt weird – I didn’t really start wearing foundation until about 5 years ago.
But I have always loved buying makeup. Show me a silly claim about how this mascara will make your lashes curl, be longer (not too long though please, I wear glasses, and I hate my lashes grazing the lenses), run faster, jump higher…sorry, gone a bit Lonely Island there.
These days, I have a make up bag in my handbag (which I only started carrying about maybe a year or two ago?) with certain items in that I can apply while on the bus – after 17 years (woe) of practice, I’m pretty good at putting mascara on while the bus is hurtling along the motorway.
The BB cream is one that I can apply on the move – it sort of smooths everything out, but I’m not sure about the improve skin condition claim. The Photo Flawless mascara is black with a hint of blue – I think it’s supposed to make my eyes look blue-er? The Revlon balm stain are amazing – I have five different colours! Rimmel Scandal Eyes eyeshadow crayon is perfect to apply on the bus, and excitingly, more colours are coming out. The deoderant and the perfume atomiser are fairly obvious, then there’s two lip balms (Bare Minerals and Korres) – both tinted because I haven’t grown out of that yet. Finally, my two favourites – a violet scented hand cream which I recieved in a goody bag from Label Lab when we visited as part of the Bath in Fashion bloggers trip and the life saver that is a Tide pen – Vanessa introduced this to me after I dropped half my Diner lunch down my dress: it’s a pen with stain remover inside, so you scribble it on a stain, and it’s gone when it dries. (It’s about £5 on eBay – I wish they’d bring it out in the UK!)
Something I do like to have though is perfectly polished nails. (Well, mostly perfect. There’s always one nail you wrinkle or smudge). I usually have a pale pale pink on my nails, but when Debenhams got in touch, I let them choose the colours for me and they sent over these three from Lancôme – the middle one (Peach-e Doll) is my favourite (of course) but I love the Corail in Love one as well – coral is such a lovely summery colour!
So, what’s in yours?