Saturday, 19 February 2011

Catch up and Ramble

Happy Saturday ladies - hope you're all enjoying this (rainy) Saturday!  I've been a bit slack on the blogging front over the past week, something I hope to remedy over the next week or so.  The reason is, since I've been on a Beauty Diet and Project 15 Pan, there's not that much to report on really! 

The good (or bad) news is I've well and truely fallen off the wagon, spending a chunk of money on the new Mac Wonder Woman collection, and picking up a few other bits and pieces.  I'm waiting for my Mac stuff to arrive - lets hope it turns up today - so I'll do a review and swatches for you then.  I ordered my Mac bits on Thursday morning, but by coincidence, I happened to be passing Selfridges in Oxford Street yesterday so I took some photos of their fab window displays.  I popped inside, and the Mac counter was chaos - I'm so glad I ordered my stuff online - I reckon it would've taken an hour to get served, despite knowing what I wanted. 

The Selfridges window displays - I wasn't the only person taking photos of them either!

I know that a lot of people aren't really getting this collection, but for me it's the first Mac collection in ages that I've been stupidly excited about.  I love the Wonder Woman iconography, so what I've ordered is more for the packaging than the makeup.  Also, it's one area where mine and Mr TBBB's interests meet - he's a huge WW fan and a comic geek, so he's been reading about the collection on his comic blogs.  He told me that he read a review of the collection on one of his blogs that said it wasn't very good - this was before I had read a review of it on any beauty blog!

I'm not totally giving up on my Beauty Diet - I still want to use stuff up before buying more.  It's just that when you're using a product that doesn't work just for the sake of using it up, it's miserable and you may as well throw it away or give it away.  I'm still planning my whole year without buying shower gel challenge, and I'm working through my stash of lotions and potions.  However, I have splashed out on some haircare products - my hair was in a terrible state and needed some tlc.

I'm really looking forward to going on holiday in two weeks time!  I've fallen off the wagon in terms of weight loss, although I'm much happier about my weight than I was about a year ago. I'm over a stone lighter and at my lowest weight for a decade, so I can't really complain.  My skinny size twelve jeans fit, and even my Mum told me I was looking slim and she's not one for that kind of compliment, so I reckon I can survive the bikini baring!  The one problem is that I don't have any bikinis to wear, having not been on a proper beach holiday for years.  I have one tankini that is five years old and that is it.  I'm going to spend a couple of hours mooching on Figleaves and Bravissimo to pick out a few new bikinis later today.  I have F cup boobs, so I do have to spend a fortune on underwear/bikinis, but it really is worth it.

One of the good things about going on holiday in March is that the weather is cold in the UK at the moment, so I'm not flashing any flesh.  This has meant I've been able to grow my leg hair ready for a full leg wax (not just bikini).  I've not had a full leg wax for absolutely years, as I hate having the lower part of my legs hairy, and in the summer I like to wear knee length skirts, so I just shave them instead.  However, I now have very hairy calves, so I'll be able to get them all waxed off!  I've also decided to get my underarm hair waxed.  I've never had this done before, but I think it'll be so worth it.  I have quite thick, dark, underarm hair, so I tend to shave them everyday in the summer and it can really irritate my skin.  I'm looking forward to not having to think about this on my holiday!   I had a minor panic today as I tried to get a waxing appointment.  The salon near my office was fully booked on the few days before my holiday, and my favourite salon could only just squeeze me in at an inconvenient time.  I was worried I'd have to resort to some unfamilier salon or try and do the waxing at home, which isn't really an option.

Anyway, I hope to have some more posts over the next week, and proper beauty-related posts rather than just ramblings! 

Thanks for reading!  xx


Claire@Eyelining said...

Aw I'm sure you'll manage to get back on the beauty diet band wagon :-) To be fair I was very tempted by some of the WW stuff but I think I'll just about be able to resist. Personally I think waxing underarms (or in my case usually epilating) is sooo much better than shaving if you have dark hair like me. You get rid of the dark shadow under the skin! It stings a bit though and don't apply any deoderant with alcohol in untill the next day lol. I've made that mistake before!! x

Anonymous said...

It is so difficult not spending money! I'm trying not to buying anything before I get paid again at the end of March as this months paycheck isn't allowed to be spent on 'stuff' as James says.

I made the mistake of going on the Victoria Health website last night for a nosey and I found about 12 things I want!!!!!!


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