Friday, 27 April 2012

Sparkly New Stella & Dot

Today is mostly about my pretty new Stella & Dot ring. I adore it. I've been coveting it forever and a wonderful friend gifted it to me yesterday! Clearly it's not coming off my hand for a little while to come.

To go with it I'm wearing one of my favourite dresses, my black Pearl Lowe number. I'm obsessed with Pearl Lowe's designs. They're perfect for my shape and my lifestyle. I wear them to work, out with friends and anywhere else.

To go with my dress and my sparkly ring, I'm wearing my trusty Betsy Johnson earrings a friend gave me one Christmas. I love these little guys.

Makeup-wise I've kept it pretty fresh. Dewy skin and fresh pink washes on my eyes with a cheeky flick of eyeliner.

Right, can't stay chatting. Have very important things to do. *

*Mess about at Borough Markets and Tate Modern with friend visiting from Australia.


Rebecca xxx

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

How To Get More Out Of Your MAC Face And Body Foundation

Face and Body is one of those foundations that is always ace and awesome. It’s why so many of us keep coming back to it over and over again. I was cleaning out my fridge the other day and found a stash in there that I’d forgotten about. Yes, I keep my Face and Bodies in the fridge. One of the drawbacks of this base is that it separates quite quickly. Hence, my refrigeration of the product.

So, I thought I’d use it for a change. I love the light coverage it gives but I’ve had a wee breakout around my chin lately. That’s where one of my favourite new tricks came in handy. I put a little product in the palm of my hands, rub them together quickly and firmly to warm the product, then blend it across my face in broad strokes. I use my palms to apply and go from the middle of my face blending outwards to the hairline. The trick here is that when you rub the product between your palms it suddenly becomes a heavier coverage! Magic! It still has a lovely skin-like finish, but you don’t need to go quite so crazy with the concealer afterwards!

I’m dying to know more little magic tricks like that if you’ve got them. Please let me know!


Rebecca xxx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Yayoi Kusama

On Sunday I was at one of my favourite places, Tate Modern. I’m a member so I’m there loads. If I could take up residence, I would.

Yayoi Kusama is an amazing lady. Her pieces from the 1950’s are as relevant and amazing as her recent pieces. I loved being able to wander through the rooms watching her style evolve, change and the way she embraces all different kinds of media.

For me, the highlights were Aggregation Rowboat, Kusama’s Self Obliteration, I’m Here, But Nothing and Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life. It really was the best way to end the exhibit. In fact, I really want to live in those two rooms. It would be amazing! I’m inspired to buy some fairy lights, mirrors and glow-in-the-dark dots.

What struck me is the way Kusama can take even scary subjects and items and make them ethereal, beautiful and wondrous. Her phallic pieces manage to look like coral waving under a tropical sea. And I could have spent hours getting lost in her Infinity Nets.

You need to get down to Southbank to take a look! It’s running till June and you’ll love it.


Rebecca xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Age Repair Serum

I'm a serum junky. Have been for years. I have about six on standby at all times for when my current one runs out. I get nervous and twitchy if I think I'm to be without a serum.

My most recent has been Sarah Chapman's offering. In texture it feels more like a light lotion. It also took a bit longer to sink into my skin than most serums I've used in the past. I think if you have oilier skin and live in a humid climate, this would be perfect as a day lotion. I used it under my Dr Brandt Pore Effect cream in the day. I stopped using it at night as I felt like it was lessening the effect of my Zelens cream. I think you all know how much I adore my Zelens.

So how did the product actually perform? Really well! Until I decided to work seven weeks straight without a day off, stress loads and eat tons of chocolate, my skin had been looking wondrous. It's really radiant, plump and even. All the things a 35 year old could hope for. I have a feeling it's going to be one of those products I go back to when I need to purchase a new serum. It's high quality ingredients really do tick all the boxes and give you the results you want. I've just switched to a new product so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

Have you tried any Sarah Chapman products? This is my first so I'd be interested to hear what else is great. In saying that, I tried the Overnight Facial last night. Watch this space for that review!!


Rebecca xxx

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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Teenage Girls – Golly Times Have Changed

When I was a teenager, these girls were the height of glamour and sophistication.

However, most of us looked a little more like this…

if we were lucky.

Add to that the fact that most of the fifteen year old girls I knew were completely clueless, despite thinking they knew it all. We really did need to have someone sit us down and tell us some hard facts. Not that we’d have listened.

Times really have changed. I know a 21 year old that totally has her feet on the ground more than I think I ever will. I’m constantly grateful that the internet wasn’t around when I was a teenager. I’m so embarrassed about the things I used to do in an effort to be “cool”. (The time I tried to decorate a pair of knee length, jeans cut offs in a Woodstock style and drew all my peace signs as a Mercedes Benz logo. Doh!) I thank the universe daily that social media wasn’t around when I was that age! You can’t take those Facebook posts back!!

I can barely get a grip on all my different media sources as a 35 year old. It comes at me from all directions and barrages me and I have to sift through and get rid of all the stuff I don’t want permeating my brain. There was no way I could do that with a vague sense of maturity when I was fifteen.

This brings me to my wonderment at the following video. People that know me well know that I don’t much care for young people. They’ll all be shocked when I say that I wish I was half as cool as this girl when I was fifteen. Heck, even now!!! A fifteen year old that’s aware that she doesn’t know it all, that can do a coherent presentation in front of large crowds and has a grounded, modern grasp on feminism. Oh, and she’s uber stylish.

If only more teenagers took a leaf out of Tavi’s book. I know the girls I meet locally could really use a dose of her medicine.

Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring It Out


Rebecca xxx