There is a lady who lives up my road. She has at least three kids and she is always immaculate. God knows how she finds the time. Her hair is always glossy and perfect, she always has a tan. It’s definitely fake bake or something similar, we have just waved off an English winter, after all. She always has a full face of makeup on, and she bears an almost uncanny resemblance to Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays.
It’s not the look I tend to go for, but I am impressed at her mad time management skills, and dedication to keeping herself preened. I have never once seen her pop to the corner shop in her jim-jams and Uggs, for instance, or flash the postman in a attempt to catch a delivery, or even apply her lipstick in her rear-view mirror. We are talking some serious minutes spent sitting infront of a mirror every single day. If that isn’t dedication, I don’t know what is!
She’s also super nice, and always waves and says hello when we see each other on the street. When I cut off my hair, she told me it looked fabulous. I think I quite like Frankie Sandford Lady.
Jesus, make a point!
Anyway, I figured, if she can do it, then why the hell can’t I? (Because I am inherently lazy, that’s why). My makeup bag was looking a bit knackered. I am not going to admit to how long I’ve had some of my makeup, but let me tell you, it’s far far longer than the recommended six months.
It’s amazing I haven’t had an eye infection from some of my eyeliners, they are that old
And I like doing up my eyes. I like to have quite pale lips, and then go to town with my kohl pencil and mascara. I also find that by using a primer around my eyes, I can hide the unsightly bags I have going on.
So yesterday, I nipped into Superdrug, to visit my good friend Barry M, and Barry did not disappoint. I have made the most of this season’s trends and purchased a mint green nail varnish, a green kohl pencil, a mauve kohl pencil, a white kohl pencil, an eyebrow pencil, and a pearly white eyeshadow. I have dragged myself out of my makeup doldrums and am embracing the lovely spring time we are having.
Here are the results! Fresh faced or what?
I do wish the green kohl pencil was a bit easier to apply – it is quite hard and doesn’t show up unless I pull my bottom eyelid tight and draw hard, but I am hoping that is just because it’s new.
I don’t think I am going to get much of a look in with the green nail polish – Ruby seems to have adopted it as her own.