Oh, what a day! I attended a sports event today that had been sponsored by the company I work for. I had 90 minutes of spinning, 40 minutes of dance aerobic, 40 minutes of kangoo, 40 minutes of iron box, 40 minutes of fat burning, 40 minutes of yoga, 40 minutes of freestyle... it was fun, but I just can't move now! I don't dare to imagine how I'll feel tomorrow.
How was your weekend, darlings?
Photo credit: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, found here
The headline is from Daul's blog, which is now closed. I know they had to do that but it made me so fucking sad. (I have been listening to "I go deep" by Jim Rivers for the last two days or so. House makes me sick, but I just can't stop, even though that track makes me physically ill.)
London College of Fashion undergraduate, Rosalind Keep gives edge to boring pieces of clothing with creatively printed lines. The Trompe L'Oeil collection for the Oasis Designer Collab' consists of tanks, dresses and sweaters. LOVE!
I am in love with the blank canvas effect of bare and nude skin that became a fashion statement lately. Paled out lips, bleached brows and hyper-plain skin define the trend. Do you like it or do you miss tanned skin beauty?
Images from the Prada, Givenchy and Philip Lim F/W 09 runway shows via Fashion156.
This is my last day of laziness: I feel better, so I'll work tomorrow. I hate being ill, but I have enjoyed slowing down, reading and blogging. As I went through my reading list this morning, I found this wonderful award from one of my dearest blogger friends, Carolyn. Thank you so much, darling! I received many awards recently and I would like to thank you all for your love. I had a really busy period in the last couple of months, which is my latest excuse for not blogging more about the lovely things around me. Keep in mind, however, that I appreciate every visit and every kind word you leave for me.
Oh, you always make me smile! I have also been lucky enough to win this cute nailpolish keyring: thank you so much, dear. I have been in love with these creative DIY accessories and tote bags for a long time now.
As Christmas is approaching, I enjoy searching for the most beatiful cards and Christmas decorations more than ever. Your blogs give me lots of inspiration. Amazing Laura at Bright, Bold and Beautiful is having a fabulous giveaway. Torie Jayne always has the best ideas about decoration and all things pretty and creative. Rachel has made these wonderful little jotters of vintage wallpaper. Aren't these girls awesome?
I love Polaroid images, however, I have always been told that they are too expensive to make. I haven't given up my dream of having a pink Polaroid camera though. Till then, this application gives me the fun I need. I love it! Do you? Thinking about Polaroids, this is my favorite website. Oh, I love hisblog, too. Aren't they amazing?
I attended Karolina's amazing makeup course this year, I am not an expert on makeup though. However, I would like to share my everyday tricks with you. I hope you'll find this interesting and probably useful, too.
Foundation: Chanel Pro Lumiére (or Mat Lumiére) - 20 Clair
If you're going to spend money on one thing, it should be your foundation. This is the single most important part of looking perfectly finished, and if it looks crappy, so will you. Also, please don't forget bronzer! That's where you do all your shading and contouring.
Foundation brush: MAC 187
Concealer: Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit - Porcelain
I have really dark circles around my eyes, so this is the one product that I never leave the house without.
Powder: MAC prep+prime transparent finishing powder (applied with a MAC powder puff)
Bronzer: MAC mineralize skinfinish powder - Soft and Gentle
This product is a 3-in-1, it adds highlights to cheeks and brows and an overall polish to the face.
Powder brush: MAC 138
Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline - Blacktrack
Eyeliner brush: MAC 266
If you use an eyeliner, this brush is a must have.
Mascara: MAC Plush Lash (I read lots of bad reviews about MAC mascaras, I love this one though.)
Eyelash curler: Clinique (I wish to buy a new one, haven't decided on the brand yet though.)
In case you haven't used an eyelash curler yet, try it. Believe me, you will be surprised at the result.
Eyebrows: MAC eyebrow set - Clear
I have thick and dark eyebrows, so I don't need coloring.
Blush: see my bronzer above
Lips: I don't use lipsticks as part of my everyday makeup. I use my beloved Carmex and my all-time-favorite Lancôme Juicy Tube in Rio Peach.
What are the makeup products you could never live without? I mean, theoretically of course.
Saturday was the third time I met fabulous Janet. We can chat away for hours! Obviously, we went shopping together. Oh, great times. What do you think of my new partners in crime? Another big moment of the weekend was when I won Dexter's giveaway, a one year subscription to Wonderland magazine! I am so lucky. Thank you, dear.
How is your week going, darlings? I officially hate Mondays and November weather. I love wearing black and gray though, and this is the best season to do that, isn't it? Thinking of Christmas, I wouldn't mind dressing up like a princess for our usual Christmas dinner, however, I would look a little weird without a castle. My tiny apartment could not handle a dress like that.
Amazing editorial, isn't it? I love how Lara looks like a princess without her usual punk chick explicitness. What do you think?