sorry for the lack of posts, readers. today is my first day off after almost one year long of internship at my university hospital and of course my body is playing me a trick and gets sick immediately -.-
so i was home all day with an aching throat, teeth and nose, feeling cold and sneezing all the time and panting for air. took away my muse to type pending product reviews but gave me a lot of time to play around with my make up collection and newbies. it's just amazing how make up can cover a sick and grey face, so i really love to do that when i don't feel so well, it's like a psychological therapy when my eyes see a healthy glowy face my body will recover faster :)
haha the first day off and i already went colour-crazy (missed that sooo much the past months!!!!) - i have my nails bright orange and made a rich blue and now burgundy & gold eye make up ;D
so for the upcoming months i still don't have a clue how it will continue on the blog - i will have to learn and prepare a LOT for my final exams (which will start mid-october) but on the other hand am able to stay at home (or go to the library but all in all i can do my own schedule) so i can't predict how much free time i'll have and if i'll be inspired by the muse then. i would be happy if you'll still stick with me even when there's not as much going on on here than usual.
however i still cannot believe that i'm almost finished with my studies and will be a physician in less than 6 months! (hopefully). 6 years went by so fast... oh my god and then i will have to work for the next 40(!) years! haha student life already seems so far back but real life is just so far away...
now back to me playing with makeup: i've been on a gold trip lately, you may have noticed. oh, and i'm desperately wanting NARS Etrusque eyeshadow!!! i could kick myself for not getting it when it came out and now it seems to be unavailable for me. the only ebay offer i could find doesn't ship to germany :(
please please please give me a tip if you've seen it somewhere around or found a perfect dupe for it or if you want to sell yours: i'll buy it!!
thinking of all the golds and maroons and warm colours, i remembered an eye make up i really admired in my teen years. it was a look from Yves Rocher's summer collection of 2001 i think - the girl in the catalogue has worn such an intense, fascinating, rich eye make up of a golden copper and pinky burgundy on the outer parts. i drooled over it big time and my boyfriend (back then, now husband) bought me the two eyeshadows of that look (and the matching lipgloss or so, but it wasn't that impressive so i don't remember how i lost it :P). they were two loose eyeshadows from the Couleurs Nature line in the shades Pépite D'Or and Raisin Noir that started my love for such products.
|Yves Rocher Raisin Noir and Pépite D'Or|
i tried it very hard but i couldn't make it work on me - those shades are much too warm to look good on me. so i tried and failed the look again once in a while and at some point of time i gave up realising that it was a pretty look but only on other skin types. of course i could never throw them away - they still were pretty to look at and at least a gift from him.
now that i have a much bigger variety of make up products and also a bit more knowledge about make up and about what suits me, i wanted to try this particular look with the eyeshadows that were made for it again to revive the old times ;) i don't believe that they have gone bad.
so this is my latest attempt on it - unfortunately i didn't keep the original picture (which i did, but threw it away after a few years). still, these colours are too warm for me, so i warmed up the rest of my face with gold highlighter, gold shimmering blush and a lot of bronzer to match it a bit more. also i created more depth and contour to my eyes to set them apart from the colours themselves by wearing more mascara and using darker shades along the lashline so the colours don't give me the sore-eyed appearance.
some of the other products i used:
|Hourglass Exhibition duo (dark shade) - Flormar #21 - NARS Albatross (used as eyeshadow in inner corners)|
|MAC Pearlglide in Raven|
|cheeks: NARS Albatross, theBalm Hot Mama - Cargo Mendocino - Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream|
|Hourglass gloss in Fortune|