Thursday, 22 December 2011

Finally a break...

Today was my last day of work for 2 whole weeks.  In the next 2 weeks I plan to spend a bit of time getting this blog up to date and writing a few things, because I have more time now I will of course be wearing  more makeup, and probably not quite as work acceptable colours.... For the next few weeks I plan to really get into some of the samples I have, I've got a few pigment samples from a few "Indie" brands and I'm looking forward to trying them and sharing my journey on here. 
I love "Indie" makeup, its a whole other world of colour and creativity.  More often than not they offer samples that are super cheap, the postage is usually VERY reasonable and obviously they mail internationally, all of this means its a great way of trying out a brand/colour and if you love it you can buy a full size jar, some companies even offer you the discount of your sample when you do this.  Its excellent incentive to support the little guys, and remember, some of my most loved brands such as Lime Crime and Sugarpill were one 'the little guys' and now are pretty well known and giving bigger brands a run for their money, not only that, both these brands AND the others I plan to showcase put real emphasis on colour and originality, if you're looking for the perfect neutrals for a 'natural' look, these are not your kind of makeup brands.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Try me for FREE - my fave word!

A while ago, I bought some things from a blog sale, included in the package were some mineral pigments.  Last night I was sorting through them and decided to give them a try. WELL, there was one which i have decided is my now 'go to' colour, its basically brown but with this BEAUTIFUL green shimmer to it.  Then today, I decided to research the company name "Everyday Minerals" and see if I can buy a full size jar of this colour, turns out I can't as they no longer sell it BUT what I did discover is that you can pick a little selection of samples to try WITHOUT buying anything else, all you have to do is pay for postage, which is about $3.  You get to pick your items from a range of products- foundations, blush, eye shadows etc and from a few colours within those products.  Seems like a great idea to me so I'm going to give it a try.  If you think it might be worth the $3 to try new and cool stuff, you can find it here.