Archive for December, 2010

December 30, 2010

Product Review: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Honey Bunny

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners have well and truly cemented their place on my favourite products of 2010 list. If there was such a list. Which I guess there is in my head, but I probably won’t be doing an actual post about it. So yes, the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners are pretty amazing. You may remember that I ordered 3 of the shadow/liners on a whim after seeing swatches of a few of them over at Dee’s blog. So far Honey Bunny has been the one that I have worn the most. It’s the in-between colour as far as the shades that I purchased go, and I’ve been wearing it practically every day teamed with MAC Naked Lunch and Dazzlelight as a highlight.

You can wear the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners on their own as shadows (or liners I guess?) but I’ve found that they make really amazing primers when worn under powder shadow. When I’m feeling lazy I will wear them solo, but more often than not I have been wearing them matched with powder eyeshadows and I’ve been amazed at the staying powder that they provide. Even with my oily, hooded eyelids (how beautiful does that sound?) my eye makeup has been lasting entire work days, even in 40 degree (+!) heat. I was applying them using my Benefit shadow/liner brush, but honestly I find that I get better coverage and it’s easier to apply if I use my fingers. The Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners retail for $34 AUD but you can currently snap them up for $17 over at Strawberrynet.
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December 29, 2010

Project 10 Pan

As one of my beauty resolutions for 2011 is to partake in Project 10 Pan at the beginning and end of the year (and I’ve also noticed that I have spent way too much money on cosmetics lately), I think it’s a great idea to start my Project 10 Pan asap. My Project 10 Pans are slightly different to most, as I opt to finish up a collective 10 products from various categories, rather than 10 makeup, 10 skin care etc. This works out better for me, and it usually takes 2 or 3 months for me to finish up the products, which is a decent amount of time (in my eyes at least) to not be spending money on cosmetics. I also find that after the 3 months or so I no longer have the urge to spend frivolously on products that I don’t necessarily want or need. But we’ll see how long that feeling lasts… I am aiming to spend less in 2011 on things I don’t need, and this seems like a good way to start to me. So here we go, Project 10 Pan starts now!
December 28, 2010

2011 Beauty Resolutions

Nabbing another great post idea from Stef at The Lip Print here with my 2011 Beauty Resolutions. Now most of us attempt to make personal “New Year” resolutions and most of us (including myself) tend to let these resolutions fall by the wayside around February of each year. As the years have progressed I’ve started to make a conscious effort to set goals for myself that I believe to actually be achievable. This year my main personal resolutions are health and finance oriented (as they are most years, funny enough) but I wanted to include some beauty resolutions on the blog because I do have some changes I wish to make this year. So my resolutions are as follows:

01: Participate in Project 10 Pan at the beginning and end of the year.
02: Search for decent foundation alternatives.
03: Swatch and review my entire makeup collection.
04: Update my makeup storage system.

And I think that will do me for now! What about you? What are your beauty-oriented resolutions for the year 2011?

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December 27, 2010

Books of 2010

Pictured above are the books I managed to finish between June and December of 2010. Out of all of the books I read this year, the top three that I would recommend you read are: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Room by Emma Donoghue and Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil by John Berendt. I am kind of struggling through the book I’m reading at the moment, so hopefully I can finish that off early in the New Year and start on something else.
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December 27, 2010

Books!

One final Book Depository purchase for the year, as I am already planning my frugal ways for early 2011 and impulse buying books when I still have around 20 unread titles sitting on my shelf is something I need to stop doing asap. But 3 more books can’t hurt that much, can they?

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December 27, 2010

Day Zero Project – Goal #69

I was able to cross another goal off of my list this week, and it was Goal #69 – to go to church. I know this seems like an odd goal (or would for some at least), but for me it was one of the more personal goals of the 101 that I aim to achieve. On Friday night I attended Christmas Eve mass with my family, and although it was sweltering hot it was a pleasant experience.