On Friday evening me and my bf went out for our belated Valentine's dinner to one of our favourite restaurants. The food was good for the most part, however I ordered duck and the orange sauce was burnt :/ so a slight let-down there. Here's what I wore (and it was raining and freezing, not a great choice!)
|Dress & watch - ASOS, Tights - Dunnes, Necklace - Connie's|
|Sequin Blazer - Internacionale|
|Shoes - Priceless|
On Friday I bought 2 new MUA pearl eyeshadows (shade 10, a navy/purple shimmer, and shade 12, a chocolatey-slate colour. They're so hard to describe!) in Superdrug and had a little experiment, and wore them out too. I used MUA pearl shade 2 (white) as a base and highlight, then sahde 12 in the outer corners, and 10 over the top of that for some depth.
On Saturday I had a 2 hour driving lesson in the afternoon, which went ok. I still have a major problem with forgetting to check mirrors before I signal, d'oh! :( I then spent the rest of the afternoon doing washing and things around the house, then relaxing and painting my nails.
Jeans - D2, T-shirt - Peacocks, Blazer - Tesco, Pumps - Jean Scene, Necklace- Next, Bracelets - Wallis
This China Glaze was another sale find in Sallys for £1.20. I thought the neon yellow was really funky, though not an 'everyday wear' sort of colour! However when I started to put it on, I got pretty irritated. The consistency is really watery and runny. It goes on thinly and dries quickly into a matte finish. It is so translucent, I was wondering how on earth I could make it look anything like the colour in the bottle.... 7 or 8 coats, that's how. I'm not sure how many exactly, as I lost count after 5. Slightly time consuming, but a really funky end result. Eventually. This colour is so hard to capture too; these snaps don't really do it justice.
|With a coat of BarryM Instant Effects|
Sunday was a lazy day for me! I cleaned the house, did some washing and ironing, and baked a cake :) a chocolate malteaser cake as inspired by A Daisy Chain Dream's malteaser cake last week! However I decided to try something new for the frosting and errr.... I don't like it :( it's a cream cheese based frosting, which sounded lovely in theory, and looks great, but I just don't like the taste of it. It's too tangy and doesn't match the chocolate cake in my opinion. I added far more icing sugar than the recipe called for in an attempt to sweeten it up, plus I used cocoa powder, but I still wasn't happy with it. I don't know what other people's reactions to the icing are yet, but I imagine similar to mine!
The moral of the story is - you live and you learn!
Happy Monday everyone! :)