Eating and Shopping

I’ve had a lovely Easter break so far, the weather has been lovely and I was able to spend time with my friends and family. This all involved food and some shopping!

My cousin and I went to eat at Pearl Liang as I’ve wanted to try this place for a while now. We went there for dim sum and it was extremely quiet, we were the only people in there after a group of girls left! It was quite nice actually having the whole restaurant to ourselves.

The food was really nice and we ordered too much for the two of us so we were stuffed! I love crispy noodles!

The day was also filled with shopping. I came home with a few things but my main purchase was a Bobbi Brown foundation and corrector. Before settling with with Bobbi Brown I did try on the Chanel, and Nars foundation but found them too cakey. It could be that the sales assistant put too much on!

This is me with it on:

EDIT: The foundation review is below (also found on my other joint blog with my cousin lazybeaute.blogspot.com):
The plan was to find a new foundation as I’m disliking my MAC one at the moment,  I find that it makes me look darker (cousin A said it was because it oxidises). I wasn’t too sure what brand I wanted but my cousin A was on hand and suggested a few. I tried on the Chanel Mat Lumiere which I found too heavy and caked on, though to be fair the sales assistant layered it on far too much. I then tried on Nars Sheer Glow, I wasn’t impressed with the sales assistant’s way of applying the foundation to my face. She just used her fingers (I didn’t see her wash or sanitise her hands!). As you can guess I wasn’t taken by Nars but it could be that she didn’t wipe off the Chanel foundation properly so again my face with rather cakey! Also she cousin A said she wasn’t really selling the product, her mind was on something else!

The last foundation was Bobbi Brown. This time I was impressed with the way the sales assistant prepared my skin! She wiped off all the foundation(s) and followed it by hydrating my skin with moisturiser and serum. The foundation was Skin Foundation SP15 in shade 3.5. It went on very smoothly and it’s extremely light, it felt fluid, like water, probably because it is water base! The effect you achieve with this foundation is more natural glow, so there is a little shine which I’m not used to so I asked for a little powder! Anyway I thought you had to put on powder afterwards to set the foundation?

I also got a corrector which I desperately needed for my horrid under eye bags. This is the problem when I have really early rises and late nights!

I’ve made a few other purchases and will blog about it later on.

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Summer’s coming

I had a few errands to run today, I decided to use my bike to do them since it was such a nice day today! I rode in about 3 miles and because I haven’t been riding much I did feel the pain at times. It was good to do some exercise as I don’t really do that much (I go to lindy hop once a week).  When I arrive I had a look around the shops and filled my bike basket with all sorts! I had in there pastries, tomato & chilli plant, clothes and a charity shop handbag.

Here’s a picture of my bag:

I don’t really like lilac but I do like the shape and ostrich leather. I’ll ignore the lilac!

Gangsters and Molls Swing Dance

Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to for months as it was the day my holiday would begin and also it was the night of the swing ball. I was thinking about my outfit for a while, I didn’t want to go down the fancy dress route as I hate the cheapness of the fabric and the cut. I wanted something that I’d feel comfortable in and also nothing cheesy! I had a dress from a company that I did worked at years ago in the buying department. I immediately thought of this dress as it was in the style of the 1920s as it had a drop waist. I wasn’t keen on spending much money so I stuck with this dress, it is rather plain (black) so I knew I needed to jazz it up a bit with accessories such as a head-piece.  I made the head-piece out of velvet ribbon, sequin motif and 2 feathers. Here are some pictures (ignore floor boards, they still need painting!):