14 December 2014

In search of Gifts

I have finally completed my Christmas shop & wrap. It´s been so much of a hassle, I already am 
a bit miffed at the whole idea of presents. Why on earth has Christmas become so comercial?

I just wish you wouldn´t have to contemplate for hours on end whether you should buy a coffee machine or a new vacuum cleaner or an expensive gown - before you go mad and it´s the famous faux-pas socks all over!

That being said, it was nice to meet up with my family at the Winter Tollwood, which is a nice 
cozy market where there are tents, works of art, food & drinks, clothes, trinkets and even concerts.

It is a great place and me and my sis managed to snag a sheepswool pullover for Dad (which you dont have to wash, only air) and a festival bag (because we are planning to go to one next year).
My sister bought me the loveliest dress, all lace in an ivory shade. We found it at a Tollwood exclusive stand selling french lace garments. <3 Looove

I bought most of the prezzies for my girlfriends at the Body Shop and it was there where I found
my very first BB cream that I actually felt like buying. Its this one: 

Body Shop tea tree oil BB cream
and I don´t regret it one bit! It has a nice light texture, the coverage is good and it contains lots of tea tree oil, which I personally like very much. Hooray! I don´t know about recommending it, since everybody has different skin, but it was very hard to find a BB cream that hadn´t gotten a lot of crappy comments online - asian BB creams seem superior. But now I have this one, so I will try using it instead of this:

and see how it works out. I hope it will do for my circles and blotchiness/oily skin/redness/ whatever.

I bought a Clarins product in France, but it is a tinted moisturiser and I will only use it in summer:

Créme de Soins by Clarins

Did a Photoshoot with Laura as well. She gave me this book for training:

It´s fab!!! I´m learning lots of new stuff about bases, highlighting, conturing etc. 
I hope I can become better at doing make up. Let´s work hard! (not to forget studying for exams as well...blegh)

My only wish right now is for there to be snow...

2 December 2014

Thinking out Loud

Christmas Eve is approaching fast, more like galloping towards me like a horse frothing at the mouth. I am looking forward to seeing my family again, but I just despise Christmas shopping so much!!

So far I got about half of my presents and I thank Amazon.com deeply for saving my sorry skin *bow*

On the bright side, I have been creative with my dear friend Laura, who has been increasingly successful in her independent photography. She has her own store on Etsy now, you can go check her out :

                                                           WOODMOUSE ART on ETSY

It is on a whole new level, as she is getting clothes from designers shipped to her place and she then creates an atmosphere and takes photos.

As of Late, I have been doing the Make-Up & hair-do for her shootings and it has been so much fun.
I have my own set of Make-Up brushes now, as well as combs and an eyeshadow pallet.

It is an altogether new experience for me, but it is essentially not that different from painting pictures ^^

     ✨   BH-Cosmetics range (very inexpensive)

Some of the beauties that Laura took photos of & I made up :

pretty Jana in Marmotescu collar, the headband is mine

cool Jonas as fashion-concious Halloween Zombie

delicate Nina in Ventriloquist Court steampunk outfit