Little Miss Sunshine

229 Little Miss Sunshine

AARGH, it’s that time of the year again! The weather outside is enough to toast you to a fine crisp (okay, perhaps to a slightly melty, moist version?)… ACK. I haven’t been going out too much but this week demands that I do so I’m dreading the sultry weather. Which kind of made me think, Mama’s got to get herself a bottle of face mist, yep!

Do you have any recommendations? Not very fond of the smell of rose water so other scents ought to do. (I am thinking of checking out the two that The Body Shop has, and see whatever Forest Essentials has, too. Just hope they aren’t too crazy on the expensive scale? Do you use face mists? What do you think? Greed or need… Purge or splurge… With that, I bequeath you with this illustration. I think it’s cute but it looks like a can of paint, innit? Oh bother.)

***********

Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Easter Promises

228 Easter Promises

There is something I have thought about, and as plain as the months seem, i.e. March and April; they have seen me through some pretty harsh stuff… They have felt like my personal “new years” from ever since I can remember! Okay, and these trying, yet amazingly good times happen to fall around during whenever Easter comes around, and it doesn’t seem like a silly thing to admit, honestly. (BELIEVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE, BRO!)

Okay, so I am offering up my peace into the universe, blowing some of the yin and yang dust from the palms of my hands into the winds of pattern, hoping they bring you peace, too. Ooh, and thank you divine forces! With time, I will reveal more. (Good writing, on the cards, of the variety that brings one a bit of $$$$; and I completed work on a very, very yummerie illustration for a customer. Will definitely be writing a tell-all post on the illustration here, so you can see everything that I drew for her. Wow, it feels good to believe in yourself, doesn’t it?)

Because maybe you were thinking it, and have I already said this before? I think if you like drawing and illustrating too, and might want to be able to digitally create pieces of art on a slightly moderate level, I think you should order the same tablet that I am using to draw/doodle. (THE BEST 8000 BUCKS EVER SPENT! ER, THIS FROM A GIRL WHO SPENT MORE THAN THAT ON A BOTTLE OF PERFUME ONCE. OKAY, LAST YEAR. MAYBE WE’LL TALK ABOUT THIS LATER?) Every time that I use the tablet to draw, I find the activity equally delightful and frustrating (this is only when my cursive scripts come out looking crappy); and practising will make me somewhat perfect – soon – I hope. For now, feel free to love/hate these handwriting type posts of mine, friends.

P.S. Okay, so the product reviews will be back soon; I haven’t been shooting very much, of late. But there are so many random products (and clothes, accessories, etc.) that I have bought/collected/enjoying/hating/hoarding over the months that I really want to talk about with folks who get it. Erm, you! And yep, there are four new bracelets that will show up in the shop, soon. These, I am too exciiiiited about! :-)

***********

Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

The Beach

227 The Beach

As one might be able to tell (Do you mean the one reader who reads your posts?), I have been in a very beachie, carefree mood lately… More so, when it comes to make-up! (Ref.: Cheek to Cheek.) And ooh, well, it has been getting incredibly sultry, too. The sweet summer air, delightfully toasty as it might be, is causing me to avoid going outside and reside blissfully in the comfort of my air-conditioned room. Apart from that rather lovely picture, I wouldn’t mind actually retreating to the beaches of Goa, and taking temporary residence there. Better to make use of the sunshine to build up that overall body tone, and the salty water of the beaches to condition my tresses to a mermaid-like texture. Ah, enough with the weird poetics? Thought so.

Of course, being the scatterbrained non-beauty expert I am – I do not remember exactly when I heard of beach Body Oil by Bobbi Brown – maybe about four years ago? Because I tend to romanticise most objects and people – generally, I have conjured a vividly dreamy scent of beach that is potent with whiffs of beach breeze, sea spray, etc. but I don’t have the faintest clue of what this smells like. Do you know what I am going to do? Look out for it at the Bombay store! (Desire a sniff, please.)

Also, seems like a decent base to employ before applying a soft sheen of bronzie make-up to your skin (on the limbs, D-UH). And if it’s an oil, the fragrance should last longer. Well, a girl can hope! This isn’t really a review, more like a dream-like review of what I think this product might actually be like. TCH!

P.S. Okay, two seconds! This is how the body oil is described on the Bobbi Brown website, give or take some words (er, OCD problems), “A unique, moisturising body oil that gives the skin a sultry sheen as it scents it with a beach-like fragrance – a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.” Mm-mmm…

***********

Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Cheek to Cheek

226 Cheek to Cheek

I can’t remember if it was last year, or the one before that, when I was first heard of Sleek MakeUP… But I do recall reading about the brand on Magali’s blog, Blue Skies, Calm Seas & Me – and it was the blush (a very warm orange tint) that she talked about, there. Because it seemed like an unusual choice yet somehow a really flattering shade for your skin (read the full post on Em’s blog, and you will know what I mean), I thought about ordering the blush for a good, long time. Still haven’t, but recently when I was wasting time on the interwebz and going through their website, I spotted this other beautiful shade!

Okay, so at first sight, Antique (yep, that’s the name of the shade – don’t you love it more?) does appear to be rather dull but definitely earthy… I found a few reviews that were written online, and it seemed like a really, really mellow shade. The thing is that it’s kind of like a blend between earthy and mauve tones, and appears to possess faint traces of shimmer (you know how much I like shiny body and face powders)… From the blog posts that I read and pictures seen, it does look incredible on most skin tones, and ooh, it would be such a dreamy pick for summer; it’s basic, rosy, soft, understated. I WANT TO ORDER IT! (But restraining myself, just for now, SIGH.)

P.S. I don’t think it’s too expensive for $6.99 but I am not sure what it would be like totally, when you take into account its shipping charges? Luxola does not have this shade (DAMN!) though they do retail most of the other shades (talking specifically about their blush powders) from Sleek MakeUP on their website.

***********

Artwork by Roanna Fernandes