Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pointless Portrait.

The past week has been a super busy one, I kicked of this week acting like a big kid, looking after my little cousins. They are so much fun, and I love being able to spend time with them. This week I was put in a difficult position for a photographer, I was in front of the camera for a change, and I didn't have any control over the final image. I was being photographed for a dance project that I am part of, so the shoot involved jumping about and pulling lots of crazy shapes. But I had a great time, and know I didn't need to edit the picture was a great relief.

The rest of this week was spend in my office space doing what seemed like piles upon piles of paper work, but that's just one of those things that need to be done from time to time. This weeks pointless portrait come from one of my many procrastination moments of the week, from instagram, follow me @jen_s21

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Skip the Que, What's In My Handbag

A while ago I blogged about the website What's In My Handbag. I said I was excited to find out what its all about, and I'm happy to say... I'm In. And for my lovely readers I have some invitations to skip the que, just head to this link and you too can gain access to see what it's all about. But you better hurry, this link with only work for the first 20 of you, Enjoy.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pointless Portrait.

This week has been another quiet one. A fun few days at work, one of which was the cutest new born ever. The whole family were so utterly happy with their new arrival, which made for some great pictures. this pointless portrait was taken during the editing session of some pictures, and yes they are my real glasses.(I get asked a lot) Also taught a few extra dance classes this week, made me realise how much I miss teaching on a regular basis.

Had a rare opportunity to have a girly night on Friday with the girls from dancing, We've known each other almost all our lives, and all get on so great. Now that we are all older and work its hard to find time to catch up outside of dance class. But we had a great night of wine and food and girly gosspip. You can see what I wore in my previous post.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart."

For a long time now I had been searching for a new liquid eyeliner, my daily makeup isn't complete without some winged liner. I was using the elf liquid liner but wanted to try something new. I decided to go for 17 Liquid Lines, from the swatch I did in store and it's £3.99 price tag, it looked like this might be just the product to try.

The Liner is a very true black colour, which I look for in a liquid liner. It has some serious staying power, lasting throughout the day. (would need a touch up for a day-to-night look) In my opinion when it comes to liquid liner, theres no such thing as an easy application. This liner does have a small brush to help with those thiner line looks, but personally I'm finding the long length of applicator difficult to get used to. I like to be close to the action, so to speak. Over all an average product, I'd maybe say a 6/10. So the hunt continues for the perfect Liquid Liner, please do let me know if you guys have any suggestions.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pointless Portrait.

Currently I am away from home at a Dancing Weekend full of classes and lectures, so this weeks pointless portrait comes from Thursday of this week. I took a trip with my brother, north a little bit to Glenshee to take advantage of the Scottish Snow. I am a snowboarder and my brother a ski'er, we had a great days worth of snow fun and even managed to come home in one piece (we're both fairly clumsy people).

The rest of this week has been filled with meetings, but I did get the chance the catch up with a friend from uni who was up from London, it was great to catch up with him. This week was also one of the weeks I look after my little cousins after they finish nursery and school, I love spending time with them, it's the only time I'm really aloud to act like a kid again.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

"Washing you face is like..."

Normally known as one of the less exciting tasks of the daily beauty regime, washing your face is simply just one of those things that has to be done. But along with a few other random daily tasks, I actually rather enjoy washing my face, you just can't beat that fresh feeling to start and finish your day. (btw those other tasks are washing my hands and brushing my teeth, the OCD side of me loves the routine.)

One of the things which I believe makes the task of washing your face more enjoyable is finding the perfect product to match your skin. I found such a product in Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Daily Scrub. I absolutely love this product, I first found this while holidaying in America and instantly found it was the perfect match for my skin, I have normal to dry skin, but on my return home to Scotland I found it impossible to find anywhere to buy it. Thankfully now a few years on it is radially available here, I buy mine in a Tesco store.

Neutrogena describes their priduct by saying, "NEUTROGENA Deep Clean® Invigorating Scrub’s cooling menthol gel leaves skin feeling wide awake, clean and revitalised. Energising microbeads awaken skin and sweep away the dead skin cells that can clog pores." And I couldn't agree more with this description. I use the scrub last thing in evening before going to bed, it leaves a super clean and fresh feeling. Often if I find myself with a free morning or day, I like to use the scrub in the morning and leave my face without any other products or makeup, giving my pores sometime to breath during that day. As you can see the product is a blue gel with scrub beads, which aren't too rough on the skin which I find some other products can be. The scrub has a fresh smell to it, which isn't too overpowering.

Overall this is a great product, so much so that I haven't even tired to look for another product in a long time. I'd highly suggest it, the product is reasonably prices at £3.99 so why not try it for yourself.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pointless Portrait.

This weeks pointless portrait comes courtesy of a busy week and my instagram account, this is my 'I've got too much to do today' face. Sadly this week my Granny wasn't too well so I spent a lot of my time with her, looking after her and trying to make her feel better. Actually it was really nice to spend some more time with her, we've always been really close. Thankfully she is much better now.

This week I also had lots of meetings for work, which weren't too fun but these things need to be done. As you may have seen in one of my pervious posts, it was my elder sisters Birthday this week, which meant I got to enjoy a family meal and a night out this week. Both were lots of fun.