Saturday, 15 January 2011

Rollin' in 2011

Oh dear, I have been of the radar for quite a while.

The activity of writing about beauty thingies was not really appealing to me and I found myself in a writing rut: I wanted to write about more than just a reviews on beauty products!

Now I kind of realise that I have the honour to have some fantastic followers that might be interested in the things I have to say. I might be the umpteenth fish in the pond that writes about beauty products, but some of my followers might even be interested in the things I have to say. That is wonderful!

I have been toning down my online shopping habit. I reached the point that I did not take pleasure ordering new things, but that I had to shop online for the sake of...?...So, I will not blog that oftenly about the lastest fad in the beauty world, but I will still write a bit about the tried-and tested things that make life a bit more glamourous and stylish...

If you haven't noticed, most of the Europeans have been in the midst of winter...

Summer shoe meets winter snow
Yeh, I am all about denial of cooler temperatures and snow that was around during this Christmas, so I let my summery shoe touch the snow in order to make that contrast of ideas (my idea of wanting it to be summer and nature's idea of giving us a wintery time).

Temperatures have been mellowing up in the meantime. Still, I am not completely in denial and have been buying one of the latest fashion fad-dy items: the Norwegian print!

Norwegian Print legging from gmarket
I am still loyal to Korean all-you-can-buy site Gmarket, so these pink and grey-tone leggings are bought from gmarket (link) but they are not available over there anymore.

Honestly, they are a bit too small for me...I have those 'big bones'-legs (or just a tad chubby) and they are made for dainty Korean women. However, I could fit in them which made me happy in a way that only a girl can be happy when she is able to fit into a size she thought she would be too big for...:D

I have spotted another great print on gmarket: the mosaic leggings!

Gmarket Mosaic print leggings
I wish they came in a larger size, because I think these colour blocks are wonderfully placed on the leg. I think they have a semi-slimming effect, which my legs need...

And what about these...flashtastic! Especially the gold ones

Gmarket flashy leggings

 These look fantastic if you have the skinny-legs gene! So I would happily skip these for myself and order them for one of my friends who has skinny legs.

Ok, I might look all right in the black ones...

(Both are from item no. 170672489 (link)

I still like my makeup! Only I have not been buying them in bulks anymore.

The only thing I could not pass up after reading lots of raves, was the Lunasol Xmas 2010 set!

I love all of the beauty products in that set. The mascara is so natural but still holds my carefully placed curl I put in with my eyelash curler! The highlighter is fantastically beautiful, but most I like the eyeshadow palette!

Lunasol Xmas 2010 set: the eyeshadow quad
Apart from the glittery middle colour, these shades are a neutral colour girls dream...

The thing I love most about Lunasol eyeshadows is that they look semi-natural, but still make the eyes look more beautiful. I compared this one with one of my neutral Dior palettes, and I noticed that Dior leaves that eyeshadowy/pigmented look whereas Lunasol gives the eyes a defined glow.

My last gmarket purchase has been this check blouse I have been seeing a lot lately.

Quite retro, and I love the colour composition of mustard and browns.

These are item no. 191486147  (link) and  they are out of stock as well.

This seller has some similar designs (here). Mind that I have no experience with this seller, but it has high ratings so I suggest it would be ok to order from them.

I really love this one: it is so feminine in its pastel colours!

Whimsical version of check blouse
pastel blouse
It is the 타이밍블라/연두믹스 one from the same seller.

So, what have you been buying lately and what is your 2011 wishlist item you would love to see in your closet or makeup drawer/purse?


Maki said...

your style is so cute. were the norwegian stockings warm?

Barbie said...

Cute leggings! I've never seen color blocked leggings! Kind of neat!