Nov 20, 2013

Makeup Heirs and Spares. Yoga at Home.

Let's get straight down to business, shall we?



Priceline's currently having their 2 day beauty and cosmetics sale.  40% off everything beauty (except accessories) online and in store.  The sale started yesterday and continues today.



I am such a huge fan of the Maybelline pencil eyeliners that I bought an heir and a spare of the brownish black shade.  It would be both illegal and exceedingly vain to put one of these in the car, wouldn't it?  It's just got such a great, blendable consistency, it's fool proof even when you're in peak hour traffic and being guided by an oddly angled rear view mirror.  It's one of those great ironies of life that the light in the car (filtered through a tinted sun roof) and the pitch of the seats are more suited to make up application than the arrangement I have at home.  

At $5.10 each, it would have been irresponsible not to try the ebony black shade.  It's just the thing I need for the party season.  My usual liquid / gel eyeliner look just isn't going to happen this year.  And false eyelashes?  Dream on.

If anyone from the traffic police happens to be reading this, don't worry, it's all idle chit chat.  I know the rules.  As it is, I get panicky every time a police car pulls up next to or behind me at the lights.  I sit up straighter, look straight ahead and give myself a pat on the back for having my mobile stashed away in my handbag in the boot.  Then, when the lights go green, I proceed to drive at 10 kilometres below the limit.

Matchy, matchy....  Dress - DVF, bag - Louis Vuitton, drink - needs to introduction.

But enough about me and my issues with traffic authority.  My heir and a spare approach extended to the Models Prefer ultra lipgloss pencils.  They have impressive staying power and were around $6 in the sale (RRP $9.99).  Kiss & Make Up is an every day pink that doesn't wash me out or look frosty.  It's my pick of the bunch and I'm onto my third pencil.  Nothing to hide is a warm daytime red that I had to wear yesterday to pull together my outifit, bag and choice of lunchtime beverage.  



It's gradually starting to hurt less with my home yoga practice.  My heels are inching closer to the mat in downward dog.  My body is feeling much less tightly wound up since I've started practicing again.  10 minutes most mornings.  I've been using these home practice sheets from the Iyengar Institute of New York.  There are two sets of sequences - level I and level II.  I'm starting with the level I programme and the four sequences have enough variety in them to keep me going.




I've put a few more of those book rings to good use as they hold the practice sheets together.



This was me watching the rain, doing some yoga and posting to Instagram the other day.....




Having sorted out Christmas drinks, it's time to get some ideas for food together.  The Christmas entertaining issues of the magazines are my favourites of the year.  I've skimmed through Donna Hay and The AWW is next.

Take care and have a lovely day.



9 comments:

  1. The priceline sale is really good! I stumbled across it today and got myself a new DD cream, I was looking for a BB cream but after a discussion with the lovely sales assistant apparently a DD cream is better for me. Excited to try out her recommendation, not bad for 40% off I thought :)

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    1. Mica
      That new cream sounds good. Will investigate.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I am trying so hard to not approach the Priceline sale seeing I am all packed ready to go. But if I could, I would have made a beeline for their eyeliners too.

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  3. I have been doing a pregnancy yoga and it is really helping me out!

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    1. Hi Anne

      Yoga was the best thing I did during my pregnancy. That and trying to go a little easier on the KFC.

      SSG xxx

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  4. As a front passenger, I once tried doing liquid eyeliner in the car in rush hour traffic ... never again! Took me quite a while in the office washroom to get both sides even

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    1. Thanks for the tip, N! Will avoid liquid eyeliner in rush hour.

      SSG xxx

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  5. The AWW has a whole Christmas Food magazine this year for about $8. It is quite good!

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