Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A bit royal: EOTD/NOTD

A while ago I did a swap with a lovely lady I've been chatting to on Twitter for a while - I'd link you to her blog but she's between, er, topics? Anyway, I wanted to get some fullsize Meow Cosmetics shadows without paying their (frankly exhorbitant) international shipping fees. In return I provided some Aussie bits and pieces. No Vegemite, I wanted her to still talk to me afterwards!

I painted my nails with China Glaze Passion, a new acquisition. Unfortunately the end result was very streaky. I layered some gold-and-pastel glitter over the top to try and disguise it a bit:
I don't really like it, but honestly I don't use/wear gold very often, so I decided to leave it on for a while and  made the most of my Midas-y theme by using Ra, and a bit of purple (Sassy Minerals Cocktail Party in the crease/upper lid, and Neverending on the lower lashline. Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk is on my waterline. Cocktail Party turned up quite mauve-y in the photos, it's more of a sheer, shimmery pinky-purple in real life).

This is without PE, folks. Just TFSI. Ra is liquid gold in shadow form. I know everyone raves about Goldilux from Sugarpill, but I probably won't ever buy it because to me, Ra is sheer perfection. It's not glittery or shimmery at all, just a smooth, gleaming metallic. It's ridiculously beautiful, and shows up on my medium olive skin, which is great. A lot of yellows and golds just sort of disappear on me. Not this baby.

I realised I didn't have any gold and purple earrings, so I dismantled a bracelet I hadn't ever worn, and made these really quickly before running off to uni:

I have six of the crackle beads left, so I could either make a bracelet with some gold chain between the beads, or I could use more wires to make a wide/long pendant. We shall see!


  1. Oh wow that gold looks awesome! And of course I can appreciate those earrings, cute! ^-^

  2. Thanks Annamax! :)

    Long you reckon, Em? Hmm... I'll see if I can make it look any good.

  3. I love Ra. I love all my shadows from Meow's Egyptian Treasures collection and plan to get full-sizes of as many as I can. If you ever need someone to CP for you, I'm in the U.S. You were my very first subscriber which makes me want to do stuff for you, lol.

  4. Awww, thankyou! I definitely would like to do some more swaps/CPs, they are good fun :)

  5. Love the EOTD! That color looks amazing :D

  6. That gold on your eyecolour is amazing!


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