As mentioned before, the day of The Glam Show had finally arrived yesterday. As planned I wanted to get her early to make the most of my time there as I was paying £25 entry. How disappointed was I when I saw the kind of concession stands they had there. Very few and not much on offer. I read online beforehand that there will be free skin consultations at the show, but it was mainly aimed at ageing skin (pointless to me at this point).
The only thing that made me feel better about the entry fee was the fashion show. I really enjoyed it and saw a few clothing garments that had sparked some ideas I want to work on. Photos from the fashion show of some pieces that I personally liked are posted at the end of this entry.
I purchased a pair of cosmetic contact lens and a photo shooting session which I will be giving to my friend as a birthday present costing £30 oppose to £200+, this package includes manicure, facial+make-up, hair styling complimentary unlimited champagne and a free portrait photo on CD to take home.
MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator (from their Style Black collection)
I've been looking all over for this product like forever as it has been sold out in many of their stores (well at my locals ones anyways). Fortunately I heard that Selfridges still had some in stock so I went straight onto the phone to a friend who works there to pick me up 2 tubes. yay. I think they still have it available online, but I just couldn't justify the cost of postage, plus with the on-going postal strikes.
After hearing such great reviews about it, I knew I just couldn't miss out. I tried it on my hand while in the shop and my gosh was I amazed. It instantly left my hand feeling really soft and smooth. At first the chunky sugar crystals scared me as I thought it was going to be too harsh on my face but to my surprise it wasn't. The crystals will eventually dissolve after a minute or so, which I must say is excellent as it allows you to know when its time to rinse it off. It doesn't have an over powering scent which is great. Only downside is that it can get abit messy if using it over the wash basin but that's nothing to complain about when the results is this good. I would definitely recommend.
As it is a limited discontinued product I got 2 tubes, at 100ml each I have enough to last me a long time. But I really do hope MAC, in the near future, decide to continue this great product because I know many others and myself would be returning for more. I also got a few more eyeshadows in Beautiful Iris, Concrete, Goldmine and Silver Ring.
Lastly, my mum's friend just came back from China/Hong Kong recently and I didn't know my mum had asked her to buy this product for me. Its all in chinese so I don't know the name of it (being an ashamedly poor reader of the language).
I've always wanted a paler face complexion as from my neck upwards is a lot darker than the rest of my body. Plus paler skin makes one look younger and gives a fresh and clean appearance which is why I dislike the summer and always try to avoid the sun's uv rays as much as I can. Sometime last year I realised my mum's face/complexion was getting lighter and this was the product she was using.
Its a three step process which consist of a day cream/moisturiser, a pearl powder cream (pearl powder is known to having whitening properties) which is used after the day cream and then the night cream which is of an oilier consistency.
I have been using this for a few days now and although I haven't seen any whitening effects yet, I have noticed a change in my overall complexion. Its still early days so as long as I don't get any bad reactions from this I will keep using it for another month or 2 and see how things will turn out. Also, look how pretty the packaging is ^^
Lastly, my brother and his girlfriend came over for dinner today and she had a little gift for me. After hearing great reviews and bro's gf rave about how good Majorlica Majorca mascara (by Shiseido) is, I kept going on about wanting to try it out aswel. So she gave me one in 'Lash gorgeous wing' (I think that's what its called), I will be trying it out and if its as good as it claims I shall be getting my friend to get me more when he goes to HK soon as it is not available in UK and abit too pricey online.
Pictures from fashion show: (will enlarge pictures and upload some videos when I have the time)