Sunday, 27 March 2011

Cutest things EVER!!!

Some of you may know that my rat had babies (kittens). You can hear them in my recent videos! ^.^
I know I said that I was going to put up pictures AGES ago but it's really hard to get good pictures of them, and I didn't want to interfere too much in the first week.

I did however get some pictures at about 3 days (this is basically how they look them they're born, except they're smaller and pinker. They've started to get markings here.)

I didn't want to take pictures while holding them till they were a little older, I only held them to check them over very quickly at this stage... This is at one week:  
They've started to go fuzzy (they're born completely fur less) and they're markings are very clear.


This one is SO CUTE!
They're now 10 days old, more fuzzy with bigger noses! 

Of course I'll keep you posted :)
Now something you may not know, is that one of our dogs has also had babies!!

They're 2 weeks old in these pictures and have started to open their eyes! I took pictures of the black one because she was the first and only one at the time to open her eyes fully. They all have their eyes open now :)

They're Chihuahua's if anyone was wondering (not my first choice of dog, but my mum likes them because they're small).
She did have 4, but one was born with a cleft palate and wasn't eating enough get grow and get strength. By the 2ed evening he was so small that my mum decided to feed him by hand every hour and  took him to the vet the next morning. But unfortunately he died whilst he was there. He started having a fit and they took him off to be resuscitated but couldn't do enough. He had a lot of milk on his lungs because he hasn't developed correctly. They said it might've been because she had so many, normally Chihuahua's only have 2 pups at a time!
Either way, they're all so lovely ^.^
I'll be sure to take video and put them up on my other channel when they start to walk, they're not all that interesting to watch right now because all they can do is crawl around (my mum says they're swimming on air!), sleep and eat.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Sleek Paraguaya palette

I think I'm starting up a collection of these things!
My boyfriend very kindly insisted that he buy me this palette after he saw me ogling it in Superdrug!

Here's some different pictures I've taken of it.. I feel like a lot of pictures I've seen online are a  little darker than the palette actually is!
Hopefully these here look a little more true to life :)

Something I find really cute about this palette is that it comes with a little name sheet :) I know that the perminent palettes don't have this, but I can't remember if the Circus palette had this...

I also think the packaging is really cute :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

The Naked palette: my experience.

I will do a video about this that better outlines why I chose the Naked palette, this is just some pictures and brief thoughts on it.

I thought about getting this palette back when it was released, but held back because I really don't wear neutrals that much. However I do need a job and I would like to be able to wear makeup where ever I work. I do have some neutral palettes (like the eBay one) but that's not necessarily very consistent in quality and I feel guilty/weird using it because I don't know where it came form.
That said, I decided that I would save up and treat myself to Naked.

It took me about 2 months to find somewhere that stocked it (I'll go into this more in my video), I resorted to checking the Debenhams and House of Fraser websites every evening because from what I could make out that's what other people were doing too.
It was still luck that i got it though, seeing that it was in stock for a whole 12 hours!

I was very excited for it to arrive and when it did come no one was in, so my mum very kindly took me to get it from the Post office after college.

This is the package it came in. I took this picture in the car because I knew that I wouldn't have the patience once I got home!

 I've had it for a week now, and so far I like it. The shadows are really nice! Very pigmented (though what else would you expect?) and I really like the different finishes. For the moment I particularly like Sidecar, which has little bits of glitter in it! I've heard some people complain about this, but in my opinion it would be too much like Sin if there were no glitter.


I don't have a problem with fall out, I know some people do. I think it's because I'm used to using loose pigments which can have a lot of fall out, so maybe it's just the way I apply eyeshadow in general now that prevents me from getting really bad fall out.

There are a few things which I don't like about the palette which I'll go over in my video, but there's one thing that I want to bring attention to here too. That is the packaging. I quite like Urban Decays normal packing, it's different and fun. But I am a very artsy person so I enjoy it looking different.
I don't necessarily dislike the design of the Naked palette, but I really, really, really hate the velvety covering they've used on it! Granted, it's a nice touch, but as others have mentioned, it's likely to get things stuck to it.
Now I have a few jewellery boxes with this material on them, so I knew what would happen and I wasn't looking forward to it...

This is after about 5 days, I haven't handled it excessively or put it in a very dust place, just on my shelf.

DUST! My room is very dusty, I think it's something to do with the rats but no matter how much I dust there's still loads. The palette, like my jewellery boxes, is covered in dust which sticks to it and won't come off. It really irritates me to see it!! It's fairly easy to remove with some gaffer tape, but I don't have time to do that every few days.
Now I might have a ridiculous amount of dust in my room, but this is going to be a problem to everyone eventually and I just don't think it was very well thought out!

So, I like the palette, I just don't think it should be held in such high regard!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Naked palette vs. Storm palette

A subscriber commented on my haul video where I showed the Naked palette and said that she really wanted it but didn't think she's be able to get her hands on it, so she was think about getting the Sleek storm palette instead. This got me thinking, I've thought about getting the Storm palette before (for the same reason I have Naked, but I'll get into that in another video ;)
I was in Superdrug today looking for the Sunset or chaos palettes, but they had neither so I thought it would be interesting to get Storm and compare it to the Naked palette.

I've numbered the colours for reference in a minute.

This isn't my palette, mine is the one with the brush. Being honest, I could get a good picture of mine so I gave up!


Ok, here it is without flash and numbered

And here it is with flash, exactly the same ordered, I just didn't both numbering and naming the shades again because it took ages!

There will be a video to go with this post, I'll talk about the actually quality of the shadows ect. But I'll have to film that when Dan had gone to work at 10 tonight so it might not be up till tomorrow ;)