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Sunday, May 23, 2010

1st anniversary FOTD, an update, and Project New Home for Makeup swap

Yersterday was mine and my boyfriend's first anniversary. To celebrate it, he brought me to a chic restaurant in the "old town", which served the most delicious Sardinian and Sicilian traditional food. Not only was the food excellent (everything was homemade, and even the olive oil came from the cook's private company in Sicily, and it was amazing, trust me), but the service was also impeccable.
We ate so much that we felt the urge to go home and put more comfortable clothes, ahah.

The picture above shows my makeup for the evening. I didn't know what the restaurant was like, so I went for "a compromise" that was classy, but not overdone. The only thing I dared with was the bright pink lipstick (it was a little brighter than what pictured).

On to the products used:

Diorskin Nude foundation
Sleek Creme to Powder foundation in Calico as a concealer (works great!) **
KIKO Sun bronzing Trio in Bonne Mine Pink (blush)*
Some of the lightest shades in the MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers compact in Gold Shimmer** as a highlighter on my cheekbones.

UDPP as a base
UD Mushroom e/s (taupe) on 2/3 of my lid, and blended into the crease
UD YDK e/s inner half of my lid
Hard Candy Chica Loner e/s to soften colors in the crease**
UD Sellout to highlight my browbone
Elizabeth Arden e/s in graphite on the outer corner and slightly blended into the crease
Eyeko Graffiti eyeliner pen
Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara
e.l.f. Studio Brow kit
KIKO Urban look black kohl.*

KIKO Red Emotion Sheer lipstick in Hot Pink Kiss*

I wore a grey shirt with beads on the collar and ruffle short sleeves I got in London, an H&M black stretch skirt, and Topshop bow and studs ballerinas, also got in London.
Earrings were a Christmas gift from my brother, and he got them in Olbia. If you happen to be in Sardinia and want to check out the store, email me, and I will tell you the name and where it is.

Disclaimer: items marked with *have been provided by PR for reviewing purposes, no monetary compensation was earned. Items marked with ** are from a swap

Now, update: I have created a facebook fan page for my blog. I don't really like to call it a fan page, but it is not a business page either, is it? Anyway, just check out the sidebar on the left hand side, and "like me" (how vain is that?). I did that because I was getting too many requests from people I don't know on my private page.

Lastly, for what I like to call my Project New Home for Make-up... Louise and I decided to do a swap with some things new, and some things that were laying unloved on our stash. What was the point in keeping all that stuff if we didn't use it? Products were good, and mostly brand new, but just didn't work for us!
I highly suggest you try this kind of swap, it is fun and useful! Lou was incredibly generous (she has also included some English chocolate, which I am indulging in at the moment), and I need to say THANK YOU, HONEY!

So on to what I got:

L-R: Hard Candy Eye Gloss, Miss Sporty Eye Illuminator Shadow, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Spandex, Boots N 7 Extreme Lenght mascara, Collection 2000Fast Stroke e/l , NYC dramatic lashes, Barry M Dazzle Dust in 3, Hard Candy Chica Loner e/s, Bys jumbo pencil, Natural Collection e/s in Aqua Shimmer, and NYC Color Wheel in Purple rain, plus a sample of Boots eye cream, and UDPP

Some skin care from Liz Earle (love the mask for the dry parts of my face), and from N 7. Hair Mask my Schwarzkopf (hope I spelt it correctly, my German is very poor)

Tonnes of lip products from Korres, Barry M, By Lauren Luke, Smashbox, Elizabeth Arden, NYX, Lancome, BeneFit, e.l.f. , Jelly Pong Pong, MAC, Laura Geller, Stila (forgot to add in the pic, I probably had it beside me), and a Sleek Pout Polish in Electro Peach that was in my purse, and I forgot to include in the pic.
Also, a Bobbi Brown e/s duo in Champagne and Espresso

Now for the face: Sleek Creme to Powder foundation tester kit in light (not bad this foundation, I will review it), MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmer in Golden Shimmers, NYC Color Wheel in Pink Cheek Glow, Barry M blusher, and Laura Geller bronzer, plus some samples including my beloved Flora by Gucci.

Have you ever seen so much makeup in one envelope? LOL I was amazed! Thank you again, Lou, it was so much fun swapping with you!

OK I really need to go study now, take care lovelies,


PS I have just realized I forgot to picture the Body Shop Clutch, which I think was beside me...it's a cute summery clutch and holds both makeup and brushes ;)


  1. WOW that was a massive swap i bet you cant wait to try it all out.
    PS i've nominated you for an award check it out on my blog xx

  2. omg so much makeup! xD LOL!
    the FB pace is a really nice idea btw ;-)


  3. Happy Anniversary! :) You look beautiful and that is a great haul!

  4. Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous look as always.
    Three things:
    1) your skin is absolutely amazing. flawless!!
    2) Is mushroom one of UD's matte colors? If so, is it your favorite of their matte shadows?
    3) What type of color is the Hard Candy Loner?

  5. Congrats on your and your bf's 1st anniversary! You look as pretty as always, Lydia!

    Btw, may I ask which camera you use and in which lighting you take your pictures? Your makeup always looks so vibrant and not washed out!