To say that I meant to update long before now is a gross understatement…but life has a habit of getting away from me and I run to catch up with it and blogging falls further and further from my mind. However I am trapped on my couch with a sprained ankle (the first time I’ve hurt either of my ankles since I fractured my tibia last summer) so I am pretty frustrated and figured I should blog about the recent beauty event I went to with L’Oreal! I do want to blog more…I will just say that my personal life and I have been in an extended disagreement and much as I might want things to be going one way…life seems to be going a different way and I’m just doing the best I can. But it makes blogging difficult. My husband was an excellent nursemaid last night and isn’t very pleased that I’m being a bad patient today and desperately trying to run around and forgetting I have a bum ankle!
So there were 4 pastel colours (and I even resisted eating the macarons from the display, way to go me and my new “let’s eat better and try to be healthy in 2014 [ahem, that was my 2013 plan but the whole bum leg threw it out the window]). I have to say I forgot to ask for a goodybag so I don’t know the colour names or have any bottle shots but I can tell you they were inspired by the pale colours of porcelain and it’s a soft, sweet and creamy colour with nice consistency. It isn’t like the very stark/chalky white pastel from the Illamasqua collection, it’s very traditional (and feminine in my mind) pastel type colours. Reminiscent of Easter eggs and all the traditional spring offerings from brands.
I did like that they had these colour/mood boards on display, I picked this colour for my manicure and did a French with black tips (that I stupidly forgot to photograph!) and it brought a nice edge to the pastel (not to mention the black complementing the white making up the pastel).
And the peach
And in contrast they had a series of glitter and tweed topcoats:
They each had their own style sheet
And lastly up close and personal:
I loved the look of some of these….I wish I had a chance to try some!!