Friday, October 20, 2017


I hit my head on some phantom cupboard door/bedframe/handle or SOMETHING last week. It’s given me a nasty concussion and a bloody great dent in the crown of my head. I’ve been to the doctor’s and A+E and had all the scans, and they’ve said it’s all going to be fine, but I’ve been put on bedrest for a week. I actually put off going to the GP because I didn’t want to be that muppet that turns up with a bumped head, and so I tried to go about my week as usual, and even managed to get up to Oxford Street for a little retail therapy (all whilst having a concussion I didn’t know I had, and feeling very woozy and tired). I treated myself to a few new beauty bits from Kat Von D; goddess of goddesses and Spectrum Brushes; a brand I’ve been dying to try.

I went to Debenhams and experienced my first ever Kat Von D counter, and it was amaaaazing. They had every single Everlasting Liquid Lipstick colour on display meaning I got to actually test the colours for myself. I’ve had a few shades on my list for a while, but haven’t been able to hit ‘Buy’ in case they came and were minging. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to choose shades online, I’m SURE you’ll agree. 

I spent a good nine years at the counter swatching all my favourites, and ended up selecting the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Sanctuary which cost £17. It’s a cool-toned mauve with greige and browny hues. I’ve got a couple of the other shades already at home, so I know I absolutely live and breathe for the formula. These are some of the only liquid lippies that won’t dry out my already-dry-as-the-sahara lips. They’re hella opaque and stick to your face all day - disappearing only after a drowning in Micellar Water OR a pitstop at Five Guys. 

Then I grabbed the Kat Von D ‘Tattoo Liner’ Liquid Eyeliner which cost £16. I love a pen liner, and although I kknnnoooowwww that they dry out quicker and you don’t get as much product out of them, I’m far too ham-fisted to bother trying with the proper gel or dippy-pot ones. It was love at first swatch. Not only is the line really pigmented, but the tip is flexible and super duper thin, meaning I can do little delicate flicks for the day, or gigantic wings to pay tribute to my emo days of 2007.

Then I made a little stop in Boots - initially because I wanted to perve over the Liz Earle counter for a bit. But then I spotted the brightly coloured Spectrum Brushes, which I hadn’t seen in stores before, and immediately parted with £8.99 for the Spectrum Collections B01 Flat Top Buffer Brush. I’d say that their brushes are really reasonably priced; they fit right in with the likes of Real Techniques and NO7’s brushes. And this brush is so bloody soft. It’s so soft and so pretty that I’ve not been able to bring myself to use it yet. Although I’m so lazy with washing my older brushes, I’ll be forced to use it soon. 

This little Oxford Street haul cheered me up no end, and cushioned the pain of being told I’d have to stay in bed for a week just a couple of days later. I’m really looking forward to using it all once I get back to my usual self.

Lots of love,

Jasmine x

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