Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All things makeup!

Ok, so I've been sick this week. A nasty cold that Max brought home from school has been making it's way around our family. So I've had some downtime. There's only so much reading and crocheting you can do without getting bored, so I turned to Youtube - the ultimate timewaster. I found out it's a treasure trove of very clever girls who are all addicted to makeup. Mostly MAC, some of them are obsessed with it. A fair few of them do makeup tutorials and review products that most of us can't afford to buy just to test them out. It's very helpful.

I read a lot of blogs too, and one name keeps cropping up - They sell palettes of blush and eyeshadows, mineral makeup and lots of MAC-alike brushes for a very very reasonable price.

After reading lots of reviews I decided to try out the Ultra Shimmer 88 Eye Shadow Palette (left). I also ordered a lovely gel eyeliner (indigo blue) and an angled eyeliner brush. The eyeshadows are supposed to be very well pigmented like MAC eyeshadows, just a little smaller in size and a fraction of the price.

A friend recommended ELF ( a while back for cheap and cheerful makeup. While their makeup isn't the best quality in the world, most of the products retail for $1 each - so they make up for it in the prices and you can fill up your whole basket and feel like you got a lot for very little money. ELF also has a Studio range which is a little more expensive but apparently the quality is better. But for $1 a piece my eyeliners, lipglosses and cream eyeshadows will do just fine!

Hopefully my little haul will arrive at the beginning of next week and I can do a review of what I've got so far. Although - if things keep up like this I'm going to need a new makeup case! Right now my makeup is living in a small fishing tackle box - cheap, easy to clean and it has lots of little compartments for organization. I wonder if Bass Pro shop do industrial sized tackle boxes.....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visit to Orlando in January

Ok, last lot of photos for today, then I should be up to date - more or less (still playing around with the sizes but I'll get there eventually). Here are some photos from the trip we took to Orlando with my parents. The house was HUGE, we should have taken more people with us!!

We'll be going back in April to 'do' Disney World properly with Tim's parents. Fun fun!

I'm catching up with some past photos here - I think I'm getting the hang of slide shows...

Mum and Dad were here for a visit in January of this year. This is a slideshow of pictures from a visit to the park down the street from us.

Photos from the company cruise - November '08

First ever blog post!

Ok, so the truth is we are terrible with keeping up with our website - - so I thought it would be much easier to just blog a little and often instead of uploading hundreds of photos at one go!

So here you'll find updates on what's going on in our lives, and by that I mean what is going on with the children... as well as photos of the kids, their crafts and my crafts, projects and recipes too.

Please be patient with me as I learn how this blogging thing works and feel free to leave me your top tips and hints, I'll need them!