Saturday, 27 September 2008

Fog and Baubles

London was under a blanket of fog this morning. I like fog. I like hearing things before you can see them. I like trying to work out who's coming towards you through the white, and I like seeing the headlights of vehicles shining through the fog like glowing eyes.

In other news, Christmas starts tomorrow! Or that's what I'm being told. I seem to recall Christmas being sometime in December, but perhaps that's all wrong. Tomorrow's the day my floor at work changes from a furniture floor into the Christmas department. All glitter and baubles and reindeer. I plan to buy everything for Christmas this year ridiculously early, before I'm sick of the whole thing, which I'm sure I will be before the real Christmas comes around. As long as the music doesn't start yet, I may survive it...

Oh, and kohl update... I've been wearing the almond smoke eyeliner for the last two days and am thoroughly impressed by its staying power! I think it's because it's not oil-based, and so doesn't melt off. I put this on before work this morning, and it's still strong now, 14 hours later.
Merry Christmas to one and all! xXx

Friday, 26 September 2008

Smokey Eyes

My newest cosmetic discovery:

To make eyeliner (kohl style, not pencil) take an almond, hold it over a flame till it catches light. Hold a teaspoon close over the almond's fire to catch the smoke. When there's a good black coating on the spoon, extinguish the almond. Leave the spoon to cool for a minute or two, then apply smoke with a finger. Magic.

I usually don't wear much black eyeliner as I'm quite fair and it's very strong on me, but I've been having so much fun with my excuse to burn things, and of course wearing my own homemade kohl, that I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a *lot* in the forseeable future.

Try it!