Beauty Related Resolutions for 2010!

I never really bother with New Year’s Resolutions ’cause I never, ever stick to them especially if it’s something that’s a total bore like quit smoking or lose weight. But in preparation for 2010 I’ve compiled a list of a few cosmetic related things that I want to achieve next year.

Enrol on a nail technician course. Gonna have to save up for this, but I think it will be worth it. I don’t really have any idea about the technical stuff about nails, and I’m not even very good at looking after my own hands (I’m sure you’ve noticed my cuticles suck). But this is something I would love to gain a qualification in so I can actually get a job I would enjoy. Good plan, right?

Buy and fill a MAC 15 pan palette. Would you believe I only own one MAC eyeshadow? Grand Entrace from the Love That Look collection, if you’re interested. I’m not entiiirely sure why but I’d really like to fill a 15 pan palette over the next year – depotting Grand Entrace will be fun I’m sure >_

Improve brush collection. I have plenty of brushes, but nothing from higher end brands because I feel like I really can’t justify spending like £20+ on a brush, yknow? I think I’m gonna go for the Sigma eye kit, that’s excellent value at only $39. Also, the brushes I love the most are blending/crease brushes! Sadly I only have two, haha, but I may take a trip to Charles Fox to look for a couple more – I’m amazed at the quality of Kryolan brushes and Sian says the Charles Fox brand ones are great too. They also sell a couple of other brands’ brushes in there but I can’t remember off the top of my head so I’ll have to see.

Master the cut crease technique. Yup, I REALLY have trouble with this haha. So I’m just gonna practice practice practice! I’ve watched a whole bunch of tutorials on it but I still can’t get the hang of it. Any tips from the masters among you would be greatly appreciated!


In other news, I just received my third package from Wayne Goss (I cannot resist his blog sales) – stacks of 16 different Bobbi Brown gel liners and eye bases (which I assume was a collective term for paint pots and paints, maybe?)! I’m hungry, so I’m gonna go have some lunch then get to swatching, because none of the MAC ones are labelled so I’m gonna need help from you guys to identify them!

Oh oh oh and also.. here’s my Christmas mani!

Color Club Alabaster as base colour, stripes done with a generic red eBay nail art pen, dots done with China Glaze Emerald Sparkle and Passion. Totally stole the candy cane idea from Sian (who has now had two mentions in this post, yeah I love her), then jazzed it up a bit with the dots. I’d love to keep this on over Christmas, but you know me, I probably will have changed it tomorrow. :)

And I promise this is the last thing I’m gonna ramble about in this post, this is the lazy eye look I have been favouring for the last few days – super simple with just two shadows (plus highlight), I normally use 4 or more in any one look! It’s just Urban Decay Last Call, and the matte black from Kryolan’s Berlin palette. I’d love to use Urban Decay Oil Slick for convenience as it’s in the same palette as Last Call but I can’t bear the chunky glitter in it! :(

Anyway, shutting up now. Look out for a post later today or tomorrow with swatches of my latest Goss haul! Haha :)

16 thoughts on “Beauty Related Resolutions for 2010!

  1. Hiya hun!
    The MAC eyeshadows & blushes dont already come with a magnet, so you would need to depot them, then add a magnet yourself & label them! :)
    I buy my magnets from ebay, for around £3 for 80! so good deal!
    I love your beauty resolutions, such a great idea! I also want to master the cut crease technique!
    Great post hun
    <3 xoxo

  2. @Emma: Thanks ^_^;

    @Sinead: Oh I know I’d have to magnetise ones that have been depotted, but I meant when you buy them from MAC in pan form.. I worded it badly, sorry! Haha :) thanks lots


  3. WOOOOHOOOO! That nail course sounds fabulous – can’t wait to hear your escapades and random stuff you learn from it :D Always great to be in a course learning about something you’re reaaaaallly passionate about.. *cough* no luck french..cough cough!

    super cute mani, you know me and candy canes.. i couldn’t bloody find them in the market the other day! WTF, a crimbo market with NO candy canes?! proposterous! *SMH* lololol xxx

  4. Just discovered your blog and your new year resolutions totally match mine! I would love to learn about nails, I’m rubbish at doing my own and my cuticles are an embarrasment!

    I have asked for an (empty) 15-pan palette as part of my Xmas list and aim to fill it by next year too. Plus, I only have two MAC shadows – I will collect more!!!

    Great blog!

  5. u shud get that nail technician course!it wont be a waste since u gan get money if u get a job
    yes dear!master the crease cutting and teach me later!me sucks big time

  6. omg you really need to fill up that 15 palette gurlie hehe…
    I would suggest Mac’s texture, woodwinked, satin taupe and club for starters :) They all will go wonderfully with grand entrace!
    Yup yup the Mac refils do come magnetised already ready to pop into ya palette..
    Also if you have access to Inglot, you can get 5 eyeshadows of your choice in a palette for £15 which is quite a deal :)

  7. @Beautyjunkielondon: Yay, let’s work through them all together then! Hehe.

    @Vanilla: I know :) I’m looking forward to it, and if I ever manage to master cut crease looks I might do a tutorial for it :)

    @Shifa: Haha I don’t even have the 15 palette to fill! I plan to get one next week when I drag the boy shopping! I was looking at KarlaSugar’s swatches to decide which colours I want but none of the cult ones really appeal to me! I definitely want Steamy and Paradisco. Omg I was just trying to decide where to drag the boy shopping, I was wondering if we should go to Westfield ’cause I’ve never been to Inglot before so you just pretty much convinced me :D


  8. I’d say definitely go for the nail technician course. I’m really loving it. Start on clients next year and I can’t wait. I’m doing a lvl 2 nvq and will do the lvl 3 nvq once this is complete and from there, who knows? I really recommend it! xx

  9. Awesome resolutions! I need to come up with a few of my own. The class sounds amazing I would love to take one of those someday =)

    And I personally enjoy reading the rambling so don’t worry! =)

  10. I probably shouldn’t say this but I did mastered the cut crease by a video by he who shall not be named. :P Posted in October or Novemebr if you wanna have a look. :D

  11. great resolutions! I need to put mine online as well. I seriously heart my MAC palettes – satin taupe, smut, smoke n diamonds if you can find it, goldmine, ricepaper, woodwinked, knight divine, all that glitters to start with.

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