Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sign Dyslexia - it's real dude!

Are you one of the 99.99% of dumbass shoppers who can't read sale signs?

For everyone who works in retail, I'm going to do a little public service announcement on your behalf. People... read sale signs before opening your mouth or your wallet! 

Today a sign with the following writing was displayed in my store:

'$50 off when you spend over $200 on full priced sunglasses.'

I thought it was a pretty simple concept to grasp, but apparently not.

Here is a taste of the idiocy I endured:

- "These sunglasses are $49.95, so does that mean I get them for free?"
- "They're originally $500, so they come down to $250?"
- "You only discounted them by $50, the sign says 50%."

And these people aren't school kids, still learning their times tables. They're grown ass adults of whom Education Queensland has apparently deemed fit to graduate school and go on to hold down jobs in the real world.

I pity the misguided businesses who have employed these fools who can't distinguish a percentage sign from a dollar sign or know that 49.95 is less that 200. Worse yet, some of these idiots have procreated, and bring their equally unknowledgeable offspring into the store to torture me on a daily basis.

As you may have sensed... I get just a little bit annoyed at having to explain simple one sentence signs to people who should be perfectly capable at reading. And it's not just one or two people, it's the majority of customers.

Thus, I have concluded that sign dyslexia is real, and it is rife amongst the Australian population. After careful consideration, I deduced that a swift fly kick to the mouth any time a sign was mis-read would be an effective way to curb the spread of this disorder. Or perhaps a sign stating a 50% surcharge for vocalised idiocy would get people reading signs a little more carefully?

I'd be happy to trial both :-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Wish List

1. Chanel 'Gabrielle' lipstick

2. Coloured gel eyeliners

3. Sigma brush set

4. Vichy Dermablend concealer

5. Chanel Matte Lumiere Foundation

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chocolately Valentine Goodness!

So I made these truffles for my friends for Valentines day... they're so easy to make and so so so delicious. They taste like tiny little chocolate cheesecakes!

My actual Valentine (my boyfriend) didn't even get a look in at these truffles, poor boy! I gave them to some of my friends, and the lovely girls who work at my favourite Thai restaurant around the corner.

So here is the most simple recipe EVER to make yummy, chocolately balls of goodness!

Crush up the whole packet of Oreos and mix them through softened cheese.

Roll mixture into balls, and dip in melted chocolate.

Pop in the fridge to harden.

Divide into containers.

I thought they turned out really cute!

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Foundations

1. Make Up Forever High Definition Foundation (#118 Flesh)
2. Chanel Pro Lumiere (#20 Clair - Cameo)
3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC20)
4. MAC Studio Sculpt (NC25)
5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (Intensity 1.0)

I always have a couple of foundations on the go. My skin type is combination and I am prone to break outs, so most of my foundations are medium to full coverage.

I use MAC Studio Fix on a daily basis atm because it's full coverage and long wearing. I want my foundation to still look good at the end of the day and I feel as though Studio Fix does this. I like Estee Lauder Double Wear Light for every day wear for this reason too.

I would love to be able to use Make Up Forever HD every day because it has the niiiiicest finish, but because you can't find it in Australia, I'm trying to save this bottle I got in France for as long as I can! As the name suggests this make up was made for High Definition technology, so it looks great even in front of a high def camera. A great foundation if you're having important photos taken eg. wedding day.

I was so excited about my Make Up Forever HD Foundation purchase, I had to document it!

Chanel Pro Lumiere gives medium to full coverage. The bottle says it's a semi-matte finish, and I'd agree. It can get a bit too 'dewy' for my liking after a couple of hours, especially if the weather is humid.

MAC Studio Sculpt is my winter foundation. It's too moisturising for me to use during summer, but is perfect for winter. To get a flawless finish, I recommend using a natural bristle brush to buff it into the skin.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Comfort Above All Things

These all leather Urban Soul wedges are so comfortable I can walk around in them all day and not have my feet covered in blisters and feel as though I've broken both my ankles. A comfy pair of heels are worth their weight in gold.

Shoes Glorious Shoes

I can't wait to wear these tartan boots this winter with black stockings and chunky knitted things. Got them for an absolute steal through They're suprisingly comfortable (although I've only pranced around my room in them thus far). Bring on the cold weather! I want to take them for a spin...