Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Kittens and Tom Ford are a good combination.

What was that sound, anyway? Oh, just the sound of me sidling casually in, after a month of NOT BEING ABLE TO BLOG OMG.

We bought a house, of our very own.  Now we're poor and in a lot of debt to the bank.  We also got kittens.  What we did not get was the internet, for A MONTH. This alone may make the weaker among you hyperventilate a bit.  We did sort-of have internet access in the new home - it was just that in order to get it, you had to sit in front of the bathroom on the floor and wiggle the laptop around in mid-air until it managed to HARNESS THE POWER OF THE LOLCATS and connect to a public access WiFi hotspot.

Speaking of LOLCATS - may I present my own two little tinkers? As soon as I whipped my lightbox out today for taking some photos for the blog, they decided that they wanted to participate (seriously, who even knows of a cat who doesn't like boxes?!)  These little photobombing monsters have been keeping us very busy as of late, even though most of their day is spent asleep...

Midna - calico young lady who is getting increasingly crafty, and Frank, the brown and white tabby who sort of looks like Gizmo from Gremlins. And an owl. A cute cute owl.


So that's been my month.  Alone.  In the cold cold endless night of the land beyond the internet.  How have you all been?

Something a bit magical happened today, in parcel form.  My friend Aundrea over at Dancing with Disaster basically forced me kicking and screaming* into the world of Tom Ford lipsticks.  And candles.  Can you even COMPREHEND a more beautifulshinynew parcel of epic joy?  Probably not.

Aundrea and I did a little swap, except that she temporarily took leave of her senses and retaliated with this:


Yeah - that's right. NOT ONE BUT TWO.  Do you know what it's like to suddenly own two Tom Ford things in a row? It's like that kind of giddying running-around-with-your-shirt-over-your-head kind of thing, because they are seriously beautiful, and it was torture not being able to raspberry-smear the lipstick all over my lips while I took photos.


Neroli Portofino is zingy, wake-up kind of fresh.  Slightly soapy and citrusy and kicks you in the face a bit, and I might even need the Private Blend scent now, just to keep in a cupboard and sniff every so often. A bit like Gollum.  It's the perfect thing to sit in my (coughcough OUR) new home and burn warmly while the lights are low.  It has notes of bergamot, Sicilian lemon, mandarins and orange blossom and makes me smile.  Mmm, clean.


Cherry Lush is a boom-kapow lipstick.  It is an apologetically bright cherry red that reminds me instantly of Cherries in the Snow by Revlon, but it's a bit more  (remind me to swatch these side by side at some point - no seriously, remind me. I'm forgetful).  It's glossier and poutier and is more there-ier (yeah, I went there).  It's a moisturising shade with opaque colour and feels supple on the lips, and the packaging is kind of that luxe kind of chunky.  It kind of feels like it goes with the territory, and you'd feel a bit short-changed without its reassuring weightiness.  Oh, just get a bigger handbag or makeup bag.  Nobody uses clutches anymore anyway - because, just look:


I apologise for my slightly greasy mug, with the impending blush explosion on the cheeks and the shit hair - DON'TLOOKATME. Look at the colour of that bad boy.  One swipe, straight from the tube.  Sure, I could have used a brush, but I'm a modern** woman (isn't that how the excuse goes these days?!)

Am I megawatt super-obnoxiously happy with my first ever Tom Ford lipstick? Yes.  So many times yes on that one.

Have you ever tried anything from Tom Ford? What would you try if money weren't the awful running-out thing that it is?

* may or may not be true
** by modern, I may mean not-modern.  Or alternatively, 'lazy'.

48 comments:

  1. So glad to see you're back, when we had two cats they used to cause an absolute riot in the house. Enjoy them and the Tom Ford goodness, tonight I'll be dreaming abou Neroli Portofino candles, when I close my eyes I smell it...

    Bit of a ramble there....

    http://livebathlove.blogspot.co.uk X

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    1. Haha, ours are the same! Little terrors! The Neroli Portofino candle is so lovely. I keep trying not to burn it, but it smells so good I can't help myself! x

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  2. It looks STUNNING on you, just like I knew it would! I'm so happy you like it :) x

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    1. THANK YOU for being crazy enough to send me a Tom Ford lipstick! Retaliation to come at a later date ;) x

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  3. KITTIES!!! Midna has completely stolen my heart :)

    This shade is too surreally beautiful on you! It works SO well with your skin tone! If I had a lot of money I'd love to try a Tom Ford blush, because I've heard enough good things about them!

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    1. she's the naughtiest kitten of all :) I'd love a blush too, maybe one day I will get up the courage to part with the money!

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  4. Oh no. That lipstick is screaming out to me. One day.. One day. X

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    1. In the mean time, Revlon Cherries in the Snow is a great substitute :) x

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  5. pretty pretty colour & gorgeous on you!

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  6. Oh man a MONTH without internet? Gak! But oh oh so so so so cute! Just the cutest lipstick! And the kittens, they are cute too, gotta love kittens.

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    1. YES GAAAAH it was awful! Well, it went by pretty quickly but I do like to hyperbolise! :)

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  7. It looks lovely on you. And your kittens are soo sweet- I want them!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! But will you want the kittens when they're climbing to the top of the curtains at 3am?! ;) x

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  8. What a gorgeous shade on you! It's perfect. And I'm with you on the brushes. Pft.

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    1. lip brushes are totally overrated. I'm a fan of the dab and smear technique ;)

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  9. Eeeee, kittens! Eeeeee, Tom Ford! Why are you doing this to me?! Gorgeous x

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  10. Glad to see you're back, hopefully you will be posting a video soon, would live to try a Tom ford blusher

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    1. I think I'd like to try a Tom Ford blush too, they look lovely :)

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  11. Ah you look so beautiful Cami! It really suits you. I might splurge *one day* x

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    1. Haha, we all say that and add it to the never-ending list of wants ;) x

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  12. Can't wait for a new video showing these. I've been obsessed with cherry or pink red lipstick/polishes lately, and very dark plum shades.

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    1. Me too! It's moving into Autumn now, I just want those lovely chilly mornings and a great big whack of a plummy lipstick :)

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  13. I love Tom Ford Violet Blonde perfume and MUST HAVE a bottle of it. I have gone through 3 sample vials already!

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    1. I was quite surprised at how much I didn't like Violet Blonde on me - and I usually love all violet perfumes! :(

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  14. You're back, yay :) With spectacular lipstick, yet another yay :)

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  15. The cat in the background of the top pic is totally trying to hypnotise us! :)

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    1. he is. It's those eyes. Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, don't look around the eyes, look into my eyes! Bam, you're under.

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  16. I own a few of their lipsticks, but I don't find myself reaching for them a lot, or ever lol

    www.fionkafied.com

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  17. I think you're gorgeous with that lipstick, it perfectly suits your fair skin.
    I am now more aware of my "modernity" as urban woman, because I never ever have time/will to apply my lipstick with the appropriate brush.
    I'm very happy that you have internet now, I miss your post and yt videos!

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    1. thank you lovely Giò! Honestly, whenever I want to apply my lipstick with the brush I can never find it anyway!

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  18. The kittens are adorable! I have never tried anything from Tom Ford but I really like the look of the lipsticks and eyeshadows.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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    1. The lipsticks are gorgeous - so opulent and beautiful! I've not tried the eyeshadows myself, though.

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  19. I absolutely love the first kitten picture. The look on Frank's face is so cute... "Did I hear the word 'camera'?"

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    1. Haha, I know! He liked the sound it made and cocked his head to see what it did :) Awww.

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  20. That first picture is absolutely hilarious! :) They are both stunning little cats! Good luck with them! ;) xx

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    1. haha, they are not so little anymore! They are turning into fat little kittens ;) xx

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  21. Oh my word that colour is gorgeous... shame it will probably stay completely out of my price range :( And those kittens.... oh my word. I want to snuggle them!

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    1. I know, I think Tom Ford is out of a lot of price ranges :(

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  22. There just aren't words to describe either the kittens cuteness or the gorgeousness of that lipstick! Seriously stunning color on you! I haven't tried any Tom Ford yet. Have read reviews that state it is the be all, end all & others that say it isn't all that great (read ho-hum). But that color is anything but ho-hum. May have to pop out & get Cherries in the Snow for a quick raspberry fix! And just saw the Illamasqua lipstick that LondonMUGirl sporting - dies!

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    1. ohh, the new one from Generation Q? It's called Magnetism. I've been wearing mine ALL DAY and I am passing mirrors and admiring myself. I actually picked that lipstick out as one of my very favourites and it turned up in a package from them! I was so excited :) It's more muted than this and Cherries in the Snow, but it's so so pretty and cherry syrupy. AAAH there's nothing like a great Illamasqua launch to put me in a good mood :)

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  23. I have Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume, which sadly I have to limit myself to using on special occasions only. Otherwise I would probably wear it every day. I haven't tried any of the makeup yet, but I know I will. It's just a matter of time (and er, money).

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    1. Kiwi accidentally used my precious Black Orchid the other day when he wanted Tobacco Vanille also by Tom Ford. Gotta admit, he smelled really good though :D

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  24. I LOVE this shade! Will have to get my hands on this one!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  25. That lipstick is beautiful!! One day I will own something from Tom Ford. And by that I totally don't mean on my next trip to Selfridges. At all. Ahem.

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