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Hey Boos’

I am a firm believer in the saying; “Do it once, do it right”. I tend to like to apply this quote just about anywhere to just about anything. Hair, make-up, a task at work (albeit that somehow doing tasks a multitude of times to suit multiple opinions seems to be the option chosen by all but me) relationships and buying clothing, gifts and accessories. You see, it is all to easy to fail, especially if you act in haste.

‘Fail to prepare and prepare to fail”.Unknown

My friends know I am the last in and last out. Punctuality is not my middle name. I habitually wait until the last possible minute for anything. However, I seem to have the last laugh because I avoid awkward moments such as: Arriving to a party first out of every invitee and waiting, trying not to look like a loner, trying not to spend all the nights petty cash on ‘waiting time drinks’, trying to avoid that creepy-seedy-looking guy at the bar waiting for you whilst you’re waiting for them. In fact, my time-keeping may be shit, but I never waste time; I have a nose for arriving just when its hot, or buying things at the best possible moment. Black-Friday is my middle name. Also, I do things once. Get things done. Do shit right… right at the last moment but right. So whilst all y’all early birds have too much time for error. I leave no room for it. It is a skill I shall so audaciously declare.

Yes I am that irritating Ebay Bidder that ‘oh-so-happens’ to get in there when there is 4sec to go on the clock. Thats right you silly early bidders whom wrench the price up with your all-too-eager premature ejaculatory selves! One lucky lastminute.com-find I managed to bag was indeed this awesome Leather Borg number. Yes I have posted about it before, but I thought I would brag post about it and another last min find; RiRi’s Talk That Talk Lipstick for Mac. I managed on the day, as I do, to casually rock into Harvey Nic’s London while there were just two left. I bought both. It was 9.32am on the launch day. *Two steps like a boss*.

Haters gone hate right?

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Vagabond

But sometimes I am just plain old fast-assed. I decided, when there was far too much excess month at the end of my paycheck, that I would be quick footed and buy a ‘DUPE’ version of the Vagabond Boot. The Libby Heeled Lace-Up in OFFICE carried a weighty price-tag of £100. Despite knowing that an OFFICE-in-house-resident friend of mine would score me a discount – if I waited until the following month. I was eager-beager and wandered into Topshop, carelessly stumbled across their Astrix Platform Lace-up Boot and somehow, they ended up leaving the store with me for a snippit of the price of the Vagabond’s.

Astrix Topshop

Topshop’s Astrix Lace-up Boot

Vagabonds

Office’s Vagabond Libby Lace-up Boot

… And after a few weeks of wearing the poorly-crafted-clonks, they ended up leaving me with a snippit of my baby toes intact. I HAVE NEVER HAD A CORN IN MY LIFE! *whimpers*

These boots and the dodgy inside seams, narrow fit and rough faux-leather upper, left my toes hanging onto my feet for dear life! Lordy!

So onto Ebay they went as quickly as I got them in the first place, and onto OFFICE I ventured, in tandem with my bestie-stroke-footwear-hookup …and into my bag went the Vagabonds. At long last.

And this my friends, is why I am not fast-assed.

Buy once, buy right. – Modedelaminx

Thats my quote for life.

La Minx

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Hey Guys and Dolls….

So I jumped on that Rihanna Bajan Bandwagon.. Yep. Yes-siree-bob. Yeezy. Yizzur. Giggedy. I did.

Well, more of I jumped on my usual MAC ‘limited edition’ wagon, I missed out on the ‘Orange Collection‘ and the ‘Archie’s Gals‘, so I felt rather justified in adding my Caribbean Flavoured Bad Gal, to the ‘must have‘ list. Also, as everyone some may know, I am rather competitive in spirit. You should see me on Ebay; Hawk-like in expression, Scavenger-like in technique and Magpie-like in mindset. When a bidding war is on, I get all kinda 50 shades of excited; heart-rate increases, beads of sweat form at my brow, breathing quickens, fingers at the ready… Boom! Got-cha!

GOT IT. GET IT. GOOD.

So obviously, when I got wind of the chaotic web-portal madness the RiRi fans in the USA were subjected to, I was on my A-Game.

Now people, I rarely set an alarm for anything other than work… but as the unemployed status liberated me from the phone-smashingly-irritating chime of the Iphone alarm, I thought I would put it to good use by setting a 11.50am reminder. Ready and set for the 12pm-sharp launch (which was not running on GMT as we know it, but as us folk like to call, “Ghana Maybe Time.” A whole 7 minutes late…. *Cue the “Ain’t Nobody Got Time Fo Dat!” crazy mama* I had like four web windows open on MAC Cosmetics site simultaneously! I was super serious about getting the much anticipated goods…and with minimal struggle I did. I found it strangely easy (much to the bemusement of unlucky bidders), just clicked ‘I Want’ on all three Lipsticks, added to basket, and checked out. Piss easy. So easy I had the audacity to sign in again, and add the muchly-sought-after Heaux Lipstick to my cart again! Score. “I’m Up All Morning To Get Lucky”.

Saturday Morning arrived and with it came my MAC goodies! All packaged sweetly in a lovely black parcel. However, I would have thought MAC would have made their usual fuss with the packaging. I was a little perturbed to find my lipsticks in a ‘basic’ carton – I mean, RiRi herself is always going on about, “Basic Bitches!” So I’m here like, “really?”

Sideward-Frown-Face.

Still, the lipsticks are pretty dang divarish!

Package

Swatches

Lips

The lipsticks are all Matt in finish, a little drier than the usual matt shades from MAC. However the staying power is to MAC‘s usual standard. The shades are a good selection – however, I don’t think they are very “Rihanna” – RiRi Woo? Yes. The other two? No not really.. The lavender hue is very Katy Perry, and the Heaux would have been more dramatic with a darker undertone… but then it would be too similar to the goth-friendly Yung Rapunxel from Miss Banks… I would have also imagined RiRi to have an orange rather than pink/purple, but then again, MAC probably didn’t really want to dilute the impact of their Orange Collection. Other than that, the shades are awesome, I don’t really have anything like Heaux – the fasting selling shade – but I do have Up The Amp, which is a satin finish dupe of RiRi Boy, and of course, like every other lipstick lady out there, I already possess Ruby Woo in my collection. Obviously. RiRi Woo is slightly bluer in tone, which is softer on my skin tone and perhaps on alabaster complexions too.

Can’t wait to showcase these with some outfits… Perhaps even pop some champagne to celebrate… Got a few things to celebrate…

Pour it up pour it up…

Admittedly, Champagne gets me drunk. Fast. I have a liver-damagingly-high-tolerance to alcohol, but Champagne is my Kryptonite.

Still… I be up all night to get lucky. *Cue stupid Pharrell Dance*

Laters,

La Minx

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