Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Rockalily Lipstick.

I've experimented with all kinds of colours and makes of lipsticks but they always bleed off my lips and so I gave up and stuck to lip glosses. That was until I heard of ReeReeRockette's business, Rockalily Make Up.

I now own three of these lipsticks. They are bright, bold and they stay on my lips! And when I say stay, they can generally last all evening.

I bought Rockette Red because I wanted a bright red that complimented my pale skin and blonde hair. It takes a lot of confidence to wear it but once you do, you can't help but smile!

I bought Pompadour Pink after spending an afternoon in a shop with some very pretty ladies and having never felt so unglamorous in my life! I decided I needed to make more of an effort on my own appearance. I decided to buy a pink that would grab attention and make me feel glamorous!

In the same week that I bough Pompadour Pink, the much sought after Limited Edition colours came back into stock. I'd had my eye on Vintage Vixen as it is a 'dusky rose pink' Needless to say, I did buy it and because it is a soft and feminine colour, it is fast becoming my favourite colour!

The packaging is very pretty. The smell of each lipstick is divine. They keep your lips moisturised. The service is AMAZING! - You can't get better than next day delivery. You really do get what you pay for.

I highly recommend that you check out http://www.rockalily.com/ to find about the lovely ReeRee and Rockalily.

Because Life Is Too Short Not To Wear Lipstick! X

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Creative Review Monographs.

I had a really good clear out and came across a stack full of Monographs from Creative Review magazine. I no longer require them. It's a shame to thrown them out, so I have decided to give them away. All I'm charging is 60p for postage per book. Just ping me an email if your interested to nicola_haigh[at]hotmail.co.uk

These are the titles:

  • Phil Carter - Art Books (March 2008)
  • Mitch Greenblatt - Watchismo (April 2008)
  • Derek See - Derek's Daily 45's (May 2008)
  • WIWP Presents - Now Showing (July 2008)
  • Michael Lebovitz - Do Not Disturb (November 2008)
  • Satoshi Minakawa - Customized (January 2009)
  • Paul Belford - Bollywood Posters (February 2009)
  • Aporva Baxi - Game and Watch (May 2009)
  • Dominic Mallin - Mohammad Ali Memorabilia (July 2009)
  • Taxi Series - Alex and Cocco (August 2009)
  • Jordi Duro & Mery Cuesta - Found Book Covers ( Oct 2009)
  • The B-Line - Ollie Kay (November 2009)
  • Matchboxes From the Subcontinent - Matt Lee (December 2009)
  • Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams (January 2010)
  • Typographic Posters - Phillipe Apeloig (February 2010)
  • 1980: A Year in Design and Advertising (March 2010)
  • Ghostsigns - The History of Advertising Trust (April 2010)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Time For Myself.

So let's scrap the previous post where I said I knew what I wanted and was on the way to acheiving it. I'M NOT.

Okay, now that's out in the open I can sign a breathe of relief.

As you may have seen, I started Nicola E this year; a shop that I want to sell home-wares and apparel. Everything was going too fast and not the way I wanted it to go. I'm rushing on designs, I'm not working in the style I want, I don't have everything set up like planned. Ultimately, I'm not happy.

I miss drawing for the love drawing.

For the rest of this month I am going to solely focus on myself. What I want. I'm going to start my Jenson Button painting, I am going to illustrate more shoes in chalk pastel, I am going to build myself a website, I am going to go out and visit more galleries and see my friends more. I will still be selling things from my shop, but only the same way as my illustrator friends do.

When the time comes to restart my little home-wares shop, I will build it up properly. Y'know with a proper identity, website, a better idea of what I want to make and sell.

I thank you all that have been so supportive while I've set this up. This isn't the end, just a mere blip in my plans.

Today's plan involves a spot of Photoshop work, some bird watching, a Lush face mask and some Lemon Curd tart making. If I'm lucky enough my parcel from Amazon will arrive - The Lady and The Tramp and Breakfast at Tiffany's DVD's. What more does a girl need?

See you sooooon! X

Friday, 3 February 2012

Illustration Rally: Valentine's Day.

I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, but I do love the association of birds with love and happiness and I do love a good rally. So here's what I came up with for Illustration Rally's Valentine's theme :)

Check out Illustration Rally's current rally here :) http://illustrationrally.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-rally-no23.html

Happy Weekend X