Ling’s Linky Party #1 : 10 Things I Want – Spring Make-Up 2011

Welcome to “Ling’s Linky Party” – a new category on The Best Beauty Blog. I will post a new “Ling’s Linky Party” theme and if you choose to join in the fun, you can head off to create your own blog post on the same theme. When you’re done, simply add your link at the end of this post with the linky tool and we can all have a cool linky party and check out each other’s blogs.  There is one whole month to join in the linky party so there’s no need to rush!  Please remember to link love me back in your blog post. Thanks!

Allow me to introduce you to the first theme in Ling’s Linky Party – 10 things I want for my Spring Make-Up Collection in 2011.


Yellow Lemming

I have immersed myself into the beauty blogging world for a few months now and it’s interesting to realise that beauty bloggers have coined terms such as “holy grail” (describing a must-have product) and “MLBB” (my lips but better to describe a lip product).  Today I am going to introduce the word “lemming” into The Best Beauty Blog.

From the Urban Dictionary :

A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

I am not exactly sure how to use this term, so please excuse me if I fail badly.  I mean, is it “lemming for” or “lemming after” or “lemming on” or is “lemming” a noun??  I digress…

I am lemming Chanel Mimosa.  I love the colour yellow – hence my yellow VW Polo car (which is sitting unloved in my parents house…in Scotland!) – but I don’t really suit the colour yellow because I have a yellow-y skintone.

Anyway, I have 2 yellow nail polishes in my collection – Nicole by OPI Yellow It’s Me and FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Lemon Sorbet – (both yellow nail polishes were provided by PRs).  Don’t they look simply fabulous in their bottles!

But I don’t even look good with yellow nail polish…so why am I lemming after Chanel Mimosa??  I want something which clearly will not suit me but I want it just because.  Is there a term to describe my condition??

Do you have a lemming for something?

Wishlist Wednesday : Scarlet Fever

Last week, I was dreaming of peach pastel colours and this week, I have Scarlet Fever…well…kind of…Auntie Flo is in town, if ya know what I mean!

Anyway, red is one of my favourite colours and I think it’s a colour which suits every skin tone!  Red is definitely a traffic-stopper!  (Okay, enough with my bad jokes!!)

Dorothy Perkins polka dot dress
45 GBP – dorothyperkins.com

Jane Norman ruched dress
32 GBP – janenorman.co.uk

Hello kitty tee
$25 – alloy.com

Hi top
22 GBP – johnlewis.com

Lanvin double breasted trench coat
$1,985 – barneys.com

Mimi Holliday by Damaris red bra
45 GBP – houseoffraser.co.uk

Mary jane high heels
$50 – amazon.com

Stuart Weitzman high heel boot
299 EUR – luisaviaroma.com

Jimmy Choo platform heels
$665 – net-a-porter.com

Mini shoulder bag
155 GBP – karenmillen.com

Swarovski chain necklace
$35 – 1928.com

Ruby diamond ring
$195 – ice.com

Red glove
$17 – modcloth.com

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture – 1: Le Rouge
$30 – barneys.com