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Day -29, just some news…

by Sonia G.

Last week it was my birthday, my BF had asked me what I wanted to do that day and what present would make me happy.Β My answer cut straight to the point : “Take me shopping and buy me a few little things to wear, maybe tops or shoes ? That’s would be really perfect !” πŸ˜› And so he did.

I actually needed something cute and easy to wear and also some elegant shoes for work, we went shopping in Geneva then ate in an Asian all-you-can-eat buffet. At night we watched movies while eating marshmallows and cakes ! It’s not that extraordinary for some, it’s a simple birthday but that was a perfect day for me ! I enjoyed it so much ! By the way, thank you for your wishes ! It was amazing to receive so many little messages, I had a huge smile on my face the whole day !

The presents : he got me a few little tops, easy to wear and fun, I found them at Zara, got thisΒ in pink, this in greenΒ and that in green tooΒ ! We didn’t find the shoes that day, I was trying a few but some were not comfortable enough to wear for work (but I still wanted high heals…). Yesterday we finally found them, here they are, what do you think?



Also yesterday I found THE shoes I will take with me to Tokyo for the night out πŸ˜€ these are super comfortable and fun enough to look ready to rock at any moment ! I have to wait approx 1 week to receive my size but honestly it’s raining day and night, it’s even snowing again, so I am not in a rush… The leather is extremely soft and since they have “a platform” in the front it’s like walking in no heals at all, a dream !

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Yesterday I also took the courage to go to the hairdresser, honestly I absolutely hate it, unfortunately it could not wait any longer. My roots were 6 cm long, very dark, I had the choice into going darker or lighter, I asked her to do the same color as the rest of the hair and guess what ? I am blond ! I wasn’t expecting such a light color… Usually my BF prefers me when I am darker so I was expecting some comments but it looks like he likes it…

I also told her just to cut just the ends, and she cut 12cm !!! I was a bit mad, she said “it’s only hair, it grows back” ok ok I know… but if I knew her true intentions, I would never had let her take the scissors in the first place !! She said : “You are young, you need a sexy haircut, something with movement!” Β WTH ??

I love long hair and now it feels like I have nothing on my head, they look healthier and I had to do something but yeah, a bit too short in my opinion…

Now, you may be curious to see the haircut and the hair color.. so I took a pic for you :


Still asking myself if I should darken it a bit…


Some more news about my little sick dog for those of you who were sending me little encouraging messages, by the way, THANK YOU!!!. I am just back from a walk with her, she enjoyed it, she started eating normally only yesterday and since then she is playing like crazy and looks so happy !


About my future studio… well, it’s not really finished yet… not even close :


We have to move all the electric panels, the windows… I hope it will be ready soon so that I can install my camera there and take pics of looks and I can’t wait to decorate the room with my brushes πŸ˜€ I am also looking forward to have a place for me instead of camping in the living room with my pc and my camera.

By the way, my post on the Serge Lutens blush #2 is late because I was wearing it for a few days when I realized my skin was getting incredibly dry and drained… I did not know what it was, I thought it was the blush because it was the only thing that had changed but I finally found out : it was the air conditioning that they turned on at the office, this is a nightmare with my skin !

I hope I can soon upload this blush review, also the review of the new Serge Lutens palette that I should receive tomorrow and in parallel I am preparing a review on the rest of the Evgeny brushes.

I am so sorry that I don’t go into more details in the recent reviews, but I don’t have that much time at this moment. I am just trying to share pics as soon as I can hoping that it will help you a bit… Β I am right now reading your recent comments and questions and doing some testing so that I can give you a reply shortly.


Last but not least…. today is :


Yes, my flight to Japan is booked ! It was tough to book because I was so nervous that I couldn’t even enter my credit card details properly πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Β So funny, my mouth was dry and I was shaking with excitement ! I am a bit scared because this is so new for me ! Never been in a country where I didn’t speak the language !

I will be flying on the 26th of May and coming back on the 8th of June… I am now starting to plan the trip, I am super excited and a bit terrified, I wanted to thank you for all the recommendations you sent me, I will be looking into them and preparing my adventure in the upcoming days πŸ™‚

I have created a page (in the menu), so whenever I can I will upload pics there if you are interested !

That’s it ! Β just wanted to tell you how life was going, I hope yours is going really well ! thank you for all your kind comments, it’s fantastic to have you here !

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laurence 28 April, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Happy birthday with a little delay!! Loove the shoes and the hair!!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Thank you Laurence πŸ™‚

laurence 28 April, 2013 - 3:54 pm

va lire le blog les chroniques de sonia et son voyage au japon!!!! tu vas adorer

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 4:41 pm

oh oui, je l’ai lu, j’ai adorΓ© ! trop drΓ΄le πŸ˜€ merci pour le tuyau !

Bea 28 April, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Nice update. I am glad the pooch is fine. The hair is also fine. It does make you look younger even though I don’t necessarily think you needed to do something about that. What irks me is how your hairdresser kinda forced what he/she thought was appropriate for you instead of listening to what YOU wanted. 12cm is totally for and seemed to totally disregard your wishes?! πŸ™

Anyway I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see how your studio turns out and I can’t wait for you to take us on your trip (thru photos/posts/hauls)! I am so happy you are finally making your dream come true! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 4:43 pm

yes that’s why I hate to go to the hairdresser, never listen πŸ™
It’s totally a dream, and it’s coming to life, I am freaking out πŸ˜›

Barbara Seilder 28 April, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Your hair is LOVELY and the cut is sophisticated and perfect for you.

You look so GREAT!!!!

212kiki 28 April, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Oh missed that … happy birthday to you afterwards πŸ˜€
In my opinion your hair is looking good. And its not too short it looks fresh πŸ™‚
Oh a room only for your brushes and blog thats very nice.
Wow i hope you will enjoy your trip to japan.

Now since i’ve finished my evening study and only my oral exam is left for my technician i think i have too much time to look at all these new brushes πŸ˜‰

terry 28 April, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Loving the shoes (the pink ones looks really chic; the silver round studs are just adorable)! I suppose your hair is a lot lighter than it used to be, but it certainly looks good… Feels younger and more refreshed. Your old hairstyle looks more like the professional and mature type? Darn I’m so bad with words I hope you didn’t find that offensive. It did seem insulting, the way your hairdresser didn’t respect your wishes at all, though.

Congratulations on finally finaliziing your trip to Japan!!! I bet you’ll have loads of fun shopping for Japanese brands such as RMK (I know you love their blushes), Lunasol, IPSA, Suqqu, Shu Uemura, Addiction and the like! Also, Cle de Peau for the divine lipsticks and Laduree if you are curious about the packaging maybe?

I don’t know if you have come across this page by messywands but she introduced a shop in Kyoto selling geisha makeup? Thought you might be interested in that since the shope seems to sell brushes as well. Here’s the link if you want to check that out: http://www.messywands.com/2011/08/makeup-you-want-but-cannot-have-yojiya.html

Hope you have a great time!;)))

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 7:09 pm

πŸ˜€ nooo it’s not insulting πŸ˜€ it’s really sweet of you to say that !
they never listen and even when they try I am never happy, I am just like that πŸ˜› a terrible customer !! (they always tell me that what I want is very “complicated” πŸ˜€ )
thanks for the Messiwands link, oh I’ll go for sure πŸ˜‰ that’s a gorgeous lipstick by the way !

Melissa 28 April, 2013 - 5:08 pm

HOT SHOES!!! Def a head turner πŸ™‚
Its the little things that count right! Watching movie and eating cake & marsmallows…my idea of a relaxing, happy time πŸ™‚

I love the layers at the front and I dont think its too short or too light!
Happy to hear your dog is doing fine now. She looks so happy playing in the snow!

YAY! U did it, off u go to Japan! Wooohoooo…..I’ll mark my calendar πŸ™‚ gosh….Im so thrilled for u!!! Breeeeeath πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 7:11 pm

thanks Melissa, I am glad you love them too !
yeah… I can barely breath actually πŸ˜€
argh can’t wait !

Galliesallie 28 April, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Beautiful shoes, elegant just like you! Have a wonderful trip, how exciting!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Thank youuuu Galliesallie πŸ˜€

Mimi 28 April, 2013 - 6:18 pm

I love your new haircut and color. You look wonderful. It’ll probably take a couple weeks for you to get used to it so wait and see how you feel about it then. I think it’s very flattering and modern looking and I swear you cannot be out of your 20’s! Just not possible! I’m so glad you dog is getting better. Such a relief to us moms when they EAT.
I’m so looking forward to sharing your trip to Japan vicariously. It will be a wonderful adventure. It is safe there and the Japanese are so polite, friendly and helpful. I’m sure you’ll have the time of your life!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 7:14 pm

πŸ˜€ you are very funny indeed πŸ˜€
I can’t wait, in a way I won’t feel alone if you are virtually travelling with me, that’s comforting ! thank you πŸ™‚

Sylvia 28 April, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Yes to the shoes!
I also vote yes to the hair.

So, day -29.
What a roller-coaster of emotions you’re going to have before you even enter the boarding zone!

Last but not least, I’m so glad about your dog.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Thanks for the positive votes Sylvia πŸ™‚
yep ! exciting before, during and after !

Iris 28 April, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Hey, so excited for you that you’re finally going to Tokyo! I’m sure you will have a fantastic time and come back with lots of great memories. I’ve been missing it so much, particularly the food and even their convenience stores are just awesome. Hope you find all the brushes you want!

The heels look pretty and I think your current hairstyle looks good too. It’s a shame that the hairdresser was so flippant about it though.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 28 April, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Hi Iris !
thank you ! I can’t wait !! This is going to be so different from Geneva πŸ™‚
Maybe one day we can go shopping again πŸ™‚ it was fantastic meeting you ! and thank you for the brushes, still using them !

Kay 28 April, 2013 - 9:58 pm

Happy Belated Birthday wishes! Love the shoes and while the new hairdo is fine, I think the darker thicker hair and waves you usually have match your personality better. I’m glad your dog is better and congratulations for nailing down your trip. I’m sure you will have a great time in Japan as it is an easy country to visit…safe, clean, efficient, modern and full of shopping delights!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Thank you Kay !!
yeah well, it grows back … (gonna kick her a$$) πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
Japan will be fantastic I am sure !

Vivian 29 April, 2013 - 1:25 am

Dear Sonia,
Belated Happy Birthday! What a treat! Those shoes look awesome. Your hair looks fine, not too short at all. But I know how you feel because you are so used to having longer hair…I have the same fear to go to a hairdresser…you never know whether they will screw it up or not.
Have a safe and great trip in Japan! So jealous…
Can’t wait to read more fabulous posts from you. =)

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Thank you Vivian, so sweet of you ! <3

cc 29 April, 2013 - 3:42 am

Happy belated birthday, Sonia. Sorry to have missed it.. Wishing you great health and happiness always. πŸ™‚

Super LOVE the white shoe!! That’s my kinda shoe and I will grab them without hesitation. And in all honesty, you look beautiful and NOT a day over 30.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 6:47 pm

Thank you CC, I missed all of yours didn’t I πŸ™
The first are beige,the second grey shoes πŸ˜€
thank you, straight to my heart it goes πŸ™‚

Nikoleta 29 April, 2013 - 4:44 am

Avec un peu de retard, Joyeux anniversaire! I would like to spend my birthday like this without all the fuss. Your hairstyle suits you very well and like the colour.
What an excitement about you trip in Japan. You’ll be soon lost in translation πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 6:49 pm

MERCIII Nikoleta πŸ˜€ super gentil, Γ§a me rechauffe un peu le coeur et m’enlΓ¨ve un peu l’envie de la tuer πŸ˜›
I have to watch this movie again by the way !

Buggsiebee 29 April, 2013 - 8:23 am

April in northern Europe is the most crazy month weatherwise! We haven’t had snow again but the temps are up & down on a daily basis. Getting dressed according to the weather in April is quite a feat. What you put on in the morning can end up being completely inappropriate by midday when the weather has changed it’s mind YET again!!

YAY, on getting your Japan holiday booked πŸ˜€ I think you’re SO brave going alone(??). I’ll be in shock if you tell me that the bf is accompanying you? Getting all one wants done & seeing all one wants to see is no doubt easier when travelling alone, but when one doesn’t speak the language it certainly nicer to get lost with a friend πŸ˜‰

To the birthday shoes……I would take them just to look at! I take my hat off to all women who are prepared to balance on high heels on a daily basis πŸ™‚ I’m a comfort first kind of gal & will only force myself into heels when I absolutely HAVE to. Thankfully there are really sooooo many elegant ballerinas & loafers about these days that I don’t feel the need to walk on stilts to make an appearance.

I do like the color of your hair, especially going into Spring. You are very fortunate with your lovely healthy hair & I’d like to spank the hairdresser for experimenting with your classic style without your go-ahead. What kind of answer is β€œit’s only hair, it grows back”!??

I’ve also been using the SL blush 2 for the past few days. On initial application my only reaction was ‘ok, so it’s finely milled’. I even put a small pop of By Terry Blush #2 ( Erotic Pink) directly on the apples of my cheeks to give the SL a lift. Much later that day I caught a glimps of myself in the rear view mirror & I was astounded at the gorgeous glow which was happening on my cheeks!! No shine, just healthy glow. Amazing. I still add a touch of the By Terry because the SL is just a tick too peach for my skin tone, but the glow is amazeballs!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Hi Buggsiebee !!! snow is back for all of us !
You are right, I had three jackets with me today, I went from all the layers to short sleeve, so difficult to dose !!!
We’ll see if I don’t fall from these shoes πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
I want to spank this hairdresser TOOOOOO !! I am furious !!
Got the SL palette today, it was so well wrapped that it could have fall from the Moon and still be intact !
Thanks for the tip about the blush, yes it’s full of micro tiny sparkles, it’s really beautiful.
New word for me today : amazeballs πŸ˜€ enriching my vocabulary πŸ˜€

midnitedesire 29 April, 2013 - 10:01 am

i wish you all the success and happiness πŸ™‚ HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY

awesome news and Congratulations, Sonia! i’m so excited for you.
looking forward to hearing about your plans πŸ™‚

you look so lovely, those shoes are gorgeous and i love your hair too ,but i think the darkest shade suits you best
well, i generally love dark hair πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 April, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Thank you so much so sweet !!!
dark hair frames my face a bit better πŸ™
is it you on the pic ??

Michelle 30 April, 2013 - 10:55 am

Happy Belated Sonia! your hair looks stunning, very pretty and the shoes ROCK!!!!!! The tops are so cute too πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 1 May, 2013 - 7:11 am

Thank you Michelle !!!

BooBooNinja 1 May, 2013 - 3:34 am

Happy belated birthday, Sonia!
What a wonderful day you had with your husband! Your day sounds perfect, even without the gifts (though I adore the green shirt with the sheer stripes).

I’m excited for your upcoming trip to Japan. Oh my!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 1 May, 2013 - 7:20 am

Thank you Boobooninja !
it’s not my husband but it was perfect anyway πŸ˜€
oh I am wearing that top today by the way !!!

Gladys L. 3 May, 2013 - 9:45 am

I am actually having a guess list of items you will buy in Japan, I am anxiously waiting until you post about your haul. A very long wait~~~

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 May, 2013 - 11:58 am

I have written some text in the “Japan” page πŸ™‚
I will try to upload pictures progressively …
I try not to have a long list but to try and feel and then decide… so it’s really a surprise to me too πŸ™‚

Belle 10 May, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Have you seen this siye yet? Hopefully it might help you (:

Sweet Make Up Temptations 10 May, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Hi Belle, yes I saw that recently, bookmarked to read in full πŸ™‚ thank you so much for sharing !!!


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