Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lip Six

This weeks lip picks

Top row (L) Givenchy Le Rouge Givenchy lipstick in Magnolia Organza (R) MAC Pro Longwear lipstick in To The Future

Middle row (L) MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Sunny Seoul (R) Tanya Burr lipgloss in Exotic Island

Bottom row (L) Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Bardot Beige  (R) MAC Huggable Lip Colour in Out For Passion

Hello from Cairo where I have just landed and am here for the next 5 days working.  I wanted to put a quick explanation up of why I am going to be off the radar over the next 5 weeks. I will still be tweeting and instagraming (because I can't help myself!) but I probably won't have time to read my twitter and instagram feed so, I know it's very bad blogger etiquette but I won't be interacting as much as usual.  Same with reading blogs and commenting which is something I really like to do. 

I have another set of professional exams to sit this year for my 'proper' job-the first is on the 7th April.  I have left it waaaay too late to start studying and am now overwhelmed with the amount of study I have to do over the next 36 days.  And on top of that I have 2 business trips to Cairo and my mum and dad visiting for 10 days next week.  Now obviously my mum and dad visiting is brilliant and they have been to Dubai so many times they will look after themselves but its both mine and my mums birthdays so I want some nice family time.  Along with my full time job something has to give.  And it has to be my blog because that doesn't pay the bills.  I just can't physically juggle everything.  I do hate admitting that I can't do everything, I am a bit of a workaholic and always on the go and almost feel like I am 'failing' for not managing to keep all the balls in the air.

James my assistant has offered to write for me (as an avid reader of my blog aren't you James?) and I am sure we'd all like James' perspective on beauty and make up!

I have a few 'already written' posts so they will be popping up now and again and hopefully you'll all still be here when I get back!!

Sorry for the off to hit the books for a couple of hours


  1. I'd planned to study every night this week in Cairo and got nada done because I've been working to almost midnight every night. Ahhh weekend full of study here I come xx

  2. Thank you Laura, am sure you'll find a balance xxx

  3. Let's not give James any ideas...... :-D xx

  4. Neeeed Bardot Beige! And good luck with all your exams, I'm sure you will ace them! xx

  5. Oooh wow good luck with your exams Stacey!! You will be missed but we shall await your next shexy lip six post with eager anticipation hehehee :D

    I definitely understand when life takes over though, I'm a bit like that at the minute with not nearly as good a reason...
    Hope you get to have some good family down time a little at least :)!!

    Holly Mixtures


  6. Antonia (Mac & Cheese)August 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Gorge! Good luck with your exams doll I bet you cant wait to see the parentals.

  7. Good luck with all your exams and have fun with your family! I'll be looking forward to your posts later down the road.

  8. Of course we'll still be here! Have fun with the family and good luck for the exams. xx


  9. On The Dressing TableAugust 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    good luck with your exams chicky and enjoy your family time xxx

  10. I love the Charlotte Tilbury lip colour, her products are popping up everywhere at the moment I know the sculpt and highlight and beauty balm are my list but I think I may have to add lip colours too! Good luck with juggling your balls I know how it feels, but u'll get there and enjoy the family time too!

    H, xo

  11. Stacey safe to say you will be missed but I completely get it! Sometimes real life stuff is more important and it's also nice to give a blog a small break to get back to it with new ideas. :) Good luck on the exams, I'm sure you'll do fantastic job and I want to wish you and your mum a very Happy Birthday already! :)

  12. Good luck with the studying over the next few weeks. I will certainly miss reading your blog posts, but completely understand that sometimes, life does take over! I will be starting university in September, a full time Monday to Friday 9 - 5 course, so trying to juggle studying and my blog then may prove hard... Have a lovely time in Cairo on your business trips!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  13. Oh Stacey good luck! Studying is hard and too important to take lightly! Glad to know you'll see your parents again. Btw when I started reading your post Cat was sitting next to me and went "Grrr" for the fact you're in Cairo! :D

    Now about James, I think it would be smashing to read him! Brilliant idea!

    Take care Luv and go do what you gotta do! xoxo

  14. Hey Stacey, good luck with the exams, the business trips, and the family time! Sounds like you have way too much on your plate as it is. Would love to have you back when all this blows over! xx


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