Monday, 2 February 2015

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes






Me wearing one coat, for a more natural appearance


There is no denying that I am a cosmetics junkie, I fell in love with makeup at a very early age.  One of my favourite pastimes as a little girl, was to lie on the bed and watch my mother transform herself.  Not only in the way she appeared, but a very noticeable change took place in the way she behaved afterwards, her smile was more radiant and her mood lighter. I now understand this as confidence.

I have worked in the cosmetics industry for many years, selling both in makeup and hair products and without exception, everybody is looking for a miracle product that will either alter or enhance us.  For many girls the Holy Grail is the perfect foundation, to achieve the appearance of flawless skin. Personally being of fair complexion with freckles I gave up this quest long ago, as foundation would often make me appear mask like.  I discovered that I looked far better with a more natural look, so I opted for a good tinted moisturiser,  I love the Bobbie Brown tinted balm which has a rich texture, perfect for a slightly more mature skin and contains a sunscreen.

Eyes are what I love to focus on, I am fascinated by eyes, you can change your whole image just by altering the way you apply your eye make up.  So my Holy Grail is the perfect mascara. Over the years I have tried, tested and spent a fortune over the cosmetic counters, just looking for the one that would make my lashes appear fuller and longer, without the problem of clogging or flaking. I hate it when you apply your mascara in the morning and by late afternoon its has all but flaked off. From Chanel to Maybelline I have tried them all, Charlotte Tilbury was the front runner for a long time but inevitably flaked, the plus for this brand was that you could reapply over and over and it did not clog.


Model Wearing two coats of 3D Fibre Lashes


Recently I was introduced to Younique's 3D Fibre Lashes Mascara, which I have to say is definitely the best mascara I have ever used.
At first I was sceptical, I have extremely sensitive eyes making it usually impossible to entertain any mascara containing fibre's.  Younique products however are totally natural, the fibres are made of green tea leaves and I have been using it now everyday for just over three weeks and have experienced zero sensitivity.  I did initially however have issues with the fibres shedding, I now realise this was due to my application rather than a defect in the product.  It is imperative that you coat all the lashes using the transplanting gel, as the fibres are dry and need something to stick to.
I had originally applied over mascara which is an option, but now I prefer to use without as I can see exactly where I have applied the gel.  I am also blessed with reasonable lashes, so this is sufficient for me.  If you have shorter or finer lashes you may want to use a light coat of your usual mascara first.


The best method for me has been demonstrated in this short video, I always have my fibre tube open and ready, so that I can apply immediately after the transplanting gel and before it has time to dry.
This is why it is better to make up one eye at a time.
I also am not the neatest at applying mascara so I have a Q Tip at the ready to swipe away any loose fibres that may have escaped during application.  Once on however, this mascara is there until you remove it.  Which can be done by using any usual eye makeup remover quite easily, in fact I have found it easier to remover than some of the normal mascaras I have used in the past.






Priced at £23 it is amongst the more expensive ranges, but its packaging exceeds all brands.  Presented in a strong quilted box, of similar style and quality to spectacle case.
I can honestly say I love this product, for me I feel I have found my Holy Grail.
If you should wish to try Youniques amazing mascara for yourself just click on the link below.



https://www.youniqueproducts.com/RuthJohnston







Saturday, 9 November 2013

Unblocked






Over on  My Own Poetry Corner  I have been trying to use mine.  It's been a long time since I have written anything .. So it feels good. 
Please take a couple of minutes to pop over and take a look, I am really pleased with them. xx


Thursday, 13 June 2013

Ciao

                                    http://wildernesschicstyle.tumblr.com


Just to let you know I have moved to Tumblr.
The blog is called "Ciao"and is featuring style in different formats. 
Fashion, makeup, Interiors and Photography.
I am enjoying the relaxed form of blogging, it suits me and I am finding it easier to post on the go, even several times a day so the page is constantly updated.  I do hope you will pop over and see me there.  





















Friday, 19 October 2012

Memories, Memories & My Favourite Childhood Books By Ruth Johnston - Well Tree Learning



My Beautiful son attempting to read



I was invited to be guest author on this wonderful website dedicated to learning.  I hope you enjoy it.
Please if you do leave a comment on their site xx



Memories, Memories & My Favourite Childhood Books By Ruth Johnston - Well Tree Learning





Monday, 17 September 2012

People Aren't Strange... They Can Be Wonderful




Well the book both in kindle and print is totally live on Amazon form this morning. Please if you are purchasing in the UK be aware that it could take up to ten days to arrive, as it is a print on demand service here.  

I am overwhelmed by the support I have had from everyone, real life and cyber buddies.  Especially the people, who I have never met, yet they have been kind enough to take the time to write me a review on the Xlibris and Amazon websites.  

Apparently there is a lot riding on reviews, ratings and stats. 
So thank you all.

I have copied and pasted them so you can read them here..

There is a link to the book on the top right hand corner of this page, just click on the photo of me in my knickers. 


In The Man in the Moon, Johnson writes about her love of her dying father. She tells beautifully of her early childhood memories and you can almost smell the sandlewood she describes in the poem. The love of her life is profound, deeply moving, suggestive and a shared darkness between daughter and father is evident.

For Johnson a poem is a performance, the declaration of a certain moment in time. First Blood has you disturbed for the start. It's violent and dark and visions are untouchable. The poem gains from leaving the unsaid.

The personal poems are suberb. The collection is full of spontaneity and wildness. A must buy is this debut of modern verse and soul baring.
Delyth Potts 
Ruth gives us a view of life through her own style of poetry. Seeing a world full of experiences through her eyes and relaying with chilling honesty and rawness. Well done Ruth I love your modern unemcumbered words.
Helen  
From the beginning, Ruth Johnston catches the reader pleasantly off guard with her cutting edge poem 'First Blood' and immediately shifts gears with the emotional words dedicated to her father in 'The Man in the Moon', a touching tribute to her late father. The heart of this little girl is revealed with her words:

“Even in death you showed me,
there’s nothing to fear.”
…while the soul of the woman is exposed in 'High Heels':

“I love to wear high heels
I am addicted to them.” 

In 'Today', Ruth says, “Today I want to be twenty-three” and sometimes in this wonderful book, she is.
Just as you settle in, again she shifts and honestly reminds us of how we all feel from time to time in 'Invisible Indeed':

“I am invisible
Unneeded
Nonessential
Camouflaged in the corner”

The photography is all Ruth and her creative juices flow with the shot of her dogs positioned so their legs form the shape of a heart and the nature shots (is Absolut Citron natural?) are exquisite, sometimes golden with reflection and other times white with the silence of snow.

Ruth’s book, 'Word Intoxication', is one I am proud to own…and you will be too!
tolbert 
Don't let Ruth's looks fool you. While it's true she's beautiful, she also has the soul of a poet. Her candor and use of imagery on the page is like a cold splash of water on the reader's face. This book will startle and amaze. It is very highly recommended.
S. Swartz 
This gorgeously presented book will intoxicate you with the power and beauty of Ruth's language
Robin 
Word Intoxication
“Wildernesschic Poetry”
By: Ruth Johnston

As I breathed in her words and exhaled beauty and brilliance, I was captured…..
I started reading word by word, sentence by sentence, page by page…. I was drawn into a truly mesmerizing beauty of a poetic storm….
Poetess Ruth Johnson reaches out and touches your very heart with every drop of passionate energy she can channel…. I found myself being embraced, kissed, comforted, slapped, tickled and caressed all the while being made love too through each and every word, as they flowed off the pages….
I truly enjoyed the photographic artistry that flowed so effortlessly in between each poem to give you a perfect visual, as you journey through the wilderness of Poetess Ruth Johnson’s emotions, passion and creative breath of each and every magical word….
Being a Poet as well, I could truly appreciate and enjoy being truly captured and ripped into wonderful artistic pieces, as I breathed in her words and exhaled brilliance and beauty…..

Reviewed By: De Ann “Native” Townes Jr. “Author of “Peer Inside My Soul and See Me””
De Ann Townes Jr. 


From Amazon 

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful Poetry 8 Sep 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase
I must admit that I am not a great reader of poetry but this book took my eye and I was not disappointed. The author has obviously experienced life which has been reflected in her writing. It struck a chord with me.

Really an excellent ead an
d leaves something to reflect upon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An intimacy that draws the reader into her experience 9 Sep 2012
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It was author Paul GaIlico, in his 1946 book `Confessions of a Story Writer', who wrote: "It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader.' In reading this debut book of poetry by Ruth Johnston, you can feel that imprint of the self, that level of emotion, in every piece.

In an alternating slideshow of verse and photographs, Johnston lets slip what must take courage to reveal, with an intimacy that - much like the work of the celebrated confessional poets - draws the reader into her experience.

In "Killing Me Softly" she pushes the gas pedal into a looming darkness, and we rush headlong into it with her; in "Sea Echoes" she dances into light, and we join her in the dance. In "The Passing" she mourns her father and the inevitability of death, and we mourn with her; in "The Man in the Moon" she comes to terms with life proceeding without him, and we, like her, rediscover life.

Johnston's voice is honest, unvarnished, raw; and it is precisely this rawness of emotion that is intoxicating, that ultimately draws you into her poetry.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Word Intoxication September 17, 2012
Format:Paperback
I am a regular (addicted) reader of Ruth's poetry. What made this book special for me is the combination of her photos with the written word. We have to be thankful for the ability to self publish, otherwise her imagery might not have been available for us to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-to-heart expression September 18, 2012
Format:Paperback
Ruth Johnston and I are Twitter friends; that is, virtual friends who have never met but know each other nonetheless. Ruth has been an early supporter of my work as a writer. I am deeply grateful for her in my life. Though an ocean separates us, I have come to know her. This book that she has bravely written and published is an expression of her heart, an open heart. The photography that accompanies her heartfelt words is stunning, as is she, inside and out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Preview 19 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
I have only read the preview and I was hooked!
Can't wait to get a copy in my hands and indulge myself in this book.
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Saturday, 15 September 2012

"An Intoxicating Journey with Ruth Johnston"





Please take a moment to visit Vee's blog today and read her review of my book, which is now available from Amazon both .com and co.uk in kindle format, the printed version will be available within the next couple of weeks.

An Intoxicating Journey with Ruth Johnston: WordIn...

Thank you Vee, I am delighted that you enjoyed it xx

Word Intoxication: Wildernesschic Poetry  Amazon link 


Friday, 14 September 2012

Think Style Not Fashion







I love the way young girls are wearing their these days.  All piled up on top, in a messy bun.






But girls, think balance, shape, style and symmetry.







If you have a huge ass and wear leggings.. 




You are going to resemble a Cottage Loaf.





Tuesday, 28 August 2012

"Word Intoxication" by Ruth Johnston First Review





The book is here, the printed copy and I have to admit I am delighted with the result.  Personally I prefer the soft cover version, it is easier to handle and the finish is much classier.  
The hardback in my honest opinion, is a little too shiny, so not worth the extra cash. 

I would love to share with you my first review, written by someone who’s work I greatly admire.  The wonderful poet and author Wayne Tolbert.  Please take a look at his work, you will understand how humbling his words are for me. http://www.chubbypenny.com
 





Review of Word Intoxication by Wayne Tolbert 


"From the beginning, Ruth Johnston catches the reader pleasantly off guard with her cutting edge poem First Blood and immediately shifts gears with the emotional words dedicated to her father in "The Man in the Moon", a touching tribute to her late father.  The heart of this little girl is revealed with her words:


Even in death you showed me, 

there’s nothing to fear.”

…while the soul of the woman is exposed in "High Heels":


“I love to wear high heels 

I am addicted to them.”

 In "Today", Ruth says, “Today I want to be twenty-three” and sometimes in this wonderful book, she is. 


 …and again she shifts and honestly reminds us of how we all feel from time to time in Invisible Indeed:


I am invisible 

Unneeded 
Nonessential 
Camouflaged in the corner” 

 The photography is all Ruth and her creative juices flow with the shot of her dogs positioned so their legs form the shape of a heart and the nature shots (is Absolut Citron natural?) are exquisite, sometimes golden with reflection and other times white with the silence of snow. 


Ruth’s book, Word Intoxication, is one I am proud to own…and you will 
be too!"




My own coffee table book


I am overwhelmed that so many of you, want to buy my book.
I previously posted that I can offer you a better price using my author discount.  What I had  taken into account was postage, within the UK P&P is £2, international orders obviously will be more expensive.  

I have spoken to the publisher this morning and the book is available now on line direct from them and should be available through Amazon within the next few weeks.  As it is a print on demand service please allow ten days for delivery.

I am still ordering a number of books for friends Monday. 
Please let me know if you still wish me to buy one for you.  
If you would prefer to order through Xlibris or Amazon, the links to the Xlibris sites (UK and USA) are below and I will add Amazon as soon becomes available.

Thank you again for your support 
Love Ruth xx

There are now a few more reviews showing on the .com website (second link below) click on customer reviews, if you would like to read them.  Once again a huge thank you for taking the time.