Wednesday, 19 February 2014

This Months Makeup Inspirations

Hello lovelies. 

This month I have been obsessing a little bit over trying to find new makeup looks to try out. I have been 'umming' and 'ahhing' over the traditional cat eye look, everyday smokey eye and different colour lip shades. I have found myself obsessing over 3/4 people in particular, and constantly trying out their signature makeup looks on myself.

Tanya Burr

Personally, I don't think that it is a surprise that I have been copying this makeup look from Tanya Burr recently. Tanya is makeup artist, a YouTuber, blogger and owner of her own products (Tanya Burr Lips & Nails which you can find HERE). The part of this look which I love the most is the bright lip. I have recently been wearing a nudeish eye with MAC 'Rebel' on the lip. As much as I love this lipstick, I do find that it stains and I often wake up with lipstick residue still on my lips from the day before. Some people may see this as a good thing however, because it literally doesn't budge during the day, not matter how much food you consume or how many cuppas' you have, it will still be there. This look is perfect for a day-to-day makeup look, but you can also add a neutral smokey eye to enhance the look a little more for night time occasions. 

Samantha Chapman and Nicola Haste 

These two ladies are sisters and very successful makeup artists. Their brother is engaged to Tanya Burr, and they were the ones to teach Tanya what she knows today and encourage her to start her very own YouTube channel. Sam has her very own range of makeup brushes called Real Techniques, which I seriously do not think is alien to you guys at all. The reason that I have been trying out their makeup looks, is because they're always so fresh looking and pure. The simple eye look goes perfectly with a nude lip, and I find it perfect for school based makeup looks, and also for work.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie is part of the well-known, ever-growing Kardashian family. Like the rest of her sisters, her makeup is always perfect and looks flawless. I have also been trying out the cat eye look this month, but instead of wearing black, I have been using brown. I find that it doesn't look too harsh on my eyes, and I can pair with a more subtle makeup look. Unlike Kylie, I haven't been pairing it with a strong lip, but rather sticking to a nude lip balm by Baby Lips. 

What makeup looks have you been loving this month so far? Who have you been trying to copy?

Monday, 17 February 2014

I Am A Strong, Independent Woman

Since valentines day has just passed, it has made me think about how much of a strong, independent woman I am. I would most definitely be lying if I said I wasn't slouching around all day, and finding myself looking at all of the lovey dovey couples. Also, I got roped into working valentines night. Do you know how hard it is serving food to couples who can't keep their eyes or hands off each other?! Friday night definitely wasn't my night. 

It is no secret that I am single, everyone knows it and I seem to have a negative magnetic field around me when it comes to men. I don't have someone to shave my legs for every day or wear 'ooh la la fancy underwear' for on a daily basis, but instead I enjoy wearing my worst onsie and seeing how long it takes me to finally shave those spider legs. I am a single lady, none will be 'putting a ring on it' anytime soon and I will be singing 'all by myself' for probable years to come. But I am proud.

If I was in a relationship, I probably wouldn't have plucked up the courage to do most of the things today. I would never have started a blog, because knowing me, I would be so enraptured in my other half that I would forget I lived on planet earth. Also, I wouldn't be going to university in September. I have major trust issues so I wouldn't want to leave my other half behind, because I would be scared he would be getting up to some 'faaaancy' business with another lady. 

If I was in a relationship, then I would be a strong, independent woman, and I would solely be relying on 'him' to do most things for me, to provide me with ultimate happiness and to give me the world. Instead, I can do that on my own. I have a bunch of amazing girlies that provide me with happiness, and I have sought out the things with make me happy. I have learnt to take on the world, rather than someone else provide me with it. And , I do everything for myself (maybe not cooking or doing my washing, because quite frankly I haven't learnt how to do that juuuust yet). 

So ladies, if you are still have valentines day woes and wishing that you had a boyfriend, just remember that you are a strong independent woman who don't need no man! 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

If I Were...

Hi guys!

So tonight I thought that I would do a post that I haven't done before; this being an 'if I were' post. 

Image taken from Pinterest 
If I were a month, I would be July
If I were a day of the week, I would be Monday
If I were a planet, I would be jupiter
If I were a sea animal, I would be a dolphin
If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a sofa
If I were a gemstone, I would be an emerald
If I were a flower, I would be a forgetmenot
If I were a kind of whether, I would be the sun
If I were a colour, I would be purple
If I were an emotion, I would be love
If I were a fruit, I would be strawberries
If I were an element, I would be K
If I were a sound, I would be a baby's laugh
If I were a place, I would be Mykonos 
If I were a taste, I would taste like marshmallow
If I were a scent, I would be green fig
If I were a an object, I would be a diary
If I were a body part, I would be an eye
If I were a song, I would be mad world by Gary Jules
If I were a pair of shoes, I would be converse 

What would you be?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Topshop Wishlist

Dress- £46.00
Beauty Blender- £6.00
Shoes- £48.00
Watch- £19.00
Tangle Teezer- £12.25

Hello everyone!
I haven't really had time to oggle over the contents of Topshop this year because I have been so busy with coursework and working in general. However, I have just been browsing the site and have found a few items which I need  to purchase!

Firstly is this dress. These type of dresses are the dresses that I go for, and I have fallen in love with it. Because I have curves and lumps and bumps, this style of dress covers all of the bits I don't want people to see. I love the colours and the style, and I can see myself wearing this to a party in the spring.

Next is the beauty blender. I am a total sucker for all things beauty related, and always finding more to add to my ever growing collection. I own the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and the Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply my makeup, but I have always wanted to try a beauty blender to apply my makeup. 

These shoes are adorable. I don't usually go for shoes with such a thin heel, but I am tempted to try and pull off this type of shoe. I have an 18th party of my own coming up, and obviously I want to find the perfect outfit, so I think I will try and pull these off.

I don't own a nice watch. I found this cute watch on the website, and I think that it is a nice little accessory for when I go out. 

Friday, 7 February 2014

Sometimes I Like A Little Alone Time...

I can guarantee that it isn't just me who enjoys spending a little time by myself every now and then. Everyone needs to have a little time catching up with their lives, especially if they have work everyday, have studies to do or just generally have a very busy life. Friday night is usually the night I like to take up on this opportunity, as I have work both Saturday and Sunday.

Firstly I like to make a cup of tea. My brother bought me this mug for christmas and I love it so much. I prefer to drink tea of a night because I never get to sleep when drinking coffee before bed. I also believe that tea settles my brain and helps me to relax. 

Secondly, I like to catch up with my social networking, blogging and other general things on my laptop. This is because I am busy doing my A-Level studies and by the time I get home I am extremely tired. So along with my cuppa', I like to be nosey and see what everyone else is getting on with!

Another thing I like to do when relaxing is painting my nails. I never really paint my nails anymore because they always chip throughout the week, and I can't face having chipped nails. I seriously need to invest in some shellac, so I won't have chipped nails until they need doing again! I used to wear acrylics the majority of the time, but because my nail beds are sensitive and very thin anyway, they didn't benefit my nails at all, and when I took the acrylics off my nails appeared to be sore, cracked and snapped straight away. I love to use the Sally Hansen 'Cuticle Massage Cream', as this massages my cuticles and nail beds and smells just like apricot yoghurt. It also creates a smooth base for when I apply my base coat, so my actual nail varnish goes on a lot better. 

I have taken to filing my nails near enough every night, because I have found that my nails grow faster when I do this. I want to try and get my nails to a length that I like naturally, because like I said, acrylics do not benefit my nails at all. I am loving bright colours at the moment, and I am also experience 'mattifying' them. I love the matte look, and I do find that it works with most colours.

So there is my idea of a relaxing night. It may not seem relaxing, as some people just like to lay in bed and not move for the whole day, and don't get me wrong, I do love doing this, but I also like to be a little productive in the process.

What do you do to relax? 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

February Wishlist

Hi guys, I hope you are all well and this week has been a good one so far!

Seeing as though I haven't posted for a while, I thought that I would show you guys my February wish list and what it entails. I am always wanting new things, even though I should be saving for university, but hey, new things are pretty!

So, first thing's first, my beautiful dream ball dress. My ball is coming up, and even though it isn't until May, I don't want to be rushing around trying to buy a ball dress or even finding that everyone else has the one that I want. That always happens. I want to try and purchase my ball dress this month so that I know I have it, and if any changes need making then I can get them done before the ball itself. The dress is £87.00 which I don't think is too bad for something like this, and because I am going for more of a 'vintage' style with my dress and hair etc. I find that this is perfect.

Second is the Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer. I am a fan of primers whether it being for my eyes or my face. I am currently using the MUA primer, and because I use it so often I feel as though I can justify spending a little more on something heavier. My foundation is known to slip and slide throughout the day, so I am searching for a trustworthy primer which will keep everything in place!

I believe that everyone has heard of Tanya Burr. Whether this be through her blog, YouTube channel or in magazines. Tanya is a real inspiration of mine, as what she has been able to achieve is amazing. The recent line of nail varnishes and lip glosses that she has brought out are absolutely beautiful, but the one that has caught my eye the most is 'Penguin Chic'. This may seem boring, but I am partial to a nude nail colour, and I find them extremely pretty. I like to use a matte top coat sometimes to add something extra to my nails, and I think that this colour will look gorgeous on its own or even using a matte finish. 

I couldn't find a picture of an actual provisional license, and yes, I realise that I have spelt it wrong in the picture (embarrassing) haha. I am nearly 18 years old and I have no form of I.D. Zero. Zilch. Even my trusty passport has run out and left me hopeless. I need a form of I.D because simply, I am 18 soon and also I need to begin to apply for my student finance. Most of my friends have begun learning to drive, and I have always put this topic off. Simply because I have always found something else to focus on, or because I couldn't justify spending that much money on a provisional, lessons, car etc. Hopefully though, if I do get my act together and purchase this, this month then this will push me towards maybe enquiring about driving lessons, and finding something more useful to spend my money on.

What have you guys got lined up for purchasing this month? Anything caught your eye?