Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Summary #11 Halloween

Hello lovelies, I can't believe another week has flown by and it's almost November!? I swear it feels like I blinked and this week went by so quickly.

This week has been absolutely manic, I received my tickets for the HP Studio Tour. Which is super exciting because I'm going for my 21st Birthday in December. I received some blogger mail. I worked a lot because of Halloween Weekend, we had a big event on the Saturday at work and all the other events throughout the week were Halloween themed too.

I've had an amazing time at uni with dissertation writing and making studio work. I've finally stepped out of having artist block and been making work at uni. I've also managed to get a large amount of my bibliography done, as I'm trying to stay unto date with it so I don't have to do it all when I've finished writing because I'm really awful at remembering dates.

This week I've also came down with my first migraine of the year. I don't get them often very often but when I do I literally have to sit in the dark and just drink water because I become so sensitive to light and sound. Luckily it went away very quickly and by the next morning I was fine.

I also worked a Halloween event last night, where I work it is really big and I dressed up as the white nun from American Horror Story. I got a ton of compliments for my outfit which was amazing since this year I put so much effort into it. Working wasn't too bad, it was really busy and the music was really cool. There was also a best dressed competition but staff weren't allowed to be considered which sucked because some of the team definitely deserved to win. I was expecting some rude customers but everyone was really nice and that made the night so much nicer and smoother I also made a fair amount of tips which is always a perk!

I'm also going to make a boohoo order later today, going to buy all the halloween clothing thats on sale! I got paid this week so treating myself to all the best halloween clothing to add to my very goth wardrobe haha.

I'd love to know what you've done this week and what you dressed up as for halloween/or what you are going to dress up as if you're going out tomorrow!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

H&M, Misguided, and Everything5Pound Dressfo Haul

Hey lovelies, so over the past month I've brought a couple of bits and bobs from various shops and I thought I'd put them all together to give you a little haul.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Last Minute Halloween Outfit Ideas

Hey lovelies, with halloween days away I thought I'd make a last minute halloween outfit ideas! These are mostly horror film outfits but I hope you like them anyway. Most are very easy to do and/or are very inexpensive.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kiss & Impress Beauty*

Hey lovelies, so last month I was sent a really love package full to the brim with gifts from Kiss and Impress. I'm not going to lie I've probably worn fake lashes a handful of times in my life and as for fake nails I've only had them a handful of times! I'm such a newbie when it comes to see beauty products. I've always had jobs where nails where never convenient to have.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Summary #10

Hey lovelies, I hope you've all had an amazing week! My week has been amazing and apart from some patches of bad mental health. I've got lots of really cool things to share with you.

I really want to start by thanking those who follow me, because this week I reached 3,500 followers on twitter which is CRAZY. I remember when my little blog was read my three people myself, boyfriend and flat mate and now I have a larger following it's just crazy thinking how many readers and followers have accumulated. I also reached 500 followers on Bloglovin which was a massive surprise since I only started using it again recently! I really love that Bloglovin tells you how many people have read your blog - it makes tracking where your readers come from so much easier and I love the save feature.

I also got my first 'big' blogger mail, not going to lie I thought it was fake at first! The brand that got in touch is one that's on the high-street and they were so lovely and it really meant the world to me that they thought of me. Unfortunately until the post goes up I'm allowed to say very little about it, which sucks because I literally called my boyfriend and flat mate and literally screamed down the phone when I told them! But moving on, I also got quite a bit of blogger mail through the door this week, I got some more lovely bits from Seventeen, some really cool halloween accessories and some new lipsticks. I've been thinking I might do a monthly/bi-weekly whats in my mail type haul? Where I share both blogger mail and bits I've brought for blogging? I'm not sure but I think I might.

With uni, I've not done very much I've had two days off because of having to hide my cat from our property company but I've been keeping steady with dissertation writing and research and I've almost planned ahead blog posts till the end of November! Which I guess is a perk. From now till the halloween I'm working a ton and I've got a lot of meetings at uni so blogging has to take a back seat till after that.

I'd love to know what you week has been like and whats happened to you! I'm also super excited for halloween so next weeks weekly summary will be halloween themed.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tips for blogging why at University

Hey lovelies, so for those who don't know I recently went back to uni and why I'm at uni I've decided to continue the same blogging schedule that I had over the summer. So I thought I'd share some of my tips with you!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shadow Switch Dry Brush Cleaner*

Hey lovelies, so I recently got a really cool piece of blogger mail which is this dry brush cleaner! I'm not someone who wears makeup everyday if I'm honest, I love lipstick everyday but I can't be bothered with anything else.When it comes to wearing eyeshadow, I don't clean my brushes as often as I probably should.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekly Summary #9 Uni, Work, Life

Hey lovelies, so I didn't write a weekly summary last week because I really had very little to say, I worked 60 hours and was too sick to go to uni and ended up spending most of the week in bed! I have allergies to a ton of medicines and there's very few cough/flu/medicines I can use. I'm feeling so much better this week I still have a little cold but it's been so much more manageable.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lush Christmas Haul

Hey lovelies, so I recently brought a ton of new lush stuff! I was lucky enough to get to the Oxford Street store when I went to London and I had to buy some bits, I've since brought some bits from my local store and I'd thought I'd share what I got with you.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

October Wishlist

Hey lovelies, so it's time for another wish-list! I'm constantly looking for new things to buy and with halloween coming up, I would definitely suggest grabbing these bargains. These are all halloween-ish themed because it's October.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mac Mehr review

Hey lovelies, so when I went to London a few weeks back I made a stop in the Mac store in Carnaby ( it's one of my favourite mac stores ever) and I just had to buy something! I often get mine from the airport when my family go on holiday because you save like £4 on a lipstick I believe which really makes a different if you're buying a lot!

At first I was looking for a new red, because I religiously wear mac red in autumn. I managed to drop mine and the lipstick literally ended up like crushed avocado. No jokes. I then decided that I probably have enough red in my collection to look for a different shade! I then started to browse the nude-ish pinks. Nude brown shades don't suit me because I'm ghostly white. I came across a few shades that I liked but nothing jumped out at me.

Mehr is already a shade I own, so when I saw it I didn't consider buying it. I swatched it and moved on but I came back after about ten minutes because for me Mehr is the perfect pink.  I did consider getting Whirl or Velvet Teddy but neither really suited me at all! Mehr is matte shade and  I would recommend getting the matching lip liner because otherwise it does come off really quickly. I have noticed with mac mattes they do this a lot, if you think so to let me know in the comments. 

The colour itself is a lightly toned nude-ish pink, it's very subtle but just enough to tell that you actually have lipstick on. I would compare it to seventeen Looking Buff in a way as it's just pinker. It's a perfect everyday shade and the matte finish works really well with the colour. I have a really pale complexion and I would say this looks a tad darker on me than when it's swatched, it has a similar shade to Lime Crimes Polly.

The packaging is gorgeous, it's the normal mac packaging I don't think I've ever commented on how lovely and sleek it is but I do love the lipstick packaging. The lipstick has mac's signature vanilla scent and applies really well for a matte lipstick. I have already mentioned that without a lip liner the shade can be pretty pants, it would only take one drink to remove most of it. But with a lipliner the durability is so much better ( I find this to be the case with a lot of lighter shades from mac). 

I ended up buying two of this lipstick, one for me and one which I gave away on my twitter account to celebrate reaching 3,000 twitter followers!? Which is crazy! I never thought I'd reach that amount ever. I'd love to know if you have any recommendations for mac shades as I'm always on the look out for new lipsticks to buy and try. Also I'd love to know what you think about mac lipsticks durability!


Saturday, October 08, 2016

The Seventeen Blogger Network*

Hey lovelies, so a little while back I joined and was accepted into the Seventeen Blogger Network, being a massive fan of there products I was happy to receive some lovely samples from them. I have used there makeup before and I regularly buy it so I really did enjoy getting sent some bits!


Thursday, October 06, 2016

Luxury beauty*

Hey lovelies, so it's been a long time since I've done a beauty post and I really want to tell you about these two lovely products I received through the post recently! Both are amazing and I really can't wait to show you these.


Tuesday, October 04, 2016

My October Goals and Plans

Hey lovelies, so the last month has flown by and I can't believe it is October now I started back at uni yesterday so I know things are going to change rapidly in my life. I'll have less time for blogging and I'll be doing a lot more dissertation research than I have been doing over the summer and I'll be back in my studio space.

My personal goals:

  • Eat better - Since my flatmates have moved back in I probably haven't eaten as well as I should have and I personally find that my mental health is worse when I don't eat as well, so this is something I need to change
  • Keep up the hard work at uni - Going to be working my arse off to get that first class honour. I can't wait to spend more time in my studio space and just get on with it.
  • Focus on my mental health - My mental health has gotten really bad in the last month and I just want back to a place where I feel like myself everyday.
  • Get my bedroom finished - I moved into my new house in June, it's October and I haven't finished unpacking. Me and my boyfriend have a bedroom each at our new house so we spend a lot of time in his room rather than mine, but I'd still like to finish unpacking and get my new homeware bits up and on display.

Blog goals:
  • Blog photography backgrounds - I have recently brought a few new backdrops to make my photos more versatile, and I can't wait to use them! Yes, I did get a marble one too.
  • Give my blog a clean up - Throughout October I'm going to be tidying up my blog, mainly my home page because I want it to look different and I want it to cleaner and have more social media links. In short I want everything to look more professional and cleaner.
  • Keep up a schedule - I've been working really hard on getting content sorted during September so that everything is ready to go in October! Here's to hoping.
  • Blogging events - Between now and Christmas I have a ton of events to go to and I'm hoping to be sociable at them! I am that person that gets stuck in with my camera and getting notes that I feel I lose a bit of the experience haha.

I was pretty awful with my goals last month, so here's hoping to a better month! I'm also trying to be more positive when things upset me and I want to see if it helps me. Let me know what your goals are I'd love to hear.


Sunday, October 02, 2016

Weekly Summary #7 Lush, London and Life

Hey lovelies, so if you read my last weeks update then you'd know that this week was my super busy week. I've been to two events this week, one was the Milton Keynes Lush event which was brilliant. I also went to London for a day of Hospital tests and then some shopping down Oxford Street and it was brilliant.