Saturday, November 26, 2016

Why I won't be doing Blogmas

Hey lovelies, with December starting in less than week I'd thought I'd let you know - I will no longer be doing Blogmas. This probably won't be a large post, just saying. I also won't be blogging from now to till December 1st because of visiting home and going to a mass of events in the next week. Which will be very weird as I haven't left my schedule in over three months.

The decision happened mid November, I had most of my posts ready but I still had scheduling and photography to do and then I realised that as much as I love Blogmas - I just don't have the time. I'm in my last year of university I need to be spending that time writing my dissertation and working on my research documents, studio practice and Decemeber is also the month that I'm required to work alot of hours at work.

I also really want to take some time for myself after I finish for the holidays on 15th of decmeber and relax. This has been a really stressful term and I'm not expecting the best grades, I just want some time to relax, read and eat all the food and hangout with my family.

As much as I'd like to I just can't warrant spending that amount of time on my blog especially when I have two assessments, two presentations and another 4,000 words of dissertation to write and thats without painting. I do have all the posts stored so I will try and use them next year and maybe I'll do blogtober when I've finished uni next year. But until that point my blog can't and won't be a priority over everything else, but I really will be looking forward to reading everyones blogmas posts.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Meet Oscar; 6 months update

Hey lovelies, so I thought it was time to write another post about my little guy because he's six months now and he's grown so much and I've learnt so much more about him and his personality. Plus he's such a cute kitten! Also national black cat day was last month so why not share some black cat love even if it is late.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beautify Makeup Storage*

 A few weeks back the lovely guys at Beautify* emailed me and offered to send me one of there makeup storage boxes and I was so excited as I personally haven't had anywhere to store my makeup before now except in an abundance of makeup bags.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Summary #14 A-Z of me

Hey lovelies for this weeks post I'd thought I'd do this super cool tag because I know that many of you know very little about me. I totally stole this from Jessica from HeartshapedBones and Sarah from SeeTheStars. Happy Sunday and I hope you enjoy the post!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Perfect Pout

Hey lovelies, so a few weeks back I won a perfect pout in a giveaway on twitter from the lovely Lexi. I was so excited to try this product because I'm so self-conscious about my lips, I have a tiny scar underneath my lips which has slightly altered the shape of my under lip and my top lip is super tiny.

The package was nothing fancy, just a small box with the instructions on how to use the products, which is effectively balm your lips, pout, inhale for 15-30 seconds with the products around your lips and if once isn't enough continue this until you get the look that you desire.

The first time I used this product I had the worst experience, I followed all the instructions properly and ended up with really bruised lips that were sore and swollen for four days - I only used it once and for under 20 seconds. It really put me off picking up the product again because as much as I want better lips, having bruised lips made me more self-conscious about them then what I normally am. I also did a little google search and this isn't an uncommon reaction because of how it causes blood to rush to your lips and can happen even if you only use the product for a few seconds.

After debating whether to use the product again or bin it, I decided that it might be worth another shot. I used the same technique again and it worked just find. I found a slight improvement in the size of my lips which again made me super happy but for me the soreness and pain of it just wasn't worth personally.

I might look into more alternatives for lip plumping but for me I would use this product but it isn't something I'd rely on or wear everyday at all. I think this is a product everyone needs to try for themselves as result will vary and you might like it more than I do.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

MK Fashion Show AW 2016 + Giveaway

Hey lovelies, how are you all? I'm not sure if any of your remember but in the summer I went to the most amazing fashion show and I wrote about here on my blog. This time round the lovely PR people for the show have given me two tickets to give to you. The event is hosted at Wonderworld on Friday 25th November in Milton Keynes and will have a champagne and canopy reception, I'm not exaggerating when I say it is the most amazing reception I've ever to been to.  So if you fancy winning some tickets and going please enter the giveaway below

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Look Primer

Hey lovelies, so a last week I was on a little payday trip in town when I went into New Look and decided to treat myself to some bits. I have only ever brought a handful of New Look's lipsticks before and I've never really ventured into any of their other makeup.

When I saw they had some of the primers on sale, I thought why not!? I have only tried two other primers, one being from Urban Decay and the other a recent purchase from NYX. I was super excited because the packaging is so beautiful, I really love the simple black and dark grey design on the box. The bottle is just a plain little pump bottle and it such a good size!

I found that three pumps worth is enough to do my whole face, I've found with this product that a little really does a lot. I have very normal skin, and this applies like a gem - it does have a slightly off smell though I can't put my finger on it but when I applied it to my skin it smelt slightly chemically but not massively.

When I applied foundation I found that it sat really well, it didn't make my face feel heavy at all which is always good. I found that my makeup did last longer than what it normally does - I also made sure not to wear a setting spray and it lasted an extra 3-5 hours. I also found that it did make my pores less visible too.

One thing I'm not so sure about is that it is mean to be a mattifying primer, I didn't find that it did this. As a primer it worked great but did it matte, I really don't think it did. For me this isn't an issue but I'm not sure that this would be good for anyone with oily or combination skin or really how well it would apply. After checking the website and reading some reviews I've found that the product is being re-packaged and the mixture has changed a little bit so maybe this is why!

So if you have normal skin and you're looking for a primer that does the job then I would totally recommend this for you! Otherwise I would suggest the NYX primer as I know this works really well for so many different skin types. I'd love to know if you've used this product and what you think about it.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Summary #13 Numbers

Hey lovelies, I feel like the weeks lately have been going so quickly and are flying by. I feel like this whole year has gone by so fast. This week I literally got ripped to shreds in a presentation at uni, to the point I almost thought of dropping out - I'm someone who can take criticism well but I really struggled with how I was picked apart. If any of you take a Fine Art/Art's degree you'll understand what I mean it's very different when someone picks apart your work to your writing, it feels very personal and a little heart breaking.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Blossoming gifts*

Hey lovelies, so a few days ago I was lucky enough to get a really cool PR Email about receiving a bouquet from the amazing Blossoming Gifts*. I have never received flowers like this before in my life so it was super lovely and they are so gorgeous. I picked the Jazzberry Bouquet* because they're just so pretty and I love the roses.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

How to improve your twitter interaction

Hey lovelies, so this has been a post quite a few people have asked me for and the only reason I haven't made one before now is because I'm pretty sure that many of you might be disappointed with my points. Growing a following isn't easy and isn't something that's going to happen over night, and I just hope that no one gets disheartened if they try these and don't see an improvement straight away. But anyway here are some tips!


Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Seventeen All Out Pout*

Hey lovelies, so today is a little beauty post! I feel like I don't blog about beauty very much now days but I do want to change that in the new year. I got an email from Seventeen a few weeks back asking I wanted to try some more of their products, so of-course I said yes and they sent me these two really great pieces.


Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Summary #12 Family and Fireworks

Hey lovelies, it's Sunday again, which means it's time for my weekly summary. This week I dyed my hair and I saw my family for the first time since September which was really nice and I was so happy, I made a ton of work at uni and I went to a firework display this weekend too.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

10 Blogs I'm Loving

Hey lovelies, it's been a while since I've shared some of my favourite blogs so I thought I'd share some that weren't included in my other post! Please check all of them out they are amazing and I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do.


Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Christmas with Debenhams*

Hey lovelies, so it's November and that means that next month it is Christmas (and also my birthday). It's always a hard job buying gifts for everyone and I always look for shops that have a large variety of things on sale, to try and make my shopping a little easier and for me Debenhams is always one of the shops I turn too for Christmas gifts. Debenhams have such a wide variety of gifts including beauty, fragrance, confectionary, alcohol, stocking fillers and much more which can be found *here! I personally love buying there at christmas time because of this because my family are some very fussy awkward people.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

November Plans and Ideas

Hey lovelies, I honestly can't believe that it is already November!? I feel like I wrote my post for may two minutes ago. I am so happy with the progress that I made at uni and with my blog in October and I couldn't be looking forward to November more.