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Monday, 22 June 2015

Video // Frends Beauty Unboxing & First impression

SFX makeup is something that i have always been fascinated with and wanted to try my hand at for a long time, so when i finally placed an order for some products I've been drooling over for god knows how long it's fair to say there was massive excitement! Unfortunately SFX products can be rather expensive in England which lead me to look elsewhere and i come across Frends Beauty who are a American professional beauty supplier. When my order arrived this morning i thought i would take the opportunity to do an unboxing and first thoughts video, so i hope you enjoy and if you could take the time to like and subscribe to my channel i would very much appreciate it. Also if you have any SFX looks..or any looks in general that you would like to see please leave them in the comments and i shall see what i can do!

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Small Talk Sunday // Confidence In Being Yourself

I've always envied those who don't care about the world enough to be entirely who they want to be and i think there's something incredibly sad about that statement. Up until a certain age i never give a second thought about what other people thought, i guess that's what childhood and being a young teen used to be like for a lot of us, sadly image is something thought about far to young nower days. I wore flared jeans, etnie trainers, hoodies, hands full of rings and barley any makeup, sure i may cringe at old photo's of myself but at least i owned it and knew who i was.

I think becoming an adult, a parent, having responsibilities and becoming more aware of what people may think of you makes you suppress certain parts of who you are and makes you loose yourself in a way. Of course i could be talking utter bollocks and this could just be my own life experience ha. Although i have changed from the happy care free skater teen i used to be and my priorities and the way i look at life has changed there are certain things i want to embrace back and have the sod it this is me attitude. 

In the past three years i have started to find myself again and blocked out the negative vibes that's around me, for example starting this blog and not caring about those who think it's ridiculous. With time going on I'm definitely starting to take on the this is me like it or leave it attitude. Since the start of this year I've "allowed" my inner geek to come out and spent more time on the Xbox and even started playing world of warcraft again and it feels bloody good. 

I'm still not there entirely and i think there's always a slight thought about being judged but your only going to be at this stage in your life once so why not do it exactly how you want. Who knows maybe I'll dye my hair a crazy colour, get my nose pierced and actually allow my personality to come out again. Sadly there's no do this and it will happen guide but not paying attention to haters and what other people may think of you is a good first step. I applaud those who wear what others might point and stare at, at least they're doing it and not wishing that they was all their life. You are who you are and don't let anyone take that away from you!
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Friday, 19 June 2015

Review // Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette

Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette £52

My first Contour palette and can i just say...oh my word. Usually i just use separate bronzing and highlight powders which work brilliantly however i really wanted a nice banana shade powder to set my under eye area so instead of opting for another separate i thought I'd go for a palette. With there being a few to choose from and i certainly think there's a bit of a palette war going on between them i finally opted for the Kat Von D shade & light palette and i was not disappointed. 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Video // Easy "natural" eyebrow tutorial

I thought i would do a tutorial on my current eyebrow routine as it's pretty quick & easy and gives a groomed but natural look, perfect for everyday. This has been my preferred routine and product combination since last year and what's brilliant about this is it can be applied to all eyebrow shapes and hair colour. I really love how a few products can perfect how the brow looks, framing the eyes and finishing the whole look off.
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Fashion // Summer shoe lusting

River Island embellished sandals £35 , Carvella tan platforms £99 , Vans Disney slip-on £52 , New Look strap sandals £15.99 , Topshop cut out slippers £28 , Miss Selfridge court shoe £39

I love that warmer sunny weather opens up so many options fashion wise and especially for footwear. I will admit in winter i very much stick to Ugg or Chelsea boots but with Summer fashion there's so many different styles and colours, i do get excited that i can make a change and still be comfortable. I absolutely adore the Carvella platforms as these can easily be dressed up or down and in tan will go with pretty much everything. The Disney vans are cute and playful with being practical so ideal for those more dressed down family strolls. I am still loving a white shoe with a tan so i just had to put in two options both stunning sandals however one with a bit of glitz perhaps for in the sun dinner dates.
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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Lifestyle // London holiday tips

London can be quite a daunting place to be especially if the last time you visited was when you was a young teenager, so these are my tips on visiting London and enjoying it. 

Travel planing is key!

Ok so this may seem pretty obvious but planning the travelling you'll do in London and the areas you'll need to be in prior to your visit will eliminate some confusion and stress. My travelling bible whilst there was an app i downloaded on my phone called tube map London underground which plans the best route for you, all you need to do is enter your start and end destination. What i loved about this app is that it tells you exactly what platform is needed, in what direction, how many stops to stay on for, how long the journey will be, changes to make if needed and all options available. This proved incredibly useful when we went from the hotel to a shopping mall, then to Harry Potter studios (both of which are in different areas) and back again, we didn't get lost once and it seriously took all the stress away from getting around. 

The only element i wish i did more research on prior to our holiday was looking into an oyster card as we paid for each day/trip as we went which did prove a bit costly (£20 odd for two adult day cards for zones 2-6) so make sure you budget for travel, on our last day there we was advised an oyster card would of saved us money so it's worth investigating. 
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