So although I love make up and I am still completely obsessed with it I just was not enjoying writing about make up. I have been listening to Podcasts and reading blogs about running blogs and decided it was time for me to write about something that I enjoy writing about more because I started to feel like this was a chore and just doing it because I felt I had to.
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
I found out about this mask from the many beauty bloggers/vloggers who have been raving about this or chatting on Snapchat with this beautiful grey mask on. I have oily, blemish prone skin so this is perfect for me. I can really feel it working and there is a lot of satisfaction that comes in a mask that dries lighter on your face. This is quite expensive but it definitely is worth it as it really pulls out the impurities in my skin. This tackles my blemishes and my pores perfectly, could not ask for a better mask for my skin issues!
I have loved Kat Von D from the moment I set eyes on her on Miami Ink and I am obsessed with her Beauty line. Every now and again I like to treat myself to a Sephora order and I always make sure I get items that I can only get from the US so as not to waste the tax charges on things I could get from the UK. Kat Von D is always at the top of the list when doing a Sephora order and I have had my eye on these items for a while now.
The reason I decided to make an order on this particular day was because I got a notification that Bow n Arrow was back in stock and I wanted a piece of the Bow n Arrow life! I also saw someone use the Liquid Lipstick in Exorcism as an eyeliner on Instagram so I had to add that one to my cart! Kat Von D's liquid lipsticks are the best I have ever tried. I don't find them drying, they fade off throughout the day instead of flaking so you don't get that dreaded crusty line on the inner lips and the coverage and pigmentation is beautiful. I love both of these colours however Bow n Arrow is a lot darker than I thought and Exorcism is slightly more purpley/berry than I thought. I love these lipsticks though.
This is the Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft and I have heard great things about this colour and it does not disappoint. It is matte but moisturising and the colour is beautiful, the perfect mauvey, nude pink. Wow I am terrible at describing colours! The only complaint about this lipstick is that it is a lot smaller than your average lipstick so it is more expensive per oz.
I have wanted a contour palette for ages and was torn between this one and the Anastasia Beverley Hills palette but obviously my love for Kat Von D won in the end and I am so glad I chose this one. Obviously I have never tried the ABH palette so I cannot compare but I do love this palette. I don't want to go into too much detail because I am sure you can find so much information all over the internet about this palette and I am not too knowledgeable on contouring just yet. Give me time!
What are your favourite Kat Von D Beauty items?
I have only really wore one perfume for the past 5 years but for Christmas 2015 I got a new perfume which I fell in love with as well so I wanted to share them with you! I am really bad at explaining scents so I will be researching the notes of the scents and putting them in there.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
This is the scent I have been wearing every day for years and years and it is my number one perfume. Firstly the bottle is absolutely beautiful, all of the Juicy Couture perfumes bottles are. The smell as well is so nice, it is really girly and sweet but quite fresh. Highly recommend this one, also they also come out with really cute gift sets around Christmas that I ask for every year!
Top Notes - Mandarin Orange and Wild Berries
Middle Notes - Honeysuckle, Gardenia and Jasmine
Base Notes - Amber, Caramel, Praline, Sandalwood and Vanilla
Shay & Blue in Watermelons
So it only took my one sniff of this perfume and I fell in love with it and put it straight on my Christmas list. I then got it for Christmas and have been wearing it ever since. It is so fresh and summery and I love wearing it. Also the scent is really strong and stays on for so long. I love the bottle to this as well, not as glam as the Juicy Couture one but still so pretty.
Top Notes - Watermelon and Green Mandarin
Middle Notes - Honeysuckle, Greenleaves and Green Tea
Base Notes - Vetiver
What are your favourite perfumes?
What are your favourite perfumes?
How to get shit done.
So, I am the worst at looking at my room and thinking “I need to tidy” then just sitting in one spot on my bed doing nothing but procrastinate. However a while ago I read something about how to have a quick burst of motivation and get shit done quick.
This was to set a timer. Not turn it into a race, just give yourself an allotted amount of time to carry out the task. I will use tidying my bedroom as an example. Looking round I think how much am I willing to dedicate to tidying this bloody mess up? Or if I want to make sure I do the whole room I think, how long will this take me if I don’t stop.
Once I have decided on the time I set my timer on my phone to countdown. During this countdown I will not think of anything but tidy my room, and well, actually tidy it too. So say I have set myself 15 minutes to do this I know that I just need to dedicate this time to tidying and as soon as the countdown comes to and end I have to stop and I can get on with what I really want to do. Netflix.
I find that this is really helpful as it just makes me work quicker and get stuff done quicker as when the timer goes off I want as little left over to do as possible. Sometimes though when the timer has gone off and I feel like why not? I will go and pick up the last few bits before settling down.
You could apply this to anything. I don’t know how it works but it just does. What are your tips to getting stuff done?
I have been loving finding makeup artists lately on Instagram and I always feel so inspired to up my makeup game and my photography skills too! I decided to share the two accounts I cannot get enough of lately and here they are!
To be honest I saw Kaitlyn's photos circulating on Instagram and didn't know who's beautiful eyes they were and then when I found her actual Instagram I had to follow straight away. Her photos are amazing quality and so clear and her looks are so interesting and bright and just different. She really inspires me and no doubt I will be recreating some of her looks!
I have been following Georgia for a while now and she is always who I send my friends to for makeup inspiration. her make up is so flawless and her shimmery looks are beautiful. I also loved her Halloween looks as well, so simple and so effective. My aim is to get my makeup on the same level as hers as well as my beauty photography.
As you can see I have a little bit of a theme here as my favourite part of makeup is eyeshadow so naturally these are the looks that I want to see. I love seeing how creative these ladies can get with their eyeshadow.
Who are your favourite Instagrammers?