Thursday, 12 June 2014

Returning after a long break | MAC eyeshadows

After a long break from blogging, I can happily say that I have returned. My absence wasn't because I had given up on my blog, it was purely down to constantly feeling stressed and as a result feeling completely uninspired. Now that I have finished my second year at University I feel that the stress has been lifted off my shoulders and I now have a lot more free time than I did before. 

Today I thought I'd do a quick post about the MAC quad that I own, a future post will incorporate some of these shadows into creating a look which can be worn for a night out. 

Top photo: Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Kid & Espresso. 

This palette was created across two trips to MAC due to each of the shadows costing £10.50 refill pan form. Making two trips made it a lot more bearable for me to spend the money as it wasn't all in one go! I absolutely love this palette for both day and night time occasions. I constantly find myself reaching to 'Naked Lunch' and 'Kid' on a day to day basis. I first apply 'Kid' in my crease and up to just below the brow bone using a MAC 217 blending brush. 'Kid' is described by MAC as a beige cashmere colour. My eye shape can be described as' puppy dog eyes' meaning that they slightly droop at the edges, therefore applying the shadow up to just below the brow bone means that it gives the illusion of an eye lift. I then apply 'Naked Lunch' (minimal pink with shimmer) all across my lid, then add a bit more of 'Kid' in the outer V of my eye. On days where I want to darken up my eyes a bit I apply 'Espresso' (a muted golden brown) on top of 'Kid' in my outer V. This look would be perfect for a day time look as well as a night time look, as it can be intensified with black liquid liner and a heavier application of 'Espresso' in the outer V. 

What encourages me to want to purchase more of these MAC shadows is that they possess such great quality and pigmentation. They aren't too powdery and don't leave much fall out. I've found that the 217 brush blends the shadows together perfectly creating an effortless look in just a few minutes. 

What are your favourite MAC eye shadows?

Sunday, 16 March 2014


Hi Everyone!

These last few weeks for me have been absolute manic, I've had an unbelievable amount of coursework to do which has been so stressful and has taken up most of my time. Unlike some organized bloggers I know I haven't been scheduling my posts. I just wanted to write a short post to let you guys know I haven't given up and as soon as I finish my coursework which is this week I will be back and regularly posting again. I've picked up some products which I can't wait to show  you all so please check back next week!


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Bodycare | Vaseline Spray & Go

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts over the last week or so, my camera lead hasn't been working, so all the photos I've taken haven't been able to be transferred over to my computer. So for this post, I've had to take a photo of the product from the internet as I still wanted to post this. I hope you don't mind and I will hopefully be back posting my own photos very soon!

So today I'm going to do a quick review of the new ish product by Vaseline, it's their Spray & Go body moisturiser. When it comes to body moisturisers I am so lazy and  never can be bothered to apply it. What I hate is the effort it includes and that it takes ages to sink into your skin before you can put clothes back on.

When I went to boots the other week I happened to stumble across this product, it claims to "moisturise in seconds so you can put your clothes straight on". This already sounded like the perfect product for me! The scent I got was aloe fresh, just like the title suggests, the scent is very fresh which is what I liked so much. I also liked that it claimed to be non-greasy and non-sticky as they are both things which put me off in a moisturiser.

This product really does what it claims, there is now no excuse for me not to moisturise my body on a regular basis as it is so quick and easy. It absorbs my skin in seconds and feels pretty moisturising. Unlike a normal cream moisturiser this product is a spray and after application leaves my skin feeling so soft.

I would definitely recommend this product, even better it is very affordable at a price of £4.99.

What's your favourite body moisturiser?


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Issues | Sexual harassment when going clubbing.

Hi Everyone!

Something which infuriates me is the sexual harassment that women receive when they go clubbing. This definitely has had an effect on my experience towards clubbing, especially when I'm out with just my girl friends.

I'm sure this will sound familiar to many of you.. groping of the arse? sweaty men grinding against you? What angers me the most is that it seems people see it as being socially acceptable? Nothing is done about it and it's seen as the norm. I sometimes feel put off going completely as I feel I have to constantly try and avoid these men which almost ruins my night especially when I've come out to have fun and dance not to 'pull'.

It repulses me that there are men taking advantage of women in clubs, especially when they're drunk and at their most vulnerable state. Why is this seen as acceptable? Without consent given, it is seen as sexual harassment and goes against an individual's human rights. Just because a male is drunk themselves and has strong sexual feelings does not give them the right to harass others.

Another aspect which annoys me is the concept that some men possess, that women wearing short and tight clothing are asking for it?

This YouTube clip demonstrates that;

Women have every right to wear whatever they want, they've obviously picked what ever they're wearing because they feel comfortable in it and it makes them feel good. This harassment literally takes this away from a woman. Women AREN'T a piece of meat.

In reality these type of  'lads' aren't going to get any action, it's clear how disgusting they are and that they're only looking for one thing.

What are your opinions?


Sunday, 16 February 2014


Hi Everyone!

So the other day I reached 50 followers on blog lovin'. This being my first milestone, it meant a lot to me. When I started this blog up, I didn't expect many people to read it, I mainly created it to give myself something to do in conjunction with being a student so to reach 50 followers after a few months of blogging was an achievement for me.

I've loved having my own space of the internet, I've loved finding new blogs and getting involved with the blogging community. I find it to be very rewarding and have found that more of my free time has been spent on reading blogs and watching YouTube.

I hope that my blog grows a lot more over the next year, I still hope to include beauty posts but being a student I have to budget so I feel I'll be adding more lifestyle posts as there is a lot of different topics I'd like to cover. If there is something you'd particularly like to see please leave a comment as I love reading people's opinions!


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Perfume | Viva La Juicy Noir

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts this week, being a student has caught up with me and I've found myself becoming more and more drowned in work. The weather has been awful in the UK as well and the photos I had taken earlier in the week I wasn't happy with due to the poor lighting therefore didn't want to use them!

Yesterday was Valentines Day and I've never really celebrated it before, me and my boyfriend just spent a quiet night in and I cooked for him. He kindly bought me perfume and I loved the scent so I thought I'd do a quick review on it.

This is the Viva La Juicy Noir by Juicy Couture, this perfume has a sweet floral scent about it. The bottle itself is very girly, I feel it would not be to everyone's taste as it's quite bold. I absolutely love the smell, my favourite scents for perfumes are those which are floral and sweet and this one has both.  I definitely do feel very feminine when wearing this perfume. I've read that the lasting power isn't that long with this perfume but that does not put me off in the slightest as I always carry perfume with me wherever I go. The name 'Viva La Juicy Noir' suggests it would appropriate for an evening occasion, however I feel I'd wear it more during the day and use my Armani Diamonds Rose for a night out. You only need a spray of this perfume as it can be quite over powering if you spray too much.

The top notes of this scent consists of juicy berries and mandarin, mixed with floral scents of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine. The mellow notes consist of vanilla, what reminds me of caramel and amber. Finally the base notes consist of sandalwood which gives the scent it's richness.

Have you ever tried any of the range?
What's your favourite perfume?


(I should hopefully be posting more next week, fingers crossed)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Issues | Is Uni For You?

The question so many people have to ask themselves when they get to the age of 17/18 is whether university is for them or not. It's a difficult choice and if I'm honest I feel that colleges push the idea of university far too much. Everyone is required to write a personal statement and decide at a too young age what they want to do as a career.

What was my experience of uni like?

The idea of university was something I had always wanted to experience. It was something that was always encouraged by my parents and college. The questions I began to ask myself in the last year of sixth form was; 'what am I going to do with my life after college?', 'where will I be 5 years time?' I've always been one for experiencing new things and new places, I wanted the experience of living somewhere new and studying something I found interesting. For me, this was Psychology, being a second year now I am glad I went to uni, but it wasn't at all how I expected it to me. I was very unhappy for the first few months of my first year and found it very daunting moving so far up the country from my home. Not knowing anyone and have to support myself was intimidating. After a few months, I began to settle in, I pushed myself to try new things and meet new people. I personally feel that uni has changed me as a person to who I was two years ago. Personally I'm glad I went, I feel I've gained a lot more independence and I've learnt a lot of life lessons. I've become more tolerable of people and learnt to compromise a hell of a lot more than I used to. From studying Psychology, I now know that it is something I'd like to do as a career when I graduate. 


I think that sixth forms need to highlight that there are other options apart from university because it isn't for everyone. Apprenticeships and going straight into work are just as good options. The decision you make should be completely your own decision and it shouldn't be influenced by anyone else. It completely depends on the type of individual you are. Perhaps you like where you are and don't want to move away, or you're happy with your group of friends, it could even be that you've had enough of education and want to get into the real world straight away. Whatever the reason, there is nothing wrong with not going to uni and I don't think this is stressed enough. You can be successful without going to university and you can still go far in life. Money wise, you won't be in a huge amount of debt like say I will be. For 3 years of tuition it will cost me a total of  £27,000 and that isn't counting the loan I get given by student finance which is around £3,000 a year. If you're not 100% sure you want to go, then don't go, because it isn't worth the money you'd be paying, especially if you want to drop out. 

Something I should have thought about

Like I stated earlier, I am one for adventure, one day I want to go travelling. Something which I wish I would have thought about was deferring and take a gap year. Personally I don't think I was ready for uni when I was 18. At the time I didn't really know what I wanted to do and needed more time. Thinking back, it didn't even seem like an option to me. I've always toyed with the idea of travelling, its something I want to do in my life. Some of my friends took a gap year themselves, worked full time and then went travelling, they said it was the best time of their life and grew up a hell of a lot whilst being away. If travelling is something you want to do, then do it while you can, it will get to an age where you won't be able to do it due to your job or starting a family.

Think long and hard on what you want to do, whether it's university or getting a job or starting an apprenticeship. Do what you think is best for yourself, you know yourself more than anyone else.