Sunday, 20 January 2013
I'm no longer going to be updating this blog, as I've started a new blog over at Wordpress which will address more of my interests than just beauty. Alongside beauty posts, I'll also be writing about photography and crafts, and I hope that you'll enjoy it!
My first three posts are already up, so please do go look at the new residence, and even if you don't choose to follow, I'd like to say thankyou for being with this blog with me so far.
Click the image or here to go to the new website!
Friday, 22 June 2012
Okay, this isn’t Avengers inspired, but it is what I wore when I went to go see it. The plan actually was to go see The Hunger Games with my boyfriend for my birthday (which was well over a month ago now, I have a terrible backlog of things to post about xD), but when we got there it was sold out, so we went to see Avengers Assemble without any really idea of what it was other than a-bunch-of-Marvel-characters. I was aware that the internet was slightly in love with Loki, but that was about it.
I thought it was really good! We saw it in 3D, which was slightly headache-y, but we both really, really enjoyed it. I now understand the wider internet’s love for Loki, and Tom Hiddleston, who really was a good actor. I also really liked the Black Widow as a character – I’m liking that she’s getting her own film! Seeing as I’m not really familiar with the Marvel canon or anything, its not like I know her backstory already, so I’m very intrigued.
- Illamasqua Light Liquid Foundation in 120
- Benefit Coralista
- Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadows, but I don’t remember the individual shades!
- Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner
- Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
- Sleek Pout Polish in Perfect Plum
Friday, 18 May 2012
I didn’t have a laptop for a while, and when I did, I didn’t have any of my photo editing software, so you’d have had to make do with the photos I already had, which were largely this:
However, I am still alive, and I have my camera, and editing software, and a reasonable amount of free time now that I only have three exams left (A levels, ugh.)
See you soon, hopefully!
Monday, 2 April 2012
Lustables is a monthly feature of whatever I may be lusting after at the time – whether its a viable purchase or not!
This month’s lustables? Clothing. My wardrobe is very jeans-and-a-t-shirt, which isn’t all that interesting, despite how frequently I haunt places like Camden and drool over the slightly more ‘out there’ clothes. Other than one corset I bought in a moment of weakness, (which I have worn for two parties, and then never again), my wardrobe is… kinda boring, actually.
Image from underground cybershop
Yep, I’ve developed a bit of a thing for creepers now, after finding out about them earlier, and going and extensively googling. I think these wedge heel ones would be more forgiving on the shape of my legs than the flat platforms, but still seem sufficiently stompy enough to fulfil my stompy shoes desires. Also, people would stop calling me short. I’m 5 foot 6, guys, its not my fault that I usually hang around with 6 foot tall males and look small in comparison…
Image from ASOS
Okay, I actually went on the website looking for a completely different pair of trousers but look at those. I need them in my life. I just do. End of conversation.
Image from Urban Outfitters
Eeeeep. I love this sort of shape of dress. I don’t know why, I go a bit gaga over hems? I just love having things like that poking out from underneath a jacket being all swish and awesome. I’m so eloquent, aren’t I?
Lusting after any of this months Lustables? Got any clothes of your own you’ve been eyeing up? Let me know in the comments!
Sunday, 1 April 2012
I had this post bookmarked for ages and completely forgot to write it up! The lovely Kerri Jane at Little Pretty Things tagged me in this a little while ago, so I’m filling this in as the Potted Week post because its still a response to a blog post, no?
“If you receive this award there are certain rules you have to follow which are:
- Thank the person who sends you the award and add a link to their blog in your post
- Write 7 random things about yourself
- Give the award to 15 other bloggers you love and tell them about it!
- Post the Versatile Blogger Award Picture to your blog!”
Okay, so seven things about myself:
- I really like the technical aspects of theatre. I did lighting for my GCSE Drama, rather than performance, and it was probably one of my favourite things I’ve ever done in school. I’m considering following it up as a degree choice, but its a bit of a heavy decision to make, because its a) very vocational, and b) at drama schools, mainly, rather than university.
- I’m allergic to jellybeans.
- In October 2010, I performed at the Les Miserables 25th anniversary concert at the O2 as part of the student casts who came on at the end. Since that, the opening music makes me tear up, every time. And so far, that is the best experience of my life… ever.
- My mother cannot recognise me if I am wearing a hat. Apparently, my hair is a key distinguishing feature.
- I play Minecraft… but I’m not addicted. I can actually stop after 1-2 hours.
- My calendar is an Edward Monkton one, and currently has this at the top of the month: We are only on this Earth for a short time, so let us live WISELY, let us live WELL…. and let us eat CHOCOLATE. Much Much CHOCOLATE!!
- I cannot see more than a quarter of my bedroom floor at this current moment of time. I’m kind of stranded on the island of my bed – and even that’s having stuff creeping up on it.
And post it on to 15 other bloggers? I’ll make it 5 – I don’t really want to spam people.
Thanks for the award and giving me something to write about, my lovely!
Feel free to nick this even if you haven’t been ‘tagged’ – I find these things really interesting to read!
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Poll: Ettiquette and Social Media Growth – Independent Fashion Bloggers
“One of the most rewarding parts of participating in social media is seeing your following grow. It’s validating, it’s exciting and it’s excellent motivation to keep sharing, blogging and tweeting. You start to think to yourself, wow, I can’t believe all these people want to see what I have to say, to know what I’m doing and follow my posts! So when dozens, hundreds or thousands of people are tuned into your tweets, Instagrams, Facebook updates, etc. – should you care more about what exactly you say?”
Bloggers are heavy utilisers of social media in order to promote and interact with the community, and IFB raises this interesting point – when people are paying attention to what you’re saying, should you care more about what it is?
The above article is about etiquette, and swearing. Is it still sensible to act like that when there are so many people who can see what you’re saying, who you could potentially offend or turn away from your readership?
Personally, my blog doesn’t really give off an aura of professionalism, nor is that something I emulate, so this occurs for me here as well as in social media (not that I’m implying that many people do pay attention to my ramblings – though I love those of you who do-, just that it is there to be seen by the wide public). So I’m quite casual about swearing, when I do it, and I don’t worry too much about what potential further repercussions it could have. Should you be more careful about the effect your writing has?
“After reading and seeing the amazing response I got from my Lime Crime posts, it's made me more aware of the potential impact that my writing can have. It's also made me think about the responsibility I have to be as truthful and and ethical as I can for everyone (not that I didn't think that I didn't need to be before, it's just that my realization of it is much more acute now).”
Obviously my blog doesn’t have anywhere near the following of these two blogs, but I have been looking through my archives, and realising that I have reviews that people are still reading and searching for (thank you, Google Analytics, for telling me this) of products that I no longer hold the same opinion for. I’m going to be drawing attention to those reviews and expanding on them in a later post, so hopefully the effect of what I’m saying on the blog is more accurate!
Oh, and as a last note – maybe I should watch my language. My mother was looking at my blog, and was thoroughly scandalised when I expressed anguish over the fact that I’d, er, fucked up a photo. Oops.
Friday, 23 March 2012
1. Superdrug Pro Blusher Brush
I am a woman with very little in the way of cheekbones or natural contouring. This brush – which I really think should be described as a contour brush, rather than a Blusher brush – is the perfect shape for sculpting and less clownish application of blushers and bronzers. Its not that soft, but it isn’t at all scratchy, and its very good.
2. Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Rouse
This came as part of the Illamasqua Freak perfume gift set, and its pretty. This is pretty much an every day lipgloss for me, consistent shine, pale pink colour, buildable, and not gross-sticky.
3. GOSH Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen in Black Brass
I really wish GOSH stuff was just a little bit cheaper, my collection of it would be crazily extensive by now if it was. Black Brass is a black liner packed with green-gold glitter, which gives it this overall sparkly khaki sort of shade. This one apparently really brings out the blue in my eyes, and I like teaming it with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Mildew on the lower lashline, with Black Brass doing a winged or cat-eye shape on the top.
4. Benefit Coralista Blush
This is supposed to be a dupe for Nars’ Orgasm, and despite not owning it, I can say that they definitely match up in terms of reported wearability. I’ve yet to find a shade of lipstick or a general look that this blush doesn’t suit. A coral colour with a gold/peach shimmer, its very flattering and natural looking, and its just… prettiness.
5. Sleek Lipstick in Cherry
I get that this shade – a very vampy dark red – is quite Autumn/Winter, but I’ve been wearing it as a stain by just applying it with my ring finger and blotting it down, a tip I learnt from a Lisa Eldridge video on dark lipsticks (goodness gracious, I am developing quite the girlcrush on that woman).