Beauty, Lifestyle

Under The Sea, Back Paint Assessment!

Following on from my face paint assessment, the week after I had to do my back-paint assessment. For this I could choose anything I wanted, the only criteria were that there needed to be a blend of two colours, embellishments and the edges had to be straight and clean.

I really enjoyed this assessment because I had free creative rain to do whatever I wanted. I decided to do an under the sea theme because I love the ocean and all the different creatures that live there. Its just so beautiful. And I decided to make an octopus the main creature of the back piece.

I blended two different blues together which was really hard to make it work, so my feedback for this assessment was to improve my blend, my fine lines were a lot better on this assessment, so I am really happy with how It came out. For my embellishments I used actual shells and glitter.

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1970’s Makeup!

Over the last few months in college we have been covering different eras. We have covered the 18th century, 1920’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 1970’s Punk. We got to practice all these different eras and then we could choose which one we wanted to do for our assessment.

Along side this we were doing era projects, for this project I did 1920’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. Therefore, I couldn’t do any of these for my assessment, which was a little bit annoying because I really enjoyed doing all of these eras. So, this left me with a choice of 18th century, 1970’s or 1970’s punk.

For our assessment we had 45 minutes to complete the look, and then do the hair to match the era and provide an outfit to give an overall look.

I didn’t enjoy doing the 18th Century makeup look, and I knew doing the hair would be really difficult for the assessment. 1970’s punk was a really difficult look to create and didn’t suit the model I had at all, so I ended up choosing the 1970’s general look.

The look for the 1970’s was based on Farrah Fawcett. This was a natural makeup look, glowing skin, more glamorous eyes but wearing sportswear. I did enjoy this assessment and I was really pleased with how my overall look turned out. I got 100% which is a distinction.

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Glossy Box Review!

I decided to give glossy box a go for a few months. I wanted to see if it was worth the hype and worth the money. I was going to give it a go for about 6 months, but I decided to cancel my subscription today, just after 3 months.

The February box was a valentine’s kind of addition and I was a bit underwhelmed really. It had two samples of Alien perfume, one for woman and one for men; a highlighter brush; toothpaste; nail varnish, face mask and a Huda Beauty lip liner.

I saw this box as a bit pointless for myself. I don’t wear nail varnish, I go and get my nails done in a shop; I have a lot of highlighter brushes and haven’t used it yet and the sample perfume went in a flash. On a more positive side the face mask was lovely, as well as the toothpaste but my favourite things from this box is the Huda Beauty Lip liner, just a shame that it didn’t come with a matching lipstick really.  Considering I paid £9.95, I had a discount on my first one, and the Huda Lip Liner on its own is £16.00, I guess it was worth it to a certain extent. Out of all the different brands from the products in this box, I have only heard off the perfume brand and Huda beauty. I haven’t heard of any of the other brands that were used.

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The March Box was the empowerment edition and again I expected more from it. Maybe my expectations were too high for a box with surprise goodies in each month, but I did think there would be more makeup that I would actually use. This box included a gym proof setting spray; the body shop body butter; a cream highlighter; lip balm and a lip crème. The only brand in the March box I know is the body shop. I haven’t heard of Laritzy Cosmetics, Bellapierre Cosmetics, Bybi and Essence setting spray. Don’t get me wrong I could put a few of these bits into my makeup kit but Its been another month and I’ve only used the body butter. I think I paid around £13.00 for this one as well as post and packaging.

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The April box looked so pretty, the box was covered in flowers, the theme of this box was fruity or floral, I got the floral one. Out of all 3 boxes I’ve had I was the most disappointed in this one. I received a body spray, makeup remover, a sleep mask, shower gel, lip balm and hand sanitiser. I actually knew three out of the five brands and extra treat in this box. But personally, for me it wasn’t worth it, I can’t use the body wash because I have sensitive skin. The rest ill use but it doesn’t excite me. I wish there was just one thing in this box that I was crazy excited about, but it just didn’t do it for me. I paid around £13.00 again for this box of stuff I’ll probably end up giving to my Mum or Nan. I honestly feel like I enjoyed the packaging of this product more than what was inside the box.

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Don’t get me wrong there was products that I liked, and I will use it all eventually or give some away to family. I think I had quite high expectations for products I was going to love but there hasn’t been anything that I had to try or had to use straight away. That’s why I stopped the subscription. I feel like I’ve wasted just over £30. The packaging is lovely, really well done. Especially the different themes, I’ve kept all the boxes for storage.

I wish there was more brands I knew in the boxes, but I guess on a positive note ill get to try different things from different brands. Overall, I wish there was more makeup products because that’s what I like but just seams a bit random really, a mix of everything. So in my opinion I wouldn’t bother getting a subscription unless you like all the products I’ve mentioned above. Plus, next time I sign up to a subscription ill look at all the previous boxes to ensure it is what I want, to avoid disappointment later. Hope this helps anyone looking into this or anyone who is on the same page as me.

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1950’s Project and Makeup.

I finally handed in the second part of my era project, all about the 1950’s. The same as my 1920’s project it had to be 4 A3 pages with lots of different information. All about information from the era; music, a politician, makeup influences, artist, fashion and hair. The project had to have a fully covered background, as well as glitter, gems and had to have textures/ fabrics.

As well as the project I had to complete a makeup look from the 1950’s, I based this on Marilyn Monroe because she was so iconic.

This is my 1950’s project and I got 100% which is a distinction Grade, I’m really pleased with this. Especially because of the time and effort put into this project.

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I only have one more era project to do now which is the 1960’s and due in a few weeks.

Beauty, Lifestyle

Face Paint Assessment!

As part of my college course we had to do an assessment for face, back and body paint. The way our assessment fell we only ended up having two practices before our assessments which ended up being one after the other. It was a bit daunting considering myself and majority of my class had never done it before.

For my face paint assessment, I had to choose an insect and an animal, so there was two assessments. I had 2 hours to complete both looks.

I had a merit for both my insect and animal face paint, my feedback was that I needed more of a blend of colours but that was for the criteria of our assessment and my fine lines need to be finer. I’m happy with how both turned out, I feel that with slightly more time I could have made it a lot neater. Practice makes perfect.

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Beauty, Lifestyle, Travel

New York Goodies!

I don’t think it’s possible to go to New York and not go shopping, it’s defiantly a must. Its safe to say I spoilt myself. I wanted to share some of the goodies I got on my travels, so enjoy.

MILK MAKEUP: Kush Mascara

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IT COSMETICS: CC+ foundation (Fair)

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MAYBELLINE: Fit Me loose powder (Fair)

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FENTY BEAUTY: Pro Filter Concealer (Shade 170)

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FENTY BEAUTY: Pro Filter Foundation (Shade 150)

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TATCHA: The Silk Canvas

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IT COSMETICS: Bye Bye Undereye Cream

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FRESH: Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

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URBAN OUTFITTER: Fila Hoodie

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URBAN OUTFITTER: Blondie T-shirt

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SEPHORA: Chap Sticks

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VICTORIA SECRET: 3 X Bras and 5 x Undies

NIKE: Black T-shirt

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SEPHORA: Face, Eye and Lip Masks

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Hair Assessment’s!

As part of my theatrical and media makeup course I have been doing hair as well. I don’t have to cut or colour hair, not training to be a hairdresser at all. I have been doing temporary colour, different styles and up dos, client consultations and washing hair. I have been really enjoying it and have learnt a lot. We do theory as well as practical, so we learn all about hair and what to do to keep your hair healthy. I’ve learnt the proper technique for washing and styling hair and what I’m most proud of is I learnt to French plait. These are some of the assessments I’ve completed so far.

Conditioning Treatment, Blow-dry and Straighten:

Setting Rollers:

Wash and Diffuse:

Heated Rollers:

French Plaits: