Lifestyle

Day at the Farm!

The day after my birthday my boyfriend took me out for the day as a surprise. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going no matter how many times I pestered him and asked. I only found out when we literally arrived. He took me for a day out at a farm, Noah’s Ark Zoo.

I had the best day, he knows me so well and knows what makes me happy. I got to feed a baby lamb, hold a rabbit and guinea and see so many incredible animals. Being the animal lover than I am, its safe to say this is the perfect day out for me. The inner child of mine also enjoyed playing in the park and on a trampoline, who doesn’t love trampolines. Safe to say I really enjoyed myself.

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Lifestyle

25 things I want to accomplish before I’m 26!

  1. Complete my Theatrical and Media Makeup Level 2 Course
  2. Complete my Theatrical and Media Makeup Level 3 Course
  3. Become a freelance makeup artist
  4. Be involved in the makeup on a film in some way
  5. Get into the process of buying a house and start looking at property’s
  6. Create a brand name for myself
  7. Build my confidence applying makeup to clients
  8. Get myself physically fit
  9. Make time and look after my mental health
  10. Spend more time focusing on myself and sometimes be more selfish
  11. Get on top of my finances
  12. Start saving every month
  13. Spend more time with my friends and loved ones
  14. Start a fitness class of some kind that I enjoy and look forward to
  15. Complete my Maths GCSE resit
  16. Complete my English GCSE resit
  17. Learn how to do French plaits
  18. Continue doing my blog regularly
  19. Practice makeup more often
  20. Be more positive and focus on the good things in life
  21. Get a tattoo
  22. Learn how to use my camera and start using it more
  23. Drink 2 litres of water daily
  24. Learn how to edit photos and use Photoshop
  25. Try and be more involved in different brands

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Lifestyle

What I got up to for my birthday!

I honestly can’t believe I’m 25 years old, a quarter of a decade. I couldn’t tell you where the last 7 years have gone, I still feel like an 18-year-old. When I was younger I thought I would be an adult by now, but I don’t feel any more mature, I’ve just had to take on more responsibilities and not do stupid things anymore. Why was everyone right! Time goes so fast once you leave school and they are the best days, no responsibilities, no worries and the most important thing was socialising.

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Still keeping with my inner child, I like to do something fun for my birthday, I feel like 25 is a big-ish birthday so I booked a few days off work, so I could just enjoy myself. Every year I go with a few of my friends somewhere for the day or evening, last year we went to Alton Towers and the year before a Safari Park. With everyone being so busy I decided to do something on the Saturday evening before my birthday. We went to bingo because well I love bingo and for food after. We went to Chiquito’s, literally one of my fav places to eat out.

We met at bingo just after 5pm, because we were all new members we only had to pay £5 for the entire afternoon and evening. So, we ended up playing so many games and didn’t leave until just after 9pm. It wasn’t our lucky night, none of us won any money but had a really good time.

Food was alright, I was a bit gutted because they don’t do halloumi burgers anymore and that was my favourite meal. So I had veggie fajitas but they were lovely. We had a good laugh and a few drinks to finish off the evening.

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On my actual birthday, May 2nd I wanted to have more of a relaxed day with my boyfriend and my family. So we went bowling in the afternoon and out for food. We decided to go to the harvester because well we all really like it. I had such a nice relaxing day spent with my loved ones and lots of foodies. Plus, I kicked everyone’s asses at bowling, well the first game. On our way out of bowling we walked through the arcade and I had a go on one of the claw machines, only spent £1 and won a dumbo teddy. Happy birthday girl indeed.

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Beauty, Lifestyle

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.

Beauty, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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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