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My New Year’s Resolution!

I’m not exactly going to make New Year’s resolutions for 2019. I’m going to give myself goals and things that I would like to accomplish throughout the year.

Education:

This year I want to complete level 2 Theatrical and Media Makeup and get onto the Level 3 course. As well as pass both my English and Maths GCSE.

Work:

I currently work 2-3 days a week in my part-time job. I want to gain more confidence and start to do more freelance makeup and gain more experience. Maybe even look to get a job on a makeup counter to boost my confidence doing makeup on strangers as well as get more product knowledge.

Health:

I don’t so much want to lose weight exactly, the generic New Year’s resolution. I just want to lead a healthier lifestyle and be more physically active. Kind of take care of my body more and feel better in myself.

Travel:

I love visiting new places and experiencing new cultures. So I would like to travel and go away as much as I physically can throughout 2019. Starting with New York City in February.

Friends:

I want to make more of an effort to see my friends, with work and college I tend to neglect a social life. So I am going to make more effort, even if it is popping over for a cup of tea.

Me:

As well as make time for friends I want to ensure I make time for myself to relax and I want to work on stress. I get stressed out easily, usually for no reason. But want to be more relaxed.

So this year I’m not doing the generic ‘NEW YEAR, NEW ME’. I want to focus on myself and improve in all aspects of my life and enjoy myself.

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2018 Accomplishments.

I thought I would end the year talking about what I have accomplished. I usually tend to focus more on what I haven’t accomplished more than what I have, so going forward I’m going to try and be more positive.

This year I decided to go from full time work to a full time student. I have always enjoyed doing makeup but I didn’t even think about trying to make a career out of it. I finally bit the bullet and applied for the course, I felt like if I didn’t do it this year I never would because I’m so used to having a full time job. My grades on the course are really good and I am proud of myself.

I’m also resitting my English and Maths GCSE this year. So far I have got a B for my English Coursework. Maths is going ok, it’s never been my thing but hopefully I can get a decent grade this year.

This year I started a new job, I worked full time for 5 months before I changed to part time for college. I’m actually really enjoying my job, its perfect for college. It’s not really stressful and once I finish work I don’t have to think about it again until I go back.

Looking back at my makeup throughout the year I can really see how much better I’ve got, not to toot my own horn but I have. I didn’t wear eye shadow, eyeliner and eyelashes now I do, not every day because I’m not that extra but if I fancy it I can.

Don’t get me wrong 2018 has been a difficult year but I am very happy with my life and what I’m accomplishing, here’s to 2019.

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Christmas Goodies.

I was very spoilt this year and wanted to share a couple of the Christmas presents I received this year from all my loved ones.

Face Masks and lots of them.IMG_6622

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Glam Glow Face Masks.  IMG_6621.jpg

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Alice in Wonderland Calendar.

My name’s on it, I cant explain how happy this makes me. Nothing has my name on it.
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Bath Christmas Market!

I love Bath Christmas market, theirs something about it that feels so magical and I really enjoy going. I’ve been every Christmas for the past few years and this year was my 4th time going, and I love it as much as the first time.

The Christmas decorations look so lovely, I always have mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. They are a must to get in the Christmas spirit. I love all the free samples you can get of different products before you buy them. I always stock up on chutneys, cheese and nuts every year.

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I always go with my boyfriend, we drive down and park in the park and ride. Its literally a 10-minute journey on the bus to the market. We just had to pay for the bus to get to the market which comes to about £5 and the parking is free. We went down later morning/ early afternoon, so it starts to get dark before we leave. The Christmas lights are so pretty.

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I love walking around all the stalls and all the amazing things you can buy. There is food, drinks, handmade gifts, Christmas presents, toys and so much more. It does get busy on the weekends, so we booked a day off work and went on a Friday, to make sure we can enjoy our time there.

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We always make a day of it and go for food, this year we went for food at TGI Friday, it started to rain, and this was the first place we came across. We managed to get a table just before it started to get busy.

I bought a lot of cheese, different chutneys, fudge, nuts and basically anything food related. We had such a good time and I’m sure well be going again next year.

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My Favourite Christmas Films!

Christmas is around the corner, so I thought I would share my favourite Christmas films with you and I think you should watch them over the festive period.

1.Home Alone & Home Alone 2

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2.The Grinch

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3.Christmas With the Kranks

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4.Elf

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5.The Night Before

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6.The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3

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7.Jingle All the Way

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8.The Christmas Chronicles

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9.Tim Burtons: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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10.It’s a Wonderful Life

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Basic Stage Makeup Assessment!

As part of the theatrical side of my course we had to learn and be assessed on basic stage makeup and it is very different to say the least. All products used are cream and then powdered.

Stage makeup must be 2 or 3 shades darker than your natural skin tone because stage lighting washes you out. So, if you wore foundation to match your skin tone the lighting would make you look really washed out. Classic eye shadow is blue or green. There would be crème contour. Red lips and very bright pink blusher. Black liner on eyelids and under eye to create the effect of mascara and very natural brows.

For the assessment it wasn’t timed but both myself and my partner needed to complete our looks, including hair and outfit in the 4-hour lesson, so we basically had 2 hours each. I felt really relaxed about this assessment because we didn’t have to rush we could take out time with the makeup.

I created Glinda the good witch from wicked the musical for my assessment. I got 95% which is a distinction.

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