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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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Alien Collection.

As soon as I watched Jeffree Star’s reveal video for his Alien Collection, I was obsessed and had to buy it as soon as I could. The colours in the palette were just so beautiful and very different to any palette that I currently have. There were also a few lip products that really jumped out at me as well.

I really wanted the Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade “You’re Still On The Property” but it sold out within minutes so couldn’t get my hands on this one.

I bought a liquid lipstick in shade ‘Karma’ and a lip Ammunition in shade ‘Area 52’.

My favourite purchase has to be the Alien Palette. The colours are stunning and are so different to any palette I have or have seen. The palette is vegan and cruelty free.

The colours in the palette are:

  • Pluto – Icy white with a peachy duo-chrome shift
  • Titan – Ivory bone matte.
  • Alien – Cool green shimmer.
  • Interstellar – White gold shimmer.
  • Abduction – Chartreuse matte.
  • UFO – Green gold shimmer.
  • Gravitea – Soft tan matte.
  • Martian Soil – A cool mustard matte.
  • Flying Saucer – A turquoise matte.
  • Phone Home – A mauve brown matte.
  • Moon Rock – A forest green metallic with a gold undertone.
  • X-Files – A khaki matte.
  • Ghost OG – A dark khaki green.
  • Area-51 – A rich royal purple matte.
  • Space Cowboy – A cool metallic brown with a pearl shift.
  • Probe – A metallic oil slick with a green shift.
  • Tall Grey – A grey with a blue undertone.
  • Black Hole – A true black matte.

I ordered my palette on 9th November, on pre-order from beauty bay. I expected to have to wait a little while for it, But I was a little frustrated that I didn’t get my palette until 07th December. You know when you are so excited for a product and you see other people using it but can’t yourself, it’s frustrating. But beauty bay did stay in touch to say they will be getting them in soon with was nice.

The palette is £46.00, Karma and Area 51 are £16.00 each.

They are still available now is you are interested:

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Funny Secret Santa Gift Ideas: Under £20

  1. Unicorn Ring Toss: Amazon £9.95

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fizz-Creations-1440-Unicorn-Mythical/dp/B07C2S8FHL

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  1. Speadable Gin: £9.99

https://www.firebox.com/Spreadable-Gin/p8545 

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  1. Personalised Pillow: £19.99

https://www.firebox.com/Sleepy-Head-Personalised-Pillow-Case/p8915 

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  1. Handy Notes: £8.00

https://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_106030137499_-1

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  1. Storm Trooper Soap: £5.00

https://www.boots.com/star-wars-stormtrooper-soap-on-a-rope-10251115

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  1. Underwater Disco Lights: £7.99

https://www.firebox.com/Underwater-Disco-Lightshow/p2031

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  1. Pint Bong: £11.99

https://www.hawkin.com/pint-bong

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  1. Shit Happens: £17.99

https://www.hawkin.com/shit-happens

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9.Drinking Helmet: £10.00

https://www.hawkin.com/drinking-helmet

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  1. Cheese Grater Loo Roll: £4.99

https://www.prezzybox.com/cheese-grater-loo-roll.aspx 

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Makeup Assessments!

In college I had to do a day makeup assessment and an evening makeup assessment as part of my course.

For the day makeup assessment, I had 25 minutes to create the makeup look on my partner. I had to include foundation, brows, eye shadow, mascara, contour, blush, brown eyeliner, bronzer and highlight. All this had to be done in 25 minutes. Beforehand I was really stressed about it, 25 minutes didn’t seem long enough at all, but you would be surprised what you can accomplish when it comes down to it. I managed to do it in 20 minutes and had 5 minutes to tidy anything up and make sure everything looked good.

We had to do the hair, outfit and makeup for the assessment to create the entire look. I am happy with how my day makeup turned out, I got 100% which is a Distinction.

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For my evening assessment I had 50 minutes to complete the makeup look on my partner. I had to include foundation, contour, bronzer, blusher, highlighter, brows, eye shadow, mascara, lashes and lipstick to compete the criteria for the look. I made sure I did the eyebrows and eyes first, so the lashes had time to dry, because my teacher lightly pulled on the lashes to ensure they are on properly.

Before the assessment I felt a lot more relaxed because we had double the amount of time to create the look. We had to have an outfit and hair ready for the assessment to create an overall look of a night out. During the assessment I felt like time suddenly went really fast, I started with the eyes and spent a lot of time on the eyes and eyebrows compared to the rest of the face. Eyelashes went on quite well, a lot better than I thought they would. I got 100% on this assessment too which is a distinction.

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I am really happy with how both my day and evening assessment looks turned out.

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Wicked!

I went to see Wicked the musical and it was amazing. This is the second time I’ve seen it and it was just as amazing as the first time. Last time I went was 4 years ago and we booked the tickets to go again almost 2 years ago. That’s how fast the tickets go when they tour. We went to see them in Cardiff. This was my very belated birthday present.

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We decided to go to Cardiff Bay a little earlier, so we could get some food before and make a proper day of it. So, we decided to go to Bill’s, we wanted to try somewhere we haven’t been before and I’m so glad we did, it was stunning. I had a halloumi burger and avocado with chips and my boyfriend had cod goujons and chips. We couldn’t resist a desert, so we had warm cinnamon doughnuts and they were delightful.

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After food we headed straight to the millennium centre to watch Wicked! It was raining and very windy, so we sat and relaxed inside for a while before the show.

We were sat on the top tear, in the middle and on the second row. The view was amazing, boyfriend did well. We did grab a drink beforehand, it would be too busy in the intermission. The only downside would have to be the seats, they were so uncomfortable. I couldn’t wait to just stand up in the intermission. That has nothing to do with the show, but I did have a bad back for a few days after.

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I would highly recommend seeing Wicked, it is such an incredible show and the actors/actresses are so good. I would happily pay and go see it again and I probably will when they tour again in a few years.

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Beauty Bay Sales Haul!

I might have got a little bit crazy with the Beauty Bay Sales but with majority of things half price I couldn’t resist. Thought I would share my purchase with you. It all should have cost £155.95 but I paid £96.47, I SAVED £59.48!!!!!!!!

BH Cosmetics: Studio pro Large Set Bag £16.00 – Was 32.00

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BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend 10-piece Brush Set 2 £10.00 – was £20.00

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BH Cosmetics 14-piece brush set £13.80 – was £23.00

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Beauty Bay ‘Going Out Out’ 42 colour eyeshadow palette £21.00 – was £30.00

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Mario Badescu – Aloe Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray £7.70 – was £11.00

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Adrell Natureal Demi Wispies Black Lashes £3.47 – was £4.95

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Revolution Luxe Matte Lip Kit Reign £4.20 – was £6.00

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Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set £20.30 – was 29.00

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A lot of stuff is still on sale now if you want to go and have a little look and treat yourself or stock up on Christmas presents.