Tuesday, 14 February 2017

New beauty finds

I set myself a goal for this year to collect more makeup as I really want to expand my makeup collection and create different looks for my blog to share with you. I've always been that one person to stick with the same makeup routine and only pick up what I was running out of. It was getting a little boring and I felt like there was so much out there to offer for me as there are so many incredible brands out there who create such great makeup products which genuinely work and make you look good. 

I gathered some new makeup bits from Superdrugs and some from MAC (can you believe I'm actually purchasing more things from mac?!) and thought I'd share with you what I got.

Maybelline master brow pro palette. Let's face it, everyone knows that I leave my brows out when it comes to doing my makeup, I never really knew what the fuss was about. However, I really want to get into doing my brows now as I think they look great on some people. I feel like when you fill your brows in it really defines your face and can complete the look so I opted for this brow palette from Maybelline. Whether it works okay for me I'm not sure, but I'll definitely update you on that one. This palette comes with a brow wax, colour and brow-bone highlighter.

Maybelline master sculpt contour and highlighter. I have never in my life contoured, and quite frankly the whole concept scares me, however I've heard a few people rave about this so I wanted to give it a go and test myself on what I thought of it. This looks great to start me off with, as I don't think I'm at all ready for cream contour just yet. I love this one from Maybelline, the travel-sized packaging should come in handy for the times I need a bit of contouring up. This also comes with a highlighter which I'm not hugely obsessing over as I don't wear highlighter anyway! However I'd like to be a bit more adventurous with my makeup.

Rimmel scandal eyes precision eyeliner. I haven't used a different eyeliner since I found my love for the Soap and glory super cat liner. I'm quite protective when it comes to makeup as I feel like it's a risk when trying new products that you're already comfortable with. Luckily this purchase was kind of needed. It was back when I had a competition at college and I forgot about eyeliner so I grabbed this one hoping it would be okay. Much to my luck it looked amazing on my model and really defined her eyes. I mainly like the look of this because the liner itself is felt-tip based which is what I'm most comfortable with therefore I'm praying to the eyeliner gods that I'm going to like this one.

MAC lipstick in "stone". I really pushed the buttons this year and purchased something from MAC. My first ever purchase was "velvet teddy" and I was so impressed with the formulation and appearance that I knew I had to go and try another one. I picked up the shade "stone" which was way out of my comfort zone with lipsticks but it's already become my favourite lipstick to try. Its a cool-toned colour which looks great on pale people like me. It has the same texture and formulation as velvet teddy which is really great because there's nothing worse than a matte lipstick feeling horrible on your lips. I was so impressed with this and I'm already making new lists of lipsticks I'd love to try from MAC.

I'd love to know if any of you have tried out the makeup that I've bought, it's great to hear other people's opinions! 

Kay x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Feeling alone and ways to help yourself

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I spent the majority of January in a shell, feeling distant with the world and a little down. I've never really been one to have a major crisis in life and let it get to me but for some reason I just wasn't my complete self. Things got in the way, and it changed my perspective on life, and all I can remember is thinking to myself "when will this pain end?" It opened a lot of things for me, and I learnt a lot from it. I want this blog post to be able to inspire others and for them to know that it's okay to feel alone, and there are things in which you can do to improve yourself and allow yourself to have a more free mind.

Having a positive mindset.
I couldn't count on one hand the amount of times someone has said to me well you just need to think positive about it, because to be honest it would go straight through one ear and out the other. However, I cannot stress enough how much this helped me get through things. Although you may have your mind set on everything that's getting you down, having a positive attitude to it will help you so much. They always say that if you think negative about something you will get the negative, but if you think positive about something then everything will turn out okay. I strongly believe this because as soon as I started thinking positive about everything and reminding myself that I was going to be okay, it got a lot easier for me and I started looking at my problems in a much more positive way. 

Do what makes you happy.
When you're feeling low, all you really want to do is indulge yourself and get away from the issue. Treating yourself to something you love will really benefit you. I usually have a pamper evening or buy some new clothes but the choice is really up to you, as long as it's making you happy. I feel like there's something really therapeutic about buying something you've been wanting for a long time, or completely relaxing for the evening. Whatever you do, I can guarantee that it will improve your mind. 

Spend time with the people you love
I learnt a lot last month, and if there's one thing that I learnt then it was definitely being surrounded by the people I love. Sometimes you can feel so alone that you forget what it's like to be surrounded by people, but when you are it's the best feeling. I've been loving spending time with my college friends as we're all so close and get on really well. I look forward to going into college now because I know that everything will feel so much better once I'm surrounded by my friends. Make plans with your friends or even your family, and make it a day to remember for all the good reasons.

Kay x
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