Rather than doing a December favourites, I thought I’d do a general round-up of my year and share some of the lovely things that happened to me in 2016 (most of them blog-related!) 🙂
We’re one day away from December. This is not a drill. Party season is pretty much here; those awkward office parties where someone snogs Tim from accounts, the New Year’s Eve parties that are exactly the same every year but you go anyway in the hopes that this year will be different and you won’t end up in the kebab shop where all the staff know your name and you only seem to be wearing one shoe.
Wherever you’re going this festive season, my five must-have party products will get you looking and feeling your best. Even if it does rain and Sandra from HR throws up in the new expensive bag you got for Christmas.
Because I’m still pretty new to experimenting with makeup, I somehow seem to own pretty much every eyeliner type there is; I have gel, pencil, liquid and pen eyeliners. If you can name it, I’ve got it and tried it because I’m still searching for that one eyeliner I can use easily without getting frustrated because it’s coming out wrong.
Some I’ve loved and some I’ve really hated. Maybe one day I’ll do a post on the ones I really didn’t like and why.
I don’t know about you, but I’m so crap at receiving gift cards and not remembering to put them in my purse or then remembering to use them! My parents got me a book voucher for my birthday. In August. I also got a Boots gift card from my work colleagues when I left in December!
I was in town getting my hair cut on Saturday and finally remembered to take my gift cards with me, so I went on a mission to buy some things I’ve been wanting for ages!
I’m super late to the bandwagon as usual, but you know what? I don’t care 😛 If you have no idea what I’m talking about, the “power of make-up” is basically just a comparison of your before make-up and after make-up face which has been going viral on Twitter and Instagram! It shows off how different makeup can make you look!
I can’t believe September is nearly over 🙁 I do love autumn/winter, especially as it’s when J and I got together 🙂 but I’m not a fan of dark mornings and freezing my arse off at bus stops in the pouring rain (J takes our car to work) 🙁 Anyway, here’s what I’ve been loving this month <3
I was recently approached by a company called Born Pretty Store to see if I wanted to review some of their products. I was a little apprehensive, only because my blog is still so new and I thought there’d been a mistake! It turned out that they really did want me to try out their products and so promptly sent me my first item. I was happy to find that despite coming from Singapore, delivery only took around 10 days. I thought it would take a lot longer!
These are the reviews of the rest of the products I bought last Saturday.
So today I have to wait in for the nice Anglian man to fix the window lock, so while I’m waiting, (any time between 8am and 5pm!) I’m going to attempt to follow a tutorial for a gold eye look!
So as promised, I’ve just finished my first attempt at recreating a make-up tutorial I found on Pinterest. I wanted to do this because there are so many tutorials out there and a lot of the vidoes/blog/photos assume that we know all the terms and have all the right brushes and kit etc. I find that I use a lot of baby wipes/make-up remover when I’m trying a new look as it always goes a bit awry, but no one really shows that part or the hours of practice it takes. So if you’re not very confident at putting on make-up or it never really looks like it should, don’t worry, you are not alone 🙂