Walking Away

This can be from anyone, loved ones, friends or family but it all has the same ending, you walking away from something you are unhappy about. People think it’s a cowardly action to do but I say you have to be the strongest person to walk away from those that don’t deserve someone like you.

It doesn’t matter who it is, if you are unhappy and its due to an individual or individuals then do what you want and don’t think about them if they are the source. We forget to be selfish in the most important situations but you need to realise that your happiness is just as important as the next persons even though you may not see it, take a step back, look and think what would you tell your closest friend if you was in that situation? You would tell them to make the decision that makes them happy and that’s what you need to do yourself.

Walking away from someone means they are fully out of your life, so be honest with yourself if you are still keeping tabs on them and needing to know what’s going on are you really ready to let go? I think closure is important, so if you need to send that final message and then block and delete I say go for it, it’s time to do you.

I will say that you should wait till you’ve calmed down, I think we can all agree that we have made mistakes while in rage mode and that is fine but we regret those mistakes the most. It took me months before I realised it was time, I definitely should have done it sooner but one night I thought you know what? I’m good and ready. When I made my decision, it felt like a weight had been lifted and I could finally breathe.

I took my own advice and it was the best move I made and I don’t think I will ever look back and regret my decision, when honest with yourself you start to see the truth more and what you’ve been in denial about. Saying goodbye is tough but leaving that negativity is worth it, to know you are strong enough to move on says it all. Don’t be afraid, sometimes making that leap gets you further than you think.

Try not to dwell on it. It may be hard to not think about if that was the right or wrong decision but if you aren’t phased or feel a sense of relief, I’m going to say you may have made the right decision and I think that’s amazing.

 

Do you, make you happy, have positive people round and enjoy every moment.

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Juvia’s Place Palettes

I have always been nervous about using bright, in-your-face colours, but after discovering this palette I’ve changed my opinion completely!

The fabulous palette I’m talking about is Juvias Palettes! I currently have two and I have officially found love: the colours are ridiculously pigmented and the shimmers blend so well. The fact that they’re so blendable makes me more confident to experiment with these dazzling colours.

Experimenting with such strong and vibrant colours has made me feel more confident in what I can do and what I hope to do. Moving away from the colour ranges I’ve always been comfortable with was a major step outside my traditional boundaries. With such expressive colours I have finally found the confidence to move outside my comfort zone and explore. This new found confidence has helped me enjoy and appreciate expressive make-up and it feels amazing!

If you want to experiment or need a palette to push yourself,  I definitely recommend this one. The more you use the Large Masquerade Palette the more you will fall in love and a palette that does that is always worth spending some money on.

Great pigmentation, so easy to blend and a beautiful range of colours: what more could you ask for? Bonus – the price is worth it and I’m glad I invested in this palette for sure.

The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette is the other palette I have in this range although the colours are as vibrant, I did find that the matte shades are hard to work with and the consistency is a bit chalky. The colour does take some time to build up unfortunately on the matte shades. I did one look where I had no problem with it just had to build it up, but the next look I attempted to do went terribly wrong as the mattes simply didn’t blend as well as the shimmers did.

Go check out my Instagram where I created a couple of looks using Large Masquerade Palette. Hope you like them just as much as I do!

 

Blush&Highlighters

I have never really been a blush girl and that could be due to the fact I’ve never had a blush I fell in love with, until now.

When I first saw the Zoeva Pink Spectrum blush palette I was hesitant as there is one colour of the four I was a bit apprehensive about. The colours are beautiful, especially PK020: it’s a warm pink and very flattering to my paler skin. The other colours are just as fabulous: PK010 has a light shimmer to it; and PK030 is a purple/pink tone blush. The last blush is PK040 and this is the one I’m a tad afraid of –  it’s a hot pink bold blush, its not to say I won’t try it sometime, but right now I just don’t have the balls!

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Jouer Powder Highlighter in citrine is gorgeous! The shine is unbelievable and a little bit goes a long way – which is always a bonus. I like the fact you can build up this highlighter, so the Gods can see you!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Sugar, beautiful packaging – anything with shine to it is always a plus for me, but the highlighters themselves are truly stunning! Marshmallow being a favourite and Butterscotch being a close second, the other two: Starburst and Gumdrop I have yet to try. All the colours are gorgeous and the range is a big bonus but I don’t feel this glow kit has as much shine as the Jouer Powder Highlight. But the kit does push your makeup one step further – the shades glide on, when they catch the light they really do look flawless. And having four shades is always great. If I had to pick though, I would choose Jouer Powder Highlighter purely because it doesn’t take a lot to get that shine on.

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Prices of the product.

Zoeva: £15.00

Jouer: £19.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills: £41.00

Favourite Red Lipsticks

Now, I have two favourite reds that I stand by: Dior 999 Matte and YSL 201. The Dior is the darker, evening red whereas the YSL seems it has a hint of orange, but still holds that beautiful, vibrant red. I love them both and they both work for me. If buying Dior 999, I do recommend getting the lip pencil just to help it stay on longer and to look even better. There is nothing in the world better than a good red lippy to bring out the sass in anyone!

 

 

Dior 999: £27.50

YSL 201:£27.00

Huda Beauty Lashes

 

Scarlett: These are one of my go-tos for everyday: I like the shape they give and the thickness and length are perfect. I don’t think these are too heavy, but if you have smaller eyes I would advise against getting them.

Lana: Holy Moly! I can’t wear these, they don’t suit me one bit. First of all, these lashes are too long and too chunky. On the plus side, they are also quite small and the fit is perfect (normally I have to cut lashes down) it’s just a shame about the style. If you can pull them off, hats off to you.

Farah: Nice length, great thickness just a shame about the spidery look. They look OK, I’ve been told, but that spikey look is not for me – spider legs on my eyes are what nightmares are made of.

Samantha: Great, if you don’t like heavy lashes and want a pair of lightweight more natural looking lashes. They are wispy but still give you that full look.

Sasha: Well, hello there lovely lashes, how are you doin’? These are my trusted go-tos, be it a casual night out or a sassy day about. I love these, pretty and long lasting – I’ve worn them quite a few times and they are still holding up. I love the shape of these lashes: they are quite long but when they are on they do look very natural. In terms of value for money, these are on point – the usage you get from them before they start to get icky is remarkable!

 

Huda Beauty Prices

Scarlett:£15.50

Lana:£15.50

Farah:£18.00

Samantha:£15.50

Sasha:£15.50

Where did my independence go?

I just got back from uni…. end of my last year, so yeah, bye!

 

Uni was the first time I had been away from home, I couldn’t cook (still can’t, but will be forever grateful to Deliveroo), wasn’t great at ironing (still not) and not that keen on cleaning (but needs must). Three years of focusing on studies, lectures and getting pissed. I’ve come back home to two fabulous parents, but after a couple of weeks of pampered bliss, it hit me: Where did my independence go?

At uni, if I had no food in the fridge and it was too late to trek to town (or I simply couldn’t be arsed), deliverance (or deliveryJ) was just one speed dial away. Not cooking meant even when I did shop, my fridge was full of beautiful sliced bread, processed cheese, the cheapest ham and the must-have Frubes (I know it’s for children, but hell – it saved on the washing up). Don’t get me wrong, I do know how to turn on an oven… hence, on occasion, a freezer full of chicken nuggets and chips.  Now at home, the fridge/freezer is always magically full…. of healthy shit. Salad: NO! Veg: WTF!! Artisan breads: what’s wrong with plastic wrapped sliced plastic! So, why, I ask, are my fabulous parents attempting to get me used to the better things in life, when it will simply be harder for me in the long run? I need to keep to what I know in order to face the world, for when I move out and start an internship on next to nothing. I love them dearly, but they need to let me do my own thing on the food front – got to keep real!

When I was at uni I did a lot more: I had the freedom to go anywhere and not be questioned or asked what time I’d be back – I simply did my own thing, in my own time and that was the end of it.. I could be in a bad mood, lock myself away until the darkness lifted and not be questioned. Whereas now I am home, if I leave the room or I don’t talk much, its 21 questions asking why? I love that they care so much, but it is hard coming home – I feel I’ve gone back in time, I’m not a little girl anymore,  I’m 21 and can kinda do my own thing.

I have been trying out new things (this blog for one). I was always focused on getting the right results so I could go on and get some more good results… but I’ve never felt free to experiment. I’m not saying I haven’t had fun, but I’ve conformed from Day 1, never been a rebel and now I’ve done all that I am looking to conform some more: Get a job and be a good daughter. But is it hard, job requirements always seem to include something I haven’t done, or haven’t got.  I’ve tried to achieve academically so I can grow and support myself, but some days, after trawling through job opportunities, I wonder if I will ever be independent.

 

Have I lost my independence or am I just growing up? The more I see, the more I realise that at university I had to grow up fast and live on my own. I wasn’t well prepared, but I I did it. And if I did it once, I can do it again! I still have a lot of growing up to do, but I will get my life sorted and get done what I need to in order to get the independence I so want.

Lily Lashes Review

Great company, adore them and worth the money!

 

I will start off with Mykonos: Heavy, full and fabulous. I normally wear them with a light eye as these lashes are big! They are a challenge to get on right, and if they aren’t on right, they look like fluffy caterpillars on my face… but when I place them just right, damn I look good!

Miami: Not as heavy as Mykonos but just as fabulous. I wear these if I’m out visiting friends or shopping, so definitely more day than night wear: they create a lovely look. I have to admit, I do struggle with extra-long lashes, but these are just right for me.

Luxe: These are the lightest of the three. They are big, simple but effective whatever the occasion (although personally, I use them more for daytime occasions and would be demure enough for work). They are easy on the eye and very comfortable.

 

Lily Lashes Prices

Mykonos:£30.00

Miami:£29.95

Luxe:£20.00