Thursday, 24 April 2014

Top 5 | Spring Nails

I am obsessed with nail polish, any excuse to buy one I will take it. New collection, new range, new colours, new formulation. What ever it is I will take it. So trying to narrow down my top 5 Spring Nail Polishes, was very very tricky. 

Revlon | Minted
I love Mint, it is my favourite colour, and this is the perfect pastel mint shade. The formulation is a tad thin so it takes 3-4 coats, but its so worth it, its bright yet pastel and its just.. perfect.

Rimmel 60 Seconds | Rose Libertine 
I'm not a huge lover of pink nail polish, but I do like this, its a muted pink, I think this is such a classic colour that everyone should have in their collection, I love the formulation, quick drying and only takes 2 coats

Models Own | Lemon Meringue
Yellow makes me so happy, I grew up surrounded by yellow flowers so this nail polish just makes me smile, it also reminds me of easter and little chicks, its opaque in 2 coats which is good for such a light colour.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine | Prickly Pear
This is my go to nail polish at the moment, I am just obsessed, it takes 3 coats but its so shiny and the perfect lilac that its worth the wait, I also find that they are incredibly long lasting, I have gone a week with no chips before! By far my favourite nail polish range.

Maybeling Forever Strong | Ceramic Blue
This was my favourite nail polish of 2012 but I discovered that it had been discontinued, which broke my heart. However, last year I found out that Fragrance Direct sell these, so I stocked up and brought 4 bottles, as I cannot live without this colour, it is the perfect pastel blue, it has slight shimmer running through it but is barely noticeable. If you can find this, get it!

What are colours you love in the spring time?
Any nail polish recommendations?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Top 5 | Spring Lips

It's hard to tell if Spring has come to England, as it gets really sunny and warm, and then suddenly pisses it down with rain. But I have decided that to boost my mood on this groggy day, I would do a post telling you my most used lipsticks in the spring time

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm | Striking
This is my new love, I absolutely love this red lipstick, most reds I have are a classic bright red, but this leans slightly pink so it's more flattering for the soft spring weather. This formulation is so easy to work with and really long lasting.

Revlon Lip Butter | Juicy Papaya 
My favourite natural lip for spring, I have a problem with wearing orange on my lips, but I find as this is quite sheer, its really complimentary. I have a massive ongoing love for lip butter, I think theyre so easy to wear, so smooth on the lips and adds a pop of colour without being to harsh. My only problem? Rubbish lasting power, 3 hours and its all gone :(

Revlon Matte Lipstick | Pink Pout
Why yes, Revlon is my favourite lip product brand. I think you cannot beat them. I feel like this little beauty has gone missing out of its lime light though, but I dont know why. Its a lovely soft pink that has a very slightly purple undertone. I think if you're new to pink lipsticks this is a great one to start off with, as it's noticeable but not over the top.

Rimmel Kate Moss | 05
When I fancy a change from my red lip, I go to this beauty, its a deep pink that brightens the skin and adds a lovely pop of colour. I adore the Kate Moss range from Rimmel, they have a great pigmentation and are very long lasting.

Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream | Cotton Candy
You might have guessed by now but I do love a matte lipstick, I think they're a lot easier to pull off and last longer, I have brought around 5 tubes of this as I love it so much. Firstly, it smells like vanilla cake, amazing! It applies smoothly but dries to a matte finish and takes a long time to wear off, I'm not sure how they would compare to the NYX Matte Creams, but Im assuming these would be the UKs version, I'm quite gutted that they only have 3 shades though, a pink, a nude and a coral.

What are your favourite spring lipsticks?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The First Step In Getting Over My Fear

I have many fears in my life, typical ones like spiders and heights, but this particular fear I have, I think is stupid and pretty pathetic. The first step of getting over a fear is admitting it and facing why you have that fear. So Ladies and Gentleman, I admit, I have a massive fear of getting my hair cut. Whenever I think about getting my hair cut, even a trim, I shake and start to cry. Last time I got a cut, it resulted in a panic attack.

This isn't a fear I have always had, when I was younger I used to love getting it cut and styled. I managed to have quite reasonably long hair considering I took so poor care of it, but one afternoon at the age of 11 I made a very quick decision of chopping off my lovely locks and getting a very short, almost Victoria Beckham like, bob. At the time I loved it, in fact, I dont remember ever hating my hair shorter. It was quicker to style, easier to treat and just a lot more fun. But as I grew older, I saw people with long hair and frankly, I was jealous. They could put it up in cute buns, they could curl there hair, they could do anything with it. So I decided to stop getting it cut short and grow it out. But in stead of just getting small trims, I just stopped going to the hair dressers for a whole year.

After that year, I decided I needed a trim to tidy it up, but this was during the time I was constantly bleaching and colouring my hair, so my hair was so damaged, the hair dresser cut it all off, leaving me with short hair again. And I think this is where my fear came from. I became so obsessed over the idea of wanting long hair that I just have this thought stuck in my head that the hair dressers will just cut all my hair off and ignore what I want as a customer.

But I am 18 years old now and my hair is the longest it has ever been. And I hate it. Its so hard to handle, its tangly, I cant achieve the 'cute' hairstyles I thought I would, the ends are dead and split, and to be honest, I miss my short hair. So after some serious thought and support from my boyfriend, I have made myself an appointment with a professional stylist, not a home hair cutter, to get my hair sorted out once and for all, and to say goodbye with this attachment I have with this god awful hair of mine. I thought I would celebrate this first step by sharing my hair past with you, so alas, here are my hair choices through the years.

1999 - 2006 - 2006 - 2007

2010 - 2008 - 2008 - 2010 - 2007 - 2009

Im excited to see what is next for my hair.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

12 Books before 2015

Every year I always say that I want to read more books, but I usually only read around one a year. I used to read a lot when I was little, but I guess growing up I just lost the passion. I was too busy with GCSEs, then college and now work, that I just felt like I didnt have time. But I have made a stand this year and I will read 12 books at least, and these are the ones I want to read and my thoughts on a few I have already read.

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 
Growing up I have heard countless amounts of quotes from this book, I think it sounds very interesting and I am dying to read this.

The Coma by Alex Garlan
I was recommended this book by my boyfriend, I was a bit sceptical at first but when I started reading, I couldnt stop and I ended up reading the whole book in one day. It plays with your mind and is incredibly gripping, I loved it.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins
I recently discovered this book when randomly browsing Amazon and I then heard it was banned in some places for its content, its based on a girl and her relationship with Crystal Meth

Looking for Alaska by John Green
I read this book at the beginning of the year and I have to say I was disappointed. Now dont get me wrong, I love John Green, but I think I just got sucked into the hype of this book and I felt it fell short, without giving spoilers, I felt that it didnt move me emotionally like I think it should have.

Stoner by John Williams
This definatly not the usual kind of book I go for but I have heard a lot of people saying its an amazing read and is inspiring.

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Coyle
I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, I love the films and the TV series, so I feel its only right to find out where the character first began.

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time by Mark Haddon
I was made to read this in school by my teacher but never got the chance to finish it and it was always playing at the back of my mind, so I got hold of a copy and 4 years later I have finished it. Its told from the angle of a 15 year old with autism, its like nothing I have read before and really helps you understand the condition

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This book is the first one I read this year and is also the first book to ever leave me crying. I cant say anything but read it if you havent!

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
I will admit, I have never heard of this until I saw the trailer of the new film and thought it looked amazing, I havent got round to watching the film yet, so Im excited to see what all the glits and glam is all about.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I have wanted to read this since I was 12, but back then I think I was too young to really understand the book and the meaning of everything, so I want to read it this year and finally appericate it

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Do I need to explain this? Im a girl and I like romance

The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Again, another book that I hadnt heard of until they released a film, by the looks of the trailer it looks like a great relatible story line.

If there's any books you recommend, let me know 
Im always interested in reading new books and different styles of writing

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