I remember about a year ago when I was first starting to take makeup really seriously, I was doing a live on a Facebook group doing a typical blended out gradient effect green eye that has become a bit of a signature look for me; when someone on the chat said ‘make it editorial’, I was like what in the blazes are you going on about?
As it is the first Monday of the month, it is time for my Monthly Makeup Monday; last months edition was from ‘Pulp Fiction’, this month I took inspiration from the film musical ‘Funny Girl’
Until about a year ago I did not have a clue what a cut crease was let alone being able to do one. Being the eyeshadow addict that I am as soon as I saw people on Facebook groups trying to do them I knew I had to jump in and have a go.
I feel like this post needs no introduction, it speaks for itself.
This has definitely got to be the most irritating thing I have to do in the name of beauty. Whether you shave, wax or pluck, hair removal is literally the pits (excuse the pun).
End of term party outfit I was really nervous about going to this end of the school year event; I have not been out on a night out without Neil since Sebastian was born, having children means that social occasions are few and far between. Social events also make me nervous and anxious because I…
As some of you might know I’ve been trying my best to live my life more positively and try not to take all the negatives in life to heart. This is very much easier said than done as I am terrible at following my own advice. I posted recently about five things that keep me sane but I really haven’t had the time to do these things at the moment, I feel a bit miserable about that.
I never hired a makeup artist to do my wedding makeup, partly due to being on a budget, but mainly because I wanted to do my own makeup.
Do you want it all; smooth, blemish free skin, no wrinkles, a thinner face, perfect angled brows, larger lips or even a change of eye colour? This sounds too good to be true, probably because it is, but when we look at pictures in magazines and on social media we think ‘That model/actress looks perfect, I wish I looked like that.’
I hit pan
I have had my Modern Renaissance palette by Anastacia Beverly Hills for about 8 month and I finally hit pan on one of the shades, I felt like I had won £2 pound on a scratch card or a free caramel frappe. My delight at using enough of the product that you can see a little bit of the metal pan was not thwarted by the fact that it was the cream shade (tempura) which is my most used colour as I set my primer with that or whatever cream shade I have handy.
The concept of an ‘anti haul’ was created by the very funny and talented Kimberly Clark for her YouTube channel in a response to the rising amount of consumerist content that was flooding the beauty community and YouTube.
Why is boosting others important?
If hatred breeds hatred then surely doesn’t the same apply to happiness? If anger and sadness can spread like a wild contagious disease that can tear people down people’s spirits and break up relationships then I believe that being kind and positive can do the opposite; it can build people’s spirit and nurture relationships just like sunlight and water can encourage a plant to grow.
If anyone has seen the cult favourite ‘Pulp Fiction’ then you will be familiar with the song above and the iconic scene in the movie where Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega (Uma Thurman and John Travolta) compete in the Jack Rabbit Slims twist contest. Since deciding to do this look I have had that song in my head all week.