Tuesday 23 June 2015

Awkward Makeup Fails

I don't really remember when I started playing dress up. I wasn't a girly girl as a youngster and as a teenager my only real 'beauty' obsession was my hair. I regularly had my hair coloured, either at home or in a salon from the age of about 12, but makeup? I guess I just wasn't that into it.

I remember a lot of the girls at school wearing makeup on the daily, but honestly, I just wasn't bothered. So many girls my age seemed to be obsessed with mascara and having lashes as black as their bitchy teenage souls, but if my hair was good, I was good.

Infact the first time I remember really being interested in makeup I was 17...Yeah I probably owned little bits before, but it was at 17 I became a regular wearer. My friend Rachael and I became obsessed with these crystal glitter eyeliners from Collection 2000 ( you can still buy them now )..We bought them in every colour and even on really awful days, down days or days where we were doing nothing, our faces sparkled in £2.99 glitter goodness.

I saw this on Facebook. No word of a lie it made my day !!

I may have been late to the game but I think everyone needs to go through that awkward experimental stage.Yet thanks to the likes of youtube most people are skipping it and I really think they're missing out. Now a days 14 year olds walk round looking like mini Kim Kardashians. Contoured up like catwalk models...I mean really??

I'd ask why girls want to grow up so fast, but as a teenager, all I wanted was to be grown up. Now however I'd do anything to go back to the days of such little responsibility.

As a 24 year old, I'll hold my hands up and say Makeup, beauty etc are such a big part of my life. I adore the stuff. I love playing around creating new looks, shopping for new bits and pieces, following trends and I doubt most people will ever see me without my face on.

Yes I still have 'what was I thinking' days, that create amazingly cringe worthy pictures..but thats all part of the fun.

What's been your awkward make up fail??

let me know



Wednesday 17 June 2015

FOMO True Friends

Star friends, you don't always see them but you know they're always there.

Due to my regularly crappy state of health , getting out and about and having some sort of physical, in person social life, is difficult. Sometimes I feel like I live with a permanent case of FOMO ( fear of missing out). Social media is like a waterfall of fuel to the fire, I can tell myself as much as I like that 'well if they're enjoying it so much they wouldn't be on Facebook' but I still can't actually believe that.

Yesterday, I managed, to meet one of my bestie for lunch. Simply put it was awesome. Despite the pain and exhaustion I suffered afterwards, it was one hundred percent worth it. We hadn't seen each other in a few months, but OMG within seconds I felt like we'd never been apart.

I was so worried before hand, that we wouldn't have anything to talk about, I'd of missed to much of her life, that we'd of drifted apart in some way. I guess thats anxiety talking because it was the most fulfilled, the most I smiled and the most normal I'd felt in ages.

Outfit of the Day

I guess the main points of this post are,

  • Don't let the fear of striking out stop you playing the game
  • Real friends are stronger than time or distance
  • FOMO is an evil by product of social media, you're probably not missing that much......and
  • Sometimes you just have to focus on yourself and your own needs rather than focus on comparing every living moment to your friends online.
Just wanted to get this off my chest.
Do you struggle with FOMO?

Oh did I mention, she bought me this super cute prezzie !! adorable right?


Lots of love


Thursday 11 June 2015

Good Hair Days

As some people may know, from the moment I discovered straight hair it became an unhealthy obsession of mine. My friends, I'm sure could tell of countless times I've delayed the leaving process for a night out, just so I can run the straighteners through them one more time and repeat the same question for the five hundredth time that night..'Is my hair straight ? like properly straight?'

So you can imagine the feeling of terror, when last week after five years of being so loyal and faithful they quite literally went up in smoke. As awful as that experience was, they'd served me well (RIP ghds) and I realised this meant I  FINALLY had an excuse to buy a new pair.

straight hair is everything

So ghd has massively stepped up their game. I had the classic gold series styler and debated just buying the same again ( if it ain't broke don't fix it ) I thought about the wide plated styler due to my thick hair and the amount its grown and the new platinum stylers were on pre order awaiting release. So much choice. Then I looked at the ghd eclipse, it was love at first sight.

Made especially for hard to tame hair and featuring new tri- zone technology the plates are designed to eliminate heat loss and maintain the 185 degree temperature evenly and in every stroke.
I'm not sure what the temperature of the gold series stylers is but I do believe its higher. 185 degrees is apparently the optimum temperature to ensure great results without damage.

Admitedly I was sceptical my hair is a nightmare to style..surely the hotter the better? nope...

I've had them about a week so far and I'm truly impressed. My hair looks and feels so much better, although a little chunkier / heavier than other models they glided through my hair so much easier. I haven't used them to curl my hair yet but the fact that the outside remains so cool is another advantage in comparison to the gold series styler.

Oh ...did I mention they're gorgeous??

When buying ghds, always make sure you buy from a reputable website or salon in order to ensure your getting a genuine product. GENUINE ghd stylers come with a 2 year guarantee and carry a unique serial number to verify authenticity. 

I spent £145, although expensive, personally I think you get what you pay for..With my last pair lasting five years thats only £29 a year. With the amount of use I know they'll get I think its worth every penny.

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