Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Manchestah.

When i stay overnight somewhere, I always think I need to take everything with me, like everything, i annoy myself with it. But I've learnt I really really don't need to and have managed to narrow down my necessities and I'm not lumping three massive bags around when i go anywhere, so now I only carry one and i really do not know how i filled three over-night bags (cough, probably from playing too much Left for Dead and thinking there is going to be a zombie apocalypse at any minute and then i will need a change of 10 outfits :D).
I recently stopped at Manchester overnight and i thought i would share what i brought with me; Make-up wise. It was just shopping so i wanted to be comfortable, but wear my make-up would last.
 I got my hair cut with layers and what have you, not sure if I like it..
 My nail varnish is Barry M- Crush and my jumper is from Primark on sale for £3.
 I took my real techniques Expert Face brush for foundation, Mac 130 brush for concealer, No7 intelligent colour foundation in light mixed with Max Factor Weightless foundation in Light ivory. For my eyes I took a blending brush (Topshop) and a compact brush to pack on the colour, I took my YSL wet n' dry Palette in #2...
 My all time favourite Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, Seventeen phwoarr paint in fair, Maybelline Falsies waterproof, Gosh eyebrow pencil in black/brown, collection eyeliner felt tip (I absolutely love this It's good for beginners), and last but not least, L'Oreal telescopic, for my lower lashes.

Lacking in makeup inspiration lately, so please do link any face of the day posts or anything like that, I love seeing them :)
xx 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Moment's that Mattered.

2013 was a year to remember, and bare with me on this because im going to be brutally honest about it. This is real life people! ;)
So, it has been only recently, maybe a year or so ago, (in 2013 how awesome yay..) I developed really bad anxiety. And yeah, its really as bad as people make it out to be, x10. Shaking when im in public situations, sweaty palms, clumsiness(which is the worst), over thinking every detail, crying too often, panic attacks, loss of love for things i adored before or just being out of touch, just general mental pain and struggle. Which meant for the most part I stayed inside and didn't really talk to anyone or I also feel that depression and anxiety sometimes come hand in hand, and because it all flooded over me at once, i knew this was the case. And because it was only recent, nobody around me knows how to help me, it was as much of a shock to them as it is to me. My family didn't even know what was going on with me i hid it that much. So I feel like I am struggling very much by my self and I think it is only getting worse. It made me question myself because I wasn't like this before, why am I like this now? I know this was supposed to be about things that were ultimately happy in 2013 but because it took up such a huge portion of last year i had to include it otherwise it wouldn't be a true reflection of 2013. To try and describe it to someone would be someone elses invisible hand holding back and talking in my head disagreeing with me and it has slowly changed me very much. I may not have done much in terms of fun things and trips but it is all because of anxiety. I have so many things planned but i really am trying to focus on over coming it and doing what i love. It is a very real thing and its lead me to talk about how happy the internet makes me. It can seriously bring me out of the darkest place, its amazing. YouTube has literally kept me company for my loneliest times, and there have been many. I subscribed to Roosterteeth and the Achievement Hunter fella's over on 'Lets Play' a few years back and they have never failed to make me roll laughing.
(For reference the best people on the internet are pictured below.)

I wish i could say 2013 was all 'rainbows and smiles' for the most part but i would be lying haha, but that's just life. From January it just went downhill, one thing after another, and I never seemed to have a peak moment and here we are. I just wanted to be as honest as i could. On a side note having so much of a bad time last year made it easier for me to see the awesome things that came out of last year, like doing a year at college doing something i never thought i could do (Performing Arts, i have never danced on stage in my life, and i never plan to again haha!). . Also my Uncle came over from Canada who i haven't seen in years and it was very emotional to say the least, but it was a happy few day's and im so glad he did. I hope to see him again very soon. I know what i want to achieve in 2014, and 2013 made it clearer to prioritize and to not let foul, evil anxiety get in my way, however hard.

 

Me and my uncle. I got ice cream all over my face just before this picture was taken, other wise i'd make it bigger, you feel me? ;) 

(Random Selfies from over the years on my blog)
My blog (my baby), has given me something amazing to focus on and i genuinely do enjoy every single part of it. It makes me soo happy it's unreal and my blog is still growing in my eyes and I'm all good with that otherwise, if its already perfect there is no journey, no? Some deep stuff but it is all too real folks. All these learning curves in 2013 will ultimately make me who I am so i will thank last year for how tough it was, because if it didn't happen how will i know how tough I am? Last year was definitely a year for family and friends. Whether that meant talking to family members over sea's for the first time (there was a lot of that), or getting more in contact and making plans with them, which is so amazing.
 Alrighty, that was my year in a nutshell. What kind of year was 2013 for you?



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Saturday, 11 January 2014

cheapskate.

I hope I am not alone in that I get very inspired by sales. In any department, but yesterday it was beauty and i got some real steals. I wanted to share because Tk Maxx isn't really given a lot of air time in terms of blogs and YouTube and that, and to be honest, it really should. Near enough every time I go in i find something massively discounted and brand spankers! (New) So, naturally, i bought a few bits.

Just to let you know of something i picked up but put back because it wasn't my kind of scent. I was literally just going to buy it because it was so cheap; and that was a this works candle, full size, in lavender and roman camomile for a grand total of £7. And there was much, much more where that came from, sales racks all over! If that sounds like your thing, in short, get yourself to Tk Maxx! On with what i bought.
Charles Worthington moisture seal intense rescue melting balm - £11.33 on sale from £16.99 at Boots.
 I am really excited to try this, probably the cheapest lash enhacer i've seen. If any body has tried this let me know how it was it looks great. I will be doing a review of this but it may take a while? waiting for results on my eyelashes and everything.
 Ciate nail 'Foil' sets and these were on sale because it wasn't the full set but for full size ciate nail polishes in awesome colours the bow is missing but im not fussed at all about that. The colours are pepperminty and cream soda. Originally those sets are £18 and for a pound each, I don't think its bad at all.
 I will do posts on all of these things, swatches, reviews and what have you. Yes I am a cheapskate, holla but who isnt?!
 Alrighty, thank you for reading byeee.
                                                                



                                                                                    





Monday, 6 January 2014

รก la Kim Kardashian

Aside from looking through makeup trends and what the newest releases are based around cosmetics, which i love, my second favorite thing to do is look at my style inspirations.  I have accumulated quite a few people that i look up to in the style world, im a big, big fan of Kimmy K's, Vanessa Hudgens, and just those randomer's you come across on Instagram and Tumblr. But for the most part it is Kim that i look for unofficial fashion advice, she is hyped up for a reason, she seriously knows how to dress.
There are obviously countless outfits of hers that i would love to upload on here, but i picked up a pair of joggers in the Topshop January sales that were so similar in style and material i had to share. Oh and they went down in price from £30 to £7.Tehe.

I believe that the joggers
Kim is wearing are by Kanye West. I love what she has paired them with like the t shirt with the
graphic print and the simple pumps.







And this way is gorgeous too, i personally prefer the white blouse and shoes with these outfits. Mercy (her kitten) was so adorable. I think the shoes that she is wearing are by none other than Mr. Kanye West. I think they are so original but classy. Love them. Must be nice to have a fiance that has such good style, so raw. Better close up of the blouse (and the kitty hehe) below.


These are the pair that i bought, amazingly similar but much cheaper, no need to worry about the quality because it is Topshop.. They are like a silky material and feel soooo soft, all that is different is the drawstring as these don't have one.









 
 
I hope you found this somewhat interesting, or inspiring follow my Pinterest it has alot of my current loves and inspirations (fashion and make-up). Thank you for reading! xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

● Crazy cat lady ●

What goes better together in a post than a lipstick and a cat? Let's make it a thing people. He's called Bob/Bobby/Shitbrick.. but mainly Bob, show him some love.
 I'm thinking about uploading some drawings on here too. For a chance to make this blog into something less generic and more of a portfolio of things i love. But for now, i made a little collection of images of a lipproduct ive been liking. Ooo, artsy fartsy.
It is the Collection Creme Puff lip matte lip colour i think cotton candy is the shade? Meh, I don't know but i really like the consistency and the colour is sick too.  I have the pale one too but i much prefer something richer most days. Looking at these photos i reeeally need to get a tan. But I may have bought a St.Tropez fake tan which i will update you on, holla.

Seriously though, it'll take me some time to figure out what I am really even doing with this blog, I will be trying some different stuff in each post, little bit of this, little of that. Should be interesting so watch this space.

Exciting stuff, thank you for reading hehe, G'bye.  
       
                                                                                

Sunday, 28 April 2013

If I seem a little strange, that's because I am

Just a set that i made on polyvore today, was feeling really inspired! Don't know if you have been watching New Girl recently but it has gotten really good, every single character and actor/actress was cast perfectly and it wouldn't feel the same with but a single one taken out, love it. I love Schmidt and Nicks relationship and of course Nick and Jess are cute as fuck. And any one who knows me knows that i probably couldn't live without the amazing Roosterteeth channel (gaming commentary), absolutely hilarious, if you haven't already, go and check them out over on youtube. Amazing group of witty (and good looking) guys. If you are already a fan of roosterteeth, whos you're favorite lad or gent? mine is probably Ray or Gavin, but then theres Geoff... Anyway, comment!

Anyway the reason for the random love rave is because i thought why not mix my two passions and two franchises I'm fully committed to into an outfit! the girl in the photo set looks so much like Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and with the blazer and teacher style satchel feels fitting for her. Whereas the hoodie and relaxed jeans roar Roosterteeth with a little hint of myself with the rings and shoes. Two things that couldn't possibly be tied together but I'm good. I'm really good.

Cant bring myself to get a wispy full fringe, should i do it? Anyway if i go on anymore I'm going to start boring myself. i Suck at blogging but i hate the forced blog post, and you can always tell. good bye all.
If I seem a little strange, that's because I am


Hoody
$19 - desireclothing.co.uk


Superdry tweed blazer
superdry.com


Topshop jeans
topshop.com


Flat heels
$540 - hervia.com




Species by the thousands silver ring
oaknyc.com




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