Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Best Eye Primer Ever.

I have the most awkward skin, the majority of my face is dry but then I have really oily eyelids. I have tried out eye primer after eye primer and I've only just found the perfect solution to avoid that annoying creasing of eyeshadows and printing of eyeliner.
MAC's Prep + Prime 24-hour Extended Eye Base has worked a dream for my eyes. It's £16 for the tube so it's not extortionate and for how well it performs I think it's worth every penny!

Normally I would come back home after uni or work, or even just see in the mirror during a toilet break that my eyeshadow or eyeliner would be all over the place.
After seeing that this primer claims to be sweat-resistant I thought I would try it out. I popped it on and did my eye makeup as normal at about 9am before work, I then came back home at almost 7pm and my eye makeup hadn't budged a bit!
As my eye products are now staying put I don't need to bring them in my bag to top them up, which not only saves bag space but I'm also not using up as much product so they'll last so much longer.

The product is really soft and smooth, it blends out translucent so it's perfect for all skin colours and you only need the tiniest amount to cover the entire lid. I even pop a little bit on my under eyes before concealer to reduce that from creasing too.
From now on this is my staple eye primer and it will be forever in my makeup bag!

Have you tried out this primer or now tempted to try it? Would recommend any others? Leave your comments below! 


Friday, 20 February 2015

A Big Thank You

The other evening I was watching a programme called 'The Gift' that is currently viewing on BBC. It's a programme where people can reach out to someone they want to say thank you or sorry to. It really touched me and it made me think about all those I would like to say thank you to, those who have made me become the person I am today. Not only that but in the past few months I've been going through a lot of emotional stress alongside anxiety due to events which I talked about in this post and I've needed people around me more than ever before.

I thought I would trace back to my childhood and think about those who helped me with my first stepping stones in life.

I would love to say a huge thank you to;
- the teaching assistants at middle school who gave me somewhere to feel safe from bullies and belong, they also gave me a sense of purpose at school by giving me responsibilities and new friends.
- to the coaches at Stage Coach who helped me build confidence through performing. This helped me so much in standing up to those who put me down and ever since I have also been the biggest chatterbox!
- to the counsellor who helped me getting through recent events and supported me in my fight to get safety shutters on my bedroom window.
- to my friends who have stuck by me through thick and thin! You're amazing and I love you all to pieces.
- to my family, what could I do without you? You brought me into the world, given me amazing experiences, raised me in a happy and homely environment and supported me through everything!
- and to basically anyone who has opened up opportunities for me to be a part of.

I know this neither a fashion or beauty post but it's definitely something that I think everyone should do. Some of those who helped me through my life probably don't know how much they have meant to me and I wish for some day that they'll see this post and it'll make them smile.

I'd love to see other people write a post like this so I thought we could make this into a tag, simply with the title, A Big Thank You. I'll message some people who I'd like to see do this tag and if you want to do this on your blog then go ahead and send me your post links when it's up!

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