Friday, 26 August 2016

Maybelline Colour Tattoos

I am so glad that these little beauties exist!
They are by far one of my favourite eye products as they come in such beautiful shades and are incredibly cheap with a high end quality. I originally owned the shade creamy beige and loved it. When I went to repurchase it, Superdrug had a 3 for 2 offer and I was already getting another product, so I picked up my repurchase and then the shade on and on bronze for free. 

They are both a warm brown but creamy beige has a little shimmer in it and on and on bronze is metallic and has a lot of shimmer. To say they are the same product but in different shades, the formulation of the two are quite different. Creamy beige in a thick and slightly more pigmented cream, where as on and on bronze is really creamy and less pigmented. So whenever I want to where on and on bronze, I always wear creamy beige underneath, which makes it last an amazing amount of time.

To say they are on £5 each, the quality is amazing. They are long lasting, once you it on it stays put, doesn't crease and  has a great pigmentation. They are also available in loads more vibrant colours.

Have you tried the Colour Tattoos?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Me Before You Book Review

Will Traynor was a highly successful and wealthy man until an unfortunate road accident leaves him permanently disabled. Two years later, Louisa Clark loses her job at the cafe "The Buttered Bun". At 26 years old, she is living at home, unambitious and only has a few qualifications and has to provide for her family. Louisa goes to the Job Centre and by the help of Syed, the Job Centre assistant, she finds a unique position, looking after a disabled man.
Despite having no previous experience, Louisa is hired by Camilla Traynor, Will's mother, because she thinks her son needs someone to brighten his spirits. 
Shortly after, Louisa notices scars on Will's wrists and one day overhears Will's mother and sister talking privately and learns that Will tried to commit suicide after his mother denied to grant his wish to end his life through an assisted suicide organization. Horrified at his attempt to commit suicide, his mother agrees to grant his wish, but only if he lives for six more years. 
Louisa ends up telling her sister about it and together they come up with ideas to convince Will to abandon his wish. Will becomes more comfortable around Louisa and agrees to her shaving his beard and cutting his shaggy hair. Louisa executes her plans and takes Will on outings and although Will is happier, she senses it isn't enough. She later, with the help of her sister, Louisa plans a holiday full of adventures for Will in Mauritius to finally try and persuade Will to live.

When I saw the trailer for the film adaptation of Me Before You I was instantly in love. I had never heard of the book or the author but there was something about the trailer that drew me in. Some of my friends had read the book and also wanted to see the film, so they persuaded me to buy the book. My friends had sent me snapchats of themselves crying after reading the book which put me off from reading it, if they were crying then I would be wailing. However, I decided to take it on holiday with me and I couldn't put it down. Luckily I got to the sad part when I got home and I didn't ugly cry, although I still found it sad.
Since it is quite a thick book, although not as thick as some, I decided to take it to Mallorca as I knew I would have a lot of time to read. I am kind of glad that I took it on holiday since I got to three chapters before the end!

I absolutely fell in love with this book and the characters and loved the film just as much, although the film made me ugly cry. It is such a beautiful story and kept me guessing throughout. When reading it I couldn't put it down because it just sucked me in. Although it was upsetting at times, at others it was damn right hilarious. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a romantic novel!

Have you read this book?

Friday, 12 August 2016

Things That Make Me Happy

I have been feeling rather down lately due to the stress of college and just general life. So I decided to compile a list of things that make me happy. Also, I have seen loads of blog posts of people's lists of what makes them happily which persuaded me to do my own.

1. My Family
Although we don't always get along, they still make me happy and I am grateful to have them in my life. I am especially fortunate to have the two most brilliant sisters in the world who push me to be my best and never fail to make me laugh, unless we are in the middle of an argument.

2. My Friends
I have the greatest set of friends. One I have know all my life and she never fails to cheer me and boost my confidence. Also, my college friends are truly an amazing bunch of girls. I never knew I could have so much in common with someone, let alone three. We have incredible inside jokes and are always setting each other off into a fit of tears and laughter. 

3. My Dogs
For those of you who don't know, I have two springer spaniels, Harvey and Cooper, who are my furry best friends. Whenever I am feeling sad, they are always there to cuddle. They do so many random and cutely funny things, it's hard not to laugh at them.

4. Reading & Completing A Book
I am a little bit of a book worm and absolutely enjoy just curling up with a good book. I love how you can just sit with a cup of tea and read for hours on end and lose yourself in a book. It is also so satisfying when you finish a really long book, unless it is the end of a series. That's just a disappointment.

5. Pretty Book Covers Or Album Art
There is just something so satisfying about a beautifully stunning book cover or album cover. Whenever I am reading a book with a pretty cover and the book is next to me, I always keep glancing at it and have a little moment to appreciate it's prettiness.

6. Blogging
This one is kind of obvious as if I wasn't enjoying it and it wasn't making me happy, I wouldn't be doing it continuously. But, I really do enjoy doing it, even when I get bloggers block. I just love coming up with new ideas for blog posts and actually sitting and writing them.

7. A Good Music Playlist
I am a big fan of music and the majority of the time I am playing music. I just love getting lost in the music and always find myself getting sidetracked from what I am doing and just having a little dance. 

8. Getting My Hair Cut
Before I go and get my hair cut I am always stressing about how much I want chopping off and what I want to actually do about my hair. However, whenever it is freshly cut I love it and always find myself taking selfies with my new hair or looking in the mirror.

9. Taking Photos
I really enjoy photography, but only found my passion for it after starting college. Although I don't actually own a camera, I love taking photos of things with my phone as the quality is just as good. Anything I find pretty I just snap a photo of. 

10. Bubble Baths
I mean who doesn't love running a bath of bubbly heaven? I love the whole process of picking out which Lush product to use and then seeing in make your bath go from just water to a colour magic land of happiness. I literally sit and watch Lush product demos on YouTube because I find watching a bath bomb fizz so satisfying.

11. YouTube/Youtubers
Whenever I a bored and have spare time, I sit and watch YouTube videos.  I love watching all sorts of videos and have so any favourite YouTubers. At the the start of the day I usually sit, flick through my subscriptions and add a bunch of videos to my watch later and then binge watch them later. I have actually spent the majority of a weekend watching booktubers. Even if I don't feel like just sitting and watching the video I will play it and then do something else and just listen instead of just glaring at the screen. It's a great alternative to listening to music constantly.

12. Binge Watching TV Shows
This has got to be one of my favourite things to do when I am feeling down. Whenever I am ill and have the day off, I curl up with my duvet and watch episode after episode of whatever I am currently watching.

13. Colouring
I have two adult colouring books and love to just sit with either a YouTube video, music, tv series or film playing in the background, and colour for an hour. I have become that obsessed that I went out and bought multiple bits of stationary to colour with. Just sitting and colouring helps me de-stress and forget about whats making me feel down.

14. Reading Blogs
Whenever I am bored I always sit on Bloglovin' and scroll through endless amounts of blog posts. And if I get up to date with ,my blog feed, I scroll through each category of the explore section. I just simply love reading people's thoughts on things. Only down side is reading product or book reviews and then ending up wanting whatever the blogger is raving about.

Until writing this, I didn't realise just how many things make me happy.
What makes you happy?

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Danish Girl Book Review

Usually I wouldn't go for this genre of book, I prefer more contemporay books. However when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation, I was intrigued to see what it was about. I am yet to see the film, but I am sure that I will enjoy it as I found the book amazing. 

At parts it is a little romantic so that is partly why I like it but it was also a little sad. I found the book incredibly interesting and it has made me interested in the history behind the main character as it is a biographical book about a transgender woman in the late 20's/early 30's.

To say that I bought the book on a whim, I have strangely and thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to anyone. It really opened my eyes on how being a transgender woman was like in those times. It also made me want to read more books from this genre.

Have you read The Danish Girl or seen the film?