Friday, 25 January 2013

Make-up of the Week

I couldn't think up a better title for this post, if you have one feel free to leave a comment! I go through phases with my make-up, using the same few products for a week or two in a row before deciding I should switch it up a bit. This is mainly down to being a little lazy but at least it shows I really like the products I'm using. 

This week my face has looked a little like this, only less puffy with not so greasy hair and normally wearing clothes rather than pjs (Id just woken up).

Ive been working a lot and just started a new semester back at uni, so this week my make-up has been quick and easy. 

I start with Origins Vitazing for a quick light coverage to tidy up any little imperfections and give a little glow. The Natural Collection blush in Peach Melba is so natural and easy, I find it just the right amount of pigmentation so I dont have to worry about going overboard. I finished off my skin with a sweep of Rimmels Stay Matte powder over the T-Zone to prevent any shine, as you can see Ive used this to death!

 For the eyes Ive been lovingthe Nars eyeshadow duo in Kalahari, either colour or both swept across the lid is such an easy eyeshadow look and still looks really pretty. For brows I go through them with my Avon Blonde Brow Definer, which again is a perfect product for quick makeup in the mornings and is a great colour match for my brows. I finish off with a touch of MACs Teddy eyeliner in the tightline and two coats of Soap and Glorys Thick and Fast mascara which Ive been really enjoying using lately with its huge brush and volumising formula. 

So thats been my routine over the past few days!
Yey for finally doing a blog post, let me know if you would like to see these kinds of posts more frequently when I find new little routines Ive been loving


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

50 Things I Want To Do in 2013

To kick the year off in a positive way I always create a list of 50 things I want to do in the year. These can be one time things (a holiday), or a goal to be achieved across the entire year (drink more water). I love looking back on these throughout the year to see how I'm progressing. So without further ado, here's my list!

1.       Cleanse my skin every morning/night rather than using face wipes.
2.       Complete the 30 Day Shred all the way through to the end.
3.       Go back to Ibiza.
4.       Go somewhere new with David where we haven’t been before.
5.       Say “yes” more.
6.       Find 5 new foods that I like.
7.       Avoid fizzy drinks apart from nights out.
8.       Pass 2nd year uni.
9.       Get my ears pierced.
10.   Be more positive.
11.   Keep on top of keeping the house tidy
12.   Have one day a week completely laptop free.
13.   Do at least one blog post per week
14.   Clean up the back yard so it can be nice for summer.
15.   Learn how to cook more nice meals from scratch.
16.   Have a car boot sale of all my old things and put the money towards New York
17.   Keep on top of uni work and attend uni much more often
18.   Go to the races on a summers evening again
19.   Learn a new craft, maybe knitting.
20.   Get up earlier in the mornings.
21.   Drink water every day.
22.   Complete two project 10 pans throughout the year.
23.   Read 5 non uni related books.
24.   Find the perfect picture for my red bedroom wall.
25.   Have a girly day once a month with my Mam.
26.   Walk to work more often, especially as the weather gets better.
27.   Try my hardest to keep my job after the temporary contract, if not find a new job!
28.   Keep my eyebrows under control!
29.   Invest in some lovely bed sheets.
30.   Stop buying food from the uni vending machines and take healthier options.
31.   Use a face mask once a week
32.   Continue uploading one youtube video per week.
33.   Add at least two more Disney films to my collection.
34.   Make an effort to get into jogging properly.
35.   Go to at least two concerts/gigs.
36.   Have some nice days out with David in the spring/summer.
37.   Have a girly sleepover like its still 2004.
38.   Make an effort to be more sociable with my uni friends.
39.   Try three new restaurants that Ive never been to before.
40.   Order something off a menu that Ive never tried before.
41.   Take Molly (the dog) for walks whenever I get the chance.
42.   Try not to get as stressed over little things.
43.   Bake more often and more new things.
44.   Fill the last 3 spaces in my MAC palette.
45.   Take driving lessons again.
46.   Don’t eat McDonalds or takeaways more than once a week.
47.   Climb a mountain in Scotland or the Lakes.
48.   Go camping
49.   Feed the reindeer in Aviemore
50.   Take a city break again, London or Paris maybe.

i   If you set yourselves any similar goals Id love to hear what they are and maybe get some ideas for improving mine xx