Friday, 28 June 2013

Happy Friday!!

So it's finally Friday! I don't know about you but this has felt like a very long week to me. I keep hearing this song a lot at the moment and I really like it. It makes me want summer to come to Britain for more than week!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Miners Maxi Mascara!

My favourite type of make up, is eye makeup! Whether that be mascara, eye liner, false eye lashes, eyeshadows and the list goes on! I have recently tried out Miners Maxi Mascara, the waterproof one ready for summer of course, and put it to the test. It costs £3.49 which I think is a steal! 

No makeup *ughh please ignore my eyebrow....*

Long lashes after only one coat! 

If you're looking for a cheap waterproof mascara I would really recommend this one. However it does come out quite heavy and thick so I just dabbed the excess off on the sides of it and carried on. 

Thanks for reading, I hope you liked it! A.x

Miners Colour and Kohl Eyeliners

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I use eyeliners a lot in my make up routine. Whether that be liquid liners creating a delicate, feline flick or an eye liner pencil and smudging it on my waterline creating a smokey, rock chick look.

Miners Cosmetics do a range of four colour and kohl eye liner pencils including black, brown, gold and blue. Selling them at a very reasonable price of £1.99 each, you may be thinking that they may not be as good as they higher priced products but as a dabbler in the eyeliner ranges I have tested them out for you. 

 This is the black eyeliner pencil and with one stroke onto my hand you can see that it gives a bold, heavy colour and I used it on myself and it lasted all day. 

 This is the brown colour and kohl eye liner pencil. If I'm being honest I'd never personally choose brown eyeliner for myself as I think black brings out my eye colour more, but after using it I can see that it works equally as well as black if you want to create a smokey eyed look, as it isn't as bold you can tone it down a lot more. Overall it creates a deep colour with one stroke onto my hand.

I really liked this gold one, as it is quite an unusual colour and one I wouldn't have automatically chosen for myself so I found it quite fun to try it out. It creates a vivid, glittery gold colour and I used it to line my eyelid on an evening out with friends.

 Some may argue that blue eyeliner/eyeshadow should remain a thing of the past.. However, I liked this eyeliner as like the rest it was really good to apply giving a nice,even colour. But I think it would suited someone with a darker eye colour than my light blue. 

I would definitely recommend these eyeliner pencils as I think that they are really good value for money at only £1.99 for some very good eyeliners. 

I hope you liked my post & thanks for reading! 

A. x

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's day!

Happy Father's day to all the dad's, stepdad's, foster dad's, expectant Dad's, Grand-Father's and Fatherly figures out there! Or to the Mum's who take on the role of both Mother and Father, I hope everyone has a very special day, today.

A. x 

Friday, 14 June 2013

The role of the media

Hello!! Sorry there's been a bit of a lag in posts what with exams, revision and prom preparations things have been a bit hectic to say the very least.

On Monday I had my last exam, pschology a2, in which I had to write four essays in an hour and a half. After about a month of revision I was still feeling really nervous about it all as the grade boundaries in psychology are so near to each other so a few mistakes may cost a whole grade eeeek! Luckily for me the topics that I felt most confident with came up, so here's hoping that all my work will pay off!! Out of the topics we covered which are  relationships, aggression and eating behaviour I found the latter the most interesting. It covered everything to do with what psychological theories there are behind our eating behaviour, the success and failure of dieting, the role of the media, and anorexia. I particularly enjoyed learning about the role of the media, as I will admit I read many magazines,and catch up with the latest celeb news over twitter or other sites so I found it particularly interesting how this may affect our view of ourselves and our eating habits. 

Anyway, I've also sorted my prom dress out (finally) for my sixth form ball next friday night. I wasn't sure what to get for ages and spent ages looking online for something nice and affordable. I decided to go for a full length dress with a creamy coloured pleated top with beaded straps and belt design, and the skirt part is a peachy colour. When I picked it up I wasn't too keen on it and preferred a pistachio green coloured one but upon trying it on I loved it! Considering I wouldn't have chosen those colours automatically for myself as I'm very fair skinned. 


I decided to make this post as I went shopping today, and had that horrible feeling wash over me when you are full of beans picking out loads of clothes I really like in a shop, walk joyfully to the changing room, not caring about the cost, and try something on! You haven't put on any weight or lost any, and you're used to the fit of the clothes in this certain shop yet as you pull on these jeans no matter how many times you tug, you jump, you pull these jeans up they just.Don't. Fit.

It's a horrible thing. Staring into the dressing room mirror with  the clothes that looked so perfect on the thin mannequin, hanging  ungraciously around your thighs. But why? I may not be the perfect weight with the perfect body but why do we feel so awful that we don't fit into these clothes. I don't know about you but I have grown up in a world surrounded by the media, and skinny people in the media, those who are overweight tend to be made out to look like an outcast within the media, I remember Michelle Mcmanus on Pop Idol years ago was mocked for her weight. I've never been the skinniest of people and certainly battled with my weight and eating habits since I was about 12 when I realised that some people saw a tall,chubby girl instead of the girl with a personality, dying to get out. 

WHY!? I've grown up with a Mum who had outstanding body confidence and didn't care what other's thought. She's always telling us not to compare ourselves to others but in a world where thin is seen as successful (Bar Susan Boyle, Gemma Collins and Adele to name a few) can those who aren't the media's ideal of perfect stop having these changing room moments?

Or am I just on a role after this dreaded moment and went to an aerobics class in the evening??

Rant over.. Thanks for reading! A.x

Friday, 7 June 2013

I've got that friday feeling!

Hiii! I hope you're all well..

I've been busy this week I had my media a2 exam on tuesday and that went ok (I hope anyway) and I'm been revising for my psychology exam that is this monday arhghh?! 

But, whilst revising in the lovely sun that Britain has been blessed with this week, this song has been in my head near on everyday..So I'm going to share it with you all!

...It's catchy, right? 

Thanks for reading, A.x