Thursday, 22 August 2013

Beauty Haul

Look I hold my hands up it happened, I went shopping. Me and Emma had been planning this trip since around May and always like to have a big splurge a couple of times a year. I'd like to say I have an excuse for spending lots of money but I don't really- the most I have come up with is post- results celebration. I actually collected some of results today, I was extremely happy to get a B in science. I haven't taken all of my GCSE's yet so to get a B a year early is a lot more than I expected to get. So I will get on with the haul, I should have reviews coming up as soon as possible. This post is no way at all me bragging I just enjoy a good haul so I thought you would to.

Mint Candy Apple Essie
I've been wanting this for around a year now and I finally bought it. I can't believe it took me so long its such  a beautiful colour and is so perfect on the nails I guess at first I couldn't justify the price tag but I can see its definitely worth it.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish 'Soft and Gentle'
I can't believe how pretty this colour is. Its such a perfect highlighter and I'm so glad I finally picked it up, its worth all the hype and really is worth its price tag for the amount of product you get. My nearest Mac is Brighton which is a bit annoying but I think I would be poor if I shopped in there too often.

Coralista Blush Benefit
This colour is also extremely pretty. I originally wanted to pick up Dandelion but when comparing these two in store the shades were not entirely different, Dandelion only being a tad lighter. I thought seeing as Coralista is loved by a lot of people this would be the safe option which I'm really glad I went for in the end.

They're Real Benefit
Well I've raved about this product in other posts before, but its actually amazing- my all time favourite mascara- I finally decided to pick up the bigger version. Luckily for me at the moment they are offering a deal where if you buy the large mascara you get a free mini travel size which is a good little bargain. I guess if you can't really justify the price tag you could see it as £10.00 instead of £19.50 just for one.

Nars Laguna Bronzer
Ok, well I officially bought my first NARS product. So down the Brighton lanes they have a Space NK which sells Hourglass, NARS and other brands. I'd researched to see whether there was one because I didn't want to be searching for something that didn't exist. However I'm so glad I found it this product is so amazing and lives up to its potential I cant believe how much of a difference it makes to your cheeks. 

So I wanted to pick up the Naked palette, but they only had the Naked 2 which I didn't want to get just because it was the only choice. I just decided to wait until my birthday or the future to get the 'famous' palette. When I was Boots though I saw this palette which I was going to ask for, for my birthday but I decided just to take the plunge and buy this and so far its amazing.

   And last but not least is the ever so famous 'Expert Face' brush which expert-ly applies just about anything: blush, contour, foundation. To anyone who applies their foundation with the buffing brush, you will honestly notice a massive difference- I definitely did.

Anyways Thank you for reading:),
Olivia x

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Deep•Ocean deep

Hiya my lovies,

Today I thought I would use this post In order to blab- so basically drone on- a bit so if you don't like cheesy things and hate long posts I would probably stop reading about now.

I think it's really important to always remember why you started a blog, why do you continue to do it? What you gain from it? And remembering to keep going even if you feel as if nobody is reading I may never have 100 followers or 1000 but that's not important. This space is something I created in order to get my thoughts down and look back. To see how much confidence and experience I have gained through creating posts and possibly even talking to new people.


This week I have had the opportunity to go to London twice.I live in the South East of England so I  only really venture up to London, three or four times a year. This week I visited the anniversary Olympic Games where I got to see some of the Paralympic stars compete in track and field events. I think I was one of many who really enjoyed the games. Seeing England winning its first gold in the rowing and of course seeing the Olympics in our own country is a once in a life time opportunity. I remember my mum saying to me the games were going to be held in our country and I thought wow and about how old I was going to be when the Olympics came, 14 sounded like a big age then. Now I looking back, I really enjoyed the Olympics I was sad as I didn't actually go to see the games. The Paralympic stars are so inspiring to think about the fact that some of them have lost limbs and have the ability to compete in races probably faster than I could. They are complete inspirations and have changed my opinion and made sure I don't take things for granted.

Secondly I got to see Mamma Mia at the theatre for the second time. I absolutely love going to the theatre and would rather go to see a musical then go to a concert (sorry that may be shocking) but I'm so passionate about performing I'd love to be part of the industry even If I was to teach performing arts I would still be doing what I loved. I've gone to see musicals ever since I was little and I have seem a range from the Wizard of Oz,Wicked, Billy Elliot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins and so many more. I feel extremely privileged. Your probably wondering why I like it so much? But I think as a child I was one of those kids who loved Disney. Musicals are like a dream world, imagine waking up and just singing all day long no quarries about money and work ( yes as cheesy as that sounds) I like cheese its a way to escape the pressures of real life it just seems perfect to me, how unrealistic the situation the better. I do take performing arts at school, I'm not the most amazing performer ever but I'm still learning. If anyone themselves as performed in shows you'll understand that its like being part of a big family I miss Annie which I was in earlier this year. I miss having rehearsals every week, I miss all the people but you just have to move on and do the next thing as that's how things work. I know I've always wanted do to something creative, I must admit I'm not terrible at academic subjects and people always ask me why I don't choose to do it ( I don't mean to make that sound big headed) but I just find it fun. I'm not sporty at all, but I love being creative. I play the piano, I love to draw and I love performing its where I find I'm most at home.

I don't want to be stuck in an office job sitting answering the phone or working in a factory I want to do what I love. I know it's important to earn enough money to pay the bills and for food but I would put happiness over having lots of luxuries because you could ask yourself that question. Would you rather be rich and extremely unhappy or the poorest person in the world but also the happiest. I know that's extreme but its important to find a happy medium. Yes I like buying clothes and make up like every other teenage girl but that doesn't mean I'm materialistic it's part of being creative, expressing who I am.

On a final note I would just like to say if anyone has got this far,  be yourself  its so important ( so cheesy) but follow your dreams do what you love who cares If you mess up? That's the fun of it life's too short to worry about the small things. Thank you for reading I promise I won't drone on like this again I thought I would write this so I can look back and see whether I've kept on with what I said.
Olivia x