Spring 2017 Trends And Predictions

With Spring literally just arriving, I’m eager to see what the trends will be for this season. I’m praying and hoping we ditch the matte lip, foundation and heavy brows and move on from the perfected Kylie Jenner-esque look.

Here are my predictions for the start to a fresher makeup look for Spring 2017.

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Where have I been? Part 26484207482.5

It’s me again! Just a little update on my life. I feel as though I write one of these every other month, but honesty my life is so unpredictable I just can’t get surprised by the amount of poop it throws at me anymore. But, saying that, for the amount it throws at me two or three good things happen in return.

I felt like my face was going to jump off and run away.

Turns out a tooth which snapped in half last year in Amsterdam while eating a hot dog decided it had had enough and infected the whole of my left side of my face and the left side of my teeth. I have a major fear of needles so I haven’t been to the dentist for 8 or so years, but honestly the pain I was in is still indescribable, I just manned up and bit the bullet. I had to be put on a course of antibiotics and wait a few days to see what could be done but in all honestly I just wanted my tooth pulled. The infection got worse so by day 3 it had to be pulled, I manned up, had an injection, which was called the wand and to be fair, it didn’t even hurt because it didn’t look like a needle and the end is coated with numbing stuff, and after 20 minutes of sobbing, crushing the dentists assistants hand, swearing, 5 more uses of the wand and the use of Ikea looking tools my tooth was out. It has taught me a valuable lesson to man up and go get things done and maybe, just maybe, your whole face won’t get infected making you resemble a frog.

So I’d like to award myself with this award because I was a big girl.

I left my job.

I’m not going to get fully into the whole politics of it, however I will say if you’re working and don’t like your job, change it. There is nothing worse than not wanting to get up in the morning to go work somewhere you dislike. It consumes you to the point where if you say “Never guess what happened today”, your partner replies with three options and it is 99.9% always one of those things every time. There are plenty of options out there and there is a job for everyone. For me, I like to do my job, say bye, and go home for a kip. In my spare time I like to blog, nap, draw, and do things which will help me progress my career. It irritates me when you’re promised the world put all the effort you can into something and it dawns on you it was promised to 50 other members of staff and they sell you an empty promise. They’ve already picked that one person from the word go. Then you see they are giving everyone else that empty hope, to the point you realise you’re just a number and the hard work you’ve done to get noticed just doesn’t really matter because there is always someone who tramples on peoples heads to get where they want to be and get praised for everyone’s hard work. So you sit back and watch the Titanic sink to the point you see a life raft and think yeah, I’m off mate. So essentially that’s a polite way to say what happened. So I made a change on the biggest negative thing in my life.

 

Now for the good things…

I got a job.

I am back with Pixi Beauty! I worked with them around 7 years ago in Boots and honestly the difference I have seen in myself knowing I never have to step back into my old job is insane. I was planning on doing a post on their new launches but I suppose that it would seem very bias if I did it at this point. So here is a picture from one of the looks I did using them. If anyone would still like me to post it I can, it’s all written out and just needs to be posted. I will be based in the South West area, so plodding along the Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton stores. Pop along and see me if you’d like to try some stuff out!

 

I am off to Amsterdam.

In exactly 9 days I am off to Amsterdam and I can’t wait. We’re planning on doing less touristy things this time and walking around a lot more. Museumplein has some really good exhibitions this time around including Dali and Banksy so I’m very excited for those. I absolutely love Amsterdam, everything there is so calming and welcoming, I’ll definitely have a dark cloud over me for a week or so after returning because I would do anything to live there. But life goes on and I have a lot to look forward to this coming year!

 

I’m improving my confidence to expand my blog.

At the moment, I’m rearranging my room to get the perfect ~Blogger~ set up, not to mention the fact my room needs a good clearout so I can find things in my room! I’m talking more to myself while doing makeup in a hope in a month or two I’ll be sat in front of a camera and talking to the internet. I’m planning on having two channels, one that has life things on such as Pokemon TCG, any games I’m playing and just my uninteresting life, then one which is makeup application, hints and tips. I just need to work on getting past the fact of people finding me who I know in real life and I’ll be A-okay.

 

Anyway, enough about me, normal schedule will resume after I return from Amsterdam and hopefully I will have a steady workflow!

Have you tried ChloBo Jewellery?

I was approached by ChloBo in December to learn about their jewellery and have the opportunity to try one of their bracelets from their current collection.
ChloBo is a jewellery company that creates bespoke Gold, Gold plated, and Sterling Silver pieces to suit every style and current trend. They offer bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants earrings and much more. Ranging from minimalist to statement there is truly something to cater for everyone’s style.

I chose to receive the Mini Noodle Ball  Dragonfly Bracelet priced at £90 which was Gold Plated on 925 Sterling Silver, as I prefer gold jewellery and loved how small and minimal the design was.

Chlobo review

ChloBo is a UK brand started by Chloe Moss, who started creating jewellery herself and is worn by celebrities such as Ellie Goulding and Cheryl Cole. It was first stocked in Liverpool’s popular store Cricket and has even been featured in Vogue. Her inspirations for her whole line of jewellery comes from Bali and South-East Asia and her brand certainly shows her love of travelling with it’s iconography and simplistic designs and charms.

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W7 Porefection! Review

I kindly received a box of W7 goodies to try and throughout the month I’ll be writing how I got on with the products and how they slotted into my usual routine. The one I was most concerned about switching in my routine was the primer. I’m a big fan of my Iman Time Control primer, Nyx Angel Veil and Nyx Primer spray and it is hard for me to change my mind when I’m happy with something in my routine. Whenever I hear the word “Pore” in a primer, I do cringe. Silicone based primers rarely sit on my skin and I find that any primer that tries to be a dupe of Benefit’s Porefessional slides off my skin. However I’m always up for trying new things so I gave it a go.

w7 oil control primer

Retails at: £6.95

Trialled for: 1 month

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Weleda Skin Food Review

I was kindly sent a pack from Weleda to try their Skin Food, which is an all purpose cream for dry skin. I’ve known of Weleda products for a while but never had an opportunity to try their products.

Loved amongst celebrities such as Adele, Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham, I was keen to get on board the Skin Food train to see if it could help with my dry elbows and knees.

What interested me about trying this was the fact the ingredients are all natural, and I am partial to a bit of lavender. I’m also a bit obsessed with hand creams and body creams and my skin changes so often I felt like these would be good points to put the Skin Food to the test to.

Weleda Skin Food Review

Price: 75ml = £9.95

Time Trialled: 3 weeks.

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How I de-stress; Charity / Thrift Shopping

I have a fight or flight mode when it comes to my mental health, and usually I choose flight. In the past I have gotten on random buses or trains and just gotten off at the last stop to have a walk around and clear my head, which can be a bit dangerous for me because I have no sense of direction. So when I need to de-stress or try to get away for a hour or two I try to stick to my area of Cardiff and have a look around charity shops. This way I don’t spend money that I usually don’t have, its kind of guilt free knowing it’s going to charity and can get my frustrations out by rummaging around boxes and coat rails of clothes. The best thing to do is go with an open mind and you’ll find some things you were totally not expecting.

My favourite place to go is Albany Road. I’ve heard that Canton is also great for charity shops as my friends have managed to pick up genuine bags and purses for under £5 because the shops think they’re fake, but I’ve yet to go there.

Click ahead to see what I’ve recently grabbed while having a travel around.

Charity shops in cardiff

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Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review

I’m not overly keen on baths but when I do have a relax I like to have a really bubbly bath. I’m more impressed at how my bath bubbles up than a fizzing bath bomb. Baths are supposed to be bubbly!

I was immediately drawn to the smell of The Comforter because it reminded me of my beloved Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly which has sadly become discontinued. It’s also a supersized Bubble Bar which means more bubble for my buck.

The Comforter LUSH Review

Price: £4.95 each, for 2 uses.

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