Tuesday, 28 January 2014

#1 What have I been listening to?

Track List

Heal - Tom Odell
Find You There - We The Kings
High Hopes - Kodaline
Campfire - Satellite Stories
Hey Brother - Avicii
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a - London Philharmonic Orchestra
Dear Simone - Jacob Banks
Life's for the Living - Passenger
Under Control - Calvin Harris, Alesso, Hurts
If I Die Young - The Band Perry

I enjoy listening to music and also love knowing what other people are listing to and what better way to achieve this than by creating monthly playlists of my top tunes! Recently my life has been about revision and  keeping myself motivated - I guess this has been reflected in my choice of music - why else would Avicii be in the same playlist as some classical music!?

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Mid-Month Montage: Inspiring Quotes

I love a good look through We Heart It and Pinterest any day of the week, but one thing I find that always makes me feel better are the quotes and sayings that have the ability to truly inspire. With exams nearly over, but motivation lacking I thought it would be the perfect time to have a scroll through the internet and find some quotes that need to be shared! 

(links: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.)

Even if these don't apply directly to your life, why not share them with friends that might appreciate the pick up?! I hope they have at least brightened one persons day :)

Do you have any favourite/inspiring quotes?

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Makeup of the Day: Simple/Lazy

On those days where getting up is a struggle this is my go to choice for makeup as it requires no mess, thinking or precision. 

Max Factor's Whipped Creme Foundation is the first mousse style foundation I have tried and I bought it after being sent a sample. Although it is different to what I usually use the finished product leaves a low coverage (although I would assume that it is build-able) 'not there' appearance, whilst still hiding the more obvious blemishes. This can be applied perfectly well with just your fingers, making the process even more hassle free, but I prefer to use the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. 

For simplicity I use the Max Factor's Miracle Touch Creamy Blush. Blending can be achieved easily with just fingers, which I feel gives it a more natural finish anyway. My favourite colour in the range is 09 Soft Murano which is a deep pink. This darker tone is perfect for Winter (Drier skin anyone?) especially because of the cream formula. 

One of my favourite, easy to apply eye products are the Maybelline 24 Hour Tattoo Eyeshadows. Again, this is easy to apply with just your fingers, and even though it can be used as a base, the colour is bold enough that it looks amazing on its own. My favourite shade is On and On Bronze, however I recently purchased Pomegranate, which is a deep pink shade, and it is growing on me. 

My go to mascara at the moment is Maybelline The Rocket. I prefer rubber applicators, and this mascara gives a slight boost to the volume of my lashes, although it does lack in the length department (*heads out of the gutters please*). An overall decent mascara for the price you pay.

Lazy days means simple lip products. The Miss Sporty Dr Balm's are perfect for a lazy day. They give a wash of colour and keep your lips nice and moisturised, perfect for the colder months. I always keep one of these on me and one in my car just in case I need it! 

So there it is, my simple/lazy make up! 
Do any of you have go to products for those kind of days?