Thursday, 30 July 2015

Letting Go of the Past

I saw this picture a few days ago, and felt like it really spoke to me. Letting go of the past can be a difficult task, especially if you're like me: sensitive and an over thinker.

We've all gone through our rough patches, but it's so important to look ahead instead of looking back, because sometimes, focusing on the past could hinder a better future.

So, here are some tips about how to let go of the past, and focus on the present & future:

1. Close chapters - It's so important to make a decision and not look back on it. Looking back and doubting your decision will leave you in a limbo stage, making it hard to focus on what's to come.

2. Focus on your aim - Every morning, start the day with a fresh mindset, always with your ultimate goal in mind. That will help you forget the things that are not important, and focus on what is!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Favourites: Eye Makeup Products

Recently, I've noticed that when it comes to doing my eye makeup, I'm constantly reaching for the exact same products, over and over again.

One reason is due to the fact that it's summer, and it's boiling, and these products last so long, despite the heat. But, it's also due to the fact that I am in LOVE with everything about these products - the pigmentation, the packaging and just the overall look they create!

Although when it comes to doing evening makeup, I like to take my time and put more effort into my eye makeup, when it comes to a quick day time look, these 3 products are definitely all I need. These products are:

  1. The Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze
  2. The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
  3. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 
Maybelling EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze
This product is simply amazing. I have used it literally every single day since I got it, either as a base colour, or as my whole lid colour if I'm going for a casual look. This is a cream eyeshadow, that I find is best applied using your fingers. I simply apply some of the product from the eyeshadow onto my lid, and blend it out using my fingers. 
The pigmentation of the product is very intense - a small amount goes a long way! but you can build up on the colour very easily. For an evening look, I like to use this product as my base colour, and then go into the crease with a slightly darker shadow to give a more evening, glamorous look! 

The product is also extremely long-lasting and does not budge once it's dried on the lid. I've worn this for whole days out and when I come home, it looks just as good as it did when I first applied it! I personally have found no need for an eyeshadow primer when using this product, as it acts like a primer in itself!