Sunday, 14 May 2017

Festival Inspired Lips: NYX Liquid Suedes!

So with Summer just around the corner and festival season beginning, I thought it'd be appropriate to start writing about it here on my blog. This year, I'm going to Reading festival, which'll be my first. I'm super scared but so excited, and it means that I'm giving the festival season quite a lot of thought this year. Recently I came across the NYX liquid suedes, and have fallen in love, I love having different colours to experiment with, and they're super affordable too -perfect for festivals in my opinion, and I definitely plan on taking mine with me!
I currently have 5 (although I have my eye on a few more). I find that the colour payoff with these is amazing, and consistent throughout all the colours. They're also super easy to apply, the brush is kinda bent a little at the end, which in my opinion makes them a lot easier to apply -I totally tend to struggle applying liquid lipstick usually!

Jet set is one of my favourites, a lovely navy blue colour, which I actually think really suits me and is surprisingl more wearable than it looks!
Stone Fox is my other favourite! Again, surprisingly wearable considering that it's a blue-toned grey colour. The blue tones are also fab becuase they make your teeth look whiter! :)
Of course, nothing's perfect, and there are a couple down sides. They do tend to smudge and transfer a little, which can be a bit of a pain, but they last on your lips all day, so I think I can deal with a little transfer for a long wearing lipstick! They are also quite drying, as are many liquid lipsticks, which is annoying, although I tend to just carry with me a clear lipbalm and put that on over the top of the lipstick when I can feel my lips drying out.

Little Denim Dress - A beautiful light blue colour!

'Sway', which is a bright purple!
 These are the first 2 I bought! Words cannot describe how happy I was when I found these as I'd been looking for a bright blue and purple for ages (I still don't know why!)
'Tea and Cookies' is the only wearable one I own, it's quite subtle for me as I tend to wear a lot of dark lipstick, but I really like this, it's nice to wear if I don't want to have to think about re appying, as they don't come off easily.
This is the only wearable one I own, it's super pink, which is like the lightest I'll go with lipstick (I'm a dark lipstick kind-of-a-gal, and nudes don't suit me at all!) I really like it and wear it often, especially on the days I don't feel like dealing with the hassle of constantly reapplying a dark lipstick.

These are honestly some of the best lipsticks I've ever tried, I actually haven't spoken to anyone that hasn't fallen in love with them to be honest. They have a super diverse colour range, which means there's something for everyone, and at £7, they're so affordable. I definitely reccommend them for festivals and concerts, nights out and for everyday wear.

Hope you enjoyed this post, what're your favourite lipsticks?
Until next time
-Cait x
*Disclamer: I was not sponsored by NYX for this post, I wish I was, but sadly, I bought all of these with my own dolla$$
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The Blogger Tag!

A few days ago, I was tagged by the lovely Claire to do The Blogger Tag (please do go and check out her blog, it's wonderful!), how exciting! It's still crazy to me that people would think to tag me in these type of thing, so validating in the blogging world! You can check out Claire's post and answers here

Here are my answers to the questions!

How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I've been blogging just short of 6 months (it'll be 6 months on the 15th of May!), so not very long at all. I totally feel like you can tell that from the way my blog looks too, I'd love to make it look more professional! I started because I love the idea of having a platform to share what I want. I don't know how to shut the hell up in real life, so, I guess it came naturally to me to have a space to call my own where I can just talk (or type) lol. I also adore makeup (seriously, I study health and social care in college, and when I was freaking out about what I wanna do when I leave in a few weeks, one of my teachers said 'well, you're always talking about makeup, you could go into that' haha!), and there's only so much I can talk about it to my friends before they get bored. A blog gives me a place to talk 'till my heart's content! :)
 Is this current blog your first blog?
No, it's actually not, I had one which I think I started in at the end of 2014, in my final year of school, but deleted it because a girl I went to school with found it and tweeted some horrible things about it. Luckily, since I'm not in school any more, I don't have to worry about that now!

What would you catagorise your blog as?
Beauty, and a little lifestyle too. I tend to just blog about what I feel like, it just so happens that that ends up being beauty most of the time.

Is it still the same kind of blog as when you started? 
Definitely! 6 months doesn't leave a lot of time for development!

Top 3 things about being a blogger?
Hmm, there are literally so many! I love the blogging community, for one, (I think Claire said this too, sorry Claire!), but everyone's so lovely! I feel really welcomed into the blogging world and that's so lovely! I seem to have made tons of blogging friends over twitter and everyone is just so full of light and positivity, not only when it comes to blogging, but more personal things too -if I'm having a super anxious/low day, I tend to vent to Twitter, and there's always someone there to tell me positive things, which is super helpful. Whenever I tweet about having a low day, I'm flooded with people telling me they're there for me, or telling me I can get through whatever's happening, and I appreciate that, a lot.
I also love that I can look back through this blog (maybe in years to come, since the past 6 months is very recent) and just remember things that have happened, almost like looking back at a diary. This is actually the reason I didn't limit myself to only beauty posts, I wanted to write about things that excited me and that I love and that doesn't always have to be makeup. I'll now never forget that night I saw The Pretty Reckless (nope, never gonna shut up about it, sorry!), I think that's so cool!
The last one is (probably a little cheesy), but just being able to read and appreciate everyone elses blogs. I'm not sure I'd have the same level of interest in others' blogs if I didn't write one myself, and even if I did, I wouldn't be able to appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into every single post they write. I just love seeing what others' are passionate about! There's something so heartwarming about reading how excited someone is about something, you know?

What is your favourite kind of post to write?
 I'm not sure. I do love a good tag, and I also love sharing music, but it's fun to take pictures of different makeup items so I really don't have a favourite. Ew. Why am I so damn boring?!

What is the hardest post you have ever written and published?
Honestly, I wouldn't say that any post I've published has been particularly hard for me to share, after my first blog got discovered, I decided not to share anything that I wouldn't want anyone in my personal life to find, because there's always a chance they might find it! Maybe April's Monthly Playlist post? Because I did speak about going through a breakup in that post, and I kept deleting it and putting it back in, it took me a while to decide that it was an okay thing to share!

 Tag 3 (or more) lovely bloggers!
To do this post, I tag: Lyndsey, Sylvie, Seana and Chloe, I can't wait to see your guys' responses!
I realy hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks so much for reading!
Until next time!
Cait xx
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Monthly Playlist: May 2017

Crazy that it's May already!! April has been a rollercoaster month. I've had super low days and super high days, but I'm definitely feeling on top of the world right now! At the start of April, I started a placement at a day center for adults with learning difficulties, which I needed to do to complete my college course. I was super nervous (as I always am!) but I'm actually enjoying it so much that I've finished my placement and am now volunteering there! As well as that, I've challenged my anxiety a bit, I booked my eye test (I've not had one in like, a year and a half and I've been putting it off because I just find them stressful and awkward- I definitely need a new prescription, I've been getting the worst headaches), and I just registered to a dentist (I had to register again as I've not been for 6 years due to anxiety). This month's been productive.
I finish college at the end of May too, which is exciting, I've finally figured out what I wanna do next year (after months and months of stressing about it!), so I'm so much more relaxed now!
Overall, apart from some low days (damn anxiety!) April's been a good month. Productive months are the best months.
Anywho, lets talk about the music I've been loving (pssst; they're click-able too!)

1. Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld such a BOP omg! This song came out a few days ago and I LOVE it! I love the positive message she sends out in all of her songs, and in this one in particular, especially when she says it's okay to change yourself, she does speak truth, you do look greatest when you feel like a damn queen!
2. Hard Times -Paramore who doesn't love this song though? Just sayin'
3. Now or Never -Halsey would this be a monthly playlist post without mentioning Halsey? A lot of people don't like her new sound, but I actually think this song is fab, I think you can hear emotion in it, and, her albums are concept albums, there's more to this song than we know. I've also just realised that we have less than a month 'till we can finally hear her new album omg I'm sO READY!
4. Guns For Hands- Twenty One Pilots
5. Migraine -Twenty One Pilots I'll be honest, I'm not their biggest fan, but 14 year old Cait was OBSESSED. Like I said, I've had some super low days this month, and these 2 songs were on repeat. I love how real their songs are, as someone that gets depressed and anxious, it's refreshing to not hear these issues being romanticised, which happens all too often, unfortuntely.
6. Only You -The Pretty Reckless honestly, I'm so sad that this song was only a bonus track, It'd be great live. It's one of my favourites from their second album, and in my opinion, one of their best tracks in general.
7. Love Me -The 1975 how cool would this be to see live though? I love how frank The 1975's songs are. Refreshing compared to most of the pop music we have today amirite?
8. DNA- Lia Marie Johnson This song is slow, and real and sad. I heard this and cried for hours, you know when you hear a song and it just hits a little too close to home? It just felt like she took everything I felt and put it in song form. I remember hearing it and my chest actually hurt because of the emotion I felt. Such a beautiful song.
9. Song Like you - Bea Miller when Chapter One: Blue came out, this song wasn't my fave, but over the months, it's grown on me, and now I can't get enough! It's so catchy ugh!
10. Touch - Little Mix let's end on a positive! This song has been played everywhere recently and never fails to put me in a good mood! Wanna know where I am at any time? Probs dancing to this song. Such a feel good song!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you've had a great April, and have a great May! What songs have you been into this past month?
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

What I've Learned From Wearing False Nails

So, if you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I recently tried nails for the first time, and it's definitely been an adventure!
I saw a friend wearing them the other day, and I really liked them! So naturally, her and I went to town to get some. I've always wanted to get my nails done, but couldn't justify spending so much on something I might not actually like, so getting these made sense to me. I have a love hate relationship with them.

Here's what I've learned whilst wearing them:

1. I took being able to do simple things for granted (I had to ask my mum to open a lolly the other day, typing is harder than I ever imagined, and getting tablets out of the blister packs they come in is damn near impossible!)
2. Picking up anything also becomes harder - I spent at least a minute trying to pick up one bobby pin
3. I have become convinced that I should be invited to join a band because the sound these nails make when I tap them against anything is heavenly and will be a valuable addition to any song
4. I can get out of doing the dishes by telling my mum it'll ruin my nails and that's a great thing
5. Not only will I struggle to do my hair, but taking my hair out at the end of the day will leave me feeling like I deserve a medal
Lol true story
6. It is, infact, possible for me to get more annoying - I just can't stop tapping these bad boys on every table I come across. Everyone else finds that sound infuriating but I love it!
7. Autocorrect actually can be useful, I have slightly less hatred for it now seeing as I can't type one sentence without a typo with nails
8. Putting on lids is also something I've had to get used to, the first day I had nails on, my family laughed as I struggled for ages to put the lid on the bottle of Diet Coke I had at dinner
9. I have no patience. Like 0. Nada. 
I had these before the purple ones and thank god they were just ones that I glued on because I had them on for a solid 3 hours before I took them off!
10. My nails are now the greatest addition to any selfie -I totally didn't realise I'd managed to get my nails in so many selfies until I looked at my snapchat story!

These are just 2 examples!
This was a slightly different post than I usually do, but I hope you still enjoyed, I really enjoyed writing this one!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit: Eyes

A post like this would've been super helpful to me a few years ago, when I was starting to get into makeup with very little money. I've already done one of these for face makeup (check it out here), but this post is gonna be all about eye makeup, and the gems you can pick up in the drugstore.

Before eyeshadow, it makes a world of difference to prime your eyes. Eye primer can often be pricey (think Urban Decay - which is raved about no end in the YouTube/Blogging world). NYX, however have one that's only £5.50, and is amazing! Admittedly, I have nothing to compare it to, but I'd totally recommend it! (Find it here)

There's tons of amazing brands when it comes to eyeshadow, the game has definitely been stepped up over the past few years! I have a couple favourites: Makeup Revolution and MUA.

Palettes are a godsend! Perfect because they have a lot of colours that go together so you can create a lot of great looks. The MUA pallete is called 'Hall of Fame' (it's actually my little sister's haha!), and it's a collection of their most popular shades. MUA's great because it's so affordable, and isn't bad quality. Obviously you're not going to get the best quality for such a low price, but it's definitely not bad. The pigmentation is great and it blends easily, the only thing I will say is that it wears off/creases easily so an eye primer underneath is a must!
The other palette is the 'Salted Caramel' Palette from Makeup Revolution's 'I Heart Makeup' range. Revolution is one of my absolute favourite makeup brands, and this palette has become my go-to palette! I've done a whole post on it here if you want to read more about it.

Eyeliner & Mascara:
I think the 'Great Lash' mascara is talked about to death in the world of YouTube and blogging -and for good reason! It has a really small wand, which is great for coating every lash -I always find with larger wands I get the mascara all over my face which is a pain! And this is only £4.99!
For eyeliner, I only use pencil to line my waterline, for this I chose this one from Rimmel, as I use it super often, and it's only £3.99! Bargain if you ask me!

These products are actually my little sisters, as I don't do my eyebrows, like ever.
Both of these are from Collection and super cheap (find the pencil here and the clear mascara here), and my sister said she loves them because they stay on all day!

That's everything!
I hope you enjoyed this and found it helpful - let me know in a comment!
What're some of your favourite on-a-budget eye products?
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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