Wednesday, 26 April 2017

What I've Learned From Wearing False Nails

Hello
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

Hello!
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.
 

Primer:
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)



Eyeshadow:
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!

Eyebrows:
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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Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello!
I was tagged by Claire (see her post here) for the mystery blogger award (created by OkotoEnigma), and boy am I excited! How sad is it that I told my mum as soon as I saw the post? It's crazy to me that someone would see me and my blog as worthy enough to do this (too overdramatic? Okay, let's move on).

Rules:

1. Put the award image in your post
2. List all the rules
3. Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their post
4. Mention the creator of the award and give a link to their blog
5. List 3 facts about yourself
6. Nominate 10-20 people
7. Notify each nominee by leaving a comment on their blog
8. Ask nominees 5 questions including a silly/weird one
9. Share the link to your favourite blog post you’ve written
Okay, let's go!

3 facts about me:
1. I have a twin sister (and no, we're not alike!)
2. I actually love the cold weather - even the crappy British summer is too hot for me! The heat kills me man! (I'm going to Reading Festival this year RIP me)
3. My twin and I were actually born at 28 weeks! I weighed 2lb 9oz and she weighed 1lb 3.5oz -we were super poorly babies!
 
Crazy how different we are right?
Claire's questions:

1. What are your top 3 favourite Instagram accounts?
I love Instagram (follow me here), my faves are: Lime Crime, Jefree Star (controversial but his makeup is INSANE!) and Sprinkleofglittr (I love her YouTube, and her insta is so positive and cute!)
2. What’s one thing you wish you knew before starting your blog?
I've only been blogging for a few months, so I guess I've still got a lot of things to learn, but one thing that shocked me is how much time it takes! I wouldn't change it for the world but sometimes it's so stressful finding the time to write a post/take pictures when you already have 1001 things to do!
3. In your opinion, what is the best and the worst Disney film?
My favourite is ratatoullie! I could watch it a million times a day! And, another un popular opinion, but I really didn't understand the hype about Frozen -sorry!
4. Where is your favourite place to go?
I'm actually finding this super hard to answer! Honestly I don't travel a lot so I don't feel like I have a 'proper' answer to this, but my bedroom is always a nice place to be!
5. What kind of animal would you be and why? (Not what you’d like to be, what you think you actually would be!) 
Does Donkey from Shrek count? Because I never shut up and everyone contantly tells me how annoying I am haha! I relate to Donkey on a spiritual level, seriously.

My questions:
1. Do you believe pineapple belongs on pizza?
I totally do! I cannot comprehend how someone else doesn't like, its just so good!
2. Do you think you can have breakfast food for dinner?
I actually think breakfast food is the best food! I have scrambled eggs on toast for tea allllll the time!
3. If you could only pick one film to watch for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Drop Dead Fred for sure! Such a hilarious and feel good film. I watched it tons as a child, so I'm not sure if it's still hilarious or if nostalgia makes it still so fab
4. Do you have a favourite makeup brand?
At the moment mine's NYX -their liquid suede lipsticks are AMAZING!
5. What're a few things you're excited for in the next few months?
I have tons coming up! Like I already mentioned, I'm going to Reading this year which is super anxiety inducing (I'm teriffied of germs lol) and also Halsey's releasing a new album soon -how can you not be excited! I have loads more, but this post would be super long if I said everything!

My favourite blog post I've ever written: This one, I'm sure everyone's tired of me talking about The Pretty Reckless by now but meeting them was the best thing I've ever done, and every time I read over this post, I get re-live how amazing the night was!

I nominate:
Seana from Sincerely Seana
Sylvie from Sylvie's Suitcase
Sarah Lauren from See The Stars
Alex from The Lipstick Lady
Rhiannon from Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Ann Louise from How Fitting
I actually can't think of anyone else, I'm sorry!
I hope you enjoyed the post, and I look forward to seeing the replies people come up with!
Until next time!
-Cait x
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Monday, 10 April 2017

Drugstore Makeup starter Kit -Face

Hello!
A post like this would've been super helpful for 13 year old Cait, when I was just starting to get into makeup, so I thought it would be handy to do one of these myself to help anyone that's just starting to get into makeup, or are looking for some new makeup that won't break the bank. I've decided to split this into 3 sections: Face, Eyes and Lips, as not doing so would've made this a super long post. When they're all up, I'll link the other two. I think there's a huge range of drugstore makeup to choose from (-much more than there was a few years back!) but I'm gonna narrow it down for you and show you my drugstore picks:

Primer
 Couldn't manage to get a decent picture unfortunately
We can argue until we're blue in the face about whether or not this is essential but I'd say it is. My makeup goes on so much smoother and lasts a lot longer now that I use it. NYX is the only one I've tried but I love it! It costs £10 and has lasted me months! A little goes a long way and I couldn't imagine makeup without it now!

Foundation
I have 2, because some people like to spend a maximum of £10 and some don't mind spending a little more. The first one is one from Rimmel and it's the lasting finish one. I did have a few issues when I first started using it -if you follow me on Twitter you'd know that I really didn't get on with it at all! The only thing I will say is that if you don't work quickly enough, it does go a little orangey which is a pain! The other one is of course my trusty No7 beautifully matter foundation. I adore it! I got colour matched at Boots so my shade fits my skin perfectly, and it's super lightweight and full coverage. Plus it lasts for e v e r on your skin. It's a little more pricey though at £14.50, but in my opinion, totally worth it!

Concealer:



I don't actually tend to use concealer too often, as I feel like my No7 foundation covers things pretty well, but I do have 2 that I use if I'm using a lower coverage foundation/not wearing any foundation/feeling a little more coverage that day. I'm sure you've heard of both of these tons in the blogging/YouTube world, but for good reason! For covering undereye bags, I love the Rimmel Wake me up concealer. It has a tiny bit of shimmer to make you look super awake (don't worry, you won't look like a vampire out in the sun- I love a matte face, but I still love this concealer!) and I love how well it blends and sits on the skin -and it doesn't break the bank at £5.49! For the rest of the face, I'd recommend the same as what everyone else in the beauty community would: Collection lasting perfection. I don't like this for under the eyes as it does tend to crease, but if my skins a little more angry than usual this is perfect. The only thing I don't like is the limited colour range. I'm inbetween 1&2, and the darker colours are also quite orangey, so if you happen to be an exact shade, I'd recommend getting the a shade darker and mixing the lightest colour (which doesn't happen to be the slightest bit orange!) with it.

Powder
Again, you're probably fed up to the back teeth of hearing about this product, but I love the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. It's so cheap at £3.99 and does its job well, why would anyone want to by one that's more expensive? The only thing they really could improve is the packaging. It's harrowing the amount of these that have crumbled all over my bag! I feel like transparant is a great colour to go for because it's most likely to match your skin tone, and sometimes coloured powders can cake up.

Highlight
Oops! The sun definitely shows how dirty this is!

Definitely not essential but certainly nice to have. I love Makeup Revolution's highlighters. You can buy individual ones for £3 each, but I have the palette, which costs £8 and I love it! It has 3 colours in it, which have different undertones so you can choose which best suits your makeup look, they're also pigmented without being too pigmented, so they're easy to apply. My favourite is the pink on the right side as it's the most pigmented, and if you follow my Twitter, you'll know I love a good highlight! Plus Makeup Revolution palettes tend to have huge mirrors in them -handy!

I told ya this was gonna be long! I hope you enjoyed anyway!
What's your favourite drugstore makeup products?
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Monthly Playlist: April 2017

Hello!
Well, March was a bit of a flop, wasn't it? *apologises profusely*. It's been almost 3 weeks since I last blogged! Crazy! *again, apologises profusely* I'm sorry!!
This month actually hasn't been too fab, my assignments/work life have been getting on top of me (hence the huge break in blogging) and, I'm going through a break up (something you'll know if you follow me on Twitter). Not something I think is appropriate to discuss in detail, but this month has been TOUGH!
Although I'm still hurting, I'm gonna make this month better. If I can take only one positive out of this situation, it's that I've found my true friends, as they say 'hard times will always reveal true friends' amirite?
I did get sent some contacts from crazylenses.com this month. I'm not paid to say anything but I did wanna mention them. Unfortunately, I'm really really struggling to get them in (lol, I'm such a flop). However, I wanted to mention how quick they came- they came within 3 days, and with them, you get a contact lens holder and a bottle of contact lens solution. If you're into them I'd definitely recommend. I'm gutted that I can't use them! Would you still read a post about them? I have pictures and a post ready, I just can't review them properly as for some reason I'm really struggling getting them in.
Fun fact: I'm banning myself from buying any makeup for a while (except for the basics that'll run out, foundation, powder etc. ) No more lipsticks or eyeshadow palettes as I've readdly gotta save! Ugh.
anywho, here's the music I've been into this month (They're all click-able too, so you can enjoy them aswell!):

1. Smoke and Fire- Sabrina Carpenter yes, I know that this was on last months playlist, but I'd say out of all the times I've listened to music this month, it was this song like 70% of the time. A break-up song, fittingly. I also adore Sabrina Carpenter so is this really any surprise?
2. Ciao Adios - Anne Marie Another breakup song lol. This is one of those that I heard and didn't really appreciate, but then found my self listening to more and more, and I actually quite like it now, Is that a good or a bad thing? No idea
3. You're Such A - Hailee Steinfeld Remember in last months Monthly Playlist post I said I'd only heard one song by Hailee? Well, this month I decided to have a little listen to her EP and fell in love. I love all of it, but for soem reason this song makes me feel sassy, which is my favourite way to feel, so I'm gonna be listening to this for as long as I live.
4. Heart Out - The 1975
5. Love Me - The 1975 I love The 1975, I love how honest their songs are if I'm honest, these are my favourites off both albums (for this month, that changes all the time lol), nothing else to say, The 1975 are just one of my faves!
6. Mad Love - The Pretty Reckless If I'm honest, when I first heard this song, I wasn't a huge fan. It's different from their usual stuff (isn't their whole third album?) but after listening to it a little more it's become one of my favourites. Fun fact: I recently saw an interview where Taylor said it was inspired by David Bowie!
7. Weightless- All Time Low This is my ultimate feel good song, need I say more?
8. Nine in the Afternoon - Panic! At The Disco
9. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco If you were born in the 90s/2000s is it even possible not to be obsessed with Panic! at some point in your life? It's one of the few things that bring my siblings and I together - the way we come together to sing our rendition of I Write Sins Not Tragedies is something pretty spectacular if I do say so myself! The best bonding activity!
10. Misery Business - Paramore Because seriously, who doesn't love a good bit of Paramore?

I'm aware of how all over the place these songs are lol, I guess the month's been pretty like that, and as music is an emotional release for me, it seems that it's pretty fitting to how up and down my emotions have been, lol
Also has anyone else watched 13 Reasons Why? I sobbed for a good hour or so after the last episode! So well written/acted!
How has your month been?
Until next time
-Cait xx
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