Brilliant Blue

Blue is probably one of the easiest colour eyeshadows to pull off so I wasn’t too worried about this one (until I realised that I had to work out what colour indigo was but more on that next week). Over the past few weeks I’ve realised that the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette is literally the best for experimenting with colour and I wouldn’t have been able to get through this past through weeks without it…well that was a little emotional, let’s get on with it!

I started off by priming with, you guessed it, the Mac Painterly Paint Pot, and went straight in with the cream in the palette Truth all over the lid as a base colour. I used Freeze on the outer corner and through the crease and built it up a little with more on the outer corner. My favourite thing out of this ‘blue eye’ look is the eyeliner type thing. I’ve been doing this a lot recently because it does the eyeliner thing but is a little bit softer. I took Heroine on an angled brush and swept it along by lash line quite thinly and didn’t wing it out at the end but finished it off with a slight flair, if you get what I mean. I took Freeze underneath the eye as well (I apologise because I took it too far down on one eye so I look a little bit demented, sorry!) Finally it’s the standard combo, Rimmel Kohl Kajal in Sable Brown and the Seventeen Back Lash Mascara.

I quite like this look, it’s colourful and providing when I do it again I don’t make myself look like a crazy person with too much bottom shadow it looks pretty damn good!

A girl’s best friend

There’s just something about stationary that gets me really excited, but there’s one thing that is better than all the rest….highlighters! I definitely think that anyone who’s at school, sixth form/college or university needs these in their life to survive. If your like me then you’ll refuse to look at notes or revision material unless it look colourful and kind of ‘look at me’. These are always a lifesaver during exams and at the minute I’m writing up all of my notes (because I’m such a good student!) so I underline the key points so it looks really pretty. I pair off the colours so one lecture will be orange and yellow and the next will be pink and blue as it looks nice and colour coordinated as well as easily showing what was in each lecture.

Just a random post today and an insight into my weird brain which seems to think that highlighters are a great topic of conversation!

My nail varnish collection and storage

Now, I never thought that my little collection of nail varnishes was particularly big until I recently had a sort out. When it covered at least a quarter of my very large desk I started to think that maybe it was slightly excessive. Soon enough my little green wicker box was overflowing and I was forced to find another place to store them. Cue my birthday and I received a Champneys gift box. After ‘uming and aahring’ of what to put in it I thought it would be a good nail varnish storage.

I decided that putting it on it’s side looked much better than if I just had it flat as it looks like a cute little shelving unit. At first I just had them like this without securing them which worked out fine for a couple of days but when I tried to get one out one day I unleashed a varnish avalanche and there was  nothing I could do but stand on my swivel chair (as I store this in my overhead unit things) trying not to fall off whilst being hit by flying nail products. After that, I decided to blutack them down to prevent it from happening again, *fingers crossed*.

Disco ball

Shirley Temple
Mint candy apple

These three varnishes are my favourites. Disco ball by Rimmel is a sparkle top coat type thing which has silver, blue and purple specs (as you can tell I’m soooo good at explaining things!). I like to wear it over purples and blues and if I want mega sparkle I’ll do 2-3 coats. My favourite one at the minute is Essie’s Mint candy apple. It applies really nicely and the brush is so fat you need like one swipe and you’re done! The colour is bright and happy and seems to stay on my nails for at least a week which is amazing! Last but not least is Shirley Temple by Rimmel. It’s a shimmery orange colour and is actually what I wore on my nails for my Sixth-Form prom. This is such a good colour to wear in summer as it really sparkles in the sunshine.

I made a video over on my YouTube channel featuring my collection and where abouts it is etc so hop on over and take a gander! Click the link below to go straight there, bye!