PRODUCT REVIEW | THOUGHTS ON THE ME CLEAR ANTI-BLEMISH DEVICE*

Thursday, 29 June 2017

One of the perks of being a blogger is getting to try new and innovative products that I probably wouldn't have come across myself. This is probably something I wish was around when I was 16, I've never had acne as such but I'd always have lots of spots in the chin area and still get the occasional one there or in the most random places (like the one I currently have on my cheek). Thanks to this spot popping up it gave me the perfect opportunity to test and review the me Clear Anti-Blemish pen.


WHAT BLOGGING MEANS TO ME, AND WHAT IT DOESN'T.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Hey guys, it feels like ages ago since I wrote a blog post, even though essentially I wrote one about visiting Bournemouth over a week ago. I guess it's because my usual blogging routine consists of two or three posts a week, and surprisingly this was easier to keep up whilst I was in university because my life was more organised. Now that I'm back in Gibraltar the plan was to dedicate most of my time to blogging before I got a job, but the reality of it is I've been spending my days at the beach and nights watching Love Island and to be honest, I don't feel guilty (apart from the few pending product reviews I need to post) and here is why.  

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ESSENTIALS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR MAKE-UP ROUTINE.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

When you love makeup, you can sometimes get bored of doing your usual thing. I like to try and mix things up a bit, and discovering new products is always fun. Sometimes you need a new place to look for inspiration so you can change up your look and try out some new techniques. Just adding some new products to your usual routine can help you change things around, whether you're trying a new colour of something you already use or using something brand new that you've never tried before. If you're bored of your usual makeup choices, I've got some great recommendations to make things exciting again.

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A New Colourful Palette


A bit of colour added to your makeup can definitely lift you out of boredom. I know we all tend to stick to the colours we know look good, but it's good to experiment sometimes too. If you're not sure what sort of colours to try, you can look at all kinds of people for inspiration. They could be stage actors, musicians or models. I like looking at what's on trend, although the current big thing won't always suit everyone. But that doesn't mean you can't take inspiration from people and borrow elements from different makeup looks. Add lots of colour to your makeup collection with a brand new palette of eyeshadow, or maybe a selection of lipsticks and nail polishes.


Products from the Pros


When I'm looking for quality products, I'll often look at what professional makeup artists recommend. They use great quality products because they need to use makeup that looks great and doesn't fade. You can easily discover some brands that are pro favourites, like RCMA cosmetics, which comes from the Research Council of Makeup Artists. As well as being used for special effects and theatrical makeup, their products are excellent for general beauty too. I love that they have foundation palettes, which are great for getting your colours just right.

Make Your Makeup Last


As mentioned above, professional makeup has staying power, and your makeup should too. That's why one of my favourite products used by professionals is a powder for setting makeup. No one likes makeup rubbing off on their clothes or hands, smudging in the rain, or just fading throughout the day. Aside from using some professional products when you're applying anything from foundation to eyeshadow, a setting powder is another top choice. It's not so much that it will change your makeup look, but that it's a game changer. Touching up your makeup becomes much rarer, which is why I love it.

A Good Concealer and Good Concealer Knowledge


I know most people probably already have a concealer in their makeup collection. But I'm not sure if a lot of people use their concealer in the best way or use the right one. I've got some great use from the anti-blemish device I tried out recently, but concealer is still essential for hiding blemishes and highlighting too. Some people go for a bit too much foundation, when they should make more use of their concealer. You can use it to highlight different areas without caking on too much foundation. I've used both more expensive brands like MAC and cheaper ones like Seventeen and both have been great, so don't think a good concealer is dependent on price. If you want to find the best one for you, try out a few different products to see what works.

Smokey Eye Kit


Smokey eyes are not going to go away anytime soon. While they can be more or less dramatic depending on trends (and personal preference), they tend to always be around in some form. If you want to have more dramatic makeup, think about how you could create your own personal smokey eyes. If you've tried smokey eyes before and they end up more like panda eyes, you can find some easy tutorials to follow on Youtube and other places. My recommended products would be a sharp eyeliner pencil, a good mascara and some light and dark neutral eyeshadow shades.

Look for Some Fun and Playful Products


Some makeup looks are for work or going on a first date. Others can be more fun, for when you're going out with friends. Instead of sticking to your standard everyday makeup look, you can get more experimental. You might not do it for work, but if you're going to a club, who says you can't do something a bit different? Even when you're in an environment when you can't get too fun, you can still try some different colours. If you want to get more playful with your makeup, I would say to try out some brighter colours to your usual look. I also know a lot of people love glitter and I have to say I'm a fan too. There's a reason there's a unicorn craze at the moment, and it's because everyone loves glitter and rainbows (and magical horses).



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UK GUIDE | HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

If you've read some of my previous posts, you may have caught on that I spent 3 years living in Bournemouth for University. I can't believe it's taken me that long to actually write a post on my 'second home' but I feel now that I've pretty much tried and tested every restaurant here I can provide an accurate guide for things to see, eat and do in Bournemouth!

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5 EUROPEAN MUSIC FESTIVALS TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The festival season is well and truly in full swing, even though I feel like they have been part of my life for the last 10 months having done a 12,000 dissertation on international music festival motivation. Having spent a lot of time researching and talking to 'participants' about festivals they have attended in Europe, I thought I'd compile this list on the European festivals that are currently on my bucket list, and probably should be on yours too!

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7 WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES AND KEEP THEM SPARKLING*

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

You probably take very good care of your skin and hair, but what about your eyes? The only time we really think about our eyes is when we’re applying makeup to them, but our eyes need as much TLC as the rest of us if they are to look their most beautiful. If you want to ensure your eyes are always bold, bright and beautiful here’s what you need to do. 

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12 WAYS YOU'RE DOING BETTER IN LIFE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Being an adult is hard, even though we technically become adults at 18 there is still a lot of learning and life to get through and sometimes it feels like we're not quite where we should be in our lives. I feel like we feel this especially in our 20s, or after a major chapter in our lives has ended like finishing university, college or even starting a new job. Now that I'm officially unemployed it kind of scares me that I am now being thrown into the 'real world' but I feel like that means so many different things nowadays, with so many people being digital nomads, taking prolonged gap years and working for themselves, there isn't really one right path to go down. I feel like I'm going into a totally different blog post so I'll quit the rambling and get on to the point of the post, here are 10 signs that we are doing better in life that we think we are. 

5 TV SHOWS TO WATCH ON NETFLIX THIS MONTH.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Hey guys, if you've been keeping up with my posts then you might know I finished university last month and I am officially unemployed, which means I have endless hours to dedicate to Netflix. It's been a while since I did one of these posts, I decide a monthly TV post wouldn't be ideal because I don't think I get through that many. Some of these may have launched earlier but I definitely think they're still worth the watch! So without further ado, here are 5 TV shows to watch on Netflix this month. 

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8 REASONS YOU SHOULD FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION*


University places are currently at the highest that they’ve ever been. It’s not longer the rich elite who are furthering their education, but instead the doors have been open to everybody, regardless of status. Instead, it goes upon your intellectual merit as well as everything that goes with it; there are courses dedicated to what you are interested in and want to use to further your chosen career path. However, there are still reasons why so many people are put off. If you are one of those people, here are ten reasons that might change your mind.


5 HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS WITH INCREDIBLE NIGHTLIFE.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Are you looking for somewhere you can let loose a little for your next holiday? There are so many places out there with amazing night life - but in this post, you’ll find 5 of the best. Whether you’re going away for a special occasion or because you just fancy something different, you’ll definitely be able to let your hair down here. Enjoy!
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MAY HIGHLIGHTS AND FAVOURITES.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hi guys! I kind of feel like May feels ages ago already, I can't believe it's been three weeks since I finished university and in a weeks time I'll be back in Gibraltar for good (kinda). I've got to try some great products last month which I wanted to share with you guys, as well as what I've been up to and some of my favourite things from the month! 

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