Monday, 30 March 2015

Nails Of The Week | Manicure Monday





So, it's been a while since I've done a proper NOTW, eh? I've been wearing so many pastel shades at the minute, I wanted to wear something a little brighter to liven up the start of this dreary Spring weather we've been having.
So, I opted for 'Bubblicious', a lovely hot pink/cerise shade from Maybelline's Color Show range. It actually really reminds me of Essie - Fruit Sangria, which I can't get my hands on anywhere as I think it's been discontinued. To be honest, it's not a shade that I would normally go for, but I think I quite like it, despite the cheesy name! 
Also, please excuse the mess of my nails and hands at the minute, they are ruined from paint-balling all day on Sunday! Yes, me, paint-balling. Weird!

What do you think of my NOTW? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments!

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Sara

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Boots Haul


If you follow me on Instagram you may recognise this picture from a few weeks ago. I had just handed in an assignment for university and I told myself that I would treat myself to one new lipstick (Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Hot Pepper, just in case you were wondering). Then, before I knew it, I had a basket and it was full of make-up. Ooops. Bad student.

What I bought:

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick - Hot Pepper
Bourjois Quad Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Palette - Over Rose
Bourjois Liner Pinceau Eyeliner - Ultra Black

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Lovely Pink
Max Factor Pan Stick Foundation - Fair

Rimmel Limited Edition Red Nose Red Lipstick By Kate For Comic Relief
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner - Nude

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish - In A Heart Beat, Road Rage, Pit Stop, Eat My Dust

I've tried all of the products out at least two or three times since I bought them and so far I've been reasonably impressed with everything. I will do full product reviews in the future if I think anything deserves a special mention. So far I've been wearing the Max Factor blush and the Bourjois eyeliner every day since I bought them, I'm smitten! I also have my eye on a few more shades of the Barry M nail polishes. Not like I need any more nail polish, but a girl has got to treat herself, right ladies!?

What do you think of my Boots haul? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

Sara

Friday, 27 March 2015

I'm Back!


Hello again!

If you hadn't already guessed from the title, I'm back in the blogging world! 

First of all, I feel as if I should apologise. I feel really guilty for not writing a blog post since the 22nd of October 2014 (ooops). However, life has been a bit of a whirl at the minute. 

As some of you may know, I'm in my second year studying Interactive Multimedia Design at university. I had a lot more spare time in first year compared to this year and I didn't realise how difficult and demanding this year would be. Between staying up to date with my modules, creating my own portfolio, doing freelance work, trying to find a placement for third year and having somewhat of a social life, I haven't had much time to blog by the time I get home. Usually I wake up at half 5 in the morning and I'm not in bed until half 12 at night, so I think trying to blog on top of that would just be too much. I feel it is a real shame though, as I do love blogging and felt sad that I couldn't be doing something that I love every day. I also have to upmost respect for people that can balance an education, a job, a blog and a social life.

I then read a blog post by the lovely Mille-Grace on "Should we apologise for taking a blogging break?" (which can be read here) and I didn't feel quite so bad anymore. It's perfectly acceptable for everyone to take a break from something at times, whether they love it or not. It wasn't out of laziness or being un-inspired, I just had bigger commitment that determines my future, so I couldn't push that to the side, no matter how much I wanted to. Coding makes my head hurt.

I'm currently on my Easter holidays, so I'm going to try and use my time to balance my university work, other work and my blog as much as possible, which will probably be easier said than done. After my Easter holidays, I return to university for another three weeks, then after that I'm undecided about what to do, as I don't know if I will have placement or not. Either way, I'm going to try and stay a little more consistent with my blog and if I'm not, there will be a valid reason for it. I'm always on Twitter and Instagram anyway!

There's still so much I have to do in relation to university and work, but hopefully it all works out. I want to re-design my blog as well so that it matches with my portfolio, which I'll be including on here to. In the not too distant future, there will also be a shop available because it's something I've been working on for one of my design modules at university, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Well, only if you want to!

Finally, to all my readers and fellow bloggers, thank you for staying with me through my (very lengthy) absence. I hope you've all been doing well and hope to hear from you on my future posts!

Much love,

Sara