Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Rainbow Summer - NYX Vivid Brights

I am all about the colourful makeup at the moment. First I was afraid...
I have deeply embrassed the 90s teenager inside and decided to venture out from the traditional black cat eye. It is summer after all. I thought NYX Vivid Brights were a good place to start. I have since ventured to blue lipstick but that's a whole different story.

I was given Blossom for my birthday and in a spontaneous makeup day I thought let's give it a go. I absolutely loved it! The formula is so smooth and easy to use.
I have been putting liquid eyeliner on for many years now. Although let's face it some days one is higher up than the other right?

With these I found the application is buildable and controllable. I then expanded my colourful pursuit to Sapphire and Petal.

Both stunning although I feel the blue is for those more adventurous days. As the others are quite pastel and you can wear them without feeling too out there.

I am tempted to add more to my collection maybe Yellow? The world is my rainbow now! For £5.50 in Boots why not experiment! A perfect tool for those festival looks.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Recent Favourites

I wanted to do something a little different for this post.
I love doing beauty posts but I have recently found lots of things. I am enjoying or that I am interested in, that do not fit this category. So here goes..

First up I know, I am late jumping on this band wagon. I recently realised that I have not properly listened to music, in a very long time. Which made me a little sad as it used to consume my daily life when I was younger. So I thought let's give Spotify a go.

I am so glad I did! Every piece of music that pops into your head. That you have not listened to in years. The music you just need to listen to because you are in the mood. All at your finger tips for a reasonable £9.99 a month.
I think for the amount of new music I have found. Classic oldies and the Disney playlist I have created. The price is pretty minimal. They are doing a 3 months of Premium for 0.99p deal at the moment, so if you are late to the party like me. Go and have a look!

Next is my boy Harry's new album 'Harry Styles'. I must admit I am slightly biased as my love for Harry is extremely deep. Although as I can be a bit of a music snob on occasion, I was so pleased with this album.
Harry has always stood out from One Direction to me. As the one with a bit of an edge and I really wanted that to come across in his solo career. Oh my! He did not disappoint. I have read reviews that the songs seem stolen from various other artists. That they want to know the real Harry.
I think this is his real personality. A mixer of heart wrenching angst filled ballads. When you have that moody, rainy day feeling. Looking out of the window and pretending you are in a music video. Don't be ashamed we all do it! Then the catchy, fun and real tributes to so many rock influences, with some really clever grown up lyrics.

I have had this album on repeat even since I was introduced to it. I even tried to force my mom to listen to it. As she says he is a very good looking boy but she can't say she is a full fan. She will change her mind! I am determined of that! My favourite songs are Carolina, Kiwi and Only Angel. These are the songs that I feel are more connected to my music taste. They are a little wild and naughty! I love it! I especially like that Only Angel starts off with angelic choirs and then suddenly completely flips itself upside down, into an upbeat rocky instant hit.
I am also a little jealous of who ever the song Carolina was written about!

I honestly feel like the true talent and utter deliciousness of his voice, has come through on this album.
I am a solid One Directioner at the age of 25 to my inner emo kid's disgust. I do honestly feel the other boys are bringing out some good music. Although I will admit that this album was the one I was most interested in. I wanted to know what Harry would come up with. I feel that he has taken a slight risk portraying more about himself than the pop culture, adored by millions of little girls, boy band member. I am so glad people have taken to it as well as I have. Apart from a few jibes in some critic reviews. Hey you can't win them all! Have a listen here

Again I know this has been out for awhile but can we just talk about the film Split, for a minute? I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to see this film for a very long time. My husband and I finally sat down to watch it and I have mixed feelings.
It basically did not have enough explosions and drama for my other half to be interested.
Although he did deeply appreciate James McAvoy's acting skills.

The film in a nut shell is about a man with a deeply dark case of multiple personalities.
Capturing three girls for a demonic purpose. The darker personalities have began to rule and have taken a personality, of a nine year old under their wing. To do some of their bidding. In actual fact the nine year old is a character that I find one of the most frightening and brilliantly acted!
As when a person with this mental health problem reaches the potential to unlock the human brain and control all these other characters. The beast is realised. What I found the most interesting about this film, was the fact that McAvoy could change the position of his eyebrows. Changing the emotion on his face with ease. Then you would instantly know another personality has taken the 'light'.

I did also enjoy the character of the psychologist as she was truly trying to help. Although the character was a little predictable and she could of easily handled the situation better. Typical thriller in that respect. The story line was little messy and my husband kept saying 'Nothing is happening.'
I do not think there was a real need for the extra two gorgeous girls, captured wearing no clothes.
As I think the main focus on the teenager with a dark past was enough to carry the film through.

It also has links to 'Unbreakable' which I actually shrieked with delight about. As I loved that film when I was younger. It brings back memories of staying up late and watching Bruce Willis movies with my dad. There was obviously room for a sequel which would be interesting. Although I do think this film could of been better. You can not diminish the pure talent of McAvoy in this film. I really think he has out done himself.  A solid 3 and half unicorns from me I'd say!

So that is my little insight into what I have been getting into lately.
I have really enjoyed writing this post. I think I will do something like this again or maybe frequently. What do you think?

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Makeup fit for a mermaid

Primark are slaying with their beauty products at the moment. I was over the moon when I found these little treasures. I got very excited with the glorious colours and glitter!
I am always on a mission to collect highlighters that make me gleam! So the Mermaid glow was an instant winner for me. If I am honest I have bought glitters in a pallet similar to the one featured above from a different retailer. Unfortunately the pigment pay off wasn't great, so I didn't want to get my hopes up. I stand corrected! They are stunning and really powerful, 18 colours for £3.00 I could not of asked for better.
The shimmer sticks are an array of beautiful pastel colours some with glitter pigments, bonus!
These have so many uses eye shadow, highlight and even lipstick. I am really impressed by all these products so far. The quality is brilliant for such a good price.  I am excited to test out the metallic pink nail varnish in Supernova. Which also comes in a variety of glam metallic colours if you are interested.

If you are going to a festival this summer or just fancy being a embracing some mermaid vibes.
I would recommend you go and explore PSbeauty at Primark. To find out more click here
© As told by Emmi
Maira Gall