40 beauty question tag (revisited)

Happy New Year to you all, I hope that you had the most wonderful night, whether you were partying away in the local pub/club, slumping it up or …. tbh what else is there haha.

Last year my new years resolution was to have more glitter in my life, and I truly think that I succeeded. So, this year I’m taking the bull by the horns and going one step further where I will blog at least once a week. Fingers crossed!!

Anyway back to this post. I first did this 40 beauty question tag post 4 years ago and for some reason this blog post has become popular again, and I thought I would do it again as of course tastes change. I have changed some questions as makeup has changed in for years,  so here we go:

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Judge Judge Body Image Judge Judge – Be You.

bodyimageWe all have hang ups, we all have body confident days and we are all judge every single day. No matter what you think we are all being judged and we judge others as well, as much as you try not too – you may judge to be positive or negative. Now my favourite song at the moment is Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, which celebrates being “curvy” and being body confident. I know as a “curvy/fuller figured” girl that I was highly pissed off on X Factor, when a thinner girl with killer abs was singing the lyrics. But only because I am proud to have a “bit of meat” on me. It did get me thinking, there are so many photos that say “curvy is what the man wants”, curves etc are all a man needs……… but seriously ladies – be you, be proud of who you are and don’t aim to change your body for a man, or a girl hehe.

I logged onto Facebook earlier and saw my best friend had posted this status and I was like You go girl. She is the opposite to me, has the most (in my eyes) the amazing figure. She said this:

“So apparently a ‘real woman’ supposedly according to much of society is a lady who is curvaceous and of a larger size? What about those who may be smaller than the national average clothes size of 12/14 does that make us not ‘real women?’ Not considered as feminine because we may be lacking in a few extra pounds? No we are all women whether you’re big, small, round or tall. I’m all for equality and acceptance no matter of your appearance and embracing our inner beauty and confidence because that’s what it’s all about, but we’re still not there yet. Since when is it ok for larger girls to make smaller girls feel inferior by referring to them in such a belittling context, because I guarantee you if a parade of skinny girls sauntered about declaring themselves as ‘real women’ and celebrating their smaller frame over other sizes there would be uproar! It’s wrong we are all women together and should never make one size seem more or less than another. And as for that song ‘all about that bass’ it is not ok to refer to people as ‘skinny bitches!’ It is no different to calling people ‘fat bitches’ both are so wrong. Celebrate all sizes without needing to single out or put down a certain appearance in the process and claiming its shameful to look that way. We are ALL beautiful majestic and mysterious creatures. Rock on bitches ‪#‎spreadkindnessnotjudgement‬

I just thought, wow that is so true. Who am I to think that because the media represent girls having the perfect figure with curves etc that is what the person that I desire wants. Who am I to judge another girl in having a “bigger body” or be jealous of a “thinner body”. Imagine if we were all the same, imagine if we all were bigger girls or smaller girls. That would be absolutely boring and dull. Everyone has tastes, whether it be you like a blonde person, brunette, auburn, red hair, white hair, black skin, asian, indian, black,covered in tattoos, piercings, short, tall etc….. in the end……………. we all shit, cry, are sick, blink and breathe together. Hahaha!!

I know full well that I judge girls and I absolutely shouldnt, I should feel comfortable in my own skin. But I believe that it is also jealousy, I am jealous that they have their figure, that hair, those boobs etc – but at the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with me. I am not unwell, I can walk, talk, see, hear, breathe… I am now changing my perspective to – ‘as long as I am happy, who gives a shit as to what I look like, the people that care are going to stay and the people that don’t, they’re not worth your time’

I saw Zoella and Louise speak about this previously and to put it into perspective, I am Louise and my friend is Zoe. LOL and I could absolutely see what they were talking about. Have a look at this – click on the photo 🙂

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Anyway after such a shit day, I found this photo and I thought I had to share it because it’s just so true. I have previously spoken about this topic before and you can read about this here  and a girl power post.

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Finally my friend had mentioned previously the “kind campaign”. Please have a look at their website, it’s all about girls being kind to each other especially at school, because its one of the toughest times for a girl, the hormones, the fake friends, the bullies and of course peer pressure. Here’s their website.  It’s also a great website to gain information and background for help on feeling great and having that confidence. 

Let’s stick together girls.

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British Bank Holiday Monday

For this particular post, I won’t start with the usual two photos at the start of a post as this post is really photograph based. I live in Kent and I live 5 minutes down the road from ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World”. This Castle is full of history and it helps that my Mum works there as well, so its a great place to escape and forget all of my troubles! It’s absolutely beautiful, it has many great events and as it is like I said only 5 minutes down the road its brilliant. I therefore thought I would show you some of the photos I took (without the family photos).  The Castle itself is NOT just the Castle, its the grounds, the huge maze, the children play area, the animals, the history, the food and activity/event days.

Enjoy, if you ever wish to go here — have a look — have a great time if you do. Click on the photos to enlarge 🙂

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40 Beauty Question Tag.

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I found this tag on the lovely blog of – http://angelssecretsx.blogspot.co.uk/ in which I highly recommend that you check out ladies and I am sure there are gents too! 

I am feeling a bit bored and to be honest a bit lonely and feeling very single, so what’s the best thing to do than a quiz about things I love:

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SKINCARE


How many times do you wash your face daily?

It depends how I feel whether it is once or twice, it’s normally once to take away all of the make up etc and the gunk from the day and to also make you feel refreshed. If I am feeling extra sleepy it’s definitely two.

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

Hmm, I have combination skin. My “nasal” area (what a horrid word) is oily and some of my cheeks but my forehead is dry. My neck due to PCOS is just bumpy. I hate my neck lol

What is your current facial wash?

I use different Clearasil products, or just Simple soap wash.

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Do you exfoliate?

Yes but every two days, but I really don’t think I do it correctly at all. As none of my friends are into the beauty “thing”, I have never really talked about it.

What brand do you use?

Hmm….. again I dont know if I am exfoliating properly lol so it would be St Ives.

What moisturizer do you use?

Clearasil, lol – as I have oily skin I try not to use too much.

Do you have freckles?

I have them over my tops of my cheeks – Scottish heritage you see.

Do you use eye cream?

The only eye cream that I have ever use and it’s only at work is under eye cooler, I think the brand is Simple and its a roll on. Beautiful to wake up around your eyes

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Not acne, just because of PCOS a lot of ingrown hair 😦

Did you ever have to use Pro-active?

you whatty what?

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MAKE-UP


What foundation do you use?

I use a mix from Maybelline to Rimmel, but new products I never really stick to one though. Also depends how pale I am feeling.

How about concealer?

Again changes on my mood.

Do you know your undertone colour?

GOD yes, ELF product is great im forever using the pallet.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I used to have a large collection when I was at Uni, I wish I was at a work which the girls loved their fake eye lashes otherwise I would wear them

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yep 😦 never happens.

What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline – Colossal Cats Eyes.

Sephora or MAC?

Neither, never tried both as I think they’re too expensive.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

No idea what it is, not interested in expensive make up.

What makeup tools do you use in make-up application?

brushes, lots of brushes and my fingers.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Yes I use the ELF brand version

For the face?

Sleek brand version

What is your favourite eye shadow (colour or shade)?

I love the dark colours, but then nudes are good as well

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

liquid eyeliner.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

I am in control, I am one with the eyeliner lol

What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

Hmmmmmmmm here nor there

Do you use mineral makeup?

to be honest not really.

What is your favourite lipstick?

Kate Moss 107 Matte

How about lip gloss?

I dont wear it.

What is your favourite blush to use?

I hardly wear blusher

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

No never. For purchasing cosmetics, I don’t feel secure unless I see the real thing. I need to make a purchasing decision based on the swatches.

Do you like drugstore makeup?

I absolutely love drugstore makeup

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic company outlets)

No to be honest I’d never even heard of them before reading this tag.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I would love to!!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

If I am in a rush or in the dark haha

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Foundation lines, please just blend it in.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral ones?

I prefer in your face.

Which celebrity always has great make up?

Different people, different days just try and be you.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?

mascara.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

I do it often so it doesnt bother me

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I dont car really but I would prefer to have it on, but I am often seen without it on because I prefer sleep

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

I really do not have a favourite.

What do you think of Makeup?
A hobby, creativity, gives me something to take my mind off my loneliness and finally confidence.

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Look of the day!

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Well as I thought the first outfit//look of the day went well I will try again, so ……. here we are going et voila! As I currently cannot do much yet with my back I am unable to move about so I thought I would have a play about with my make up and do things that I keep meaning to do. Here is my day 🙂

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Just like yesterday I was wearing a lace top, this time in a cream colour. Its a beautiful sunny day and you can wear this with any top as an overlay – I believe that I got this from Primark for less than a tenner which is always a bargain. I haha er hmm am wearing the same trousers as I did yesterday but theyre so comfy as I don’t want much restriction on my back at the moment they are perfect.

PicMonkey CollagelipThe shade of lipstick that I am wearing above is the Barry M 156 colour, it looks like a matte tone but it does have a shimmer. It is beautiful to put on to your lips and you only need to put it on a few times over your lips. Unfortunately in my next photo I didnt really apply it properly plus I was a bit all over the place on these strong meds haha, so I highly apologise. But this lipstick is a definite purchase, I forgot all about it. I definitely prefer the darker shades to lighter shades I have now decided and agreed…………… with myself.

PicMonkey CollagessHaha!! look at my chubby little hamster cheeks!! Anyway this is the shade, I think it’s beautiful for all seasons and weathers and of course it would leave an amazing mwah mark on someone 😉

PicMonkey CollagegardenAs my bedroom is on the ground floor of my house I decided to open my french windows and have some lovely air going through my room and it was great just to sit there, look out into the garden (this is only a fraction of it by the way lol – NOT boasting!!) and to see all the shades of green and of course the beautiful sunshine!! Mum suddenly shouted from the other end that she saw loads of frogs spawn in the pond and look LOADS!! Finally every day these 2 chubby big pigeons come into our garden, okay they may not be the same but they’re always two chubby ones. I need a name for them, theyre so funny to watch and they stand around guarding the garden. Finally my shadow, Ive got my mega baggy trousers on but look how amazingly long my legs are, ive got short legs so im really jealous of my shadow right now!

PicMonkey Collage5My eye shadow today is from a a palette from ELF makeup which I will be showing you later, as well as using a sprinkle of white dusting powder in the corner of my eyes. The eyeliner is the “felt tip eyeliner” from Collection 2000 and the eyebrow pencil is from the MUA Luxe range (mid brown). Love the colour of my eyes not too subtle but just nice for a day, my eyes again look a bit droopy because of the meds so I apologise I look a bit out of it and sad lol!

PicMonkey CollagexsHere’s the eye shadow that I used, as you can see it gives you a step by step guide as to how to do it…. the left side of the palette is for the day and the right is for the dark but of course its great to mix them all up!! Below is the Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Purple which I have added to the top of my eyes as well, I also have this in aqua and dark blue as well. Finally I spent a few hours of my day cleaning or starting to clean my make up brushes uses the ELF make up brush remover.

That was my day……. not a lot but hey!

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