Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A-Levels, Deadlines, Exams and Tears

Okay, so I basically have less than 2 weeks until all my exams, thankfully I’ve finished my Drama course so that’s one less thing to worry about, even though I’m pretty sure my grade for it won’t be amazing, still, one less thing for now. I have my first exam on the 11th May which is Psycology PY1, Textiles deadline on the 14th May, English Lit on the 15th May, then we break up for study leave (which I only get a weekend for ;[ ) and I have my last Psychology exam on the 18th and then that is my first year at college finished. Crazy.

A-Levels are seriously so hard, I did not expect how hard the jump from GCSE to A-Level was, but I think I’m doing okay so far, but I won’t jinx that.

To have a bit of a break from revision and work, I thought I’d write a list of all the things I’m going to do and have to look forward to, after my exams.

  1. Being able to blog more often and more interestingly
  2. I’d like to go to a few places I’ve never been to or not been to in a while like Chester and Llandudno
  3. Learning to drive
  4. Binge watching Netflix
  5. Actually having a social life, which is dormant at the moment
  6. Going to LONDON!!!!
  7. Staying up til 2am and lying in til 3pm
  8. Go to the gym more because FACT: sixth-form makes you fat if you don’t have a good metabolism
  9. Summer
  10. Not having to revise

I’ll leave it at 10 for now, but I am determined to make this summer good and I have a while to do it
Let me know of any fun ideas you’re planning so I can try them

Rachel xoxo

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Anastatia Contour Kit | Review



A few friends of mine went on a school trip to New York but (very sadly) I couldn't afford it so I asked a friend to pick me up the Anastatia contour pallet in light to medium if I gave her the money because I don't think you can buy it in the UK. I've wanted this pallet for so long because I basically have a moon head and really need a good product to hollow out cheek bones. The pallet is $40 and comes with 6 shades, these are Sand, Vanilla, Banana, Java, Fawn and Havanna.

I am not Make Up trained, I'd like to be but at the moment I'm 17 and doing A-Levels, so my knowledge is not the greatest but as far as I know the top row are supposed to be used as highlights and the bottom row to define features like cheek bones and jaw bones, and since I'm new to this I thought this would be a good product to start with. 

So far, I really like how easily blendable it is and it seems like this kit is going to last me a while, I'm not quite sure how to use sand yet but I used banana under my eyes to cancel out the dark circles and vanilla on the top of my cheekbones to give it a natural highlight. I really love it and I'm so so happy with it. 


If anyone has any tips to help me out, please let me know, 

Rachel xoxo


Thursday, 16 April 2015

My Everyday Make Up | April

April is the month where things really start to feel warmer and where it actually looks like spring. Days are longer and lighter and the sun isn't that rare a thing to see. With it starting to get a bit warmer and lighter I thought I show what my everyday make up is starting to look like.

I always like to start with a good base though (not on the picture) at the moment I've been using the Amie Morning Dew moisturiser to start off with and it gives a really nice matte finish (despite having dew in the title, I know, but it's really not dewy), then I'll go over with the Max Factor Face-Finity All Day Primer, to keep to make up on all day so it doesn't go patchy or rub off. 

Throughout winter I'd been using the Mac Studio Face and Body foundation but that's such a heavy foundation so I thought I'd switch to something a bit lighter, the Bourjois Healthy Mix in the shade Light Vanilla. This foundation actually smells really nice and the shade is such a good match, however I do have my eyes on the Estée Lauder foundation at the moment, but we'll have to wait until next payday. I've been setting my foundation with the Bourjois Healthy Mix powder (not on the picture). In the shade Vanilla as well.

Also been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer to highlight under my eyes and get rid of any bags, (college does that to a person), but also to hide any blemeshis and discolourations.

To contour I've been using the Bourjois Highlighter + Universal Tan, obviously I've just been loving Bourjois this month and I didn't even realise! This is such a good and quick way to mark out those cheek bones for those of you like me who has a 'moon head', although my friend has just bought me the Anastatia Contour Kit, so I'm really excited to try that when I get hold of it but currently she is still in New York. With that I've also been using poise tint just to give my cheeks a little bit of colour, I'm not very big on blush shades, but I do love this and I love that benifit do minature versions of their products so you can try them before spending so much on a product you might not even like.

I'm a really big fan of the simple cat flick eye liner look as I wrote in a previous post so I didn't include any eyeliner but what I have been loving is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, it really does make your lashes look false I always get asked if I'm wearing fake eyelashes if I wear it, at first I wasn't so keen but now I really love it and would 100% reccommend.

And last the lips, I've really been loving the Nars Audasious Lipstick in Raquel (also in a previous post), I just feel like it's a really nice spring-y shade and works with any outfit or occasion, if I've been feeling lazy though I'll just put the Naked Lipgloss in the shade Sesso which I got in my Naked On The Run Pallette.

What make up bits have you been loving, let me know,

Rachel xoxo


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Exploring | Manchester

Even though manchester is the closest city to me, the only places I'd really been were the arnedale and oxford road. For my textiles project I had get my own images of architecture so I used that opportunity to explore and thought I'd share some of the pictures I got.

Rachel xoxo

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