Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Exams, exams, exams and a bit of make up too

URGH. It's time for exams. Which means it's time for lots and lots of revision *major sadface* I have three exams and one essay over the next two weeks > . < So scared! I'm going to literally not go out at all, I will be a gremlin hiding in my room :D Next week I'll be hopefully going to visit my best friend after my last exam ^ - ^ I am ignoring the HUGE train prices :P

Today I had two lectures on worms, I turned up to the first one, but when the lecturer said the next would be on earthworms I just went home XD I cannot handle that, far too icky! So I had a massive shop and a nap :P

I was just revising, but I decided to have a break and do this instead. I created a smoky eye night time/clubbing look. I think I'm just pining because I want to go out somewhere XD. I love smoky dark eyes at night, because it makes your eyes look really intense and stand out. I didn't use a lot for this look and it was really quick and simple, because if you make a mess you can just blend it out :P

I started by concealing my UBER EPIC under eye circles (hello lack of sleep :P) with my Rimmel Hide The Blemish concealer in 001 Ivory. I just smooth it under my eyes with my ring fingers so it's more gentle. Then I primed my eyelids with Lemon Aid by Benefit.

For my eyes I used my Smoky Eyes trio eyeshadow palette by Bourjois in 01 gris dandy. I love this mini palette, it has a silver, grey and black, all shimmery and really pretty. I started by putting the silver up to my browbone, and then the grey on the outer half of my lid, concentrating on the crease and blending to get rid of harsh lines. Finally I put the black on my crease and under my eye in a V shape. To make this more intense I used my Rimmel Soft Kohl eyeliner in 061 jet black to go over this V. I blended like crazy. Then I lined halfway along my waterline at the outer edge, only up to where the V ends.  I also lined my upper lash line and blended to add more definition to my eyes. Because my eyes were pretty dark by now I added a dash of white eyeshadow in my inner corners, to open and brighten my eyes. I used my white eyeshadow from my Topshop Eyes palette. Finally I added loads and loads and loads of mascara, for added drama and a complete look.

This proves just how awful revision is XD I can't wait until the end of next week when it'll all be over ^ - ^ ....for a few weeks anyway :P

Sunny xxxxx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Smoky Grey/purple Eyes And A New Resolution

Today was such a bad day eating wise...That massive box of chocolates my boyfriend got me a few days ago? Nearly gone... > . < Bad bad bad sunny bunny. Ooopsie. So today I have made a new resolution. I will exercise! One of my friends said she'd go running with me :) So hopefully we'll be able to motivate each other. I'm not going to go on a diet, food is WAYYYYYY to yummy to do that XD.

Although I may try to be slower with the rest of the chocolates....

Anyway, I'm about to go out in a bit, so I thought I'd quickly put my going out make-up here. I chose a smoky look, in grey and purple, because I don't really use purple too much. I haven't gone very heavy on the purple, but i have incorporated it a bit into the look.

First I did my face using my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in No.21, making sure I blended well down my neck and around the edges of my face (one of my pet peeves is when people have an orange line around the edges of their face > . <). I then concealed my blemishes with my Witch concealer, and my dark circles with my Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer. I used my E.L.F bronzer to highlight my cheekbones and added a little around my temples and jawline, blending well. I finished my face with a light dust of Natural Collection Pressed Powder.

On my eyes I first put on Lemon Aid by Benefit to act as a primer. Then I used my Rimmel Glam'Eyes eyeshadow in Punchy Taupe up to my brow bone. Next I covered my lids in a light charcoal grey from E.L.F, and then used a blue/purple colour from my Collection 2000 eyeshadow palette for my crease and to line the upper lash line and 3/4 of the lower lash line. To open up my eyes a bit I used a white eyeliner on my waterline and white glimmery eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes. Finally I covered my lashes in my Bad Gal mascara from Benefit.

I exfoliated my lips with a toothbrush to remove dry skin and then used my Benefit Benetint lip balm to add a pinky red colour.

Now I just have to get changed and apologise to my friends for being late XD

Sunny xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

One Year Anniversary

Yesterday was my one year anniversary with my boyfriend ^ - ^ I won't get all mushy and icky (well maybe a teeny tiny bit :P). We had a really nice day...aside from having lectures....Two hours on sponges and then jellyfish...urgh.

After we escaped from the lecture we went back to my room and I gave him his presents, I got him The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on dvd, partially because I really want to see it (XD) and partially because it's supposed to be a fantastic film and he likes anime. I also got him The Aristocats and Beauty And The Beast, because he kept saying he wanted to watch old nostalgic Disney :P I found him some really cute skeleton socks from Topshop, a couple of (man) necklaces :P and a teensy rubber duck with hearts on it, because it just looked so cute!

Then he went back to his because he had another lecture (I didn't hehehehehehehe) and when he came back he brought me Ben and Jerrys chunky monkey (my favourite!!!) and a BIG cake and two pizzas (we didn't eat it all though :P). He also brought two bags which looked like presents!!! He got me a big box of chocolates from Thorntons and a beautiful butterfly necklace from a local jewelers :) I'm so happy ^ - ^ It's really cute, and it has a clasp to open and close the wings :)

It's quite dark and cloudy right now, so I can't see the mountains outside :( I think I'll eat some cosy food and watch an episode of Boys Over Flowers before I go out later :)

Sunny xxxxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Rainy Pier and Hot Soup

Hello ^ - ^ Today the weather has been the craziest since I arrived at uni. It was windy, rainy and cold. So my boyfriend and I decided to go down to the pier to look at the sea :P

I wrapped up warm in a thick coat, wooly scarf and mittens and set off to the pier with him. It was completely deserted, not too shocking considering the weather XD We had fun leaning over the railings and watching the choppy waves beneath us :) Surprisingly despite the weather, when we looked further along the coast the cliffs and bays still looked beautiful. In the distance a tiny bit of light illuminated the cliffs slightly, and the slight grey rays looked amazing. And yet again I forgot my camera > . < I'm going to start putting it in my bag before I go out!

Unfortunately the tea shop at the end of the pier was closed, I really wanted to go and get a scone and tea to warm myself up XD It was still great fun, although my flatmates thought I was mad when I came back home completely drenched :P

So after my very very very cold outing I thought I'd try something adventourous (for me at least XD) I decided to make my own soup. I'm not a very good cook, so I decided to make a simple leek and potato soup, and eat it with some brown bread. It only took an hour (including preparing the vegetables and the simmering and things), and I have some stored in the fridge, enough for two more portions :)

Here's how I made it:
1 leek
1 medium potato
1 medium onion
50g butter
1 pint of vegetable stock
I chopped the leek and onion into thin slices and the potato into about 8 chunks and washed them. Then I melted the butter in a saucepan, added the vegetables and a little salt and pepper, and left covered over a low heat for 15 minutes, (during which time I wandered off and tidied my room a little :P). When I came back the vegetables were a bit softer, I added the stock and raised the heat a little bit so the soup was simmering slightly. I covered it again and left it for 20 minutes. Then I came back, put some in a bowl, the rest in tupperware and ate my soup ^ - ^

It was perfect for a windy autumn day :) Very cosy ^ - ^

Sunny xxxxx

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Porpoises And Cat-Eyes

Hello ^ - ^ I've had such a fun day today :D I volunteered to do a marine mammal survey, so today at 12 a group of us students took a minibus up to a lighthouse a bit further up the coast from where the uni is and did the survey. It was beautiful. We were on a bit of land jutting out from the rest of the coastline, just us and a lighthouse. The sun was shining and the sea was glittering...and I forgot my camera > . <

We were there for two hours, literally just sitting on the cliff watching the water for marine mammals. About ten minutes in we spotted a group of porpoises! It was so exciting ^ - ^ There were about 8 of them, and they stayed the entire time, jumping right out of the water occasionally :D We didn't see any whales though, which was a shame, even though we had been told that they were a rarer sight.

After a rather chilly (despite the sun) couple of hours we went back and ate some pizzas all warm and cosy in my room ^ - ^ A very nice way to spend the day :)

Last night I went out with some of my friends, it was quite a low key event, so I just wore a navy play suit with white bows, little black pumps and a grey cardigan. I had medium thick cat-eye eyeliner, white eyeliner on my waterline and subtle glimmery taupe eyeshadow over my lids. I also wore mascara and pink blush, but I forgot to take photos, D'oh > . <

For this look I used: Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer in 001 Ivory (for under my eyes), Rimmel London Soft Kohl pencil liner in 061 Jet Black (for tightlining my upper lids), Rimmel London Glam' Eyes eyeshadow in 160 Punchy Taupe, L'Oreal Superliner Liquid Eyeliner in black (the exact number has been rubbed off the tube from overuse :P ) and Natural Collection Eye Lines pencil liner in white (for my water line). I would be wearing Bad Gal mascara by Benefit if I had remembered to take a photo with it on XD

Next week is my anniversary with my boyfriend, I can't wait to give him my gifts ^ - ^

Sunny xxxxx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Army Night and Productive Day

YESSSSSSSSSSSS I've finally done my essay! I did all the research for it yesterday, and spent about 4 hours today writing it, but now it's done and handed in ^ - ^ So happy. I love the sense of relief and achievement you get after doing your work XD

Last night was an army themed night :P I wanted a really really cheap outfit, because I really don't want to be spending money on costumes when I could be buying pretty clothes with it instead. I decided to wear my plain black shorts and black tights, I went to H&M and got a £3.99 green t-shirt (which I actually quite like anyway XD). Last week I was given a £5 voucher for H&M, so technically my t-shirt was free :D Always good. For accessories I bought dog tags and face paint at the fancy dress shop, together they cost £5, and one of my friends let me borrow his red bandanna. So altogether my whole outfit only cost me £5 :D Not too shabby.

I went for eyelined eyes and though you can't see it in the photo green and brown eyeshadow. I also used bronzer on my cheekbones and around my jawline because I was going out, and as you can see I had camoflage facepaint on my cheeks (and all over my arms too XD).

Because of last night I've been sleepy all day, so I've just been slouching around in my university plum joggers. Mmm cosy. I'm planning on buying a green university jumper as well, they're so useful for sports and for general warmth. definitely a plus in Northern Wales :P

Brr it's starting to get a bit colder.

Sunny xxxxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sleeping Late and Eating Chocolate

Today I slept until 11, I had a lecture at 9....oopsie XD I did go to the second part of it later, so I was almost good....

I really need to start being productive, my essay is due in 3 days, and I haven't even started it, today will be my last day of procrastinating. Hopefully :P I tried to be good with my laundry, but the machine kept eating my money - _ - it'll save for another day, I have enough clothes :P

So the majority of my day was spent chillaxing in my bed, curled up with my boyfriend eating chocolate and watching old Disney films. No better way to spend a day in my opinion XD It did result in me eating an entire cookie Galaxy bar all by myself...ooopsie XD I promise i'll start exercising tomorrow! > . <

Yesterday I went out with my friend to a social for one of her clubs, it was quite relaxed and informal, so I wore my Mon Amour t-shirt, jeans and moccasins. I was feeling in a wintry French mood, so I added my back beret style hat and I wore flicked out eyeliner :)

For my face I used Witch Hazel concealer, Missha BB Cream, Rimmel concealer (for under eye circles) and my Natural Collection powder.

I wanted my eyelids to be bare, with just the eyeliner standing out. I wore Lemon Aid by Benefit over the whole lid to prevent them looking red and as a base for the eyeliner. Then I lined under the lashes on my top lids with Rimmel London black soft Kohl eyeliner, for the top I used my Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in 1, Black ink. I flicked the edges out slightly, for a more dramatic look.

I wanted my lips to be a bit deeper in colour than usual, but I didn't want lipstick, so I chose my Benetint red lip balm from Benefit to add colour to my lips.

Not a very complex look, but I felt like having a simpler face :P

Sunny xxxxx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Autumn Makes Me Cheery

It was rainy and windy today again, and I thought YAY! It's autumn/fall time again ^ - ^ I love snuggling up in a warm jumper and layering my clothes. Autumn doesn't have the sharp bite of coldness yet that winter has, and all the leaves are turning beautiful golden colours. Outside my window I can see the Welsh mountains, and I can see the trees in the valley before it, with their leaves turning crispy and red.
I didn't do a lot today XD Just went food shopping and watched Sunshine with my friends in the evening (great film incidentally, a bit scary though :P). I spent most of the day lounging around in my jammies with my boyfriend :P It's my favourite way to spend any day really.

Even though I didn't do much today I did decide to wear some cute autumn/fall inspired make - up. I thought what better way to enjoy the changing seasons than to wear them on my face? :P I chose smoky brown eyes, a bit of highlighter and pink gloss lips.

For my eyes I used a base of my elf duo eyeshadow cream in light pink, up to my brow bone. Next I used Rimmel London's Glam' Eyes mono eye shadow in 160 punchy taupe over the whole lid. On the outer half of my lid i used a No7 dark taupe eyeshadow, and for my crease I also used a No7 medium brown eyeshadow and blended it really really thoroughly just on the crease, so it isn't too overpowering, I also lined my upper lid with this and a the outer quarter of my lower lid, to make it look a bit darker and smokier. I also line my waterline with a white eyeliner, to make them appear bigger and brighter, I'm wearing one from the Natural Collection. Finally and most importantly is my mascara. I can't put on make-up without wearing mascara, it's just not natural! :P I always use Benefit's BADgal lash, it's so dark and gorgeous, perfect for sexy lashes ;P

For my face I started with my FAVOURITE thing in the whole wide world (make-up wise that is XD) my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in No.21. I wear this daily and am in love with it completely and utterly. I just use a little amount and smooth it over my face and neck to reduce redness and create an even skintone. I rarely wear foundation as I find it too heavy for me. Then I use my Rimmel London Hide the Blemish concealer in 001 Ivory underneath my eyes. I have quite epic dark circles, so I use a concealer a shade lighter than my actual skin to tackle them. For blemishes I use a witch hazel concealer, so that it can heal blemishes whilst covering them. I use Benefit High Beam to highlight my cheekbones, I love this highlighter. It's so shimmery and pretty ^ - ^. Finally I dust a weeny bit of powder all over, I'm using Natural Collection in neutral. It sets the make up and mattifys the face.

My lips are simple, I exfoliate them quickly with an old toothbrush to remove dry skin. Then I rub a little Vaseline on them to hydrate, but not too much to make them greasy. Finally I add a dash of colour with my Nivea lip gloss in pale pink :)

And that's my autumn inspired make - up. I'm looking forward to wearing more of my woolly jumpers and scarfs now :)

Sunny xxxxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Shopping Makes Me Happy

Today I woke up at 2pm and it was raining. Not shocking for Northern Wales, but still. It's always nice to be woken up with the sun shining through your curtains and birds chirping away. But no, I got rain.

Rather than let the weather get me down I thought I'd do the sensible thing and waste some money on clothes :D Despite being rained on a bit I had a great day out, my friend bought a hat with an owl on it, and I saw a girl wearing MY panda hat *gasps*.

I also cut my finger...that bit wasn't so much fun...

First we wandered over to H&M to start things off cheap and cheerful. I bought this Guns N Roses t-shirt which I thought I could wear clubbing or casually. It was about £10. I also got this long vest in burgundy. I love love LOVE the colour ^ - ^ It looked pretty versatile and was only £5.

Then we went to Topshop and I bought this super soft checkered shirt. It was about £25, so not exactly bank breaking, and really cute. I need a nice warm casual shirt for this Welsh weather :P

Finally I went into Accessorise to have a look at their half price sale. I got this adorable necklace with a china clog on it. So ridiculously cute ^ - ^ and these heart earrings :) They were only £3 each, total bargain :D Very happy with this.

Now I'm back home looking at the pretty things on my bed (yes I do have cupcake bedsheets XD). Mmmmm pretty things. :D

Sunny xxxxx

Friday, 7 October 2011

First Things First

Today I really really felt like writing about something cheerful, but I had no paper. And the shops were REALLY far away, and I am a lazy bean. So I thought, why not write it on here. So I am. And here it is :)

I want to share happy things :) Because I love cute happy things ^ - ^

Last night I couldn't sleep, so I had a root around on YouTube to find something to watch and I found Boys Over Flowers. I've only seen the first episode, so I feel really far behind everyone else XD I can't believe no one's told me about this before! (Except that they have and I haven't paid any attention :P) I love Korean dramas, I was laughing soooooooo loudly (probably really annoying the people in my corridor XD) at all the 'classic' Asian drama bits in it :P

Last night I also had a yogurt and honey face mask (yum). I mixed a tablespoon of yogurt with a teaspoon of honey :) Lovely and refreshing. I'm glad it was at night or my flatmates might have thought I was mad.....

Don't you just love having random all nighters where you just pootle around and do random things like discover new dramas and painting your nails? Of course it meant I woke up late this morning and almost missed my seminar XD Ah well, definitely worth it.

So that was just a little insight into my little mad world filled with bubbles and stuff :D

Sunny xxxxx