"Where there is hope, there is life." - Anne Frank

Monday, 24 November 2014

That Red Lip Classic Thing That You Like | Perfect Reds

Today I'd like to focus on a few, of what I see as, perfect red lip colours. A red lip is always a great little pick-me-up and makes you immediately feel put together. Also, because Christmas is just around the corner, it's always good to have that red on hand. 

First I have the Revlon Colorburst Lip Lacquer in 'Provocateur' - £7.99 - which provides a very high shine pinkish-red colour that is bright, but can be blended down a bit. I love this colour as a stain as it gives a perfect healthy look to your lips. It's just an all-around great shade, however it isn't for everyone so I'd recommend trying it before buying it.

I then have the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 'Hollywood Red', which is a better option for all of those with dark hair. It is priced at around £7 I think and the overall colour payoff and staying power of this is incredible and well worth the purchase. A very classy looking lipstick that just looks flawless. There is also a lip liner available in this shade which also comes in handy.

Thanks for reading this blogpost, I hope you enjoyed. Stay tuned throughout December for some Christmas posts.

Emma x

Title: 'Style' by Taylor Swift

Monday, 17 November 2014

"Wow, I like your lipstick"

We all have that lipstick that makes us feel amazing when we wear it. For me, at the moment anyway, it's been a nice vampy dark lip.These two lippies at the minute have been my absolute go-to for a pick-me-up or to make my makeup a bit more interesting. 

Lets start off with the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade 'Black Cherry' which can be found here for £7.49. First off, the colour of this is beautiful, it's a dark brownish-cherry colour that is just perfect for colder seasons. Also, the formula of this is pretty moisturising. The staying power isn't the greatest if you've been eating or drinking but it's easily topped up. The finish of this product has a lovely creamy sheen which makes your lips look pretty plump and juicy, which is never a bad thing. It's just a beautiful shade, but don't get me wrong, it's sometimes not the easiest shade to pull off and a lip liner brush is essential! It might not be best for you to wear this if you are just starting out with makeup as well because you don't want to look to full on.

If you would prefer a slightly lighter, more matte look then this is for you. This is the Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Lip Pencil in 'Berry Much' which can be found here for £4.99. The colour of this is a bit more purpley than the previous one, but is still pretty dark. The product has a pretty good staying power and is a little more drying than the Revlon lipstick. This product has a pretty satin-like finish and has just enough sheen to look gorgeous. You might need a lip liner brush for this product also because I can sometimes find it a bit difficult to see where the product is going to go on the outside of my lips. 

Thanks for reading this post, I'd love to know what your favourite lipsticks at the moment are so make sure to let me know in the comments.

Emma x

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

We Will Remember Them

November 11th is a day widely remembered by the vast majority of the world. It is a day that we remember the fallen soldiers of not just the First World War, but we remember the fallen of all wars. The picture above is from a ceremony I attended with my school in my hometown where we each lay a poppy cross with a soldier's name that is from our area who died in the First World War. If you read my other blog you will have also known that in September I went to Belgium with my school's history department to see the World War One battlefields, an experience that truly broke my heart. I will insert a few pictures from my trip below and if you want to find out anything about it like all the places we went or anything then just let me know.
So I hope today that you had your two minutes silence to think about someone, a complete stranger even, who gave up their today to give you a better tomorrow.

 Pool of Peace

Sanctuary Wood Museum and Trenches

Tyne Cot Cemetary

The Menin Gate

When you go home tell them of us and say 'for your tomorrow we gave our today'.

Emma x

P.S.- I will also be putting this exact post onto my other blog (heartingthg.blogspot.com). Just to let you know incase you thought it was a complete stranger.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Quick Fix Makeup Must-Haves

I think every girl has been there at one time or another; when you have 10 minutes to get out the door and you still have a bare face. I know, it's a scary situation, but it's okay. Today I'm going to share with you the products that I use when I'm in a rush, so here goes.

First of all I use my Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer (£7.99) under my eyes to get rid of any dark circles I have. I just blend this out with my ring finger until it's the way I like it. I then use my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) to cover any blemishes and I again blend it out with my fingers. I then use a pump of the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation (£6.99) and blend it out with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush (£10.99).

I then brush a thin layer of my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (£3.99) all over my face with my Coastal Scents N27 brush. Next I apply Sleek's blush in 'Rose Gold' (£4.49) to the apples of my cheeks and blend it along my cheek bone with my Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99). I only apply this to my face because the shimmer in the blush acts as a kind of highlighter when it is blended up the cheek bones so it saves me using another product. It also goes with pretty much all lip and eye looks so it's a good all-round blush.

Next I'm going to move onto brows, because even if I'm in a rush, the brows need to be done. I use the shade 'bark' from the Sleek Au Naturel palette (£7.99) with any old angled eye shadow brush and then brushing them through with the Coastal Scents lash and brow comb. I then brush through my brows with the MUA clear mascara (£1) to keep them in place. 

Now moving onto eyes, which I don't really spend much time on if I'm in a rush. I just tight-line my eyes with my Bourjois Kohl and Contour eyeliner in 'Brun Design' (£4.99) and then curl my lashes with one of the boots eyelash curlers. I then apply one coat of my L'Oreal False Lash Flutter mascara in 'midnight extra black' (£9.35). 

I then apply the Baby Lips Electro in 'Strike a Rose' (£2.99) to give my lips a little sheer pop of colour. 

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it! What do you do when you're in a rush? I'd love to know!

Emma x

I'd also just like to sneak in a quick little apology for not posting in absolutely ages, but I was feeling a bit uninspired and I'd rather post things when I want to post rather than force a post that would be rubbish. Hope you understand.