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

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Capturing Moments

Photographs. They capture a split second of our existence that we can never again reproduce, a single moment that we will never again be able to experience exactly. But through pictures we can relive those moments again and again, we can experience the same array of emotions that we felt in those split seconds. Photographs, for many are an essential in looking back on the past. They are needed for many to once again look on the face of loved ones who are no longer with us. For many they are also used to look back on themselves in their 'finer times' of life.

Pictures have been used for generations to capture current moments in time that would eventually become history. Without these pictures we wouldn't know exactly how significant historical figures looked and without film we wouldn't know how they moved or spoke. Film is also a way of capturing moments in our past. Through it we can reminisce on our previous years and experience things all over again.

The power of photography and film is now stronger than ever and even through things like Instagram we can look back on certain pictures with just the click of a button. Pictures will always be one of my favourite things in life as they truly allow me to remember what in incredible life I have had so far, and yet there are so many more pictures still to come in my life. There are still many more moments that I will capture and relive time after time. This idea is truly one which for me,  emphasises the sheer power of photography.

Here's to many more moments captured.

This post was inspired by a beautiful quote from Karl Largerfeld - 'Photographs capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce'.

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Photographs (in order from top to bottom): Sanctuary Wood Trenches and Museum, Belgium; Pool of Peace, Belgium; a canal in Amsterdam. All photographs were taken by myself.

Monday, 18 May 2015

L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit | Review

Despite already having a pretty good brow kit in my house, the 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal products in Boots meant that I couldn't refuse this beauty. And I have to say, it beats the Sleek Brow Kit by a mile. Overall I love the finish of my brows after I use this; they look natural yet perfected. So lets get into why I love it so much.

In this kit there is a wax on the left and a powder to set it on the right. The wax, however, is not very waxy which is a good thing for those of us with oily skin and it means that you won'd find half way through the day that your eyebrow has melted halfway down your eyelid. It also comes with a spoolie to comb your brows into shape and a surprisingly good set of tweezers.

With this product I had to jump into the deep end a bit and buy it without seeing/trying the colours inside because of Boots' lack of testers. I was a bit worried that the 'medium to dark' shade wouldn't suit my naturally very dark brows, but it in fact just gave my brows a very natural look.
You can see in the picture below that the wax is slightly lighter than the powder which creates a softer edge to your brows, hence making them look more natural. The darker powder also allows you to go for the more defined, bolder brows if that's the look you're going for.

Overall I'd say that I'm very happy with this product as it's versatile and easy to use and also makes your brows look beautiful. I haven't seen this been mentioned on very many blogs but I think that it's worth a try if you're looking for a new brow kit. 

You can find the L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit for £9.99 here.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick | Review

While I was browsing the aisles of Boots I came across, what looked to me, like a new release from Revlon. I don't think that I have seen these before because if I had I'm sure my inner magpie would have drawn me to them instantly due to the classy shiny packaging. Anyway, this is the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in the shade 'Rose'. 

Now initially the packaging and design of this product reminded me of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters, which I don't have the fondest memories of, but I was pleasantly surprised. Revlon claims that they are weightless, wax free and true to colour. They also have a gel base which allows a smoother application and finish. I have to say I didn't particularly notice a great deal of a difference with the finish of this product compared to other lipsticks but I guess it's a nice idea. This felt almost like a lip balm on first application, but throughout the day tended to dry out a little bit. However a little dab of lip balm solved that issue with no problems. 

As far as being weightless, I have to say, I agree with Revlon. This was definitely not one of those lipsticks that I was conscience I was wearing and in fact I forgot I was wearing it quite a lot of the time. I have to tell you that this does wear off throughout eating and drinking but because of the colour and formula I found that it was easy to reapply without a mirror. 

The colour selection of this range is pretty descent. This is one of the more neutral colours of the range, and I absolutely adore it. It is the perfect 'my lips but better' shade which gives your lips the perfect balance of a neutral pink. Many of the other colours in the range are quite vibrant and having swatched a few I decided to give them a miss as many of them had fine glitter through them, which I'm not a fan of. I also was unsure how the other shades would wear compared to this one because when this comes off a little it's not all that noticeable whereas I'm sure the others would be a bit more obvious. 

Overall I am really pleased with this purchase and in my books it was money well spent. And for me, it's the perfect spring/summer everyday shade, despite being at times a little dry.

You can find the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in the shade 'Rose' on the Boots website for £7.99 here.

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