☆☆WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW RIGHT NOW?☆☆
I'm looking for something new to watch preferably with a few seasons behind it! I'm almost done Re-watching Misfits which I frickin LOVE! Finished Broadchurch, still plodding on with the Walking Dead. Finished Girls. Still trying to finish Mr Robot s2. Comment below what shows you recommend!
Day 20 of the #constantreaderchallenge is favourite female character. I wasn't sure how to interpret this I. E. Should it be my favourite female character in terms of who I just liked and related to, or should it be a female character I thought was exceptionally well written? I went for the latter and chose Dolores Claiborne because her "voice" is just so true from the minute you start reading. Stephen King's ability to get into character via written word is just amazing. She feels so real.
I wanted to show off some of my more cool tone nude lipsticks so here we have @nyxcosmetics matte lipstick in Maison, @iheartmakeupldn Molten Chocolate Lip Lava in Naked Chocolate and I Heart Chocolate, @colourpopcosmetics matte liquid lipstick in Trap and @nyxcosmetics Suede Lipstick. Wrist bands courtesy of @marcjacobs
Bright and Breezy
WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER COLOURS?
In warmer weather, I find myself drawn to colours I dont generally look at in the autumn and winter. Tomato reds and corals are my faves when looking to add a pop of colour against my tanned skin. @revlon_uk HD lipstick in Hibiscus is a beautiful bright coral but doesn't veer too neon. It's such a creamy moisturising lipstick and has a beautiful fresh scent. I got this through a subscription box and hadn't heard of this HD range before. @freedommakeup lipstick 5 colour box of reds contains this gorgeous tomato red called Make Me Crazy. @illamasqua cream blush in Rude goes very well with bright lipsticks as it adds a natural flush of colour with the correct undertones to complement the lip shade. @accessorize earrings flamingo postcard all the way from Texas courtesy of @orbert83 my bookish friend from across the pond
Day 17 of the #constantreaderchallenge is "I want to upgrade this edition". I got a fair amount of my hardback collection as a bundle purchase from eBay so they are UK "bookclub" editions. I do love them, however, Instagram definitely makes me want some of the more unusual book editions. Like the Illustrated Edition of Salems Lot. Vampiric art is just so darn cool! In the meantime a naked cover of Salems Lot is just as pretty, especially with this awesome af font in gold. So here it is with some budget lip kits I've obtained recently. I have to say, the @barrymcosmetics Lip Kit is my favourite liquid lipstick formula possibly ever. It's non drying thin but opaque and so so long lasting. It doesn't crumble off in a horrid way. The pencil however was disappointing. With @primark the Lipkit pencils were excellent but the liquid lipsticks far too drying. I wold defo buy singles of the products I like.
It's Good Friday! Whatever you are doing this Easter Bank Holiday, enjoy!!!
I'm spending lots of time with family from far and wide (Aus, NZ and Canada)!
This is a collection of some of my makeup "go-to" products when I want a polished look: @ctilburymakeup Bronze and Glow palette in the dark shade as I loved the coral blush, it pairs beautifully with the @anastasiabeverlyhills Illuminator in Peach Nectar and the look is all pulled together with my favourite @makeuprevolution Renaissance lipstick in Rebirth. Can I just take a moment to say how much I love the formula of these lipsticks?!? They are smooth, creamy but not slippery, fairly long lasting but not too drying and the colour range?! Wow. I need mooooooorrrreee!!! The brush is also Makeup Revolution as part of their Sculpt and Contour range.
Day 13 of the #constantreaderchallenge is best back cover and I went for the back of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon because frankly it was the cheesiest of them all!!
I finally bought the @tartecosmetics Pro to Glow kit and it is beautiful! Perfect contour shade with some smooth and pigmented highlighters all in a cute, sturdy and chocolate scented package!
Day 11 of the #constantreaderchallenge is least fave short story. I've opted for "The Breathing Method" (or, "that other one" as I refer to it ) in the Different Seasons compilation. It just falls so flat next to 3 masterpieces Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, The Body and Apt Pupil. To be fair to it, it may have stood a better chance with different placement or even in a different suite of stories. I see it as a subtle, almost old fashioned supernatural story written in a different style to the other 3 stories. Its not bad, its just not on the same level. What did you think of it?
P.s. Yes that's an unsharpened rose gold pencil..
ABH MOTD: Soft smokey eye, peachy highlight and structured brows using all @anastasiabeverlyhills products.
Day 8 of the #constantreaderchallenge is favourite King kid and honestly I think Gordie Lachance from The Body is my favourite because he is sweet, kind and an amazing storyteller! However, given I have a "fiery" three year old now (a threenager!) I can't help but think of Charlie from Firestarter..
I finally got these press on nails by Primark. The shade and style selection is excellent and these are only £1! I haven't as yet used them due to a horrible finger-trapped-in-door moment which is causing my finger to look like it's been cast as a walker in the Walking Dead (gives a new meaning to the term coffin nails ) and is pretty painful. Once I have tried them I will do a full review.
Day 5 of the #constantreaderchallenge is favourite minor character and it has to be Dick Hallorann from The Shining and Doctor Sleep. His back story was explained in Doctor Sleep and honestly it's a fascinating tale exploring briefly his own history with the "shining", his sadistic grandfather and his beloved grandma with the same psychic abilities. I reckon there is a prequel in there somewhere! Not only a potentially fascinating character who has popped up in other books, he is a wonderful warm, caring and powerful one too.
P.S I couldn't locate my copy of The Shining and I only have the kindle version of Doctor Sleep ☆
You may not have the "shining" or even a "twinkle", but if you get these #primarkbeauty highlighters in Rose Prosecco and Champagne you can certainly have the Glow! Seriously though, these highlighters are better than some of my high end ones. The colour payoff is insane, they are smooth and have no fall out. Amazing! If you want a comparison I would say the colour of Rose Prosecco and formula is very similar to #anastasiabeverlyhills peach nectar illuminator.
My entry for Day 4 of the #constantreaderchallenge is fave non-DT illustration and I went for this stunning reptilian eye on the cover of The Regulators by Richard Bachman. Im not really up on the whole SK artwork scene out there so went for a book cover. I am not sure if Bachman is allowed but anyway the vibrant green always jumps out at me from the bookshelf and the reflection in the eye intrigues me as I haven't read this one yet.
I recently purchased a new eye serum so of course I had to pair this up with the book *wink wink* (see what I did there? ) It is by the Australian vegan and paraben free brand Sukin and contains lots of soothing and Hydrating ingredients which are perfect for my dry sensitive undereye area. Key features are the inclusion of aloe vera, cucumber, burdock and rose hip oil. I've used it a couple of times now at night and in the morning my undereye skin still feels hydrated and smooth so far so good!
A Strange Book in my Home!
☆☆What's your fave red lipstick?☆☆
Book: So another Book Club selection. #adeleparks is not generally the type of author I would go for. This book started strong, but quickly descended into continuity issues and silliness. Having said that, if you like books that are straightforward, set in ordinary homes and are fairly fast paced with a couple of twists thrown in there - This is for you.
3 of my top performing red lipsticks @kyliecosmetics Gorg a deep brick red/mauve @nyxcosmetics matte lip cream in Barcelona a true bright red @maccosmeticsuk Lady Danger bright fiery orange/red matte lipstick. All work well with @maccosmeticsuk Brick lipliner which I love!! Been using it for years and used it all over my lips alone and it's still awesome!