Thursday, 23 February 2017

Current Cruelty Free Favourites

For those of you that don't know, cruelty free products are essentially products that aren't tested on animals. I would totally reccomend going cruelty free, and here's some great reasons on why to.
I started buying more cruelty free products sometime last spring, and I was shocked how many mainstream brands aren't cruelty free! There are still many options out there, however, including this list of cruelty free brands. I thought that I'd share with you some of my current cruelty free favourites as well!
elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Soiree
This is my go-to when I don't want to put too much work into my eye shadow. The creme formula makes it easy to work with and blend, and I love the shade. Purple shadows complement green eyes, but I usually don't like anything too bright or vibrant. This is the perfect blend of natural but pretty shades, and I love the little bit of shimmer it has.

elf Eye Pimer and Liner Sealer
I love the idea of the liner sealer, but I haven't used it yet, so I can't really judge it. I have used the primer though, and I absolutely love it! I picked this up because I was in need of a new primer, and this is the best one I've tried yet. I love the form that it's in, almost like a concealer sick, and how thick the texture is. It's the most crease-proof primer I've tried so far, and it makes my eyeshadow stay put all day long!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Recent Reads Part 4

I always love to talk about books on here, and I thought that it was time for another Recent Reads post. I've read all of these in the past few months, and they're all quite different from each other. I think that there's something for everyone in this compilation of books!
My rating: 5/5 stars
Average goodreads rating: 4.05/5 stars

Blue, the daughter of a psychic, has been told her whole life that her true love will die because of her. As she stands next to her aunt at an old church on St. Marks Eve to watch the parade of the soon to be dead, she sees a spirit for the first time: that of a raven boy, a student a the local private school. Blue has always stayed away from the rich raven boys, but soon finds that her and fate and that of four of theirs are unchangeably intertwined.
I absolutely love this book. I love the writing style, and the characters of the boys are perfect. Though I wasn't completely happy with the ending and I thought that Blue could have been characterized better, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would very highly recommend it.

My rating: 4.5/5 stars
Average goodreads rating: 4.31/5 stars

In 2044, the world revolves around OASIS, a virtual world. Wade Watts is a "gunter", someone who spends most of their time trying to find the clues left in the creator of OASIS's will. Whoever completes a set of challenges will become increadibly wealthy and the most powerful person in the OASIS. These "gunters" spend most of their time memorizing seemingly useless facts about 80s video games and pop culture; the creator was born in the 80s, and obsessed with the decade. It's been years since the creator died, though, and only a few elite "gunters" still care about the quest- that is, until Wade stumbles across the first clue. Then the race truly begins, and it's more dangerous than Wade ever imagined.
I was never really into video games, but this book made me way more interested in vintage video games and 80s culture. It's not the kind of book that I usually read, but I loved it, and would recommend it 100%. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

5 Things To Do If You Don't Have A Date On Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is all well and good, but it can sometimes make you feel down if you're not in a relationship. There's always lots of options, though, even if you don't have a date! There's no reason that being single should stop you from having a perfectly good day, so I thought I'd share 5 things to do if you don't have a date on Valentine's Day.


1. Go out with friends
You don't have to be alone if you don't have a significant other on Valentine's Day! Why not go out and have a great time with some of your friends! (As long as they don't bring their dates along! It's never fun the be the third wheel)


2. Go to a museum or art gallery
I absolutely love the vibe that art galleries and museums give off. They're so calm and peaceful, and it's always relaxing and inspiring to be surrounded by so many pretty things.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentines Day Pink Lip Edit

One thing that I love about Valentines Day is the excess of pink that is present everywhere. I know that a lot of people get a bit sick of the romantic mush that seems to be everywhere this time of year, but I like to soak up all of the sparkles and chocolates that I can.

This February, I'm all about pink tones. I still love a classic red, but I think that pinks can still be pretty and feminine. I thought that,  today, I'd put together four of my favourite types of pink lippies that I've been loving for the Valentine's season.




Though this formula isn't absolutely perfect, I still wear this quite often. I love the dark, but not too dark tone, and I don't have to worry about it smudging as much as a regular lipstick. This is a pretty alternative to the classic red!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

February's Ask the Blogger: Daisy from Wear Daisy Went

This was originally supposed to be January's Ask The Blogger, but because I was disorganized and left things to the last minute, it ended up being February's instead. Here's to me being more on top of things this month!

I'm really excited to say that this month's Ask The Blogger is Daisy from Wear Daisy Went. Her blog is so bright and cheerful, and always leaves me feeling inspired.

If you don't know what Ask The Blogger is, it's a monthly series where you guys send in questions for a blogger and I compile them all into one big post. Anyways, lets jump right into the interview!

 1. Hi Daisy! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
Hello! I'm Daisy, the creator behind Wear Daisy Went, a beauty blog with a hint of lifestyle and fashion thrown in too.
I currently work in travel and my dream is to one day explore the world taking as many photos as I can along the way. I live in a small town by the sea but I'd love to move to London for a year or two and explore the city.

2. Describe yourself in 5 words
Ooh this is hard, I would have to say - creative, optimistic, ambitious, introverted and hardworking.

 3. Why did you decide to start a blog?
I had been reading blogs non stop for a good two years before I decided to start my own. I ideally wanted somewhere to record lifestyle related posts to have something to look back on, a sort of visual diary. I originally wanted to stick to just 'day in the life' posts but soon realised my love for beauty gave me a lot more to talk about!