Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Favourites

I usually say how fast the month went for me, but March went very slowly. This month was that month that the show I'd been working on since November showed, and it was so much fun! Very tiring, but totally worth it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent, Ardell Natural Multipack in 110, Hard Candy Shimmer Eyeshadow Primer, Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm, Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm
Beauty Favourites:
These were the lashes that I used during my time in Grease, and I reused them quite a lot. Out of all the lashes that I've tried before, these have been my favourites. They're big enough to be worth wearing, but also very natural.
I was looking for a good transparent powder, and this one works well. It's not amazing, but it does the job.
When I'm faced with a choice between shimmer and matte, I'm almost always going to choose the shimmer. This primer does a great job of adding shimmer to my eyes, creases only slightly, and overall works a lot better than my previous one.
I got these two lip balms for Easter, and I'm very happy with them. Not only do they moisturize my lips, they both have lovely scents.

Rishi Sweet Matcha, All The Bright Places, Lonesome 1928
Other Favourites:
1. Rishi Sweet Matcha Tea
I've been meaning to try matcha for a while, and I'm so happy I did! It may be my new favourite drink, and It's a perfect way to start your morning. Not to mention it's also very quick and easy to make.
2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
While I did like this book, I didn't find it amazing. I did almost cry while reading it, though, so that has to count for something. Or it could just be the fact that I didn't get enough sleep that week and I was overworking myself.
3. Lonesome (1928)
I've been looking for a really magical old movie lately, and I think that this is the one of my dreams. While it has it's flaws, mostly those common to the era,  I love the way that it's shot and the few colour-tinted scenes look like something from a fairytale.

And, before I forget, yesterday was my third blog birthday! I can't believe that I've had this blog for three years, but I don't know what I'd do without it.

Have you tried any of these before? What were your March favourites?

-Amy

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Guest Post: The Dani Jones Blog

I'm back today with another guest post, this time by the amazing Dani Jones. So sit back and enjoy her post!

Hey all of (the wonderful) Amy's followers! My name is Danielle C. Jones (but, please, call me Dani). I blog over at The Dani Jones Blog, so if you like this post, go ahead and visit my blog! So, today I'll be telling you guys my absolute favorite makeup products. So, first up, eyes. 
There's a really pretty purple in here that is sparkly that is just awesome!! If I apply it right, it could look like this:
I also have this amazing eye primer! It's glittery and just perfect!

Now cheeks
​So, in here there's this white and then a pink. The pink is way to dark, so, I mix it with the white to make this color that's just perfect for my natural complexion. 

Now, the lips are my favorite part ever!! I love playing with all my different lip sticks and glosses. But my favorite lipstick no lip product no product of alltime is this
So, I'm one of those girls who really like red lipstick, but they don't really like pink lipstick. This lipstick is the perfect shade of red, dark, but not so dark that it's overpowering, you know what I mean?

Well, that was my guest post, I hoped you liked it! :) Now I'll turn it over to Amy again.

Bye Sincerely

Monday, 21 March 2016

2 Spring Sock Upgrades

It may be officially spring now, but as I type this, snow falls softly outside of my window. No matter though, for my room is filled with brightly coloured flowers. No matter what the weather in your part of the world is like, hopefully these DIYs will be able to bring some spring cheer to your life.
Spring Sock DIYs
Version 1: Lace Trim

You Will Need:
A pair of socks
Somewhat matching lace (I got mine in a bag full at a thrift store)
Matching thread
DIY Lace Socks
Step 1:
In order to sew on your lace and have it slightly ruffled, you will need to stretch your fabric as you sew. I attatched the photo above to demonstrate how I did it with a sewing machine, but I'm sure that you could hand sew it as long as the sock is stretched. And that's it!
DIY Lace Socks
Version 2: Bunny Ears

You Will Need:
A pair of socks
Matching fabric
Pink fabric (I used felt)
Matching thread
DIY Bunny Ear Socks
Step 1
Cut eight ear shapes out of your matching fabric and four slightly smaller ones out of your pink fabric.
Step 2
Sew the small pink pieces into four of the matching larger ones.
DIY Bunny Ear Socks
Step 3
Sew a back onto each to make a total of four pieces.
DIY Bunny Ear Socks
Step 4
Sew the ears onto the front of your socks.

I hope you try these out, and that they get you in the mood for spring! If you do try them, you can tag me on Instagram @littlemoondragon or leave a comment below.

Happy spring ♥

Amy xx

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Guest Post: Not Copy A Cat

Today's post is something a little different from my normal posts: a guest post! I've been a follower of her blog for quite a while, so I was thrilled when she send me this guest post. Enjoy!

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Hi! I'm Aneta from Poland and I run a blog about nail polishes, eco cosmetics and more. Here's the link to the blog: click. Amy asked for a guest post so, being her follower for quite a long time, I agreed. She's a cute person and likes vintage style - I like this style as well :)

Today I'm going to show you one of my manicures. If you're longing for spring already, I have some green leaves for you. Virtual, on nails, but still. I also have photos with roses I got for my birthday. It seems that flowers I get for some celebrations may be handy - they come into my hands to photograph ;)







For doing this manicure I used the things as follows (see the photos below):

Nail polishes:

 


The stamping plate I used to transfer one of its patterns:



Stamping is my favourite method of making my nails look more interesting. You also need a stamper and a scraper to achieve such an effect. All is a matter of practice! Maybe girls who read this post will feel tempted to try this? 

I hope you like my guest post :) Thanks, Amy :)

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Spring + Easter Inspiration

I love the sense of rebirth that spring brings. It's filled with new plants and regrowth, along with baby animals coming out to play. I love the pastels and florals that come with spring, too. So, I thought that I'd make a little post with some images that inspire me this season.  I'm sure that not all of you who read this blog celebrate Easter, so many of the things in this collection of inspiration have to do with spring and not necessarily Easter.

What has inspired you this spring?
-Amy

Sunday, 6 March 2016

6 Ways To Unwind

We all have those days. The ones where you're brain won't stop buzzing and you can feel your muscles tensing up. Whatever the reason is, stressful days can be awful. So I thought I'd share some of the things that make stressful days easier for me.
1. Take some time offline
I know it can be tempting to spend more time on the Internet when you're stressed out, but it can be so much more beneficial to take a step back and think through what's stressing you out.

2. Get some fresh air
Nature can be very calming, and I find it easier to forget my troubles when I'm outside. You don't have to go for a hike, even a walk around your block can be beneficial.

3. Take a bath
Nothing's more calming than soaking your troubles away! Bonus points for lighting a scented candle.

4. Read a book
I love being sucked into the world that books can provide. It's a perfect way to loose your troubles by focusing on someone else's.

5. Talk to someone
I find venting to someone is extremely therapeutic. Grab someone you trust, and telling them your problems will make you instantly feel lighter.

6. Do what's right for you
Do something that makes you feel happy, not what makes someone else feel happy. The best way to unwind is to do something that works for you.

What do you do to unwind?
-Amy

Ps. I'm still in need of guest posters, so if you're interested, send me an email at littlemoondragon@outlook.com please!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Woodland Inspired Makeup

I know that spring makeup usually consists of either bright colours or pastels, but I thought that I'd take a different route today. I've always loved nature and been inspired by it, so I thought I'd tie it into my makeup. My take on this was drawing in more earthy shades and nothing unnaturally bright.
Nails and Lips
I love this shade, it seems like a bit of an updated nude. It's no too bright, just right.
This one is a lot darker than it appears at first glance, but I love it. It seems like a perfect rose colour, and on my very pale skin, I think it looks a bit like something Snow White would wear.
I love a good nude lip. This one is a perfect matte shade, and it lasts fairly long. I'm not sure if this is relevant, but it smells amazing!
Eyes
I know, you're probably thinking that I'm crazy for suggesting that you wear green eyeshadow, but hear me out. These greens are so subtle that they can be used to create more of a neutral eye look, and what's more forest-like than a mossy green?  
I do love a good nude eye. This one of my favourite kits, because of the subtle shimmer it gives. 
Okay, so gold isn't very woodland-like, but I think that it goes nicely with the rest of these colours. You can also wear it more subtly, if you choose.

What has inspired your makeup for spring?

-Amy