My possibly too edgy for a visitation to a village filled with elders outfit. (1)

If you knew me very well, you would know that there are only two colours which I primarily wear on a day to day basis. That is black and white. Despite, the random bursts of heat which occur on random days during July, I refuse to wear anything colourful or bright (I’m a stubborn gal like). The other week me and my dad drove down south to a village in which my aunt and uncle live close to Birmingham. The area is infused with elders. Their modest skirts and white shirts made me feel somewhat underdressed though I was fully covered. I felt like a was rebelling somewhat. Like I was a punk rocker amongst a bunch of virgins (The jocks being the elderly villagers which looked disapproving of youthful fashion) However, I love fashion and I feel it is good to express your identity (Not too sound to cringe). Here is my outfit!

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(Excuse the room in the first picture, I would proudly like to say that it was my friend’s minging room, not mine)

Top – Missguided

Pinafore – Zara (£12.99)

Tights – Tesco (£4)

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July favs (music)

Hey all! I’ve been travelling a lot lately and a necessity I need for when I’m on those looooong train journeys sitting amongst drunken bald men and screaming children is music. I’m a ‘wannabe indie’ (My friends say) because I like the music and I wear fishnets now and again. However, I do appreciate a bit of rap and occasionally chart music (Rarely though).

Here are my July favs!

Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being

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Glass Animals are my summer loves. They have such a unique and cool vibe and don’t take themselves so seriously. Their lyrics will often make you go ‘wtf’ but the tunes are always so fun! My favourite song is Pork Soda.

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

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I get a lot of stick from the oldies in my family for loving rap. However, they see all rap as misogynistic, egotistic and just undoubtedly offensive. I often listen to the Kendrick Lamar’s of rap in which offer their audiences a pretty powerful message and make them more aware of social concerns that the government repress such as racism and black brutality. I’m a leftie when it comes to politics so whenever I see such an artist slam the right wing monsters, it brings me joy. Kendrick focuses on the experiences of the black in poverty and how the media manipulates and the law labels. I simply cannot thank Mr Lamar enough for his legit interpretation and making me more aware of racism then ever before. Cheers man.

Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

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Danny Brown is fun yet oddly dark. I only discovered him after I finished my A-Levels so it was a nice welcoming hand to freedom. According to my father, the album is for an acquired taste. However, if you’re into rap in which you can dance too, this is definitely a good album. My favourite song is When It Rains!

Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud

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Kasabian has always been a favourite of mine. When their new album came out I wasn’t sure. However, after constant replaying, I’ve learnt to love it. During the summer time, I try to step away from depressed Morrissey’s arm and listen to something fun. Kasabian offered this without me having to make an extreme effort and approaching a whole new genre. They have offered new material whilst at the same time sticking to what makes them Kasabian and I love them for that. They are the sort of band you can mosh pit and head bang too. Ily Kasabian.

 

March Albums

At the moment, music has become my latest priority, over make up. 

As the weather heats up, the more I feel an urge to listen to more upbeat tunes over my standard depressing playlist, including The Smiths and Joy Division whilst walking to college and back. 

Anyhow, here is my favourite albums this month!!

1) Florence and The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence and The Machine are in my top 10 bands of all time. Their most recent album is so epic and pro-feminist which is always a plus from me! Though it’s not the most jolliest of my selection, the songs are so appropriate for festival season and those who are experiencing a summer heartbreak

Fav song = What Kind of Man

2) Blossoms – (The) Blossoms =

I was lucky enough to see these yesterday at Birmingham and was right at the very fron alongside my friend who was going psycho for them! Their wit adds so much originality to their songs and their retro feel to the tunes and music videos makes you want to get out your Mom Jeans and Doc Martin and dress up hella indie. When I listen to them I feel like I’m at the seaside which gets me excited for the warm weather!

Fav song = Smoke

3) Kanye Weat – Yeezus

I have a bit of a huge guilty pleasure for rap, which gets approval over a small number of people. Though I think Kanye is a bit of knob his music gets me hyper. I proudly admit I know all the words to Black Skinhead as it’s one of my drunk jams I rave out to after 2 glasses of wine because I’m such a lightweight. 

Fav song = Black Skinhead

4) Glass Animala – How To Be A Human Being

This is probably one of my favourite albums at the moment. Their style of music is so unique and uplifting! Their songs fit for all summery occasions and get you in a positive mood when you’re feeling a bit shit.

Fav song = Pork Soda

I need to clarify that I share Amazon music with my Mother who is still in grief over George Michael, hence why his tense face is peering out at the bottom!

Anyways, I hope you’re all having a great month!!! 😄

That One Day Of College I Made An Effort Look!

In all honesty, the likelihood I’d be seen with enough make up to be classified as “an effort” is a rarity at colleg .

Realistically, I set my alarm an hour before my bus in order to cover those tragically dark bags and cool down the redness of my skin. However, I actually spend a good 30 minutes of that sleeping and pressing the “snooze button”. Then the other 30 minutes scraping on some concealer and mascara (at most!)

Because of my laziness, 4/5 days of college are my minging days (Which I always regret when I show up to college and realise almost all the other girls are looking well cute). However, there is one day in which I  can wake up and do my make up without feeling rushed or tired. That day is Wednesday!

Wednesday is my favourite day as I start my lesson at 2. This allows me to sleep without being awoken by my alarm and getting time to look my best.

Here are two of my Wednesday College look anyhow! (pre shower & post shower)

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow

Foundation: BarryM Flawless Matte Finish

Concealer: Urban Decay

Eyeshadow: Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette

Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour kit, Sleek Highlighter

Lips: Coloured Raine

I hope you like this look. This is the first time I’ve published an image of myself online (with greasy hair!), which is moderately daunting!

I hope you guys are alright anyways!

My Beauty Wishlist

Unfortunately, I don’t have the dollar to go on about all my new favourite products of the month, so I have to resort to blog posts about products that I wish for instead.We’ve all been in that situation where we see something that is stapled into our long term memory until it’s bought and then we probs end up rarely end up using it. However, there is nothing more satisfying than clicking on that “add to cart” button for a makeup item you’ve been forever eyeing up online.
I thought, in light of my online shopping attempt for a fiver in my account, I’d make a short but sweet list of the products that I’m craving for lately. If any of you know any other products that you’d think I may like feel free to let me know in the comments!! 😊
1) Jeffrey Star Cosmetics; Velour Liquid Lipstick

One thing I have a true shortage of is nude lipsticks. Though I aren’t a particular fan of the self-abosrbant man himself, there’s always been a huge and ironic curiosity and desire to give him my money to try some of his lipsticks. My friends rave about the texture and the quality of his products, which are traits I struggle to find in a lipstick at the moment. A plus for Jeffrey Star Cosmetics is that his products are against animal testing and are 100% vegan (I think..), so I’m willing to try!

 
2) LASPLASH; Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipstick Day Of The Dead

The look of this product truly had me. It’s unique choice of packaging adds personality to the lipstick and differentiates itself from what you may already have at home. The colour is very bold and would be most suitable with an tense eye look for a night out (Purple would be a cool colour to use alongside it). It’s not what would be expected of me as I feel most comfortable is a classic purple nude shade, but I’m willing to make the change (When I have the dollar of course) 

3) YES TO; Grapefruit Pore Perfection Night Treatment

There’s little to say about why I want this product other than the fact my face has been attacked with troops of spots, so I considered I needed a reliable remedy other than my tacky, cheap Superdrug skincare collection which unsurprisingly has minor impact on my skin. 


4) MORPHE – FALL TO FROST PALETTE:

EEK! Seeing this beautiful variation of pigments made me question if a Mother’s Day present was actually needed. This Morphe palette is by far one of the most prettiest palettes I’ve seen. Given I’ve bought their eyeshadow before, I trust the brand to live up to high standards at such reasonable prices. I’m hella excited.


Thank you guys for taking the time to read my mediocre blog post which only taught you that I’m poor and have a lot of spots on my face. I do truly appreciate it! 

As stated above, if any one you have any recommendations (As long as the brand doesn’t do animal testing) I’ll definitely have a browse as I’m I need to step away from the brands I forever stick to due to the fear of chance. 

3 Reasons Why I’m A Feminist

Hi all!

In light of International Women’s Day, I thought I’d make a quick post to explain why I believe feminism is still needed in our complex society.

Not surprisingly, I know many men and even woman who seem to shrug their shoulders, roll their eyes and say “There’s no point in feminism anymore” or “We’re pretty much equal now”. Suuuuuuure pal. Though we have come a pretty legit way, we’ve still got a long way to go!

Many stereotype feminism to be man haters, who always make cringey small dick jokes online to those who remark them. Though that is weirdly true, it is a small minority. Feminists are women and men who believe in equality for both genders and don’t think all men’s penises are small.

Considering Feminism is something I have a true passion about, I thought it would be a great idea to start a blog post to state why I am a proud feminist.

1) A Society Run By Men!

Throughout British History every political party has been dominated by men, making us a patriarchal society. This trend is replicated in most countries also. In my opinion, it seems laughable to see men make choices on matters such as abortion when they have no understanding of being a woman. Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a Polish member of the European Parliament stated that there should be a gender pay gap because a woman is weaker and smaller. If asked for evidence, he’d respond with a classic; “It’s science”. And let’s not forget about the obvious man on the moment; Donald Trump. It’s tragic that a man with such irrational views on abortion is creating new policies in relevance to it without a woman’s thoughts being taken into account.

2) A Home Run By Men!

When my parents were together, it was the norm to see my Mother take part in the housework and cleaning whilst working part time in retail. It was also common to see my Father working two hours longer every day and then coming home and participating in 0% of the housework. This lifestyle is seen in a large majority of households and is so common that we’ve desensitised ourselves to how wrong and traditional this is, considering we’re an era that prides ourself of breaking away from the sexist, homophobic and racist beliefs our nan probs had. It’s wrong because being at home should be a place to seek comfort, free time and relaxation. All housechores should be spread out equally. However, this never seems to be the case, therefore women deal with the dual burdan of house work and paid work.

A further issue about patriarchy in the household is domestic violence. Statistically, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and two women will die each week from being assaulted by their male partners. Though men can often and easily be the victim, women are way more likely to experience this, which is truly tragic.

3) Stereotyping!

When we all get to that awkward teenage phase (13-15) we all pretty much become judgmental dickheads. However, high school is pretty troubling time for sexism as we fall into an age where we feel most vulnerable and conform to be like others to behave in a certain way for others. Teenage boys often love talking about how “fit” girls are and degrading other girls who don’t match to the ideal physique. In my high school, there were a lot of girls who were bullied for being overweight, into sports and had some sort of disability. This is because boys feel some sort of need to show their friends how masculine they are even though, which is hilarious considering most of them at this point are undergoing puberty, therefore are at their most cringy adolescent days. It’s unfortunate because many boys feel a pressure to hide their emotional or feminine side due to the fear of judgment. This is also similar for girls. Girls who show too much emotion are automatically labelled as “attention seekers”, thus adding extra emotion to the bundle of sadness they were carrying beforehand! High school is a pretty shitty time.

Cosmetic Brands Which Animal Test!

Hi all!

As I have recently turned vegan, my whole lifestyle has had to alter! Not only do I have limit down my options when eating out, or going food shopping, I’ve chosen to limit down my makeup cosmetics to those brands which sell only vegan cosmetics and don’t animal test.

Fortunately, in a post-modern society, many makeup brands do not harm cute little bunnies just to make us look pretty. However, though there are few, some of the major big brands still proceed with this unethical activity.

The sole reason for this activity is extremely cliche. They value making dollar over protecting the bunnies! 😦

In China, no makeup brand can be imported to their environment without having to be tested on animals as it’s required by law. Therefore, if you know any brands which do sell over there, I bet you all my makeup collection (Cruelty-free, obvs!) that they test on innocent animals.

A large portion of these brands is also owned by L’OREAL too!

So, without further ado, here is the list of satanic makeup brands which test on animals due to being twats.

  1. MAC
  2. Benefit
  3. Bobbi Brown
  4. Revlon
  5. Rimmel
  6. Chanel
  7. Clinique
  8. Avon
  9. Estee Lauder
  10. Max Factor
  11. Maybelline
  12. Bourjois
  13. Makeup Forever

What interests me most is how a lot of these brands are more likely to be bought by an upper class demographic and are known for being appreciated and used by big celebrities (Chanel, etc..). Perhaps implying the greed and carelessness of extremely big companies.

For those who would like to seek out brands which are cruelty-free, I’d definitely recommend Too-Faced and ELF. Though Too-Faced is now owned by Estee Lauder, the brand itself refuses to take part in any of this terror, which personally doesn’t bother me. However, it annoys others.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this post! As a vegan, animal rights is a social issue close to my heart. I don’t intend to influence anyone to make any radical life choices, but I hope this post raised awareness of the reality of the corporate and ethical side of makeup!

I also don’t intend to offend!

Enjoy the rest of your day guys!

See you! 😀