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. 


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. 

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! 😀

My top 5 eyeshadow palettes

There are three things I spend my paycheck on at the end of the month; make-up, clothes and books. Many of my friends believe I have a talent on wasting money on these things … I couldn’t disagree more! There’s nothing that keeps me optimistic through a college day than knowing I have a Beauty Bay parcel awaiting me at home. In my head, I see it as a reward for putting loads of effort into my work (When I actually make the minimal effort!).

However, my favourite part of makeup is eyeshadow. Underneath my dressing table surrounded by unnecessary amounts of beauty products, is a box of my most favourite eyeshadows. They’re hidden so my friends won’t ask to borrow and also I don’t want to get them dirty or broken.

This blog post is essentially to discuss my most favourite eyeshadow palettes that I own at the moment as I need a source to rant and rave about them because none of my friends wants to listen.

5) Urban Decay; Naked 3 Palette:

The Naked Palettes are a great choice if you’re just starting out in makeup! It was the first high-end palette I bought for myself and I was nervous to use it as it was during my cringey high school days when I had grown accustomed to Collection and Miss Sporty products and excessively avoid now. In my opinion, Naked 3 is the best palette as it differentiates itself slightly from other nude palettes because it uses a plum-nude colour scheme, rather than a mix of brown and cream colours. It comes with a brush, which is easy to use and is good quality. A final thing I have to say it that there is minimal fallout when applying it onto your lid and it has a creamy texture!urban-decay-naked-palette-3.png

4) Too-Faced; Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette:

If I proceed into more blog posts in relevance to beauty, one brand that I’ll subjectively discuss with love and passion is Too-Faced. They’re my favourite makeup brand going at the moment. The Semi-Sweet Palette is one of my favourites as you can do so many different looks with this palette and it works. I particularly like to do looks with a brown-gold colour scheme with the palette as the variation of colour is in the pan, alongside so many other different colours. From my own experience, this palette how more pigment than Naked 3 and it is more fun to use. Thank you Too-Faced for becoming my religion.


3) Morphe Brushes; 35P 35 Colour Plum Palette:

When on a night one, the one palette I always pick up to get those bold colours is my Morphe Plum Palette. Though the palette is dominated by different shades of purple I have used this palette for so many other looks which don’t include purple. There is a tad bit of fall out but for the prices, it’s easy to be forgiven! The pigment is unreal also! I’m forever trying to find a palette which matches at price with a similar level of quality too and I’m struggling. For those for love a bit of eccentricity, I’d defo recommend this palette!


2) Anastasia Beverly Hills; Modern Renaissance Palette:

In second place is my heaven. This palette is orgasmic and it so perfect. You can use this palette for nude looks or you can use it for eccentric looks. (I sway on the eccentric side personally). It does everything. The pigment is so overwhelming and perfect. Like WTF!! ABH are one of my favourite makeup brands, I own a few of their products and have found minimal issues with it yet. When I wear its products, like the palette, I feel utterly glamorous.


1) Too Faced; Sweet Peach Palette:

Too Faced like to play their fans emotions with this palette. They rarely bring it out for a lengthy space of time. Luckily, I got my hands on one of these palettes because of my boyfriend. I wanted it for Christmas and begged my boyfriend to buy it me when it came out. Because he’s a cool dude, he woke up in the early hours just to queue up on the online store for me to get it. Apparently, there were 7,000 people in front of him in the queue, which made me lose all hope in humanity. However, with a stroke of luck and a 3-hour wait, he eventually got one of the last remaining palettes, which led me to break down into pathetic tears. Though the wait for the palette to actually come was a month, it was just worth it. I’ve never invented so many different looks with any other palette other than this one. It allows you to be creative and bold, which is something I appreciate in a palette. There seems to be minimal fallout, and there is such a rich, creamy texture when applying it onto your eyes. The palette is good for highlighting, creating bases and pretty much everything else!

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