Make up tips

One of  the main things I know, is that from lip glosses on the front of magazines to branded make up, I have come along way and wishing I knew some off these tips earlier on in life!

So here are my few of my top tips, I’m not a professional but I hope these help.

  1. Primer – Use of primer can be essential to the application of foundation, preparing the skin for makeup. Essentially, it’s seals in your moisturiser, providing a smooth surface for you makeup. This is the best product I have invested in.
  2. Reduce – Don’t use what you don’t have too, if you are only popping to the shop or just out for a little while, don’t go full make up, just conceal and use a light powered. Seriously your skin will thank you.
  3. Remove – Make sure you wipe it off when you go to bed. You need to let your skin breathe and night is a good time to do so. Use baby wipes they are so good for your skin.
  4. Dampen– When applying your eye shadow, dampen your brush so that you get a more vivid/long lasting colour. It’s the advice that my best friend gave it to me 3 years ago and I use it every time that I go out and wear full make up.
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Jungle Party

After getting an invite to an old schools friends 21st birthday, I couldn’t refuse to take her up on the invite, i’m glad i did.

I got to see a lot of my old drama friends. Most of them are older than me but I still feel like I fit in well.

This party being a jungle theme, my sister gave me a top to wear and I bode leggings and boots. The night was good, we sang, danced and talked.

After we serenaded the birthday girl she did a speech in which she thanked everyone for the spectacular job they did on the partly then she called her girlfriend over and thanked her and PROPOSED, and it was the cutest thing i’ve every witnessed.

It was so nice to be part of their day. I’m so glad that the one of my school friends found someone that she wishes to spend the rest of her life with. I wish them all the best.

Dan's 21st
Family Photo

Commitment

Someone said to me that I’m scared of commitment, I disagree. I am quite an energetic honest person who commits to a lot.

I committed to college for 3 years, and now I’m at university. I used to be part of a theatre group and was VERY committed to them. To be scared surely means that I wouldn’t do any of that because it would made me feel uncomfortable.

I like to think of myself more guarded but this has its reasons. Mostly that I can be too stupid for my own good, especially when it comes to my personal life.

I’m the kind of person that runs head first into most situations. Now I have realised that it’s not the best idea but this doesn’t count as being scared of commitment.

When it comes to relationship, although my choice in past boyfriend hasn’t been the best I have no one to blame but myself. It doesn’t make me any less committed to my next relationship. It makes me realise that I have things to work on before then.

My biggest issue with relationship commitment is my previous relationship didn’t really end he just left. He didn’t even tell me why. He just left decided I wasn’t good enough for him and that’s how it ended.

I’m not alone, I know that this has happened to others.

But I wanted to show that I’m not scared and others shouldn’t be afraid to be reserved either.

Two and a half weeks

So it’s the first day of the month tomorrow for me the dreaded day my full loan goes out for my house even though i’m not living there the next two and a half weeks!

These three weeks are a time that me and my housemates (3 boys and a girl) can sort out internet and tv licenses and all the technical stuff we have to do as adults.

My mum starts putting together a box of food that I take back so I don’t go hungry the first few weeks, because I hate shopping when you have no money.

This is the time that I should make sure that I have everything sorted but i’m a last minute kinda girl, so that will be done in the last few days.

I do however have to sort out my clothes. I have so many that I need to wash them all again before I pack them so they smell extra clean when I get back into Northampton.

I spend the last few weeks with my family before i leave them until Christmas. Hasn’t that come around quick!

I’m excited to meet all the new freshers and hopefully start my new job! Oh, and the studying of course.

 

 

The Morning Routine

Although i’m not really a morning person and I’m sure I’m not alone on this fact. I have a bit of a morning routine.

After taking ages to eventually get out of bed and crawling downstairs, I take a shower and brush my teeth (essentials).

Daily on my face, I use the Newton Labs, T-Zone Exfoliating face wash, day and night, this has been such a godsend to making my face spot free.

But once a week I use boots essential cucumber facial scrub which lets me clean out my pores. I love the smell of this face scrub but it leaves my face feeling refreshed.

After this I wash my face over and the last stage is to moisturise, with the Avon care rich moisturiser face cream.

I don’t have absolutely flawless skin, but I really don’t have as much problems with my skin as I know some people do but I like to keep on top of the matter. I have found that this works for my skin, but my suggestion is, if you’re having problems to keep trying until you find a scrub that helps your skin.

 

Key lime Pie

I have to say that this recipe has been one of the best desserts that I have tasted since being home from uni, I suggest that everyone try it, it doesn’t take long to make but to chill it takes a lot.

Serves 8

Ready in about 30 mins, plus chilling

8 Digestives biscuits, finely crushed
50g low-fat spread, melted
11.5g sachet Hartley’s sugar free lemon and lime jelly crystals
2 tsp powdered gelatine
Zest of 2 limes, plus juice of 4 limes
A few drops of green food colouring (optional)
2x 175g mullerlight vanilla yogurt
250g plain quark
3 tbsp artificial sweetener
Fat-Free natural fromage frais, to serve

1. Mix together the crushed biscuits and low-fat spread, then press into the base of an 18cm springform cake tin using the back of a spoon. Cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes
2. Put the jelly crystals in a measuring jug and mix in 150ml of freshly boiled water. Stir in the powered gelatine and set aside to cool completely.
3. Place the cooled jelly in food processor with lime juice, food colouring(if using), yogurt, quark and sweetener, and whizz until smooth. Pour over the base cover and chill over night until set.
4. Loosen the edges of the pie with a hot palette knife, then transfer into a serving plate. Sprinkle over the rest of the lime zest and slice into 8. Serve with a dollop of fat free natural fromage frais

Music

It’s ironic that when I was younger, I really didn’t get into music. I just listened to the charts and didn’t really have my own taste in music, but now that i’m older, I developed my own taste in music and although I do like listening to a range of music, I found a safe haven with in the music I listen to. I find that when i’m having a bad day/week (which its safe to say has been a lot lately)  I can always count of my music to cheer me up.

I love going to small time gigs with artists that aspire to be bigger, I love watching people on tour and enjoying life on the road the whole music scene is so exhilarating. I hope that me and my housemates in September will go and see loads of bands!

I hope everyone got the A-level and GCSE results that they were hoping for!