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Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Moment | Poetry Sundays

You're sitting on this hill
and slowly but breathtakingly
the sun sinks between the trees
with a pop and a sizzle and a bang
everything is fireworks
the sky erupts in orange and pink and purple and
there are so many colours it nearly breaks your heart
you see all the colours
you feel all the colours
all the hope and beauty and wonder and
you are a part of it
and this is the moment you chose to live

your best friend holds you because you're telling her everything
you tell her how everything was dark for so long
how you're still so scared to see in colour

but you're watching your friends be children
clutching onto the little youth there is left
silly games of 'it' and laughing till we can't breathe
picking handfuls of grass to throw
and taking silly pictures for our walls
holding hands on the walk back
singing songs lyrics we'll never forget
and the colour soaks back into your cheeks

This is the moment that life burned with colour
and you chose to live
and the sky celebrated the end
or was it the beginning?
- e.w.


(A lovely friend (Rosie) convinced me that my writing was actually good so I'm going to start posting some of my poems on Sundays which terrifies me but I'm actually quite proud of some of these haha!)

Friday, 24 July 2015

My Concealer Collection




Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Effect & Radiant Glow (True Ivory)

Price: £5.49
Application: Doe foot applicator.
Colour: Range is poor. Most are too orange toned.
Coverage: Medium.
Formula: Smooth. Not too thick.
Longevity: Good.
Blending: Stubborn if using too much product.
What I love: Brightening. Counteracts redness.
What I hate: Tends to sit in creases. Too shimmery? Poor for covering acne.
Best used for: Under eyes.
Rating: 6/10


Maybelline The Eraser Eye Instant Anti-Age Perfect & Cover (Light)

Price: £7.99
Application: Rounded sponge.
Colour: Minimal range. Matches nicely to various skin tones. Lovely glow.
Coverage: Medium-full.
Formula: Creamy. Quite thick. Feels and looks lighter and natural.
Longevity: Very good.
Blending: Easy and smoothing.
What I love: I can get away with wearing only this on a good day! Doesn't settle into lines or creases. Counteracts redness impressively well. Covers acne successfully.
What I hate: Sponge can be too big and messy. Odd smell (maybe it's just me).
Best used for: Under eyes but I use it all over.
Rating: 7/10

Mac Pro Long Wear Concealer (NW20) (I have also purchased NC25 since first writing this post which better matches my skin tone)

Price: £17.00
Application: Pump.
Colour: Impressive and inclusive colour range as always with Mac.
Coverage: Full.
Formula: Thinned foundation like consistency.
Longevity: Amazing.
Blending: Easy if using a correct colour.
What I love: Versatile. Covers blemishes wonderfully.
What I hate: Just a tad 
expensive. Pump gives too much product. Feels quite smothering on the skin. Overuse gives me breakouts.
Best used for: The whole face/ lighter shades for under eyes.
Rating: 8.5/10

Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter (Ivory)

Price: £3.99
Application: Brush.
Colour: Range isn't extensive but colours work on many skin tones. 
Coverage: Medium-full.
Formula: Thick and creamy. Feels natural.
Longevity: Very good.
Blending: Blends nicely into skin/ foundation.
What I love: It really covers well. Nice finish. Brightening.
What I hate: Applicator makes a mess and acne harder to cover.
Best used for: Whole face but particularly under eyes.
Rating: 7/10

Soap & Glory Trick & Treatment Double-Action Under Eye Dark Circle Corrector (B
right On)
Price: £9.00
Application: Doe foot applicator.
Colour: Very limited. Universal colour but works because of purpose.
Coverage: Medium.
Formula: Shimmery but quite smooth.
Longevity: Good.
Blending: Easy due to consistency.
What I love: Wakes up eyes. Very radiant. Reflects light.
What I hate: Can sit in creases. May look un-natural.
Best used for: Under eyes.
Rating: 6/10

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear (3 Warm Medium) (I have recently discovered I am better matched to 2 Cool Medium)

Price: £5.99
Application: Doe foot applicator.
Colour: Not extensive colour range. Often I am in between shades.
Coverage: Full.
Formula: Thick and heavy.
Longevity: Very good.
Blending: Can be difficult because of the terrifying consistency.
What I love: Covers new and angry spots well. Battles redness.
What I hate: Dreadful for textured, dry or flaky skin. A nightmare to blend if not done immediately.
Best used for: Big spots.
Rating: 8/10


Maybelline Pure Cover Mineral Anti-Cernes (02 Natural)

Price: £3.49-£6.19
Application: Doe foot applicator.
Colour: Few shades. Not a good match for me.
Coverage: Medium.
Formula: Mineral. Quite smoothing.
Longevity: Good.
Blending: Neither good nor bad.
What I love: Looks natural and feels natural.
What I hate: Colours aren't varied enough for me.
Best used for: Brightening under eyes or highlighting.
Rating: 5/10
(Cannot find to take individual image of anymore)

I plan to do similar posts but with mascaras and blushes etc. I hope this was interesting and insightful!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Life Update #4: I'm Not Dead!

Hello lovers!
I know it's been so long since I posted last and it was a pretty unhappy post at that but, life has been hectic, difficult and weird. I could sum up most of my life as hectic, difficult and weird. So much has been going on but, I'm getting there. I promise. I've been learning to drive (yes, still) but having anxiety means I'm not succesful when it comes to the tests. I've been working a lot (earning the dolla as Lily would say) and starting my A2's. I've also been through some personal troubles, lost my way a little and have taken some time to myself. I'm just looking forward to my holiday now and I'm going to schedule as many posts as I can over the next few days to make up for my disappearance. I love blogging and somehow, even if I doubt my worth to begin with, I miss it.
Love to you all as always.