Sunday, 29 January 2017

January Loves

At long last, the month of January is almost over! I always feel like January is always such a bleak month, probably due to the end of Christmas and the miserable weather, which for some reason was a lot more bearable with Christmas lights. My January consisted of me sitting at home for the majority of the month and only returning to university last Sunday. Since then I've been trying to get back into the routine of university life again.

Today I thought I would share some of my makeup favourites from the last few months that have become staples in my makeup bag.

The first thing I have been loving is this bubblegum pink nail polish called 'Model Citizen' by Essie. This is one of my favourite shades of pink and I feel so girly wearing this colour.

Next is a mini bottle of Mac Fix+ spray, which I love applying before and after I put on makeup. I got a mini bottle in September to try it, and I'm definitely going to invest in a big bottle as it has so many uses.

The next thing that I have been loving is this highlighter palette by Sleek. I first borrowed my roommates palette and knew I had to get my own. I love to mix the two bottom colours together and I also use my Mac Fix+ spray to enhance the pigmentation.

The final thing is something which I have been using most nights that I have gone out, and they are the Inglot pigments in 22 and 117. I combine these with my Mac Fix+ and I use my Blank Canvas E35 brush for a glittery look.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I'll hopefully be back next week with another post!


Monday, 16 January 2017

To 2017

As you may or may not have noticed, I have been very absent on social media and on this blog, due to being busy with university. I also disabled my Instagram, due to the sheer worry that someone might find it (you'd think I'd be over that worry by now, but I guess somethings are hard to get over).

All in all, 2016 was a very eventful year. I haven't really reflected too much, but hey, where better to reflect than on my blog!

 Of course, it was eventful for a start due to a close family member being ill since the end of the previous October, and they were still continuing to get better in the new year. I'm glad that now he is so much better, which means 2017 can only get better!

2016 had one huge resounding blip waiting for me in the middle - the dreaded leaving cert. Of course, this isn't just something that's done within the month, but rather over months with stress, tears and procrastination all being involved. And unfortunately, the stress didn't end on June 23. Nope, it lasted the whole summer until I got my results in mid-August. The stress was for nothing, I got 200 points over what I actually needed, even if I did doubt myself constantly!

Then came university, one of the best changes in my life. I remember the butterflies I felt when we were on the motorway heading into the city, and the nerves I felt for meeting my roommates - would we get along, would they be nice etc. I honestly don't think I could have been any luckier with my roommates, they've both turned out to be such close friends to me.

I also have fallen in love with my university course. I've continued studying Spanish, and with that have taken up politics (which I find so incredibly interesting), and Portuguese, which is such a fun language to learn! The fact that I am now studying what I want has made me enjoy education one hundred times more, proving to me the importance of choosing a course that you'll love.

Along with everything else, I turned 18 in 2016! All this really meant for me was that I can actually get into clubs, which surprisingly hasn't been as enjoyable as I thought it would be. In October, I also passed my driving test, which was so exciting for me because I passed it first time. 

So in reflection of the hectic year that was 2016, I'm looking forward to having an even better 2017 (if that's possible?) and making loads more memories.