November round-up

Happy December 1st!

I don’t have an advent calender this year but I really wanted one of the beauty ones but I don’t have like £60 to spend on something I don’t need so…

Anyway I thought I would begin by doing a summary of the previous month.

Reading

I much prefer reading to watching tv shows or movies and have done since I was little. To be honest though for the 2 years I was at college I didn’t read many books at all,maybe about 5 or 6. A couple of the books I read last month were: The A-List family, Undiscovered gyrl and Sparkle. I’ve also been reading history books about Birmingham which I really love doing. Most of the books I read I get from my local library which is just a short walk away from my house.

2HelpfulGuys

This is the name of a blog I have really enjoyed reading this month. It is written by these 2 guys called Steven and Leroy, they give awesome advice (they really are helpful). When I read their blog posts I’ve really been able to relate to things they’ve written.

Seeking opportunity

I may have the opportunity to do something really cool next year which I’m excited about. It’s one of those once in a life-time opportunities that will change me forever (perhaps that’s slightly dramatic).

Changing my url

Towards the end of last month I began to come up with changes I wanted to make. The biggest one is my blog url but I’m unsure of all the implications. I want to change it to lmg+life and I’ve already came up with what I want the header to look like.

Stephi Lareine

This is another blog I really like. She posts outfits and beauty mostly but she recently did a post worth reading: Blogging and advertising: Are you getting the truth? 

Disco biscuit love

An amazing song by The Jezabels who make amazing songs. Listening to this song always puts me in a good mood

Heidie Makes

So another blogger who may already know about but she posts about a variety of things: beauty, fashion, recipes, fitness and more. She did a weekly series in November called Healthy November and I really enjoyed reading it. Also she takes amazing pictures so you should definitely take a look at her blog.

Mushroom magic

The name of the last nail polish I bought. It is from Poundlands new make-up range (which has surprisingly gotten decent reviews, minus the mascara). I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and I really like the colour (its like dark brown with a hint of purple).

The Lineup

This is the name of my current favourite youtube channel. Its by 2 girls Julia and Maya,they post mostly fashion videos but other stuff too. They have amazing style and the editing is great too.

 

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Fun for the eyes

I’ve always liked coloured eyeliner ever since I was 12/13 and started wearing metallic blue eyeliner to school every single day. I feel like coloured eyeliner is a lot more fun compared to black or brown. However I will admit that nowadays I wear a dark brown pretty much all the time.

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I still love coloured eyeliner though, it adds a pop of colour to a simple makeup look and it is undeniably fun (in my opinion anyway).

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2true- Aubergine

Rimmel London- 220 Perfect plum

MUA- Royal Blue

Helen E- Aqua

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My everyday face

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A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post on The Beauty Linguist and it was a how much is my face worth tag and she tagged me to do it which was really nice of her.

However I wasn’t sure whether or not to do it because I don’t really wear much makeup but in the end I decided to give it a go.

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 So I begin with Carmex on my lips which costs about £2.

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I then go on to apply liquid eyeliner, I use Collection Fast Stroke eyeliner which costs £2.99. I apply it just as it looks on the piece of paper

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Then to do my brows I use the Collection Eyebrow kit which costs £3.99 and comes with 3 brow powders a double ended brush for application and a clear brow mascara to set your brows in place. I use the darkest powder to fill my brows then the lightest shade to highlight my brow bone, if I can be bothered. I also use the darkest shade for the outer 1/3 of my bottom lash line.

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Then lastly a Rimmel lipstick called Starry Eyed which costs £4.99, I mostly tend to just dab it on as I don’t want the colour on my lips to be too strong.

All together that comes to just under £14

Lastly I apologize for not adding a picture at the end, I did have one but then I had to remove it from the post because I looked…

…not so fantastic!

Thanks for reading

 

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Going for gold

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Its been a while since I wore gold nail varnish but Collection Going for gold really caught my eye. Its got a bit of a bronze tone to it that I liked and it cost £1.99.

I really love colour but you do need 3 coats for it to be fully opaque but you could get away with 2. However 2 coats would not give ‘maximum colour intensity’ (as the bottle claims), in my opinion. It didn’t chip for a couple of days but I didn’t use a top coat.

Overall,  in comparison to the other collection nail varnishes that I mentioned in Saturdays post, I actually really liked this one and would definitely recommend it.

 

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Nails: Blue and silver

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I’ve been loving blue nails quite a lot, this summer. I added some detail in silver as I think the 2 colours looked good together. The colours I used are both from the brand Collection.

The lighter one is Sonic Blue and the darker one is Deep blue sea. I wasn’t impressed with them because the lid says ‘Apply 2 coats for maximum intensity.’ but I found that particularly with Sonic Blue even after 3 coats they weren’t fully opaque. At the price of £1.99 each, they’re pretty decent but I wouldn’t recommend them.

If you like this post I did a nail art one on Monday as well, also I haven’t been posting as much outfits lately but I did post one on Thursday so feel free to check it out.

 

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