Monday, 26 May 2014

My Birthday Wishlist!

My 18th Birthday is finally approaching! (June 3rd) I literally can't wait, I've got so much planned, it's going to be such a good Birthday!♥
Anyway, I see a lot of other bloggers posting their 'Wishlists' and since there's so much I want (oops) & considering it's a rather big birthday, I thought I'd just share this with the world! Why not! (also this can drop hints to any family & friends reading hehe)☺

1. My Party!

I don't always do something big like a party on my birthday but since it's a 'special' one, I wanted to!
I decided to have a Hawaiian/Summer themed, Garden BBQ Party with all my close friends! 
It'll basically consist of cocktails, cocktails and erm, more cocktails! There will obviously be food & other beverages etc but mainly, cocktails hehe!☺

2. Tattoos

For me, this is the most exciting! I've always been a huge lover of tattoos & have had my ideas & designs planned for absolutely ages now! I've already booked up to get my first on the 5th! What I'm getting is inspired by the photo above! I will include a photo when it's done, either in a post or I'll definitely upload it to my Twitter or Instagram! I know I'll end up getting others too so I might even do a whole post based on my tattoos!♥

3. Driving Lessons!

Ok, so I won't be driving a Beetle but it is my dream car! Even though I've been legal to start driving for a year, I have always kind of put it off because of the cost, but since it's a big birthday my mam & dad have agreed to pay for lessons! I also won a 2 hour beginner lesson with the driving instructor who'll I'll be learning with which is a great start! I've already sent off for my provisional but I'm just waiting for Health forms since I had childhood epilepsy, but being over 5 years seizure free means I should be fit to get on the roads!☺

4. Holographic Heels!

Now, I haven't found an exact pair that I want, I just know I NEED a pair of these beauty's! I know they mightn't be to everyone's taste but I think they're absolutely stunning! Also, turning 18 will mean many nights out to come so I'll be needing some pretty heels and preferably a nice little holographic clutch bag to go with them!♥

5. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I've been after this for AGES and I actually purchased this off someone on the Depop app but I still haven't received it so I'm assuming I've been scammed! (Oh well!) I wear matte shades quite often when I want a simple look & I just love the formula of Urban Decay's eye shadow, so I really want this to complete my Naked Palette Collection as I have all 3 of the main ones too! 

6. Chanel & YSL Lipstick 

I'm not a one for really high end lipsticks but since it's my birthday, it'd be rude to not want one! ;)
I've heard amazing things about both of these lipsticks so I'll probably decided which I get depending on the shades!

7. Kelly & Sharon Osbourne's MAC Collection!

Ever since I heard this was being launched, I knew I would want something from it!
This actually comes out just after my Birthday so I'm going to keep birthday money & stuff aside to splurge on mainly Kelly's collection! If you haven't seen the photo's of their products, Google it NOW! I'm mainly lusting over Kelly's Lavender Lipstick, it looks gorgeous! I'm super super excited to hopefully grab some pieces from such an amazing collection!♥

8. NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies

I don't care if you're not a fan of colourful lippies, because I surely am and these colours from NYX are just super... WOW. The colours I want are: Key Lime, Blue Velvet, Violet, Pistachio, Citron, Earl Grey, Black Sesame and Coconut! Since getting my braces off, I've felt like I can wear brighter & bolder lipsticks too! Ugh, I can't stress enough how beautiful these are!♥ However, they're only available in the US! BUT I'm actually really interested in doing a Beauty Box Swap with someone in America (hint hint any American followers!)♥

9. The Balm's Lou Manizer Highlighters!

I've seen so many people talking about these, the colours are so lovely and since I don't own a lot of highlighters these 3 would make a good addition to my collection! I'll probably ask my Family from Australia to get me these as they're cheaper & easier to get out there! Yippee!☺

10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow - Dark Brown

I've been wanting to pick this little wonder up for ages now, I've seen so many different people using it & it just looks so amazing, I have been taking more time & putting more effort in with my brows lately so I just think I'll use this plenty and hopefully love it!♥

A Few Extras:

a few other bits I quite fancy are: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Too Faced Blusher's, Too Face Boudoir Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil Set, Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot, Mac Russian Red Lipstick, Mac Jubilee Lipstick, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Urban Decay Electric Palette & Katy Perry Killer Queen Perfume.

These are just a bunch of my 'must haves' around my birthday. I'll probably do a big birthday haul post to show you if I did get all of these & the rest! However, I'm in no way expecting everything off this list it's just things I'd really like to receive or eventually buy myself!☺


Friday, 23 May 2014

Braces: My Experience...

Back in May 2013 I got braces! When they did the X-ray's before hand they told me that I had short roots, meaning that if my teeth are 'pulled' too much & for too long they're more prone to falling out! And since braces kinda of pull your teeth, this meant I had to have them taken off earlier, which I was totally fine about!
I absolutely hated having my braces on, they were uncomfortable, made my mouth feel unclean and were such a pain! So as of May 14th 2014, I am brace free! YAY!♥

Instead of listing the obvious benefits & the actual feeling of braces etc, I thought I'd just show you my amazing before and after pictures!☺

This is before and about 6 months in...
As you can see, my teeth were really wonky, I know they mightn't be bad compared to other but they were still bad enough to be referred for braces! Also you can see just around 6 months of having the braces, they'd already started to straighten and look even!☺

BUT they look even better after a whole year later!♥

 I still can't believe the difference, they look so different! I'm absolutely over the moon with my results & I haven't stopped licking my teeth since (LOL!) However, having them off early meant that I then had to get a small wire fitted behind my 6 front teeth just to keep them straight since they were the most problematic! I also have a clear removable retainer which I'm supposed to wear full time for 3 months (which I must admit I haven't been doing) but I have been wearing it around the house & for bed, it just looks too silly to wear in public!

So yeah, smiling with teeth is my new favourite pose! Expect to see me grinning with my new teeth in A LOT more blog posts in the future!☺

Feel free to leave comments & ask any questions! I'll reply to all!♥


Sunday, 18 May 2014

MOTN: Katy Perry Concert...

On Saturday the 10th, I went to see Katy Perry live on her Prismatic World Tour in Newcatsle, Metro Radio Arena, and OH MY GOSH, BEST. NIGHT. EVER.
I'm quite a fan of Katy & have loved her ever since I first heard IKAG. In 2011 I saw her on her California Dreams Tour which was so perfect so I didn't hesitate in buying tickets when I saw she was touring again! And wow oh wow, this tour just totally topped her last one! The stage, the set, the lights, the costumes, the... EVERYTHING, ugh, it was just too good to put into words! Me & my friend are now trying to win every competition possible to go to her other shows as we can't afford to actually buy more tickets (especially including hotels & travel etc) so fingers crossed!♥
I thought I'd include some of my favourite photos I took just so you can see how amazing she looked & what her costumes etc were like...

Anywaaaaay... since seeing so many people dressing up & making an effort for her shows, I kinda thought to myself; "I want to, too!". I wasn't too keen on the idea of getting totally dressed up in a full on costume & when she brought out her video for Darkhorse, the idea of going all 'Egyptian' just stuck with me and since it didn't really require going all out on costume or accessories, I just did it with things I already had. ☺

I based my idea around this look from her Darkhorse music video, this one interested me most & I thought it seemed quite achievable too, so I gave it my best shot... 

Obviously, mine didn't look as good as Katy Perry's but I'm in no way a make up artist - just putting that out there! But also I didn't have any glitter to make the colours sparkle like Katy's, also I ended up rushing and didn't have time to perfect my eyeliner and add any to my lash line (oops!). Another thing, I cropped out my lips as they photographed awfully & looked really not nice at all! I used MUA's Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky which I will not recommend at all, the colour is amazing but the formula is awful! So I ended up wearing a different purple lipstick instead!
But overall, I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out, a few people complimented me on it also!♥

I also wore a gold head piece from River Island (I bought it  ages ago! Sorry!) and a kind of Aztec print dress which was from Republic along with my leather biker jacket & red converse to keep it comfy & warm since I was queueing all day!

The products I used on my face were: 
Primer: Benefit Porefessional
Foundation: A mix of Borjouis Healthy Mix & L'Oreal True Match - to get the right shade.
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Blush: MUA 'Cupcake'
Contour & Highlight: Sleek Face Contour Kit
Eyebrows: Seventeen's Brow's That! Kit
Eye Shadow: 'Half Baked' from Urban Decay Naked Palette, 'Snobby' from The Balm's Nude Tude Palette and Bare Minerals Eye Shadow in 'Grape' and 'Angel'
Eye Liner: L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim & Maybelline Master Drama Gel Liner 
Eyelashes: Eylure Katy Perry Colour Pop in KA-POW (the purple ones)
Mascara: Maybelline Big Eyes

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed reading!
Feel free to leave comments & if you are going to see/already seen Katy live, I'd love to hear about your experience & mainly, what you wore!☺


Saturday, 3 May 2014

OOTD + MOTD: Wedding Edition...

On Thursday, me and my parents attended my Dad's cousin's wedding which was absolutely beautiful, it started at 5pm & consisted of a short but sweet ceremony, followed by afternoon tea including Presseco, Sandwiches and cakes/scones (so British I know) then it was just basically a party after that with a buffet in between, but also they had a dress up area with a photo booth which I thought was a great idea as it got everyone up out their seats & having a laugh! This is the photo me & my mam & dad got...
I totally suit blue hair right?
Anyway, onto my outfit & make up...
We were told to wear more like party clothes than occasion wear (which is perfect for me!) I still ended up having a huge toddler tantrum as I failed to find something to wear after searching the Metro Centre a good 3 times! In the end, I got my whole outfit (excluding shoes) from Select AND it cost me under £50! I was actually really pleased when I found these even though it's a bit different for me as I always wear black or dark colours but I just thought that it looked so pretty, girly & summery, so why not? Plus it went with my gorgeous shoes that I got for my Prom in 2012 and I'm still so in love with them!☺

Peach Floral Biker Jacket £22, White Floral Print Dress £15
Floral Lace Bag £10, Nail Varnish is Barry M Gelly in 'Papaya' £3.99, Boots.

Irregular Choice, £89.99 *They're not sold anymore* 
As for make up, I kept it rather girly & pink-y to kinda go with my outfit, I'll list all products used below...

Fake Tan: St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse used on my neck & body
Primer: Benefit Porefessional on my T-zone + Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer on the rest of my face
Foundation: L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N3 Creamy Beige
Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light + Benefit Boi-ing 
Bronzer: The Balm Bahama Mama 
Blush: Illamasqua Blush in Hussy
Highlight: Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte
Eyebrows: Seventeen 'Brows That' Kit + Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara in Medium Brown
Eyes: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold + A mix of 'Dust' 'Limit' 'Trick' 'Liar' 'Factory' and 'Blackheart' from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette + Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
Eyelashes: Salon System Natural
Mascara: Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara
Lips: Face Of Australia Lipstick in Lychee Crush + Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer in Luna

I have another 4 weddings (mainly night receptions) throughout the year, so be prepared for more posts like this one, I thought it'd be nice to show off what I wore & hopefully it might give others some ideas if you have any weddings or even just parties coming up!☺

Feel free to leave any comments & ask any questions...
Thanks for reading☺