What in the bag? March Edtion

12/03/2017

Quick note : I know that the last two posts havent had any images pop up in them. I missed canceling those posts, I have corrected it now hence the images in this post and updated the previous ones.

The contents of my make up bag changed quite frequently depending on where I am going or what I’m wearing, like anyone else. Saying that, there are always a few things that don’t change, my staples, if you will.

First off is the bag itself, this doesn’t change often and I cant see this particular one changing for a long time. I love it! I think it was actually a pencil case or something but if was a gift from a friend as make up bag. And if we’re honest, are you really not going to use a Spiderman bag?

Only downside to this bag is that it is on the large side. Luckily most of carry bags are fairly large so it works for me. Plus it means I can pile things into it without removing anything, cause you know laziness.


This is my main little mirror. Again it was a gift from a friend of my mum’s. Its one of those laser cut wood designs that she picked out for me from my facebook images. So the back reads Maladjusted FREAK. The front has a picture of me and my name on it. Yeah, I know seems a little narcissistic but its just so damned cool. Plus I like the photo so there.
The mirror is kinda small, about the size of £2 coin but I only ever really use it on the go to touch up my lipstick so this worked out perfectly for me.

This is Barry M’s show girl mascara, this hasnt left my make up bag in forever. One of my favourite top up mascaras to use throughout the day.
You can see it’s a bit battered, because I ave had it probably a bit longer than I should and that whole time it had lived in a make up bag. This baby doenst even know what a dresser looks like.

This is another one that doesn’t really leave the make up bag, Rimmel’s water proof Kohl pencil liner in Noir. I wear this every day. I think I have about three pencils just in case I run out.
But it might be replaced soon, look out for more details in an upcoming post.


The last thing in my bag this month is NYX’s Lip lingerie in Exotic (Lipli 12). A bit of a new addition but I love how it can be worn with nearly anything just finish the face or freshen up a look after a long day.

And that is what is in my bag! A bit of a long post, I think next time I’ll try to condense it a little. But what are thoughts on the products I keep to use on a daily bias? What is in your bag?

Remarkable Removers : Nivea Remover

05/03/2017

I always think that make up removers get a bit over looked in the fabulous world of beauty. So I wanted to talk and rave about Nivea’s Double effect Make-up remover.

Boots has this description on their website about it :

NIVEA® Daily essentials Double Effective Eye Make-up Remover with a two-phase extra strength formula:
The oil phase effectively removes even waterproof mascara and eye-make-up.
Specially formulated and tested for the sensitive eye area.
The aqueous phase protects and cares for the eye lashes with it’s caring formula, without leaving an oily residue.

To be honest I first picked this up because it was half price in Boots and it looked cool, having the two liquids separate was awesome. It was an impulse buy that just looked fun so I had to try it.
I have not found anything that works as well as this does on anything. And I mean anything. For those of you that wear the long wear lipsticks like Jeffree Starr or LA splash this wipes it off with one swipe. Got waterproof liner on? No worries this will make easy work of it. Do I sound like an infomercial yet? I’m not surprised, this stuff is amazing! I’ve got about three bottles, what can I say? It was on sale.  I’ve already finished a bottle too.

I am an avid wearer of Waterproof eyeliner, lots of eyeliner, everyday. So I am very familiar with panda eyes. Even after cleaning it off the next morning, there they are my beautiful panda eyes. Bold as brass. Now admittedly I used to use various make up wipes and they always left my skin feeling a tad irritated and didn’t really remove all the make up.
If I’m totally honest the Nivea make-up remover doesn’t really completely remove all the eyeliner/mascara either, there is still little traces left over in the morning but its hardly noticeable. Probably just the traces from between the lashes.

The bottle mixed up just to break the chunk of text.

This is an oil abused cleaner, so if you have oily skin this might not be for you. Beginning of the bottle was fine, probably about half way through the formula became a fair bit more oily. This is probably because in my mixing of the formula as I used it may have been inconsistent. Lets be honest, in the real world it happens. For me it wasn’t so bad, I generally use an face cleanser after to ensure no residue is left. But I did find it left me feeling a overly oily, but only when I’d used a significant amount of product. When I first started using it, and when I started the second bottle it’s great. My skin doesn’t feel dry or irritated.

The other thing I should feel I should mention is that if you have enough make-up on it will take a few swipes to removed, a cotton pad can only hold so much make-up. Once that is full, for lack of better of description, it will just start moving the product around on your face. Though that easy enough to remove with a clean cotton pad too.< For £3.89, this is a bargain and a half. I don't think I can praise this product more if I'm honest. Have you tried it? What were your thoughts?

Forgotten Favorites : Star Trek Voyager

24/02/2017

This will be a a bit of a sparodic series of posts. Where I will randomly find something, most likely a book or film that I used to love but for what ever reason I’ve forgotten about. So I’ll be reliving the childish glee they used to give me.


The first thing I wanted to talk about is Star Trek Voyager. Mum got me in to this one, she’d always been a fan of the star trek series and I always enjoyed watching them with her. Voyager for me, was aired at the age when I actaully paid attention more, if that’s the better right way of putting it. I was able to grasp the concepts and follow the plot and sub plots better. Dont get me wrong, I could alwys follow the episodes of the series that came before but this one was my favourite. Mayebe because it had a much stronger female presence maybe because I was just at the age where I could appreciate is diffrently. It may have even because there as a borg lead character. And Everyone knows that the borg where the most interesting species.

My favourite episodes I think would have been the ones that have the characters acting out of character, like ‘infinate regress’, which happened to be the one that made me want to write this post. Seven of Nine, developes multiplue personalities due to proximity to a destryed borg cube. In the episode she acts out all these different charcaters that she probably helped assimilate. Its a fun episode that actually lets you see more of the charcters devlope.

This is one of the few series that I dont really dislike any of the characters or epidodes. Some of the character did take a while to develope into themselves, like B’lana and Harry but even in the beginning they were a decent crew/cast that worked. The story lines sometimes seem a bit flat but, again, it worked. It was enjoyable. You didnt have to sit and watch every episdoe you could deep in a and out of the series happily without missing big chucks of the storyline.

I will admit that it probably wasnt the strongest series of Star Trek family but its one that I think I will always have a fondness for.

What are your feeling towards Janeway’s crew? Love ’em or hate?

Topic 22 : Something you want to improve on.

22/02/2017

My ability to blog consistently? That is something I definitely want to improve on. For me I know I can get hung up on the details sometimes. I’ve put off finishing several blog post because I couldn’t get the photos right or because I was missing a price point or sometimes because I felt like I was babbling about nothing. To be honest most of this blogging challenge has felt a bit like me babbling about nothing. I’ve attempted to use it more for the practice of writing, rather than the exercise of creating exciting new content. That in itself I think was a mistake, I should have been choosing a challenge that I felt I could relate to better and actually use to create some worth while content. this is a lesson learned and one I think I will always bear in mind when writing for the future. No matter how many times you read it oe people tell ‘write what you know’ it really is true. I’ve noticed that the blogs written for the challenge are a lot more lifeless than ones I’ve written sparadically.

Although I haven;t been as vigilant or promt with writing this chalenge out I think I’ve actually learned alot from it. I did find alot of the topics really personal and that was difficult to write for me so its helped me define what I prefer to write about. In a sense I think it has also helped to find a voice in my writing, it still early days with alot to build on but its a start.

With all that said, this particular challenge for me it done. Im not going to stop blogging challenges, as I think they are a good way for me to get a bit of inspiration when the muse wont strike but this one was far too personal for me and I would like to try something I feel relates more to where I want this blog to go.

Kick Ass Kisses : NYX Liquid Suede

19/02/2017

Another Day, Another Blog, Another Beauty favorite.
Today I want to rave about the NYX Liquid Suede. This has been around forever but it has only recently come to the UK and its still not available in every Boots store. Boots get on that. I can only pick it up if I go to a particular town, least I can get it and that’s the main thing.

The Boots website describes it as the following :

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish.
Velvety soft and waterproof, this long-lasting lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.
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Personally, the packaging on these is probably one of my favorites. The tubes are fairly good representations of the colour in the tube with a black lid. Its not glamorous or oustantagious but its clean and makes an impact. For me at least. Sounds daft as well but the colour and formula details are printed on the side, which I also like. A really cool thing with NYX too is that not only do the colours have names but they have number which makes is so easy to match to the samples on the shelves when shopping!

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The doe foot is longer than most and has no angle on it, which isnt like most liquid lipsticks applicators I’ve tried but that doesn’t really impact the performance of the application. In fact I think it helps a little to get right to the edges of your lips, especially the sides.

The colour payout on these is absurdly good, incredibly vivid colours. That was one of the biggest draws for me. You can choose something fairly neutral or you can go complete off the wall with these. Its colour banaza! And you don’t have to layer it up to that vivid colour, pretty much one swipe and BAM there it is!
The Forumula is so creamy and so smooth, they really live up to the name suede. And they are so light to wear! They honestly feel great, and they are not in the least drying.

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The colours shown from left to right are :

Stone Fox : A grey with a slight bluey-green undertone.
Life’s A Beach : A bright coral
Pink Lust : A vividly bright barbie pink
Little Denim Dress : A massively bright sky blue
Amethyst :  A deep purple
Oh, Put It On : A dark deep purple

My only issue with these is that some of them don’t dry down completely, like most Matte lipsticks. Now that is a little expected with a formula that doesn’t dry my lips out and it tends to be the lighter colours but I guess to get that pigmentation you have give a little.

There is a bit of transfer with these, not much and the colour still holds on really well on your lips. But they also will only last a few hours without being touched up, especially if things touch your lips a lot like me. They do look mostly matte which is why I like them but be aware you will have to touch up throughout the day. which also means that they aren’t smudge prof either. Not a big deal really as they do leave behind a slight stain so thin layers are the way to go with these. Again they wear off pretty evenly so even while its wearing off its still looks half decent. They do take a bit more time, than other liquid lipsticks, to dry down probably about 5 minutes and as I’ve said it wont be completely dry. Saying that, you also expect it to be tacky but it isn’t, it stays really comfortable and smooth throughout the day.

Here’s what they look like on lips.

From left to right, we have Pink LustLittle Denim Dress and Stone Fox. I think I might try including a full face image next time.

Price is also really affordable at £6.50 per 4ml. And that will last you a while, because you only need a bit cover the lips fully.

Overall I love these, stone Fox being my ultimate favorite! I would definitely recommend these to anyone and have done.

Have you tried them yet? What did you think?

About the article; all photos were taken by me with minimal editing, usually just cropping. The words and opinions made here are purely my own and from my own experiences. No products were sent to me and they were paid for by myself.

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