Happy new year everyone! I know it’s a touch late (it’s almost half way through January already!) but I’ve worked all the holidays and I’m very much looking forward to having next week off work.
Last year I set myself a new years resolution to read a book every month throughout the year which wasn’t a textbook. I always loved reading but because of studying I found myself reaching for textbooks and medical journals over anything else. I accomplished my resolution and even read more than my one book per month. My favourite book for the year (series actually) were the Throne of Glass novels which are a series of YA (young adult) books which were really easy to read and not something that required much brain power after being at work all day.
I’ve set myself a few new goals for this year, as well as trying to upkeep my record of one book per month. I am sitting my final examinations to become a registered veterinary nurse in March (terrifying thought that they’re super close) and this is my main objective for the year! I’m going to also be trying to cut down on the amount of makeup I buy (yes, I’m being serious) and going to only be replacing the products that I have used up, for example; if I want to try a new foundation, I have to use up the foundation I have already got. I’m not going to uphold the rule for lipsticks/lip products because that would be crazy!
I’m going to try and do monthly empties posts with updates of what I’ve used through, my review, and what I’m going to/have replaced it with.
I’m going to be moving my blog towards more of a beauty crossed with lifestyle blogging page, I feel myself changing and want to adapt my blog to move along with me.
I hope you’ve had wonderful holidays no matter whether you celebrate them!
This is Markus, excuse my clothes on the radiator behind but he’s totally adorable!
Here’s a few bits and pieces that I got for Christmas from my fantastic parents and family.
It’s all beauty products (as expected), I hope you all had wonderful holiday celebrations and are totally overindulging on all the good stuff in life.
Firstly I got this Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, this palette is so beautiful, buttery, and pigmented. No pictures fully captured the beauty of both the mattes and the shimmer shadows. It’s also worth mentioning that the brush that comes with the product actually a really great and of great quality.
Next is this NYX glitter glue, I’ve heard fantastic reviews of this product and I’ve found that it really does make a HUGE difference in the life span of glitter staying wherever it’s required and doesn’t leave much fall out.
To go with the glitter glue I got this great multidimensional glitter (Also from NYX) which gives lots of different colour reflects and is super pretty!
The final two eye products are the NYX eye lingerie which is a metallic cream eyeshadow with a lovely rose gold colour. I have worn this every single day since getting it, super easy to apply with a doe-foot applicator and stays ALL day on the lids. Secondly is a single eyeshadow (which I have since de-potted into a Z-palette) in a bright white and a blue-purple reflective undertone, I have been using this as a brow bone and inner corner highlight and also once or twice as a highlight on the cheek bones.
The final NYX product is this individual highlight single which is in a pure matte white. I use this for setting the concealer under my eyes and as a brightener to the face if I’ve got any dark or discoloured patches that need extra setting.
The final makeup product is the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup setting spray. I’ve had the all nighter setting spray in the past but as an oily skinned person I’ve been recommended the De-Slick many times. I have to say that already I am finding it much better than the All Nighter for my skin type.
The final item I am writing about today is this lovely perfume from Next. It’s a lovely light and floral scent, is perfect for everyday wear, and is super affordable for when I need to repurchase.
I hope you all got all that you wanted and have had some time off from work or studies!