Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Wishlist

It's that time of year when I put up a few Christmas posts and why not start off with a Christmas Wishlist one. I normally make these wishlists but some things I never get for some reason. You may also notice that a few of these items may have been already mentioned on a different wishlist but I still want them so they are here.

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Real Techniques Starter Set

Since I have started experimenting more with eyeshadow, I feel that my tin brush collection is not satisfactory any more as I have to clean them every time I want to change a colour, I love Real Techniques as a brand as I have their Core Collection for 3 years now and the brushes still feel like new. They don't shed and are so easy to clean.


Dior Poison Girl

I still have my eye on this perfume but I would prefer not to look at the price tag as it is quite expensive even for the smallest bottle. I love the smell of it ever since I was smelt the tester in an airport coming home from Barcelona. I don't have many perfumes and I would like to have this one as my statement one to wear on special occasions.


The Makeup Chair Handbook

I have been watching Sinead Cady for over a year on YouTube and I want to get this book so badly. She has videos going through topics from her book which I found very helpful like picking skin undertone, shape of face, the list goes on. I like to expand on the skill that is makeup and I would love to support an Irish YouTuber with her awesome book.

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Harry Potter Colouring Book

The whole topic of mindfulness has really sprung up since this time last year. Then I didn't have much stress (TY life!) while now things are a little different. My cousin has this and it is cute and I just want to spend a little while colouring in a picture of Dobby or the Hogwarts crest.

Canon Powershot SX420

I have been wanting to get a digital bridge camera for ages and I feel like now would be a good time as I need to record videos for my YouTube channel, blog photos of course and I love photography in general. I'm picky when it comes to choosing a camera, I want one that does not cost an arm and a leg and comes with a Li-Ion battery as I hate fiddling around with batteries!

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Throne of Glass 

My friends are absolutely obsessed with this book and book series and when I asked them what books I should read, they suggested this one. I really want to get the first three books to get me started. It says that it is similar to The Hunger Games and it is about an assassin, so it is definitely my cup of tea.

Soap & Glory Eyes Box

I haven't tried much from Soap & Glory before but I know that they are a wonderful luxury brand with a drugstore price. I never know what to choose whenever I see a stand in Boots but I feel that this will give me an idea of what I might like. I have heard so much about Archery as it is a dupe for Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

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Makeup Eraser

I forget what YouTube video I saw this on but I want it. I think it is such a greener alternative to using face wipes or cotton pads to remove makeup. I love that it comes in a few different colours but I will probably go for the original as I like pink.

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Harry Potter E-Books

These came out in September and I still haven't got my hands on them! I hope to put them on my Kindle, which I haven't used in years. I love how we are getting an expansion to the wizarding world and I can't wait to read them. 
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

What is on your Christmas wishlist? If you have done a post already please send me the link, I love reading Christmas wishlists.

Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The October and November Edition

I can't believe another 2 months have come and gone, I have been so busy! Here are a few things I have been loving this past 2 months.

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Sing Street

This movie is set in inner city Dublin in the 1980s where Conor, the main character, gets moved from a posh fee paying school to a public school. He doesn't really fit in too well but after he tries to impress a girl by asking her to be in a music video for his band, he decided to try to find people from his school to form a band. I loved everything about this movie, the music, the comedy, the actors. It is one of those dorky feel good films.

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The Girl On The Train

This is another film I loved but it isn't as light hearted as Sing Street. This is the movie adaptation of the book. It is slightly messed up and words can't describe the plot as it ends up being something completely different in the end. It kept me at the edge of my seat during the whole movie. I thought the actors were brilliant especially Emily Blunt as she did a superb job at being the mess that is the main character Rachel. I also think that the actress that plays Meagan looks like Jennifer Lawrence, does anyone else see that?

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The Addams Family

A Halloween classic that I had never watched until now and I really don't get why I hadn't watched it beforehand but it is such an enjoyable movie. I feel like everyone and their dog have watched this movie at some stage.


I bought this scarf completely on a whim when I was shopping a while back as I love the colours. I bought it Heatens but I can't find it online, so here's something similar.

I love wearing this as during the Winter I always feel very cold and this keeps my neck nice and warm. It isn't bulky too which is great as it can be worn underneath a coat without looking bulky.

Rimmel Sun Shimmer 002 Summer Passion

I think this may be discontinued as I can't find it anywhere except Amazon. I have recently been using this bronzing palette to contour. I use the lightest shade to contour and then the middle shade to bronze some of the high points of my face and I haven't gone near the darker shade at all!

I love the pigmentation of this product and how easy it is to blend in. I am surprised that I found something paler than Benefit Hoola to contour with and I love using it.

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette Precious Metals 

I won this in a giveaway, thanks Marta! Since receiving it, I have been experimenting more with highlighters and where to put them. I have noticed that I don't like to have too much glitter in my highlighter but a little doesn't hurt. All shades are very pigmented, I normally go for Platinum, Royal Gold and Renaissance Gold.

My favourite one is Renaissance Gold as it has a lovely sheen without containing a pile of glitter. I haven't used Antique Bronze as it is the only powder in this palette and I feel like it is too dark for my skin tone but I will eventually get around to experimenting with it.

Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream

I have been using this for a few months now and I love it. It is a very hydrating moisturising cream that smells wonderful, I'm really bad at describing scents but on the packaging it states it is hibiscus. I have very little left in this pot, I have a backup so there is no need to worry. I thought I would go quickly through this product but surprising a little goes a long way.

I don't really believe the whole brightening effect that it states as I think my skin is too pale to brighten. Overall, I love this night cream and the best part is that it is only €7!

GoggleBox Ireland

I have fallen in love with this show, if you are not familiar with this show, you are basically watching people watch TV. It sounds so boring and stupid but it is one of the funniest and most entertaining shows I have ever watched. You get introduced to a number of families/friends who watch a program and make comments or have a discussion about something on the show. My favourite people for the Irish version are the Tully twins and the Ryan family as they are both hilarious and come out with the most interesting things. This show has brightened my Thursdays a little more and makes Friday feel more doable.

My YouTube Channel

I have lacked completely putting up videos as I am finding it harder and harder to get time to record edit and upload videos, I wish this was not the case. I have put up 2 videos Bad Blood/I Knew You Were Trouble Mashup and Winter Song Acoustic Cover.

What are your favourites this month?
Thanks for being awesome,

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Life Lately: November 2016

I have noticed since I started back to school in September I haven't shared anything with what has been going on in my life. I know last year was different as I had things to talk about but now I don't. I'm in fifth year now (Junior Year) and I'm in school five days a week every week. I don't have work experience on Tuesdays or spontaneous trips during the week any more. I miss TY, I miss the freedom and lack of seriousness of it all. I miss coming home and having no homework to do and do some blogging or go off to one of my many after school activities. I hate having to be negative but this is my life at the moment, school, homework, study, sleep. I miss checking my blog during the week and taking part in at least one Twitter Chat a day now I can just about do one once a week!

On a more positive note, I like having 170 people in my year. That might sound crazy but I met and got to know some people that now are in my year which is cool. I am also glad that I am doing subjects I enjoy more like Music, French and Chemistry. I didn't think I would like Chemistry but I much prefer it over Biology.

I'm doing 8 subjects, all Higher Level, English, Irish, Maths, French, Music, Biology, Chemistry and LCVP. I'm find most subjects alright except English. I have a different teacher and she is a little intense. I've had a few tests already and I worked so hard for them but I only go 60%, I want this to improve as the time goes by but unless I get a spelling or grammar weaver for my Leaving Cert (which I think is highly unlikely), I'm going to get badly penalised for spelling and grammar errors.

I feel like I'm trying to do the impossible this year and so far it is working. I am trying to do my Silver Gaisce but I'm managing fine. On a normal week I would have Speech and Drama, I'm helping out with a class this year, Piano, Dyslexic Support Group and Kickboxing. My week is hectic but I like it that way. Since I have a huge lack of a social life, I don't go out to night clubs or pubs, I feel that I can manage everything.

My YouTube channel has been lacking a lot and I have come to the realisation that I can't upload twice a month, even though I want to, it's not practical at all. I haven't been online much, mostly on the weekends.

There's always a silver lining to school and that is holidays, I had a week off for Halloween which was perfect! I got to relax and do some things I wanted to do but the week flew by. I did a study skills course for Dyslexic students which I found very interesting and hopefully what I learned will help me to study. I went to see some of my relations for a few days and I had 2 driving lessons. It was a busy week! I also got to dress up twice, at school there was a dress up day and I went as a Social (Media) Butterfly and the second one was totally unexpected and last minute as I had to help out at a Halloween community fundraiser and I went as Wednesday Addams.

There were teacher strikes as well. All across Ireland over 66% of schools were closed after the midterm as ASTI members withdrew from supervising and sub roles which meant that many schools including my own had to close. It went on for 2 days (not very long I know) I didn't take these days off to do what I would have preferred. I spent the time studying and revising work for Christmas tests. I did take some time off as well to do more fun stuff since I had the chance.

I know this may seem mostly negative but this is my life lately and I didn't want to sugar coat it.
Thanks for being awesome,