TUTORIAL || Star Trek 'Gold Shirt' Steampunk-Ish Inspired Makeup Look

Friday, 13 January 2017

I wouldn't be me without some post or makeup look being connected to Star Trek in some way or another. This look was largely inspired by the Gold Shirt, particularly, the black jumpsuit with the gold shoulders in the TNG/VOY era. 

I was inspired to create this look after biting the bullet and purchasing one of the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner - namely the eyeliner in 'Goldrush'.

After swatching it several times, and building up my excitement at using such gorgeous gold goodness, I was bitterly disappointed with it in full action. I will probably reserve all of my thoughts on this product for another post. Needless to say, the consistancy of this eyeliner resulted in it transferring to my crease, thus turning a relatively simple look into something steampunk-esque. 

Perhaps I should do a Steampunk Star Trek series.... what do you think?

Dear Student-Me

Since my father died at the beginning of November last year and with my job becoming ever more soul-destroying (yes, dear reader, blogging and making videos is not my job), I have been doing a lot of soul-searching. Where did it all go wrong? To answer that question, I would have to answer, when was it ever right? I did everything that I was supposed to do: I listened to my teachers, I studied, I got good grades, I went to university and left with a 2:1 Joint Honours Bachelors of Arts Degree. And yet, I've been working in a supermarket for the past 6 years with a degree in my pocket that I feel is worthless and a shocking £20k amount worth of debt. 

There have been many a night where I ask myself what could I do with my degree since my high school marketed my subjects are the most 'employable' as they 'open doors'. The only door that I feel was opened to me was my colleague entrance because I can read English (hardly a talent because it's my native language and even now that seems like a debatable requirement). So what would I tell my 18-year-old self before (and during) what were supposed to be the 'greatest years of my life'? 

I know that I've touched on my time at univeristy previously in this post so it's a little round-up and a few new points..

TUTORIAL || Morphe 'Make A Statement' Eyeliner

Thursday, 12 January 2017

My first video in two months is finally here. YAY! 

I took time out from blogging and YouTube after the death of my Dad. He took ill the day that I posted my last video and then passed away five days later. I had aimed to post again around Christmas and New Year's but decided to give myself that time to myself.

So, I did a little retail therapy during that time and bought some of the newly landed Morphe pressed pigments on Beauty Bay. I loved the pigment 'Make A Statement' so much that I wore it on Christmas Eve-Eve to work. I had to get into the Christmas spirit at some point there. I loved how it turned out and received a number of compliments on how it really made my eye colour pop.

I also apologise profusely for the awful voice-over. It was the first time that I did a voice-over in two months and I was nervous. Could you tell?


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Well, I survived Two-Thousand And Sixteen. It felt like the year would never end when it had just begun. A lot happened last year. A lot of good and a lot of bad. I lost my father on November 2nd, and the last two months were a numb blur. I can't remember a lot from those months and I barely had any desire to return to any of my hobbies and my heart was broken by the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds (Bobbi Adler, forever). Despite that mountain of loss and darkness, I decided to put that aside and to put 2016 in retrospect and document what was good about it for me. 

TUTORIAL || Storm [X-Men] Inspired Makeup Look - REDONE

Friday, 28 October 2016

Anyone remember the makeup tutorial that I did for Storm from X-Men as my 100th blog post? If not, you can check it out here

I was sitting on Tuesday wondering what I wanted to film. I had plenty of ideas but none were grabbing my attention. Besides, a number of them actually require a second person and some accessories. I found my notebook with some blank face charts for me to doodle on and I had written a list of looks that I wanted to do and a second go at Storm was one of them.

So here it is with all new products and a slightly different look. Plus, I'm a little bit obsessed with the very start of the intro. Just a little. She says... 

MY THOUGHTS || Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [FILM]

Saturday, 8 October 2016

After seeing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children last Friday, I thought that I would sit down and share with you my thoughts on the movie. I have read the books, all three, by Ransom Riggs and loved every word from cover to cover. With the movie imminent, I started counting down the days until I would see my new favourite brought to life.

I'm not going to lie, I had a lot of thoughts regarding this movie. I spoke for well over an hour and managed to whittle it down to 33 minutes. Yes, it's lengthy but as I said, I loved the books very much and I naturally would have watched it under a microscope. I had also just finished reading the first book for the second time just before seeing the film and so it was fresh in my mind. 

Have you seen the movie? What did you think of it? I would love to hear your thoughts about it and how you felt it transitioned from book to film.

HALLOWE'EN || Black & White Jester

Next up in my Hallowe'en tutorials, is this black & white jester makeup look that was inspired by that headband hat that sits upon my head. I had thought that it would be a Mad Hatter type of look but it wasn't very Mad Hatter. It just so happened that the hat was Mad Hatter like. Ergo, Jester was hereby dubbed. 

I found the headband in my local Asda. It doesn't appear to be available online sadly. 

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