Monday, 18 September 2017

My Go To Autumn Lips!

So, it's FINALLY that time of year where you need to dig out your jumpers, scarfs, gloves and what not. If you haven't already guessed then yes, I love the Autumn weather! 

One of my favourite things about this season is the make up and fashion trends. I love wearing oversized warm, cosy clothing, but what do I love more? AUTUMN LIPS! I love this trend as you can really experiment with different colours and they always make your appearance 100 X better! 

Personally, I'm not that into bold colours so going for a really really dark lipstick isn't my thing. However, this doesn't mean I can't make an Autumn lip look! When I think of make up to do with this season I think of brown-nudes, maybe with a slightly orange undertone. This look is so so easy to do because a simple nude lipstick can easily do the trick!

The three lipsticks that I go for if I want an Autumn lips look are: Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in the shade Dolce K, Bare Minerals marvelous Moxie lipgloss in the shade Maverick, and NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Stockholm. Each of these have a dark, but not too dark, brown or berry colour to them. 

The Kylie lipstick is more expensive, followed by Bare Minerals then NYX. If I'm being completely honest, the NYX one is my all time favourite! So, even if you don't have £20 to splash out on Kylie Cosmetics, that definitely won't stop you from being able to create this look!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

- Amy x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

About me and my anxiety..

Hi everyone and welcome back to another blog post! This one is going to be a bit more on the serious side. I'm going to be writing about my anxiety- how it started, what I get anxious about, how it's changed my life and how I deal with it!

How it all started-

I've never known the true cause of my anxiety. All I can remember is one night in 2015 I was on a metro (kind of like the tube in London) coming back from a concert. I started to feel really sick and panicky. A few days later I started to experience panic attacks which are, in my opinion, the worst things ever. I went to the doctors about it and I got diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic disorder. It used to be so bad that I wouldn't be able to leave my room without being so anxious. This all happened as I was about to start my last year of secondary school (year 11). As you can imagine, it had a very bad impact on me and things such as my GCSE results.

2 years later and I'm still not 'cured' or anywhere close to being. However, I have had such a change in mindset and decided that I will not let it beat me. I will not let the bad thoughts that invade my head constantly take over the positive ones. Do I still have bad days? Yes, regularly. But I am so much better at dealing with this now! I am on medication for my anxiety but to be completely honest I don't think this helps me at all. I deal with my anxiety by doing calming things such as listening to music, concentrating on my breathing, taking a bubble bath, pr just talking to someone about what I'm anxious about etc. Of course these things don't always work but they do help to bring back the positive mindset- or they do for me! 

Right now it's 2017 and there are still many things I'm anxious about. For example, I find it very hard to go in shops which is such a shame for me seen as shopping used to be my most favourite thing! If anyone has any advice on how to overcome this I would be more than grateful. I'm also finding it very hard to get a job that I feel comfortable with as I hate busy, fast paced environments!

Anxiety is one of the most cruel things I have ever had to experience in my life and I wouldn't wish it upon anybody. 

If anyone has any advice for me, or even wants some more advice from me, please feel free to comment below!

- Amy x

Friday, 28 July 2017

Is Kylie Cosmetics really worth the hype?

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! A few days ago I received three Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipsticks as presents and I thought what better than to give my opinions on them seen as they are so hyped about!

First of all, the three colours that I received were Dolce K - a dark nude, Candy K- a natural nude with a hint of pink, and Koko K- a light nude. After trying each one on, my favourites in order are: Dolce K, Candy K, Koko K. I love all of the colours!

The applicator of the lipsticks are very soft and easy to work with on the lips. However, you have to be extra careful not to go over the lips as I found they are very hard to remove! Furthermore, the consistency of each lipstick was exactly the same which I would expect. However, they are definitely very dry once matte, which some people do not like and that's very understandable!

I would say that the lipsticks are quite similar to Jeffree Star's liquid lipsticks as the applicators are very alike and so is the scent of the lipsticks. This is definitely a positive in my opinion as you can definitely tell they are high end products!

Overall, I think that the Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks are worth the money and definitely worth the hype!

Comment your opinions below, I'd love to know!

- Amy x

Friday, 30 June 2017

Pretty Little Liars- IT'S ACTUALLY OVER?!

So, I'm sure that 99.9% of you watch PLL- (if you don't know what that means then you probably won't be interested in this post)! Anyway, Wednesday was the finale- yes, the last EVER episode of PLL, how sad! I wanted to write this post to express my opinions on the finale and just to talk about the whole series in general.

I couldn't help but wake up early on Wednesday morning as I was so unbelievably excited! The fact that the finale was around 1 and a half hours was the best thing ever, because who doesn't love a longer episode of your fave show? I was quite confused a lot of the time through the finale as things moved very quickly. Personally, I was very disappointed in the way that AD was revealed as I don't think it was built up as much as the reveal of A (Charlotte) was. For this reason, I'm still quite unsure of my overall opinion on the finale as I think the whole concept of Spencer's evil twin Alex was well thought out, however, I think I would've preferred it to be one of the boys such as Caleb, Ezra or Toby. 

The ending of the finale was so emotional and I'm not gonna lie I shed a tear or two, or ten.. Moving on, I loved the ending when Mona won the game and kidnapped Alex and Mary Drake- I thought that was really funny and ended the show really well! 

I'm going to miss watching PLL every week; so much that I think I'll have to re-watch it all for the third time (I'm not the only one though, right?). 

Comment below what you're opinions were on the finale as I'd love to know! Also, who did you want AD to be?

- Amy x

Monday, 12 June 2017

Photography and why I love it!

Hi everyone! First of all, I want to apologise for not posting in what feels like a lifetime (about 6-7 months). I've not felt very creative and I've had other things that I needed to focus on- however, I'm back with a new post today! I'm going to be sharing some of my photography with you, because if you didn't already know, it's my favourite hobby and will hopefully soon be my career! 

I know there's a lot of mixed views on Photography as some people think it's something that anyone can do and therefore class it as nothing special. However, no Photographer is the same and there are many different types of Photography, it's all about what suits you best!

Personally, I haven't had a lot of 'professional experience' yet. I started out by just enjoying taking photos of the sky on my iPhone, then carried on this hobby by taking Photography as a GCSE at school which I got a B in (as I was very ill on the day of my exam which put my grade down sadly). Since then, I've taken a short course at College and I bought a camera in order to improve on my skills. I think the best thing to do with Photography is take things step-by-step as it can get pretty complicated if you don't know what you're doing!

I currently have a Photography Instagram account which enables me to be able to display my work as well as get feedback from other Photography accounts. At the moment, I still class it as a hobby but would definitely love it to be my full time career.

Here are some examples of my work:

 As you can see, my main focus is nature and landscape Photography. This is because there are lots of areas near me where I can do this and I always love the turn out. I find that things such as sunsets and trees are very photogenic and colourful which is very my style.

I like this photo as it's kind of blurred which makes it effective as the sun stands out but the grass adds texture to the photo too.

This photo was actually taken by accident (which explains the blurriness) however I really like the turn out of it as it's very different and it's also colourful which is my style.

 I tried to experiment by taking a large variety of tree photos in order to see which would be the most effective. I liked this photos as the dark branches stood out against the colour which gave a nice contrast.
 This is one of my all time favourite photos as I think it looks a bit like a painting. I like how I positioned this photo.
 I then tried another technique- I stood my mum in front of some trees to get a range of textures in the photo. Again, I really like how this photo turned out.
 This photo took a lot of effort (especially if these things scare you as much as they scare me) as I had to capture the photo mid-movement! I like how the photo is quite dark and almost looks like just a shadow of the bird.

I really hoped you enjoyed today's post and if you would like me to start posting more about my Photography then feel free to let me know! :)

- Amy x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Wishlist 2016!

Hi! So, if you read my previous post then you'll know that I said I would be uploading my second post next week. However, as I'm off college ill, I've decided to post today!

As it's now December (which I still cannot believe) I thought that a 'Christmas Wishlist' would be a good thing to write about as if you're like me and get stuck for present ideas for both yourself and other people, I always read these type of posts or watch YouTube videos for inspiration. So, lets just get straight into it!

The products I'm going to be listing are things that I would personally love to receive for Christmas or things that I believe would be great gifts. I definitely do not expect to get all of these presents for Christmas as some of them are quite pricey!

Firstly, the most expensive item on my list is the original heart tag pendant from Tiffany. I've been wanting this necklace for around two years but I've always thought it was a ridiculous amount of money to spend on such a small item. However, as I've gotten older I find it harder to find things that I REALLY want for Christmas. Therefore, I gave in and put it on my list this year. This specific pendant costs £135 as it is real Silver, but who could complain when it looks as good as that?!

The second item on my list is also a piece of jewellery. These pink love heart Pandora earrings are definitely something that almost every girl would love to receive at Christmas. They're still quite expensive for what they are (retailing at £70). I've put them on my list as I personally would rather be gifted them than spend a large amount of my own money on them as I would probably regret it! I also think that these earrings would be a great gift if you wanted to go all out for your Mum.

Obviously I had to include a product from Mac as I'm a bit (very) obsessed. This is one of the new lipsticks from the Mariah Carey collection which I believe has just became available to buy today! One of these would definitely be a good present as the tube is sparkly, making it perfect for Christmas! Also, these are great for any beauty lover as there are 4 or 5 different shades ranging from light to dark, meaning there's a colour for everyone's preference. I believe that these are around £16 each.

The second make up product on my list is the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. Again, I've asked for this for Christmas as it's one of the more expensive foundations that I wouldn't usually buy myself. I've heard so many good reviews about it and they do such a large selection of shades, making it a perfect present for any make up lover. The price of this product does vary by a few pounds at different shops, however, the most common price is between £29-£31.

The last actual make up product that I'm going to be writing about is Morphe's eyeshadow palettes as they are so popular at the moment, and it only takes one look at them to see why! Personally, my favourite is the 35O (as shown in the photo above). However, this specific one often sells out VERY quickly as it is their bestseller. I think that the price of these palettes (£21) is a bargain for what you get. The colours are so pigmented and allow you to create a variety of different looks. This is definitely something that I'd ask for, or even buy for a friend.

Every make up wearer knows that you can never have too many make up brushes, right?! Well, this set of the metal Real Techniques brushes are definitely something that every girl wants to own. The set includes 7 of the metal brushes (which are their bestsellers). This would be a great gift to add to your Christmas list if like me, you love new brushes. I believe that they are currently on sale at the moment at £50, instead of £70. So, if they're something you're interested in, I'd suggest buying them now!

Last but not least, the final item I've chosen to talk about is the snow fairy gift set from Lush. Not only does the snow fairy set smell amazing, but it looks amazing too as the products inside are PINK. I don't know about you, but I'd love to receive this at Christmas! I believe that this set is around £20, and as I've had this before, I can tell you that it really is worth every single penny!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post and I hope I've given you some ideas as to what you would like yourself for Christmas or gifts that you can get for others!

- Amy x

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Hi! I'm Amy and this is my first post on this blog as I've recently switched sites. I thought I'd just make this post an introduction to my blog so that you can all get to know me a bit better! So, I'm 16 (but 17 in 9 days) and I'm from the North East of England, UK. I will mainly be posting about: beauty, fashion, lifestyle and photography as they are the things that I'm most interested in. My aim is to post once or twice a week every week, so make sure to keep coming back if you are interested in what I'm going to be posting about!

Also, my social media accounts are-

Instagram: fashionbeautyamy
Twitter: amyslifestyle

I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them. B sure to come back next week to read my second (and way more interesting) post!

- Amy x