One Of Those Nights | My Fears

Monday, 28 July 2014

Oh boy. Its one of those nights when I just can't sleep... too much on my mind. I guess a lot of it has to do with school approaching soon (one last sacred month). I mentioned it before, but I go to an art school, which is magnificent but also extremely stressful. 
You know when you love doing something so much it's painful to think of doing anything else? That's me with my singing. My blog is brand new so you guys don't know much about me, but I'm a classical singer and I'm majoring in musical theater. It feels like I've been singing all my life. It's the one thing I'm really good at. The one thing that sets me apart from the rest. I'm not a straight A student nor am I a star athlete. I am a singer.
But you see, that's the problem, I don't think I could really enjoy doing anything else. Do you know how hard it is to make a career out of singing? It terrifies me to think about all the competition there is in this profession. I'm just some shy awkward teenager. I'm not out for blood. All I want to do is sing and perform and maybe just for a few hours take peoples minds off of their troubles. A lot of people hate musicals because they find them too "fluffy" or "corny" , but what they fail to understand is that that's the whole point of them. They're there to help you escape. I feel happy when I watch a musical because it's a symbol of positivity and hope. ( I know, I know, I'm generalizing. Some musicals are pretty depressing. But you get it, right?). 
But anyways, I will conclude with this quote. Now although it doesn't fit my situation perfectly I found it quite comforting and rather inspiring. I don't have a craving for greatness nor do I truly know if I'm destined for any. But that last half is what I loved most.  

Goodnight Guys <3 

My oh my, did I ever get a lot off my shoulders... 
Tell me in the comments what you think and if you have the same worries about your future :)

My Top Three Liquid Eyeliners | Product Adoration

Sunday, 27 July 2014

As a devoted fan of winged eyeliner, I have tried countless amounts of liquid and gel liners, which has brought me to the conclusion that a lot of them suck...  But have no fear! I'm going to save you all some time and share my three favourite eyeliners, these are in my opinion the best of the best. I'm not a huge fan of gel liners, so I'll only be talking about liquid ones. I've tried high end and drugstore eyeliners and I really haven't seen a significant difference between them. Its a tricky business picking out the right one for your needs but if you're  like me and love winged eyeliner these are some to test out! I highly recommend them all! 

1. Rimmel - Exaggerate :    This is my all time favourite eyeliner! I've used it everyday for a few months now. I've re-purchased it, I've recommended it to friends... its fantastic! The best thing about this product is that the colour remains vibrant throughout the day and lasts for an incredibly long amount of time. It has a standard felt tip applicator, which I like because I find it gives me more control to create a precise line. 
You all have to try this! 

2. L'Oréal - Lineur Intense : What makes this product stand out for me is its shape. It has a very long top so it feels really comfortable in your hand when you apply it which helps make a very straight and precise line. This is another product with great colour payoff, it's almost a little glossy. It lasts all day without smudging or fading. Like all my favourite liquid eyeliners this also has a standard felt tip applicator. Recommended to those of you with shaky hands!  

 3.  L'Oréal - Telescopic : Now this is the eyeliner that helped me perfect my technique. It was the first really good liner that I used and it made all the difference! This is another liner where the colour payoff is magnificent. The felt tip applicator is slightly smaller than the other ones on this list which helped me when I first started using liquid eyeliner because I couldnt make huge mistakes, Every flawed line I made was small enough to be corrected. This eyeliner lasts all day but if you do mess up it's easily fixable with a Q-tip which is really helpful. Another great thing about this eyeliner is that it comes in a waterproof formula which lasts an incredible amount of time. This is a great summer liner;  highly recommended for those of you with busy days in the heat! 

What's In My Bag | Summer Edition

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hello everyone! I hope your Saturdays are all going well. So in today's post I'm going to show you my everyday purse and what I keep in it, because in a weird and slightly creepy way a lot of people (including myself) find these fascinating.

I know, I know my purse is quite small, but I really only carry the things I need... mainly because I'm too lazy to lug around a heavy purse. But nonetheless my bag is from Aldo and I absolutely love it because it matches so much and it's just such a classic piece, I've been using it everyday this summer!

Things I keep in my purse :
In order from top right to bottom left

Wallet - Cath Kidston
Lip Balm - EOS in mint
Hair Tie and Bobby Pins - Hair Tie from TopShop
Cell Phone - Iphone 5c
Lipstick and Lip Brush - DIY crayon lipstick
Glitter Pens - Chapters
Polaroid Camera - Fujifilm

The Perfect Welcome Home Surprise | Morrissey Box Set

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Alright guys, so I was recently on vacation in Newfoundland (which was absolutely gorgeous!) and when I returned home, I found possibly the greatest surprise ever waiting for me in my bedroom. My World Peace Is None Of Your Business box set arrived in the mail!!! My brother was kind enough to open it for me and lay all the items out on my bed so that I could see them as soon as I got home. The box set included the CD (of course), the vinyl version, a t-shirt, some lyric sheets, a poster, but most importantly an autographed copy of Morrissey's Autobiography!!! I've just been staring at it all day... I actually can't believe I have it in my hands. I've been listening to the album on repeat. Morrissey never fails to comfort me with not only his beautiful lyrics but his voice as well, it's still as flawless as always. If you're interested in what all of this looks like here are some pictures:

What do you guys think of World Peace Is None Of Your Business?

Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protectant | Product Adoration

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Hello Everyone! So today's post is going to be about a product that I'm absolutely head over heels for! 

Oscar Blandi Heat Protectant

  I've recently been trying to switch up my hair routine in an attempt to make it stronger and healthier and one of the things I've been looking for was a really fantastic heat protectant and I've found it! The product I'm talking about is the Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protectant Spray. It offers up to 450°F heat protection but what makes it special is the fact that it contains keratin. After applying it to my hair it not only protects it from my heat tools but it also makes my hair feel so soft and look so shiny and healthy without making my hair oily (which is actually a very big deal with my hair... I swear it's either crazy oily or extremely dry). I'd really recommend it to any of you who are looking for the perfect heat protectant because I've noticed a huge difference in the texture and strength of my hair. It will definitely be an item I repurchase! 

My Top Acne Clearing Products

Sunday, 6 July 2014

I don't know about you guys, but summer's arrival always means that my skin will break out. Luckily, I've found some magical products which clear my acne incredibly fast. I've been reaching for these products for some time now, and they have never failed to impress me. So here are my four most beloved acne clearing products:

1. Clean & Clear Blemish Treatment

This product is truly the best of the best. In my personal experience this product has been able to eliminate my acne within a few days.  It's definitely my go to product and I recommend it to all my friends who suffer from acne. Just a word to the wise... If you do plan on purchasing this product, make sure you don't pop or pick at your pimples before hand (though you shouldn't do that in general..) because this product may burn slightly after you apply it.  But all in all its the best way I've found of clearing up all those annoying spots!!

2. Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub

I've been using this product for a while now and I find it especially helps to dry up spots (without drying your skin of course). I usually use this product at night before going to bed and when I wake up, the redness around my acne is cleared substantially if not completely and by the second night of using it the appearance is reduced dramatically. It truly is a fantastic scrub and what I love most about it is it's scent, I find most products geared towards acne have a very medicinal scent to them, but not this one! Its very fruity and fresh and extremely gentle too. Definitely a scrub worth trying!

3. Bioré Blemish Fighting Astringent 

Now before I begin talking about this product i'll start by saying I don't recommend it for people with sensitive and/or dry skin, its very strong and very drying. But if oily skin is one of the causes for your acne, this is the product for you. It helps control the oil and dry up your acne. I'd recommend to use it about every four days at first and maybe move to every other day if you find you need more.  

4. L'Oréal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution

This product is fairly new and I had been hearing rave reviews about it everywhere, so I thought I would give it a try; It's fantastic!! I must admit, I have been guilty of removing my makeup with only face wipes and then going to bed, but I've now added this product into my nightly routine and I've noticed a ridiculous difference. When I use this I go to bed with no trace of makeup on my face which is of course is the ideal scenario. Its extremely gentle and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking so bright! A good makeup remover is absolutely the most important step to help reduce breakouts, this is the best and most gentle one I have tried yet!

I wish you luck in your future battles against acne

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