Busy Uni Times

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to apologise for the lack of posts recently. I’m crazy busy with my university assignments all due in within the next week, and I still have so much work to do! I’m missing being able to write regular posts but once my work is all handed in and my exam is over, I’ll be able to get back to blogging properly again.

Hope everyone else doing assignments and essays is getting on alright! We can get through this arghhh good luck!

Speak to you all soon,
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Why Don’t We Celebrate St George’s Day?

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Living in England, the same thing happens to me every year. I look on Twitter in the morning of the 23rd April and I see that it’s St George’s Day. I never have any idea until I see people saying about it on the day. And I know I’m not alone. Why do so many English people have no idea when it’s our national Saint’s Day?

I always think about St Patrick’s Day. This is the Irish Saint’s Day but this always has so much more recognition in England than our own Saint’s Day does. A lot of people will go out celebrating St Paddy’s Day… Dressing in green, going to pubs. People in England will go out and celebrate it in the same ways too. The Irish have the day as a national holiday, meaning people get the day off work to celebrate. In England, today is just a normal day and everyone is at work as usual. Maybe if we had today as a national holiday, we’d have more of a reason to celebrate.

I think it’s a shame that we’re not patriotic today. It could be a day to really make us proud to be English, celebrating our country. Sadly, I think it will always be overshadowed by the Saint’s Day of another country, as they always celebrate and make it an exciting day to be Irish.

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Tag: 40 Make-Up Questions

Hi bloggers,

Sorry I’m a bit rubbish with regular updates at the moment but all this university work is getting in the way which sucks. But I’m trying my best to blog when I’ve got the time time. I hope you all had a lovely Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate!

I saw this tag on ‘beckinablog’ and you can find her great blog here: beckinablog I thought it looked a fun tag to do for today’s post so here we go…

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?

Usually just once at night unless my skin is particularly bad then I’ll often wash my face in the morning too

2. What skin type do you have?

Combination pretty much. I’d say it’s more dry but it’s also spot prone which is very frustrating! I try to sort my spots out and cover them up with make-up but these things make my skin even more dry and show up the dry patches so it seems I can’t win here

3. What is your current face wash?

Currently I’m using Simple moisturising facial wash

4. Do you exfoliate?

Yes I use the Simple smoothing facial scrub at least once a week, and if my skin is looking especially dry. With my dry skin it’s become an essential part of my skin care routine.

5. Which brand do you use?

I’m using Simple products for my face mostly at the moment, but I do often change depending on how my skin is and what I can find at the time.

6. What moisturizer do you use?

I use Garnier Moisture Match for dry to very dry skin every morning. Every other night I apply Clean & Clear dual action moisturiser which helps to prevent spots (the other nights I use a spot cream but I have to alternate the nights to prevent my skin getting dried out from this product)

7. Do you have freckles?

Yep on my nose but they only tend to come out in summer

8. Do you use eye cream?

I have been using a free tester of Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream but unfortunately this has pretty much run out now. I am looking for an eye cream to buy but I haven’t found one yet so if anyone has any recommendations then please comment them below

9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Yes unfortunately! I’m one of these teenagers who feels as though my skin will never clear up but I’m hoping it will start to soon!

10. Did you ever had to use Pro-Activ?

I haven’t used it but I do use Duac

11. What foundation do you use?

Rimmel Lasting Finish full coverage foundation

12. What concealer do you use?
Rimmel Wake Me Up.

13. Do you know your undertone color?

Nooo I’m rubbish with things like this. I should probably find out

14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

Personally I don’t ever wear them. I only have once and that was for my prom when the woman doing my make-up put them on for me, and even those were pretty natural looking. I’m happy just wearing mascara.

15. Do you know that you’re supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes I often lose track of how long I’ve been using mine for though woops

16. What brand of mascara do you use?

I tend to change my mascara often but at the moment I’m using Maybelline Volume Express

17. Sephora or Mac?

I’ve never used Sephora plus I love MAC, so definitely has to be MAC

18. Do you have a Mac Pro-card?

Nope I don’t

19. What makeup tools do you use in make-up application?

Just brushes for some parts of my make-up but I also prefer to apply foundation and concealer with my fingers as I feel like I have more control over it

20. Do you use a makeup base or primer for your eyes?

I usually apply my normal primer around my eyes but I don’t have a specific eye primer

21. Do you use a makeup primer?

Yes I use the Rimmel Lasting Finish primer. It definitely makes my make-up stay on for longer during a busy day.

22. What is your favorite eyeshadow color?

I always use nude eyeshadow colours, and I love a brown.

23. Do you use a pencil or a liquid eyeliner?

Always liquid now. When I was younger I always just used a pencil, but I’ve had plenty of practice with a liquid liner now. I only occasionally use a pencil to line my waterline.

24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Luckily not often at all, but I probably will now that I’ve said this!

25. What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

I don’t think I’ve ever used them so I can’t have an opinion on them

26. Do you use mineral makeup?

Nope not really.

27. What is your favorite lipstick?

Nothing can beat a MAC lipstick. I’m currently switching between Please Me and Midimauve which are both amazing colours.

28. How about lipgloss?

I used to always wear lipgloss but as I’ve got older I’ve moved to preferring lipstick definitely. I find lipgloss is often too sticky and my hair just gets into it on a windy day. I prefer the bold colours of lipstick now.

29. What is your favorite blush to use?

I don’t use blush

30. Do you buy makeup on ebay?

Nope make-up is one of those things that I never really buy online because I like to actually try it or at least look at it in the shop first

31. Do you like drugstore makeup?

Pretty much all my make-up is drugstore so yes haha! I don’t spend loads on make-up and the products I buy I’m usually happy with

32. Do you go to CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlets)?

I’ve never heard of these so I’m not sure we have them!

33. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Yes I seem to make a mess most days so I always have make-up wipes handy! Something’s always uneven or smudges. It always seems to happen when I’m in a rush too which his very annoying!

34. Name a makeup crime you hate.

One thing I see recently is when people do a bad job of their eyebrows and they’re farrrrr too thick!

35. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, blush, etc.) or neutral ones?

I like neutral for my eye make-up but bring in colour with my lip

36. What celebrity always wears great makeup?

I can’t think of anyone in particular right now but I’m generally always jealous of how good celebrities make-up look. I definitely need a make-up artist haha!

37. If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you choose?

I can’t go out without foundation, I need some coverage! However I also feel naked without eyeliner on.

38. Could you leave the house without any makeup on?

Yes I have done at times but I always feel more comfortable if I at least have some foundation or coverage

39. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?

I’ll have to say Rimmel as this is always my ‘go-to’ brand when I’m looking for new make-up

40. What do you think of make up?

I love it. On days where I’m not rushing to do it, I actually enjoy applying it and trying different looks. I always find buying and trying new products for the first time very exciting. And I love reading blogs on make-up.

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers in this post. I nominate anyone who hasn’t done this tag already that would like to!

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Welcome April

I’m in denial that we’re in April already! I’m not sure where the last 3 months have gone at all. Next month I’ll be finishing my first year at university which is a very scary thought. It will be weird no longer being a fresher and having to work even harder than now.

I kicked April off in style last night. I had a night out with my best friends and had a great time. We all have a lot of work to be doing at the moment with university essays and revision, so it was good to let go and have fun for a night while everyone was home and had free time for the Easter holidays. I have 4 essays to write in the next month and I have an exam in May so that’s definitely keeping me busy at the moment. But I think it’s so important to have some fun in between all the work otherwise you just end up stressed.

I’ve had a great week so far, despite having this pressure in my head. I met up with some friends on Monday who I met through Twitter but they both live locally. We had a DVD day and a good catch-up as although I’d seen them both individually recently, we hadn’t done anything the 3 of us for a long time. Tuesday was a day I both did university work and actually went to work, so it wasn’t the most fun of days but you need to have these days to get anything done!

I got back from my night out in the early hours this morning so today’s been pretty chilled as I caught up on sleep. It was so lovely last night to forget about everything with my best friends. We’re all doing different things now, and although most of us are living at home still, we all have very different timetables and work schedules so we don’t see each other as often as we’d like to. However, we all still remain really close and nights like last night really do show that. As you grow up and go through different experiences, you end up meeting friends from all different places but it’s so important to remember your best friends from school.

It’s now the long Easter weekend. What has everyone got planned? I’m heading to my grandparents for lunch on Easter Sunday and I’ll definitely be eating a lot of chocolate haha!

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