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Monday, 24 October 2016

Easy Halloween make-up!

Easy Halloween make-up!
Monday, 24 October 2016
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Every year at Halloween I'm faced with the same problem. What can I go as that doesn't cost too much money? If you, like me, are faced with the same stress - I've found something that's easy and cheap! An alien!

All you need to do is buy one colour of face paint (I chose blue but green, pink, purple etc. would work just as well) and use make-up that you already have!
All I did was cover my entire face with the blue face paint, then I used the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette to add different dimensions to my face (i.e. contours, highlights, darkness under the eyes). It's easy as pie and doesn't break the bank (especially as you can just wear clothes that you already have).

Let me know what you plan on going as for Halloween!
Saturday, 15 October 2016

A life update.

A life update.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
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I've only ever written a blog post like this once before. I don't often sit and write about my feelings, but everyone knows how good it is for your mental health to write things down rather than to keep them circling around in your head, so I thought that I would do it! I hope that you don't find this post to wordy and boring and hopefully at least one person will be able to relate!



My one other blog post like this one spoke about how I struggled to choose a career path and only really realised what I wanted to do in my last year of university. Since then, I graduated and managed to snag myself a social media marketing internship (digital marketing is what I realised I wanted to do, btw). This is all great but, as with all internships, it is inevitably going to end. Obviously, I want to be as prepared as possible and (ideally) have another job before my internship comes to a close. Which leads me to the topic of this post: it's fucking hard for young people to get jobs these days! Am I right?! I've been constantly applying - I've probably applied for more than 100 jobs and almost all jobs ask for a minimum of 1-2 years experience in the particular field. The thing is though, how are you supposed to get experience if nowhere will let you gain experience if you don't have experience? It's a vicious cycle! I purposely got an internship in order to gain experience but it seems even that isn't enough.
Tbh, it's really been getting me down. I had a little bit of a breakdown the other day after finding out that I didn't get a job that I interviewed for in London. I don't even think it was to do with the job itself, that was just the breaking point. I know that knock-backs are a part of life but it really starts to feel like all hope is lost. You pay £9,000 a year for a degree, you take part in internship programs and extracurricular activities to make yourself stand out from other applicants and it just doesn't seem to be enough. Another thing is, I don't think older generations realise how hard it is for us young people. They remember a time when you left school and there was a job there waiting for you, but now you're competing with hundreds of other people for the same job. They think we're lazy and entitled but the fact of the matter is, a lot of young people just can't get work.

I went on a long rant (cry) to my dad about how I would never get a job in what I want to do and how I'm going to have to just get a job that I don't want and be miserable for the rest of my life (a bit dramatic, I know, but at the time it felt legit). He told me that I need to be strong and not let anyone tell me that I can't do what I want to do in life - and he's right. I'm going to keep on keeping on, it's just hard not to get downhearted. 

Monday, 10 October 2016

An Autumn Playlist

An Autumn Playlist
Monday, 10 October 2016
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Anyone that knows me knows that making playlists is one of my all time favourite things to do. When I was still at University I physically could not start my work until I had made a playlist to listen to in the background (procrastination at it's finest). So, obviously, as it is Autumn I thought that I would make a short playlist to share with you some of my favourite songs right now.







I would love to hear what you've been listening to recently, so feel free to drop me a comment and let me know!
x
Monday, 3 October 2016

September favourites!

September favourites!
Monday, 3 October 2016
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Hiya October, I've been waiting for you!
I literally love October so much - when the sun shines but it's cold enough to wear a leather jacket, when the spiced apple candles come out and when it's socially acceptable to stay in your pajamas all day (nice & cosy) and not leave the house.




Beauty
Micellar Water
I used to absolutely love using Micellar Water and this past month I've rediscovered my love for it! My skin has been an absolute disaster recently- greasy, spot prone, visible pores - you name it, I've had it! So I wanted to properly strip back my skincare routine and just use minimal products instead of piling on all sorts of things that are meant to be beneficial, but end up actually suffocating the skin. I've been using the Nivea Daily Essentials one and it's been doing the job perfectly!

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this perfume before, but if I have it's worth mentioning again! I was lusting after this perfume last year so I decided to pick it up from duty free before heading off to Paris. Needless to say, I wore it the entire time I was in Paris and also most days since. I absolutely love the Summery smell (kind of vanilla-y) and every time I spray it, it sends me straight back to Paris!



Fashion
Bomber jackets
I have LIVED in these recently. I absolutely love them and now, thanks to New York/London/Paris fashion week, they're both casual and fashionable.

TV/Film
 Power
I started watching this last week and in one day I ended up watching it for 6 hours straight (oops). It's just so brilliant though! Its all the drama you need.

The Office
This is more like a lifetime favourite because it is my favourite TV show ever but I've just started rewatching it and I was reminded of how much I absolutely adore it.

YouTube
Grace Victory
I've been getting back in to watching YouTube videos this past month and Grace has been my absolute favourite of the lot. She's so honest and passionate and she talks about things that most people would cringe at the thought of. I kind of hate when people put on a 'persona' on YouTube and act completely different to how they would act if you actually knew them and you just get the feeling that Grace is being REAL, it's refreshing!

Let me know in the comments what you've been loving this month!
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