"A Messed Up Generation"

Monday, 29 December 2014

A lot of people complain about our generation taking lots of pictures when they're out with their friends, or at concerts, or out having fun, they say that you should 'put technology away and live in the moment', and don't get me wrong I do agree in a way, but what's wrong with keeping memories?

One day you won't remember living in those happy moments, and yes, you shouldn't spend hours on your phone in times like that, but spending a few minutes capturing the happiness you're experiencing can't be a bad thing. I vlog for a reason, I love looking back at old photos and videos, because 'living in the moment' isn't going to keep me alive when I'm sad and in need of happy moments, but those pictures will. When I'm in need of remembering all the good things I've experienced and all the amazing things I've done, when I can't remember them well enough in my brain, those will keep the memories alive, and they'll never fade.

I think a balance is important, why can't we do both? Live in the moment and capture it? Life goes quick and memories fade, and there's nothing better than being able to look back at everything you've done. It gives some people a sense of happiness, don't take that away from them.


A Simple Hello

Monday, 22 December 2014

I was browsing the wonderful website known as tumblr a few days ago and I came across this photo, I just had to post about it on here. So many people, myself including, get scared to say 'hello' to strangers incase they think we're strange, or we get judged, but just remember that 'A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet'. It's true, everyone you know now were once strangers to you, and if you hadn't of talked to them then you wouldn't be sharing all the experiences and memories that you currently are.

A simple hello really could lead to a million things, there's countless opportunities that could happen just by you saying hello to someone. The worst they can do is just not want to associate themselves with you, right? Then that's their problem not yours, don't waste the chance of making maybe one of the best friends you could have just by being scared to say one simple hello, take the chance.


Would You Rather: Beauty Tag

Monday, 15 December 2014

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks & lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

See, I personally don't find this a hard question at all. I can't go out without heavy eye makeup, I love eyeshadow don't get me wrong, but I'd never wear it without mascara & eyeliner anyway, so I'd rather lose the latter.

2. Would you rather chop of all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Definitely never be able to cut it again, I barely cut it anyway. I can't even tie my hair up without feeling uncomfortable, let alone chopping it all off!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I don't normally wear any colour on my cheeks, but I'm probably going to go with a coral cheek as I feel it's a lot lighter and prettier.

4. If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

I absolutely love makeup, but I'm going to have to go with clothes here, purely because I'm running out of them desperately right now.

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

I feel like lipstick as eyeliner would be WAY too messy, so I think I'll go with eyeliner as lipstick. It could just be like using lipliner, right?

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

I've never actually brought anything from Sephora, but I've heard that it has such a huge range that I'd have to go with that one.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?

Both would suck, so this is kinda difficult, but I'll go with one lip colour, purely because for the past few years I've only really worn the same one anyway. Yeah I've strayed away a lot but I've always gone back, so I feel like I'd be able to cope pretty easy.

8. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

At college I used to be called a 'Goth Taylor Swift' and I think that sums up my answer to this, dark all the way! I don't really feel bright colours suit me, and I'm a huge fan of dark colours whatever the weather so.

9. Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?

This is so so hard, but I think I'd give up my favourite eye product as I could probably replace it a lot easier than my favourite lip one.

10. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I hate lipglosses anyway, I hate how sticky they are and I only really like matte lips, so I'll go with the latter.

11. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all, or sharpie them in everyday?

Oh gosh, this is so hard to answer, I think I'm going to have to pass! Is that even allowed? Oh well.

12. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

This is the easiest question ever. I love nail polish and making them look all nice and pretty and everything yeah, but I feel makeup is so much more important. You can do so much more with it, and I just couldn't live without it.


Pixie Lotts Album Launch

Sunday, 7 December 2014

So on 24th November I went to the lovely Pixie Lotts album launch in London, and it was absolutely great! Pixie was AMAZING, her performance was great, the album is definitely on my Christmas list (it's called 'Platinum Pixie' for those of you who may be curious) and the day and night overall just made me extremely happy. I also got to spend the day with my friend Kelly, who I hadn't seen in a while, and we had a little look around Winter Wonderland! Sadly I didn't get to go properly, but hopefully I will before the end of the year!

I also happened to meet the lovely Jade from Little Mix, it was a completely random surprise, I never expected to see her there, but it was great nevertheless! She was super super lovely and pretty, and the picture isn't the best but that doesn't matter too much. Although, I do strangely look like a Vampire. I swear I'm not that pale?!

Anyway, thank you so much for reading this, and following my blog and etc, it really does mean a lot to me, and I know I've been pretty terrible with posting lately, but it's hard to run a blog when you don't own a laptop of your own! I've planned a ton of posts though, so I'll be sure to throw them all your way soon, so I'll see you in a couple of days!


Character vs Reputation

Thursday, 20 November 2014

So I stumbled across this picture on tumblr the other day, and I've been thinking about it a lot, and I think it makes an excellent point. "Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation" So so so many of us care so much about our reputation, and how we come across to others, yet we don't consider that we should worry more about what we're actually like. Especially in things like school and social activities, all we ever used to bother with was our reputation. Whether we were considered 'popular' or 'a nerd' and other things like that, I know I was like it and I know most of you probably were too. I think it's only human nature to care about things like that, but when you really think about it do you realize just how petty it all is.

As you grow older you kind of grow out of caring so much about how you're seen by the world, and how good or bad your reputation is, I don't think it goes away for everyone, but I do think you care a lot less about it, however I do think it is more important that you do actually take more notice in how you actually are. Your character is you, if you come across as having a bad reputation, instead of trying to change that reputation, why don't we have a look at ourselves and see if that's the problem? See if it's that we maybe have a bad character, hence why our reputation isn't that great, and focus more on changing our character or sorting it out than the latter?

Just some random thoughts, do you agree or disagree? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments below, or for you to tweet me what you think!


The Makeup Bag.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Most of you will probably know of the lovely beauty named Zoella, and she recently released her own range called 'Zoella Beauty', and I think I'm a tiny bit obsessed with this makeup bag oh my.

The only point in this post is to show you the makeup bag, which is my current one and probably will be for quite a while, it's just gorgeous. The size is perfect, it's not too big and not too small, it's a washable material, the colours are super pretty and the design on it is just, wow.


Current Favourites

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sorry for the not so great pictures today, I currently can't locate my camera battery, but I'll find it soon I promise. Anyway, these are just some random favourites of mine, I feel like it's too late for me to do my October beauty favourites now, but I'll do my November ones when the time comes around!

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Clipper Green Tea

Elle Magazine
Zoella Makeup bag

Avon 'smokey eye' eyeshadow palette
Tanya Burrs lipgloss in 'Vampire Kiss'

Sorry for the last minute excuse of a post, I've just had a super busy day, I'll make sure my next ones are a LOT better! I'm also trying to get into a schedule, where I upload every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and I'm determined to keep it up! 


Love, Rosie Film Review

Monday, 10 November 2014

The other day my Mum decided to take me and my friend Jess to the cinema to go see the film 'Love, Rosie'. I saw the film trailer a while back, and although I couldn't remember much about it, I remembered that it looked good. I can honestly say that this film is now one of my favourite films ever. The main appeal this film had, is that the two main characters are played by 2 of my favourite actors, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, and can I just say that their acting in this film was on point. I really felt the chemistry between them, and my god did I feel a LOT in this film. 

There was not a moment when I wasn't either crying with laughter or crying with how emotional I was, it was absolutely full of moments which caused either one or the other. It definitely does fit the whole romantic comedy theme, I find a lot of romcoms lean more on the romantic side than the comedy side, however this film created the perfect balance between the two, which is one of the reasons I've added it to my favourites.

I'd definitely recommend you see this, however do take some tissues with you, you will need them. I'm not sure if it's still on cinema anymore, but you should definitely add it to your list to see when you can, you won't regret it at all. Overall it was a great film and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even my Nan, who isn't the biggest fan of romcoms absolutely loved it, and to me that's saying something.

(You can find the trailer here)

Halloween Makeup.

Monday, 20 October 2014

One of my favourite times of the year is soon approaching, and no I'm not talking about Christmas, I'm talking about Halloween! I don't tend to actually make an effort with dressing up for Halloween normally, I'm broke and lazy, but this year I'm really feeling like having a go.

A few nights ago I was sitting in my room on my laptop, not really doing anything, and I decided to set myself the challenge of making a dead Halloween makeup look out of only makeup I already own, which can I say isn't much!

This is what I ended up coming up with, and yes I'm aware it's not the best makeup look you've seen, but considering what I had to work with I think I did pretty well! Life's hard when you have 5 year old fake blood and eyeshadows that you got for your 12th birthday, but hey, they're great for practising with!


Victoria's Secret

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Now when I think of Victoria's Secret, I think of skinny girls and pretty but overpriced underwear, so when I went into their shop in Bluewater I wasn't expecting much. However, when moving myself towards the back of the shop, I found their fragrances and their body washes and etc, and boy was I surprised at how cheap they were in comparison to the rest of the shop.

I picked up this fragrance and fell in love instantly. It's rather soft and sweet, if you like girly things then I can imagine this being up your street, I also picked up a perfume and bodywash with the same scent, I think they were along the lines of £12 ish each or 3 for £20/£25, so I went for the 3 deal as it worked out a lot cheaper.

I brought this around 2 months ago and as you can see I've barely used any of the bottle, even though I do use it daily.

This isn't exacty a review, it's just me sharing probably one of my best finds for a while.


Scarlett London - Bloggers Festival

Thursday, 18 September 2014

So the other week I was invited to the Bloggers Festival in London by the beautiful Scarlett, and it was the first type of blog event I'd been to and can I just say it was AMAZING. It was super nice to meet so many bloggers and companies, and to get to talk to all these different people. I'd also like to give a huge thank you to Cat and Tania for keeping me company for the day, they were so lovely and helped make me feel comfortable. This post is going to be rather long so I apologize in advance, but I took a fair few photos and I wanted to include them all!

Love Isabelle