Sunday, 8 February 2015

aniMangaPOP convention

Hey guys! Yesterday I attended my first convention selling my artwork! It was super exciting and also nerve wrecking, it was a convention dedicated to Japanese culture, not really suited to the artwork I produce however, I enjoyed it! I made a fair few sales and it felt great when people were picking up my business card! 

I attended the event with my friend who creates amazing work, see it here (:

My little table all set up (:

I got talking to some lovely people at the con, everyone was super lovely and supportive of each others work, it was such a lovely atmosphere. These are the cute items I purchased! The print is by Minty Kitty, she was so nice and the super adorable hair clip is from Jessica who was so wonderful! The Rilakkuma brush is super cute, not sure what it is for but I couldn't pass it up! I may use it as a highlighter brush!

I had so much fun, felt super supported from my friend and my boyfriend who sat by me at the event and just the whole atmosphere (:

I can't wait to set up for the next one! Which will hopefully be soon!

Just to let you know, I put up some pocket mirrors on sale on my etsy! Please take a look! They're selling at £3.50 (:

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Monthly Favourites | January 2015

It's fair to say that this months favourites is extremely beauty based! January has been fairly busy and for most of it, I was sick, which meant not seeing Gerard Way in London which was booked months ago for the boyfriend's Birthday... not the greatest start to the year! 

Not all was bad and these little things certainly helped me through! Oh the power of makeup! 

First up we have Estee Lauder's Double Wear concealer. This was quite possibly the best thing I purchased this month. I've always struggled with concealers, I hate the cakey make up look they can give but with this, well, this is just utterly flawless. A little goes a long way with this product, you do not need a lot to achieve a flawless look. It's very pricey at £21.50 but in my opinion, absolutely worth the money. 

This was obviously going to be chucked in here! This was my first review of the year and I'm still loving it! Read the review for my thoughts and opinions on Jeffree Star's liquid lipsticks

Seventeen are an amazing brand for the price of their products, this highlighter is absolutely amazing! It is a 3 way highlighter. You can use it to prime your face before foundation, add it to your foundation or you can use it just to highlight which I like to do. You do not need a lot of this product to see that it is working, the only downside to this product is the pump, it dispenses out way too much and you end up wiping loads off of your hand, which is such a waste and a shame! Other than that it is a great little product and at £5.99 it is a steal! 

Next up are two of my new favourite make up brushes! The first is the MAC 217 blending brush, I use this to blend in my concealer and the foundation around my eyes. It does a fantastic job at blending flawlessly and leaving no brush marks. Again, pricey at £19 but it is a great little brush that I can see continuing to use for a really long time. 

My second favourite brush to use this month is Kat Von D's foundation brush. This came in an amazing 5 piece brush set that I purchased in December on the Sephora website. Unfortunately they have sold out! But great news that Sephora now delivers to the UK, right?! I re ordered the beauty blenders I usually use but something was different about them, they were extremely hard and was taking the foundation off of my face rather than blending it. I remembered I had purchased this and decided to give it ago and I'm glad I did, I can't think of anything else I would use! This brush is insane and they need to make more, even sell it singly! It blends in the foundation so well and leaves no brush marks, it is so soft and holds it shape extremely well even after cleaning.

Two rings that I am loving this month is this small silver ring from Regal Rose and this beautiful blue sandstone ring from Indigo Black.

Everybody knows who Regal Rose are and they do such amazing jewelry! This lovely little piece is so delicate and just looks stunning, it is on sale now for £20!

Indigo Black are a little company I found on Instagram, the day I found them I had to buy something from them! Their jewelry is beautiful and the quality is amazing for such a low price. The sandstone ring was only £8.50! Very beautiful indeed and I receive some wonderful comments on the piece too!

And last but definitely not least is this magnificent film!

If you have not seen this film yet go and see it! It is an incredible film about Stephen Hawking and it is just utterly inspiring! It's very sad, joyful but most of all very motivating in a strange way. He has achieved a lot, so much, even at a young age, my age when he was diagnosed with the disease and it just makes you think, someone has achieved so much with such a horrendous thing to go through every single day then you can achieve anything you put your mind to, anything you want to do!