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 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!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Review | Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

First post of 2015 is a good one! With this particular product you must believe the hype!

When Jeffree Star stated that he was releasing a range of lipstick products, the little MySpace girl in me was beyond excited. While apart of me really wanted to buy the bundle pack of the three lipsticks I was in the midst of quitting my job and looking to live quite cheaply, so splurging out on makeup products is a big deal and a thing I have to really think over. While I love all three of the colours he has released I felt 'Redrum' (red) was very suited to my style as I own thousands of red lipsticks (God damn you MAC)! 

Okay, so the packaging is beyond cute! Neon pink with cute gold stars! beautiful! The bottle itself shocked me, I didn't think it would be this big, you get a lot of product for a cheap price. It's so handy and easy to fit in your handbag, although, you don't really need to take it anywhere as one application in the morning is all you need, yes really! 

The lovely thing about this product is that it applies wet but dries matte and boy do I mean matte! The texture is so odd, it feels like you're applying water! The product doesn't really have a smell, which would have been a nice little extra! It stays beautiful and doesn't look drying on the lips, which is great as I have super dry lips! The product states that it dries in 60 seconds, which it doesn't, I would say around 3-5 minutes before it completely dries, where you can press your lips and no product will transfer. That is probably the only teeny tiny little flaw I can find with this product, which isn't really a flaw!

 The applicator is better than what I thought it was going to be. When I first saw it I was thinking "great, like a lip gloss" which I can't stand, but it was easy to use! I still used a lip brush to really define the lips and this is why it's great that it doesn't dry so fast as I think I (and many other people) would find it very difficult to get that sharp lip line. You don't need anything to enhance this product, I wore a lip balm while making up my face then wiped it off with a make up wipe and applied this straight on. It is VERY pigmented and a little truly does go a long way!   

The day I got it me and boyfriend were going out for a meal so I thought I would put the product to the ultimate test! That meant, drinking with no straw, eating a full meal and kissing! I was absolutely amazed! Little product was coming off and it didn't affect the look at all. I kept looking in my pocket mirror to see and every time I looked it just looked the exact same as that first application in the morning! What is so mind blowing is that it is so easy to take off at the end of the day. I used a regular make up wipe and it came off as if it was just any other lip product. Which it isn't, this is one of a kind and you need it in your life.


  • £13 for UK customers here (so cheap!)
  • 'Redrum' keeps selling out so check every day!
  • One application needed to last all day
  • New colours coming in March!
  • You just need this lipstick.