Embroidery.

12742759_969069766463361_9208991299552763299_nSo, I spent today experimenting with embroidery over the top of my self portraits. The portraits are printed on 6×4 Photo paper which gives them a rather glossy, stiff finish. Piercing the photo paper with the needle and thread was a sort of therapy in itself as it created a sense of fragility within to a finished and structured piece. I want to experiment with colours and textures more. I also think it would look a lot more effective if the thread wasn’t as neat, almost ragged looking and more expressive. Which overall is the effect I am trying to create for my finished piece.

Treat yo self 1

So of course after getting my student loan yesterday I had to spend a little on makeup! However I spent a lot less than I was expecting. After spending some time shopping I found some really great pieces in new look of all places. For £5.99 I got the cutest little powder contour kit which I’m really excited to try out so I’ll keep you guys updated on that. Also as I’m trying my best to look after my nails this year by using cuticle oil and hand cream I also treated myself to some pretty great nail varnishes 2 of which are matte and the third is a surprisingly great glitter pink nail varnish that has a really bold finish unlike most cheap glitter nail varnishes that tend to give you about 3 pieces of glitter on one nail. These were £2.99 each!! I’ve always loved new look and now finding out they have a great beauty range has just made me love them more. Xo  

 

Best shower ever! 

 I just had the best shower ever! Now I don’t usually use anything that isn’t from lush when I shower/bathe but as I was given a lot of new stuff for Christmas I thought I should give them a go. One of my favourite smelling things I was given is a set from Treacle Moon, my coconut island. I have never smelt something that’s coconutty and creamy in my life! And it made my skin super soft. My goal this year is to look after my self a lot better, skin, nails, hair, body just everything I want to be so much healthier and happier this year. I’ve also started using tresemme shampoos and conditioners a lot more so my boyfriends mum got me some huge bottle which makes me happy (go me!) it’s been keeping my hair shiny and soft since I started dying it blonde. Last but not least my simple spotless skin triple action face wash to help repair my skin after all those Christmas chocolates. I reccommend all of these products as I know feel crazy relaxed and smell awesome!!! Xo 
 

Maybelline favourites.

  I have only just realised that my three favourite make up products all seem to be maybelline items! I couldn’t live without these three things and I’m so sad that my master sculpt contour kit is running low. I would definitely recommend these products and here’s why:…. 
1. Maybelline Master Sculpt contour kit in fair, this is such a wonderful contour kit that comes with a powdered shaper and highlighter along with a small brush and a cute little mirror. I love how well it blends and the slight glitter sheen that comes with the highlighter giving you a cute little glow. My favourite by far! 

2. Maybelline ink master matte eyeliner. A great little eyeliner I’ve recently started using that is long lasting and has a great precision brush for getting the deadliest points. 

3. Maybelline lash sensational mascara. This is one of the nicest mascaras I have used. It has a slightly curved brush which makes your eyelashes look as naturally long as possible also it doesn’t seem to clump!! A great buy. 

I really would recommend all three of these products as I use them every day and I would swear by them. Xo