Ways to Keep POSITIVE During Exam Time

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Ways to Keep POSITIVE During Exam Time
I am in my last year in school and in the Irish school system, that means work hard. For the last few weeks I have been in school from 8:30am until about 5/6pm, as after school we have the option to stay afterward, supervised to study/ do homework for a small fee, and still having to do homework and study when I got home. This post idea came over me while suddenly becoming extremely overwhelmed one evening. However I quickly got myself back on track but it opened my eyes to see how stressful school can be for everyone. This is how I will keep positive during this tough exam year and I hope it helps you.

  1. Have a Focus: If you know what your goal is and what you want to achieve, whether it's to get into college or just to get good results, just think of how you will feel if you achieve that. It will eventually all be over and you will get to relax. 
  2. Plan your Time: By writing all your planned study or extra work into a diary you will feel satisfied with all of  your work your doing and it will help you get the most out of your study. Even if it isn't a lot, it's better than nothing at all! Plus, by planning your time you will be able to see all of the fun events that you may have planned in the future, if not you can have relaxing time to look forward to.
  3. Just remember, it'll all be over in a matter of time!
  4. Think about all the people you love and all the things you love, school should not be the only thing you focus on or these years will pass you by.

At the end of the day, school isn't everything and if you're really feeling overwhelmed and stressed, don't be afraid to take a day off to tend to you. 

I hope this post helped some of you!

How did you get through some stressful times in school?

Berlin Beauty Haul

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Berlin Beauty Haul
So recently I took a very lovely school trip to Berlin and in the jam packed four days I spent there we got to do some shopping! I honestly wasn't expecting to find any beauty items at all on this trip but I was very pleasantly surprised.

I came across a drugstore called Douglas in a shopping centre and I just said I would pop in to have a browse. Then I had a mini heart attack when I noticed the NYX stalls! This brand is not available in Ireland so I jumped at the chance of buying some products.
The second I saw NYX I knew I had to get some Jumbo Eye Pencils, as I had heard so much about them. I picked up Cottage Cheese, Yogurt and Milk.

The next NYX product I picked up was the eye shadow base. It's just a matte white which I have yet to use.

Next I fund a shop called Kiko which was really good and very nicely priced! I had never heard of this brand before so I was unsure what to expect (quality wise) and I have to say i was impressed. I first picked up this eyebrow kit which includes a tweezer, two brushes, a wax and two shades. I got the shade 02 and it does make my eyebrows a bit orange but it does take practice as I have never used wax before.
Next I got this brush which is just a flat shading brush which I have yet to use.
Lastly I got a nail varnish which in my opinion is not the best quality, but a gorgeous metallic silver in the shade 617.

Well that was my Berlin beauty haul, I hope you enjoyed and have a great day!

My Debs Experience

Saturday, 7 September 2013

My Debs Experience
In Ireland, we have a Debs. It is a similar concept to Prom in the UK and America accept we only have one. This is held usually around the September or October after you leave school. It is the last night that you will get to be with all of your school year group and I know that I had looked forward to mine for a very long time.

When I was younger I always was looking up Debs dresses online and fascinated with the whole concept of your debs. It looked so fun to me, dressing up, getting your hair and makeup done and going off in a limo or party bus where you go off and only arrive back at 7 o' clock the next morning!

As I am in sixth year (which is my last year before I go to a university) my personal debs is not until next September, but a friend asked me to accompany him to his debs and I jumped at the chance of going!

So the search for the dress started.. My mam dragged me to shop after shop numerous times but I could not see one I liked! I was going for something not too bright in colour and not too fussy!! But after looking online I finally found the perfect dress!

I am in the right of the picture btw! I got my dress from the website Fanny Crown (http://www.fannycrown.com/original-v-neck-long-champagne-evening-dresses.html) and including shipping it was approximately €170 including shipping which I thought was pretty reasonable! I also thought the service from this website was very good, it only took a few days to be delivered, which is always a plus, and when it came it was in lovely packaging! I got my bag in Penny's/ Primark for only €7.

For hair and makeup I would strongly recommend going for a trial with the hairdresser or makeup artist before arriving on the day. I was happy with my hair and makeup in the end, it's just I asked for my hair to be in much looser curls, almost waves and it didn't turn out that way!

Anyway I have to say, any person contemplating going to their own debs, take my advice and go! It can be a terrible expensive process but it can be as expensive as you want it to be! I honestly had a great night and I think it will be even better next year for my own debs as it will be with all my friends.

So I will leave you's with some other photos of my debs night and if you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comments below!

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag

Friday, 6 September 2013

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag

So next week I'll be heading to Berlin, Germany for the very first time. While I was packing my makeup bag I thought this would be the perfect excuse to do this post!

I thought I would start out with my makeup bag, which was €15 from Cath Kidson!

For a primer, I am bringing 'That Gal' by Benefit.

Next I have my Rimmel 'Wake Me Up' foundation in the shade 100 Ivory. I chose this over the Benefit 'Oxygen Wow' because I am going on a school trip with all my friends so I will probably be up all night! I thought this foundation would provide much more coverage.

For concealer, I am bringing the Revlon 'Colourstay' in the shade 01 Fair.

To apply my foundation I have my Real Techniques 'Expert Face Brush' which is my favourite foundation brush ever! If you could recommend any other good real techniques brushes leave a comment down below.

To set all that, I am bringing my MAC 'Select Sheer/ Pressed' powder in the shade NC20.

With that powder I use the MAC 182 brush.

For mascara I am using the Maybelline 'Volum' Express The Rocket' which is literally the best mascara at the moment. Before I apply this mascara I use my Penny's/ Primark eyelash curler which was €1.50.

To brighten up my face I have Topshop's 'Glow' highlighter.

I have the Naked 2 palette because I use one of the matte colours for my eyebrows with my Topshop angled brush.

For eyeliner I have my L'Oreal 'Super Liner Luminizer' for brown eyes. I have green eyes but I find that this does the job nicely.

I also have an Essence eyeliner in the shade white as it will brighten up my eyes!

Well that's what is in my travel makeup bag! I hope you like it and you have a good day!