It’s currently 2 am on a Saturday and I have had such a long, long day. I’m up late as my sleeping pattern has yet to correct itself from university, and my day has consisted of early morning Christmas shopping, present wrapping, and filtering through as many pages of Econ work as I could before my brain died. I can’t tell you how good it feels to ‘wind down’ and write up a blog post. This post is going to be something a little bit different for me as it’s going to be a hair tutorial post – focussing on two of my favourite (festive) voluminous hairstyles, in collaboration with John Frieda!
My MAC foundation ran out a little while ago, so I went into Superdrug, headed straight for the Sleek section, and came out with their Bare Skin Foundation. Sleek is 100% my favourite drug store brand, their products are super affordable and have never, ever let me down. This foundation is just another to add to my mantel of much loved Sleek products.
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Mishanto Launch party, and I don’t think I understood just how glamorous the jewellery line was until I got there. Mishanto is a brand new jewellery line by a gemmologist known as Tony. The pieces range anywhere from £60 – £100+, and with the launch party even getting a mention on the Daily Mail website, it’s clear here that we’re looking at something pretty high end.
One day when I was fifteen or so, I went to a pharmacy and they happened to be selling a ton of beauty goods for £1.20 each. I literally spent 15 minutes rummaging through their ‘sale’ box, and when I got home I was so excited by my purchases that I wanted to tell someone. Butttt – I knew none of my friends would really care to hear me bang on about the consistency of the lip gloss I bought or about what makes the bristles of the mascara I bought better than the one I owned before, so I decided that day that I’d create a blog. Skylish Beauty was born, and it eventually integrated into also being a style and lifestyle blog too. It’s one of the greatest decisions that I’ve ever made as it’s meant I get to go to amazing events, participate in activities that I otherwise wouldn’t have, work with some pretty impressive brands and of course meet some amazing people. Last week I went to the Voucher Codes Swap Shop, and I remember at one point looking around at the rails of clothes, room full of bloggers and free Annie Maes and literally having this blog intro write itself into my mind…
My go-to eyeliner for the past two years has been the Collection 2000 Fast Stroke eyeliner – the eyeliner is almost perfect. It’s dark and bold, lasts for ages, and literally does not run out. I decided a few weeks ago to step out of my comfort zone and picked up this Seventeen High Drama Intense Liquid Eyeliner from Boots.