There’s something about the first few days of the year that brings with it a sense of newness, a fresh beginning – as well as, for me, a sense of indescribable pressure, to be more happy and more successful, to make this year bigger and better than the last in every way. We look back on the resolutions we set the year before, at what we did – or for me, this year, didn’t achieve – and promise to work at making this the last year in which resolutions are set, and not met. And it’s a hell of a lot of pressure to put on yourself..
We all have those people in our lives – I without a doubt have an unfair amount in mine – that make you dread shopping. Christmas present buying is one of my favourite things to do, a shock to most people, yet I’m stumped when it comes to the same people, year in year out, who don’t need anything and refuse to give me any hint of what they actually might want. Mooching around the shops in the hope of finding some form of inspiration gets you nowhere – and that’s when you have to get a little creative and hunt down the perfect gift.
In the hope of saving you some time, I’ve created a gift guide for the people in your life that already have everything..
As this year comes to a close – even if it is a little scary to say that aloud – I wanted to pat myself on the back a little for sticking to my New Year’s Resolution of looking after my skin more than I ever had. In the last eleven months, I’ve fallen in love with a vast number of products that I previously hadn’t tried, whilst discovering just as many that didn’t work for me or my skin for whatever reason, and I’ve finally begun to realise the importance of investing in skincare that’s good quality. I’ve written more posts this past year about skincare than I ever thought possible – that being said, there are a few cult skincare favourites I’ve recently got my hands on that I couldn’t wait to write about..
If you could describe your perfect eyeshadow palette, how would you describe it? The first things that come to mind for me are super-pigmented but blendable mattes, creamy and gorgeous shimmers, wearable everyday shades alongside pops of colour for those special occasions, all for an affordable price – which is exactly how I would describe The Saharan by Juvia’s Place. Having been spotted across Youtube, Instagram and Twitter, used by the likes of NikkieTutorials and Kathleen Lights, Juvia’s Place is the brand that broke the internet and one that I couldn’t wait to try myself..
We all know that I’m a full coverage queen. Would you ever want to wear a foundation for twenty-four hours straight? Probably not. Do I love the idea of my foundation looking flawless and incredible for such a long period of time? Obviously, without a doubt! After watching NikkieTutorials’ video of her wearing the Becca 24 Hour Ultimate Coverage Foundation for an entire day, I instantly knew I needed to test the foundation out myself. She, like me, opts for a matte finish to her foundation and while I’m sure her hella expensive primer helped her to look as flawless as she did after such a long period of time, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it..