Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lipstick Spree...

Guys it's actually a make-up post!!! It has been ages since I posted a make-up post and I have missed them so much. It's because I've been really good with my spending habits lately the only make-up I've brought in the past few months is foundation and that's because that is a necessity and not a luxury lol. Today we have LIPSTICKS! 

So lipsticks are my staple, give me an eyebrow pencil and a lipstick and that's generally all I need although it would kill me to not have foundation but I could live. Having a lipstick and a eyebrow pencil I could at least look like a living person. I own a lot of lipsticks I generally stick to MAC because, yes, I am that person. I have lots of different varieties though: Rimmel, Top Shop, Burberry, YSL, Clinique, Dior etc. etc. So I am by no means biased when it comes to lipsticks I just like MAC the most. Today however we have Revlon. 

Revlon is a brand I have tried in the past and never been a massive fan of, however I keep seeing the adverts with Emma Stone in and they have just made me want to try their lipsticks and I thought you know I haven't brought any make-up in a while and I've been feeling a little down lately so "Hey, why not?!" I brought 6 lipsticks altogether, they were 3 for 2, but they are of 2 different formulations. We have the "Revlon lip ultra hd lipsticks" first and then the "Revlon colorstay lipsticks" after. 


Okay so firstly is the "Revlon lip ultra hd." I want to address something first and foremost the packaging makes me want to tear my eyeballs out, I cannot stand it, if I had actually gone to a shop and picked these up I probably would not have ended up buying them based solely on the packaging. So saying that it is probably a good thing I brought these on the internet rather than in store. The packaging just feels cheap and plastic-y and I just cannot imagine it lasting too long in one of my handbags, also the lipstick pokes out slightly from the bullet which means you have to be super careful when putting the lid back on because it tends to catch on the edge which is gross and annoying. 

The actual Lipstick itself though is really good and I really like it, so it makes up for the fact it's in a horrid packaging. It feels lovely on the lips and really moisturising which I love and therefore gives more of a sheen to your lips so if you're looking for a really matte lipstick this is probably not something to go for. The colour is really bright which I love because if you've read past posts I love a bright lip. I'm very much a reds and berries gal so I went for the colours (left to right) Poinsettia 840, Iris 850 and Hibiscus 860. It doesn't matter what season it is as to what colour I wear although I will more likely wear Hibiscus during the summer months as it's a coral tone but I love my reds and berries so you'll find me with those more often than not. 

If you don't mind plastic packaging and aren't looking to spend a fortune on lipsticks and aren't prepared to pay £20+ for one then I think these are definitely a good option they are £7.99 each and were 3 for 2 so bargain in my eyes :). 

  
Next up we have "Revlon Colorstay" which I'm really surprised about actually they aren't what I expected at all.  First off the packaging is lovely, I really, really like it for a highstreet lipstick it's just lovely it's still plastic but just seems a bit more refined than the ultra hd packaging. 

The lipstick itself is what surprised me though, I was expecting them to be really bright and just a lot more in your face but once swatched and on the lips they really aren't. They have the texture of a lip balm which is lovely but the colour is very muted. Also in the picture up there they look like they would be really shiny on the lips but they aren't it becomes quite matte which I really like and the colour doesn't transfer at all which is a massive bonus especially if you're planning on eating and drinking. I think these are the lipsticks for those who aren't confident enough to wear really bold lipsticks or they're just a really good day time lipstick. I'm currently wearing the colour Couture and it just makes my lips look so much better. It's my lips but just way, way better and I love it! I've never been afraid to wear bright colours but if I'm having a day where I don't want to wear bright colours but think my lips need a lift these are definitely the answer. You also don't have the problem of the lipstick wearing, it wears off really evenly so you don't have to keep looking in a mirror to see if it's patchy or anything you could quite confidently go about your day without worrying whether someone thinks you're a weirdo for having patchy lipstick.   

I brought the colours (left to right) Couture 050, Socialite 025 and Finale 095. I'm super impressed with them and the colour range they have and for £8.99 each they are completely worth it.   

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Something I AM good at...

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I'm not good at much. I never have been and have never claimed to be good at anything, not really. There is usually someone out there much better than I. I'm not the prettiest, I'm not the slimmest, I'm not the smartest, I'm definitely not confident, I'm not a particularly good blogger, I'm not the greatest ph or organ donation campaigner, I'm not the funniest, or the wittiest. I'm just not particularly good at anything really and that's okay. 

It's my own fault really because I surround myself with people who are all of these things. I have friends who excel at all of the things that I could only wish to be amazing at. I'm not even the best transplant patient I can't even get the one thing that encompasses my whole life right, I don't look ill to start with unless I have my oxygen on, I was supposed to: get on the waiting list, wait a respectable amount of time, get my transplant and then carry on with my life. I couldn't even get that right, I'm a crap ill person and crap transplant patient not that it's a bad thing really it's a mask I get to hide behind. 

It's okay though, I'll never be any of the things I wish I could be good at I will always be perfectly average, plain old Stacie and I'm okay with it but something I am REALLY good at and something that I think needs to be said is I am very, very good at choosing amazing friends. It's hard to get to know me, I'm a wary person. If you only know the happy, polite, everything will be okay Stacie then you don't really know me. I find it hard to really open up to people and it's a flaw and I know it is but when I make friends I have to try and figure out whether that person will be someone who is happy to talk to me in the early hours of the morning because sometimes thats the only time of the day that I'm awake and when my anxiety really hits hard. That person has to be okay with me not being able to turn up to something that was planned a month in advance because my body just isn't having it that day, they have to be okay with my sarcastic and sometimes dark sense of humour. They have to be okay when it seems like I'm pushing them away because in my mind it's for their own good but they will still come back anyway. These things all mean the friends I have are amazing, loyal, dependable and just downright awesome people. Very few people actually have my mobile number it's because I hate talking on the phone, I'll talk in person and I can text and message that's fine but actually talking on the phone is just something I have never really been comfortable with even before my first mobile at 12 years old (yes I am that old, my good old Nokia 3310 lol). So if someone has my mobile number that means I like them enough that I could put up with a telephone call from them which isn't that many people. 

I'm a hard person to get to know even with a blog and a fairly active online presence but I just think my friends need the recognition because they put up with me and I don't reckon I'm an easy person to put up with sometimes but they still persevere and I love them for it. 

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Who invented revising?

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Who invented revising? I'm so bad at it. I've really never been very good at it, it's what I liked about the whole Open University thing I've only done one exam through my whole degree so far. I've got my 2nd and last coming up on the 3rd of June and honestly this revising lark just isn't for me. It probably doesn't help that I'm doing history and a lot of that requires remembering specific historians who I quite frankly could care less about lol. I enjoy history ALOT I just don't enjoy the constant back to back from one historian to another. I know what my opinion on matters is but examiners don't care about my opinion they care whether I can prove my opinion with other historians opinions. How do I prove it if I can't remember the bloody historians? 

Exams have never been my area of expertise. I remember through school people generally thought I was "smart" I think a lot of people were surprised when I got my exam results, I was happy with them because I worked damn hard for them but there were no A's in there although my Maths really should have been I mean FOUR marks?! come on! Whoever the examiner was on my paper that day must have been a tight fisted old git because I'm sure they could have found 4 marks from somewhere LOL. Megan will also hold over me forever that she got a A and I didn't, her A was in Drama, of course she would get an A in that subject haha.  A good demonstration would be my history GCSE I got a A* in every single one of my history essays/coursework through year 10 and 11 and then when it came to the exam I don't know what I did but I came out with a C overall, exams suck! 

Revising though I've just never had the knack for it. I literally just try and stuff as much in my brain as I possibly can and hope that whatever I've managed to stuff in there is enough to do the job and if all else fails just hope whoever is marking it is having a particularly lovely day and feeling generous. I'm lucky that they are coming to my house so I don't have to worry about my belly rumbling and disturbing the person next to me and I get to eat sweets whilst I'm doing it and hopefully it will just make me feel much more comfortable than if I were in some stinky hall somewhere full of anxiety and dread. 

Hopefully though the light at the end of the tunnel is that it will be my last ever exam ever and I will officially be out of education until I can decide what it is I would like to do with my life, which is still to be decided LOL. 

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