Sunday, September 28, 2014

Awards Season

I've recently been nominated for a couple of blog awards, but seeing as they are similar I'm putting them in one post. I know I've done a few posts like these in the past but I enjoy writing them, and I love reading people's posts in response.

Liebster Award

I was nominated by Ghosiya, thank you so much, please go check out her blog! For more information on the award you can look at my previous post here.

1. What made you start blogging?
A mixture of inspiration from people like Zoe Sugg and Niomi Smart, I thought I'd try a new hobby, and also a way to meet people across the world.

2. What is your favourite TV Show?
Either The OC or Friends. My favourite current show is Survivor.

3. Why?
The OC and Friends are just classics, I could watch any episode over and over. Survivor's like my guilty pleasure but I can't miss an episode. I love reality TV especially when it's a social experiment.

4. Who is your favourite blogger?
I don't have a favourite but I love following these girls:
Beauty Outlook
Corkscrew Curls
El Wilmer
The Striped Vent

5. What one food would you happily eat for the rest of your life?

6. What is your favourite beauty product?

7. Are you a summer or winter kinda person?
Winter for fashion, but summer for everything else 

8. What is your 'I wear this too much but it's okay, I love it' piece of clothing?
This winter, my black jeans and boots

9. Most interesting fact about you?
I can fit 16 chubbie bunnies in my mouth

10. If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
I could travel the world for however long I want, wherever I want, with no cost. 

Sisterhood of the World

This is a new one for me so thank you Emily. Her blog is incredible, definitely check it out. 

The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
2. Put the Award logo on your blog
3. Answer their ten questions  
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees
5. Nominate 10 bloggers

1. Fave subject at school/when you were at school?
Maths until high school, then it was English

2. Your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the interaction. Getting comments, reading other peoples blogs and learning about them.

3. Least favourite?
There's nothing I really dislike, sometimes a bit of lack of inspiration.

4. Are you an outdoorsy or indoorsy person?
I wish my internet would cut out forever so I could be an outdoor person, but I'm addicted to the computer :( Even if I'm outside I'm doing something like reading not hiking.

5. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Time travel

6. Are you more of a makeup or fashion person?

7. What do you do in your spare time?
Read, blog, clean and eat

8. Name the first thing to your left, is there a story behind it?
Nail polish, I've just painted my nails

9. If money wasn't a factor, what would your dream job be?
Probably still the same, an event manager in festivals, concerts or conventions.

10. Any big plans next year?
Maybe travel. I think I'm transferring from Tafe (tertiary study) to Uni. I'm hoping for a second or new job maybe.

I nominate:
(If I've never nominated you let me know, I feel like I've nominated everyone by now)

My Questions:
1. Where would you love to live and why?
2. Who's more important to you, friends or family?
3.What's one topic you love to discuss?
4. And one you hate?
5. Are you a feminist?
6. Your best tip to get to sleep when you're struggling?
7. Apple or Samsung?
8. Favourite band?
9. What is your favourite age you've been and why?
10. Favourite room in your house to spend time in?
11. Ever been in love?
12. How long have you been blogging?
13. Celebrity crush(s)?
14. Most recent movie you've watched?
15. Shoes, clothes, accessories or makeup?

I've strayed a bit from the rules in the awards but oh well, why not change it up. To my nominees: You can pick which award you'd like to participate in, perhaps if you've done one before pick the other :) Also I've written 15 questions so feel free to pick and choose whichever ones you like depending on the number the awards suggests.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

Hello lovelies. 
If you've seen any of my beauty related posts you'll know this is my Holy Grail foundation, I don't use anything else. In saying that I'll try to provide an un-biased review.

I really love this packaging! It's practical, made of glass so it's not going to accidentally squeeze everywhere in your bag. The colouring's cute, I love having different colours amongst my products. Super easy pump application and it seems to hold a lot, or at least it lasts me a while. When you're running low you can't cut it open for more, but you can still open the top and get a lot extra out. Also it stands up, which is a plus depending on how you store your makeup.

A half pump
Mostly Blended

Consistency & Coverage:
The consistency I find lovely, it's not gooey or sticky. It's really smooth without being watery. It feels super light on my skin. I find I can use barely any and get a really light, natural finish, but it's fine for when I want a heavier look as well. The coverage it gives is good and really evens out my skin tone. The finish is quite dewy, not to the point of looking sweaty, and would be good for dryer skin. I would say I have combination skin, I don't think this foundation would be that great for oily skin types.

Foundation only (and primer)
End of the day

Does it do its job?
"Our first foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates skin with a radiant glow and flawless, natural-looking finish. Instant anti-fatigue effect. With peptides and a Vitamin Moisturising Complex."

I think it really does provide a 'radiant glow' as it suggests. It may be because I look awful first thing in the morning but after applying I feel I look much more awake. So ticks for living up to its name. It also looks and feel quite moisturising. It provides good coverage and feels good so I would definitely say it does its job well. As a bonus it smells nice, like a sweet smelling sunscreen. I'm going to give it a 9/10 just incase I find one better.

I hope this review is somewhat helpful if you haven't tried the foundation. I think I reviewed all the important bits. If you want to know anything else leave me a question.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Blogging Blues

I know I've been quite absent from my blog recently half by accident, and I'm really sorry about that. I've been crazy busy lately and I've not wanted to post any pointless posts just to have some content.

This blog comes second to a lot of things and as much as I want to keep it updated I won't let it become a chore. BUT.. I do have some posts planned for the future, some product reviews, maybe a 'what's in my bag,' so don't loose faith, there will be more good stuff to come.

I apologise again for this boring post and I'll leave you with some pictures from my life the past few weeks.

I love visiting these sorts of cafe's with quirky vibes
My go to hair
And assorted moments I wanted to photograph :)

Leave me your stories of blog motivation, or inspiration, or what you love about blogging, and watch this space, it will get more interesting.

Miss J xx

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Different Way To Blog

Hello lovely people of the internet, I hope everyone's doing fine. 
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the website Tumblr. I know it's also a blogging platform, but I feel it's so dissimilar to Blogger. I associate Tumblr more with images, while Blogger's much more about sharing in writing. I've been using Tumblr forever but when I knew I wanted to create my own content it wasn't the right place for it.

Obviously I'm still on Tumblr all the time, I find it brilliant for inspiration, connecting with people and learning a whole lot. Recently I sort of changed up the style and theme of my blog and I'm pretty happy with it now. I've included a heap of screen caps from my blog recently.

If anyone reading has a Tumblr at the moment and you like what you see, feel free to follow me here (yes this is a shameless plug for myself). If you do, send me a message on there that you came from this post and I'll definitely follow you as well.

Also please do let me know your opinions of Tumblr, or any other websites you use to blog, connect, or for inspiration.

Miss J xx

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Top Ten Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Patricia to do this tag so thankyou very much! Here's my top ten list of beauty products right now.

1. Foundation
I am still completely in love with the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, I haven't used anything else since I got it and I've repurchased already so I probably won't be trying anything new soon.

2. Powder
Right now I'm using the Revlon Nearly Naked powder but it's almost out. It's really flawless and great for setting foundation and concealer.

3. Concealer
Recently, I started using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer and it's so perfect for my under eye area as it's the perfect colour for correcting purple and bluish tones. It's also a great consistency and easy to use packaging.

4. Blush
I'm not a huge blush person, I'm always worried I'll end up with the clown look. Currently I use the Rimmel Lasting Finish soft colour blush in 170 Genuine Plum. It's not plum coloured as the name suggests but I do like it compared to brighter blushers.

5. Bronzer
I'm obsessed with Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. It's got such a pretty glow and looks so natural. In summer I'll probably use it all over my face to create that sun-kissed look.

6. Highlighter
I use the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle but I've stopped using it as often as I used to. I only really use it on a night out as i find it to shimmery for everyday use. But it's still so so beautiful.

7. Mascara
My absolute favourite is Le Volume De Chanel mascara, even though I try to limit it's use, because it's just too special to me. I raved about this in my first favourites post too. You'll never hear me say a bad thing about this mascara.

8. Eye Shadow
I cannot decide on just one. I love using a mix of any palettes I have so I can get the exact look I want. My favourite palette would be the Mac quad from my last favourites post. But my favourite single shadow colour is Strange from the Naked 3 Palette. I use it with nearly every look.

9. Brows
I don't use any brow pencils or anything on my eyebrows. They're pretty full already so I just take my Nude angled brush and a dark eyeshadow to fill them in a bit.

10. Lip Product
This is the toughest category. My favourite lipstick I own is Mac's Impassioned in the Amplified Creme finish. It's not an everyday look but definitely the one I wouldn't live without.

Hope you enjoyed, I tag:

Let me know in the comments if you do this tag :)

Miss J xx