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Monday, 29 July 2013

dealing with 'down days'

You know those days. The ones where everything turns sour and you feel so upset or angry with yourself and everything around you. Well I'm having one if those right now and it. is. vile. How much easier would life be if happy feelings were the only ones we could feel?

Sarah, stop. You're babbling. 

Okay, right, well whilst trying to cheer myself up I thought I could turn it into a blog post (because who doesn't think of blogging while they're sat in their room about to cry) and give a few tips I've found to help me on these days

This drawing of Aurora/ Sleeping Beauty is just incredible.. by the amazingly talented Kristina Webb


You could do physical excercise like dance, or going to the gym, and get those happy endorphins going, or bury yourself in a good book until you've literally forgotten all of your problems. Anything really that takes your mind off the bad stuff and takes your focus onto something else. Quick tip- avoid watching sad films like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or Watership Down, because that will probably make you feel a hell of a lot worse. 

Comforting.. Stuff:

Go for a bit of retail therapy and spend the rest of the day surrounded by pretty new clothes, or bake yourself as many cupcakes as you can possibly make and eat.. one. Eating loads of calorific, fatty, sugary foods will make you feel a bit better while they're actually in your mouth, but once you've realised that- yes, you did just eat twice your GDAs just in cakes- you'll feel guilty and fat. Not a good combo in anyone's book. Just be sensible.
I just love Disney okay?! Once again, by the incredible Kristina Webb

Anger Management:

Want to rip some poor fools head off? Or smash some plates on the floor? Probably not the best idea. If you really need to bash something, find an old pillow and throw it around a bit, maybe even punch it a little. That way, you can get your anger out and nothing gets damaged! Result!

I hope this helped at least one person who's going through a bad day.
I did try and make it lighthearted because when you're feeling down the last thing you want to do is read some depressingly boring writing, so please don't think I'm not taking it seriously.
Tell me what you think in the comments!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

quick tip tuesday> enhance your eye colour

As a jump back into regular blogging I thought I'd write this little post on enhancing your natural eye colour. Also, let me know if you'd like 'Quick Tip Tuesday' to become a regular 'thing'.

Choosing the right eyeshadow colours are so important when making your eyes really stand out, and for the lid you should try and stick to the rule of contrasting- choose eyeshadow colours that are on the opposite side of the colour wheel from your eye colour. Also be mindful of your skin tone and choose cooler shades for cool skin tones and vice versa.

Blue eyes: Sticking to shades of peach, taupe, camel and brown works best during the daytime, and large, black smokey eyes with lots of mascara and eye liner looks incredible at night, making especially paler blue eyes really pop.

Green eyes: Gold, plum, rust and coppery shades work best for green eyes, an you could even add to the look by using matching eyeliner.

Brown eyes: Daytime looks include peachy tones and gold shadow for a lovely lift to brown eyes. Applied correctly, contrasting with blue shades either with eyeshadow or eyeliner also shows off your eyes. For evening looks, try a warm chocolate smokey eye.

Hazel eyes: For a general look, silvery neutrals look lovely. To fully enhance your eye colour work out what your dominant shade is- it varies a lot between gold, brown and green. 
For mainly green tinged hazel eyes plums and golds are your best bet.
For hazel eyes with gold flecks try soft violet and deep plum shades.
For those with predominantly brown hazel eyes golds and (if you're feeling brave!) blues make your eyes really stand out.

Grey eyes: If you have grey eyes try going for mossy greens or deep purples. Shades of grey itself can also really make your colour pop.

My final tip today is to use a slightly shimmery eyeshadow in a lighter colour than your eyeshadow matching your eye colour and pop a teensy bit of it on the inner corner of your eye. Blend it out slightly onto your upper and lower lash line and Tadaa! Your eyes are now fully enhanced :)

Also, don't be afraid to- if you're in a department store or brand store like MAC- ask the make up artists there for help choosing what shades you should go for. MAC also have a great service on their site where you email them your details and they'll send you an e-mail with a range of products you could try- HERE.

I hope these tips have helped you, and if you have any of your own
or want to request some tips, please go ahead and comment below

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

where have i been?

After about 3 weeks of not posting, I feel very ashamed of myself but- I promise!- I have a few excuses.

First off, . I've spent so much time recently revising for exams and cramming in all the information teachers have been too slow at teaching us inside and out of school that I'm pretty surprised my head hasn't quite literally exploded already.

Dance has also taken up even more of my time because of show rehearsals and at the end of July when my school closes for the August holidays I plan on spending the whole month eating, sleeping and listening to music. And repeat. Although I'm planning on sneaking out to watch One Direction's This Is Us film out on August 29th (not so secret fangirl, anyone?).

My last excuse is a bit of a lame one, and it's simply that I've been too ill or too tired to write anything. As soon as I get home I head straight to bed if I can, and I'll spare you the gross details on all the illnesses I've had recently. Why is it that as soon as the sun comes out in England I get the flu?!

Now that school is almost over I promise I'll force myself awake just long enough to write more blog posts for you all.
Happy Summer!