Saturday, 22 March 2014

Motivational Quote #1

The past few days have been quite challenging for me which made me think of this quote.

When I woke up on wednesday morning I almost fell out of bed because I felt super dizzy 
( think 6 pints of cider dizzy).
At first i didn't think much of it but when it hadn't gone away an hour later I started to get worried.
Since I couldn't drive or even walk by myself my dad took me to the doctors. Apparently I caught some kind of virus that affects my sense of balance and 
all I can do now is rest and wait for my immune system to fight it off. 
So as you can probably imagine, the past days have been rather bad and boring.
But feeling like this also reminded me of how lucky I am most of the time.
I don't suffer from any chronic illnesses or allergies nor do I get sick very often but I think under normal circumstances I just don't appreciate this as much as I should.
There will always be things in life that are annoying or worth moaning about but overall I want to try and keep the above quote in mind as I think that my life could be so much worse and I should be thankful for everything I have (including my health).

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

Julie XX

Monday, 3 March 2014

February Favourites 2014

1. L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Extra Black Mascara

I picked this up on a whim despite not actually needing any more mascara at the moment. I have way too many already that need using up. I didn't intend to get the "Extra Black" one and I'm not sure how much more black this is than the original one. Black is black isnt it?
It gives my lashes exactly the right kind of volume that I want and some length too and it has quickly become one of my favourite mascaras.

2. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

I've been using this for about a month now and I really like it so far. I don't want to say too much about it though because there will be a blogpost about it on the blog later this week.

3. Essie- Forever Yummy

I was looking for the perfect classic red nailpolish and first wanted to get Essie A-List. When I compared them in the shop though I found that A-List was a bit too blue toned for me so I picked up Forever Yummy instead and haven't looked back since. It is opaque with one coat although I usually apply two coats, just to make sure. It is easy to apply thanks to the wide and rounded brush and it dries fairly quickly aswell. But most importantly, it looks wonderful.

4. Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops

The one thing I really dislike about painting my nails is waiting for them to dry. Nine times out of ten I've been waiting patiently for my nails to dry only to leave a dent or mark on the polish at some point because they hadn't dried completely through to the bottom (if that makes sense). Now that I'm using the Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops this problem has got a lot better. The clear, slightly oily liquid is super easy to apply because the little bottle comes with a pipette to drop one or two drops on each nail. I'm not sure how the magic works here (I think it evaporates some ingredient of the nailpolish and makes it dry quicker because of it) but it does the trick. Somethink I'm definitely going to repurchase.

Have you tried any of these products?

Julie xx