Friday, 6 July 2012

So a little update

Hello my lovleys...

So yes ive been quite mia lately but ive been super busy with work, i was ill for a duration and general up's and downs.
but im back!

do you ever go through a period in your life where you are completly confused and dont know what you want out of life? feel like your exsisting rather than living? thats my exact feelings at this moment. so in a aim to combat this i took a few steps that i thought i could share with you to help any of you guys who have/are/may experience the same thing...

1. start a journal:
ive never been the kind of girl to sit and right down all my feelings or keep a diary at all really, but ive found it to be really useful in helping me discover who i really am and what i want out of life. its such a liberating feeling!

2. make a mind map:
set a timer for three minutes and scribble down as many things you would like to do with your life. they dont have to be realistic, just write down everything and anything that comes into your head. when the three minutes is up fold the paper in half, place it inside an enevelope and dont look at it for 24 hours. the next day, open the envelope and see how many of your ideas are realistic. then simply.. go for it.

3. dont be afraid:  ive learnt to not let my fear of holding me back from what i want to do/get out of life. just go for it, you learn most from your mistakes and everyone makes them. so, moral of the story.. go for gold!

ive added these three things above in my life and i now feel so much better within myself and ive realised, so what if you dont get it right first time? everyones good at different things, individuality is key in making the world go round. My plans for my future career have changed massively and i have mounds of motivation to fight for where i want to be.

so, i understand this post is random, and many people probably do not want to hear about my life and are reading soley for the beauty, but i thought this may help other people discover who they really are an what they want.

Il be back to beauty blogging soon, any questions feel free to email me
till next time beautys....

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Interactive 7 things for 7 days: June

Bonjour again beautiful individuals..
twice in one day. Someones motivated today!

So this post is inspired by the beautiful Louise of a sprinkleofglitter. This lovley lady has started a 'tag' in which blogger loves can set yourself 7 goals which you want to achieve each month.


1. Exercise: This past week i have been eating so healthy and motivated so increasing the intensity now in an attempt to get a bikini bod. So zumba will become my new best friend.

2. Compliment someone everyday: Ok, at first this sounds creepy yes, but just something as a little compliment can change someones whole day. So lets embrace those smiles.

3. Plan: Ive been working so hard lately with my final exams and working, and now my exams have finished ive thrown myself into work. Im starting to work so much im feeling run down, and im starting to miss the fun things in life. So yes, fun plans at least twice a week is a goal.

4: Make a new friend: I love surrounding myself with positive people, and after many negative experiences throughout my years i have realised this is more important than ever. Making a new friend is just something that keeps life exciting and interesting.

5: Experiment: Ive been loving nail art so much lately and really enjoyed painting my nails in crazy and unique ways, however i have found my fashion in fashion lately is dragging towards the same trends over and over again. So, i aim to experiment with different fashions just as i do with my nails.

6. Get a hobby: ok so its pretty obvious i am beauty obsessed and love trying new makeup, skincare and nail products, which has over the years developed as my hobbie. But id love to find a really hobby that i enjoy and where i can meet new people and be able to express myself in different ways.

7. Treat myself: Hd brows, eyelash tinting and a new manicure on the wishlist currently hehe!

This is a really good idea that mrs sprinkle of glitter has introduced to the blogging community, so come on! join usss!!

25 Random Questions Tag!

Hello beauty lovers...

So these past few days i have been super duper busy and been feeling really ill and rundown, *hugs to myself*. But i felt so inspired to write a blog post, so i thought hey why not do the random questions tag?

So here we go...

1. Where was you three hours ago? I was at work, watching the clock waiting for it too turn 4.30

2. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Yes.. my nails, my cushion, my bed, my slippers, my jacket, my phone and bedroom walls are all touching me. You'd think my favourite colour was pink and not orange.

3. What are you wearing right now? I am being so glamourous right now and rocking my hoodie with leggings and fluffy pink slipper boots. Ahh comfy.

4. What are the colour of your bedroom walls? Baby pink with a flower feature wall... Again with the pink.

5. Who is the last person you sent a message, comment or BBM to? My nan.. aww cute.

6. What does you last message say? Okay, i will book us in. Zumba at six? Yes it wasnt my nan that sent that haha!!

7. Can you taste the difference between pepsi and diet coke? YES! Pepsi and diet Pepsi are a much nicer taste than diet coke.

8. Is your hair curly or straight? Im not even sure how to classify my hair.. it is straight, on the first day, wavy on the second and then straight again if i leave it for a third. My hair can be so indecisive at time, or can it? (sorry for the bad pun, couldnt help myself!)

9. What is the hardest thing you ever had to do? Study for my A levels for two years, completly drained my energy.

10. Favourite two colour combination? Teal greens and dusky beiges.

11. What is your favourite accessory? I am definatly a handbag girl. Its it bad to say i have a slight obsession?

12. Which current celebrity style do you most admire? I am definatly a lover of the infamous vanessa hudgens fashion

13. What is your favourite fashion store/shop? River island, h+m, and random little one of boutiques. They always have really unique pieces.

14. When was the last time you drove out of town? This morning, to go to work.

15. With the exceptation of the computer, what can you hear? Hollyoaks... an argument going on between mitzeee and riley. Things are getting excitingggg.

16. What was the last thing you bought? Petrol :( but the last exciting thing i bought was a maybelline nail polish in porcelian pink. Such a cute colour.

17. What is the first thing you think off when you wake up in the morning? Breakfast and a brew.

18. Favourite food? Pasta, Stir frys and tuna straight out the can. YUM!

19. Biggest turn off? Arrogance. Definate turn off if someone is rude and arrogant to people i love or even random strangers. Nothing more inviting than a smile!

20. What do you always have on/wear? Loreal lash architect 4d mascara. It gives the perfect baby doll eye look.

21. What does your screen name mean/how did you come up with it? Amalie was my nickname as a child, and i really wanted my blog to be a fun place for me to express my love for beauty and anything else that might be going on in my life. So i asked myself 'what was the happiest time of my life?', the answer was childhood i so i took my childhood name and linked the two together. Wow, long winded answer.

22. Favorite style of top/blouse? Sheer fabrics. Really cute, feminine and girly looks. Or if im feeling a little more edgy, i love tops that have fringe detailing, I love the boho style.

23. Favourite tv show? I am definatly a soaps girl. I love getting my daily dose of hollyoaks and coronation street. Always so much action going on. But i also love celebrity juice and im a celebrity get me out of here.

24. What is your favourite tv show from your childhood? Lizzie mcguire, thats so raven, unfabulous, two of a kind and tracy beaker.

25. What does your dream bedroom look like? Whites and pastel florals, shoe and handbags shelves and white wooden vanity. Just like a little dressing room.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Best Drugstore/Highstreet: MASCARAS

hello beautiful people...

so im thinking im going to start a series of best drugstore/highstreet products, so we can all be glam on a budjet. Soo without further a do lets kick of this series with the UK's best drugstore mascaras...

Left to right: Bourjois Coup de theatre 2 in 1, rimmel lash accelerator, bourjois volume clubbing mascara, maxfactor 2000 calorie, loreal volume million lashes, loreal voluminous, loreal lash architect 4d, maxfactor false lash effect 24hrs

Bourjois Coup De Theatre 2in1: First impression of this mascara was definate length, no so much volume. It made my eyelashes look super long and like i was wearing every fine false eyelashes, but i didnt notice a substantail difference in the volume of my lashes. My lashes still appeared thin and almost looked like i just had naturally dark eyelashes. However it did hold curl well. So if you already have beautiful thick eyelashes and just want to add a little length.. try it out! £9.49

Loreal Volume Million Lashes: One word 'AMAZING'! i will never be without this mascara again. To be completly honest when i first bought this mascara i didnt really have high hopes for it as the tv advert seemed far too good to be true and i hadnt heard much through word of mouth in regards to this product. However when i put a coat of this on my lashes i was so happy with the results. Full thick long lashes, truly looks like false lashes. Try two coats of this mascara and you will be amazed. £10.99

Maxfactor 2000 Calorie: This mascara provides such a soft look to the lashes. it doesent really make the eyelashes look anything special but is quite a nice formula as it keeps your eyelashes soft and they dont feel stiff as they do with some formulas. This mascara is for you if want to darken the lash colour and add some volume yet still keep a natural look. £5.99

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara: This mascara was a complete let down for me. It made my eyelashes clumpy, brush was a strange shape and it got really messy. I dont really have anything good to say about this product except the packaging is really nice and feels expensive... not one to repurchase. £7.99

Rimmell Lash Accelerator: I found this product to be really similar to the bourjois coup de theatre. It made my eyelashes appear really long, yet thin and not voluminous at all. I like to use this mascara when im having a casual day and dont feel like wearing much makeup because it is really natural looking on the lashes. If you want a lengthing mascara, id give this one a try. £5.99

Loreal Voluminous: This mascara is such a nice mascara, it can provide so many different looks to the lashes. With 1-2 coats it can provide such a nice natural soft look to the eyes, but with 3-4 coats it can provide such a thick voluminous look to the lashes yet still natural.. if that makes any sense?! This mascara just makes you look like you have naturally amazing lashes. Ive read/seen a few reviews about this online and it appears to be a favourite for everybody. £5.99

Lash Architect 4D: This mascara alongside volume million lashes are my absouloute favourite among all of the mascaras i have reviewd. This mascara gives the eyes such a baby doll wide eyed look, i love it! its a definate staple in my makeup bag. Ive been using this mascara everday and i will definatly be repurchasing. £10.99

False lash effect 24Hr Mascara: This mascara is the best thicking mascara out of all the mascaras i have reviewed in this post. This mascara is brilliant to add volume and thickness to the lashes however i found it was just and average mascara in regards to adding length to the lashes. Oh, and as a little sidenote.. make sure you have some olive oil handy to remove this mascara, they are not joking when they say long lasting. It is super hard to remove. £10.99

All of these mascaras can be found at boots and superdrugs.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Maybelline Colour Tattoo's

Hello lovleys...

There seems to be alot of hype around these new Maybelline Colour Tattoo's latley, so i thought id jump on the band wagon and give them a whirl.

Maybelline market these Colour Tattoos 24HR as a cream gel eyeshadow, with up to over 24HR staying power and providing popping colour to any makeup look. They also state their new technolgoy creates super saturated eyeshadows for a vibrant colour that does not fade.

(Left to right) On and On Bronze, Endless Purple, Turquoise Forever, Eternal Gold, Immortal Charcoal...

Personally i completly agree with Maybellines marketing of these products, they are long lasting and are very smooth to apply and easy to work with. However, if you do have oily skin i would recommend a primer as they will crease several hours into wearing.

Oh, as a little sidenote, these last in the shower too. These swatches lasted on my hand through my shower and i was left scrubbing my hand in the sink afterwards in order to get them off.. literall tattoo!

Overall im very impressed with these new products from maybelline and another positive is they are a cheaper alternative to mac paint pots retailing at only £4.99 in Superdrug and Boots. STEAL!