Friday, 24 February 2017

Stila 'Stay All Day' Matte Lipsticks

I'd never really tried Still products until my bestie got me one of these lipsticks for Christmas last year. Oh my my whole perspective on matte lip products has been changed!

 The colours I have are 'Bordeaux', which is a dark red wine colour, and 'Mon Ami', which is a grey toned pink. They're both amazingly pigmented and neither are drying at all! As I've seen with a few lipsticks recently, they don't have a formula that dries out as fast. They stay more satin-like on your lips meaning you don't have to worry about flakiness just from talking which many liquid lipsticks do. They're not patchy, and top ups apply smoothly and seamlessly, and does not disrupt the previous product underneath.

They're extremely long wearing, as the 'Stay All Day' title may suggest. I wore 'Mon Ami' at a blog event a couple of weeks and I only reapplied once throughout the night. Probably didn't even need it I just like to make sure everything is even!

'Mon Ami' is unlike any colour I have. Yes its a pink toned nude which is basically the majority of my lipstick collection, but never with the grey tone as well. Because of the grey undertones, it goes really well with silver, grey and taupe eyeshadows, with a silver, pearlescent highlighter.

'Bordeaux' is the perfect red wine shade and I wore it a lot over the Christmas period. In fact, I don't see the point of assigning colour rules to certain seasons and I'm going to be wearing this all the way through Spring and Summer.

These lipsticks retail at £15, and can be bought in any stores with a Stila counter, however, I ordered 'Mon Ami' from Beauty Bay!

Have you tried these lipsticks before? What did you think of them?


Sweet Treats from Cake Toppers!

Here's me being super super behind on all my work again!

Anyway, in November, Sam from Cake Toppers contacted me asking if I would like to try some of their cupcakes. Obviously, me with the biggest sweet tooth in the world jumped at the chance!

Cake Toppers specialise in printing custom cake toppers to suit any occasion! They and make the perfect personal gift, or, perfect for any event! Not to mention the cake is amazing... better than what you'd find in the shops!

As you can see, I chose for the personalisation to be some of my favourite pictures with my friends from my time at sixth form, but I think these can make an amazing Mothers Day present! Last year, as you might have seen on my blog, I put together a mothers day afternoon tea. These would've been the perfect addition! They also offer full size occasion cakes personalised with whatever picture you like!

I'd highly recommend this as a gift, or even just as a treat to yourself! In fact, putting this post together has reminded me how good they were... I might just have to order myself some more!


Thursday, 23 February 2017

An Update!

I know, I know... Long time no post. (I'll try and be better ahah!)

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen it was my birthday a few weeks back! I entered my last year of being a teen and honestly it's kind of scary. You'd think I'd have my shit together by now right? Nah - you know how most people have that one drawer in their room that is the designated 'junk drawer'? Every drawer in my room is a junk drawer, plus the stuff stacked up high in my wardrobe. Left 6th form in June with the intention of being employed on an apprenticeship by September... alas, I am still searching for the perfect job!

Let me get off on a tangent here, but am I the only one who has noticed how much more grumpy everyone is in January? Like yeah I get January is a long month because of the extended time until payday (sigh), but sometimes it's not even a normal amount of grump... Let me explain. It's like the excitement of the festive period is over and the contrast between 'I'm basically the epitome of Christmas! Lets cover my whole house in lights and cover every item of furniture in metres of tinsel!' and 'What a waste of money that was. All I got was socks' is more defined than ever. My example of this is one of my colleagues greeted someone as they entered the shop I work in the other day. A simple friendly 'Hi, you alright?' is all it was. To which the person replied 'I have flu. I need to drink lots of fluids', and just wandered off. Ok then. Take that as a no... Really though, like I get it, everyone is skint after Christmas, including me, but don't take it out on other people!

Back to the job hunting - I've been searching for an apprenticeships for months now. About a year actually, with no luck. Hopefully though, there is something exciting in the works! But I'll tell you about that if it comes to anything!

Other than that, life has been particularly mundane! Just working most days! I have some really exciting events coming up though, like #nebloggersattheraces which I'm so excited for! Be sure to keep an eye out for lots and lots of pictures over on my instagram @staticnova_


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