Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss for Rimmel London - Review

I have been absolutely loving lipstick lately. I feel naked now whenever I have nothing on my lips.
I think lipstick can make you look a lot more 'done up' and makes you feel better about yourself.
I've always found lipsticks don't tend to last well on me, they fade after as little as half an hour! So when I heard great things about the Kate Moss lipstick collection I thought I'd give them ago.

I really wanted a deep red lipstick so that was my first purchase (the shade 01) and I loved it so much that a few weeks later I bought two more, shades 20 and 05.

 Shade 01 is a quite a dark, deep red, however it looks lighter when applied. It's a really gorgeous colour, a classic red, that is perfect for going out or casual.
Shade 20 is quite a bright fuchsia pink and I LOVE it, I think it's my favourite out of the three. I was a little bit nervous before I bought it because I never normally wear colours like that but it looks really lovely on. It's not too bright but it's bold and I think it looks especially nice as my skin is fairly pale and I have dark hair and eyes. This is from the spring collection.
Shade 05 is a lovely pink, not too bright so can worn casually but at the same time very pretty and you can build it up to make it darker and bolder.

Left to Right - Shade 01, Shade 20, Shade 05.

What I love about these lipsticks is that they last AGES! Hours and hours, they claim to last up to 8 hours, which I am sure they do on some people, for me they probably last about 4. When I wore the bright pink (20) the other day the colour didn't fade when I ate or when I drank, amazing. They are super moisturising, if you suffer from dry lips like I do these will be brilliant for you, they don't dry my lips out at all! And they dry quickly, so it actually feels as if you have nothing on your lips!
The colours in the whole collection are great (Kate Moss picked them herself, well done her! Fantastic selection), they are SO pigmented; a little goes a long way and I think these will last me a long time.
I think the packaging is great as well, they feel nice to hold and look smart and the lid doesn't really easily come off which is great if you're going to keep them in your handbag or makeup bag.
Another thing I love about these is they smell and taste amazing! Some lipsticks smell and taste chemically, these smell of different fruit. The red smells of cherry and the bright pink (20) smells of raspberries! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Top to Bottom - Shade 01, Shade 20, Shade 05.

These lipsticks are priced at £5.49 which I think is brilliant for the quality of them, and there's often a 3 for 2 deal on in Boots for Rimmel products.
I highly recommend trying these lipsticks out if you haven't already, I can't recommend them enough and I shall be getting some more shades!
Round of applause for Kate Moss and for Rimmel London!

Get shade 20 here!
Get shades 01 and 05 here!

Do you own any of these lipsticks? Or will you be trying them?



Monday, 21 January 2013

From Another's Eyes

Do you ever wonder what you look like from another persons perspective? Not just physically but how they see you as a person as well? I do, all the time.

Everyone judges other people, I'm not a very judgemental person at all but even I make assumptions about people, everyone does it! Whether it's things like seeing someone getting into a Mercedes car and assuming they must have loads of money, but how do you know that car wasn't a gift from someone? How do you know it's even their car? Or seeing someone who's overweight and assuming they eat lots and don't exercise, that person could have a health problem that causes them to be overweight. Or hearing someone's a vegetarian and instantly thinking they are some hippie tree hugger, that one gets on my nerves, lots of people are vegetarians, whether it's for diet reasons or simply because they love animals and care about them, so they don't want to eat their dead bodies. Or hearing someone who speaks quite poshly and assuming they are a snooty, pompous person, a lot of the time that isn't the case!

So, if people make assumptions like that all the time about other people I started to wonder what assumptions people made about me. So I tried to look at myself in different situations I am in quite regularly and try to work out what people may think of me.

The first situation I put myself in was when I go to my dad's work and meet everyone there, I talk to them about things, whether it's work, education, what I've been up to lately or about my dad. I think, well I know because loads of people have told me this, I come across very confident and charming. Well...I am one of the least confident people you could ever meet! If people think I am very confident and could do more or less anything they are very wrong. Don't get me wrong, I am able to talk to people and order things in cafes/restaurants, buy cinema tickets, etc, but all the time I am doing that I am panicking inside, my chest goes all tight when I buy things in shops for example, from the anxiety. I could never wear clothes that expose myself too much, and I don't like loads of people's attention being on me because I freak out and assume they are thinking the worst about the way I look (I guess that stems from the bullying I had, especially one time when I wore a pretty dress to the school disco, I was in year 5 I think, and everyone in my class made fun of me, called me names the entire evening, that was enough to put me off pretty dresses for life).

Also something they might think, as well as probably a lot of people who know me, including extended family like aunties, uncles, cousins, etc, is that I am lazy because I quit college and haven't gone back.
This couldn't be further from the truth! I started college at the beginning of September 2011, I was so nervous on one of the induction days I actually couldn't go in, I freaked out big time. But I overcame that and started there. I am quite a shy person and try and stay out of peoples way, so find it quite hard making new friends. I felt extremely lonely, people were far from friendly at the college and I felt very out of place. At lunch times if I couldn't find someone I knew from school there I used to have to sit by myself to eat, I normally did this off the college grounds so people didn't think I was quite so sad! Then things got worse and I started panicking in class, I used to try and breathe slowly to calm myself down. One day I was feeling like that and then a group of bitchy girls started laughing at me, for what I have NO idea, or maybe I was just being paranoid, although I'm sure I wasn't. And then I felt the tears coming, which made me panic even more, thankfully the class was about to end, and as soon as it did I ran to the toilets and cried and cried and had a full on panic attack. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't stop it, it was so scary and I didn't know what to do. This all happened because now every time I am in a school environment it just brings back  memories of the terrible bullying in school, which I talked about in a previous post. I tried to overcome it, I spoke to someone who was in charge of helping students with problems and she was lovely, and said I could do 1 subject a week until I felt more confident, and I had exams coming up so she said I could do those in her office and if I ever needed to leave the lesson I could and I should come and have a cup of tea and a chat with her whenever I needed it. I thought this would help, and it did work for the first couple of days, but then one day, I don't know why, I think maybe it was because it was coming up to the time when I had to take 2 lessons, I properly freaked out. I had another panic attack, hid in the loos and cried and cried, I rang my mum and she said she'd come and get me if I wanted, so I got out of the college and went home. I couldn't face going back. The thought terrifies me, the thought of going to any college makes me want to cry. I was truly miserable there, and there's no way I could have gone on like that.
So, for people thinking I dropped out because I 'couldn't be bothered', now you know that's not the case. I may even be doing my A-Levels from home this year instead!

Sometimes, I am sure people think I have lots of money. If you were to see the house I live in, or the holiday I had the other year, or that I have 2 cars, or that we just got our kitchen completely re-done, you might think we are quite well of. But no.
We are by no means poverty stricken, and we are so rich compared to a lot of the people in the world, but we definitely don't have lots of money. The house we live in comes with my dads job - we didn't buy it, also we get free decorating (that's why we got the kitchen, it wasn't down to us). We also had our holiday payed for by someone very generous, and our car bought for us by another lovely person.
We are extremely lucky that we have these things, and that people are so generous to us.
It just annoys me when a lot of people seem to think I have money coming out for my ears.

I get called boring by people sometimes, and you know why? It's because my ideal night is a night in cuddled up with my doggy, watching a film and drinking a latte. I don't like getting drunk, I don't like the thought of clubs very much, I don't see the attraction of those insane holidays in Malia or wherever.
I don't think this makes me boring, I think this just makes me more mature than a lot of people my age. I have more self respect and think more sensibly. My sister actually said to me the other night "Amelia, I'm sure you're 10 years older than you really are".
I personally don't see what's wrong with liking reading, or blogging, or walking my dogs, etc. It isn't hurting anyone else, so why call me boring for it? Everyone likes different things, it would be a boring and a messed up world if everyone was the same.
I love gigs though, I adore the atmosphere and the live music. I'm not some 80 year old pensioner!

People tend to assume things about my health as well. Someone said to me the other day "what I have is worse than what you have"....they don't even know what is wrong with me. Okay, so what they have may have been cancer or something, which is worse than me, but they didn't, they had body spasms or something. For all they know I could have had a brain tumour and they were saying their body spasms were worse. I know 'other peoples problems don't make yours any easier', but it just really wound me up! I don't have a brain tumour, just so you know, but for all that person knows I could have.
Don't assume anything about me when you don't know :)

People will always judge you, people will always assume things about you, but who cares? They don't know you. All you need is to be yourself, don't try and be somebody you aren't, that's no way to live....and often the person you try and be is a worse person than the true you.

What assumptions do you think people make about you?


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Wonderful Quotes!

If you're anything like me you'll love a good quote, whether it's about life, love, music, memories, or just completely random movie quotes. I find them fascinating, I love how clever some of them are but I enjoy the ones that are so simple but just so inspiring the most.
I thought I would share with you some of my absolute favourites in picture form and explain to you why I like them so much!

1. This quote reminds me that you have to endure the bad times to get the good times. Everyone goes through bad moments in their life, some a lot worse than others, but your pain is massive to you, whatever it may be. In life you have to go through tough times, and if you don't then it's not a real life at all, but those tough times will get easier and they'll fade away and in time you'll get the 'rainbow', the amazing times will come, but you have to endure the 'rain' to get them.

2. People will always try and tell you that you can't do something, whether it's because they are negative and genuinely believe you can't or most likely it's because they want it and don't want you to succeed in whatever it is because they can't themselves. Don't listen to those people, if you have a dream, if you have a wish then make it come true. You can do anything you put your mind to, it may take a while and be hard work but you can do it, then you can look back and be proud of yourself and prove those negative people wrong!

3. When I was going through hard times, especially through bullying, I thought I was weak when I cried, I used to get so cross with myself for letting people get to me but that's not how it should be! In the words of Jessie J - "it's okay not to be okay". Feeling down, or crying is nothing to be ashamed of, it doesn't mean you're weak, it means you're human and it means you've just been strong for too long. Never feel like it's not okay to show your emotions, it is and often you feel a lot better for doing so.

4. I like this quote by John Lennon a lot. Often I do nothing at home for a day, and by the end of the day I feel like I have wasted it, but most of the time I have actually enjoyed it. Maybe I read my book, had a nice bubble bath, or just watched some TV with my mum, because that time wasn't productive it feels wasted but I enjoyed those moments, so I haven't wasted them. Life is about spending your time doing things you like, whatever that may be, so if the things you enjoy aren't productive, then so what?

5. I do really like this quote, however I believe things can remind you of moments. I personally am quite sentimental, I keep a lot of things! I have a box in my room full of memories, I have dozens of train tickets (all which have written where they're from on the back..e.g gigs, days out to London, TV show filmings etc), gig wristbands, flyers, gig tickets, confetti stuff that falls from the ceiling at the end of a concert, cards from people, a letter from my mum, postcards, key rings from holidays and lots more! I love this box and I look through it quite often, if I'm feeling low I sometimes go through it, it reminds me that even though I may be going through tough times at that moment, there will be better times to come, because there always are! If you don't have a box like this then I highly recommend starting one!

6. I often hear people saying they really want something or they really hope this month will be good and then they do absolutely nothing to make it happen! It seems to me that people believe things just happen overnight like magic, that opportunities will just fall into their lap or miracles will happen. NO. That is not how it works, if you want something you have to make it happen, you have to work hard and not give up. At the beginning of the year everyone always says "2013 will be my year", these are the same people who said "2012 will be my year".....if you want it to be your year then DO IT. Dream it, wish it, do it. You can't expect it to all fall into place, that's not how it works I'm afraid.

7. Something that really annoys me is when people say "it'll never happen, there's no point trying". How do you know it won't happen? What if everyone thought like that? Where would we be then? If everyone who wanted to be a successful actor or actress just thought "it won't happen, I won't try" we wouldn't have films or tv programmes. That's just one example but there are so many more! If you don't try you'll most likely regret it, and at the end of your life you don't want to be thinking "I wish I'd tried" and be full of regrets. You'll always wonder what might have been!

Well, that's it! I have lots and lots more but I won't carry on or we'll be here forever! I hope you enjoy those quotes as much as I do and I hope you feel inspired by some of them.
I'd love to know what your favourite quotes are...
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