Friday, 14 November 2014

Would You Rather? Beauty Edition!

Friday, 14 November 2014
I am suffering with a severe form of writers block right now. I have so many planned posts to write but every time i sit down at my computer, every word disappears out of my head. Hopefully a fun and light hearted beauty blogger tag will relieve some of the stress and get me back into my flow. 

1. Would you rather loose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses or loose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

100% I would rather loose all of my palettes and eye shadows. Only reason being without mascara i resemble somewhat of a bald eagle, and who wants to look like a bald eagle on a daily basis?

2. Would you rather chop all of your hair off or never be able to cut it again?

I would never chop my hair again. I am such a baby when it comes to my hair, i get really anxious when i get it trimmed even though my sister in law is a hairdresser and is more than capable. My hair is like my little comfort blanket, it would be staying. 

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I think i would rather have a pink cheek. I tend to stick to darker pink blushes on a daily basis and slightly shimmery pinks when im feeling a little more glam bam. I never tend to reach for a coral. 

4. If you have £1000 to spend would your rather spend it on clothes or makeup?

MAKEUP! £1000 is alot of money to spend on makeup so i would be indulging in my guilty pleasures i cannot justify buying. Hello chanel!

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

Hmmm, that is a tough one. I think it would have to be eye liner as lipstick because a glossy or creamy lipstick would not be comfortable to wear on the eyes. I dont even want to picture that haha!

6. Would you rather only shop at mac or sephora?

We dont have sephora in the UK, sadly! So i would say mac. But sephora, if your reading this, i would really appreciate a store in the uk to spend my hard earned money on ;)

7. Would you rather use only one eye shadow colour or one lipstick colour for the rest of your life? 

That is tricky. But i think i would have to say wear the same eye shadow for the rest of my life, purely because i love rocking a red lip in the winter and bright pinks and corals in summer. I am a huge fan of a statement lip. 

8. Would you rather wear summer clothes in winter or winter clothes in summer?

Winter clothes in summer. I am not a good person to be around when i am cold. My boyfriend always laughs at me because i constantly complain about being cold regardless of how warm it is. In my defence, i do live in england. 

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

I sat and thought about this question for far too long. I love dark nails in the winter, i always feel they give you that sexy vampy feel. But bright nail polish in the spring and summer makes me so happy and there are sooo many colours to choose from. I am going to go for bright but i do really love dark nail polish. 

10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or favourite eye product?

I would give up my favourite lip product because i love my mascara and eye liners. I do not feel complete if i haven't got lashing of mascara gracing my lashes. 

11. Would you rather be only to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

I would prefer to wear my hair in a messy bun. Just because you can tweak it a little more and play around with cool styles. Being a student nurse i spend the majority of my life wearing my hair in a bun so i have became very used to it. 

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never wear lip gloss?

I would rather never wear lip gloss. I hardly wear lip gloss as i find it fiddly and annoying. Plus I am a huge nail art addict.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows off and have none at all or have to sharpie them in everyday?

I think i would rather sharpie them in everyday. I could rock a scouse brow like i intended to make them look like that. 

14. Would you rather live without nail polish or makeup?

Is that even a question. MAKEUP. False nails dont count as nail polish right?


♥xo

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MAC Objects of Affection: Mini Pigment Sets

Tuesday, 11 November 2014









For those of you have been reading my blog for a while now will know i have a huge love for my mac palettes; they are very much my babies... so how have i been a lover dover of mac for so long and not yet tried their pigments? After my 1am finish from my A&E placement, i found myself wide awake and scrolling through the interwebs only to come across the Mac Holiday 2014 Collections. I am 100% one of those people who has far too much makeup that it would be impossible to use it all; so when mac release the mini holiday collections i feel slightly less guilty as there is a considerable amount of product instead of enough pigment to share with the whole blogger world. 

The MAC Objects of Affecton Pigment Set is available in four limited edition colour collections for £26 each. The pigments in these sets contain 0.09 oz of pigment and 0.14 oz in the glitter vial, which is a nice amount of product and with normal pigments priced at £17, how could i not?

I have found the vials to be kind of fiddly to use as they tend to be a little messy compared to the larger sizes as they are easier to dip my brush in and keep upright when in use. However, the pigments in these holiday collections are super pigmented, lusts of shimmer and sparkle, very long lasting and super easy to blend. 

I got the Gold/Beige Collection & the Rose Gold Collection. I fell instantly in love with these as soon as they landed on my doorstep. The colours all work so well together and would be perfect for the holiday seasons, but could also be used for a subtle hint of glamour during the daytime. These two sets have very warm undertones so if you like warmer eye shades i would 100% recommend this. It contains some gorgeous shades of gold, brown and taupe as well as a beautiful everyday champagne colour. I found the glitters very hard to swatch as they need a cream base in order to adhere nicely to the skin. 

My favourite shade in the Gold/Beige collection is Lithe, It is such a stunning reflex nude shade.Lithe blends so beautifully into the lids and feels so silky to apply. Deep brown is another staple shade in the collection for me. It is the only matte shade in both of the sets  purchased. It is a very finely milled pigment that applies easily to the lids and instantly smokes out any of the pigments and gives a dramatic feel. 

These collections live in a plastic glitter sparkly box with a vintage esq cameo on top. The case feels very good quality and really gives the pigments that holiday feel, it would make a perfect gift. I will be keeping this pot to store in my bits and bobs once i am done with my pigments. 

Overall, i was super pleased with the MAC Objects of Affection Pigment Sets. They will make perfect gifts for the girly girl in your life over the holidays and regardless of weather you like a subtle touch of glamour or a dramatic smokey eye, these will work for you.



♥xo









Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Autumn Wishlist

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


Long time no post my lovely's. Ive been super duper busy with working, placements, assignments, family, relationships and trying to find time for sleep in between. Here are a few things i have been lusting after at the moment. Now, some may see this as more of a christmas list now that the season is almost upon us and i for one couldn't be more excited. 

Gloves, Bonfires, Christmas Markets and a cheeky Mulled Wine are right up my alley come christmas season. What are you most excited for?

What items have you had your eye on recently?


♥xo

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Strength

Sunday, 28 September 2014





I know i have been a little mia lately and i really have missed blogging, Spending hours scrolling through blog's on bloglovin and taking endless amount of pictures for future posts; but life had sort of gotten in the way. I wont go into the in's and out's of my life but things have been very tough recently and because of this i feel i have let my blog lack and i have really missed interacting with the beauty community. 

With the pressures of several ill family members, searching for a bone marrow donor, university exams and deadlines, a&e placements and finding some time to sleep i feel very drained and uninspired. But despite all this i have decided it is not selfish to find some time in my life for blogging. Aimee-Leigh Makeup is my little place of happiness on the interwebs. 

These past few months have been turmoil for myself and my family and i dont know what i would of done without the support of my wonderful best friend and my amazing boyfriend. They have been with me every step of the way, give me tough love when ive needed it and provided food and wine in my fragile hours. 

So, this was just a quick post to clear my head and ease myself back into the blogging world. I really appreciate everyone who has stuck with me through this time in my life, the emails i have received and my loyal followers. You really have helped contribute to this smile on my face. Beauty related posts will resume asap. Watch. This. Space. 


♥xo

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Everyone has those days...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

So this post is a little different to what i would usually post on my blog, i am sorry if i disappoint anyone with this post but i promise my normal content will resume tomorrow. I dont even know if i will publish this but i just feel i need to get all my thoughts down and into words. 

I have been having a bit of a poopy time and a rough ride lately and it is very quickly becoming too much. I dont want to bore you all with the in's and out's of my life but just to bring you up to speed, i currently have two terminally ill family members; a three year old and an aunt, we are undergoing a huge struggle to find bone marrow donor match, and i also have alot of pressure from work and starting a new placement etc. 

It seems so silly for me to be down when i am 100% healthy and complaining about such trvial things, but i cant seem to shake the anxiety, insecurities and worry. I know i am extremely lucky in my life, i have great family and friends, an amazing boyfriend, and i am doing a degree in my dream job. Hey, even i will admit that i try to post only positive times because lets face it who wants to wallow in someone else's sadness.

I have always been a bit of a panickier, but my anxiety levels right now seem out of control. I worry about every little thing and this results in (unintentional) added pressure. I panic if i will have enough time to fit everything into the day, i panic i will let someone or myself down, and i panic i will hear something i do not want to hear. Sometimes i worry about something so much that i become fixated on it and cannot think of anything else but my worry. 

I have been spending alot of my time lately encouraging people to join the Bone Marrow Donor Register in a desperate attempt to find a match and save his life. It can be done online and is 100% free, you dont need a medical or any tests, if you are between 16-30 you are a candidate for donation. The test requires a saliva sample that can be done at home and your results come in the post. You can be on the register and never be called forward to possibly donate, but just by doing this, you give people, like three year old Harrison a chance. 


I am sorry for such a demotivating post but i guess it is better to get your words out of your mind instead of keeping them bottled up. My normal post's will resume tomorrow filled with positive energy and beauty enthusiasm. If you have any tips on keeping your mood positive in such stressful and disheartening times then please let me know. 


♥xo

Sunday, 7 September 2014

It's Like Heroine

Sunday, 7 September 2014


Anyone who know's me will be very aware of my lipstick love. During the autumn/winter months statement lipsticks are a staple in my makeup bag, i love how they completely change a makeup look and i feel i look instantly more polished and put together when my lips have been splashed with colour. 

Iv'e had my eyes on Mac Heroine lipstick for a couple of months now and a few days back, i finally bit the bullet and purchased. How have i lived without this lipstick in my collection? 
It is a matte formula so bang on trend for autumn/winter, has great longevity and looks absolutely stunning on the lips. I have found i need to prep my lips well before i wear this otherwise it can make the lips appear dry, so i have been accompanied with Lush Lip Scrub and My Balmi latley. 

I put off buying this lipstick for a while because although i love the purple lip trend, i was worried this would be a little too purple to wear on an everyday basis. I was wrong. Very wrong. My skin is a little paler at the minute and i love how there is such a contrast between my skin & lipstick shade. 

Pros:
 -Great longevity
-Amazing Pigmentation
-Looks great with any skin tone
-Defiantly a unique statement shade
-Fades to an even shade 

Cons:
-Can be quite drying
-Lips require quite a bit of prep prior to application
-It can smudge quite easily if applied heavily

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Instagram Diary

Thursday, 4 September 2014
I have had such a lovely summer this year. Although, i have not been away this summer i have spent alot of time catching up with old friends, time with the boyfriend, family time and i discovered a love for blogging. I am just preparing myself for the mayhem that is the return to uni come Monday (although, secretly i am really excited to get back to it).
- So i have spent a ridiculous amount of hours hitting the shops this summer, it has became a little out of hand. Endless days in town, and uncountable visits to the Trafford Centre with my best friend. It also came to my attention i am some what off an enabler. Toni has now became a Mac addict and she 100% blames me for it. Sorry chicken!

- I spent hours looking through our old family photos with my mum a couple of nights ago. I spent the night umm'ing and ahh'ing over some cringeworthy shots and it got me thinking about how much can change in such a small space of time. I had a fantastic childhood and i really enjoyed reminiscing all the memories with the special lady who helped me to create them. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the sleeping in Men In Black shades?

- I have really enjoyed spending this time off with my little sister. We have become alot closer (if that is possible) over the summer and it is really nice to watch her blossom into a young lady. Although, it does make me feel really old. This snap was taken on the train into town, yet another sister bonding session at the cash register. 

- I have always been a bit of a lover for Starbucks and i did miss my morning coffee run on the way into lectures in the morning. So, in order to help my homesickness a Starbucks date was on the cards. I tucked into a triple cheese toasted sandwich and a caramel creme and felt no guilt at all. It was too delicious. 

- It really breaks my heart hearing young girls and boys so worried about their weight. I have witnessed children as young as seven & eight claim they are on diets and worrying people will think they are 'fat'. It is not just children & teenagers, even us adults are constantly obsessed about weight and the number on the scales. I have seen first hand how this affects families and it truly is heartbreaking. I saw this picture on instagram and i just had to repost. 

- I have been pondering over two lipsticks from Mac for a while now. Heroine & Velvet Teddy. After alot of staring at swatches on instagram and reviews on blog's i caved and made a trip to Mac to purchase. Unfortunately, due to high demand Velvet Teddy is sold out everywhere but i did manage to finally get my hands on Heroine. It is the perfect statement purple look and it will most defiantly be gracing my lips throughout the approaching colder months.

- Over my past few weeks off i have been spending alot of cuddly time with my puppy, Ozzy. He is almost two now and cuter than ever. He has just learnt how to give his paw for a treat and he is in process of roll over. We have been on endless walks and had none stop playtime. 

- Unfortunately i have spent some time in the hospital this summer with a very poorly family member. He is three years of age and currently undergoing a very long, gruelling and painful treatment process. He is my warrior and so brave. His little smile can melt my heart. You can check it out more here (link)

- I have been in a bit of a style dilemma recently. My fashion style seems to be changing and i am discovering so many new trends and styles i am enjoying trying out. I purchased this bowler hat from Primark and i have not stopped wearing it. I love how when paired with a dark lip and a subtle smokey eye it gives the perfect grunge look to any outfit. 

What have you guy's gotten up to over the past few weeks? Let me know!


♥xo

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