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?


Sunday, 28 September 2014


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. 


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. 


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. 

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

-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!


Product Review: Rimmel Brow This Way

I dont know about you, but i am a huge brow addict. I love anything brows; they can instantly change your whole face. Now, when it comes to full beautiful brows, i was not blessed with the best brows ever. They are not as full as i would like them to be so eye brow tints and powders are my best friends. Whilst shopping with my sister a few days ago she mentioned she had her eye on the new release from Rimmel. Brow This Way, Brow Styling Gel. I am not usually a huge Rimmel fan but whilst there was an offer on, i bit the bullet and purchased.

And thank you Rimmel. 

This product tints the hairs beautifully, helps to keep the brow hairs in place all day and even helps brow products last all day. I can sometimes find filling in brows to look unnatural as the hairs can appear powdery or waxy but this really helps to define the hairs and helps to give a really natural appearance. 

This brow gel comes in four shades, Blonde, Mid Brown, Dark Brown and a Clear shade. I have the shade dark brown which is perfect for me as i like my brows to be quite dark. Although there is only four shades in the range i  think there is a shade for everyone, even if you have super light hair or super dark hair, i think these shades will be perfect.  

'Get perfectly groomed eyebrows in one easy, smooth application. Define, fill and fix your brows all day with a tint of colour'

If you are a brow lover like me i would 100% recommend you to give this a try, and priced at only £3.99 what have you go to loose. You can purchase this here (link).

What do you guys think? What are you favourite brow products?


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

I Was Nominated For The Liebster Award

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

I would like to give a huge thank you to Ess Ali for nominating me for the Liebster award

Check this lovely lady out here: http://www.alittlenxte.blogspot.co.uk/

So without further a do here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you & post a link to their blog on your blog
2. Write 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer 11 questions that have been set for you
4. Nominate 5-11 blogs with less than 200 followers
5. List these rules in your post
6. Inform the people that they have been nominated

11 Facts about me
1. I have been a vegetarian for a little over nine years now.
2. I am a serious list writer. I love a good list.
3. I eat my food with the knife & fork in the wrong hands.
4. My favourite colour highlighter is yellow and i feel betrayed if i am forced to use another colour
5. I was born with my kidney's upside down & back to front.
6. I love a good documentary. Especially medical ones, i get sucked into them for hours on end
7. I have really bad vision, without my glasses or contacts i could not clearly see your face if you was stood directly in front of me 
8. I have never been camping
9. My biggest pet peeve's are rudeness and ignorance
10. I am allergic to chocolate cake 
11. I have a huge phobia of animals that live in or by water

Ess's Questions
1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is no matter how hectic, tiring, upsetting my day has been, i have my own little place on the interwebs that is my little sanctuary of happiness. 
2. What is one thing you miss?
The health of a three year old little boy so close and dear to my heart.
3. Favourite Quote?
Sometimes you have got to fall before you can fly.
4. If you could have only one makeup product for the rest of your life what would it be?
Hmm, probably Love Alpha fibre lash mascara. It just opens the eyes so well, gives the lashes crazy volume and amazing length.
5. What is one regret you hold?
Taking a gap year from university, but everything happens for a reason.
6. What is the last book you read?
The curious incident of the dog in the night time. I am in love with this book and have read it several times, it really is en lighting into the mind of other people. 
7. Favourite Tv Show?
Ohhh, this is tricky because i have a favourite all year round show, Hollyoaks & a one series a year favourite which is I'm Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. I cant choose. 
8. How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?
An hour, gives me enough time to include breakfast too.
9. Is there a meaning behind your blog name?
When i created my blog i had spent days pondering over a few names that i really liked, but unfortunately every name was taken (good taste), so i went for Aimee-Leigh Makeup. Simple and gives an insight in what my blog is all about.
10. Favourite Band/Artist?
I cannot believe i am admitting this on the internet. S Club 7, they always have been and always will be. My favourite Artist is Christina Aguileria, she is super talented.
11. If you were to get a tattoo what would it be and where?
I would get a small quote of C'est La Vie on my ribs. Just to remind me that no matter what life throws at you, you can get through it and come out stronger. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. 

My questions for my nominee's are:
1. If you could spend one day with anyone who would it be and why?
2. What is your must have item for the winter seasons?
3. All time favourite movie?
4. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
5. Apple vs Android?
6. Your sweetest memory?
7. If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice what would it be?
8. Dream location to visit?
9. When are you at your happiest?
10. Why did you start blogging?
11. What is your favourite knock knock joke?

I now nominate:
Sophie: La Bella Vita  
Helen : Littlehelbs
Chantelle : ChantlleHudson
Natalie : BitchesLoveCandy
Amanda : GingerChic


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