Wednesday, 14 January 2015

New Year & New Beginnings | Life

I have always hated the saying 'new year, new me'. We all know it's the same you, but with a list as long as your arm about saving better, losing weight, stop buying so many shoes, bitch less, etc, etc. Having said that, every year I have made a list on my phone comprising of all these things, I mean, I've told myself I'll learn Italian the past 3 years and I've still got no further than 'hello' and 'thank you very much'. I hate when it gets to the end of the year and you've drunk your body weight in wine continuously throughout the year, you've put on that stone you said you'd lose, you're knee deep into your overdraft  and you're still surrounded by the negative people you said you'd get away from. Failure is not often something I feel like celebrating on new years eve.

This year is different though, 2 weeks into the new year and I have finally sat down and thought about what my resolutions would be. And I decided on nothing, why should I feel the need to change who I am, my shoe-buying obsession is part of me, if I stopped buying shoes it'd probably give all my friends a heart attack. I am a extremely messy person, but that is just me! It's almost so sad that we all make resolutions to turn ourselves into these skinny, gorgeous, organised, make up gurus who are all peaceful, never drink too much and love everyone. There is not one way of living, there is not one definition of happiness, the whole point of life is finding your own definition of happiness, what gives you that tummy-twisting feeling of ecstasy will not be the same for everyone.

So this year, I'd still love to learn Italian, drop a dress size and steer well clear of exes, but they're not my resolutions for this year, they're now just my targets (...for the past 3 years) instead I've made the decision to make one significant change in my life. I don't want to live my life on shallow foundations, I don't want to take anyone for face value, looks are so deceiving and people are incredibly complicated. My biggest problem has been accepting the flaws in everyone, including myself, I never understood when people said how flaws make people beautiful, flaws are ugly and frustrating, but they're also inevitable and this is something I'm aiming to appreciate this year. I know that this is going to be a difficult process to put myself through, especially when I'm looking at myself and where I fell short, after all, they say you are your own worst critic. So, I suppose all in all, my resolution is to embrace people, their annoying habits and untidy hair, the viewpoints I don't believe in and the overall unreliability and selfishness of the human race, accept it and run with it. Listen to what people say rather than letting their appearance do the talking. Less of a resolution, more of a new way of thinking.

Let me know what you guys think of it all, have you made the classic resolutions this year, or like me are you trying something a little different?

-ams xo

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Amazing Eyelashes at a High Street Price | Beauty

Mascara is something we all struggle with getting to grips with, that is, of course, if you don't have ridiculously long amazing eyelashes that touch your eyebrows (try not to be bitter Ams). Every day at work I get people constantly asking me what mascara they should be wearing, and honestly you know, it's different for everyone, it's different for you on different days! Mascara eludes us all my friends. Do you want a mascara that does volume or length? Obviously we want both- no brainer right!? Well I don't want to have to buy two mascaras! Not when pay day is a lifetime away. No no no.
Well. Bourjois thought of this, they know we want a brush that's spaced out to give you length and one that's also got bristles super close together to get that beautiful volume. They know this. They heard our cries. And they have answered them. Presenting 'twist up the volume' two mascara brushes in one neat little contraption yayayayay!

I do a happy dance every time I use this magical mascara. It is basically just one brush but when you twist the White thingy(?!) at the end of the lid the brush changes. Yep. Changes. It transforms from this wonderful lengthening brush to a lovely bunch of volumising bristles. Ah love at first sight. Now the mascara formula itself- can't complain, bourjois always get this right, really black beautiful colour, doesn't clump and is so build able! The mascara will last all day without flaking or panda eyes. One thing you will find with this product is you will get through it so unbelievably quickly! It's an 8ml tube which is nothing small in comparison to what you'll normally get in a mascara tube, but because it's just so damn amazing you will use it every single day I promise you this! So really.. Well it's flawless? Go grab one right now. Best drug store mascara you will have ever owned! (at least, until I find a new one that'll blow your minds!)

Brush for volume
Brush for Length

I figured I should probably pop in a cheeky selfie so you can see what the mascara looks like on. Apologies it's not really a selfie, more of a pixelated photo of my eye from a selfie from a make up look I was trying a few weeks ago- ive been laid up in bed pretty ill over xmas and haven't even thought about picking up a mirror! (Dreadful- I know!) 

Let me know if you have a mascara that can rival this little gem!

Catch you later!
-ams xo

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