22 August 2015

Still trying to get that eyebrow game at 100%? I thought I would produce a "pictorial" for you all, on how I achieve a strong but still natural brow. A few years back, I NEVER filled in my brows, I didn't think anyone did? Stupid I know. I also made the mistake of oveprlucking my brows, especially at the front. I spent a long time trying to grow that hair back, unfortunately it does grow back kind of sparse.

Products needed are pictured below. First up is to brush through your brows with a spoolie. Grabbing an angled brush (mine is from Ecotools) dip the brush in whatever product you use. Currently I am using and loving the Anastasia Dip Brow... won't go back to anything else! I start lining out the shape of my brow on the edge.

Next up is drawing out the top of my brow. Following it's natural shape on the top and the bottom. Then with what is left over on the brush, fill in the front. You want the front of the brow to be lighter, therefore it looks more natural. This next step is optional, but I think it highlights and cleans up the lines. Grab a white eyeliner of a concealer and mask out around your brow and just blend with a tiny detailing brush.

& then your eyebrow game is on point.


17 August 2015

I always wear neutral shades but I thought I would opt for something daring. I noticed that Gosh did some pretty palettes, I think there are 3 from the collection "To Have Fun In LA" I was drawn to these shades. As for the packaging, I absolutely adore simple packaging and the mirror is such a generous size! As for the pigmentation, it's strong, but the texture... it's very difficult to blend. I had a nightmare blending these shades... seriously. I spent so LONG. Back and forth I was going in with the shades, and they ended up looking dirty on my eyes. I think I may keep this palette for just adding some colour under my eyes.


13 August 2015

This shade, is absolutely gorgeous. There is no other way really to describe it. Shade 48, is a must have from the Nude Collection - Rimmel London. At first it does look quite daunting, but once applied to the lips, it really isn't as powerful as it may seem.  The packaging is spot on, and the texture is moisturising. Will be purchasing more from this collection! 

Why It's Okay To Lack Inspiration Sometimes...

2 August 2015

I think we have all been there. It is part of everyone and everything you do or enjoy. Lately however, it's a "thing" that I keep revisiting. It's not nice, no. But it's okay, I've come to terms with the lack of inspiration I have been having lately. I decided to sit down and really think about what may be causing this "thing" and below is what I have come up with.

  • Work Life; For some working full time or part time alongside writing a blog becomes pretty hectic. After you have returned home from the commute and actually facing the front door you suddenly think "I'm ever so tired today, my blog will have to come tomorrow." This thought often becomes an old record playing on repeat.
  • Stress; If you are an anxious person like me, then the blogging life tends to hide under the rug for a while. Finding things to stress about is my mind being evil but unfortunately it's something that I cannot control. Stress is in everybody and everyone has many ways of coping with it.
  • Your Surroundings; To me, when I am working on my blog I need a source of inspiration right before I start that way I believe I will seek 100% on my creativity. Its like having a workout, you need that energy beforehand to succeed and complete the activity. 
These are three reasons that I came up with. It doesn't seem like a lot, but when you combine them all together, you have an ugly but powerful mix which really does take a toll on the inspiration you are craving. 

As for combatting it, I'm still trying to. But you have to remain positive. Thanks to the blogging community, everyone inspires everyone out there. But learn that it is okay. I have read many similar posts and it gives you a sense of familarity and hope because there are many others out there in the same boat.

Lately I have found that reading other blogs, looking at images gives me a source of inspiration. Following on from that I then jot down some ideas for my blog and hopefully it goes from the paper to the blog for all you readers out there!

It's really okay, and it is all part of the journey.

Much love, Chedsneh xo
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