Hi guys kloe here....
I’ve been wanting to start this monthly blog for a while now, I was going to post it months ago but I had a little break out and even though foundation covers it I didn’t feel great about myself. When I first thought back in January ( I just looked to be sure ) that a lot of girls like myself hate paying extortionate prices for a look that is cheap if you know where to look *winks* .
My twin sister Mariah bought me a book for Christmas on makeup looks from natural to catwalk so most looks will be from the book 10 minute make up looks by Boris entrup ( link available at the bottom ) .
For photography purposes my twin sister Mariah has offered to be my model I’ll leave a link to her blog at the bottom of this post.
Style: sweet grey
Look number : 11
1.Revolution redemption palette hot smoked £4 from superdrug
2.Foundation £3 from Primark
3.Mascara £1 from Primark
4.Lipstick ( desert sand ) 90p from Primark
Overall cost *Drum roll * £ 8.90
Brushes you’ll need
X 1 foundation brush
X1 eyeshadow brush
X 3 cotton buds
Before we get into the look i just wanted to say that the foundation I’m using isn’t my usual one the reason I’m using this foundation is because I need use it up as it’s not the perfect colour for me that’s the only thing about Primark foundation as it’s colours are very limited.
I like to apply a cream to my face as it makes the foundation apply and look smoother this isn’t in the book but It’s something that’s low costings and good for the skin too win win .
I start applying my foundation to my face starting from my chin to my forehead I find its easier in places to use my fingers as I’m not going to lie i rarely use a brush to apply my foundation but I’m trying to use brushes, I also apply a little bit of foundation to my eye lids as it acts as a primer .
I start to apply the grey eyeshadow from my redemption palette starting from the inner to the outer corner as it tells you to do in the book then apply some to the upper lid and the lash line , I like to start light with the eyeshadow as I like to apply more in moderation but it depends on how you like to wear your eyeshadow.
This mascara applies really well once it’s applied it kind of looks like fake lashes sometimes and it’s definitely worth the price and like the waterproof mascara too , I start with the top lashes then I move onto my bottom lashes applying a little at a time and as I said on step three apply how much you like I like a little bit but not a lot on my bottom lashes .
In the book it says you can apply blusher now I’m not going to as one I don’t have one and I don’t wear it at the moment but if you would like to wear blusher then apply to your cheek bones for a natural and radiant look .
I love this shade , desert sand is a kind of discrete colour but you can tell that your wearing it , I start at my cupid bow when applying this lipstick and work my way to the corners to my lips, A tip from the book is that if you blot with a tissue then reapply the lipstick will last longer.
Turn the look into night
If you like this look and would like to turn it into a night look then apply some glitter eyeliner which you can pick up from poundland for an obvious pound (for anyone wondering) it applies really well and lasts a long time for a pound.
Buy the book here :www.amazon.co.uk/10-Minute-Makeup-Step-Step-Natural/dp/1465416072
Mariah's blog www.vibesbymariah.weebly.com
I hope you guys have enjoyed this make up looks and I’d love to know your thoughts on this post I’ve really enjoyed writing this post I’m excited for next months beauty post , I’d love to know if you try this look at home ?
Until next time Happy reading
Hi guys kloe here
Some things this week have kind of shaped out what I was going to write about in my blog and thing is being who you want to be and not being like everyone else or being who people expect you to be & being judged constantly .
Honestly one thing that drives me crazy when I’m out shopping or something is the amount of people that look at me and look at other people and judge me/you when they don't even know who you are and your situation and not everyone is super confident like they seem confident but like me my confidence needs some improving but when people are judging they forget that and if you too feel judged know your not alone buddy.
I hate looking at people when I’m eating for the fact that I’m thinking what if I spill this or something like that because I think or know people would laugh and judge which Is something I’d like to overcome with a bit more confidence.
Being who you want to be is such a powerful sentence but I do feel that there is a certain way people have to be and act at certain ages and I feel like some people can't see past that. Like at 18 I feel people think 18 year olds should wear certain types of clothes and should be a tiny size but not everyone including me is size 8 and I’m all for supporting bigger sizes but in todays day and age people aren’t so supportive of that which needs to change.
Be who you want to be if that means bright hair or expressing your self in another way well i give you a big high five ✋ kloes lil corner is where I express part of me and I hope this blog will help someone trying to express them selves and I also hope this post sends the message that everyone is different and people need/should except that .
I hope this helps you , and that you can relate in some way .Comments below I'd live to know how you deal with other people's judgement
*All pictures are my own *
Until next time happy reading
Hi guys kloe here ...
As i sit here in my Christmas socks yes i know were in February i decide it would be the perfect time to sit down and write this weeks blog about winter colds because you've guessed it i have a cold (blows my nose again ) .
Here's how i deal with winter colds ❄
Even after you look like rudolf after blowing your nose for like the hundredth time i will esure you that its definitely worth it once your germ free .
Soft tissues are a must no one including me wants to be blowing they're nose on what feels like sand paper.
Honey and lemon with boiling water is a must when you have a sore throat and all it feels like you've swollowed razor blades honey and lemon with the occasional half a paracetamol helps too .
I'm a great lover of honey and lemon and i think it does work i must thank my mum for making this when I was sick .
Flu tables help quicken up getting rid of your cold so i definitely advise you take them when you have a bad cold and read on them when is best to take them for you has some can make yiur tired and that would be dangerous if you were driving or using machinery (be careful readers ).
When your nose is so sore and hurts when you blow it put on lip balm after you've blown your nose and yes I do agree that at the time it feels pointless because your going to be blowing it again soon but its definitely work it .
All pictures are my own💚
I hope anyone with a winter colds feels better soon , do you have any remedies please comment them below .
Until next time happy reading
Hey guys kloe here
This week has been pretty crazy with starting my new job and thinking of what I should write in today's blog which I wanted to post earlier this week but I was stuck on what I was going to write todays blog post about so I thought I’d write part two of my epilepsy blog , read part one here ( I'd advise you to read part one before part two so you can make sense of it all )
Before we get into part two of my epilepsy blog I just want to say again thank you to my family & friends for always being there for me I wouldn’t be writing this blog let alone be the person I am today .
Here’s how’s my life’s changed since out growing epilepsy
Learning to drive
Learning to drive was such a huge thing for me because I never thought i would be able too because of my epilepsy but when it happened I was so excited but also nervous because I thought stressing about my test and everything that comes with learning to drive . At the back of my mind I thought what if I have a fit and all the past few months was all for nothing because I knew how close I was to my test i could taste the finish line , at one point I was so worried I could smell burnt toast ( when I had epilepsy before I’d have a fit i could smell burnt toast ) and also I had a few headaches but my AMAZING family reassured me that I would be fine and that I could do it . I had to not let the possibility of epilepsy coming back get in the way of learning to drive because it meant so much to me I wanted it to go well .
I know this isn’t something I have to do regularly now that I don’t have epilepsy but I wanted to put this bit in this blog post . I remember clearly at my last consultation feeling happy and sad all at once happy because I could have just said oh well I have epilepsy but I fought it and didn’t let it rule my life and sad because the doctors that helped meant so much to me and I can’t thank them enough for doing they’re best and helping me ( I know it’s they’re job but maybe it’s who I am but they felt like more than just people ) . I couldn’t believe how far I’d come in that moment I wanted to cry happy tears and to make it even more perfect I could reach the handle yes I did say handle ( because it was a kids ward the handles are high and I could finally reach them ) .
Getting a job
Getting a job felt like a big achievement and I recently got a job at primark and whilst on my shift my mind was thinking of random things and thought if I had epilepsy still I wouldn’t be here now most probably and made me Want fists pump the air because I couldn’t believe it and how far I’d come .
I could finally go to concerts with out closing one eye because of the flashing lights before could have made me have a fit . It was nice to go to a concert and watch it with both eyes and not worry about flashing lights etc . If I’m honest I did worry or at least think about what if I had a fit during the concert because I hadn’t been to a concert since coming off my medication which I was cautious about but I was also excited to see Charlie Puth and my family reassured me that id be fine which I was .
As much as I hated having epilepsy it made me the person I am and everyone has they’re journey and epilepsy was part of my journey .
I hope you guys have enjoyed todays blog , as of Tuesday I’ll be in Portugal so expect some sunny pictures in next week’s blog post .
Until next time happy reading
Hi guys kloe here...
As I sit here about to start writing my blog about the stresses we go through for job interview Selena Gomez's "Rise" comes on and it makes me think that all the worrying I did especially the days before my interviews , and how I dealt with the rejection was all worth it and no amount of worrying is needed you need to believe in yourself .
Well I was so nervous about my first interview as I didn't know what to expect and I asked a few of my friends , family and fellow bloggers if they had any tips for me and they really helped so if any of you guys have a job interview soon ask your friends and family as that really helped me . As silly as this may sound TRY and relax and if your like me and all you can think about is your interview then try and do something where your mind will be thinking of anything but your interview for example read a book, I found this took my mind off my interview .
Questions asked at your interview
Don't make the silly choice like me and look on google to see what questions you'll be asked at your interview because I knew once I'd hit the SEARCH button I shouldn't have done that because 1. you might not be asked those questions and 2. every interview is different and so is they job you are applying for , in theory it was a good idea looking but I would advise not to and its good not to know because once I looked I was thinking of what to say , I didn't want to sound rehearsed so I think its best not to think about what they'll ask you and you should take every question / interview as it comes .
Depending on your type of interview is to whether you'll go straight into your interview as my first interview at Topshop I had to design an outfit with a country club theme I remember panicking because I wasn't sure and I don't know a lot about fashion yet (I'm learning) so I winged it and I was kind of thrown because I thought I go straight into my interview , like this just breath and take every situation as it comes .
I was pretty much prepared for my interviews but I was too busy worrying about what I was going to wear and what the interviewer may ask that I forgot to do my research on the company as sometimes they do ask you about the company its good if you know a little bit so again I'd advise to do a bit research just in case .
What to wear / Make up ?
Hmm this was quite difficult for me because I've sent a lot of clothes to Portugal so I had to look for something smart with what I did have , its also depending what the job is for is too to what kind of outfit should go with . Make up wise I decided to go with something subtle so I used light colours as I didn't want a heavy looking make up and I think a more natural make up look is definitely the go to look for interviews .
Overanalysing / Rejection
This is something after the two interviews I went too I was constantly thinking about what I said and what I could of said . Waiting to hear back was the worst part because like me I started doubting my self could I really do this job things like that which didn't help my confidence much . Rejection was one of the things that for anyone is hard but the rejection makes you more wiser and as much as its hard at first it definitely helps . At my interview for Primark I was doubting myself because of my Topshop rejection and I just like my mum said sell your self because anyone can sound amazing on paper and that's what i did and I'm so happy to tell you guys I got the job yay and I have the training day this Saturday which I'm excited about I'll keep you all updated on how it goes.
*All pictures on this post are my own *
I hope I haven't bored you half to death with my interview blues blog post ? , i'd love to know if this blog helps you at your job interview ?
Until next time happy reading
Hi guys kloe here...
I've wanted to write a blog on my favourite album Nine Track Mind the debut album from my favourite artist Charlie puth which on this day a year ago changed for me the way you can get so deeply lost in a song. I have five copys of Nine Track Mind two of them signed one Nine Track Mind Vinyl which comes with free download of the album I have one deluxe edition which was released on Charlies birthday and the whole album on my ipod from iTunes (Yeah a lot of copys and this only the debut album what will I be like next ....).you can never have to many or can you ...
Here's what I think of every song
One call away
Where do I start with this song I mean I love the way the drums , guitar and the piano all blend beautiful and with the harmony of Charlies voice and the lyrics really tell the story of one call away and maybe it's just me but I always I want to call the people closest to me when I hear it and I get a little emotional too. And Iove the video to one call away .
I love the climax in Charlies voice where his voice starts calm then builds and builds into a roaring lion (weird definition i know ) . And again I love the lyrics on Dangerously they fit so perfectly with every cord and chorus .I love love love the the video to Dangerously.
Marvin gaye FT Meghan Trainor
This is probably my favourite song on Nine Track Mind when ever I hear Marvin gaye I just want to turn it up and start dancing , and I love meghan trainors voice in this song and Charlie and meghan voices are heavenly together, and I love the video to Marvin gaye charlie looks so handsome .And they're best friends too which is so sweet .
Losing my mind
I know this song only too well it definitely described how I was feeling when I was learning to drive (I'll elaborate in a blog soon I promise you guys). I also can't help but feel sad in this song too because when Charlie was finishing Nine Track Mind he had like 12 hours to finish the album and he came up with losing my mind which is genius if I may say so myself but this song definitely has multiple meaning for me . And I love the lyrics again and the way Charlies voice goes so high I'm like WOW every time I hear losing my mind.
We don't talk anymore FT Selena Gomez
This is literally the best break up song I've ever heard not that I want it to be known as that but we don't talk anymore is essentially the break up song on Nine Track Mind(not that I know what a break ups like never dated before). I love Selena's voice on we don't talk anymore and it sounds amazing since it was recorded in Charlies wardrobe ( yes that says wardrobe and it's not a typo ) . And when I heard charlie perform it accousicly last may when I met him in his dressing on the Nine Track Mind tour I was blown away so this song has a special meaning to me .
This song is what's the word I'm searching for kind of intense because from the first word you can feel the desperation and the wanting to do anything for someone which is what charlie was trying to say musically and you can really feel that in my gospel and I love the beat too and the words are written to perfection charlie is an amazing writer and so is josh kear [ josh wrote carried underwoods before he cheats ].
Up all night
Whenever I hear up all night it makes me want to stay up all night and it's kind of an emotional sounding song too , it tells the story for me of wanting some one to like you but they don't and they use you knowing that which is kind of what the song is about wanting someone to like you and I love how charlie and bonnie mckee [ Writes for Katy Perry ] told that through up all night. And I love how every lyric is relatable in one way or another.
Left right left
I love how left right left encourages you to move forward and not think of the past and not dwelling on the future well it means that too me maybe when you guys listen to it it will mean something different to you , I love how charlie writes and sings music and it could mean anything to you . I love the dreamy sound in left right left .
Then there's you
This song to me means there's that one person that you just can't find the words to describe them so you put on then there's you . And again I love the lyrics on the then there's you and I love that this song in a way is the pop song on Nine Track Mind and I love how the drums and piano compliment each other .
There isn't much to say that isn't written in the the title suffer , it is essentially about someone making you suffer and I can kind of relate to suffers lyrics not on a romantic level but in another way which is hard to explain (sorry guys I couldn't elaborate if I could I would but I can't find the words ). I love the mix of clicking and the piano with the drums in places it's truly incredible song .
As you are FT Shy Carter
As you are is another one of favourite collaborations on Nine Track Mind it's definitely the song on the album that tells you in a way that you can be whoever you want and you'll be excepted for who you are and won't be judged for being you which is one of the reasons I love as you are and I love charlies and shy carters together I love the climax in Charlies voice when shy finishes singing compliments the song so much.
Some type of love
This is my second favourite song from Charlies EP also named some types of love , its hard to explain what this song means it kind of means to me growing old with that certain someone and making plans with them and that it's no ordinary love it's a different type of love that you share with them , I love the way Charlie sings the lyrics in some type of love and it sounds like those lyrics are just written for Charlies voice (weird I know ).
See you again FT Wiz Khalifa
When ever I hear see you again I just want to grab a box of tissues and cry my eyes out I'm so proud of charlie for writing and singing on such a meaningful song I do prefer the version with out wiz but that's my opinion but I do like wiz on the song it's just the way I feel . I love the lyrics in see you again i know it's about what you want to say to that one person that's no longer with you and that definitely rubs off on me and maybe you guys as well.
*All pictures on this blog are my own *
I hope you guys have enjoyed me babbling on about charlie puth i will leave links below of where you can buy and listen to Nine Track Mind if I haven't bought them already ❤
ITunes - itunes.apple.com/gb/album/nine-track-mind/id1160946486
Amazon - www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Track-Mind-Charlie-Puth/dp/B0147Y0JSM
Charlie's website - www.charlieputh.com/
Listen on Spotify - play.spotify.com/album/5Nwsra93UQYJ6xxcjcE10x
Don't forget to follow Charlie on social media
Until next time Happy reading
Hi guys kloe here ...
This week my blog turns six months old ( fists pumps the air )I still can’t quite believe it and I just wanted to share with you what I’ve learnt in my first 6 months of blogging , if I’m honest I’ve always wanted to write a blog like this it feels like a way of giving back in the blogger community.
So here's what I've learnt .....
Don’t be to hard on yourself
This is a huge thing for me personally and if your like me and everything on your blog has to perfect then this will help massively I hope (crosses fingers) . As I always tell myself if I'm not a 100% on a blog leave it a few days then come back to it with a fresh mind , I also get my twin sister mariah who is also a begginger blogger ( vibes by Mariah) to read over it , there is a lot of bloggers that will read over your mock blog and give advice. You guys can always message me on Twitter or leave a comment below and I'd love to help. If you don't think this is not your best blog I will assure you in saying your blogs will get better once you find your feet.
This is something that I feel most proud of on my blog as I've posted every week since I started my blog in July 2016 . But that being said don't feel pressured to post on a certain day every week, post when your happy with your blogs content, even if you post every two weeks for example but the key is to try and post on regular basis .
I knew I had to mention this in today's blog as it's something that really makes your blog / blog posts stand out from other blogs as I've recently learnt. I haven't been putting pictures in my blogs for long as when I first started blogging it wasn't really on my mind to put pictures in. But after talking to a fellow blogger( Lauren the daydreamer ) a few months ago Lauren suggested I put pictures in my blog and i thought I can only try it . I mostly use for a header picture something from Mr Google and I try and use pictures within my blog that I've taken myself to break up the writing as other wise I find the blogs writing intense (weird I know ) I find chunks of writing off putting as a blogger and as a reader of other blogs .
Make jokes / talk to your readers
This may sound like the strangest thing I've learnt in the past 6 months but making jokes like I feel like big foot but only have size seven feet these sort of jokes are not funny as such but I feel like the lighten the blog so it's not tense and formal . Talking to your readers may sound like an unusual term but when I'm writing my blog i write it as if I'm telling one person about whatever that blog is about this may not work for everyone but it works for me.
Other blogs give me ideas
Some may think of this as cheating or something but I always find reading other people's blogs sometimes give me ideas for example i was reading the other day a make up review and gave me the idea for make up looks under £10 this is the kind of thing I mean about it giving me as a blogger ideas and also layout tips too or how I should lay out items for my blog photography.When I'm reading other blogs it makes me realise how different our writing styles are even If me and another blogger were to write a review on the same product it still would be different because of our writing styles. I don't read other blogs just for ideas but I read them because I enjoy reading them and I'm a sucker for a cosy blog .
Vibes by Mariah
Lauren the daydreamer
I hope you've enjoyed me babbling on about my first 6 months of blogging, fellow bloggers what did you learn in your first 6 months of blogging?
Until next time Happy reading
Hey guys kloe here...
As I sit in bed trying to get warm when in my personal opinion
(or my British opinion ) either way too cold outside and I'll have you know it's -3 just putting that key information in so you guys know I'm not exaggerating and I'm not doing the very British thing and saying it's cold when it isn't.
NO ITS NOT COLD IT'S FREEZING....
1.WATCH A MOVIE OR TV MARATHON
No better way to escape the cold then putting the fire on like they do on TV / film's or in the real world put the heating on.!! Anyway enough of my babbling there is so many good programs to binge watch in my case here's a few suggestions: Conviction , Father brown (it's more interesting than the title), No offence is a real giggler let me tell you and Hawaii Five-0 for some eye candy that will most definitely raise the temperature . A must see film when it's cold is Snatch it is in my opinion one of the best films ever ,Grimsby, Hot fuzz (if your like my dad and has watched it 1000 not joking )footloose, they are all great films to watch when it's freezing out .
2.BOARD GAME FUN !!!
This is great for all the family a fun game of monopoly or a game of cards what ever takes your fancy it's really lovely to get together and enjoy each others company why it's freezing out side, and it's a good excuse to play banker and thrash the kids too (yes I know not very nice ). Also if you want something different to monopoly try downtown abbey the board game it's fun and exciting for all the family . You can buy the Downton abbey board game from amazon and other online retailers .
3. REPLY TO THOSE EMAILS/ CLEAR YOUR INBOX OUT
I know this is a really weird one but if your like me and hate a late response on your emails then these cold evenings / days are a perfect time to catch up or reply to those emails you've been putting off for the last few months or even weeks . One thing I'm bad at is deleting those junk emails the ones you look back at and think I must delete them but two weeks later they're still in your inbox so this is a great time to clean your inbox out .
4. READ A BOOK!
There has never been a better time to pick up that one book that you've been putting off reading because you've been too busy to read it . So why not grab a lot of blankets maybe even some tissues if you think you may need a urgent supply of them. If your like me and easily get hooked on a book then this horrible whether is just what DR bookworm ordered .
It's very much the season for those hot drinks and it's never been a better time to put the kettle on and indulge in cup of tea,coffee ,Hot chocolate or in my case a fruit tea with a hint of honey. Don't forget the biscuits as it wouldn't be the same without them .
I hope you've enjoyed todays blog I'd love to know if you try any of my tips feel free to comment below as I'd love to know .
Until next time Happy reading
Hey guys kloe here...
This is a really emotional blog to write as my absent epilepsy played a big part in my life only my family know I had epilepsy it's not something I really want to broadcast on twitter or social media,but today I'm writing this blog so I can try and help people in the persition I was once in and I hope they can relate to this blog.
I can't thank my family enough for there support .I'm going to write this blog in a two parts as it's going to be a long one to say the least , I just want to say thank you to my mum for encouraging me to write todays blog .
So this all started about when I was about seven I can kind of remember my first fit i was at home with my dad and twin sister putting the shopping away and putting shampoo on a shelf in the shower and then the fit just happened, I came around for a bit and then I would be vacant (unresponsive) and wouldn't be able to remember much and to this day I remember bits and pieces.
But something I remember clearly is thinking my life is over I thought I'm never going to get through this , we had to get rid of our swing and I couldn't use the trampoline without someone watching me in case I had a fit, i felt so bad because my twin sister had to miss out on those things .
Honestly one of the worst parts for me was the medication at first I was on liquid form of medication but since I had to have a few teeth out because it made them rotten so I've had the tablet form after that .
I do remember feeling depressed at times about putting on weight and often crying at why was this happening to me but as I told myself then and now I wouldn't wish it on anyone else and I tried to think positively about it .
My absence epilepsy has made me the person I am today and it's part of who I am
Until next time Happy reading
Hi guys kloe here...
As I sit on a slightly bumpy plane I thought I would take the chance to write some blogs in advance something I've never done before as the next few weeks are going to be pretty busy with me starting my art course and looking for a job ( I mentioned in my 2017 Aspirations ) so back to my primark haul here's what I bought...
Well I only bought eyeliner because I didn't pack any to send in the freight that got sent out in October/ december. I prefer to use eyeliner with a brush on it for me is easier to apply as I've only just started my make up journey , so I bought one like I buy at home, I've used it a few times and I honestly love it its really easy to apply and I'd definitely advise it to any one begginger they're make up journey , it's really easy to apply even to my dreaded left eye hehe .
Okay so as I've said before I love a good bargain I definitely like to thank my mum for teaching me this trait , I was having a look around primark persificaly looking for red stickers for the reduced products and stumbled upon this really cute red bandana I haven't used it yet but when I go back to Portugal I'll definitely try it out.
This hat is also a reduced item one of the reasons I love it , I have a similar one at home except this one seems bigger and more stiffer on the outside / the rim of the hat. I love wearing hats they can really make your outfit POP and if my fringe isn't playing ball it hides that too .
I'll be the first one to say I have an unhealthy obsession with primark earrings, I saw these cute earrings they give me a kind of witchy vibe maybe it's the stars and the moons i don't maybe it's just me and my earring obsession saying that ? . I love primark earrings especially because you get what you pay for and they look nice certain ones look more expensive even if they're not, for cheap earrings they don't look tacky sometimes I buy primark earrings and there might be a few imperfections but for the price I don't mind .
I looked around the whole of primark and couldn't see any bed socks and I gave up looking then as I was queuing I saw them a bought a pack of three bedroom socks , I was going to bring some from home but I only have one pair as I threw my others away as my feet got too big I'm the modern day BFG ( I'm only a size 7 though).
I hope you guys have enjoyed my Portugal primark haul, if your ever visiting Portugal make sure to visit primark for some holiday bargains....
Until next time Happy reading