Style: Pinterest make up part 2

Alone in the house with no plans to get out of my dressing gown can only mean one thing, it’s time to get on Pinterest and try out some crazy makeup.

The most experimental I ever get with eyeliner is attempting a slight flick. It never ends up even. Sometimes ends up meeting my eyebrow. Quite often gets wiped off before I leave the house. This obviously means I need the practice.

Look 1

Lower lash bold line? So. My line accuracy could definitely do with some more practice, but in my defence I was working with the chunkiest eye crayon possibly in existence. This started to stress me out a little bit until cotton buds came to the rescue to try and neaten things up a little bit. Not sure I’d ever wear this exact look out, but maybe a toned down version could work?

Look 2

Crazy cat eye? It is so ridiculously hard to get eye makeup symmetrical and take a decent front on photo. I think I may have found a pretty good way to help myself with eyeliner in the future though. Who knew a half dried up felt tip liner could actually be of some use? It makes a great light line that can very easily be covered or wiped away. Great little tip for the night.

Look 3

Outlined brows? This was a perfect example of how a black cat eye very quickly goes too far. I also don’t think I quite have the perfectly precise brow necessary for this look. Really can’t see this working in the real world. Unless glitter? I was really impressed with this new Rimmel ultimate eyeliner, it goes on so nicely and may be my new favourite thing.

I’m not too sure how to sum all this up. I might be as far away from being a beauty guru as humanly possible, but where’s the fun in everything being perfect? I think I do need to invest in some brighter colours and skinnier pencils (never thought I’d be saying that) it’s really not so easy to experiment when all your pallets are nudes.

Stay tuned!

Much love!




Style: playing with makeup

What is a girl to to on a Friday night when she has work on a Saturday morning? Drink wine and play with the random makeup you’ve had sat around for ages? Why not.

My best friend Pinterest is full of makeup ideas, some very Instagram, some pretty normal and then some that look pretty cool but I have no idea where you would actually wear them. They’re clearly the ones I wanted to try. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out but I am in no way any kind of makeup professional. I did however spend the night feeling like a kid who got into her mums cosmetics and that is a pretty good feeling.

The first look was inspired by this pin…

Very funky. Looks like it should be pretty simple. This is why I’m not a professional. So for a start off, I don’t have any makeup in this colour. I do however have a blush lip crayon that is close enough.

I was really surprised at how much I don’t hate this. My eyebrows aren’t in as good a shape as the models and the fade doesn’t pick up as well as in real life but for my first time colouring in my brows I think it’s gone pretty well.

Second inspiration…

Definitely got over confident with this look. How hard is it to draw a few lines? Very.

Many cotton buds later and I think I kind of saved the lines, but not really. I also tried doing the fluffy brow thing but mine are convinced they don’t want to do anything than sit and look barely passable. I do like the whole double pointy thing though and maybe with a bit more practice I might be able to take it out into the real world.

Third inspiration…

I really love this look, pretty badass warrior woman. I’d like to rock that. This one definitely needs a proper makeup artist so it doesn’t look like fancy dress.

So my eyebrows definitely looked more metallic in real life which I did kind of like. I’d be very tempted to try that in real life. This was my best attempt at a serious face, I think my serious face always tends to look a bit more scared than anything else.

Final inspiration (for tonight)…

I knew going in I didn’t have any baby blue eyeshadow but did get a pastel pink eyeliner in a Birch Box a few months ago. Turns out that wasn’t bright enough to show up but it made a pretty good base for an old urban decay colour that I have never touched before.

The complete opposite of anything I would normally wear but also a pretty good way to hide under eye bags. Really couldn’t decide what to do with my lips at this point so thought I’d whack a bit of metallic eyeshadow over whatever else I’d already tried on my lips and this is the result. Don’t hate it. Wouldn’t wear it in the real world.

I wasn’t expecting anything wearable at all from tonight but it has made me want to experiment more with my usual makeup routine and try to hone my skills quite a bit more. Surely practice makes all eyeliner so much more even? Any tips for proper application or any ideas for other out there styles to try, please leave a comment!

Stay tuned!

Much love!



Style: no nail biting challenge 

Since my name has been mentioned on here a few times already I should probably introsuce myself…Hi, I’m Liz. Also known as “the housemate”, “Lizzy”, “the workmate”, “the best pal and “drinks bitch”…

So this is the start of my journey to having nicer hands and nails.

Anything would be an improvement on what they look like right now! Chipped, chewed and tatty. First things first, take that old nail varnish off! I’ve picked and bitten my nails for as long as I remember, I’m 27 now and I now see how important it is to have nice nails. If you were to guess my profession from my hands you would probably think I was a butcher or a brick layer…but no. 

The time has come for me to be a real grown up and stop destroying my nails. The real challenege will be not to bite them. I will be sharing a photo in 1 week to show the progress…in the mean time, if Hannah sees me sabotaging this challenge she has my consent to whack me. 

So I’ll wither see you next week with lovely manicured hands or a black eye.

Stay tuned.

Much love, Liz x

Style: hair experiments

I’ve always been the kind of girl who gets bored pretty quickly with any hairstyle. It probably started when I was a teenager. I never really had a rebellious streak, but every time I had my hair done I always wanted to get my monies worth so that clearly meant a completely different style each time. 

When I went short again this time, I’d been looking on YouTube to try and find a bit of inspiration for anything to do with my new lack of hair. The results were far from inspirational. In fact, they were just a joke. If a title was ‘16 amazing styles for short hair’ you could guarantee it’d be three or four combinations of straight hair and curly hair with slightly different partings. So boring. Now I’m not claiming to be a hair expert, but surely there’s a little bit more versatility even with short hair.

Now I’ve never liked making things easy for myself, so after I’d had loads of potentially amazing ideas, I went for a trim and pretty much got scalped. Not trying to make excuses, just explaining my failures in advance.

So starting of easy, this is my usual day to day style, a side parting with a bit of volume. Not groundbreaking I know, but everyone has to start somewhere.

Second is a getting it all out in the front. I’m still not claiming it’s groundbreaking, but I have to say I wore my hair like this today and felt pretty good about myself and it felt like an effortless change.

Third is, in my opinion, the perfect style for anyone who wants to go about their day and not have to think about hair getting in their eyes or heaven forbid, looking like you’ve made zero effort for that day.

Fourth is a good old quiff. I quite often find myself either not having time to spent on my hair and face in the morning or just being too busy with a project to want to think about my hair. I think a nice textured lump on the top of the head solves both these issues.

Fifth is another plait, but it’s chunky and behind a fringe so it’s completely different from the first one.

Sixth is plaits again but this time there are two of them and there’s no left over hair. I’ve got two confessions to make with this style, Liz did it for me and it worked much better when my hair was a smidge longer. I still think it’s a pretty cool hair style, and I can say that brag free because it’s not my handy work.  

So I may have failed just as much as any YouTube person, but I like to think I’ve tried and not claimed to have the amazing answers to anything. 

While having a play around though, I did discover my hair can now do many wild and wonderful things. We ended up laughing just a little bit too much to actually get any decent pictures though. I’ll definitely work on my poker face, properly stretch the limits of my new limited hair and get some good pictures taken!

Stay tuned!

Much love!