Quick Review: 17 High Drama Intense Liquid Eyeliner

22 Jul 2013

I have always been a liquid liner kinda girl, over the past 5 or 6 years I've been using liners I've dabbled with them all gel, kohl etc, but I always seem to be revert back the brush-free, fuss-free liquid eyeliner camp! I am not particularly loyal to any certain brand when it comes to my eyeliner, I'm always on the hunt for something to blow me away.
I decided to pick up this 17 High drama intense liquid eyeliner a couple of weeks ago, I haven't tried a lot from the 17 range but what I have tried, I've been pleasantly surprised with. I think this is a new release from the brand so I was intrigued to give it a whirl.
I'll start with application, the nib is quite a stiff, precise pointed tip it can be a little tough to apply at first and I did find that it picks up quite a lot of product which can be messy if you don't take care, once you get the hang of it though, it works well in my opinion.The colour pay off it really good, it claims in the name to be 'intense' and I would agree it's a very pigmented black liner that dries black too! Hurrah, no more grey liner!
 The 17 eyeliner claims to hold for up to 25 hours and while I'm not too sure about this, I do think it lasts a decent amount of time on the eyes and doesn't budge throughout the day. I even wore this liner when I was performing in a show at the weekend and even with the ridiculous heat of the theatre and the studio lights, it stayed put all night!
Anyone looking for an affordable, good quality liquid eyeliner then definitely try this out!

Weekend roundup

21 Jul 2013

Hey guys! 
Just a quick one today as I've been super busy! I thought I would do an update of my weekend so far.
 For a while now I have been involved in my local towns 'got talent' show and on Saturday it was the finals, I'm a musical theatre singer so I chose this song to sing, it's been one of my favourites for a long time so it seemed appropriate! The show went amazingly, I was so shocked by the amount of talent on show and to my amazement I actually managed to come in 2nd place out of 24 acts! It was such a lovely, fun experience and I'm currently feeling very sad its all over!
Today I have been to my lovely cousins 6th birthday BBQ. It was so nice to spend time with my family as we don't really get to see each other much anymore! The sun wasn't quite on our side today but it was still nice to chill out in the garden.

Anyway I'm now off to the cinema to see Monsters University and I'm so excited, I've been wanted to see it since it came out!!
Hope everyone reading this has had a wonderful weekend too :) 

Friday Favourite #3 Statement Necklaces

19 Jul 2013

Hi Guys! 
I have been loving statement necklaces this week! The sun has been shining recently here in the UK which means summer clothes have been a necessity and I don't know about you but my summer wardrobe is definitely lacking in oomph!  Basically I'm just wearing whatever keeps me the coolest! So in order to spruce up my outfits I have been turning to accessories, most notably the statement necklace.  Over the years I have established quite the collection the ones above are some of my most worn and most versatile. I like to wear them with dresses, under collars on shirts, or just to dress up a plain tee. They just add the right amount of  bling to even the simplest of ensembles in my opinion. 

Jess x

Portugal 2013

15 Jul 2013

So last week I took a little last minute break and headed off to the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal. I had such a lovely relaxing time, this was actually my second visit there and I would highly recommend the town Albufeira to anyone! The weather is gorgeous, the people are always friendly and the nightlife is great! What more could you want?!
 I didn't manage to take that many photos but here are the best ones of the bunch!

1. Weird mini knife and panini. 2. Pretty spa house at hotel. 3. Hotel room. Veiw from room. Little cat I made friends with. Fave necklace + sunburn combo. Best strawberry daiquiri ever. Being vain. Sea view. Looking terrible but tanned. Beach. Pretty poolside. Parrot show. Welcome to Portugal. Car. Airport. Flying home! :(

If any of you are interested I've put a couple of items up on my eBay, if you fancy having a look click here

Jess x


12 Jul 2013

Hey guys!
So it's been a little quite on the blogging front this week, you may have gathered that I have been on holiday! Although I did schedule some posts to go up while I was away, they didn't publish for some reason and to add to my frustration my phone has some sort of international block on it so I couldn't use it for blogging or anything during the whole time I was out of the country!  
However, I am back and despite everything I am feeling very relaxed and refreshed. I think I am going to post about my trip away at some point this weekend although I kind of neglected my camera while I was there. I'll say it was because I was way too busy but in reality, i'm just really really lazy. Oops.
In other news i'm toying with the idea of posting some snaps of holiday outfits I put together while on my hols, I didn't manage to get any while I was away (again, so lazy) but I thought it might be nice to do some posts on what I wore on holiday or maybe how I style summer wardrobe staples etc? Who knows. I've wanted to introduce more fashion related stuff on this blog, so maybe this is a good place to start...

Jess x

Friday Favourite #2 MAC Dark side

5 Jul 2013

I been falling into a major makeup rut recently tending to opt for the same base, eyes and lip combo every single day. I think we all get like this from time to time, life gets in the way and lets be honest, there are more important things in life than worrying what lipstick you're going to wear tomorrow!
However, because of this I've found that I was letting some of my favorite products gather dust in my make up bag unused and unloved. So I have decided to make a conscious effort to dig these little beauties out and start falling in love with them all over again! Starting with this lipstick, MAC's Dark side.
Dark side is described as a deep burgundy and I would completely agree, It is an amplified finish - a highly pigmented colour which is moisturising and doesn't dry out the lips, I think I would say this is my favourite lipstick finish from MAC as it's creamy without being too much and because the colour is so intense you only need to apply a little bit meaning it will last longer, win! 
I find the colour to be so versatile and appropriate for both day and night time. My favourite way to apply is straight from the bullet either tapped on the lips for just a light wash of colour or applied all over for a more intense evening look.
One of my all time favourites and since rediscovering It has made a swift transition in to my everyday make up bag!  

Jess x

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