Sunday, 29 January 2017

Everyday Makeup

I kid you not that they makeup I have been doing to my face hasn’t changed since I started wearing makeup. Eyeliner, mascara and brows. I’ve had my phases with makeup when it comes to overusing eyeshadow, blusher, bronzer and I’ve realised that it just isn’t for me. I like to keep my skin clear and just do a little bit to make me look more alive.

I start by moisturising my skin. What I use varies depending on how my skin looks but it tends to be E45 and either a Garnier face cream, the body shop vitamin e cream or cocoa butter.

On my brows I’m using the Primark brow pencil in dark brown. A pencil sharpener is needed but for £1, it has a spooley on the other end and gives me nice precise lines and a very natural look. You may want a brow setter but I’ve given up with those.

For eyeliner, I’ve started using the urban decay perversion eyeliner and I am loving it. Gives such precise lines with a great fine tip, it’s an intense black colour and it doesn’t budge. Similar to that, the stila stay all day liner is amazing too and a cheaper option I go back to is the Maybelline master precise. I always go back to either of those when I’m running low on eyeliner

Then I move on to mascara and I’ve been using the classic volume express by Maybelline and for £5, its pretty darn good. But like eyeliners, I’ve been through my fair share of mascaras. I think my favourite to date is the two faced better than sex mascara. But I am always open to trying new ones.

Occasionally, I have blemish spots that I just don’t want to see so I will use the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation which is great to for just adding to those little areas as I really don’t like it all over my face. Better yet, it matches my skin so I love NARS for that.

And that’s honestly it. I really like the simplicity of it now and how understated it is. Going back to basics was the best thing I did. seem to get a lot of compliments on my makeup so I must be doing something right, right?


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Portsmouth day trip | taking time out

The other day after my final exam (thank god) I felt like a huge weight had been lifted and I could breathe. It was like everything seemed so much better than before and I was ready to go on more adventures without feeling guilty about not doing any work or revision. About 2hrs after my exam, I set of to Portsmouth with my friends for a day of discounted shopping and Nandos. Just a dream really.

I had this whole planned post planned with lots of pictures but to be honest, I just didn’t take that many. I made purchases I probably didn’t need but wanted, smiled from ear to ear (as BeyoncĂ© would say) and filled my stomach with good food. It’s so important everyone in a while to live in the moment, take a breath and realise what you have. It was a great way for me to unwind and catch up 
with my girls.

Nonetheless, here are some pictures I took and a flatlay of all the things I bought.

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and I’ll see you all Sunday for a new one x

Monday, 23 January 2017

Blog birthday!

It can’t believe that 4 years ago today, I opened up blogspot and start my blogging journey. How time really does fly. 15 year old me really had no idea what she was in for.

My little corner of the internet has really been through some changes. To name the biggest, last year I said happy birthday to Holy Chic and this year I am saying happy birthday to me, Amira. I have fallen in and out of love with blogging but overall, I cannot thank myself enough every day for taking the plunge and starting to write. And every day I cannot thank you guys enough through sticking with me though my poor blogging commitment and empty promises.

I am in a place in my life where I really want to move forward with things. Get the ball rolling and do more things that I love. Blogging is something I adore and I want to keep up with it. I have been planning posts and photographing like a crazy woman just feeling all giddy inside with the content I want to share with you.

I want to announce that next month I will be doing #fashionfebruary. 8 posts throughout the entire month dedicated to fashion. Fashion is the reason I ventured over to blogging and I want to bring it back in the best way possible.

I again want to say thank you and here’s to another year blogging. Let’s kick some ass in 2017!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New year, 20 facts about me!

As the saying ‘new year new me’ still circulates around the masses, I thought I would let you guys get to know me a little better. Having fallen in and out of love with blogging for the past year or so, I think it’s time I brought you back up to speed. 

  • 1.       I am 19 years old and my birthday is in may
  • 2.       I am in my second year of university studying media
  • 3.       I used to be a competitive swimmer
  • 4.       I’ve done the same makeup on my face since I was 12. (post coming soon)
  • 5.       I have loved fashion and wanted to work in fashion since I was 12
  • 6.       I work a lot with young people on different areas of mentoring and education
  • 7.       I own way too many clothes (but who doesn’t)
  • 8.       Biggest pet peeves: bad manners, seeing what people are eating
  • 9.       I am from London and if you ever meet me, you will know straight away
  • 10.   I wear glasses (but not as much as I should)
  • 11.   I love travelling, seeing new places and being in a different mindset.
  • 12.   I love watching real crime tv shows and crime dramas. All the CSIs, SVU, snapped, fatal vow. Honestly, I could go on. Love them all
  • 13.   I think I have been to about 10 different countries. But I won’t stop there
  • 14.   The friends that I have mean the world to me
  • 15.   I am the proud owner of a car. Still getting used to it but I love it
  • 16.   I can be quite messy but it’s an organised mess … sort of ;)
  • 17.   I am 5”6 (almost)
  • 18.   I love watching tv shows. If you suggest one to me I’ve probs seen it.
  • 19.   I like being busy. It gives me a sense of purpose
  • 20.   My hair is real!

      Tell me an interesting fact about you below. I would love to get to know my readers too J


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A lipstick love affair

I am not one to wear lipstick all that much. I love the idea of it and wearing a different one everyday but A, I don’t think I can pull it off that well and B, I feel like I’m trying too hard when I wear it. Nonetheless, I am a sucker and I still buy them every once in a while and have collected about 2 handfuls.

But this new lipstick that I had found deserved its own little shout out. I think I struggle with lipsticks because of my darker skin tone and a lot of lipsticks seem to be pink undertone when I need more of a blue undertone one.

The Maybelline colour sensational in ‘Burgundy Blush’ just ticked all of the boxes for me. I always gravitate towards burgundy/maroon lipstick so that’s a no brainer, and it had a brown undertone to it, similar to my mac ‘Antique Velvet’ one (also a great lipstick btw). It brought my favourite shade of lipstick and my only mac lipstick together beautifully. Better yet it only cost like £7 and it’s a great matte lipstick.

Tell me, what’s one of your new favourite lipsticks?

Monday, 2 January 2017

Things to do this week: Conquering 2017

I could tell you about things I have enjoyed and maybe you should try but life has thrown at us another 365 days of excitement and opportunities

Reflect on the past
I did so in my last post and its really made me realise that even though right now I am in a pile of self-inflicted shit, I have had so many amazing times and opportunities that I’ve had and how grateful I am

Start now not tomorrow
With most things right now (particularly uni work) it’s a good mindset to have to get moving with all the things you want to do. Having an aim for the end of the helps you see where you need to start

Take a well deserved break
You just kicked ass last year so kick back and relax for the day. Everyone deserves a break

Out with the old and in with the new
Whether that be having a clear out or change in the foods you eat or clothes you wear, make a change. We shouldn’t fear change, we should embrace it. Just like bad food, everything in moderation won’t hurt

Appreciating what you have
Sometimes what you want is already right underneath your nose. Take a moment to look around at the people behind you, the things that you have

Setting realistic and achievable goals and expectations
Its easy to say new year new me but you have to work with in your means. Everyone is capable of achieving their resolutions, you just have to go at a pace that works for you. Set goals that are within your reach. (that doesn’t mean you should stop being a dreamer)

Self love
Take time out for you. You are only human. You have feelings, emotions, desire, passion, let your body and your mind feel it all. Don’t hold back and love yourself for who you are

Learn something new.
This could be a hobby or something about yourself, you really do learn something new every day. Take time out to acknowledge what you’ve learnt and feed in into your life.

I hope you’ve all had a good new year and here is to us and kicking ass in 2017. 
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