Friday, 25 April 2014

24/04/2014 ❤

It was an amazing day spent with this handsome guy right here. We had a little vain moment at the little cafe in Selfridges. It is because the lighting and everything was so perfect in there. The waiters were quite elegant and the background was so pretty. Plus, we had macaroons, pistachio ice-cream, coffee for him and cinnamon latte for me. 
(falling in love with this lovely latte and delicious macaroons)

Oh yeah, I went to Mango and bought a lovely dress. I will reveal it soon :)
FYI, this is my hair right now without the blonde yet. :) 

Hair rescue dye. ❤

As you can see, I have been experiencing more than five colours (red, brown, blonde, ashy blonde, strawberry blonde, dark orange, maroon, black, yellow) in my hair. This is how it looks like mostly in all patches.. Un-evenness, brassiness, dryness. EEK! ikr. It has made me so insecure about myself since it looks so bad. Therefore, I needed a hair dye rescue! First, I lightened my hair with Garnier's lightener on my roots to lift my base which is an exact 1 or 2 to at least a 6 or 7. Obviously, it turned ginger, i expected that since it is the only certain thing that would actually happen after dying dark hair to light. After a few hours, of developing and stuff like that; I washed it off and air-dried. Whilst, my hair is about somewhat dry; i prepared the second part; which is dying my base (roots) to a dark ashy brown colour. After so, I spread it from the root to the end of each strand. The smell was so strong that it left my eyes stinging and watering; Alistair even had to go out the bedroom because it was that strong. However, I just needed it done. 

I loved the outcome and for now; before I lighten the end of my hair again to blonde; I will need to give my hair a rest for at least a day; without washing, any heat products or dying. This will help me retain the oils; I have lost from lightening and dying my hair. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Lily Collin's Inspired Makeup ❤

As for my own therapy, I decided to play with my make-up and look how messy it is... 
Obviously, I didn't need all these products to replicate a makeup inspired of Lily Collins. Since, she is naturally really beautiful. However, these are the products I have used:

  • Moisturiser
  • COVER FX - G50 outer face
  • COVER FX - G30 center of the face
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer - NW 25 on blemishes and acne scars
  • Kevin Aucoin - SX 05 under the eyes and bridge of nose
  • Laura Mercier, Secret Brightening Powder - 2 to set concealers
  • MUA Cream Blusher - Blossom on apple of the cheeks
  • NYC Bronzer - 720A Sunny on hollows of cheeks
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, SPF 15 - Natural Beige to set foundation 
  • NAKED, Urban Decay illuminated - limited stock only (sorry) 

  • Bobbi Brown, Brow pencil - Mahogany on eyebrows, it wasn't that hard filling in my brows since I already have quite thick eyebrows
  • Bobbi Brown, Natural Brow Shaper - Rich Brown on eyebrow hairs to set it.
  • MAC, Prolong wear paint pot - Soft Ochre, primer on eyelids for better application of eyeshadows
  • MAC eyeshadow, matte - Copperplate on the outer V of the eyelid
  • NAKED 1, Urban Decay eyeshadow palette - Buck on the crease area of the eye and blended.
  • Perfection, Illusions, Perfect eye brightener - 1D1 next to the tear duct of the eye and waterline, this will give the eyes a pop!
  • VIVO pearl eyeshadow - Champagne on top of tear duct area of the eye.   
  • L'Oreal Super Liner - Black Crystals winged eyeliner and thin line body across lid
  • Shu uemura, Tokyo Lash Mascara & YSL Waterproof Mascara
  • MAC velvet teddy lipstick
  • Maxfactor, Max effect lipgloss, 09 Pink Impetuous  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MAC Lippies ❤

(From left to right) Velvet Teddy, Cremesheen Ravishing, Velvet Teddy, Chili, Diva, Viva Glam II, Ruby Woo, All Fired Up, All Fired Up, Rebel, Relentlessly, Please me. :) ❤️❤️

Monday, 21 April 2014

❤ Quote ❤

"It's time for you to live your own life without worrying about the expectations of others."

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter everybody! ❤

What an exciting day! eggs and chocolate eggs everywhere! Its a day of celebration for the Christ has risen. New life, new beginning.

"Faith is a gift from God" 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

❤ Quote ❤

"Life becomes more meaningful when you realise the fact that you'll never get the same moment twice." 

My skincare products. ❤

These are the products that I have used for my skincare routine whenever I want to pamper myself. I left some of the other products in my flat but ill show them as well when i get hold of it. For now, ill just be talking about these products.
Product list and description: (from left to right)
- Makeup wipes: I use either Simple or Johnsons makeup wipes. Price range: £2-3. I tend to lean more against wipes nowadays since I want something quick and easy to use to remove my face makeup after a busy day.

- Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense, SPF 50 PA+++, 60ml: £31.00 @ Selfridges. This product is still quite new to me but I am actually really loving this especially under my make-up when I am going out and running some errands. Its consistence is not thick like usually sunscreen since it contains SPF 50 and it feels really refreshing and light on the face after applying it. Why SPF 50? I have been looking for a good SPF face lotion as summer is coming and I needed some kind of sun protection on my face without carrying the weight of brick on my face (sarcasm). Therefore, after trying this product on the back of my hand as a demo; i suddenly wanted to purchase it because it is the right consistence and texture I wanted to use for a daily skin routine. I have also been having dark spots from previous blemishes/spots, so hopefully this product wouldn't make those spots darker. 

- Kiehls Epidermal Re-texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion, 75ml: £39.50 @ Selfridges. I have been doing a lot of research in terms of micro-dermabrasion to help with re-texturizing the skins surface on my face to create a cleaner and hydrated-looking layer because mine right now looks really dull so I need to cheer it up right? haha I'm funny. Any ways, it also have the bumpy texture which I know are clogged pores and dead skin cells. This calls obviously for an emergency to remove such horrible things. Even though, I have just been using this for only two times; I actually see a difference and my face feels so nice after it. The person who was at the Kiehls counter advised me some directions and tips on how to use this. Firstly, for the face you apparently needed just a pea size amount of product then concentrate it more on the area where you want re-texturizing and spread the product on the other areas of the face. While massaging this product onto the skin, it has to be in circular motions for at least 30 seconds but a maximum of 2 minutes then rinsing it after with cold water and pat dry the face. He also told me that it is advisable to use this product a max of 2 times a week. But if you want faster results then obviously you want to do more right? I'm not rushing though. 

- Shu Uemura Skin Purifier, Anti/Oxi, 150ml: £29.50 @ Selfridges at Trafford. While looking around in Selfridges, I stumbled upon the Shu Uemura counter and remembered researching online about which products are the best for make-up removers specifically waterproof makeup. I spoke with the shop assistant on the counter and she convinced me more on how amazing Shu Uemura oil cleansers are! So I was like Why Not? I did not know what to choose since there was a lot of them but I told her my specifics which are removing waterproof makeup (mascara) which is gentle for the eyes and not as harsh then she recommended this and chose to show me how it works and how to use it on the back of my hand with eyeshadows dragged across the back of it. It is amazing! and it left the back of my hand feelings soft as a baby's bottom haha. Also, the colour is so unusual and very daring. Love it.

- EOS lipbalm: £5.99 @ Harvey Nichols. Since I have been seeing this on trend especially in America. I decided to purchase it at Harveys. They have a range of different flavours and I specifically just wanted mint because I like mint stuff and it feels refreshing like the after feeling of  brushing your teeth. Also, what could go wrong with a lip balm? especially with this UK weather, it is like chappy lips all day err day, which is a no, no, no. Oh yeah, I also do love the shape of it; i get into the habit of loving to roll it around my lips as it looks like an egg haha. 

- Lancome Genefique 30ml: £59.00 @ Debenhams. This product is like a miracle in a little bottle. I have had my fair share of experiences with this product for a good almost 2 years. Despite its pricing range, after all the hype from the previous years; it has led me to purchase it especially with the boxing day sales. I have soo much to talk about this serum that it deserves to be in an another post and don't worry I will do it sooner or whatnot. As a summary of this product, it maintains the skins youthness ;) 

- Lancome Genefique Yeux (eye cream) 15ml: £39.00 @ Debenhams. I have also been using this eye cream for a good 2 years with the Lancome Genefique Face Serum. However, I do not really love this as much as the serum but it does claim to hydrate the skin underneath my eyes. I am thinking of purchasing the avocado eye cream by Kiehls as it looks really cool to experiment on! 

- Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day 50ml: £39.50 @ Debenhams. I was debating merely on what moisturiser to buy and decided to buy one on the spot as I am running out of moisturiser. Previously, I have been using the Simple face moisturiser and I love the consistency it also it does not contain any fragrance. On the other hand, after looking at other moisturisers; I preferably wanted to choose something from Lancome again so that It will work best with the genefique serum and eye cream. The shop assistant on the Lancome counter recommended this product and I fell in love with the packaging. It's so cute, right? However, the only issue I have with this moisturiser is its strong fragrance; I feel like whenever I apply this on my face; I spray tons of perfume on my face like seriously the feeling of too much chemicals. EEK! I am thinking of purchasing the one from Clinique in the yellow packaging, apparently that's good. I might not be able to use mostly all of this product because of that very reason. Its a waste of money though. 

- Vitamin C, Super anti-oxidant, Advanced face serum: £15 @ TK Maxx UK. As I research more about skincare and what nutrients are vital and needed to maintain a healthy looking face. I have found a lot of information that are required to be in your skincare routine and one of which are Vitamin C. I mean, I do lack of it; I really need to sort my diet out. I went in TK Maxx through to the skin care section and they were selling a lot of face serums with different vitamins like B and D. However, I specifically and obviously needed the vitamin C for anti-oxidant reasons right?. So yeah, i put this product on my face as part of my everyday routine on the forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. It is like feeding your skin with this product. :) 

So that is all about some of my skincare products I use at the moment. I will be creating another post on some of the products I didn't bring with me to share my thoughts on it. :) but for now, tah-tah. 

What's on my nails: Barry M, Matte Nail Paint, Vanilla 406 ❤️

I know my nails look horrid as well as the application of it haha. Nonetheless, it is so pretty and classy. Love it! 

Update: (ill be updating this post on the lasting power and colour during the wear of this nail polish) 

❤ Quote ❤

"Romeo and Juliet is just another example of why communication within a relationship is so crucial." 

Friday, 18 April 2014

❤ Quote ❤

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
— Stephen King

What-to-do list before University. ❤

Since, I am already a university student in Manchester Met studying H&SC for almost one year. I decided to re-apply again in UCAS to study adult nursing. Months after, I have been given a conditional offer to study this course in Salford Uni. And yes, it is very exciting. I have heard many people in my course mentioning that most of the people they know that finished H&SC have advised them to finish the two years as it is unlikely that studying for only a year of H&SC wouldn't get you into the course. Well guess what, it is possible. And it comes to show that, even in an environment in which my classmates are blabbering these negativity shiz on me, having an unlikely chance getting into a better course; it is possible for anything to happen. As long as you believe that you really want it and you are willing to risk your chances so you could get to your goal then you will be surprised by the results. I mean its either the two, you win or you try again. Seriously, negativity or rumours should not get in your way of making your dreams come true. As you can see, mine is still in progress.

Anyhow, my conditional offer consists of me achieving a pass on my H&SC, so its to be sure; easy peasy. I need to also view flats around salford; and this, I know will certainly be stressful. Since, I am already in student halls; I just want to have my own kitchen to myself lol. Costly as it seems, but you can cook whatever you want without worrying someone might complain about the smell. ha ha. Budgeting is never my best friend, I tried so hard but it never gets along with me. But I will try again. Hopefully, a method in which I can construct myself can work perfectly (sarcasm). I have to sort out my student loan, nhsbursary, fee assessment, etc. Which are all an absolute headache to do. However, It's gotta be done; sooner or later, right?. Plus, I do not need to worry about it for another year, If I get these out of the way. (says my boyfriend with an advisable tone)

I am very grateful for having my boyfriend, tutors, family and friends supporting me through this journey and advising me. I could not imagine myself right now, in this position without them.  

A creation of something beautiful ❤

You may be wondering who am I? and If you do know me, you may be thinking; what is she doing? what an absolute weirdo. I know, right. You are right, I am all those things; that is why I have decided to create this little blog to write as a diary of all the memories I'm about to stumble upon and it is getting me excited! I will be posting mostly on what my interests are and If I do have an exciting moment/day/week that is worth sharing. I think blogging about something you are also passionate about is important since It is a part of you where you are likely to want to share to the world. Mostly these thingy majiggys are consisted of beautyness, fitness, family, friends and boyfriend moments, travelling, discovering weird/new things, personal experiences with my university or whatnot, life lessons, what-to-do and what-not-to-do since I can control you and boss you around, ha ha joke. Any way, mostly around those topics. If you think It may be boring, then sorry. I am not in the mood to impress a human-being who does not appreciate a work of an individual's life. I mean, in reference to Mother Theresa's quote: "If you judge people, you may not have time to love them". So this will make you re-think me a little. Thank you for reading this nonsense post; but it is somehow needed to be out there sooner or later. So why not make it a first post? :)

My blog name will be Sette Ventura, since I do not really want to reveal my whole name but its easy to find. Finally, It is great that you happen to bump into my blog, I am very grateful and thank you for your time. This is me, if ever you want to imagine what I look like, lol. You are welcome.