Birthstone Series: Emerald, May's Birthstone

After the less than inspiring transparency of diamonds last month I was looking forward to the vibrant and lush shades of green that make up May’s birthstone Emerald! Emerald can range from a bright green to a forest green, and even slightly darker. As we’ve got Peridot coming up in a few months (August) I had to be super careful not to overlap so I’ve stuck to deep greens of a cooler shade, forest greens and very few khaki greens. The pinterest board features items and colour palettes that cover all these shades, as well as gold, peach, navy and purple. The Birthstone series willRead More →

6 incredible make-up artists to follow

Make up is one of my passions, and I love when people combine it with art and design. There are some incredibly talented artists out there and I wanted to share with you a few of my favourites for this week’s Sharing Saturday! Please note: All images belong to the artists mentioned in this post. If you like their work please take the time to visit them and follow them on social media!   Tal Peleg Deviant Art  |  Instagram  |  Facebook |  Twitter Tal Peleg makes incredible scenes using eyes and eye shadows, and these are just a few examples. You really do needRead More →

spring beauty products 2017

As someone who loves trying new beauty products I always keep one eye on the new products being rolled out for the season. Usually there’s a few I’m curious about, and the rest look good but don’t quite catch my fancy. Spring 2017 is doing the total opposite and I’ve had so many great products catch my attention that it’s time to compile a list!1   Rimmel   There’s not much information about Rimmel’s new products for Spring 2017 which makes me wonder if there’s an announcement coming up later. However, they have launched their new lipstick ‘The Only 1‘ which claims to be “ARead More →

Monthly Goals December 2016

  Novembers goals really helped me keep myself on a better schedule so I’m hoping this will do the same for December too! Commenting I managed to squeeze some comments in this month and I need to keep it up now that my blog scheduling is under control again.   Dissertation Prep January marks the official  start of my dissertation after having the last four months off to rest and heal. I want to get my feet wet again and get some background research done before January comes around.   World of Warcraft Finish my Druid class campaign. Start levelling my Mage. Finish Suramar questsRead More →

Sharing Saturday: Online advent calendars

  Yep, another advent calendar sharing saturday. The last one I promise and probably the most exciting one because I’m introducing you into the world of online advent calendar competitions – which are free to enter! I enter them every year and for the past couple of years have won several prizes. They’re great fun, a tad bit addictive and easy to take part in. There’s so many that I’m not going to list them, I’m just going to explain the types of competitions and then give you some sites where fabulous people have listed all the advent competitions they find.   Type of AdventRead More →