Friday, 21 July 2017

Primark Silicone Sponge | Review

Since I found out that Primark were doing their own version of a Silicone Sponge I've been hunting high and low to find one in a shop near me! I finally found one (even though the pack only had 1 in instead of 2 so I got a cheeky discount!) and I couldn't wait to try it out! Find out what I thought of it here...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Bird of Paradise Inspired Makeup Look! | Tutorial

I am always looking for new things to inspire my makeup looks. Ever since I bought my Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette (link here for my first impressions) I have been experimenting with it to create different ideas and I feel as though I have come up with some really pretty makeup looks! Here is my Bird of Paradise makeup look and how to create it!

Friday, 14 July 2017

My 5 Favourite Things About Summer!

Some people are winter people, some people are autumn people. Me, I'm definitely a summer person! Here are my top 5 reasons why!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Book Lovers Tag

I do love a good book! One of my main goals for this year was to read more books! I've seen a couple of people do this tag recently and I thought it would be a great idea to do it myself. So here are my answers to the Book Lovers Tag!

Friday, 7 July 2017

I Heart Makeup Lip Lava Molten Chocolate | Too Faced DUPE?!

I did a little haul recently and I picked up one of the I Heart Makeup Lip Lava Molten Chocolate lipsticks, which I have heard is a dupe for the Too Faced Melted range! I haven't tried the Too Faced products but here are my thoughts on the I Heart Makeup dupe in the shade 'Death By Chocolate'!


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

BBQ in a heatwave (archive post)

*Quick Note* This is actually an old post that I never posted, but since it has been the same weather here in England recently I thought it would be a good idea to share it! So here is younger me with different hair...!

It's been so hot here in the West Midlands for a few weeks now and the other night me and my dad got invited to a BBQ. Now I don't have many things to wear in the summer because it's never usually this hot! So I decided to wear one of the only day dresses I own... AND I LOVE IT!! This outfit was so breathable and cool in the hot weather and wasn't uncomfortable at all!

The dress: I bought this dress from Primark earlier this year. I was so amazed because it was only £7 and for that price I could not walk away! I's a navy blue rah-rah dress with little hearts all over it and I think it's so pretty and versatile as I would wear this on an average day but I also wear it when I need to dress up a bit. I just change the accessories and my hair and it transforms it so well. It's great for me as I'm a lil' bit chunkier so this pulls me in at the waist so nicely while the layers hide my belly!






















The shoes: I recently found out I had no pretty shoes that I could wear with tights So that was my next task and I finally found some really nice ones! These were from Store 21 and were at the amazing price of £4.99. Again they're a navy blue and have little white swallows dotted all over them. They are so comfortable and so pretty so I'm really happy I bought these!

Hair: If you follow me on Instgram (my username is Darkeowl ;) hehe) then you'll know that I was super happy about how my hair had dried... (well that's a random topic!) I loved how it had gone so curly naturally and I didn't want to put it up but I also didn't want it in my face! So I decided to have it both ways and put half up, half down. I used a really pretty flower clip from Claires to secure it and hide the hair band I'd put in it! Overall I think it was a really pretty look!


Makeup: I wanted to keep my make-up really simple because it's so hot! So I just used a little bit of concealer and powder and applied some eyeliner and mascara to my eyes. I also used my new Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss which tastes AMAZING!


So that is my outfit of the day! I really loved the way I looked going to the BBQ (I know that sounds a little bit vein but I don't usually like the way I look!) and I hope this has given you some inspiration for if you're going to a BBQ! Good luck and try not to melt ;)


Friday, 30 June 2017

Films watched in June

  1. Disaster Movie: Well, I can honestly say that this month started off with a diabolic film! Me and the bf were deciding what to watch and he said that this is quite a good film and that he had watched it before. I cringed throughout the majority of the film, found most of the 'jokes' completely unfunny and all in all just thought it was utter dog sh*t. It wasn't until the entire movie ended that my boyfriend realised it WASN'T the film he remembered, haha! He thought it was awful too. So overall, just don't even waste your time on this! Rating: 
  2. Passengers: I started watching this film a couple of months ago but ended up having to leave before I finished watching it. I was actually really intrigued to find out what was going to happen which was surprising as I wasn't expecting to like it. (Don't shoot me, I'm just not a big fan of Chris Pratt or Jennifer Lawrence) But when I finished it this time around I can actually say that I enjoyed watching it! There were a few things I thought about that I don't think worked fully but overall there really wasn't much to complain about! Rating: ★★★★
  3. Tekken Blood Vengeance: So this is another Tekken movie but this time it is animated and it is a lot easier to see which character is which! This story mainly follows Xiaoyu and Alisa and I thought it was really good! I really enjoyed the story and I loved actually being able to see the characters as they look in the game. Can I just say, Panda is SO cute! One of my favourite scenes is when the Kazama family are fighting because they join up with each other to beat each other up, while each of them try to beat the other 2 up. It's really difficult to explain but it is honestly such a great scene and even if you don't want to watch the whole film, I would recommend watching that scene! Even though I don't really have much to say on this film, if you enjoy the game I think it is definitely worth a watch. Rating: ★★★★
  4. Pirates of the Carribean- Dead Men Tell No Tales/Salazar's Revenge: Honestly, what is the actual name of this film?! I see it switch through both names in England, so I'm super confused! Either way, I was super excited when I found this film was coming out (I think I found out the year before last!) and couldn't wait to go and see it! It turned out to be really good and it was really funny, even though there are jokes in all of the films I think that they really pulled them out in this film! The story was good too, there were lots of things that linked to the older films and I'm really glad about that, as I thought it was going to be completely separate. If you are a lover of the pirates films (and I'm ashamed if you're not!) then check this out, because it does not disappoint! Rating: ★★★★★
  5. Hostel Part I: For literally years people have been telling me to check out the Hostel films. I love the saw films and a lot of people were comparing them to those, but after watching it I didn't really think they were that similar. Sure, there was quite a bit of gore, but at the same time I found that there was a lot more of a story and bits that you could piece together. Although the Saw films are some of my favourites, I found this quite refreshing and I was glad that it wasn't that similar. The only part I couldn't watch was *spoiler* the part where the tendons at the back of his ankles get cut! My mom snapped her tendon when she was younger and ever since then I can't even touch that part on my own foot so I could NOT watch them be cut! Other than that, I thought it was a great film and I'll definitely check out the other parts to it! Rating: ★★★★★
New films watched: 10/101

So those were all of the films I've watched this month! I think I'm making good progress on my 101 films and I'm really enjoying writing these posts! Have you seen any of these films? What have you watched this month and have you got any new favourites? Let me know!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox