Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Palette I Can't Live Without...

I think that is the most enticing/click-baity title I have ever used! But I was doing my makeup a few days ago and I realised that I pick up this palette almost everyday, no matter what look I am creating! Carry on reading to find out what it is...

Friday, 25 August 2017

Product Empties #3

It's finally time for another empties post! I thought I was flying through products the first couple that I finished, but it seems to have dwindled down a little bit, which I am not complaining about because it means I have to spend less money! But here are a few products that I have finished up over the last couple of months.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Lipsticks I'm Loving This Summer

Since I have a ridiculous amount of lipsticks in my collection, I tend to swap my shades and formulas day to day, but of course I have some favourites. And since it has been so hot recently here in the UK I've found myself reaching for the same few lipsticks. Here are the lipsticks I am loving so far this summer...

Friday, 18 August 2017

Decorating My Room... | Part 1

If you have read my Bedroom Wishlist post then you may know that I am currently in the process of redecorating my room. Now, this is the first ever room that I have had to decorate, and it isn't as quick and easy as I would have imagined. Don't get me wrong, I never expected it to be a piece of cake, but I expected to be able to paper and carpet it within 2 weekends... that was NEVER going to be the case. Here is what I have found through decorating my bedroom.


My original plan for this room was to leave the paper that was already there up, and just paint over it. This was never going to work however because the person who decorated these walls (no names mentioned, but was a former partner of a family member) was an absolute bodge artist that just wanted the dosh and an easy job! I hadn't noticed before, but the paper was not stuck on properly, there were ripples everywhere, air pockets, and the top was not even! So we ended up having to strip all of the paper off. This wouldn't have been much of a problem had all of the paper been applied as poorly as the top layer. The other layers however, were done properly, so they ended up being a nightmare to remove! The texture paint was awful too, but we managed to chisel most of that off (although that did take time in the week as well). We had a heat gun and that was a dream to remove the layer of normal paint on the one wall, it honestly just fell off and was so satisfying!

Removing the wallpaper got very messy, and I ended up just wearing one outfit for all of the days I was doing it (pretty much the entire weekend and every day after work) which meant that it got very smelly... and I mean very smelly... I didn't see the point in changing it though because I knew it was just going to get dirty again! I never really thought about sharpening scrapers but it really makes such a difference! They started off kind of middle-ground, they weren't ridiculously blunt but they could do with a little sharpening too. Once my dad sharpened them they were so much easier to work with and just made everything a little more bearable.


We have finally managed to get all of the paper and textured paint off, but we now have to patch up any holes and re-plaster around the window, which is going to add another weekend onto the project! I'm pretty sure I know how I want my room, so I will post another update when we are a little more into the journey!

Have you ever had to decorate a room? What would your dream bedroom be like? Let me know!

Speak to you soon!

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bedroom Wishlist

For the past month or so, I have been planning to swap rooms at home and redecorate. This is the reason for the sparseness of posts over the past week, decorating has just been non-stop and it has completely drained me! I want a double bed and the room I have at the moment is just not big enough, so I am swapping the spare room for my room, and I have been getting SO excited about it and looking at what new furniture and d├ęcor I could fill my new room with! Here are some of the things I have thought would look great and really want to get!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Favourite Nail Polishes for Summer!

It doesn't seem a couple of days ago since I wrote my spring nail polish favourites! But now, it is summer, and I can share with you the colours that I love wearing in the (supposed) sunshine!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Films Watched in July

  1. I Spit On Your Grave: As you may have noticed by now, I LOVE horror films. My bf recommended this to me and we finally got to watch it. It was really good and I loved how *spoiler* the girl planned their deaths through what they did to her! It was a great horror film and definitely did have some cringe-worthy gore moments! If you haven't seen this and you are in to creative deaths I'd definitely give it a go, but I'd be cautious if you are sensitive towards sexual assault. Rating: ★★★★★
  2. Blankman: This is a film by one of the writers of the Scary Movie films. It follows a guy and his brother, who wants to help fight crime after he creates a bulletproof suit. It follows their story about being almost-superheros and what problems they face while doing so. It was worth a watch and was funny, it put comedy where it needed it, but also made you feel compassionate about the characters throughout. Rating: ★★★★
  3. The Starving Games: You might have guessed that this is spoof for The Hunger Games, but it was actually really funny! It did relate a lot to the film, which I like because it meant that it wasn't just loosely based on it. There were lots of other film references in it too, and it did make me laugh quite a lot! It's easy to follow and worth a watch if you need a bit of cheering up!  Rating: ★★★★
New films watched: 13/101

So I haven't watched as many new films as I would have hoped this month, but it is still progress! Have you seen any of these films? Let me know!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox