Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Review: Collection Little Mix Perrie Lipstick

Hey everyone!

I've not done a beauty style post in a while now, I've just been pretty fixated on helping people in other ways, although I'm definitely planning other products to review and discuss in this blog!

Today's product is something I picked up in about March, from Collection's very own Little Mix collection, the Perrie Lipstick.

Here is what it looks like:

I had been debating for ages whether to buy the product, it was a relatively cheap price and Collection do some great products, I'm not sure why I took so long to buy it, I think it was partially the purple part that scared me. Even though purple is my favourite colour, I was nervous about wasting my money if it didn't suit me. One Saturday, however I was with my friend in Superdrug and she was buying a mascara and I was examining the lipstick (for probably about the 200th time). "Get it, treat yourself" she said to me.
Needless to say, I went for it... hahahahaha!

Anyway, I tried the lipstick pretty much as soon as I got home and literally fell in love with it! It's such a gorgeous colour and you can work it to the intensity that you want it, by layering it up. I was worried about it not suiting my skin tone or just looking weird on me, but quite a few of my friends have told me it looks nice, which was reassuring!

It has quite a matte finish, but it isn't particularly drying on my lips, which I really love, and I also love the fact it doesn't have a bad taste - lipsticks and lipglosses with awful tastes literally grind on me so much as I feel like I literally can't wear them!

Basically I just really adore this lipstick and it is one of my favourites, as well as being a perfect shade for the autumnal and winter months! And at a price of £2.99, it's an absolute bargain!

Here are more pictures

Thank you so much for reading this blog post, if you own the lipstick yourself, do you agree with what I've pointed out? I'd love to know!

Once again, thank you for reading and I shall post again soon!!

Claire xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Anti-Bullying Week


I know I'm a little late with this, but it's been a relatively busy week mixed with birthdays and university decisions! However, whether you are aware of it or not, this week was 'Anti-Bullying Week'.

The week aims in grouping everyone, from children, parents, teachers and carers together to attempt to put a stop to bullying for good. I think it's great that we all have a week where we can reflect on how the people affected need to be cared for and that bullying has such damaging effects and has to be stopped!

The website Anti-Bullying Alliance has some alarming statistics when it comes to bullying..

46% of children and young people said they had been bullied at one point whilst in school.
Also, alarmingly, according to a study from National Centre for Social Research, 16,000 young people aged 11-15 are absent from school at any one time due to bullying.
That to me is sickening, as the pupils being bullied are missing out on so much information that will be important for their future but feel as though they have no choice but to miss school because of people making their lives hell.

I think that one of the worst kinds of bullying is making jibes which are intended to be "jokes" or "banter" but in fact is very hurtful. I think another bad kind of bullying is that done by a friend themselves or someone you think is a friend. This is certainly a type of bullying which I faced during my final year of primary school, where my best friend turned against me with a new girl who had arrived and then began to bully me. I lost all of my confidence and literally hid away, begging my teachers to let me do jobs around the office so I didn't have to go outside during breaktimes or lunchtimes to face them. One of the teachers at the time used to laugh and call me a vampire, thinking I just didn't want to go out and enjoy the sunshine, but if only she knew! I didn't really have a lot of close friends in primary school, and the ones I did have left to other schools. I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically I was getting discriminated against and basically kept having loads of jibes aimed at me and I was also called anorexic which upset me quite a lot at the time.
I remember when one of them was off, begging the other to stop all of it, as it was really really upsetting me, she promised they would, but she only said it so I'd hang round with her as the next day, they were back making me miserable.
I have no idea how I managed to do my SATS exams, I have hardly any recollection of completing them, most of my Year 6 memories are quite negative.

The bullying did end after a few months which I'm literally so grateful for, and looking back on it 6 years later, I actually became best friends with the new girl, we're still good friends today, and I put the past behind me and still remain friends with the best friend who went against me, although we hardly ever talk, they both changed for the better and I chose to forgive but never forget. I felt as though there was no point holding a grudge. And it's true what they say, you can truly learn from anything, as I learned quite earlier than others to be wary of backstabbing.

I feel really strongly that nobody should ever be made to feel in such a deep negative way, bullying is DAMAGING.

You can order a "Stand Up To Bullying" wristband here http://www.bullying.org/htm/main.cfm?content=1114

I hope you are inspired to take a stand on bullying and that you take something from this post. Thank you so much for reading.

Claire xxxxx