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The Don't Judge Challenge

Being awake at midnight gets me thinking about thinks I've heard people say, seen people post on social media or stuff in general and today's choice of thought is on the 'Don't Judge' Challenge which has suddenly popped up across every social media platform I have been logged onto and it is really started to get on my nerves.

If you haven't seen one of these videos the concept is you video yourself with 'imperfections' drawn onto your face the most common which have been featured have been drawn on acne, monobrow/overgrown eye brows, glasses, and braces. Then the person covers the lens of the camera and when it's uncovered they're well done up, make up applied, hair done, in a nice outfit.

I understand that the idea of these videos is to show that you shouldn't judge a person by their 'imperfections' so you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but there is also another message that is accidentally being portrayed which is the reason why this 'challenge' is getting on my nerves.

The first part of the video where the people in it have these 'imperfections' is what is in my opinion wrong. As it's giving the message across that these natural problems or imperfections are ugly. 

Spots are a natural thing, why should people be shamed into feeling as thought they're ugly?
Why should thick overgrown eyebrows be frowned upon when we have models such as Cara Delevingne who's praised for her eyebrows?
Why is something like wearing glasses or braces being used as something that is ugly or bad?

The message in these videos is not to judge people yet drawing on these 'imperfections' is shaming those who naturally have them and branding them as ugly. 

There are far better ways of proving that you shouldn't judge a person by their looks without shaming natural skin problems or body imperfections so why is it becoming a new viral craze to shame but get away with it because there is a positive message deep down somewhere.


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theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Luminiser // Review


Highlights are one of my favourite make up products, no matter how your skin is looking once you apply a bit of highlighter it just boosts the look of your skins radiance, makes you look glowing and healthy.

One of the highlighters which always popped up on blogs or youtube videos was theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer and although my make up collection is pretty big I definitely lacked in variety when it came to highlighters so I thought i'd give in and try it out.

Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up - Completed

So do you remember back in September of 2014 where I promised to write up on my college course every month and ended up just doing 3 months before I disappeared of the face of blogging? 

Well I've now completed my college course and I've had so many questions asking how I got on and my opinion and thoughts on the course and if I would recommend it. So this post is going to be all about my course. 

I started my course back in September with no other professional training in hair and make up, anything I knew previously I had taught myself. When I first started my course I was nervous because I had never done anything dramatic and I had no idea what I would have done if I went into college and they asked me to do a full body art. I never thought myself of an artistic nor a creative person however through my year in college these parts of me have come out drastically.

Hello...

A completed Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up course, a passed driving test,  2 seasons of 'Orange Is The New Black' and nearly 4 months since my last post I'm back.

Keep your eyes peeled! x


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MAC Cool Neutrals 15x Eyeshadow Palette // Review


When it comes down to make up, eyes are my favourite part to play around with since you can create so many different looks and also use the eyeshadow in different ways to enhance the colour of your eyes or make the shape of the eyes appear different. There's definitely a lot more versatility when it comes to eye make up then anything else.

As you probably know I love MAC and it's hands down my favourite brand of make up, for a while now I've been building up my own MAC eyeshadow palette however when I was browsing the internet I stumbled across their already filled eyeshadows in Warm Neutral and Cool Neutral and I couldn't help but add them both to my basket. 

I have already reviewed the Warm Neutral palette which you can read here but today's post is on the Cool Neutral Palette.

The palette comes in the usual MAC Palettes which you can purchase to build your own palette the only difference between these and building your own palette is that you can not remove the eyeshadows from this as they're permanently fixed into the palette which I know some people have complained about but it honestly doesn't bother me.



One of my favourite things about the palette is that it comes in a range of finishes, so you can use different shadows for different purposes and get different effects from the different finishes.

The shades are described as -
TOP ROW - 
Flounce: Chalky White Pink (Matte Finish)
Sweet Allure: Soft Light Pink (Satin Finish)
Sun Tweaked: Soft Frosty Coral (Frost Finish)
After Dusk: Mid-Tone Rosy Pink With Pearl (Veluxe Pearl Finish)
Blackberry: Muted Burgundy-Plum Brown (Matte Finish)

MIDDLE ROW - 
Pick Me Up: Pale Ivory (Matte Finish)
Cozy Grey: Cool Grey (Matte Finish)
Crushed Olive: Dirty Gold Olive (Frost Finish)
Deception: Chocolate Gold (Frost Finish)
Brun: Muted Blackish Brown (Satin Finish)

BOTTOM ROW -
Silver Fog: White With Silver Pearl (Lustre Finish)
French Clay: White Grey Frost (Frost Finish)
Cumulus: Dirty Grey Charcoal (Frost Finish)
Pearled Earth: Deep Blue-Grey (Veluxe Pearl Finish)
Black Tied: Black With Silver Sparkle (Velvet Finish)
All the shades are very pigmented and apply like a dream, they are easy to pack onto the lid or easy to blend which makes it so easy to pair colours together and create a new looke each day. The shadows have minimal fall out and I've experienced no problems at all with them.


This is hands down my favourite eye shadow palette I own and when it comes to neutral palettes I own a lot. I love the shades as they are a different tone and shade then what comes in most neutral palettes.

The Cool Neutrals Palette is a little on the more expensive shade to most palettes already on the market but I think it's worth it considering you get 15 shades which to buy a pan of eyeshadow from MAC would be £10 therefore to buy 15 would be £150 and then the palette itself to buy would be £16.50 so £166.50 if you were to build the palette yourself when this is selling for £65.00 so you are essentially saving just over £100.

The Cool Neturals Palette is definitely worth it if you love playing around with eyeshadow, want to get into wearing eyeshadow and it's a must have for any make up artists. I'm obsessed with it!

Price - £65
Where - MAC Cosmetics
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MAC Warm Neutrals 15x Eyeshadow Palette // Review


When it comes down to make up, eyes are my favourite part to play around with since you can create so many different looks and also use the eyeshadow in different ways to enhance the colour of your eyes or make the shape of the eyes appear different. There's definitely a lot more versatility when it comes to eye make up then anything else.

As you probably know I love MAC and it's hands down my favourite brand of make up, for a while now I've been building up my own MAC eyeshadow palette however when I was browsing the internet I stumbled across their already filled eyeshadows in Warm Neutral and Cool Neutral and I couldn't help but add them both to my basket. 

I will be reviewing the Cool Neutral palette in the near future but today's post is on the Warm Neutral palette.