Review| Clinique High Impact Lipstick in #15 Orange Burst

Sunday, 23 February 2014  at 6:35 pm

I'm sorry for the lack of updates lately, but uni is swallowing me up whole like a good tasting chocolate cake. Not to mention, I've started driving to uni after many years (4 years) of having my drivers license! *laughs* Just the other day I scratched someone's car while I was parking...I felt so bad! But anyway, things happen *laughs*. Tonight I'll be reviewing Clinique's high impact lipstick in the color orange burst! I've been in search for a warm Summer/Spring color, since down here in the south we're in Summer up until March. The one thing I love about this lipstick, is that it has SPF 15 in it, which means my lips don't dry out as much in Summer. But there are the occasional times where my lips are being stubborn and they feel uncomfortable. But nothing to hectic like flaking and cracking! I hope you enjoy the post! :)

I love how the packaging of the lipstick reminds me of a bullet! It looks so sleek and silver! *laughs*

Piercings| The Rook Piercing!

Sunday, 16 February 2014  at 9:05 pm

I've been itching to write this post for a while now, and thankfully my rook piercing has healed up nicely so that I can take a picture of it! As with all my piercing posts (second ear hole piercing and conch piercing) I'll share my experience of getting the piercing and healing progress thus far. For all my piercings I've either gone to a tattoo parlour and recently have been going to an ear clinic in my home-town that specialises in ear and bodily piercings. A needle is used for all my piercings and mind I say it does hurt. Don't believe anyone that says pain tolerance is different for everyone, I guarantee you, that you will feel some sort of pain. When I got my rook pierced the needle didn't do much damage to my pain threshold but when the piercer inserted the jewellery I almost crapped my pants. It hurt really bad! It wasn't a burning pain like I had experienced with my conch and second ear hole piercings, but a feeling that a piece of flesh was gone! But after that I was able to walk around in the mall with a mild headache which wasn't too bad. I think I'm getting better at handling my piercing business *laughs* 

For my rook piercing I had the usual sharpie mark made in my ear of where about I wanted it situated. I wanted my rook piercing to be situated further inside my ear rather than outwards. So that I am able to hide it with my hair if say I have to go for an interview at uni or for a potential job. You're probably thinking it would be easier to remove the jewellery then go for an interview, the thing with rook piercings is the position in which it is situated. It makes it harder for jewellery to be removed and inserted back into. With my conch piercing it doesn't like earrings to be changed constantly. I have a small keloid by my conch piercing because of the jewellery moving around and annoying it. The keloid isn't noticeable because it's at the back of my ear (thankfully!). For those of you who don't know what keloids are, they're a build up of scar tissue caused by irritation to an open wound/hole in my case. 

The healing process for my rook piercing has been the most pleasurable and easy one I have ever had. As I said before, for my conch piercing I had the hiccup of developing a keloid which really annoyed me. I haven't developed a keloid on my rook, thankfully! Cleaning is also a pain, because it's harder to clean both sides of the earring. I have my mum help me clean my piercing which makes things easier. Before I would soak a cotton pad with saline solution and dap it onto my rook. Pus later developed in the piercing (eek!) which caused my ear to become inflamed and red. After a good cleaning though that my mum had to help with, the inflammation and redness vanished the following day. 

When I was at the piercing clinic the piercer told me to get my jewellery changed after 6 months to a smaller barbell. Let me say this now to anyone thinking of doing this, your piercing will not be healed after 6 months it takes at least a year for a rook piercing to heal and for a good reason. Your rook has layers upon layers of cartilage, replacing the barbell with a smaller one won't only make it harder to clean than it already is, but an infection could occur or development of a keloid. It's been a little over a month since I've had my rook pierced, it's still sore to the touch and if I happen to sleep on it, there's a build up of gunk, which is gross. Other than that, on most days I don't notice that it is there because it doesn't hurt as much anymore. The best piece of advise I can give for taking care of a rook piercing is keeping it clean. The cleaner it is, the less it hurts! Now onto what my rook piercing actually looks like! :)

As a side note, if your rook is thin, it'll heal sooner. My rook is thin which is why when I got it pierced I didn't feel much. If your rook is small, your piercer will advise to not get it pierced because it'll be harder too. I was afraid mine would be too small thankfully it wasn't!

As a side picture, I found this cute heart earring to put into my conch piercing! It's a pain to sleep with it in though, because it stabs the inside of my ear every time I sleep on it.

I hope this post was helpful!

Is anyone else interested in getting a rook piercing? Or an uncommon piercing?

Till we meet again! :)
Bye Bye!

Sponsored Post| ShopLately!

Saturday, 15 February 2014  at 10:10 pm

Tonight I have my first ever sponsored post which I'm really excited to share with everyone! I'm sure most of you lovely readers have heard about ShopLately, for those of you who haven't it's an online store that houses unique designers that sell their products online. I've never delved into ShopLately before because I never order items online, but when I saw all the goodies that were on sale (skirts, shorts, midi rings, jewellery, you name it!) I was tempted to place an order! The first thing that popped to mind when I saw ShopLately was that it reminded me of Etsy! I love the idea of a website creating a portal for micro and macro fashion retailers to sell their items and advertise them free of charge. I can't offer any feedback on the quality of the items that are sold by the retailers on ShopLately because I haven't ordered anything from them yet. One thing that did disappoint me slightly, was that they didn't have a big enough section that constituted tattoo tights! *laughs* Other than that, there's a huge variety of jewellery, clothing and shoes. You're certain to find what you're looking for on ShopLately! Since I haven't ordered anything off of ShopLately, I've created college/uni outfit ideas for Summer and chillier days! I hope you like them!  

Screenshot of the homepage of ShopLately.

1. "Fuck your designer shirt" by Look Human 2. Shredded Vega Shorts by Excess Baggage 3. Candy Color White Mini Backpack by Chickwish Limited 4. Vince Camuto Madalline Boot in Grey 5. Tying the Knot Ring 6. "Love U" midi ring (Stainless Steal) by WanderLustiny 7. Flight of Imagination Sunglasses by ZooShoo.

1. Acid Billy Denim Loose fit Shirt by Very Honey 2. Bitch, I Might Be Cropped Tee by Jac Vanek 3. The Audrey Short by Urban Eclectics 4. Black Chunky cut out Buckled Boots 5. Fringed Adventurer Tote Bag by Glint & Gleam 6. Maroon Infinity Scarf by Third Palace.   

I hope you liked my picks for those chillier and summer days at uni/college! I'm off to bed and till we meet again!
Bye Bye!

Nail Art| Valentines Day Part 2!

Thursday, 13 February 2014  at 9:13 pm

Gosh! Driving to uni and back is so exhausting! Since it's a 30 min drive to and fro, my body isn't use to being sat behind a wheel for so long *laughs*. I had to wake up at 5:00 am today so that I don't hit traffic on the high-way so I can be in time for my 8:00 am class! It sucks! I'm just about to retire to my bed, but before I do that I have the last part of my valentine's day nail art "collections". I know I didn't do much designs and I really wished I could, I was just unprepared this time around for valentine's day because I'm usually doing something on the day that keeps me busy *laughs* I hope you enjoy tonight's post!

Till we meet again!
Bye Bye!

Announcement| IBuyBeauti & Uni!

Monday, 10 February 2014  at 7:48 pm
Evening Everyone!

I'm not sure if most of you know about the IBuyBeuti campaign...well it's not a campaign I just like to call it that *laughs*. IBuyBeauti is searching for beauty bloggers to review products from their company. Isn't that a great way to get noticed by a beauty company? I'm spreading the word of the search for a beauty blogger buy IBuyBeauti because I first saw it advertised on Bella's blog, and entered myself into it and hope that all of you will enter too! Just follow the easy steps in the bannner below and you're all set and good to go! I wish everyone the best of luck! (Aren't Sulli and Krystal distracting? *laughs*)

As a sidenote, I've started uni again! Yay! I'm doing a postgraduate diploma in scientific studies, so I won't have that much free time any more as before when I was lazing around at home! I hate doing nothing productive with my time! With that being said...

Till we meet again!
Bye Bye!

Nail Art| Valentines Day Part 1!

Friday, 7 February 2014  at 6:46 pm

I have just over 30 minutes to get ready and head off to watch the new Robocop movie with the bro! So I thought I'd share my Valentines Day nail art idea for all you lovers! *laughs* I made a truce to myself that I wouldn't celebrate Valentines Day because you're meant to love your significant other every day of the year and show it every day of the year. But, Valentines Day nail art ideas are just too cute to pass up! I hope you enjoy the post!

Mega Haul| Forever New, Cotton On, TopShop and Trueworth's!

Monday, 3 February 2014  at 6:43 pm

Today I have a mega of haul that is a culmination of the end of season sales that all the fashion stores are currently having! This time I can say I scored big time when it came to TopShop sales which I'm super happy about! I ended up paying a visit to TopShop very late and almost didn't end up visiting them, most of the items that I bought at TopShop I bought between the ranges of 30-99zar (2.68-8.86$). Which gives me a sense of satisfaction because they earned next to no profit on any of the items they had on sale! The sale items were marked down so low because, they had to make space for new stock and wanted to get rid of the old. The first shop that I stopped at and the shop that I stalked for a good solid three weeks was Forever New! Oh, Forever New how I love the quality of your clothing! Forever New first had their end of season sale which was pretty decent at a markdown of 50%. They then had their promotional sale offer which occurs on the weekend where they mark down the sale items down an extra 30%! During these times I picked up items I really wanted (like the pyjama pants trend), a glass storage holder (for rings and bracelets) and a make-up bag. I don't know if anyone else does this, but my mum has a strict rule of buying absolutely nothing in December. We don't even buy Christmas gifts anymore because everything gets marked down in the New Year which is why this haul is so huge! I hope you enjoy today's post!

This picture doesn't capture half the things I bought, it's just an estimation! *laughs*