Sunday, 11 November 2012

We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Beauty Blogger Tag

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
I have layers cut into mine so its pretty wavy with volume but its not curly.

2. What is your natural hair color?
its very odd, its sort of browny, reddy, blondey!

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I started off dying it at the salon but now I've found a red that I like and because its only one colour I dye it at home

4. How often do you wash your hair?
Every other day, maybe a bit less. It doesn't get greasy really and I don't want to fade the red!

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
I'm awful and unless its a special occasion my hair either dries naturally and hangs how it is other than that its tied back out of the way!

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do them myself

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
About once a week, sometimes less sometimes more

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
I very rarely polish my toes, I'm lazy!

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
5 mins for an everyday face but probably 20/25 if I'm doing it for going out!

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face, then lips then eyes

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I don't collect makeup per-se I just buy it when I want it!

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes? 
I've never worn them, my lashes are pretty long already and I'm slightly scared of them!

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
No Way!

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yeah, I'm not that bothered, sides its better for your skin!

16. How many high end products do you have?

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Let me just say not as often as I should!

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
I tend to have a think the night before

19. How often do you change your handbag?
Very rarely, I've found a bag that works for me and I keep it

20. What time do you get up and go to sleep?
I get up round 8 and go to sleep sort of 9.30/10ish

21. How often and when do you workout?
I don't workout at all unless you count physio?

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?

23. How tall are you?

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
No, I did latin until GCSE and its one of my regrets that I didn't keep it up.

25. How many pets do you have?

26. How often are you on Blogger?
Not as often as I should.

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
I read every single comment and try to reply to them all

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yeah I keep a mental one, but I'm awful in that if I see something I really want I just go buy it!

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted to write about what I thought about makeup and life in general and I'm on crutches (although technicly I use a wheelchair more these days!) so thoughts of a girl on crutches was born!

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
I have a compact digital camera, don't know what brand but its tiny!

31. How often do you clean your house? (Daily, weekly, other)
I live in university accomodation so luckily someone else cleans it for me!

32. What is your favorite color?

33. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
Glamour although I do also love Marie Claire

34. Do you swear?

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
I'm probably gonna do some uni work then sleep!

Feel free to do the tag and post your links below, I'd love to see everyone's answers!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Giveaway Entry

Louise at "The Beauty of Louise" is running a giveaway. You can find it here.

To enter the giveaway you have to make a collage of what you would buy with £80 at Feel Unique. So here's mine... feel free to point and laugh as creativity is not my strong point!

High Beam: £18.50 (I've always wanted to try it, but reluctant to shell out for a product I don't know if I'll like!)

Cowshed Knackered Cow Travel Candle Set: £22 (I have a body lotion of this and love the scent!)
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Summer 2012 Eau De Toilette Limited Edition 100ml. £30 (Such a lovely Perfume!)

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Talk Duo £15 (Again something I've ummed and ahed over for ages, think i'll get it even if I don't win!)

So thats my picks, what would you choose? 


What would you like to see?

Hi Guys!

I hope you're all good. I promise I have some reviews coming soon including the Nails inc. Polish I got with Glamour and the Body Shop "Pamper Kit"!

But, i was just wondering is there a certain type of post you'd like to see? Something that I haven't done before or something that I've been doing and should do more of?

Please let me Know!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Have you read it?

 Thank you so much for your kindness on my last post, I promise I'm ok was just unsure if I'd made the situation worse or not... anyway on with business!

I'm so gutted, I have a pile of new beauty stuff to show you guys but the light in my room is so poor I can't really get any photos of it! have to keep trying!

In the meantime thought I'd share this with you, I'm sure its been floating round a while and I'm a real bookworm so thought it might be fun.

These are the 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. I've read the bold ones, I've put a question mark beside the one's I've never heard of and an exclamation mark beside the book if I loved it.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Anna Karenina

 Crime and Punishment


One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wuthering Heights

The Silmarillion

Life of Pi: a novel

The Name of the Rose

Don Quixote

Moby Dick

Madame Bovary

The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Eyre

The Tale of Two Cities

The Brothers Karamazov

?Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies

War and Peace

Vanity Fair

The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Iliad


The Blind Assassin

!The Kite Runner

?Mrs. Dalloway

Great Expectations

American Gods

?A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Atlas Shrugged

Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books

Memoirs of a Geisha


!Wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the West

The Canterbury Tales

The Historian: a novel

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Love in the Time of Cholera

!Brave New World

The Fountainhead

Foucault’s Pendulum


The Count of Monte Cristo


A Clockwork Orange

Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath

The Poisonwood Bible: a novel


Angels & Demons

The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)

The Satanic Verses

Sense and Sensibility

!The Picture of Dorian Gray

Mansfield Park

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

To the Lighthouse

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Oliver Twist

Gulliver’s Travels

!Les Misérables

The Corrections

?The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

!The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


The Prince

?The Sound and the Fury

Angela’s Ashes : a memoir

?The God of Small Things

?A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present



?A Confederacy of Dunces

A Short History of Nearly Everything


?The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The Scarlet Letter

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon

!Oryx and Crake : a novel

?Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed

Cloud Atlas

?The Confusion



Northanger Abbey

The Catcher in the Rye

On the Road

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

?Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values

The Aeneid

!Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow

!The Hobbit

?In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences

White Teeth

Treasure Island

David Copperfield

The Three Musketeers

Looks like I've got some more books to add to my to read list! If you guys have done anything like this I'd love to see it.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

A Story

Hi all,

I just wanted to ask your opinion on something that happened to me the other day. I don't know if I overreacted or what and just wanted to share really. Normal makeup service will resume shortly!

I've recently taken up archery and there was a girl there who is an undergraduate psychology student. She asked me why I was shooting sitting down and why I was on crutches. I explained that I had RSD and that I was in constant pain and also that my brain found it very difficult to move my leg. She then told me that as a psychology student she knew a lot of neuroscience and knew that the brain didn't work like that so I must be making it up. She then suggested that I had munchausen syndrome!

I have to admit I lost it! I didn't swear thankfully, but  I did strongly suggest that if she thought I had managed to fool all the specialists I'd seen and was really making it up then what did she think she was doing learning psychology. Her response was to stop the NHS being taken advantage of by people like me! Then I really did lose it, told her she was a disgusting human being and that I hoped she never graduated as she was obviously not fit to work in any role with vulnerable people. At which point she stormed off and at the rest of the session made a point of staring at me and talking loudly about how I was an attention seeker and a fake.

I'm not sharing this for any sort of sympathy or pity. I just want to know if I reacted ok, did I make the situation worse by what I said? How would you react?

Friday, 12 October 2012

Makeup and Me

What does makeup mean to you?

I’ve seen this tag around occasionally and it’s been lovely to have a little insight into the minds of people whose opinions I respect so much, so I thought I’d give it a go myself.

It’s funny because if you asked my friends or family who was the most likely person to start a beauty blog it certainly wouldn’t be me they thought of.
I never wore makeup when I was younger, all through school I was the girl with the glasses and hair in a bun, preferring to have the extra 10 minutes in bed than worry about what I looked like. I was bullied too so, although I’m no psychologist maybe I thought that I really was ugly and makeup wouldn’t make any difference.

This changed a bit when I met my boyfriend (although we’ve been together 4 years now and talked marriage etc. so I don’t know if that upgrades him to partner??!) I started to realise that maybe I was attractive and got a bit more interested in makeup , although that was nothing more really than a bit of eyeliner and mascara, enough to accentuate my natural features but nothing major.

I really came to makeup when my RSD came out of remission, nearly a year ago. I spent a lot of time in hospital and lying in bed and for someone who ran and baked and drove and wore jeans and heels everywhere this was a bit of a shock. Makeup was something that I could do, something that made my day a bit more varied and as much as this is a cliché made me feel better!

I’m not claiming to be an expert and I’m definitely not saying that I do a full face every day and there aren’t today where I’m in trackies and glasses without a scrap of makeup on and I’m fine about that! However, I am  saying that I am so thankful that I have makeup in my life now, it gives me the power to be who I want to be and to show that, I take great pleasure in turning up to hospital appointments in full face, I’m not the sick girl and I have makeup to thank for that!

Ok ramblings over, I’d love to hear your stories about makeup and you if you care to share?