Monday, 19 October 2015

How to // make your room cosier

When the weather gets worse I tend to be in my room more often and I realised that it was quite boring and bare. Being a student with no job (or EMA :( ), my funds are very low, so I tried to find things that wouldn't cost much but would still make my room look a little bit cuter. Here's what I done:

Candles
Candles are the cheapest and easiest thing to get as they are literally everywhere, and they make your room look so cosy! I love getting more spicier/christmasy scented ones for this time of year; Yankee Candle do really good ones.

 Fairy Lights
 I saw these fairy lights on the next website and thought they were so cute and I love how they aren't just plain fairy lights - I think they're really nice for only £10

 Throws and Pillows

My bed looked so plain without these and its such an easy way to make your bedding look more expensive for really cheap. I got the throw from primark and the quality is amazing for the price! Primark have really great cheap homeware.

Books on Display
My windowsill was quite bare so set my books out and I really like how it looks; so have you have an area in your room that looks a bit boring just set your books out it looks really nice!

If you're a student like me, these would be great even for your room at Uni because it doesn't cost much but is still effective! If you have any other ideas leave them in the comments; hopefully this helped some of you out.

xo, Orlagh

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Tanya Burr Galaxy Eye Palette // Review

Tanya Burr cosmetics launched well over a year ago, and I can't believe i'm only picking up something now. I knew I wanted something from the collection but I wasn't sure what to buy - until I saw Tanya using the palette in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hI3zhz12i4. I usually never wear cool tones but there was something about the colours in this palette that I thought were so pretty.

There are other palettes in the collection which are all priced at £6 which I think is incredible for 4 decent quality eyeshadows; perfect for anyone starting out in makeup! They are well pigmented and last all day. Their blendability isn't the most amazing i've ever seen for such a well priced product I really don't mind it. You can create lots of different looks with this palette and it can easily be taken from day to night by adding a little bit of the last eyeshadow to make it more smokey.




Snowflake // a frosty white shade
Moonlight // a shimmery pewter/silver
Stormy Sky // a matte, cool toned brown/purple
Starry Night // Black with gold glitter


Here is what they look like on:



Hope you enjoyed this post, if you have any favourites from Tanya Burr cosmetics let me know in the comments!
xo, Orlagh
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Autumn Lipsticks

I love the makeup in Autumn because I can finally bring out my more brown/berry coloured lipsticks that I've had stashed away to use. Out of all the lipsticks I have been using, these have been my favourites.
(L-R, Mac Velvet Teddy, Rimmel Lasting Finish 03, Revlon Super Lustrous Black Cherry, Revlon Lip Butter Pink Truffle)

Mac Velvet Teddy - After waiting for so long I finally gave into the hype of this lipstick and I am sooo obsessed. It's the perfect mix between a brown and a nude. It has a matte finish so I always put on lip balm before applying it; it lasts all day!

Rimmel Lasting Finish 03 - I wasn't sure about this lipstick as I bought it on a whim, but I absolutely love it now. It's what I would call a true nude and if I don't know which lipstick to wear I always use this and it works well with any makeup look. It's really similar to velvet teddy only it has a creamier texture so I always use it for a night out because you don't have to worry about your lips getting dry, and a cheaper alternative to mac (incase I lost it).

Revlon Superlustrous in Black Cherry - I found out about this from watching Jaclyn Hill and had to buy it. I think it's a lot easier to pull of a dark lip at this time of year so I think i'll be wearing it loads! It's a bit hard to wear as it's so dark so you definitely need a lip liner underneath, but other than that I love it.

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle - I can't believe this is the first time i've had a lip butter because i've wanted one for so long after my sister had one. The formula of these are amazing; they are quite sheer and moisturizing so perfect for everyday. I love this one because it's really natural but still has that rosy/autumnal colour.

I've realised from this post that most of the nude lipsticks I have are basically the exact same and I have a bit of a problem (they look different in my eyes!). Let me know what your favourite lipstick is for Autumn - hope you enjoyed reading this!
xo, Orlagh
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Saturday, 3 October 2015

New Music Dicoveries

The past while I feel like I haven't been making an effort to discover new music like I used to love doing, and just got stuck in a rut of listening to the same 5 artists until I got sick of them. I've starting listening to new people and different types of music I didn't think I would like but actually love now.
Here are a few artists/songs I've been loving at the moment:

Troye Sivan

I've been watching his youtube videos for so long and I knew he released some songs but I never really listened to him until his new EP, Wild, was released and I am so obsessed! I didn't expect to like that music but I love it so much now because of him. I'm not a music expert but his songs are quite electropop and really chilled. Here's one of my favourite songs from the album (which you can get on spotfiy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLuWMOF6vOU


FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs is one of those artist you wish you knew about sooner, she's amazing!! I think she's such an underrated artist because she is so creative and original with music and her appearance. All of her songs are so different and it's obvious how much effort she puts into each one. You should definitely go listen to her!! Here's a video on her vevo of all her songs (it's amazing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYU3j-22360


CHVRCHES
The first time I heard CHVRCHES was on the Radio 1 Live Lounge (I think it was cry me a river by Justin Timberlake) and I thought they were so cool.  Their music is more pop/alternative but I think they're album has a sort of 80's vibe which I usually hate but it actually works. And her accent is so cute!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM


Lana Del Rey

I've loved Lana for ages but she has a new album so it counts! Every album she has put out so far has been so amazing and I always think the next one will never be as good, but she never fails to impress me. She seems to be going more and more alternative and further away from pop with each album (which I love) and Honeymoon is such a good album.


If you have any artists you think I might like let me know!
xo, Orlagh

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