Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hello Everybody!

So it is Halloween! This past week, my house did a halloween themed chapter dinner, and everyone dressed up and it was so much fun! Also this week we had our first Date Dash! Thursday night we had our Halloween Date Dash, I went as Rapunzel :)
Here's a picture of me from before the Date Dash

I know, but Kendall you have brown hair! But, technically so does Rapunzel. Her hair goes from being blonde to brown, so I think it works that I have ombréd hair.
I just put it in a long side braid down the right side of my face.

So Here's What I did for my makeup!

I started out with applying the Maybelline Baby Skin primer just using my fingers.

then I applied my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab, I used the Expert Face brush from Real Techniques.

I covered up any spots, or discoulourations with my boi-ing by benefit concealer in shade 02, just patted it in with my fingers again.

I have quite oily eyelids, so I always have to prime them. I used the Shadow Insurance eye primer from Too Faced, again just patted it on with my fingers.

I put on my blush, whilst my eye primer dried. I used the Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow, it creates a really nice pink flush, using the contour brush from Real Techniques. Yeah and I know, that's not the brush's purpose, but it just fills the apples of my cheeks perfectly.

I used te NARS palette in Isolde which is a light and dark bronze duo.I decided to do these colours instead of purples, because I thought a more subtle and bronzy/gold look, was more appropriate for Rapunzel. Besides they reminded me of the lanterns :) I covered the entire lid in the lighter bronze and then used the darker  bronze in the outer corner, blended into the middle. I used the Base Shadow brush from Real Techniques, and the Crease/Blender brush from Too Faced, for the darker bronze. I then used Walk of Shame from my Naked Basics Palette on the brow bone using the Detailer brush from Real Techniques.

I then used my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eyeliner in Zero to line my upper lash line and my lower water line.

I curled my lashes with my Shu Umera Eyelash Curler, and I swear by it. I know it's more expensive, but I absolutely LOVE it.

I used the Maybelline the Falsies Waterproof Formula for my masacara. I just think this holds the curl in your lashes the best.

I filled my brows with Faint, a matte brown, also from my Naked Basics Palette, using the Brow brush from Real Techniques.

Lastly I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in shade 04 Sandstorm, using the Powder brush from Real Techniques.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Zoella Beauty Haul

Hello Everybody!

I got a wonderful parcel direct from the UK today! It was FULL of Zoella Beauty Products!

So, granted this isn't everything in her collection, I couldn't get the body mist or candle since they were out of stock :(

But I did get:
  • the cosmetic bags
  • the soak opera shower cream and bath soak
  • the creamy, madly, dreamy body lotion
  • and the fizz bar

Here's my review of the Zoella Beauty Products

I love the cosmetic bags, they are so useful, I keep loads of things in them, I have all my little fragrances in the pink one and I'm keeping the fizz bar and few other misc things in the tiffany blue one ;)

I absolutely love the smell of these products, its all very fresh and light and bright. I cant pin point exactly what the top notes are, I just know I LOVE them. 

The soak opera leaves you feeling fresh and clean out of the shower, and finishing off the creamy, madly, dreamy makes your skin even softer.

I haven't used the fizz bar, since I live in a dorm, I dont exactly have a bath to use :/ ah well.

If you like anything out this haul you can purchase them at I will put the link below :)

Much love & Glitter

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, and How to Cope

Hello Everybody!

It's me again. So today I'd really like to take some time to speak about anxiety. Many people, including myself suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. I just want to say, that it's completely normal and ok.

When you are in a new place somewhere unfamiliar, or maybe a new situation, going to college for example. You may experience some anxiety, and that's ok. When I got here, I was fine and I wasn't having any anxiety or anything. But, after a few weeks, I had just begun to settle into life in college and I had a panic attack. I hadn't had one in a really long time I wasn't really expecting it so, it was far scarier than usual. It was not fun.

It occurred to me that so many people suffer with the same things I do, but a lot don't know what to do, or how to cope. So, I'm going to share the things and methods I use to cope.

For My Anxiety:
I usually have to keep my hands or mind busy/distracted when I'm feeling super anxious. I carry around silly putty, and I knead it in my hands and such when I'm feeling anxious. I just find it very therapeutic, and soothing. I also sometimes need to just take a break, I'll take some time, to calm down, chill out a little or something. I'll do something that makes me happy.

Tips to help manage anxiety and stress:

  • Get at least 8hrs of sleep each night, which I know can be very hard in college, and in general, but its so much more beneficial to get that sleep.
  • Eat well balanced meals, don't skip meals, and keep healthy energy boosting snacks on hand for when you're feeling peckish. 
  • Take break. Just take ten minutes to chill out, listen to some music, meditate, etc.
  • Exercise often. Exercise is a great way to de-stress. Go for a walk outside, or go to the gym, dance around your room, whatever you fancy.
  • Laugh everyday. Even if it's at something stupid. Laughter is the best medicine.
When I'm Having a Panic Attack:
I don't particularly like panic attacks, they are not, or a joke. When a person is having a panic attack, their body goes into shock and panic. 
Symptoms are:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Choking sensations and nausea
  • Shaking and sweating
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Chest pain and heartburn
  • Muscle spasms
  • Hot flashes or sudden chills
  • Tingling sensations in your extremities
  • A fear that you’re going crazy
  • A fear that you might die or be seriously ill 

I know I do a lot of these things. In particular I feel like I'm dying, I hyperventilate, I get that tingling sensation in my hands, my heart beats at about a million miles an hour, and I get very dizzy or light headed. My panic attacks can last for hours if I cant get them under control, and they go for ages, then stop for a bit and start again. I typically like to have my dog with me, as she calms me down. But seeing as I'm college I don't have that option. Instead I'll go to my happy place. Yes, I know a happy place sounds absolutely ridiculous. But I promise it works. I shut my eyes, and imagine myself there. I take deep breaths and just focus on that happy place and how calm it is and I eventually can calm down.

Tips to help when having panic attacks:
  • Relax your muscles, find a comfortable position to sit or lay in.
  • Take deep breaths through your nose while counting to five. Keep a hand on your diaphragm (just above your stomach) and feel it expand as you take a deep breath to know that you are breathing deep enough.
  •  After counting to five release the deep breath slowly through your nose.
  • Next close your eyes, and focus on your toes. Curl them for a count of five then uncurl. Move on to your feet, contract the muscles tightly for a count of five then relax them.
  • Continue all the way up your body (calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, chest, shoulders, neck, fingers, hands, and arms) all the way up to your face.
  • By the time you've gotten to your face you should be much more calm.
Another thing you could try when having a panic attack, as strange as it sounds, is go for a walk. The exercise will help relax your body. Sometimes the most basic of activities–like a walk through a quiet park, down a street you find relaxing, or anywhere that helps you take your mind off your anxiety–can be the best medicine. Light aerobic exercise also helps your body produce endorphins. And getting fresh air and sunshine can have a positive effect.

I hope this has helped someone. I'd like to think so, I don't know. But if you're worried about your anxiety and need to speak to somebody about it, but are worried they wont be able to help, try anyway. You might be surprised.

Much love & glitter

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ok, Here We Go Again.

Hello Everybody!

So even though I know, I'm really the only one who sees, this I'm going to do it again. I'm now in college, I've been here for about two months. And I'm rather happy. I went through sorority recruitment, and I pledged Tri Delta! I couldn't be happier being in Tri Delta, it was the best decision I Think I've ever made.

So I have had time for me to settle in college, and kind of get into the groove of things. It was definitely a big change from high school, and I really like it. I'm happy :) As I've said before, I attend the University of Arizona, I'm majoring in eSociety. Its essentially data analytics, through social media. I'm planning on double minoring in gender studies and theatre. But who knows if that'll stick. I might change four times. I'm only a freshman.

This is just my update, I think I'll be happier with this decision of blogging again :) Get ready for a halloween post at the end of the month, as well as some holiday craft tutorials and maybe some hair and make up as well. You never know.

Pip pip cheerio,
much love & glitter