Inspiring Art Print

About a month or so ago I had to edit some photographs of mine for my photography A level research. This is one of the final pieces and I really quite like it and it was so simple to edit. They are two different photographs of the same people, then I cropped out the eyes from one and edited them on top of the other. I uploaded my work onto all of my social networking sites.

A girl under the name of @msvalroids on instagram asked if she could use my work as inspiration which I was absolutely delighted for. I love art and to help, or inspire someone else makes me so happy. Her work is absolutely gorgeous so when she was done with the piece I got in contact with her. She sells her work online at Society6 under the name vanessalizeth, I quickly purchased a print.

It's absolutely lovely and seeing it in my bedroom everyday makes me smile, I got the frame from Urban Outfitters a year ago. Having something personal like this is incredible.

So thank you very much for my print, I love it to bits.

Thanks for reading,
Pops xx

Piercings & Tattoos, Part 2


So most things are pretty much the same since my last post (here), actually maybe I have gained and lost a few things...

Piercings I have are pretty much the same. My helix, both ears and second on my ears. 
I swapped my nose piercing for a septum. Basically I had a lot of problems with my nose piercing and it would never heal, whereas I have always wanted a septum piercing but have wimped out because of the pain factor (which was complete rubbish). I went to my local piercers called Abstract Armour Tattoo and it was honestly such an easy piercing. My eyes didn't even water whereas they did when I had my nose pierced. Plus it healed soooo quickly!

Lets move on to the most exciting thing (well I think so anyway)! I am now 18 and I have got my first tattoo which reads "open your eyes! I got this tattoo at Madame Butterfly's Tattoo Parlour, which was so nice and they treated me so well (I would definitely recommend it). I decided on the font as I wanted to be able to read it from a distance, instead of the swirly stuff which can be tricky to understand. The tattoo didn't take long at all and healed so quickly, I am so happy with it.

Thanks for reading,
Pops xx 

My Go To Base Routine


So today I am going to do my go to base routine, this is what I use on a regular basis. 

First things first. I use a set of brushes which I got from an Asian website but I'm pretty sure they are the same as these eBay ones. They are incredible and I really urge you to get them if you haven't got them already.

I start with my LOreal True Match foundation on my flat top eBay brush with a patting motion. I then layer this where I need more coverage. I then go in with my collection lasting perfection concealer on any more red or inflamed areas and under my eyes. I usually use my fingers, but occasionally I use the slanted eBay brush to dab it in place. I sometimes use the Rimmel stay matte pressed powder (more so over the summer as I become more shiny) but I don't need it as much in the winter. 

It's a very simple and effective routine as you can see in my before and after images above. I'm now going to enter some photographs when I have all of my make up on. For you who don't know I am really into photography so this picture below are more self-portraits then anything else but I thought it was about time you saw my work.

Thanks for reading, 
Pops xx

New Pets!



We know own two male mini lops and they are so adorable. They will be turning 11 weeks old on the 17th September 2014. We have named them Bobby and Teddy. They are just so cute. They have such a goo temperment unlike rabbits I have owned in the past. Anyway I thought I'd give you an update and then maybe do more in the future! 

Thanks for reading,
Pops xx

My Favourite Eyebrow Products and Routine

Hi, so today I'm going to talk you through my favourite products and routine. I thought I'd combine the two and just make a longer post then maybe in the future (if I find different products I like), make two separate posts.

Here is a before and after so you can see what a difference my make up makes. I like to keep my brows as natural as I can, I don't want slugs on my face (if you know what I mean).

These are my favourite products and the brushes I like to use to apply them. The MUA Pro-Brow (£3.50) is very similar to the ELF Eyebrow Kit (£3.95). Except the MUA palette as 3 brown shades and a clear gel and the ELF kit has one colour and one brown gel. I love them both and can't decide which is my favourite, they both last all day and suit my skin tone well. I always apply the gel first (with my red Revlon brush) and then apply the appropriate colour with the black brush. I normally brush this out quite a lot with a spooly so the make up isn't caked on but more natural looking. 
I then go over with the Benefit Gimmie Brow (£17.50) or the Maybelline Brow Drama (£4.99). I never buy high end make up unless it is truly raved about so the Gimmie Brow was  treat to myself and I really am loving, it add more colour and texture then the Brow Drama. However if you are on a budget the Brow Drama is still amazing and has a great staying power. I still use both! I just add which ever I choose over the rest of my brows. I am normally left with quite a messy look so I tidy my brows up with some concealer and my look is complete.

Thank you for reading,
Pops xx

Back To College Essentials 2014

Back To College Essentials 2014

Hi, so I thought it was time I did something back to school related even though everyone is pretty much dreading it. These are just a few things that I know will help me get through the year...

  • Popper document wallets - I have a few of these in bright colours that I know will help me keep sheets all neat and organised (unlike I was last year).
  • Pencil case - This is an essential (especially for an art student) and it's just too cute.
  • Cute accessories - A way to any animal/food lovers heart, these super cute and colourful rubbers are a goo way to keep anyone smiling (and they are super cheap).
  • Hair ties - I absolutely love these for the one and only fact that they don't leave a bump in your hair after you've had it up for hours. I know when I'm working I can quickly become aggravated by my hair touching face, so these will be handy for sweeping those loose bits back. 
  • Concealer - This is the one make up essential I will always carry (and lip balm of course). It's handy for a lot of things, so just grab your favourite one and plop it in your bag for easy retouches. 
  • Diary - This is a major essential for anyone (I know a lot of schools give you one for free). I use mine for scheduling my days to writing in homework and they are so handy.
  • Music - This is more for the journey to or from college (as I get the bus) and this can put me in such a good mood. Sometimes we are allowed to listen to music in our lessons too. So grab your favourite upbeat songs and stick some headphones on. 
  • Water bottle - Having a water bottle is great, as well all know drinking water has so many health benefits. I'm also thinking about getting a flask to carry warm drinks or even food (such as soup) to college. 
  • The Bag - Last but not least an all important bag. I've been looking for one long before we broke up for the summer but I just couldn't find the right one. Then as the Topshop sale was ending I stumbled across this one. It should do just the trick and is a really cute colour. 
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy these type of posts.
Pops xxx

The Fairytale Tag

Snow White - Do you consider yourself beautiful?

I don't know about 'beautiful' as such but I am happy with the way I look. Don't call me vain, I mean of course I would love to change things about myself but if I was really that bothered I would get up and sort myself out and I don't. 

Sleeping Beauty? - How many hours do you sleep at night?

Normally around 7.

Cinderella - Do you have a curfew?


Rapunzel - Do you love being outside?

Yes, of course. More so in the summer.

Red Riding Hood? - Do you trust strangers easily?

Yes, until they give me a reason not to.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids - Are you easily fooled?

No, well I don't think I am.

Beauty and the Beast - What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?

Someone who is confident and is happy a lot.

The Little Mermaid - What would you sacrifice for love?

I guess a fair amount but it's not something I would know until the situation came about. 

The Frog Prince - What do you find disgusting?

Sick, someone throwing us is the one thing I can not stand.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Do you have any plants?

Yes, a cactus.

Puss in Boots - Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?

I have four cats; Maisie, Tiger, Angel and Bailey.

Bluebeard - What is your weak point?

I'm not so sure on this, I mean I must have one but...

Pinocchio - What is your biggest wish?

To be a photographer and live a happy life.

Peter Pan - What is your mental age?

I'd say my mental age is my actual age, 17.

The Star Money - What is your most valuable possession?

Probably my first toy which I remember begging my mum for, which is is a Bear Factory (before it was called build-a-bear). It's a pink elephant called Amy and I know that if I lost it I would miss it and it just couldn't be replaced. 

Gold Mary & Pitch Mary - Are you a hard worker or a lazy one?

Hard worker, if something has got to be done I will do it. Unless it's homework then I'm procrastination princess! 

The Snow Queen - Who is your best friend? What would you do for them?

I have a couple and I'm not sure, probably a lot but it depends on the situation and what was going on.

The Princess and the Pea - Are you sensitive? 

I am to some things. For example 'The Fault in Our Stars' made me cry.

Godfather Death - What qualities make you a good parent?

I guess a few things, but you'll never really know until you're put into the situation. 

The Twelve Dancing Princesses / The Worn Out Dancing Shoes - Do you like parties?

I love parties!

The Emperors New Clothes - Do you care a lot about your clothes?

I care about how I dress myself and there is the odd sentimental piece in my wardrobe (my prom dress for instance).

The Brave Little Tailor - Do you consider yourself brave? 

You can be brave for many different reasons like it is said in Peter Pan "There are many different kinds of bravery. There's the bravery of thinking of others before one's self. Now, your father has never brandishes a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams."

Thank you for reading,
Poppy xx