Ibiza hen weekend, the wedding & chronic singledom

I have just realised it has been about 3 months since my last post! On realising this, it also highlighted how busy those months have been. 

So what have I been up to lately… Well I only went to Ibiza for a hen weekend last month! 3 days in 30 degree sunshine in an all inclusive hotel, with an itinerary including clubbing in Amnesia (Cream night), a VIP day at Ocean Beach and a final night watching the Balearic sunset from the beach at Cafe Del Mar. A fab, though very tiring, time had by all! True to form though, I was happy to get back to my house, with my own bed & more importantly my cats! I miss them after just one night away, so imagine how I was after 4?! (Don’t be surprised, I’ve already mentioned the crazy cat lady in me πŸ€— ) I guess looking forward to getting home was also partly due to learning that I feel very differently in a group of 10, when I don’t know everyone, compared to a group of my own close friends. Considering it was a group of girls, I must say they were all great & I genuinely liked them all. However, it turns out that I struggled more than I thought I would, despite this. I knew 5 of the girls (close to 2 & more “friends of friends” with the other 3) and had never met 4 of them. Like I said, they were all great & I really liked them – but I still wasn’t able to fully relax. Even now I’m not really sure why. I wonder if I might have felt differently if I’d met them all a couple of times beforehand? I’ll revisit this at some point – definitely something in it! 

Obviously a hen weekend means a wedding will follow… Now strangely, I wasn’t looking forward to this as much as I was looking forward to Ibiza. Probably just the thought of another couple of nights away from home, once again lots of people I don’t know, anxiety around doing the wedding makeup (the bride & 6 bridesmaids) & then the embarrassment of being the single loser with no plus one, at an event full of couples. Completely unexpectedly, after struggling with the hen do, I absolutely loved every second of the wedding! The venue was amazing, the weather perfect, I was more than happy with all the makeup, I didn’t at all feel like the single loser, I had a good laugh from start to finish & to top it off, I even came home with a crisp white hotel bath sheet πŸ˜ƒ Everyone does it, right? I thought it was a rule or something?! πŸ€”πŸ˜œ

To really prove how much I loved the wedding venue, I filled out a feedback sheet before leaving. After honestly stating how I found everything about it amazing, it then asked me if there was anything at all which could have made my stay even better. Remaining honest, I said they could have provided me with a husband! I also put on it that I’d like to hold my own wedding there. Obviously I am missing the fella to marry, which might prove to put a little spanner in the works. So I’ve booked it for August 2027. Surely I can’t STILL be single by then? Although I suppose based on luck so far, it’s more than likely 😏 I did ask them to provide me with a fella on the day, should I fail to meet “the one” by then πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I wonder who I’ll end up with?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yes, so basically, even with Ibiza & a big wedding under my belt (as well as various other missed opportunities) – I’m still absolutely single! Not even a date to report. Or a one night stand! At least if I’d been used & dumped, I’d have something to talk about that involved the opposite sex… But no. Absolutely nothing. Nada. Zilch. I’m seriously considering applying to take part in “The Undateables” 😩 Mind you, with my luck they are probably not making any more now! Either that, or I end up getting a rejection letter… Not sure whether to laugh or cry at that prospect! Both I expect πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ Beam me up… Haha. 


That “new makeup delivery” feeling…

I’m pretty sure most women feel the same. When you receive your parcel & literally can’t wait to rip it open, knowing that you are about to unwrap new makeup products!! 

Once opened, it’s then time to spend a minute or so just staring at the beauty of it all, before taking each product out, one by one & giving each individual item a moment of your time. After all, they deserve it! Then you line them all up, keeping them in their boxes for now. Obvs! You just want to admire them for a while, still in their unspoilt state with their boxes untampered. Clearly you need to take a picture as well. A couple of pics in fact, just so you definitely capture everything in the best possible arrangement! Of course, sharing the picture to every social media site you have, is the standard next step. Everyone needs to see what you’re seeing… It would be wrong, just wrong, not to spread the love! 

This is what I tell myself anyway. The real reason, I’m not gonna lie, is secretly hoping that all my friends are seeing the picture & feeling mega jealous of my new stash! Haha πŸ˜‚

This is what happiness looks like… πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

“Flawless Four” – Before & after, with everything else…

I am very excited about April’s Customer Kudos – the Flawless Four set. It contains 4 fantastic daily use products, meaning it is bound to be a popular one… Just look!! πŸ˜πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

How amazing is this?! No wonder I couldn’t wait to use this opportunity to show it off with some before & after pics so that people could see for themselves πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌ

Thing is, I kinda forgot to stop! So instead of just showing the difference with these fab products, I’ll list what else I’ve used. Ooh I do love playing with makeup! πŸ’„πŸ’‹

1 – The beginning with no makeup at all. Very scary! πŸ™ˆ

2 – This picture shows the difference once I have applied everything from the Flawless Four bundle; Glorious Primer, Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation (Organza), using the Liquid Foundation Brush, and some Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer (Organza). I only use a very small amount of the foundation (4 drops!) as I then used a little Mineral Touch Pressed Powder (Taffeta) over the top to finish & mattify. 

3 – Here I have use the Sculpting Trio pallete (Light) to create a soft, natural contoured look. Of course, you can build it up for a more dramatic look if you wish – it’s really creamy & blendable, so very easy to do. (Brows are not Younique products). I then added a very light amount of Beachfront Bronzer powder as blusher. 

4, 5 + 6 – I have applied eyeliner & mascara & took a few angles so you could see properly. As you can see, I often experiment with different looks, creating a double winged liner look, using Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner. This was surprisingly very easy to use! I usually end up steering clear of liquid pens as I end up making mistakes, ruining what I’ve done, then throwing a strop & giving up πŸ˜‚ Not with this one though! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I used Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ as well, just a coat of the transplanting gel, followed by one coat of 3D fibers, then another of the transplanting gel to seal. You can see why this mascara is so popular, right?! My lashes are seriously insane with this product on!! πŸ˜ƒ

7 – Finishing off with a Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip, Lip Stain (“Saucy”) πŸ’‹

If any of this tickles your fancy, head to my page & make sure you click on the party link! That Flawless Four set is so amazing, it would be rude not to! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

Excitement, disappointment & finding brush love…

This weekend has consisted of an Ann Summers party, a full set of lashes on a new client & my very first get together showing off Younique products with friends. 

The Ann Summers party (organised by me) was with work colleagues & held at one of their homes. I just wandered around in awe for at least the first 20 minutes – her house is gorgeous! Modern yet still nice & homely. I felt like I was walking around on marshmallow, the carpets were so soft & bouncy! I also met the fattest cat I have ever seen. She was ridiculously cute, with her belly practically skimming the floor as she walked πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ The party was decided on in order to boost morale. It has been pretty crap in work for a long while now, for various reasons, so we thought a chance to meet up, let our hair down & have fun was what was needed. It was a complete success, with laughter from start to finish. I even won a “Duck With A Dick”. It is exactly as it sounds. I can’t wait to put him in the bath & giggle childishly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

I had a brand new client in for a full set of lashes yesterday afternoon! I’m pleased because it was the result of me messaging a few people in reply to their posts in a Facebook group, asking about lash extensions. I haven’t really pushed it before, but I have realised that I don’t have enough regular clients & certainly not enough money coming in, so I needed to put myself out there. Luckily it worked! She was also over the moon with her new lashes, beaming from ear to ear. What a lovely confidence boost for me 😊

Last night was the night I had arranged a girlie night round at mine. I assumed that using it as an opportunity to introduce my friends to Younique at the same time, would work really well. There was no intention to push anyone in to getting anything – I just thought it would be fun, something a little different to the “usual” girlie nights, a reason to have people around & a fun way of simply showing off some products. It had been arranged for a good few weeks & I was mega excited, as I would get to do one of my favourite things – play with makeup! Trying it on myself, as well as showing the girls a few tips & tricks. I borrowed my sponsor’s kit for the evening as she has lots of products (very kind of her), so I couldn’t wait to get stuck in, wanting to put everything on, NOW! Haha. The excitement turned to disappointment & embarrassment very quickly though. Of the roughly 10/12 girls meant to be coming, only 3 actually did. I didn’t let on, but I was gutted. This is why I don’t normally do these things, as it seems to happen to me every time! I did actually think this one would be an exception however. It was more about just getting together & having a fun evening, though obviously I was hopeful that some may want to order something. So far I am not having much luck at all with this! I did get to put through a very small order last night, which is absolutely appreciated & of course, better than nothing. I feel like a failure if I’m honest, and I don’t like it one bit πŸ˜” 

So the weekend began full of excitement & possibility, but has now run in to disappointment & embarrassment. Hmmmm… I don’t think so! I am getting out of here & heading back towards Happyville, thank you very much! Haha. I’ve vented now (by writing this) so time to focus on positive next steps now πŸ‘πŸΌ

So last night may well have turned out very differently to how I’d imagined, but all is not lost. I still got to play around with a few things I’d been waiting to try… Which means I am now able to talk about them from a personal point of view when asked, rather than simply describing what they are for. This is important to me as I believe in knowing the products you are selling & being able to give people honest feedback through personal use / experience. 

My favourites from last night, and now definitely on my “to get” list, are:

Moodstruck Addiction Eyeshadow – Palletes 3 + 5

Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip, Lip Stains – “Sucker-punched”, “Sappy” & “Sultry”

Sculpting Trio

Liquid Foundation Brush – I have never loved a brush as much as I love this one! Seriously, I actually don’t know if I can bear the wait for delivery! It is soooo lush! 😍😍


Liz πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

Younique March Customer Kudos: Last 24 hours!!!

This post is aimed at anyone who wasn’t aware of the amazing freebies you can get your hands on throughout March, as well as those who might not have got around to putting their orders in…

I wouldn’t want anyone missing out, so I’m shouting this loudly (you can probably hear me!): WE ARE NOW IN THE LAST 24 HOURS!!!

Just look at the products you could be receiving FOR FREE 😍

I have definitely not missed out on this one & I’m currently waiting (im)patiently for my order to arrive. I am literally beside myself with excitement πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

I am the first to admit that the thought of getting makeup for free is one of my most favourite things! I mean seriously, we all love a freebie, right?! 

The difference here however is that these are not just any old freebies, these are genuinely fantastic, full sized & usable products. Who is with me when I say that the amount of freebies I’ve ended up throwing away over the years, due to being completely the wrong colour/shade for me, or the product itself simply not being what I would actually use, is probably in the high numbers?! 

Well you will not be throwing any of these away, I can assure you! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

If you are trying to decide on which products to order, to ensure you also end up with those extras, then have a look at my lashes from this morning – taken just before leaving for work…

Check them out!! My lashes are INSANE!! I used Younique’s “Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+” – this being a coat of the gel, followed by ONE of the fibres, then sealing with a second coat of the gel. Easy Peasy! 

**I took this picture using my iPhone camera & can guarantee I have NOT edited it in any way or added any filters**

Perhaps you have been thinking about some new eye shadows? Who would like a range of pallets with various shade options to choose from? Colours that are highly pigmented, ensuring fabulous colour results with minimal product application, and therefore being a total dream to blend?

Then have a gander at these beauties!!!! 😍😍😍 “Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Pallette” – available in 5 stunning shade combinations 

The range of looks you can create, from each pallet, is just incredible! (Not me in the pic this time). 

I am desperate to get my hands on Number’s 3 + 5 on my next order 😍😍😍

Anyway, I shall stop here, in the hope you go on to have a look through the range & grab yourself those brilliant free products before it’s too late!! 

Copy & paste this link in to your browser:


Enjoy!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹

Road Rage for Pedestrians…

Or as I have named it, “Pavement Rage”. I experience it on a daily basis & I’m beginning to wonder whether it should be recognised as an actual anger problem in its own right? πŸ€”

I don’t drive. This is a continuous annoyance to me & also a deep regret, in that I spent my wages throughout my first job, back when I should have been learning to drive, on everything BUT learning to drive! Clothes & going “daaaahn tahhhhn” with my friends, mainly. Oops! (Great memories though πŸ‘πŸΌ)

Over the years I have experienced quite a variety of road rage levels, whilst a passenger in a car. Some have made me giggle, some have confirmed (briefly) that not being able to drive is probably more of a blessing in disguise! 

I mean, seriously – why on earth would you subject yourself to that amount of anger & aggression, ON PURPOSE?! 

“I’m feeling really good today, positive & happy. I know! I’m going to go & do the one thing I know, without a shadow of a doubt, will turn me in to an absolute raging maniac and fill me with anger & irritation! Then I’ll probably spend the rest of the day in a bad mood & take it out on everyone around me…”

Yes, great plan! I don’t know why this kind of behaviour isn’t compulsory! πŸ™„

Honestly, it baffles me. However, as someone who never has to worry about turning in to the Incredible Hulk whilst behind a wheel, I am now finding myself doing it anyway, ON FOOT! How is this even fair?! *stamps feet*

Due to lack of transport (as well as that quite important other thing, known as an actual driving license) I do walk a lot. I walk to & from work most days, which is a good half an hour each way (both directions also have hills the size of, what feels like, Mount Everest: FYI, they do not get any easier, ever 😫). Obviously this is actually really good for me in terms of health & fitness, as well as preventing me from becoming the size of a house, due to my love of food. All food. Mmmmm I love food! Sorry, my mind wandered then πŸ˜‚ However, my contribution to reducing global warming with my low carbon footprint, comes at a price. PAVEMENT RAGE!!

Please note, I am not suggesting that every car on the road has a total moron behind the wheel. It just seems unfortunate that they all happen to be out & on my route to work, pretty much all the time! Hang on, is there a conspiracy going on? Are they all doing it on purpose? I imagine a group of people get together once I’ve arrived at work, or home, and gloat over their successful “annoy Liz as much as possible by being a total twat” plan, then proceed to plot how to irritate me  further on the next journey. Idiots!! 😑

A few examples include: me stopping to look left & right, as you do, before crossing a road. Cars are nose to bumper, in a queue to pull out when there is a sufficient gap in traffic. They are very clearly not going to get anywhere any quicker by totally ignoring the person waiting to cross the road, but they still choose to carry on, probably sniggering, & drive very slowly past, before coming to a halt behind the car in front, who by the way is STILL IN A QUEUE AND HASN’T MOVED!! Would it have been any hardship to have a little common courtesy, bearing in mind they are nice & comfy sat in their warm car & won’t be getting where they are headed any damn quicker due to the aforementioned queue in front, whilst I’m WALKING outside in the cold and probably wishing I was at home/work already, because I’m out of breath, a little sweaty & dying to sit down?! The answer is NO! It wouldn’t have been any hardship to them whatsoever. This is the point in which the obscenities start being shouted in my head; “Irritating, selfish, ignorant morons!!” That, as well as a fair few swear words for much needed added emphasis. Just so I really know how annoyed I am?! Because in fairness, this all happens internally. Externally I appear the picture of calm… Probably best to keep it that way. My walks are obviously stressful enough, without adding the possibility of getting punched by someone I have screamed “w**ker” at, really loudly. Yes, I’ll keep my rants as an internal dialogue, for my own safety πŸ˜‚

Of course, there is also an even more infuriating example. Yes, I would struggle to believe this was possible if I were you, but wait for it & you will definitely agree! Imagine the scenario above. I’m walking along, blissfully unaware that I’m being surrounded one by one by all the drivers involved in the conspiracy against me (I’m not paranoid, it’s definitely real, they are out to break me gradually, walk by walk – I can’t let them win, I must stay focussed!!! πŸ˜‚). I’m not only desperate for the walk to be over, but as the same thing happens – a total cretin decides to be completely ignorant & not allow me to cross the road – add to this picture the fact it is also chucking it down! I’m already soaked through, trying to hold back tears (although it is possible I am actually crying & I’m mistaking the tears for rain) & to top it off, I realise I’m now going to be subject to the torrential rain for at least 20 seconds longer because of that pathetic scumbag!! *insert a dialogue similar to the previous one, but this time it contains only swear words, and quite a few of them* 

See? Told you there was an even more anger inducing example! There are honestly loads of other things that continue to annoy & anger me on my travels, leading to the full blown attack of “Pavement Rage” – but if I was to list them all, I’m convinced I would still be writing this in 24 hours! Haha. 

So, the moral of my (very long) rant is that Pavement Rage is way worse than boring old road rage, for sure! πŸ‘πŸΌ 

Also that it should be recognised as a medical condition, based on its potential to cause more serious long term health problems for the sufferer, for example paranoid ideation 😁

Oh & lastly, don’t ever make eye contact with drivers like those described above… They will see you are vulnerable & you too could end up developing a bad case of Pavement Rage!! 😜

Silver/Grey balayage issues! *Now resolved*Β 

Ladies, I’ve had grey/silver hair for about 18 months now. Just to be clear, it is the fashionable, dyed that way kind! I’ve not actually turned grey. Yet πŸ™„

As per usual, I got bored & fancied a change. If I could afford to, I’d have different colours & styles every week! Anyway, I love the grey & didn’t really want to get rid of it, so I decided to go for the ombrΓ© look & get dark roots put in. 

My problem however, was how on earth I was going to use my silver shampoo on just the bits that were silver?! The very thought of trying to tackle this in the shower sent me in to a meltdown! How can I tell if I’m getting the right amount covered? Too much? Too little? I didn’t wash my hair for a week after having it done, it stressed me out so much! (No, I’m not joking – I really didn’t 😏)

How was I going to manage this easily & with minimum stress? I thought about not bothering with the silver shampoo (I must add, I use pretty high strength products, bought from my hairdresser, which can leave your palms blue) but that would mean the grey dulling, which isn’t an option. 

Then I remembered I had some silver tinted mousse that claims to brighten & tone! Yippee!

This is fab – as its a mousse, it’s really easy to apply & doesn’t drip anywhere, risking blue/violet clothes or carpets. Result πŸ‘πŸΌ

So, hang on… I only want to put this through the length of my hair, avoiding the roots? Easy! After my stress free shower, using normal shampoo & conditioner, I brushed my wet hair & tied it up in a pony tail at the centre of my head – then… Yes, you guessed it – just put the mousse through the pony tail! Why this didn’t dawn on me before, I’ll never know – but I felt like I’d conquered the Krypton Factor (uh oh, showing my age there 😁) when it came to me!! πŸ˜ƒ

I’m heading to bed now following my productive day πŸ˜†

Liz πŸ’‹