Friday, 27 June 2014

THE MAKEUP POST | TESTING THE EYEKO SKINNY LIQUID EYELINER

This product has been raved about by bloggers and one of my style inspirations Alexa Chung. I was lucky enough to get the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner free with July's Issue of Glamour.


The eyeliner claims to be smudge-proof and fade-proof, long lasting and intense single stroke colour.

Now I'm a eyeliner fiend literally only two eyeliners Collection 2000 Fast Stroke waterproof eyeliner & Max Factor Colour X-Pert waterproof eyeliner (both in black) actually manage to last a whole day without rubbing off. So I was hopeful in that the Eyeko one would be very good because of all the positive reviews and hype.

Well to be honest it's not as amazing as I thought it would be. Yes it is easy to apply but I have kind of mastered the technique of applying it after wearing eyeliner for years now. The product is very dry and I don't know if that was just my one but some people on instagram mentioned that it was dry for them too. Now that would be fine if it was highly pigmented and didn't budge. It took several coats to get a real black colour compared to the ones I usually use which require only one coat. It also rubbed off quite quickly and I found myself having to remove the eyeliner that had transferred to the top of my eyelids. I also had to put on the Max Factor one over it to make sure it didn't rub off; all in all not very good.

At the retail price of £12 I find the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner a little pricey for something that doesn't quite work for me so am glad I got it with the magazine. It's such a shame because I know loads of people love the product.


What do you think of the eyeliner?

LOVE VANESSA xx

THE FASHION POST | MINI SUMMER WISHLIST

This post is an entry to a competition held by Excel Clothing in conjunction with The Blogger Programme to win £500 to spend at their online store.


For me most of the time I wear quite monochromatic colours and a lot of black but when it's summertime I do wear slightly brighter colours like blue which is the focus of my mini summer wishlist.

I love the camera motifs on the dress.
Most of the time I am wearing a collared shirt if I'm in a skirt or trousers this one is quite unique.
I've been eyeing up Michael Kors bags for a while but they're slightly out of my current price range.

1. Sugarhill Boutique Ching Ching Skater Dress in Green. x
2. French Connection Holiday Block Classic Shirt in Yellow. x
3. Michael Kors Hamilton Large East West Satchel in Navy. x


If you want to enter the competition too go to this link here to see the rules and how to enter.

I'll be making another wishlist with no restrictions on brands and not as a competition entry soon.


LOVE VANESSA xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

THE MOVIE POST | THE FAULT IN OUR STARS


A tearjerker of a book makes for a tearjerker of a movie. 

I first became aware of the book through the author John Green's Youtube channel with his brother Hank; VlogBrothers. As someone who is slightly older than the target demographic I wasn't really aware of the hype and excitement surrounding it. Now I've seen the film have to say it's one of my favourite book to screen adaptations and I've seen a lot, Divergent being higher on the list of favourites which Shailene also starred in. :)

I've watched films that are similar to this in terms of story but not necessarily focussed on teens with terminal illness. But anyway let's get down to talking about the film. (I'm going to try and keep this mildly spoiler free)

Shailene & Ansel really embody the characters of Hazel & Augustus and I think really made the film even better. Nat Wolff also provided some comedic elements to his character and I laughed at many a scene of his especially the egging of his ex girlfriends moms' car. But what really struck me was the poignancy of several of the scenes including when Hazel & Augustus visited Anne Frank's House in Amsterdam. The film captured elements like feeling like everything is against you or that bad things are simply inevitable but there are positives too like love can happen between two people regardless of circumstances and you can fall in love when you least expect it. I'm rambling terribly in this review but the film got me thinking about a lot of things. Anyway to end yes I cried, definitely bring tissues if you go to see the film, I thoroughly enjoyed it so highly recommend it you guys.

If you've seen it what did you think?


LOVE VANESSA xx


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

TRACK | GHOST | ELLA HENDERSON

Oh what's that another music related post? Music is one of my biggest passions alongside books and films so I shall be talking about it often on the blog. I also like a range of genres so you can get an insight into my music taste. :)

Anyway I've been really loving Ella Henderson's newest song Ghost which actually hit #1 on the UK charts last Sunday.

It's quite a soulful love song and I love the breakdowns between the verses and the choruses. For someone who appeared on the X Factor it's refreshing to see such a credible artist in Ella and I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.



You can see the video for the song in the link below.



What do you think of the song?


LOVE VANESSA xx

Thursday, 12 June 2014

FAVOURITE BLOGGERS & VLOGGERS

These are just a few of my favorite bloggers and vloggers and I felt like spreading the love ha ha.

So my first favourite is Suzie from Hello October who blogs and is also on youtube, her eyebrow game is strong and you can really rely on her honest reviews of products. I've been following her for about a year now and was actually introduced to her blog through Company Magazine as she was featured in one of the issues. She also has replied to a couple of my comments on youtube which is pretty awesome. :)


Lily Melrose is another favourite of mine. I absolutely love her style. She has two blogs and is on youtube too. We also share a love of A Song of Ice & Fire and her cat is adorable! She also replied to a few of my comments on youtube too, I may or may not have gotten a little too excited when I noticed them ha ha!



Jenn Im of Clothes Encounters is quite possibly one of my most favourite vloggers ever! I've been subscribed to her channel ever since back when it was her and Sarah running it. Her style is definitely one of the best and I take a lot of style inspiration from her as we're both really short! She also hung out with one of my favourite bands Young Guns when she was in London recently yes I am jealous ha ha.





 A Little Opulent is a more recent follow as they only very recently launched but they're quickly becoming an everyday read for me.



Claire Marshall is one of the coolest youtubers I've ever come across I've been subscribed to her channel for about 2 years now and her video editing is phenomenal. I get a lot of style inspiration from her as well so definitely worth a follow.



Amy from The Little Magpie is another of my favourites and she also has a youtube now definitely give her a follow for amazing style inspiration!


Chapter Friday is curated by Yara previously of This Chick's Got Style and her team of three; it is a great destination for career advice, lifestyle, fashion and everything else. I originally followed Yara on TCGS and now Chapter Friday; check out the regular Friday Quote post it's always a good 'un.





So there are a couple of my favourite bloggers and vloggers I'm pretty sure most people follow them but if you don't definitely do!

LOVE VANESSA xx



Monday, 9 June 2014

THE MUSIC POST | MY SUMMER PLAYLIST

Here are some tunes I'll be listening to this summer. 
If you click on the name of the song it'll take you to the song. :)

City of Angels by Thirty Seconds To Mars


I Really Don't Care by Demi Lovato ft Cher Lloyd


Cold Night by You Me At Six

Do Or Die by Thirty Seconds To Mars

Hanging On by Ellie Goulding




Sex by The 1975


Drowning by BANKS.




What songs have you been listening to lately?

LOVE VANESSA xx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

QUOTE OF THE WEEK



As someone who has anxiety I feel that this quote is something I can really relate to as I have often pushed myself past my anxiety and enabled myself to do things I didn't think I could this year.


LOVE VANESSA xx



The Liebster Award

I was nominated by the lovely Paige Victoria of Lady Paige for the Liebster award. For those who don't know what the Liebster award is it is a way for new bloggers to connect and cross promote which sounded like a pretty neat idea so I'm joining in ha ha. :)

The rules:
You are asked 11 questions by whoever nominated you and they must be answered
You must nominate 11 new nominees (I'm going to be breaking this rule as I don't follow many lesser known blogs!)
Your chosen nominees must then answer a new list of 11 questions created by yourself
And finally you must inform those you nominated of their nomination.

Where did your blog name come from?
I actually wanted something with my name incorporated but wanted something slightly different à la Zoella so thus Evanessage was born.

Apart from the Liebster award post, what was the last blogpost you read?
The last blogpost I read was "10 x inspirational cozy nightstands" by CHAPTER FRIDAY.

Where is your favourite place to eat out?
There's this lovely pub called the Red Lion just off George Street in Oxford, I love their burger & chips!

Which types of posts do you most enjoy reading?
I like loads of different types mostly lifestyle, clothing, music, film and books.

What is your favourite scent?
I love the smell of freshly laundered bedding and clothes. My favourite fragrance would probably be Just Different by Hugo Boss which happens to be for men but I love it ha ha.

What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
My Samsung laptop.

When was the most you ever laughed?
When my friend and I were working on our projects for the MA and we kept moaning and swearing about how difficult it was and then in contrast I sent a really polite and well written email to my lecturer we found it very funny mind you we had been working for about 6 hours by then...

What is your biggest regret?
I struggle to maintain contact with old friends.

The best book you've read?
That's a difficult one I read way too much and have way too many favourites. I'm going to have to go with The Colour Purple by Alice Walker. It is a really thought provoking novel covering lots of issues like racism and sexism all within the context of the black women's experience in 1930's southern United States. The movie is pretty good too.

If you could do absolutely anything tomorrow, what would you do?
Boring answer; I'd probably like to go back home to visit my parents.

If you could have been in any Disney film which character would you have liked to play?
Mulan because she's a badass and proved that a woman can do just as good if not better than a man.


I'd like to nominate these lovely people:
Lisa from The Beauty Type.
Taylor Rose from Taylorose19.
Emily Rose from Emlaff

And these are the questions for them to answer:

What is your favourite time of year?
If you had an unlimited amount of money to spend in a week what would you do/buy with it?
What is your most worn item in your closet?
What is your favourite song?
What are your aspirations?
What country would you love to visit?
What type of blogs do you follow mostly?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What makeup item can you not go without?
Are you part of any fandom/fanbase if so what one/s?
What inspires you?


A massive thank you to Paige once again for nominating me! Do check out her blog here and give her a follow!


LOVE VANESSA xx



UPDATE | BLOGGER FAIL & WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE BLOG

Hello my lovely readers. So yes I fail massively at keeping up with blogging and apologies for that. As some of you may know this year I've been doing a Masters Degree in Publishing and at the same time I was promising to update the blog more often. It got to the point however where my studies were really hectic and taking up all my attention so blogging was put on the back burner for a while and by a while I mean 2 entire months!

My MA is winding down as I only have my end of year project to do so I do have more time to blog now hooray.

Saying that I'll still be pretty busy but I'm going to dedicate more time to blogging as I may not have been posting much over these last 2 months but I was liking and reading other blogs' posts on bloglovin and gaining inspiration along the way ha ha. So here's to more blogging from me.

I've also changed my blog theme as I just wasn't getting on with the old one and I really love it, I'm kind of into the minimalist look nowadays it just looks so much cleaner. :)

So anyway hope you are all doing well and enjoying the rare hot weather we're having in England although I must admit I'm more of an autumn/winter type of person. ;)


LOVE VANESSA xx
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