Sunday is definitely a beach day

So today I’m not doing any house renovation (it’s at a slight standstill at the moment but I’ll go into that another time!). I had a lovely morning with J, making pancakes and eating them on our newly cleared table! We keep accumulating junk on it, but now it looks lovely.  I wonder how long that’ll last.

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Today’s Attempt | A Smoky Eye Look

Winged Eyeliner

So as promised, I’ve just finished my first attempt at recreating a make-up tutorial I found on Pinterest.  I wanted to do this because there are so many tutorials out there and a lot of the vidoes/blog/photos assume that we know all the terms and have all the right brushes and kit etc.  I find that I use a lot of baby wipes/make-up remover when I’m trying a new look as it always goes a bit awry, but no one really shows that part or the hours of practice it takes.  So if you’re not very confident at putting on make-up or it never really looks like it should, don’t worry, you are not alone 🙂 

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July Favourites

Well we’re thoroughly into August now, but as I’m new to blogging, I thought I’d share the things I bought and loved in July.  Everything I bought is linked (UK sites) so if you see something you like, you know where to buy it 🙂

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An appreciation for art

I always feel that art can really change a house into a home and give it a personal touch. That being said, I’ve never really been in a position to buy art before (posters from magazines definitely don’t count!).

For months now I’ve been coveting the prints by a lovely local Brighton artist, Linda Boucher (located in Kings Road Arches in Brighton, near the Pier) and I decided I was going to treat myself to one as an early birthday present.  

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Sharing My Thoughts

Hey everyone, I’m Closingwinter (a random name given to me when logging on to my Xbox for the first time and it’s now firmly stuck!)  I wanted to start a blog so I have somewhere to share my journeys and a place to meet like-minded people. I’m currently learning how to do make-up properly (for my own personal interest) so I’ll be sharing links of tutorials I found helpful and also attempting to recreate them and posting the results.  I’ll also be sharing what make-up I have and what I’m coveting.

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