My Makeup, Fashion and Hair Staples

Good Evening Munchkins,

Today I will be talking you through My Makeup, Fashion and Hair Staples (the current ones because we all know how much I like to change it up!). I feel like I’ve written something like this before or mentioned some of these things but I really felt like writing a chatty one and so here it is! I will be splitting these into sections so if you only want one little piece then you can head straight to it. At the moment (or recently anyway) I feel like my styles have changed a lot and this is probably where I’m getting older and maturing a little bit, though some things have always been the same! I think I’m just going to get on with it now, I can’t think of anything else I need to let you know of at the moment.


As you will know by now, I love me my makeup but there are some things I adore and have become ‘staple’ looks in my collection. One of these is winged eyeliner. I think I’ve spoken about this before, but literally for the past 6 months I have been doing winged eyeliner every single day (I did do it before then but not everyday). It is one of those things that does take time to learn and to get it perfect for your eye shape and just not make it look like you have wings on your face. I do still have days where one looks amazing and the other like it’s stayed out until 2am but that’s life, you are going to have to deal with that and use it as a learning curve (something I tell myself most mornings before school as I’m about to cry – tears will only make it worse!). I hardly recognise myself without eyeliner now and can happily enjoy tiny flicks one day then Amy Winehouse tribute act the next (I love her so much!). I will be writing a blog post sometime soon as well about how to get the ‘perfect’ eyeliner.

Another is bold eyebrows. This is something I didn’t even realise but naturally I have very thick eyebrows and when I fill them in you don’t miss them! They don’t look terrible (a 15-year-old-girls worst nightmare!) but I don’t see them at important as my eyeliner, if you get what I mean. The other day my Mum just pointed them out and now I’m noticing them a bit more, I am realising that I do have quite bold eyebrows. Something else to complain about I guess.

The next Makeup Staple is bold lips. I realise I’ve just said about my brows and I must sound crazy now, but I do love bold lips. This could be anything from a classic red to a coral or a nude, but I just love it. I do have quite plump lips so trying to make some good use out of them would really help! I also love playing around and experimenting with new/different lip colours and I will always find a way to wear something, no matter what people think! Defining my cupids bow is also a favourite task of mine!


Onto Fashion now. I do like Fashion and have done from a young age and also try to incorporate it into this blog as much as possible because I am bigger and I do believe that bigger women should also feel body confident. One way I will be trying to do that this year is by wearing more crop tops. Over the past few years I’ve been dress and skirt obsessed (not that I’m not now) but this year I’m going to take the plunge and delve into crop tops. I have a fair few now and can’t wait to wear them (especially now the weathers becoming amazing!). I will talk about them a bit more but yeah, Fashion Staple number 1: crop tops. Never thought I’d say that!

Going to the opposite side of the spectrum now is baggy jumpers. I have one black jumper that I wore constantly through out the colder months as I could add amazing makeup with it, it was cosy and, because it was black, made me look a bit slimmer. I love jumpers just for how cosy they are and (kind of contradicting what I just said) hides anything I don’t like or want others to see. I really like the ones with band logos or quotes on them but yeah, baggy jumpers.

Another one is leggings. For as long as I can remember I have worn leggings and I guess I never really stopped! I love how comfy they are and how you can do practically anything in them. I own more pairs of black leggings than I have brothers, which is amazing by my standards! I do have one patterned pair (which I’m wearing now) that I thought would look really odd on me because I am so short and am *slightly* bigger but I’ve got used to them and they don’t look so bad. Guess I’m getting some more of them!

My final one is more jewelry but I thought I’d throw it in there anyway and they are fake cartilage piercings/ear cuffs. I’ve been wanting to get my cartilage pierced for ages but my school won’t allow it and I hate pain so instead I bought some fake cuffs and I wear them literally all the time (apart from at school, clearly!). I love them so much and I think when I leave school I am going to have to get it pierced, just maybe. This will be included in a haul so you will have pictures but it’s a massive haul and not quite finished yet, so you may have to wait a little bit longer. Sorry.


Finally, hair. As some of you will know, I have thick, long hair so styling it can be a messy and painful task, but I have two hairstyles I love and will be sharing with you more in the future. The first is where you have the top part of your sectioned from the lower part and you put it into a ponytail or mini-bun. I love this as it makes my hair look thinner (but not too thin) and keeps the majority of my hair out of my face. I will be writing a proper blog post on this soon but it’s so quick and so easy, everyone needs to have at least tried it! If I can do it, anyone can! I tend to do it when my roots start getting a bit greasy (usually hair wash day) and I want my hair out of my face but it’s cold (i.e still living in England!) so I want some down and boom! This is the hairstyle you will need to fit those needs.

My second is one that my Step-Mum only practiced on my last night but I love it so much and it’s a 50’s style hair-do where the hair is clipped and gripped into a small beehive with a slightly quiffed front and your fringe-part (I don’t have a fringe but if I did it would be that section of hair) tucked behind your ear. I realise that’s a difficult explanation, but one day I will have pictures for you. I also like to wear a little clip-in bow with it for that extra 50’s vibe. I love this so much; the 50’s is one of my favourite time periods and my Step-Mum kept saying I reminded her of Amy Winehouse. I’m not complaining about that one! By the way, I’m not trying to be her, it’s just that those kinds of looks really do suit me and I love them so yeah. Sorry for the similarities.

And there we have it! Wow, that was a long one, wasn’t it? I really do enjoy writing a chatty blog post though, so I guess it’s worth it (my hands have moved so quickly they’d give Usain Bolt a run for his money!). Let me know what your Makeup, Fashion or Hair Staples are in the comments as I would love to know and perhaps try some of them out.

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you soon,

Rachel xx



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