FOTD: Festival Glitter Glam

I’ve shared inspiration from other Instagrammers and youtubers, so I thought it was about time I created my own festival glam makeup look.


I based this whole look around the glitter I used, which was the Collection Glam Crystals eyeliner in ‘hustle’ (shop). Which I’m absolutely in love with! It’s super pigmented and can be built up from sheer glitter to full opacity. The colour is stunning, it is silver based but has many different coloured glitters running through. Perfect for any glam look.


Products used:

Primer: Benefit porefessional primer (shop here)

Foundation: No7 Stay Perfect in Callico (shop here)

Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection in shade 1 (shop here)

Powder: RCMA No Colour (shop here)

Contour: Primark Contour & Glow (shop here)

Bronzer: Guerlain Teracotta Bronzer (shop here)

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Tipsy’ (shop here)

Highlight: Sleek Highlight Palette in ‘Solstice’ (shop here)

Eyes:

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (shop here)

Morphe 35O (shop here)

Essence The Velvets eyeshadow in 04 ‘you’re the greytest’ (shop here)

Collection Glam Crystals Glitter Eyeliner in ‘Hustle’ (shop here)

Craft Rhinestones (shop here)

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (shop here)

Lashes: EBay Handmade Lashes #13’s (shop here)

Brows: 

Freedom Brow Pomade in ‘Ash Brown’ (shop here)

Essence Make Me Brow in 03 (shop here)

Lips: Sleek Matte Me in ‘Vino Tinto’ (I tried again to make it work but I still don’t really like the forumula) (shop here)

Setting Spray: L’Oréal Infallible Setting Spray (shop here)

Hope you have the best festival season and are as inspired to create festival looks as I have! 

What are your favourite festival looks you’ve seen this year? Let me know in the comments! 

Until next time,

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5 things going to University has taught me.

I started my Journalism course in September 2016 and my first year is already near the end with only a week left.

Over the time I’ve had in my first year, I’ve learned a lot of things: about myself, the world and the people around me, I thought I’d share them.

1) It’s okay to be afraid:

Going into a journalism degree and being completely anxious in social situations wouldn’t be the greatest mix for anyone, let alone me… and it wasn’t. But throughout my first year, I’ve realised it’s totally normal to feel scared going into something so important and big. It’s okay to not want to do things that scare you. But what I’ve taken from this the most, is that it gets so much easier. As cliché and generic as that may sound, it truly did take me jumping in the deep end (aka a course that is based entirely on what I’m terrified of) to realise that it gets easier and easier just going and doing what you’re scared of, try it, I promise it works.

2) Your friends are your biggest critics and supporters:

I mean this in the best way possible. In my first year of university, I never imagined to make such a close group friends. I normally find it difficult to keep people around and usually keep my friendship groups small (by that I mean 3 at most), but this year I’ve become friends with the most weird and wonderful people. People who are straight up, people who are completely honest and tell me if I’m being completely irrational or stupid, or are supportive when I do well. That’s what I love. Wether it be a silly 1,000 word essay or serious life problems, I can trust these people with my life and I think in a place like university, that kind of friendship is very rare.

3) You time is important:

Amidst all of the deadlines, crying, stress, and tantrums we all throw during crunch time… you time is more than necessary. I’ve heard the phrase ‘I have no time for myself anymore’ so many times in the last year, I’ve actually lost count. But taking that time out for yourself is very important. Wether it be a night out drinking with friends, reading a book, binging on Netflix for a day or even just taking an hour nap… all of this is okay. Without it, you lose you. I found that out the hard way, hours of ugly stress crying isn’t a good look, or feeling for that matter, trust me. I realised I need the time for myself to reload, to remember why I came to uni and what I want from it. Me time is what keeps me sane and makes me, well… me.

4) ‘I tried my best, that’s all that matters’:

A phrase I like to live by. Wether you’re scraping a 3rd over an essay you worked for weeks on, or getting a first on something you put together in a few days… you did your best and that’s all that matters. What more can you do than your own best? I learned to not put myself down for any of my efforts, if you tried, it always matters.

5) Enjoy it while you can:

Again, another cliché but true phrase. I’ve realised that a third of my uni life is now over, and I feel like I’ve been at uni for two minutes. It goes so fast! I’ve came to realise that before I know it, uni is going to be over, I won’t be with my friends every day anymore and everyone will be off doing their own thing, it won’t last forever. From now on, I want to try and seize every possible opportunity that I can, I may not ever get it again.
Are you at uni, college or school? What’ve you learned from your time there? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading, I hope you’ll take something from this, much like I have.

Until next time,

FAVOURITE MAKEUP LOOKS: YouTuber edition 

As I’m subscribed to half of the beauty community, I have many favourite makeup looks from different guru’s all across YouTube.

So I decided I wanted to make a playlist of my favourite makeup looks done by some of my favourite beauty guru’s for you to enjoy and possibly recreate!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and if you recreate any that you’ve found on the playlist, tag me on instagram! @courtnielouisekerr

Until next time,

THE VAMPS: Metro Radio Arena Newcastle: May 1, 2017.

It’s become a tradition now for me and my friends to get together and see The Vamps when they come to Newcastle for a show, four consecutive tours in a row now and I’m still not sick of seeing them.

On Monday, May 1, I went to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle to see them again, with support from The Tide, New Hope Club and Sabrina Carpenter.

The Tide supporting The Vamps in Newcastle

It was obvious from the beginning that The Tide have left their mark on The Vamps’ fanbase, as they had most of the arena up on their feet and singing to their songs word for word (I wasn’t one of them, sorry, I don’t really listen to them), although this may be that they’re an American all-boy band that have supported The Vamps on their last three tours, much like New Hope Club, who have supported them on their last two.

New Hope Club supporting The Vamps in Newcastle

New Hope Club were a lot slower and also had the crowd on their feet, singing and clapping along – this time I was one of them, I think their stage presence and vocals were what got me, in short – they were good and I really liked them.

Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re both very good bands and clearly their fanbases have grown significantly since being on tour and signed to The Vamps’ record label, but I hope next time we get to see someone new – after all, that’s the magic of support acts, it gives you the chance to experience new music, many of my favourite bands have been support acts once upon a time!

Sabrina Carpenter supporting The Vamps in Newcastle

Next up was Sabrina Carpenter, who blew me away with her vocal skills, seriously… that girl can sing. As well as her own set, she came on stage with The Vamps to sing Demi Lovato’s part in ‘Somebody To You’, which I thought was a nice touch. The only thing I wished is that she came first in the support line-up, as her tone and music was a lot different to that of The Tide and New Hope Club, also, I felt like a lot more of the crowd were up and singing along to them more than her because of the sheer fact a lot of people in the crowd didn’t know her… But other than that, good job Sabrina.

The Vamps on stage in Newcastle

And last, but certainly not least, the stars of the show, The Vamps. I swear I never have a bad word to say about this band when I see them and I don’t think I ever will. They came on and sang classics like ‘Can We Dance’, ‘Wildheart’ and ‘Last Night’, along with some new songs – which were amazing, I just know that this album is going to be incredible.

Here’s a video I took during their new song ‘Paper Hearts’:

As always they were full of energy at all the right times and when they sang slow songs, the room lit up so beautifully.

The Vamps at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

It was an incredible night, with an amazing atmosphere and good live music – what more could you ask for? Take me back!

Are you going to any shows soon? Let me know who and where in the comments!

Until next time,

C x (2)