30 January 2015

Valentine's Giveaway - BENEFIT 'Full Glam Ahead' GIFT-SET!

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Whether you have a significant other or just a lot of cats and a neat pokemon card collection, we all deserve to feel SPECIAL on Valentine's Day. And whilst I personally go for the 'Bake whole cake, eat whole cake, wake up in crumbs and regret' option, I figured there has to be a less fattening way to enjoy Valentine's Day.
It isn't Ryan Gosling covered in chocolate, but it is pretty darn close. 

If you win this giveaway, you will recieve a Benefit 'Full Glam Ahead' Gift Set and 
a hand-written Valentine's Day card from yours truly.
In the gift set you will find:
.Benefit - High Beam       
  .Benefit - Stay Don't Stray 
 .Benefit - BADgal Lash    

May the odds be ever in your favour or whatever they say.

.UK residents only           
                       .Must be following Other Infinities on 
GFC or Bloglovin.

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29 January 2015

Make-up for Sleepyheads.

You've got a pretty severe case of 'SleepyHead' if three or more of the following apply to you:

.You fall asleep during films.
.You can't function without caffeine. 
.You have the incredible ability to curl up in a ball and fall asleep no matter your surroundings. 
.You can't resist the devilish charms of Netflix at 2 am.
.You get less than 6 hours sleep per night. 

By the time morning strolls round; we sleepyheads need a boost that a cup of coffee can't offer us when it comes to our tired looking skin and spontaneously closing eyelids.

Night Before Prep (Optional).
If you have the time, your skin would always be appreciative of a face mask; time to clear the bad air, talk about your feelings, set aside your differences for the greater good of your skin (THINK OF THE CHILDREN!).
Natural Oils, oh mama, I could sing the praises of natural oils all day long; my particular poison happens to be coconut oil (consider that bandwagon well and truly hopped on), but use an oil of your choosing so long as it is all natural. Before you go to sleep, apply a wee bit on your face (a little goes a long way) and sleep with it on; don't worry if it rubs off on your pillow because it's all natural and anti-bacterial, so it won't cause any bother. 

The Morning After (Skin Care)
On a clean face, apply a moisturiser, the more the merrier, give it about 5 minutes to absorb for an enviable 'I got a whole 8 hours sleep last night' look.
No7 Beauty Radiance Balm - Trust-ah-sista when she says that this little diamond in the rough (sorry, I was watching Aladdin earlier) should be a staple in every sleep deprived gals make-up bag. Unlike a highlighter, you can spread a layer of this over your face like it's your favourite jam, and man oh man, will you be glowing up something god-like, and all without that icky, shiny business.

The extra: Yes to Grapefruit, Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream - this stuff brightens up your peepers and keeps dark circles at bay. 

Foundation: Pick a light to medium coverage - Think less Nars Sheer Glow and MORE Nars Tinted Moisturiser and Benefit Hello Flawless.
Concealer: For dark, serial killer, under-eyes, pick a concealer 1-2 shades lighter than your own.
For blemishes, pick a shade close, if not an exact match, to your foundation.
Mascara: Lancome Definicils is the sort of mascara that really opens your eyes up; it separates and lengthens lashes and gives a 'I need heavily sedating and immediate medical attention' look. Ahh a personal favourite.
Bronzer/Blush: If you opt for a blush/bronzer hybrid, you can achieve a natural glow as well as cheekbones and a jawline! Damn.

The extra: Benefit, High Beam - This glorious thing. Use it wisely and sparingly to illuminate specific parts of your face; I'd go to the orbital bone, high brow and beyond. 

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22 January 2015

Pins of Interest - # 001

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If you've clicked on this post then, firstly, you rock, secondly, it is with great pleasure that I inform of a new segment on my blog. I like to call it, 'Pins of Interest'.
Pins of Interest will be a collection of my favourite recent pins from, you guessed it, pinterest. 
Pinterest is a place I go to fuel up on inspiration and I hope that by sharing it, some of you might find just a wee bit of inspiration in there too. 

So sit back, grab a cookie and enjoy this not at all filler post, whilst I drink 5 coffees per hour and work on some new exciting content.
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16 January 2015

- On Surviving a Bad Haircut.

If there was ever a time for a breakdown...
You held it together through the hairdressers; you forced smiles and used all your will power to not grimace when the hairdresser proudly held up a mirror so you could admire her handiwork, created through the eyes of Satan himself, from the back.
You've done good, but now it's time to let it all out before you become at risk of having a mental breakdown in Tesco. Here's what you are going to do: March on down to the kitchen and don't come out till you've consumed something that would make nutritionists everywhere scream like a wild banshee. 

Look on the bright side.
You should now be slowly leaving the 'I hate myself' and the 'There goes my self-esteem for the foreseeable future' phase, because there is a much brighter phase of  'Hey, it could be worse' on the sunny horizon. 
Look in the mirror, it isn't that bad, is it? Do you think you over reacted the tiniest bit? 
You still have hair and one of the most wondrous things about hair is that it has the glorious tendency to grow.
So smile BIG and give your time and energy to something more important. 

No hair is bad hair. 
Cast your mind to our beautiful diversely-haired celebrities:
Kayley Cuocu's Cropped Blonde, Amanda Seyfried's Rapunzel Locks, Drew Barrymore's Killer Ombre and Emma Stone's Rich Red Bob. 
They're all completely different styles, and guess what they all have in common? They all look 'stop eating' hot and in case you didn't know, that's the highest level of hotness, right after a two syllable damn. DAY-UM. 
We all have different styles and tastes, and whilst your haircut might not be to your particular taste, it will be to a bunch of other people's taste and I'll bet a pretty penny that from the outside, it looks pretty darn good, so keep your chin up and work it.

Invest in your hair
You might not feel like it, but now is the best time to invest in your hair. 
By all means, wrap it up in buns and strategically placed beanies, but make sure to nourish that bad boy like it's an unborn baby. Invest in some Moroccan or Coconut oil and lay off the heat. This way, by the time spring rolls around, you will unravel your beautiful, healthy lioness-like locks and it will be the envy amongst us average-haired human folk. You might not like your hair right now, but pretty soon you will do, so let's work towards having the best, healthiest hair for then. 

Own it, own it hard. 
The chances are that you are never going to get this haircut again, so make the most of it whilst you can. Imagine how long someone will wait and mull over the decision whether to get a hair cut or not. Well you cut out the middle man and just did it (not intentionally, but the point still stands).
So hold your head up high, pretend like you didn't spend the night crying into a bag of oreos and act like you meant for all this to happen, because no one can bring you down for having a fine pair of GIRL BALLS.

It would also help your case if people didn't know you had a severe nervous breakdown and consumed 5 kilos of raw cookie dough.

Feel free to share your own tips and advice on surviving 
a bad hair cut in the comments!

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