Full Face Testing Drugstore Make Up! Makeup Revolution

Hello guys and gals enjoy another weekly video! Testing some makeup that’s new, to me at least.

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I did it!! // Jeffree star Review

Hello everybody! I hope everyone’s had a good weekend, whatever the weather. I can imagine if you’re like me you’re gutted it’s Monday tomorrow!

HOWEVER I have so new that may or may not cheer a few of you up, I finally combatted a minor part of my anxiety and have finically uploaded my first video to YouTube! I am so excited and overwhelmed at the same time 😀 I hope that some of you join me over on my channel and subscribe, but of course you’re not expected to! I hope this encourages anyone battling mental health illnesses that stop them doing what they wanna do. YOU CAN DO IT.

ANYWAYS…enough nervous ramblings, you can find my first video below. No hate please, but as always, constructive criticism is welcome!

MY FIRST YOUTUBE VID

Sincerely, S x

Grief

Hey there, I know its been a hella long time, mainly because i WAS planning on starting up youtube, but then my stupid low self-esteem and life got in the way. I still plan to start-up my channel and will be doing so in the next few weeks but for now, here’s a little post of grief.

My nan passed on April 26th this year, completely sudden, no illnesses, no reason to prepare ourselves, nothing. Anyone who knows me, knows that my nan was my absolute idol, I adored her. I was closer to her than anyone else in my family and i loved her so so so dearly. When i found out she had passed i was actually really ill, I’d lost my voice. But boy did i find it again, screaming, crying, trying to comfort my mum down the phone. The worst time of my life so far, easily. I was even the one who had to break it to my brother, who was actually nearly the one who found her dead. Anyone who has lost a close one knows how hard it really is, and of course everyone deals with it differently.

For me, I couldn’t cope, i couldn’t function. Non stop crying and sinking into the worst place i could be mentally but at the same time wanted to stand strong because of my mum and my younger sister. For my brother it meant seeming fine, but taking anger out on things when he was away from us (he’s autistic and has adhd) so the first thing i want to say about grieving is that just because someone seems ok, it really doesn’t mean that they are. I wanted to be around my family for about a week, only left their house to go home and sleep and then i was straight back in the morning, helping plan, helping out where i can. Crying every time i was home.

To cope with these heavy emotions I decided to focus on my uni deadline which was a week after i found out, because she’d want me to do well, i then came up with a summer project to keep myself busy and so i started to paint. I never painted properly before, hated it in school but i found these relatively good skills as i started top paint her favourite bird, Puffins. Keeping my mind busy helped but it didn’t stop the overwhelming tears that came when night fell. I think the best advice i could give to someone who’s grieving is to just accept it, accept your feelings, let it out because if you bottle it up it’ll only build and build and then come out in a bad wave later on in life. Talk to people, tell them how you feel, they will validate your feelings and make sure you know it’s ok to feel how you do, stay away from people who don’t do this.

I also designed the funeral order of service for her and for people to take home and keep, this made me feel better because I felt like i was doing one last good thing for her.

There are so many resources and sites you can use as well, there’s always someone there to help with your grieving, reach out. Lastly, don’t let people tell you how to deal with it, not everyone can work through it, not everyone heals by keeping busy, some people need time to let it sink in and heal. Do whats best for you.

-S x

MASSIVE Haul!! Makeup, clothes & More

So does anyone ever tell themselves that they’ll get something done and literally never get round to doing it? because that is pretty much what this haul is, a mixture of times when ive shopped and christmas presents all put into one massive haul because i simply put it off for too long.

don’t worry though, the last part of the JonBenet case will come soon.

My order from M.A.C was actually my first ever, i know right?! crazy. I actually spoke to an online MUA on their website, she was super helpful, i asked for product that are good for people with dry skin because i always struggle to find foundations that don’t show all your dry patches and she also recommended me a primer and moisturizer. I took the plunge and bought everything she recommended and i actually really love it all, however i feel like I’m a shade down from the one she suggested but that’s not the end of the world. So i got the Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 foundation in the shade NW15, the studio moisture cream and the Prep + Prime Skin base Visage. i think i need to order the fix+ next!

Then from BeautyBay I ordered some bits in the sale they had on, I picked up a Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Leo’ because that’s my star sign and its also almost my perfect nude brown shade, i love it. I also picked up the RCMA no colour setting powder, if seen so many people rave about this so i really wanted to try it for myself. On the boring side i wanted to try a new eyeshadow primer because i usually always use my Makeup Revolution one, so i picked the wet n wild long-lasting eyeshadow primer. And finally i chose theBalm’s Anti Orange bronzer in the shade ‘Oliver’ and some ABH mini matte lipsticks, i actually love the bronzer its such a good shade for my skin and also isn’t crazy pigmented that it messes your makeup up, and the lipstick feel so nice on the lips, not drying at all.

Now, this week I took a little trip to Bluewater shopping centre in London for some retail therapy and i did manage to spoil myself. *THIS IS NOT A BRAGGING POST I AM SIMPLE SHARING THINGS THAT I HAVE BECAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THESE TYPES OF POST, INCLUDING MYSELF* I went into a LOT of shops and i mean a lot, my feet were so sore but it was worth it. They main thing i treated myself to was a Michael Kors bag, I’ve genuinely wanted one for so long so it felt good to be able to treat myself to it finally. PLUS they had a sale on so i got it a lot cheaper. The bag i chose was a smallish shoulder bag called ‘Selma’ in black. In boots i only picked up a few bits, a new lip plumper from soap and glory because mine was running low, i get the clear one, the Honey primer from NYX (tried this today and loved it) the NYX ‘Can’t Stop Wont Stop’ foundation  (again, tried it today and loved it) and a pencil eyeliner from NYX.

I was SO excited when I found out Bluewater had a Too Faced shop, so of course i went in there, i wanted most of the shop but managed to contain myself and only purchased a few things; the Better Than Sex mascara, White Peach eye palette and a melted matte lipstick in ‘Evil Twin’, I cant wait to try them out. As much as i hate going into Lush because of how they always want to talk to you and i have bad anxiety,  i really wanted to new bath and body bits so i went in and got two baths bombs; ‘Peachy’ and ‘Turtle Jelly’ and also the ‘Rose Jam’ shower gel and the shower scrub in ‘scrub scrub scrub’ which is a black scrub with charcoal etc in. Hopefully they do my skin wonders.

Victorias secret and their Pink store both had a 5 for ÂŁ25 sale on their pants so i picked up some of those and i also found these jogger style lounge pants that were so incredibly soft that i HAD to try them. (see photo of gray and white trousers with rose on). I also went into new look to get a Teddy coat that i had been eyeing up for a while, i love it!

Last but not least, from the london trip, I went into paperchase. I have an obsession with buying notebooks to of course i picked up two and i also found some cool feminism badges and pins so picked those up as well.

Now finally for the christmas pressies, I was a little spoilt by various people around me, my boyfriend got me the Jeffree Star Liquid lipstick nudes 2 vault which i was SHOOK at, he also got me the beauty bay brushes, their Going Out palette and a graphics tablet! My mum then got me the Makeup Revolution  gift box set which had so many goodies in, im in love, a mug, some smellies for the shower, MORE makeup brushes and the newest Soph X Makeup Revolution  palette. I also got new GHDs from my boyfriends mum, i really did not expect to unwrap them and honestly almost cried!

SO that’s my big haul everyone, hope you all enjoyed it, let me know if you want reviews on anything!

P.S sorry it’s so long! I underestimated how much their was until i typed it up haha!

Sincerely,

-S x

The Jonbenet Case: Part 2

Hi guys I’m back with the second part of The Jonbenet Ramsey case, I really misinterpreted how much there was to cover last time! So for anyone who missed it because the post kinda flopped in views and likes, we covered the first main parts. Those being the letter, the phone call and the autopsy.

So for today we are going to start of with some other key evidence that the investigators found. Investigators found several other key pieces of evidence at the surrounding crime scene. Firstly the police report stated there were several open windows and at least one open door in the house that night, this would have made it incredibly easier for a potential intruder to get in. There was also a broken window in the basement that could not be properly closed. This is one of the most likely points of entry to what would become the crime scene. However, knowledge of this broken window was not made available until a year after the murder, probably due to the fact every believed that the Ramsey’s were the perpetrators and didn’t need to gain entry into their own home. I also remember them saying in the documentary that in the window was an untouched cobweb, which of course would not have still be intact if an adult had gone through the window, especially considering the size of the window and the very few amount of possible ways to fit through (non of which wouldn’t have disturbed the cobweb.

It has also been shared that the house was covered in thick carpets, therefore making it easier for a possible intruder to enter and leave quietly without waking the household.

Next, the autopsy showed that Jonbenet had pieces of pineapple in her digestive system at her time of death but the Ramseys claim to never have given her any. On the contrary Burke’s fingerprints were found on a bowl in the kitchen which, yep you guessed it, had pineapple in. Though the , Ramseys argued that Burke was ‘asleep’ during the event of the kidnap/murder. The massive difference between the Ramseys statements and the evidence provides more doubts that they innocent (if you hadn’t guessed already, my bet is and always has been on the brother) Two main theories at this point were that the Ramseys committed the crime themselves or that they staged the whole kidnapping situation to cover up and protect their son. Police also found a broken paintbrush in the basement’s boiler room,the other piece of the paintbrush was used to create the garrote. pieces of broken glass and scuff marks  were found around the broken window in basement. There are fingerprints, hand-prints, and a boot print that have still not been identified as a match to the Ramseys or any of the over 400 people who have been investigated, leaving the intruder theory open.

Thirdly, investigators have said that they believe JonBenet knew her killer so trusted them enough to leave her bedroom, possibly lured out with the promise of pineapple. This is understandable as it’s a common factor in child abduction cases, in most cases the child does know the person or they trust them because they’re a public safety figure like policemen or teachers or bus drivers etc. It’s also a known fact that the Ramseys enjoyed throwing parties and as it was the holidays season there would’ve been plenty of them with many friends and family that Jonbenet would’ve known and trusted.  The killer could have potentially been any one of them. Despite this, the three immediate family members remained the focus but were never named as suspects to the public. All three of them were questioned by investigators, and had to submit handwriting samples to compared to the ransom note. Both John and Burke were cleared of suspicion of writing the note, but Patsy could not be cleared.

The case slowly began running cold, the Ramseys made countless media appearances to try to clear their names of the crime. multiple grand jury’s were held but none of them lead to any charges being made, however in 2013 some court documents were pulled forward that showed back in 1999 the Grand Jury had actually voted to charge Jonbenets parents for child abuse that resulted in her death but the district attorney refused to sign the paperwork, claiming there was a lack of sufficient evidence. As the case grew colder,investigators were slowly assigned new cases whilst the paperwork was moved into storage. The District Attorney’s office then announced that they had run out of the $500,000 that they were given to solve the case, stating they would not be reapplying for more.

I’m going to make this a 3 parter so I’ll upload the last few bits the week coming. Whats your opinion so far? If you’re interested in this case you should watch the JonBenet case documentary that BBC did, I believe it’s on YouTube, there’s also a ‘Casting JonBenet’ on Netflix i believe.

 

-S x

The JonBenet Case: Part 1

Hello everyone! welcome back to another post, I’m really excited for this one. Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE murder cases, unsolved cases and serial killers (love learning about them not actually love them) just as much as I love beauty and lifestyle. SO I’ve decided that it would be good for me to do a post about these things once a week, probably Tuesday as you can tell by the title but I could always make in Murder Monday or something like that.

Anyways, as it’s my first post of the series I thought I’d kick it off with a one of my favourite cases to read about/watch documentaries on. I also have multiple views on this case that I was explain through the ‘case file’ I’ll be creating for you guys. I’m not going to go into the FULL details of it because it’ll be too long of a post but if you enjoy this, there’s loads to read up on and watch.

So grab yourself a drink and some food and get ready join the investigation, you’re going to be intrigued with this one.

The Basics

On December 26, Patsy Ramsey (JonBenet’s mother) woke up in the early hours (around 5.00am) to find a ransom note on the stairs addressed to her husband John. She then went to JonBenet’s room to find she was not there. The police were called by 5.25am.

The Note

The ransom note stated (in a very out of the ordinary long way) that in order for their daughter to come home safe they must provide the kidnappers with $118,000, which coincidently is almost the exact amount that John had just received in his bonus, its also a very specific number compared to what is usually seen in random notes. The ‘intruders’ also said they would make a call to John to give instructions on the delivery of the money and not to inform the police or JonBenet would be killed, which they completely ignored. Strangely, the call never came. There were a few unusual things about the note, first of all its length..typically a ransom not is a few sentences long. Explaining who they have, what they want and what to do, but this one was 2 and half! Secondly, the police determined that the note must’ve been written from within the house which is extremely risky for a normal length note let alone an extra long one. It’s unlikely that an intruder would’ve had time to or risked taking JonBenet and writing the note at the same time whilst the family slept. Investigators believed that the note was staged because it did not have any fingerprints, it had an unusual amount of exclamation marks and acronyms in weird places and the pen and pad were both Patsy Ramseys and were placed back where they belong after. Many believed it was Patsy herself that wrote the note, and part of me does too however they couldn’t prove it. It wasn’t long before the police started to suspect that the Ramseys were involved.

The Call

There are a few things that were strange about the call Patsy made to the police once she discovered the note. The calls been analysed by many figures and most have come to the same conclusion of something not quite right. First of all, when she calls and the police answer she’s says “we have a kidnapping. Hurry, please” which isn’t as specific as you would expect from a panicked mother. You’d normally expect a ‘our daughters missing’ but this wasn’t mentioned until about the third sentence. There is a fully broken down analysis of the transcript here.. http://www.statementanalysis.com/jonbenet-ramsey-murder/

Another suspicious part of the call is when Patsy had terminated the call, the line stayed open due to what must’ve been a miss placement of the phone, the woman who answered Patsys call had claimed to have heard voices in the distance, possibly saying things like “what did you do?” and “we’re not talking to you” raising more suspicion.

the dialogue from the call made by Patsy

Finding the Body

At 1:00 p.m, Detective Arndt asked John and Fleet White (family friend) to search the house to see if anything had changed or gone missing. I have heard that they were told to start at the top of the house and work down but the two headed straight to the basement where, low and behold, little JonBenet’s body lay, under a white blanket. Officer French had apparently tried to open the door before but it was latched shut, however its also reported that John tried to sway investigators away from the door, claiming it has been painted shut. John then made the mistake of moving her body upstairs, which would have more than likely contaminated any evidence on her, and made the crime scene less accurate for photos etc. She was found with her mouth duct taped shut and nylon cords around her neck and wrists.

The Autopsy

The autopsy showed that she was killed by asphyxiation and a skull fracture. The Asphyxia would have been fro a garrote (this was made of a piece of white cord and tightened by being wound round a broken paintbrush) the skull injury is thought to of been by a torch, however it is unknown as to whether the skull trauma or the strangulation came first. There was no evidence to suggest rape but sexual assault could not be ruled out, there were small abrasion around her private area. There were also small pieces of pineapple in her intestines which correlates to the bowl that was left on the side. JonBenet’s body had entered rigorous mortis which led the investigators to conclude that the time of death was between 10:00pm (Dec,25) and 6:00am, but because of the signs of decomposition it is believed she would have died closer to 10:00pm, just an hour after the Ramseys had claimed to have gone to bed…

I’m actually going to stop this post here because theres so much more to get into and I don’t want to make this post too long that people lose interest. I will post part 2 either in a few days or the same day next week, but for now..happy reading!!

-p.s if anyone has any theories or has read cool facts that not many people know about etc that feel free to comment below! I’d love to hear.

-Sincerely, S x