Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Review | MAC Finally Free.


As soon as I heard MAC was teaming up with Caitlyn Jenner, I knew I had to have it. Whether the colour was nice or not, I wanted it. Luckily for me, the colour is stunning. What made the lipstick even better was the fact that ALL the proceedings from sales benefitting Transgender organisations both here and in the USA. 



The finish of the lipstick is my favourite finish from MAC, which is creme sheen. I just love how the finish makes my lips feel super soft and moisturising! The shade is one of my favourites from MAC too is a gorgeous rose nude, sort of your lips but much better. I find it lasts between 2-4 hours before it needs reapplying which isn't too bad for a creme sheen finish.


It's certainly one I am glad to have in my collection and one I can see myself wearing a lot, all year round.

Lot's of Love

Dena Jayne
xo


Sunday, 29 May 2016

Beauty | Project Pan & I'm on a Spending Ban.


Ever since I started blogging last year, I've seen various people doing these "project pan" posts. I've seen it even more in 2016 over Instagram and it seems to be quite a popular thing. I never thought I'd be willing to try and finish a palette before, eyeshadow palettes are my thing. I love them, I have so many of them! The other day I was tidying my makeup collection up and found this palette shoved at the back of the drawer. I love it when I first got it, it smelt and looked amazing! However, overtime I've just forgotten about it, it's easily done with having so many other palettes!




The palette is by Makeup Revolution and it is one of my favourites from this brand! I just need to start using it more! That's why I decided to do the 'project pan' trend using this palette. It's good enough for both day and night time looks so it shouldn't take me too long and I tend to tick to neutral colours for work etc anyway. I also thought this would be a good palette to use as it isn't particularly too expensive and it wouldn't hurt too much if I hit pan! 


I also decided to put myself on a proper spending ban. One I will stick to this time! I have more than enough beauty products and even though I am obsessed with makeup etc, I need to calm my spending habits a little bit! I have placed an order with Avon which will be here in a week or two, but other than that. There with be, nothing. Nothing at all. I'm stocked up and I want to start using more products rather than just letting them sit there.

Lot's of Love

Dena Jayne
xo


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Haul | MAC Cosmetics.


The other week I met my Mum in Broadway for some lunch, I'd just finished University and gotten myself my first 'real' job the day before, so I thought why not treat myself to some goodies from Debenhams. I very nearly bought myself the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette but I thought these goodies were a little more practical and ones I needed (well, sort of). 

So heres what I got:






Lot's of Love

Dena Jayne
xo


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Personal | Two Years.


On the 17th May 2014, I was in the car with Jordan, racing to the hospital to see my Grandad whom had been in hospital for several days prior with pneumonia. He'd been suffering from it for a long while before we realised what it was, when I had to accompany him in an ambulance - the scariest day of my entire life. I felt useless. Nothing I could do, but be there by his side. Waiting by his side in the hospital for hours, praying he was going to be okay, when neither of us knew if he would be. It was so hard, trying so hard to stay so strong. He probably knew I was worried sick, but I didn't want him to see that. He was so jolly. Cracking out jokes even though it was killing him.

It's crazy. I remember the 17th May 2014 like it was yesterday, it was such a sunny day. My mum was at the log cabin (Grandad forced her to go, he wanted her to have time to relax) and I knew something wasn't right. I even had my first proper argument with Jordan that day, to the extent where I told him to go and give me some space and he did. Luckily for me, he came back after I'd had some time to myself as I needed him more than ever that day, I just didn't know it yet. We'd gotten a phone call that day, to say Grandad had gotten worse, much worse and was advised by both my Aunty and Uncle to stay at home - so we didn't have to see him the way he was. I wanted to though. More than ever. I wanted to spend as much time as I psychically could with him.

Luckily Jordan was at mine and luckily he could drive. As soon as I got the phone call telling me I was able to go see him, we were in the car on the way. I stopped by his flat to pick up some essentials he needed (or so I thought) his daily newspapers, some jelly from the fridge as he was struggling to eat solid foods, so I thought this might go down a little easier and a fan, as he said he kept going warm in the hospital so I thought this may help. It's so weird, as when I entered his flat I got a strange feeling in my body and it was one I'd never felt before. I didn't know why at the time, but I know believe it was the time he went. I honestly didn't think he was going to die that day, but he did. My Dad phoned me when we were about ten minutes away from the hospital and I was distraught. I couldn't accept that he was gone. I was devastated. I still told Jordan to get to the hospital as quick as we could. I wanted to see him. I needed to. I needed to say Goodbye to my Best Friend.

Growing up, I'd always spent a lot of time around my Grandparents on my mums side. My Grandma was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour when I was two, so my mum spent a lot of time there, helping my Grandad to take car of her. It was hard growing up seeing my Grandma deteriorate so much. She was still so young and had so much to live for, but the tumour finally defeated her in 2002 when she lost her life at the age of 58. Far too young to die. Fortunately, it brought us even closer to Grandad. He came on more holidays with us, spent a lot of time at ours, he'd join us on our family days out, he even spent every Christmas and everyone's birthday with us. Some of my best memories are my memories with him. Some I'll treasure forever and ever.

In 2010, I became the main carer for my Grandad. His health had gotten a little worse over the years and even though he was able to do things, a little extra help never hurt anyone. This meant I saw him every day and I loved it. I'd do my jobs (cleaning, cooking etc) then we'd just sit back and relax watching crap TV and children movies. At the age of 70 his favourite TV show was either Jeremy Kyle or Spongebob Square pants, he was such a child at heart it was amazing. He'd tell the worst jokes in the world, but nearly pee his pants laughing at the joke he'd just made up. What I'd give to hear him say one of those crappy jokes now.

My Mum and my Sisters were so lucky. The bond we had with our Jarmar was one in a million and even though he's gone that bond is still unbreakable. He's still a massive part of our lives and nobody will ever be able to take that away from us. It's the little things I miss the most. He really was one crazy individual. There wasn't a day that went by that we didn't speak or he didn't make us cry laughing. He was incredible. I am the luckiest person in the world to be the Granddaughter of this man honestly, he was the best man in the world.

Lot's of Love

Dena Jayne
xo