Monday, 23 January 2017

Brand Focus: Catrice Cosmetics

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I absolutely love the high-street brand Catrice Cosmetics! That's exactly the reason why I decided to do another Brand Focus all about this beloved brand of mine for you today!

Their face products are definitely my favourite products ever! Their concealers and foundations have never let me down ever since I started using this brand! The Liquid Camouflage Concealer and the Camouflage Cream Concealer are incredible! They are very high coverage and last all day long without creasing! Same goes for the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation!
With their face products I can also be 100% sure that the lightest shade always matches my skin tone!

For blush and bronzing/contouring I really like the Blush Artist Shading Palette and the Prime & Fine Professional Contour Palette, which I have used quite a lot as you can tell by the rubbed off name on top of it!

Their eyeshadow palettes, which recently got a little makeover, are incredible as well! The one I have here is the Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette but they discontinued it to make some space for the new ones, which look even better than the old ones! I'm tempted to pick them up soon...
The shadows in this palette last really long and they're very well pigmented and also super easy to blend! I really like it for my everyday makeup look!

Last but not least, I definitely wanted to mention their lipsticks! I'm not sure but I think with the lipsticks I have here, the Ultimate Stay Lipsticks in the shades 020 All That She Wants and 080 PassionRed, it's the same as with the eyeshadow palettes. They may have discontinued them to make space for some new ones. But these are just two gorgeous shades! I absolutely adore them and reach for them almost daily!

Have you ever tried something from Catrice Cosmetics? x

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Tips & Tricks: Studying for Tests

Tips & Tricks: Studying for Tests
This book, I tell you, is the biggest book I've ever owned during my time in school. It's my economics book and I'll be more than happy when I can finally put it away for good in June this year.
Yesterday, I started studying for my A-level exams - the first one is in March - and I realised that it's not that much to worry about, in my opinion.
I have four written exams and one oral exam that I have to study for, two of the written ones being German and English, that I just won't study for at all. For business administration and computer science, however, I will definitely have to study my bum off!
The oral exam I'll be taking in economics, which is in English as well, so I'm not that worried about it as the topics are quite easy too.

I've noted down all the tips and tricks you can have a look at when studying for a test or an exam! :)

Prepare well
If you have a rough idea of what's going to be in your exam, make sure to organise and sort out your papers and notes for that subject! It's going to be so much easier having just the important bits left!

Take breaks in-between
I set myself a little schedule to study two to three times a week for about an hour. I know exactly that it won't make any sense to study every day for eight hours straight; it just won't work. So make sure to take some breaks and don't overdo it.

Use colours, images, etc. to remember things
I mostly use colours to remember the stuff I'm looking at; I underline, write things down, make dots, questions marks, etc. I also try to remember the structure of my papers and the order I used the colours in, which sounds a bit weird but it worked every time so maybe it'll work for you as well!

Study in silence
Some people claim to find it best when they're studying with music or the TV on, but in all honesty, I just don't know how that's possible. In my opinion, you should study in a quiet room or area so you can concentrate better.

Ask friends for help
Create a group on WhatsApp and set yourself a date when you all want to study together. That way, you can ask each other questions and help each other. Here, you shouldn't overdo it either; just because you're now three or four people doesn't mean you have to study three to four hours right away!

These are basically all my tips and tricks that I'm currently having a look at myself... This is going to be a tough time but I'm sure it will be worth it when everything's over in June! So exciting yet scaring!

How do you prepare and study for tests/exams? x

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