Sunday, 11 October 2015

UNIVERSITY ROOM DETAILS | 2nd Yr













Thursday, 8 October 2015

Everyday Makeup Look | Autumn Edition

Tis' the season to look vampy!
Hello, everyone! Hope you're having a good week so far. Today's post is all about my autumn/fall everyday makeup look. When I say everyday, I mean, the days where I feel like exerting effort and trying to look cute. I don't really wear make up everything because ain't nobody got time for that + it's not good for your skin. 

So, below are the products that I use on a "daily" basis.
M.A.C Prep + Prime
M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish (Medium Dark)
Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette (Medium)
Revlon Rose Glow (Eclat Rose 020)
M.A.C Eye brows Crayon (Stud)
Maybelline Brow Drama (Medium Brown)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Nivea Lip Butter (Blueberry Blush)
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer (304 Eclipse) 



Here are the steps on how I achieve my "Daily" look. It's pretty easy and it just usually takes me 13-15 minutes to do it. So if you're in a rush, this makeup look is handy for you! 


1
 After toning and moisturising my face, I spritz the M.A.C Prep + Prime on my face and I try do it evenly as possible. But let's be realistic, I spray more on some other areas of my face. 

2
I then apply the Nivea Lip Butter on my lips to moisturise it.

3
When my face is all dry, I then use the Real Techniques expert face brush to apply the powder on my face in circular motions. I always make sure that the powder is applied evenly on my face. This powder gives the slightest coverage but it works for me!

4
I then contour my face after to give it a bit of definition because my face structure is too round. I use Real Techniques blush brush to do this. I use the Matte powder from the palette for this.

5
I then apply a tiny amount of blush on the apples of my cheeks using the Revlon Rose Glow blush. This gives highlight which makes my skin look glowing.

6
I then move to my eyebrows using the M.A.C eyebrow crayon in Stud. I just lightly fill and redefine my eyebrows a bit since it's a bit thick.

7
I then apply Maybelline's brow gel in Medium Brown to set my eyebrows in place.

8
Curling my lashes makes a difference, so I do that. To set the curl, I use Benefit roller lash mascara. I usually put 1 or two coats.

9
Lastly, which is the fun part; I then apply the Rimmel Apocalips and use my ring finger to distribute it on my lips. This way it the lip lacquer looks matte. I then build it up to make the colour more opaque. 

So, that's it. My simple autumn everyday makeup look in 9 easy steps! Hope you enjoyed reading this post.

As some of you might know, I'm already back in university and these photos were taken back home so you can see the fuchsia study lamp on the background! Haha. I will be uploading my room details sometime soon so stay tuned.



TAKE CARE 
xoxo,
Xyza 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

BLOG RELAUNCH | Xyza Grafil

AAAAAAHHH! Hello, everyone! Today, I am relaunching my blog with a costumed domain name. I feel really excited about this. I've been working on my blog for the past few months and been trying to make it look pretty. I know I still have bits-and-pieces to fix but I'm going to launch it anyway because my blog is close from being done and today is the 1st day of the new month so, why not?

My blog will be 2 years old next month and I haven't even done a proper introduction about it. I don't even know if my other posts made any sense because I didn't proof read any of them.

So, this is it- WELCOME TO MY BLOG! This is mainly a personal blog with mixtures of fashion, beauty,  foods, DIYs and my other thoughts.

Stay tuned for my next post. I'm going to try to be as active as possible.

I hope you're all having a brilliant day and be sure to connect with me.


TAKE CARE 
xoxo,
Xyza 


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

DAY OUT WITH REYN





Sunday, 20 September 2015

Giant's Causeway Photo Diary

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning again with the summer. 

I sound poetic don't I? Well, that's because I didn't write the above sentence. It is a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald's  book called "The Great Gatsby". I quoted that because I think it kind of go well along with this post. Northern Ireland's Summer 2015 has been dreadful and whenever it's sunny, my parents and I are either stuck at work or just exhausted. 

However, the day when we went to Giant's Causeway was different; we were all energised and the giant spotlight in the sky was out. But to be honest, we just planned to go to Portstewart Beach on that day and going to Giant's Causeway just kind of happened unexpectedly. 

I got a chance to climb up a mini-mountain (is there such thing?) well, it wasn't a hill either (or was it?) I don't know how to define it but my dad, my brother and I climbed it up anyway- I climbed it wearing a maxi dress. It wasn't scary but it was heart-pounding but, that didn't matter because my goal was to climb to the top.

As I am writing what I experienced right now, I just realised that no matter how terrifying the journey is in life, it wouldn't matter especially if you are focused and well-determined of your goals.  










My Outfit

Dress - H&M Coachella
Sandals - Melissa from Scuh

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Prezzo | Day Out With My Brother









Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ivory Restaurant | Alice in Wonderland in Victoria Square

"But, my dear, this is not Wonderland and you are not Alice." 

That is just a quote that I know off by heart from the famous novel called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which was written by and English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll in 1865. We can learn more about the novel, of course, but this post is not about the novel- this is about the wonderful day that I had with my friends/squad. 

Reyn, Ellaine and I arrived at around 4pm so went to Starbucks first to wait for Kaye as she finished worked at 5pm. After that, we toured around Victoria Square, where a lot of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland were set. (you will see the photos later in this post) We were going to go to Prezzo, however, Reyn decided to go to Ivory Restaurant, which is located at the top of House of Fraser in Victoria Square; so we did.



The Balcony in Ivory. How chic is that?



Our drinks


MAIN DISHES


Kaye. Chech out here blog here .


Kaye & Ellane. Check Ellaine's blog here.

The squad selfie


I look atrocious but it's okay because the rest of them look fine.


The odd twins in Alice & Wonderland

our "tea party"


Check out Ellaine's VLOG below.


I really had a good time. I haven't seen these girls for months because I was over in England and everyone of us seemed to be busy. It was a great day for catching up and the weather had been good to us. 

I had a great time because It was my first time to go on a train without my parents! I was basically a grown adult on that day. Anyway, hope you enjoyed this post. 

Take care.
xoxo, 
Xyza


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tuesday Chill


Hi, guys. Today my brother and I decided to go out. I was skeptical about making this post but I wanted to be active now so I'm going to try my best.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

CHIQUITO | PT 3






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