TheMadOrange: September 2013

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Book Review: The White Princess - Philippa Gregory

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Hey guys! Little bit of a different post today, a couple of weeks ago I watched The White Queen on the BBC and loved it so much I got addicted to it! Once the season had ended it made me inquire more into the origins of the series and that is where I stumbled across Philippa Gregory. She was the writer of The White Queen which is the book that the series was based on, I then downloaded and read The White Princess on my iPad. I guess I should have read The White Queen and the other books first but I just couldn't resist! This was the first Philippa Gregory book that I read and I just loved it! I couldn't stop reading it and it certainly annoyed my boyfriend because I literally refused to put it down! I was a bit disappointed in the ending because I felt that it just got cut off and I would have to say if I hadn't watched the tv series I wouldn't have known a lot of the pre context that you needed to read this book. One of my favourite aspects of the book was the fact that Gregory wrote in that Elizabeth of York began to see how she affected Queen Anne when she was having an affair with her Uncle King Kichard when her own husband Henry VII started courting someone else. This is an interesting concept considering this is not a known part of history. I like this touch that she has added. I'm not going to get on and start reading The White Queen and the other books in the Cousins War series. 

Are there any books that you have read recently that you loved? 

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Friday, 27 September 2013

Little Room Tour ;)

Hey guys! So I thought I would give you a little tour of my room! Once I have a nice day where no-one is here with me and I'm settled in then I will do a proper video on this! I tried to do a panorama view of my room on my iPhone and this is how it turned out...

and here are a few close up shots of the area:

I'm waiting on a few items to keep my makeup in as it's currently in draws under my desk so hopefully that will come soon :). 

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

College days

College days

Étoile Isabel Marant top
$120 -

Fat Face owl sweater
$72 -

H M green parka
$48 -

Pretty Ballerinas shoes
$240 -

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Pretty Ballerinas shoes

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Life update & future blogging.

Hey guys so I haven't blogged in a while (well a week) and that is because the past week has been very busy with me moving into my new house ready to start my second year at university and organizing everything in my room which isn't quite organised yet! I'm ready to start my second year at university and I can't wait, I have so many things to look forward to in the near future! Talking of the future I thought I would let you guys in on what I'm going to be blogging over the next month... I'm going to be doing a 'room tour' when I finally finish organizing! I'm also going to be doing a couple of haul videos as I've brought a lot in the last few weeks and I also think i'm going to start a cooking series so lets see how that pans out with my timetable for this year! :) 

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Eat me ;)

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Friday, 13 September 2013

University haul!

Hey guys so the other day I went with my mum and Alex and did a little bit of late night shopping in Milton Keynes for a few little things to go in my room so we went to the 99p Store, Clinton's and Debenhams. 

Firstly I got these from Clinton Cards and this is because I wanted some smelly candles that will go in my room not to light just to smell. I got Yankee candles and they were 25% off, I only got sample candles because they will be able to fit in the holders I have for them. 
Beach Flowers and Midnight Jasmine
Summer Scoop and Strawberry Buttercream
Christmas candles ready for making my room smell like the best season!
We then went to the 99p Store and I got a few essential items! 
Hair bun, Cough syrup and a couple of Shower gels.
Bikini razors, razors, kitchen scissors, flu tablets, tooth paste and tampons. 
Kitchen foil, food bags, food containers and kitchen roll.
We then headed over to Debenhams to get some nice soft towels and I also came across these gorgeous shoes which we a bargain! 
Shoes - £12.60 instead of £42!
Cute towels got a hand towel and bath sheet :)

Just some of the boxes and boxes that I am taking to university on the 21st! 

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Monday, 9 September 2013

My Everyday Makeup + First Video!

Heys guys, so I just filmed my first video on my Youtube channel, let me know what you think! Here is the blog post to go with it :) This is my everyday makeup post including all the makeup and brushes I used, go over to watch the video if you want to know how I created the look. 

It's always important to moisturize before putting any makeup on as makeup can make your skin very dry!
I then add primer where I think that my makeup will fade quickly. 

I then use Mac Studio Fix Fluid to cover my face in a light layer of foundation.
These are the Real Technique brushes that I use for blush, foundation and powder. 
I use MUA Brow kit on my eyebrows just to add a bit of definition.
I use MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel and Kiss You Lip Polish by Zayn (MUA) on my lips.
I add a little bit of blusher on my cheeks to add a natural happy glow. 
I recently got my Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay

I use Bootycall as a base, Chopper as the main lip colour and Snakebite on the corner.

I love the powdered look on my face too I tend to use a lot of powder to create this look but this varies from person to person.
Maybelline gel eyeliner is what I used to help define my eyes and make them stand out more.
I use Mac false lashes extreme black on my eyes lightly to get a covered but natural look 
If I think that I'm going to need a little extra to keep my makeup on I use Mac Fix+ wish is very useful in hot weather!
I just used Clinique concealer under my eyes to get rid of any bags.
These are the brushes I used for eyeshadow, eyeliner and defining my brows.
The finishes Eye & Brow.
The finished look :)
So let me know what you guys think! I hope you like it and my new video is below let me know if you would like me to do more! 

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