Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Blogging ?

It's a funny little thing the world of blogging.

Today at university I had a lecture about how you define "Literature". Is it simply anything that has been written in which case we can consider a memo and a epic novel to be on par with each other. Or does the definition of "Literature" run deeper than what is seen by the eye. Is the definition to be found in the subtle subtext of the characters and plot ?

For example, you can not dispute that Jane Austins novel pride & prejudice is a important piece of "Literature", but what is it that makes it so? Not only does the novel tell the story of its protagonist but it also tackles relevant topics such as gender roles, entitlement and provides insight into the 19th century society. Do these things even contribute to it status as "Literature" or is it just the compelling, timeless love story that earns it its title among the greats.

I would define “Literature” as: a work in the written word that succeeds in telling a story while also serving some purpose or meaning. In my opinion, piece of writing, needs to elevate itself to a more meaningful level, in order to become a piece of “Literature”.

Transferring this thinking onto the world of blogging makes me wonder how you would define a blog. Is it a piece of “Literature” ?
Is it a piece of "Journalism ?
Is it a piece of "Social Media" ?
Is it a form of "Diary" ?

I see this blog, as my own little place in which to let my thought run wild, as place where opinions are gathered and shared. Although normally on the topic of beauty (sorry for the tangent). I blogs I write have many not tell a story, contain characters or by written in a traditional structure but they do have relevance to me if not others also interested in the topic.

When I read a blog say on, good shampoos for blond hair, it is relevant to me. When I read a blog review on, a lipstick I might like that has a purpose. However, I would be the last to difine a blog as a piece of “Literature”.

I am more inclined to lable it as a piece or journalism. For me that lack of plot, characters and subtext makes it so. However this does not mean that the things we take from blogs are any less relevant or meaningful.

What is your opinion ? If you have a blog what do you consider your blog to be ?
 
Thanks for Reading
I know this is a world away from the usual blog but this kind of topic really interests me.
XxX
 
This is the first image that comes up when you Google "Literature"
 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

How Much Is Your Face Worth ?

I saw this tag on "Sprinkle of Glitter's" blog and decided it looked like fun. Also I was out at a friends 18th last night and wanted to share my make up. So, I am killing two birds with one stone. 
I only have one picture of the look because I was a little rushed for time, 
so I took this running out the door (literally).

A GOOFY PICTURE FOR YOU ALL


FACE

Nivea Moisturising Cream - £4.25
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, Light Porcelain - £7.69
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, 2 Light - £4.19
Vivo Ultimate Base Concealer Kit - £5.00
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, Transparent - £3.99
Natural Collection Blusher, Sweet Cheeks - £1.99
Technics High Lights - £1.99
M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinnish, Soft & Gentle - £21.50
 SUBTOTAL - £50.60


EYES

MUA 12 Eyeshadow Palette, Undressed, Shade 2 -£4.00
Rimmel Mono Eyeshadow, Bronzed - £1.00
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara - £1.99
NYC Glitter Eyeliner, Show Time Black -£1.99
Calvin Klein Cream Eyeshadow, Bare Silk -£1.99
Technics Eyeshadow Quartet, Set 3, - £1.49
 SUBTOTAL - £12.46


LIPS

Morrisons Original Lipbalm - £1.50
M.A.C Lipstick, New York Apple - £14.00
Sally Hansen Diamond 12Hr Lip Treatment, Fancy - £1.00
SUBTOTAL -£16.50

TOTAL - £79.56

I don't think this  is too much money considering the number of products that I used. Just to let you know, I got some of the products from discount beauty websites and so I listed then at the price I got them for but this may not be the full retail price. I know you can not really see the make-up too well in this picture but if i do this again I will get better photos. Thank you all for sticking with me for a full week of blogging, I really enjoyed it and will try to blog more often.

Thanks For Reading
See You Soon
XxX

Saturday, 1 September 2012

My Go To Products

 The following are my go to products. 
Products the I count on time and time again that have earned their place at the top.

Foundation: Maybelline, Dream Matte Mousse, Light Porcelain

Concealer: Collection, Lasting Perfection Concealer, Light 2

Setting Powder: Rimmel London, Stay Matte Pressed Powder, 001 Transparent

Blush: Avon, Colour Trend Blusher, Cheeky

Contour: Collection, Shimmer Shades, Way to Glow

Highlight: Technics, High Lights

Mascara: Collection, Skylash, Black

Eye Shadow: Maybelline, 24hr Colour Tattoo, 35 On and On Bronze

Eye Shadow Palette: Urban Decay, Naked 2 Palette

Eye Liner: Asda, Eyeliner Pencil, 02 Brown

Eye Brow Product: Technics, Eyeshadow Quarlet, Set 3

Lipstick: Body Collection, Lipstick, 19 Frosted Barley

Lip Gloss : Avon, Glazewear Duo Reflect, Peach Twist

Body Products: Boots, Extracts Mango Body Butter & Sugar Scrub

Hair Product: Bed Head, Small Talk 3 in 1Thickner, Energizer & Stylizer

Face Brush: Real Techniques, Buffing Brush

Eye Brush: Urban Decay, Naked 2 Palette Double Ended Brush


Thank For Reading
See You In Tomorrows Blog : How Much Is Your Face Worth ?
XxX