30 Facts About Me

I thought it was time I shared a little bit more about myself on here and this is a fun way to do it. This is a mix of some of my favourite things, childhood dreams and weird life choices. For me, things like this might bring us a little bit closer. Learning new things about people is my favourite way to get to know them!

Let’s get into it!

  • I have never officially broken a bone. I *think* I broke my little toe a few years ago but I never got it checked so technically this is a fact (until proven otherwise).
  • Doctors treated me for epilepsy from the age of 9/10-14. I used to faint when I was younger and the doctors at the time thought it was epilepsy. I took the tablets for a few years but was still fainting, so I stopped. It turns out it was just a salt deficiency and circulation problem.
  • I have webbed hands and toes! The skin on my fingers is linked a lot higher than anyone I know. The toes on my feet are linked together too!
  • I trained my accent to be different. I’m from the Black Country which is in-between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The accent there is really thick and sort of silly sounding, so I trained my voice to sound less thick.
  • My favourite film is The Crow. I love the deep rooted message of love that it upholds, even through the violent and drug enthused plot. The sequels are terrible though.
  • The first tattoo I had was done on a leather sofa in my mums friends house. – I paid £20 and didn’t ask for the dots or the heart… Always go to a professional.
  • I met my boyfriend on a website called Vampirefreaks. We both had made an account in our early teens and by chance happened to be online at the same time on evening in 2012. (I messaged first, if you’re wondering).
  • When I was younger, I wanted to be a fashion designer, lawyer, writer, hairdresser or singer.
  • My old band and I recorded a live show in Birmingham. – The recording still exists on youtube!
  • My first childhood crush was Aaron Carter. I liked that we had the same haircut and we’re similar ages. I was about 7 at the time…
  • My second childhood crush was Trent Lane from Daria. – I had a thing for musicians (clearly).
  • I am terrified of dead things. So much so. that when my cat was put down a few years ago, I couldn’t say goodbye or be at the burial. This still hurts. For some reason people in coffins doesn’t freak me out, but seeing an actual body is probably my biggest fear.
  • My second biggest fear is never amounting to anything. I would hate to just live and die without meaning anything or doing something that will have a massive impact.
  • I used to have handwriting classes. The teachers couldn’t read my handwriting and I had to dedicate time to trying to sculpt letters into a more eligible shape.
  • I’m a college drop out. In fact, I did it twice. Both for very silly reasons.
  • I am unapologetically Sagittarius. Blunt, Adventurous, Travel Driven, Impatient and Stubborn.
  • I want four children, three cats and one dog. I have names for all of them. I’ve even decided to change my surname when Adam and I get married so that I sound more like a Disney villain.
  • My first concert was a band called InMe. I met the lead singer a few years later (as you can see below).
Dave Mcpherson and I (excuse my eyebrows)
  • 19. I can’t wear headphones for too long. It hurts and I get really bad pains in my ears.
  • Last year, I chipped my front tooth on a coke bottle and I now have a little square gap.
  • The first boyfriend I had was a ginger, gypsy called Cornelius Jr Jr Jr (he was the third to be given that name). In my late teens, my mum invited him to live with us as he wasn’t doing too well.
  • I once got so drunk that I went to bed with my handbag still round my arm and one heel on. I was very hungover that day.
  • Speaking of bad days, I once tried to overdose, told no one and was almost deaf for two days while the drug left my system.
  • If I were a boy, I was going to be called Adam or Stuart. I was almost called Natalie, but my aunt had her baby first and stole the name. Natalie’s little brother is called Adam.
  • When I first moved to Essex, I had no friends. BTW, Now I do!
  • I only speak to one person from my primary and secondary school.
  • I don’t have a middle name. In fact, neither does my Sister or Parents.
  • I have size 6 feet, I’m 5’7.7 and my natural hair colour is blonde.
  • To this day, if someone recommends a band to me, I won’t listen to them. I dislike being told what to do. Even if it is to benefit or enrich my life. (I told you I’m a Sagittarius, right?)
  • I was a vegetarian from the age of 18-20 because I made a bet with my best friend. n 2017 I became a vegetarian again, after hearing sounds of animals being slaughtered whilst on holiday in Vienna.

Phew, and that’s a wrap.

I know these sort of things are a little cliche but I really wanted to break the ice a little. So, which fact did you thing was the strangest? Tell me a fun fact about yourself below!

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Festival Feels with Pretty Little Thing [AD] – VickiAmaya

I would just like to say a huge thank you Pretty Little Thing for collaborating with me on this blog post!

Team, I have never been to a festival.

I’ll repeat that, never, ever. Not even a one day in a field with my friends type of thing.

However, I already have two lined up for this year so I really wanted to write about some outfit ideas and expectations for them as a complete beginner!

In my mind, festivals are loud, fun and muddy. So, to prepare for this scenario (I HATE MUD) I want to be as comfortable and free as I can possibly be. I’m a very visual dancer, I need my hands to fist pump that bass line! I envision a lot of jumping around, screaming and dad dance moves. Thus, outfit one fully encapsulates this.

Pretty Little Thing VickiAmaya

I like the pink paint speck effect of this T-Shirt Dress and the belt gives it such a cool edge. I also fell in love with these Pretty Little Thing boots the MOMENT I saw them and knew they would be travelling with me to any/every festival this year! (I’ve already styled them on my Instagram as I couldn’t wait to show them off!)

I feel like this is a very Alexa Chung circa 2008 Glastonbury look and I live for how effortlessly cool it looks. Plus, it will take me around two minutes to get dressed which obviously means more time for having fun!

Whilst outfit one is great contender for a quick and easy festival vibe, I also wanted to style something a little more dressy which Pretty Little Thing have exceeded themselves with. After all, You never know when Matty Healy from The 1975 will invite you to the VIP area and offer you the world…

Pretty Little Thing VickiAmaya

This dress has ticked all of my dress requirement boxes.

Cute
Practical
Comfortable
Fitted
Not Too Short

Paired with a leather jacket (we all know how bad the English weather can be), lace up boots/wellies and a few choice accessories I feel like it is perfect for a very Glastonbury/Reading Festival vibe. I could see Fearne Cotton or Taylor Swift wearing something like this too.

I also wore it on a recent night out and loved how flirty the hemline was. It had a nice amount of swish to it which meant my Dad dance moves could be completely unleashed.

Also, which outfit will you be emulating at your next festival?

All items for this blog posted were gifted on behalf of a collaboration between VickiAmaya and Pretty Little Thing.
You can shop the entire Festival Collection by following the link below.

https://www.prettylittlething.com/shop-by/festival-shop.html?navigation-featuredshops-festivalshop

Sleek Make Up Review

I’m sure you’re sensing a little theme here but many moons ago, I was fortunate to receive a PR package from the babes at Brand Nation. The envelope included two foundations, one liquid lipstick, one eyeshadow palette, one coloured eyeliner, one contour kit and one strobe highlighting dome. Sleek Make Up is one of the more underrated brands out there and I’m here to shout about them because they deserve more credit! I must admit, I’ve only ever used a small handful of their products before these were sent out to me. However, I am happy to report that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying using them and will be repurchasing a few when they run out!

Lets start in order of use, shall we?

Lifeproof Foundation – LP01 & LP02

This foundation is:

Sweat-Proof

Oil-Free

Buildable Coverage

Medium to Full Coverage

I received shades LP01 and LP02, the former being a perfect match for my pale yet pink complexion. First impressions left me feeling gobsmacked! I never bother with primer these days because I haven’t found one that doesn’t suck. Usually without a little primer I have to blot midway through my day… However, this foundation went an entire work day without showing signs of sweat and oil. I set it with a powder (as I always do) and didn’t give it another thought until taking it off that night. Incredible.

The Lifeproof foundation blended out really smooth and crease free. Its fairly light on the skin but is easy to build up coverage. It also dries down very matte so you need to be quick with your application. I used a damp (I hate the word moist) beauty blender to apply. By the time I was applying my powder it was almost entirely set.

Face Contour Kit – Light 884

I’m pretty sure this was hand crafted by the goddess Aphrodite. It is a perfect formula for contouring and highlighting. For those of you that don’t know already, I love a good nose and cheek contour. This product delivers!

I was sent the shade Light 884 which was a perfect coconut brown shade for contouring and a luminous peach/sheer highlight. The contour pan was exactly the right size (I say was because I have none left) for my little sculpting brushes. It sat lightly on my cheeks and nose and had maximum effectiveness. I actually started using the contour shade as a base for my blusher as I loved the tone of brown that much. As previously mentioned, I need my products to be matte and this did not budge from my face at all.

The highlight is equally as impressive, with a only slightly smaller pan size. I found the highlight a great contrasting tone to my foundation and skin tone. Its a very warm highlight with flecks of golden pink undertone. I’m not one of these girls that has a summer and winter look. I like to have a bronze glow all year round and this highlight captured that essence without any effort.

Both formulas are a powdery to begin with but turn into a smooth creamy texture as soon as they hit the skin. Be very sparing with both powders as the more you put on, the heavier they look.

i-Lust – Into The Night – Silver – Eyeshadow Palette

This six shade palette is perfect for any babe that loves a smokey eye (Eva, I’m looking at you!). There are three cream shades and three powder shades each with a white, grey and black pigment. The cream shades are very hard wearing and have a beautiful sheen to them. The powder shades are highly pigmented and look amazing when blended out.

Whilst the palette looks amazing and is small enough to pop in your overnight bag without compromise. It’s not a palette I would personally reach for very often as I don’t feel I suit darker eye shadows. However, If you can easily rock a metallic silver to black smokey eye then this Sleek Make Up palette is right up your street!

 

i-Art Precision Liquid Eye Colour – Futurism

My experience of eyeliner goes as follows:

Kohl Eyeliner Pencil – Black – Collection – £2.99

Liquid Eyeliner – Black – Maybelline – £5.99

Felt Tip Eyeliner – Black – Whatever Brand – £3-£10

You get the idea. Never in my life have I strayed far from the Black section of eyeliner colours. So, when this little pot of metallic blue eyeliner was sent my way, I was very cautious to try it. I’m a girl of habit and that habit is racoon eyes or GTFO. That being said, I needed to test it out for the purpose of this post and let me tell you I am shook. The consistancy is quite thick so I did wipe some product off the applicator brush before popping it on my eyelid. Dubious, I applied a thin streak on the inner top lid and it really dazzled! The mix of silver to blue in the line is perfect. I have blue eyes and this product really makes them standout. I will be adding this little beauty to my make up bag for a little extra somethin’ somethin’.

 

Strobe Dome Face Highlighter – Pink 1158

It is no secret that I love a good highlighter. My makeup bag is overflowing with various shimmery powders and creams. I think I actually own more highlighters than socks right now…

Sleek Make Up have made this the absolute PERFECT shape (Domed) for adding a dab to your nose and cheeks! The colour is incredible, it’s a very rosy pink and has a warm gold undertone (which is perfect for me). I do prefer a powder highlighter as I love having a matte finish to my face but this product really works well on my powder. With other cream products on a powder base, i find there is a lot of pull off. This product is fine for that, but I would recommend a dabbing motion instead of a wiping motion. Also, I learnt a little trick from Jeffree Star which is to warm the cream up on your hand then dab it with your fingers onto the area (thanks Jeffrey, you babe!). The formula is very light, none sticky and subtle but it can be built up quite easily.

I’ve been using this product for a good few months now and have loads left too, so a little really does go a long way. I would recommend this for a warm glow look. With spring on the way, I think this will be an amazing addition to your make up routine!

Matte Me Metallic – Matte Lip Cream – Anodized Ruby 1167

The amount of compliments I received when wearing this liquid lipstick is insane! It was my go to over the Christmas period and actually kickstarted my red lipstick obsession (thank you, Sleek Make Up). The consistency is quite thin but very creamy. I always find that thinner formulas are better when you’re using a liquid lipstick. You can over-line your lips a hell of a lot easier without mistakes (guilty)! This product dries almost instantly too!

The shade is breathtaking! Its a deep ruby with gold metallic undertones. If I want to add some sparkle to my day to day, this is the lipstick I go too! Another amazing bonus is that it is almost transfer proof, which is good because I often get red all over me from other lipsticks. I’m a messy person, I can’t change that haha! This lipstick is definitely being added to the re-buy list once it’s run out!

Final Thoughts?

If you’re like me and you want to test the waters of a brand before diving headfirst into all of their products then I would highly recommend the Matte Me Metallic Lip Cream Range and the Face Contour Kit. However, all these products are amazing and have a great price point so none of these products will disappoint if you pop them in your shopping basket.

Have you tried any other products by Sleek Make Up? Let me know as I would love to add a few more items by this brand to my make up bag!

VickiAmaya

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