Make Up Look: Funk

I don't really know what I was thinking with today's look. I was having a bit of a moment to be honest. I was getting awfully frustrated with everything in my life. Sometimes do you ever look at the way your life turned out and it hasn't gone to plan? Right now I imagined i'd be enjoying medical school, on my way to becoming a doctor. But life didn't follow the plan and instead I have been rejected 3 times and about to embark on my 4th time trying. I got really down about it, headed to my make up room and well... this was the result. 
 I don't really even know if I like it! But i'm sharing it, those moments when you just need to go crazy with your collection and see where your make up brush takes you! It helped, i felt better. It also helped that I had Enchanted's Happy Working Song on whilst I worked. So here you go, the result of feeling a bit down and unhappy, but coming back feeling slightly more motivated and cheerful! 









Products Used: Sleek Circus palette with MAC Marvel to darken the crease. Lime Crime Candy Eyeshadow Helper as a base with Tesco Lash Studio £2 lashes. Cosmopolitian eyebrow set* for eyebrows (and I'm loving em!) Urban Decay Liquid eyeliner.

If you ever find yourself in a bit of a funk, like I happened to be, find your release. For me its make up, which turned a very bad day into a good one. It got me out of my funk and motivated me to go for Medicine harder than I ever have done. I've even started writing daily goals to help me along the way. Find whatever it is that is your release and use it! Be it make up, taking a walk, playing a video game or baking, these little things in life help get us through the darkness, so embrace them! Even though today's make up look isn't the best I've ever done, I feel I needed to share it regardless :)

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  1. You'll get there sweet, just keep plugging at it. This is beautiful x

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    1. Thank you Mali <3 I'm reapplying this October so fingers crossed!

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  2. Firstly the look is fantastic so you should be proud of it, especially if you're in a bit of a funk. I can never work my make up or draw right when I'm feeling like that, I just get so restless and unable to concentrate >.< So the fact you could sit down, create a great look AND feel better is a great thing. :D

    Also I have all my fingers crossed for you with your Medical school application, must be so difficult to try and be knocked back, definitely takes guts and courage to apply again so well done you.
    In fact - the frogs have their little fingers crossed (as much as webbed hands can be crossed) for you too ^_^

    Juyey xx

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    1. Aww thank you ever so much Juyey! And thank you to the frogs for crossing their little webbed fingers too! I'm sure this year will be a lot more positive!

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  3. I'm sure you'll be accepted in uni soon! It's such a bummer when things don't go as plan but think of is as if sunshine would't been so good if it wasn't for rain.
    I love the colours of this look, by the way! :)

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. Thats true! The victory will be so much sweeter when I get there :) And thank you <3

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  4. What a beautiful, colourful look! Love aqua and purple together. Makeup can be such a fun way to beat stress- glad it's helped get out of a funk :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. Hi Marvelle, I've never commented on any of your posts (even though I've loved your recent Lime Crime week and used to religiously read your monthly Lush Retro reviews) but this post has really resonated with me. I applied to a science and technology magnet high school two years ago, and have attended school there ever since. I've been so miserable, especially this past year. I had always found science, and biology especially to be my favorite subject and one thing that I've just been good at without really trying too much. However at my current school I have just been unable to be happy, my teachers don't encourage learning just memorizing, and high school girls can be really brutal. I keep trying to reach for my dream (like you, to become a doctor) but I've just been really discouraged.
    Your post gave me so much inspiration, and I really hope the best for you! Keep on studying! You can do it :)

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    1. Aw, its great to hear from you Melissa! I totally understand where you are coming from, High School can be a really lousy time. But I am SO happy to hear you are feeling a little bit more inspired, keep pushing forward and eventually we will both get there! Try and find your little "release", like for me, its make up and it really does help keep you sane in the times of darkness! <3

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  6. I love this look and the color combination is definitely a favorite. I find I struggle with cut creases and am incredibly jelly of people who can do them well xD I need to practice doing them more and maybe I'll improve lol. :)

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    1. Thank you lovely :) I didn't intentionally mean to do a cut crease and just realised now! A little tip is to use pencil eyeliner and then blend with eyeshadow :) Thats how I do it anyways :)

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  7. Ohhhhh love this look! The combination is so lovely! That pop of colour is just amazing!

    X

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  8. I truly believe that if something doesn't happen just the way you want it to, it's because it just wasn't the right time for it. It's great that you've got something to help you destress a bit! I'm sure life has great things planned for such a lovely person like you! xxxxx

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    1. I do hope this year is my right time, I really do. I usually believe in that too, especially when you see a dress/skirt/top in shops and they don't have your size, I believe its not meant to be, but I so desperately hope this is!

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  9. You know what my release is? Disney!
    It's really helped me this year. I've taken a gap year before uni... but not by choice, which has thrown my life out of sync. A year doesn't sound like much, but I've worked tirelessly throughout my life to get to the uni I'm going to, and to take a year out has sort of thrown me off balance, if you know what I mean? Seeing all my friends go off, embarking on their new lives, starting their futures when mine was on an unexpected hiatus haha! So I too keep having/have had moments all this year of doubt, frustration, and fear that I'm out of touch.
    But I'm so so glad to hear you have a 'release' too! Zoe and I started blogging about Disney and make-up - let's call it escapism haha! Most people think we're crazy when we explain that... but something tells me you'll get it haha!

    You truly, truly deserve for your dream to come true, Marvelle.


    Kirstie xx


    p.s. sorry for the essay, but your post really hit home!

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    1. I can completely related Kirstie, every year after being rejected from medicine is another year "waiting around", seeing all my friends do well and me being stuck in stationary. Disney is definitely a release for me too! I'm glad to hear it is for you as well :) <3

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  10. Wow that's so pretty, lovely colours! I'm really sorry about the rejections but you keep trying! And that's a great way to go about it, you're not giving up but you're pushing on through and someone will see that. I really hope this time is your time and you'll get accepted. x

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    1. Thank you Sophie, thats so kind! I hope so too, this year is my year!!

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  11. Such a lovely look! Hope things are better regarding your medical schooling, and if not then remember that god has something better planned for you ;)

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