Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners
A beauty post on Alright Blondie? Oh my God. Sorry there's no swatches but my house has terrible lighting and I just couldn't do the liners justice.
 
Today I want to talk about the Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Liners. I've never used them before and recently they were repackaged and rebranded although I'm not sure if all the shades are new to the collection or if some were pre existing.
 
Anyway at £16 these babies aren't cheap so I decided to treat myself to one to see if I liked them or not. I went for 'Retrograde' (a dark, glittering purple) and I fell in love. The formula isn't too runny, it doesn't burn my eyes like some glitter liners and it stays on for ages (Seriously I swatched it on my hand at tea time and it was still there when I woke up). It takes a couple of goes to layer it up but that's expected for a glitter liner.
 
So naturally, after trying and loving Retrograde, I had to buy another.
 
Urban Decay offer free delivery on all orders so it was pretty easy to justify buying another one and this time I went for 'Fireball', a subtle sparkling red. In different lights the colour shifts from red to orange just like - duh - fire. As a blue eyed gal I love using reddy/orange eyeshadows and liners as I feel it really makes my eye colour pop although sometimes I do get the odd stare for my bold choices.
 
I'd definitely recommend Urban Decay liquid liner's as they are just so long lasting and come in such a wide variety of colour. The thin brush can be a little bit intimidating at first but you soon get used to it! At £16 they aren't cheap, but for the quality it's a worth while investment.
 
Netx on my list are Kush, Intergalactic and Cuff - Are you a fan of Urban Decay? What's your favourite product?
 
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliners

Glasgow 16.09.2016

glasgow street art
 
Argyle Street - How cool is this art that we came across?
 
Last weekend Jody and I hopped in the car and drove three and half hours North to Glasgow, Scotland. It was our third time in Scotland this year and the reason we went up there was to see our all time favourite band, The View (also for the third time this year).
 
The View were performing at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom, where greats such as Oasis, U2 and The Clash have played previously. It was a one off show in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Hats Off To The Buskers'.
 
barrowland ballroom the view
People ask me all the time if it's really worth going all the way to Scotland to see The View and are they really that good and my answer every time is yes.
 
I feel like I get my money's worth every single time I go and see them. It's a high energy, non stop show and I come out feeling a stone later from all the dancing and sweating I've done.
 
Also, as they are a Scottish band there is nothing like going to see them in Scotland. In England there fan base is fairly small so the gigs are never crazy busy but in Scotland they sell out and they are mental. 90% of the crowd know all the words and don't stop moving until the band have left the stage.
It's a lot of fun.
 
 barrowland ballroom
 
As for the rest of our trip, we were sadly on a limited budget so didn't get to see much of Glasgow.
 
We found some pretty cool street art featuring elephants, sharks and walruses (I got photos don't worry) and had a lovely tea at Sloans, Glasgow's oldest bar and restaurant (apparently). The restaurant part of the bar was painted a really dark, rich read and fairy lights and candles really added to the cosy atmosphere. The food was pretty delicious too.
 
We stayed at the Merchant City Inn as it was cheap and it definitely exceeded expectations. We were on the fourth floor which nearly killed us after two hours of non stop jumping around but the room was tidy and the reception staff were lovely and helpful. The walls are paper thin though so if you are a light sleep maybe give it a miss.
 
glasgow street art
From what I saw of Glasgow it seemed like a pretty cool city with a lot to offer and I wish we had had more time and money to stay a bit longer.
 
Scotland is by far one of my favourite places out of everywhere I've been and it's a shame more people don't make the journey up there - It's ridiculous how many of my friends have never been further North than Newcastle.
 
Have you been to Scotland? How do you feel about it?

barrowland ballroom ceiling
 The ceiling of the ballroom...Look at the stars!

barrowland ballroom selfie
Obviously we took a selfie whilst we were waiting...

glasgow street art
Street art on Argyle Street  


The Sunday Catch Up #30

mcdonalds breakfast
 
Hello and welcome to another Sunday catch up post! Let's get down to business shall we?

On an overdue night out
So I've been saying all week how I had big plans to stay in Friday buuut that didn't happen. Jody saw one of our friends on his way home from work who invited us round to his house and it didn't take much persuasion from Jody to get me to change my mind about my night in. Que us getting in a 4am, Jody having his most brutal hangover to date and me sleeping all of Saturday away - Ooops. I had a great night though, unplanned ones are always the best aren't they? As we didn't eat much yesterday we started today off properly and went for a McDonalds breakfast- YAY!

On my Missguided bomber jacket
I've been looking for a nice bomber jacket for ages and I finally found one on Missguided for £40. I thought £40 was a bit steep (I'm cheap) so put it to the back of my mind...Then I got an e-mail notifying me that it had 30% off so I took it as a sign and bought it. It's a long line bomber jacket in khaki with a warm and cosy shearling lining and it looks really cool with black skinny jeans and a polo top. Find it here.

On going to London
I'm going to London at the end of November with my Mum and I'm really excited. I've never been to London when it's all lit up and decorated for Crimbo so I'm really looking forward to going. Plans included seeing Wicked and going to the Warner Bros Studio Tour for the second time. I'm planning to keep my spending in check but meh, it probably won't happen.

Hope you all had a lovely week!

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