The Ingénue Bethany mcCann

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Learning about the meaning of my name and some of its history

Like any other day I was scrolling through my social media feed when I saw and ad for ancestry.com and was a little intrigued to see what I could find out about my family name

Heres what I found

McCann 
Irish (northern Armagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cana 'son a Cana' a personal name or by name meaning 'Wolf Cub'.



 Historical Documents with the name McCann

403,422 Birth,Death and Marriages
48,481 Military Records
44,512 Immigration Records


This is not my image as I live in birmingham and wolf are pretty much like unicorns here .

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Monday, 3 October 2016

Happy mean girls day

On October 3rd he asked me what day it was








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Sunday, 2 October 2016

I Passed

That feeling you get when you pass a test
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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Todays quote/lyric

No Flaws When Your'e Pretending 
                                         - Amy Lee (Evanesence)

   Only let people see what you want them to see


Beth xx  
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

A Late June Favorites

I really loved theses products last month as the Charlotte Tilbury products were an absolute steal from John lewis 



Godess Skin Clay Mask 

This is not your typical mask (throwing it waaayy back to the masks where it sounded like you just got botox and had bitch resting face for twenty minutes)as it is made with spanish clay, sweet almond oil and Frangpani extract these ingredient combined together help to brigten and improve elasticity in the skin I noticed that my skin looked more plump and hydrated.

Charlotte's Magic Cream

Coined "The miracle moisturiser" I wanted this to live up to its to its name and to get that sought after etheral glow
I wasn't sure whether I liked at first after I tried it a few more times my skin looked flawless (dare it say it) and had blurred out imperfectons.

Wonder Glow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash

For that instant golden glow look no further as it makes you look like you are glowing from the inside out paired with the magic cream it creates a dewy complexion to die for.

M.A.C Strobe Cream 

This multipurpose cream can be worn as a moisturiser/prmer and a highlight which a a bonus for me as I use it for all three plus it saves money because I only have to purchase one.

M.A.C Velvet Teddy 

The most universal nude that everyone can pull off.



Let me know what youve been loving 


Beth xx
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A Late June Favorites

I really loved theses products last month as the Charlotte Tilbury products were an absolute steal from John lewis 



Godess Skin Clay Mask 

This is not your typical mask (throwing it waaayy back to the masks where it sounded like you just got botox and had bitch resting face for twenty minutes)as it is made with spanish clay, sweet almond oil and Frangpani extract these ingredient combined together help to brigten and improve elasticity in the skin I noticed that my skin looked more plump and hydrated.

Charlotte's Magic Cream

Coined "The miracle moisturiser" I wanted this to live up to its to its name and to get that sought after etheral glow
I wasn't sure whether I liked at first after I tried it a few more times my skin looked flawless (dare it say it) and had blurred out imperfectons.

Wonder Glow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash

For that instant golden glow look no further as it makes you look like you are glowing from the inside out paired with the magic cream it creates a dewy complexion to die for.

M.A.C Strobe Cream 

This multipurpose cream can be worn as a moisturiser/prmer and a highlight which a a bonus for me as I use it for all three plus it saves money because Ionly have to purchase one.

M.A.C Velvet Teddy 

The most universal nude that everyone can pull off.



Let me know what youve been loving 


Beth xx
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Going on an adventure

A couple of weeks ago me and my sister took our first solo trip trip to weston super mare as we have never travelled out of birminham without the rest of our family,nothing like an ice cream and a sandy beach to take all your troubles away 







                                Tell me your favorite thing about about going to the seaside

                                                                    Beth xxx
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Friday, 27 May 2016

REDKEN EXTREME SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER : REVIEW

After I damaged my hair to complete fukery (If you want to go white/blonde from dark brown get it done by a professional ) I decided to take matters into my own hands and started to search the internet to find some way of reviving the detrimental damage caused by using home bleaching kits and came across Kat Williams from ROCK N ROLL BRIDE blog post on how to restore overprocessed/bleached hair and she recommends using the shampoo and conditioner from REDKEN'S exreme range so I thought I would give it a shot and let you know my thoughts 

The packaging was not much to look at but I didnt care as long as the products themselves worked
a little does go a long way the shampoo and conditioner lathered up quickly and smelt vaguely fruity  I left both in for the duration of my bath and rinsed to product out at noticed immediate results my hair didnt feel like straw for the first time in three weeks and no longer look liked I came from an asylum  



Im with Kat on this 
Let me know if you have any embarassing hair stories 


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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Stay Positive

I hit a few bumps in the road this month but I won't bore you with them as this is just a quick messeage to make sure you remain optimisstic and  keep your head up when life hits you with something unexpected 


Beth x



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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Home ware : Sculptures



 I found my self on the John Lewis website yesterday and instantly fell in love with these beautifully crafted miniature land mark sculptures ,for a couple of minutes It felt like I was transported back into the 90s and could vividly remember playing with my sisters dollhouse that my Nanny Doreen had built for her many Christmases ago although I'm not moving out of my family home just yet I would love to decorate my future house with these amazing works of art. 




 




 Which one is your favorite ? 


Beth x


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Thursday, 31 March 2016

M.A.C - Star Trek


Yesterday M.A.C unveiled their newest upcoming collection to commemorate 50 years of star trek 
the collection will feature 25 piece ranging from eyes to lips  taking inspiration from the leading women such as Uhura (TOS), Vina the Orion (TOS), Seven of Nine (Voyager), and Deanna Troi (The Next Generation)
The collection will be available online August 25th and in store on September 1st

 prepare to hand over your credit card at warp speed  
The Star Trek-inspired MAC collection will be available online August 25 and in stores on September 1. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to enjoy an exclusive one-day collection presale on Thursday, July 21 at - See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/macs-trek-inspired-makeup-collection#sthash.IHgxIreq.dpuf
The Star Trek-inspired MAC collection will be available online August 25 and in stores on September 1. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to enjoy an exclusive one-day collection presale on Thursday, July 21 at - See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/macs-trek-inspired-makeup-collection#sthash.IHgxIreq.dpuf
The Star Trek-inspired MAC collection will be available online August 25 and in stores on September 1. Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to enjoy an exclusive one-day collection presale on Thursday, July 21 at - See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/macs-trek-inspired-makeup-collection#sthash.IHgxIreq.dpuf

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Why being single is awesome






Me time 
 There are many benefits of engaging in a little 'me' time 
such as higher levels of concentration and productivity 
  it also helps your brain reboot making it easier to unwind   

You can wear what you want 
 No make up, messy hair and tracksuit bottoms need I go on 
 
You don't have to share a bed
Sure the cuddling is great but by the middle of the night your fighting for the covers 

The teddy stays 
  Sometimes that's the only companion you need and wont keep you awake at night 

Chick-flicks too
  There's no look of despair when you suggest the notebook







Tell me you favorite thing about being single in the comments

Beth x 


 




 

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

I turned 20 yesterday




20

Life should not only be lived but should be celebrated 

Laugh,love and live it up because its the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again 

Dream as if you'll live forever live as if you'll die tomorrow


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Friday, 4 March 2016

My First M.A.C Lipstick


I contemplated purchasing a mac lipstick for quite a while as I had explained in my Dita Von Teese for Mac post Ive just never managed to pick it up either they don't have the shade or when its finally back in stock my bank account is screaming that I have ran out of money

as my birthday is coming up I asked my best friend if she would pick it up for
because she works at the air port and here it is 

I went for Macs Diva 
which is described as an intense reddish - burgundy with a matte finish








Let me know what you favorite mac product or lipstick shade

Beth x





















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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Alexander McQueen

Death Of a Legend : 5 years on



5 years ago today was Alexander McQueen's memorial where the likes of Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell and Sarah Jessica Parker bid a bitter-sweet fair well to one of England's Most iconic fashion designers



sadly McQueen took his Life on February 11th 2010, 3 years after Isabella blow committed suicide his friend and inspiration .


I like many other fell in love with McQueen's Work in 09 when I was studying GCSE fashion and religiously started researching all his previous collections from his very first collection to his last



Deemed as " The Bad boy of fashion " McQueen Certainly Kept up with his end of the bargain with his Spring/Summer 98 "golden shower "collection  featuring a lot of nudity latex sheer fabrics and models walking down the catwalk as rain cascaded down from the machine above.

Not to say that McQueen didn't also delve into slightly less bondage-esque approach with his Spring/ Summer 07 "sarabande" collection which saw a Botanic with a Gothic twist.



"Things rot, I used flowers because they die my mood was darkly romantic at the time "-McQueen


Shortly after his death Sarah Burton became creative director for Alexander McQueen has gone on to design the Duchess of Cambridge wedding dress

I just wanted to dedicate a post to one of the most daring and influential fashion designers whose creativity has captivated,influenced and inspired my style

RIP Alexander McQueen

Give me time and I'll give you a revolution.
                               I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists
 Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
- MCQUEEN





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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Cheers To That


 I turn 20 in a couple of weeks but it feels like a world away as I'm  the youngest out of my friends I get to savor my last little bit of teen-dom for just a little while longer

My point is don't wish to grow up too fast
 be creative, follow your passions
and live your dreams  










When is your birthday ?
What's your passion ?
Are you living your dream?

Let me know in the comments 
Beth  x


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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Things I hate about cinemas: Contains Swearing

Going to the cinema is the first thing you suggest when you and your friends want to kill some time were for a couple of hours you can escape the outside world to become immersed in someone elses whether you sob your heart out at the love story in the newest Nicholas Sparks film of you want to see the latest Steven Spielberg has to offer with his latest sci-fi blockbuster of which there are many ( E.T, Back to the Future, Transformers etc take your pick).


The following cant just happen to me 

  • I am only nineteen but I do remember the good ole days when cinema ticket where roughly £4 and you didn't have to sell one of your precious organs on the black market to buy a ticket
  • don't get me started on the cinema confectionery you only have to fill the pick'n'mix box a quarter of the way and it'll cost you £7 
  • people who walk into the theater 15 minutes into the film deciding that they want to sit on your row so you politely stand up the let them pass but the minute you sit down they then decide  don't like the view and decide to move again 
  • the couple that doesn't come up for air we all get that your Totes loved up and that you entire life is never-ending Disney song and that you cant go five minute without sucking each others faces of like your the kraken sinking large merchant ships with you tentacles wrapped around each others tonsils if you want to partake in underwater activities you could have gone snorkeling nobody needs to here the smacking as your lips make contact for the millionth time
  • The annoying child that constantly kicks the back of your chair and the mother or father that couldn't give two shits about controlling their child even though you have as asked nicely for them to discipline as they see fit as I quite like being able to walk 
 and lastly when you see and new trailer for a remake ,origin story or any new movie for that matter 'That's going to be crap';
with our forever advancing technology and special affect when a director decides to remake or do a prequel to a film but tell it in a different way and either telling it in a darker,grittier or a more theatrical angle how can you base an entire 2 hour movie in three minutes of footage everyone is entitled your opinion but for fuck sake see the film and then decide if you didn't like it


                                      Thanks for reading  







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Monday, 1 February 2016

ILLAMASQUA HAUL

 
 The Complement Palette
 Nail Varnish - Boosh
 Liv-Plunge-Liable-Virgin-Underworld

I had never tried anything from Illlamasqua before so when I saw that they were having a sale I picked up a couple of bits
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Saturday, 30 January 2016

73 QUESTIONS INSPIRED BY VOGUE


1. What's your middle name? Claire.
2. What’s your favorite season? Spring. 
3. Who is your favorite Photographer ? Mario Testino.
4. Would you ever leave Birmingham? yes. 
5. What are three words to describe living in Birmingham? Birthplace Of RockNRoll.
6. What’s your favorite movie? Phantom of the Opera.
7. Favorite movie in past five years? Ex Machina.
8. Favorite Hitchcock film? The White Shadow. 
9. Favorite TV show ? Game of Thrones.
10. What’s a book you plan on reading? War and Peace. 
11. A book you read in school? Of Mice and Men. 
12. A book you read in school that you never think of? Cant think of it haha.
13. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now? 8.
14. iPhone or Android? iphone.
15. Twitter or Instagram? Instagram.
16. What would you save if your house was on Fire? Photographs.
17. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?  Sophie Hannah Richardson.
18. What did you want to be when you grow up? And do you still want it?An actress ,Of course. 
19. What’s your favorite restaurant? coast to coast.
20. What’s your favorite food? Chicken sandwich. 
21. Least favorite food? Sprouts.
22. What do you love on your pizza? Pepperoni.
23. Favorite drink? lemon iced tea.
24. Favorite dessert? Brownies.
25. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Dark chocolate. 
26. Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Garlic poppadoms dipped in Cadbury's cream egg icecream. 
27. What accomplishment are you most proud of? making a pair of trousers from scratch. 
28. What’s your favorite band? Def leppard. 
29. Favorite solo artist? Melanie Martinez.
30. Favorite lyrics? Too many to choose from.
31. If your life were a song, what would the title be? Iridescence. 
32. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be? Def Leppard. 
33. If you could master one instrument, what would it be? Guitar. 
34. If you had a tattoo, where would it be? My ribcage.
35. If you could live in a different decade for a month what decade would you choose? The 1920's.
36. what is a skill you'd like to learn and why? learn a different language it would be a useful skill

37. whats your star sign Pisces.
38. Dogs or cats? Cats. 
39. Kittens or puppies? Puppies.
40. do you like rainy day or snowy winter days more? Snowy winter days as long as I get to remain inside.
41. If you could witness any historical event in person, which one would it be and why?
42. What’s your spirit animal? Fox. 
43. Best gift you’ve ever received? My canon camera.
44. Last gift you gave a friend? Lipstick.
45. A person you want to have coffee with? Rankin.
46. A historical figure you’d love to have coffee with? Andy Warhol.
47. How do you like your coffee? Milk two sugars.
48. If you could change your skin color to anything outside of the natural palette of skin colors, what color would you choose? Snake skin. 
49. What’s your favorite curse word? F**K
50. What is your opinion on 80's music? The BEST ever. 
51. What’s your favorite country to visit? Turkey (so far).
52. What’s the last country you visited? Czech Republic. 
53. What country do you wish to visit? LA.
54. Your favorite quote ? "We must stand together or fall divided" 
55. Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel? Aura.
56. What’s your favorite color? Black. 
57. Least favorite color? Brown. 
58. something you cant help but spend money on? Clothes. 
59. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds. 
60. Cheap shampoo or expensive? Does Aussie count as expensive. 
61. Blow-dry or air-dry? Blow-dry. 
62. Heels or flats? flats.
63. What's a wardrobe Staple everybody should have?  A leather jacket.
64. favorite lipstick? Penelope Pink by Charlotte Tilbury.
65. First time you were truly independent? last year exploring London.
66. Whats your biggest pet peeve? Hypocrites and Liars.
67. A song you have recently discovered? Pity party. 
68. Do you have any hobbies? Photography. 
69. Best way to decompress? A long hot bath. 
70. If you had one superpower, what would it be? Super speed 
71. Can you describe an experience you felt most nervous? Year 11 exams.
72. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? Tosh.
73. what possession has the most sentimental value to you?My Nanny Doreen's Ring.



Beth x 




I Do Not Own This Image 
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

I'm Back

so after a weeks hiatus due to no fault of my own (my laptop is busted and the computer I use at work blew up)meant I couldn't post a damn thing hopefully by the weekend I should be able to get some more interesting posts up for you 



Beth x
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Makeup Basics 101






No 1
Add 1 drop of Bio oil into your foundation to create a flawless complexion and will keep your skin hydrated.

No 2
To create a matte finish to a satin lipstick first you will need to apply your desired lipstick then blot with some tissue then using a powder brush apply a matte powder over your lips (it will not only turn matte but it will also last all day).

No 3
To appear more awake add white eyeliner on your lower water line.

No 4
To make your lipstick to make appear more vibrant put a pale nude lipstick or your foundation and then apply your lipstick

 No 5
To pull of bold make up focus on either the lips or the eyes never both unless it for Halloween or a night out with the girls.

No 6
You can make your own hair chalk buy spraying the hair spray onto small strand of hair  then with  your eye shadow brush apply a colorful eye shadow into your hair.

No 7
When buying a new foundation match the shade to your neck.

No 8
Use a tooth bush to exfoliate your lips.

No  9  
To create fuller lips use a lip pencil and line slightly outside your lips.



Beth x
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

First Base


My everyday make up routine

Clinique anti-blemish all over cleansing treatment - this product has saved my skin during these harsh winter months, not only from fighting blemishes, but hydrating my dry skin and has made it way into my top products of all time.

Benefit they're real push up liner - Gel liner is very difficult to master if your a beginner as it's incredibly hard to get off unless you like to walk around made up to resemble the Joker in that case you do you but if you are just starting out in make up I wouldn't recommend this particular liner and try felt tip liners instead to start you off .

Maxfactor False lash effect - The only brown mascara in my collection thats really good for those minimal or no make up days I also like to use it to set my brows.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation - Decadence in a bottle, if there is one luxury item that you are willing to dip into you savings for this foundation is the creme de la creme of base products that offers a flawless coverage.

Yves Rocher Sculpt brush - Great tool for any body who loves make up paired with any cool toned brown shadow or bronzer. 

Clinique anti-blemish liquid make up - perfect light foundation that you could wear on its own or 
to build up and then apply a more high coverage foundation over the top.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick- Bitch perfect is a cool toned pink that will take you from day to night.

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Friday, 15 January 2016

List of Luster : Asos Fashion Edit




 Warning the following blog post contains unnecessary amounts of black

I was inspired by a warehouse/club in Birmingham the birthplace of Rock'N'Roll (Rick Allen and Ozzy Osbourne need I say more 

  











Beth x
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