A Perfect Brick

Hi beautiful! Hope you're having a nice weekend :) Filmed a video yesterday on this smokey eye I've recently been wearing out in the evenings, but using my new Smoked palette from Urban Decay. If you're familiar with my style, you'll know I love love love makeup, but to the point where it helps accentuate your features. The smokiness of this look below is just the right amount of black and brown for me :) If you like a heavier eye, you can of course use the same technique but apply the products with a heavier hand until you're satisfied :) It should be up in the next few days!

Video for this soft sultry smokey eye will be up next!

Today I spent a good couple of hours catching up on all my YouTube subscriptions (in bed with a hot water bottle on my tummy, ah mother nature). Felt like I hadn't watched any in weeks! Came across this quote below when I watched Makeup to Breakups on The Platform and loved it :) It lingered in my head and thought I'd share it with you guys,

"You don't set out to build a wall. You don't say 'I'm going to build the biggest, 
baddest, greatest wall that's ever been built.' You don't start there. You say,  
"I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid." You do that every single day. 
And soon you have a wall."  

- Will Smith 

This quote can apply to so many areas of life - work, health, happiness, love. Whatever you do, do it well and know that anything worth accomplishing, cannot be accomplished in one go. Put effort into the small things, as it's these things that build your foundation for success. Definitely one of my favorite quotes!


  1. you hair looks amazing! I can't wait to see more of your videos <3

  2. This smokey eye looks INCREDIBLE with your eye color! It really makes them pop!! I am looking forward to the video! :)

    I use a hot compress on my stomach at night; I apply castor oil, and place a hot pad on top of the castor oil. The heat helps the oil absorb into your skin and aids in healthy digestion. It can also help with cramps or bloating.

    I finally bought L'Oreal Fairest Nude today and I love it - Thanks for recommending in your favorite lip products video! xo

  3. Jesteś piękna ! <3


  4. Love love love the quote and totally adding it to my collection! (I have a folder on my desktop with inspirational quotes lol)

    Looking forward to the new video as well! :-)

  5. beautiful makeup Annie! sophisticate and very classy. can't wait to see how you did it!

  6. hay my name is andy and I have to say that you are very beautiful and I LOVE YOU BLOG ;)

  7. I love it Annie! I love your motivational, inspriration quotes that you show us! Really gives me a boost for the rest of the day! xo Take Care, Nabilah xx

  8. If only I could apply my blusher like you do :)


  9. Thank you for the quote. Is very helpful. I will be using it for sure in my everyday life, plus I simply love Will Smith and cannot wait for his new movie to appears in the cinema !
    Wish you a nice day !

  10. Great quote. Very positive. I like that.

  11. Such a beautiful look - can't wait for the video :)

  12. You know what, I do love you, your style, clothes, attitude, positivity, you're just gorgeous! And the funniest thing in this post was, I have listened that "Will Smith shares his secret to success" -video so many many times and the quote which one you writed just plays in my head like nonstop many times! :D
    I have watched almost all your videos and just can't get enough about this greatness which comes from you like naturally! I really really do appreciate you like a person! :)
    I live in north of Finland and it's just crazy and fun how similar people are still living at the other place of the world. It's just a big distance between Finland and America for example. I also have a Ikea's desk and I do have The Secret -book writed by Rhonda Byrne. :D Also bought book Fabulosity cathcing it by your tip!
    So many times you make my day so continue the same way! =)
    Btw, would be nice if you could tell more about yourself, mean, about your education, work etc. :) It would be nice to hear. :)

  13. Cute makeup Annie! I am looking forward to this tutorial <3

    And I love the quote! This is soo true... you need to take million small and little steps to accomplish your goal! Nothing comes in one go!

  14. Love your smokey eye - just the right amt. of "smoke" You always do just the right amt. of makeup to look polished and are never overdone:) What a great inspirational quote! I think it so important to remember to do things well- slow and steady if that what it takes to put in 100% effort. I think people rush so often and are always hurrying to the next thing and are not conscientious and focused.

  15. Love, love, love the look! Can't wait to see the vid tutorial on it!
    Crystal's Beauty Corner

  16. Annie, ginger tea helps with cramps. I know is a weird advice but it does! and it's all natural which is a plus, right? :)

  17. tried this today, super easy, super chic and beautiful :)
    you are great !!
    please check out our blogg :)
    we are new and i would love to know what you think about it.
    xoxo Karo :)

  18. Great positive quote to start the day.


  19. love this quote :) very inspiring


  20. your hair looks amazing..so beautiful...
    best foundation for oliy skin

  21. Lovely, can you do a video on your favorite brush ..