Thursday, 18 December 2014

CANDY CANE WINGED LINER.

'iya loves,

I posted my last Christmas tutorial on my channel yesterday. It was my most simple one I think anyway. It's perfect for if you've got a last minute Christmas party and you want something fun to wear on the eyes. It's very simple to do and you can just do the winged liner part of the tutorial if you wish. I threw some red eye shadow into the crease to give the eyes some definition. I put some matte white eye shadow onto the eye lids and the put some glitter eye liner on the eye lids for some holiday festive sparkle because it's Christmas and you can never have too much sparkle and glitz at Christmas! I also added Silver liner on the inner corners and created a double wing which you'll see in the pictures and in the video! I really love how this look turned out and I think it's honestly my favourite. I did try to use white eye shadow as typically candy canes are white and red however it didn't show up too good and that's with using my NYX eye shadow pencil in milk as a base! I ended up rolling with silver! The good with thing with this is candy canes you get them in a variety of colours so if you don't want to do white/red or silver/red then you can switch it up to whatever you fancy! Be different, be unique! As always pictures and the video below,and look out for New Years Eve looks coming next, who's excited?!








CANDY CANE WINGED LINER | NORTH POLE INSPIRED TUTORIAL



Love,

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

LUSH | PUMPKIN.

'iya loves,

As you all know this time of year is my favourite time of year for LUSH products. Unfortunately I can't link this one for you because it's currently like with the wizard I showed you yesterday not available. However I wanted to show you guys this one because I love how they release these cute little pumpkins each year. Last year they had cute little faces. This year they we're a more glammed up glitzy version!


I warn you this is definitely one where the glitter goes everywhere for that reason I kept it back in the bag! Sadly I've used this one all up now and I wish I had got more than one because it smelt so good and left beautiful water. Surprisingly I found a beautiful combo which I'll tell you more about in a minute! Now to me this bubble bar smells quite fruity and more than anything orange scented which I loved about it! I only got two baths out of this! You could probably get 3-4 baths out of it but with my LUSH collection I'm not too bothered about breaking them up rather small and I really enjoy lots of bubbles! Half of these created lots and lots of bubbles! The colour of the water was bright orange with gorgeous gold glitter running through the water! The scent also lingers with you which I found so relaxing! As I said I needed to have more of these!


It fits this season so perfectly I just absolutely love it! So the last half I actually used last night! Now I've actually been vlogging so you'll see this in an upcoming vlog! I paired it with Lord of misrule, and it looked really good to have that glitter in the bath with the maroon water, it looked really festive! The scent was incredible! I've done a post on the Lord of Misrule already! Seriously it's an amazing bath bomb which also has popping candy in! Do you guys try mixing bubble bars and bath bombs?!

Love,

Monday, 15 December 2014

LUSH | WIZARD & BUTTERBALL.

'iya loves, 

Today I'm bringing you a double whammy! I often pair up LUSH products especially if a Bath bomb is one that doesn't have anything special about i.e no glitter, no colour! So something like the butterball is perfect to pair with the wizard. So that's what I did and what combination it was!


Butterball is a plain white bath bomb, no frills, no fancy confetti, no glitter or anything like that. This one is super nice on the skin and you don't need to moisturise afterwards as it leaves your skin feeling super soft and moisturised which I love. So for any of you ladies out there especially in winter who hate moisturising after a nice relaxing bath this one is for you! 
"If you have dry, sensitive or irritated skin, this is the bath bomb to replenish it. Once the cocoa butter pieces have melted, your skin will be coated by a light buttery film that feels good enough to eat. Ylang ylang is used in aromatherapy to treat stress and depression, as well as relaxing the nervous system, and relieves anger, panic and fear."
-LUSH
Whether it's a stressful day you've had or you're just looking for a relaxing bath this one is one to check out. If you've got sensitive skin then this one is good to go for because it's got no thrills so it's not going to irritate your skin. It's got cocoa butter to really moisturise your skin so as I've previously said my ladies who hate moisturising in these colder months don't stress hop out the bath and snuggle down in your pjs you're good to go! Seriously go give this one a sniff next time you're in LUSH it smells so nice! Find ButterBall here. Just for the holiday's they've brought out the Butter Bear see him below :)


Look how cute the utter bear is guys! Seriously it's the exact same as butter ball only in the shape as the bear! Smells the same and does the same thing but is part of the Christmas collection! You can find it here.


Unfortunately guys this one is no longer available on LUSH it was only out for Halloween hopefully they bring it back next year! However can we just admire how beautiful this is. How cute is he?! I love these little ones. I thought at first this was a vamped up Christmas Penguin. I know guys looks nothing like it! I want to call this Dumbledore! Now the scent of this is a combination of ylang ylang, fennel, tangerine and juniperberry oil. Mixed together it smells amazing. If you couldn't guess by looking at the wizard he's glittery. You do end up with silver glitter in your bath which looks more festive than anything! Your bath water turns deep purple and it's beautiful I absolutely love it! I should have got another one of these! I've still got some more of this little fella to use up!


Look how pretty that looks, you can see the glitter as well, it just looks so festive! I just love having bubbles as well as using a bath bombs! Do you use combinations? Have you tried any combinations that you love?! 

Love,

Sunday, 14 December 2014

YOUTUBE CATCH UP #18.

'iya loves,

I like that this month I've given myself more freedom with my blog as there's less pressure of posting. Obviously it's more posting and linking it up to the videos that go up on my channel because there's a lot more videos than usual due to Christmas. However when January rolls around it will be back to two videos a week and blog posts will return as normal. I'm excited guys! I needed to take a break out from blogging as I couldn't gather up the energy to blog, so this has been quite nice to blog when I want rather than worrying I've not done a blog post everyday. Yesterday I vlogged all day, currently rendering that and it shall go up tomorrow on my channel as a bonus video! This post is to mainly catch you guys up with videos that have gone up on my channel besides Christmas tutorials! So enjoy & I hope you guys are having a great December!

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

MISTLETOE KISSES.

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Yesterday my second Christmas collab went up live on my channel. I was so excited to work with Stacey I've wanted to work with her for so long! I love her videos she's got such a great personality! In fact I enjoyed working with her so much we're doing it all again for a second time for a New Years collab! So excited guys it'll be coming to you in the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned for that guys! Of course I'm hitting you guys with a colourful look! I couldn't help myself, I wanted to stay away from silver and black! Anyway... for this Christmas look my main inspiration for this look was green and red. It's traditional Christmas colours. I planned this previously so I knew what I was going to do and originally made it a lot brighter. However when filming I felt it was lacking something. I decided to add some black to make it smokier and sexier. I think it makes more wearable as it's quite a bold look. I'd totally wear this on Christmas day! I love bold eyes, you guys know me! I rocked a bold lip of course, it's Christmas, red lips are a must. If you feel it's too much by all means a nude lip would look gorgeous. I had so much fun with this look. Stacey did a stunning purple look and I'll leave the video and pictures below along with mine. Go and check her channel out I'll leave her links below! Go show my girl some love she's amazing!










MISTLETOE KISSES XMAS COLLAB FT LIFEWITHSTACEY!

CHRISTMAS TUTORIAL COLLAB FT HANNMAREE


Love,

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

LUSH | FIZZBANGER.

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I've decided this month I'm going to be laying off the beauty reviews until next year. There's too much going on over on my channel, far too hectic with extra videos a week making sure they're up in time. However because of my LUSH collection what I thought I'd do is some LUSH posts instead because I love them, they're easy to write and who doesn't love a good LUSH post! This one is nothing to do with Christmas but it's nice to look at and smells amazing. This is one of these moments where I wish you could smell them with me! 



The Fizzbanger is a bright yellow bath bomb. It smells very citrus which I personally like however that then changes into a cinammon scent which is very warming its so nice! According to LUSH's website it's cinnamon apple pie. Now that bottom picture I know there's bits of pink in it that would be last years festive pud turning everything purple! Don't worry it should be all yellow! As you can see though, the fizzbanger starts off yellow and 
then releases blue and finally green. There is popping candy in this one. So for any of you confetti/glitter or popping candy lovers this one is for you. I also noticed once I emptied the bath there's a piece of paper that floats around with the word 'BANG' on it! 
Petitgrain is used in aromatherapy to calm the breathing, slow the heartbeat and reduce feelings of anxiety. Ylang ylang produces a feeling of joy, and cinnamon leaf oil helps you let go.
(LUSH)

I'd say if you have a busy lifestyle and you find you're often quite stressed try given this bath bomb a go and see how you get on. You never know it might relax you! It's become one of my personal favourites I absolutely love it especially for the colours it turns and the popping candy! Let me know your thought's as always! Find it here.

Love,

Monday, 8 December 2014

NORTHERN LIGHTS.

'iya loves,

Yesterday saw the upload of yet another Christmas tutorial. It was a more laid back chatty tutorial due to most of my tutorials that are going up this month are voice overs. The reason for this is because they're shorter, and much easier to edit! As you know I'm doing more videos this month for you guys so I thought I'd do a chatty style one for this tutorial to catch up with you guys! I hope you like it. This is one of my favourite looks I've filmed so far and really had a blast filming this. I was so inspired by the northern lights. In a lot of the Xmas films I've been watching lately this has been the key feature so I looked at some pictures and of course the Urban Decay electric palette came out to play. Seriously guys I never thought when I first purchased this palette that this palette would come in use so much for xmas and new year's tutorials but it really has. Honestly it's such a great palette to have for colour! It's brilliant! Such a must have! Even for adding a pop of colour, honestly one of the best purchases and I think one of my most used palettes this year! Which is unexpected! If you're getting sick of seeing it I hate to break it to you guys there's going to be a lot more of it coming up! I'm sorry haha! Here's some pictures of this look, and I'll post the video below!










Love,