Friday, 27 February 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
To be honest, this week I am so behind on planning my blog posts. I am only a few weeks into my new blogging schedule and having such a busy week I have fallen behind. Last week I wrote a post which I was quite proud of which was all about the little things I worry about when it comes to blogging which you can read here, and it has made me think about writing this carry on post about what I want to achieve when it comes to my blog. There are so many things and skills I wish to learn when it comes to blogging, and I thought if I shared them you could share any advice you have, or stories about how you got better at blogging.
Not long after I started blogging I decided to invest in a good camera, not only to take my pictures for this but to also take pictures of clients when I have done their makeup for my portfolio. One of my main goals is to learn more about my camera and how to really use it. At the moment I'm mainly using the automatic setting however it feels like such a waste not using it to its full potential. Hopefully in time I will understand about shutter speeds, and all that jaz to create great pictures.
I would love to have the confidence to start a YouTube channel, maybe that will come with time, but meanwhile I really want to learn how to create videos. I would like to start creating short makeup videos for my instagram page to start with then maybe take it further. My goal is to learn about all the different things that go into making a video, and hopefully with a lot of trial and error I will learn.
Another main goal of mine is to find an image and video editing software which is quite easy to use and learn how to edit images and videos. I am not the best really when it comes to technology however I would really love to learn how to properly edit pictures to make them look their best. If I want to start creating videos I will need to edit them also so this is a huge interest of mine.
So far I have met lots of other lovely bloggers on twitter and those who leave me nice comments however I would like to get to know more of you. I want to get more involved in blogger chats and also take the time to leave more comments and interact with the blogger community more.
Even though I have had my blog for a long time, I am completely clueless when it comes to the technical side of the blog itself. All of these words and HTML codes I have no idea how to use or what they mean. My goal is to understand more of the technical side and how to use them to improve my blog.
So they are my main goals I wish to achieve to higher my skills and knowledge of blogging. please share yours too.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Happy Valentines day everyone, hope you all have a lovely day and night what ever you are doing. Today I thought I would share my valentines makeup with you, its really easy and of course it had to be pink!
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronze
L'Oreal Sandalwood Pink Blusher
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
I applied the foundation all over and concealed my under eyes then set with the powder. I used the bronzer to contour and finished with blusher on the cheeks and the highlighter just on the cheekbones.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
I have never used a lip scrub before however these wintery days are taking its toll on my skin and especially my lips. I cant count the amount of lip balms im getting through and as important it is to moisturise and hydrate them you need to remove any dry and flakey skin in order to get the most out of what you are applying.
I have come across a few lip scrubs while shopping however they seem a little pricey for what they are, so I took to google and greatfully found how easy they are to just make yourself. You can make a lip scrub from so many different things that you are bound to have in your coubord. So why waste money when you can make one yourself in no time.
I chose a really easy lip scrub to share which is a sugar and honey scrub, and this is all you will need:
First you need to spoon a table spoon of brown sugar into a mixing bowl.
Next poor about a tablespoon of honey into the sugar and mix until its a paste. You can add more or less to what consistancy you like but I find a table spoon is roughly right.
Poor the mixture into your container. (I purchased mine from superdrug from the travel bottles section).
Use 2 or 3 times a week by gently massaging over lips then washing off or removing with a damp muslin cloth. The scrub should last 2 - 3 weeks.
It really is that easy to make and very cost effective! I hope you give it a try.
Sunday, 8 February 2015
|Medium Oval, Small Oval, Large Round.|
The world is going mad lately when it comes to getting bigger and fuller lips, who doesn't want them? I don't particularly mind my lips however it would be nice to have them a little more plumper. So flicking through Instagram I came across all these videos and pictures of people using these little red devices to get lovely big lips and that is how I found these... Fullips...
I did a little research on them especially on YouTube because to be honest I was thinking.. how can these possibly work, however I didn't find I picture or video where someone had used them and not seen a significant result in seconds. Therefore being the makeup junkie I am I had to see for myself if this was worth the hype or not, so I ordered one off ebay. When my package arrived I was so shocked when I opened it to find that Linda Gomez the founder of the company had sent me all three so I had the whole set. I was so grateful as she also included a leaflet where she highlighted instructions and tips for using them and a little note to say thank you at the end. I thought it was so lovely to put such a personal touch on what I purchased and It shows that she really does value her customers.
So down to business what are they? Fullips are a temporary lip plumper. They come in three different sizes (Top picture) Medium Oval, Small Oval and Large Round. There are different sizes to suit different lip shapes and work on different areas, I wont go into too much detail but here is a little more info:
Medium Oval - For smaller, overall mouth size, single or both lips
Small Oval - For thin lips and targeting
Large Round - For fuller mouths and overall mouth fullness, both lips
There are some important things to note before using them, such as rinsing them out first. never suck in too hard, and start off slowly then build up.
The devise is so easy to use, you simply dampen or moisturise the lips then place the device over them, suck in the air and let your lips relax in them for a few seconds then gently remove. You can repeat the process with the same or different sizes until you get the right result. I tried these for the first time last night and I could honestly not believe how effective they were, the results are to last around 3 hours but on me it lasted a lot longer. I used them again this morning for this post and you really can see the difference. I prefer to start with the medium oval for a few 30sec sessions then my favourite... the small oval to target areas I want to be more fuller. I am so happy with them and they are so fun to play around with, I really could not believe how big my lips became and im sure with regular use I could get them a lot bigger.
I think Linda has come up with such a great idea and created a product which is so simple to use yet so unbelievably effective. They are perfect for nights out or you can pop one in your bag to use during the day. I love that my lips are a lot fuller, my top lip is also a little smaller than the bottom but I can target and work on that one more, its so easy. They are great fun and im really happy I have them.
Please visit the website which I will like again here as there is all the information you need on there.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
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