31 August 2014

Pretty Little Liars RAVE!

Pretty Little Liars new season

OMG. Who watches Pretty Little Liars?
I know I’m a bit late on the band-wagon (as always) but after constantly hearing about references to this ‘A’ character, I just had to find out what the big fuss was all about. And I am glad I did.

For those of you who don’t know what on Earth I am talking about, PLL revolves around 4 teenage girls from the town of Rosewood, whose best friend (Alison) was found murdered in the first episode of Season 1. Since Alison’s funeral, Aria, Hannah, Spenser and Emily have all been receiving anonymous texts from ‘A’ who always seems to know what they are up to at all times.
The friends now believe it is ‘A’ who murdered Alison.


Pretty Little Liars Spencer, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Alison

Ooooooooooh.

It is coming up to Season 6 now, so it has been running for a while now. However I am only on Season 3 so I still have a lot of catching up to do! But I absolutely love it: Aria is my favourite, I just love her. Her fashion sense in particular is pretty awesome, especially the way she layers up clothes to create a grungy yet sophisticated look. I just… simply adore her.

However, like any American drama, the show can get a bit ridiculous at times. Aside from the over-dramatic reactions and annoyingly tense music, it’s weird how its nearly been six seasons and the girls still haven’t graduated from high school… as well, they are still no closer to finding out who ‘A’ actually is, instead giving audiences a new suspect at the throughout each season.

But anyway, it is still a brilliant show, especially if your looking for something interesting but not too hardcore.

If your looking for something new to watch, I would definitely recommend these beauties. 


Pretty Little Liars on ABC Network

29 August 2014

5 of my favourite YouTubers so far...

Everyone loves YouTubers. I mean, why wouldn’t you? They are ordinary people who have found fame and fortune doing what they love. Best of all, they entertain us and give us someone to either relate to or even look up to like an older sibling.

It was difficult to narrow it down, but I have chosen 5 of my favourite YouTubers so far who I love to watch on a regular basis as I drink a delicous mug of hot chocolate... 

zoella youtuber Zoe Sugg

ZOELLA!
YouTube: www.youtube.co.uk/user/zoella280390
Blog: www.zoella.co.uk

She is definitely my favourite YouTuber ever, and is one of the main reasons I got into reading blogs which inspired me to create my own space on the internet as a little outlet of everything I enjoy. 
She is beautiful, funny, cute and gives clever advice whether its fashion, beauty or health including her personal advice on how to deal with anxiety attacks, an issue that is very close to her own heart. Her frequent collaborations with other youtbers are bound to cheer you up when you're having a bad day, my favourites being her videos with Tyler Oakley and boyfriend Alfie Deyes.


Bubzbeauty Youtube Lindy Tsang

BUBZBEAUTY
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/bubzbeauty
Blog: www.bubzbeauty.com

Being one of the first YouTubers I started watching, I feel like I have watched Lindy grow up in front of my very eyes on YouTube: from when she was giving tips in her bedroom, to her daily vlogs that allows viewers to follow her through her engagement and  her pregnancy, she never fails to cheer me up with her comforting, inspirational and wise words. 
Despite her ‘beauty guru’ title, she gives advice on anything from hair, skincare as well as tips on how to deal with whatever life throws at you – she is always there for you.Her happy nature can put a smile on anyone’s face and I can happily say she is the most inspiring and GENUINE person on YouTube out there. No amount of money or opportunity would make Bubz take part in something that is not her, and I just love that. She’s not a sell-out, and instead she sticks to her roots by being constantly appreciative of what life has given her. I just love her and wish her the best with her new little family!


Michelle Phan youtube Em cosmetics


MICHELLE PHAN
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/michellephan
Blog: www.michellephan.com

Like Bubz, Michelle is an amazing beauty guru who shows the amazing ways makeup can transform you enought to give you the confidence you need to stand up tall yet at the same time, staying true to yourself as you 'fake it until you make it'. If you want someone who is headstrong and positive, Michelle shows it is possible to come from a background with very little to becoming a very successful business woman who has worked hard and has had some amazing achievements. She gives great advice and makeup tips & tricks that can help anyone from complete novices to even more professional make-up users, all of which are embodied in her book, Make Up: Your Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success–Online and Off. 


Bethany Mota youtube fashion designer


BETHANY MOTA
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Macbarbie07

Similarly to Zoella, Bethany has managed to gain fame and fortune through her everyday lifestyle habits from huge ‘hauls’ to makeup and fashion tutorials. Being the same age as me, I persoanlly find her soo inspiring and is a great motivation for me to pursue something that I love to do in hope that it will bring me happiness and success. 
 I recommend watching her videos, especially for shopping inspiration or just fun DIY videos in whcih her creativity really shows. 


Imhereforever youtube and model Emily Canham


EMILY-VICTORIA CANHAM
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/butimhereforever
Blog: www.imhereforever.co.uk

Being one of my newly discovered YouTubers, I instantly took a liking to Emily. Her simple tutorials are a nice change as she mostly uses affordable high street products and shops from local high-street stores. She is instantly relatable and even fangirls over a boyband, McFly (c’mon, we’ve all been there).
Aside from that, she is also GORGEOUS!! I mean, all of my favourite YouTubers are so pretty, but with Emily you are instantly mesmerized by her big blue eyes – it soon becomes obvious she is a freelance model, and I don’t see why not. Her videos are a joy to watch and easily relatable, with the products she uses actually being affordable for the average girl. 


So there you are! Those are my favourite YouTubers so far, but I have a feeling I probably am going to become obsessed with quite a few more yet… when that happens, I will be sure to update you with you I am loving and who I am loathing…

Until then, continue to check out more of my posts as well as follow, comment and share my blog. 

Thank you for reading!

27 August 2014

Revlon Lip Butter - Review


revlon lip butter in Sweet Tart makeup product

Revlon lip butter in sweet tart review

As of late, I have been on a search for the perfect 'summer shade' that brings a lovely colour to my lips but also hydrates them at the same time. After hearing bloggers everywhere (mostly Tanya Burr) rave about the Revlon Lip Butters, I thought this may be the perfect thing for me so I went out and purchased the shade 'Sweet Tart', somewhat persuaded by the cuteness of the name. It took me longer than I care to admit when picking out a shade as they all seemed to bright and 'out-there' for me as I am pretty concious when it comes to wearing bright colours on my lips. This shade seemed to be one of the more subtle ones out there, even though it clearly doesn't look quite subtle! I took the plunge anyway and, to my suprise, it became a staple to my make-up collection!

The packaging itself shows the quality of the product: with the somewhat sturdy silver base and the plastic pink casing, I really like how expensive this felt in my make-up bag. It doesn't have the feel of a typical cheap lip balm or a lipgloss packaging, but remineded me more of a lipstick, which I really like. 

When applying the product, it has a lovely buttery texture that just slides onto my lips without feeling heavy. This shows it really is great for dry lips that can't handle the drying formula of regular lipsticks, instead giving both a sheen finish with a flush of colour that you can build of as you wish.
However, for me it is this buttery application that compromises on the lasting power, as I can go around 2-3 hours before needing to reapply. The pigmentation does make up for that, as unlike most butters these genuinly give a shot of colour if thats the look that you're going for. 

Overall, I do love this lip butter, although I do wish there were more subtler shades but I can understand the need for bright colours as it is this that makes them perfect for the summer. The texture and application is actually lovely, much better than the Maybelline Baby Lips (review here) in terms of pigmentation and moisture.

For the price I don’t think you can go wrong, so I would definitely recommend this, especially for summer time wear. It’s also a really good transition for people moving on from lip balms to lipsticks.
You can buy the Revlon lip butters from Superdrug.