Friday, 23 May 2014

Friday Favourite Five #001

It's no secret to those who know me that I'm an absolute YouTube addict. I don't even watch TV anymore. (Okay, with the exception of Gogglebox and a bit of Made In Chelsea) My way of relaxing is by sticking on my YouTube 'watch later' playlist and catching up with all my favourite beauty vloggers and daily vloggers with a bowl of ice cream, a candle on in the background and a nail varnish on the side ready to paint my nails. I want to make a weekly feature on here where every Friday I share five of my favourite YouTube videos I've watched throughout the week. Enjoy!

I'm a big fan of the Bourjois nail varnish remover pot and mine is running out rapidly, so Gemma posted this at just the right time for me. It looks so simple to make and I'd never thought of doing it myself, so I'm really excited to try this out and see if it works as well as my beloved Bourjois offering.

I've got a post up my sleeve in the next few weeks on my experience at the Katy Perry concert, so you'll then see why I've been loving this video so much this week. Being 5 foot nothing and standing at the concert, I didn't get to see quite as much of the show as I wanted to, so this video has been my own way of re-living the perfect night. If you're not going to any of the shows in the tour, you need to take some time out of your weekend and give this a watch because it really is an incredible tour.

Like a lot of people, I was completely o b s e s s e d with Millie Mackintosh's makeup for the BAFTAS this year and as soon as I saw a tutorial from the makeup artist herself on YouTube, I squealed for joy. I always find it so interesting to see the exact products that were used and how they were applied. I love recreations of looks by other people and their own interpretations, but there's nothing quite like seeing the exact makeup look by the professional.

Q&A WITH MARK // Viviannadoesmakeup
Forget Brangelina, forget Zalfie, even forget Jay-Z and Beyoncé - Anna and Mark are beginning to take the top spot of my favourite couple ever. I found this video so cute and I love how they are with one another. It's so nice to watch. Not to mention the fact that Mark looks a lot like Ryan Gosling...

You'll soon see with these Friday Favourite Five posts that there's probably going to be at least one Shaytards video in every one. They are my absolute favourites and oddly, they've become a big part of my life watching them all every single day (and having marathons of old ones on the weekends when they don't upload). I loved Rocktard so much in this video, especially when he's got the spider in the cup and he's too scared to flush him down the toilet. Aside from my baby brother, I think he's one of the cutest little boys ever.

What videos have you loved this week?

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Swapping Pink for Peach

A bit of an unusual premise for a blog post, but hear me out. Up until recently in my quest to own more and more makeup, I don't even think I owned a single peach item. Having light blonde hair and bright blue eyes, I'm naturally more drawn to the pink shades that compliment my colouring best. Benefit Dandelion on my cheeks and MAC Creme Cup or Hue on my lips. That was my every day make up look down and very rarely strayed from. However, as soon as I bought my first peach blush shade Benefit Sugarbomb, I was immediately hooked (it is the UK's best selling blush after all) and straight away started switching up my routine for the spring/summer months. AND, to my surprise, it actually suited me.

I like to play it safe and stick to what I know instead of just going crazy when trying new things and use either Sugarbomb or Coralista from Benefit as they're just a subtle hint of peach rather than a bright orange glow across my cheek. My main gripe with peachy colours is that no matter how nice they were, lipsticks always managed to make my reasonably white teeth look like I'd just smoked 100 packets of cigarettes. I think I may have found my resolution to this though. Again, sticking to what I know in terms of a nude lipstick, I like to pair my peachy cheeks with MAC Pure Zen lipstick as it gives me enough of a peach look to my lips but is never too overpowering as it's still on the nude side. Some other peach lip options I've been enjoying are Bourjois Colour Boost in Peach on the Beach, NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz, Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss and Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Just Peachy. While I generally prefer high-end makeup (ooh, get me), I'm yet to invest in anything peach as I'm too scared to spend the money and not really get the use from it.

I don't think I'll ever really give up my love for pink makeup, but I'm currently really enjoying being a little floozie and having my little fling with all things peach. It's a refreshing change to walk into a shop and not be immediately drawn to the same old colours all the time and to be able to buy and experiment with different things. My makeup drawers are looking a little more diverse these days!