26/10/2014

GETTING ZOMBIE-FIED WITH REVAMP BRIGHTON




BOO!

I think I've found my new calling in life... to be a SFX make up artist! My lovely friend Millie asked if I would like to receive some Halloween fancy dress bits and bobs from the shop she works in called Revamp Fancy Dress in Brighton and of course I said yes! I've never done something so creative on my channel before, oh my channel? Yes I uploaded the tutorial on there if you're interested in seeing how I achieved this look. So ANYWAY after that seriously shameless plug, I am in love with this look that I created and I would wear it every single day if I could!

The contacts were very difficult to apply (as I am a contact lens virgin) and boy, oh boy, did they sting once they were in but after some blinking they sat comfortably. The pain had nothing to do with the contact itself as they are actually really comfortable and after a couple of minutes, I barely noticed that it was in there! The Liquid Latex was ridiculously fun to use and I think in my next attempt I'm going to go all out when using it to achieve and even more gory wound!

Hopefully this post has given you a bit of inspiration if you were lacking, for something to dress up as for Halloween and I couldn't help then why don't you head over to the Revamp Fancy Dress website which you can find here, and browse their huge collection of outfits and make up for you to hire or buy with an added bonus of next day delivery (hurrah!).

For a full list of the products I used for this look, head over to my channel and they are linked in the description of my video.

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?


15/10/2014

Going Back To My Teens With St Ives







I was kindly invited to a St Ives event last week and boy was it a good one! Genuinely one of the nicest events I've been to! I was greeted with the option of having alcohol, or a smoothie and strangely enough I went for the smoothie! I had the apricot smoothie, which was so nice I had to go back for round two! We were even given the opportunity to make our own face masks, which was not only super fun, it was felt fantastic once applied. I made the 'Intense Hydration' mask (pictured above) which included avocado, honey and coconut oil, which are three of my favourite things! It smelt great, felt great and did my skin a lot of good! Feel free to make one yourself!

As for the products, I used to use the St Ives Apricot Scrub when I was maybe about 12/13 years old, and I think it was probably the first skincare stuff I used! It's great for younger skin as it's oil free and it contains 100% natural exfoliants. I think it's nice to take it back to basics for once, it's so easy to get caught up in the hyped skincare products around at the moment that cost an arm and a leg, that we forget that sometimes basics are best! 

I was gifted the 'Invigorating Apricot Scrub' which targets all skin types, the 'Gentle Apricot Scrub' for dry sensitive skin (both £5.10) and finally the 'Invigorating Body Scrub' (£5.49). I was really happy to see that they had a one for sensitive skin as my skin dries out massively in the winter. As I mentioned in my 'Get Unready With Me' video on my channel, the sensitive scrub is actually quite gritty for an apparent 'gentle' formula, however it didn't aggravate my skin at all and in actual fact it left it feeling really smooth! The body scrub is just as great if I'm being honest. I've mentioned in a video before that when it comes to body scrubs I like them to stick around. There was a scrub I had that disintegrated once in contact with water that was useless, however this one is super gritty and does a great job at exfoliating and getting rid of all the dead skin! 

I think I've rekindled my teenage love for St Ives! Why not keep it cheap, cheerful and natural?