Saturday, 22 March 2014

My YouTube Channel

MY CHANNEL :D

I've been meaning to make a YouTube channel for ages, but I've never been able to pluck up the courage to make one. I'm not a very confident person and I'm also very shy (until you get to know me) so this has prevented me to make a channel. My uploads probably won't be weekly as I am still at school so I get a ridiculous amount of work to do, so I barley have any free time however, I am going to do my best!

I will upload videos at first that run alongside this blog, and then when I eventually get a better camera etc. I will upload 'better' videos! I thought I would give this a try...if it fails well, I guess I will just carry on blogging haha I hope it doesn't completely fail on me though as this is what I want to do as a career in the near future haha! 


Here is my first little video... 'March Favourites' 
Read the description box for more information on the video/my channel! 

I am going to upload beauty/lifestyle videos similar to this blog... and maybe even start vlogging/follow me around vlogs eventually!!! 

Please check it out, like, comment, subscribe, share... do what ever you can on it haha! I can't express how much it would mean to me :) 
My blog and now my YouTube channel are going to help me in the near future when I start to apply for jobs/apprenticeships in magazine/media communication companies... so I need to start building up my social medias and audience now... and you could help me do that! 

Thank you :) xxx 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

My Skin Care Routine || What I use!

To keep my skin looking 'decent', I have to use several products to clean and exfoliate my face!

Recently I have had a break out of spots and I thought that this would be the best excuse to go and buy some new skin care products, especially because the weather is getting nicer and I want to be able to out less make up on.

As I am in sixth form I am allowed to wear make up, this means I wear make up pretty much every single day... including weekends (If I am going out)! Wearing all of this make up has damaged my skin, therefore this means I have resulted in dry/combination skin and a few spots and blemishes here and there!

As soon as I get home from sixth form, I take my make up off straight away using make up wipes... which I know are not the best things to get make up off with but they are the easiest thing to use!
I use 'cheap' supermarket own brand make up wipes, this is because they are cheap and they do just as good as the pricey ones!

At the moment I am using the Tesco own brand ones which have cucumber extract and vitamin E in them! They are for all skin types and I usually use up to 2 every day to get my make up off.
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=256848486



These make up wipes obviously don't clean your face completely, so I use the Superdrug exfoliating daily face wash. This is your usual face wash but with some exfoliating beads, to scrub off all of the dead skin off your face, leaving it baby soft and smooth.



Even after I have used this, I still have some dirt/make up on my face. I also suffer with a lot of black heads on my nose, and what ever I do, they never come out completely. To reduce them to a certain extent, I use the Superdrug Deep Action Pore Strips. http://www.superdrug.com/superdrug-deep-action-skincare-range/superdrug-deep-action-pore-cleansing-nose-strips/invt/718470&bklist=


I then use Simple Pore Minimising Toning cleanser, to get the extra dirt off my face. I apply this with Superdrug cotton wool pads, in a circular motion. 





Finally, if I have any spots or blemishes, I use the Superdrug Spot Stick, which is a Tea Tree gel and it cools the areas down and reduces the bacteria to fight the spots and blemishes. This does sting on your face a bit but that soon goes after a minute. I has definitely reduced my spots! 


If I am applying make up and I want to prime and moisturise the skin I use a small amount of the Dove Essential Nourishing lotion. http://www.boots.com/en/Dove-Essential-Nourishing-Lotion-Dry-Skin-400ml_1329567/


Lastly, every now and again I treat myself to a face mask... there is nothing better then relaxing in a hot bubble bath, with a few candles and a face mask on.
The face masks that I use are also from Superdrug and I use these because they are cheap and suitable for sensitive skin like mine! http://www.superdrug.com/superdrug/dead-sea-purifying-clay-mask/invt/440350


That is my complete skin routine that I do every day, to keep my skin looking decent and fresh! 
I recommend all of these products as they are suitable for all kinds of skin... they are cheap and do a bloody good job! 
(I would just like to point out, that I haven't been sponsored by Superdrug... I just love their products.... So go and buy them, and give yourself a good pamper! You deserve it :D ) xxx

Sunday, 9 March 2014

JOE SUGG LIKED MY PICTURE ON INSTAGRAM

Basically an hour ago Joe Sugg, one of the most famous YouTubers ever, and my favourite one, liked my picture on Instagram!

I never thought for a second that he would like it, I just wanted to spread the word about the thing they're doing for Sport Relief!

My account is not big at all, I only have 84 followers so for him to see it, it's a big deal for me!

Im still shaking and crying, so I thought I would express these feelings on here cause im pretty much expressed them on every other social media haha!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Hobbies: Art

I thought I would do a quick post on one of my hobbies, which is art as you could probably guess from the name of the post! :)

I have a B in Art GCSE and I am currently studying Art ALevel and on a grade A. This year I have really enjoyed art. It is so different to GCSE, we have more independence and we can do what ever we want, which has really helped me experiment more and gain more knowledge.

I have recently enjoyed practicing my new techniques and experimental pages and I would really like to perfect these techniques and be able to adapt it to my work, to make it the best it can be!

All I really want to say is... Anyone who is thinking about doing art at school, whether it be for GCSE or ALevel, I highly recommend it! It makes the whole idea of school so much more fun as there is no right or wrong and it's pretty much the only subject where you can express who you are and your inner feelings! The best thing is, you don't even have to be that good at art (Im rubbish), as long as you get the work done you'll get a good grade!