Saturday, 22 November 2014

Little ways to relax life!

Over the past few weeks I have been eagerly trying to make my attitude on life a little easier, including trying to be a little healthier, organised and generally happy, it’s only a few things, but I think it is working!

1)      Drinking water

Little obvious and often said on videos or blog, whilst I haven’t noticed any major effects on my skin in reduced spots (cries), I feel a lot better day to day!

2)      Sleeping

I have had a really busy few days, and the next few weeks are going to be even busier! I downloaded an app from the app store the other day called ‘Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock’. It monitors what different types of sleep you are in, the length of time and additional factors such as eating late or a stressful day. My favourite feature of the app is the alarm, you set it for the time you want to wake up, and it gradually wakes you from 30 minutes before depending on the amount of sleep you had! Writing this I am on night four- so I can’t wait to review again!

3)      Lists!!

I think I have mentioned before I am a fan of a good to do list, and I am trying to keep to plan with what I want to do daily by trying to complete everything on the list before going bed! (Occasionally missing the odd thing and catching up the next day!)

4)      Happiness

An odd thing to try to change, but equally I am trying to not have bad thoughts or opinions affect me, regardless of the issue. I get stressed and worked up very easily, and I just don’t want to be like that anymore- it’s partially to do with my anxiety, which I briefly mentioned here, but I know I have control as well.

And that’s it for now! There are lots of other little things I am doing as well, but they aren’t causing an obvious change as much the ones above^

Beki x

Monday, 10 November 2014

Dear Diary 6: Winter Wonderings

Dear Diary,

It's currently at that tricky time of the year where it's in-between Autumn and Winter, I like to class winter starting by the fancy cups being revealed at Costa/Starbucks. However with the incredibly warm September we had, I can't quite get to grips that it's nearly Christmas again.

This time last year, I properly became engrossed with the Youtube and blogging world, and decided at some stage in 2014 I would start a Youtube channel and blog. It's safe to say I think I prefer blogging more, as I originally wanted to make beauty videos on Youtube, but would quickly stop uploading the video just before it was completed.

My love of singing has also wondered over the past year. I have started to try and tell myself to stop trying to be like the others, and start being myself, because when I am, I am at my happiest.

My voice has changed a lot this year as well, and whilst I am not 100% sure if it's exactly right or not at the moment, hopefully I am doing all I should be doing to help it be what it should be. I'm finding myself becoming annoyed because I am not able to do the things I want to do, where as before

I can't wait to see what December and January brings, and with hard work, I am hoping it's the best yet.

So now, as I finish another bus journey and head home, its time to think,
Beki xx


Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Red Lip Lover Tag

The Red Lip Lover Tag

Okay so after attempting to do a little bit of research on the YouTube, I came to discover that most beauty gurus love lip products (hence the lip product tag from a while back..) and I thought, why don't I make my own?

My favourite lip to wear is a red lip, and as I own far too many red lips already (and still want to own many more) I felt this would be the best tag for me to create!

Rules: this tag can be done on a blog/YouTube (or any other platform of choice!), I don't use YouTube for beauty videos hence the blogpost!


What was the first red lip product you remember buying?

The first red lip product I ever purchased was Barry M Pillar Box Red. Still a favourite now!

What is your favourite red for the current season?
We are currently fading out Autumn and welcoming winter, and whilst I'm not completely ready to say goodbye to berry shades yet I thought I would treat my self a little. I recently purchased MAC Diva, the shade is perfect for the weather right now, it's not a shocking red, nor is it too berry for my liking, there are so many MAC Reds that I want I am gradually ticking them off of my list!

Most disappointing red you own?

Would have to be Max Factor Ruby Tuesday lipstick. I use it for fun more than anything, bit doesn't last in my lips even with liner and is constantly smudging and causing many issues.

All time favourite red?

This would have to be Lady Danger from MAC, I absolutely love it! Sometimes having incredibly pale skin means that certain lip colours don't look too good (candy pinks are sadly a no go...) however this bright red compliments my skin tone lovely! It's subtle orange tone doesn't leave your teeth looking to yellow either- which is always a bonus!

How many red lip products do you own?

Far too many for a 17 year old...And counting...

Favourite MAC red?

At the moment, as well as lady danger of course, it would have to be the Rihanna Viva Glam Red, I wrote a blog post on it ages ago and I love it, the colour is very long lasting, and the profits go to a good cause- it's a win win situation!

Have you found the perfect Red Gloss?

Nope! I thought I did when I purchased the MAC Maleficent gloss, but it doesn't last well at all :(

You have the opportunity to make your own red lipstick, what would its shade/tone be? Finish? Texture? Packaging? Name?

I would make a Matte in-between true red and berry shade, with subtle blue tones and hints of glitter. Similar packaging to a MAC lipstick, but a little bit more exciting, perhaps some diamonds! And I would name my lipstick Berry Beau.

That's it! I hope you enjoy the tag- let me know if you do it!
I am tagging (fingers crossed!) ViviannaDoesMakeup and Lily Pebbles to do this, as I know the pair love a good strong lip!

Beki xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Quick skin update!

Quick skin update!

So I was going to do an updated skincare routine today but my routine isn't so different to what it was in this blog post here, apart from the fact I have changed my scrub back to one I used about six months ago, and it's better for my skin.

The scrub I am using is the Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active Intensive anti-spot exfoliating scrub...but of a mouthful! Overall this scrub is fantastic, and it's really clearing up by odd breakouts and blackheads really well. Whilst my old scrub said it was for daily use, I personally didn't like it and felt it only made my skin worse, I use this every other day and I can see the difference already.

My skin is also starting clear up better, sure I still get the odd hormonal spot, or a breakout when I am a little stressed, but doesn't everyone?!

I'm trying to eat a little healthier as well, but as mentioned before, I'm not stoping myself if I want something.

All in all I wanted to do a little post today just to fill about my skin, a more in depth review will be up near christmas!

Beki xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Dear Diary #5: Inner Confidence

Dear diary,
Inner confidence affects us all in many different ways. Some people don’t like the way they look, the way they act or how someone may see them.

For me, as much as I may hate my skin at times, and my teeth have always been a bit of pain, my main problem is having my photograph taken- I absolutely hate it.

Last week I needed to get my headshots for university and drama school done, and I felt so uncomfortable. Towards the end everything went in my favour, and out of the several hundred photos we took there were 6/7 I liked. However I still went away knowing that when I need my headshots doing again in the future, I will still hate it.

Getting the headshots done probably helped my inner confidence in the sense that I am kind of wanting to do another shoot- yet if someone came up to me with a camera and said smile, I would still cringe.

The point I am trying to say is, do one thing a day to scare you or challenge something, who knows, one day the fear may disappear…



Monday, 3 November 2014

The Me-Time Tag

writing- see? I know...lame picture.
Essiebutton and Amelia Liana created the tag- so I thought I would blog it!
What do you watch or read during me-time?
I read whatever is currently on the go on my kindle, I purchased lots of books for my kindle the other day, and at the moment that is ‘How to be a Woman’ by Caitlyn Moran.
I like to watch TV that make me giggle or relax, so usually that is 8 out 10 cats or typical trash TV like the Kardashians, Teen Mom…

What do you wear during me-time?
Clean PJs or an onesie!
 #nobra ;)

What are your me-time beauty products?
I love a good bubble bath, so whatever bath product from Lush is lurking on my bathroom shelf often goes in. I am also loving Boots’ Teatree and Witch Hazel Charcoal mask, it works wonders on my skin!

Current favourite nail polish?
I am really lazy with nail polish, and rarely remember to paint my nails, however when I do paint my nails, whichever Barry M Gelly nail polish I grab is the one I wear!

What do you eat/drink during me-time?
Anything and everything. Literally.

Current favourite candle?
Either Zoella Beauty candle or Yankee Candle Clean Cotton!

Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
In the summer, I may sit outside and read, but Ii don’t like British sun and would rather be indoors!

Would you ever go see a movie alone?
Its tempting, but I haven’t yet!

Favourite online shop?
MAC or Asos.

Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?
I like to plan what I should probably be doing during me-time, for example, I may have meant to be doing an essay, but that essay may need to be done at 4am the following morning…

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wearable Blue Eye Look

I know what you may be thinking, blue eye shadow with blue eyes is a big no no, and until recently I would agree, however I have found a perfect combination blue smokey eye that will look great on a cold winter’s day(and on any eye colour!)

You will need:

·         Two lighter blue shades (I used MAC Aquadisiac and Topshop Molten Eyes in Blue Lagoon)

·         Darker Blue (MAC Naval)

·         Black liquid &/ pencil liner

·         Mascara

I also recommend using a brow product and possibly something to contour with, personally I am not a huge fan of colour on the cheeks, however I think this eye look can make you look washed out, hence why I use it.


So the first step is to do your all your make-up and leave your eyes until the end. I first of all filled my brows in, using two Soap and Glory products, but like I said if you don’t usually fill your brows you can skip this bit.

After priming my eyes, I took Aquadisiac (Picture 1) and lightly used it as a base over the whole eye. I then took Blue Lagoon (Picture 2) and placed it in the middle of the eye. As it was a crayon, I then lightly blended it out towards the outer edge of the eye. The second colour should be the brighter of the two colours, as this will make your eyes pop. Finally I took Naval (Picture 3) on the same brush and blended it from the outer inwards.

I then added some winged black liner to break it up a little bit, especially so when you add your mascara, it isn’t lost in the brightness of the blue. Once your mascara is then added, voila you are done!

I hope you liked this tutorial and kind of understood what I was saying! Let me know if you like this look and would wear it!
Beki ♡

Saturday, 1 November 2014

October Favourites

It’s that time of the month again- wait not that, Favourites time!
Vice Palette
You may or may not have seen my post a couple of days ago talking about my love for this palette, and it really is amazing! For a more in depth review click here!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
When I initially purchased this foundation, it matched my skin, then it was too dark for me. I wear the palest shade that Rimmel does, Light Porcelain. But for some reason this month I have been able to wear this absolutely fine, but only if I am having a particularly good skin day.
Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate
My last monthly favourites post showed I liked one of the two brow products Soap and Glory offers, well I finally managed to get the other brow pencil. Its double sided and comes with a spooly and pencil, and the colour is perfect for my odd colour brows!
MAC Lady Danger
This red is my all-time favourite red lipstick. I can’t quite explain how much I love this product, to the point I almost started crying when I thought I lost it in London. It compliments my pale skin very well, and combined with Cherry Lip Liner and occasionally a gloss, it lasts me all day.
Barry M toffee lipgloss
I think I have mentioned before that if I want a nude lip I tend to just go for a gloss, as I have never found a nude lip colour I like. This month my beloved toffee lipgloss has been my go to product most mornings for school, especially as my natural lip colour is fairly salmon-esque and can make me look like I still have yesterdays (non-existent) lipstick on.
Zoella Beauty
I wrote a post a couple of days ago about my love for these products, I cannot sing their praises enough, and if you want an in depth review, read this!
I am a bit of a fizzy drink obsessive, and usually in every favourites I mention a drink I enjoy, and it happens to be that this month I have been drinking coke and diet coke lots!
I am really happy that my life has slowed down a little at the moment, to give me time to read. Reading used to calm my anxiety when I was little, however when I wasn’t so well five years ago every book I read twisted my brain and turned everything into a nightmare or panic so I couldn’t sleep. Whilst I haven’t been that bad for years, I am hoping if I start reading and writing again, my body might calm down a bit and not make me so ill!
As I said a couple of days ago, I have had time to write more recently, and I am loving it. As a child singing, charities and writing were my things, and they still are today. I wrote hundreds of stories under my nans kitchen table, and was always singing little songs in my head. I have set myself a target that any days I tell myself to write and I have nothing else on, I need to write 1500 words a day, I find it that relaxing that whilst 1500 does seem to scare me, an example is 1500 words on my blog is 4/5 posts which could fill a week.
Hope you liked my monthly favourites, what are yours?

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