Monday, February 17, 2014

What's in My (Kate Spade) Bag? - Behind The Scene




Today I've decided to post about my "What's in my bag" video that i uploaded on Youtube a while ago. This was my first video with my own voice in it (not just music), I was actually a bit nervous about it as it feels a bit weird talking to a camera.

Also, I constantly had this big tongue problem - a simple "Please give this video a thumbs-up" would be like "Please…er…please give it…please give the video, this video a thumb…a thumbs, thumbs up". And I wasn't even exaggerating it! And then, I was worried about my English, did I use the correct words, any mistakes with my grammar…

Sometimes I found myself running out of words to say, and I just went quiet for a few seconds before knowing what to say next. It was a quite dry video, but I was really trying! LOL

Things I've learnt from filming this video was, it's always better to use natural light instead of artificial light. In this video, the spot I was sitting couldn't get direct day light and I had to use an LED light. It made the video look a bit weird, and you can clearly see the light was directly from the right hand side of my face and yet my left side was much darker.

The second tip I learnt was: It's better to re-film a video than spending more time editing it afterwards. I should have watched it right after I finished filming, then re-do it, that would have been quicker and save me time in editing.

Anyway, I am glad I've done it! It can only get easier, right (I hope)? I'm in the process of editing my beauty haul video, so please come back soon and check it out.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Valentine's Day Outfit Lookbook



Hi everyone! It's Valentine's Day this Friday and I thought I'd film an Lookbook video. In this video I've curated two different outfits.

Look 1:
Embellished black dress: Christmas gift in 2012 from my boyfriend
Heels: F&F Clothing by Tesco: http://www.clothingattesco.com

Look 2:
Top: Charmeuse Couture http://charmeusecouture.com/
Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger
Heels: Kurt Geiger: http://www.kurtgeiger.com
Bag: Give Me 5 (a shop that sells everything for 5 pounds)

Make Up I'm wearing:
Same in my everyday make up tutorial video.

Please comment below which outfit you prefer. Thank you for watching. Please Thumbs-up & subscribe x

Royal-free Music Credit: Left Behind Remix - Broke For Free https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free
Cassie by Louis the Child https://soundcloud.com/louisthechild
License here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

My Everyday Make Up - Part 2






In this post, I'm adding more pictures took when filming my tutorial video. Hope you like it. Please let me know what you think. Just a note, i'm not a make-up artist, just want to share it with you guys. 

Products used:

Clarins Hydra Quench Intensive Serum
MAC mineralize moisture SPF15 foundation
Benefit 'Primping with the stars' set
Benefit 'World famous neutrals' eyeshadow set
Benefit brow kit
KIKO blush
NO. 7 loose powder
17 Liquid liner
Benefit mascara 'they are real'
17 lip gloss in pink posey

Earrings: New Look
Top: Charmeuse Couture: http://charmeusecouture.com

Watch my video here
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Monday, February 03, 2014

Liebster Award & Share The Love!


To my delight, I have got a lovely surprise from The Other Ekta. I have been nominated for the Liebster Award!

I have heard of Liebster Award but I didn't quite know what that was. After reading her blog post, I basically gathered its background story.

The Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers, essentially new bloggers by other bloggers. The name "Liebster" originates from German, meaning: Dearest; Sweetest, Kindest… The award helps bloggers connect with each other, make friends and help newbie bloggers get discovered.

It basically works as a chain mail, each nominee tags 11 new bloggers, and "and this keeps snowballing, resulting in a gigantic, fluffy snowball of bright-eyed writers who keep our community warm and fun. " (quote: Theotherekta, sorry, it is so cleverly written that I have to quote you :))

The nominee has to answer 11 questions asked by their Liebster fairy, and then he/she has to tag 11 new bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

My answers to Ekta:

1. Who or what inspired you to write and share a part of your world online?
Little Bling Ring: I have always been interested in reading fashion blogs. My full time job as a fashion brand director means I get to know and work with a lot of fashion bloggers. By night, I transform into an independent blogger myself (although I try to keep it anonymous as I only want it to be a personal hobby) and I absolutely love it. It is like my secret garden where I escape for peace of mind.

2. You have time/patience for 1 make-up product. You grab…?
Little Bling Ring: My eyebrow pencil. I am not blessed with defined brows, as a matter of fact, my brows are so thin and scarce that a brow pencil is absolutely essential to me.

3. Favorite genre of books?
Little Bling Ring: Novels and self-help books.

4. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Little Bling Ring: kind of both. It depends who I'm with.

5. Favorite book or book series?
Little Bling Ring: shamelessly, Devil wears Prada. Haha!

6. How much water do you drink everyday? Honestly.
Little Bling Ring: about two glasses. I know.

7. Best gift you ever gave…
Little Bling Ring: a blue tooth speaker to my boyfriend. He absolutely loves it.

8. What or who makes you instantly happy?
Little Bling Ring: my boyfriend and my family. And what? Shopping!

9. Current style icon?
Little Bling Ring: I don't think I've got one particular icon. I do like Audrey Hepburn and olivia palermo's style.

10. On a scale from "Allergic" to "Rehab", how much do you love Nutella?
Little Bling Ring: I looooove Nutella! It's so addictive!

11. What is the meaning of life? (Sorry, I'm an overthinker, perpetually stuck in an existential crisis.)
Little Bling Ring: happiness, health and love.

I hope I've answered all your questions, Ekta. Now let's share the love. The following bloggers I tag please answer my 11 questions below.

1. What was the first blog post you wrote?
2. What's your favourite make-up / skincare brand and why?
3. What's your favourite high street brand and why?
4. Would you ever buy a designer rip-off /fake designer item?
5. How many shoes do you own? 1-10; 10-20; 20-30; 30+ pairs?
6. Have you made any friends through blogging (people you speak with and meet regularly in real life)?
7. If you win 1000 pounds/dollars, how would you spend it?
8. Where is your ultimate dream holiday destination?
9. Best present received?
10. How do you normally spend your weekends?

I tag the following blogger:

Jade from http://www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.co.uk

Raizel from http://obeyray.com

Liinu from http://liinukallinen.blogspot.co.uk/

Carsla from www.connect-the-cloths.com



If you would like to be tagged, please leave a comment below along with a link to your blog :)










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