As the title says really, but beauty and fashion blogging seems MASSIVE now a days.
Typically being 21, female and a blogger I get lots of requests for make-up related reviews. If it comes with a dummies guide, or it's nail related then send it this way, those things I can deal with.
I'm lucky if I have the time to plaster on the make-up in the morning, unless I've had a crap night sleep then I am desperately trying to hide those bags under the eyes. Then again though like I say when it comes to make-up I don't really know what I am doing other than the bare basics.
Yesterday I was mucking about, decided to film the basics of my make-up routine. Sped it up and took a massively deep breathe and posted it to instagram, I wanted to truly see how big or even supportive the beauty blogger community is because it is something that fascinates me. Knowing compared to other videos I have watched, mine was lets put it this way... shite. I wasn't expecting much.
If someone would love to teach me how to do my make-up, recommend a good make-up brand set up (because mine are just cheap and cheerful products at the moment) then do comment below.
I'm definitely no beauty blogger and blind as a bat without glasses hence the awkward trying to do my eyesA video posted by @cookiejarlife on
Foundation - Miss Sporty InstaGlow
Eye liner - Miss Sporty black Kohl eye pencil
Mascara - Natural Collection LashBuild
You can't really escape the phenomenon that is Disney no matter what age you are, it is everywhere and doesn't look like it's going to give up any time soon. I have always been a Disney fan and always being around children I still find myself indulging in Disney to this day, so I came up with the idea that over the upcoming months I will do some Disney themed lists. Starting with my top five Disney movies, although they are in no particular order because there is no way I can have a all time favourite.
1. Oliver & Company. It's such a cute film, I have been known to watch it several times in one day. I love the music, I like the fact it is quite a story. It's a good film about friendship and morals.
2. Peter Pan. The boy that didn't want to grow up, now this film is perfect because really if you think about it, it has a bit of everything. It's got fairies, pirates, mermaids, Indians and children having adventures. What more could you ask for?!
3. Cinderella. Hands down my favourite Princess, I think it's just that perfect storyline of a girl who is kind of a nobody, treated like rubbish. Yet she gets to sneak off to a party and eventually ends up with that dream prince and lovely life.
4. Mary Poppins. So not so much a typical Disney animation film (although there are some aspects) but again it's a perfect film for having a bit of a sing along. I guess really it's a film about the power of imagination and growing up.
5. Winnie the Pooh. Now there have been various editions of Winnie the Pooh films like Piglet's Big Movie, The Tigger Movie ect. I love them all. Winnie the Pooh was just a childhood classic figure you grew up knowing, the adorable stuffed bear and his buddies having little adventures.
Now they are my top five choices, so what would yours be?!
- Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based saucepan over a low heat.
- Add the marshmallows and cook gently until they are completely melted and blended, stirring constantly.
- Take the pan off the heat and immediately add the cereal, mixing lightly until well coated.
- Press the mixture into a greased tin.
- Let the marshmallow crispy squares cool completely in the tin and then cut them into squares.
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You could also add some sweeties to the mix to give them a different taste. I've seen people suggest trying jelly-beans ... will have to try that sometime.
Mega Marshmallows are now available in stores throughout the UK including: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Ocado, Bargain Buys, B&M, Family Bargains, Poundworld & Farm Foods priced from £3.00 per pack (700g).
When it comes to organising a wedding, there are many things that you need to arrange, all as important as each other. Just as with everything else, you will want to make sure that your wedding photographer is going to provide some excellent pictures. Asking questions in advance will help to ensure that you choose the best photographer for your wedding.
The More the Merrier
You will find that there are many professional companies that offer wedding photography services that you can choose from. One such company is wedding photography Melbourne by Reid Studios, and you will want to speak to as many as possible. The more people that you speak to, the better chance you have of finding the best wedding photographer that will capture your day in pictures. So what sort of questions should you ask?
1. When are you free?
It is important to make sure that all of the potential photographers are going to be free on the date of your wedding. If they are not, it is pointless to continue talking to them.
2. What is your Style?
Ask each one to describe their style of photography and also ask to see some examples such as Natalie and Joseph's beautiful wedding photos. Seeing examples of work will show if the photographer can produce the style of photos that you are aspiring towards for your wedding day.
3. Have you taken pictures at the same location before?
If they answer yes to this one, then you will want to ask for some examples from the events he shot at the location.
4. How many photographs will we get?
The answer to this is all going to depend on how long the photographer will be at your event, as well as how big your wedding celebration is. On average, a decent photographer will take between 50 to 100 photos an hour, although, for the shots that require more setting up, it will take much longer to set up.
5. What ideas do you have for our wedding pictures?
It is always a good idea to ask the potential photographer what ideas they have for your pictures to make then unique and capture the essence of your day.
6. What will you do if the weather is not great?
A photographer will always have a backup plan in the event of poor weather conditions, and this is where the familiarity of the venue can help a photographer. Find out what their plans would be and this can help you to decide which one to hire.
7. How can I make sure I look fabulous in the photos?
Most professional photographers would say just be yourself, and let them worry about making the pictures look good.
8. Do you shoot and burn?
Many of the cheaper companies offer a technique which is called shoot and burn. The method means that there is no post production done to the pictures at all, and at the end of the event, they are burnt to a disk. These companies tend to be cheap for a reason!
There may be other questions you want to ask your potential photographer, but these are some of the important ones to help you make a decision in choosing. Take your time in choosing and make sure your pictures are stunning ad reflect your wonderful day.
When it comes to organising a wedding, there are many things that you need to arrange, all as impor...
So I decided maybe once in a blue moon (mainly because it is down to me remembering) I may share some simple mobile snaps that sum up my weekend.
Me being well me, spent the weekend just gone taking part in a fitness event which dusted off some of those post-christmas cobwebs, a cheeky treat to Nandos with one of my best friends. On Sunday there was a bit of retail therapy and of course the dullness of uni work.
Two days later and my legs are killing me and I am trying to get back into the swing of writing more daily life posts on this blog. As I feel I have deserted you lot for home posts.
Though I say this often and then something comes up and I go back on my word, but it is worth a shot surely?!