Monday, 22 May 2017

My Favourite Youtubers

Hey guys! I hope you are okay. I had my first exam today gah I can't believe how quickly exam season has descended upon us. This weeks post is going to be another quickie as I just tell you about my favourite YouTubers who I follow and watch regularly.

1) Sophdoesnails 
Sophdoesnails is on of my favourite YouTubers! She uses lots of accessible drugstore makeup in her tutorials and is amazing at eye makeup! If you don't already follow her go and have a look! She seems so lovely too.

2)  Kathleen Lights
I think everyone has heard of Kathleen Lights by now! She seems so down to earth and lovely and her makeup skills are absolutely insane!

3) Freddy My Love 
Freddy is so gorgeous and has such a lovely girly channel. If you love all things pink and girlie you will definitely love her channel. Her videos are so well made and nice and relaxing to watch.

4) Just Jodes. 
Just Jodes is honestly the person who got me into watching beauty videos! She seems so kind and nice and I really love her videos they're nice and chatty and as weird as it sounds I think we'd really get on if we ever met in real life because she likes the same things as me.

5) Hello October 
I love Suzie and her videos! I also find her videos really nice and relaxing to watch and they're so well put together and enjoyable to watch.

6) Samantha Maria 

I used to watch Sammi's videos when she was called Beauty Crush on youtube! I found her when I got back into youtube and found that she was pregnant and engaged and I love her new grownup content.

7) Fleur DeForce 

Fleur is another very successful YouTuber and she has such a cool and unique style. I really love her videos because I feel that she is very honest with all products and I find I really trust her opinions of things.

8) Shaaanxo

Shannon is another YouTuber who I would be surprised if you had never heard of! She's so funny and crazy talented at makeup and tutorials! She has some amazing Halloween tutorials so if you're looking for makeup inspiration definitely go and check her channel out.

9) Yoga With Adriene 

Even though she isn't a beauty YouTuber I really wanted to talk about Adriene because I love her videos so much and I love to follow them along at home! I always do my yoga with her and she just seems so lovely and amazing and if you're looking to start doing yoga I would check out her channel!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Who are your favourite Youtubers?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

My perfume and body spray collection

Hey guys! I hope you are doing well! I am in the middle of exam season right now and I'm super stressed but I still wanted to put a post up this week even if it is a little bit late! I wanted to show and talk you guys through my perfume and body spray collection. I currently (try!) and have a one in one out system with my perfumes.

Jack Wills Body sprays: 
Firstly I have three Jack Wills body Sprays. These are really nice just to spray on in the morning but they don't last long at all. You definitely have to top them up during the day! They do have nice scents although for some reason the actually spray bit on the bottle smells really weird to me. Anway these are typically what I wear on a daily basis.

Ted Baker body Sprays:
I have another trio of sprays by Ted Baker. These are amazing. I love all three scents and they last for such a long time! I wish the bottles were bigger! They're like between a body spray and a perfume I think.

Christina Aguilera:
This is her original perfume and I used to love it so much. I have a small bottle of it and I don't wear it so much as the sents that I love have changed quite a bit. But I still wear it occasionally and it used to be my holy grail perfume when I was in high school so it kind of reminds me of that, It's a really unique scent it's sort of almost orangy sent and it's really lovely.

Christina Aguilera- Royal Desire:
My boyfriend bought me this by accident a few Christmases ago as he thought it was the above perfume which I said was my favourite! I really like this scent too, I need to try more of her perfumes as I have really liked the two I've tried. This one is muskier and a bit sexier than her original.

Beyonce -Heat:
This is my favourite perfume at the moment. I like to try a lot of different scents so I don't often repurchase perfumes unless I love them like my Christina Aguilera but I would repurchase this one. It's my go-to perfume for a night out and it's really sexy and I always get compliments when I wear this.

Daisy Dream- Marc Jacobs:
This is so gorgeous and floral and summery and another one which I often wear on a night out! It's so lovely.

Aura- Swarovski 
This is another floral scent but this one is lighter. This is my latest perfume to my collection. It's so lovely and fresh it's so lovely for an everyday wear.

Viva la Juicy- Juicy Couture 
This is one of my all time favourite scents I just love it. It's quite sweet but not too sweet and I always wear it on special occasions.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you have any of these perfumes?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Monday, 8 May 2017

If we had coffee...

Hey guys! Today I am doing a sort of unusual catch-up post about what I'm thinking/ been up to lately. I have seen these style posts everywhere and I am not sure who started the trend off so if you know please tell me!

If we had coffee... I would order a skinny vanilla latte from costa. I'm obsessed!

If we had coffee... I would tell you how stressed I am right now! I would tell you about my exams and about how quickly they are coming up and how I am quite worried for them. I would tell you about how worried I am for my results coming up these next few weeks from my coursework too.

If we had coffee... I would tell you about my MRI scan for my tinnitus that I have coming up next week and how I am a bit nervous but mainly quite excited to be part of something I have studied for so long.

If had coffee... I would tell you about how I went body flying last week and how exciting I found it and how much I would recommend going.

If we had coffee... I would tell you about how much I miss my cat Pebbles who we had to put down not so long ago. I would tell you how I am still not over it at all and how it still makes me cry daily.

If we had coffee... I would tell you about how excited I am to have reached 1000 followers on twitter. I would tell you about how happy and excited I am about my followers on my social medias are growing, even Instagram despite it being hard to grow.

If we had coffee... I would tell you how I can't wait for the summer to come. I would tell you how much I'm looking forward to going to Lanzarote with my boyfriend and to the Cotswolds with my family and having time off from uni.

If we had coffee... I would tell you about my volunteering and how I've been volunteering recently with charity in Nottingham and how rewarding it is.

If we had coffee... I would tell you about how I have decided to apply to be a trainee psychologist next year and how excited I am for the future.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Monday, 1 May 2017

My experience with body flying

Hey guys! Today I am going to be talking about body flying, something which I did this weekend. For Christmas, my parents kindly bought me and my boyfriend a red letter days experience to go body flying and we booked it for last Saturday. I thought it would be interesting to talk about if you have ever thought about doing it! There are three places we could have gone body flying, Manchester, Milton Keynes or Basingstoke and we choose to go to Manchester since it was closer. If you don't know what body flying is, it's kind of getting the experience of doing a sky-dive without needing to jump!

So first of all, you have to arrive an hour before your time, and the times I found were a little funny the were either in the morning or in the evening there were no afternoon times. Our time was half 10 which meant I had to be there for half 9, aka I had to get up early in order to drive there too! When we got there we had to fill in a form and then we waited for our time. About 45 minutes before going in, we were called in and watched a video explaining how to position yourself. Then we had to get into our suits and helmets and stuff.

We entered the air space thing first and we had to wait for everyone to have their turn. We had two minutes split into two. On the second go, you had the option to do a "hi fly" which is where the instructor spins us and takes us up the tube to the top. This was an extra £6 which was quite expensive, but it was an experience. Before even flying while we were waiting was really strange because it was quite loud and the air pressure changes so my ears popped.

Even though 2 minutes doesn't seem like a lot but actually for someone whose never done it before it really is enough! I found it really difficult to breathe because of the air which was a bit strange and it panicked me a bit. The air tube itself is really big and it seems to go up really high! Everyone is sat around watching you, as well as friends/ family of the people doing the body flying but I didn't find it daunting or anything.

So I wasn't going to opt for the hi fly thing because I am really scared of heights like really scared! But everyone else in the group went for it so I didn't want to be the only one who didn't. I actually asked him if I could only go up a a bit and not to up as high as the top which he let me. I don't think I could have gone up to the top! I honestly did find it quite scary, but it was worth it. I thought about how I wouldn't get that experience again so I went for it! Even if it did have to close my eyes! I liked that the actual flying wasn;t too high either which I liked. It was quite hard to get the actual body positions right!

Overall I would really recommend this experience! It was so much fun, and even if you are scared of heights I think you can go for it! Heights is one of my biggest fears and I didn't find it too scary, and you don't have to do the hi fly if it is too much!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Freedom Pro Blush palette bronze and baked palette review

Hey guys! Sorry this weeks post is a bit late but I'm super busy at the moment with exams and coursework and stuff. Today I am doing a review of this Freedom palette pro blush palette in bronzed and baked! If you follow me on Instagram then you will have seen that I bought this post not so long ago and I have been loving it ever since. This pallet comes with a range of super pigmented colours and it's only £6.

Here I have swatched the three colours on the left side.

These three colours I love so much. The first is such an amazing highlighter it's so pigmented and gorgeous. The other two I love for blush, they're such pretty colours and my favourite shades for blushes.

There are two big colours in the middle, a bronzer and a contour colour.

The shimmery bronzy colour I personally don't really use, I prefer a matte bronzer and I just don't really enjoy using this colour on my fave. However, I love the darker matte contour colour it's so amazing and a really good shade for me.

The three colours on the right I don't use so much.

The first colour I do like for a subtle highlight. It's matte and not blinding and I think it's nice for an everyday highlight! The pink colour is too dark for me to use as a highlight but I do love it for an eyeshadow. The last browny- gold colour I haven't really found a use for, again it's nice for an eyeshadow!

Overall I really do like this palette, it has a wide range of colours that would suit a lot of different skin tones. I think that the palette itself is really nice and has a wide mirror that is so useful. I definitely think this is the best palette to travel with as it could be used for blush, bronzer, contour, highlight and eyeshadow in one. This is the only thing I have ever tried by Freedom but I want to definitely try more now.
What do you think of this?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Friday, 21 April 2017

Royal Coffee Scrub review

Hey guys! I am doing a surprise extra post this week since a product came in the post earlier this week for me to review and its the Royal coffee scrub from Naturelle cosmetics. This product retails for £9.95 and it is vegan and made with 100% natural ingredients.

You can get the scrub in lots of different scents, mine is in "Ylang Ylang" but to me it just smells like coffee I couldn't detect the other scent at all. I think it would be more prominent with the chocolate orange scented one for example. The product has a very very strong scent of coffee, if you don't like the smell I would give it a miss, it's powerful and not a discrete smell but luckily I do quite like the smell so I don't mind so much. One thing I did notice was that when you open the bag the product does not fill it, it's kind of like opening a bag of crisps, there is a lot of air in the bag. But you don't need too much of the product, I used about half a handful (I have small hands) and I probably didn't even need that much.

Actually, talking about the packaging I am not the biggest fan of it, I don't really like the paper bag it comes in and it was a bit of an ordeal to try not get the bag wet to get some product out. Next time I will definitely be pouring some into a little waterproof tub! I guess they are trying to go for a natural feel to the product which is why it's so minimalistic but for me it just looks a bit plain I guess!

The product looks to me like soil and it felt weird putting my hand into it! If you have long nails again I would recommend the tub and pour into hand method because it got stuck in my nails! It's a very abrasive scrub, which I really like. I think it would be amazing before fake tan and it really does feel like your body is getting super exfoliated! But if you have really sensitive skin I'm thinking it might be too harsh? I'm not sure. I followed up with my Dove purely pampering shea butter shower creme and moisturiser and as soon as I started to wash with the creme my skin just felt so soft. It makes your skin amazingly soft I could not stop feeling my arms!

For me, the biggest downfall is how messy it is! I got little black things all over my shower and I share my bathroom with others so I had to spend extra time cleaning the shower when I'd finished with it. But I do think that for special occasions it is worth it because the feeling I was left with was just so smooth and soft! But for me it's not something I would use everytime I showered or everyday as it's quite abrasive and it's a bit of a hassle to clean up. I have not used this on my face as I was worried it might be a bit to harsh for my skin which can get quite dry but if you have oily skin it could be really good on the face too.

Overall I love the naturalness of the product and it is one of the best body exfoliators I have used and it leaves you feeling so soft. But I'm not sure it is something I would use in a rush and definitely not every day!

Have you tried this? What did you think?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x

Monday, 17 April 2017

The Rosie Project &The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion book review

Hey guys! Hope you are well! When this post goes up I will be back at university for my third term and into the swing of exams so for the next few weeks my posts may be quite short! But I do have some exciting posts coming up! Bit off topic but I am loving how my blog is going at the moment and I'm hitting some big milestones for me. Anyway on with the book review. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen I posted a few books that I ordered that I've been reading over easter and I wanted to review them! I'm a bit late to the party as I know "The Rosie Project" was a highly talked about book a while ago.

The first book is about a scientist trying to find a wife, and the second book is all about his life with said wife. The main character, Don, is extremely logically and finds it difficult to empathise with others and often acts quite strange. He finds it difficult to understand sarcasm and has quite poor social skills. As noted, he has a few symptoms associated with Aspergers syndrome, however it is never completely stated that he does indeed have this. Don trying to navigate himself in this situation is highly amusing, and I honestly love him so much. It is quite unusual for me to love a protagonist so much but Don is just hilarious. I wasn't sure what I was expecting in these books but I loved the story lines in both books. Throughout the books you notice a change in Don as he gets better at social situations.

The first book I really loved, the story line and Don was just so quirky and like nothing, I had read before! If you want a funny read I would really recommend this! In the second book however I have to note that while I loved the story line, Rosie actually really started to irritate me. The second book is about Don settling down with Rosie, and within the first few chapter, it is revealed she's pregnant. Now, I know Don isn't the most socially competent but Rosie handles the situation so badly. I'm not sure who we are supposed to empathise with in this situation as they go through some marriage difficulties but Rosie pissed me off so much honestly it nearly ruined the book for me. If you guys have read this book let me know if you felt the same! This aside, I think the second book was actually funnier and it had me laughing out loud so many times!

All in all, I would say if you're looking for something that is a light read I would recommend these books! The characters really stuck with me and both books I just could not put down and could not stop thinking about between reading times! You could definitely read them separately but I think to read them both is best. I know a lot of people don't like the second book as much but I personally really liked it.
Have you read these? What do you think?
Lots of love,
Eleanor x