Saturday, 30 June 2012

Favourite Hair looks

I'm more than a little boring with my hair. If you watch my videos you've probably only ever seen it straight, curled, or scraped back for work. Usually, my arms start hurting after a while of styling and my hair is so thick that it takes soooo long to do. But recently I've been making more and more of an effort with my hair by looking at youtube tutorials and just experimenting on my own. And I've found a few new faves!

Friday, 29 June 2012

My First Glossybox video!

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Organic Surge Shower Gel

'Your skin's best friend' is the perfect slogan for the Organic Surge shower gel I was recently sent to review for you guys.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

NEW VIDEO! Finally I know.

Ardell Review:

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Skincare Secrets

This feels quite repetitive to me which is weird because I've searched through my blog and I can't find a post like it...if I'm being an idiot and it does exist but I've just overlooked it I'm extremely sorry. Feel free to comment telling me how stupid I have been and that you've read something almost identical but well here we go:
I often get compliments on my my skin being good and I've even had 'porcelain' once or twice in the past which just floored me! But, although a lot of it is down to makeup, I am blessed with pretty good skin. I get blackheads around my nose and on my chin but apart form that there's not a lot else wrong. I can get a few blemishes from stress and hormones but that tends to be it!

That being said when I treat my skin better, it also behaves a lot better, and my skincare routine can be quite vigorous at times so with that it can slip and I can misbehave with my skincare and then it's obvious that it's not as good as usual. So that's my first tip, make sure that you keep on top of your skin care, and if it slips, make up for it with uber pampering! Bring out the steamer and everything, or if you don't have one improvise with Lush toner tabs and a bowl of boiling water. So here's a few of my tips on how I keep my skin in it's best condition and the products I find the best.

Monday, 25 June 2012

New hair!

Since I was on the topic of hair in my last post, I slipped in the fact that I had a haircut. I mentioned it on twitter and debuted it to instagram but here's a my new hair. It's a bit different. I've gone from long, untamed, thick hair to side swept fringe, short layers, long layers, longer layers and a trim to my utterly dead ends. It's drastically different to me, although to you guys it'll probably be like okaaaaay Bethan, calm down.

Please ignore my less than casual attire. I'm just sitting in my house blogging all day.

What do you think? Comment or tweet me what you think about it.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Phil Smith Conditioner

I was sent a Phil Smith Be Gorgeous conditioner over the last few weeks and have been using it religiously, first to see the actual difference the product would make and then, well because I love it! As the pack states this conditioner is aimed for 'Long Locks' an intensive, intelligent conditioner which is specifically for dry hair - following the new wave of intelligent cosmetics released lately including the Dior blush and shed loads of foundations - which is designed to target the dry areas in your hair and hydrate them more than the normal areas in your hair. Anyway, along with that snazziness, the general appearance of the product and packaging tied in with the effect it has on your hair I was literally floored by the fact that this retails at £3.99 in Sainsbury's. I'm not sure where/if it is available anywhere else at the moment though. Now a days, you're lucky to buy anything that you really want for under a £5 and I actually just sat in my room and like gasped "No way!" when I read the price. But there's no trick either, it's not a small amount of product and it's lasted me a while and I feel I've barely made a dent in the 250ml bottle. Another thing, if you can buy it with your groceries you don't have to feel guilty about spending money on it!

Saturday, 23 June 2012


I know this has been on my channel for a while but did you guys see the collab between me and the rest of the holograms for a disney princess look? They're so big that I've put them under the cut :)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Keeping Organised for School & Revision

I for one am a complete and utter freak when it comes to keeping organised and everything having a place or purpose. But when it comes to school I am almost the opposite, scatterbrained isn't close to describing me. If I don't have a file for everything and paper clips and post it notes telling me deadlines then things will either get lost, forgotten about or just flat out not done. So here's some tips I've learned over the years to help try and keep organised especially around the exam period we're all stuck in.

Also, I thought it would be fitting for my first real blog back to be about the reason I've been in hiding for a while!

First off, make sure you have a notepad! I mean a general one that isn't subject specific so that you can use it for general notes about exam dates, coursework deadlines and just lists of things that you need to do! It always helps me to just know that I can find anything very important in this one book and I have it in my bag literally all the time now!

Next the post-it notes that you use as sort of book marks are amazing! First off, I use them for annotation of the books I study in English but they're good for that notebook to keep the page of my to do list too. I love using like a colour key with my annotation and then having them around revision time to point out key lines from booklets upon booklets of random information is pretty much essential for me. They're also good to split revision into topics and make it less scary!

Now this is a pretty random one but piles! Instead of having one tall high scary pile of writing that is completely unoragnised, with scattered topics throughout it and none of the stuff you actually need. It's pretty daunting. Especially when along with that you realistically are going to have at least two exercise books of normal work too. So, my advice split it down into topics, you're guaranteed to find double sheets or sheets that are utterly useless in the process and then you have 4/5 little piles of sheets that you can condense down into one page of written revision of all the important points. This is the best way for me to revise.

Dedicate a particular space in your room for work. And when you're trying to be productive, make yourself go there and you're less likely to procrastinate. For me. It's my desk. I'm actually so into this idea more than anything else that if I find myself starting to procrastinate, I move back onto the floor or my bed and give in for a short space of time and let my brain have the rest. Then, when your time is up, grudgingly move back to productive spot and get things done!

Last but not least. Have a place for all your books and extra sheets that you have but don't need right now. Mine is this big ugly grey box next to my desk that holds all of last year and this year's work. Then my exercise books and booklets I need every lesson are usually planted on the very edge of my desk ready to go straight into my bag for school. It makes everything a bit more organised and then when you're about to start revising you know exactly where everything is.

Although I said put a to do list in your notebook, I'd also recommend putting brightly coloured post it notes that include deadlines near your productive place so that you can't avoid the fact that you do actually have loads of work to do instead of going on youtube and facebook. (Unless it's my channel and then I'll write your teachers a note, promise!)

Last but not least, you're probably reading this because you're in school and you've got so much work to do that you're ready to scream, pull your hair out and have your head explode all miraculously at the same time so stop procrastinating by reading how to do it, and get back to it! The internet will still be here when you're on summer time and then you can hide in your room wasting time until 3am without any guilt!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Guess who's back?!

It's official....I'm back! Currently writing and queuing posts. You miss me?