Sunday, 26 April 2015

Liebster Award...

Hey Guys! So last week I got nominated for the Liebster Award which is like a blogger tag that is  going around the blogging society. I was so surprised when I got nominated so thankyou Lu for it! I've never done a tag or anything personal, I usually do beauty posts apart from my monthly favs so this is a good way for use to get to know me better.
So the rules for this tag are: 
-Answer the questions your tagged in
-Nominate bloggers who have less than 300 followers on twitter
-Think of 12 questions for them to answer
-Tweet them to let them know they've been tagged!

Okay so I best just get started and answer the first question..

1)What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing is probably the fact you get to express yourself by posting blogs on things you love and it's completely your choice on what you post because your completely in control of it. It's like a personal way to show what you love but you get to share it and tell everyone else about your favourite things. Basically, I love sharing and finding new things.

2)Do you remember your first ever blog post? If so, what was it?
I do, it's actually still uploaded on here I think! It was a basic introduction of me, like who I was and what this blog was going to be about! A bit of a rubbish first post really.

3)What is your signature perfume?
It has to be Marc Jacobs Daisy Eu De Fresh. I constantly have this on even in the winter despite it being a floral/summery scent.

4)Who is your all time favourite Youtuber?
This is actually a hard question for me because I love so many youtubers but my all time favourite has to be Tanya Burr. She was the first youtuber I started watching but I do have a post here on my fav female and male youtubers.

5)Do you have a special party trick or surprising talents?
As boring as it is..I don't think I do, I can't think of anything at all..

6)Who is your unlikely celebrity crush?
Definitely the hardest question because I have so many celeb crushes but by this, I'm guessing it's one who not many fancy or you wouldn't expect me to like which has got to be Luke Friend.. He is seriously one of my favourites!!

7)Your holy grail makeup item?
Oh gosh, I feel like my eyebrows are something I need to be done before I leave the house but I don't have a holy grail project cause I switch it up often so my holy grail product has to be MAC Harmony to contour!

8)First CD you ever bought?
Okay so both of these are cringey and I'm including two because I don't know which was first but it was either Shane Ward That's My Goal or Gareth Gates Spirit In The Sky... I know, classic tunes...

9)Your favourite indulgent food?
Truthfully, has to be chocolate.. I don't think I could live without it, I'm sort of emotionally attached.. Or Ben&Jerry's Phish Food...

10)Your favourite cheesy, feel good movie?
Ooo now I love a good cheesy film, either Mamma Mia if we're going for a musical or Easy A for more of a comedy feel good!

11)Your all time favourite makeup brand?
Has to be Urban Decay.. I could live solidly off their makeup. Everyone see's them just for eyeshaows but their foundation, lipglosses, lipsticks, primers ect are all amaing quality and pigment!

12)Three things on your bucket list?
So, number 1: Visit New York and go to the top of the rockerfella
Number 2: Do a sky dive 
Number 3: Go on a road trip of America!

And that's  all the questions! Now for who I nominate: 

And my questions for you guys are:
1)Your Favourite country/city/town?
2)If you could go back in time, which year would you go to?
3)Ultimate favourite movie of all time?
4)Your favourite type of food?
5)Who is your favourite singer?
6)If you could go back to education, starting form the beginning, or forward to working your career of choice, which would you choose?
7)What is your favourite book?
8)If you could only have one makeup item, which would you pick?
9)If you only have two minutes, which makeup items would you put on?
10)What is your favourite hairstyle/colour?
11)Do you have anything exciting planned for summer?
12)What are your top 5 countries to visit?

And that's everything! Sorry it's super long but I actually loved doing this post! If your tagged, then let me know when you've done this tag so I can check it out.
I hope you've enjoyed and like this type of post, I do!!
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Love Liv xxxx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tips&Tricks: Revision

Hey guys! Apologies about the lack of blog posts up recently, I've been busy revising for my GCSE's and I thought perhaps some of you guys are about to do exams too. So I thought I'd give you some of my personal tips&tricks for revising! These may not work for everyone but they work for me and this is how I've been revising so far so don't just rely on these initially, try out different ways to see what works best.
Tip 1:
 Instead of just reading over your boring old books or sheets, write down your key points or shortened points on bright card or paper. By using brightly coloured paper and even pens, your more likely to read through them because they're more 'attractive' and also they stand out so in the exam you'll remember the colours and the key point. By shortening you points also helps remember them because you can remember things i bullet points rather than chunks of writing.
Tip 2:
Pin or stick these note cards onto the wall so that whilst your just sitting around doing nothing you can look at the wall and read through them. Even if it's just 5 minutes, it will begin to stick in your head and you will remember the points.. Plus, your brain focuses more when learning in short periods of time rather than hours of revision!
Tip 3:
I know previously I said ditch the books however, subjects like science are hard to write notes for because there is so much so a really good resource to use are CGP books which you can buy online and these basically have everything you need to know in but in quite a basic form so you are able to have all your revision notes in one book. I've been using to read through and try and learn each section, any I don't understand I then go over again until I do understand it. You can get these books for every subject so I'd suggest looking into them!
Tip 4:
Try making a study timetable, even if you only do an hour revision somedays it's better than none. If you search online there'll be loads of templates for this so just print one off and then fill it but remember to keep time for resting or  just chilling. Over doing yourself won't help because you'll end up working your brain too much and after a certain time it just won't 'stick' anymore.  Doing slots of 30 minutes followed by a 5 minute break will help so that you can take in what you've just learnt and give your brain a rest.

Tip 5:
Keep a healthy mind space! Make sure you get plenty of sleep, eat well and stay hydrated. All these help your brain to function properly which is key when revising. Also, be organised so you know where all your revision stuff, the last thing you want is to be trying to find notes you made hours before an exam!

Tip 6:
Finally, pick a good place to revise! I like revising in bed because it's comforting and I find it more relaxing to do it here. Also, it keeps me calm because exams are the complete opposite! However, some people find it better to revise at a table or desk because it helps them focus or some people prefer moving whilst they revise for different subjects because then each subjects can be related to that movement when your in the exam which helps you remember! The trick is to trick your brain into learning things that you will recall in the exam!!

Overall, revising isn't the best thing but it's necessary if your wanting great results, even the cleverest people don't just have it come natural to them, they have to work hard! The last thing you want to do is over do it so give yourself time and still allow yourself to go out with friends. But overall, don't stress yourself out! Your exams will go fine if you just keep a steady mind!
Hopefully, you've found this helpful because these are my tips to help you all do amazing. If you would like me to do some more Tips&Tricks like perhaps one for the exam then let me know. I could do beauty ones, hair ones ect too, not just school related!!
Thankyou for reading..
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Love Liv xxxx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

MAC&KIKO Haul

Hey guys! So last weekend I went to London for the day and whilst there I thought it was only fitting to go to KIKO because I've never been but I've seen so many good reviews of their products so I really wanted to try some items out! Although, I didn't end up getting loads because it was so over whelming and I couldn't decided what I wanted. I ended up getting two of the water eyeshadows, a precision lip liner and a lipstick. Also, for Easter I got some MAC items so I thought I would do a collective haul of both. I got two lipliners and a lipstick from MAC.


I'll start with KIKO. The first thing I picked were the eyeshadows because I've seen Velvetgh0st talk about them a lot and she always raves about how good they are.

This first shade is 203 which is like a plum/purple with pink undertones and silver reflex glitter in. Alone, this is like a sheen on the lids and is quite pigmented but with water(these are actually made to be used with water) it is like a foil on the lid. It is such a pretty colour, the camera doesn't do it justice.

The second colour is like a copper bronze with warm undertones and gold reflexes in. Again like the other eyeshadow it works alone but is intensified by water.

Then I got a lipliner in 308 which is like a berry colour but it is more of a bright shade so it is better for summer. I wore this last week and it almost all day without fading which is good considering I was eating and drinking.

Finally, I bought a lipstick in 805 which is a similar tone colour to the lipliner but it is more sheer and glossy than most colours I wear but I really like it.

Next I got MAC lipliner in Burgundy which is similar to the KIKO liner but it is a more deep shade of berry and has more greyish undertones.

Next I got a lipliner in Whirl which is like a 90's mauvey brown colour with pink tones also. I love it because I'm obsessed with the Kylie Jenner look at the minute.. Well for a while.

Finally I got a lipstick in the shade Brave which is a satin finish which is a change from it being matte or glossy. The shade is like a lilac/pink colour but more nude than a bright pink.

Thankyou for reading..
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Love Liv xxxx