Thursday, 17 July 2014

Throwback Thursday:My first ever YouTube video




Oh cringe!

For today's blast from the past I thought I'd travel back to March 201 when I uploaded my first ever YouTube video. I'd love to think my videos have improved since then, but I'm not too sure to be honest.

Anyway, laugh away!

Laura

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Review: Bourjois Instant Dry


Earlier this year you may have read my post about the Mavala Oil Seal Dryer (http://call-of-beauty-xo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/review-mavala-oil-seal-dryer.html) which I absolutely loved. It dried my nails so well and really nourished them too. However one fatal afternoon I ended up knocking it over and lost about 3/4's of a bottle! Sad times. Whilst it is a great product I really didn't want to part with another £11 so soon. Then Bourjois released their Instant Dry so I decided to give it a go.

At first I was hesitant as I thought the pipette dropper would make the application messy, whoever I actually really like it. One small drop covers the whole nail, however it doesmt spill over the sides or make hardly any mess.

It really is instant dry. After about 10 seconds I can touch my nails and by about five minutes I'm good to do whatever I want. Perfect for those like me who forever need the loo after painting their nails or have to scratch their nose. Or are just plain lazy and can't be bothered to sit and wait for them to dry. (guilty!) 

What do you think of this?

Laura 

Talking Tuesday: Drugstore Summer Make Up Look



Totally forgot to share yesterday's video with you when it went live. Anyway, here is a summer drugstore make-up look for your viewing pleasure.

I hope you enjoy.

Laura

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Trying the Trend: Winged Liner


Now I know liquid liner isn't a new trend, but ever since reading this article by Alexa Chung I can't stop thinking about it (and since then this video.) I think I've developed a bit of a girl crush on Ms Chung now (late to the party, I know) and envy her liquid liner style.

For ages I just couldn't get liquid liner to work for me. I couldn't be bothered with the effort so settled for an angled brush and some eyeliner and was happy with the subtle effect. Due to having quite hidden eyes I find a line that's too thick just makes my eyes look lost, but a subtle dust of black powder on the lash lines make my lashes look thick and eyes look bigger.

Fast forward a bit and I'm now loving the look of lined eyes!


At the moment my favourites have to be the Eyeko Skinny Liner that came with the latest issue of Glamour and the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner.

What're your favourite liquid liners?

Laura 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Talking Tuesday: Plus Sized Summer Evening Look Book



A video completely out of my comfort zone, but something I really enjoyed filming. I decided that being on holiday was the perfect time to try my hand at it as I had my lovely boyfriend to film, and quite frankly better backgrounds. I'm really quite proud of how it's turned out and I hope you enjoy it too.

Let me know how what you think (as long as it's postive!)

Laura