Sunday, 21 September 2014

NV Colour Makeup

I recently discovered a NEW brand of makeup that I'm really enjoying called NV Colour - and I have to say that I'm pretty darn impressed! Now, I'm going to start by saying I'm a huge packaging lover (is that a little weird? probably) and I certainly enjoyed the way these products looked when they arrived!

NV Colour "Siren" & "Sorbet" Lipsticks - £6.00 (each)

Most of you know I love lipsticks, I love bright colours - especially Red and Pink for my lips. These lipsticks are pretty great, they're nice and pigmented. They also seem to be quite moisturising unlike some that can make your lips feel quite dry? The Red one is called "Siren" and is probably my favourite out of the two, nothing beats a classic red lip. However the pink one (called "Sorbet") is a really lovely colour, and quite similar to one of my favourite lipsticks called "Sweet Tart" by Revlon.

Now something that I thought was pretty nifty about these was the fact the lids are magnetic, I thought it was really cool (it impressed me almost as much as those kitchen draws you can get that are anti-slam and they just sort of... glide shut... I'm going off topic here aren't I?) Overall I really do like these lipsticks, and I think they're going to become a regular product in my everyday makeup routine!

NV Colour "Lagoon" Eyeshadow - £5.00
My favourite colour is turquoise and mint (basically any sort of turquoise colour and I'll love it), so of course I had to try out the Lagoon Blue Eyeshadow from NV. These eyeshadows are quite soft, the pigment is pretty good and seems to hold the colour even without applying primer (always a bonus)! Now back to the cool design, this eyeshadow lifts up and has a mirror AND a little brush inside - which personally I thought was a really cute/handy idea! 

NV Colour "Watermelon" Chunky Lip Crayon - £5.00
Now, this may come as a shock to some people - but I've never bought or owned a lip crayon before. So what's the verdict? Well, I love them - they're SO easy to apply, it's sort of like drawing onto your lips. The product itself is very nice, it's not sticky and it just glides on nicely. The only thing I'm a little disappointed about is the fact that it doesn't smell, you guys know I love products that smell great - and unfortunately NV products don't seem to be scented at all. I guess that's more of a personal preference though! This was shade Watermelon!

NV Colour "Black Cat" Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen - £6.00
Now this is probably one of my favourite products I've tried from NV Colour, this is the "Black Cat" Felt Tip Eyeliner Pen - if you suck at eyeliner, maybe this will help you! Eyeliner pens just make eyeliner application so much easier, including wings! I don't think there's much more I need to say about this product - it does what it says on the tin... or the box.

So overall, I'm enjoying these products a lot - they look great, they do what they're meant to do - but as I said earlier, if only they smelt good... with names like Watermelon I had hoped it would smell it (however it doesn't really take away from the products being good, scent or no scent!) Good job NV!


Friday, 5 September 2014

Hello September

Another month has passed, and I'm here welcoming September with a very big hello! Now, don't get me wrong I love summer, but my favourite season is definitely Autumn. September is the month when I start to get excited for the months ahead, fallen leaves, hot chocolates, wool jumpers, halloween, and let's not forget Christmas (I'm already counting down the days, and I'm not even sorry)!

I'm going to start by saying that August was a bad month for me, and I'm certainly happy to see it go. I'm feeling very motivated now we've entered a brand new month. If you watch my YouTube videos (I'm just going to assume that you do, otherwise you wouldn't be here) - you'll have noticed an increase of uploads. I've been really trying to stick to a schedule, which is to upload "every other day" and it seems to be working really well. I remember this time last year I would struggle to think of/film one video idea, let alone 3-4 a week! So I'm feeling quite proud of myself, I'm hoping to keep this up! If you're not already subscribed head over to my channel here!

So what does September hold for me? Well, it started with an exciting meeting - I might be making videos for a certain popular television company soon.. so that's cool. 

Writing my EP, majorly excited to get recording!
I started to write my upcoming EP with my friend/producer Arthur Walwin - we've pretty much got TWO songs in the bag already, and I literally cannot tell you how excited I am to start recording them! This leaves me with one more song to write, and then just gotta work on making the songs the best they can be, so it'll most likely be released early next year (2015). If you haven't heard my first single I released last year, you can hear/watch it here

I'm going to Egypt this month, I literally can't wait to explore a new part of the world that I've never seen before. I feel extremely lucky to have been given such a cool opportunity to explore Egypt, and of course - I'll be taking you guys with me! (Unfortunately, I cannot actually fit you all into my suitcase, but I can take my camera/GoPro - so I'll feel like you're with me!) I won't actually be able to upload whilst I'm there - as I want to experience the week without the pressure of finding wifi and editing (that and I don't have a laptop), so you'll be getting the Egypt Adventure vlogs when I return! I'll be visiting Sharm El Sheikh - which is in the Red Sea Riviera! I'm looking forward to this so much.

When I return home, I have some cool collaborations planned for my channel, one of which is with my lovely homeslice Helen @MelonLadyBaby - and the other two I'll leave a surprise! I'm looking forward to filming with some new people, it can get pretty lonely filming by yourself all of the time. Though saying that, I'm quite satisfied with my own company and always have been.

It's a busy month, which is the best way to live - keeping busy keeps my soul happy. I'm very excited to share my adventures with you. I feel like I've entered a new chapter, and I've just started writing my story. So let's go! Bring it on September!