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Vlog: My July Favourites

Happy Monday Friends! 

My blog is finally back up…yayyy!  It was down early as I am finally making  the switch to self-hosted as part of a big revamp of my blog.  I’ve been blogging for nearly 2 years now so I thought it was about time that I had more control over my own blog.

Anyways, in the meantime I have a little vlog for you sharing my favourite things from July. I thought I would jump on the bandwagon as I know a lot of other vloggers do them and they are so much fun! 

 

July was full of some amazing things, I cannot wait to see what August brings! I  be posting my usual I *HEART* July post looking what I have accomplished over the month as a whole and the goals I have set for August later this week.

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What were your favourite things from July?

Do you enjoy monthly favorite vlogs?

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Vlog: E.L.F Cosmetics Review

Happy Monday!  I hope the start of a new week is treating you all well.

I’ve got a vlog for you today featuring E.L.F cosmetics who kindly sent me a selection of their range to review.  Enjoy! Smile

 

Just to recap, I was sent:

E.L.F High Definition Powder in clear, £6.00

E.L.F Eyeshadow Duo in Butter Pecan, £1.50

E.L.F All Over Colour Stick in Pink Lemonade, £1.50

E.L.F Eyelid Primer in Sheer, £1.50

E.L.F Studio Powder Brush, £3.75

E.L.F Professional Bronzing and Blending Brush, £1.50

For the cost of these items I was very impressed with the quality of the products.  My only issue being with the Professional Bronzing and Blending Brush with it’s coarse brush and I thought that it was too small as a bronzing brush, but that’s just me.

For a bride on  a budget I think there are definitely products checking out here for that big day!

I hope you enjoyed this vlog, leave me some comments below if you have any ideas on what other vlogs you would like to see on Celery and Cupcakes.  Also, remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

What do you think of E.L.F cosmetics?

Have you tried any of the products that I reviewed?

What did you make of the makeup brushes?

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Vlog: One dress, three ways!

In my previous job there wasn’t really a traditional uniform as all that was stipulated was that we had to black, but we could accessorise with colour. Now in my latest job we have to wear business dress with no colour restrictions what so ever.

For me business dress is all about beautiful tailored lines and well-structured clothes, which for good quality clothing which can be on the more expensive side of things. It can also be hard with tailoring to gauge what actually suits your shape as some things will look really good on a curvy figure and not on a slighter frame, and vice versa.

Over the last few months I have discovered that business wear and tailored items can be affordable and in post I wanted to share my thoughts and ideas which I discuss in my vlog below.

 

Formal and ready for business:  

look no 1

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Skinny waist belt (came with dress): Mango, blazer with elbow pads: Zara, 60 denier tights: House of Fraser, black courts: Pied et Terre, necklace: Swaroski, pearl stud earrings: Forever 21.

Middle of the road:

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Waist belt: as before, 60 denier tights: as before, beige cardigan: Zara, red shoe boots: office, earrings: Forever 21.

Chilled and casual:

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Waist belt: H&M, leggings: H&M, floral scarf: H&M, satin ballet pumps: Mimco, pearl stud earrings: Forever 21, PEACE bracelet: Topshop, beaded bracelet: Lola Rose.

So just to recap my top tips for shopping for business wear and tailoring are:

1. Shop the sales

2. Know your body shape and buy staple pieces

3.  ACCESSORISE!

I hope you enjoyed this vlog and found it helpful.  It is difficult shopping for business wear but I think once you know what suits your shape it is pretty much plane sailing from there and you can get so many different looks from your staple pieces just by experimenting with accessories.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel and I will see you all tomorrow! Smile

Which look best suits your style? Are you a big fan of accessorising your outfits?

Are you good at picking clothes that suit you body shape?

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My Skincare Routine

In the past I have had a few emails about my skincare routine but have never really address this in a post.  I have used Liz Earle products for the past 8 months at least and love them so much. It feels like I am having a spa facial every time that I use them.

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Since I have just replenished my skincare products so I thought it would be great to do a vlog on this, enjoy!

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Did you manage to guess how many times I say “errrm…” or sniffled! Ha!  My hayfever was driving me insane last week when I recorded this. 

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Another great thing about the Liz Earle range is that they are not tested on animals and all of the products are marked on the back with the certified logo.

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So you can probably tell that I am a huge fan of this skincare line and the results that it has produced on my own skin.

What is your current skin routine?

Are you conscious of using skincare products that are not tested on animals?

Do you have a QVC queen in the family?

*I am not affiliated with Liz Earle in any way, all the products in this post have been purchased by myself or gifted to me by my family.  All opinions are my own.*

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My First Vlog!

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you have all started the new week with a bang!

Since deciding to do my own make up for my big day I have been excitedly looking through the make up halls and counters in the shops and have come across some amazing products that I really want to try.   With the cost of the wedding growing and growing I have been looking at cheaper alternatives to my premium brand favourites.  Also, reading lots of beauty blogs led me to discover CoverGirl LashBlast.

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I thought my experience with this mascara would make a great feature for my very first vlog!  Please bear with me on this one.  I am a little bit shaky and the video quality isn’t the best.  I thought I would keep it short and sweet just because this is my first one, kind of like a test run. 

…deep breath…here goes nothing…

Like I said in the video I am really impressed with this mascara.  I have never bought cosmetics from eBay before as there are a lot of dupes out there.  However, I got this from a reputable seller who I believe I can trust, so I’m happy! 

I really wasn’t blessed with long curly lashes, for some reason mu little brother has those…damn it! I have short thick stubby ones so I am always on the lok out for good mascaras.

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My short stubby lashes!

My dream is extra thick, long and flirty lashes as I love that look.  I think that with a few coats of CoverGirl Lash Blast I achieved that look with no clumping which is a bonus!

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Big ass lashes!

The short plastic bristles on the huge brush apparent catch every single lash which results in the volume.  The only issue with this mascara that I have experienced so far is that the brush is so big it makes it difficult to coat my lower lashes without getting panda eyes. 

This mascara gets a thumbs up from me!

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What mascara are you currently using? Have you ever used CoverGirl LashBlast before?

What did you think of the vlog? Is it something that you would like to see more of?

*Please note that I bought this product out of my own money and I am not affiliated with CoverGirl in any way.  All opinions are my own!

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