Sunday, 26 August 2012

My favourite beauty gurus (Part 1)

When I first got into YouTube I mainly watched vlogging channels! A huge Charlieissocoollike fan I searched for similar channels and ended up with a subscription box full of Phillip De Franco, Nerimon and Danisnotonfire etc. However, recently I've become really interested in beauty gurus and spend far too much time watching hauls and OOTD videos! So here's my pick of some of my favourite beauty gurus...

Michelle Phan - michellephan
You really can't have a list of YouTube beauty gurus without including Michelle Phan! To me, Michelle is the ultimate beauty guru and she was the first one I ever subscribed to. The thing that always stands out to me most about Michelle's videos is that she doesn't just like make up she knows everything about it for example she won't just tell you why a moisturiser will make your skin soft but she'll tell you why and how to best apply it! Awesome!
Check out Michelle's channel here

Sammi - BeautyCrush
When I first started watching beauty videos the one thing that really struck me was that most of them were from America, which was ok until they started talking abut brands I'd never heard of. Sammi's channel was the first UK beauty one I subscribed to and it was really nice to have someone talking about relatable high streets! I love Sammi's videos because she always gives such honest opinions; not just on beauty but on all issues ranging from home decor to social anxiety but she still seems so sweet doing it!
Check out Sammi's channel here

Becca - Voussontbeaubelle
I first started subscribing to Becca's channel after watching a few of her haul videos. I usually get a bit bored halfway trough these but her's made me laugh so I subscribed! Becca makes great OOTD videos which always give me such inspiration on how to style my outfits! Unfortunately, Becca has recently decided to take a break from YouTube due to health issues. Her channel was awesome so I obviously hope she comes back soon but more importantly I wish her a very speedy recovery!
All Becca's videos are still available online so check them out here

Jarmaine - JLovesMac1
The first time I watched Jarmaine's videos I was like "what is up with this girl?!" She's loud crazy and a total power but her hilarity totally makes up for it and now I can't get enough of her videos! The products Jarmaine uses aren't always in my price range so I very rarely actually try out anything in her videos and I know that some viewers give her a bit of attitude about that! It's not something that bothers me; I just think her videos are really fun to watch!
Check out Jarmaine's channel here

I've got a few more channels I want to write about but I thought I'd save them for another post to avoid this one being mega long! 
So did I miss out anyone amazing or do you agree with the gurus I've picked? Who do you subscribe to? Who are your favourites? Let me know in the comments it would be lovely to hear from you...

Monday, 20 August 2012

Pop your colour

My nails are my new favourite accessory! For years I have bitten my nails but now I'm really getting into the idea of having them painted bright, contrasting colours to add extra pop to what I'm wearing! Sometimes I try and match them to my outfit but usually I just pick colours and styles that I think look fun together and get painting! I'm far from an expert at nail art so my attempts are usually pretty shoddy and I tend to stick to block patterns but I still think it's fun to get colourful!
Missguided Splash and Polish in Misstify and No.7 Stay Perfect in Stand Back
Miss Sporty Sheer Tints in 107 (with base coat) and Rimmel London 60 Seconds in 805 Grey Matter
La Femme Beauty in Purple and Avon Nailwear Pro in 510 Peppermint
So how do you style your nails? Patterns? Plain? Give me inspiration :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

A Levels are scary.

Yesterday, college students around the country waited with baited breath for their A Level results. At my college envelopes were ripped open, a few tears were shed but overall lots of smiles and laughs were shared with my college achieving a 98.2% pass rate (the highest in its history)

I wasn't expecting to do amazingly in my exams, it wasn't that I didn't try it's just I didn't feel confident about any of my exams. This meant I had spent a whole summer totally preparing for the worst, planning amazing gap years and hoarding episodes of Come Dine With Me to watch in a miserable state. I managed to gain 3 C grades in History, Politics and English Language and a B grade in Psychology. When compared to the stories get get thrown around of 14 year olds jetting off to university  or triplets gaining 10 A*s my grades don't sound that amazing but I know I worked hard for them and that's the important thing...

The most important thing to me was that even though I didn't get the best grades my first choice university gave me a place. This means that I will definitely be studying History with Politics at the University of East Anglia *insert excited squeals*

Even managed to smuggle my way onto my college homepage which made me very happy
Whilst I'm on the subject of exams and A Levels I just wanted to share a word of advice for people who have just got GCSE or AS results and didn't get what they's not the end of the world! So cliché I know but it's so true! I've never been one of those people who gets amazing results but I've still ended up doing exactly what I've wanted to do since I was 13! The most important thing is to be realistic, don't set ambitions based on what others think you should do. Look at exams results and be completely honest with yourself about where you want to go, what you want to do and if that means locking yourself in a library for months to get there then just do it because it's so worth it in the end!

How did everyone do? Awesome? Better luck next time? Any advice for others?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

DIY - Cut neck T-shirt

Firstly I'd like to apologise for the awful quality of photos used in this blog. I don't have the best camera and taking photos of black/fluorescent material is never easy. So you'll just have to use your imagination a little bit!

Anyway, I've been watching a few videos on YouTube about DIY t-shirt cutting and decided to try it myself.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Easy Peasy Cheesy Pasta | Recipe

Today, I had 5 pints of milk in my fridge which needed using up so I decided to make some pasta with a cheesy, tuna-y sauce.

Boil about 3 handfuls of pasta in seasoned water. Make sure to use enough water and stir so it doesn't stick to the pan. 

Heat about 1/2 pint of milk in a pan with a heaped teaspoon of plain flour. When that's heated add 2 handfuls of grated cheese (I used mature Cheddar but the flavour was a little overpowering so it might be better to use a Medium Cheddar instead). Heat until all the cheese is melted and the sauce is thick. 
Pile up the pasta and the sauce into an oven proof dish, stir in some tuna and then grate a load more cheese on top!
Pop in the oven for about 20 minutes to melt the cheese and get the top layer of pasta a bit crispy...


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Awkward Introductions...

I've always hated introducing myself so let's get this over with as quickly as possible...

I'm Maisie, an 18 year old soon-to-be History student living in the UK. I've been reading and following blogs for a while now so here's my small attempt. I'm going to write about things I like. Then you might like them too and we can all have a great time.

Feel free to drop by and say hi.