Saturday, 23 November 2019 / Birmingham, AL, USA

GERMAN MARKET











Guess who's back , everyone's favourite German Market every time the German market starts you just know Christmas and December are around the corner. If you know me you know I can't stand November but seeing the German Markets makes me so happy its something about the lights , Christmas décor the different stalls of food , sweet indulging treats , beer bars and laughter with friends that just cheers me up. I literally feel like I can be a big kid again with the excitement of food food , food and more food . 








I would recommend that when attending the German Market you want to have empty stomach ready to feast on all the food. The 2nd thing I would  recommend is make sure you withdraw some cash before heading to the stalls especially if you are going to drinking the alcohol beverages you want to make sure you have taken enough to use the night to avoid having a large bill the next day lol , and most importantly because most of the stalls at the Market do not accept card payments . Thirdly I would advise going to the Market on Thursday or Wednesday around 4ish only because its less busier , so you can grab yourself a German hot dog and beat the queues & crowds of people. Fourthly make sure you take bunch of friends who will be a good sport  or even a perfect date night with you significant other , its definitely about the company.  Last but not least live in the moment because I tell you it comes once a year, try something new because there is a lot to try from the  crepes filled with Nutella , to the jam filled doughnuts , to the over sized long German hot dogs , honey roasted cashew nuts that smell so divine & glorious and of course bailey flavoured hot chocolate which is too die for there is everything you can think off the list is endless. 






You can also find Christmas souvenirs to purchase for Christmas gifts for special loved one. Don't forget to take selfies galore because I did , enjoy the pictures for yourself and tell me what you think😍


Bye for now xxx
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Monday, 18 November 2019 / London, UK

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO BECOME A BEAUTY BLOGGER / VLOGGER

Most people assume that to be a blogger or vlogger you need to spend £3,000 on equipment but you actually don't when I first started my YouTube in 2011, I literally didn't even know about ring lights or even invested in a camera at all. I would use a pile of books to stabilise my IPAD then literally record my videos whilst using daylight lightning and for a few years guys it actually worked . At the time I was only 18 years old not working many hours to be able to afford a professional kit , so trust me I just improvised, and that's pretty much what i would advise on anyone starting don't be so rushed to buy an equipment for loads of money because being a blogger/vlogger is literally a journey,  when you start of of course you want to make sure that whichever camera u are using is clear , the lightning is good : so people can be able to see what you are doing especially if you going to be filming makeup/beauty tutorials or even vlogs. So don't worry about growing your equipment or buying everything in one go , buy everything bit by bit or save enough to buy it all together if that's the choice you end up going for. Being a blogger / vlogger can b expensive hobby but if you invest bit by bit it works out great for your pocket. 



Now I want to share with you my equipment and I have been using all these items for few years now and its been working great for me; 




1. Firstly you will need to purchase a camera with a good lens ; I am currently
using; Canon Power shot SX430 20MP 45x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black




Costs : £179.99 from Argos 
Details of Camera : 
Sensor
  • 20 megapixels.
  • Image stabilisation.
  • CCD sensor.
  • Sensor size 6.17 x 4.55mm.
Shooting
  • Red eye reduction.
  • Automatic face detection.
  • Self timer.
  • Shutter speed of 1/4000 to 15 sec.
Shooting modes
  • Scene intelligent auto, portrait, close-up, program, .
Screen
  • 3in screen with LCD technology with live view.
  • Resolution 230000 dots.
White balancing
  • Auto, preset, custom.
Flash
  • Built-in flash.
Exposure
  • Evaluative, centre weighted.
  • ISO range from 100 to 1600.
Focusing
  • Auto focus with 9 focus points in the viewfinder.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi & NFC.
  • USB port.
  • GPS.
  • Records in PAL format.
  • Records in NTSC format.
  • PictBridge compatible.
File types
  • Maximum size H5152 x W3864 pixels.
  • JPEG image.
  • Records at 720p with sound.
  • Macro information.
Power
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Removable battery.
  • Batteries required: 1 x rechargeable (included) .
Lens
  • Lens type: wide angle zoom.
  • 5.62 focal length multiplier.
  • Lens focal length 4 - 193mm.
  • Minimum aperture: 22.
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5.
Memory card
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC, (not included).
https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6782315?&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158%7cacid:532-198-3455%7ccid:598927173%7cagid:24310789130%7ctid:aud-641224040377:pla-294327817382%7ccrid:86885950250%7cnw:g%7crnd:4334162422637420304%7cdvc:c%7cadp:1o1%7cmt:%7cloc:1006524&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3Iao7XYTtKSxxrw8iFhDk1w9o0yam8BV1RfLUozajw4sYtYmA_YfmfTxoCWlMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


2. Lightning:  [Ring light]



Neewer 14-inch Fluorescent Ring Light Lighting Kit 


Costs : £51.99

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-14-inch-Fluorescent-Lighting-dimmable/dp/B00XHDSLFS/ref=sr_1_14?crid=27LLKHYG9TJGK&keywords=newer+ring+lights&qid=1573429359&sprefix=newer%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-14


3. Laptop to Edit your videos 




Costs : £199.00 - 379.99



I currently am using : The Lenovo Idea pad 330 , I edit my videos on HITFILM EXPRESS.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s130-14igm-14-intel-celeron-laptop-64-gb-emmc-grey-10185212-pdt.html?store=2874&&istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=2928af81-b29b-476c-a180-ac5de265a98e&istItemId=wraaaqmit&istBid=t&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1011%20(PLA)%20Windows%20Laptops%20and%20Convertibles%20-%20Adaptive~1011%20(PLA)%20Windows%20Laptops%20And%20Convertibles%20ad%20group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&ds_kids=92700048981545426&tgtid=1011%20(PLA)%20Windows%20Laptops%20and%20Convertibles%20-%20Adaptive&&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3IatTfSpbIM_jPiQWndaNfSX2sNDBEk4H5Ie2fiyMzrDRBHg4rfasqShoCiPoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds





This what I use everyone's budget is different but i would say these are three essential items you will need to start you blogging career everything else will follow as you become more exposed and as your content grows . 

I hope you find this helpful , please make sure to let me know how you find it, if you need more suggestions to hesitate to ask, remember to have fun with it  . 




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Thursday, 14 November 2019 / London, UK

MOTIVATIONAL+INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES THAT I LOVE
























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Monday, 11 November 2019 / London, UK

MAKEUP REVOLUTION X PATRICIA BRIGHT RICH IN LIFE REVIEW




                                               Check out Her Collection on Revolution Beauty 
 https://www.revolutionbeauty.com/uk/en/makeup/collaborations/patricia-bright

Omg, I'm so happy to tell you all about this NEW palette Collab from Makeup Revolution with Patricia Bright, if any of you know that I am super fan of Makeup Revolution already and most importantly Patricia Bright . As I am writing this I'm smiling from ear to ear , I have been following Patricia Bright's journey and channel since like 201.  She's one of the bloggers who influenced me in starting my own channel, I just love how unique and authentic she is . Watching her growth and seeing how far she's come is so amazing. When I found out she launched a collection with Makeup Revolution last week I was so excited had to take myself to Superdrug immediately. She has come out with various of products within the collection , particularly I was drawn to the eye-shadows because I just feel like there was more to show you all and more to talk about . 



The Capsule Collection contains ; 
- Two eyeshadow palettes - Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright Rich in life  & Rich in colour 
- Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright  Moonlight Glow face Palette
- Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright Bright Summer Sunrise Palette
- Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright You are Gold Face Palette
- Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright Bright Dusk till Dawn Palette





I chose to review the Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright  Rich in life Palette mainly because I was drawn to the palette. I love the warm shades as I think their timeless and effortless when blended in to any skin tone, and also look good on every complexion. 





She also included sparkles and shiny shadows which have luxurious feel. Also the palette contains some bold colours which I also look good on skin tones particularly the cobalt blues I just felt like the blend in well with my skin all her eye-shadows have luminous feel , unlike some eye-shadows which have powdery and almost chalky feel . I can say she focused on making sure their rich, velvety and luxurious. The formula of eye shadows you can honestly see she took her time and making sure that the finish is perfect their so pigmented . The Palette contains 28 shades which for me is amazing bonus because I love palettes with variation of shades to choose. Also I like that she has included transition colour eye-shadow shades so you don't have to be using three different palettes before you reach the perfect eye. The Palette also has a mirror which is awesome because you don't have to  have secondary mirror to see what you doing. In terms of the Palette design itself I really love the white background , with the gold effects it really looks fresh with a luxurious finish there's not a lot going on its just the perfect palette you want to be using and carry around with you. It screams RICH aunty vibes! 






Definitely would recommend to buy it and try it . Its worth £20.00 and everyday type of palette to use you can go from day time makeup look  to a evening makeup look using it , for drugstore standards I feel she has outdone herself. Well done Patricia , she's definitely  shaken up the game with this Collection. 

If you do try any other products from her Collection let me know your thoughts. 

Bye for now 😀




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Wednesday, 6 November 2019 / London, UK

MY FAVOURITE PRODUCTS FROM THE ORDINARY - DECIEM




Yes finally I can tell you guys about my favourite Skincare Company , you all know that I am product junkie but honest truth is I only invest in products which I have actually trialled and tested . I came across The Ordinary in 2017 after searching for a product which I had seen everyone talking about and literally had so many reviews. At the time , I was battling hyper pigmentation which is caused by friction to the skin In my case I had been recovering from acne scars from breakouts .


So, I came across the Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling solution as some of you may know I have studied about skin and because of this I know that in order to treat acne scars you have to use AHAs as they are effective in resurfacing the skin and removing dead skin cells so anything with higher percentage of AHAs is super beneficial to you . After watching about ten videos and reading about the product I was so convinced  literally feel in love with the products and what I also loved about The Ordinary Products is that they are clinically formulated which is always a great thing when investing in your skin because it means that products are tested and are suited specifically for certain skin types for me that was a bonus!

I ordered the Peeling solution the price for this exfoliant is only £6.30 which is amazing . The product came I was a-bit scared at first because I thought it would cause peeling or be sensitive to my skin but oh my goodness it didn’t sting at all for me and when I used it for the first time my pores felt cleaner , tighter and my complexion was brighter but like any product you have to use it more than once to get the full effect. I used it for another three more weeks consistently once a week and my skin literally looked brighter less dull looking and treated my scars . I literally was amazed by the product and ever since I have invested my money on more of their products as they work for me .



I would suggest before you use their products research , and identify your skin type as they cater to different skin types with each product. These are some of the products I use from The Ordinary ;
                              
                                        Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

             

                       Info about products 
                       - congestion & blemishes
                       -  brightening skin tone 
                       -  helps to eliminate excess sebum production





         
               What I love about this products?
- its water soluble product , not a heavy serum. 
- it doesn't sting or cause irritation.
- its also cruelty free product and oil free , so it wont be oily or sit in your pores(comedogenic).











                                   Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA 
-  reduces signs of hyper pigmentation caused by breakout and sun damage.
- it also contains Hyaluronic Acid which really helps to hydrate the skin and to create a smooth base. 

What I love about this product?
- it light weight serum 
- it doesn't bleach the skin
- its easy to add into your moisturizer.
- it brightens up the complexion and keeps the skin looking clear. 



                                        Caffeine Solution 5% + ECGC.
                                                          

- the two ingredients help to  to de-puff the eye contour and also to reduce signs of dark circles. 


What I love about this product 
- it has really helped with my under eyes , I used to use eye creams and never saw a difference, but ever since I have added this to my skincare routine I can see the major difference. 
- My eyes used to be very puffy in the morning particularly but now the issue has definitely become better , thanks to the caffeine solution. if you also have dark circles I recommend using this too . 








Make sure you visit their websites to purchase products from The Ordinary -
https://theordinary.com/


Let me know which are your favourite products from The Ordinary. 





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Monday, 4 November 2019 / London, UK

MY FOUR FAVOURITE HERBAL TEAS WHICH ARE SO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH



 


I’m not a tea lover but what I have definitely love and has benefited well for me is Herbal teas , my first herbal tea ever at age of 15 was green tea I was always into perfecting my skin and well being  and green tea was always the highly recommended herbal tea as it has so many benefits. Till this day I drink it and along my herbal tea journey, I have also started trying other herbal flavoured teas, so I decided to share with you all my favourite herbal teas which I would recommend and which are so good for your body.


                                     


                                                          From Sainsburys (£2.69)
                                       https://www.twinings.co.uk/tea/green-tea/glow-20-envelopes

I have currently started drinking GLOW Tea from Twining's - infused with Strawberry , Aloe Vera , Cucumber, green tea , and biotin which has skin and hair benefits. Adds glow to your skin. 




                                                   

                                                             From Sainsburys (£2.69)
                                                Orange Flavoured infused with Turmeric and Star Anise 
                                          https://www.twinings.co.uk/tea/superblends/turmeric-20-envelopes


This tea is so good for aiding digestive problems and calming the gut especially after you have eaten a meal. You can also have this tea first thing in the morning it really helps to restart your body. 


  

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries/twinings-echinacea---raspberry-
The Echinacea and Raspberry tea is so good for building your immune system especially if you are someone who tends to get flus and colds so often you are going to find this so beneficial to your help. I started drinking this at the beginning of the year as part of my diet and by far I can say I have only had a cold this year once so its really helped strengthen my immune system a lot. 












https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/twinings-pure-green-tea-bags-x20

Green tea like I have mentioned is my favourite tea , it has helped my health and skin, If you are someone who has suffers with constipation or just needing a tea with so many health benefits in one this is the tea for you. it detoxifies your body, digestion and is high in antioxidants which has been proven to fight cancer cells . So I would recommended 1 cup a day this will improve your health game. Green tea also helps with your maintain clearing skin as it flushes out all the bacteria and waste which you don't need which in return perfects your skin health. 



Have you tried any of twinning's tea?













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